Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas 2018-2

Merry Christmas to all

Today again a picture from my Christmas porcelain collection.
This year the small ornaments were added. One is hanging on the tree, two I placed next to their big originals for the photo. I find them so cute ❤ ❤ ❤

December 17th – My Advent calendar

December 17th - My advent calendar

Men det skete i de dage, at en Befaling udgik fra Kejser Augustus, at al Verden skulde skrives i Mandtal.

Today I come with Danish.

My photo today has no Christmas figure or anything like that.
The reason is I simply forgot to take a picture and put the calendar just in front of my Christmas tree hehe

December 15th – My Advent calendar

December 15 - My advent calendar

Factum est autem in diebus illis, exiit edictum a Cæsare Augusto ut describeretur universus orbis.

Today I have the Christmas Gospel in Latin.

A language that is still used today in so many ways: Medicine, mathematics, chemistry.

You can even hear the preaching in Latin in the church.

Even today we still use words that come from Latin and maybe we don’t even know it. Like schola = school or pictura = picture or Semper Fideles, the marines’ motto

You see, for a “dead” language, Latin is still pretty much alive.

 

December 14th – My Advent calendar

December 14th - My advent calendar

さて,そのころ,全世界の住民登録をせよという布告が,カエサル・アウグストゥスから出た。

The Gospel of Christmas in Japanese.
Japanese is the favourite language of my godchild. This year she spent 4 months at the University of Tokyo to learn the language.
Sweetie, today is for you ❤ ❤ ❤

December 13th – My Advent calendar

December 13th - My advent calendar

當 那 些 日 子 、 該 撒 亞 古 士 督 有 旨 意 下 來 、 叫 天 下 人 民 都 報 名 上 冊 。

Today the Christmas Gospel in Chinese.
I hope I can find enough other translations because it is difficult to find new ones.

These cookie jars remind me of the ones my mother always had. I found them in a shop last year and had to have them.
We children always baked cookies together with her and at the end all cookies came in in cans like this. So the cookies were protected from drying out and it looked beautiful.

 

December 12th – My advent calendar

December 12 - My advent calendar

В те дни вышло от кесаря Августа повеление сделать перепись по всей земле.

Today I come with Russian

Now half the days till Christmas are over. It goes so fast and you still have so much to do. Yesterday I bought my Christmas tree. It smells so good.

How to make the Ikea christmas tree fabric into a 3D wall hanging

A year ago I had so many ideas for christmas decorations. But I wasn’t good enough to sew them!
When I started this blog, I posted a photo of a certain fabric from Ikea. The Christmas tree!
Last year I wanted to make a curtain out of it but the fabric was too long for that.

This year I had another better idea and I knew how to do it!!!

 

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I wanted to make a 3D wall hanging with the gorgeous fabric!
The tree should look like a real Christmas Eve tree decorated with toys and gifts.

First I sewed a ribbon on the side of the fabric. Not because it looks nicer, but because it says “Made for Ikea” on it.

 

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Next I wanted to realize my 3D ideas.
I started with the Christmas packages. I didn’t wanted the packages side by side! It should look more realistic.
If you want to re-stitch my project, use fabric with small motifs for the packages. This looks better.
Then I painted the 4 packages on paper, how I wanted to sew them for the tree. I bought foam in 2 different thicknesses and cut out the packs. Each package got a zipper so I could wash the fabric without the inlet.
On the back side I sewed 2 strips of velcro. I sewed the counterpart of the velcro onto the tree fabric. Put all 4 packs on the tree cloth and mark where the counterpart has to go!!

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Before I put the parcels on the fabric everyone got a nice ribbon 🙂

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Here you can see the velcro on the tree fabric

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My fabric got 4 parcels. Here you can see why I took 2 different thicknesses of foam! It just looks better 🙂

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Sewing the “toy” was the most time-consuming!
I cut the pattern for the rocking horse out of a magazine years ago. I can’t remember which magazine, but on the internet you can certainly find patterns.
I changed the horse a little bit, changed ears, added mane and saddle and horse harness out of leather. I so love it ❤ ❤

 

Ikea christmas tree 01 back

Ikea christmas tree 01 front

Meet Teddy ❤ ❤ ❤

Teddy’s the only piece I didn’t make myself.
I was looking for patterns for other toys but didn’t find anything for me.
So I sewed a little velvet bag, put some cotton wool in it and tied Teddy up.

 

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Here you can see all my decoration “under” the Christmas tree.
To make it even more realistic, I put red velvet under the Christmas tree.
For next christmas i want to make a half tree skirt out of it

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A christmas tree without a star is a no go. Here is my star. I wanted to buy golden fabric, but the fabrics I found were very  thin and cheap looking. I used the yellow fabric from my horse

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I have not forgotten to sew small bags for the tree.
I hung them up but I didn’t like what it looked like.
I therefore decided to leave the tree “naked”. Maybe I have a better idea for next christmas.

And now my finished christmas tree

 

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I hope you like my Christmas tree
Maybe you had a great idea for this fabric too. I would like to see what others have done with it 🙂