Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope you are all getting in the mood for the season; your decorations are up, and your shopping lists are getting smaller!

I've been sewing up some goodie bags for my friends and family, (they are really little jewelry pouches I made using my friend Kaye Whitt's pattern: Little Luxuries. It's a wonderful little booklet with all sorts of travel pouches to help you keep your jewelry and unmentionables tidy and protected in your travel bag.

I lined them in shimmery dupionni (spelling?) silk, and they are just scrumptious! I have had a little bag like this for years that I bought at a little sidewalk sale on the 4th of July, and I have used it consistently since then to organize my earrings and bracelets when I travel.

They are quick to whip up, and the fabric combination opportunities are endless! It's perfect for those of you with a nice fabric scrap collection!

I also couldn't resist purchasing some lovely flannel I am planning on making Christmas PJ pants with...IF I can find the know how it gets!

There are treasures here from Amy Butler and Valorie Wells' flannel collections that will make up some soft and cozy pajama pants for those icey winter nights!

Now for a little Christmas visual for you from my house to yours!

And let's not forget who this celebration is really all about. Where would we all be without the birth of this child?

Hope your Holiday season is full of peace, love, joy, and snuggly warmth !

Hugs to all,


Amy said...

OMW, I haven't seen one of those jewlery pouches for years! My mom got my sister and I one when we were very little. How cute!

And I LOVE your nativity scene!

Diana Hulme said...

i love those jewelry travel pouches. ADORABLE - and the perfect size. I really like how there are little separated places for each thing. You're amazing - always whipping up such cute stuff.

Can't wait to see you guys soon.

Maria said...

So many gorgeous things! I love the Nativity photo the most though! Merry Christmas to you too!

Crafty Mama said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I love that photo, and you are right. He is the reason for the season!

I love the pouches, how cute are they?!

And the flannel, yummy! I have the pink birdies one too, to make pj's for my daughter and me:-)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Those are darling! Happy Holidays!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute pouches - I'm sure everyone will love them.
Happy Holidays!

Chelsea said...

I love your house. I think it's one of my most favorite places on this earth.

Those jewerly pouches are really cute!


WestSacHoney said...

The carry all for traveling was my first pattern I tried making when I was 11 or so I remember it should have been a circle it ended up at an octagon. Maybe I'll try again some day.

claudia said...

very,very nice bags and interested,Have a nice days for all this Festivitys!!!!!

Kim D. said...

Love those adorable bags, my sister has made several of these, wonder why I didn't get one. LOL The decorations are lovely as well. Those flannels do look wonderful, hope you get some time to sew for you.

Have a Very Merry Christmas.. God Bless you and your family.

Sarah said...

Beautiful jewelry pouches! I just finished sewing flirty waist aprons for friends and family. Glad it's all finished! :)

Love the Nativity scene and the rest of the pics!
Merry Christmas!!

Bluebird Handmade

:o) mg said...

Hope you are getting LOTS of relaxing downtime. God bless. Merry Christmas.

The Zeediks said...

I LOVE my jewelery pouch and I love how your house was decorated for Christmas. It was so great to be home! Miss you already!

Jen O. said...

Hi Lila - I'm a friend of Mark & Kate Z and we met at Mark's parent's house last summer. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your fabric designs. Just this past weekend, I was in my favorite local shop, Cotton & Chocolate (in Thousand Oaks) and saw this really cute collection in the window and HAD to have some of it - upon closer examination, I realized it was your Eden collection! So, I bought a jelly roll plus a few yards of coordinating fabric and backing. I can't wait to make it up. It was kinda funny because while I was at the store I felt like Buddy, in Elf, when he's at Gimbles and learns Santa's coming to the store, and says "I know him!" - Well, I was with some friends and the shop owner and said with much enthusiasm, "I know her!". :-) I guess you had to be there.

So, on another note, back in the 80's my mom made a ton of those jewelry bags for many holiday boutiques. She did a great job- I sill I have mine and use it all the time. Ironically, this past fall, I was visiting my Mom and asked her if she had the pattern for it, and after much searching she found it. We had a great time making a few for gifts. I wonder if these bags are going to make a comeback. :-) I hope so.

Happy New Year. Hope to see you again some day. And maybe in the near future as we plan to move to UT in March. I will miss sunny Southern California, but looking forward to new adventures. Take care and I hope you sell the socks off your new collection. - Jen Overholt