Aria and Liam are literally counting down the days until we decorate for Christmas. It's our tradition to venture out the day after Thanksgiving to our favorite local tree farm, where they've been growing Christmas trees for ages. We listen to Christmas music all they way there, trek around choosing the right tree, cocoa in hand, and then return to decorate the tree and the house all in one fell swoop. Quite a full day.
Last year when I opened the Christmas decor boxes I was surprised at the amount of handmade goodness I've generated over the years. I seem to sew something new each year to add to our festive home decor! Maybe you'd like to add more handmade touches to your space this year? Here is a collection of ideas for sewing your own holiday decor. Follow the links to find blog posts with tutorials or construction details.
*Quilted Christmas Stockings
*Patchwork Christmas Rug
*Make Merry Tree Cards
*Circles Scrap Garland
*Oh Christmas Tree mini
*Lovely Little Forest Pillow
*Embroidered Christmas Stockings
*Spiderweb Christmas Tree Skirt (Tutorials Part A and Part B)
That last project, the fabric tags, was made when a group of ladies came over for my first "crafty social" way back in 2010. I'm so looking forward to this Friday, when I'll be joined by some special local ladies for another crafty social (aka sewing night). It's the first time I've hosted a sewing night since Eleni was born. I finally feel ready. It's going to be grrrreat!
Now I just need to decide what I'll be sewing Friday night. Maybe work on a quilt? Sew up some Chritmas-y patchwork towels? Hmm....