Ornament #14 – Puppy Face {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

30 Days Christmas OrnamentsOrnament #14 – Puppy Face01b62d47a077291a7c03a9fb05fc51a54c4c80b626

Well I think I have the stitching bug.  And the felt bug.  And, of course, the ‘make every conceivable dog-related ornament there is’ bug.  I’m even considering re-organizing my embroidery floss stash by color.  More on that in a later post.

For today’s ornament, I first sketched the puppy face onto cardboard to make a pattern.  I needed to make the ears separate from the face because I knew I would want the ears to be a different color to the face.  I cut the base out of the 019ef700328be2599c0cf4216dee8025ea69ccb65fsame dark brown color as the ears, cut the ears separately and then cut the face out of a  lighter brown felt.

In stitching the separate pieces, I used a running stitch to attach the face and ears to the base in the same color floss, but switched to a dark brown floss for 011be5bc7c6d7ee8777c1111d581cd38f22e341c24the eyes, nose and mouth.  For the mouth and nose I used a back stitch and for the eyes I made them using french knots.  I was nervous doing the french knots, mostly because I remembered not being very good at them years ago, but they seemed to work out fine.  Time has a way of working things out.

I attached a pink button bow and ribbon to the back of the puppy face.  I think I’ll be making 3 more using the colors of my own dogs.

Quest46LogoItem #36 – Learn to knit socks.

I have always wanted to learn how to knit socks.  It’s an area of my knitting skills that is woefully lacking so when I found this excellent tutorial from VeryPinkKnits, I knew I had to give it a go.

Question of the Day:  What is your favorite holiday drink?




Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
It looks like this :: Grace

2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 15th, 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 15th will pick from Ornaments 8-14, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8
Ornament #9
Ornament #10
Ornament #11
Ornament #12
Ornament #13



If my ears were brown and, you know, less Spock-like, that ornament could be my twin.



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8 Responses to Ornament #14 – Puppy Face {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Cathy Powell says:

    The Dirty Snowman. It is hot chocolate with a kick!

  2. Alan says:

    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale…

  3. Michelle says:

    Apple cider! And puppy faaaace another super cute ornament!

  4. Kathy Ryan says:

    7-up and raspberrry sherbert

  5. Marjorie C says:

    Apple Cider!

  6. Pam says:

    Peppermint hot chocolate!!

  7. Neil says:


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