Category: Homespun Fabric

Dec 14

Newlyweds in the Studio!

Time is running out if you haven’t entered to win our beautiful Garden Greens Ragged Tablecloth (a $110 value)!  Wednesday, December 14th is the last day that entries will be accepted.  Enter by leaving a comment on the OOH LA LA! post.

The newest newlyweds in our family, Bryan and Amanda, came to the studio last week to make their “First Christmas Together” stockings.

Aren’t they just adorable!  And what a fun idea to MAKE your very first stockings together as a couple.

 

Bryan very carefully cutting the fabric.  Amanda was nearby to catch any mistake that he made.

 

Creating their designs.  Amanda went with the cute “Heart and Star” look while Bryan chose the manly “Snowman with Christmas Tree” design.  He also managed to sneak his Minnesota Vikings shirt into the pictures!

 

Time to sew!  Sewing for the first time is scary but they rose to the challenge.  Bryan looks really worried here — maybe that’s why he politely allowed Amanda to sew first!

 

Bryan’s turn to sew!  We told him to think of the sewing machine as a power tool.  I think that helped!

 

Clip clip clipping all the seams.  Tedious, but well worth the effort in the end!

 

Finished!!  Seriously, can you get ANY cuter than these two??  Sewing together should be a rite of passage for all newlyweds.  If you can make it through sewing your first Christmas stockings together, then you can make it through anything, right?  They did a great job and as soon as I get a picture of these cute stockings hanging in their cute newlywed apartment, I’ll post it!

Of course, the real beauty of making your own stockings is how easy they are to duplicate in the future.  So, in a few years, if Bryan and Amanda need one or two or three more coordinating stockings it won’t be a problem!

Check out all of our Primitive Homespun Stocking patterns and be inspired to create a new look for your mantle next Christmas!

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Dec 06

OOH LA LA JUBILEE GIVEAWAY ~ $110 value!!

My 4-year-old daughter is a huge Fancy Nancy fan and I’ve picked up some fun little catch phrases from all the Fancy Nancy books I’ve read to her.  When I saw this amazing tablecloth made with our new Garden Green homespun fabrics I just had to channel my inner Fancy Nancy and exclaim,   “OOH LA LA!”

Isn’t it lovely?  The soft sagey colors lend a neutral background to all your holiday decorating and works perfectly for everyday decor as well.  Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, this tablecloth is the perfect canvas for all of your favorite centerpieces.  There are simple instructions and more photos available on the Ragged Patchwork Tablecloth weekend project page if you’re interested in making one for yourself!

This particular 66″ x 94″ tablecloth would usually sell for $110 but we want to GIVE IT AWAY to one of our blog readers!  Yes — just because we like you all so much and want to bless someone during this holiday season.

So how do you win?

Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this post before midnight CST on December 14th.  Tell us what family favorite Christmas dish you would serve on this tablecloth (and feel free to include recipes!!).  The winner will be randomly selected and notified on December 15th.  If you respond quickly with your address, you could have this tablecloth just in time for Christmas!

Blessings!

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Nov 29

Wishing You HOPE — JUBILEE GIVEAWAY

I had an idea for a Christmas-y letter wall hanging but couldn’t decide what word I wanted to display.  I considered the “fun” Christmas words like JINGLE, JOLLY, and MERRY, then the more traditional Christmas words like JOY and PEACE, but none of them seemed right.  So I just sat and thought about Christmas for a while.  What is the one word that sums up all that Christmas is and was at its birth — or maybe I should say HIS birth?

The word that I finally landed on is HOPE.  Hope was born in a stable.  Hope made its appearance in a filthy, smelly place.  Hope for all mankind entered the world to the sound of donkeys braying.  Talk about humble beginnings!

I don’t know if I’ve ever felt completely hopeless.  I’ve felt HELPless many times but I can only imagine the complete despair that must accompany the feeling of hopelessness.  I am so very thankful that I know the true HOPE that Christmas represents.  Hope for freedom, hope for purpose, hope for love, hope for renewal, hope for life, hope for peace, hope for joy, and hope for Heaven.  It was truly a world without hope that welcomed the tiny Son of God that first Christmas night.

In the rush to decorate, bake, clean for guests, and buy gifts we urge you to place JESUS at the center of all you do.  Be reminded of Him when you notice the soft Christmas lights reflecting off glass ornaments late at night, when you smell cinnamon and warm apple fragrances in the shopping malls, and when you hear the stirring Christmas carols whose words are so often sung but so rarely contemplated.

We at Jubilee Creative Studio wish you a Christmas season filled with Love, Joy, Peace, and HOPE.

We’ve got a lot to give away during this holiday season — starting NOW.  There are several new Christmas projects on the Weekend Projects page.  Today we are highlighting the Celebrate Jesus Placemat and the Celebrate Jesus Pillow.  There are instructions and more pictures on the project pages.  We want to give away one of these placemats to a blog reader.  You can use it as a placement at the head of the table or on a hall table or side table.  Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post.  You can leave any (appropriate) comment but if you can’t think of anything then simply tell me where you will be spending Christmas this year.  I’ll be with my family in lovely Northwest Arkansas!  Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Saturday, December 3rd.

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Nov 19

“Jesus is the Reason” Christmas Wall Hanging

Have you decked the halls yet?  I’ll admit that I haven’t started yet but my mom is in full Christmas decorating mode!  She’s been having some fun combining our new Christmas iron on rhinestone transfers with Jubilee homespun fabrics to create fun new projects.  Rhinestones and homespun in the same project?  Really???  YES!

