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Emily’s Ornament – Finished!

It’s done!

HALLOWEEN is barely over, and I’m ready with a CHRISTMAS GIFT and I couldn’t be happier with it!

After finishing the beading on the beard and hair, I did the mustache, which is done with dimensional bead loops. I wasn't happy with how the nose outline and the cheek looked, so I took out the stitching and switched the colors so the cheek was the darker rose color and it looks a lot better.

After finishing the beading on the beard and hair, I did the mustache, with dimensional bead loops. I wasn’t happy with how the nose outline and the cheek looked, so I took out the stitching and switched the colors so the cheek was the darker rose color and it looks much better.

I cut out the hat and attached the bow and the bells...

I cut out the hat and attached the bow and the bells…

...then I cut out Santa's face and stitched the hat to the head...

…then I cut out Santa’s face and stitched the hat to the head…

...and finally I cut a piece of felt and glued it to the back to hide the stitching and added a hanging loop...

…and finally I cut a piece of felt and glued it to the back to hide the stitching and added a hanging loop…

AWESOME!

I think I like this idea of starting Christmas projects way before the deadline – no rush and I’ve got time to jump onto a couple more ornaments that I’m doing without a kit or pre-purchased pattern: gingerbread men and women with lots of sequin and beaded bling, and snowmen heads I’m making from yarn and old thread spools. Look for those posts soon!