Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christmas Felt Decorations

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .....

Hi bloggers, I've been busy this past week or so making felt Christmas decorations. First time I've had a go at these and it's not often I say this, but I'm rather pleased at how they've turned out.




I had to refresh my memory for doing blanket stitch.  The actual stitch is easy enough, it was joining the thread that was tricky.  After trying various ways, I found that tying the threads together, then hiding the knot in between the layers of felt worked best. (Sorry, if you don't follow what I mean, I never thought to take a photo but I'll add one in later).

They're all handstitched - no gluing - and all cut using various dies ...


         


I'd like to enter these into the following challenges ...

Addicted to Stamps & More - Red and White
Anything But a Card - A Stitch in Time
Let's Craft & Create - Getting Ready for Christmas
Out of a Hat Creations - Use some of your stash (I have so much felt!)

Okay, that's me for today, thanks for popping and I'd just like to send good wishes and hugs to those of you who are feeling a bit under the weather at the moment.

Take good care

Suze xx


29 comments:

chrissies said...

These are wonderful Suze no wonder you are so pleased with them. Nice to have you join us at Out of a Hat this week and your name will go twice into the hat for the prize draw.

Love Chrissie xxxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow!
Love these. What a great idea to use your dies to cut the felt.
Aww shucks - now I have another crafty thing to add to my 'want to make' list ;-)
Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Wow, Suze, these are amazing! Great job, very creative. Thank you for sharing at Addicted to Stamps & More. Sue x

Von said...

Lovely stitch decs Suze with rhe die cuts :)
Von ♥

Sandra's Spot said...

Gorgeous Christmas decs Suze I love the colours and your blanket stitch looks real good. I am still practising mine LOL. I would love these on my tree. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Suze - these ornaments are stunning - I would pay good money for them in one of those gorgeous "shabby-chic" shops. Absolutely LOVE them!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

craftattack said...

Just gorgeous!And I'm taking some of those hugs! Hugs, Valerie

Janet said...

Suze,your dec's are totally stunning,I love them.
thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

Julia S-W said...

Suze these are fabulous and right up my street - again!! My favourite, if I had to choose would be the snowflake, the deer, the gingerbread man - ALL of them!!!
Your blanket stitch is spot on. You can finish the stitch off my taking the needle backwards under your stitching on the inside so it's hidden - if you go far enough back it never comes undone. To restart with new thread, I then come up in the right hand corner of the stitch and hide your knot (or thread) as you said. The stitch then continues as it should - get that??? No?? Not surprised but I know what I mean!
Right best go before you nod off!! Shame we can't have a sewing session!
Juliaxx
Oops - thanks so much joining us at Anything But A Card this time - nearly forgot!

Eileen said...

Wow, your christmas decorations are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

mypapercraftworld said...

Hi Suze ... what ab fab felt creations, I love them!! Anita in France :)

lynne said...

What immaculate stitches, I am so impressed.
These are so gorgeously festive.
Wishes
Lynne

KellyRae said...

Awesome ornaments. LOVE that you used your dies with felt to create them. And I am in total stitch-envy lol.

Mandy said...

such beautiful decorations Suze!

Kylie said...

Suze.... WOW!! I am loving these and am in pure envy of you!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Mynnette said...

Suze, these are amazing! You should SELL these--I'd buy them! Fabulous creations! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

These are absolutely wonderful!! I am in awe of your talent. Very old-fashioned and comfy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

florenceandfreddie said...

Loooove these Suze. Great stitching. I can never get them even. You have done a wonderful job. Great tip on hiding the knot. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters this week.
Regards Florence x

florenceandfreddie said...

Me again Suze. Sorry - brain not in gear this morning. Thank you for joining in the ATS&M challenge this week.
Hugs,
Florence x

Jess said...

These are so cute and fun! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You do such clean and precise work, Suze! This are going in my faves. Just adore them!!

Lisette Baker said...

I've come via Anything But A Card -this is absolutely fantastic and I would love to have it in my posession.

Jacqueline said...

Wow - these are lovely no wonder you are so pleased with them. Thanks for joining in our colour challenge this week at ATS&M - Jacqueline xx

Strangely Creative said...

Suze!!!!! FABULOUS!!! Love them. Cxx

Aileen said...

Love then Suze. Super neat stitching. x

Loll Thompson said...

Your ornaments are precious ... and a wonderful keepsake! Thanks for joining us at ATS&M!

baileyrosy.com said...

Look at you fancy pants no stitching eh !!!! They are fabulous and your sewing is so neat .

Marie

Julie Short said...

The bright cheer of your lovly Christmas ornaments will look super. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card Challenge this week.

Mandi said...

I am in love with these. Super cute. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.