Introducing The Homespun Holiday: Beautiful Bells Kit

Good morning and welcome to the final day of our Christmas In July 2024 release introductions! Today is a big day and one that I, for one, have been looking forward to all week. Today we're introducing the Homespun Holiday: Beautiful Bells Kit

The tinkling of bells is a cheerful and ever-present backdrop of the holiday season. The Homespun Holiday: Beautiful Bells Kit embraces that music and celebrates the yuletide soundtrack. This kit features a classic bell shape with an array of elements that will translate into dozens of design options.

Homespun Holiday: Beautiful Bells Kit Includes

  • 21-piece die set
  • zippered project bag
  • 2 all-purpose needles
  • handy needle storage tube
  • printed inspiration guide for easy reference
  • exclusive access to inspirational instruction videos
  • 5 yards of white crochet thread
  • 3 rolls of 5" x 36" felt in Sterling, Tundra, and Ochre
  • one 5" x 6" panel of Red Currant felt
  • one 5” x 6” panel of Pine Forest felt
  • 5 skeins of embroidery floss
  • 10 silver jingle bells
  • 10 gold jingle bells
  • 2 colors of seed beads
  • 4 colors of sequins (in two sizes)
  • compartmented bead storage container

In an attempt to be mindful of financial matters, this is a budget-friendlier "mini" kit. But for a mini it sure packs a big punch! This kit retails for $110 and qualifies for free domestic shipping.

We also have the Beautiful Bells Color Story available separately as well. This Color Story is one of our petite variety (similar to the Gingerbread Village Color Story) which includes three rolls of felt, five skeins of thread, and a smaller selection of beads and sequins. The Beautiful Bells Color Story will retail for $38.

Also available separately are packages of 20 single-color 3/8" Jingle Bells which retail for $4. So there's no need to hoard the bells that come with your kit! You can get additional silver and gold bells whenever you're in the need.

And we're getting another new color!

Sterling is a glorious pale gray with a slightly cool undertone. It works beautifully as a bell, snowflake, stocking, and more!

Here you can see it with Tundra and Overcast.

And here it is with Pebble. These two grays are a welcome addition to our neutral line up, for sure!

Well, now that I've shared all the news, let's take a closer look at what the guest designers have created for you.


I love that Carissa added some pops of additional color to really personalize her designs and add versatility to the kit contents. She also played with her stitches, incorporating the blanket stitch for a charming edge detail. These bells are so fun and cheerful!

 


Chari has absolutely outdone herself with this wreath! Every time I look at it I find new details that make me smile. Be sure to check in with her so she can tell you all about this masterpiece!


I love that Laurie thought to feature the holly and berries on the decorative oval. And she has a second set of very sweet and clever bells that you have to see!

Let me tell you, the Homespun Holiday: Beautiful Bells Kit has really captured my heart! From the vintage feel to the actual little jingle bells, I couldn't be more smitten.

I think that vine pattern might be my favorite, but honestly, it keeps changing and very well may be different tomorrow.

I love that this design lends itself to so much embellishment though. The beads and sequins look so pretty tucked in with the embroidery.

I decided to get a head start on my Christmas ornaments for this year, so many of the designs I am going to show today incorporate personalization. I decided to use the Inline Monogram Alphabet on the back of this bell to continue the embroidered feel from the front.

Speaking of embroidery vs. layering, I can't decide which way I like the loop-de-loop design better. It's a good thing I don't have to choose!

I added a whip stitch to the embroidered line to give it a smoother, bolder look and I really think it paid off.

I did the same with the Inline Monogram Alphabet initial on the back and I love the way it looks. It's a nice way to make the embroidery stand out a bit while keeping it daintier than adding the Monogram Alphabet layer.

I do love the loop-de-loop layer though too. Isn't it just so cheerful?! I love it here with the holly.

I also used the holly here with the diamond design. There are so many nooks and crannies to add beading on this design.

This one is just for me, so I added a date to the back using the Keepsake Dates Die. Side to side felt too narrow for the numbers, so I ran the numbers running vertically and I think it's really cute that way!

We have the world's most encouraging mailman and we give him a gift each Christmas. I try to include a new ornament each year too. This is his for this year.

On the back, I used the Monogram Alphabet for his initial. He's a simple fella, so I tried not to overdo it on the back. A bold monogram is all I needed.

And finally, I have another diamond design, this time with the scalloped top and stripe too. I love that the scallops give such a convenient place for embellishment.

This one is for my father-in-law, so I added his initials using the Accessory Alphabet. I used the same whip stitch technique on the letters and I think it looks really sharp. I think he's going to smile when he sees this ornament was made just for him.

Well everyone, it's been a fantastic week and I am so excited for release day to arrive. Thank you so much for joining me this week and I hope you'll pop in with Carissa, Chari, and Laurie to show them some love and appreciation.

I will be back tomorrow to share the winners of this week's giveaways. In the meantime though, we have one more chance to win!

Leave a comment letting us know:

Do you prefer silver or gold?

Leave a comment before 7am on Saturday (7/6) and I will randomly select one winner to receive a $50 gift certificate to our store! The winner will be announced on Saturday morning at 9am. The winner has 30 days to contact Customer Service (customerservice@poshtadesign.com) to claim their prize. Good luck!

104 comments

  • Adorable new kit!! I prefer gold!

    Amy Vitriani
  • Hard choice as they are both lovely. But if I have to choose one, it would be gold. Looking forward to the release and Noon.

    Pam
  • I love silver Christmas decor!

    Darcie Cooper
  • These are amazing! I prefer the regal and warm look of gold.

    Ruki
  • I like both but probably like silver more. What a great release!!! Can’t wait to order it all.

    Synovia

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