Brief Holiday-Anticipation-Insanity

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in { Happy Sewing }, Blog

During my latest fabric ordering spree I got a bit too carried away.

I was thinking of all the cute ornaments on the advent calendar I had designed last year and wondered about making a few more.

I quickly opened my trusty design software and came up with different colour versions of forest animals and birdcages, added a few festive evergreens (or everblues or everpinks), uploaded it all to Spoonflower, and ordered a yard before I had really thought it through.

This is what arrived:

I think they’re all really fun & sweet.

But … am I really going to sew all 250 of them? I think not. Note to self: When in doubt, a fat quarter will do just fine.

I am going to do a bit of embellishment before stitching them together. I had thought they would be just perfect (weight-wise and theme-wise) to decorate this IKEA fabric panel. (A great alternative to a real tree if one is heading out of town partway through the holidays). Alas, my local IKEA store was sold out. I’m sure I’ll come up with another use for them.


  1. TanyaJS
    December 8, 2012

    Can I suggest you share a few, or fat quarter, with your little sister?

    • admin
      December 10, 2012

      Sounds like a great idea!