Friday, November 8, 2013

More Ornament Auditions

I believe this is the end of my audition process for 2013. I will be making these.

I used this tutorial as my inspiration. The one on the left is the first one I made. I used a yo-yo for the center, as called for in the tutorial. The crochet hook I used for it was too large, but was the smallest one I owned. I made the one on the right second. The center is two pieces of wool with an awesome button attached. I purchased a smaller crochet hook and am much happier with the end result. It's a keeper!

I think my style is better represented by the one on the right, with the button and the wool center. So, I will continue to use wool rather than making yo-yos, which I don't really enjoy anyway. I plan to use some of my fun buttons and I may even do a little embroidery too. The center circles are only 1.75" so there isn't room for much on them.

I do still really like the first ornament I auditioned, but due to time constraints this year I will be making these. However, I don't have to do any auditioning for 2014 because I will be making the embroidered wreaths. I'm just going to start on them sooner so time won't be an issue and I can enjoy the process.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Your ornaments are darling. I agree with you that the one on the right is the best. I'm not into making yo-yos. Great idea. Thanks for the link.

Mama Pea said...

These are really neat, Lynn! I love that you do this every year. :-)