When I heard about the monthly Christmas Critter felt along hosted by Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin and Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage, I knew I wanted to join in.
I've visited Claudia's blog many times and when she mentioned she was co-hosting the 12 month felt ornament challenge it sounded like a lot of fun. They'll be sharing patterns each month for two different felt ornaments and by the end of the year you could have as many as 24 for your tree, or however you want to use them.
I thought the owl and bear patterns were really cute so I created 1 of each and kept them fairly simple. I wanted to add some stitching on the edges, but I haven't sewn for awhile, so I decided just to glue the felt pieces together and try my sewing skills on other ornaments.
I had in mind to do some crazy patterns with felt, but in the end I decided to use my white and blue felt for the main colors of each ornament.
I decided to do a simple blue bear and added some embroidery thread for a bow. I really love the shade of this blue felt. I'll be sharing this pattern with others because it is so cute and you can add so much personality to your bear.
I made sleepy eyes for my snowy owl and had a leftover blue heart from my bear, so I decided to add it to the front. My hubby called this my ghosty owl and he commented about how cute both my felt critters were. He rarely comments about what I'm making, (without being asked), so when he does say something nice about it he really means it! I can redecorate the mantel and he hardly says a word, but I make a little felt ornament and he notices right away. We are both easily amused by the simplest of things at times.
I used to knit quite a bit in the past, so I added my blue lace scarf and a felted gray square to show my owl and bear. In addition to hanging them on your tree, these felt critters can be used in a variety of ways to decorate a scarf or a cute knit bag for a child, and I read another blogger suggested finger puppets which is a great idea too. I'm looking forward to continuing the monthly felt ornament challenge! Thanks for stopping by!