Christmas ornaments are special to a lot of people. In this case, they saved a little family of 3.
About 9 years ago, I put a few of my handmade folded fabric ornaments up on eBay to see if I could make a little extra Christmas money.
I had no idea that this one simple thing would one day turn into this website.
My adoration for making these fabric ornaments goes way back to when I was about 15 years old. One day my mom came home from the Ben Franklin craft store (remember those?), where she’d just seen a demonstration for making “quilted” ornaments. She’d brought home bags of supplies, and she, my sister, and I sat around for the rest of the afternoon, folding and pinning our hearts out.
I kept making them through the years. When I got married to my Marine love, we were pretty broke (we were young, and he was a Private) ….. so I started making my ornaments with any material I could get my hands on, even cheap dollar store ribbon. I loved making them so much that sometimes I would even take my old ornaments apart, just so I’d have pins and another styrofoam ball to use for the next one.
(This is how I learned lots of little ways to save on pins and materials. I made everything stretch!)
Right after I started my tiny business (okay….hobby) selling my ornaments online, tragedy struck our family. I became a widow and single mom of 2 very young kids. Not wanting to immediately put my kiddos in daycare so that I could go back to work, I decided to see if I could find a way to make my little ornament business support us.
That’s when the beginnings of this site that you’re on now took shape. Now you’ll find not just ornaments for sale, but also tons of free ornament craft ideas and DIYs, along with several different folded fabric ornament e-Books that I’ve written.
I hope you will enjoy all of these ornament ideas and projects as much as I do! Just, be careful….they are addictive. Just wait until you find yourself folding every single material you come across into little triangles to see how it would look on an ornament. :)
I really appreciate you being here.
I also have a bunch of FREE ornament DIYs and craft projects for you to check out.
And, I have my folded fabric tutorial e-Books available for sale.
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me!