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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Quilt As You Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial

For the past several years, this Quilt As You Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial has been one of my most popular posts. It was one of the tutorials in my monthly Christmas on a Budget series back in 2011. The photos were taken at night so they were a little darker than I would have liked and while it did the…

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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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