(Photo / Idea found on Flamingo Toes)
I! LOVE! THIS!
I didn’t make that one. But, I had to try it.
First problem, I had never embroidered before.
Never fear, youtube was here.
I originally found this idea on Pinterest. So, when I set out to make it, I only had a photo and no tutorial. Never having embroidered before, I watched a youtube video for a basic stitch and went with that. But, when posting this here, I decided I needed to give credit where credit is due & searched for the original post. That would have been helpful before I began my ornament because she had instructions, too. Just my luck! haha! She has so many other beautiful & creative ideas! I will definitely be back over there to check it out in depth!
Now, drumroll please! My finished ornament.
I didn’t have a pattern, so this is just freehanded. My stitches are different and not nearly as pretty as hers. And, I forgot to drill holes for a hanger until after I had it all glued together. So, I had to improvise. Overall, I was happy with my first attempt. Next time (if there ever is a next time), I will try to add a thin layer of quilt batting in between the cloth and the back lid to puff it up and out a bit. And I will try a little harder to find a prettier trim for around the outside of the lid. This will be just an added Christmas gift for my son & his girlfriend. I really enjoyed making it and cannot wait to try more of the ideas from her website.
I really enjoy repurposing old items into new items. My favorites have always been ornaments. What do you like to make?