As a continuation of the last post I bring you
When my mothers parents retired to Florida the community they moved to had a holiday bazaar every year. The ladies group my grandmother belonged to began to make felt ornaments to sell at the bazaar. These are some of my favorites.
Tiny Christmas Stocking
Winter Sports Themes
Skiing Snow lady
Skiing Polar Bear?
Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes and such
Winnie the Pooh
Kanga and Roo
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Wynken, Blynken and Nod
Mary had a Little Lamb
The Three Bears, sans Goldilocks
Pinocchio and Geppetto
And of course the big man himself
Patterns were constructed and pieces were cut from felt. Sequins were hand sown, dozens per ornament. Individual pieces were pinned together, stuffed when called for, then sown by hand. Can you imagine the work that went into each and every one?
My Nana, personally, made HUNDREDS every year for over fifteen years. She could tell you the year each was made and how much it sold for. Nana started sending me nanaments the year I got engaged (1984 - remember people I am OLD!). I have dozens of them.
Hanging these ornaments on the tree is one of my favorite holiday traditions!