Hello Friends! I'm very excited to take part in a special Christmas in July felt ornament release from Poshta Design! There are two kits available, the first one is the Gingerbread Friends kit which includes the dies to make stitching a gingerbread man and woman a breeze.
Here's where I started, using the dies to cut out the felt shapes for the front and back of the gingerbreads. I decided to give them some clothes. So I die cut a second shape from the dark brown felt, and cut them down to shorts and a sleeveless dress.
Now it's time to bring them to life!
For a more pronounced "icing" look, I used the thicker white cord included in the kit, instead of the floss.
Her buttons are cute little hearts, easily attached with a single stitch.
Here's a sneak for tomorrow's kit ... this little lady has a sweet tooth, as she's been caught with a peppermint in her hand!
What a cute little guy! The stitching holes for the icing really make it easy to stay on track and get these done. I've used mostly basic stitching, have doubled up for the mouth, and used french knots for the eyes.
For the buttons I stitched an asterisk and added a red seed bead to the center.
This guy is making off with a candy cane, also included in tomorrow's gingerbread village kit.
There's one more thing I'd like to share for these guys ...
Personalization with the Accessory Alphabet! You can use these dies for initials, or in this case ...
you can make a special gift for a new couple's Christmas! Maybe even stitch the date on one of their legs.
Aside from being a little surprise on the back when they flip it over, I like decorating the backs of ornaments so there's something to look at if they get turned around. My sons have been decorating our tree for years, and they're not always the best at making sure ornaments face forward. This way, even if the ornaments get turned around they're still super cute.
These guys will be released at Poshta Design on Saturday 7/2 at noon EST.
Stay tuned for a look at the second set being released, the cutest gingerbread house with many different possibilities!
There will be a $50 gift certificate giveaway for both introductory blog posts at Poshta Design. Winners will be chosen from comments on each post, and announced at 9am on Saturday 7/2.
Here's more information on the kit, from Lizzie herself:
When it comes to Christmas baking, gingerbread tops the list for seasonal delights! This gingerbread pair brings a touch of sweet whimsy to your holiday crafting. With both lady and gent shapes, you’ll be able to create an ornament or garland for everyone on your list. There are even two styles of buttons and a little heart accessory included in the die, so you can customize your projects even further. Our handy shaped base plates make adding the piping details to these characters a breeze. You’ll have a baker’s dozen whipped up before the first flurries fly!
Retails for $50.
This alphabet is perfect for the times you want to add personalization, but a bolder monogram just won’t quite fit the bill. These letters can be used to spell out names (4-5 characters fit on many of our past and present ornament shapes), add initials, or customize your projects with special messages. You can even pair the Accessory Alphabet with the Monogram Alphabet and Inline Monogram Alphabet for creations that are tailor-made for your friends and loved ones!
This alphabet includes all the letters of the alphabet with double vowels and “gameshow rules” for extra popular letters to make your creative time a breeze. You receive a total of 37 characters wired together.
Retails for $19.
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