One of my goals for 2016 is to
make some of the Bucilla kits
I have collected over the past couple of years.
If I can make one a month, I'll go through what I have....
The first one I chose is the
Nordic Christmas Tree Advent Calendar.
The ornaments stitch up pretty quickly and are so cute!
Instead of using polyfil to stuff each ornament as the directions suggest,
I use batting. I have a lot of batting scraps and I like the look of the
batting padding better. If the piece needs more padding,
I use two pieces of batting.
This makes the project a little more portable, too.
It's easier to take a piece of batting along then a bag of polyfil.
It took me several evenings to stitch all of the sequins around the tree.
They sure sparkle!
The pattern suggests sewing sequins on the tree to hold
the ornaments, but I'm going to find little buttons to use instead.
I think they will be sturdier.
The buttons will be stitched on the white dots on the tree.
The star hasn't been sewn to the tree yet,
and the hangers for the ornaments will be added
once they are all finished.
The tree is has not had the backing or padding added yet,
but will soon.
Six ornaments done... only 18 more to go!
The only bad thing about stitching these kits is it
takes away from my knitting.
I do still knit in the car or while waiting at appointments, etc,.
so I have a little progress to show on my next pair of socks.
This yarn is so reasonably priced and knits up nicely.