Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Ornaments for my Kids

I have a confession to make...even though I had these ornaments stitched, sewn and stuffed, I didn't have them sewn closed until last Friday night (Jan 7th)!!!  How bad is that?  I made sure my parent's ornaments were done for Christmas morning, but I just showed my kids their ornaments and back up to the craft room they went until now. 

This is the ornament that I made my son for Christmas this year:


Run, Run Rudolf by Raise the Roof Designs
Fabric:  32ct. Stitches & Spice Linen, colour unknown
Fibres:  GAST, DMC
Embellishments:  ribbon, JABC present button
Finished as a pillow ornament

I made my daughter this:


It's Expensive to Be Me by Lizzie*Kate
(It's a Girl Thing Chart)
Fabric:  32 ct. Platinum Belfast linen
Fibres:  GAST & DMC as charted
Embellishments:  Kreinik #4 braid, Mill Hill Crystal Treasures, twisted cord
Finished as a pillow ornament

Let me tell you, that trim was a little time consuming to stitch on but I like doing the handwork part of the ornaments so it was no bid deal.  Isn't it pretty too?  I found it last year at Wal-Mart by the wrapping paper.

I know DD's ornament isn't very Christmasy but she loved it, especially the colours :)  Oh yes, my baby girl turned 15 on Saturday!  We celebrated with a sleepover party with her posse, as I call it.  She has a group of 9 incredible friends so it's no big deal having them all over at once :D  They enjoyed a taco bar, fancy cupcakes lots and lots of potato chips and candy and VERY little sleep! 

Have a great week everyone!

21 comments:

Sandra :) said...

HAHAHA the ornaments are both really cute, but the reindeer is a HOOT! "Pillow ornament" - I had no idea that's the name of the type of ornaments I make - wow - I'm a pillow ornament finisher, LOL!

Elaine said...

Both ornies look fab and it sounds like your daughter had a wonderful birthday.
Best wishes for 2011.

Peggy Lee said...

The Rudolf ornament is so cute but I have to agree with your DD's ornament! It IS expensive to be me!
Beautiful finishing.

Deb said...

You know what they say - better late than never!!! I think they came out fantastic!!

valerie said...

Both ornies are cute but I love the reindeer one and that trim is fun for your DD's ornie! At least you finished them up! I have at least 4 that are stitched but not finished...just waiting.

Melanie said...

These are great!!! :)

Carol said...

Your kids will have a wonderful collection of ornaments when they are grown! Both of them are darling and what a perfect design for a teenage girl :)

staci said...

Those are sooo cute!

Happy be-lated Birthday to your DD! (Mine turns 16 on the 22nd, ack! Where does the time go?)

Rachel said...

Great finishes!

Patty C. said...

You did a great job with the ornaments - I'm sure your chilren appreciated them !!!
Congrats

Sharon said...

They are wonderful!

Sally said...

Cute ornaments!

Lisa S said...

Love the ornaments!
Happy belated birthday to your DD!

Sue said...

Those ornaments are lovely. The one for your daughter is absolutely perfect for a teenager.

Carin said...

Rhose ornaments are beautiful !!

Anne said...

Adorable ornaments for your kiddies!! Love the trim on the Lizzie Kate ornie!

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!! I love her ornament--that would be appropriate for my older daughter, though I'm not sure if she'd see the humor in it. ;) And hey, I am still stitching my kids' 2010 ornaments, so don't feel bad!! Beautiful finishes.

Rhona said...

Both ornaments are great. Having a teenage daughter myself, I think the wording your daughters one most appropriate!

Lucy said...

You're forgiven for the lateness...they are sooooo cute!

Michele said...

Cute ornament finishes!

shakatak66 said...

Love your ornie finishes - and had a little chuckle at showing them to the family then taking them away again 'cos I've had the latest ones from Mum sewn up and turned inside out, and hanging on the tree this year ... but they're still not stuffed or sewn closed either ;)