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March 27, 2014
Adorable Easter bunny softie pattern and tutorial at Positively Splendid. So cute and easy to make!

Easter Bunny Softie Pattern and Tutorial #yearofcelebrations

Stitch up a sweet little Easter bunny softie to tuck into the Easter basket of a special child, or to use as a darling addition to your home’s spring decor. Today, I’m sharing the inspiration behind these little cuties, as well as the free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for how to create them. Would you […]

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January 16, 2014
Bow tie place settings - Such an easy, pretty wedding idea!

Bow Tie Place Settings

If you are planning a wedding or other special event, today’s simple place setting idea is one you are sure to love. By taking a standard square napkin and folding it with a flourish, you can give each plate at the table its own bow tie. This idea is easy to execute, too, making it […]

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January 2, 2014
Easy Fringed Table Runner - Made in minutes, and perfect for beginners!

Easy Fringed Table Runner

Looking for a way to add a bit of pizzazz to your home now that your holiday decorations have been packed up and stored away? Stitch up a fringed table runner to spruce up your space in quick and easy fashion! This is a sewing project perfect for beginning and experience sewists alike. Let’s get […]

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December 11, 2013
Fur-Trimmed Pillow - So easy and elegant, and perfect for keeping out all winter long.

Fur-Trimmed Pillow Cover

Add an elegant touch to your home decor with this lovely faux fur-trimmed pillow. Accented with an optional bow in any color, this is a pillow that can be displayed throughout the winter months, even after Christmas has come and gone. Pillow covers like this one also make perfect handmade holiday gifts, too!

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December 10, 2013
Merry Kisses Embroider Hoop Christmas Ornament

Mistletoe Embroidery Hoop Art

Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, I’ve invited some of my favorite blogging friends to stop by Positively Splendid to share some of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, […]

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December 4, 2013
These cutlery stockings are such a fun idea for holiday place settings! Easy to make, too!

Easy Burlap Cutlery Stocking Pattern

One of my favorite parts about the holidays is planning and preparing festive meals for friends and family. I love to set a festive holiday table that is inviting for our guests, and the cutlery stockings I’m sharing today are a terrific way to add some fun to any place setting! These are also perfect […]

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November 27, 2013
Rustic Felt Star Ornaments. Great for adding a handmade touch to the tree!

Felt Star and Grapevine Wreath Ornaments

Add a handmade touch to your Christmas tree this year with pretty handmade Christmas ornaments. These felt star ornaments are framed beautifully with a grapevine wreath to add a chic, rustic touch. Adorned with a special recipient’s monogram, these would make terrific holiday gifts, too! 

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November 21, 2013
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Easy Paper Circle Garland #SwellNoel

Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, some of my favorite blogging friends will be stopping by Positively Splendid to share a few of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, […]

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November 15, 2013
Oversized Joy to the World Cross-Stitch Sampler. This technique would be perfect for creating art for any holiday or occasion!

Large-Scale Joy to the World Cross-Stitch Sampler

Earlier this week, I shared my Traditional Christmas Mantel, the focal point of which is a large cross-stitch sampler featuring wording from one my favorite Christmas carols: Joy to the World. You might be surprised to discover that creating oversized cross-stitch artwork like this really isn’t at all difficult. Today I am going to show […]

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November 11, 2013
This custom pet silhouette pillow cover at Positively Splendid is absolutely darling! What a perfect gift idea for pet lovers.

Custom Pet Silhouette Pillow Cover

I recently made a personalized pet throw pillow as a tribute to our beloved family beagle, Maggie. I plan to display this pillow as part of my holiday decor, but this idea would also make a perfect, personal holiday gift for any pet lover in your life! Let me fill you in on all of […]

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