I have a fun, easy little bird pattern to share today, as a part of the Sew A Softie group. I love the Sew A Softie community – Trixi from Coloured Buttons organizes it and all over the world, bloggers share free softie patterns and organize softie sewing workshops. Her passion for getting kids started sewing is lovely; you can see my review of her e-book for kids sewing here. In the past I have shared a free sheep softie and a free pocket kitty softie, this Christmas season I have a jingle bird!
With about a month and a half left until Christmas, you have plenty of time to stitch up a few ornaments with my free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern! Sewn with a simple back stitch, this would be a perfect first embroidery project for someone who has always been wanting to try it out. I added sequins and seed beads just for fun, since I had a bunch left over from this ornament that I made last year.
I designed this as a part of the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home.
I have a fun embroidered Christmas ornament tutorial to share! If there is one emotion I want my kids to experience around the holidays, it is joy! This ornament will serve as a good visual reminder for that goal, instead of succumbing to exasperation when the lights won’t untangle and the kids knock over the tree.
If you’re looking for more free Christmas ornament patterns and decor ideas, you can see all of mine here!
I finished a fun modern embroidery sampler! I’ve been working on it slowly, for close to a year (I went back on Instagram to check my progress!). I really love embroidery samplers and trying different stitches out, it gives you the “finished project” rush of dopamine over and over again! I got hung up with what to do in the middle; the “color wheel” that I ended up with is far from perfect but I still like it. One of my favorite things about embroidery projects is that I always remember where I was when I worked on them, so I have fun family memories hanging on my wall.