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« on: December 22, 2011 08:32:27 AM »

My good friend, Pam, had a great idea for making a pillow using a photo from holidays past and when I came upon this photo of my mom visiting Santa way back when, I knew I had to copy her! 



I finally found a project worthy of using some of the vintage trims I'd collected but could never bring myself to use like this teeny, tiny gingham single-fold bias tape.



I'm pretty pleased with how the mitered corners turned out.  When I went to the button bin (that started with my great-great grandmother's buttons) to find a green or red button I came upon this vintage ceramic green and white checked button!  It was meant to be!

Just before I learned about this idea from Pam, I picked up this adorable, vintage double-fold bias tape at an antique mall.  I got so excited when I decided to make a cording out of it!

Lastly, I found a gingham print that's diagonal to back it with that's in a vintage-y colored green!



This gift will be wrapped up and labeled "For Grandma, Love Betty & Delia" who are our 2 pups whose Christmas collars will be covered in the same green gingham with a vintage, red rick rack detail.  SO CUTE!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011 08:57:17 AM »

A-friggin-dorable. Love all the lovely details but especially love the photo of your mum. It's like the absolutely perfect Christmas photo.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011 08:57:27 AM »

Your pic reminds me of Miracle on 34th street,  What a good idea!
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011 09:03:48 AM »

A-friggin-dorable. Love all the lovely details but especially love the photo of your mum. It's like the absolutely perfect Christmas photo.

It's almost the quintessential picture with Santa from the mid-late 1940s, isn't it?  What's extra great is that Santa has a pinky ring!  He's OG, this St. Nick.

Your pic reminds me of Miracle on 34th street,  What a good idea!

Thanks exactly what my other good friend said when I was working on this at a crafty cocktail night we had last week!  Thanks to Pam for the idea!
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011 09:07:52 AM »

Holy Santa on a stick! That is exactly what I wanted to do! I LOVVVVVVVVVEEEEE it! I'm coming over after the new year and will bake you cookies if you can help me make one Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2011 10:51:37 AM »

Holy Santa on a stick! That is exactly what I wanted to do! I LOVVVVVVVVVEEEEE it! I'm coming over after the new year and will bake you cookies if you can help me make one Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011 02:01:01 PM »

Best idea ever! My Dad was a Santa at his company Christmas Parties for nearly 30 years. We have so many photos of him with us and other kids. I want to do these pillows NOW!
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011 03:20:21 PM »

Best idea ever! My Dad was a Santa at his company Christmas Parties for nearly 30 years. We have so many photos of him with us and other kids. I want to do these pillows NOW!


That's so great!  Wouldn't they make a great bunting, too?  [swooooooons]
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011 11:23:29 AM »

Oh, that is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!
And perfectly made too.
I bet your mom will cherish it for many years to come.
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011 12:33:39 PM »

Oh, that is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!
And perfectly made too.
I bet your mom will cherish it for many years to come.

Aw, thanks!  I hope so... the crafted gift anxiety is building!
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011 08:25:20 AM »

 Grin what an amazing idea!  I bet she loved it! just gorgeous! (I love the vintage trims myself, and never know what to do with them).
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011 07:31:46 PM »

Grin what an amazing idea!  I bet she loved it! just gorgeous! (I love the vintage trims myself, and never know what to do with them).

Thanks so much!  She did love it and I'm inspired to find ways to use my vintage trims, now.  Wink
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