14 November 2010

Free Christmas felt ornament pattern - Gingerbread man

Make your own cute Gingerbread Christmas decorations.....

You will need......
  • Brown & Red felt
  • White ric rac
  • ribbon for hanging tag
  • dark brown, light brown and white embroidery floss
  • pins, embroidery needle
  • nice sharp scissors

Double click on the above template to open it in a new window.
Right click and select print picture and print onto A4 paper
- it will print at the correct size of 5" (13cm high) 

Glue or trace onto cardboard to make it easier to use.

Cut two of the body out of brown felt and one heart out of the red felt
-N.B I have actually used a puffy heart I had in my stash, a button would work well too.

Use 6 strands of the dark brown floss and use French knots to create his eyes and
back stitch to make his mouth (visit DMC stitch guide for help with different stitches!)

Use 2 strands of white floss and use a runnibg stitch to attach the heart.
Use 2 strands of dark brown floss and do 3 cross stitches to make his buttons.

Using 2 strands of white floss add strips of ric rac onto legs and arms with a running stitch.

Using 3 strands of light brown floss start blanket stitching the front and back bodies together.

Using 2 strands of white floss stitch the hanging tag to the back of the top body -
making sure the stitching does not show through to the face.

Finish blanket stitching around and you are done!!

For something different add a bit of polyfill stuffing to make a chubby gingerbread man.

13 November 2010

09 November 2010

Babushka Christmas Angel

I am still obsessed with Russian Dolls and Christmas so have combined
my two favourite things!! Get your cute Xmas Angel here

08 November 2010

Felt Christmas Decorations

I am slightly obsessed with felt at the moment and am decorating
my entire Christmas tree in felt ornaments this year - I am going to be busy!!
You can view more photos of my Xmas creations on my flickr page

They are also for sale in my etsy and felt stores.

Cutest Gingerbread House in the world!!!

Isn't this the most adorable wee Christmas decoration ever!!
I spent hours and hours and hours cutting out teeny tiny pieces of felt and stitching teeny tiny stitches.
You can view more photos of the cutest gingerbread house in the world (!) on my flickr page

I would love to make you an adorable house for your Christmas tree.
You can shop in US dollars here or in NZ dollars here