Some days just don’t go as you planned. I had planned to shop for food and start cooking Thanksgiving dinner today.
Instead, I spent my afternoon following an instinct.
On a whim, I began making this little Timepiece Christmas Ornament.
I have been dreaming of Christmas Ornaments and decorations for days.
Dreaming is a dangerous thing.
For me, when I wake up, I have to act on the dream or I forget it.
The other nigh,t I dreamed of what I could make with all the broken watches and jewelry I have laying around.
I can’t bear to throw them out. They are still beautiful.
This is my favorite old watch. We have been through much together.
It’s missing parts, and no longer works. I love it anyway.
I love this old watch even more as part of a nostalgic keepsake ornament.
I cut up a couple of pairs of wool trousers and used the fabric for the ornament base. Mother always said, “Never throw anything away.” She was right of course. You just never know when you will need some scraps of old wool.
I cut a 4″ circle in of the dark wool, and a 3 1/2″ circle of the lighter color wool.
The edges were trimmed with pinking shears, and then bonded the two fabrics together with a fusible webbing.
Belt loops from the old trousers help hold the watch in place, and were topstitched in place .
A single needle stitch around the outside holds the front and back pieces in place. I probably should have used the fusible webbing to hold the pieces together before stitching, as they are small and hard to stitch without shifting under the needle.
A leftover bit of polyester fluff from an old pillow made the inside stuffing.
Bits of ribbon and greenery made the finishing touches.
I couldn’t resist adding the original garment label to the back of the ornament.
“Made in Italy” just sounds so sweet and exotic.
What’s not to love?
I can’t wait to use this ornament as part of my Christmas decor this season.