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Christmas on a Budget

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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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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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas

How to DIY Your Christmas – 50+ Awesome Ideas

Hello and Welcome! I’m so glad you dropped by. My goal in everything I post is to help you create a home by hand. And that includes helping you have the handmade, homemade Christmas you’ve always dreamed of. In fact, just this past August, we launched a brand new membership called Handmade Homemade Holidays: Your Guide to a Debt Free,…

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Christmas on a Budget

Announcing: The Handmade Homemade Holidays Membership

You can see the signs everywhere. Back-to-school sales, kids starting school in some areas and I’m sure you won’t be shocked when I tell you that there’s even Halloween decor in the stores already. As much as I’m enjoying the warm summer days, it won’t be long before we start feeling that nip in the air that heralds the coming…

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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Do you struggle coming up with ideas for Stocking Stuffers? Ones that won’t break the budget? Over the years, stockings have gotten so much larger and more elaborate than when I was growing up. In fact, when we were kids, we didn’t have official stockings. We just hung up regular socks… clean of course. 🙂 And because Dad had the…

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Christmas on a Budget, Recipes

Mini Spiced Orange Buttercream Bundt Cakes

Are you looking to spice up your neighbor and friend gifts this year? Then look no further than these delicious Mini Spiced Orange Buttercream Bundt Cakes. If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that a few weeks ago, I splurged and bought a Nordic Ware Duet Bundt pan. I’ve been wanting a Nordic Ware Bundt pan for ages and…

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