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Partridge in a Pear Tree

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This year for my soon to be family I decided to make them each a little something.  What I ended up making was pears.  Now the funny thing was, when I went to Michael's they had the perfect cards.  So, I made my pears to match.
The pear ornaments are consist of felt, embroidery floss and ribbon.
Below is the template for the pieces.  Feel free to save them or print them out.  When you do print them out be sure to choose full page option so they will be the correct size.
To make the ornament, I chose 2 contrasting colors of felt and white felt. One color would be for the main part of the pear, and the other for the small circle.  The white was for the medium size circle, and the leaf.
Once I cut all the pieces out of the felt, I sewed the small circle to the larger circle.  I used a modified blanket stitch. After that I sewed the circles to the front piece (of the pear cut out) using the same modified blanket stitch.
I then, sewed both the front and back pieces of the pear togethe…

Back From the Dead

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Hello All!   I am back.  Life has been crazy recently.  I finished both my teaching credential and my master's. So for now I am free.  I am back to posting.

It is winter break for my district, which means loads of down time for me.  It may sound crazy, but I really don't do well with too much time off.  I get bored and the cabin fever sets in.

To help quell my boredom, I am collecting spring clothing patterns and projects.  I have found a few so far on Merrick's Art.  If you haven't checked out the blog before, take a gander.  There are some great tutorials.

Here are a few that I found and am planning on trying.

Tunic Dress
Doman Sleeve Top Both of these are super simple tops, made from knit cotton.  I can't wait to give them a try.  I will let you guys know how they turn out!
Here area  few more links to projects I want to try. http://www.merricksart.com/2012/06/easiest-pencil-skirt-youll-ever-make.html http://www.merricksart.com/2012/03/jersey-pencil-skirt-tutor…