Tuesday 2 July 2013

Christmas in July

Susie's Christmas Table Runner
The project has been decided for this month's Across the Pond sew-along – it is ‘Christmas in July’ – a topic Susie declared yesterday morning only to have MODA follow in her footsteps in the evening.  

Courtesy of Moda Bakeshop
This is a great help as there are sure to be lots of lovely projects and free patterns in the Moda Bakeshop throughout the month.   If that isn't enough there will be even more inspiration when Julie, the Crafty Quilter, hosts a  'Christmas in July' blog hop with free tutorials, lots of ideas and the odd give-away or two. 

Our own Amy, from Amy made That, is kicking off the blog hop on the 12th of July and I am following in her wake (again!!) on the 13th.
Amy's project is sure to be something elegant - just look at the wonderful gift tags she has made for the Sew Along project.

But I haven't been idle either.  I have been adding to the seasonal patterns already in my Etsy pattern store.
First there was a Christmas mug rug for Gran using the Patchsmith's Mug Rug Alphabet ...... 
and this was quickly followed by the Gingerbread Cup mug rug pattern .......
which led to the Gingerbread Man mug rug project - three of the little gingerbread men on one 10" x 6" background .......
And from there it was just a short sleigh ride to one of my projects for the blog hop - Gingerbread Bunting.   But those cheeky little fellows have run amok and are hiding all other Patchsmith Palace.  There are crumbs on the bookshelf ......
spices in the flower ......
and cookies in the ..... biscuit barrel ......
I better go round up those mischievous men and find a way to string them up before the 13th of July.  Be sure to pop back on that day as I will be sharing a free pattern for super-quick Christmas bunting together with a Christmas give-away.
(Don't forget to post your completed projects and share your Christmas project finds in the Across the Pond Flickr Group - we'd love to see them.)

Sew until then .......


  1. Your mug rugs are so sweet! I really like this Christmas in July idea.

  2. Such a delightful post! Your Gingerbread men are so cute and so are all your mug rugs :)

  3. These little Gingerbread fellows are soooo delightful!! I love their embellishments! And I love all of your holiday themed mug rugs. They will make beautiful gifts and hostess gifts for the holidays! I must get started now and have them ready!
    I can't wait for the Gingerbread Bunting project on July 13!!!

    Your posts always make me smile!!

  4. I can just smell the gingerbread cookies now...you know I'm going to have to make up a batch for my own house! I cannot wait for this project!!!