Saturday, 19 December 2009

Christmas Ornaments

Yesterday I finished work for the year. Yippee! The last fortnight has been one long round of rehearsals and performances ... now I have fallen in a heap! Lucky I have until Feb 5 before returning to work. Below are the ornaments I received from Simona in this years SSCS. Simona is a blogger from Croatia.

She used buttons, wooden spools and thread to make me these cute ornaments. Thanks Simona.

I made this bird for my partner, Tami, using some scraps from my tumbler quilt.

I sewed lots of squares to make a new pieced fabric then used a bird template in Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle by Tone Finnanger. Turned out quite cute even if I say so myself!

On Tuesday night the Material Girls had their Christmas Dinner and exchanged ornaments/gifts. I received this lovely hanging decoration made by Bev. She told me the design is from a Nancy Halvorsen book.

The star on the back is her own addition. Very nice.

I made a Christmas Bon-Bon from a pattern by Anni Downs. These are fun and easy to make. The most time consuming part is stitching and needleturning the stitchery.

Here's a little peek at the inside contents which went home with Vicki.

Now I'm on holidays I hope to be a 'better' blogger! It's only nine days 'til my 2 year blogoversary so look out for a giveaway soon.


  1. Hi Christine , what a happy post so full of lovely things . Have a Merry Chritmas and enjoy your holidays !

  2. It's all so pretty....but little birds are really lovely!!!
    Merry Christmas...

  3. Love that little bird Christine it's lovely,your bon bon looks a tad tempting :-)

  4. cute ornaments for the tree - I would not have thought to make anything out of empty spools of thread.

  5. Love the little bird you made. Think I'm going to have to make some of those bon bons for next year. They look great. Enjoy your holidays!

  6. Love your birds Christine.... too cute!!! :o)

  7. lovely ornaments sent and received.........enjoy your holidays...........

  8. Such sweet little things you've cute.
    Happy Holidays to you.

  9. What great ideas for Christmas. I love your Christmas bonbon and the little bird.

  10. Oh I just love homemade ornaments. These are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Christine--what lovely gifts you got from friends and what great gifts you made for your friends. I have the Toni book so I need to get some of her things made--I just love her stuff--and I love Anni things--which book or pattern did you get the Bon Bon from??? Happy Holiday week--Hugs, Di


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