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 …

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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 …

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Tutorial: Folded fabric globes

Tutorial: Folded fabric globes

Ama from Ohoh Blog shares a tutorial at DIY Ready showing how to make these folded fabric globes.  They’re made from scraps of fabric and inexpensive styrofoam balls.  Use the colors and patterns on your scraps to make neat designs.  Group them in a bowl for a lovely handmade centerpiece.  Or, add a hanging loop and …

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Ta Dah!: Christmas in July quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs

Christmas in July wallhanging Happy Quilting

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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Christmas Snowman Candle

by Shellie Wilson

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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 …

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Felt Peace Wreath Tutorial

by Linda Lanese

Felt Peace Wreath TutorialYou all know Betz White, Designer, author, felt & fabric artist and creator and she has this pretty “Felt Peace Wreath Tutorial” for our Christmas in July!  As always Betz has a complete tutorial for us to follow to create her wreath.  Thanks Betz for sharing.…

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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 …

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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 …

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Inspiration du Jour - Monster High by KristineThe adorable photo in Monster High by *Kristine* pulled me in, and the great design kept me looking! I bet you won’t believe it when I tell you that this is a Christmas layout…..

Tidbits about Kristine:

How long have you been scrapping?

I’ve been actively scrapbooking since the winter of 2006.  I started with the famous Micheals Slab V …

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free pattern for knit elf earsElf ears may seem like a Christmas sort of knitting project, but kids would love these ears for dress up any time of year.

Go to Craftside to check out the free pattern for these cute ears from Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, then head over to GoodReads for a chance to win your own copy of the …

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Foam Cup Fozzie Bear

by Sherri Osborn

Foam Cup Fozzie Bear
I love the Muppets and Fozzie Bear is definately at near the top of favorite characters. It was wonderful timing running across this Fozzie Bear inspired craft now because I am hoping to go see the new Muppet movie tonight! I am going to gather the kids together and make these before we go.

Learn how to make your own

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Snow Ice Cream

by Carolyn Bickford

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Got Snow?

We have more than enough in my opinion. Unfortunately, we have two more months to endure. Did you know you could turn that snow into ice cream? Next snowfall, tell the kids to gather some snow to bring inside. Imagine their surprise! They’ll be even more surprised, when you tell them you can eat the snow! I better …

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Commemorate 2014

by Connie Barwick

bonne-annee-2014---3The year 2014 is just getting started and if you like to stitch a project to commemorate each year, then Talons Aiguilles has several projects, one of which is shown here, that will be suited just for you. They range from small to large so if you want to stitch a tiny project you are covered or if you want …

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Crazy Little Elf by sstringfellow

Crazy Little Elf by sstringfellow

based on January Page Map

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Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

by Carolyn Bickford

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Today it feels like the frozen tundra than a winter wonderland. I’ve already had my fill of snow for the season. If you are still dreaming of a white winter, then give these beautiful cupcakes a try. Just to let you know, the article only shows how to create the scenery. She does link you to the red velvet cupcakes …

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Candy Cane Ice Cream

by Carolyn Bickford

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My all time favorite ice cream is Peppermint or candy cane ice cream! I get excited when I see it at the ice cream stand. Now with all the leftover candy canes, I can make my own using this recipe I found on Chew Town Food Blog. To be able to have peppermint ice cream all year round in …

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15 Delicious Hot Cocoa Recipes

by Carolyn Bickford

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The winter season has begun and there will be a lot of hot cocoa consumed for the next three months. Especially when it snows and the temperature drops below twenty degrees. I mentioned before that my daughter loves hot cocoa and could have it year around. Thanks to the Six Sisters’ Stuff Blog she’ll be able to enjoy it in …

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snowman playdough kitI am starting to think that snowmen are this year’s theme. Here is another super cute snowman craft project perfect for kid gifts. Pop on over to blog The Connections We Share for the tutorial on how to make a snowman in a jar playdough kit along with a link to the glitter playdough recipe.…

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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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Strawberry Brownie Parfait

by Carolyn Bickford

Strawberry Brownie Parfait
As the new year approaches, I’m struggling to find creative ideas. I don’t know about you, but I like simple and easy desserts that look amazing. I’m planning on featuring more of the suggestions sent in from you, because well you are the reason for this daily post. But I’m curious what the readers would like to see featured, since …

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