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

***squeal***!!! You outdid yourself, Alicia! The Nestled Child ornament is your sweetest one yet!

Oh ....I am traveling next week and I expect internet coverage to be spotty! Hope I don't miss these I have them all. These are just so cute!

Yay! I was hoping little Mimi would be represented in them :)

WOOT! That's all I have to say about that!

Oh goody! These look adorable. I was so excited to see what ornaments you came up with this year. I look forward for getting this kit and making these sweet ornaments to go on my special little tree just for Posie ornaments. :)

I still have yet to make all of my previous kits, and yet I am hungrily eying this new one and making plans to jump on buying it! Ack! Alicia, you are an addiction!!

Eek! This kit is so wonderful! This will be my first one of yours to make; I can't wait!!

Oh My !!!!!
Can't wait :0)
Thank You .... they are wonderful !!!!!

I am a little but behind I am making the Red Wool Coats for my granddaughters this year and the polar bears for my grandsons. I just love your CHristmas decorations and I will be buying more!!!!!

oh my GOODNESS! always look forward to the kits as the harbinger of the holidays...in other words, time to get busy! lovely.

karen on bainbridge island says: September 27, 2013 at 07:24 PM

That mouse! A must have pattern.

I love these as much as all the others. Can't wait!!!!

You're spot on with the changes. I thought the amounts of floss you put in the Maggie kits was perfect and I am enjoying using up the Maggie scraps on other things. Looking forward to it!

Oh my gosh, so cute!

Oh my- I can't wait I am so excited! That sweet girl is so sweet. I hope there is a corgi in the future.

Oh wow, this might be my favorite set ever! The little bed is amazing!! I always love the themes you come up with. The little stories you give the ornaments is just as much a joy for me as actually making the ornaments & hanging them on my tree. Brava!!

I have been following your blog from the time you were only a few weeks away from receiving your darling little girl. Your perfectionism in your crafting is amazing. How do you get so much done . . . so beautifully . . . so calmly?

Most beautiful inspiration draws out most beautiful work don't you think? All the years you have been creating have brought forth the child. "Make it and she will come." And it was so.
I'm making Miss Maggies this winter and will no doubt craft a little brown-haired girl all snug in her bed for my tree.

Should you ever fancy a trip to Provence with your family Alicia, check out our little home for rent on my blog.
Merci for sharing your family story.

I can't wait to make this for my little girl. Her hair is exactly the same colour as the felt girl. Thanks you! Love to you and yours. Bx xxx

Gorgeous! I love the little girl in the bed--so sweet!!

Oh they're gorgeous - especially the little girl in the bed! I'm at least two years behind on construction but it always feels like the start of Christmas preparations when your kits arrive!

Susan Roberts says: September 28, 2013 at 05:26 AM

We all are excited! They are all soooo darn cute! Thanks for the update too! Oh, and the recipes sound great - can't wait until our fall weather actually arrives in Northern California! Gotta get sewing and cooking...and so nice to do that with cooler weather.

I'm so excited about this kit! My daughter is in a ballet performance of the Night Before Christmas every year. Last year she was a mouse and this year she will be one of the children nestled in bed, so I can't wait to make that ornament for her!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Amelia is in an ornament!!! :))))

xx

The Mimi ornament is DARLING!

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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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