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Deck the Halls!

Sorry that it has been a little quiet around here. I hit a snag, fell behind, and am desperately trying to catch up on my holiday sewing before next week. Word of advice? Don’t forget your pinky in a closing door. Sprained (broken?) fingers don’t make for happy sewing.

Stubborn as I am, I used the “downtime” to make this little felt ornament. Did you know that you can totally hand-sew without using your pinky finger? True fact.

Hand-sewn felt ornament, by stitchified

I really need to make a tiny present for her to hold, but I don’t think that’s going to happen right now. Especially now that she is happily hanging out on the tree. But if you’re interested in making one for yourself (with or without a present!), you will find the pattern here at Gingermelon. The accessories she includes are amazingly adorable. My only trouble was deciding how to accessorize my mouse! Oh, one pro-tip… the Santa hat doesn’t work well with ornament-style mice. Not even if said Santa hat is adorably reddish-pink/strawberry in color with a white pom-pom.  Ask me how I know 😉

I also got the stockings that I made last year out of storage. It was fun them to see them again and compare them to more recent projects. However, my little one is newly displeased with her stocking and asked me to “take it apart and make it with a fuzzy top like Daddy’s.” Charming. I’m filing that request under “not happening” and “time to learn about disappointment, kiddo.” 🙂
Modern quilted stockings, by Stitchified
Quilted Stockings
On the plus side, I’m mostly healed up and going to spend every spare moment chained to my sewing machine. All my upcoming finishes will be Christmas presents that I need to keep secret awhile longer so no more updates until after Christmas. More updates next week, promise!
Linking up with Crazymom!

 

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Jennie T. December 21, 2013, 6:13 am

    Oh, filing it under “not happening” really made me laugh! It’s a good lesson to learn!

  • Jasmine December 22, 2013, 12:35 am

    Your mouse is darling with that cute collar. And I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one who tells my kids, “not happening.” 😉 Glad you are healing and back at the machine.

  • Cindy Kevorken December 24, 2013, 9:03 pm

    Merry Christmas, Jen! Your mouse is simply adorable..is everything you make totally perfect?? You intimidate me (in a good way!) Can’t wait to see all of your completed Christmas projects!

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