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Christmas Pins

I started making and giving out these Christmas pins last week to friends so they can wear them all month!

I originally saw the idea here & put some of my own twists to it.

1-I didn't have felt & rather than going out to purchase some, I used fabric I got from my grandma over Thanksgiving.  I don't know what it's exactly called, but it's soft and feels soft-of like a comfy sweatshirt.  For the trunk I decided to also use fabric from my grandma and I tried to pick a fabric that matched the person I gave the pin to from what I have.

2-I didn't have those scissors to make the tree jagged so I used a different stitch.  In Mexico Luci & I made these rhinos for the kiddos and we stitched them.  So Luci taught me this stitch.

Since I used fabric, instead of felt, for the trunk I had to hem it so it won't fray, but that's ok.  Also the fabric I used for the tree was not ideal.  It was very difficult to pull the needle through the fabric and my fingers hurt for days & I had to take my time and do them slowly (and cut down my list of receivers from everyone I see from now until Christmas to people I think will actually somewhat enjoy them).

I will be wearing mine to every Christmas party I go to.  ...  After I make it.

*Somewhat unrelated.  Why can't I pronounce the word pin or pen correctly?  Every time I say pen someone thinks I'm talking about a pin.  And vise versa.  I need to go back to 1st grade.


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