Tag Archive: Christmas

Team Buttons Christmas Party Outfits – and a Discount Code!

With Christmas just around the corner, Joanne and Katie of Team Buttons have been stitching up their festive party outfits ready to strut them on the dancefloor!

We partnered with Spoonflower for their Holiday Blog Hop for this post and they…

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Christmas Time at Our New House

Decorating for Christmas took longer than expected at our new house, but it’s all finally up and I’m basking in the joy of multiple sparkling vintage aluminum Christmas trees, glittering ornaments, and the sounds of Christmas music. These shots will also be the first real look you’ll get to see of our new house with […]

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Meet me in Washington, D.C. over the holidays!

I couldn’t resist a title riffing on one of my favorite old movies, Meet Me in St. Louis. But it’s true! If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area over the holidays, let’s meet! I’m very tickled to announce I’ll be at Three Little Birds Sewing Co. in Hyattsville, Maryland (suburban… read more »

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Simplicity 8441 – Stuffed Llama

I sometimes sew gifts for the holidays, but not regularly. I’ve sewn dresses for my cousins before and a quilt or two. Usually, time constraints keep me from finishing my ambitious projects. Luckily my sewing group scheduled a retreat last weekend… Continue Reading

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Photo β€œOrnament” Christmas Tree

I put ornaments in quotations because they’re more photo than ornament. Like, they are literally just photos I printed at the grocery store, did nothing to them, and then stuck them in my tree. πŸ™‚ And they are my favorite tradition five years run…

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Four Years of Free Christmas Patterns

Each December from 203 to 2016 Kreinik created the 25 Days of Christmas series of free projects. These designs cover the entire range of Kreinik products and use every type of needlework. The ornament pictured above is one of my favorite projects. You …

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5 Things to Include in your Stocking Stuffers

5 Things to Include in your Stocking StuffersThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestle. The opinions and text are all mine. This post is sponsored by Nestle. When it comes to stocking stuffers, we like to craft ours with a good balance between practical and frivolous! I always want stockings to be exciting for my family, but…

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Dairy Free Peppermint Chocolate Bark + Win Her Wish List Holiday Giveaway

This post was created in partnership with Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Even though the holidays are such a busy time, I love to make Christmas treats. My three ingredient Peppermint Chocolate Bark is the perfect solution to that conundrum. It’s sooo easy and quick for the busiest of schedules. And it’s a fun,…

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Mixed Greens Evergreen Wreath

This post was created in partnership with Michaels.  I know that title makes it sound like we’re making a salad. Ha! But these mixed greens are for an unique take on a traditional holiday evergreen wreath. Usually I make a fresh wreath from clippings I buy by the pound at the Christmas tree farm. But…

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Free Project – Mini Stockings

Free Project – Mini Stockings

How perfect are these mini stockings for tiny gifts or even at a Holiday place setting?! Finished size Approx: 7″ (set of two) Download Now

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A letter to my newborn nephew

Tuesday, 28th November 2017   Dear Luke Welcome to the world, my new nephew baby Luke!  And guess what?  I’ve been working on a Christmas stocking for you, just like your big brother’s!  You are only three days old today, but I started making you this whilst you were still in your mummy’s tummy.  I […]

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Holiday Ribbons Mantle Sock – Free Design – Part 3

This week we have been doing this free design for a mantle-size stocking. On Tuesday, in Part 1, we created the outline and gathered materials, yesterday, in Part 2, we stitched the green ribbons. Today we will complete the stocking. Left Gold Ribbon This ribbon is stitched in Japonica, a Rice Stitch Variation. This crosses […]

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California Christmas Playlist

It is officially Christmas time! And with that lots, and lots of Christmas songs! Fun fact about me: I love Christmas music, but I often strive to find the most unique and offbeat Christmas songs out there. The blame I think rests with my dad, because it wasn’t Christmas unless we listened to Dr. Demento’s […]

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Holiday Ribbons – Free Design – Part 2

Yesterday we began this delightful free mantle stocking design, Holiday Ribbons. Today we’ll do the green ribbons. Tomorrow we’ll finish up the project. Left Ribbon This ribbon is stitched in Irregular Alternating Slanted Gobelin Stripe, below, using Watercolours for all but the single thread stripes. Those are stitched with metallic. Center Ribbon I used Petite […]

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Little House Gift Boxes – Free Cut Files

This post is created in partnership with Silhouette. It also contains affiliate links.  I have this thing with little houses, especially around the holidays.  If you’ve seen my advent houses and my paper gingerbread/holiday houses, then these little house gift boxes are probably no surprise! πŸ˜‰ They come in two sizes…The small one can be…

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Holiday Ribbons – Free Needlepoint Stocking – Part 1

This week’s free project is a delightful mantle size stocking that has five ribbons along the top. Today we’ll go over how to create the outline and find you materials. Tomorrow we’ll discuss the three green ribbons. Thursday we’ll do the two gold ribbons and the background Thursday we’ll also cover how to outline the […]

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Pine Trees Mini-Sock

Christmas quilts are a fine tradition, warming children on that Night of Nights while they wait for the wonders of the morn. Pine tree quilts, such as the inspiration for this mini-sock, were a common kind of Christmas quilt. NOTE: It’s Thanksgiving week in the US. This week I’ll be reprinting some great free projects […]

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Kitty Pajamas + free pocket kitty pattern

