Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Aurifil Ornament Blog hop/giveaway


Christmas decor has always been big in our house, since I was a kid. Now I have quite a collection of vintage ornaments and also family pieces of my own. Many are those plastic Santa's and reindeer, which inspired my Ornament design. Slightly stiff, but very cute plastic reindeer! One tradition we have in my family is to make a new ornament every year with my daughter. We've done snowflakes, ceramic ornaments, beads, wrapped fabric balls, you name it, We've done it! I just love a homemade decorated looking tree!


We have many other traditions here in our house at Christmas time... One big one is, we go to Strawberry Fields, in Central park every Christmas day. It's also where my husband asked me to marry him, and where we take our Christmas card picture!



Another tradition in our house?  To watch the vintage Rudolph cartoon every year... So my ornament design for the Aurifil Designer Blog hop is based on those vintage looking Reindeer Christmas Decorations...

Feel free to make his nose red!
Click here to download the pattern

Please visit this week for their Designs:
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Lizzie B Creative
Pam Kitty Morning
Be sure to leave me a comment here and on the other Designers pages, to be entered for the Aurifil prizes!

197 comments:

  1. So cute and would go with my reindeer themed items.

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh, what lovely and personal traditions! I miss Rudolf in Sweden. All Swedes watch the Disney Christmas Special from 1954? every Christmas Eve, at 3 pm, but Rudolf ain't there! Thanks for the pattern and chance! Lizzie in Sweden lizzietillstrom at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. There's something very special about home made decorations :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love it - thank you very much!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such lovely traditions. We buy a couple of new decorations each year for our tree, usually when we're away somewhere, but I hadn't thought of a new handmade one each year.

    I love Strawberry Fields too - we surprised my mum there on her 50th birthday. She'd gone to NY with my dad and me and my brother turned up unexpectedly. If that doesn't sound like much of a surprise, we don't live in NYC, we don't even live in the US, we're in England!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love a homemade looking tree, too! We have white lights, red bows, candy canes, and then whatever the kids or I have made over the years. Your reindeer looks very sweet! I may print that out for the kiddos in my elementary school group who loved hand embroidery yesterday to do. (Of course, there were some who HATED hand embroidery yesterday. Oh well, it takes all types!)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the idea of making an ornament each year. I tried that, but with boys it didn't last long. They decided crafting was for girls and wouldn't do it any more. Maybe I'll have better luck with my new grandaughter.

    Thanks for the free pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for the lovely ornament. I am glad embroidery is coming back.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I let my daughter pick a new ornament every year. We actually do have a new Rudolph ornament and a vintage Rudolph. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very cute! Only thing ... when I try to download the pattern, the third page with the actual tracing pattern doesn't show up in the download. I tried downloading as both a pdf and an odt.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Jennifer, please try it again, It's only a two page download... I pulled it up on my iphone and it seems to be OK...Or try refreshing your browser, and try again... just to be safe... thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. So cute! I have got to get started on these!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Adorable.Thanks for the pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  14. So cute! I love the handmade ornaments on the tree!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your ornament. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your reindeer ornament is adorable! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Victoria, I have no idea why it's showing up for me as 4 pages, but only saving 3 in Firefox. Weird! But I was able to download it as two pages, complete with tracing pattern, on Internet Explorer ... technology, go figure! Thanks for sharing ... it's darling!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a lovely Christmas Day tradition. Are there many people at Strawberry Fields then?

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love the idea of going to the same spot for your Christmas pictures every year! Beautiful little girls and you are already teaching them to "imagine"!! Love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I had a tradition of my son and I watching "It's a Wonderful Life" every year at Christmas. Now he had grown up and we don't live together anymore. I miss the time we shared. It is just not the same watching it by myself. Love the homemade ornaments! They are so full of rich memories!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love the little reindeer ornament! These are all so cute! I think the designs would make a sweet little mini quilt!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. What sweet memories. And cute ornaments!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a cutie! Thanks for a great pattern - it's going to look great with my other Hop ornaments. :)

    (FYI - I downloaded the page .pdf with no problem using Firefox.)


