Monday, August 1, 2011

August Christmas Through The Year

All I'm doing today is sitting so I might as well do the post to start us off for the month!  How are you coming with your Christmas gifts - running out of room to store them yet?  Only five months to go!  We're on the slippery downhill slide to the big day....

I found a couple of tutorials for you, well one tutorial, and a site well worth a visit.  The tutorial is for a patchwork camera strap cover, and boy do I need one of these myself!  You'll find it at Fabric Family Fun.  If you have anyone on your list who has a larger camera with a strap, this will help their neck.

The site from Sulky is wonderful.  There are several categories on the left hand side to browse through.  They have BOM quilts going back to 2006 [although I'm not sure what happened to 2007], hand embroidery, Christmas projects, you'll have fun there.

I also found a tote bag similar to the tutorial I used for last month's Christmas gift - it has six outside pockets like mine, but uses fabric instead of webbing for the handles.  You'll find it at Craft Gossip.  My tutorial called for 2 3/4 yards of webbing.

No movie this time, I've totally run out of movies to recommend.  I guess I tend to watch the same ones over and over every year.  Maybe put on some Christmas music while you stitch and get in the spirit!

Remember, there is no stress involved in our Christmas Club.  You either make something and get entered in the give-away, or you skip it this month and try again next month.  You won't get kicked out of the club for taking some time away.  You can start anytime, and end anytime.  Making gifts is supposed to be a joy!  If I can ever figure out how to do pages on this here blog o' mine, I'll make one with a list of tutorials I've posted, so we have a handy reference guide and don't lose the links.

In the meantime, go play and create something beautiful!

10 comments:

Shelley said...

August 1st already!! Whoa.....

Thank you for the links!! The one from Sulky has got my eye at the moment...... : )

Val said...

I will check out all the Christmas tutorials soon. You do a good lob of finding things.

paulette said...

Some great sites to explore!! Thanks Allie!!
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Cheryl said...

Oh goodie...more links to go to!! Amazing there are only 5 more months.

VivJM said...

Eeeek, how did it get to August already?! I am going to try to make two or three presents this month, to make up for my shameful lack in July...but promise not to beat myself up over them ;-)

Wendy said...

Allie, please don't tell me it's only 5 months to Christmas again, I nearly had a heart attack!!

OK, to add a page. Go to Edit Posts from your Dashboard. At the top you'll have new post - edit posts - edit pages

Click on edit pages and you can make a new page from there - email me if you get stuck!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Allie, I just don't know where this year is going. I'm so far behind in my sewing (which has been almost non existent since my last surgery even though I'm fine now...go figure) Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and tell you I hope all is well with you and yours. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hugs...

Dandelion Quilts said...

Thanks for all the cool links, I am off to check them out!

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, I started well and have run of steam for August...grin...thankyou for the links...hugs lyn

Mama Pea said...

Sigh. Still no progress for me. It seems I can't get motivated until the date is closer....

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