Welcome to Making Christmas, 2013!

Two years ago I hosted a weekly link up called Making Christmas. My original inspiration for it is here. Last year Rebecca Lynne hosted a brilliant Blog Hop. This year Rebecca and I have decided to hold Making Christmas 2013, including elements of both.
To join the party, all you need to do is make a list things you want to get done before Christmas. You can include things that are specifically Christmassy, such as gifts and Christmas decorations, but you can also add in your intended Halloween and Thanksgiving makes and any other handmade projects you want to get finished by December 25th at the very latest!
Our MAKING CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP HOSTS will be posting each week with either a Brainstorming Holiday Themed Post or a Tute for GIFTS, HOME DEC or CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS and every week you can link up with your updated list and your makes from the past week.

October 19th – REBECCA Making Rebecca Lynne

October 26th – KRISTY Quiet Play

November 2nd – M-R Quilt Matters

November 9th – SOMA Whims and Fancies

November 16th – FIONA Celtic Thistle Stitches

November 23rd – NAT Made in Home

November 30th – ERIN Missy Mac Creations

December 7th – LUCY Charm About You

December 14th – SUSAN The Bored Zombie

December 21st – To be confirmed

January 11th 2014 – A winner will be randomly selected from the link ups for a small prize, 

donated by me or maybe a better prize if I can find a sponsor!

Edited to add: 
KRISTY from Quiet Play and ALYCE from Blossom Heart Quilts have kindly offered  a copy of their wonderful Christmas patterns – Sew Seasonal/Ornamental.

Your list needn’t be set in stone – you can tick off your makes and add new ones as we go. The main thing is to encourage each other and to have fun! I’m going to start a MAKING CHRISTMAS, 2013 pinterest board to pin everyone’s makes and any tutes you want to link up so if you would prefer not to be pinned, please say so in your post. I’m also hoping to feature some makes from the past week in my post every Saturday so please also mention if you’d rather not be featured :)
Without further ado, here is my list:


Crow ornaments for Halloween

Finish felt bird and heart decorations

Rainbow Hare Rolls


Cushion Covers

Something to be decided with my son’s logo on

Knitted Scarf

Knitted Shawlette

Now link up yours!
Happy Holiday Sewing!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare


1. Grab the button from my sidebar (optional!)
2. Make a list
4. Visit the other links
5. Remember to visit REBECCA at Making Rebecca Lynne next week for an exciting Halloween post


17 thoughts on “MAKING CHRISTMAS, 2013. Week 1.

  1. DeborahGun

    brilliant idea. Can I link up from Flickr? I will write my list and take a photo of it and put it on flickr? I need this sort of accountability to get anything made in time for Christmas!


  2. Sandra :)

    I read about this on my friend Vera (Negligent Style)'s blog – great idea! I'm not going to blog about it because my family – aka recipients – read my blog, but I'll be following along and seeing what everyone else is up to :) My big goal was to make 6 toddler quilts for Christmas gifts (for the g-nephews and g-niece) – I finished #5 today so I'm on track so far :D


  3. Julie Hatch

    This is such a good idea! I need inspiration. I'd love it people could hyperlink to the sources of their ideas if it's in the inter webs. Thanks for hosting, I will compile my list soon!


  4. EP Power

    My worklist for Christmas – finish two raggy quilts in autumn colours for two of my sons, do the top for All Around Town with a Newfoundland theme and get started on a seaside Cathedral Windows project. And now…because MR posted that darn card holder – I'm making a card holder.


I love to receive your comments and, where possible, I will respond by email and visit your blog. I will manually approve your first comment on this site to help avoid spammers :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.