The 12 Days of Christmas: A Sewing Series and Sew Along

November 8, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Sewing Series, hosted by Sewpony and Craftstorming

I am very happy to announce ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ series today. A few weeks ago Suz of Sewpony contacted me asking if I’d like to take part in this series. This would involve sewing an outfit I would like my child/children to wear on Christmas Day. I thought this was such a lovely idea and immediately started going through possible outfit ideas in my head. I love Christmas, and it’s even more special now I have children so I was really looking forward to creating something special for them to wear on the day.

After a few more emails back and forth Suz surprised me by asking if I’d like to co-host. Of course I jumped at the chance to work together on something so fun. Suz creates beautiful clothes for her three daughters (and herself) and has hosted two other fantastic series this year (do take a look if you haven’t seen them already). I also thought it would be a great chance to get to know her better.

So from the 1-12 December, Suz and I will host 22 bloggers (plus ourselves) and will share what we have made for our children as well as how we spend Christmas now and also share some of our favourite childhood Christmas memories.  We will synchronise our posts to publish at 10am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) over these days.

Sound good?  Now…who are the guests?

Suz and I thought a lot about who to invite as we wanted to include a range of blogs – from small to large from different parts of the world.  On our list are bloggers from Australia, England, America, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal and Canada (with a hint of Russian from one of our bloggers too).  To our pleasant surprise, some of our guests are from different religious backgrounds, being Jewish and Buddhist.  These religions do not celebrate Christmas officially but they still enjoy the festive season and we are excited to hear how people’s stories differ. Some blogs have less than 100 followers, while some have over 1000.  Here is the guest list….

craftstorming sewpony sewing like mad nest full of eggs simple simon la gang à nat modern homemade lbg studio frances suzanne do guincho hungie gungie kid approved welcome to the mouse house while she was sleeping counterpane compagnie m heidi and finn lollipop garden crafts straightgrain behind the hedgerow s is for sewing petit à petit and family Groovy Baby and Mama things for boys Image Map

You can hover and click on any of the blog names on this calendar to visit that blog (right click to open in a new tab). I used this great tutorial to create the embedded links.

We have also created a flickr group if you would like to share what you have made for your child/children for Christmas (clothing only).  Suz and I will do a round up a week or so before Christmas of any sewers who would like to sew along and share in the group!  Feel free to join the flickr group whenever you like. If you wish to sew along and have a blog then you are very welcome to grab the button below.

The 12 Days of Christmas Sew Along Button

We have also created a pinterest board you can follow  If you would like to see what guests are pinning and perhaps be inspired to sew something festive too.

We are excited!!  We hope you are excited too and would love you to sew along and tune in here, and over at Sewpony, from the 1-12 December!!


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  • Reply Magda E. November 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

    So interesting. I will surely be following and maybe sewing along.

  • Reply Suz November 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    thabka for the lovely intro Laura:) this is going to be great!!

  • Reply Erin November 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Looking forward to it!!

  • Reply celina November 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Oh I am sooooo excited! I better start sewing. I can’t wait. Thanks for having me be part of this awesome group of awesome ladies and super fun series!!!

  • Reply Trine November 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

    This is going to be awesome. Can’t wait to get inspired by all these talented ladies 🙂

  • Reply Rachel November 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I’m getting excited!

  • Reply Laura - Behind the Hedgerow November 10, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    This is the just the post I needed to get me started! So many ideas rolling around my head. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. Thanks for hosting us all, Suz and Laura. x

  • Reply abby @ thingsforboys November 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Looking forward to it. Just need to decide what I’m actually going to do!

  • Reply Sarah Helene November 12, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I’m anxious to “follow along” and might sew a couple small holiday gifts for my 16 grand nieces & nephews ranging in age from newborn to age 11 years, actually 8 of each sex. Possibly a couple decorative sewn items for our house, too. I always see so many creative ideas… just takes time, the right fabric …. VIOLA!
    GOOD times ahead for all the participants, INDEED! Sarah Helene, Minneapolis, MN

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