Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

a sewaholic christmas

Ah, my cute stuffed Christmas tree. How many years can I use this same photo before I need to create a new one? I post this or a version of it every year, it’s the stuffed Christmas tree I made when I was 12. I love it and I’ve kept it all these years because it’s adorable. One of these years I’ll create a pattern to make your own! It’s lasted for nearly twenty years now and in our small apartment, it’s usually our only tree.

Anyways, I’m going to take some time away from the blog for the next few weeks. I’m even taking a real holiday and not working for a week, can you believe it? Between now and the new year, orders will ship once a week, so if you’re in a hurry please visit one of our fantastic Retailers to shop!

I’ll be off planning some really exciting new things for 2014. (2014, can you believe it?) Sewaholic Patterns is going on its fourth year in business and this is going to be the best one yet, I can feel it. I didn’t write an official behind-the-scenes post for this month, Behind the Scenes posts will resume in January.

I hope you all have a truly wonderful holiday season! If you celebrate Christmas, have a merry Christmas, and if not, I hope you enjoy the wintertime and the start of the New Year.

Hope you all have a wonderful end to 2013 and hopefully some quality sewing time over the holiday season. See you in 2014!


39 Responses to Happy Holidays!

  1. autumn December 16, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    :O shut up!!! i have that same stuffed tree i made in middle school!!! one of the bells fell off, and i need to sew it back on, LOL!

  2. linda December 16, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    Merry Christmas to you and your husband.. I’ll be trying to sneak in working on my scarlet Madelinetosh Lauriel sleeves inspired by your beautiful golden one… This sweater is a challenge and you did a wonderful job….. I’ve been knitting for over 40 yrs and frogged it twice!! …. but I am loving it!

    • Tasia December 16, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      Oh good luck with the Lauriel! It’s complicated, but very pretty. The fit is a bit challenging too, mine is overall larger than expected, but I’m not going to undo all that work. (Especially since I’ve sewn on snaps and buttons. If it was just the knitting part, maybe.)
      Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Catherine December 16, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    Merry Christmas Tasia – happy new year!

  4. linda December 16, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Also a very Merry Christmas to Caroline Amanda…. my Salt spring mentor!

  5. Sonia December 16, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    Happy holidays, its good to have a break and come back refreshed. I’ll be making a first crescent skirt yay! (Planning for spring) I’ll be knitting boot toppers in an oatmeal colour thanks to the keeping warm cycling post (I don’t cycle but I like walking and staying warm and cosy). Looking forward to Sewaholic 2014!

  6. Kelly December 16, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    Happy holidays! Have a wonderful break, you deserve it! I can’t believe Sewaholic has been in business for four years. Where has the time gone! Thanks for sharing such wonderful patterns with us!

    • Tasia December 16, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      I know eh? Well it’s been three years, this is going on the fourth year. It was three years in November so it’s just past the mark. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season as well!

  7. Amy December 16, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    i have a very similar tree! I made mine when I had an apartment too small for a real tree. Enjoy your break! Merry Christmas!

    • Tasia December 16, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      Many apartment buildings here won’t allow real Christmas trees – it’s a fire hazard I supppose! So I haven’t had a real tree in ages. (Except when I lived in a concrete building with relaxed rules.)
      So cool that you had a similar tree! And here I thought it was really original :)

  8. Christine December 16, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Happy Holidays to you Tasia and your entire team! Enjoy your break and like everyone else I look forward to what you have in store for the new year! xoxo

  9. ellen December 16, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    I too have the same tree made almost 30 years ago….even the material is almost spot on! But in lieu of bells my seams are edged with rickrack?? is that what its called? haven’t used any since, haha. What did you stuff yours with ladies?? As a poor new grad I used hole-y pantyhose I remember it well. Merry Christmas all.

    • Tasia December 16, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      I used toy stuffing I believe, that fluffy stuff that you pull out of a bag and stuff into the tree. Hole-y pantyhose is a great idea! So cool that you made the same tree. It must have been a thing! I made mine 20 years ago, crazy to think it’s been that long. Do you still have yours?

  10. Elizabeth December 16, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    Merry christmas!! Have a great break. You deserve it.

  11. CosIadoru December 16, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Merry christmas to you and your family:) Enjoy your break!!!See you soon:)

  12. Loretta December 16, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    A very Merry Christmas to you, Tasia, and your hubby; and a happy wonderful new year in 2014!

  13. Jessica December 16, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Yeay!!! I’m so glad that you’re taking some time off — I hope that you enjoy it!

  14. Imadeit December 16, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

  15. Nane December 16, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Have a great holiday ! Happy to read you again in 2014.

  16. Christina December 16, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Have a Merry Christmas. May you and your family be blessed!! I always look forward to my daily inbox to alert me of your blog update, BUT everyone needs time away. Enjoy.

  17. colleen December 16, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Merry Christmas, Tasia. Enjoy your first married Christmas! See you in the new year and thanks for everything.

  18. helen! December 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I made one of these too! My mom still has my stuffed tree and it still puts a smile on my face every year. Reminds me of my happy little girl self without a care or worry in the world. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  19. Stephanie December 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Merry Christmas Tasia from Sydney, Australia . Enjoy your break – well deserved.

    See you in 2014.

  20. Leigh December 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Enjoy your time off!

  21. Nona December 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Have a wonderful Holiday!!! Enjoy to the fullest! Looking forward to your new creations next year!

  22. Amy December 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Happy holidays to you, too! Enjoy your much deserved break!

  23. maddie December 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Good for you for taking a break. I hope you enjoy your time away from the blog and I love the stuffed Christmas tree!

  24. jen December 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Okay, i think we officially need a stuffed tree sew-along! Then we can all be super organised for next year. We could have a competition for the tackiest/wackiest Christmas fabric hey?!
    Merry Christmas from hot hot Australia (38c/100f this week)!

  25. Rose in SV December 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Congratulations on 4 years! Have a wonderful vacation—you have earned it.

    Rose in SV

  26. Maryall December 17, 2013 at 4:59 am #

    Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! I made a real tree, but I’ve wanted to make a stuffed one since I saw them first… I forgot about it until today, and it’s too late now! Oh, well, maybe next year :)

  27. Julie December 17, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Have a wonderful break x

  28. Tiffany December 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Happy Holidays! I can’t wait to see what the new year brings! :)

  29. Carolyn December 18, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    Enjoy your much-deserved time off, Tasia! Happy holidays and happy new year! Looking forward to seeing what you’re cooking up for 2014. :)

  30. Kyle December 19, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    I also made that same tree! I’m not sure if it’s still in my parents basement or not…I will have a look next week and if it is still there I will have to bring it home!

    Thanks for all your posts. Merry Christmas!

  31. Nicki December 24, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    Happy holidays to you too! Enjoy your well deserved break.

  32. Nancy Jane York December 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Merry Christmas and the best to you this new year.

  33. Janet December 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Happy holidays! I just used your excellent hand-picked zipper tutorial for a sequin skirt I am making for New Years (cutting it close…) A request as you plan for the coming year: a dress pattern with sleeves. All the best from Toronto!

  34. Patricia Blair January 4, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Happy New Year, Tasia! I found exactly what I was looking for on your Sewaholic Happy Holidays website. I made this same tree YEARS ago and want to make it again. Do you by any chance have the pattern and instructions?

    • Tasia January 5, 2014 at 9:12 am #

      I wish I did! There were no actual instructions, just a tracing of the tree shape.
      I vaguely remember how I made it, and I still have the tree itself so one day I could try to write up the instructions and re-make the pattern. Would you be interested if I did?