Welcome to my home! Come sit by the fire and let’s make a Christmas ornament….
Just kidding this is not my house! My office went and had lunch here yesterday. It’s called Michie Tavern and is in historical Charlottesville, Virginia near Monticello(Thomas Jefferson’s home). We love going here every Christmas. Really gets me in the Christmas spirit. I love all the home-made decorations and ornaments.
I do want to make some cute little snowman ornaments with you guys though! It is a super simple one that is perfect for just a little something to share with friends or in my case co-workers.
Find a fabric that has a cute shape you like on it that is ornament sized. I used these little snowmen, but an ornament, santa, elf or christmas tree would be fun. You will also need a backing fabric and some small scraps of batting or felt will work for the middle layer. (Yes! I finally had a reason to pull out all those batting scraps I saved:) )
Trim out your design for the ornament leaving some extra room for trimming. Starch the fabrics well for some extra stiffness.
Layer them up just like a quilt sandwich! No need to baste, they will stick together just fine.
Now, get to stitching! I used my FMQ foot…yes it got a little crazy! Do what ever you like and they are so quick and easy you can try different threads too.
I tried outlining with a space around the shape and some on the edges. Also, I tried some different types of fmq stitches.
Trim with sharp scissors or pinking shears.
Last, I used short pieces of DMC floss and a large eyed needle to stitch through the top and then tied it in a knot…instant hanger for the ornament!
Oh, and don’t forget about this weeks giveaway here.
Keep it Sassy♥