Holiday Gift Guide: Zipper Christmas Cheer

If you need a quick handmade present I have the solution for you – Christmas zips! These adorable Christmas decorations and brooches are made with zipper yardage. You can either stitch them or use hot glue (so quick and easy!)

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Handmade Holiday: Aprons

I know I am not the only one who will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen over the next few months. Although I will often whip up nightly dinners without an apron, when I start baking or cooking large dinners (like Thanksgiving dinner) I need to protect my clothes from my mess. There is something about putting on the “uniform” of an apron that really gets me in the cooking mood – and of course, I love all the different styles.


The Betsy Apron

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Potluck Party Set – New Samples, New look

We recently made some new samples of our Potluck Party round casserole carrier. There are two versions of the carrier, one with a solid top, the other has a pieced sunburst. We really wanted to highlight the sunburst design and did so using a solid aqua body with a yellow gingham sunburst, both from Riley Blake. Yellow bias tape finishes the look.

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I love this new sample, it really shows off the piecing and is perfect for a picnic.

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The carrier can hold any of your round dishes, whether it be a pie or a glass casserole with a lid. This makes it so much easier to transport your potluck – and makes a beautiful presentation!

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We did a second casserole carrier sample using Riley Blake’s double sided quilted fabric on the solid version. This lime green and white fabric features a chevron stripe on one side and a tiny polka dot on the other.

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Using a quilted fabric like this makes the casserole go together really quickly. The only downside is that you don’t use the heatproof batting so you lose a little more heat than you would with our regular version.

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However, the ease of sewing the carrier might make up for any heat loss.

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The Potluck Party Set would also make a great Christmas gift! Make it in a fun Christmas fabric like this Maude Asbury design from Blend, then fill it with a delicious treat. Who wouldn’t love that?


Skip To My Lou’s Handmade Holiday

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a wonderful tutorial for our Star Light, Star Bright ornament, perfect for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. Keep reading…

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Handmade Holiday: Ornaments

Do you ever make your own ornaments as gifts or for an ornament exchange? We have some really fun ornament patterns and books that use felted wool to make unique ornaments.

Hearth & Home Holidays will cast a cozy spell over your holiday decorations…


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