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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas

Poke and Push Fabric Christmas Trees Tutorial

Do you have holiday traditions that without them it just wouldn’t feel like Christmas? One of our family traditions is to always put up a real tree the weekend before Christmas. In fact, only twice in all the years that Dave and I have been together have we had an artificial tree. The first time was when we went to…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Christmas Furoshiki (Japanese Fabric Wrapping)

I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like to receive a prettily wrapped gift. And for me, there’s nothing more fun than watching everyone open their gifts on Christmas morning. But then afterwards, there’s always a garbage bag full of gift wrap that needs to be thrown away, most of which can’t be recycled. In an effort to reduce the…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

How to Make a Mason Jar Embroidery Kit

Does someone you know want to learn how to hand embroider? Make them this Mason Jar Embroidery Kit for Christmas! It’s an easy gift that can be put together quickly at very little expense. Plus… it’s a fun way to shop for embroidery and craft supplies without feeling guilty that you’re adding more to your stash! Welcome to Day 8…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial

This Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial is an updated version of Lace Bear Ornaments that I used to make and sell at Christmas craft fairs back in the late 80s, early 90s. I made dozens of them during those years and I remember them selling well… which helped pay for our Christmases in those early years when my husband, Dave…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting

Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat Tutorial

If you’ve been quilting for any length of time, you likely have half square triangle (hst) blocks leftover from other quilting projects that you’re hanging on to until you can figure out what to do with them. This Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat is the perfect use for them. We quilters do hate to throw out any scrap or block that…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas

50+ Fabulous DIY Christmas Ideas

Do you strive for a handmade Christmas each year? Or maybe you’re just getting started on your handmade journey and want a few simple ideas that you can make yourself. If so, you’re in the right place because today myself and 50+ other bloggers are showcasing our most popular DIY Christmas Ideas! You see, tomorrow is the start of the…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Embroidered Angel Wings Ornament

In the Christmas movie classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” there’s this iconic line: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets it’s wings.” That was the inspiration for this Embroidered Angel Wings Ornament with the tiny bell tied on top. I’m taking part in the yearly ornament exchange organized by Erlene from MyPinterventures for the second time. I had so much…

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