We’re getting down to the wire! Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done? All the presents wrapped? All the trees trimmed? I’ve got a few things left to sew, as well as a few projects I can leave until after Christmas since we won’t see family until later in December and January.
I know. I’m putting it off. That’s how I roll. Which is why this tutorial is so tardy! December got away from me! But no worries! We have coupon codes and a giveaway and a tutorial for a project that is really seasonless! I even have one planned for Valentine’s Day already!
Before I get much further, though, I want to mention my amazing sponsors! They were so generous to provide the fabric and trims for this project AND they have a treat or two for my awesome readers!
- Ink & Arrow Fabrics sent me yardage of their line, Naughty or Nice, which is available in quilt shops now! I’m a sucker for Christmas lights and decorations, so this was right up my alley. At the end of this post, you can enter to win a fat quarter bundle of these fun, Christmassy prints. They’ve also thrown in some of my favorite Pixie Dots, too!
- Vintage Door provided the crochet edge bias tape for my pennant and skirt, and they are offering my readers a coupon code, good for 20% off their sweet shop! This includes their new line of ruffly goodness! The code is IZZYNIVY20 and it expires 12/31/16.
- Little Red Cottage donated the trims and buttons for my projects! Another coupon code for you, IZZYNIVY is now active for 20% off all purchases, no limits, no minimums, and is good until 01/31/2017! You can shop Michelle’s fun trims here or here.
Let’s bring on the CUTE!
The first is our Addie Jo skirt, and instead of hemming the two layers, I’ve added the crochet edge bias tape to it. Easy peasy! I also added some brick red Cluny lace to the seam where the waistband meets the skirt. The skirt features my favorite navy blue print from Naughty or Nice! Paired with the Bella Bubble top by Greenstyle Creations and knit from The Purple Seamstress, this makes for a fun and spunky Christmas party outfit!
Those little houses and those tiny lights! I’m smitten! And the Cluny lace just puts it over the top.
Here is the pennant I made with more of the fabric and trims. I love how it turned out!
I have always loved the word Noel, which is borrowed from the French, and means a Christmas song, or even simply Christmas. It always made Christmas seem more special. not that it needed it…hello, Christ’s birth! Anyway, my favorite Christmas song of late is Noel, sung beautifully by Lauren Daigle. In case you were wondering, this is exactly what I sound like when I sing in my van or in the shower . . . in some alternate world, I’m sure. Anyway, I thought it was the perfect word to showcase in my pennant project.
I really love this banner, and you can find the tutorial HERE.
Now for the GIVEAWAY! If you’d like to be entered to win the Naughty and Nice fat quarter bundle from Ink & Arrow Fabrics, plus a few fun patterns and various sundries from moi, please leave me a comment with your favorite Christmas or Holiday memory. Make sure to leave your email address somewhere along the line so I can contact you if you win! Comments will be open through the rest of 2016 (or 11:59 pm PST, 12/31/2016). One entry per person, please!