Happy December, friends far and wide!
I love this time of year for a lot of reasons; the weather’s cooler, visiting with family and friends, and of course, all the wonderful holiday projects that populate the web!
To celebrate December 1, I thought I’d share a little roundup of some of my projects for this time of year! Some are free and some are from the Sewhooked Shop, I hope you enjoy them all!
Tree Trimming, my most popular holiday pattern still makes me smile even two and half years after I first shared it here on Sewhooked. I’ve taught this pattern to beginners and experienced quilters alike, Honey Bee Quilt Store here in Austin sells it as a kit to make the dark varation seen above. I still see fun versions of this little tree on a regular basis. I love the way you all have embraced this little pattern!
Homes for the Holidays, a fun quilt made from a paper pieced block swap from a now defunct paper piecing website. I used oodles of fun Christmas fabrics for my borders, including the Christmas trees, which I drew free hand to paper piece! I met an awesome local lady, Myra, through this swap and still get to see her from time to time!
Holly Jolly, a fun set of 5″ patterns inspired by Sunbonnet Sue! These little guys were originally designed as a gift for some friends of ours.
Santa & His Bag, one of many Santa’s I designed while working on Holly Jolly!
Recycled Gift Bags, because presents need a fun and crafty wrapping! There were super easy to make with a few fun stamps and a hole punch!
Smiling Santa Gift Bag is one of my favorite ways to gift items to children! Free tutorial at the link, plus some fun variations.
Bon Bons – YUM, just like Mom makes!
English Toffee – deceptively easy and completely delicious!
Jennifer’s Best Peanut Brittle – the only recipe that has actually helped me make new friends…really!
Spice Cookies are my family’s newest favorite Christmas cookies. Absolutely delicious.
I’d love to know about your favorite crafts and recipes for this time of year, feel free to share your links in comments and I’ll do a round-up of YOUR projects, patterns and recipes!
Last, but definitely not least, remember to use coupon code BUYHANDMADE now through December 18 in my Etsy shop for 20% off your total purchase! This includes printed patterns, blank greeting cards and more!