Ornament Kits Update

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Here's a sneak peak of the Nestled Child, the Newfallen Snowflake, and little Notevena Mouse, the stars of my newest felt ornament collection called Night Before Christmas, inspired, of course, by my little one and how excited I am to begin sharing traditions (as this story is for so many people) with her!

I will give you ALL of the details about this collection (as well as my previous five collections) when the kits go on sale next week, probably Thursday or Friday. I'll keep you posted, don't worry. We did things a little bit different this time in terms of felt. We had the manufacturer cut most of it for us this time, and, for reasons to boring to go into, you will notice that you will be getting more felt than you need to create these ornaments. That is because in order to have them cut it, we had to simplify the number of sizes of pieces we had, so we sized up on many of them. That's okay for you because you can use the felt scraps for so many other things (like flower clips). We also did things different in terms of floss. This time, instead of including individual skeins of every color you need (sometimes up to nine or ten skeins per kit, I think, and often you would only need a few inches of floss of that color!), we pulled floss from giant cones and cut it into small, customized hanks for each kit, the way we've done with our Maggie Rabbit kits and the Winterwoods kits. This is how we will do all of the floss for all of our kits from now on. We've tried to be generous with the amount of floss, but of course if you ever need any more to finish the project, just let me know. We had to determine amounts retroactively for the first five kits this time, so there was some guesswork, but I feel good about it, and I think it will be fine.

I've also added some new supplies to the web shop to help you complete the kits. Wax-free dressmaker's transfer paper, fabric markers, tiny needles for sewing on the beads and sequins, and fabric glue (though this can't be mailed overseas) are all new in the shop.

Digitally downloadable PDFs of each of the previous patterns are currently available in the shop, and one for the new collection will be available as well. If you already have lots of felt and floss at home, these are a good option.

I think that's it for now, but I'll check back in after the weekend and let you know where we're at! Have a good one! xo, a

87 comments

Darling! I LOVE the little flowered bedspread!

Traci Parker says: September 30, 2013 at 05:35 PM

The baby in the bed looks like Amelia. Is there a bead or beads to look like the rose barette that is always in her hair? She is adorable and it comforts me to read your blog. There aren't words to describe how much you and your husband love this child. Thanks for the rainbows and sunshine.

Every year I can't believe your ornament kits could get any cuter - and then they do! So excited for another Christmas ornament season!

Those ornaments look great! They are always so precious. Someday, when my kids are older and off doing other stuff, I am going to order all of them!

Lovely. Period.

I am SO using this as motivation to get other, bigger, less fun projects done. "Once I finish the (INSERT BIG BORING BLAH PROJECT HERE), I can order ornaments! Yippee!!!!"

Joy Abbott says: October 02, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Very cute the child in bed ornament, just looks like your little girl x

Cindy Varley says: October 02, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I visit your blog everyday and just adore it. I only wish I could be as talented as you are. I just love your little family. I wish we were neighbors and were the best of friends. Love all your work. Cindy

I have been waiting and waiting for this post to come up but it never showed up in Bloglovin' for some reason (just to let you know - I am not bothered). The next one did and I was so happy to be able to scroll back to read this one. They are so beautiful!! The nestled child one is just superb particularly.

Oh my goodness! I'm so excited. It's so dear and might be my favorite yet although it seems almost cruel to make me choose a favorite.

That is so Amelia:) Love it..Hope I can cut the snowflakes as well:)

Wrennette Aagaard says: October 01, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Did I read that you are going to make available the same ornament kit from last year.......because not everyone got one? I wrote a month ago requesting one...if it is available...so that's my question: Is Night Before Christmas Ornament going to be available?...and if so WHEN? So that I don't miss it this year.
Thankyou so much for your "help in this matter"....lol Enjoy, your week with your sweetheart and your Mimi.

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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