Creating a home by hand.

Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider – Helpful Hints

When Pam from Threading My Way posted her Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider ~ Nail Polish Bag ~Tutorial for the 2nd Monday of the Sew Early for Christmas Blog Hop, I just had to make one. Well actually I ended up making two, which I’ll explain about in a bit. They are the perfect little project for using up scraps…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Quilted Christmas Wreath Pillow Cover Tutorial

Welcome to the first day of the Sew Early for Christmas Blog Hop. In today’s Quilted Christmas Wreath Pillow Cover Tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to create the 9 patch wreath quilt block and turn it into a pillow cover to add to your holiday decor or to gift as a gift. Each Monday in July, starting today, one…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Inspired Embroidered Felt Christmas Baubles

Hello and Welcome to another Embroidery Monday where I share a free embroidery pattern and host the monthly Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered. The design for today’s vintage inspired Embroidered Felt Christmas Baubles has been floating around in the back of my mind for a while now. I love vintage glass Christmas baubles. I’m even old enough…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Salad Bowl Embroidery Pattern

Each month, I share a free embroidery pattern for you to download and stitch. This month’s Salad Bowl Embroidery Pattern is perfect to embroider on items for the summer. In this photo, it was embroidered on a white background which was then appliqued onto a fabric bowl cover (tutorial coming soon) but it could be embroidered onto tea towels, placemats…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Butterfly Pincushion Embroidery Pattern

It’s the first Monday of May which means it’s time for me to share with you this month’s free embroidery pattern. With Mother’s Day coming up soon as well as for other gift giving occasions throughout the year, I thought it would be fun to design a pretty Butterfly Pincushion Embroidery Pattern. After all… for those of us who embroider,…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

How to Add Thrift Store Finds to Your Home – Without Buyer’s Regret!

Do you love hunting through thrifts stores, flea markets, garage sales and estate sales for good used items to add to your home? Do you sometimes find yourself buying items that catch your eye in the moment but then once you get them home, you have no idea what to do with them? In this post, I’ll be sharing how…

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