Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Still Christmas Here...

I must make one of these for next Christmas!

Oh, yes...it's still Christmas here. 

However, I did start taking down some of the Christmas decorations today. 

Most of you probably will agree after a while it looks more like clutter than decoration and then I'm ready for a cleaner look.

In the meantime we're enjoying the cold weather by staying indoors - it's too cold to tackle the outside Christmas lights yet. 

Isn't this Mickey & Minnie Mouse bedding cute!

I've never seen it for sale though at any Disney store.

Yesterday I went to my monthly Embroidery Club. 

We downloaded this beautiful snowflake design to machine embroider and then ironed on crystals to enhance the design.

I may take this piece of fabric and make it into a  cute little bed pillow!

  I picked up my "Party with Patrick" project pattern for December.

My sewing store hosts these monthly events but it appears you can also join the fun on-line too (for a fee).   

The project is a Christmas Banner called "Shining Stars".

Luckily I already bought the digital pattern for the ornament.

I won't be able to use the banner this Christmas but I should have it made for Christmas 2014. 

I picked out my fabric fat quarters yesterday and I'm anxious to start the project.

As far as crocheting... 

I decided to try my hand at crocheting an "Elf on a Shelf" soft toy.  

So far the legs and main body are done. 

Pattern and information (here).

All the little kids are crazy about the "Elf on a Shelf"!

Have a wonderful day and stay WARM!

We are having single digits here in SE PA!  


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  1. Loved the snowflake you made, perfect for today! Laura

  2. We are chilly here in Florida, so if we are chilly you all must be freezing. Stay warm and enjoy your projects.

  3. Cute wreath that looks like Mickey ears. Hope you are staying warm and cozy over there. xo

  4. Happy New Year Sandy!
    I have missed my visits with you. I always enjoy seeing what you have been up too. The crochet elf on the shelf is adorable!!! I might try my hard at one for next Christmas. My grandson loves elf on the shelf.
    Your embroidery is really pretty and what fun to create.
    We have been having cold weather here too but no rain.
    Have a sweet day sending hugs, Elizabeth

  5. I love elves and would love to learn to crochet. Thank you for visiting my Christmas blog and leaving a sweet comment.
    Happy New Year