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

More Quilt As You Go Stockings

Quilt As You Go (aka QAYG) stockings are a great way to use up all the Christmas fabric scraps you have leftover from other holiday sewing projects. Each of the stockings in this post were made using my Quilt As You Go Stocking Tutorial. It has complete step-by-step instructions with lots of photos so even if you’ve never quilted before…

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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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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Pot of Gold Embroidery Pattern

This little Pot of Gold embroidery pattern is a quick, easy to stitch pattern perfect for making little drawstring pouches to fill with candy coins for St. Patrick’s Day.  Using one of the most basic of embroidery stitches; the backstitch, makes it a fun beginner friendly project. Pot of Gold Embroidery Pattern Instructions   Materials needed: Scrap of white or…

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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, 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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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Mom is Just Another Word for Love Embroidery Pattern

Create a special gift for Mom by making her this pretty coin purse embroidered with the words Mom is Just Another Word for Love. It will touch her heart whether you give to her for Mother’s Day, her birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or as a surprise “just because” gift. Coin purses are such handy little things to have. I’ve made…

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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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Christmas on a Budget, 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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