Friday, December 22, 2017

Lady Dancing pattern now available!


On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love sent to meeee...

Eleven ladies dancing!


I'm delighted to announce the eleventh pattern in my Twelve Days ornaments series has sashayed its way into my Etsy and Craftsy shops. Are you new to this series? Pop over to this post to see lots of helpful information about it.


If you know the modern Twelve Days of Christmas song by heart, you might be saying to yourself, 'Wait, I thought day eleven was Pipers Piping?' And you'd be right! However, my series is based on the original carol from 1780 and the order toward the end is a bit different than the modern one. It's all good – you can number your ornaments any way you like! That's the cool thing about DIY.


These three dancing lady samples were made with the Benzie felt bundle no. 5, (Gold Ring and Lady Dancing). You can of course make your ornaments in whatever colors you like! For those of you who want to make ornaments just like these samples, the specific color guide for them with DMC floss numbers included will be coming soon in a separate post.


Making these Twelve Days ornaments is way easier than you might think because of a magical, printable Sulky stabilizer that adheres to the wool felt. You basically print my pattern to Sulky Stick 'n Stitch, stick it on the felt and embroider on the lines. No pattern piece tracing or embroidery transferring. It's super duper! (The pattern pictured above is from the 1st pattern in the series, Partridge & Pear.)


This diminutive dancing damsel design (sorry, couldn't resist) was a little reluctant coming together. Some designs click right into place from the very beginning and some designs you have to wrestle with for a while. She was a little tricky because I think I had way too many ideas for her that were all trying to come together on one ornament. I had trouble committing. After stitching through three regenerations of the Doctor on Amazon streaming video, I prevailed. Four if you count no. ten's Doctor Donna instantaneous biological meta crisis.

On to Lord a-Leaping...it's looking a little doubtful he'll come in under the new year's wire I've set up for myself in my head, but I'm going to give it my best try!

18 comments:

  1. Happiness is making mmmcrafts twelve days of Christmas!

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    1. Oh, Celaina, how sweet of you to say that! I'm just happy you enjoy making them as much as I do!

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  2. So pretty, I'm doing the odd numbers of this collection, while my sister makes the evens, so I get the pleasure of making this little beauty.

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    1. Julie, that is such a cool sister thing to do! Love to see what you both make!

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  3. Thank you for the many joyful hours stitching your beautiful patterns Larissa. They are just beautiful. Merry Christmas to you! Elizabeth

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    1. Oh, how sweet is that? Thanks so much! A merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  4. I thought I commented but don't see it? Try again:) These ornaments and the colors are just beautiful! They will be a family heirloom! You are so talented Larissa! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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    1. Hi, Jan! Thanks so much! Any talent I have been given is all from the Lord, so the glory goes to Him. Happy new year to you and yours!

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  5. I’ve just finished my partridge and pear, and enjoyed your pattern SO much, thankyou Larissa. It’ll be a while till I get to Lady Dancing, as I’m going to work through in order. Your designs are really beautiful and detailed, and I even managed to get some sulky-solvy here in UK, which is amazing stuff!
    Thanks again for sharing your hard work and inspiration xx

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    1. FrosterlyBazaar, Excellent! I'm so happy to hear that and very glad to share the magic of the Sulky stabilizer! I love that stuff! Happy new year!

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