    thimbleroom(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks for the sweet ornament pattern. I love the vintage look.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love holiday traditions. Your reindeer is adorable. Thank You!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love the reindeer! You cant have Christmas without Rudolph. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  27. Cute little reindeer! I have a lot of vintage and homemade ornaments as well. Your little guy would feel right at home at my house! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thank you for the adorable reindeer pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  29. So cute! Reminds me of a neighbor's yard decoration when I was a kid. I loved to go past his house just to see his Christmas decorations.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Very fun ornament and I think I have watched that show, every year till my kids moved out, lol.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  31. I have loved crafting and ornaments especially. Love this small guy of yours. having fun all along the way I am. thanks
    quilter000

    ReplyDelete
  32. Looking forward to this! Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thank you for a lovely story! and a cute design!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Haven't made any ornaments, your design will start a new tradition for me.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I think I've seen that sweet little deer hopping through my backyard. So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Lovely little reindeer! Hasn't B grown!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks so much for the reindeer pattern. I will make his nose red!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. What a cute reindeer! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love your little rudolph ornament. Great traditions to now share with your daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thanks for sharing the reindeer pattern & thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love your Rudolph ornament, as well as hearing about all your wonderful Christmas traditions. We are a family that has many fun and wonderful traditions too...my "kids" now 30 and 33 still love those traditions we did as a family and now are carrying them on with their own families.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love your reindeer ornament! So cute! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love the Rudolph cartoon, too! Yep, going to use red for his nose.

    ReplyDelete
  44. this little ornament is so cute! i shall have to brush up on my embroidery!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I'm planning to do these ornaments for my grandchildren next Christmas. I'll be able to get a head start first of the year. Thanks for participating.

    ReplyDelete
  46. We also have to watch Rudolph every Christmas. It just isnt Christmas without it. I Love your vintage looking reindeer. Thank You for the pattern!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love the reindeer!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. The reindeer is so cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Precious! I'll be making several of these! (With red noses on one or more!)

    ReplyDelete
  50. Rudolph is one of my favorites! Thank you so much.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Such a cute reindeer. We love the Rudolph movie too.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love the Ornament Thanks. I also enjoyed your blog thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  53. I will probably make this with a red nose it is so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  54. What a cute reindeer...might give it a try. Thanks
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I Love making new Christmas tree ornaments, thank you the reindeer is so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Rudolph is a favorite of my grown children too. What a cute ornament.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Wow when this blog tour is done, I am going to have a great collection of patterns. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  58. Thank you so much. I have been wanting to make ornaments for a long time.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Thank you for the pdf to make this lovely ornament. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    ReplyDelete
  60. I love a handmade tree, too. I love that you take photos at that spot every year. How cool. What a neat spot, too, for so many reasons. I absolutely adore your design!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Rudolph is a favorite! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I use to do all handmade ornaments when my girls were little. Maybe I will try this Rudolph and start it up all over again.

    thelady at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. Very cute. Thanks for the free pattern.
    Phyllis

    ReplyDelete
  64. Very cute. Thanks for the free pattern.
    Phyllis

    ReplyDelete
  65. A-dorable! Thank you for the pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  66. I love the ornament. Thanks for sharing your pattern and your fun traditions.

    ReplyDelete
  67. I would love to have a Christmas day in New york- on my wish list! Thanks for the lovely ornament pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Aurifil thread is the best threat out there! I would love to win some prizes from them.

    thanks for an awesome blog.

    Debbie

    quiltingathome@earthlink.net

    ReplyDelete
  69. Watching Rudolph is a tradition here at our house as well. I think your Rudolph is adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love this cute little reindeer. Of course he'll probably have to have a red nose. One of my favorite ornaments is a red reindeer, that is the whole thing is red velvety fabric. We figure may be the Red-Nosed Reindeer thing was lost in the translation somewhere. When my daughter was about 2 that was her favorite and we couldn't pack it away after Christmas, it just lived in her toy box for a whole year. I also love the homemade and handed-down ornaments.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Cute! Our family watched the old Christmas cartoons each year too. The new ones just aren't as good as the original ones.

