Monday, April 18, 2011

Sewing Christmas

If anyone ever questioned whether spring in Michigan is unpredictable, they can stop now.  We awoke to snow covering the ground today, much different that the 84 degrees we had a couple of Saturdays ago.

I am stuck taking indoor photos, on my cutting table, of this months "Sewing Christmas" project.  For it I made an 8 foot bunting.  If there was an ounce of sunshine to photograph this on my fence, I would have loved it, but today this is the best I can do.  When the weather is nicer I will put it up for you.

This is one of the most fun projects to date for me.  I got out one bag of left over quilt binding and my large box of vintage this-and-that.

It incorporates old quilt blocks, hankies, doilies, vintage sheets, yo-yo's purchased at an auction and bits of quilts that are completely worn out but needed some love.

The uses for this are endless, and I think it might be the project that I "gift" to myself!  If you have something you would like to share with us, please see the link below.  

With joy,


  1. Cute project Renee!
    Thanks for the idea...I have plenty of this and that to pull from!
    Michigan weather...Ugh!
    2 inches of snow on my deck this morning....crazy!
    Have a great week,
    xoxo`Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this!!! So Cute! Thanks for sharing this great idea. :)

  3. Very cute. :o) With all the charming vintage touches, it reminds me of you. :o) I think it would be so pretty hanging in your home. :o)
    Have a lovely day. Trish

  4. I love the bunting idea. I made something similar about 4 years ago for a grandson's room, but there was a nautical theme and my idea was more like colorful semaphores. I didn't think of taking it a step farther and using old hankies, etc. and making something for myself. Love it!

  5. That's really fun! It's definitely one way to brighten a cold, snowy day.

  6. I love your vintage goodies but toegether. In Texas I am wishing for snow. It has been in the 80's.

  7. The bunting looks great, I am so behind on my projects, it may well be Christmas by the time I get one done. I have sent you a spring picture from England, we are having 70F weather at the moment.

  8. It looks so lovely and colourful.... you will definitely be ready to celebrate the end of winter :) Happy crafting, Jenny

  9. Um...this is so so very cute!!!! I must go to Shipsey to get some hankies to do this! I love it! I am still behind a bit. Like two projects ago. Whoops! :)

  10. WOW!! I have enough stuff collected to make one of these but would have never thought of it if I had not seen yours!! Thanks so much!!
    Gmama Jane


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