Friday, March 20, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Felt Easter Ornaments

I absolutely, positively can not sit still in a car for any length of time. Whenever we take car trips, I always plan something to work on so my hands and mind stay busy. It's actually a great excuse to do some handwork, which I really love but don't have much time for on a regular basis. I needed something quick and easy to pull together on our way out of town this week, so I just picked up some inexpensive felt squares from the craft store and grabbed my box of embroidery floss. I've seen lots of felt ornaments on etsy lately, and I just love them. They have a folk-art feel to them that I find charming and irresistible. So, I sketched out some rough patterns and made things up as I went along. My idea is to find a great branch that I can "plant" in an urn on my dining room table to hang these little ornaments from for my Easter centerpiece. I have a few more in the works, but here is what I completed on our trip.


These are fun, and quite addictive. I have several more ideas for patterns, so now I just need another car trip. :) Thanks for peeking at this week's show and tell. Kelli has lots more Show and Tell on her blog today.








12 comments:

Leann said...

These are really great, and you made them in the car?! I'm really impressed!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Smilingsal said...

I especially like the heart-shaped one with the cross as it truly reflects Easter.

Alice said...

wow! they are all so cute! i don't know which one i like the best...maybe the bunny head with the little blue flowers on his ears? they are really neat! i may have to try my hand at this now. thanks for the great idea :O)

There is always room for the in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

These are so adorable. I love felt ornaments. You really did a wonderful job with these. I like the cross too.
Beautiful.
Blessings,
Debbie

Jackie said...

Oh my. I love them all! An what a great way to spend your time in the car. Thanks so much for sharing these! Blessings, Jax in Alaska

Nanna said...

Those turned out fantastic! when I decorate with small things I find a nice size branch & spray paint it white & place in a flower pot, I actualy do this at Easter with decorative eggs
Helen

Bonnie said...

Dove, loved your handy work!! Doing that in the car is a great idea. I was reading the comments on my sister Jackies (from Alaska) blog and read your comment so thouht I would check out your blog. Nice to meet you. Im a southern mom that homeschools as well.

Pam said...

Wow! Those are impress. Even more so that you were able to make them in the car.

Jane said...

How cute!! You did such nice work. I am looking for a different, simple idea to make flowers for the women at the rest home for Mothers Day. We usually have 50 to 60 and need low cost. Do you have any ideas?

ceekay said...

How cute!! I love them all. You are amazing to be able to do that in a moving car!

A Hint of Home said...

Those are the cutest little things. They are so sweet.

ivoryspring said...

Awwwww - the ornaments are simply tooo sweet! My favorite it the bunny peeking out the carrot!