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Re-use, Re-cycle & Re-project

December 8th, 2009

December 8th… how did that happen? So here’s the thing. I was going to do a tutorial for a fun little holiday project. I even got the PDF template made. No, seriously. And then all of a sudden… it’s December 8th.

So as if by design and being organized… I’m totally prepared now for Christmas 2010 (mmm hmm). So in the spirit of re-gifting… I’m re-projecting.  Re-project Runway.  Something fun to put under your Christmas tree, Hanukkah bush or Festivas pole. Or in my case - since Kohl’s shipped me the wrong tree… something for under my old skinny tree (aka MaryKate-mas tree).

Re-project from 2008 - Pennie Pockets:

I’ll do just about anything to create an opportunity for some ding-dong-ditchin’… and that’s how the Pennie Pockets came to be.   A crime craft of opportunity. Two versions/two ways to make the Pennie Pockets - a PDF on my blog, or a tutorial version at the Moda Bake Shop using Layer Cakes. You should see what my pal Thimbleanna made!
Pennie Pockets - Little pennant pockets of happiness

Re-project from 2007 - Jingle Jolly Table Runner:
I’m a charms nut. Love, love, love charms… so I got my jollies making this little table runner.  The little Jingle Jolly finishes at 16” x 40”.  The PDF pattern and the Post of Christmas Past can be found here.
Jingle Jolly Table Runner
I hope you enjoy (or re-enjoy). Happy Re-holidays!

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14 Responses

  1. The fabulous Nana allegedly said:

    Thanks you for re-projecting! I forgot I made the Jolly Jingle table runner last year and now I need to search for it and get it out! Love your blog…you silly gal…and your skinny tree. :)



  2. The fabulous Kimara allegedly said:

    Well… re-used, re-cycled or re-projected… it’s all new to me since I just found your site several weeks ago! I totally get “what the… heck”, December 8 already? Why oh why didn’t I start doing Christmasy things in July like I always say I will?! Anyway… the Pennie Pockets are adorable. They would look great on a gift stuffed with goodies instead of a bow. Thanks.



  3. The fabulous Brenda Kula allegedly said:

    These project of yours, ALL of your projects, are so beautiful! You are so talented at this. I can’t imagine a tree resembling those twins. Must be gaunt! I’m way behind too. I’m shooting for 2010 as well.
    Brenda



  4. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    I love the table runner-if I wasnt so behind I’d make one!!!!!!!!!! I just finished two days’ hard labor in Santa’s Sweatshop-my hands are killing me!



  5. The fabulous Carolyn Parker allegedly said:

    Luv those pennie pockies! Monica, I put up a crafty blog yesterday (Dec. 8), u might be proud of me. Take a look.
    Your house looks warm, cozy, and inviting. We had a massive snow fall on Mt. Diablo yesterday, all the way down to the foothills, and it was all still there at noon. Brrr



  6. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:

    okay…
    marykate-mas tree.
    that cracked me the eff up.

    i’m adopting you as my younger, prettier zombie.
    *wink*



  7. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    You make me want to quilt! My Sis quilts a lot, and I always figured, why should I do it when she could do it for me? But one of these days I’m going to get serious, grow up, and be a real quilter lol. I have a quilt top I embroidered when I was pregnant with my 31 year old son lol. So, Monica, do you have any unfinished projects, 31 years old? Have a Merry Christmas, btw! Karen



  8. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    You’re hysterical! We need one of those anorexic Christmas trees at our house. Of course you know I LOVE your pennie pocket pattern and the table runner is on my too long to-do list. And what’s up for 2010 — inquiring minds want to know!!!



  9. The fabulous Shelley A. allegedly said:

    Thanks for the re-project projects! They are new to me and I love your table runner.
    Merry Christmas!



  10. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Thank you for re-projecting. Some of us weren’t around at the original posting. Great projects and such a fun blog to read!



  11. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I love re-projects!! In fact, I made 11 of the pennie pockets for my quilting friends and gave them as little gifties today. They loved them!!!



  12. The fabulous Amanda/Busy Little Quilter allegedly said:

    I just uploaded photos of my Christmas Pennie Pockets in the flickr group at Moda’s Bakeshop!



  13. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    I loved that runner pattern two years ago, and I still love it!!! I may need to make an Easter one, a 4th of July one, a birthday one…..you get the idea!



  14. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,
    I´ve been sick for a few days….therefore I haven´t read all the posts you´ve written the last days. Your craft-room looks so beautiful and the little “pyramid” is so German!!!
    Have a wonderful 3.Advent!!
    Liebe Grüsse
    Sabine



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