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 …

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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!…

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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.…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.…

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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.…

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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.

Image credit: Maureen Cracknell Handmade…

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Christmas Day Entrance Canvas

December 23, 2013 | Comments Off

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How about welcoming your friends and family into your home with this lighted canvas artwork. It’s a great festive alternative to a door wreath. You could recycled an old canvas by painting over the old print with black paint. I would use battery lights for flexibility of moving it about.  From Eatsleepmake.com.

Check out this alternative version over at …

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Tutorial: Ugly Christmas sweater throw pillow

December 23, 2013 | Comments Off

Tutorial: Ugly Christmas sweater throw pillowIf you have an ugly Christmas sweater, Heather from The Sewing Loft has a suggestion for you.  Why not turn it into a throw pillow?  The same knit designs that looks ridiculous when worn as a garment, look cute when framed up as a pillow for your couch or porch bench.  Go to The Sewing Loft the tutorial.

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Christmas Goodness in Clay

December 22, 2013 | Comments Off

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With the last push into Christmas clayers are still making super stuff – decorations, cake toppers, seasonal jewellery…

1. Recycled Filigree Tree, 2. Frosty 2 – Earrings, 3. IMG_6457, 4. Christmas Hens

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Felt personalized photo Christmas ornaments

December 22, 2013 | Comments Off

Felt photo Christmas ornamentsThese  felt personalized photo Christmas ornaments that can be used to decorate a Xmas tree, as a home decoration or as a cute gift tag.  From Gosia of “Kiddies Foodies” and I want to thanks her for sharing :)

 

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Idea file: Long Christmas skirt for a baby girl

December 22, 2013 | Comments Off

Idea file: Long Christmas skirt for a baby girlSometimes the best Christmas dress is actually a Christmas skirt. That’s what Shauna from Shwin & Shwin made for her baby daughter.  She made the taffeta skirt extra long and pulls it up so it fits more like an empire waist.  As her daughter grows, she can move the waist of the skirt down to her natural waist.  Brilliant!  Go

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Christmas Party – Christmas Tree Centrepiece

December 22, 2013 | Comments Off

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Your Christmas Table doesn’t have to cost a fortune, let’s face it Christmas is expensive enough. These DIY tree’s all came in under $5. My favorite would  be the spoon tree as I can just see Aunt Dot asking about how they are made and her jotting it down on the back of a napkin so she can take it to …

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Freebie: Christmas Cat Digital Stamp

December 22, 2013 | Comments Off

Freebie: Christmas Cat Digital Stamp

Download this super cute Santa Cat digi stamp for free over on the Opal Manor blog.

-Heather…

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Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Bell Ornament Tutorial

December 20, 2013 | Comments Off

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Bell OrnamentRoeshel is a DIY enthusiast and blogger at “DIY Show Off” and has a complete pictorial tutorial for these adorable “Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Bell Ornament”.  Like “DIY Show Off” on Facebook and be the first to get her newest projects.  Thanks for sharing Roeshel!…

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Tutorial: Stitched and beaded Christmas ornaments

December 20, 2013 | Comments Off

Tutorial: Stitched and beaded Christmas ornamentsMelony from Mel Designs shares a tutorial showing how to make a beaded and stitched Christmas ornament.  The base of the ornament is a felt, with stitched and beaded motifs out of felt and woven cottons.  She shows examples with a stocking, a snowman, and a Christmas tree, but any simple Christmas motif will work.  You could also fussy cut a design from a cotton print and then add your …

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DIY Plaster Paris Christmas Village

December 20, 2013 | Comments Off

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When you see how easy these are to make you will run out and buy some juice boxes and get started straight away. I love the simplicity of their appearance. How adorable would these be as a hostess gift?  Check out Pinkstripeysocks.com for all the pictures and tutorial.…

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Tutorial - Tips for Photogrpahing Christmas Tree LightsEvery year I struggle to get a really good photo of our tree, so I am pretty excited about trying this tutorial from Mandy Blake. She outlines the equipment you will need, and the steps you should take to get a sparkle or twinkle effect when taking photos of lights. I am definitely trying this tonight! Get all the

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50 Free Christmas Printables for Decor, Gifts & More

December 20, 2013 | Comments Off

50 Free Christmas Printables - Round-up at Personal Creations

Wow! This round-up of 50 free Christmas printables over at Personal Creations is amazing! You’ll find what you’re looking for in this collection of free gift tags, games, decor, gift wrap ideas and more. I’m partial to that cute reindeer myself. Go check them out here.

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Inspiration du Jour | Christmas Tradition

December 20, 2013 | Comments Off

Inspiration du Jour - Christmas Tradition by StephanieBuice

Christmas Tradition by StephanieBuice

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I ran across these colorful Christmas Tree Ornaments at this site.  Maybe I’m dense (well, just maybe) but I can’t find a pattern for them online even though the site seems to indicate that there is a free pattern.

So, do you recognize these?  If so, please post me a link to the pattern source – even if it’s …

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