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Gift ideas for creatives

November 26, 2019
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Making can be such an addictive pastime, hobby, interest, sometimes we fly with our own ideas, other times we love to be inspired, to have instructions. Today I am sharing with you my gift guide for creative people. Included are PDF patterns, kits to beautiful supplies to create with. PDF patterns are so versatile, print them, and gift in a beautifully styled envelope with photographs…

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Quick and easy Christmas decorations

November 20, 2019
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If you too love making Christmas decorations then you are going to love these great handmade decorations. They are super quick and easy to make, perfect for this time of year. It is far too easy to become a little overwhelmed with a long to-do list on the run-up to Christmas. Take a moment to pause, find your creativity and fabric scraps and make some…

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How to make a Christmas wreath

November 19, 2019
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As the nights draw in our minds have turned to DIY Christmas decorations – or at least decorations that can be used for both autumn and Christmas! My husband is busy pruning back the garden ready for winter, so we are busy making the most of the free prunings to make new Christmas decorations. This DIY pompom wreath can be dressed for any season but…

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How to make a Christmas pudding decoration

November 13, 2019
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Learn just how easy it is to make a Christmas pudding decoration with this quick sew project. The finished Christmas pudding decoration is perfect to hang on your tree, or add to the front of a Christmas card, doubling as a card and a mini gift. I appreciate not everywhere in the world has the tradition of a Christmas pudding, so what is a Christmas…

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13+ FREE Stocking Patterns and Tutorials

November 8, 2019
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There is something magical about the tradition of Christmas stockings. It is thought the tradition of Christmas stockings started with the origins of St Nicholas. They are often filled with coins, small toys, candy and fruit or other small gifts. If you are looking to make gifts check out  25+ stocking stuffer ideas.      …

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How to make a Christmas stocking, free stocking template

November 4, 2019
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I love making the most of my fabric scraps and old jeans, these sashiko denim Christmas stockings capitalize on these passions. Find your red fabric scraps, embroidery floss and an unrepairable of jeans, all set?!  Personally I love working with old jeans, it’s a fabric that is readily available – regularly ask friends and family for old pairs, or visit your local thrift store (charity…

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