Thursday, December 21, 2017

Grinch Be Gone.......

Whilst sorting fabrics for the Santa Sacks I made last week I found some cute little bear pictures....

I made them up into coasters... and the stars into a mug rug.....

I don't need them at all but they are cute ...


I also had a panel with three lovely vintage style Santa pictures... so I added sticky backs and put them on some plain (curtain) fabric.....



These sacks can be used as perpetual gift wraps ... or whatever....


I didn't sew around the edges - I don't feel they need it ....


I might just put paper in them and add them to the decorations.... I love them.....

Mr Postie came by ....

Lovely hand made card from Michelle, with pocket mini stitcheries and an elf ornament for the tree.... and a beautiful hand painted card which shall get a frame and become a decoration (just like Shez has done)


... there is a parcel too but I'm saving it for another day .....


Christine came over to sew and brought these cutest little handmade stocking ornies..... they have gone straight on the tree.....



It's a bit of a family joke that I moan and groan and stress out about Christmas - and about a week before get out the decorations (if we are having guests) and suddenly magic happens.... I pull an alldayer/nighter and the place looks different....

The cards are going on the chimney and Hubz and my stockings with a little vignette on the top and quilt done on a Stitch-a-long at the back....


This little tree is on the dining room dresser..... can't put too much there as that's where the food will go!


.... of course the classy mug rugs are out and next to our chairs!
 (well grandchildren do need stories to tell of their grandparents don't they?)


A frog has moved into the houseplant..... (looks like he found the home brew!)


I just loved making this quilt..... it is so fun and there is heaps of glitter glue on it so it sparkles madly....


 Hubz got stiff legs on Sunday putting up the fairly lights on the veranda.... they really do look magical in the evening.....


These two Santa's usually adorn a cake but I didn't do one this year.... 


A wall of hand made hangings..... I love them all....


So many of my decorations are hand made by friends ... and form a special part of my decorating....


This dish cloth was designed by Maddy, one of my UK grandiegirls....


Thanks to Debs, local daughter the tree has gifts under it.... (she came and wrapped whilst I did the tree).  Nearly all my ornaments are hand made.... 

I love my tree of love ...


Hubz thinks I go overboard sometimes!!!


Well, we do have little boys coming to stay....


It all looks quite festive (except for the boxes etc that are still in the way on the floor!)

Righto, Gotto Go.... there is a mess to tidy up ..... and there is a Christmas quilt I want to finish!

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas whereever you are, whatever you are doing, and however you like to celebrate...xx



21 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful christmas decorations and quilts and I love the little bears, those are so cute.

Debbie

I am said...

Hi Fiona,lovely work my friend ,love your fifties from Michelle,and wow your house has come up a treat ,looking very xmassy,those grandies boys are going to be so excited,hopeyou have a lovely day my friend 💋

Michelle Ridgway said...

Hello my friend. Everything looks gorgeous! Love the olde worlde Santa sacks. We won't go into the loo roll dialogue again lol! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family xx

Janice said...

Your home looks wonderful. Don’t handmade decorations make it special. I love your collection of wall quilts, and the all match so well. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, you are super organized... see you are nearly ready!! Love all your decorations, it looks sooo cozy! Have a wonderful Christmas! xx

Maria said...

You sewed up a lot of lovely chrismassy things ...
Your home looks fantastic .. It is nice to put up all your handmake things that bring back memories as we hang them..
LOL love that toilet paper.. Hope you don't get frost bite wiping with the Snowman...
Have a very Happy Christmas with your family....XXX

Chantal said...

I am very happy you gave me a tour of your home. Thank you for sharing all these lovelies which brought up lots of ohs and ahs. You too have a wall of hangings. They are so nice but my favorites are the antique Santa's bags. I would use them as decorations but that's me. :^D Oh and the veranda is so awesome. It must look almost magical in person. Have the best holiday yet. ;^)

Sue SA said...

Your decorating is lovely. I personally like fairy lights up all year around....so we still have last years up! Have a very merry Christmas and a happy 2018.

sunny said...

Well it's certainly looking festive at your house! I made a wall-hanging quilt for a gift, and liked it so much, I'm now making one for myself. Getting a headstart on next year. Merry Christmas!

Jeanette said...

Very festive at your house. Looks lovely. Love those cute little knitted stockings & the loo roll. Hugs,xx

Louise said...

Your home looks so very festive, Fiona! I love all your handmade goodies. That "classy" Santa and Mrs. S mug rug made me laugh!! And here I thought "Chunky Dunks" were some sort of cookie with large pieces of chocolate... :D

kiwikid said...

Love your decorations Fiona, when the bug hits it sure hits doesn't it!! Love the loo paper!! Have a happy Christmas.

Narelle said...

A home filled with happiness :)
Merry Christmas xx

Pidgeon Patch said...

well well well... you have filled you home with so much Christmas cheer... and even your loo is looking festive.... Merry Christmas..

Anthea said...

Wow Fiona, you have created a beautiful setting there, well done you busy lady!
Merry Christmas x

Kathleen said...

I love your North Pole quilt. Did you applique by hand? I have the pattern and collected fabric - and that's as far as I've gotten.

Christine M said...

Everything looks wonderful, Fiona. Have a very Merry Christmas. xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

What has need got to do with creating...ha ha ha...they are cute coasters. Love the finishing touch for the smallest room, that is whole house decorating! it all looks fabulous, hope your day was as well...

Fiona said...

Kathleen, you asked about my North Pole quilt - sorry but it's coming through as No-Reply without any links - and I have quite a few Kathleens in my address book so I can't respond personally. I did the North Pole quilt sewing blanket stitch by machine.
Hugz

Raewyn said...

Your decorating post has got me in the mood for Christmas again - a pitty I now have to wait 355-odd days till it comes around again! Lovely post Fiona :-)

Amy Maney said...

Lovely decorating, so much talent and hard work shown! Where did you find the embroidery patterns for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the mug rugs? So funny!

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