Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tutorial: Christmas ornament hoop art

Tutorial: Christmas ornament hoop art Tutorial: Christmas ornament hoop art

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl shares a tutorial at Therm O Web showing how you can make this cute Christmas ornament hoop art.  She uses Sizzix dies to cut the ornament shapes and letters to … Read More...



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Forbidden Root bottle cap countdown wreath calendar

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As promised I am sharing this year’s countdown calendar. It’s made with these really cool Forbidden Root bottle caps that have beautiful art in the inside and tiny clothes pins all mounted on an embroidery hoop.

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As my eyesight has … Read More...



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Blended Frostbite Martini

photo credit: Amanda's Cookn'

photo credit: Amanda’s Cookn’

During the holidays, spread some cheer with this martini. Amanda at Amanda’s Cookn’ updates a pina colada recipe from the summer and turns it into a winter treat for your guests to enjoy. As always drink … Read More...



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Tutorial: Felt holly garland Advent calendar

Tutorial: Felt holly garland Advent calendar Tutorial: Felt holly garland Advent calendar

holly-jolly-christmas-countown-calendar-10Emily from Nap Time Creations shows how you can make this holly garland Advent calendar.  The leaves button together to create a long garland, one leaf removed per day until the big day is … Read More...



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Easy Knit Gift: Asymmetrical Knit Shawl

Knit a simple shawl as a gift of for yourself.I’ve decided that I’m going to be knitting a lot of scarves this year for the holidays, but it occurs to me that a shawl is quite a lot like a scarf, but a little more fun to knit and … Read More...



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Easy Mulled Wine Christmas Ham

photo credit: Easy Peasy Foodie

photo credit: Easy Peasy Foodie

What do you serve on Christmas? We usually enjoy a lasagna, but growing up we would have ham or roast beef. If you serve ham, this might be a new recipe that you would like … Read More...



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8 reasons for using a vintage sewing machine

8 reasons for using a vintage sewing machine 8 reasons for using a vintage sewing machine

New sewing machines are nice and shiny and packed with fancy stitches, but I have a soft spot for the older machines.  I own several vintage sewing machines and I’m always on … Read More...



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Chanukah Gelt Hot Chocolate

photo credit: Family-Friends-Food

photo credit: Family Friends Food

Chanukah or Hanukkah begins December 24th this year. Here is a hot chocolate using chocolate gelt. Gelt is money given as a Chanukah gift. Now you can find chocolate coins to give out as holiday … Read More...



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Tutorial: Vintage sewing pattern Christmas ornaments

square-3-sewingThese vintage sewing pattern Christmas ornaments would be so cute on a sewing themed tree!  Or perhaps as a gift for a sewing friend.  Mark Montano shows how you can make them on his blog Make Your Mark.  Vintage patterns … Read More...



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Book Review – The Joy Of Lettering

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The Joy Of Lettering 
A creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface. This book teaches you how to use typeface with different mediums such as water colors, metallics and even how to create your own hand drawn … Read More...



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DIY Book Advent Calendar

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24 Christmas books, brown wrapping paper, tape, scissors. Wrap each book.  Then stack them on top of each other. I placed ours on a small table next to the tree. I added a bow to the top. Now each day… Read More...

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Winter Spice Wax Tarts

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Fill your house with the smell of Christmas with these easy to make wax melts. These wax tarts can be used as potpourri and placed in small open jars or dishes around the house. Just be sure that no one … Read More...



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Melting Snowman Candy Pops

photo credit: The Decorated Cookie

photo credit: The Decorated Cookie

A snowman gets you through the whole winter season. You and the kids can make these for the holidays or even on a dreary day in January. If you have a Frozen fan, you can … Read More...



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DIY Microdermabrasion with HoMedics

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I am one of those people who never goes to a salon or beauty place. I will be honest with you, I have 2 reasons.

#1 –  I hate being touched by strangers.

#2 –  I hate paying ridiculous amounts … Read More...



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Free Hoodie Pattern

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This pattern is so fun. A new twist on traditional granny! You cane make the scarf / wrap as long or short as you like.

Worked double stranded for warmth and to hold hood shape. Free Crochet Hoodie Pattern.Read More...



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How To Throw A Christmas Party On A Budget

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Christmas parties are a highlight of the year that no-one wants to miss out on. But with many people and businesses feeling the pinch, sticking to a budget is essential.

So Partydelights have put together their top money-saving tips for … Read More...



