- Each ornament is two layers, because I like to hide my messy stitches and knots inside. The top layer is decorated, and the back is a solid color, plus the thread loop.
- When I am doing little felt strips, like on this candy cane, I cut them much longer than necessary. After they are sewn on, I trim the edges to fit. This way, they are always the perfect length and don't get sewn on crooked.
- I am using a full piece of embroidery thread (all 6 threads) for my ornament hanging loop. I simply tie a knot in the thread, make a loop though the back piece of the ornament, and tie a second knot inside to close it off.
- Embroidery is a valuable skill and just takes a little bit of practice! Stitch School is an excellent blog to check out if you want to learn many embroidery stitches. Here is a link to the blanket stitch, specifically.
One of my favorite parts of this advent project is I've been able to use this box of embroidery thread. My mom brought it to me when Ruby was born. It originally belonged to a much larger set of my grandma's thread collection. She was an avid (and talented, I might add) cross-stitcher. I love that I have a little bit of my grandma's supply sewn into every ornament!