Thursday, 1 August 2013

Welcome one and all!

Sew we quilt

Especially to all you Ho-Ho-Ho hoppers! 


First a huge thank you to Mme Sam and Carol for hosting yet another fabulous bloghop!

So, I had been procrastinating. A lot. More to the point; I didn't feel like Christmas lately. So I planned a week. A week with nothing else to do then

CHRISTMAS!

I started by compiling a list of what I would like to do this week. This involved much research..... I read through a pile of magazines and books, while stretched out in the sun.

Of course, this was the week that a genuine heatwave smothered our little country. Go figure. But, who cared about that, when inside the snow was falling and the log fire was burning. Well, metaphorically that is. Not really! That would be silly.

Are you ready? Here we go.



All the completed projects in a huge pile!
Yes. All that in one week! I started of with some trees. Just to get in the spirit of things.


 After the trees, I had to add some mice.
 Both patterns were in a book by Tilda. Jul.


I love them!

Next came some birds. With bells. So they are pretty noisy! Five of them form the doorhanger.


Some Christmas baubles. I made four of these and they are HUGE! Both the birds and the baubles I found in Simply Vintage, the autumn 2012 publication.




Then, something to get the turkey out of the oven safely.... My own pattern (if you can call it that). There is a little bell on there, so everyone can hear when that big bird is done!

So, where there is an oven mitt there has to be an apron! I found an excellent tutorial for the apron here.

And then lastely, the board. This is another pattern from Simply Vintage. The mistake you can see was completely mine.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas projects. I know I did. Go and see all the other hoppers today and make sure to let them know how much you love their projects!

August 1

Lots of love,
Heleen

79 comments:

  1. You have been one busy girl! What darling projects. Love the trees and mice! Your oven mitt is pretty fancy. :-) Guess I need to think about some Christmas projects around here. Great job- K-

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  2. Wonderful projects that you have done. Your trees and mice are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity
    Have a great day
    Christmas greetings from Sweden

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  3. You were very busy - oh, I just love the mice, so cute!! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  4. Excellent! Love the diversity of projects. I esp. like the cardinal door hanger.

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  5. Wow wat een leuk werk heb je gezien. Je hebt er echt veel werk van gemaakt zeg. Mooi hoor. Thanks for sharing. Frederika

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  6. Love all your cute Christmas projects, but I think the mice are my favorite ones. Great job.

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  7. Adorable Christmas projects. I love the trees and the mice! So cute.

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  8. Wow! You have surely been busy. The mice are adorable!

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  9. I love your bird door hanger, it really turned out cute:@)

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  10. Love your Christmas projects - thanks for sharing.

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  11. So many great projects! I really love the birds and the trees.

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  12. Wow!..... what a lovely group of projects, all ready for Christmas! Thanks for sharing the line up!

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  13. a great assortment of Christmas items.

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  14. Wow! You really accomplished a lot! They are all very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great projects - you got a lot done!

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  16. You're amazing! I can't believe you got all that done in a week - it would have taken me much longer for sure. My favorite is the apron so thanks for giving us the link. blessings, marlene
    P.S. Did you know your word verification is still on?

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  17. You made some really cute things. Thanks for the inspiration & for sharing.

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  18. Good Afternoon Heleen....wow did you create many gems for this holiday season..really like the trees.. you inspire me

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  19. I love your little trees and mice; so cute.

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  20. You did a great job on all your wonderful projects. So cute.

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  21. You were a busy, busy lady sewing all these wonderful Christmas trees, mice, birds and ornaments! Your oven mitt is just too cute...love it!

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  22. Wow! Congrats on getting all that done in one week!

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  23. Wow you were soooo busy! Love your apron and oven mitt, very festive! Thank you for sharing today.

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  24. You have been busy. I love the birds and now you can relax a little during those holidays.

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  25. One would never believe that you really weren't in the Christmas spirit! Your blog reminds me of Santa's Workshop - amazing!!

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  26. Lots of inspiration in those cute projects!

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  27. You've been a busy elf making all those pretties in your workshop !

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  28. Fun projects, so glad you shared :)

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  29. fun and pretty projects. you did a fabulous job

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  30. Are you sure you're not one of Santa's elves? That is an amazing amount of beautiful work! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of it. Now, go take a vacation; you must be exhausted!

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  31. Fabulous projects - I think the mice are my favourite!