Check out her newest creation — a Christmas wall hanging:

This is a quick and easy project that would look great hanging inside your home or on your front door during the Christmas season.  It would also make a wonderful gift for a hostess, co-worker, friend, or family member.  There are more pictures on the Weekend Projects page and also another page with step-by-step detailed instructions and photos.

We’ll be featuring several more of these projects on the blog in the next few weeks and even giving some of them away to YOU.  The winners of our new Christmas bling giveaway will be notified tomorrow and we’ve got at least two more giveaways planned for November.

‘Tis the season for giving!

 

 

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Nov 16

GIVEAWAY — New Christmas Products

Christmas in July doesn’t seem that long ago but suddenly here we are just weeks away from the real thing!  How do you feel about all the stores putting up their Christmas displays immediately after Halloween?  What about Black Friday?  Personally, I’ve always enjoyed Black Friday.  I like waking up super early and going out to experience all the hustle and bustle of those crazy shoppers.  It’s kind of the kick off to the Christmas season for me.  However, I’ve noticed that several stores are choosing to stay open on Thanksgiving this year and have just released special Thanksgiving Day sales ads.  I don’t care much for that.  I’m fine with Christmas completely surrounding Thanksgiving but it seems like Thanksgiving Day should be untouchable.

But enough of me on my soapbox — we’ve got new Christmas products!

Since our Christmas in July features we’ve added new holiday iron on rhinestone transfer designs in the Jubilee Rhinestones store and new Homespun Christmas Kits in the Jubilee Fabric store.

Note that these are just three of our stocking designs.  We also sell kits to make wreath, heart, and star stockings.  Check out all of our Homespun Christmas Kits.  You’ve still got plenty of time to whip up some new Christmas decor!

I think it’s time to give away some Christmas bling!  Two of you will win one of our new Christmas iron on transfer designs — your choice of the three designs I have featured on this post.  Simply leave a comment to enter.  Comment on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or your pet’s favorite place to sleep……ANY (appropriate) comment will enter you to win!

Entries will be accepted through Saturday, November 19th.

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Oct 20

New Garden Greens

We’ve got some fantastic new green fabrics in the studio.  These Garden Greens are lighter and fresher than the other greens we have in stock and have so much potential.  They would look great with yellows and browns and reds on an Autumn throw.

They could also be paired with our lighter, brighter reds for a crisp, cheery Christmas project.

Or make a monochromatic Garden Green tablecloth that can be used year-round and accessorized with centerpieces to make is Spring-y, Summery, Fall-ish, or Wintery.

These new Garden Greens are on sale for only $4.25/yard right now.

 

 

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Oct 04

Homespun Fabric Projects

What can YOU do with Jubilee Homespun Fabrics??  Angela M. made this adorable purse.

Angela also made a Christmas Tree table topper.  These are front and back views of the same item — ragged edges on the front and smooth seams on the back.  It would also be a really nice wall hanging.

AND she made this lightweight baby blanket.  I like the way she made some of the pieces different sizes.  It’s a unique blanket that could also make great backdrops for many baby photos in the future.

Angela M. has an ETSY shop called LibertyLion.  You can view all her products there.  She said she is willing to take special orders for the purses!

And CONGRATULATIONS to Beth M. for winning our Teacher Bling Giveaway.  Check your email, Beth!

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Sep 21

Every time we visit my parents’ house my daughter sleeps on the “pink bed.”  I’m pretty sure she thinks her Gigi made the pink quilt just for her (and I have a hunch she may be right!).

It’s such a cozy, soft, inviting quilt — perfect for cool nights.  We’ve added a tutorial on the Jubilee Fabric website so you can make a pretty striped quilt for yourself too.  We like pink, but you can mix-and-match any of our homespun fabrics to create the perfect cozy quilt for you (or your cute little granddaughter!).  Maybe Gigi needs to make a matching quilt in blues and greens for my son to use when he visits!

Check out the Pink Stripe Rag Homespun Quilt tutorial on our website for more pics and detailed instructions!

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Sep 09

Weekend Projects

Have you checked out our Weekend Projects page yet?  We have some fun, easy projects you can make with our homespun fabrics.  It’s great to get pictures of finished projects from our customers!  This is a picture of Susan and the adorable ragged patchwork baby quilt and matching pillow she made as a gift.  So cute!!

Have you entered to win one of our ragged homespun aprons yet?  If not, there’s still time!  Simply leave a comment on the Giveaway — APRONS! post by midnight on Monday, September 12th to be entered in the giveaway.

And if you’ve completed a weekend project (or any project) using our homespun fabrics, send us a photo!    blog {at} jubileecreativestudio {dot} com

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Sep 06

Giveaway — APRONS!

Fall and Winter and Thanksgiving and Christmas . . . it seems like I do ten times more baking the second half of the year than the first half.  I LOVE baking yummy cold-weather goodies.  I’m not much of a cook but when I feel that first chill in the air I just want to whip up something chocolate-y and gooey.  Or something cinnamon-y and nutmeg-y.  Two of my favorite cold weather recipes are Playgroup Granola Bars (don’t let the wheat germ in the recipe fool you — these are DELICIOUS!) and S’mores Brownies.  Mmm . . . is it Winter yet??

So why am I making you drool over yummy baked goods?  Because BAKING = APRONS = GIVEAWAY!

Each of these supercute aprons will be given away to a winner from this blog.  These aprons were created using our Indygo Junction Kitchen Charm Pack Apron Pattern and our 5″ Charm Packs.  See our weekend projects page for more pictures!

To enter to win one of these aprons, simply leave a comment on this post.  Tell me what YOU love to bake.  Or tell me that you hate baking but love aprons anyway.  With three young children in the house, I think I should be wearing an apron 24/7!  Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Wednesday, September 14th.

 

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