Category Archives: Gift ideas

Holiday decorating and style boards

Decorating a holiday room is a process of collecting (and discarding!) each year. There are so many appealing color and style themes, sometimes its easy to loose focus and go random when shopping the holiday scene. One classic base theme for a holiday room is vintage-cozy. Add a bit of...
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Sew a tote for gifting and creative expression

Any fabric or trim find can be the pivotal point of inspiration for a new sewing project! Found these cords and straps perusing the trim department the other day. They sparked a motivation for making totes for gifts.         Designing a tote is a small exercise in...
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Stuffed animals. Easy!

These sassy little guys are made with woven cotton and Minky. Only 2 pattern pieces are used to make each animal. Set aside a couple of hours and you can make a bunch of these (click each photo for full details). Great project for a beginner. Stitch on!  ...
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Go “Rough-Luxe”: sew burlap pillows

Want to add texture and character to your space?  Burlap can be a way to go. The “rough-luxe” trend was the inspiration for this Simplicity pillow pattern. (Click here for product info.) These are a couple of tips for working with burlap: To air out the burlap scent, run your...
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Holiday hang ups

Check out these diy rustic hangers for tiny clothes!  An elf, fairy, or a fantasy creature of your own design could really use these!     With twigs and floral wire you can make these adorable rustic hangers. Great for hanging on a holiday tree.         Want...
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