Makes for Christmas

With only 2 months left until Christmas, it is certainly time to get into that festive head-space. Decorating, gift buying, parties, menu planning… and of course crafting.

Back around March to May, I worked hard to create a number of Christmas projects. Getting into the festive frame of mind (after only have packed up Christmas a few short months earlier) can be tricky – so it’s a little bit lucky that I like Christmas.

Here are a few of my latest projects – you probably find these magazines at your local store or by contacting the publisher.

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright Cushion – Handmade Magazine Vol 34 no 1



Little Joys by Elea Lutz


This cushion was made with Little Joys by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose fabrics. It is such a sweet line and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it in this project… and a few others.

Merry & Bright Cushion project included piecing, hand applique, machine applique, embroidery and machine quilting. A little bit of everything, but nothing too difficult.


For this same magazine issue, I also created a contemporary looking Christmas Tree Wall Hanging. It’s made by English paper piecing different shapes, hand applique and hand quilting. Part of the fun of creating this project was that I created a Christmas project, without using any actual Christmas fabrics.

Oh Christmas Tree HM

Oh Christmas Tree – Handmade Magazine Vol 34 No 1

Oh Christmas Tree  EPP


Oh Christmas Tree is the perfect project to use up some scraps. Delve into your scrap tub and use non Christmas prints, to make something festive.


Christmas Postcard Runner is a great size for a coffee table or side table. It came together quickly and incorporates a large focal print in the centre and then co-ordinating fabrics for the border strips.


Postcards for Santa 2 - HM

Christmas Postcard Runner – Handmade Magazine (Volume 34 No 2)

That teal spot is one of my absolute favourite prints – ever! The range is called Postcards for Santa by Riley Blake Fabrics.

Postcards for Santa 1 - HM


More vintage pretty with another project created with Little Joys. This time it’s a quilt for Patchwork and Stitching Magazine (Vol 17 No 1).

Little Joys - Elea Lutz for Penny Rose


These blocks represent Christmas presents, looking from above. Can you see it?

Little Joys Block


I have a few more festive projects coming up in Handmade Magazine, Patchwork and Stitching along with Love Sewing Australia. I’ll be sure to update, when those issues are released and on sale.


  1. Wow such gorgeous projects ,well done Anorina xx

  2. I loved all these projects in my handmade magazine Anorina and can't wait to see the next ones

  3. Gorgeous are such a clever cookie

  4. What great ideas!! I need to get started on some Christmas sewing.


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