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Traditions, Connection, and Cookies

This year I am feeling particularly sentimental about the holidays. I am filled with joy as I watch Elise gaze at the lights on the Christmas tree and even as I remind her “gentle” when she starts yanking at the ornaments on the low lying branches. I am also missing my Grandma Ilene who passed away… Continue reading Traditions, Connection, and Cookies

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Gift Guide: Children’s Book & Toy Pairings

Still looking for last minute gift ideas?  Here are some great book “pairings” with characters from those books.  If you have time, you can even make some felt animal puppets to go with! The Mitten by Jan Brett – Consider knitting a big white mitten (or a pair of mittens) for your little one and then… Continue reading Gift Guide: Children’s Book & Toy Pairings

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Janie’s Easy Wine Gift Bags

If you are giving a bottle of wine as a gift, why not add a homemade touch to it with a fabric wine gift bag? These easy bags can be made in under an hour and really dress up the bottle. Materials Makes 6 wine bags: 1 yard printed cotton, with grapes, wine bottles, or xmas motif… Continue reading Janie’s Easy Wine Gift Bags

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Holiday Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to our Holiday Giveaway winners! Cheryl Moch of Bismarck, ND was drawn at random from our list of blog followers to receive 10 holiday cocktail napkins. Janie Sinner of Fargo, ND was our winner of the set of coasters, for the great comments and tips that she has contributed to the blog. If you haven’t… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway Winners

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Mittens 3 Ways – Knitted, Felted, and Repurposed

With cold weather soon approaching (or arrived) for many of you, I thought a few instructions on making mittens would be appropriate. Does any one else have trouble like I do finding well-made WARM wool mittens for outdoor activities like walking, sledding, and shoveling?!? Mittens #1 and #2 require some basic knitting skills, and variation #3… Continue reading Mittens 3 Ways – Knitted, Felted, and Repurposed

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Baby Doll Dresses Up!

Dolls are as popular today as they were when I was a young girl. My oldest granddaughter has several, all of which are 12″ dolls. For Lauren’s birthday in October, I wanted to expand her baby wardrobe with some new additions. Although there are countless patterns and tutorials for 18″ dolls, I found very few… Continue reading Baby Doll Dresses Up!

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Wooly Crossbody Bag

I love bags, any kind of bags! And didn’t I promise to share a product of my sweater fulling (felting) experiment? Well, here it is! The Wooly Crossbody Bag. Skill Level: Intermediate      Time:  3-4 hours (plus sweater felting time) This cross body bag is a simple pattern and comes together in a snap. My… Continue reading Wooly Crossbody Bag

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Reversible Tote, Gift, or Wine Bag with Endless Possibilities

There are SO MANY possibilities and variations to this basic pattern for a reversible bag.  I will go through the basics for a bag with finished dimensions approximately 15″ high x 12″ wide, which is a great size for groceries or just toting around stuff. I use a bag this size as a knitting bag (to hold all my supplies for… Continue reading Reversible Tote, Gift, or Wine Bag with Endless Possibilities

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1 Hour Cozy Fabric Coasters

Cozy Coasters are quick to make, low cost and so handy to have around! Best of all, they will put a smile on the face of your dinner host, because who doesn’t love a homemade gift? I have my mom to thank for this idea. She started making beautiful coasters years ago when she found… Continue reading 1 Hour Cozy Fabric Coasters

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Easy Cloth Napkins, Tablecloth, and Napkin Rings

Welcome to our first post in the series – 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers! Remember to follow us and add your comments/tips for the giveaways. I feel like I should start this post by giving a shout out to my husband who has put up with a lot of crafting and sewing supplies littered in our living… Continue reading Easy Cloth Napkins, Tablecloth, and Napkin Rings