Tutorial: Christmas gift card mini stockings

July 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Tutorial: Christmas gift card mini stockings

Tutorial: Christmas gift card mini stockings

Bev from Flamingo Toes shows how you can make these fun Christmas mini stockings.  They’re just the right size to hold a gift card or a bit of folded money. Add some hanging loops and they’d also make cute Christmas ornaments. Or, make a bunch of them to use for an Advent calendar.  Get the tutorial at … Read More...

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knit a cute red jumper for a little girlI’m pretty sure I told you before about Red Heart’s Christmas in July pattern collection. A lot of these are crochet, but I saw a new one this week that caught my eye for knitters.

The Red Jumper is a really cute little red dress — though I’m sure it would be lovely in any color! — designed by Lorna … Read More...

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Tutorial: Christmas bird ornament

July 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Tutorial: Christmas bird ornament

Tutorial: Christmas bird ornament

Karin from Leigh Laurel Studios shows how you can make this handsome Christmas bird ornament. Made from white fabric, he looks like a dove. Or if made from a red, he could be a cardinal.  Or how about making a bunch out of different fabrics and covering your tree in a flock of birdies?  She uses a … Read More...

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Ta Dah!: Christmas in July quilt

July 18, 2014 | Comments Off

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The pebble quilting between these trees make me dream of a white Christmas. Made by Melissa of Happy Quilting, she generously shares links to her tutorials on how to make the block and quilt.

Image credit: Happy Quilter

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Project: Christmas in July – Snowflake Card

July 15, 2014 | Comments Off

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I’m seeing lots of wintery ideas pop up for Christmas in July as many stamp companies are already beginning to release this years holiday stamps.

Make a pretty snowflake card with a clear front by stamping on acetate sheets, the Stamping and Scraping in California blog has directions.

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Christmas Snowman Candle

July 13, 2014 | Comments Off

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I know what your thinking.. Christmas already? If you are planning on making these for business or for gifts then you will need a little lead time. I don’t know if you noticed but we are almost halfway through the year. Oh my gosh where did all that time go? Is it just me or does time go faster when … Read More...

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Recycled Robot Christmas Ornaments

July 13, 2014 | Comments Off

Recycled Robot Christmas Ornaments
This is such an adorable Christmas in July project I just had to share it! The body of the robot is made using a styrofoam cube and ball and the rest if made using items you probably have lying around the house. What do you think of it?

You can make your own robots, to use as Christmas decorations or … Read More...

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Free pattern: Felt Christmas tree, plus a printable for miniature felt ornaments

Free pattern: Felt Christmas tree, plus a printable for miniature felt ornaments

It’s Christmas in July at So Sew Easy!  Deby shares a free pattern for making this felt Christmas tree, as well as a free printable for making a set of miniature felt ornaments to decorate it.  The 3-d Christmas tree is made from cardboard covered in felt, with … Read More...

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knit this sweet bear for your tree and beyondI don’t even want to think about this sort of thing, but Kat over at Just Crafty Enough reminds us that there are 24 weeks until Christmas. With that in mind she’s starting her advent calendar project, which will include one little project a week for the next 24 weeks that can be used on the tree, to decorate … Read More...

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After Christmas Wreath

January 3, 2014 | Comments Off

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Happy New Year Everyone!

This is a fun, colorful wreath tutorial that features a special folded ribbon detail – it really makes this decoration eye catching and unique. This design is surprisingly easy and you can use any combination of ribbons that match your decor or the season.

This decoration is called “After Christmas Wreath” by Donna. She made it … Read More...

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How to make recycled Christmas tree ornaments

December 30, 2013 | Comments Off

a ornaments 062ps-a-PS_edited-1 When you take your Christmas tree down why not recycle it and make ornaments for next year. Pop on over to the blog While Wearing Heals to see how to make recycled Christmas tree silhouette ornaments. I bet these would make great gifts for next Christmas!… Read More...

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Tutorial: Christmassy Earrings

December 25, 2013 | Comments Off

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Fun little earrings made to look like seasonal saltwater taffy slices – have a peak at the video and make some fun trinkets.… Read More...

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Merry Christmas from Berroco (and Me!)

December 25, 2013 | Comments Off

christmas sweater ornamentsI don’t know how I missed these in my roundup of adorable little Christmas sweater ornaments for the tree, but Berroco released a pattern collection called Minutia that includes four adorable knit and crocheted mini sweater ornaments for the tree.

If you’re sitting around this holiday looking for something to make, these little projects are great for scrap yarn and … Read More...

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013 | Comments Off

Merry Christmas

To our readers that celebrate I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

-Heather

(card by Heather Holbrook)

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Your Christmas Crochet Eye-Full

December 25, 2013 | Comments Off

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The gifts are all unwrapped.  The kids are giggling and playing with their toys.  The teens are plugged into their newest devices.  Pop and Grandpa are tuned into the game.  And, you?  You are sitting with your feet propped up amidst all the Christmas ‘litter’ , both good and bad, checking out what wonderful crochet inspiration awaits you at the … Read More...

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Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll

December 24, 2013 | Comments Off

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Are you making cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas? How about adding a little flair to those rolls, by making a Christmas tree. There is also directions on how to make a wreath instead of the tree. Plus there is a recipe to change them into a dinner variety with basil pesto and tomato. Maybe you can make both? I … Read More...

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Melly’s Night Before Christmas, sewing style

December 24, 2013 | Comments Off

Melly's Night Before Christmas, sewing styleMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews has adapted the classic Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (better known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”), into a Christmas wish for her sewing friends, especially those with unfinished sewing projects still in the queue.  Go to Melly Sews to read it.

And speaking of unfinished Christmas projects in the queue, as soon as … Read More...

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Tutorial - Photgraphing the Magic of Christmas Morning by Katrina Kennedy

Capture the magic of Christmas morning with these photography tips from Katrina Kennedy. She shares a checklist to make sure you’re ready come December 25th, and also explains how to get great photos using both natural light, and flash photography. Click here to get all the details.… Read More...

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Simply Christmas–easy felt Poinsettias

December 23, 2013 | Comments Off

Simply Christmas–easy felt Poinsettias“The Shabby Art Boutique” is a place for all those who love shabby, French and vintage. Kerryanne is an Australian artist living a simple and relaxed life by the sea.  She is sharing a DIY on “Simply Christmas–easy felt Poinsettias” with a pattern and they are stunning.  Thanks Kerryanne and I will be visiting your delightful site again.… Read More...

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Ta Dah!: Eleven quilts in time for Christmas

December 23, 2013 | Comments Off

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It’s such a great feeling to be able to hand out some homemade love during the holidays. Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade is doing just that, having finished eleven quilts for her family. Hopefully she’ll share some reactions by the recipients after the big day. Visit her post to learn more.

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