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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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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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Gift Wrap

I really like the look of fancy-schmancy wrapped packages. I just never could justify the extra time and expense, especially when the kiddos just rip into them and destroy all that effort! But, this year I was worried. The kids were only getting 4 gifts total (including from Santa) and I worried that this drastic reduction of the orgy that is opening gifts Christmas morning would result in some unhappy campers.So, I thought and thought about what I could do…

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