Christmas Alphabet….the last of the letters

By on 12-04-2010 in Paper Dolls

As promised here is the last of the alphabet. I love this version of Christmas letters. It is so whimsical and adaptable for so many different venues. The letters could be appliqued using either cottons or wool felt and the rest embroidered on top. They could also be painted onto a wooden ornament or coloured in digitally and printed onto paper to make great tags.




Christmas Alphabet to enhance your Christmas embroideries and quilts

By on 12-04-2010 in Paper Dolls

A wonderful Christmas alphabet was published in the Mc’Calls Christmas transfers, Vol II. A Santa stocking with your child’s initials could make a great Christmas tradition. Embroidered onto a quilt block in a table runner, it would make the best hostess gift.


Adding a few beads to the letters would make them extra festive.



Whether you embroider white on red or red on white to give it a red work appeal this alphabet fits the Christmas season.


QRSTUVWXYZ will be posted tomorrow. There is still time to whip up two or three initials for this holiday season.

Christmas tabby cat and some cookies for Santa’s thank you plate

By on 12-04-2010 in Paper Dolls

Christmas is just around the corner, but there is still time to embroider a kitty or two. These images are also part of the vintage Golden Books colouring book.

Christmas kitten playing with ribbon

This tabby cat is so cute. He has the greatest smile on his face. Embroidered in Christmas colours he could adorn a stocking or cavort around a tree skirt.

Christmas Cookies

Do you need a plate of cookies for Santa? This one has several and treated individually they would make cool decorations, embroidered and beaded or painted on felt. They could also be painted onto wood for a more permanent ornament.

Santa all settled in his chair and a pretty frilled party basket

By on 12-04-2010 in Paper Dolls

Santa too needs a rest once in awhile. Here he is snuggled into his favourite chair. This is a colouring page from a Whitman’s Golden Book. Doesn’t Santa look comfortable. It is a very traditional picture. Santa is puffing on his pipe. Mrs. Santa must be a very patient wife, baking cookies for Santa and the elves all year round and putting up with that cloud of smoke.

Santa siting in his chair

This Santa picture would look good painted on a window for the holiday season. He could also adorn a pillow or lap quilt for the favourite man on your list. Reduced in size and embroidered onto a small square of red cotton he could hang around on your tree or on a gift bow.

pretty little party basket

Although this pretty little party basket was also among the Golden Book pages it would be at home at any time of the year. For Christmas a white frilly basket with a red bow and candy striped handle applique around a tree skirt could adorn the Christmas tree and done in redwork around a circular table cloth to match would make a great holiday conversation piece.

A hot, hot day in July…..a great time for a Christmas decoration

By on 12-04-2010 in Paper Dolls

It is wonderfully hot today and has been all through our Canada Day Holiday weekend. Summer is finally here. I thought it was a good time to post something for Christmas.

angel doll

I found this Christmas page folded and wrinkled in a book. It is one of Joan Walsh Anglund’s pages. Isn’t it pretty? I made a new background page in Photoshop, fixed the images and moved them over so it looks just like it did when it was new. These little ornaments could be printed onto card stock for your little ones to put together. Wouldn’t their little faces be cute when they hang something pretty on the tree that they have made? Some of them could also be used in your scrap booking projects or card making. Joan’s little images are all so appealing. They would also look great printed on transfer paper for pressing onto a cotton Christmas stocking.