Martha Stewart’s Sewing-Themed Christmas Decorations

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Dear Martha:  Sometimes you are just so creative!  I have to say I was quite impressed with the sewing-themed Christmas decorations (Whimsical Workshop) I recently spotted at my local Kmart store in NYC.  Who would have thought to use a sewing tape measure with balls of yarn as tree garland?  Too clever!

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Not to mention your other garland of grosgrain ribbon, spools of thread and lots of button!  Ingenious!

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Love the mini wreath made with spools of thread and tied with a sewing tape measure!

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I giggled when I saw your sewing basket ornament complete with knitting needles!

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Loved the Button Christmas Ornaments, too!

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And that flocked velvet ribbon with images of stitching and buttons—too cute!

However, my excitement quickly turned to disappointment when I realized my sewing room is PINK, Black and White.  Seriously, I dislike anything RED for Christmas.  The Chartreuse Green I can live with, but not the RED.

Looks like I’ll have to make my own sewing-themed decorations for my Pink sewing room.  But Martha, thanks for the inspiration!

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A Few Quick Christmas Sewing Ideas

Can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner!  Here’s a few things to make for the holidays!

I love this method to making stockings!  How clever!

What a quick and easy project.  All you have do is be able to sew a straight line.

With an embroidery machine, you can personalize it~

These socks are simple to sew.  I’ve made dozens over the years.

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Check out this quick Crown Tutorial by Jessica Levitt.  Also be sure to take a look at her gorgeous new fabric line, Timber.

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Need a gift for your favorite Shutterbug?  How about this neat Patchwork Camera Strap?

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Love this easy Laptop Sleeve tutorial!  I really need to make one of these for Marielle.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Christmas 2008…Wishing For a Miracle

Somehow I forgot to post this the day after Christmas (guess I was just a tad distracted, you think?)

December 26, 2008

Christmas was so different this year.  I’m so glad it’s over.  Usually all the holiday ceramics I made years ago bring me joy.

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I went through the motions.  Never finished shopping or decorating.  Didn’t really cared that my presents were without handmade bows and calligraphy gift tags.  Or that I didn’t buy all the gifts I had set out to purchase.

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The tree had stood undecorated for two weeks until my daughter decorated it on Christmas Eve.

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Christmas decorations were place randomly around the house hoping to add Christmas cheer.

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My heart was breaking each and every minute of the day.

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There were no gifts under the tree until Christmas morning, because I waited until last minute to wrap them.

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All I would think about was if a Christmas Miracle (a new kidney) would come in time…

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Would my prayers be answered before it was too late?

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Although I did not feel hopeless, the reality of Marielle’s health became more than I could bear…

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But I kept it to myself.  I didn’t want to make my loved ones worry anymore than they already were.

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I forced myself to keep conversation light and smile so everyone would continue to think I was strong…

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The stockings were hung haphazardly on the stairs…

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Never did put a single Pink Christmas Light on the outside of the house.  I did, however, manage to put my 2 foot angels in the front window…

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I did get Marielle an embroidered stocking to match her Pink and Zebra bedroom…

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And she got my Pink Christmas Tree which was “supposed” to go in my Pink Sewing Room.  The things us mothers sacrifice for our children…LOL.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!  Perhaps next Christmas will be brighter for me.

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Sew, it’s the Diva’s Top 20 and some FREE FABRIC…

THE DOMESTIC DIVA’S DISASTERS’
2007 TOP 20 POSTS

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Sew Wonderful Gifts for the Crafter

A Month of Christmas Holiday Gifts to SE

SEW Many Christmas Ornaments

SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE – PART V

Not your Mama’s Apron Strings

SEW Easy Drawstring Gift Bags

SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE – PART IV

SEW Creative Christmas Holiday Gifts

SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE – PART I

Sew Just Warm Those Toes

Handcrafters’ Holidays Blog Meme

THE SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE BEGINS NOW

SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE – PART II

SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE – PART III

Stick a Pin in It…Sewing Pincushions

SEW Comfy Pillows

Baby Blankets are SEW Easy to Make…

Sew, It’s Time for Totes

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SEWING ROOM ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE – PART VI

FREE FABRIC

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Today’s the last day to Name My Serger–Win Free Fabric!  Post your name suggestions by midnight tonight (Eastern Standard Time).

