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Monday, November 29, 2010

old fashion toy ornament

When my son was a wee boy,
many winters ago,
I was concerned, as most moms of young children,
of the danger of Christmas ornaments.
And my solution, like many other moms,
was to make soft, unbreakable ornaments.

We do not need them anymore,
so we usually used them in a wreath:


These 6 ornaments are paper pieced little patchworks
of old fashion boy toys:

a topper                     a sail boat


a horse                      a train



an airplane                      a boat


These ornaments were the first paper piecing I did,
and as you have seen before not the last!
see some more here, here, here and here
I know, I just think it makes everything easier!

The pattern is "toy box ornaments" from Sweet peas, Inc.
by Kim Halvorson.
I looked around for some web address or info
but this company seems to be gone.
 The pattern was publised in 1998.




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9 comments:

Christie, Describe Happy said...

These are really sweet! My favorite is the little horse. I am also pretty blown away by the dragon and noahs ark you paper pieced. I really need to give that technique a try -- seems the sky is the limit with it!!

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, those are so adorable - what a great idea to put fabric ornaments on a wreath!

Naturally Carol said...

What a lovely considered idea to make soft ornaments when there are babies around. They have lasted well too. An amazing collection, and now, full of memories for you.

Shari said...

These are very sweet. It's too bad the pattern isn't available anymore. Do you recall if there was a girly themed set?

Quiltstory said...

so sweet and cute! Thanks for linking up to Quiltstory!

Laurie said...

"Sew" cute and I am now following your blog! Thanks for participating in my Linky Party!

Sara said...

great ornaments!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Ellie Inspired said...

Adorable ornaments!! Loved seeing all your other paper-pieced projects too. That last quilt with the farm scene...wow!

Sew Shine said...

Love these ornaments! The colors are perfect! It is so great that you still use them to decorate...bet they are vivid reminders of those infant days...those days are over way too soon! Thanks for sharing!

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