Tuesday, November 8

Trading posts - Felt ornaments

Christmas is approaching and my list is not getting any smaller. Actually it has been growing. But I did cross off a few items this past saturday with Amie (Kitty Cats & Airplanes). Felt, lace, trims, sequins and glitter came out of boxes and drawers for a feast of Christmas ornaments. A lot of the designs we picked out came out of my Pinterest Ornaments board. We both used the same design ideas but apart from the first ornament we came out with different results. 
In the following photos, Amie's ornaments are on the right and mine on the left except for the second one

First one... just a warm up 
Just felt and beads

Second one  -  Amie's is the beige and black one
Lace, beads, sequins vs rickrack and sequins
White vs. colors

Then came the trees
Rickrack and sequins vs. Lace and beads
White vs. colors

The birds
White lace vs. black lace

And last the angels 

I tried an additional design

 Amie and I had a great time despite a couple of slight glue gun burns. We are looking forward to our next crafty meeting!!


  1. These are lovely. The birds are my favourite :)

  2. Very nice... homemade ornaments are so much more meaningful than store bought. I love remembering what was happening in our family at the time I created each ornament as I unpack them years later.

  3. They are all so cute its difficult to pick a favourite. But think maybe the first one even if that was the least "christmasy" :)
    Wish you a good day!

  4. Nice job. Handmade is always nicer then store bought.

  5. Lovely ornaments. The birds are definitely my favorites.

    I would love to invite you to share this at my Thingamajig Thursday party...http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-2/


  6. the lace birds just make me smile!!! beautiful!!

  7. Caroline,
    Have missed you in our parties,Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at

  8. You have inspired me to create somefelt onamentsM nice work! I was hoping you would be so kind as to post your project on my Sew & Tell Saturday linky party at my blog this Saturday. Thanks so much!
    Justine @
     Sew Country Chick

  9. These are all lovely Caroline.
    I’d love for you to come link this up at my Simply Christmas Inspiration party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com

  10. These are all lovely and will always have special memories associated with them. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  11. Cute little ornaments! Always fun to craft with a friend!~

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. What lovely ornaments!


  13. These are absolutely gorgeous. I love using felt. I just wish I had my own tree to decorate this year, but going to the in-laws!

    My first ever Christmas Link Party is still on and I would really love it if you would join my humble- sized party, but amazing crowd of crafters. I hope you have the time to pop along and post.


    Hope to see you there!
    Rosie x

  14. I really like the lace-covered doves!! I may have to give that a go!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Lisa's Craft Blog

  15. Good Morning! LOVE the lace birds, so fabulous! Thanks for the great ideas!

  16. Very Cute! And a great way to use up some of those small bits 'o supplies, too :) Those glue guns can be cruel, though! Thanks SO much for sharing these at the december "Winter Wonderland" party over at I Gotta Create!

  17. Beautiful, they have such a nostalgic quality to them. Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

  18. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow


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