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CHRISTMAS BREAD BASKET

I love homemade breadbaskets. It's such a nice cozy detail on the breakfast table or you can use it for nuts and Christmas sweets. 
There are endless possibilities fabric wise and how you choose to decorate this basket. We have chosen 100 % linen and decorated it with some snowflake prints, in a deep red Christmas color.
 


 
Download instructions here
Download pattern for snowflakes here
 
Merry 15. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
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HANDMADE CHRISTMAS NAPKINS

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the coming together, sharing good food and conversations, enjoying the company of family and friends. 
Of course you don't do this without setting a really nice table, am I right? :-) I personally love table settings. I think it compliments the hours and effort you have put into preparing a festive meal for your guests.
 
So today's project is about napkins. Handmade with a beautiful print. There are so many gorgeous napkins out there, beautiful patterns, shapes and sizes. But there is something else about a linen napkin. It really adds a luxurious touch to a table setting. 
 

You'll need these materials:
- linen
- sewing machine or needle & thread
- textile paint & dish
- sponge
- thin plastic sheet for the template
- hobby knife
- tape and sewing pins
- printout of your text

 
1. Cut a piece of prewashed linen with the dimensions 24 x 32 centimeter. 
2. Double fold the edges (1 cm for each fold) and sew along the sides, to secure fold and create a nice finish on the napkins. Because of the double fold, even the back gets a nice finish.

3. Download and print out the words (A4) for the napkins here.

4. Take your plastic sheet and place on top of the printout. Secure with tape. Cut out the letter from the plastic with a knife. Now you have you template.

5. Take your napkin and place the template on top in the middle. Secure the plastic to the fabric with tape or sewing pins.

6. Pour out some textile paint into a dish, dip your sponge and carefully dab the sponge onto the template, filling out the letters. Make sure you dab vertically so you don't smear out the letters. Also keep a minimum of paint on the sponge, and rather dab several times to fill out letters. Let dry.

7. Last you need to fixate the print. This is a very individual step, as the different textile paints requires different fixations. Please read the description of your textile paint to fixate accordingly.

Now go ahead and make all the napkins you need. Remember to rinse the template for paint between the prints. This will make sure you don't transfer any excess paint to the next napkin.
Download A4 words for napkin here
 
Merry 5. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
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WORDS FOR CHRISTMAS

Today is going to be all about words and how you can easily make your own word art. Words and letters are really popular at the moment and this project will make for a great Christmas present. Since it's going to be hand-painted by you, it will be even more special. 
 
 
You'll need:

- frame with a hard backing / piece of wood-board
- black paint
- white paint
- brushes
- chalk
- a printout of your words
- a pencil
- tape
 
 
1. Paint the frame backing/board black and let it dry. 
 
2. Print out the words so they match the size of you frame. I used an A4 frame and the printouts below the pictures, will all fit an A4 frame/board
 
3. Take your printout and cover the backside with chalk. Now place the printout with the chalk facing down against the painted surface (make sure the paint is dry). Secure with tape.
 
4. Take your pencil and trace around the letters. This will make the chalk rub of on the surface. Try not to drag your hand to much over the paper, to avoid smearing out the chalk, while tracing. When done, lift paper and you can now see your traced letters on the board. 
 
 
5. Next step takes a bit of patience. You'l now have to fill out all the letters with white paint. This step requires you to let it dry in between, so you avoid smearing out the paint. The easiest way is to first paint along the edges of the letters and then fill them with paint.
 
6. When the paint has dried, take a cloth and wipe of the excess chalk. 
Now you're done and you can frame your words :-)
 
 
 
Click on any of the word pictures to download or print. 
  
Merry 3. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 

the go nuts box

One of those things I really like about this season is the foods and smells it brings. I love when the first clementines/satsumas are in store. They have this lemon like sourness, but they are the ones I like the most.  And when you start to find those big piles of walnuts and hazelnuts... you're really starting to feel the season. I like to take all of that with me home. 
When you buy clementines, you sometimes get them in a 'not so nice looking' wooden box and even I like to keep stuff (have this idea of turning anything into something usable) most times I just get rid of it. But this year I had THE idea. I wanted to turn it into a usable, but pretty wooden box. 

I call it "the go nuts" box. 

 
 
 
This was a fairly simple project but I will write a more detailed instruction pdf with pictures later and post here as well. If you have any questions about this project, just ask in the comments for this posts. Happy project! /Annika 
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