Lots more in store for you in 2008!  Hope everyone has a Happy New Year’s Eve!

With friendship,

Lisa

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Handcrafters’ Holidays Blog Meme

Be sure to check out the complete month’s list of CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY GIFT TUTORIALS HERE

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Sew Mama Sew’s Handcrafters’ Holiday Blog MEME

Gifts

  • Do you have a favorite gift that you love to give?  Ok, don’t laugh…my favorite gift to give is a P-TOUCH LABEL MAKER.  As one who is obsessed with organizing, I want everyone to join me in my madness.  I give them to grandparents, teachers and coaches.  It’s always a hit!

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  • If you’re making gifts this year, what are you making? ummm… I only have to make 40 pairs of pajama lounge pants for the children in my family.  Guess I had better get started.
  • Do you have any good stories about handcrafted gifts you’ve given or received? nope.
  • Do you have any great gift compilation ideas (a grouping of gifts just perfect for certain recipients?)  How about:

For the New Seamstress – Sewing Box or Basket filled with Scissors, Seam Ripper, Thread, Fabric Fat Quarters, Pincushion, Needles, Threads Magazine, and a Needle Case.

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For Mom – Basket filled with an Antique Tea Pot, Tea Cozy, Handmade Napkins, silver Teaspoons, Antique Tea Cups and an assortment of English Teas.

For the Teen – Basket filled with a subscription to Teen Magazine, Lounge Pants with matching Tank Top, Diary and a Marabou-topped Pen.

For the New Baby – Basket filled with a Handmade Blanket, Pillow, Onesie, Rattle, Diaper Covers, Burp Cloths and Bibs.  All items can be embroidered with the baby’s name or monogram.

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For the Teacher – Basket filled with personalized Stationery, fancy fountain pens, Address Book and Journal.

For the Dancer – Monogrammed Dance Bag filled with a Handmade Tutu, Journal, Hair Clips, Hair Bows and Knitted Leg Warmers.

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For the Co-Worker – Large Fabric Box filled with a handmade Ceramic Planter, Paper White flower bulbs, Personalized Stationery and nice writing Pens.

For Grandparents – Digital Picture Frame, Handmade Photo Frame with picture of grandchildren’s Artwork, and a personalized set of Coffee Mugs.

  • Name one thing on your personal wish list: HP Color LaserJet printer
  • Do you make and sell things that would make fantastic gifts? I have a boys’ clothing line…Downtown Joey.  I sell on both EBay and Etsy.

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Traditions

  • What is your favorite family holiday tradition? The week before Christmas, my family and I go into the city (NYC) just 20 minutes from our home in Staten Island.  First we stop at our favorite restaurant, The Palm, on the East Side.  Then we head over to see the tree at Rockefeller Center along with all the store holiday displays on 5th Avenue.  It’s so beautiful!
  • Have you started any new traditions with your family that you didn’t practice growing up?  As Mr. Diva is Italian, we now enjoy a traditional Italian Christmas Eve Seafood dinner–lobster, clams, crab, calamari and mussels along with lots of pasta.  Growing up in an Irish household, we pretty much enjoyed steak and potatoes…LOL!
  • What do you love most about the holiday season? Decorating.

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  • What do you like least about the holiday season? Putting away the decorations…LOL.  That and bratty children who never seem to get enough no matter how much you buy them.
  • Anyone close to your heart that you’ll be missing this year? Yes, my surrogate father, Mr. Z…actually, he was my childhood friend’s Dad who looked over me for many years.  We shared the same birthday.
  • What is your favorite holiday food? Broiled Lobster stuffed with Crabmeat and Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions.
  • Do you have a great recipe to share?  No…but I can give you the number to some great restaurants here in NYC…LOL!

