November 14, 2011

Ho Ho Ho~ Giving away Santa

 I saw this tutorial on Lee Hill Primitives blog and I knew it was the one for me.  I just had to make one for myself and a few extras for fun.  I sewed up the bag and grunged it with coffee and cinnamon.  Then I fashioned the Santa stump doll out of muslin, wool, and some thick brown fabric.  You can take him out after the holidays and put whatever else you want in the pocket year round.  I have never sewn by hand much and the workmanship is not professional but I think he turned out dang cute. The last giveaway I had was so much fun that I wanted to have another one!  I am giving this one away (along with a small candle and chocolates) on Nov. 26th!!!  Just in time to start decorating for Christmas.  Ho Ho Ho.  Just follow me ~ Tell me one of your most favorite Christmas traditions ~ Post the giveaway in your sidebar if you like (that's always nice).  Thanks so much for all your visits. I enjoy getting to know everyone.

This last picture is fuzzy for some reason, but you get the idea.


Carmen and the Primcats said...

Hi Steph... he turned out cute! Good job! I'd love to display him.

Favorite christmas tradition... DECORATING! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Carmen and the Primcats

Christine said...

Wow! He turned out so well I'd say amazing!
I'd love a chance to win him so my fav. Christmas tradition is wrapping the gifts on Christmas Eve with my DH when the kids are asleep - hopefully! and we enjoy that spirit of Christmas and of course after all that wrapping it's fun to see how quickly the kids pull it all off!
Have a great day!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Steph, well I must say your Santa pocket is so cute - great job!
I also think you are so wonderfully generous to make one for some lucky winner...and I would like to add my name to that list please.
Thanks so much.
I am a follower of course and will gladly put this on my sidebar.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Did someone say chocolate??? ;o) Seriously - this little ditty bag is adorable Steph...I would be honored to be entered in your giveaway! (You're putting me to shame - I can't even finish up one giveaway and here you are on another already....) I'm a follower - and delighted to be....I've posted on my sidebar...And, one of my favorite traditions (glad you said "one" not "my most")is one we started when my son was little...everyone leaves cookies for Santa, but my son was worried about a snack for Santa's reindeer. So, we started leaving carrots and such for the reindeer, along with the cookies. And wouldn't you know it, the reindeer started leaving a special gift of their own for my son in his he still gets to this day....Thanks for another wonderfully fun giveaway Steph...Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Hillcresthome Prims said...

HI Steph, I found your wonderful blog on our forum of APP!

I just love it and joined and I would LOVE to enter to win that AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, Santa pocket.He came out FABULOUS for your first time!!!!ARE you sure you didn't do these before, LOL!

This is a wonderful Christmas HOMEMADE giveaway!
I LOVE Christmas!!!
Thanks for hosting this giveaway, and I read want Robin wrote, someone said CHOCOLATES, WOOOHOO!!!!!! YUMMO!

Christimas Blessings,

A Primitive Homestead said...

I am a follower. Posted in my sidebar. Please enter me. Your ditty bag is so sweet. I love it.
Reading the story of Christs birth & placing the baby Jesus figure in the manger of our nativity on Christmas eve before going to bed. Blessings!

Kendra said...

Just became a follower and love your blog! My favorite Christmas tradition has to be making a nice breakfast for my family that morning. Please enter me in your drawing and I will put this on my side bar! Kendra

Carol Stuck said...

Oh your ditty bag with santa turned out awesome!! Prim perfect, if I say so myself :-)

Hmmm.....great prim goodies chocolate...who could ask for more. Please enter me....I am a choco-junkie.

My favorite Christmas tradition....baking and frosting lots of cookies!


Lee Hill Primitives said...

Hi Steph, I am so happy that you used my tutorial to make yours. You did a great job on it. I loved to have creations of other artisans too, so, please enter my in your giveaway. Thanks.

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Steph, my favorite Christmas tradition would be spendig a day baking all kinds of cookies. Christmas is the only time I do a lot of baking.
I'd love to be entered in your beautiful giveaway. Your santa ditty bag is prim perfect!
I am adding your giveaway to my blog sidebar.

Rachel said...

He is so cute! You did a great job on him! I'd love to have a chance to win him ~ my favorite Christmas tradition is listening to my Dolly Partin & Kenny Rogers Christmas cd ~ we used to listen to the record as kids when we decorated or were cooking christmas dinner. :O) It brings back great memories! I will share your giveaway on my sidebar too! Hope you enjoy your day!

