Friday, November 30, 2012

Deck the Halls with us!

Christmas cow fabric

Isn't this fabric great?  Nothing says Christmas like cows in Santa hats, right? haha
{Fabric Traditions, copyright 1993}  I just want to say that this fabric came to me in a swap, that copyright date is no indication of my age  ;)

So, I have decided to Deck the Halls Handmade this year with my kiddos!  We are going to make memories & ornaments, drink hot mulled apple cider, listen to way too much Christmas music, and watch corny old Christmas movies!  If you want to see the start of this conversation, click here

And I'm inviting you all to join us in the fun!  Here is my plan in a nutshell:

1.  My goal is to make 12 types of ornaments with my sons this year.  Some of these may be our own ideas or decorations I made as a child.  I will share how-to's for these.  Others will be ideas I found on the internet, and I'll share the links so you can make your own if you want.

2. My posts will be randomly timed throughout December - it's Christmastime, I plan on keeping this low stress for me.

3.  There is a linky party!  Deck your own halls, then come back here and link up at the bottom of this page!  Ornaments, tree skirts, pillows; if you make something that spreads Christmas cheer through your home it is eligable to be linked up!  The linky will be open through Dec 30th 2012

4.  You can't have a Christmas party without presents, can you?  I have two charm packs of Alpine Wonderland by Riley Blake Designs that will be sent to one {randomly selected} participant.  I wish I could send fabric presents to all of you!  When you link up, be sure to visit other links and comment - like passing around little comment presents! Then everyone can share the Holiday Happy  :)

PS - I'm going to try to make a button this weekend! If I am sucesful, I plan to give an extra entry to the giveaway for those who display it, so check back later!

Dreaming in Patchwork

I did it! I made a button! :)  grab the code from my sidebar and display it on your blog for an entry into the giveaway for the Alpine Woodland charm packs.  Then come back and comment on this post to let me know you did - easy peasy!  {You don't have to be linked to the party to post the button & be entered into the giveaway!}


Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oohh fun! Lynne has a great tutorial for buttons on her blog (lilysquilts) and picmonkey is fab for messing around with pictures and resizing x

P. said...

How fun! Love the festive cow fabric!

Linda said...

What a lovely idea making the decorations with your children. Cant wait to see them and get ideas. Thanks

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I grabbed the button :)

Little Ella Lu said...

I added the button!

Janine said...

What a great party! I'm taking your button now :)

legato1958 said...

I added your button on my blog!
I like your linky idea!


Lara @ Luellabella said...

Sent over by 'A Girl in Paradise' :) I love Christmas and am really looking forward to my first Christmas as a quilter with handmade gifts for all!

Mandy said...

Sounds like fun! You have to make something really cool with those cows! Pressure is on you know! Can't beat cows in Santa hats for sure! We have 5 cows out the back. Wonder if I can get hats on them! lol

Susanne said...

I added my link and added the button to my blog post :)

Jenny Wren said...

We love to make Christmas decorations here.
Added a button to my post and linked.
Merry Christmas to you Allison!