To ramp up for Christmas, I wanted to share twelve different ornaments ranging from new creations of my own to vintage finds from my family. Today is day one!
Kicking off the series is this felt take on Sunbonnet Sue, the iconic applique quilt pattern.* This ornament came from one of my grandparents. Sue’s clothes are bordered in gold, beaded trim, and she’s ice skating on blades made from paper clips!
*I have since learned that this little lady isn’t actually a Sunbonnet Sue! If you want to learn about felt ornaments from an expert, check out this lady’s felt ornaments blog. It’s excellent!
Â Her red coat is stuffed with batting and her hood and mittens are made from a second layer of white felt. Nice and cozy!
Do you have a pattern that you could share for this ornament. I think it is adorable. Or, did you just use a regular “Sue” pattern and make it smaller? Very, very cute idea.
This is something a family member made years ago, so unfortunately, I don’t have a pattern :(
If you contact this lady http://feltornaments.blogspot.com/ she will send you the pattern…and about 300 more!
Hello. I just LOVE this little girl skating. I make ornate Christmas socks for my family. My grandmother started this over 60 years ago, and I carry on the tradition, for my nieces and nephews children.
I am very very interested in this particular pattern, design. I am not much of an artist, but I ask is there anyway you could send me a copy – copy it flat on a copier, or take a straight on shot so I can use the pattern?
Here is my blog, and you can see some of the socks I have made.
I do all felt and sequins….and am doing 2 girl socks this year….looking for more vintage type designs…
I don’t have a pattern for her – I just have the finished ornament, otherwise I’d scan & email her to you in a second! You might want to look for a Sun Bonnet Sue ornament pattern and just add the paperclip ice skates to her shoes, or you could contact to the lady behind this blog: http://feltornaments.blogspot.com/. I hear she’s the expert on felt ornaments!