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Last month I finished up my quilt gifting (for a little bit) with a couple of red and black gems. For my niece’s end of May birthday I made a quilt with black, red and white fabric featuring the University of Utah, where they go to college. I used the Star Pop II pattern from…

Black and Red quilt gifts

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birthday gifts, quilting, teacher gifts

June 18, 2024

Last year I ended up making a lot of gift quilts.  If you haven’t seen them check out THIS post!  I was able to cover all of the special adults in my life but was short on the kiddos – so this year I am fixing that!  January/February I was able to get 2 or…

First Quilty Gifts of the Year!

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birthday gifts, quilting

February 28, 2024

Gifts are my love language! I love giving gifts that the recipient will actually like and what’s more fun than matching the gift to the birthday theme! Here are a few Birthday Gift Ideas that are all under $20 and match a popular birthday theme for you to consider! *Amazon affiliate links are included in…

Birthday gift ideas under $20 by theme!

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birthday gifts, Tips and tricks

November 23, 2020

My son has a small obsession with pufferfish! Thanks to the Nintendo switch game Animal Crossing! So for his birthday I decided to make him his very own Pufferfish crochet stuffie! I found this awesome pattern for a Pufferfish crochet stuffie by Vanessa Mooncie for FREE on Ravelry! It is written in British crochet terms…

Pufferfish are cool!

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birthday gifts, crochet

September 22, 2020

More projects to show off! I know quarantine has been hard for so many, I feel fortunate that my kiddos (almost 11 and 9) are thriving and enjoying being home with the whole family – and I am getting projects done that I have been wanting to do! Here are some of my recent completions.…

Even More Quarantine Crafting!

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birthday gifts, crochet, quilting

August 6, 2020

One good thing about this quarantine is all the time at home to finish projects! While I didn’t dive in and start making masks to sell (like the rest of the world) I did make them for family and friends. Here is my crew in their cute masks! I was also able to get some…

Rediscovering my Craftiness during Quarantine!

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birthday gifts, crochet, quilting

June 5, 2020

With in person birthday parties and special occasion parties postponed for now, here are 6 fun things to send to brighten up someone’s birthday or special occasion. All from the comfort of your home! Links to websites are in the headings!! Send a Cake Send a Cake has an Explosion box with a little cake…

6 Fun Things to Send!

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birthday gifts, Tips and tricks

May 13, 2020

Wanted to share a few blankets that we gifted over the past month! This first gift I have had planned forever – and I finally got it done in time for my friend’s birthday!  Yes another one of the picnic blankets!!  I really do love these. My friend is a huge UW Husky fan, so I…

Gifts Given: picnic and mermaid blankets!

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birthday gifts

March 12, 2015

My baby sister’s birthday was at the beginning of September.  For her last few birthdays I have for some reason been making her things for her trailer.  Probably because her birthday is around our big Labor Day camping trip!  But when I found THIS tutorial from Flamingo Toes for a camper embroidery hoop art I…

Giftie for my baby sis

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birthday gifts

October 1, 2014

Miss O’s preschool bestie turned 5 back in February.  She adores Strawberry Shortcake and I had found a cute Strawberry Shortcake panel at the fabric store that I wanted to make into a quilt for her birthday.  Well I ran into a few snags since I was trying my hand at free motion quilting and…

Strawberry Shortcake Quilt for O’s bestie

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birthday gifts

August 14, 2014

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