Wishing all the girls over at Sew Mama Sew and fellow crafty bloggers a wonderful holiday!

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A Month of Christmas Holiday Gifts to SEW: Aprons, Bags, Ornaments and More

 

EDITED TO ADD:

Ultimate Handmade Holiday Master List 2008 – click here

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I want to take this opportunity to personally express my gratitude to the lovely divas, Beth, Kristin and Lauren, over at Sew Mama Sew for their month long sewing inspirations!  You girls ROCK!

If you’ve enjoyed their Handmade Holidays, hop over to the Sew Mama Sew Online Store and show your love!

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Aprons

Sew Mama Sew – Day 1 – Aprons

Additional Apron Tutorials

Pincushions

Sew Mama Sew – Day 2 – Pincushions and Pins

Additional Pincushion Tutorials

For the Home

Sew Mama Sew – Day 3 – For the Home

Additional Sewing for the Home Tutorials

Lunch Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 4 – Lunch Bags

Additional Lunch Bag Tutorials

Tote Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 5 – Totes

Additional Tote Tutorials

Blankets for Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 6 – Blankets for Baby

Additional Baby Blanket Tutorials

For Your Purse or Pocket

Sew Mama Sew – Day 7 – For Your Purse or Pocket

Additional Purse Tutorials

Whimsy

Sew Mama Sew – Day 8 – Whimsy

Additional Whimsy Tutorials

Fabric Ornaments

Mama Sew – Day 9 – Fabric Ornaments

Additional Ornament Tutorials

Ties and Belts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 10 – Ties and Belts

Additional Ties and Belt Tutorials

Reading and Writing

Sew Mama Sew – Day 11 – Reading and Writing

Additional Reading and Writing Tutorials

For the Table

Sew Mama Sew – Day 12 – For the Table

Additional Tutorials for the Table

Placemats

Sew Mama Sew – Day 13 – Placemats

Additional Placemat Tutorials 

Kids’ Clothes

Sew Mama Sew – Day 14 – Dress the Kids

Additional Kids’ Clothes Tutorials

Booties, Slippers and Socks

Sew Mama Sew – Day 15 – Warm Those Toes

Additional Booties, Slippers and Socks Tutorials

Gifts for the Crafter

Sew Mama Sew – Day 16 – Gifts for the Crafter

Additional Gifts for the Crafter Tutorials

Purses

Sew Mama Sew – Day 17 – Purses

Additional Purse Tutorials

For Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 18 – For Baby

Additional Baby Gifts Tutorials

Tech Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 19 – Tech Gifts

More Tech Gift Tutorials

Organization Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 20 – Gifts for Organization

More Organization Gift Tutorials

Pillows

Sew Mama Sew – Day 21 – Pillows

Additional Pillow Tutorials

Fun for Hair

Sew Mama Sew – Day 22 – Fun for Hair

Additional Hair Goodies Tutorials

Soft Toys and Games

Sew Mama Sew – Day 23 – Soft Toys and Games

Additional Toy Tutorials

Sachets

Sew Mama Sew – Day 24 – Sachets and Therapy Pillows

Additional Sachet Tutorials

For the Kitchen

Sew Mama Sew – Day 25 – For the Kitchen

Additional Stitching in the Kitchen Tutorials

Embellishments

Sew Mama Sew – Day 26 – Embellishments

Additional Embellishing Ideas and Tutorials

Gifts for Warmth

Sew Mama Sew – Day 27 – Gifts for Warmth

Additional Gifts for Warmth Tutorials

Drawstring Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 28 – Drawstring Bags

Additional Drawstring Bag Tutorials

Fabric Boxes

Sew Mama Sew – Day 29 – Fabric Boxes

Additional Fabric Box Tutorials

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Want to see what everyone else did for Handmade Holidays?

Handmade Holiday PHOTOS on Flickr

Lots of gift wrapping inspiration over at Flickr’s Nice Package,  Crafty Packages and Presents photo pools!