    ReplyDelete
  72. Cute ornament. My tree is also filled with old ornaments from my tree as a child, ones my daughter made when young and the rest are mostly handmade by myself, friends or Christmas craft fair finds.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
    QuiltinGram
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. Very cute reindeer ornament! Watching Rudolph was always a tradition when our kids were little, and I remember watching it when I was a kid! Thanks for sharing your traditions!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Cute!
    Must go dig out my Rudolf DVD now though -

    ReplyDelete
  75. Love that little reindeer! I have a collection of vintage reindeer figurines that I cherish. Each year I put them out all together on the piano. I'll try to make this ornament and keep the tradition of cute little reindeer alive! Thanks! p.s. I loved Strawberry Fields. I visited in May with my husband. It is quite a moving memorial and so beautiful with the flowers and people who come by and share. Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  76. Love your reindeer! Thanks for sharing with us!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  77. Hi, Victoria. Awfully cute ornament that has an old-fashioned look to it. I enjoyed seeing your homemade ornaments too. I especially liked the bead ornament--easy and pretty. And have a very happy Thanksgiving.
    best from Tunisia,
    Nadia

    ReplyDelete
  78. I am loving all these little ornaments! Hugs Linda x

    ReplyDelete
  79. Love your adorable reindeer! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    ReplyDelete
  80. How adorable! My tree is filled with snowmen and snowflakes. I live in Florida now, but miss the snow dearly!

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love Christmas traditions! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday! (Cute ornament!)

    ReplyDelete
  82. Love aurifil thread. Great for,piecing!

    ReplyDelete
  83. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  84. Hi Victoria

    I so fell in love with this design, I can not wait to get started. Who would not be so pleased to receive this cute ornament. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Love the ornament. I try to make one new ornament every year.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Thank you for sharing your story of Christmas traditions and the reindeer ornament!!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Rudolph brings back fond memories of Christmases past. Thanks for the pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Cute ornament, and thanks for the design - I think I'll make him on our Thanksgiving car trip! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    ReplyDelete
  89. I love Aurfil and the Rudolf cartoon. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Thanks for the cute ornament...I'm going with the red nose!

    ReplyDelete
  91. what a darling deer. It looks like the onesin Grandma's christmas manger scene!

    ReplyDelete
  92. love the reindeer pattern, thanks. cute pics in the park. aurifil rocks.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Very cute, thank you!
    sguday at shaw dot ca

    ReplyDelete
  94. We love to make ornaments each year, too.

    ReplyDelete
  95. really enjoying all the ornaments!

    ReplyDelete
  96. What a sweet design! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  97. Thanks for a wonderful ornament. Happy Christmas to you and yours!

    ReplyDelete
  98. This reindeer is so sweet....love the vintage look! Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  99. I liked watching Rudolph each year. I'll have to look for it this year. Thank you for the cute design.

    ReplyDelete
  100. very sweet... thank you...
    Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  101. I love your reindeer!!! I can't wait to stitch him.

    ReplyDelete
  102. So cute. I think I would need to make the nose red. :-)

    Thanks for your generosity.

    ReplyDelete
  103. Love the cute little reindeer. Sadly, we can't decorate for Christmas anymore due to my mother in law's religion. She had to move in with us because of her failing health.

    ReplyDelete
  104. What a fun ornamnent...I love hand stitching so this will be a fun little guy to stitch!

    ReplyDelete
  105. What a fun ornamnent...I love hand stitching so this will be a fun little guy to stitch!

    ReplyDelete
  106. Dear V, Thanks for the ornament pattern and for blogging. Wherever do you get all your energy? Happy Thanks giving. Liz

    ReplyDelete
  107. Your ornament is adorable! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  108. I'm really enjoying these delightful ornaments. Your reindeer would be a perfect addition to our "eclectic" tree.

    ReplyDelete
  109. I love the way Christmas trees hold so many happy memories. Thanks for sharing some of yours.

    ReplyDelete
  110. I like very much your little reindeer! And yes, i will do the red nose. Barbara from Italy

    ReplyDelete
  111. I would love to do the cute little reindeer ... thanks for the chance to win! :)

    ReplyDelete
  112. Cute! I love reindeer and Rudolph is the best.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I think your reindeer is adorable! I'm hoping to get to make some of these. Thanks for great designs and inspiriation.

