Category: Christmas Project

March 25, 2012

christmas project

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Well, this is the month I hang my head in shame. I have no project to share today.

I normally don’t start them until after the 20th anyway, but after a very busy week, I found myself down and out with a sinus infection AND strep throat, with flu-like symptoms and a fever. Other than going to the doctor yesterday, I haven’t left my bed since Friday. I’m extremely thankful that we’re still living with my parents so I don’t have to worry about the girls. The Hubs has been out of the country on business for the past 3 weeks and there’s no way I could do this alone!

So there’s no March Christmas project today. I haven’t started it yet and I’m a little behind on some orders, so I might not get to it at all. A week from TODAY is the last day the previous owners have to turn over possession of the house and after that will be a whirlwind of wallpaper-stripping, knocking down walls, painting, and ripping up carpet before we can move in and host Easter/Chloe’s 2nd birthday party for my entire family on the 8th and Easter/April birthdays for The Hubs’ family on the 14th. It’s going to be a busy few weeks for sure!

I have done some sewing and have a few cool tutorials to share in the mean time. I also hope you’re up for a little house reno because I’m so stinking excited about it I can’t stop talking about it!

February 25, 2012

Handmade Christmas 2012 – February project

Filed under: Christmas Project - 25 Feb 2012

Today is the 25th! Did you forget? I didn’t! I know I haven’t blogged much this month, I’ve got posts all ready to go to fill you in on what we’ve been doing these past few weeks!

But since it’s Christmas project time, I whipped together this precious dress for Sofie. I always want her to have several sweet Christmas outfits and I just never have time (or inspiration) to make her any. But this dress? I’m dying over. And I can’t believe I have to wait until the Christmas season for her to wear it!



Sofie’s over the moon for her new dress. I’m going to make her several more in this style because it’s so easy to make, they fit her like a dream, and it’s completely customizable for anything!!



I had to make this one a little big to be sure it would still fit her in 9 months, but since my little peanut is a consistent slow-grower, I have no doubts she’ll rock it all season!



I found this fabric randomly at JoAnn’s a few days before Christmas last year. I bought the rest of the bolt, about a yard, and didn’t realize it was super hard to find until AFTER I cut into it! I’m glad I love the dress because I couldn’t buy more fabric if I wanted to! This is “Merry Main Street” by Alexander Henry.


I LOVE this retro Christmas scene. I also really love that it’s Christmas without dripping in red and green and screaming “I’M A CHRISTMAS DRESS!” because she’ll have plenty of those as well! I added these awesome green buttons to the back because they matched perfectly and make the dress pop from behind.


The only down side is that I don’t have a tutorial made up for this yet. I made the pattern myself and first did a shirt for her. And I loved the shirt so much I decided it needed to become this dress as well. I’ll get it up soon and will not only show you how I made the pattern pieces, but I’ll share my 4T ones as well. I hope you guys didn’t forget about this month’s projects and have some to share in the linky party I have set up at the bottom!

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January 25, 2012

Handmade Christmas 2012 – January project

Filed under: Christmas Project - 25 Jan 2012

Well, here we are! Our first Christmas projects for 2012! How does it feel to get a jump start on the holiday season already? In all honesty, I’d planned on doing a fairly large project this month, but time got away with me with all our home buying and moving plans, so I fell back to an idea I’ve been wanting to share for quite awhile.

For Christmas 2010 I appliqued towels for my Mom, sister, and Aunt. I just put their last initials for a little personalization, but I was wild about the way they turned out! And best of all, they’re actually used on a regular basis!

I’ve been itching to make some for holidays. It’s an inexpensive and fun way to celebrate, and they make really great gifts! I think they’d even be great as a wedding gift, especially if the couple has registered for towels so you can get some you know they like and will match their home. Personalized with their initials or even “his” and “hers” would be darling!

These are a quick and easy project for sure! I simply chose some designs and appliqued the way I always do!

**For tips and information see my Applique and Applique Curves Tutorials.

To get the design in the right place, lay the towel down face down, with the inside of the towel up.

Fold in one third,

then the other third,

then fold in half. You’ll be left with a small area to work with, but is perfect for how it will hang. You can use the sides for reference points and begin ironing on your applique!

When finished, your design will be perfectly placed and ready for use!

I have more towels I haven’t had a chance to adorn yet, but I’ll get to them very soon! I did manage to sneak a generic one in for myself! If you don’t want to do holiday images as a gift, consider doing them this way instead.


Ready to share your creations? I can’t wait to see them! If you do not have a blog, please feel free to email me your photos. Some of you have done this already and I’m loving it! Keep ’em coming!

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