I chose to make the Snowman - the 5" version, and I turned it into a very simple decoration (and I plan to do more - or perhaps make some bunting - they're fun to make!). The pattern worked out really well - I was a bit dubious about the tiny size of some of the pieces, but it actually came together really easily.
I actually don't own any Christmas fabric. At. All. Even so, I think the pearl bracelet background kind of looks like snow (not deliberate either - I didn't think of it until I saw these photos...) and he's vaguely Christmassy?
I made my block, and then pinned a piece of ribbon (about 15cm?) to the front top, like below. Then I simply sewed a 5.5" square of fabric right sides together with the block, leaving about 2" gap for turning.
I clipped the corners and turned it right side it, and then top stitched around the edge, about 1/4" in. Stupidly I forgot to embroider the eyes and mouth BEFORE doing this, so you really don't want to see the back ;o)
He's a bit lop-sided but I actually really like him. We have a little pine tree in our front garden, so I even got a 'location' shot :o)
13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins
Then it's your turn! Download the patterns (they'll be free for the duration of the blog hop!) and make one or more of the blocks to create a finished product. Anything you like, as long as it's completely, 100% finished! Then come back here on November 30th to link up your finished product to win some awesome prizes! There's also a Flickr group for the blog hop, where you can share your blocks as you finish them. Show off your progress, and be in the running for a prize there too. That's 2 different ways to win prizes!
And what are these fabulous prizes?! Well, so far we have:
Awesome Launch Day giveaways - check back November 1st!
2 x $10 vouchers
Joy by Kate Spain - full fat quarter bundle + panel
2 x $25 vouchers
1 x $25 voucher
$30 gift voucher
Japanese Christmas fabric - fat eighth bundle
Cherry Christmas harm pack
Oh, and that amazing Joy fat quarter bundle and panel from Intrepid Thread? Kate Spain herself will be selecting the lucky winner of that as the Grand Prize!!
Plus, are you needing some Christmas fabric supplies for the hop, or just your stash in general? Well, Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabrics has set up a special discount code on Christmas fabrics in her shop! So if you need supplies, be sure to check it out. The code is "sewseasonal10" and is for 10% off all Christmas fabric (Joy, Blitzen, and Sentiments) through November 18th. A charm pack or layer cake will work perfectly for Ornamental!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!