Christmas Makes

Well it’s ALMOST Christmas and I’ve managed to squeeze in a couple little makes. I got a great head start in June on the Merry and Bright pillow from NanaCompany that I had wanted to make for years and years and then as you know, personal makes just sit and get pushed to the back of the line. Well this summer when I went to Vermont on a sewing retreat I wanted to take something small along that didn’t need much attention, this was the perfect chance to sew for myself!

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I chose some of my favorite prints in shades of green along with red, pink and low volumes. I could not be more happy with the way it turned out! Amy’s patterns are always the sweetest and this one is no exception! And it’s FREE!

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I used a red floss from Aurifil and took my time stitching not only in Vermont but at the pool during swim lessons as well. I love that this Christmas pillow has so many wonderful summer memories sewn into it.

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That trim is just the right size and color but I didn’t have quite enough to finish so I stitched another kind in as well and called it good enough.

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I believe these tiny skates were from a Moda line but I could be wrong. I added pale pink stitching along the boarder and white hand quilting on the patchwork.

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Santa and tiny stitching, oh my heart!

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I just happened to pick out felt balls that matched this project, totally unplanned. From left to right some of my favorite prints, Scrumptious by Bonnie and Cammille, green floral from Atsuko Matsuyama, Milk Sugar Flower by Elea Lutz and a beautiful Christmas worthy print from Lecien.

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I had to back this pillow in my hoarded original B&C Scrumptious print that I bought years ago and I couldn’t love it more!

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All ready for Winter snuggles with my boys and my favorite Christmas book. The quilt is my very first one, full of mistakes and flaws but also full of love and the comfort of handmade goodness.

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I didn’t realize how much the colors in this stocking and my pillow went together untill today and what a happy surprise! I used a free pattern from Sunny Day Supply and kept things super easy by spray basting the diamonds to the fabric and adding stitching to hold things in place. Gives it a fun texture too!

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All the wool felt love for Benzie Design, they have to most beautiful selection of colors and sizes. I added a thick fleece lining and cuff that had been leftover from a sleeper I made for Zachary when he was a baby. Sweet memories added in.

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This stocking will hang in my boys room for now to Christmas things up a bit along with the garland that my oldest made. I just love these colors all together. Have you seen all the beautiful stockings over on Instagram from Mary’s Sunny Day Stocking Sew Along? So much inspiration!

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Wishing you ALL a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year FULL of Gods goodness and blessings!

Faith

 

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