One of my favorite things to sew at Christmas time is pajamas for my kids. This year I thought I would add a little surprise to the pocket!   Isn’t it cute and kind of silly? But my daughter totally loves it. She’s already named it “Sniffles” and loves toting it around the house in…

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Free Sewing Pattern – FREE Christmas Stocking Pattern

Free Sewing Pattern – FREE Christmas Stocking Pattern

PATTERN DETAILS A perfect Traditional Christmas stocking to hang on your mantel piece! A great way to create a family heirloom. Sewing Instructions can be found on my website www.thelittleststudio.com BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sewing Curves, Pressing, Topstitching, and a Basic Lining SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One Size-Length is Approx. 22.5″ RECOMMENDED WITH THIS PATTERN Thread […]

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Recipe for My Mom’s Baked Thanksgiving Dressing Balls, aka Stuffin’ Muffins

Holiday meals evoke different memories for different people, but nearly every memory has something to do with the meal itself. Whether you prefer turkey to ham or are all about the tofurkey, these two side dishes and one dessert will…

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Free Project – Fall Yarn Pom Pom Wreath

Personalize your holiday wreath. Download now

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Free Project – 25 Festive Christmas Craft Ideas for 2017

Free Project – 25 Festive Christmas Craft Ideas for 2017

Cozy sweaters, firewood crackling, homemade hot cocoa, and decorating the home with sparkling green and red – these are all some of the treasures that the winter season provides us. With another chilly season underway and all of the promises it entails, comes one covenant that we get excited about every year: another season of […]

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Free Sewing Pattern – Christmas Stocking Zipper Pouch

Free Sewing Pattern – Christmas Stocking Zipper Pouch

PATTERN DETAILS Here’s a free sewing pattern to use up all those cute holiday scraps! This little Christmas stocking zipper pouch is just the right size for a handful of treats – plus it makes a great gift card holder. For the front, I used a quilt as you go technique on cotton batting. The […]

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Holiday Stitch Guide Class Open

The holidays and the New Year are often times of reflection for us. We not only want to finish things off, we also want to start new things. And what better way to do that than to learn how to create your own stitch guides with a specially-priced and shorter session of my popular class. […]

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2017 Christmas gift guide!

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
Hello Sailor Heavy Interlock fabric from Tilly and the Buttons from £8.50
Pink Dressmaker Shears 8″ from Ernest Wright and Son £40

Christmas is fast approaching which means it’s time for mince pies, decorations, and presents! Do you know what you’re getting for your crafty friends? Browse our top selection of gorgeous gifts and stocking fillers for your nearest and dearest. Don’t forget to treat yourself too πŸ™‚

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
17-Month Agenda – No Bad Days from Ban.do $28
Etta Dress Kit from Tilly and the Buttons from £45

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
Love at First Stitch Book from Tilly and the Buttons £20
Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
Become a Shoe Design Icon Gift Voucher from I Can Make Shoes £75
Sewing Pattern Bundles from Tilly and the Buttons £30

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!

Learn to Sew Jersey Tops Online Workshop from Tilly and the Buttons £45 *
Bra Making Kit from The New Craft House £32

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!

Magnetic Doughnut Pin Cushion from Oh Sew Quaint £9.99
Scissors Pendant Necklace from Lou Taylor £30

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!

Donut Cat Lapel Enamel Pin from I Like CATS £7.50
Sewing Schemes Notebook from Tilly and the Buttons £3.50

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!

Suzy Magazines from Suzy Magazine £10
Dungaree Buckles for the Cleo Dungaree Dress from Tilly and the Buttons £4.50

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!

Gift Voucher from Tilly and the Buttons £10 – £250
Craft Nail Transfers from Kate Broughton £4

* Want to give someone an Online Workshop as a gift? Just purchase a Gift Voucher for the right amount, and then if you or your lovely friend drops us an email, we’ll sort it out pronto!

Don’t forget to have a look at our last order dates, to make sure that your goodies arrive in time for Christmas. We hope you’ve found something lovely to pop under the tree!

Happy festive shopping! xxx

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Free Project – Fall Floral Bush Gift Wrapped Boxes

Gift wrap the best present for the people in your life. Download Now

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Vintage Holiday Feature

Ages ago I met an editor at Engaged Media (the publishing powerhouse behind vintage favorites such as Atomic Ranch and Flea Market Decor) and we talked about our apartment being featured in their special holiday issue, Vintage Holiday. However, we were house hunting, I believe we may have even made an offer on a house, […]

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Adapt this DIY Sewing Wreath to Needlepoint

I’ve been wanting to make a wreath showcasing needlepoint threads for ages. I’ve just never known how to do it. With this post from Craft Gossip, we see a wreath showing sewing threads. But it has given me the way forward to do one for needlepoint. Here’s how to adapt it: Gather up packages of […]

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Custom Initials, Letters & Affirmations Now Available

I’m just too excited to keep this to myself. In my Easy shop I’ve added new products that will make it so easy for you to create custom gifts easily. They are all based on letters, phrases, or monograms. They can be based on my huge libraries of charted alphabets and fonts. They even can […]

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Two More 12 Days Free Stitch Guides

Usually when the days of Christmas get beyond seven I get a little bored. The birds are to me more interesting than the people. The next two days in Needlepaint’s 12 Days of Christmas Stitch Guide series are now available. The picture is of Eight Maids a-Milking and I just love it because it’s so […]

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