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Nutcracker Ornaments

Nutcracker Ornaments

I finished up the last in the series of Nutcracker ornaments this weekend. It seemed easier to do the ornament-making steps all at once when I had the materials and tools out. So here they are!Clara The Toymaker And the nutcracker himself The whole set in a photo together! I have to say these were …

Flat Ornament Tutorial

Flat Ornament Tutorial

Hi, all. I am working through the set of Nutcracker ornaments, and I thought it might be a good chance to write up how I make them. This kind of ornament makes a nice finish perfect for hanging on the tree or around the home. I’m putting a “glue warning” on this project for those …

Fall Stitch School: Crewel Embroidery Seed stitches

Fall Stitch School: Crewel Embroidery Seed stitches

Welcome to another lesson from Fall Stitch School with The Floss Box. This week I’m going to look at seeding stitches. And I don’t mean “seed stitches”, well I do, but I mean more generally stitches that can be sprinkled about in a regular or irregular pattern in crewel embroidery. These are filling stitches that …

The Mouse King Ornament

The Mouse King Ornament

I managed to stitch 1 of 5 Nutcracker ornaments. I am hoping to do all them. This one went pretty quickly for me. I started with The Mouse King because he is the meanest of the lot and maybe that makes him the most fun! 😉 I’ve already started the next one in the series. …

Finished Squirrel Project!

Finished Squirrel Project!

Yesterday I put in the final stitches! I took a few closeups too you can enjoy. I’m pretty happy with this project. It was a good challenge for me. The squirrel was a bit tricky to stitch in place, but I made it work. The tail is made out of turkey knots that I trimmed …

Little Pieces

Little Pieces

One of the fun things about stumpwork is all the little pieces you make and attach. They are a lot of work sometimes and sometimes are a bit fussy to work with, and above all demand patience. But the result is quite often worth the trouble which is why I do this type of needle …