My daughter Kathy is the seamstress of the family. She's been making things since she was just a little girl. One year she bought some material that had these Strawberry Shortcakes on them.
She sewed them together , stuffed them with cotton, tied on a yarn hanger.
This is a pretty one with whip stitching. Navy and gold colors.
I have to admit that Emma and I made these. She glued three popcycle sticks together, added googly eyes and a red puff ball for the nose, to make Rudolph.
Granddaughter Sierra , made this reindeer. Three clothes pins, glue two back to back, flip one and glue it to the body. Add the googly eyes and a red nose...oh and a bit of cotton for the tail.
I bought this material when the girls were small. I sewed it up and they stuffed all the angel girls with cotton. We each have our own angel.
One year we bought a Christmas ornament kit, made of wood. The girls painted each one and added the ties. One of the girls glued cotton to the sled runner.
Liz made this cinnamon bear , punched a hole and tied on a red ribbon hanger.
Here's one made of dough and painted. As I recall it was also a tag tied to a gift.
I am sure Kathy made this one. Like I said she loves sewing.
This is one of the ornaments Emma and I made. Rolled up sheet music and tied with lace.
This little elf is so special. My oldest daughter received it when she was in kindergarten. I remember how excited she was when she brought it home. Hope I haven't bored you with the showing of some of our favorite ornaments.
Wishing all a great day. Let us offer good wishes or prayers for our fellow bloggers who are in need of our love today. Thank you everyone. XO
I absolutely love seeing other people's ornaments. So many different ones. No one has the same tree. Thank you so much for sharing all of these with us.ReplyDelete
Kathy, You sound like me....I enjoy seeing how everyone does their decorations. I also love seeing the style in decorating their homes. It's inspiring. Hope your day is a great one. xoxo,SusieDelete
A lot of work and love went into making those ornaments. I'm sure that each one brings back fond memories. Those are the best kind!ReplyDelete
Judy, That is so right. When you can remember little hands making something with love...it is special. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
These are my favorite types of ornaments, handmade and the sentimental ones. So many wonderful memories attached to them which one gets to relive when they are put out on the tree. Thanks for sharing Susie.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ana. As I decorate our tree, I think of my wonderful children and grands. They made these ornaments with love. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Home made ornaments make the tree much more special..Lots of memories and stories go with them..ReplyDelete
Missy, I do think about when we made them..how excited the girls could be. I will always treasure these ornaments. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I loved all the stories of the ornaments through the years. We have many hand made ornaments also and seems each year we have to retell one or more of the stories. Such sweet memories.ReplyDelete
JoAnn, You being a seamstress I know you appreciate the effort my daughter put into her cloth ornaments. Plus the needle pointes. They are special to me. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Thank you sweet girl. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Oh what treasures. Next year I'm gonna have a smaller tree for the grands. I'm gonna use all the ornaments my children made and had. I may even do it before we get together to unwrap gifts this year. If so, I'll share.ReplyDelete
Bonnie, I would love to see a post of your special kid ornaments. I know you love them as much as I do mine. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Oh these are so special Susie. I just love looking at your treasures. Something to hold dear to our hearts. Hugs and Love. xoReplyDelete
Hi Susie, I have been thinking of you and hope you are doing better. Hope you are enjoying some of your children's special ornaments, as I am here. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
What special keepsakes to remember happy Christmases past AND present!! Homemade/handmade ones are the very BEST! They come with memories!ReplyDelete
Linda, These little ornaments often take me a million miles away on a memory journey. I miss my babies. :):) Love you, xoxo,SusieDelete
How very sweet all of the ornaments !ReplyDelete
When my daughter was young we used to make homemade ornaments, but she makes them with her own family nowadays, that's how it should be....
Hi Jo, When Emma and I made the deer and the sheet music ornaments we made enough for others. I know my daughters have made many with their children. Just as you said..it's the way it should be. I love seeing homemade ones on others trees. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,SusieDelete
I loved seeing all the ornaments made through the years. Those are the best kind...made with love! I have some made when my kids were little...years and years ago...but they are still special to me. Merry Christmas, Susie! xo CherylReplyDelete
Cheryl, You know there would never be a day when we would get rid of those precious ornaments our children made. We just love them. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, all the ornaments were made with love and are all so special. The little elf looks a lot like mine that I've had since the 1960's..Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoy a wonderful time with your family..JudyReplyDelete
Judy, I know you must love your little elf also. Thru the years, I have either made or bought ornaments and put the year on them for my grandkids. I hope one day when they hang them on their tree that they will thin f me. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
These kind of ornaments, from the heart, are the kind we all love.ReplyDelete
Thank you BJ...that's exactly how I feel too. I know we all have a few. I love using them over and over. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
How nice that your daughter loves to sew. It seems to be a dying art! The ornaments are so very special Sue, you must love the ritual of taking them out each year and reflecting.ReplyDelete
I wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet comment on my Spotlight Post a few weeks ago. I've been remiss about visiting blogs that are new to me as it is a busy time of year, but wanted to wish you and yours a most joyous New Year!
