16
Dec
holidays

Christmas Decorating – are you finished yet?

As much as I love Thanksgiving, I look forward to the day after, and not because I join the thousands of people that shop! That is the day I eagerly unpack my Christmas decorations. As I unwrap each one, I am transported back to the time when I acquired it or received it as a gift, and relive wonderful memories.  For the last few years when I put everything away at the end of Christmas, I write a short letter to myself about all that has happened in the past year and pack it with the decorations.  When I open my boxes the following year and find my letter, I am always fascinated by everything that happened that I had forgotten.

This year I have several new and unique decorations made with weather resistant Babyville PUL to add to my ever-growing collection.

In my new home, our covered porch is the perfect place for this decorative pillow.  My inspiration for this pillow was a very pricey pillow I saw in a decorating magazine. Making it was fun and easy. Cut 2 fabric pieces for your pillow cover front and back to the desired size plus 1ʺ to allow for a ½ʺ seam allowance all around. For the ornaments, cut circles and other shapes and embellish by stitching Babyville ribbons to them. Next, stitch ornaments to your pillow front. Stitch the pillow front and back with right sides together, leaving an opening on one side for turning. Trim, turn and either stuff with a polyester filling or insert pillow form. Hand stitch opening closed. Optional – when using a pillow form, insert a zipper in one side seam for ease in removing cover.

This charming and handsome Frosty Snowman greats guests for the holidays and continues adorning the door into the cold winter months. To make this happy fellow to add to your Christmas and winter decoration display, visit our project section for the easy directions.

Do you decorate your table with special holiday settings?  Why not make our colorful Frosty placemat for the youngest family members? This is sure to keep them engaged at the table at mealtime.

Decorating with Christmas stockings is a holiday tradition that dates back hundreds of years. No mantel? Why not hang a stocking on your banister, chair back, bedpost or door handle? Our stockings use the same pattern and look so unique and different in our new fabrics.

During this busy time of the year, whether you go all out to decorate or you are more minimalistic in your approach, take some time to put your feet up, have a cup of tea or hot chocolate and savor every moment. In a blink of the eye, Christmas 2014 will be a wonderful memory.

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