Saturday, January 7, 2017

curated felt color collection for Maid a-Milking ornaments


Happy 2017! What a crazy December I had. January life is a little dismal in comparison and sadly lacks twinkle lights, eggnog and sausage balls. Whose dumb idea was it for Christmas to end? I say keep it alive by making ornaments all year round!

All three of these^ Twelve Days Series Maid a-Milking ornaments shown were made with the same Benzie Design wool-blend felt color collection as the Turtle Dove ornament.


Photos courtesy of Benzie Design.

If you would like to make ornaments that match my samples shown above you'll need to purchase the Turtle Dove/Maid a-Milking wool felt bundle from Benzie, and you can also add the optional matching floss shown. Having the matching floss is really handy to sew the ornament parts together!*

*Note: you'll need to purchase additional floss colors for the decorative embroidery. Some of the matching floss colors might also be used for decorative embroidery.

This No. 2 Benzie felt collection (Turtle Dove + Maid a-Milking) includes these felt colors:
1) Peacock
2) Aqua
3) Swan
4) Magenta
5) Burgundy
6) Orange
7) Mustard
8) Ochre
9) Silver
10) Graphite

Here are the color and floss keys for each sample ornament:


OK! First up is this yellow/blue/gray maid above. 

Felt colors:
Body: Peacock for bodice, Graphite for legs.
Skirt: Mustard
Sleeves: Silver
Apron: Graphite
Buckets: Swan
Hat: Ochre

Decorative embroidery:
DMC B5200 (bright white)
DMC 413 (charcoal gray)
DMC 3801 (light red)
DMC 782 (dark mustard)
DMC 3844 (dark turquoise blue knots)
DMC 3846 (light turquoise blue veins)

Now for this maroon/magenta/blue maid:


Felt colors:
Body: Mustard for bodice, Graphite for legs.
Skirt: Burgundy
Sleeves: Swan
Apron: Magenta
Buckets: Silver
Hat: Silver

Decorative embroidery:
DMC B5200 (bright white)
DMC 154 (burgundy)
DMC 3804 (magenta)
DMC 3852 (gold)
DMC 3844 (dark turquoise blue knots on sleeves)
DMC 3846 (light turquoise blue)

Aaaand lastly this blue/yellow/orange maid:


Felt colors:
Body: Graphite
Skirt: Peacock
Sleeves: Orange
Apron: Ochre
Buckets: Silver
Hat: Aqua

Decorative embroidery:
DMC B5200 (bright white)
DMC 413 (charcoal gray)
DMC 3805 (magenta)
DMC 608 (orange)
DMC 3821 (yellow knots on sleeves)
DMC 3845 (medium turquoise blue)

Did you notice there is now a button on the sidebar at the top left for the Twelve Days ornaments resource page? Just an easy way for you to locate all the info about the series, including all the color keys for the samples.

3 comments:

  1. What program do you use to create your patterns? they are so beautiful and detailed

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    1. Hi, Misty, there's an answer for that question in my FAQ, just scroll down for it:
      http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/p/faq.html

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  2. Pretty interesting work and good use of colors. Can you tel us how to make it? Or from where we can buy it? Looking forward to hear from you soon

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