There’s even a Gift Tag Pool on Flickr, too!

BLOGMEME

Check out Handcrafters’ Holidays–a new blog meme from Sew Mama Sew!

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There’s 10 Reasons to Look Forward to the Sew Mama Sew Blog in the month of December.

Happy Sewing!

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SEW Creative Christmas Holiday Gifts

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Sew Mama Sew finishes up a month of Handmade Holidays with Day 30 – Gift Compilations.  Get over there and check out everything!

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To finish off the Handmade Holiday tutorials, here some ideas for gift tags…

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My Longest Year’s Luggage Tag

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Husqvarna Viking’s Name Tag

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Singer’s Gift Bag Tags

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The Purl Bee’s Fabric Gift Tags

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Julie Ree’s Fabric Backed Gift Tags

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Creative Needle’s Gift Tags

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Sewing Web’s Fabric Gift Tags

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Martha Stewart’s Gift Card Holders

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Unique Re-Tiques’ YoYo Tags

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Little Things’ Reusable Gift Tags

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Sew News’ Machine Embroidery Tags

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Crafty Suzanne’s Tags

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Crafty Pod’s Metal Tags

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Hewlett Packard’s Custom Gift Tags

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Martha Stewart’s Gift Tag Ideas

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Now that you have your gift tags made, it’s time to wrap up those beautiful handmade gifts.  Here’s some ideas:

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Martha Stewart’s Fabric to Gift Wrap Tutorial

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More Advice from Martha Stewart

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Martha’s Gift Bag Ideas

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and even more Martha…LOL

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Martha Stewart’s Bread Gift Wrap Ideas

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Wrap Art’s Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

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Martha Stewart’s Gift Card and Money Wallets

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Martha Stewart’s Sewn Paper Stocking Gift Card Holders

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Bella Dia’s Pom Pom Tutorial

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Martha Stewart’s Gift Topper Idea

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Aprons

Sew Mama Sew – Day 1 – Aprons

Additional Apron Tutorials

Pincushions

Sew Mama Sew – Day 2 – Pincushions and Pins

Additional Pincushion Tutorials

For the Home

Sew Mama Sew – Day 3 – For the Home

Additional Sewing for the Home Tutorials

Lunch Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 4 – Lunch Bags

Additional Lunch Bag Tutorials

Tote Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 5 – Totes

Additional Tote Tutorials

Blankets for Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 6 – Blankets for Baby

Additional Baby Blanket Tutorials

For Your Purse or Pocket

Sew Mama Sew – Day 7 – For Your Purse or Pocket

Additional Tutorials

Whimsy

Sew Mama Sew – Day 8 – Whimsy

Additional Whimsy Tutorials

Fabric Ornaments

Mama Sew – Day 9 – Fabric Ornaments

Additional Ornament Tutorials

Ties and Belts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 10 – Ties and Belts

Additional Ties and Belt Tutorials

Reading and Writing

Sew Mama Sew – Day 11 – Reading and Writing

Additional Reading and Writing Tutorials

For the Table

Sew Mama Sew – Day 12 – For the Table

Additional Tutorial for the Table

Placemats

Sew Mama Sew – Day 13 – Placemats

Kids’ Clothes

Sew Mama Sew – Day 14 – Dress the Kids

Additional Kids’ Clothes Tutorials

Booties, Slippers and Socks

Sew Mama Sew – Day 15 – Warm Those Toes

Additional Booties, Slippers and Socks Tutorials

Gifts for the Crafter

Sew Mama Sew – Day 16 – Gifts for the Crafter

Additional Gifts for the Crafter Tutorials

Purses

Sew Mama Sew – Day 17 – Purses

Additional Purse Tutorials

For Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 18 – For Baby

Additional Baby Gifts Tutorials

Tech Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 19 – Tech Gifts

More Tech Gift Tutorials

Organization Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 20 – Gifts for Organization

