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From: kootenay Annie
Date: 10-15-2003, 09:16 PM (1 of 4)
Hi, I'm a new member, and I was looking for ideas to sew some Christmas ornaments, using velvet ( burgundy). This is to be a special item I'd like to do a tree ornament. I am using a housecoat that was my mother's and I want to make each family member a matching ornament, I thought I'd embelish them with a gold braid. However my mind has come up with a blank on what to use as a pattern. I'd like to stuff them with batting. This is to be a keep sake for all the children, grand children and great grandchildren. I haven't sewed for years, but now I've taken early retirement and would like these to be ready to send out by the end of the month. TIA:nc: Kootenay Annie
User: kootenay Annie
Member since: 10-15-2003
Total posts: 2
From: NanaCanuck
Date: 10-15-2003, 10:36 PM (2 of 4)
Hi Kootenay Anne

There is a Christmas ornament pattern on the website of that might be something you can do with the material. It isn't sewn, but looks easy.

Rayne :Canada:
User: NanaCanuck
Member since: 03-31-2003
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 10-16-2003, 07:45 AM (3 of 4)
Welcome to both of you Westerners. :Canada:

What about a little Christmas tree or Christmas stocking made for each one. You could personalize by embroidering their name on some gold ribbon or directly on the item.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: kootenay Annie
Date: 10-16-2003, 01:45 PM (4 of 4)
Thank you both for your ideas. I looked at the folded star, and that looks interesting, but I would need 2 more materials. I think I will do this for an ornament for next year. The stocking idea is what I have decided on doing. I think with a little god trim it will look lovely for years to come and just be a little reminder of Mom. I will look for a simple pattern to follow.

Thanks again.
Kooteny Annie:angel:
User: kootenay Annie
Member since: 10-15-2003
Total posts: 2
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