‘Joyful Noise’ Machine Appliqué Project

‘Joyful Noise’ Machine Appliqué Project

My favorite holiday memories always seems to revolve not around what my sisters and I were actually supposed to be doing, but all the contagious giggles we often had instead. This little pattern is all about sister time like that. (Download the pattern here.) For this project, I made a quilted pillow, but these happy gals can brighten up any project. Here is a photo tutorial on how to use the pattern and apply it…

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43 Snowman Crafts To Make You Smile!

43 Snowman Crafts To Make You Smile!

Snowman crafts are often some of the very first crafts many kids do in school. And no wonder! How cute and easy are these ideas? Next time the kids are bored and it’s too cold to play outside, have a snowman craft day and see how many of these you can do! Emergency Snowman DIY Card Kit – Craft Ideas Weekly I created this free printable as a fun little craft project you can do…

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Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

Remember my first appearance on My Carolina Today last year? I had the BEST time showing the hosts how to get creative with their holiday hoodies. We pulled out all the stops: we had glitter, stencils, sequins, puffy paint, feathers and bells, but best of all, we had hoodies with reindeer ears! (I made a pattern and added them to the blank hoodies right before the show!) Being a mom to a brand new baby…

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New ‘Emergency Snowman’ Craft Card Kit!

New ‘Emergency Snowman’ Craft Card Kit!

OK…this one is just SO fun! It is a printable that lets you make a card. That card is a little fun craft kit that the recipient can use to make a craft! The idea is simple…sometimes you and your friends need a little Winter fun. STAT! This little snowman craft can be used to decorate desks, window ledges, even in your car for a little festive happy fun! Here’s what it looks like when…

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Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

I love handmade Christmas stockings. They are adorable decorations and useful when Santa comes around. Free Christmas Stocking Patterns can be used to make a completely custom Christmas creation rather than buying something from the store. And who wants to spend money when you can get something better by making it yourself? Look how cute they are hanging on the mantle! I love the use of lots of different fabrics for the folded top and…

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21 Christmas Ornaments You’ll Love To Make

21 Christmas Ornaments You’ll Love To Make

An afternoon filled with hot cocoa and Christmas ornaments has become a tradition in our house in December. Before we officially trim the tree, we always have a little crafting time first! When the kids were very little, we started out just letting them color the cheapy-cheap die-cut shapes from the dollar bin at the crafts store. As they got a little older and their attention span a little longer, we moved on to more…

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19 Sweet Christmas Sewing Crafts

Get a jump start on your holiday sewing and crafting with this collection of Christmas-inspired projects. You will find sewn ornaments, patterns, tree skirts, cute little doll patterns and so much more in this post! Enjoy! 1.Easy felt Christmas tree ornaments pack – So Sew Easy To accompany the Felt Christmas Tree I shared with you yesterday, today the easiest set of felt tree ornaments ever! It’s totally cheating and the minimum of effort, but…

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21 BEST DIY Tree Skirt Ideas

21 BEST DIY Tree Skirt Ideas

It’s funny how many of my crafting adventures start this way…I discover I need something for the house. Then I go shopping for said something, only to find the ones I like cost $400. Yikes – Expensive taste I guess! Bah Humbug. I’m sure those $400 tree skirts are worth it – especially the handmade ones I have such a crafting crush on. My tattered tree skirt definitely needs an upgrade, but I get a…

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15 Free Christmas Applique Patterns

15 Free Christmas Applique Patterns

I am guest posting today on The Sewing Loft, showing readers how to applique with felt. I have also included 15 free applique patterns you can download below to get you started. You can use these designs whether using felt or fabric, just apply a fabric stabilizer first if you are using thinner fabric. A special thank you to Heather for asking me to share this fun project! If you are not familiar with Heather…

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