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Teacher gift set in Wanderings Fabric

A zipper pouch sewn up with Wanderings fabric by Poppie Cotton

With summer nearly over and preparations underway for back to school season, I thought of the amazing teachers everywhere getting ready for back to school. So, I wanted to create something that might help take a bit of the sting of summer ending. A fabric covered notebook and zipper pouch are projects that are quick to sew. Also, they show off the fabrics of this gorgeous line amazingly well. Sewing this Teacher Gift Set will be sure to take you…

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Quilt Block Hot Pad and Trivet Set

This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions. The project and opinions are my own. I am always on the hunt for a useful and beautiful gift idea. And if that gift idea is quick to make and economical to boot- it’s totally a win. This hot pad and trivet set is both useful and beautiful. Using traditional quilt blocks as the foundation of these utilitarian items makes them both lovely and timeless. This free pattern will show you all you…

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Posy Garden Lined drawstring bag tutorial

I am so excited to be on the Posy Garden blog hop!  I have been looking forward to this for a long time and have been trying to come up with the perfect project to show off this beautiful fabric.  I decided to create some fun gift pouches I plan on using as favors at a brunch I’m hoping to pull off the first week the kids go back to school.  These lined drawstring bags are simple to make and…

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Perpetual Birthday Calendar

On Christmas Eve I had the opportunity to be a guest over on the blog Tatertots and Jello.  Jen is one of the sweetest bloggers I know and it was thrilling to be able to have a project over there.  I wanted to share it here in case any of you missed it, it being a sort of major holiday and all. 🙂 One of my goals for the new year is to be more thoughtful and send actual birthday…

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Love Notes- a gift wrapping idea

My daughter is getting older.   In fact, it’s her birthday today!   Happy Birthday- H!! I don’t know if any of you have noticed this, but it seems that as children get older, their wants and tastes get more expensive.   My darling H wanted something pretty pricey for her birthday.  She’s old enough to understand a bit about our budget and means and knew it was a long shot at best.  I decided that if she really wanted it, it could…

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Teacher Appreciation Frame

When I went to SNAP there were many things I loved learning about and tons of great information.  But, the thing that struck me the most was the message given to us by the closing Key-note speaker, Matt Townsend.  You’ll be hearing from him more here on the blog, because I think he has some really important things to say, and he’s a lot funnier and smarter than I am.  One of the points he made about the power of…

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Pillowcase Dress baby shower gift

My sweet friend is expecting her 5th baby.  And since the first 4 were boys (all delightful by the way. 🙂 ) we were all ecstatic to learn she was going to be welcoming a GIRL!!  So of course a shower to celebrate all things pink was definitely in order.  In fact, I was so excited for her, I even broke into my fat quarter bundle of Riley Blake Fly a Kite fabric I won from Maureen Cracknell Handmade, to…

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Paper Plate Basket Tutorial

Last week I promised I’d share how I made my paper plate baskets.  Well, even though it’s not the next day- here it is. 🙂As I mentioned in the previous post, I had first seen these baskets on a pin that linked to this tutorial on Sara Hearts.  She had first seen them in a Martha Stewart magazine, but when I looked online I couldn’t find the tutorial.  I had a different take on how to put them together, so…

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Point of View Reveal- Gifts

I was pretty excited for this month’s theme for Point of View.  It’s not very often that I get a jump start on getting gifts crossed off my list.  But I think it backfired on me because looking at the awesome projects on the collage, I’m thinking that now I have to make many more gifts. 🙂Are you interested in finding out more about these projects?  Click on the links below to find more details:Michelle’s adorable doughnut snowman at A…

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It’s my Party, Day 2

  Day 2.  There are so many projects and ideas floating around in my head.  I want to try so many techniques and products.  I also want to try making the things I already make, in a different way.  This next project is no exception. The Polka Dot Happy Birthday Banner: I love my birthday banners.  They are so bright and fun.  But while I have always used tone on tone fabrics, I wanted to try something different.  I wanted…

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