Gift Ideas for Guys

Guys are really difficult to make gifts for as they don't really go for most of the sewn and crafty items that we gals like to make.  I have yet to see any guy actually wear an apron while grilling, but most will be delighted with a gift of something for the grill.  Here are …

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Christmas Tablescapes and Quilted Table Toppers with King Tut Thread Giveaway

So, you won't be setting a Christmas table for another six months, so why talk about tablescapes in July? Because now is the time to start searching for the things you might want to add to your collection, or sew up a table topper or runner. The table topper here is quilted and covers the …

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Christmas Wool Applique Penny Rug

Doing handwork in the fall is one of my favorite things to do.  I like to have something to stitch while I am watching football games, and wool appliqué is one of the easiest to do.  Today I am going to show you a wool appliqué penny rug for use with a candle or a …

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Stamping Christmas Cards and Stampin’ UP Giveaway!

Today we get working on those Christmas cards.  I am going to show you several designs with several techniques pulled from the past couple of years of stamping.  I love the dark green cardstock shown in several of these cards.  It does wonderfully well with punched out snowflakes, seen in the card on the left …

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Make a Christmas Quilt for 2016

Wouldn't it be great to have a Christmas quilt this season? There are any number of quilt designs that would only need the right colors to be holiday inspired. An easy Christmas Trip Around the World done in red, green and gold becomes a holiday treasure.  This one is all holiday prints too.  This is …

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Christmas Stitching with Ideas For Finishing

How many of you have stitchery kits for Christmas laying around?  Every year, if you are like me, you find them close to the season and realize, there is no way to finish them in time for that year, so you pack them away again.  This is true for the cross stitch and needlework magazines …

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Make a Holiday Purse

Do you have a Christmas purse?  Something special you only use in December?  Now is the time while you have all your Christmas fabrics pulled out to make a Christmas purse or tote. I'll bet you have some purse patterns too, just waiting to become your next project, or maybe you purchased a pattern you …

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Christmas Mini Quilt and Connecting Threads Giveaway!

For the first Christmas Quilting project, I have a new mini quilt pattern for you!  Designed by me in EQ7, this mini quilt will come out at 14 inches square, and will fit the 12 inch table stand I have shown you before. Would you like to win one of these table stands?  Well, today …

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Handmade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

Handmade items are wonderful to give as gifts, tie onto packages, hang on the wall, use on a table and trim a tree. Today I want to show you a round-up of ideas from past posts and a new tutorial for simple and easy ornaments and decorations. These are crafting projects and most will use …

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Christmas in July! Sewing Kit Tutorial

Today I kickoff a Christmas in July Event at From My Carolina Home!  Get ready for 12 days of ideas, tutorials, giveaways, downloads and fun on my blog PLUS a quilt along over at a blog hop with more blogs to visit full of ideas.  On this post, I'll show you a tutorial for a …

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Christmas In July is Coming!

I am thrilled to give you, dear readers and faithful followers, advance notice of a wonderful event to come on From My Carolina Home beginning on July 14th and lasting 12 days to the 25th. I'll be taking you on a 12 Days of Christmas tour to get started ahead of time with ideas and …

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Christmas Breakfast and Tablescape

Christmas breakfast is a time for hearty but easy.  Something that can practically make itself while coffee and presents get the first attention of the day.  The baked egg casserole fits this bill nicely, you know the one that you make the night before and put into the oven cold.  I add some Cranberry Scones …

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Rose Angel Ornament

Christmas cookie cutters make wonderful bases for ornaments.  I made a lot of ornaments with buttons last year.  This year, I was at a local crafting store, and they had their big packs of ribbon roses on clearance for 50 cents.  Naturally, I bought about a dozen packs.  I thought about the Button Ornaments that …

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Christmas Trip Around the World

Before the holiday season gets away, I wanted to show the completed quilt I did before MIL's visit.  Remember, I wanted to get one done in 10 days?  Yes, I did make it!  She liked the festive look it gave the room.  To see the construction of the quilt, click on Christmas Trip Around the …

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Stamping Christmas Cards 2015

Stamping cards for the holidays is something my MIL enjoys on her visits, so we hauled several bins upstairs to the kitchen to use the counter.  It gives us more light and more room than the worktable down in the basement. DH pulled the chairs from the pub table to hold more bins of stamping …

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