Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Holiday Pin It/Do It: Pin #3
I have some sort of weird infatuation with cardinals, especially in Christmas decorating. They're so bright and cheery, I guess. Whatever the reason, as soon as I saw this pin for felt cardinal ornaments, I knew I had to make some.
These ornaments are really very simple to make - just felt, glue, black thread and a small bit of polyfill. The trickiest part was transferring the stitching lines to the felt. I printed the pattern on standard printer paper, cut it out and used a marker to draw around it on the felt. However, the felt is too thick to allow tracing the interior lines on the wing (maybe with a light box?) so I just free-handed the stitching on the wings. The beak can be cut from felt or stitched with embroidery floss. I chose the felt option and I glued the black and gold pieces on with craft glue rather than stitching. I'm pleased with the outcome and hope to find time to make a few more.