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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Pot of Gold Embroidery Pattern

This little Pot of Gold embroidery pattern is a quick, easy to stitch pattern perfect for making little drawstring pouches to fill with candy coins for St. Patrick’s Day.  Using one of the most basic of embroidery stitches; the backstitch, makes it a fun beginner friendly project. Pot of Gold Embroidery Pattern Instructions   Materials needed: Scrap of white or…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Handmade Homemade Holidays

Handmade Homemade Holidays – December Update

Do any of these sound familiar? You start the year with the intention to hand make gifts for some or all those on your gift list. Then two weeks before Christmas you only have some of those gifts made. Maybe even none of the gifts? So you spend those two weeks frantically making gifts for as many on your list…

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Christmas on a Budget

DIY Christmas Gnome Wreath

Have you seen the gnomes of all sorts cropping up everywhere? They’re all the rage in Christmas decor, inside and out. And is it any wonder… they’re just so much fun that you just can’t help but smile! You can find stuffed gnomes, gnomes appliqued onto pillows, big gnomes, little gnomes and everything in between gnomes. There are even tomato…

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Recipes

How to Make Sugared Cranberries

Looking for a way to up the WOW factor when decorating your holiday baking? These Sugared Cranberries are so simple to make and will look beautiful on your holiday desserts. They also make a surprisingly good snack with a delightful pop of sweet tartness! How to Make Sugared Cranberries   Ingredients needed: 3 oz of fresh cranberries ½ c white granulated…

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