Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa's coming you know.

The Grandkids are ready, with the tree up and the sacks out no doubt. These are the Santa sacks I've made for the grandkids from Christmases past. I'm behind, I need to make one for my GS but he's just a baby and won't mind this year. When I was a kid, we never called him Santa, he was always known as Father Christmas, when did that change?

This was the first,  from a Homespun magazine, (vol 6.4) with the same Robyn Pandolf fabrics and it's my favourite, it looks oldy worldy. The pattern is called Santa's Treasure sack by hugs n kisses.

I have found the pattern here, if you scroll down the page, you'll see it.




I made use of the newer Christmas fabrics at the time for this one. I've smudged out the names I embroidered on the name pillows.

This was the last one I made, fairies were requested so instead of redwork, I made the fabric do the work.

I've been playing with a little stitchery the last couple of evenings so next time, I'll show what I'm going to do with this.
 

24 comments:

Christine said...

I too have to make one more stocking for my youngest son's girl friend.
We put the tree up this weekend and now it feels a bit more like Christmas.
Love your Santa Sacks

cheers
Christine

Janet said...

Your sacks are wonderful! The embroidery is very pretty and I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Stephanie said...

Delicious strawberry. Very cute Santa Sacks.

Annie said...

Hi Janet!...i am new to your blog and happy i found it!...its wonderful!...Can you please tell me where you found the fairy girl fabric that you used on the santa sack??....God Bless you and Merry Christmas!...LuAnn

Fiesta said...

Janet those santa sacks are beautiful. I love the sneak peek of the stitchery you are qorking on.

Marls said...

Tose Santa Sacks are so cute and I'm sure they are a hit with the grandchildren.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Lovely strawberry!

He was, and still is Father Christmas to me - but the rest of the marketing world calls him Santa - blame it on Coca Cola!

sewpam63 said...

Your Father Christmas sacks are amazing!!! I LOVE how you did some fussy cutting even. : )

Strawberry...hmmm, what's coming?! I'm sure it's something delicious!

Merry Holidays to YOU and yours! Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your blog and appreciate you being here.

Marit said...

It's good to know they're all prepared for when Santa is coming! So lovely sacks, all different, all sweet. And I love those sweet snowmen on the red print, by you knew that ; ) ....

Jessica said...

Haven't I seen that strawberry before?
I know - in the Homespun mag, are you going to do something different with it?
I love the look of it though, almost sweet enough to eat! LOL!

Kathie said...

the strawberry looks great, can't wait to see what your going to do with this.
The santa sacks are cute.
He has always been known as Santa Claus to me...

Carol said...

OMG those little sacks are the most wonderful! LOVE 'em!

Ethne said...

What a delicious strawberry - looking forward to seeing what it's for

Crispy said...

I need to make a stocking for my GD. Love those little bags and the stitchery.

Crispy

Lori said...

I love them! So you use the sacks instead of stockings? They are really adorable and I'm sure they'll be filled with wonderful surprises for the kids!!

Kaaren said...

Love your santa sacks, Janet.

The first thing that came to mind when I saw them was a Court Jester who always provided entertainment and merriment in the kings and queens courts in days gone by.

I'm sure your sacks will be filled with goodies to bring your grand children much merriment as well...from Santa, of course.

Pat said...

Love your Santa Sacks!

Carrie P. said...

Those sacks are so cute. I have that pattern but have not made one yet.
Like the strawberry too.

annika said...

Lovely! I just LOVE it.
Hugs from annika

Notjustnat said...

Great Santa sacks. They have that old world look about them. Love the stitchery and can't wait to see what you are up to with it? Hugs Natima

Rhondi said...

Those are too cute! You are a busy girl!

Beth Karese said...

I just keep learning new things all the time... hadn't heard of santa sacks before. So cute with the redwork, points, bells!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the pretty strawberry stitchery.

By the way, the sparkly tree at the top corner of your blog is fun.

solomi558 said...

You are very lucky to have Homespun magazine , there is nothing like it in England , I have seen the magazine occasionally . I think it is superb . I like these Santa sacks---------cottonreel

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your stitching is amazing. The little bags are perfect. You do such nice work. The little jingle bell is a cute touch.