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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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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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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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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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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-On Vinyl

Are you one of those people like me who find themselves using patterns or tutorials as more of a guideline for inspiration when making something? That’s what happened with these Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-on Vinyl. Back on the last Monday in July, Dione over at Clever Chameleon Quilting shared her Snow Globe Coaster Tutorial as the final tutorial for the Sew…

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