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Tutorial: No-sew ruffled tree skirt

Tutorial: No-sew ruffled tree skirt Tutorial: No-sew ruffled tree skirt

Think you need to know how to sew to make ruffles?  Abby from Sew Much Ado shows how you can make this ruffled tree skirt – with no sewing required!  She uses hot glue instead … Read More...



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Gingerbread House Decorating Party – Graham Crackers

photo credit: Stephanie Lynn

photo credit: Stephanie Lynn

There is nothing like spending time with the family decorating a gingerbread house. If you have a holiday party with kids, I recommend using graham crackers, since some kids don’t like the taste of gingerbread. Stephanie … Read More...



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Project: Christmas Card with Hidden Gift Card Pocket

Project: Christmas Card with Hidden Gift Card Pocket

Hide something special inside a card with this lovely Christmas card that has a hidden pocket to tuck a gift card into. Yana Smakula has a video tutorial over on the Hero Arts blog, click here to watch.

-Heather… Read More...



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6 Advent Calendars You Can Make Today

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It’s November 30th, which means Christmas countdown calendars and Advent Calendars go live tomorrow! But never fear if you still haven’t set one up. Today I’m sharing six ideas you can use to be ready for December 1st.

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Get … Read More...



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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

‘Wrap Yourself in Christmas’ quilt

terrylibraryfeaturedquilt_ageeIt’s easy to imagine snuggling up with a hot cup of cocoa looking at this quilt. Aptly named “Wrap Yourself in Christmas!” it is Kay Rogers Agee’s entry in the Arkansas Quilters Guild Exhibit going on now at the … Read More...



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How to make recycled teddy bear jar Christmas light decorations

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Ho Ho Ho my recycled teddy bear cookie jars say! With an easy coat of paint with an  Testors AirBrainz Airbrush Kit , Mini Powairpod AirBrainz Air Compressor  and some free downloadable graphics from below you too can upcycle a … Read More...



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Free pattern: Cuffed Christmas stocking

Free pattern: Cuffed Christmas stocking Free pattern: Cuffed Christmas stocking

Cat from Mary Martha Mama shares a free pattern for making a basic cuffed Christmas stocking.  You can give them any style, from traditional to modern, romantic to novelty, depending on the fabrics you choose.  … Read More...



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Project: Layered Christmas Tags

Project: Layered Christmas Tags

Mix and match and layer different die cut shaped tags and add some stamped images for fun Holiday gift tags. The Capture the Moment blog shares some ideas.

-Heather… Read More...



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Recycled matchbox countdown calendar

dsc_0084It’s no secret I love countdown calendars. In fact I will be sharing the one I have made for this year soon. But Daria of the blog Kittenhood sent in a link to hers that I think is just adorable! … Read More...



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A Ton of Fun Snowman-Related Activities

Snowman learning activities and sensory play.It feels like it will probably be a long time before we have any snow where I live (though there is a dim chance we might get a little next week!) but it’s still a lot of fun, once the … Read More...



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Free pattern: Stay put baby bib

Free pattern: Stay put baby bib Free pattern: Stay put baby bib

Domenica from Easy Sewing for Beginners shares a free pattern for a baby bib that will stay put on even the squirmiest baby.  Because bibs do no good if they don’t cover the shirt!  … Read More...



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More Holiday-Themed Cross-Stitch Patterns

more christmas cross stitch patternsHere’s another good collection of Christmas and New Year themed cross-stitch patterns for you to check out, this time from Alita Designs.

I love the little ornament pictured, but there’s a nice variety of stuff, including a Christmas pudding … Read More...



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Knit a Simple Scarf for Barbie

Knit a simple scarf for a fashion doll. This is a great idea if you have a little one in the Barbie phase, or even a little one who is in the Barbie phase and also learning to knit. I know my little one (who is still on … Read More...



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Homemade Food Gifts

photo credit: Country Living

photo credit: Country Living

Are you getting ready to get in the kitchen and cook and bake some gifts for friends and family this weekend. Here are some additional ideas from Country Living that you might want to try. There … Read More...



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Tutorial: Christmas tree button pendant

christmas-tree-1I have a healthy stash of scrap buttons, so I’m always looking for a fun way to put them to use.  This Christmas tree pendant would be a cute way to use your green buttons! Indygo Junction shares a tutorial … Read More...



