Monday, August 18, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho...

Why, hello there.  Long time, no speak.  Miss me?  I missed you!  My apologies for the ahem 6 months of bloggy silence but these days you are more likely to find me over on Instagram (@missymaccreations) so drop by and say 'hello'!

So, why am I back now?  Well, for the Ho, Ho, Ho... And On We Sew linky party, of course!  Huge thanks to Paula of Mud, Pies and Pins and Fiona of Celtic Thistle for asking me to be involved.

In honour of hosting this month, I have a fun little pattern to share with you - the Santa Belt.

Yes, it is paper pieced but never fear - it is super easy!  Even if you've never paper pieced before this is a very do-able design.  Don't be afraid.  Just maybe read this awesome post by the amazing Kristy first.

Santa Belt paper pieced pattern

Finishing at just 3" x 4" this little piece of cuteness can be used for a variety of Christmas-themed goodies, either singularly or in multiples, such as: coasters, mug rugs, mini quilts, hot pads etc etc etc.  Let your imagination go crrrrrazy.

I had fun making mine into little zip pouches, perfect to hold gift cards for those impossible-to-buy-for friends.


And, look, an elf belt too!  ;)

Would you like to make your own?  Then hop, skip and jump over to my craftsy store where you can download the pattern for FREE.  If you do make one (or a hundred) be sure to let me know.  I would love to see!

Big thanks to Kristy for working her magic with EQ7 and helping me make my little pattern look slightly more professional.

So, what have you been working on of late?  Got some more Christmas gifts crossed off of your to-do list?  Well, then, be sure to link up below!  The giveaway for August is a copy of this lovely Walk in the Woods Ornament pattern set from Alicia Paulson at Posie: Patterns and Kits to stitch

​The pattern set is a downloadable PDF so the winner will be stitching away in no time :)

And, as always, HUGE thanks to the amazing sponsors of Ho, Ho, Ho... and On We Sew.

Fluffy Sheep QuiltingRay Stitch HaberdasheryBackstitch

Quiet PlayQuilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter ShopPlush Addict Logo  Posie: Patterns and Kits to Stitch by Alicia Paulson

That's enough from me.  Time to get your link on!



  1. Very cute little pouch. Thank you for the pattern. janita

  2. Very cute pouches. Might have to make up a few for stocking stuffers. Thanks!

  3. Super cute zippered pouches, Erin!!! I've totally resisted the thought of joining Instagram. By the time I do, the next social media thing will have begun... LOL!!! Good to see you back in blogland.

  4. Awesome Santa belt - thanks for the free pattern!!!

  5. I love this pattern Erin, your pouches are really cute too!

  6. What a great idea!!!! Thanks for sharing