Monday, December 24, 2012

a Christmas pillow & Merry Christmas!!

Hello, my sweet friends!  It was a busy week-end of baking, sewing, a lovely Christmas church service and spending time with family!  This is such a special time of year and I hope to be creating as many memories as I can for my dear ones.   Tonight we'll be having dinner with friends and then going caroling!  I'm excited for the day!

I was able to finish the Christmas pillow I told you about in my last post so I thought I'd share it with you today.  I think it turned out really cute.

My little vintage Elf on the Shelf found a home for it during the night and gathered some candy canes for my kiddos!  ;)

Last spring I made a couple of these pocket pillows but this time I added some sweet lace!  I really love the touch.

As in my Christmas patchwork quilt I used some Cherry Christmas and Alpine Wonderland.  I also love how the basics and florals of The Simple Life and Lecien compliments the sweet Christmas fabrics!

Yesterday when we were at church my Bishop told us about a wonderful Christmas message about the true meaning of Christmas.  It is so easy to get sidetracked with the business of the holiday season and forget.  I know I need to stop and ponder more often like a child of what the true meaning is.  I thought I'd share the little video as it really is touching.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas as...


Thursday, December 20, 2012

the patchwork christmas quilt~ all done!!

This week I was able to quilt and bind my patchwork Christmas quilt!   It always feels so fabulous to finish a quilt, especially a Christmas one!

I added a couple borders, Cherry Christmas, Holly and a solid aqua.  For the binding I used Robert Kaufmans, Pimatex basics red and white polka dot.  I love how soft Pimatex is.   In this picture below my sweet little guy is doing his very best to hold it up for me.  :)

The finished size is 48 1/2 X 60.  Perfect to snuggle under on these cold winter nights.

For the backing I used an aqua and white floral vintage sheet.  I left the white border and lace edging on the vintage sheet to give it a sweet little touch.

I think it turned out cute, but how could it not with such cutsie Christmas fabric!  :)

 Love it with the light shining through!

With a couple winter and Christmas pillows!

I thought I'd show you what I did with a few of the vintage glass ornaments I showed you last week.  I hung a few from a bow and ric rac on my vintage up-cycled mirror. 

I love how it adds the perfect Christmas touch to the mirror! 

I also found a cute vintage Christmas tablecloth this last week!  I eyed it from way down the aisle at my favorite thrift store and made a mad dash run for it to make sure I got it before anyone else.  ;)

My favorite vintage find this week are these adorable little pixie NOEL candle holders!  Aren't they so precious!!  I adore them!

I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful holiday season!  I'm off to work on a Christmas pillow I started yesterday.  :)


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

a patchwork christmas quilt

This last week I started sewing a patchwork Christmas quilt with some of my new favorite Christmas fabrics, Alpine Wonderland and Cherry Christmas. 

I also added in some basics and pretty florals.  I love how simple and quick it was to put the top together.  

I think I'll add a border or two, and then on to sandwiching and quilting I go.

I've also been decorating and have added some new vintage and vintage inspired Christmas finds to my decorations.  My favorite find is a White Christmas tree I purchased off Craigslist for only $10.   Oh, nothing is more exciting to me than to get a great deal on something I've really been wanting!  :)

 Red and Aqua ornaments!  :)

I found a pretty red and white vintage tree skirt at a thrift store right after I got my tree!  It was meant to be. hee hee!!

My sweet Sophie loves our new tree and all the ornaments!!  :)

Some vintage class ornaments I found this week-end!  I think I'll do a wreath or hang them from a frame.

 A couple bottle brush trees and a gnome glass ornament from World Market!

I hope everyone is having a lovely morning!!