This Saturday is the annual Christmas market...many of the usual vendors will be there along with others selling locally made crafts and gift items. A couple of months ago, Christine and I decided to rent a table at the market and sell quilted pillows. I have been busy making Christmas pillows and Christine is making Canada flag pillows to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday next summer.
First, I made some snowman pillows. Each pillow is unique and all were designed by me. I did not use any patterns to make the pillows.
Next, I made some Christmas trees in three different colour ways...red, light green and medium green.
I also made some rectangular tree pillows.
I quilted some with organic wavy lines, some with straight lines and some with a fancy stitch on my sewing machine. It was fun playing with different colours of threads and quilting designs!
This week, I made some wonky star pillows. I like the way the brightly coloured stars look on the dark linen fabric. I made a couple of star pillows with a lighter coloured fabric as well.
Here is one of Christine's pillows.
The Horton Farmers' Market is located between Horton and Manitoba Streets, half a block north of Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. The Christmas Market is open officially from 8am to noon but I have been told that shoppers arrive as early as 7:30am. We hope to see some of you who live in the area at the market this Saturday...please stop by and say hello. I will be wearing a Santa hat...