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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Turn Halloween Treats into Christmas Party Favors

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! Turn Halloween treats into Christmas party favors with craft supplies you probably already have on hand. This year we had way more candy than trick or treaters. Having it sitting around the house could seriously sabotage the progress I’ve…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Small Christmas Pine Cone Centerpiece Embroidery Pattern

Have you been able to get some stitching in over the past week? Maybe even made a start on the Large Christmas Pine Cone Centerpiece Embroidery Pattern that I shared last week? Today’s Small Christmas Pine Cone Centerpiece Embroidery Pattern is the perfect size to go along with last week’s pattern to make matching items. Or use this smaller one…

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

One Hour Table Runner Tutorial

We all have our pet peeves, don’t we? Well… one of my biggest pet peeves are sewing tutorials that claim you can sew something in 10 minutes. Now there may be superpeople out there who are speed demons that can actually complete those projects in 10 minutes. I’m here to tell you that I’m not one of them! If you’ve…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Large Christmas Pine Cone Centerpiece Embroidery Pattern

Happy Monday Everyone! We’re just 2 days and 2 months away from Christmas. Can you believe how fast the year has gone? If you haven’t already started to work on your Christmas decor and gifts, now would be a good time to do that. 🙂 I know that I’ve spent far too many Christmas Eves busy trying to finish up…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #132

For the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing more patterns in the series of children dressed in their Halloween costumes. All of those patterns (with the exception of the Halloween Witch) could of course, be stitched up for many other occasions. Halloween is two weeks tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure to share some purely Halloween motifs for you…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #131

Happy Monday Everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada! This week for Vintage Embroidery Monday, we’re continuing on with the series of children in their Halloween costumes. This sweet little girl is dressed up as a bride complete with veil and bouquet. And while I’m sharing this as part of the Halloween series, this pattern could easily be used…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Wee Scholar Felt Dolls With Basic Wardrobe & Halloween Costumes – Pattern Releases

If you’re looking for a quick and oh so fun gift to make for the little ones in your life, then I’ve got the perfect project for you! After six years of living and teaching pre-school and elementary school in China, our oldest daughter, Krystal and her partner, Robert decided it was time to move back to Canada. Over those…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #130

Happy Monday Everyone! In 2016, during the last half of September and on through October, I shared a series of vintage Workbasket embroidery patterns for children either playing dressed up or in their Halloween costumes ready to go trick or treating. I was lucky enough to come across a few more patterns that seem like they were intended to continue…

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