|Instead of fur, I used tan fleece for my bears.|
I made a burlap and gingham bunting to put in the window area of my breakfast nook.
Then I made a burlap tablecloth for my 4' x 8' breakfast table. I used flat felled seams along two sides to widen it and sewed a gingham binding on the edges. (Whew! I hand sewed it after turning it to the back. Not easy on burlap! It "saws" your thread in half as you sew.)
I used a wreath and a few Christmas items to add to my setting....
...and added some wide gingham ribbon to the center of the table for extra color. My burlap had a nice Christmas pattern stamped on it, but I wanted more of the red.
Because I want to use this table as a serving table, I also made placemats and cutlery bags for my guests, who would be sitting in the dining room.
The front of the placemat is burlap with a gingham binding. I made the cutlery bags of burlap and fringed the tops. A gingham ribbon ties at the top to keep the cutlery in. (I tucked a candy cane under the ribbon.) The little stuffed bear is attached with hook and loop tape and can be removed. The cloth dinner napkin is looped through the bear's arms and is buttoned to itself to hold it on. It is large enough that a child can leave it attached and still put it in his lap. (This was my own design. We have a LOT of nieces and nephews in the family who would enjoy this and I thought they were cute with the stuffed bears!)
At the last minute I decided to hang my Who's Been Eating My Porridge? (Goldilocks) quilt over one window to give more of the Three Bears feel. (You can't see very well, but three bears peek down at her from the top of the quilt.)
So I'm set for a really fun Christmas party! For this hop I made the bunting, the tablecloth, placemats, cutlery bags, and the stuffed bear family.
Thanks to Mdm. Samm and Carol for this inspiring blog hop. Many of us are now ready to face the holidays a little more prepared!
Be sure to join my fellow ho ho ho'ers today to see what they've prepared for you! You're bound to come away with an idea of something you could do for the holidays!
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I do have a giveaway! I will use the Random Number Generator to choose a winner to receive a PDF copy of the Goldilocks pattern above. (If you wish, you can choose a different pattern from my Craftsy shop and I will send it to you through email.) Leave a comment for a chance to win! I'll announce the winner after the blog hop is over. Thanks for joining me today!
Love all of your Christmas goodies! Your bears are sew cute and Goldilocks is precious. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
you have been busy the bear theme is sew cute. thanks for the giveawayReplyDelete
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What an absolutely fun setting for the Holidays. Love that you have made this so kid friendly - after all it is seeing the season thru a child's eyes that truly make it special. Just prescious!ReplyDelete
Oh Linda I can just imagine your family gathered around this wonderfully warm table setting to enjoy the Christmas festivities. Excellent tutorial, by the way!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful creative table . I love the little bears.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful setting for the Christmas table. And the kids will love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop.ReplyDelete
Oh Linda. Your bear family is simply gorgeous. In fact, everything looks fantastic. I've never used burlap before. Will have to look out for some. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for the lovely giveaway. Hugs, ChristineReplyDelete
Your Christmas table looks absolutely divine! I love the ideas at work there! Where on earth did you find candy canes this time of year? I love all the beariness of it. Thank you for the tips as well. Great work, beary great work!ReplyDelete
WoW! Your table and room look wonderful! So cozy, inviting and ready for the holidays. Cute bear theme. Love the placemats and the bear to hold the napkin, clever! Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.
