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How to make a Christmas pudding decoration

November 13, 2019

Learn just how easy it is to make a Christmas pudding decoration with this quick sew project. The finished Christmas pudding decoration is perfect to hang on your tree, or add to the front of a Christmas card, doubling as a card and a mini gift. I appreciate not everywhere in the world has the tradition of a Christmas pudding, so what is a Christmas…

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13+ FREE Stocking Patterns and Tutorials

November 8, 2019

There is something magical about the tradition of Christmas stockings. It is thought the tradition of Christmas stockings started with the origins of St Nicholas. They are often filled with coins, small toys, candy and fruit or other small gifts. If you are looking to make gifts check out  25+ stocking stuffer ideas.      …

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How to make a Christmas stocking, free stocking template

November 4, 2019

I love making the most of my fabric scraps and old jeans, these sashiko denim Christmas stockings capitalize on these passions. Find your red fabric scraps, embroidery floss and an unrepairable of jeans, all set?!  Personally I love working with old jeans, it’s a fabric that is readily available – regularly ask friends and family for old pairs, or visit your local thrift store (charity…

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25+ easy DIY stocking stuffer ideas

November 2, 2019

Are you a family who love the tradition of a Christmas stocking? Then these fabulous fabric DIY stocking stuffer ideas are for you. Start now and you will quickly have a handmade gift for each stocking – plus these ideas are great for using up your fabric scraps. These gifts include ideas for all the family and ages.      …

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How to make an advent calendar out of old jeans

October 29, 2019

Do you have a stash of old jeans? Love making fun advent calendars? Then this DIY advent calendar is for you. There is so much joy to be had making your own advent calendar. If you love the idea of prompts for Christmas activities check out my printable list, this year I think I am going to add cheesy Christmas jokes and chocolates.   In…

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Alternative Christmas Tree from tree branches

October 22, 2019

As the nights draw in we are starting to think about making our own Christmas decor. With many people fully aware of the negative impact of plastic, and the environmental impact of cutting down trees you may be looking for an alternative Christmas tree idea.  I appreciate this is a little simplistic, you may be able to source a natural Christmas tree from a farm…

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