Saturday, July 16, 2016

12 Days Of Christmas in July

Tryin to get in the spirit of Christmas and what better way to start than joining up with Sarah at
I want to take a moment to thank Sarah for all her time and effort for making this a fun and smooth working hop.
Plus every day of the hop she will also have steps to a Christmas Quilt along.

On to my Christmas projects. My head wasn't into Christmas at first, but I'm if full swing now.  I have already picked out my gifts to make
for my kids and grands.  I stop there, with the great grands and more coming it getting to be too many to sew for.  But Santa does leave something in all stockings.

This year I'm making reusable fabric gift tags to go with packaging.

Since I have no packages yet they look a little lonely, Hoping the evergreen helps.

You can find the tutorial at
They even give you the printout for the cards.
 I went ahead and gave the link for all their free downloads. There are some really cute projects
you might like to gift as well.
They are really easy and fast.

I found this sweet ornament at

I like yard sales and consignment shops to find vintage wool.  All of this ornaments pieces of wool are from
ladies and mens vintage coats and jackets.

My final Christmas project for this hop is a mug rug.
I like these when eating treats in the evening while watching TV.

Or leaving Santa's cookies and milk.  You want to stay on his good side.

I hoping you found at least one idea for a gift.  Don't forget to visit  today, for another idea or two.
Here is all of the participants for this hop in case you have missed some.

July 14th:     Sharon Vrooman @ Vrooman’s Quilts
                    Carole Carter @ From My Caroline Home

July 15th:    Yanicka Hachez @ Finding Myself As An Artist
                   Chris Dodsley @ made by ChrissieD

July 16th:     Marsha Hodgkins @ Quilter in Motion
                    Leanne Parsons  @ Devoted Quilter

July 17th:     Tonia Conner @ All Thingz Sewn You are here
                    Selina @ Selina Quilts

July 18th:     Lara Buccella @ Buzzin Bumble
                    Soma Acharya @ Whims and Fancies

July 19th:     Joanne Harris@ Quilts by Joanne
                    Suzy Webster @ Adventurous Applique and Quilting

July 20th:     Vicki in MN @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
                    Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter

July 21st:     Michele Kuhns @ Crayon Box Quilt Studio
                    Jan Ochterbeck @ The Colorful Fabriholic

July 22nd:     Alla Blanca @ Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.
                     Zenia Rene @ A Quilted Passion

July 23rd:     Joanne Hubbard @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
                    Paige Alexander @ Quilted Blooms

July 24th:     Carolyn Jones @ …by CJ
                    Tisha Nagel @ Quilty Therapy

July 25th:     Susan Arnold @ Quilt Fabrication
                    Beth Sellers @ Cooking Up Quilts

                    Linda Pearl @ One Quilting Circle
                                                                                           Blessings and hugs


  1. You have some lovely things to share, Tonia! I especially like the mug rug. Great idea to use it for Santa's cookies.

  2. Great Christmas ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. A Santa mug rug for those cookies and milk - love it. The little wool piece is so charming and love that you repurpose.

  4. Love all of your Christmas ideas. The repurposed wool worked into a lovely ornament. Santa will love the warm reception when he finds his milk and cookies on that sweet mug rug. And thanks for the link for the tags.

  5. Thank you for all the great project ideas! I especially love the ornament. I hope I can find time to make some as Christmas gifts!

  6. I love the gift tags and maybe I'll find the time this year to make a few myself.

  7. Loved all your projects too! The Ornament would sure be a special Keepsake gift! & the Tags are Awesome!

  8. Great ideas! Your mug rug for Santa's milk and cookies is really special.

  9. Wonderful ideas!! Thank you so much!!

  10. Ooooh, I love the idea of the reusable Christmas tags too and your wool ornament is adorable, fab ideas :D #12daysofchristmasinjuly

  11. HI,Thanks for your neat ideas!

  12. Love the mug rug.There small and fast to whip up tyty for sharing your ideas...

  13. Such cute items! I love the little nativity piece. The reusable gift tags are such a great idea.

  14. Great to see some Christmas in July ideas to get me in the mood for getting busy on Christmas things here. Better get started or I'll never be done in time!

  15. I love that mug rug! Thanks for all the tunes too.

  16. Great ideas. I especially like the wool ornament.
    xx, Carol

  17. Re-usable tags are a great idea - I may have to employ that this year! Thanks for all the wonderful eye candy and ideas and for all the time and effort you put into making the hop so much fun! I really appreciate you!!

  18. Hi Tonia! Great ideas, my favorite is the wool ornament!! Thanks for sharing and being in the hop with us!

  19. Tonia, It's wonderful to meet you via Blog. Your gift tags are unique and quite crafty. Thanks for all the ideas. Soon we'll be wrapping gifts and hanging those tags on.


  20. What a pretty nativity ornament Tonia! It's wonderful that you made it with upcycled wool. I love your idea for reusable gift tags with the little slip in pocket for the tag - so pretty! You made me chuckle when you said we have to stay on Santa's good side, which you certainly will with a wonderful mug rug like that! Thank you for sharing these great projects!

  21. I love the ornament made from vintage coats. The older I get the more I want to repurpose instead of buying new. We tend to too easily throw away these days!
    I also love the idea of the reusable gift tags!! Thank you!!

  22. I LIKE it! I'm thinking Christmas, too, but haven't started anything yet. I don't think I have any Christmassy fabric at all.

    Have a wonderful week,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  23. What great gift tags! The ornament is fabulous. Beautiful work!

  24. These are great ideas! I'm feeling so Christmasy!

  25. I love your reusable gift tags! Your wool ornament is beautiful too :)

  26. I really like those reusable name tags. That is one thing we all seem to forget buying and then try to make a sad looking tag out of leftover wrapping paper.

  27. Great idea to get started with Christmas gifts.
    I love your tags, beautiful!