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Holiday Sewing and Crafting Ideas, Tutorials and Recipes


Once again I am posting under the influence… LOL Apparently pain meds are good for my creativity because I sketched at least 50 new sewing ideas last night! LOL  If I was a decent sketcher I would show them to you but I am HORRIBLE! 😉

I was thinking that I would share some of the sewing ideas that I have Pinned for the holidays. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

 

 

DIY Black Cat Tutu Costume for girls

Here is a DARLING cat costume tutorial from Crafts N Things for Children.

 

 

making costume wings is fun project for the family

Fairy wings tutorial from DIY Network. I can’t decide if I want to make Cailey’s wings or just buy a cheap pair at the Dollar Tree! LOL

 

 

Look at these cupcakes!!! OMGosh! SOOOOO cute!! I am definitely going to have to make these!!!  They are from Sweet Simple Stuff.

 

 

 

OOOH!!! Top 20 Handmade Gifts! AWESOME from Craft-O-Maniac!!! I love getting and giving handmade. You know that it’s something special, made with love and care just for you!

 

 

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How to make new ornaments look vintage from Finding Home.

 

 

I LOVE this idea!!!! Christmas coal from Rice Crispy treats!!! COOL!!!! This comes from Big Red Kitchen.

 

 

TOOOO CUTE!!! Googly eye headbands from The Crafty Blog Stalker! I am sooo making these!!

 

 

Chocolate Mocha Mummy Cookies

Mummy cookies from Betty Crocker! I am adding them to my Halloween baking list! LOL

 

 

Halloween witchy broom from Imperfectly Beautiful!

 

 

101 DIY Christmas Crafts.... Get busy!

101 Crafty Christmas Projects from Susan Tuttle Photography.

 

 

This is so cute! And it looks fairly easy, too!! A Christmas candy cane wreath from Watch Me Daddy.

 

 

Fall pumpkin and pumpkin pie Rice Crispy treats from Grin and Bake It! I think I will make these for the church fall party!

Here are a couple of pictures of what I made last year.

 

I used Tootsie Rolls for the pumpkin stems and then just added icing for leaves.

The other cupcakes have M&Ms around the candy pumpkins.

 

These are candy acorns using Nutter Butter Minis and Hershey’s Kisses. SOOOOOO good!!! You stick them together with chocolate icing.

 

 

101 Handmade Halloween Ideas put together by Everything Etsy! I love that blog.

 

Christmas craft - gumdrop wreath

25 Fabulous Christmas Crafts from The Daily Buzz!

 

 

This site shows you how to make these 3 Christmas trees starting with cardboard!! Thank you, SISTERKINS!!!!

 

 

40 Easy Halloween Recipes

40 Easy Halloween Recipes put together by The Miracle Momma!

 

 

Paper snowflakes

400 (yes 400!!!) Christmas crafts for kids put together by Sassy Sites!

 

 

 

Finally! Something for Thanksgiving! I am LOVING this cornucopia from The Craft Patch!!!

 

 

This is so pretty and so simple! I am definitely making some for the new house! We won’t have a mantel for Christmas this year so this would be perfect for Christmas cards!! This gorgeous idea comes from Pens and Needles.

 

 

I ❤ Everything Etsy!!!!

 

Again from Everything Etsy!

 

 

Fall activities, play ideas, and crafts for kids

101 Fall Activities for Kids from Growing a Jeweled Rose.

 

 

Here is a large list of Thanksgiving recipes for kids from Kid Activities.

 

 

And that is it for today, folks!!

Pray that my tooth hurries up and gets better so I can finish up Snoopy and get started on Tinkerbell!!! LOL AND get more work down towards moving…. YILES!!!!

OH!! And don’t forget about the Halloween skirt tutorials I have under the Tutorials button at the top of the page! 😉

 

 

 

 

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Christmas in July! A Book Cover Tutorial


I am very proud to be a part of Stringtown Home‘s Christmas in July! YAY!!!!! For my part I am going to show you how to make a cute book cover for a gift. 🙂 They are very easy to make and you can customize them for your friends and relatives by the different fabrics and embellishments you use.

What you will need –

1/2 yard of main fabric (will make both covers)

1/2 yard of contrast fabric (will make both covers)

Any embellishments that you might want to add

Hot glue gun to add embellishments

Step 1 –

Take out a large book and use it as a guideline when cutting. When you cut leave about 3/4″ at the top and bottom for seam allowance. The measurements are about 23″ by 11″.

Step 2 –

Make sure that your fabric will cover it just right, with the sides going over the cover of the book.

Step 3 –

Use the part you just cut as a pattern to cut your contrast fabric.

Step 4 –

Remove the cat from the fabric and dust off the cat fur…. SIGH…..

Step 5 –

Pin your main fabric to your contrast fabric, right sides together. Then sew the seam on 3 sides, leaving one end open.

LOL! You can see my messy pin cushion! I always end up with tangled threads in it!

Step 6 –

Turn right side out and press.

Step 7 –

Fold in the ends that you left open about a 1/4″ and press.

Step 8 –

Top stitch along the top of the entire cover.

Step 9 –

Cut 2 pieces of your contrast fabric 10″ long by 6″ wide.

Step 10-

Fold over the side edges 1″ and press. Fold down the middle and press. Top stitch down both sides.

Step 11-

Place your handles where you want them and pin, making sure NOT to pin the flap that is tucked inside the book.

Step 12-

Stitch your handle end on with it facing down toward where the spine of the book would be. Do that to all 4 ends.

Step 13 –

Fold the handle end over the part you just stitched and top-stitch it into place. Do that to all 4 ends.

Step 14-

Fold over the ends of the book cover and press. Pin in place and stitch just down the sides.

Press.

ALL DONE!!!! 🙂

Hmmm… Looks like my handles are a little off.. I’ll have to fix that….

The small book covers are even easier. Follow the same steps but omit the handles. 🙂

So, what do you think?? Would they make good presents?

As always, let me know if the tutorial was easy to follow or not. And I am always happy to answer any questions! 🙂

Thanks!

And thank you to Heather!! This was so much FUN!! 🙂 This was my first ever guest slot! 🙂

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