Create Your Own Winter Wonderland

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It snowed in Iowa for the the first time last week, so it’s definitely starting to feel like winter in my neck of the woods! I love this “Winter Wonderland” party idea from Sweet Designs. Amy Atlas has created a … Read More...

Free Christmas Pattern: Pickle Ornament

Pickle Christmas Ornament

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Abby of While She Naps hosts a blog about designing and sewing stuffed animals and running a creative business. Today I am presenting Abby’s “Christmas Pickle Ornament” tutorial so you can create one for your tree. Why a Christmas pickle? … Read More...

Felt Gingerbread House Ornament

ginger bread houseJessica of “cutesy crafts” is the mom to three kiddos and I am sure they love all the fun things she makes. Jessica created this darling “Gingerbread House Ornament” with two sweet Gingerbread home owners.  She shows you just how … Read More...

Gluten Free Dishes

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Shame on me for not doing the gluten free dishes! Hopefully, it’s not to late for you! I have some friends on the West coast that has a gluten allergy and a peanut allergy. I try to make sure to … Read More...

QAL Christmas Sampler

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‘Last minute’ is not usually seen in the same sentence as quilt making. But Julianna of Sewing under Rainbow is showing us otherwise by hosting a Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL (Quilt Along). The first downloadable pattern is already published, go to Christmas Read More...

Tutorial: Woven ribbon Christmas stocking

Tutorial: Woven ribbon Christmas stocking Tutorial: Woven ribbon Christmas stocking

Michelle from The Ribbon Retreat shows how you can make this gorgeous woven ribbon Christmas stocking.  The front is made from several different ribbons woven together.  Choose traditional colors, or funky brights, or any color/style … Read More...

Knit a Cozy Lap Afghan for Winter

Great afghan knitting patterns to keep you warm this winter.I am cold pretty much all the time (I may have mentioned…) and I love cozying under a blanket while I knit in the evenings.

The great thing about knitting yourself a blanket is that, if it’s worked in one … Read More...

60+ Side Dishes

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Are you ready for the big day? Do you still need some ideas for sides? I’m ahead of schedule this year and even did my last minute, missing items shopping yesterday. Today, I actually might prepare some items early, since … Read More...

Christmas School Gifts

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Christmas in Australia is all about Summer and the sun. (Crazy right!)

When my kids asked for presents for their school friends I just had to try and bring in these sunglasses I got stuck with after a wrong order … Read More...

Turtle Cozy

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Is your turtle getting cold? Then how about these adorable turtle cozies? They are quite funny and hilarious and doing the rounds of all the top internet sites (hence why it’s here) It”s not only funny though but its a … Read More...

Tips: Digital Stamping 101

Tips: Digital Stamping 101

Even though digital stamps, also known as digis, have been around for awhile not everyone knows how to use them or even what they are. The simple answer is a digital stamp is a black and white line image that you download and … Read More...

Simple DIY Thanksgiving Place Mat

Simple DIY Thanksgiving Place Mat

If you don’t think you have enough time to come up with some creative Thanksgiving table decorations, you would be mistaken! Check out these simple DIY place mats shared by Merrilee on her Mer Mag Blog. She explains how she … Read More...