More Organization Gift Tutorials

Pillows

Sew Mama Sew – Day 21 – Pillows

Additional Pillow Tutorials

Fun for Hair

Sew Mama Sew – Day 22 – Fun for Hair

Additional Hair Goodies Tutorials

Soft Toys and Games

Sew Mama Sew – Day 23 – Soft Toys and Games

Additional Toy Tutorials

Sachets

Sew Mama Sew – Day 24 – Sachets and Therapy Pillows

Additional Sachet Tutorials

For the Kitchen

Sew Mama Sew – Day 25 – For the Kitchen

Additional Stitching in the Kitchen Tutorials

Embellishments

Sew Mama Sew – Day 26 – Embellishments

Additional Embellishing Ideas and Tutorials

Gifts for Warmth

Sew Mama Sew – Day 27 – Gifts for Warmth

Additional Gifts for Warmth Tutorials

Drawstring Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 28 – Drawstring Bags

Additional Drawstring Bag Tutorials

Fabric Boxes

Sew Mama Sew – Day 29 – Fabric Boxes

Additional Fabric Box Tutorials

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Want to see what everyone else did for Handmade Holidays?

Handmade Holiday PHOTOS on Flickr

Lots of gift wrapping inspiration over at Flickr’s Nice Package,  Crafty Packages and Presents photo pools!

There’s even a Gift Tag Pool on Flickr, too!

BLOGMEME

Not to worry, there’s still more Handmade Holiday activity.  Go check out Handcrafters’ Holidays–a new blog meme from Sew Mama Sew!

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Even better, there’s 10 Reasons to Look Forward to the Sew Mama Sew Blog in the month of December.

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Speaking of gift wrapping, I will be buried in gift bags today!  I need to put together 100 candy bag favors for Mr. Diva’s™ 50th Birthday Party…ummm, it’s tomorrow night…ugh!  Nothing like waiting till last minute…LOL!

Hope your day is marvelous!

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SEW Let’s Make Some Fabric Boxes

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Sew Mama Sew is nearing the end of their Handmade Holidays.  Today is Day 29 – Fabric Boxes!

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Jennifer Paganelli’s Sis Boom Boxes

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J. Caroline Creative’s Fabric Covered Takeout Boxes

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J. Caroline Creative’s Hatbox

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My DIY Project’s Fabric Covered Shoebox

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Singer’s Velvet Covered Box with Embroidery

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Fairfield’s Junk Trunk

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HGTV’s VIDEO How to cover CEREAL BOXES w/ Self-Adhesive Fabric

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Hancock Fabrics’ Tall Textile Boxes

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Husqvarna Viking’s Mini Boxes

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DIY Network’s Crafty Fabric Box

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Waverly’s Fabric Boxes

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Cut Out and Keep’s Felt Boxes

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Simple Sewing Project’s Patchwork Fabric Covered Gift Box

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Sew News’ Fabric Boxes

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Simple Sewing Projects’ Small Box

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Husqvarna Viking’s Bunny Box

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Quilting Arts’ Little Treasure Box

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3M’s Decorative Boxes

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Erica’s Little Buckets

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DIYnamite’s Fabric Bucket

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The Sanguine Stitcher’s Basket Tray

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Twisted Sister’s Fabric Covered Tin Box

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DIY Network’s Fabric Covered Shaker Box

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Sharon Kennedy’s Small Fabric Boxes on DIY Network

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Frieda Anderson’s Frankenbox on DIY Network

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DIY Network’s Chinese Takeout Box

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La Belle’s Fabric Box

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La Belle’s Fabric Covered Boxes

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DIY Network’s Fabric Covered Cardboard Trunks

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Mary Ann Hoffman’s Fabric Styrofoam Box on DIY Network

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Carol Duvall’s Fabric Covered Foam Board Box

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Carol Clasper’s Fabric Postcard Box

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Lerna Eng’s Fabric Origami Boxes

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Sarah Bradberry’s Upholstered Fabric Box

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Craft and Fabric Links’ Fabric Covered Basket

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Linda Johansen’s Holiday Box w/ Template on HGTV

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Elna’s Serger Memory Box

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Martha Stewart’s Origami Nesting Boxes

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Squeak Machine’s Gothic Boxes

Happy Sewing!

