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Christmas on a Budget

Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Hexie Turtle Adventures, Recipes

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Drop Cookies

Welcome I’m so glad you’ve joined us for Day 3 of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016! It’s been a long time since Sue let us come visit with you! We’re the Hexie Turtles. I’m Lexie. Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest. Lanie’s the next oldest. She’s my BFF! Rexie is the youngest. He’s my other…

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Christmas on a Budget

Last Minute Christmas Decor – Part 2

Earlier today, I posted this picture of items that I had saved from a Christmas center piece that I received as a gift several years ago. This afternoon, I picked up a dozen roses, a bouquet of mini chrysanthemums and some greenery from one of our small local flower shops.  After supper, I got to work assembling a new Christmas…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Last Minute Christmas Decor – Part 1

I’ve had this candy cane vase pinned for ages and just got around to trying it this year.  (The pinned version can be found on Katie Brown Home Workshop.) Take a small cylindrical vase and place two rubber bands around it. (My vase is 3½” diameter X 4″ high.) Slip candy canes under the rubber bands all the way around…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing Tutorials

Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial

I’ve been making my tissue box covers in Christmas fabrics but they can, of course, be made in fabrics to match your decor or if giving as gifts to match the tastes of the recipient. Once I had the paper pattern made, each cover takes about an hour to complete. This tutorial is for non-directional fabrics. The tutorial for using…

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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

I’ve Been Playing Tag with the Sun

I had promised the tutorial for the fabric tissue box cover the first week of December but we’ve had lots of cloudy days that aren’t the greatest for taking photos. Today there’s been sunshine mixed with cloud so I’ve been playing tag with the sun to get the step-by-step tutorial for non-directional fabric photographed.If the sun continues to cooperate, I’ll…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

One Really Pretty Finish

Before I show you my one and only finish for the week (it’s a pretty one!), I would like to welcome all the new readers who have subscribed to Super Mom – No Cape over the past couple of weeks. Many of you have arrived here after seeing the link to my Prairie Point Star Tutorial on one of a…

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Christmas on a Budget, Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Advent Calendar Finish

This small embroidery has been rolled over on my 2015 Finish Along list each quarter since the beginning of the year. Back in September, I decided to use it as the top of an advent calendar. I didn’t know how much more embroidery or the amount of time I was letting myself in for. First, I added white squares of…

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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial

Welcome! Whether you’ve arrived from Pinterest, CraftGossip, Total Tutorials or another of the wonderful sites that have linked to my Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial, I’m so glad you’re here! Tutorials are the most rewarding posts that I create for Super Mom – No Cape! (The Sewing Tutorials tab above will take you to the complete list.) I’ll be sharing several fun,…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! Here’s a simple craft that will take that candy from Trick or Treat goody to Christmas party favor. You’ll need: Paper tubes (empty toilet paper rolls work great) Scraps of Christmas wrapping paper approximately 6″X6″ (15 cm X 15…

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Christmas on a Budget, Quilting, Sewing

It Really is So Dog Gone Cute!

Last week for WIP Wednesday, I showed you the large So Dog Gone Cute block I’d made; modeling it after Oldest Daughter’s and her partner’s little dog, Bhodi. At the time when I posted about it, I thought the block was finished and ready to be turned into a pillow cover. But then in the comments, Mary Anne suggested that…

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