Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I made some more pears.  This time out of (a very old) velveteen skirt which I think belonged to my husbands' great Aunt Alice.  It was a really small skirt, and didn't fit anyone, so I thought I would get some use out of the fabric.  These pears are ornament sized, about 2 1/2 inches high, and I sprinkled on some glitter and added a thread for hanging.  I made one white one from my wool stash.
The cross stitch bird was something I had laying around unfinished for years.  I sewed a piece of velveteen to the back and stuffed it, so now the Partridge can join the pears on a tree!
 I also put together two Christmas Tree Hot Pads from a free pattern available at Pink Chalk Fabrics.  They just need some quilting, then I can start using them.  The crochet bits are part of a scarf that I will show you after Christmas.  Right now I need to turn my sewing room into a gift wrapping room,  so I will be checking out until after the holidays.
 Have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas!
Lynne xxx


  1. I love those pears! Merry Christmas to you and yours ; )

  2. The pears are very nice, a good way to use up that old skirt!
    Have fun getting ready for Christmas. I wish I could send you some snow, but there is not too much left now, it is all melting away.

  3. Gorgeous velvet pears! I love them, especially with that touch of glittery beads!
    And the xmas tree hotpads are great - you are multi-talented Lynne!
    Enjoy the rest of your preparations, and here's wishing you and your family a wonderful and peaceful Christmas too!
    Gill xx

  4. Merry Christmas Lynne. Enjoy wrapping and unwrapping all your presents! I love the velveteen pears. Very best wishes for a peaceful Christmas. Philippa xx

  5. How fun! The pears are adorable, and I love that you were able to repurpose something belonging to a loved one. The partridge is too cute, and the hot pads are really neat! I am so impressed. Christmas snuck up on me this year in terms of doing anything creative... I'm hoping I'll be better next year.

    I'm intrigued by the book you're reading in your side bar. Is it good? I was watching the Danish version of The Killing and they took a trip to Norway and it has me intrigued by all things Norwegian at the moment.

  6. Hi Lynne,

    You always have the best projects on the go and the pears are so pretty! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. xoxo Debbie

  7. Handmade Christmas's are the very best kind! Look like yours will be filled with lovely handmade things. Thanks so much for your kind comment today at Tangled Happy. It's always lots of fun doing photo shoots with Miss Katie. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Lynne! :)

  8. Oh my, those pears are divine. Perfect. Happy Holidays, my dear. :)

  9. How very creative you are!!! I agree with Sara here Handmade Christmases are the best of the best and so many people out in blogland have really wonderful ideas like yourself. Those felt pears are gorgeous and to think they were come from an old skirt....wonderful!

    Have a fantastic Christmas Lynne and lots of best wishes for the New year :-)

    Amanda :-)

  10. Aren't you just a clever girl!!! I love all your creations hon. It's so nice to have some time to pop by and see your gorgeous blog - I've missed it.

    Have a wonderful Christmas hon - see you again soon.

  11. Merry Christmas Lynne and thank you for your lovely blog.


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