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Some of the most memorable moments come from the joy and awe children experience at meeting Santa, seeing the local lights turned on, and of course receiving their dream gift –; which is why we love to take a youthful look at the decorative themes that will light up kids’; faces…; and the adults too! Our Toy Chest theme features bright, bold colours with a few pastels mixed in to keep things fresh, plus a cheery cast of characters who can’;t wait to play.

“;No matter how trendy and sophisticated we make our Christmas themesaccent pillow case baby, we know our best-sellers will be the fun characterful things. And rightly so, because the reason we all love Christmas so much (and I am a total sucker for it), is because it’s all about family and fun.

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Our Christmas Toy Chest collection embraces the ‘anything goes at Christmas’ philosophy with open arms. This season you will find Santa and his helpers arriving from the North Pole with their new friends; frosty the flamingo, cheeky chops monkey…; and of course the magical white unicorn. They were all created by Anna from our wonderful, in-house design team. Anna is a bright new talent who graduated from Loughborough University just a couple of years ago. We spotted her work at her graduate design week and were lucky enough to recruit her soon afterwards.

As well as decorations, stationery and gift wrapping goodies, Anna has used her lovable characters to create a beautiful Christmas bedding set which features Frosty Flamingo ice skating with all her festive friends. The whole Christmas bedding thing is a fairly new phenomenon – and phenomenon it is. I guess the very idea of putting on the Christmas duvet, signals that somewhere way up north Santa is dusting down his sleigh and the big event is getting close. Every year, we sell more and more of these novel Christmas designs as they make great pressies for kids as well as adding a heart-warming festive touch to your home.

In addition to being full of character this theme is abundantly colourful, and part of its charm is that it does not observe any particular scheme. I have been guilty of issuing a wrap and ribbon colour palette to my husband to ensure the pressies all looked nice together under the tree! He ignored it, but somehow our marriage survived. But, if like me, you can’t help being a bit of Christmas decoration snob – here’s my top tip: Get the kids a tree of their own and let them decorate the hell out of it. Then after they’ve gone to bed, find a Dickensian drama on TV, pour yourself a very large sherry and trim yourself a tasteful tree which matches the decor. I’m getting excited just thinking about it…”;

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Avoid “wobbles” when strip-piecing using a can of starch, your sewing machine, and this tip from Linda J. Hahn at Frog Hollow Designs. Author of the award-winning New York Beauty Simplified and New York Beauty Diversified, Linda has two more quilting books due to be released in Fall 2015.?

Let me introduce?you to the next of our fantastic team of blog contributors, Liz of Simple Simon and Company. She is here today to help you get a head start on your Christmas gift sewing with this Simple Hand Warmer Tutorial! If you like this project then you may also like this Mini Christmas Stockings tutorial.?