Saturday, July 17, 2021

Stitchery Christmas card art


 Vintage Christmas cards are so much fun, don't you agree?  I pretty much love them all, from village scenes to Santas to bells, candy canes, fireplaces, and more.  The idea of using vintage card art to make larger, more long-lasting projects is very appealing to me.

Recently I came upon a stitchery project from Bev at Flamingo Toes that was inspired by bells similar to those on the above cards.

Here is the project Bev ended up with:

Photo by Flamingo Toes

Doesn't it look like fun?  You can find the details here: Vintage Stitched Christmas Card Art.  Bev gives all of the specifics for making this project, from applique to machine stitching to French knots. She does say that all of the little details may be done with hand embroidery.  This is a relief to me because I have never tried using (nor do I own) a free-motion sewing machine foot.

What do you think?  Would you try making one of these?  I definitely would, and am thinking I might make mine similar to the red card above, which sold in my Etsy shop in 2019.

**(Edited to add: the winner of this week's give*away is GrammaGrits!  Gramma, please leave me a comment with your snail mail address (which I won't publish) and I will get your little gift pack out to you.)**


  1. Cathy Habermann at Hands on Designs has a retro design I Heard the Bells in her portfolio of designs. I stitched it because it reminded me of Christmas cards when I was a little girl.

    1. I will have to go to her site and check that out, Arlene -- or simply do a search on your blog for it. Thanks for mentioning that, as others here might be interested in stitching it!

  2. I think it's a nice idea. Not sure I'd make those though. I did receive a stitched christmas card one year and thought it was very, very nice


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