Monday, December 15, 2008

Little Reindeer

As soon as I saw these little reindeer patterns, I knew I wanted to stitch them as ornaments for the boys.


Middle's
Renne de Noel freebie by
Valerie found here
fabric: 32ct Cashel Relic by Picture This Plus
fiber: Crescent Colours Brandied Pears

Youngest's
Reindeer freebie by
Sharon Bennet (Daffycat Designs) found here
fabric: 32ct Cashel Relic by Picture This Plus
fiber: GAST Tarnished Gold

I used suede cord for the hangers and stuffed them with softwood shavings. They have a crunchy, vintage feel but are are still very lightweight. And they smell like fresh-cut wood :) You can find softwood shavings at a rancher's supply store (with the horse stuff.)

It's very cold here......it was -6 when I took the kiddos to school this morning! So, stay warm dear friends!!!

19 comments:

Annie said...

What a great idea to stitch those 2 as companion pieces. You always have such a good eye for what works.

Tammy said...

Adorable ornies! Great idea for stuffing!!

Irene said...

Cute and cute !! Love your finishing.

Becky K in OK said...

Love both the ornaments. Thanks for posting the addy for Renne de Noel. I love it. I also love Sharon's and have it already. Great photos.

Heather said...

great finishing, very unusual

Olenka's Stitches said...

These ornaments are just perfect for boys! Stay warm!

mainely stitching said...

VERY nice, Staci. And I love your filling idea!

Michele said...

love both reindeers .. of course you know I would! lol .. I printed them out, thanks, I hadn't seen them!

stay safe and warm .. Washington is having our coldest weather in 15 years!

Redwitch said...

Mmmm I bet they smell lovely and so cute too!

xstitch.nl said...

Oooh, you told me about these. They look great! The Daffycat reindeer is hilarious!! Thanks for the link!!

Lelia said...

Lovely stitching & finishing!! Thx for sharing the freebie pattern links. These are awesome designs : )

Cindy F. said...

cute ornies! great filler idea:)

Margaret said...

Beautiful - thanks for the intro. I've printed the instructions off for next year!! Stay warm - shall i send you some of our heat we are +24 degrees celsius!!

Carol R said...

Cute reindeers!
Keep warm and safe Staci

Daffycat said...

Thanks for posting, Staci! ***hugs***

Nancy said...

Very sweet reindeer! I like your idea of soft wood shavings for stuffing. Thanks for posting the links too.

Sally said...

They are both so cute Staci!

Carla said...

cute reindeers!

Solstitches said...

It seems like I'm seeing reindeer every blog I go :)
These are so cute. Love them.

Margaret