Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail

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Okay, this isn’t just a Christmas drink recipe, it’s delicious anytime.  And you could add any shapes that suit your occasion – whether it’s a birthday, 4th of July – whatever!  But the red star makes this crisp and fruity cocktail look so festive that it’s really perfect for your holiday entertaining – and it’s […]

Easy Ribbon and Bead Bracelets – Video Tutorial

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Good morning!  I’m trying something a little different today as part of the team, and I’ve got a fun, fast patriotic project craft-along video to share with you today!  You can learn how to make these ribbon and bead bracelets sponsored by The Ribbon Retreat.  I was sent a stash of fabulous ribbon to […]

Braided Hemp Button Bracelet

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So if you’ve been keeping up this week, this is the project I’ve been aiming for all week.  I had a little fail making up some polymer clay buttons (though I swear, it was the oven’s fault) and I shared the button tutorial once I switched ovens and got these star-themed buttons right.  I was making […]

45 Patriotic Project Ideas

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Do you love July 4th as much as I do?  Independence Day is my very favorite holiday. It’s right in the middle of summertime fun, when the days are still long and the weather is awesome.  It’s barbecues and fireworks and parades and staying up late with your family and your friends… I can hardly […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday.  It’s when summer is still getting started, there’s barbecues and fireworks, and relaxing with my family and my friends… I’m so looking forward to a great day today! If you were hoping for a tutorial today, I actually have one over at Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts!  It’s […]

My First Quilt

My First Quilt

Good morning!  With the 4th being tomorrow, today seems like a really fun day to share an Independence Day picnic staple for us: my very first quilt. I’ve mentioned a few times that my first sewing project was a quilt my Gram helped me with.  She is the one who gave me a sewing machine. […]