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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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