Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ornaments - Past and Present!

"I started making Christmas tree ornaments when my first child was 10 months old. I made ornaments that I could hang on the lower branches that she could touch without their breaking. I have given her some of these ornaments for her tree but a few of the 46 year old ornaments I have left are shown in the picture. One of my favorite ornaments that I have made through the years is a 'sheep' ornament. Picture 2. I have made a FREE PATTERN for you to copy and paste to your computer. Instructions follow.

The sheep should be about 2 1/2" wide so print your pattern accordingly. Cut out the pattern from cardstock (I use a file folder) to use as a pattern. Trace around pattern onto cardstock/file folder. Cut sheep. Ink in the head and feet with a black marker, on both sides.You will need between 5 and 6 feet of white, fuzzy yarn. Begin wrapping around the center body, then go to the head and wrap as shown in picture 1. Then wrap the legs about 3 times, picture 2.

Wrap yarn between the legs and over the sheep back, picture 3. Wrap diagonally over front and back of sheep, picture 4. Continue to wrap to plump up your sheep. Tuck the end beneath one of the yarn strands. Thread a needle with gold thread and sew through the center, top of the sheep for your hanger. Make lots of these. They are so cute and fun to give away.` Please leave me a comment if you like the ornament and want to see more FREE downloads! And please check out my allthingshomey.etsy.com e-shop for more one of a kind Christmas ornaments.

1 comment:

ewe scrap said...

I love all your ornaments - made with love! The kids and I love hanging up the ornaments you have made.