Doreen, Thank you for stopping by. My daughter who loves to sew...actually bought a sewing machine when she was going to buy a wedding dress...and made her own dress. She made many outfits while in H.S. on my old singer. I am going to come by your blog again. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
They are all so precious. I love the little pixies like the last one you've shown. How nice to have ornaments you've collected over the years. Holiday hugs!ReplyDelete
Diane, That little pixie is so special. Well all the things my girls made mean something to me. Even Emma and Sierra's deer. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie you write about whatever you pleas. It's your blog.ReplyDelete
It's always very pleasant here and you are very kind when you come to my blog. The world needs more people like you.
Thank you Paul. That is so kind. I enjoy everyone's difference when we are blogging. If I come across one I don't like much...I usually won't go back. I have no time for reading hateful stuff...and I am sure not going to hurt people by leaving mean comments. Blessings to you and Arlene, xoxo,SusieDelete
We did a lot of these very same ornaments. In fact, nearly all of them. I enjoyed seeing them and I know you all had fun making them.ReplyDelete
Vee, that is so good to read about your family making ornaments too. I hope you all still have them around. Blessings to you, xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie - Love seeing your homemade ornaments. Isn't it so much fun to look at each and every one and remember who made it or where it came from. Precious memories.ReplyDelete
Hi Judy, Glad you came by. I still come by to see your blog..it's just when I try to leave a comment the comment box will disappear when I click in it to leave a comment. I have been excited for your new house make over. I want to wish you and Merry Christmas. Blessings to all, xoxo,SusieDelete
I love handmade ornaments, especially ones made by children over the years. You have some very sweet pieces which probably hold dear memories. Blessings, CindyReplyDelete
Yes Cindy, I love thinking back to when we made some of these ornaments and the ones my children did on their own. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I think most of the ornies on my trees are handmade, either by me kids, myself my friends and through some great swaps. The ones made by my children are sweet treasures to me. Im looking forward to all the ones I'll collect now from my grandbabies! have a great day and MERRY CHRISTMAS!ReplyDelete
Vivian, I can just imagine all your crafty ornaments...you are a good seamstress also. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am sorry that I have not been able to stop by sooner. I had one party here in the beginning of the week and i am getting ready for another one on Sunday for 20!!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Hi Debbie, I hope your parties are lots of fun. I have truly enjoyed seeing all your wonderful decorations. You have so many beautiful things. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
....homemade things are the best,aren't they..love-love em..
Hi Patty, Hope you are doing well and all set for a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Those ornaments are all so sweet because they were hand made and have sentimental value. I still have all of the ones my kids made when they were little.ReplyDelete
Hi Kelley, We love the crafts our children make with all their sweet love involved. Blessings to your household for a merry Christmas. xoxo,SusieDelete
These ornaments are so cute, and the Strawberry Shortcake one really brings back memories. I love unique ornaments and Christmas trees!ReplyDelete
Ricki, I am so glad you remember Strawberry Shortcake. I love seeing these old ornaments that were made by my children. They are special. Blessings to you for a fun weekend, xoxo,SusieDelete
hehehehe that little elf is so cute, Susie. And I like how you displayed the homemade ornaments on red and black plaid. I am really into plaid right now. You know, my husband made the same kind of reindeer that Sierra made when he was a young boy. And that Cinnamon Bear must have smelled so good when Liz first made it. Does it still smell of cinnamon?ReplyDelete
So many wonderful homemade ornaments, and it's nice that you still have so many of them that you can look back and remember.
Sheri, I laughed about your husband making on of those reindeer. I hope someone still has it. The cinnamon bear no longer smells like cinnamon but he's in pretty good shape. When My Angie was in kindergarten she had some dough ornaments they lasted a long time... till I stored them in the garage one year and they drew moisture and fell apart. Sad. Hope you are enjoying all the decorating. I loved seeing your pretty décor. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I love Christmas ornaments and you have so many unique ones! I used to make some from felt, sequins and trim ~ the little bird was one. Also, made the small round styrofoam balls into ornaments with lots of sequins, beads and ribbon. Good 'ol days!ReplyDelete
Pat, Did you ever put something away for safe keeping and forget where you put it?? I have done that with some little felt birds my daughter Liz made me. She had feathers for wings and sequins for eyes. I hope I find them one day. When I do I am just going to keep them out...as they could work with many seasonal decorations. I have one of the Styrofoam ball ornaments. I think one of the girls made it in Sunday School. Blessings for a great weekend , xoxo,SusieDelete