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Printable Yarn Organizer Cards

I don’t make resolutions when each new year begins, but I do like to try to make a fresh start and get organized. In my craft room, my new year projects included a major purge of supplies and clutter that were just taking up space. It took a bit of effort, but the payoff is… Keep Reading

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Happy Handmade Holiday Idea!

I love incorporating handmade decorations in my holiday decor—made by me or by loved ones. The sweet sequined ornaments above were stitched by my maternal grandmother in the ’70s. I still think sequins are magical! She used to work on felt projects all year round. This beautiful bird nest ornament was made by my paternal… Keep Reading

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Cross-Stitch Peacock Purse

I’m always amazed at the versatility of DMC embroidery floss. It comes in an amazing range of gorgeous colors, and it has a luxurious sheen. It’s also super inexpensive–less than 40 cents a skein! When I was playing with color combinations one day, I came up with this peacock palette and knew I wanted to… Keep Reading

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Mini Felt Robots

These miniature robot ornaments are made from some pretty low-tech materials–wool-blend felt, buttons, snaps, and embroidery floss. They hang out on the bulletin board in my craft room, where we can keep an eye on each other, but you could also clip them to a backpack or use them as decorations in an older child’s bedroom.… Keep Reading

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Felt Celtic Pins

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t last just a day anymore–it’s a month-long celebration complete with parades, dinners, and wearing of the green. When I was in grade school, I used to push the limits of my Catholic school’s dress code with green accessories, right down to green shoelaces and nail polish. Although I’ll still wear green… Keep Reading

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Spring Flowers Cross-Stitch

It’s snowing here in Pennsylvania as I write this blog post, so any bulbs that had started to sprout in my garden are now covered in a few inches of fluffy flakes. While I wait out this temporary setback to the arrival of spring, I thought I’d share a cross-stitch project that might help chase… Keep Reading

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