Monday, November 16, 2015

Better watch out, better not cry... Santa Claus is coming to town!

Ok, you're right.  It is a bit to early to put on that Christmas music!!

But it isn't too early to get ready to Deck the Halls.  (Sorry, couldn't resist.)


I made a Santa Sack - perfect for your entry hall table to collect cards from friends and family.  Or maybe a resting place for a tired reindeer?

But you also need to get ready to leave Santa some cookies.  (Yummy cookies made by my daughter - Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.)

  I had so much fun putting together this mini quilt, searching through all my fabric scraps for find colors for the lights.


Quick and easy project and fun to make!

Interested in making your very own Santa Sack?  The pattern is here on Craftsy but also check out my Elm Street Quilts Bag It series where I posting all sorts of tutorials and tips for create all different kinds of bags - with and without zippers - to help you get a head start on your holiday gift crafting.  Making and sharing any bag or pouch during the Bag It series earns you entries into a giveaway.  Visiting the sponsors also earns you entries.

This photo shows only some of the bags featured during the series of posts in November!


You can find out overall information on the Elm Street Quilt Bag It series here.  Make sure you visit the sponsor post for a chance to win a gift certificate from the three great Bag It sponsors!

It was fun to make my Santa Sack and my small mini quilt and sharing as part of this blog hop.


Marian from Seems to be Sew is our hostess for the Christmas in My Heart blog hop.  Today is day 3 of the hop which runs through Thursday.  Check out her blog for the overall schedule of over 30 bloggers.

I'm thrilled to share the day with the following list of talented elves.


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75 comments:

  1. The Santa Sack and the mini quilt is lovely!

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  2. Sweet mini quilt. Love the lights.And I can see a Santa Sack in my future. Merry Christmas

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  3. The mini is awesome. What a cute idea.

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  4. Such cute Christmas decoration ideas! I love having little things like that made up to give as little gifts to people we see around the holidays. And your many bags -- wow!

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  5. Your Santa sack is adorable! I love the Christmas light mini quilt, too. What perfect projects for the season. Thanks for sharing!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  6. Patty all your projects are adorable

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  7. We don't get many cards any more but I'm thinking this would be a great bag to put under the tree to keep the little gifts we keep on hand for unexpected visitors. One of the kids is always bringing someone over at the last minute to share our holiday. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. Great looking bag! And your lights are lovely. What a cute project.

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  9. The Santa sack is so cute! It would be super cute for the holidays on the holiday buffet table filled with dry items such as chips or breads for the meal too. I really like the holiday lights table runner. So festive looking and fun.
    Thanks for showing us your projects and link.

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  10. Such a cute buckle bag...so many uses, plus it's just darling. Also love the runner....those lights are a great scrap buster. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Very cute. It looks like you used one of santa's shirts and his belt. Perfect.

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  12. Your topper is perfect for Santa's cookies and your Wants bag, how cute is that!

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  13. I love your table runner with the string of Christmas lights--the stippling is beautiful! I am amazed at all the bags you make--wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I like the Christmas light bulb topper.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. The Santa bag could be used in a lot of different ways. Very Cute!!

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  16. That Santa sack is so cute. I checked it out on Craftsy. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  17. I love your table topper. It is perfect to celebrate the holidays.

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  18. Love the bag and can't wait to hop over and see the other bag patterns!

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  19. I love the reindeer hanging on to that adorable Santa bag! The runner with lights is so cute, too. Great Christmas inspiration...thank you!

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  20. I love your santa basket, it's so effective.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  21. love your santa sack and mini quilt.

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  22. Love the Christmas lights runner!

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  23. Cute bag . . . great idea for collecting cards! I adore the table runner, too -- what spirited fun!! :)

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  24. That is just darling! I also like the Christmas light runner.

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  25. The Santa sack is just too cute. Love the runner too.

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  26. The little table runner with christmas lights was very cool....And the santa tote was very cool idea too....ty for sharing.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  27. Cute table runner, and I love the Charlie Brown fabric bags!

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  28. The Santa Sack is very cute - love the Christmas light runner too!

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  29. Love the Santa basket!
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  30. Oh your lil Santa Sack is just too adorable. Of course having a reindeer (close relation to my beloved moose) is icing on my cake! LOL!! What a fun little table topper too. Your just "sew" inspiring!

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  31. What delightful photos and Christmas ideas--bet you had fun setting it all up--
    smiles, di

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  32. The bag is sew cute! Nice light mini too!

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  33. Great projects and the cookies look yummy!

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  34. I do so like the Santa bag. I think this would be a nice gift bag for me to make. Thank you for the idea. And the lights table runner is great.

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  35. I love the Reindeer bags! Looks like a good candy bag to me!

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  36. Love the mini quilt! It's so simple and gorgeous!

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  37. I love that reindeer in the Santa Sack! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  38. I love that reindeer in the Santa Sack! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  39. What an adorable Santa Sack and mini Lights! Love them!
    Susie

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  40. Cute projects, Merry Christmas. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  41. Cute bag and darling Christmas lights quilt.

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  42. The Santa Sack is really cute.

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  43. You have some really cute ideas for Christmas items! Thank you for sharing.

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  44. I've been checking out your bag it series. Thanks for the tutes. The Santa bag is really cute.

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  45. I've been checking out your bag it series. Thanks for the tutes. The Santa bag is really cute.

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  46. Ha, the last photo is my favorite. Cute deer in a cute bag, Love the Santa sack. And the mini is just as cute. Thanks for sharing all your great projects and inspiration.

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  47. That Santa Sack is too cute! Also, now I really want some cookies, lol.

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  48. I know who's going to make a Santa Sack!
    Carole Corn

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  49. That Santa Sack is so cute! I've got to make one of those.

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  50. Love all your bags. Such a great variety.

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  51. Cute projects! Like the Santa sack idea for cards. Thanks!

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  52. great idea for cards ... I am sure it will hold a bunch of holiday wishes.
    in stitches

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  53. Your Santa Bag is just what we need to hold our Christmas cards during the holiday season. It's perfect! Do you ever wonder how long the Christmas card ritual will hold out? Neither of my grown children send out cards....it's all email that they send. What a loss it will be someday!

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  54. Christmas is certainly in your heart. I love the Santa Sack, with that little reindeer, it's sew cute, you have a 'talk about" piece their for sure. The wallhanging is very adorable. So sorry I'm late in commenting today, my internet has been down all day.

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  55. Great projects! I especially love that table runner. I will have to check out the pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Cute Santa sack. Looks easy enough to make.

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  57. Love the Santa sack...my you've been busy making things! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Neat idea. And for those who don't quilt they could add black ribbon and a buckle to a cubby cube.

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  59. You look like you have been very busy. Love the bags.

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  60. I just love those santa belly projects. Yours is just too cute too. Cookies look delicious! Nice table runner/wall hanging with the christmas lights. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. What a fun post!! I love all your projects and I'd really want to make aChristmas Lights runner, that is so sweet!

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  62. Santa Sack is so perfect! Got to make a few of those.

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  63. Looks like your reindeer is loving(heart) his newest accommodations. Love the table runner - how Christmasy.

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  64. Santa Belly items are so much fun! Cyndi D

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  65. Your Santa Sack is so cute and I LOVE your table runner. Wonderful projects!

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