Thursday, December 22, 2011

Crazy Quilted Christmas Gifts and A Special Request From Santa

Santa's elves have been as busy as a little elf can be creating gifts for Christmas!
Remember I told you in my last post about my pal Pat's idea of turning those ugly nightlights into a truly beautiful piece of art?

It starts with this $1.99 nightlight ~

Crazy quilt a block to fit the front of your light ~

I finished off the edges with a slip stitch by hand, then used Tacky Glue and clamps until dry.

Here's the finished light ~

and a couple more.....

The Kreinik Christmas Cracker, also Pat's design, was a super fun project and went quickly.

I cut the cardboard tube inside of Christmas wrapping paper to size, then stitched a block that would fit around the tube with a little extra wiggle room.
Simply sew lace edging to both sides and sew in place around the tube.

Go HERE for instructions you can download.

You can add silk ribbon poinsettias, Christmas Trees and wreaths.

I filled it with Christmas candy and it is on it's way to someone special.

I did two picture pillows on dupioni silk, one of a beloved pet that passed away ...

and one of a new born baby ~ I think Olivia's grandparents will like it.

Now that the last of the out of town gifts were shipped today, it's time to tackle the ones close to home. I have some of my happiest moments in this tiny room wrapping gifts and twirling ribbon with scissors just like Mom and Grama always did.

The house is all decked out ~

and my great grandmother's rocking chair is waiting for Santa.... just in case he gets a little beat up trying to go down our fireplace with no chimney ~ lol!

(decorating tip ~ use vintage Christmas Aprons as tree skirts)

 By the way Santa ~ remember those jammies you gave me on my First Christmas?

Well how come I was still wearing them on my 3rd Christmas??

If you could find it in your heart to hook me up with a new pair of slippers I think we can just forget that whole "same jammies for 3 year" incident.

Love ya Santa!!!!


Laurie said...

The shades and crackers are so pretty Terri, and I love how you've decorated. I never would have thought of using aprons for tree skirts. I'll remember that. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Blessings,

Pat Winter said...

You have been one busy gal! Love the night lights and the cracker and the pillows.All are beautifully made. The wreath is perfect! Your cozy home looks all ready for the big day! Enjoy dear friend.
Holiday Hugs,

Nicki Lee said...

HIi Terri,

Your home looks so warm and inviting - I know Santa will love sitting in that pretty rocking chair come Christmas Eve.

I just bought 4 of those night lights a couple weeks ago to CQ up and totally forgot about them in my haste to get things done. Guess I will have to make them up for Mother's Day or Valentines. Yours came out beautiful!

Wishing you and your famiyl a beautiful Chrismtas and all my Best for a Happy & Healthy 2012!


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