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SEW Easy Drawstring Gift Bags

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Sew Mama Sew has got it in the bag…Day 28 – Drawstring Bags!  Head on over there for some inspiration and the rest of their Handmade Holiday tutorials!

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Amanda Walker’s Precious Presents Jewelry Bags

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Threads’ Drawstring Bag

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Creative Needle’s Ring Bag

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Singer’s Tiny Silk Rose Bag

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Martha Stewart’s Shoe Bags

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Martha Stewart’s Embossed Velvet Bag

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The Purl Bee’s Lucky Gift Bags

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Joann Fabrics’ Fabric Gift Bags

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Canadian Living’s Easy to Make Gift Bags

The Floss Box’s Small Lined Handiwork Bag

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Quilting in Cornfields’ Drawstring Bag

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Sketched Soul’s Drawstring Bag

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My Longest Year’s Drawstring Bag Tutorial

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Sewing.org’s Chic Velvet Bag

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Rachel Edidin’s Petal Drawstring Bag

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Katy Did’s Origami Drawstring Bag

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Circle of Life Foundation’s Tulle Drawstring Bags

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Kitty Thimble’s Quick and Easy Lined Drawstrings for Beginners

Mennonite Women’s SERGER Drawstring Bag

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Gothic Martha’s Drawstring Bag

 

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Jennifer Thoden’s Drawstring Bag in Minutes

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Yarn Envy’s Leetle Bag

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Sarah Bradberry’s Skully Bags

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Thimble’s Drawstring Tutorial

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Yarn Monster’s Drawstring Bag Tutorial

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Barb of TosteToes’ 8 Pocket Drawstring Bag

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Baby Lock’s Sidewalk Fun Chalk Bag

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Hancock Fabrics’ Shoe/Lingerie Bag with Pocket

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Husqvarna Viking’s Bottle Bag with Candlewicking

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Martha Pullen’s Wine Bottle Cover

satinbag

Joann Fabrics’ Satin Wine Bag

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Joann Fabrics’ Velvet Wine Bag

laundrybag

Baby Lock’s Laundry Bags

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HGTV’s Baseball Laundry Bag

Happy Sewing!

With friendship,

Lisa

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SEW Cold

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Sew Mama Sew is continuing with their Handmade Holidays frenzy.  Today is Day 27 – Gifts for Warmth!

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velvetshawl

Hancock Fabrics’ Velvet Shawl

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Sewing.org’s Embossed Velvet Scarf

emeraldscarf

Husqvarna Viking’s Emerald Scarf

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Love to Sew’s Fleece Scarf with Flowers

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Simplicity’s Simple Scarf

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Simplicity’s Warmer Scarf

PocketScarflg

Hancock Fabrics’ Secret Pocket Scarf

muffler

Simplicity’s Muffler Scarf

bootcovers

Simplicity’s Fur Boot Covers

kneehuggers

Megan Nicolay’s Knee Huggers

fauxsocks

All Buttoned Up’s Faux Socks

diylegwarmers

Sishahs Harlem Leg Warmers

babylegs

Riana’s Baby Leg Warmers from Old Sweater

poncho

Simplicity’s Poncho

Capeonly

Gail Brown and Nancy Zieman’s Elegant Wrap Cape

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Bitter Betty’s Felt Pom Flower and Cashmere Headband

fleecehatscarf

Joann’s Kids’ Fleece Hat and Scarf

mittens

Sewing.org’s Simple Children’s Mittens

babymittens

Canadian Living’s Fleece Baby Mittens

bigmittens

Canadian Living’s Fleece Mittens for Big Hands

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Hancock Fabrics’ Hat Full of Posies

furmuff

Burda Style’s Fake Fur Muff

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Joann’s Fur Muff

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Hancock’s Beret, Scarf, Mittens and Muff

woolflowerboa

Sewing.org’s Wool Flower Boa

hat

Victoria White’s Reversible Flap Hat

Easyhat

Victoria White’s Easy Hat

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Virginia Burton’s Ear Muff Hat

