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    Christmas Decorations I have made

    Every year I make Christmas Tree Ornaments for my family.....parents, children, grandchildren, sisters, aunts, special cousins and special friends. Pictured here are some that I have made in recent times. I have either made or purchased a special ornament for each Grandchild since they were born. I also usually make some to add to my own Christmas Tree. I have much pleasure in making and giving these ornaments. My family is not a large one so I manage to get them made each year. My favourite Aunt passed away in April so last year was the last time I will be able to make one for her. I mostly make these by machine and also with the aid of my embroidery machine and finish them with hand stitching and embellishments. I also have a stall at three local Craft shows each year and I make Christmas Ornaments fro these also, although they are mostly made in the hoop ones on the embroidery machine.

    The Velvet ones were made last year by embroidering lace designs by machine onto velveteen, sewing into a shape and finishing of with silver string beads around the shape and attaching crystals or buttons and a beaded tassel. The velvet Santa was a digitised In the hoop design by A Design by Lynn.
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    All of your ornaments are very pretty.

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    Your decorations are georgeous love them.

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    Very, very pretty. You put a lot of love and work into them.

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    All are beautiful. You are very talented!

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    I absolutely love these. You're very talented.

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    These all are really neat!! Such a lovely variety. The ballerina is my fave~
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    love 'em all. All are stunning. That ballerina is beautiful!

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    your ornaments are so pretty and lacy and airy. beautiful work.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Beautiful Christmas ornaments.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    You do such wonderful work, they are all so beautiful.

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    Good golly Miss Molly, those are delightful!
    But the hearts ones are surely too pretty to just designate for Christmas!

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    Your ornaments are beautiful! Where did you get the pattern for the ones in the 5th photo? They look like they are machine embroidered, I'd love to make them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwilder View Post
    Your ornaments are beautiful! Where did you get the pattern for the ones in the 5th photo? They look like they are machine embroidered, I'd love to make them.
    Yes, they are machine embroidered and I bought these designs from Embroidery Library
    ( http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Default.aspx ) "A Dash of Christmas Damask Design Pack - Sm " & "Filigree Ornaments in the Hoop X10103, X10104, X10105,X10106, X10107 & x10108." I didn't follow their instructions but opted to do them my way. The Damask designs I embroidered onto white felt, cut a backing for them and blanket stitched by hand, filled with poly filling adding a hanging loop and hot fix crystals. The filigree In the hoop designs are appliques and again I appliqued them onto felt, cut a backing of the same felt, blanket stitched by hand, filled with Poly filling, added a loop and hot fix crystals. The applique fabric I used was both satin and taffeta.

    My little Koala and Kangaroo were done using this method as well, they were Australian animal Applique designs from Designs in Stitches : http://www.designsinstitches.com/Aussie_Appliques.htm I added a little holly design to make them more like Christmas.

    You can make any design into an ornament by following this method.....Your imagination is the limit!

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    More Ornaments I have made

    Here are some more pictures of recent ornaments I have made. I first started making Christmas Ornaments for my own tree and then for family in the 1980's mostly using McCalls patterns then. I still have the very first ones I ever made.
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    Your ornaments are absolutely wonderful!

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    Totally amazing.

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    Oh my gosh, thank you so much for the information on the embroidered ornaments. All of your ornaments are beautiful, you do excellent work. Your family members are blessed to receive these and hopefully they will become keepsakes.

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    Such gorgeous and varied designs!
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    WoW. Those are beautiful.
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    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!

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    Your ornaments are all gorgeous - beautiful work.

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    Made with love......it doesn't get much better than that! Your ornaments are beautiful.

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    Those are awesome...You have been busy...

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