    ReplyDelete
  114. Very cute ornament, thanks so much for sharing !Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :-)

    ReplyDelete
  115. Love the reindeer. he is so cute
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  116. Thanks for the reindeer pattern. cute!

    ReplyDelete
  117. your onament is totally cute. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  118. Cute ornament! I love vintage Rudolph, my daughter just got done watching it.

    ReplyDelete
  119. What a cute reindeer!! Thanks for the pattern.
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

    ReplyDelete
  120. That is a lovely design for an ornament.

    ReplyDelete
  121. Love homemade ornaments and still enjoy putting all those my children (now grown) made through the years on our tree. Thanks for sharing your cute reindeer pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  122. Super cute. It reminds me of a reindeer cutout that our son made when he was young. It hangs on our tree each year.

    ReplyDelete
  123. I really like your reindeer. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    ReplyDelete
  124. Super sweet ornament. Thanks for the pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  125. Have added to my ornament to do list.

    ReplyDelete
  126. Another great ornament! Our tree was always loaded with home made! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  127. The reindeer ornament brings back memories of my childhood. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  128. Thanks so much for the fun ornament design. I have been working on my ornaments this week and will enjoy making this one.

    ReplyDelete
  129. One of my favorite cartoons was Nestor, The Long-Eared Donkey. We watch the Grinch!

    ReplyDelete
  130. Love your ornament! Thanks for the pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  131. A new ornament for the school's tree!

    ReplyDelete
  132. Too cute!! And he will have to have a red nose!
    We have to watch the original Rudolph, Charlie Brown Christmas, the Grinch and The Little Drummer Boy. It's just not the Christmas season without it.

    ReplyDelete
  133. I have a banner with all the reindeer hanging on my mantle, so the reindeer ornament is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  134. I love your holiday traditions.

    ReplyDelete
  135. very sweet! I love the story of Rudolph, and the misfit toys....

    ReplyDelete
  136. Love Rudolph and everything vintage. Thank you for a wonderful pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  137. So sweet and adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  138. So cute! Handmade ornaments are the best.

    ReplyDelete
  139. I love the reindeer and I will be making his nose red. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  140. Just started reading your blog - so much inspiration! I would love to win the Aurafil thread. Been wanting to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  141. Rudolph is my personal favorite! Wouldn't miss it!

    ReplyDelete
  142. I love your rain dear, thank you for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete
  143. Love the ornament. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  144. I love this little reindeer! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  145. Awww I love it. My preschooler is just starting to get excited about things like Rudolph and would love this ornament!

    ReplyDelete
  146. The reindeer is really cute and I think I will add the red noise to make him Rudolph. Thank you for the design.

    ReplyDelete
  147. That reindeer is adorable! Can't wait to have it on my tree! Thank you for sharing it!

    ReplyDelete
  148. This reindeer makes me so happy. Thank you it will look great all winter long on my hall tree.

    ReplyDelete
  149. thank you for this cute little reindeer!!!

    ReplyDelete
  150. Thank you for the cute pattern...definitely going to stitch the nose red to make it a Rudolph.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Great little reindeer, but think I would give him a red nose.

    ReplyDelete
  152. Those are some really great Christmas traditions. I love that you visit the spot where your husband proposed each year! Thanks for this ornament, it's adorable :)

    ReplyDelete
  153. I will definitely have to make his nose red! Thanks for helping those of us who are unable to draw! Very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  154. Reminds me of a cookie cutter my mom had. :) Thanks for the memories!

    ReplyDelete
  155. Love the ornament - we always watch Rudolph as well, one of my favorites from my childhood :)

    ReplyDelete
  156. Love Rudolph, I make Rudolph cookies every year!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  157. I love the reindeer. I think I will put a red nose and make him Rudolph. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  158. Love this one! Rudy is my favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  159. So cute, definately need to make his nose red! thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  160. Thanks for this little cutie! I will enjoy making it1

    ReplyDelete

Hi! Thanks for leaving me a comment!
I appreciate the effort!
Have a fabulous day!