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ornamentation: tiny ice skate



My mom has a very charming felt brooch that she's had since she was little. It's an ice skate with a paper clip for the blade. (I wish I could find it right now...I hope it's still around!) It isn't an uncommon design, but it is one that I love. I've adapted the idea to go along with one of my Advent Tinies, and created an ornament from it! Of course, you can make this into a brooch like my mom's...if you'd like.

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You will need:
Felt
Embroidery floss
Jumbo paper clip
Stuffing (just a teeny bit!)
Ice Skate pattern PDF
(and a pin back if you're making a brooch instead of an ornament!)

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Cut two skate pieces from felt.

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Stitch a face and some laces onto one of the pieces.

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Start at the top and stitch around the edges. When you get to the bottom, stitch the paper clip in place as you stitch the bottom seam.

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Add some stuffing, then sew the opening closed.

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Sew on a hanger (with embroidery floss) so that it looks like it's the laces of the skate.

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If you're feeling extra industrious, you could make two of these to hang together. But even just one skate is rather cute, don't you think?

6 comments:

  1. Wow, that skate is adorable. paper clip - genius x

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  2. I'm loving all your ornaments :) Thanks for posting!

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  3. Anonymous10:23 PM

    Mollie,

    Did you know I love your Blog?

    Maureen

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  4. This is so cute! Love the paper clips!

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  5. These are soooo sweet & clever, Mollie!! :) Love!

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