Monday, September 29, 2008


I've been seeing so many of those adorable Christmas cottage houses on everyone's blogs. I love them! here's some more! at Eileen's attic

I'm not one for making holiday looking stuff, but it made me remember that once, long ago, I made a Santa tree skirt. Don't know for the life of me whatever happened to it. ...

Anyway, I did just get a few fat quarters of some terribly cute xmas fabric, and trying to figure out what to do with it... before I packed it away into my stash never to be found again...

So I sort of recalled what the tree skirt pattern was. I remembered the triangle shapes, and it was a very easy thing to make... So I got my bristol board, marked off a big triangle in the center...

*Divided that in half to make the hat, and three triangles across the bottom for a beard, and jacket...

*I added a strip for the white fur and tassel, but I think the one I originally did, did not have that...

*I dug into my stash and found some glitter stars, cut some felt for eyes and noses, and ran out down the block and found a great sale on fabric. I needed white but I came back with this...

($3 a yard!! for designer prints....) Beats all those annoyingly price fixed $9 a yard fabrics!They had stuff stacked the the ceiling... what a hunt!

I have to figure out what I want to do to finish the Santa lap quilt. Maybe use up my scraps and make a running piano key border, or squares... with lots of white... Makes the Santas pop out nice!


  1. cute! cute! can I borrow that? I might need an idea! I have so many swimming around in my head right now! and those fabrics!!! Right down the block, huh?! lucky!

  2. These are the cutest Santas I ever did see.
    Thank you so much for the mention! :-) We're in the housing market!

  3. Cute Santas! And SCORE on the fabric! Cool.

  4. Love th santa's - what store had all that fabric so cheap? I wish I lived down the block from that store. Well... actually I'm glad I don't... I would really be broke buying up all those "bargains"!


Hi! Thanks for leaving me a comment!
I appreciate your taking the time to say hi!
Have a fabulous day!