Last fall I saw in Shiny Happy World's newsletter that they were offering patterns for Christmas tree ornaments. I love making my own ornaments, so I paid the (reasonable) fee to begin receiving the patterns. Every week a new pattern came in my email box. I also bought her kit of felt sheets, as I didn't have very many myself.
I thought maybe I could keep up with one small pattern each week!
I really don't remember in what order the patterns came. I thought this little birdie was quite pretty. Look at the lovely embroidery.
This cute little present is actually open in at the top, so it could be used to hold a gift card. The instructions said to do a running stitch around the edges for all the ornaments, but sometimes I used a blanket stitch instead.
When Wendy (the owner of Shiny Happy World) sent me the snowman pattern, I decided to make a snow woman to keep him company. It was easy to just alter the pattern a little bit.
There were a few non-Christmasy ornaments, as well! I think the dinosaur is cute, and an interesting change of pace.
There has to be a Santa, doesn't there. I should have made a Mrs. Claus for him. That will be one to make for next year!
Here are a couple of the non-traditional ornaments. I bought some black felt and customized this ornament to reflect my own black cats.
This cute little matryoshka doll ornament was quite a bit more work, but she is worth it, I think.
I can definitely see myself making more of these next year--for my tree and for others' trees, too.