Introducing: The 12 Days of Christmas

November 08, 2013

 

About six weeks ago, I was calculating how far away Christmas was and, since I am often thinking about sewing, I was thinking that around this time (now), many sewer/bloggers would start thinking about what special outfits they might make their child/children for Christmas.  I love Christmas and for the past few years, I have sewn my daughters a new dress to wear on Christmas day.  I thought it would be fun to start a series that invited bloggers to share their Christmas creations in one central space over the 12 days of Christmas, the 1-12 December.

So, I got to work emailing some blogging friends and also some bloggers I really liked but didn't yet know well.  Nearly everyone was keen and free.  Yay!  I then decided to branch out and ask one of my guests who I didn't know well to co-host the series with me.  I asked the lovely Laura of Craftstorming who blogs from England about sewing and baking.  Her stuff is awesome, and I knew if she said yes, we would have a successful series.  Well, she did...and The 12 Days of Christmas was born!!  All going well, we plan to host The 12 Days of Christmas annually.

So from the 1-12 December, Laura 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 9pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time over these days.

Sound good?  Now...who are the guests?

Laura 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 (thanks to Laura's excellent tech skills!).  (When you click on the link, it will open in the same window).

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).  Laura and I will do a round up on December 19th of any sewers who would like to sew along and share in the group!  Feel free to join the flickr group whenever you like.  And if you would like to spread the word about this series, feel free to use the sew along button below and link back to this post...

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. If that wasn't motivation enough Santa has a special message for you...
 

We are excited!! And we hope you are excited too and would love you to sew along and tune in here at sewpony and at Craftstorming from the 1-12 December!!

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29 comments

  1. Looking forward to seeing these makes.... :-)
    Carly
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  2. Looking forward to seeing these makes.... :-)
    Carly
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  3. Thanks for your sweet comments and for asking me to co-host. I can't wait for this to start!

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  4. I have a few ideas, but I better get started fabric shopping, pattern searching and sewing!

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  5. Looking forward to following and sewing along with this series! Can't wait to see what everyone makes! I've got my fabric all picked out :)

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  6. How exciting is this!!! Woohoo!!! Now if only I can stop changing my mind about my pattern every two minutes... hahaha!

    Natalie
    La gang à Nat

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  7. You have a skill for coming up with really interesting series' Suz! Can't wait to read about everyone's different Xmas traditions, how fun!

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  8. What a lovely idea! I look forward to seeing all the creations!

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  9. I am very excited about being a part of this :) Like Natalie, I keep on changing my mind haha

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  10. This should be excellent! I'm looking forward to it!

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  11. I'm so excited! This is going to be great and inspiring for sure!!!

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  12. so happy to be a part of it, Suz! Awesome lineup of talent!!

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  13. I can't wait to sew my first christmas dress ever. Last year I bought christmas dresses for the first time ever and this year I guess I am stepping it up. I wonder where this is going to end? ;-)
    So excited!

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  14. So happy to be part of this! I'm so curious to see what everyone will come up with...

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  15. Thrilled to be a part of this series....our sewing has commenced, and I plan to dig through old photo albums tomorrow for "Christmas Traditions" pictures. FUN!!

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  16. Yay! I've worked my list down to a top 3...need to work on that!

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  17. I am beyond excited for my favorite holiday and also to be part of this series!

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  18. I can't wait for this series to start!
    Thank you so much for inviting me, Suz!

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  19. Great series!
    I've already started sewing something for Teresa and Ines. I hope you will like it...
    I can't wait to see all other Christmas creations.

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  20. SUZ, I'm anxious to follow along with your THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS sewing series. Multicultural with 24 women sewing "special holiday" clothing and accessories for their children... FUN! I follow about 26 sewing and craft blogs, so I LOVE to see photos as well as read about the CREATIONS, INDEED! Sarah Helene in Minneapolis, MN

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  21. Oh, I can´t wait for this series to start!
    I'm in serious need of some "group" inspiration to begin my Christmas crafting :)
    That said, I'm so looking forward to share my inspiration with you all (thank you again for inviting me, Suz) ...

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