Here's a little cross-stitched ornament I made many years ago as part of a set of 4 farm-themed stockings. There's a sheep, a chicken, a bird feeder, and a pig. They're cute little ornaments that fit our mostly-handmade theme. You can see a handmade straw ornament from Europe in this picture to the lower left.
Here's a little alpaca ornament that I love - so fluffy! I crocheted the star on the right, and my mom needle-felted the owl on the left. We do love fibre arts!
Here's another little woolly sheep with a scarf to keep her warm.
This sheep is one of a set of 3 ceramic ornaments - a sheep, a cow and a pig. They are quite heavy so this one needs to go on a sturdy branch. To the right, you'll see a wee nativity scene that is a very old wooden ornament, and in the background there's a wooden bird that I bought on a visit to Prague.
Here's a pear that I knitted for the tree (yes, there's a partridge, keep scrolling!) and next to it is a little felted hen sitting in a golden walnut shell nest. My mom made a set of those cute hen ornaments!
Here's the partridge - but he's crocheted, not knitted.
This lovely woolly sheep is a Nova Scotian artist's ornament - such a neat design. Behind it is a felt snowman couple that was made for me when I was a little child by my next door neighbor's grandmother. She made several lovely ornaments for me then. I think that was about 40 years ago. There's also a star made from wood shavings under the sheep.
This is a silk hand-painted parrot ornament - very tropical!
Here's another sweet little hen on her walnut shell nest! My mom does a great job on her needle-felted ornaments.
I don't recall where this ornament came from but it is so cute! It's a little mouse and she's sitting inside a thimble, which you can't see in this picture. Very detailed work, but so effective!
This is one of my mother's favourites - it's a little wooden tree with cut-out gingerbread men hanging on it. We haven't seen any like this again - quite unusual.
This little dog on a cushion is an ornament I made in my teens. I made ornaments to sell one year, and this was one of the designs. They sold really well! We still have a couple of these on the tree.
Here's a traditional Christmas pudding that I crocheted.
Here's a sweet little felt mouse in a stocking, handmade and embroidered by my mom. It's one of my favourite ornaments, too!
This owl was also made by my childhood friend's grandmother. A simple but cute design!
My parents have a Welsh Terrier, Bella. She's their third Welshie, and here's an ornament depicting a Welsh Terrier made out of felt. You can also see a couple of ceramic mouse ornaments from an artist I like who has ornaments made of some of her paintings.
This pair of mice are also hand-made from felt by my mother, and she gave them very snazzy outfits for the holidays!
This mouse is another cute ornament, although I don't remember where it came from. He's wearing a sweet little chef's hat and carrying a candy cane.