That was my plan for this holiday season. Not to mention all the links and tutorials I wanted to share here on the blog. Then 2 days ago I had a bit of a meltdown thinking about all the projects I need and want to get done by the 25th. My best friend May said ok Den, stop going on Pinterest and looking for more projects. Stop spending so much time on Facebook, Twitter, email…etc and relax. Just focus of the most important projects (which are only 2) and don’t worry about the rest. YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL AND NO ONE EXPECTS YOU TOO!!! You may desperately want to but it just isn’t going to happen and the stress is so not worth it.
Sound advice. I put my phone away (which is my constant link to all the above) and look what I made. Not one of the main projects but a nice quickie for motivation. It took about an hour from start to finish. That included the tracing and cutting out of the shapes.
I can’t tell you how happy it made me to make this little bird. It was interesting to sew too.
The body is made up of 4 pieces of felt, 2 off white on the outside and 2 colored pieces on the inside. The wings are layered the same way and sewn on last when you are actually sewing through 8 layers of felt.
This ornament was part of a Felt Bird Ornament Kit made by Purl Soho. It’s not cheap but the felt is 100% wool and I can’t even begin to explain the oceans of difference between it and the polyester stuff from Micheals. Believe I’m still going to Micheals but this is worth for a little tactile treat.
Is there anyone else out there making gifts this holiday season? I’d love to hear from you!