Sunday, December 23, 2012

Felt Ornaments

Last weekend while in Dubai, Maureen  took me to a lovely little handicraft bazaar that is held every Saturday.
We had barely started looking when I instantly spied a table with the prettiest felt ornaments that were handmade by a group of lovely ladies.
Unfortunately, all the birdie ornaments were sold out.
 
However, while we walked around viewing all the other stalls,
and visited an interior design studio upstairs,
my bird was quickly being stitched.
And ready to fly away with me when it was time to go. 
I've never made felt ornaments before.
And sewing is not my forte.
But I am definitely going to try making some of these myself.

Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

33 comments:

  1. Hi Tammy, handicraft bazaars are such fun ...no? I recently visited one in Ahmedabad. I love the ornaments you bought.
    Love, Merry Christmas

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  2. Oh, crafty bazaars!!!
    I might get lost there for hours and still wouldn't have enough :)
    Love your felt ornament! I am in love with felt but scarcely worked with it. Here it is very hard to buy felt, because it cannot be found in the fabric shop (kills me why not!) and the people that produce it charge is as if you were buying some illegal ore.
    I get felt when I go abroad but I rarely used it to make ornaments. My board on pinterest regarding felt is quite jaw dropping. If you like you can see it here: http://pinterest.com/littletreasures/felt/

    Happy Holidays!

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  3. Craft bazaars are also good motivation for long walks. There is a handicraft bazaar barely 3 miles from my home and in the month of December they have all India crafts fair. The no. of stalls goes to 200 + in the fair.

    Your felt ornaments are cute!:)

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  4. I'm sure you could make these Tammy. Who knows it could be the start of a whole new sewing adventure.
    Hugs
    Briony
    x

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  5. You´ll make one in just a few minutes. :)
    Winter greetings from me in snowy Sweden. :)

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  6. Love these! I'm definitely going to give them a try. Hope you & your family have a wonderful holiday. Jan

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  7. Love these ornamanets and at first glance of them all together the dove was my favorite and so it was yours too! I would love to maked some as well ... nice way to spend some evening time with a cup of tea and stitching. I find hand work always comforting and satisfying. Wishing you and your family a lovely, blessed holiday. Merry Christmas sweet girl.

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  8. Tammy, how very nice of them to whip you up one! I've tried making felt ornaments before and you can make them without too many sewing skills. I am wishing you a very peaceful and Merry Christmas! Twyla

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  9. Tammy, these are wonderful..hand sewing on felt is so relaxing and forgiving..the needle goes thru the felt like butter.
    great selection of ornaments to put on your tree❤

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  10. Those are so cute Tammy! And look at all those yummy cookies below - so delish!
    Wishing you a most wonderful holiday season!
    xo Catherine

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  11. Sewing is not my thing but after seeing these it might be fun to try.
    Hugs to you Tammy,
    Meredith

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  12. I love craft markets......and the bird you chose is lovely.

    I know it is a bit early but I'm just popping by to wish you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you for visiting me and my little blog in Louisiana.
    Val

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  13. Those felt ornaments are lovely. Sewing is not my forte too but I would really love to make some. Merry Christmas!

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  14. These are so sweet, Tammy! I love the little bird - especially made for you! :)
    Merry Christmas hugs,
    Zuzu

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  15. What a cute bird ornament! The cookies look yummy and what a wonderful treat to celebrate with friends.

    Wishing you a very joyous Christmas.

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  16. Yay, for felt birds! I made felt bells with sequins so many many years ago and they are my daughters favorite ornaments. :) Enjoy! Kit

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  17. They are so lovely Tammy! Looks like a fun time. have a great holiday and happy new year!

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  18. Hi T! I also love those felt ornaments.. and they are easy to do. Now I want to make some! Thanks for sharing.. and..

    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Felt is fun to play with.
    Lovely birdie.
    Enjoy stitching.
    Merry Christmas.

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  20. What beautiful ornaments. I'm sure you can make them. You are a very talented lady. So lucky that they were able to complete a bird ornament for you.

    Merry Christmas.

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  21. Such eye-candy! I LOVE those chairs and the rug....so eclectic!

    Happy weekend to you, too, dear Tammy. May your Christmas be a wonderful, peaceful, and blessed day.
    Much love,
    Jan

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  22. What a fun Craft Fair, and the felt ornaments are adorable. That brought a memory of 40 years ago, when I made felt ornaments for each of my four children. I can still see them in my mind. One was a socking, one a little gingerbread house, one a star and one a poinsettia. They stitching was quite detailed, and when they became adult, and left the nest, I gave each of them their ornament. They still have them on their trees.

    Great memories. Thanks!!

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  23. Ohhhhhh, cute, cute, cute, Tammy. Absolutely "tweet." I love birds, don't you? Susan

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  24. christmas blessings to you and yours, tammy.
    erin
    xxoo

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  25. Looks like a lovely bazaar. Just coming by to wish you a happy holiday. I am ready for all the company and also a long winters nap. LOL

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  26. You can have excellent results with felt, even if you aren't skilled at sewing. One trick is to use freezer paper to cut out your design. I found a tutorial here: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2012/10/fix-it-friday-help-my-felt-shapes-are-never-quite-right/ Hopefully you can find freezer paper where you live; otherwise maybe ask for some in a care package. One roll of it lasts a really long time!

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  27. Those ornaments are lovely! glad you you got your bird nevertheless:)
    I'd like to try sewing too:) Especially, with felt!
    Have happy holidays!

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  28. Your visit to the craft bazaar, brought back memory of an evening that I had couple of years ago. I visited Shilpagram a craft fair. The area was so huge that one could'nt cover all the stalls in one visit. Lovely cuties. The birdie looks very cute too.

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  29. Dear Tammy,
    I'm wishing you and your family a peaceful and merry christmas.
    rita

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  30. How come I never find the fun places when I go to Dubai. You have to tell me where it was.

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  31. Those ornaments are so cute! I really like felt ornaments.

    Merry Christmas to you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday :)

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  32. They are very cute.. and I ma sure you can make them..

    smiles, hugs and blessings

    barb

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  33. When you said that I thought I would make one for you and then you said they stitched one up for you. If you can crochet you can do that...I do that and better than my crochet. It's fun and I like the blanket stitch. Those are darling! So glad you were able to get your bird.

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