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It's That Time of Year Again

... felt Christmas ornament making season, to be specific. 

Already?  Sheesh!  If you're a "United Statian" (as my 9 year old calls you), you haven't even had Thanksgiving yet.  Canadians schedule it for early October - I think to help avoid O.D.ing on turkey & stuffing & ... well, I was GOING to add pumpkin pie to that list, but personally I don't think it's possible to O.D. on it.

Last year I made these lovely felt ornaments designed by the lovely Alicia Paulson of one of my favorite blogs "Posie Gets Cozy".

I enjoyed both making and gifting them so much I couldn't NOT make more this year.  So I got the downloadable PDF for the "Snow Day" set, also designed by Alicia, and I can't wait to get started.

I have a few coats to make for certain people. 

That coat just slays me.  I think of Alicia's FIFTEEN designs, this one is my all-time-favorite.

Could you not just weep for joy at the sight of this adorably diminutive coat?!

And of course I need a pink one for myself.  I actually own a Laura Ashley duffle coat that is almost this very same color pink.  It's almost 20 years old and I still have it in the back of my closet somewhere.

And then there's the mystical polar bear. 

As a Canadian, it's really more a matter of national pride that I make one for our tree, eh?

Sadly, I can't knit.  But a friend of mine has kindly agreed to make a few scarves for me. :)

Stay tuned.  I'll be back with more.

Hopefully sooner than later.  Christmas does not wait for you to get all your crafting done.  I've asked.  Several times.  That's how I know.

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Reader Comments (10)

That coat is absolutely fabulous!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela- Heart of Charnwood

Last year when I saw your post about the ornaments, I went to Alicia's site. I fell in love and bought the kit for the ornaments you are making now. I have hopes that one day, they will actually get made. A girl can dream!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee

I caved and bought this kit a month or two ago. Made the coat. LOVE it!! It's the cutest thing, and yes, it's already hanging on my tree as I'm a crazy nut and have finished my decorating. I've made the cup of hot cocoa also, and was about to start on the cabin, but other 'responsibilities' got in the way (pish posh on responsibilities, those no-fun downers!). Anyhow, about to send you an email.... =)

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervetandrea@hotmail.com

I love Alicia's felt ornament designs too. I have two or three of her kits. Can I ask how you transfer the embroidery design onto the felt?

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

You know I still haven't done mine from last year. But the best thing about xmas is that it's coming every year;-) Hildy

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

I do like that coat! And the pink - so you! Any hints as to how to transfer the embroidery designs onto felt? :O) Can't wait to see your ornaments!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

They are great patterns...just a bit to wintery for an Australian summer Christmas!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuz

Absolutely adorable! They are all so cute, I can't even pick a favorite.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyn;-) in S. Calif

Oh,I remember so well,those ornaments and how wonderful they turned out! The new ones look great too,especially that coat! We will all be anxious to see your progress! Thanks for sharing!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

YAY!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE ALICIA! Those ornaments were my favorite crafting project last Christmas! And, yes, that coat. That beautifully breathtaking coat. I love that you are making it for yourself in pink! Can you believe the excitement over at her blog these days?! So happy for her! And so happy that you're doing more of these ornaments for us to drool over! :)

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

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