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?