The Yule Log

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[Ed. Note:  Hi there!  I am trying to get packed and ready to leave for our vacation as I write this, and I will admit that I am a bit of a mess.  I lost our vacation paperwork this week, so I spent some very frantic hours trying to get everything sorted out.  I’m sure you know that awful, sinking feeling you get when you realize that something is gone.  We’re all set now, but I had less time to get the shop and blog all tidied up before I left than I would have liked.  I even had delusions of leaving some interesting posts for next week while I’m away, and I’m afraid that did not happen either.  However, I am really excited to share my latest project with you and hope that my disorganization doesn’t take away from it too much.  Onto happier thoughts…]

Of all the Christmas cakes, pastries, and cookies, I confess I love the buche de noel the best.  We did not grow up with this dessert, but it encompasses everything I love about wintry forests, mushrooms, and chocolate – all in one.

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So, this year I decided to stitch up some felt yule log ornaments, and I’m pleased to be selling some limited-edition kits so you can make some too or give them as gifts.

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Here are the details:

The kits are $10 plus shipping and will ship on 12/15.  There will be 20 available, so if you’re interested – send me an e-mail at kleecreel@everkelly.com and I will reserve one for you.  Any kits that are not reserved this week will go up for sale in the Esty shop when I’m back.

Each kit comes with all the materials you need to make 2 yule logs – one in chocolate brown, one in silvery birch.

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The kits include:

  • Pre-cut pieces of high quality wool/rayon blend felt – everything is cut out and ready to go.  All you need to do is stitch!
  • Thread in chocolate, tan, silvery gray, white, and green
  • Two German spun-cotton mushrooms – 1 red, 1 green
  • Four green plastic leafy sprigs
  • Stuffing
  • 6 small beads: 3 blue, 3 irridescent
  • Gold threads for hanging
  • Detailed instructions

You will need: scissors and a needle (including one needle with a very small eye for attaching the small snow crystal beads).

Difficulty level: No fancy stitching is required (just a simple running stitch and whipstitch), but the pieces are a bit small so, strictly-speaking, this may not be the best project for a complete beginner.  I made each of these in the time it took to watch one holiday movie.  With small beads and pieces, this is not a toy.

Well, that’s that.  I better get back to packing!  Next week, the Esty shop will re-open so if you’re interested in buck slips there are plenty left.  I’m also looking into cheaper shipping options, so I’ll have an update on that soon too.  Hope your season is off to a great start.  Take care, and see you in a week!

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