From Sketch to Sample – Christmas Tree Ornament #1

I’ve wanted to expand my Christmas line for a while and summer is the best time to work on new things as sales are usually pretty slow. Plus now that my daughter is stable and we’re only spending one day a week or so at the hospital, I have a little breathing room to create. My husband keeps reminding me to take it slowly and have some fun. He knows me well.

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Last summer I was able to expand slightly with a new color and smaller versions of the Christmas stockings I already have, but that’s it. The rest of my ideas haven’t made it past the sketch phase.

I recently unearthed the Christmas product sketches I did at least 2 (or 3?) years ago. They are the perfect projects to start with–small, simple and ideas I’ve wanted to bring to fruition for a long time….The first is my Snowman Christmas Ornament

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My first sketch based on my existing Skiing Snowman Christmas stocking design

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Refined sketch to-size

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Playing with fabric pieces, seeing if it will work like I thought (had to make the hat a little shorter)

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Almost done…

Then my machine started making a squeaky sound and the stitches were all inconsistent and  tight. (Of course I didn’t take a picture – who wants to document their mistakes?)

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Ummm… I guess it’s been awhile since I cleaned my machine! Yikes!

That did the trick!…

Finished!

Finished!

I’ll be refining this a bit more but I think it’s a good start and worth developing further. This sample will go on our family Christmas tree.  = )

What do you think?

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(This ornament was listed in my shop in November 2013)

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One comment on “From Sketch to Sample – Christmas Tree Ornament #1
  1. heids says:

    so cute little perfect good project for a busy nurse mommy 🙂

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