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Yearly Archives: 2015

Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #38

I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday season and are now looking forward to celebrating the New Year. For this last Vintage Embroidery Monday of 2015 and next week for the first one of 2016, I’m sharing a pair of beautiful tropical birds to stitch. Tufted Tropical Bird – Part 1 Tufted Tropical Bird – Part 2…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Last Minute Christmas Decor – Part 1

I’ve had this candy cane vase pinned for ages and just got around to trying it this year.  (The pinned version can be found on Katie Brown Home Workshop.) Take a small cylindrical vase and place two rubber bands around it. (My vase is 3½” diameter X 4″ high.) Slip candy canes under the rubber bands all the way around…

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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, Debbie mentioned that she loves owls. So when I came across a beautiful owl while blog…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing Tutorials

Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial

  These reversible tissue box covers are a quick, satisfying make that will add charm to your home decor while at the same time covering up those plain tissue boxes we all have in every room of our house. For this tutorial, I used cute Reindeer Christmas fabric for one side and Patriotic Red, White and Blue for the other…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Merry Christmas Candles Embroidery Pattern

This beautiful Merry Christmas Candles Embroidery Pattern would look lovely stitched on linens and other items to add to your holiday decor or to give as gifts. In fact, I did just that. You will find it featured in the center block for my Quilted Christmas Wreath Pillow Cover Tutorial. I had originally embroidered it onto the center of the…

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