Completed Projects · Upcycled Fabrics

Gingham, Stripes, Florals, Dots; Christmas Decor

I have a few Christmas projects to share, along with fabrics in gingham, stripes, florals, and dots patterns!

red hand towel with green embroidery and green beading on red crochet for Christmas
red hand towel with green embroidery and green beading on red crochet for Christmas

The above photo is of a bright red kitchen towel that my husband gave me for Christmas (he knows I love red, such as in this red suede leather wristlet I made – the red leather was so pretty!!).  I decided to decorate it with embroidered holly leaves and a crocheted/beaded border.

knit red Christmas bunting with applique candles and embroidery edging
knit red Christmas bunting with applique candles and embroidery edging
knit red Christmas bunting with applique candles and embroidery edging
knit red Christmas bunting with applique candles and embroidery edging

The above two photos are of a Christmas bunting I made for our living room.  I knitted each triangle and then decorated each one with blanket stitches and appliqued candles.

knit striped cotton dishclothes
knit striped cotton dishclothes

The above dishcloths are knitted.  The first two are from a raised knitted stitch that I found in a book and HAD to try – it was so fun to work on it!

blue patchwork reversible cross-body bag
blue patchwork reversible cross-body bag

I made this blue patchwork cross-body reversible bag for my daughter.  She picked out all the fabrics and asked me to design the patchwork pattern.  I love the colour combinations she chose!  She has great design sense, such as in this yellow patchwork comforter cover and this purple and pink patchwork skirt she designed herself!

Finally, below are photos of my latest thrift store fabric acquisitions!!!  I wish I could have taken better photos of some of the below, but I couldn’t.  Anyway, as always, I collected more floral vintage cotton sheets and pillowcases.  I also spied a wonderful black silk shirt with big red polka-dots!!!  And my latest craze is to collect cotton shirts with stripes, polka-dots, or gingham checks – these will look great in combination with floral fabrics in bags or quilt tops.

thrifted orange gingham and green floral fabrics
thrifted orange gingham and green floral fabrics
blue floral vintage cotton sheets
blue floral vintage cotton sheets
red gingham checks thrifted fabrics
red gingham checks thrifted fabrics
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black silk with red dots, black and white gingham – all thrifted fabrics

Thanks for reading along about my latest projects!

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