When I think of June, I think of sunshine, blue sky and rainbows! (and of course, Pride Month!) So for the June Ornament of the Month I present to you, the Up Up & Away Hot Air Balloon Ornament!
I had so much fun figuring out how to design this little balloon. I wanted it to have 6 different color sections to have a full rainbow spectrum. Rather than seaming the sections and stuffing the balloon, I stiffened and shaped them. The construction, with little open spaces, feels very light and airy. Almost origami-ish.
Of course embroidered details are another important aspect. Each section has a little felt diamond and chain stitched accents. And the basket! The tiny little basket suspended below by baker’s twine is too cute for words.
You can make your own Up Up & Away Ornament ornament by joining the Club! Nine classes have been released so far and there’s 1 more to go. Members of the Ornament of the Month Club can access the new class by logging in to my online school.