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Festive Coconut Banana Custard Pie with Holly Berry Crust

photo credit: Kudos Kitchen by Renee

photo credit: Kudos Kitchen by Renee

How beautiful does this pie look? A lovely addition to your holiday table. Renee at Kudos Kitchen by Renee gave some holiday cheer to her coconut banana custard pie by adding some holly berries. … Read More...



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Cardboard Christmas Tree

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Create your own Makedo Cardboard Christmas tree these holidays. All you have to do is download the template file from the link below then go to www.make.do for some Makedo cardboard construction tools.

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Wrap 15 Gifts In 3 Minutes

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Meet the new superstar of gift wrapping, the GoGo™ Gift Bag! The season’s hottest invention allows you to wrap gifts for everyone on your list in minutes.

Meet The Designer

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Erin Borges is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and all around problem solver. Like most moms, she is constantly thinking about ways to save time and money. Last week Erin launched the GoGo™ Gift Bag, an affordable and easy-to-use timesaver for busy gift-givers everywhere. We had the pleasure of meeting Erin and gave her “15 gifts in 3 minutes” challenge a try. The verdict? It totally works!

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With built-in tissue paper, the bag only needs a gift to be complete. It’s easy to use, environmentally friendly, and saves time & money. No need to buy that extra pile of tissue paper to compete your gift.

What can you pack in the GoGo™ Gift Bag? Well, anything! From roller skates to cowboy hats, it all fits and the built in tissue covers the gift completely for those impatient present peepers.

Here are a few of our favorite handmade treats that we will be packing into our GoGo gift bags this holiday season.

Mini Holiday Owl Sweeties

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Pack and stack your favorite treats in a GoGo! These sweet owl treats are fantastic for a holiday get-together. Prep these hoo hoo-liday cookies ahead of time and stack them in one of the GoGo holiday bottle bags. These are a crowd favorite around the holidays and sure to bring a smile to every one’s face.

 

Homemade Mint Snowman Marshmallows

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Pack your favorite hot chocolate recipe into a GoGo bag with a handful of these homemade marshmallows for a fun DIY recipe to share with your friends. Simple and super fun!

Churros with Chocolate and Espresso Sauce

Homemade Churros with Chocolate and Espresso Sauce Recipe

Churros for the holidays? Most definitely! This recipe raises the bar for the all-time favorite sweet treat.

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Double thumbs up for our wonderful friend, entrepreneur, and designer of the GoGo™ Gift Bag. Thanks to you, our holiday gift wapping remains delightfully easy. There’s a GoGo™ Gift Bag for every occasion. GoGo’s got you covered for a birthday celebration with the girls, a baby shower bonanza, or just a last-minute gift on-the-go.

This post is sponsored by GoGo™ Gift Bag.



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Review and Giveaway: Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin Kit for November

Review and Giveaway: Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit for November

**To enter the giveaway scroll all the way down**

If you’re looking for paper crafting inspiration Paper Pumpkin is here to inspire you and bring creativity to your door each and every month. Paper Pumpkin is a subscription kit brought … Read More...



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Tutorial: Cozy sweater Christmas trees

Tutorial: Cozy sweater Christmas trees Tutorial: Cozy sweater Christmas trees

Beth from The Renegade Seamstress shares a tutorial at eHow showing how you can make these cozy Christmas tree decorations out of an old sweater. They have wooden down trunks and wood slice stands.  Make … Read More...



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Slow Cooker Italian White Bean and Kale Soup

photo credit: The Casual Craftlete

photo credit: The Casual Craftlete

Brrr! Baby it’s cold outside and I’m not just singing the song. The weather is cold and frightful and I want some comfort soup, but it also has to be filling after being outside. This … Read More...



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How To Use Candy To Make An Elegant Centrepiece

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This tutorial shows you how to use Color themed candy to create inexpesnive (but interesting) table centre pieces for your wedding or dinner party. It’s not really expected that your guests will eat this candy but it certainly looks adorable.  … Read More...



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Mini Crochet Christmas Tree

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Look at this Small Crochet Christmas Tree. It’s a colorful last-minute-crochet-idea for Christmas.

Just crochet as many as you like,  combine the “hats” and enjoy the combinations – have a joyful holiday!… Read More...



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Chocolate and Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

photo credit: Easy Delicious Recipes

photo credit: Easy Delicious Recipes

Here is an easy dessert or snack that you can make during the holidays. This would also be a great gift that you and the kids can make for your neighbors and friends. Rasa Malaysia … Read More...



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