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« on: December 12, 2011 07:44:26 PM »


Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas!

I just finished making ornaments for a gift exchange with my online friends.  I decided 3 ornaments per person would be a nice gift.  Times 10 participants equals 30 ornaments.  It was a job but I feel it was well worth it....Hopefully, they'll think that way too.

All are my original designs, felt stuffed with poly fil.  All of them measure about 4 to 6 inches either way.

The cupcakes were actually the most difficult because I cut 4 layers (wrapper, cake, icing, cherry) glued them together & then matched them to the opposite side.  The problem was getting them the same size so I could sew the 2 pieces together.  The rest was easy.  A running stitch gives the impression of pleats in the wrapper.  Sewn on beads are colorful sprinkles.

The mittens are a bit more then they appear.  There's a built in pocket that extends about half way down the inside of the mitten.  I can put small candies or gifts inside before hanging. 

The cheeseburger is deceptive in it's simplicity.  It's mostly circles.  I gathered a larger & smaller circle to make the bun halves.  A lightweight cardboard & polyfil help it keep it's shape.  The burger is 2 circles sewn with polyfil.  The cheese is a single square of felt while the tomato slice is a piece of red felt painted with seed chambers.  Lettuce is a strip of tulle  colored with watered down ink or acrylic paint.  I tightly zig zagged one long edge & gathered the other to fashion a rosette.  Gold paint sesame seeds.  I ran a large needle with gold cord thru top to bottom & back to connect everything.  It can still be opened to show the insides but will stay together when hung on the tree.

I've had good reports on all items but my lastborn is unsure about putting a cheeseburger on the Christmas tree.  My thought on it is that they hang pickles & spiders on the tree so "Why not a cheeseburger?".  If necessary, I'll write a fable about it's being a good luck symbol like the spider & pickle.  How about.......The expectant couple stopped by a McD's on the way to Bethlehem where a kindhearted kid there felt sorry for them & used her last coin to buy a quarter pounder & fries for each of them---thus the lucky burger?  Actually, we'll let them split an order of fries & have a cupcake for dessert.  Will that make it appropriate?










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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011 07:57:33 PM »

These are so great! I grew up with a full tree of felt ornaments that my mom made when I was born, so seeing people making more felt ornaments makes me happy. It looks like you put a lot of care into making these too! Your attention to detail really shows!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011 08:14:41 PM »

I love the cheese burgers! I feel that they are lucky and people will be proud to have them hanging on their tree.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011 08:29:08 PM »

Wow - those are fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011 08:39:25 PM »

These are terrific.  Who wouldn't love them?
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011 09:27:55 PM »

Can we be online friends? lol  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011 05:56:24 AM »

your cheeseburger story made me chuckle!  Grin  very nice work... i have to admit that my favorite are the mittens, love the little pocket idea.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011 06:30:51 AM »

I am in love!!  I love felt ornaments!!  You did a fantastic job!   Love the story for the cheeseburgers!!   You could also say that they are a symbol for feeding Santa and the reindeer a "meal" versus a snack!!  lol
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011 01:22:46 AM »

Wow I love the cupcakes! What lucky friends.
My sister -for one- would adore hanging cheeseburgers from her Christmas tree Cheesy !
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011 05:16:51 PM »

These are just lovely!!  Lucky ones that are getting them to adorn their trees.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2011 08:01:08 PM »

i think these are awesome! i'd love to hand them on my tree!
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011 10:59:58 AM »

Wow! These are so much fun. I would have loved to having one of these cuties hanging on my tree.
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2011 07:06:33 AM »

Really adorable!  what lucky friends!
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2011 12:52:07 PM »

These are all so neat. It's inspiring me to do something like this.
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012 01:17:47 PM »

Thank you evryone.  I'm overwhelmed by their popularity.  I've been making ornaments like this for about 40 years but these are new patterns.  I have them all over my tree & love them.  One of my dear friends once wanted a raccoon so I made one.  Another time she asked for a chicken & now has one.  If anyone wants the patterns for any of these, let me know.  I'm happy to share.
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