Time for some cozy Christmas hand sewing! This original PDF pattern is the first in my series of twelve ornament projects based on the original 1780 Twelve Days of Christmas carol. For more information on the Twelve Days series as well as links to color guides and coordinating felt/floss kits, please visit my blog: http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/p/twelve-days.html This pattern shows you how to make colorful, embroidered partridge and pear folk ornaments. Perfect for your Christmas tree or for special handmade gifting. They are sewn entirely by hand. Choose your own colors and customize them to any holiday decor, or use my pre-chosen color palettes (link above). There is room on the back of the ornament to personalize with a name and date if you like. HOW HARD IS THIS TO MAKE? If you can do basic hand stitches (running stitch, whipstitch, backstitch and french knot) and are familiar with sewing and embroidery terms, then you can make this project! HERE'S WHY: This pattern utilizes a Sulky printable, water-soluble stabilizer which makes putting the ornament together easy, fast and accurate. The design prints directly on the stabilizer, which is adhered to the wool felt, and you embroider right on top of it! NO PATTERN TRACING and NO TRANSFERRING THE EMBROIDERY DESIGNS BY HAND. Fantastic! (If you can't use the Sulky stabilizer, I've also included tips for that.) The 13 page Partridge & Pear pattern features: 4.25 x 4.5 inch wool felt partridge ornament with embroidery 3 x 5 inch wool felt pear ornament with embroidery 5 inch hanging loops Neat, professionally drawn, actual-sized pattern pieces that do not overlap Step-by-step instructions with clear, professionally drawn diagrams Color sample photos Resources section with stitching diagrams, tips, and supply links Materials used to make these ornaments are commonly available. They include: Sulky stabilizer, wool or wool-blend felts, embroidery floss, and stuffing. A complete list of materials is in the photo of the pattern page above. Zoom to read through it. This pattern is in PDF format on 8.5 x 11 paper, so you can print it from your regular printer at home on standard paper and stabilizer, as many times as you need for personal use. NOTE: This decoration has small parts and may present a choking hazard. This is not an ornament project designed for children under the age of three. COTTAGE INDUSTRY SELLERS: If you are a home sewer, YES, it is OK to make and sell items from this pattern as long as you credit me for the pattern. No mass production allowed. Please check my policies page for details. http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/p/cottage-industry-info.html This pattern is © Larissa Holland, all rights reserved. Do not distribute or publish any portion of the pattern. Purchasing the pattern does not transfer you the copyright. It is unlawful to copy and resell this pattern. Thanks for respecting the copyright!