Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Felt Halloween Ornaments

My social and work life has been very intense lately so I decided to take last weekend off and rest. I watched a good part of HBO’s Game of Thrones series. I made Halloween felt ornaments as I watched. It was very relaxing and productive too I guess.

I loved Game of Thrones. I can’t wait to watch season 2. Like most HBO shows, it is full of passion and violence and of course sexual content. It is a fantasy of mythology, war, feuding, intrigue, lust, power, and honor. There are many characters and storylines so you have to really concentrate to figure how who everyone is and what is happening. I watched the first two episodes twice but I recommend reading the summary or watching the recap of season 1 at the Game of Thrones homepage. If you like most HBO programming, you will absolutely love Game of Thrones!

I love these Halloween ornaments. They are soft and cheery. They look adorable hanging in a window, wreath, or bare branch tree. They also make pretty gift package decorations. I made 6 sets and they are selling in my store: The Crafty Cupboard.

I found the pattern for these cute little Halloween ornaments in the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Craft magazine 1999. I altered the instructions to make them simpler. They are easy and inexpensive to make. I cannot share the pattern and instructions on this blog as they are copyrighted. You can buy a completed set from my store, The Crafty Cupboard, for $5.99 plus shipping.

If you would like to make a set, you could use cookie cutters or draw the free hand patterns and stitch them using felt, embroidery thread, ribbon, beads, and polyester stuffing. I would also be willing to copy the pattern and instructions and mail them to you for a small handling fee of $3.00 plus a stamped envelope. Email me if you would like your own copy.

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