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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Recipes

Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Do you love homemade pickles but maybe don’t have the time or canning equipment to make pickles the traditional way? Then this recipe for Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles is just the one you’ve been needing. The recipe below is the one my mother used to make when we were kids. The only difference is that she made hers in an…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Pumpkin Banner Embroidery Pattern

Welcome to another Embroidery Monday where I share a free embroidery pattern on the first Monday of each month and host the Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered. Today’s pretty Pumpkin Banner Embroidery Pattern is the perfect small project to stitch up in time to add to your fall decor later this month. To make the Pumpkin Banner…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-On Vinyl

Are you one of those people like me who find themselves using patterns or tutorials as more of a guideline for inspiration when making something? That’s what happened with these Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-on Vinyl. Back on the last Monday in July, Dione over at Clever Chameleon Quilting shared her Snow Globe Coaster Tutorial as the final tutorial for the Sew…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Beaded Felt Butterfly Embroidery Pattern

People often ask me where I get the ideas for the patterns I create. My answer… from everywhere. 🙂 For instance, the inspiration for this Beaded Felt Butterfly Embroidery Pattern was sparked by some super cute foil wrapped chocolates that one of the vendors at Covent Garden Market in London, Ontario was selling. Aren’t they just adorable! I actually traced…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider – Helpful Hints

When Pam from Threading My Way posted her Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider ~ Nail Polish Bag ~Tutorial for the 2nd Monday of the Sew Early for Christmas Blog Hop, I just had to make one. Well actually I ended up making two, which I’ll explain about in a bit. They are the perfect little project for using up scraps…

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