25 Days of Christmas – Day 4 Helena

On the fourth day of Christmas Simple Life Pattern Company and Art Gallery Fabrics gave to me a Helena dress with Spruce tree fabric that is so pretty!

A few weekends ago we had amazing weather here in Kansas. My husband and I made last minute plans to travel to Lindsborg, Kansas. If you have never heard of Lindsborg, it is known locally as “Little Sweden.” It is this quaint, little town in the middle of nowhere with all kinds of Swedish charm. There is an adorable bed and breakfast, Dala horses adorn the streets, and the neatest old flour mill museum. A stone castle sits atop a sandstone bluff a few miles outside of town limits, known as Coronado Heights. It is definitely worth a day trip if you have never been. As we were loading our car to leave I grabbed the Helena dress I had just finished and I’m so glad I did. It was stunning against the old brick buildings as we strolled through downtown while doing some Christmas shopping.

After checking out several of the small shops downtown, we went on a little adventure at Coronado Heights at sunset; it was truly magical. We ended the day enjoying a picnic dinner under the stars and in front of the outdoor fireplace at Coronado Heights. Such a perfect family day.

To achieve this look:

AGF fabric is Be Merry and Flamingo Pure Solid

Hat is from

Socks are from

Shoes are from Target


Follow this link to learn how to make Swedish Tomte (those adorable little Gnomes that are so on trend this year) using thread spools. I have a ton of empty spools lying around after all this Christmas sewing and was excited to find a fun way to up-cycle them.


What’s a Swedish Christmas without Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Buns)? Filled with cardamom and cinnamon spices, these yummy buns will have your home smelling divine. Just remember, Christmas carbs don’t count so go ahead and get a head start on your holiday baking.


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