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I love to design original heirloom quality Christmas ornament patterns. My ornaments are sewn by hand from wool felt and love. Coffee figures in there a lot too. And a few other materials!

I take lots of time with each of my patterns to make sure they are accurate, detailed, and laid out in an easy to follow, step-by-step format. I always include lovely sample photos and professionally drawn, clear diagrams. I write very detailed instructions so you'll never be left guessing, and I throw in a lot of tips. Customers tell me my patterns are more akin to buying a craft class than a sewing pattern! My goal is for you to be feel supported with the process and end up with a beautiful ornament that you can be proud to give as a special gift or to hang on your own tree.

To find out more, click on the pattern series you are interested in:

Twelve Days Ornament Series
A 12 pattern series of wool felt folk ornaments inspired by the original 1780 carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. There are 15 ornament projects in this series.
Quick link to color guides: Benzie or Felt On The Fly

'Twas the Night Ornament Series
A series of sparkly, vintage looking wool felt ornaments inspired by Clement C. Moore's 1823 poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas – more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas. This is a new series that is under development. The first and second patterns in the series, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are now available. The 3rd pattern is coming in 2020.
Quick link to color guides: Benzie


New series to be announced 2020
Think Charles Dickens.

8 comments:

  1. Hi, I have been making 2 sets if the 12 days of christmas series - 1 for my mum and 1 for my mother in law. The patterns are easy to follow and accurate and I am really pleased with the results. I hope to make a drawstring bag for them to be stored in and would like to sew some writing on the bag '12 days of Christmas' (imaginitive), is it possible to know the font you use on the ornaments to replicate on the bag?
    Many thanks in advance
    Amelia

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    1. Hi, Amelia! Thanks so much. The drawstring bag is a lovely idea! I made my own font up for the numbers. If you used something like Bodoni and just outline it, it will look very similar. Just a thought -- a bag will protect them but they may end up looking a bit squashed after storage? A multi-tiered box of some kind might do a better job (and you could still embroider a label), but of course a box has the disadvantage of being larger than a bag.

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  2. Hi, Larissa! I am in love with your beautiful designs! When I was young (starting around age 8), I did a lot of embroidery of all types and I created a couple of treasures that were 3D. It's been over 20 years since I've done any needlework but I'd love to try making one of your designs. Do you have recommendations of which of your designs might be good for getting back into it? Thanks so much!

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    1. Hello, Ruth! Sorry for the delay in your answer. Typically you'll get a faster response via FB or my shop: mmmcrafts.etsy.com
      OK, your question: If you'd like to just try crafting with felt with a small amount of beading and embroidery, I'd recommend my Snow Bird ornament. It's a quicker finish and a nice way to jump back in. Flora Needle Book is a nice option for that too. If you'd like to jump into a more embroidery heavy option, try my Partridge & Pear ornaments. :-) I hope that helps!

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  3. I am making a set of your 12 days of Christmas and wonder where I can purchase the face beads for the 5vpeople ornaments. I live in NZ but can purchase on line.

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    1. Hi there! (FYI, you'll get a faster response on questions via my facebook page or my etsy shop. mmmcrafts.etsy.com)
      Some crafters offer just the heads for purchase. You can contact folks for custom orders on this page:
      https://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/p/mmmakers.html

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  4. When will the Charles Dickens ornament patterns be available?

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    1. Hey, Kristin! The first one is underway in the design stages right now. I'll be spacing the release of my planned patterns throughout the year. This one is first on the list. I'll be sure and post updates as it progresses to the samples. Thanks so much! :-)

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