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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

Do you decorate the house for Valentine’s Day? When our kids were living at home, I went all out to make Valentine’s Day fun for them… special treats, flowers, treasure hunts, notes stuck to bedroom doors to find when they woke up… all sorts of memory building things. I’ve never really done much by way of decorating for Valentine’s though.…

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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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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Santa Sack Swap – My Gifts from Debbie

As it often does this time of year, the day got away from me yesterday and I didn’t get a chance to edit the photos of all the amazing gifts that I received from my lovely swap partner Debbie. I’ll post this one now and then sometime this evening I’ll post the gifts I made for her. I know it’s…

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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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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Sew We Stitch Ornament Swap

Back at the beginning of September, Madame Samm over at Sew We Stitch announced an Ornament Exchange that I signed up to take part in. When partners were assigned, Sammie from Bears at Home and I were paired up. Sammie and I exchanged a few e-mails back and forth and I stopped by her blog to read a bit more…

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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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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroider Monday & Stitchery Link Party #30

I was telling our son last night that I feel like somehow time has sped up and is moving faster than it used to. Here we are at the beginning of November already. My sewing room is beginning to look like a rather chaotic Santa’s workshop with Christmas gifts in various stages of completion. I don’t have any little ones…

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