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We’re Loopy for Christmas!

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When I first had the idea for this tree, I mocked it up by pinning the felt loops to foam. Several loops and pins later, I decided to turn it into a pillow. You could put it on anything that you like, such as a picture frame or wall décor.

One important thing I learned while making this is that if you are using stretchy fabric, then you will need to make you pillow cover slightly smaller than the size of the pillow. My pillow is a 14″ square, and my stretchy pillow cover is a 13″ square.

Mary

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Category: Decor

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Merry & Bright Christmas Wreath

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A wreath covered in yarn stirs up warm feelings of home, plus it is a beautiful and inviting decoration to have on your door. I used a thick, chunky yarn to wrap the wreath which allowed me to wrap the wreath in less time than I anticipated. Yay! To make the appliqués shown here, follow this tutorial. Choose your yarn color and appliqués, then get to craftin’! :)

Mary

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Category: Decor

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Fast Festive Photo Frame for Your Fridge

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Today I present to you a fast festive photo frame for your fridge. (Phew, say that 3 times fast!) Glittery with snowflake accents, this is a pretty simple magnetic frame for posting Christmas cards, photos, or a child’s artwork on your fridge. Make it smaller or larger to fit your preference, and of course, you can use whatever paper you like. I used chipboard to make the frame sturdy, but you could use cardboard, too.

Mary

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Ho Ho Holly Stocking

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After attending a class on thread sketching with Nicole Blum, I wanted to give this technique a whirl. (I also bought her book and got it signed! :) ) What’s thread sketching? It is like drawing with your sewing machine, or free form sewing. My sewing machine wasn’t cooperating very well when I tried thread sketching at home, so I sewed a simple straight stitch, rotating the material to make the wavy lines. Maybe with practice and more experimentation, I can make some free motion designs. Despite the misbehaving sewing machine, I still came up with a fun design for a stocking; find out more after the jump.

Mary

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Cheery Christmas Blooms

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No fussy measuring here! I simply cut a strip of felt, then cut one petal and use it as a guide to measure the rest. Make them big or small, red or white, and use them to decorate anything. I love how these flowers have a number of layers and plenty of dimension. In this post, I’ll show you have to make this flower two different ways. One way makes a lovely semi-flat flower, while the other technique makes a beautiful, more dimensional flower. Leave your thoughts/questions in the comments below!

Mary

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Category: Appliqués

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Fleece Navidad!

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I know it’s a little cheesy, but I just couldn’t resist! I imagine that this puffy little sheep is SOOO fluffy that its legs and feet are hidden in all its wool. Hang this little lamb on any door knob in your home, and it will greet you every time you see it with its dangly streamers that say, “Fleece Navidad!”

Mary

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