Friday, December 12, 2014

A little Christmas project

I couldn't resist adding this picture of Tully photo bombing. We are looking after her for a year for a family that moved interstate. That year is almost up and I don't think we'll give her back. We haven't heard for certain yet if we can keep her but it's on the cards.
Each year I make or buy a Christmas decoration for my grandchildren and they really look forward to the surprise. By the time they move out on their own, they should have enough decorations for a tree of their own.
This year I made them three birds each, they're so cute and look like doves to me.
 
The pattern is from Jody"s Crafty Creations (blog). The pattern was for bigger birds but I reduced it down to 70% which was just right for what I wanted. Luckily I have some turning tools (straw and bamboo skewer) or it would have been tricky with the smaller size. If you want your own pattern, it's 50% off in her Etsy store with the code she gives on her blog. That would be a whole $1 such a bargain.
How about you, are you doing any Christmas sewing?

Back soon, Janet


 

22 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

These are very sweet! And what a lovely collection of Christmas decorations your grandchildren will have!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your birds are gorgeous!! It's such a lovely tradition to give your grandchildren decorations each year. I love the photo of Tully inspecting the birds, he looks as though he'd really like to play with them.

Janet said...

Your birds look wonderful in those bright happy colors :0)

Salley said...

So effective! Lucky grandies.

Janet said...

I hope you get to keep Tully. That would be a wonderful Christmas gift to you. The birds are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Oops-Lah said...

Cute Christmas birds. I did the same with my kids; every year I would buy or make a special ornament.
PS: I hope you get to keep Tully.

Barb said...

what lovely bird ornaments. I love to see birds on a tree. Well anywhere actually.
Merry Christmas to you and your family~

Mimi said...

I love birds and these are adorable. You have some lucky grands.

Terry said...

Your little birds are adorable! :0)

Carrie P. said...

very cute.

Lori said...

What fun birds! The fabric you used is perfect! XOXO

taylorsoutback said...

Sweet little birds ready to fly off to your grandchildren! Always fun to take a larger pattern and scale it down taking on a whole new charm. My Mom a d I did the same thing - now that our son is married and they have their own tree, it is filled with ornaments and memories. They continue to add their own and both families keep up the tradition.

Sujata Shah said...

Those are darling birds. I think is is a great idea to make the ornaments for them each year. I am going to find that pattern for myself. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca in AK said...

I really love your 'Christmas Doves'! What a wonderful tradition for your grandchildren. I am sure they will treasure all the ornaments you have made for the. I hope you will be able to keep Tully,

O'Quilts said...

Just adorable..good for you

Ann said...

Your birds are adorable. I've given/made lots of Christmas ornament birds to one of my sons. Guess I'll have to get busy and add one of these, too. Thanks!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Muy bonitos tus pajaritos!!!! y a tu perro parece que tambiƩn le gustaron, besos

Ruth said...

I always make an ornament for my grandkids and those are finished, but these look so cute, maybe I'll make them for next year. It would be good to start early! I also made 4 pillowcases yesterday and need to make one more pair as soon as the fabric comes in the mail. I couldn't find any US Navy fabric in the stores, so had to order from Etsy.

Jody Herbert said...

Hi Janet! Your Christmas Birds look fantastic! I love them.

Karen said...

These are darling, it's such fun to do different things now and then. Merry Christmas.

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

These ornaments are just precious. Love them - but the dog photo bomb is the best!

Belinda said...

How s-w-e-e-t!
Ornaments AND pup!!