Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party…November Theme Week

Hi everyone! This is the last week for November Theme Week. I'll change it up for the party December next Sunday, but let's get started with all your wonderful projects!!!

November themes…

  • pie recipes
  • any family favorite recipes for the holidays
  • Christmas crafting ideas
  • Christmas gift making ideas


If you don't have any themes to post this week, you can share ANY idea that you have on your blog. We love any project or idea that you can add to the party. If you have older posts from previous years
that are in the theme, you can add those too. Add as many as you'd like!!

If you've never linked to Sew Darn Crafty, each week I start a new party where bloggers can add their own posts below for ALL to see!! It brings lots of traffic to your blog. You can add any project you'd like…cooking, crafting, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, gardening, vacation ideas etc. It so much fun to see what everyone is up to each week. This party would be nothing without all of you, so a great big THANKS to all of you who contribute.

If you are new to visiting linky parties…just come on in and click on any picture box below and it will bring you to that post that someone has shared!! There are always so many wonderful ideas…don't miss out.

So let's get started this week!!




Come on in and join the fun!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kitchen Towel Wall Hanging...

This past weekend, I shared a tutorial to make a quick sew pillow from a kitchen towel. You can click HERE to see that post and the instructions. In that post, I said I would share another idea for making a wall hanging from the other kitchen towels that I purchased.

Here it is and it is so simple…little or no sewing at all.

kitchen towel wall hanging

Perfect and inexpensive wall hanging to fill in those little areas around your house just crying for a little color or something Chrismassy.

kitchen towel wall hanging

So, get your towels ready...

Monday, November 17, 2014

My Love Hate Relationship with Pre-Lit Trees…and How I Fixed It

I have been decorating multiple trees for Christmas for most all of my married life, so when pre-lit trees were invented I was, well, WOO HOO!!! I didn't rush out to buy them right away, but it was a goal to buy them one by one at the end of season sales. I always wait for the 75% off, so the deals are great.

I thought the long hours of stringing lights on trees was over. Did I think the trees would last forever…no. However, I didn't think about the time "IT" would happen. What is the IT, you ask?

This is IT…

That moment in time when the lights on all of my trees don't work...hence, my love hate relationship with pre-lit trees.

fixing pre-lit trees

Come on in to see more…

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party...

Hi everyone! Welcome to another wonderful link party where you will find so many fabulous ideas from bloggers willing to share their time and talents. I always try to have theme weeks during the holiday season to help us along during these busy months coming up!

November themes…

  • pie recipes
  • any family favorite recipes for the holidays
  • Christmas crafting ideas
  • Christmas gift making ideas

If you can think of other ideas for November, please leave a comment.


If you don't have any themes to post this week, you can share ANY idea that you have on your blog. We love any project or idea that you can add to the party. If you have older posts from previous years
that are in the theme, you can add those too. Add as many as you'd like!!

If you've never linked to Sew Darn Crafty, each week I start a new party where bloggers can add their own posts below for ALL to see!! It brings lots of traffic to your blog. You can add any project you'd like…cooking, crafting, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, gardening, vacation ideas etc. It so much fun to see what everyone is up to each week. This party would be nothing without all of you, so a great big THANKS to all of you who contribute.

If you are new to visiting linky parties…just come on in and click on any picture box below and it will bring you to that post that someone has shared!! There are always so many wonderful ideas…don't miss out.

So let's get started this week!!




Come on in and join the fun!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Turn a Kitchen Towel into an Adorable Pillow...

Hi everyone! I'm doing a little Christmas decorating early in our daughters' rooms, because we have guest staying in there over the holidays. I can do it early because…1) the girls are on their own now and 2) no one will see it right now and think I'm a looney for putting up trees this early!! Lol I'm not done with the trees yet, but I have done a little sewing. I'll show the full room when I'm finished.

I found awesome kitchen towels in TJ Maxx. They were the perfect color red that I'm using to decorate one of the rooms. When I saw the towels, I knew they were going to be pillows and wall hangings. Here's how the pillows turned out!

Kitchen Towel Pillows made in one minute…

kitchen towel pillow

This literally took a minute to make….fold and sew 2 lines of stitching!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Easy Handmade Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments...

I'm still on the Christmas crafting craze and making more ornaments. Maybe I'm being nostalgic and missing my daughters, but keeping busy keeps my mind busy! Remember last week's post about a red and gray themed tree and handmade ornaments? You can click HERE if you missed it. I want the tree to have a Scandinavian feel, but we'll see how far I get! Lol.

This is my latest craft to add a natural wood element to the tree…

Clothespin Snowflake!!

diy clothespin snowflake ornament


For the tree, I'm using gray felt, red burlap, yarns, natural wood and berries. I just love the textures.

handmade ornaments

Here are some of the things I already made…the yarn balls will be made into a garland, but I still need to buy wooden beads to separate the yarn balls. The others are felt ornaments and a letter to Santa. Click HERE for those.

handmade ornaments

They are so easy to make…just clothespins, hot glue and only takes 10-15 minutes to make.

diy clothespin snowflake ornament

Heat up your glue gun and let's get started…

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