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Aprons

Sew Mama Sew – Day 1 – Aprons

Additional Apron Tutorials

Pincushions

Sew Mama Sew – Day 2 – Pincushions and Pins

Additional Pincushion Tutorials

For the Home

Sew Mama Sew – Day 3 – For the Home

Additional Sewing for the Home Tutorials

Lunch Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 4 – Lunch Bags

Additional Lunch Bag Tutorials

Tote Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 5 – Totes

Additional Tote Tutorials

Blankets for Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 6 – Blankets for Baby

Additional Baby Blanket Tutorials

For Your Purse or Pocket

Sew Mama Sew – Day 7 – For Your Purse or Pocket

Additional Tutorials

Whimsy

Sew Mama Sew – Day 8 – Whimsy

Additional Whimsy Tutorials

Fabric Ornaments

Mama Sew – Day 9 – Fabric Ornaments

Additional Ornament Tutorials

Ties and Belts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 10 – Ties and Belts

Additional Ties and Belt Tutorials

Reading and Writing

Sew Mama Sew – Day 11 – Reading and Writing

Additional Reading and Writing Tutorials

For the Table

Sew Mama Sew – Day 12 – For the Table

Additional Tutorial for the Table

Placemats

Sew Mama Sew – Day 13 – Placemats

Additional Placemat Tutorials

Kids’ Clothes

Sew Mama Sew – Day 14 – Dress the Kids

Additional Kids’ Clothes Tutorials

Booties, Slippers and Socks

Sew Mama Sew – Day 15 – Warm Those Toes

Additional Booties, Slippers and Socks Tutorials

Gifts for the Crafter

Sew Mama Sew – Day 16 – Gifts for the Crafter

Additional Gifts for the Crafter Tutorials

Purses

Sew Mama Sew – Day 17 – Purses

Additional Purse Tutorials

For Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 18 – For Baby

Additional Baby Gifts Tutorials

Tech Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 19 – Tech Gifts

More Tech Gift Tutorials

Organization Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 20 – Gifts for Organization

More Organization Gift Tutorials

Pillows

Sew Mama Sew – Day 21 – Pillows

Additional Pillow Tutorials

Fun for Hair

Sew Mama Sew – Day 22 – Fun for Hair

Additional Hair Goodies Tutorials

Soft Toys and Games

Sew Mama Sew – Day 23 – Soft Toys and Games

Additional Toy Tutorials

Sachets

Sew Mama Sew – Day 24 – Sachets and Therapy Pillows

Additional Sachet Tutorials

For the Kitchen

Sew Mama Sew – Day 25 – For the Kitchen

Additional Stitching in the Kitchen Tutorials

Embellishments

Sew Mama Sew – Day 26 – Embellishments

Additional Embellishing Ideas and Tutorials

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Today I MUST get together a new baby gift once again…only problem is I haven’t even started it…ugh!  It needs to be shipped TODAY!  Nothing like procrastinating a little bit…LOL!

I’m bummed as my new computer has yet to arrive…and I have no access to my embroidery software.  So no personalized baby gifts…double ugh!

Now this wouldn’t be so bad if this was all that had to be done today.  I need to figure out some type of party favor for Mr. Diva’s 50th Birthday party this Saturday.  Think the guests would like pincushions?  Guess not.  Any ideas?

And then there the massive amounts of Christmas decorations to be unpacked and displayed…every year, it gets harder and harder to get this done in a timely fashion.  I almost hate my neighbors who have their holiday lights all strung.  But then again, they only have a few stands of lights and those stupid obnoxious blow up snowmen.  Just knowing I need to replace the old lights this year on my 15 life-size wicker reindeers makes me cringe (1,000 lights per reindeer equals 15,000 lights).  Pray for me.

Happy Sewing!

lisasiggie

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