This year I am participating in a Christmas ornament swap that is being coordinated by our friend Cindy (Rick-Rack & Gingham Blog). My first swap, too! It sounded like so much fun and I cannot wait to see what everyone else is making! The ornament had to be a house, hopefully with some gingham and polka-dots, and had to represent our own blog AND have the blog name on it somewhere. Oh, and it has to be cute on the back.
No pressure Ok, that sounds doable!
Because I love the old 20’s and 30’s artwork with red-roofed cottages – and there is one on my header – these little ornaments had to have a red roof. I pulled out some favorite red fabrics, buttons and vintage trims from my
neglected and stuffed fabric cabinet stash.
This one has a bunting under the gables. Each ornament is different in its own way – on the front…
…and on the back. To get in the name of my blog, I made a tiny little label to sew on the back. (Love that fabric copy stuff!)
A little bo-jangles and red and white twine finishes them off. I have shown five finished ornaments here, so I have a couple more to get done and mailed off to Miss Cindy this week.
A few more hot tamales to keep my energy up for all of this sewing…
Oh, oh, the bowl is getting low….
Yup, all gone! But wait, there’s more!
More what? Well, let’s see….hot tamales…and a chance to win a little ornament.
In memory of my Jordan’s 28th birthday, I will be giving away an ornament to two people. Just leave me a comment with your email address included in the comment – that is all, plain and simple – and I will announce the two winners on Thursday.
Till next time….