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Felt Christmas Ornaments

When I was growing up my mom always gave us a new ornament for Christmas - sometimes store bought, sometimes handmade by her. 

When she found a kit she liked, she'd make them and we'd each get a different one.

I never once saw her working on them - she was very sneaky stitching away while we were at school or in bed.  To this day, the ones she made remain among my most treasured ornaments. 

And I miss seeing the ones that belong to my siblings. 

Guess I'm uber sentimental about some things.

So when I found this kit (now available as a PDF) at Posy Gets Cozy a few years ago, I NEEDED to make them.

Well, I got as far as cutting out all the templates and then sorta lost steam. 

Not sure why. 

It's not like me to not finish something I'm so excited about. 

But I'm determined to finish them this year.  I'll keep you posted ... ;)

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Reader Comments (22)

These little ornaments your mom made for you are adorable! And thanks that there're some UFOs in your house, too. Thought you were a robot;-)

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Just keep thinking about how much your daughters will treasure them one day and you WILL get them done!!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

I love your Mum's ornaments. I have been making Alicia's ornaments too. Come and join us on the Flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/iceskatingafternoonornaments/

It took me over a year to complete the first set, so don't feel bad :)

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamilla

My sisters and I have always received a new ornament from our parents for Christmas as well, always storebought though. I now have SO MANY, for the first time this year I decided I just couldn't put them all on the tree. :( Who knew there was a such thing as too many tree ornaments.

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I love your ornaments that were made by your mom. They are wonderful! It is so fun how she'd keep them secret from you too while making them. That is hard to do! I've been eyeing those ornament kits for a few years, but have never ordered them, they are just beautiful. I can't wait to see yours!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Good luck finishing those ornaments. My mom always made us ornaments every year. They are some of my most treasured keepsakes!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

My children always got ornaments for Christmas, always from me and sometimes others from relatives. Whenever I traveled, I'd look for a Christmas store for ornament souvenirs. One year, I looked at the tree and just started to cry because I realized that when my children were grown, I'd have a naked tree! So after that, I gave one to each of them and a couple to me. Problem solved!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermary

I absolutely LOVE, love, love this post!!! So sweet! Those ornaments are so beautiful. I know she must have stitched every stitch with so much love. How great that you still have them! And Posy Gets Cozy. Well, I can't say enough goodness about Posy Gets Cozy!!! Perfect timing on this post, too...I'm trying to get that sweet little felt Christmas cottage ornament done for my dad's new wife this week! Thanks, as always, for the inspiration! :)

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

What a lovely tradition and I don't blame you for being sentimental about it at all, I feel the same about some of my treasured pieces too. Good luck getting your 'new' sentimental pieces together!

S x

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Every year I buy a Christmas magazine, and drool over the perfectly co-ordinated trees ...... but then I get out our decorations, which we have had for years, and know that I would rather have all that sentmient, rather than glitzy style!!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfrayedattheedge

Loved the ornaments your mom made! She does beautiful work just like you! I bet she taught you so much! How fun and what sweet memories! I love sentimental memories like those! They are the best! Can't wait to see what your ornament kit looks like when you are finished - they will be gorgeous, works of art, I'm sure! :O)

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Ahhh, I bet your mom misses seeing all those ornaments on her tree. Okay, I'm getting teary eyed, stop me! ;0

I LOVE Posie's ornaments! They are all so adorable. I want to make the little red coat. ;0

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterina

Oh I can't wait to see what wonderfulness you create with these :-) Still have my ornaments from my mama. Love that yours are still stylish!! Must run in the family :-)

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

Love the ornaments your mam made - they're so sweet! Good luck with the decorations you're making!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArchie the wonder dog

Such pretty little ornaments.
You need to make some history too and get those stitched!!!

Vivienne x

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesigns

That deer is one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. You have to make it!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill@NorthStarQuilting

the felt ornament kit is so sweet! I made felt ornaments a few years back and love them. They are whimsical and cute, and my kids love them =)

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Those are so cute. Not sure which I like better the snowman or the lion. What a special memory. The kit you have looks a bit challenging but probably once you start it will be fun! Thanks for sharing your ornaments. K-

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

Love all your ornaments. Those felt ones are so sweet. Love the deer. You have time to get them done to put on the tree.

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie P.

Well, it's easy to see that you followed in your dear mother's footsteps. Her work is beautiful. And each of those ornaments are treasures, that's for sure. Thank you for sharing such a meaningful, sweet post w/all of us. Merry Christmas!

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPolly

Now you'll have a new tradition for your little girls. The ones from your childhood are adorable!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThimbleanna

I am so excited to see you have the little embroidered bags with the lion and lamb. I did these about 30 years or so ago. This was a kit of four designs - including a santa claus, a partridge in a pear tree and I cannot remember the fourth. I still have all four packed away someplace and I'm going to hunt for them right now!! Joyce P>S> I love your site and blog.

December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Remley

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