Christmas in July with Windham Fabrics

Happy Friday Crafters!

It’s Christmas time!!…

ok.

Not really! But…Christmas is my favorite time of year and when Windham asked if I would participate in Christmas in July, I jumped all over it! I have always loved wintertime and the time it brings with our family.

IMG_0805I knew EXACTLY what I was going to make when i got asked…Pajamas! It’s a family tradition to get new pjs the night before Christmas to wear. This year I have this grand plan that I’m going to make pajamas for all of my family, including my inlaws, sil/husband/niece who will be just a month old…and of course my parents and husband and our sweet Carter!!

Because it’s summer and I just couldn’t resist, I made two pairs of super cute pajama shorts so I can go ahead and start rocking them now. The pattern is by SewCaroline in Modern Holiday Magazine a year or so ago.

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I just love them! They will be worn from now until Christmas, especially since Texas doesn’t ever get that cold.

Now for the best part…

*Giveaway for two lucky commenters! The wonderful people at Windham are giving me a bundle of each fabric I used: Storybook Christmas and Craft Paper Christmas. Leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday tradition and I will pick two winners, one bundle  for each next Wednesday. (you have from now to Tuesday midnight CST to enter, us residents only at this time!)

Thanks for coming to hang out and happy crafting!!

xox-Kristen

Paper Obsessed Blog Tour: Burning Love

Happy Monday Crafters!!!

I am so excited to FINALLY share one of my favorite projects and lines of all time!!! Heather Givans new line Paper Obsessed for Windham Fabrics is bomb.com. I mean seriously the teacher in me went WHEEEEEE!!!  Paper airplanes, notebook paper, envelopes, oh my! And the pop of neon yellow…sigh. It’s just that awesome.

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When I got the fabric in I knew exactly what I was going to make. I was pregnant at the time and was in FULL BLOWN nesting.I had my eye on the heart quilt tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co and just knew I had to create my own take on it! So I decided to play with the color combos and make four heart blocks. Just the perfect size for my peanut.

I put everything aside and sewed the quilt in one day, got to my sweet friends longarm and went to town with the design. I decided that since it had the fun neon yellow, I HAD to quilt in yellow….with flames. Yup hunka hunka burnin’ love was born. (I may or may not have performed this song in high school show choir)

IMG_0597It has become the first quilt I grab when we leave the house and we use it all the time for the park. Or car. Or just laying around the house. It is our favorite!

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(My baby has the bluest eyes and tan skin, neither of which are from me!)

Now that you are in love with the fabric as much as I am….IT’S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!!!! ***CLOSED***

Winner’s Response: Julianne “My favorite school memory is my parents would always come and volunteer in all of the classes myself and my siblings were in my favorite is from second grade. On Fridays our teacher asked us to clean out and organized our desks. Some of the students didn’t want too. So that next Friday my teacher asked my 6’3″ dad to come in and help. My dad walked in and asked if they would clean out their desks. Again they were defiant so with permission from the teacher, he picked up the desk and dumped the contents on the floor. After that my dad came and volunteered every friday, all my teacher would have to say was that he was coming into volunteer and magically the desks would be clean. It’s funny memories like this that always make me remember those good experiences.”

Windham has generously donated a curated bundle of paper obsessed to one of you wonderful people!!! EEK! So, comment below with your favorite school time memory for a chance to win the bundle! I will announce the winner on SUNDAY July 31st. Right in time for some back to school sewing I’m sure!

Follow along with my fellow #paperobsessed friends and make sure to go check out what they’ve been making and enter to win some fabric on each of their pages!

July 12 Windham Fabrics :: http://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com

July 13 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 14 Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts :: http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

July 15 Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine :: http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/

July 16 Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing :: http://onegirlcircus.com/

July 17 Jenny Leisure / David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 18 Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio :: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/blog

July 19 Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

July 20 Annie Unrein of By Annie’s :: http://byanniecom.blogspot.com/

July 21 Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.com/

July 22 Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness :: http://sewsweetness.com/blog

July 23 Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce :: http://www.instagram.com/giucy_giuce

July 24 Karen McTavish of Karen McTavish Quilting Studio :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/ {Dreamer + Doer}

July 25 Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine :: https://twoblondesandasewingmachine.wordpress.com

July 26 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

 

Happy sewing!!!

xox-Kristen