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Christmas Lights!

Christmas lights

Merry Christmas everyone!

Here is a Christmas project I have been working on…. sort of last minute and will be finished for next Christmas!

I just fell in love with these Christmas light bulbs!

The pattern is by Burlap and Blossom Patterns. She specializes in pieced patterns… no paper piecing!!!

She has lots of cute Christmas blocks!!!

I used my trimmings to make these Sawtooth Stars. I will make those the center.

Then I will add a border… maybe Christmas trees or candy canes…. and then have a large border of these cute Christmas lights. I am sort of making it up as I go. The original pattern in just for the block.

So even though you don’t have time to finish… let Christmas inspire you for next year!

Have a wonderful Christmas Day you guys!

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10 FREE and EASY Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials

Don’t you just love Christmas!

I love decorating the tree and all the handmade Christmas ornaments are extra special to me. Giving handmade Christmas ornaments is always fun too….. but why do I wait to the last minute to make those handmade Christmas ornaments!!!! I know I’m not the only one so here are a few suggestions so you can get some super cute handmade Christmas ornaments knocked out ASAP!

Here are 10 FREE and EASY Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials!

The first few on my list(1-5) are by Mr. Domestic. I like his approach to these ornaments. There are many versions of some of these ornaments.

1. Woven Hexie

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2. Quilted Balls

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3. Scandanavian Folded Fabric Star

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4. Fabric Swedish Star

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5. Fabric Pinecone

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6. Folded Christmas Tree

Christmas in July- Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial from LifeAferLaundry.com

7. Fabric Styrafoam Ball


8. Primitive Scrap Fabric Tree

Green and Brown Scrap Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament

9. Scrappy Quilt As You Go Ornaments

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10. Button Wreath

Happy Ornamenting!

Would love to see some pics if you make some of these:)


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Christmas Keepsakes and a Giveaway!

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Today is my stop on the Shabby Fabrics Christmas Keepsakes Blog Tour!

Shabby Fabrics is excited to announce their newest BOM quilt…..Christmas Keepsakes! Doesn’t this quilt just make you feel all warm and fuzzy???

Christmas Keepsakes is a 10 month Block of the Month quilt that is designed with 9 applique blocks and has just the perfect borders to make this quilt extra special!  It finishes at 36″ x 36″ and is offered in traditional or laser-cut/pre-fused applique style kits with border, backing, binding and embellishments included.   Shabby Fabrics has asked me and some other lovely ladies to each try one of these pre-fused and laser-cut applique blocks and tell you what we think…….

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So hears the deal, I have never tried a pre-fused/laser-cut applique project, but let me tell you…..I am completely won over!!!

Here’s what came in my kit:

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Yep! All my pieces….ready to roll.

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All I had to do was peel off the paper backing, put everything in place and give it a press!!!

Stitch everything down however you like and……..

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Seriously…..I spent more time tying that bow than on the entire block:) I think I might just have to make this entire quilt!

Christmas Keepsakes BOM

What you need to know:

size: 36” x 36”
sign-up cost: $10
Traditional: $14/month
Laser-cut: $17/month
US shipping: $3/month
International shipping: $7/month

Christmas Keepsakes is a 10 month program that starts January 2015 and runs through October 2015 and is only available at Shabby Fabrics.

This one is so easy you will definitely have it finished and ready by Christmas!


Shabby Fabrics is giving away a $25 gift certificate for their shop at each of the stops on the Blog Tour…..that’s a total of $200 up for grabs! So be sure and check out all the stops this week.


Leave a comment on this post telling me which you would pick…..

Traditional or Laser-cut/Pre-fused Applique!

Tuesday, October 7th

Wednesday, October 8th
Melissa @ Happy Quilting
Kristyne @ Pretty by Hand

Thursday, October 9th
Caroline @ SewCanShe


Friday, October 10th
Wrap Up @  The Shabby


Sign up for Shabby Fabrics Newsletter HERE!

(giveaway ends October 15th and will be announced October 16th)


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Snowman Ornaments


Welcome to my home! Come sit by the fire and let’s make a Christmas ornament….

Just kidding this is not my house! My office went and had lunch here yesterday. It’s called Michie Tavern and is in historical Charlottesville, Virginia near Monticello(Thomas Jefferson’s home).  We love going here every Christmas. Really gets me in the Christmas spirit. I love all the home-made decorations and ornaments.

I do want to make some cute little snowman ornaments with you guys though! It is a super simple one that is perfect for just a little something to share with friends or in my case co-workers.


Find a fabric that has a cute shape you like on it that is ornament sized. I used these little snowmen, but an ornament, santa, elf or christmas tree would be fun. You will also need a backing fabric and some small scraps of batting or felt will work for the middle layer. (Yes! I finally had a reason to pull out all those batting scraps I saved:) )


Trim out your design for the ornament leaving some extra room for trimming. Starch the fabrics well for some extra stiffness.

Layer them up just like a quilt sandwich! No need to baste, they will stick together just fine.



Now, get to stitching! I used my FMQ foot…yes it got a little crazy! Do what ever you like and they are so quick and easy you can try different threads too.


I tried outlining with a space around the shape and some on the edges. Also, I tried some different types of fmq stitches.

Trim with sharp scissors or pinking shears.

Last, I used short pieces of DMC floss and a large eyed needle to stitch through the top and then tied it in a knot…instant hanger for the ornament!


Oh, and don’t forget about this weeks giveaway here.


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Merry Christmas!

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