>Part 6: Advent Calender Button YOYO Ornamnet

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hung on tree

Supplies:

  • button (I used vintage buttons)
  • small yoyo (use what ever you want for the template)
  • needle
  • embroidery thread to sew and use as hanger
  • scissors
  • sewing thread

Order of events:

  1. Make yoyo.
  2. Tie knot in embroidery thread; pass through center of yoyo and back again.
  3. Thread button and stitch on; go through yoyo and button two or three times. Finish with needle on back of work.
  4. Insert needle into yoyo; come out edge of yoyo.
  5. Make loop for hanger; tie off.
  6. Take needle back into yoyo and cut off.
finished

Because I don’t like to post on Sunday, I will post another ornament late tonight for everyone.
DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PATTERNS TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!

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>Part 9: felt / sequins / big glitter ornamnets

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cover image

Supplies:

  • felt
  • sequins, any type
  • big holiday glitter (I used snowflakes)
  • beads or any other embellishment
  • thread
  • needle
  • embroidery floss
  • thimble, if you use one
  • scissors

Because I am showing two ways of attaching sequins with and without holes, I made 4 ornaments; two for the giveaway, and two for my tree. This post counts as two ornament posts (you can leave a comment on yesterday’s so that you get your name entered for today and yesterday) one for yesterday and one for today. Feel free to go back and post a comment on any that you haven’t posted on to get the max entries for this giveaway.

Order of events:

  1. Get sequins and felt, and figure out your layout
  2. Sew on sequins/glitter (with sequins, of course, go through the holes).With glitter you are couching the piece of glitter down. Make sure to get a thread that is a close match to the color of your sequin/glitter.
  3. Add other embellishments such as beads (you can do French knots instead of beads; I just like holiday ornaments with more, not less, so I used beads).
  4. Edging; I did blanket stitch for some, and just an angeled stitch (a real wide satin stitch, meaning lots of space between the stitches) for others. Side note: You can make two and stitch them at this point front to back if you have an advent tree that is free standing. This way, no one would see your stitches on the back. I didn’t do this because mine face the quilt, all hanging, and the backs are not seen.
  5. Add hanger and you’re done!

>Part 13: Spool ornamnet

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on tree

Supplies:

  • craft wood spool or a real vintage one (if you don’t mind adding glue to it; I just couldn’t get myself to do that to my old ones)
  • beads
  • bells
  • embroidery thread
  • scissors
  • needle
  • glue dots

Order of events:

  1. Place glue dots on side of spool from top to bottom where thread would normally be wound (I used 3 dots; it’a hard to see in this photo, the next few are better to see the dots)
  2. Wrap thread around spool making sure to go over tail. Cut thread just past the last glue dot; press thread hard into glue dot to keep thread from coming undone.
  3. String bell.
  4. String spool followed by beads. Tie knot to keep beads from moving. Tie another knot to form hanger; done. The red and green tails haven’t been cut yet in these photos.
side by side
Tails are cut in this last photo.
DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PATTERNS TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!

>Part 4: Advent Calendar : Candy Cane ornament

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on advent tree

Here is an easy one even the little kids can make (with help from an adult with cutting implements).

Supplies:

  • Variegated pipe cleaner
  • Round item to wrap pipe cleaner around
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embellishments (sequins, ribbon, felt, bells whatever)
  • Something to cut pipe cleaner and embroidery thread

Order of events:

  1. Cut pipe cleaner about 2 to 2 1/4 inches long
  2. Bend around round item to form hook
  3. Cut and tie knot in embroidery thread to make hanger
  4. Add embellishments

DO NOT USE THIS PATTERN TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!

>And the blogiversary Winner is

>Ok the winner has been drawn by my children.  Thank you all who have played.
 We had to draw this twice as the first winner had not left a way for me to contact her.

Yarn Princess said… I wold LOVE to win a copy of your new book. I have been in awe of the yo-yos but afraid to try. Maybe this would help! 

I will probably do another giveaway when i get a copy of the September magazine of crochet

>Last two days to sign up for giveaway

>To enter the giveaway look for the link on the side bar.  For those who are new to my blog this is where the pattern is for the crochet piece featured in my blog banner.

front cover

>Crochet Yo-yo giveaway…Blogiversary

>I am celebrating my book and my blogs anniversary together.

I received a few copies of my book in the mail yesterday and want to share with my readers.  Please leave your comment at the end of this post to be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of this book.  The books winner will be drawn and announced on July 5th.

Make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you or I will have to draw a different winner.  thanks and good luck

Update: to answer a question in the comments yes I am willing to ship the prize any where in the world if the post goes there.

For those who are new to my blog this is where the pattern is for the crochet piece featured in my blog banner.

front cover

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