Hillcresthome Prims said...
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Hillcresthome Prims said...

Thanks Hon for removingcomment that had my email address, you are a sweetie.
I checked my email and saw that you did get it!

alltheseboys said...

Steph, Your little Santa ditty bag is adorable! I know JUST where I would hang him!! Christmas favorite has to be getting up before the sun on Christmas morning..I sneak out and turn on Christmas music and the tree lights. I make a pot of coffe for myself...and then go wake up the boys!! It's one morning they all jump right out of bed! Katie

Ann said...

Hi Steph, I'd love a chance to win your santa bag, I am a follower. My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve Church Service. ~Ann

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Steph, your little Santa is darling! My oldest long standing tradition from my childhood is having those Pillsbury turnovers for breakfast on Christmas morning. I know it isn't anything homemade, but I loved them when I was a child, and now my son loves them too! Melinda

Danice said...

Santa is so darling! I have him posted in my Homespun Hannah's Blog sidebar. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks :)

TheRustyThimble said...

Hello Steph oh how Sweet I love your Ditty Bag please throw my name in I follow and I will share on my sidebar.

Christmas tradition.........we try every year to go and see my mother just for a short visit, she will soon be 90 and I want to cherish those visits while I can. While there though the tradition LOL is the next morning after Christmas we go to Pro Bass Shop LOL.......yes once a year LOL

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Steph,
How adorable!
I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Of course Im a follower. :)
I have posted about your giveaway on my sidebar.

Thanks so much!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! I love that it is a little bag that can be filled with goodies! We love to drive around and look at Christmas of my favorite holiday traditions! Here in Florida people really go all out! ♥

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Love the bag with santa, but especially that it can be used year round! I am an follower and would love to be entered into your giveaway. My favorite tradition is having what we call "holy night supper" on christams eve. We eat a meatless polish meal. I have been doing this since I was a child and I now share this with my four children!

Traci said...

Hi Steph~ would love for you to enter my name in your drawing, love that Santa Sack. My favorite tradition is our Christmas Eve dinner at our home. I will also post on my giveaway page.. Thanks so much! Traci

tanyacantrell2 said...

i am a new follower gfc:tanyacantrell2

my fav christmas tradition is being with the family and eating christmas dinner

tanyacantrell2 at yahoo dot com

Lynn said...

I am a new follower. One of my favorite Christmas traditions happens on Christmas Eve. We have done it this way for over 10 years now! Maybe longer lol. Every year the TBS channel starts showing the movie The Christmas Story on Christmas Eve. The show it over and over and over again for 24 hours straight. Well the TV stays on the whole time for this movie Marathon and the funniest thing is after we get done with eating and decorating the tree on Christmas Eve, we will sit around together and watch it over and over and over. Sometimes we sit quietly and watch and other times we are telling stories of past Christmases and laughing. We sip on mugs of hot chocolate or a hot toddie or two. We eat Christmas cookies and treats. We just enjoy being together.
I posted this on my sidebar too! I love your little Santa and would be honored to have him at my house for Christmas!

wickedfaerie said...


I am a new follower.

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is hanging the vintage red christmas bells my grandmother used to hang in the windows of our farmhouse when I was a little girl. They blink off and on and chime. I think of her whenever I look at them.

I will post your giveaway on my blog.


mamatkins said...

I follow you. THanks,

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well silly me didn't say what my favorite Christmas tradition is....
Ever since my husband and I married, for breakfast on Christmas morning we had Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and Orange Rolls (the ones in the round cans). Along with coffee, milk and Orange juice.
It continued throughout our children being home and still does to this day - even our youngest son has carried this on with his family for Christmas morning breakfast.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Steph, he is adorable, I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! I am a follower of your blog and my favourite Christmas tradition is having tortierre on Christmas Eve as we decorate the tree. It is a traditonal French Canadian meat pie and very delicious! I'll post a link to your giveaway on my blogs sidebar, thanks for the opportunity! Deb

soccermom1 said...

My favorite tradition is having my grandchildren help me trim the tree. I follow GFC. Thanks for sharing the giveaway

rjs682 at yahoo dot com

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hello, please enter me in your Santa giveaway.
You did a wonderful job making it and I would be
proud to have it in my home. I posted to my blog sidebar. My favorite Christmas tradition is piping Christmas music through the house from the Christmas Vinyl website. It's continuous Christmas music for free!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to be in the giveaway,

DogsMom said...

I am following. I would gift this to my cousin, it looks a little like him. (Maybe a lot?)