Raise your hand if you love the holidays.
Raise your hand if you love handmade at the holidays.
Raise your hand if you always have great intentions of handmade decorations and gifts and then it all gets lost in the frazzle that is the holidays.
Oh good, I'm not alone!
Enter Christmas in July. A well-known retail event where they break out some holiday-esque sales, I decided to turn this into a fantastical stitchy event.
Starting Monday July 2nd, and each Monday for four weeks during the month you will be able to find some great holiday tutorials and inspiration here at Sew Festive. There will be two tutorials on each of the Mondays; one will feature decor for your own home, and the other tutorial will feature something that can be made as a gift [although you could totally keep it for yourself too and nobody will tell!].
Monday July 30th there will be a linky party here to show off your finished holiday-inspired projects. They can be projects that were made based on the tutorials throughout the month or it can be that Christmas quilt from 5 years ago that you finally.got.the.binding.on. And there will be prizes :)
All types of stitching will be welcome, so if you cross-stitch or embroider or spin your own wool, there will be something for everyone!
The whole point of this event is that we want to cheer each other on and get some holiday sewing out of the way before it's actually the holidays and we don't have any more free time.
So grab a button, and watch this space for some more info on who will be sharing tutorials and just what prizes might be in store!
ETA: I was having problems with the button, but I think I got them sorted out. So if you don't see an image please let me know :) Also, Katie helped me fix my code, so a BIG thanks to her!
**I announced the schedule and prizes in this post!