This Christmas my family has the privilege of celebrating 3 babies' first Christmas. This means that I had the joy of being pregnant at the same time as my sister Ruth and my sister Maria! My niece Rose was born in May, my nephew Patrick was born last week, and my own little baby will be arriving within the month! Yikes!
So, since life will be a little fuller once my own baby arrives, I decided to get going on these Baby's First Christmas ornaments, especially since I had to make three of them. I was also motivated to do this for my dear nephew Patrick who remains in the NICU. We did, however, receive some wonderful news--an MRI showed no damage from his traumatic birth! Amazing! As we are all quick to remind ourselves, that this does not mean he will be without some possible physical or mental disabilities in the future, but we couldn't wish for better news at this point! Among other things, I just hope and pray that he is home thriving at Christmas!
To give full credit, this project was inspired by something I found on pinterest: Here is the link.
Here's the how-to for this angel ornament:
- Needle, Embroidery Thread
1. Use template provided to cut out 2 angel bodies (one with arms folded out, one with arms folded in), and wings. The head and holly leaves can easily be free-hand cut.
2. Stitch holly leaves onto Angel body (the one without arms)
3-4. Pin angel body without arms on top of angel body with arms. Pin head on top of both. Blanket stitch around the outside.
5. Fold in arms. Pin down and stitch buttons on so that they will hold down the arms.
6. Blanket stitch around the outside of the wings.
7. Stitch the wings to the back of the angel body. Then, take a scrap piece of felt and add personalization.
8. Cut a strip of felt to be used as a loop at the top. Pin in place. When this is done, whip stitch the piece of felt with personalization to the back, making sure to sew down the loop as you go.
And there you have it! A cute, cheep way to mark a babies 1st Christmas!
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