So, are you all Christmas-ed out yet? I hope not, because today it's my turn to talk about Linda Lum DeBono's new book, Sew Merry and Bright.
I met Linda at Quilt Market a few months ago and liked her right away. She's down-to-earth, funny, and tells it like it is. And her designs are just as bold and bright as she is—check out her blog to see more. So I was excited to get my hands on her new holiday-themed book. It's one-stop-shopping for all the Christmas patterns you could possibly need!
This book has patterns for a tree skirt, a table runner, a pillow case, placemats, two different stockings, advent calendars, a quilt ... you name it, it's in there! And she has some ridiculously adorable wool-felt ornaments. In fact, there are five different ornament designs to make, on top of all the other projects.
I whipped up this sweet little squirrel ornament with some textured wool felt. Linda glams up her ornaments in the book with sparkly beads on the ornament hangers, but as you can see, this little guy works just as well with a simpler look. (I used decorative red-and-white butcher's twine for my ornament hanger and a single shiny black bead for his eensy eye.)
And I will definitely be making Linda's matryoshka ornament before the Christmas tree goes up. How freaking cute are they? They even come apart and can work as individual matryoshkas. My kids will be all over that!
Would you like to win a signed copy of Sew Merry and Bright? Just leave a comment here. And don't forget, my Christmas fabric bundle giveaway is still open as well—click here to enter that one, too! Can't have a Christmas book without some Christmas fabric, right? I'll draw winners for both giveaways Tuesday afternoon. (THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.)
And don't forget, there are more chances to win the book—tomorrow's stop is the Martingale Publishing blog. (You can check out the full blog tour schedule on Linda's blog.) But if you don't win, no worries—Sew Merry and Bright is now available on Amazon. Good luck!