Hello Stencil Lovers!
Janet here with a quick idea
on making Christmas Ornaments
for your family and friends.
First you need a great shape!
On this project I used Michelle Ward's classic
I traced the shape onto the back side of my wool with a Sharpie.
Felt would also work... just something that doesn't unravel.
Stitch a design, or a name, or a button, or anything you want
onto the right side of your front piece.
Lay your 'front' onto a larger contrasting 'back'
and run a stitch around the edge.
Stuff a cotton ball or a small amount of batting to give it dimension.
Not too much...just a little for puffiness.
You need to sew in a hanger at the top point, too.
I used a couple kinds of ribbon....
Then trim the back
an eighth inch to a quarter inch or so from the front.
It makes a nice contrast.
I am probably not the only one
who gives Christmas Ornaments
to my kids every year.
I have made many by hand over the years.
It is a trip down memory lane
when we pull out the boxes to decorate the tree.
Happy New Year.
Whatever you say....
Say it from your heart.
Happy Arting to you all!