Sunday, 12 December 2010

Christmas Decorations for France





Amidst all the chaos of the usual
Christmas preparations
I've been sewing
decorations for
my daughters Christmas tree.


I found some vintage
Christmas images
that I love
and transferred
them on to calico fabric.



and then the sewing began!
 I chose calico/muslin,
and a red striped fabric
as the background.

Then the fun started
with embellishing,
using gold trims and thread,
and tiny pieces of lace
and ribbon saved
from other projects.



some red stitching
to circle a Christmas tree



Tulle, lace, pearls
and a little
gold bell


more lace
and a little
gold glitter!!!


gold thread and beads
for the carolers


The decorations have all
been posted to France
and should now be on their tree.

my favourite one
the Nativity scene
in the stable at
Bethlehem
where
Christmas
began.

Thank you to all my dear friends
for visiting.
We've only got 12 more sleeps!
Be kind to one another
Christmas hugs
Shane x


26 comments:

marian said...

You made beautiful decorations!
Bye,
Marian

Angela said...

I'm sure she will treasure them, they look so delicate.
A good idea for posting, they are light weight and don't break.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Best Wishes,
Angela.

Junibears said...

Dear Shane, How wonderful these are! They must have taken a good bit of time to do as well.I'm sure your daughter loves them. What a gift to treasure.
Big Hugs xx

dosfishes said...

Sweet, sweet Shane, I am sure she will love them. xox Corrine

Rhonda said...

Very well done, Shane, I love them. I'm always glad to see other's sewing and their projects. Your ornaments must look devine on your daughter's tree.

"All things French" said...

Beautiful and so very special. I love them all especially the red striped backgrounds. They will look so lovely hanging on your daughter's tree.
xx
Dianne

Jan said...

That's one lucky daughter! How sweet these are! I love the look of them and they are going to be such a treasure!

I'll let you know when the paints come and IF I can master the art of watercolor. Fingers crossed!

Happy holidays my friend!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

How beautiful ~ such treasures to cherish!
Have a wonderful week :)

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

They are just beautiful - your daughter is going to be so thrilled with them. We are counting down the weeks until our trip back to NZ in Feb to see our family. Hoping Auckland gives us some beautiful weather and it will be good to escape the humidity here. I've just made some bon bons decorated with pages from a vintage atlas - hope I can get some posts up at my Christmas blog but life is so busy. I did buy a huge stockpile of bon bon kits at Spotlight with the intention of making some for sale but I'm afraid this year there will be just enough for family. I can't comment too often but wanted to wish you a lovely Christmas - I'm always inspired by your creativity!

~*~Patty S said...

what a delightful package that will be for your Cheris to open...each ornament is a treasure Shane...such a lovely combo of precious ingredients
oxo

Jillys Stuff said...

Those are lovely and a very heartwarming gift. Beautiful workmanship.

Elizabethd said...

Absolutely lovely, they will be so thrilled with them.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lucky daughter to be on the receiving end of these! My favourite is the manger scene too.

NessaKnits said...

Your daughter is very lucky!

Privet and Holly said...

Lucky, lucky girl
to receive these
lovelies, with your
heart in every stitch.
I know that she is
loving them!!
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

Just had to come back
and let you know that
the "code word" that
I had to type in to
leave my last comment
was "pingrim." Do you
suppose that is a cross
between a person who
sews and a pilgrim? Perfect
for this post!
xx Suzanne

Pamela said...

They look too gorgeous to put away after Christmas, but how wonderful for your daughter to be able to bring them out again and again.
Pamela xx

Bayside Rose said...

Well done Shane these decorations are just so lovely. I am sure they will be treasured forever. Pam x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shane,

You have been busy and I love the sweet decorations you have made for your daughter.
They will look gorgeous on the tree.
Hope that you are enjoying the lead up to Christmas.

Happy Friday
Hugs
Carolyn

TK said...

oh these are just beautiful.....so so special xx

NessaKnits said...

You are so sweet! Thank you for your message! Have a wonderful time!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shane,

Just popped by to wish you and your family the best and happiest Christmas.
I hope it is filled with the sweetest of blessings.

Hugs
Carolyn

~*~Patty S said...

Here's hoping your Christmas was Merry and Bright Dear Shane!
oxo

Margaret said...

beautiful decortions! I love the ones with the transfer images so much! All th best to you and yours in the summer sun (we have snow!) have a great start to 2011! Mx

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year Shane and wishing you much love, joy, good health, and many blessings in 2011.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jeanie said...

Well, between illness, travel and catching up, I'm still seeing holiday things -- and these couldn't be more charming! Love them all!

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