Trim the Tree

My favorite swap every year is the Trim the Tree Handmade Ornament Swap.  I've been working on some prototypes.

This ornament comes from this Danish blog tutorial from Sofie Legarth.  It ended up a little thick from all of the folded fabric and a bit floppy.  I think it would work a lot better with pretty paper and a bone folder.

Trim the tree trial


I adore this knitted glove, but even with my love for tiny knitted things, I can't tolerate making four more of these.  My wrists ache just thinking about it.

Trim the tree trial


So, I'm going to knit tiny mittens instead.  Both the glove and the mitten are from the Mini-Me pattern by Julia Mueller on ravelry.

Trim the tree trial

I absolutely adore handmade ornaments. Do you have any favorite tutorials or examples to recommend. I'd love to see them.

9 comments:

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

Oooooo, looooove the tiny mitten!! (And although the tiny glove is beautiful it's not worth the pain.)

felicity said...

I'm smitten with Tiny Mitten! I'm happy to say that I have the privilege of owning one of your beautiful ornament creations from the last swap. :)

Muriƫl said...

They're all so cute! Great job, making prototypes and all. I'm telling myself I should get to work on ornaments too, but the Christmas spirit hasn't arrived here yet. We are still in the middle of rain and falling leaves.

Amy Friend said...

Oh, I love, love little knit things. I am going to be crossing my fingers!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow - LOVE the mitten!! I tried joining that group but my request is 'still waiting moderator approval' from about 2 months ago! Oh well - maybe next year!

ruthiequilts said...

I didn't do this swap this year... Too many other commitments! (Although seeing these sweet ornies makes me kind of wish I had done it! LOL!)

melissa said...

what fun! i love your chosen little mittens - they'll make adorable ornaments.

Anonymous said...

your knitted ornaments are adorable.
I love the knitted mini stocking tutorial (under free patterns) from littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk
I have made it many times and it turns out great!
I have also made her knitted christmas tree bear but it is a bit more fiddly

stephanie

Holly said...

That little knitted mitten is adorable! This looks like a fun swap, do you know when they open it each year? I'd like to keep it in mind for 2013.

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