DIY Advent Banner Tutorial

September 11th, 2014

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Amy from Ameroonie Designs here today! It’s getting to be the time of year for counting down. I’m going to share with you a double duty advent garland.  It’s both a chance to count down to the upcoming holiday, and a lovely decoration as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Fancy Christmas Apron Tutorial – Lost & Found Christmas

September 10th, 2014

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Fancy Christmas Apron

by Diane and Audrey of The Cloth Parcel - Check out their blog for quilt and craft ideas, quilting and sewing techniques and tutorials, and previews of upcoming products!

When we think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind is holiday baking.  We are always taking pictures of fun holiday traditions, so why not look fabulous in a cute holiday apron while you’re at it?  This apron is generously sized with an added pocket to be functional as well as beautiful.  The waist ties can be tied in back, or wrapped around the back and tied in front.  We know you’ll love this apron as much as we do!

Supplies Needed (from Lost & Found Christmas from Riley Blake Designs):

-1 3/4 yd. Black Damask

-1/2 yd. Green Trees

-1/2 yd. Red Snowflakes

-1/3 yd. Black Snowflakes

-Various scraps for apron pocket

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DIY Fabric Loop Christmas Trees

September 9th, 2014

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Hi all! I am so excited to be here at The Project Girl today! Can’t you tell by my heavy use of exclamation points?!!

Ok. Calm down, Kate. Get to crafting already.

As soon as I saw the beautiful Lost & Found Christmas Cotton fabrics Jen designed for Riley Blake Designs I knew they would make perfect fabric loop Christmas trees. I made similar trees last year using plain burlap, but using Jen’s fabric really stepped this decor up a notch. There are an endless number of ways you can combine the fabrics for this projects so get creative and have fun!

To make a fabric loop Christmas tree, you will need a styrofoam cone, a hot glue gun, a couple of hot glue sticks, scissors, a sewing machine, thread, and some Lost & Found Christmas Cotton. For each tree you will want 1/2 yard each of two complementary fabrics. I chose the Christmas Trees pattern in Cream and the Christmas Stripe in Red for one tree and Christmas Trees pattern in Green and the Christmas Stripe in Red for the second tree.

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