Linda, I'm not surprised that you have such an creative and inspirational stop along this hop.ReplyDelete
What a sweet bears :) Great work ! Thank You for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Your Christmas setting looks wonderful. I love the bears! Happy quilting.ReplyDelete
Everything is gorgeous - thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
How cute. I've never seen stamped burlap before (of course, I've not looked, either).ReplyDelete
Beautiful, beautiful. I liked that you used flannel for your bear`s fur, and the burlap is just wow! How wonderful it is, making your home so welcoming and Christmas special!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful table scape! Such clever uses for burlap too.ReplyDelete
Fantastic set up Linda!! I love the little bearsReplyDelete
Linda I'm totally in love with your whole scene! I have burlap but never thought of doing placemats - I'll be getting it out this weekend to see what I can do with it. :) After reading this I think I'll be machine stitching the binding on though! The bears are darling - I've never made a doll or stuffed animal so I'm amazed when I see how cute they are. blessings, marleneReplyDelete
Wow I can just picture how beautiful your house must look at Christmas. Love the table and thaks for having a give away.ReplyDelete
Awesome projects! I love them all. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What an inviting scene for any age! Love the sweet bears..... great job on them.... and the table cloth is wonderful. I haven't seen the patterned burlap before. Thanks for sharing your creativity today!ReplyDelete
Lovely table and I love the gingham. Burlap is so so popular at the moment. You are ready for Christmas.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous setting for Christmas, especially the child oriented addition. It would certainly keep a child's interest.ReplyDelete
Love all your projects and your christmas decor as well. Those bears look great.Can't believe you can actually make stuffed animals to look so good.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful holiday setting and your bears are so neat! Burlap does seem to be popular right now and what you've done with it is perfect!ReplyDelete
Oh my, now I want to make bears!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the burlap inspiration....and the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Your entire dining room looks so festive Linda! I've never sewn burlap, but after seeing what you did and how great it looks I might have to try ! LOve your style !ReplyDelete
I love your Christmas dining room. All your project makes are so beautiful and the overall effect is perfect. I wish I was visiting you this Christmas.ReplyDelete
Linda, you outdid yourself. Your tableis awesome. Please share with us a tutorial on the little flatware sack.ReplyDelete
Wow - you did a whole room! It is wonderful! Love the bears!!!!ReplyDelete
Very cute. Your table is ready for Christmas breakfast now. Nice job.ReplyDelete
Wow you outdid yourself in such a cute display. You are very inspiring and so creative. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
My dining room has never looked this good at Christmas...wow! It looks like a lovely place to celebrate with all those amazing projects you created. Those bears are just too cute. You totally inspire me!ReplyDelete
I love how pretty your dining room looks with all those wonderful projects. Great ideas with those napkin holding bears too. I love the Goldilocks wall hanging. So cute.ReplyDelete
Linda what a darling table setting. Love those cute bears. Tell me did you have a Christmas dinner in August after you set the table?ReplyDelete
Wow! Lots of lovely Christmas things.ReplyDelete
What a lovely tablescape!!!ReplyDelete
Lovely table setting! Lots of Christmas cheer to see on that table! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the use of burlap...makes a lovely table setting. Love the red gingham accents!ReplyDelete
Love your Christmas creation!! You always are so originalReplyDelete
Such a comforting country feel. I really like the way the burlap and red gingham go together. It could be used with so many different things. Thanks for sharing today!ReplyDelete
Such lovely bears. They are just beautiful. And all the other lovely projects as well. I'm almost sorry for not been able to joine this hop.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the ideas.
All your projects are very nice , I really like your bears and would love to win the pattern, thanks.ReplyDelete
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Wooziers...I want to come to your house for the holidays. I LOVE your table!!! Tell me more about your 3 bears quilt. I've not seen anything like it, and I am very enchanted with it too!!!ReplyDelete
Love your bears. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful....I love it!!!ReplyDelete
omg - fantastic bears! Everything looks beautiful!ReplyDelete
Sweet projects! :)ReplyDelete
Love the bears and the burlap. The quilt is adorable!!ReplyDelete
Love your post and your projects! You were very inspired by the hop!ReplyDelete
Wow! You've been busy with all those great holiday projects-the Goldilocks Quilt is very sweet. When I first went away to college many years ago I decorated my room that I rented in burlap. Little did I know then that it smells, sheds and it was a mistake to make a pillow to sit on as it made me itch, but it was cheap and came in a rainbow of colors. A good lesson learned early! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Linda. That's one of the loveliest tables I've seen in a long time! So homey,warm, inviting. I can't get over that you actually worked with all that burlap. Wow! But the results are awesome. Thanks for the beautiful eye-candy today.ReplyDelete
Wow! I just love that table, and all of your projects as well. The teddies are adorable . Everything looks so festive! cheersReplyDelete
How lovely your room looks all decorated for Christmas!ReplyDelete
Wow you have been a beary buzzy bear hee hee! Everything is wonderful. That Goldilocks is very cute too!ReplyDelete
Your bears are the cutest!ReplyDelete
Love the kids napkin idea!
