Remember, it takes the same amount of time to finish the one with the cheaper components as it does the more expensive, thicker felt, etc. You can read reviews on Amazon on the difference in the kits produced in the last few years versus those produced earlier by Bucilla. Bucilla's "Twelve Days of Christmas Ornaments" a. Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornaments kit were designed by Maria Stanziani and produced by Plaid/Bucilla in 2008.
This is the 2008 produced kit and not the reproductions later by Plaid. They have a matching stocking kit and tree skirt kit. These are the most beautiful ornaments that Plaid has produced. They are very detailed and gorgeous.
When finished, they measure 4" x 5". There are 12 ornaments in the set, one for each of the twelve days Christmas. They would be a great additional to your tree and would definitely accent your stockings and show off your tree quite well.I think every color in the rainbow is represented. The design is extremely clever. This is an original and not a second or the cheaper reproduction that was introduced in 2014. The weight of the felt is heavier and the colors are vibrant. I have compared both side to side. This is an heirloom but the cheaper alternative would be fine for ornaments or to give as name tags but they will not hold up for generations.
I have the original finished tree skirt and stocking kit and was going to do the ornaments of the reproduction but decided against it after comparison. The felts in the reproductions and counterfeit kits tear when stuffed very full and bleed if they are wet.
You have care instructions and washing instructions on the original kits by Bucilla. This is of the better grade of Bucilla components and is washable. The Plaid reproductions cannot be washed because they will bleed. There are sufficient supplies and easier to follow instructions. You can tell the difference in the finished item.
This kit was produced by Bucilla in the USA and not one of the outsourced ones produced by Plaid or a third world country. Please note that this is a kit to make ornaments and not finished ornaments. Besides being extremely rare to find this is the most expensive ornament kit Bucilla has ever introduced, probably because there are 12 ornaments and the detailed and unique design requires more fabric, floss and sequins and beads. This counterfeit and seconds look the same in the package but are priced much cheper and it is due to components.
This kit is heavy because of all the different colors of felt and sequins the kit. It has never been on the secondary market. It comes from a clean, pet-free, smoke-free environment.This is my last kits of this design. I do have one matching rare tree skirt and matching stocking and even the vintage ornaments. In case of loss or damage, please contact me and I will file all claims. I wrap all of my kits in white tissue and label them so that there is no chance of the kit opening during transit and losing a bead or sequin.
It preserves the cleanliness of the kit as well. All of my kits are from a clean, smoke-free, pet-free environment except for the vintage kits. I do take extra precaution on all vintage kits or opened to maintain they are germ-free. Since vintage kits go through so many hands, it is for this reason that my kits cost a little more because they are completely sterilized using the procedure that is used in a surgical procedure. I don't just wipe down the outside of a package with a germicide.I sterilize completely throughout the kit. There is a grommet hole, a hole which is used for displaying the kit, ornament, etc. Germs and bacteria can go through the grommet hole on any kit. It is worth it to make sure your kit is germ-free. I will never sell you an incomplete or dirty kit. If I receive a kit that has a torn, dirty or in an extremely worn plastic package, I will replace it with a new bag and professionally heat seal it. Please wait for a combined invoice. Please visit my store, "Christmas is in the Heir" for the rare, hard-to-find or BIN kits. If you are looking for a particular Bucilla stocking kit, please let me know. When leaving feedback, if you feel that you have received anything less than five star service from me, please let me know.
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This item is in the category "Crafts\Needlecrafts & Yarn\Embroidery & Cross Stitch\Hand Embroidery Kits\Other Hand Embroidery Kits". The seller is "ginger415" and is located in Orange Beach, Alabama. This item can be shipped worldwide.