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Thread: Sugar Skull Ornaments

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    Sugar Skull Ornaments

    I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, Sugar Skull ornaments. I saw a machine embroidery design at Urban Threads. Stitching it out was such fun, using all the bright threads, it was like using all the crayons in the box. I stuffed and hand stitched the bottom of the ornaments, giving it that handcrafted look. I added the ribbon and crystals to the eyes. My learning was, it probably a good idea to put the bling on before sewing sides together. I have a large vase with branches of LED light buds and a manzanita branch, perfect for hanging the ornaments. I intended to give these as party favors at a Day of the Dead celebration this fall. Now, I don't think I can part with these. Time to start the next batch.

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    Close up. I hand stitched the black blanket stitch, took me an hour. Therefore, only one had this treatment.
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    Design stitched out and ready to be sewn together with the back.

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    Very cool! My daughters would love them.

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    Those do look great for that holiday.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    I love them...I collect skulls of all kinds..thanks for sharing.

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    I love them, they came out great. love urban threads.
    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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    Those are awesome! I'd have trouble parting with them too :-) Make lots and lots of them...

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    I've gotten a few designs from Urban Threads because they are so different. You did a great job.

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    How fun! Those are adorable.
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    Sugar skull designs of all sorts seem to be very popular right now. Love your ornaments! Wonder if my gs would like them or if they are too scary for them? Does anyone know why these are called "Sugar Skulls"? Oh, guess I could google it.

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    OMG I love them....think I`ll hand embroider a couple...so so cute!!!

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