Saturday, February 20, 2010


You know what they say about the last little pig . . . . something about "wee wee wee, all the way home!" The 3rd and final installment in my "3 little pigs" series. I love these guys. Scott does, too! He's actually requested that these stay on our tree and not be given away. They are cute!

Again, I added the hooves to the hands and feet. I also cut the hoe handle from felt and stuffed it with a pipe cleaner. I worked the tail into the stitching of the overalls so it's visible.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

More of Ouida's Ornaments

Ouida sent me some pics of ornaments from her personal collection. Some were made by her, and some by her mother. I don't know all the names, but you'll probably recognize them from the patterns.


I really didn't deviate from the original other than adding the hooves.

Here's his little curly tail.


I've got 2 of the 3 little pigs finished and they are adorable! I gave mine some little black hooves, which I like a lot. For the broom handle, I cut long, skinny pieces of felt, stitched them together, and stuffed it with a pipe cleaner.

Wild Willy

After I saw Clif's Wild Willy, I just HAD to make him. And after Ouida saw mine, she wanted to go home and make him! I used brown hemp cord for his rope.


I'd just bought this pretty pinkish/plum wool felt and wanted to use it right away. What little girl doesn't love a pink coat? I used a 1/8" hole punch to make the buttons on her coat. The candy cane is made from white & pink pipe cleaners twisted together.


I can't help but think of Tom & Jerry every time I look at this little guy! Glitter felt again on the clothes -- I was on a roll. His tail is stuffed with a pipe cleaner. I made the effort to get real pipe cleaners from a tobacco store. Ouida had told me they were better the craft ones and they are. The wire is stiffer and they're not as fuzzy. The little tree is decorated with tiny glass beads that I stitched on.

Karl Singer

I used glitter felt on Karl's hat and, like Carol, I added a white page to his book. 3-dimensional arms again, too.

Carol Singer

For Carol, I used glitter felt on the coat and hat. I added the holly leaves and berry to the hat and put a white page in the book. I made 3-dimensional arms like I always do when the pattern arms are flat. (I hate that.)

Herald Angel

It's been a long time since I posted, but I've been busy with ornaments! The first one I did in 2010 was the Herald Angel.

This will be the 2nd ornament for my friend's daughter, Audrey. This past Christmas, I gave her the Sweet Dreams angel sleeping on the cloud. I stitched down all the little flowers. I added a pipe cleaner halo and also used a pipe clean for the star wand. The pattern didn't show a foot and I thought that looked weird, so I took one from another pattern and used it here.