I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas and…

… being creative too! Heidi Emmett here. We creative types are always thinking: “What if?” What if I add two bold patterns to my vest idea, or quilted table runner? What if I try Sharpie pens to selectively “dye” a piece of fabric? You get the idea. For my Christmas post, I had to show you some “what ifs” in the decorating sense.

DSC_0163 I love our Christmas  tree! I grew up on a Christmas Tree Farm. I would earn money planting trees, weeding trees (ick!) and dream of the fabric I would buy. True story. My husband indulges me every year with the biggest tree I can find. And can you believe it! We built our house right next to another Christmas Tree Farm.

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Every ornament has a story. That’s what makes them sew special! This Sleepy Mouse is one of our family’s favorites. A friend made this for me 35 years ago. I really want to make some of these. What if I felt the mouse, add a stocking cap, and felt the bedding?

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This is one of my vintage ornaments. What if make it with collaged quilted fabric? See, ideas are coming all the time.

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Rex our cat is lounging underneath the tree. I put fun, old and new toys under the tree before and after the presents. My helper said “no more toys, this is MY spot”! I love beautiful hand-made tree skirts, but found out quickly that tree pitch can sometimes ruin the tree skirt that you took so much time to sew. Here is a quick tip: Use fabric yardage. I like tapestry-type fabrics because I can reverse them, which is the case with this piece. What if I make a  carpet bag purse out of this piece?  I can’t have pitch on the right side.

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Isn’t Rex a handsome cat? When I am tired of hanging ornaments I put the extras in a big covered vase. The word “JOY” was cut from left over wrapping paper and taped to the inside of the glass. What if I fill it part way with fake snow and add ornaments and a little snow on top then put the top on? We had 8″ of snow on Dec. 5th and it was so pretty. I want to keep the snowy look going.

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Yep, this is me with coffee mug in hand, toasting our first snow of the season! What if I make more fingerless gloves (which I wear ALL the time!) out of wool double knit and embellish them?

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I really like the Merry Christmas banner. No “what ifs” on this one. We have to draw the line somewhere! I bought it!

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I leave you with this last picture of The Emmett’s Christmas Tree 2013. Visit my personal blog: designsbyheidi.wordpress.com for more Christmas inspirations. I wish you all the Merriest Christmas EVER, and Hope and Peace for the New Year! Hugs, Heidi  . 

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4 thoughts on “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas and…

  1. Simply beautiful pictures of your White Christmas! I also have a very tall tree, but your space accommodates this so beautifully….mine is a little squeezed!…… but pretty, too!! Love Christmas!

    • Teresa, Thank you for your nice comments. Christmas came and went before I looked at things here on the Artistic Alchemy blog! And guess what? My Christmas tree is STILL up! I don’t care, I love my tree and it took so long to decorate, and it is still happily drinking water. Hugs, Heidi

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