Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Handmade Ornament Swap

I signed up for this swap over at Christina's blog.
I've been a bit quiet on the updates, but I've had a blinder of a sewing day today and have my little parcel well and truly ready to be posted on time.
The basket of  Christmas fabric and theses buttons have been lying around to get a bit of Christmas mood going.
Christmas fabrics
christmas buttons galore
I used this tutorial for inspiration and had a bit of scrappy fun.
scrappy fabric
Scrappy Tree Ornament
Scrappy tree ornament
While going through my scraps I found two tumbler shapes – they look a bit like trees – so I turned them into an ornament too.tumbler blockssewing tumbler treestumbler tree basestumbler tree
After a fair bit of wrangling (and perhaps some unladylike language),
I ended up with this sweet little tree.
Then I remembered that I had this fabric left over from another project.
At the time I thought that they’d make an interesting sort of ornament…rather than waste such a great idea, I set to work…
michael miller houses
I like!
beach house ornament
So here are the finished ornaments that will be making there way off to my partner.
trio of ornaments
Thanks Christina for organising the swap. I still have a few other ornament bloggers to visit and see what they’ve made…you might like some inspiration for your Christmas crafting too.

thanks for taking a peek over the fence…


  1. Great job! Great decos to make use of scraps too. It's so lovely popping arounfd to see everyones makings.

  2. Love that tree - so cool!! I am addicted to Christmas ornaments :)

  3. Lovely ornaments, I hope you made some for yourself as well. x

  4. Love those ornies especially the patchwork tree.

  5. Your ornaments are wonderful! I´m sure your swap partner will love them so much!
    Have a wonderful new week!!

  6. You've created a lovely set of ornaments for your partner. It was a fun swap wasn't it.

  7. Great ideas! I hadn't thought of patching for ornaments. Your blog is lovely :o)

  8. your ornaments are beautiful...


Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...


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