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  32. Lots of nice Christmas projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Very clever. I love the trees, and the birds, and the mice, and well all of them!! Great post! :)

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  34. Wow! How fun! Your projects are all very Christmasy! Love them!

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  35. beginning to look a lot like Christmas...Nice projects.

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  36. What beautiful projects you have...Looks like your ready for Christmas! Makes me want to get started.

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  37. Love your trees and mice, and won't you look festive in the kitchen! How big are the ornaments?

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  38. You have been one busy lady! I love your projects. I especially love the apron. I'm planning on making aprons to give to my daughter and daughter-in-law with our new church cookbooks--this pattern will be perfect!

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  39. A little bit country, and a little rock and roll! I love your Country Christmas! I just might have to make a tree or two myself!

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  40. A lovely collection of projects that you made.

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  41. Loved your projects. You certainly achieved a lot in a week.

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  42. Wow! Helen, you really were busy. I love all your projects especially the mice. My cats would love them with a little catnip inside! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Heleen, I love each of your projects! The mice are my favorite though, they are just adorable!

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  44. Great projects! You were a busy elf:)

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  45. What a wonderful group of holiday fun! Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Wow, you were busy! They look so festive!

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  47. What a wonderful Christmas collection. If I had to pick just one item as a favorite it would be the oven mit. Very, very cool.

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  48. I love your mice! Everything is so darn cute. Well done!

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  49. You have some lovely projects finished for Christmas! :)

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  50. Lots of nice Christmas projects...cute trees and mice!

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  51. Looks like you're all ready for Christmas. ; ) I'm loving the Christmas trees and the mice.

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  52. Very cute projects and you got a lot done. Thanks for sharing and enjoy some more sun.

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  53. Everything is sooo cute. I really like the cute little mice, and the ornaments. And the apron is my favorite. Great job.

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  54. Helen everything is wonderful...looks like a playland. Love the mice and the trees...nice job

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  55. Hiya Heleen!!! So much wonderful work!!! I love the mice, trees, birds, kitchen items, just all of it!!! And I didn't see any mistakes. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  56. Everything is stupendous. Busy Busy, I can't believe you did sew much in one week. Wow!

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  57. Makes me want to pull out the Christmas boxes.

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  58. wow! Once you got going you were stitching and stuffing all manner of holiday themed items. It would be hard to pick a favorite from all your items but I'll go with the mice. Adorable!

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  59. You've been busy! Love them all! :)

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  60. What great projects and wonderful finishes. I really like your trees!!

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  61. Your projects were all adorable and made me feel like I want to do some Christmas sewing.

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  62. What a wonderful pile of projects! I really like your mice!

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  63. You were super busy!! Loved all your creations!!

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  64. You sure have been busy. Wow. I love those little mice. Too cute.

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  65. You are so creative and inspiring

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  66. Your projects are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  67. Very sweet Christmas projects. Just love those mice!

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  68. Wow! You really got to work - very inspiring!

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  69. What beautiful projects - really love the trees and mice - very cute.

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  70. Beautiful Christmas projects, thanks for sharing!

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  71. Nice job :) Thanks for sharing!

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  72. You make such cute projects.

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  73. You have been very busy - and only a WEEK! The mistake...I couldn't see one so don't tell people cuz they probably won't see either. :)

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  74. You're driving me crazy - I've been looking and looking for an error - couldn't find one. You playing a trick on us? Trying to find out if we are naughty or nice? You certainly completed much in a week and in the heat. It's been HOT here in OK. I guess unless you have celebrated Christmas in a warm climate, which I have not, heat doesn't help to put you in the Christmas mood. I just try to view each day at Christmas, a giving day and a special day from God. I love all your projects. Thank you for including where you got your pattern ideas. I get frustrated when people post their projects and then if I want to make the project, I have no idea where to find a pattern. Thank you very much for participating and sharing your creativity. You have some fantastic things for Christmas. Oh, the pink gingham caught my eye. That's not a fabric I would consider traditional for Christmas. I love gingham and I fell in love with it on the ornament.

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  75. Wow...you accomplished a lot in a short time. They are all so adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  76. Beautiful christmas stuff, great work and inspiration, Thanks for sharing.
    Bente

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  77. Holy buckets lady but you were busy!! Wonderfully cute and fun projects!! Thank you for the inspiration !

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