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Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Merry Christmas with Kim Schaefer -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure:C&T Publishing sent me an e-version of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The links are affiliate links where I will receive a small percentage of any purchases made through them at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting Crafty Moms Share!

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and this week we are looking at another sewing and quilting Christmas book. This week it is A Merry Christmas with Kim Schaefer. I had big plans this week to make one or two of the projects in it, but Hazel's cold got passed to me, so I struggled to stay awake and do anything extra than what was needed. Sorry!! However I will be able to share some of the amazing projects and give you my planning of projects and reading instructions review. 


What I love about this book is the projects vary in size and difficulty. There are smaller projects like coasters and big projects like a throw quilt (pictured on cover). There are even fabric gift tags in this book.

Many of the projects in this book use Fast2Fuse. It is a double-sided fusible interfacing that helps stiffen fabric (or paper) projects. Many of the projects are applique. In the beginning of the book there are general instructions for applique that are very detailed and easy to follow. 


The projects include things to decorate your table like the placemat above, as well as table toppers and runners. There are also tree skirts, pillows, quilts, coasters and banners like this garland.

There are also two wreath projects and a decorative three-dimensional tree decoration. One of the wreaths can be seen on the front cover or at least a piece of it can. The other one is below. The tree decoration uses fabric colored balls like this wreath. 
So if you are looking for some projects to brighten your house or for Christmas gifts be sure to check out this fun book. I found the patterns easy to print and the instructions are clear and seem well written. For more Christmas sewing and quilting (and crafting) be sure to check out these reviews: Half Yard Christmas, Handmade Christmas, and Mini Knitted Christmas.






Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! It was a bigger than usual party and full of holiday ideas.   Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Features


1) From Growing Up Gabel: DIY Nativity Christmas Ornaments

2) From Momma D Jane: DIY Thor Hammer Christmas Ornament

3) From Aka Design:  40+ Christmas Ball Ornament Ideas

4) From Raji's Craft Hobby: Easy DIY Crochet Wreath Ornament

5) From Duct Tape & Denim: Santa's Key Christmas Ornament Tutorial

6) From Happy Mothering: Santa Cam Ornament: Alternate to Elf on the Shelf


7) From At Home with SAHM: Fun Candy Ornaments


8) From Living La Vida Holoka: "Make It Reindeer" NJ Lottery Holiday Gift

9) From Every Day Parties: Sparkle Snowman Gift Jar

10) From Lolly Jane: DIY Ugly Sweater Trees Craft

11) From Flamingo Toes: Wee Little Gnome Pom Pom Ornaments

12) From The Scrap Shoppe Blog: Snow Globe Ornaments     


Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!