I made the ornament from gorgeous 100% wool felt from FeltOnTheFly.etsy.com, using avocado green for the background, ecru for the birch trees, grey for the deer, and black for the antlers and nose. I added embroidered details in shades of grey, gold, and earth red. The little deer's eye is a black glass seed bead.
The felt shapes are needle-felted onto the background prior to adding the embroidery, and the ornament is plumped out with polyester craft batting. It measures approximately 4 1/4" in both height and width, and features a hemp twine loop for hanging. The loop is adorned with yellow green and red glass beads and a genuine handmade birch bark bead from BirchBarkBeads.etsy.com.
The Deer in Birch ornament was handmade by me from my original design in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.
Copyright 2011 Sandra Lee Haines