Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Sewing has began

I am so not ready for Christmas. I keep telling myself I still have time to get things done..but I am quickly realizing it will be here before I know it and I better start sewing.
One of my blogger friends, Brenda from Shabby cats and Roses, makes the most beautiful pillows! I was inspired by her to make myself a sweet Christmas pillow. You can find Brenda's pillows and stockings here. She does such beautiful work at such reasonable prices.

Being someone who loves to create something myself I pulled out the sewing machine and made this sweet pink Santa pillow.

I love a pink Santa--what is sweeter than that? With pink roses--this image was like Christmas heaven to me. How sweet. Makes me want to sing Christmas carols and have snow falling outside.

To make this pillow I printed out the image in reverse on this paper I found on clearance at Walmart for 7 sheets for .99 cents. I have used these iron on's before and I really like them. I thought Santa looked perfect with this Simply Shabby Sheet I got at Goodwill for $4.99. I had pillows forms too so I was able to make this all with stuff I had. That made this even better because my car has been giving me grief lately. It has 84,000 miles on it and it starting to need some work. Ugh. So any fun money I might have had is being used on the car. :( Oh well. Thankfully I have a stash of crafting supplies!

I haven't done any Christmas decorating yet. I still think it is early..though I do love seeing what all you bloggers are doing. I do a real tree so I have wait to get that. Also, I always say I don't want Christmas decorations out so long that I have to dust them!

Since Christmas is the season of giving..I know someone quite well whose house this pillow would look so cute in..and so now I am working on making another one.

Yes Janae, it is for you :)..I hope you love it, and Merry Early Christmas!

I think Phoebe is hoping Santa will get her something really awesome for Christmas. She has been a good girl, for the most part. :)

 So who all is decorating already..and if not...when do you start?
Thanks so much for visiting..and enjoy the season!


Deb said...

Your pillow is so cute. I love the frill on it. Phoebe is such a gorgeous girl and surely she deserves a special present this Christmas. Don't all cats? I am starting to bring out a few Christmas treasures, myself.

NanaDiana said...

I don't know which is cuter- the pillows or Phoebe. What sweet pillows!!! You really have a nice start on things already- xo Diana

Janae said...

I love it!!! I am soooo excited to have one! Thank you so much you are the best mom ever!! <3 :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Love the pillow and little Phoebe is adorable.

Marissa said...

Oh I love phoebe and think those are the cutest pillows!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the pillow and your kitty looks like she would like that for herself.
I think I will start digging out my Christmas stuff. Already have my decorating list made and my gift list done also.
Have a super weekend.

Heirloom treasures said...

Your cushion is so pretty Sandy. I haven't even thought of Christmas decor yet as I have been so busy sewing baby dresses and helping DD move house. Not my favourite thing to do. :)

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I love that Santa Claus!! You did an awesome Job. I want one!

Amy Jo

Grandma Carolee said...

The pillow is absolutely beautiful!! You are getting me in the mood to start decorating early. I'll need help from you & Chantel to put up the tree again.

Sandi said...

Sweet Pillow Sandy!! I am trying to use what I have instead of buying also. Isn't life fun??!!! :)

Tanya Rachelle said...

So pretty! Lovely photos and your kitty is darling too! I enjoy being able to go into my own 'store' at home too for supplies. Isn't it great to know you have things saved up and can use them for projects?! Really like the shabby pillow. Santa is darling.

Anne said...

Your pillows are so pretty Sandy!And I still don't have a sewing machine....UGH! Maybe Santa will bring me one this year :-) . Phoebe looks so sweet!

Linda Hughes said...

That is really cute! I have a Christmas print I want to do on a shirt, but iron on paper is so expensive, even shopping for it on line. Hopefully I will find a good deal like you did!

And great deal on fabric, you sound like me I love to pick up things from the local thrift store and use them to save money.

Rose Garden Malevik said...

woow. that´s a great job :)
and do not miss...


it is FUN :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

craftyvintagegal said...

What a beautiful pillow!!! I now want to make one for myself.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Nice job creating! Your pillow turned out very pretty. Nancy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your pillow is adorable, Sandy.

farmhouse-story said...

that santa is too sweet and the pillow turned out great! phoebe looks so much like my son's kitten-so cute:)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the pillow, so very cute!
That Phoebe is just adorable:)

Karen said...

Hi Sandy,
Your pink shabby chic Santa pillow is gorgeous. It looks perfect with your white chair. I love your blog and Janae's. Thank you for visiting me.

Melanie said...

Love the pillow! It is so pretty! Yes, it will be here too soon for me too. I haven't started decorating either, but like you I enjoy the pictures!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Sandy, I love pink Santa and your cushion turned out so lovely. I'm pleased to be featuring your cushion at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow.

pam said...

WOW... where, oh where, did you find that cute-as-a-button santa image? i LOVE it. i have a "phoebe" at home that would simply adore one so i need to find a way to make a pink santa pillow too.
thnx for sharing