October 2, 2016

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!


Kerrie (Kezzie) said...

Hi Val

I really love your free BOM design ├Łou 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.


Kerrie (kezzie.k@hotmail.com)

Pieta Laker-Ratcliff said...

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

Nanna Chel said...

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

Emily D. said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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!