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Christmas on a Budget

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

Sawtooth Star with Applique Center Ornament Tutorial – 2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! I can’t wait to share with you the Sawtooth Star with Applique Center Ornament that I made for my partner.  This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! We had more candy than trick or treaters this year and having it sitting around the house could seriously sabotage the progress I’ve made towards my healthy living goals. Here’s a simple craft that will take that candy from…

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

Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozy Tutorial

As we move into the cooler weather of fall and then winter, we’ll all be making more soups and stews. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of good hearty soup or stew to warm you up on a cold day. And as much as I’d like to say that Dave and I eat every meal…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Hexie Turtle Adventures, Recipes

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Drop Cookies

Welcome   It’s been a long time since Sue let us come visit with you! We’re the Hexie Turtles. I’m Lexie. Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest. Lanie’s the next oldest. She’s my BFF! Rexie is the youngest. He’s my other BFF. Since I’m the oldest, I get to be the one to tell you about all…

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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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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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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

I’ve Been Playing Tag with the Sun

I had promised the tutorial for the fabric tissue box cover the first week of December but we’ve had lots of cloudy days that aren’t the greatest for taking photos. Today there’s been sunshine mixed with cloud so I’ve been playing tag with the sun to get the step-by-step tutorial for non-directional fabric photographed.If the sun continues to cooperate, I’ll…

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