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How to Make an EPP Hexagon Coaster

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I don’t know if I’ve ever had so many friends and family hit by the flu in the same year; so far we are healthy but I just want to burrow down and stay inside until it’s warm out again! Drinking warm beverages is a wonderful way to slow down and rejuvenate, and it’s even better when paired with a hand sewing project! No sewing machine required, you’ll want to make this EPP hexagon coaster tutorial to rest your mug or teacup on. Curled up under a blanket, stitching and sipping, is a great way to practice self-care. If you know someone who is already sick, pull together a sweet little ‘get well’ basket with a new mug, Bigelow tea, and handmade coaster (there is a chance to win some tea, too, so scroll to the bottom and good luck)!

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Best of 2017 from 30 Top Craft Blogs

I’ve reflected on my top 10 posts published in 2017, looked back at the year overall, and now I’m sharing the top posts from a bunch of other craft bloggers! Over 30 of the The Best of the Best of 2017 crafts, with embroidery, crochet, painting, soap making, vinyl and more. If you have any crafty resisolutions for 2018, this is a great list to make something new, try a new method of making, and find new blogs to follow for fresh inspiration! Even better, maybe start working on handmade gifts for the 2018 holidays and you’ll end up finishing early (is it just me, scrambling at the last minute?).

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Christmas Ornament that Toddlers Can Help Make

Check out this easy tutorial for a Christmas ornament that kids can make! Babies up through big kids can help paint a festive shape, which hangs from a simple embroidery hoop. Christmas craft and diy Christmas gift all in one! #kidmadeornament #diychristmasornament

My kids are always making things, which I love, so they love to help make presents along with me. They had so much fun painting this Christmas banner with me, I decided to extend the concept and have them test an ornament that kids can make. Messy painting makes for clean, pretty ornaments with one special tool; they had fun making these and I love how they turned out for gifting to the Grandmas!

I’m sharing this tutorial as a part of a blog hop for kid-made ornaments, hosted by Crafty Mama in Me, so scroll to the bottom and click through to see other ideas for ornaments kids can make!

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Sewing Stocking Stuffer Ideas

It can be hard to guess someone's fabric taste or pattern wishes, but there are lots of nifty gadges that fit perfectly in a stocking! See this list of sewing stocking stuffers and find something unique for all the sewists in your life. #sewing #stockingstuffer #giftguide

It’s that time of year where I’m swearing that NEXT year, I’ll either buy all my gifts or start making them in July. I’ve been looking for small things to slip into zipper pouches & tote bags for the sewists in my life, and thought I’d make a list of sewing stocking stuffer ideas. I tried to balance cheap options with a little pricier ones- my family tends to treat stockings as another place to stuff presents instead of for smaller items. I’d love to hear if I missed any of your favorites! As always, it’s great to go check out your local quilting store, or suggest your significant other does, but I also understand that sometimes you’re up at midnight, trying to knock the rest of your list off, and want to order off Amazon with 2-day shipping.

If you’re in the shopping mood, check out my round-up of craft & sewing books to gift too!

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