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Monday, November 8, 2010

CRAFTS WITH ANASTASIA--BEADED TRAIN ORNAMENT



Today, a cute beaded snowman ornament to go with your reindeer ornament. Once again, it’s stitched on cross stitch fabric but with seed beads instead of embroidery floss.


Materials:
6” x 6” 14-ct. white Aida cloth
lt. gold, black, red, lt. green and dk. green seed beads
beading needle
white sewing thread


Directions:
The beads are stitched onto the fabric with a half-cross stitch. Work across each row using the color bead indicated in the chart. Use red for the train body and center of large wheel; black for the smokestack, wheels, and cow catcher, lt. green for the roof, lamp, and bottom of bell; dk. green for inside the wheels and vertical stripes on train body; and light gold for the lamplight and bell.



What type of ornaments do you like on your tree? Any special theme? Do you have ornaments passed down from generations? Let's hear from you. Post a comment to be entered in this week's book givaway from our Friday Book Club Author. -- AP

4 comments:

lenna said...

That is so cute! Beads are fun aren't they? I like your finish, too.
Thanks for entering me in your give-away.
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God Bless ~
Lenna

Kttycat said...

Very cute but I do believe it's a train not a snowman. :)

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Oh good grief, Kittycat! I should hire you as a proof reader. Thanks for catching that.

Anonymous said...

As a kid, my parents never trusted us with fancy, breakable ornaments. We do have an awesome set of the characters from christmas TV shows, including that snowman in the green vest, Bumble, the dentist elf, etc.