I got a fantastic sunburn this weekend at my nephew’s birthday party. Honestly, I am just excited to have enough sun to burn that I don’t mind! However, I did manage to sneak in a bit of holiday stitching from the fantastic and brilliant Syko‘s Scandinavian Stitches.
I had to wait forever to get it from the local library, and now that I have seen and used it I will be adding it to my sewing book collection. The ideas are playful and exciting, and use color in bits and pieces which I especially like.
I was so pleased with the ease and flexibility of the tutorials. You could really decorate your house in any direction. I stick to more traditional Christmas colors, and didn’t really follow the pattern because I wanted a variety of sizes and structures. Inserting the chimney took my brain a good wallop to figure out, but when you stitch inside out then reverse to stuff it you will see what you’ve done.
Mostly I had too much fun picking out buttons and matching up doors and windows.
If you like sewing for the seasons, you must check out her book, it’s fabulous! I love most of Stash Books’ – they make pretty things.
Have you made anything by Kajsa’s tutorials or from her book? I think I will try the sweet and sour apple coasters next (while I sit here with aloe and lavender oatmeal on my shoulders, trying to keep my skin from peeling.)
PS: Is it too organized to be sewing Christmas gifts in April? Tell me honestly.