Tuesday, September 5, 2017

curated felt color collection for Drummer Drumming ornaments and Etsy update

Hello! First a quick Etsy update: Have you tried to purchase via PayPal in my Etsy shop lately and found the option was grayed out (unclickable)? Thanks to a couple of vigilant readers I was informed about that problem. Etsy told me it's a glitch within Etsy Payments. Boo. They provided a solution for now by adding a standalone option for Paypal payments. Result: you can purchase via PayPal or choose credit cards/gift cards, etc... as before. I'm sorry for any inconvenience that glitch may have caused you guys!

And now for the Drummer ornament colors by Benzie Design felts! The three samples above were all made using the Benzie Bundle #3, which is the same collection I curated for French Hen:

A note about this color collection: Bronze (second from bottom in the photo above) has unfortunately been discontinued. Benzie felt color Castle is being used as a substitute for the bundles going forward, which is the closest color/value available. It's more tan and less gold:

So the colors in the #3 Bundle are:
Blue Spruce
Castle (Substitute for former color, Bronze)

So to make this^ copper/yellow/pink ornament:
Hat and cuffs: Orange
Body and tunic: Copper
Sleeves and pants: Coral
Sash, belt, drum and pom pom: Mustard
Drum top: Castle (or Bronze if you still have some)

DMC flosses for the decorative embroidery:
814 maroon
3716 light pink
892 bright coral pink
783 gold
947 bright orange

So to make this^ mint/pink/orange ornament:
Hat and sleeves: Julep
Cuffs and tunic: Blue spruce
Belt/sash and drum top: Coral
Drum: Orange
Pants and pom pom: Chartreuse
Body: Copper

DMC flosses for the decorative embroidery:
3716 light pink
892 bright coral pink
919 copper
3371 dark brown
935 dark green
166 acid green
943 teal green

And lastly, to make this^ yellow/copper/blue ornament:
Hat and tunic: Mustard
Cuffs shown are Bronze, but if you don't have Bronze use Copper or Blue Spruce
Belt/sash: Copper
Body and drum: Blue Spruce
Drum top, sleeves, pom pom and pants: Swan

DMC flosses for the decorative embroidery:
783 gold
919 copper
3808 dark blue
3846 bright light blue
807 medium blue
832 dark gold

I hope that is helpful for you! The Drummer Drumming pattern (and the other Twelve Days ornament patterns) can be purchased at my Etsy shop or Craftsy store.  Happy sewing!


  1. I've been following your 12 Days for the past year. I'm checking in for the first time in a few months and am so excited with this ornament!! He's beautiful and I can't wait to make him!! Thank you for this series - I am in love with it!! Now if you could make some time in my day, I'll get sewing!

    1. Hi, Mary, thanks so much! I'll work on that whole more time in the day thing...I need that too. :-)


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