This year I participated in Sew Liberated’s Holiday Traditions Exchange. I know that my partner recieved her package, so I can post about this ornament that I made. It is inspired by an ornament that I loved growing up. I think I liked it so much because it was so delicate and detailed, which I tried to duplicate with some success.
To make the butterfly, I started with some plain red fabric and embroidered it with many colors of thread. I then cut around the embroidery in the shape of a butterfly, and cut a second piece of the red fabric to go on the back. I stitched the two sides together with some orange embroidery floss, and stuffed the ornament with some bamboo stuffing. I made the little tassle on the bottom with some more embroidery floss. Finally, I attached a gold thread to outline the butterfly. It is stitched on with orange embroidery floss as well.