|New handmade Christmas ornaments|
I ran across the Alicia Paulson blog and store a few months ago. I'm not sure how I have missed her beautiful photographs and posts – not to mention the shop – for so long. I'm addicted now. This fall I've so enjoyed reading along and enjoying pretty views of Portland.
I just missed ordering the kit for her Christmas ornament collection for 2013, but thankfully there were others from past years that were still available. I purchased the 2010 kit and started right away on the polar bear. And the net result is just darling. I even had enough of the wool felt to make a second, slightly smaller bear. The blue scarf-ed bear is the bear from the kit. The second is the one I eeked out of the remnant wool and some of my own embroidery floss and yarn stash.
|A pair of bears|
Making these was a little time consuming, but they are small enough, that you can work on them with a lap full of baby. They might even be easily portable because of their size, although it would be a shame to lose some of the little bits and bobs that make the nice details, buttons, sequins, etc. But I think that the time put it was worth it. I love handmade Christmas.
So this year each girlie will get to hang their own polar bear on the tree, complete with their name embroidered with the year on the back. I haven't yet started on the mitten or red coat ornament, we'll see how much more I can get finished before the actual holiday! Cross your fingers, and stay warm.