Whew! We went to Las Vegas to visit family for Thanksgiving and it was relaxing, amusing as always, delicious, and just good plain fun. Well now that Thanksgiving is over, it's officially... tada... drumroll... the most wonderful time of the year!!! Christmas! And yes, it flies at me faster and faster each year, and yes, I might occasionally roll my eyes when someone here mentions how they can't wait for Christmas (in the middle of June), but now that it's here, there's no denying it ~ I do, I love Christmas.
Some of you may remember this pillow I made for Livi last year. It was a full-size pillow sham for a standard bed pillow, and right now it's lying beneath sweet Olivia's head. This year I made a fun-size version at 16" x 12" and I think it came out pretty cute...
So cute, that I'm offering four Christmas patchwork fabric packs in my etsy shop. Each pack contains the fabrics you see in the patchwork above as well as the crochet trim (to make your own 16" x 12" pillow). You'll have to cut your own squares but the fabric will yield more than you will need. Also, you'll receive two solid pale pink strips just like I have in my pillow. You provide your own batting, embroidery floss, and backing... plus a mug of cocoa and a few holiday tunes, if you like.
The pillow is easy. It consists of 32 - 2.5" squares. 8 squares across the top. A strip of solid pale pink. Two more strips of 8 squares across. Another solid pale pink. Then one last strip of 8 squares across. Couldn't be easier. The font I used for the embroidered lettering is called Learning Curve. Print out the wording of your choice on a piece of paper and tape to a window. Hold the pale pink fabric over the lettering and trace.
In the meantime, at my house we're busy getting ready for Christmas ~ and doing our best to make it bright.
xo amy (p.s. I'll be back on Wednesday with something fun!)