Finally, end of year…

seasonal snow is here! Or maybe not so much. It was 60 degrees this past weekend where I am; it’s doubtful we’ll get snow any time soon. So as usual, I have to make my own. I remember as a girl, I was fascinated by the snow machines they had in Gatlinburg, TN, to “make” a ski slope in case it hadn’t snowed enough. I always wondered, “How do you make snow?”

Well, now I know! I make it with white bias tape or appliques. Easy enough, and it doesn’t make your hands cold. I’ve put all my snow designs on sale this month. First you need “Snowfall.” All required are two sizes of bias tape and some great “sky” fabric to really make this wall hanging pop:

Snowfall cc2106 by LJ Christensen

Made in a similar way is this huge “hot” pad:

Snowflake Platter Pad cc2019 by LJ Christensen

Maybe you’d enjoy decorating a skirt? I know, I know, no one seems to be wearing skirts these days (but this denim one is cute with boots and includes instructions for ANY size and length–use elastic if you don’t want a tie). However, these darling appliques (full-size templates) could also go on a sweatshirt. Get them while they’re half-price!

Snow Family Skirt cc1010 by LJ Christensen

Speaking of sweatshirts, this is a cutie and honestly, can be made in any size:

“With Fleece as White as Snow” cc1011 by LJ Christensen

Don’t worry–it doesn’t have to look like Santa! Same pattern below:

“With Fleece as White as Snow…OR NOT”

Again, you can modify a sweatshirt of ANY size, but teens especially love the leopard (and I do, too…which reminds me that I need to look for a black sweatshirt for myself.) Fleece is on sale right now, so it’s a great time to make this. In fact, you could start your Christmas sewing for the family….if like me, you’ve vowed to start earlier this year.

Happy New Year, or at least moderately more happy than last year, right?

Let It Snow!

Let it snow, let it snow! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but snow? Not likely to happen in 60-degree Alabama. So I’ve put my snow patterns on sale. I make them with white bias tape–how’s that for a quickies? What a cute platter pad pattern for friends and relatives-even Jewish friends! Or January birthdays! Just $2.50 for either pattern.

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Snowflake cc2019 by LJ Christensen

Or maybe you’re up to doing a little more?

Snowfall cc2106 by LJ Christensen

The beautiful sky fabric really makes it sing.

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Alternatively, if you have a machine with some special stitches, you can make snow very easily. Draw an X and a big + through it to make 8 “spokes.” Then line up a variety of stitches–anything from filled-in ovals to asterisks. If you have memory–memorize the line of stitches. Then stitch each spoke from the center out. VOILA! Snowflake created and it won’t even melt.