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Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

Santa Sack Swap 2016 – My Gifts for Pauline

For the past few years, I’ve taken part in the Santa Sack Swap hosted and organized by Cheryl over at Gone Stitchin’. This year, I was partnered with Pauline who blogs at Phoenix Heirlooms. I thought it would be fun to show you the gifts I made for her. For the swap, we’re to make our partners a sack, stocking or…

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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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Gift Ideas, Recipes

The Best Ever Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Sometimes when you’re getting ready for a big holiday meal, it can be tempting to buy ready made cranberry sauce in a can. After all, it’s one less thing to worry about preparing, right? I know I did it for years! Then several years ago, I decided to try making our own. I was shocked! Not only was it super…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Painted Maple Leaf Table Runner Tutorial

Have you ever seen a craft that you did as a child and find yourself wishing that you had an excuse to make that craft again? That’s what happened that led to the creation of this Painted Maple Leaf Table Runner. Debbie from One Little Project posted a really fun Chalk Stenciled Pumpkin. Ooohhh how I wanted to get out…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Patriotic Prairie Point Star Ornaments

With the 4th of July coming up in less than a week, many of you will be decorating in preparation to celebrate US Independence Day. I have the most beautiful ornament for you to make and hang in your windows! Back in November when I shared my Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial, I knew that I wanted to make some…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Reversed for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s so nice having pretty tissue boxes all around the house that can be changed according to whatever holiday is being celebrated next. Once you have the pattern (which I show you how to make in my Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial.… each one only takes about an hour to sew. And because they’re reversible, you’re set for at least two holidays/seasons…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Valentine’s Tissue Box Covers

Yesterday I promised to show you what I made in my sewing therapy session on Wednesday when I needed a break from reviewing all the lessons in the BYBC pre-conference webinars. I’m learning so much but I will admit that each week’s session is intensive! When our kids were living at home, I went all out to make Valentine’s Day…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #42

Last week for Vintage Embroidery Monday, I shared the “Be My Valentine” pattern that according to the Workbasket pattern page was intended to be used to make the front of a small pillow but it could just as easily be stitched and turned into a journal cover, the center panel for a gift bag or even printed off to color…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting

I Am So Proud of This Quilt!

When I bought a half yard of this beautiful horse fabric to make Oldest Daughter’s Christmas gift, I had no intention of making a quilt with it or I would have purchased at least a yard. It is part of the Wild Field line by Dinara Mirtalipova for Windham Fabrics. At first, I thought I would make her a tote…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Santa Sack Swap – The Gifts I Made for Debbie

Each year in the Santa Sack Swap, we are each allowed to choose if we receive a sack, a stocking or a tote. Debbie requested that I make her a tote… which was great because I enjoy creating new totes! Also in her first email, she mentioned that she loves owls. So when I came across this beautiful owl while…

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