Anybody else totally addicted to the Olympics going on right now?
I don’t know why I’m so into it this year. I never get into the summer Olympics, and usually I don’t bother much with the winter games unless I feel like trying to catch some of the figure skating. And yes, that’s totally what I’m watching for most, but I get home and turn the tv on at 7 and just have playing whatever is on while I’m working on other things. I definitely don’t work on anything else while the skating is happening, though. 🙂
And I will freely admit that I have stayed up WAY TOO LATE far too much watching these games and it’s starting to wear, but gosh dang it, I can’t help it! I’m just into it this time around, and since the games only happen every four years, I don’t feel too guilty over it. I’m currently waiting for ice dancing to start in about fifteen minutes…
In any case, in honor of the Olympics and feeling all American, I made some patriotic fabric ornaments this week.
I made the one on the right first, as it is the same pattern I’ve been doing since I started. And I added the little star charm for a flash of bling. The butterfly ornament was my first attempt at making one with the picture in the middle. I’m not entirely happy with how it turned out, but since it’s just the first one, I guess it’s alright. The Peanuts one in the middle was my second and a half attempt. I tried a different fabric first, but the picture was too big, so I gave up on that and switched over to Charlie Brown. I did more measuring and readjusting on that one as I went, so I’m a lot happier with how that one turned out.
The pictures on the back half of the ornaments are different. And I added some silver beads to the Peanuts ornament to make it a little more interesting.
Now that I’ve made a couple of this pattern, I think future ones will be a little easier, but I’m definitely going to have to reevaluate some of the ones I had planned to do. I’ve got a better understanding of the size of pictures that fit and how they need to be laid out on the fabric for it to work properly and cover the whole ornament. I need to go through my stack of planned ornaments and see if there’s anything that will need to be eliminated from the plans.
Ok, I’m off to make some hot chocolate and grab a snack for the games!