So, are you ready for Christmas projects? Some years the answer for me is “not yet” other years it’s “wait, it’s December?” This year, for some reason, I’m raring to go! After a full day of prep, eating, family-hosting and clean-up on Thanksgiving, I should have gone right to my bed. Instead, I suddenly had a quilt in mind that I was dying to pull together so I stayed up and cut the whole thing. I can’t wait to see it come together. (I paid the next day – I was pooped! But my project is patiently waiting for me to return. Maybe tonight?)
This is a little project that came together so fast today. A mini bunting made with my felt scraps from the felt circles pillow last year. It’s so cute and came together so quickly – I used red & white baker’s twine to string the pennants together.
I think that one of the reasons I am so excited about Christmas projects is thanks to Stitch Craft Create. At the Sewing Summit, Vanessa handed out copies of this magazine as part of her photography class.
It’s such a beautiful magazine and it is FULL of ideas for Christmas projects – decor, gifts, and all around cuteness. My girls love pouring over it as well. Our copy is dog-eared all over the place. This velvet ribbon rose is another project from the magazine. I plan to finish it and make it into a Chrismas broach. Did I mention how many projects there are that I want to make?
Like these felt roses? So when Stitch Craft Create offered to send magazines to giveaway to my readers, I said, “heck yeah!” Really – this magazine is so inspiring and full of SO many great ideas. But even if you don’t make a single one, you will enjoy it for the eye candy! So if you’d like a copy leave a comment. Giveaway open until Wednesday, November 30 at midnight (MST). I’ll randomly select three commenters so that I can get these out to you asap for that Christmas inspiration. WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE BOTTOM OF POST. If you can’t wait, you can find the Stitch Craft Create on most newstands at craft and bookstores or you can order directly from SCC.
Are you a crazy shopper during the weekend after Thanksgiving? Call me a party pooper, but I tend to avoid the mall/Walmart/etc. like the plague during all the Black Friday sales. Thank goodness for online deals. 🙂 And since today is Small Business Saturday you can find great quilting deals AND feel good supporting small businesses at some of these online fabric shops:
I’m not sure I really need more projects to work on. Just kidding! I could always squeeze in a few more 🙂 I almost never shop on Black Friday. One year I did, lived to survive, but have no desire to do that again. I do admire those that brave the crowds and come away from the experience with great bargains.