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Topic: cute felt ornaments: my first time working with felt, jay! (patterns added)  (Read 103201 times)
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« on: January 08, 2010 06:23:27 PM »




hi everyone!
i haven't worked with felt since primary school, but this christmas i felt like making felt ornaments. great sentence  Roll Eyes
it's a little hard to see, but i didn't use glue. everything is stitched by hand with crocheting thread (i don't own embroidery floss)
here they are:

on my almost-christmas tree:


i love the rocking horses! i cut 2 more for myself, but until now i had no time to do them: it took around 9 hours to finish this one they look the same on both sides. it's got sequins and the yellow and orange dots are secured with french knots (french knots another "first" for me  Cheesy)



   

   


after cutting 28745 shapes out of felt:


presents!
this year  was a very "green" christmas. most of the felt ornaments were presents, i also made baubles: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333575.msg3853134#msg3853134

i didn't buy anything except a plain t-shirt to print on it and 2 metres of felt :-)
presents are wrapped in old newspaper and repurposed tissue paper


i also made my own tags and cards i used for cupons and or notes that i wrapped with the presents (sorry for the bad pictures)
 







--------------------- Patterns ----------------------

that's the patterns i used. the dashed lines might help you to arrange the ornaments.
the scans were really bad after craftster-resizing, so i draw real patterns for you Smiley

   

   

i made the patterns myself, feel free to use them for your private crafting. i'd love to see pictures if you make some Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010 06:28:57 PM »

Those are awesome, great job! Hard to believe its your first time, haha! i would have loved to received one Wink The rocking horse is my favorite. But they're all great, the sheep are so cute.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 04:49:20 AM »

thank you :-)
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010 05:17:07 AM »

Your ornaments are really beautiful. I am inspired to make some for this Christmas.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010 06:47:15 AM »

Very awesome!!  I love the way you wrapped your gifts too!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010 02:17:54 PM »

Love them all, but that rocking horse is adorable!  You've inspired me to try my hand at embroidery and hand stitching, never did it before, nor have I worked with felt.  Thanks for the inspiration!

I love your wrapping as well!

I hate to ask, but did you use a pattern for the felt ornies, would you be will to share where you found them if you did use a pattern.

Again, Excellent job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 02:28:03 PM »

i didn't use a pattern for any of them, but i saw a very similar sheep at this etsy store i can't remember
i sketched the shapes during a not so interesting lecture at university, so i guess they're sill somewhere between my notes  Roll Eyes

i could scan them if someone is interested :-)
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010 02:29:48 PM »

i could scan them if someone is interested :-)


I'm someone! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010 04:36:45 PM »

i added the pattern. if you have questions, please ask, but i think it's pretty much self explanatory

and don't forget to post your results if you make some of them Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2010 08:34:48 PM »

Thank you so much for adding your scans!

Going to go to buy some felt next weekend and get started on these!  I can't stop looking at that rocking horse!

Thanks again!
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010 03:07:00 AM »

i'm happy that  i could help.
the whole felt stuff is not that complicated, just time consuming. at least that's what i learned with this project.

and it is really cheap a metre of felt costs less than 2 here. i used about 10 or 15 cm for all of that.
but i like the mixed packs of coloured felt sheets as an addition.

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2010 01:29:27 PM »

These are adorable!  I would be looking for ways to keep them up all year long.  :-D

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2010 01:35:33 PM »

These are adorable!  I would be looking for ways to keep them up all year long.  :-D



hehe. my almost-christmas tree is still in my living room Wink
but i like to pretend that it's more sparkly and cute than christmassy. and as there's a certain tradition where people keep the trees until the first week of february (jesus' baptism or something), i won't need new excuses until then  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2010 08:36:41 AM »

I don't know where you fall on the easter thing- but when I lived in Germany they had easter trees- that were essentially willow branches decorated with little wooden ornaments ornaments.  I would just throw in some  ornaments to rotate with the seasons and call it a day. 

Then you could say things like "Oh this old beautiful collection of fine fantasticaries?  Its my spring/summer/fall tree."
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2010 08:53:06 AM »

haha.

austria has easter trees too, i thought of this after writing the last post here.
maybe i'll put down the tiny glittery baubles and hang a few eggs on the tree instead. oh my. i'll find a way Grin
my not-longer-christmas-tree even contains corkscrew hazel, which is traditionally used in easter trees. 

is there something like easter trees in the us?

(it seems to me that all of my posts in the last days are replies to stuff you wrote. Smiley)
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010 04:29:55 PM »

LOL.  Not going to lie- I'm stalking your crafty projects.  Speaking of which, I didn't have the pics loaded when I replied before, but I did some Matryoshka felt ornaments in November/December too!  Totally before I knew you were doing them, as they were for the altered fairy tale swap. And sadly, they have no tree.

I just asked the hubs - he's been in Nevada/Arizona (Southwest US) for his whole life.  When I asked him if he knew about Easter trees, his face scrunched up with confusion.  But they sell 'em online at Target.com so a lot of somebodies in the US have to be buying them.  LOL.

And the felt ornaments I did: (please excuse the crappy pictures):


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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010 04:51:40 PM »

to be honest, i stalk you too.
i thought your avatar was a strange shaped sofa i had a lot of fun discovering they are elephants Smiley they're great.

