Pudding Christmas Tree Ornament - free pattern

Christmas is getting closer! Today I have the first of six Christmas Tree ornaments that I will be sharing with you. There will be a new one added each fortnight. Here is the Christmas Pudding:


These ornaments are very quick to make, can be made from bits and pieces you have in your stash and I hope you will really enjoy making them.


I've used some fun embroidery stitches to embellish the ornaments. Fly stitch is a great felt enhancement and I've fallen in love with Palestrina Knot stitch:


The crochet edge is optional and I've made suggestions for alternatives if you're not a crochet fan.

The pattern is available in my Craftsy Store. Craftsy have changed their format over this weekend so I hope you can find your way around. Let me know if you have any difficulties. 

Seeing we're on a Christmas theme, I would like to show you this lovely "Joy to the World" cushion that I designed: 


I really like everything about this - the colours, the sentiment, the appliques, the embellishments.


... a little bit of stitchery, Prairie Points ....


... Suffolk Puffs, braid and lace:


The pattern is in Handmade Vol 35 No 4:


It's easy to find on the cover!


I'd love to see your take on the Pudding ornament so send in those photos!

Happy stitching!
Val

5 comments:

  1. Hi Val

    I really love your free BOM design Ýou are Blessed'. What a beautiful way to be able to have the teachings of Jesus on a wall where they can be read all the time. I hope to make this during the Christmas holidays-and I have some beautiful fabrics that I know will look lovely in this pattern.
    Thank you for being a blessing by giving the pattern for free. May God bless you for your generosity.
    Thanks also for the free Christmas decoration patterns.
    I am just new to your website and blog and have signed up to follow you via email.

    Blessings

    Kerrie (kezzie.k@hotmail.com)

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  2. Thank you Val for your generosity. I'm 'into' handmade this Christmas so I'll definitely be making these.

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  3. Thanks for the free download of the Christmas Tree ornament, Val. Very pretty.

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  4. Those are so cute!! I haven't done very well with hand embroidery machine embroidery works better for me. But I wish I was better at hand embroidery!
    Emily
    Stitchingwithelli.com

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  5. Oh, thank you, Val! This is such a great ornament, and I do try to have a lot of felt ones - I could probably do a small tree in them entirely! Love it with the crocheted edging. I'll have to be sure I still have some appropriate thread for that. The cushion is wonderful, too. I'm starting to get in a Christmasy mood already!

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