Friday, September 30, 2016


It's time for another angel ornament for Audrey:  her 8th, in fact.  I can remember I was in kind of a blah mood the day I started her ornament.  None of the patterns were really appealing to me too much.  I just sort of randomly picked one and just started cutting.  Ouida and I have talked more than once about how some patterns look really good on paper and then aren't quite as exciting when they're done.  Other patterns look totally stupid on paper and you cringe when someone requests them and then they turn out great.  That was the case with Angela.  The pattern just didn't do anything for me at all, but I love the finished product.  Maybe it's the color choice.  Or the fact that I made the wings a little bigger.  Who knows?!  Whatever the case, I think Audrey will love her!

Fire Chief Freddy

Hello, friends!  Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I've actually been stitching and getting ornaments done, I just haven't taken the time to sit down and write a post.  In addition to ornaments, I've been busy with some other sewing projects including a Victorian dress and a wardrobe of American Girl doll clothes.  Another day, another stitch!

At any rate, here's a new ornament I did for my friend's little boy.  This is the third ornament I've made him and each year I do one of the boys for him.  This year I chose Fire Chief Freddy.  He really turned out great!  There are so many different things you could do with this one in terms of color choice.  I also think he'd be great paired with the fire truck pattern, Red Hot.  I might have to break down and do those for myself some time.

This little guy was relatively quick and easy.  The only thing that bugs me is that I think he needs something in his hand.  An axe, maybe?  Hmmmm . . . . we'll see if I have time to revisit that thought before Christmas.  What do YOU think?