My lovely friend Debbie at Sew So Easy is having a fun Christmas In July Series! I'm one of those Christmas fanatics who hums carols from Halloween to Valentines day, so I just had to say yes. She has a cute tutorial for a 3 dimensional felt Christmas tree, and asked us to 'help' decorate it with handmade ornament tutorials. Here is one of my favorite ornament posts from last year.
I know I can't be the only one who loves to hang on to her kid's baby clothes. This romper was one that both my daughter and I loved-- especially for the fun flower applique! I have been trying to find a way to refashion it since she out grew it. And this year, I finally found the perfect solution-- an ornament!
To start, I removed the parts of the applique that I didn't want (the stem).
the Blue Chair.
Cut a backing piece the same shape.
Turn, and slip stitch the opening closed. Now you have a little bit of your kid's babyhood for your Christmas Tree. Looking for more handmade ornaments? You can see more of my ornament tutorials here, here and here!
Have you checked out Love Quilting lately? They've recently started offering kits (you just might see something from your's truly on their site!) Right now I'm loving this Weekend Retreat Fat Quarter set for under 30 bucks-- It's so summery! With a few primary color solids, it would make a great quilt for a baby boy.