I like your matryoshkas, the "pattern" on the offwhite scarf is so pretty! is it THE wolf?
have you ever seen a matryoshka-themed tree? i bet this would be great. there might be potential for a christmassy felt-matryoshka swap/craftalong.

i googled the target trees, they look interesting. and almost a little like the austrian/german easter trees. now i start to feel a little too off topic  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010 09:07:54 AM »

Hello!
Your patterns are adorable, unfortunately one of them is my copyrighted design. Please remove the sheep images. It states plainly in my shop that my designs are not to be used or published without the consent of Red Marionette.
Thank you for your cooperation.

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010 09:27:54 AM »

i'm sorry.
first, i removed them, and i somehow think it's okay that you want that

if i had found your page, i would have seen, that you don't want me to post pictures of it, but it is a VERY generic pattern
to be honest about half of the children i know would draw a sheep as a cloud with pear-shaped head and ears.
i drew it weeks after seeing your sheep (for me a sign that this is not a very original pattern no offense, but that's what sheep seen from the front looks like),
i don't intend to sell it and i put up my pictures of something i made based on something everyone that can use internet is able to see.
i don't think you can prohibit that people make things they see if they don't want to sell them.

and that I did not put up a pattern for it.
that being said i removed the pictures mostly because i don't want any fight.  
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2010 08:54:43 AM »

I can't stand the cuteness!
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2010 05:49:25 PM »

I went and took a look at the sheep in question.

I feel the need to point out that I have been making that exact design as a cookie since the 1970s.
It's quite a common cookie design.
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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2010 05:57:29 PM »

I went and took a look at the sheep in question.

I feel the need to point out that I have been making that exact design as a cookie since the 1970s.
It's quite a common cookie design.

Thank you for your thoughts. (and thank you to the people who pm'd me about that so far)
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2010 10:39:24 PM »

Beautiful work! I wish my printer was working so I could use the patterns.
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2010 01:27:35 AM »

Beautiful work! I wish my printer was working so I could use the patterns.

you could still put a piece of paper on your monitor and carefully trace everything with a soft pencil  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2010 06:26:11 AM »

Super cute!!

And yes, in the US we do have Easter trees...usually people just attach string to the plastic eggs and hang them on a tree outside - at least, we always did...and I hated trying to get the eggs untangled from the branches after a windy day! Now, I'm all for indoor holiday/seasonal trees...I'm thinking awesomely decorated felt eggs would be...well...awesome Smiley And little chicks...and bunnies...and a daffodil or tulip! And for Summer - sunshines, sand pails and little flip flops Smiley And don't even get me started on Halloween trees - those are a very serious addiction of mine!

Once Halloween hits, all bets are off with how much decorating I do...it kicks off the holiday season in my little world and once Thanksgiving arrives, it looks like Christmas threw up in my house Smiley (Out of respect to Thanksgiving, I do refrain from any visible Christmas decor until the day after...just a tradition in my family)

And this is a very long-winded post to say, your ornaments are super cute, and I really like them. And I think this is a sign I've had WAY too much coffee this morning  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2010 01:43:18 PM »

The ornaments are so cute!!! I am planning on making some ornaments this year for swaps and things.  For some reason the patterns aren't showing up for me???
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2010 01:58:17 PM »

The ornaments are so cute!!! I am planning on making some ornaments this year for swaps and things.  For some reason the patterns aren't showing up for me???

maybe it takes some time to load?
the're in the craftster picture hosting, so everything should be there as long as craftster works
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2010 02:45:12 PM »

No, unfortunately they show as blank images for me.  I tried looking in your photo hosting and I can't see them there either.  Can you see them?  I can see the photos just not the patterns Sad  I wanted to try a few of them tonight.
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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2010 02:50:00 PM »

No, unfortunately they show as blank images for me.  I tried looking in your photo hosting and I can't see them there either.  Can you see them?  I can see the photos just not the patterns Sad  I wanted to try a few of them tonight.

i can see them but took ages to load.
don't know what happened. you can pm me with your email adress if it still doesn't work.
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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2010 03:23:16 PM »

They still show up for me... perhaps the URLs will help?
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/144503_10Jan10_puppe.jpg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/144503_10Jan10_pferd.jpg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/144503_10Jan10_eule.jpg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/144503_10Jan10_vogel.jpg
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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2010 08:10:14 AM »

erdbeerblau was kind enough to email them to me!  I am hoping to start on them tonight!
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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2010 08:43:06 AM »

Beauty, that was nice of her.

I'm going to make the Russian dolls in paper for my hubby, he loves those things and likes to decorate a personal tree on his desk.

Thanks again for the idea and patterns!
edit: Daughter saw them and took over the project... guess I'll go find something else!
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2010 09:43:44 AM »

glad that everything works now  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2010 11:16:45 AM »

I also forgot to comment on the gorgeous gift tags you made.  They remind me of one of my tattoos.
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Wished I could sew like you !
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« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2011 04:00:44 PM »

So adorable! I am going to make a set of toys for the kids in my life Cheesy Thank you for the inspiration!
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« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2011 03:25:24 AM »

Oh how I love felt! The rocking horse if to die for, I will be making some!
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