Wow! Great job! Am I invited for dinner? :-) Thanks for joining the blog hop...ReplyDelete
I'm always so impressed with your creativity.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Great job and now it looks like you are all ready for the holidays! :)ReplyDelete
Very nice, you always have the neatest ideas..ReplyDelete
Your table is stunning! The bears are adorable. That's not a project that I would have the courage to attempt. You are indeed brave for that one. Then when I saw you attempted burlap. Oh, my! I remember burlap from feed sacks as a child. Of course, it's not quite the same. I do know burlap is not a nice fabric for many reasons. You did a phenomenal job. The red accents absolutely pop. I love how you made the loop so the children can leave the napkin attached to it and still get in the lap. That's not only a problem for children but also adults. Very, very clever and creative. When I saw the full shot of your table setting, my eye was immediately drawn to the quilt and the red (and green). It is the perfect finish, along with the banner. You are very creative and courageous with your projects. Thank you for participating, sharing your amazing creativity, inspiring us who mostly live in sweltering heat to enjoy Christmas in the summer, and being generous with your giveaway.ReplyDelete
Your bears are adorable. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Linda, your table setting is out of this world-so gorgeous! I love bears and this is just awesome. I am so in awe of everything you did. Fantastic job. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
How pretty is that table setting! Your bears are charming, as are the other projects.ReplyDelete
Love your bears. I collect them, will have to hunt for that book.ReplyDelete
What a lovely table with all of your holiday decorations. Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
Your dining table is all ready for Christmas. Just cover it with some plastic until Christmas. LOL Beautiful projects ... all of them.ReplyDelete
You are awesome!!! Christmas must be lots of fun at your house. You have been very busy. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow, Linda! You hit it out of the park, and clear out into the parking lot on this one. As if the stuffed bears were not enough cute stuff, burlap table covers, placemats with bears. Just wow!ReplyDelete
Beary Clever ideas!! It would be so fun to celebrate the holidays in the space you have created! Thanks for sharing your projects!ReplyDelete
Your table setting is beary special and ready for a wonderful party. You hand sewed burlap?!! Rough! The bears are adorable and look really cute with your Goldilocks quilt. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to come...ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tablescape! Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Goldilocks...thinks your xmas creations are "just right"ReplyDelete
I loved your bears and the place settings were so cute!ReplyDelete
Here i am finally....can you believe this day, but to come and rest with you at the table, everyone must of left...lolReplyDelete
I am awe struck at your gorgeous setting..don't you just love working with burlap...I really do..and I love the linseed smell..I know lol
Wonderful projects. They are inspiring. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Who knew that burlap could look so good! Love it. Teddy Bear napkin holders are an awesome idea for little ones. What a beautiful setting.ReplyDelete
I am coming to your house for Christmas! love your tablescape and I especially love the burlap !ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays !
you are all decked out for Christmas and it looks sew inviting ...... can I come for a visit????ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing
What a beautifully decorated room with all the Christmas projects you've made. I love the gingham added into the rest. That Porridge quilt is super cute.ReplyDelete
How pretty your table is.. I want to come to your house for a party..Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So many holiday lovelies! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow - you are definately ready fro the big occasion - the whole room is beautifully decorated and love the stamped burlap tablecloth - looks greatReplyDelete
I love your bears Linda, and Goldilocks is fabulous! She's one of my favourite fairytale characters!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
Wow Linda you have been so busy, your room looks so cosy and christmas like.ReplyDelete
the bears are gorgeous as well as the Goldlocks quilt.
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Such a delightful post. All your projects make the most wonderful Christmas table. I am very happy to become a new follower of your wonderful blog.ReplyDelete
Hiya Linda!!! I love your projects, bears are always cute. And I love the look of burlap too, just not so much working with it lol. I've checked out your patterns, and found several I'd like to have. Just gotta save my pennies first. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Beary Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! PamReplyDelete
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OMG Linda, your post is sEw inspiring. Love your bears, I'm a Teddy Bear collector and your use of burlap. I'm loving that gingham is back...luv it!! Thanks for the chance and for sharing your inspirations!! Happy stitching!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog.ReplyDelete
Oh Linda, your table looks just fantastic! Outstanding job!!!ReplyDelete
Ho, ho, ho; what a fun post! I hope you had a July Christmas party after all that work. What a work of art - the whole scape business! I'd know they made burlap with a pattern. The gingham ribbon was just what it needed. The little napkin bears and the bags are adorable. I love the goldilocks quilt - perfect!ReplyDelete
Very cute. I love it all. The three bears standing over Goldilocks are perfect for the wall to overlook the little bear napkin holders.ReplyDelete
You did a great job on decorating your table. Everything looks great. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda I am so sorry I did not get to post on your day I was at docs most of it but wanted to check back. Your kitchen table is just adorable with the burlap and gingham..I really like your silverware holder instead of napkins it will serve for lots of cuteness during the holiday...nice jobReplyDelete
OH, you are so clever! I would love to win the pattern for Goldilocks! She is just what I need to add to my Christmas collection of Bears. We live in Bear Country and have bears in our yard all summer... So, of course, we have to have them inside in the winter... Fluffy, soft, not so smelly ones!ReplyDelete