Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Home Spun Holiday Show N’ Tell

I have joined in on Piece N Quilt’s Home Spun Holiday Show N’ Tell, and have chosen my “Village No.1” table runner for the show. I’m afraid the “No.” is a bit deceiving. It indicates that there are more villages than one, but I will build them, but not for this Christmas season.

The table runner is made from 22 different house fabrics (some of them are Christmassy, but most of them are not) with white fabric for snowy roofs. The houses are pieced together with sashing and mid section from a black fabric with white dots, which looks like snow. I am sorry, but I have absolutely no idea who the manufacturer is; I found the fabric in one of my drawers, and there is no information on the selvage.

If you like this tablerunner including the house and sky fabrics, you might want to keep an eye on this blog. It will soon be time for celebrating; it could be Post. No 100, 25.000 hits, 50 followers, snowday...

You can see pictures from the building site here, and the finished village here.
You will find a tutorial for building a house here, and a free pattern for building your own village here. It would look great in any colour way or seasonal theme.

Right now the village is decorating my window sill,

but from Christmas Eve it will be laying on our dining room table with a solid red tablecloth under (I got 3 meters yesterday at IKEA, washed it, and just have to iron it and hem the edges) and these little guys, one for each guest.
I made them 10-15 years ago for a Christmas party we were hosting, and they have decorated the table every Christmas since. They are very roughly made from air drying clay, and I love them. Don’t they look like the perfect villagers?

Now, pop over and have a look at the other inspiring holiday projects, just click on the button
Happy holidays!


  1. Your little villagers are so adorable.

  2. Very cute! I love all of your hard work and yes your villagers are very cute! :)

  3. I LOVE your village and those "villagers" are the cutest little guys !!!

  4. Perfect villagers in a charming village!

  5. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us. I'm looking forward to making one. I hope it comes out a beautiful as yours did.

  6. That is a beautiful table runner and what a unique idea! It looks beautiful with your candles!! Merry Christmas to yoU!

  7. Nina even though the village does not have lots of Christmas fabrics it still looks like a holiday runner and it is spectacular. I have put it on my to do list for next year.

  8. Just beautiful! I love how the black and white fabric looks like falling snowflakes. Merry christmas!!

  9. Just popped over to see if you have anything new . Happy christmas from --cottonreel

  10. I love your little elves! They look perfect on your snow village runner! I saved your tutorial on village making quite some time ageoand was thrilled this weekend to stumble onto the black and white snow fabric. It's from Debbie Mumm's it and immediately thought of your village! I bought the rest of the bolt so that I can share it with friends as we all love your little village!
    Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas....from Sweet P!

  11. A gorgeous Wintery village! Love your window decoration!
    Thanks for the links!