I decided he needed someone to keep him in line, someone with a cool, level head. Frosty now has a wife, Mrs. Frosty!
- felt in white and green (or whatever color you want for her hat)
- whtie ribbon, 6-8" for the hanger
- craft glue
- embroidery thread in white (not pictured), black and green
- powdered blush (not pictured)
- 4 sequins (or any other embellishments you wish to use)
- vanishing fabric marker (not pictured)
- polyfil or stuffing of choice (not pictured)
Cut out your pattern pieces
Lay one of the green hat pieces on top of the white face and pin it in place.
Lay the pinned pieces face down and then lay the remaining hat and face pieces so that they line up properly. Pin those as well.
Pick up one of the pinned pieces and with green embroidery thread, work a line of button hole stitch along the edge to secure the green felt to the white. Remove your pin when finished.
With a vanishing fabric marker, place dots where you would like to place the sequins on the hat. Secure each sequin with a french knot (wrapped 4 times). When you are finished securing the sequins, knot the thread on the backside.
Glue the eyes and nose into position.
I've learned the hard way that stitching tiny pieces of felt can cause them to shred which is beyond frustrating.
Draw out the smile and cheeks with the fabric marker. With the black embroidery thread, stitch the cheeks and smile using a basting stitch.
Using the powdered blush, put a tiny amount on one edge of the brush. Dab it in the center of each cheed. Using the tip of your finger, make a small circular motion inside of the cheek "circle" to spread the blush and to work it into the felt.
With a tiny amount of red embroidery thread, stitch an M centered on the top of the mouth line. Below the M, stitch a V using back stitch to give her a cute little pout.
Fold your ribbon in half and tie a knot in end.
Pin the ribbon into place between the two stitched felt pieces. Also pin the sides of the face to help keep everything lined up while you stitch.
Beginning on one side of her head where the green meets the white, secure your knotted green thread and whip stitch across the top of the hat through the ribbon hanger to the other side. Knot and finish your whip stitch as mentioned in that stitch tutorial.
Begin whip stitching the white only do no not stitch up the last 1 1/2". Leave your with thread dangling.
Stuff your ornament lightly. Overstuffing will cause your stitching to pucker.
Complet your stitching in white and finish off your thread as you did in Step 12.
Don't they make a handsome couple! I've always believed that Frosty would get up to all sort of mischief with that magical hat. He needs someone to keep a watchful eye on him. ;)
Wow! I've made it through to my goal of 12 ornament tutorials! WoooHoooo!
The Stashbustin' Ornament GIVEAWAY will run through Friday, 12/16. That night, I will pick my winners and mail out some of my own holiday cheer to those of you who have shared your ornaments here on my blog.