Friday, November 16, 2012

trimming the tree

I joined in the Trim the Tree Handmade Ornament Swap again this year. And like every year, I struggled with what to make! Everyone in the swap is making such amazing stuff. I finally settled on something fun but not too Christmassy-- hot air balloons!

hot air balloon ornaments

Each one was made with my four partners' preferences in mind. It was fun picking out little bits of fabrics for each balloon.

hot air balloon ornaments

hot air balloon ornaments

I had so much fun making these that I've decided to share the pattern and tutorial next week. Stay tuned!




18 comments:

Catskill Quilter said...

Krista -these are just adorable! I am sure that they will be treasured.

Kadybug said...

These are adorable! I bet your partner is going to be ecstatic!

Amy Friend said...

Super cute Krista-these are bound to be very popular! I will hope that one is coming here!

Poppyprint said...

Yippee! They are super cute.

Newbie Jen said...

These are adorable! I can't wait for the tutorial.

Charise said...

They are soooo cute Krista!!!

Leanne said...

I saw these on flickr, I would love a tutorial as I would like to make them too.

Angela said...

freaking adorable!! You're making me wish I had time for all of these swaps. an ornament swap sounds like a blast.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

These are so cute! I love them!

Jo Ann said...

I cant wait! Love them. Super cute.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Oh how adorable they are! Super great idea and so beautiful work! x Teje

Kelli said...

Oh my goodness--my sister is in the process of adopting and she's chosen to do the nursery based on this cute print she found on etsy of little animals in hot air balloons (I know it sounds random, but they're so cute!) Now I see this and I've GOT to make her a little garland of cute hot air balloons out of the leftover quilt material for baby's bedding. You are awesome, Krista! I will impatiently wait on the tutorial... ;)

Megan said...

Those are really lovely, and such a clever idea.

Holly said...

They're adorable! What lucky partners you have!

Mary said...

What a nice idea, ornaments which are not too Christmas oriented, but so cute and beautifully made!

krista said...

too cute! looking forward to the tute!

Danielle Hudson said...

I love these! How cute!

kershok said...

This is awesome! Did you ever make the tutorial?