Sorry for the brief hiatus - it's been a very busy week here. But I did find time to make some cookie ornaments.
These are super easy and very durable. So durable they might even be pet proof, although pets will certainly try to eat them. I used this easy recipe from allrecipes, which is my goto online recipe book. If you'd like to make these cookies water proof for outdoor use, I'd suggest spraying or painting them with some kind of polycrylic sealer (the kind you find at the hardware store). Speaking from experience, they do tend to dissolve easily if they get wet (for example, if you happen to knock over your morning beverage on the counter where they are lying), and there's nothing sadder than a soggy cookie ornament.
And if you don't have time to make your own, they're available in our shop for a limited time.
I also crocheted some cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse ornaments for the tree. These are very simple and take about three minutes each, so they're perfect if you need a last minute stocking stuffer.
This is a free pattern, and if you wish to make these for your own use please feel free. You can not reproduce this pattern in any part for profit, or claim it as your own.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas Ornaments
Black worsted weight yarn
size G crochet hook
optional: 1" wide fabric ribbon (I used red with white dots) and red sewing thread.
Gauge isn't super critical for these. You can easily adjust the size by using different yarn or hooks. Mine came in at about 5" (measured across both ears).
Main head (make one)
1. Make a magic ring and sc 6 into the center. Pull tight and mark your first stitch (I use a paper clip). Ch 1.
2. Work 2 sc into each stitch around to your marker and join with a slip stitch. Ch 1.
3. *Sc into first stitch, work 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around to your marker and join. Ch 1.
4. *Sc in first two stitches, work 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around to your marker and join. Cut yarn end and fasten off.
Ears (make two)
1. Make a magic ring and sc 6 into the center. Pull tight to join and mark your first stitch. Ch 1.
2. Work 2 sc into each stitch around to end. Join with a slip stitch, cut yarn end and fasten off.
Sew ears to head (with yarn or black sewing thread) through two or three stitches only. This will help your ornament look like Mickey or Minnie, and not a teddy bear.
Optional: Make Minnie's hair bow.
That's it, you're done! Add a hanger of some kind and add it to your Christmas tree to proudly show your love of all things Mickey and Minnie.
Only eight days 'till Christmas. But who's counting?