Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December dough bowl fillers

Ah...December! It is a busy time here decorating for Christmas. Each month, I fill my dough bowls with seasonal items which are handmade. For December, I placed my large dough bowl on my dining table with a quilt I made back in 2002. It is fun to use handmade items to decorate. So much so that I seem to not want to use many of my bought decorations anymore. All my gifts are handmade this year too.


Happily, I can show you a little new finish. I stitched this freebie from The Primitive Hare over the weekend. I needed to put aside my large projects and do something fun and simple for myself. Yesterday, while also working on other projects (yep...top secret for my quilt group), I cut out little one inch squares from various stash fabrics to create a scrap patchwork pillow from this piece.



Christmas pillows and pinkeeps adorn my December dough bowl.....


Wishing you a handmade and happy December!
Heidi

14 comments:

  1. lovely! I love the look of your dining room. Each year I have no plans ahead, but use the decorations I like that very moment. My sinterklaas-decorations will be removed tomorrow, so Christmas can start - later.

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  2. Wonderful Finish! All the smalls in yor bowl are so lovely. The quilt too!

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  3. Oh! It´s so nice!! And warm!! Hugs, Juliana

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  4. Your dining room is so inviting! Love how you displayed all of your goodies.

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  5. As usual it all looks great. You are as usual so talented.
    Now since I am talking to you, I wish you a Happy Sint Day.
    You just got one of your Christmas packages from me, and
    just told me you didn't get anything from Sint. OKKKKK
    go ahead, open it.
    Love you, Mom

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  6. Your room looks great and I love those Christmas pillows. Happy December Heidi.
    Patricia x

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  7. So pretty! I love your bowl with the little X-stitched pillows in it. Good idea! I also love your Cat header! Where did you get that pattern?

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  8. Yes, I agree with the others, so pretty bowl with the decorative little pillows! And I love your quilts at the table and in the back! Greetings from Germany! Sabine.

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  9. Isn't it fun to decorate with all the handmade items we have collected over the years. I just put my quilts out and I love all the memories they create. Our cross-stitched stockings are hanging on the mantel and my little ornaments are still in my work basket...getting closer to finishing every day! I love it...grins...your bowl is so beautiful and I love the patchwork finish on your pillow...the quilt is beautiful as usual...grins...Hugs from CA.

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  10. Such a sweet finish, Heidi - and I love the atmosphere you've captured at your home!

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  11. A very beautiful filled bowl, perfect for the festive season.i love your little patchwork and stitched pillow

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  12. The turned out so pretty, and I love your bowl...so cheery!!

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  13. I love your decorations. The table quilt is lovely and the dough bowl (which I love) has great cross stitched pillows.

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  14. Wat gezellig allemaal weer, ik krijg zin om al die borduurwerkjes te maken en ook een mooie schaal te kopen, goed idee voor volgend jaar, wie weet!!!
    Liefs en hugies, Bep.

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