November 2015

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Today we are sharing our Train from the Santa’s Workshop Applique Collection. At some point in time I’d like to create a whole train, but for now we have a steam engine with an “I think I can!” attitude! Of course I had to include a “pufferbelly” if for noRead More →

I’m a little rag doll, I’ll fill you with delight, We can play all day, I’ll keep you safe at night. This coloring page is based on our Santa’s Workshop Rag Doll Applique The Rag Doll Friends Coloring Page can be found HERE. The Santa’s Workshop Rag Doll Applique canRead More →

This pattern makes an approximately 48″ Christmas tree skirt. The bobble trim adds a retro flair and a bit of whimsy. It is easy to sew and makes a great pattern for a beginner. You can use Christmas print fabrics or you can do as I did and choose toRead More →

These ornaments were based on our Santa’s Workshop Rag Doll Applique which can be found HERE. I made them two different ways. The first ornament has a border around the design and in the second ornament there is no border. Decide which you like best and sew away! Materials: Bordered Pattern orRead More →

This is our month of ornaments! Today we are sharing simple rag ball ornaments. Simply rip and tear strips of fabrics, wrap them around Styrofoam balls, add a little ribbon and you are good to go. If you have a large stash of yarn balls, you can wrap them, too.Read More →

Believe it or not, I am almost done with my Christmas shopping! I just have a couple more things to get for Tim’s stocking. I spent a very enjoyable evening on Etsy wandering through shops, dropping items in my cart that I wanted to take a closer look at laterRead More →

  In our Advent Activities Guide we shared a tutorial for making a Paper Poinsettia Wreath. This was based on a Poinsettia Garland we had made before. (You can find the links below.) Using the same pattern as the paper wreath we created this beautiful Felt Poinsettia Wreath that you can reuseRead More →

Here are all the retro toys in our Santa’s Workshop Applique Collection. When designing these I thought of toys that were popular before batteries were synonymous with playthings. Of course, these toys are still popular with wee ones. Can anything take the place of a beloved doll or teddy? Also, whenRead More →

  This weekend our sponsor, Debbie of A Child’s Dream, is sharing some holiday crafting inspiration. She is also offering our readers a special discount. The first 15 shoppers to use the code SNOWFAIRY save 15% on their order. All shoppers when buying one Snow Fairies Kit will get aRead More →

These ornaments were based on our Santa’s Workshop Spinning Top Applique which can be found HERE. I made them two different ways. The first ornament has a border around the design and in the second ornament there is no border. Decide which you like best and sew away! Materials: BorderedRead More →

I’m a little spinning top, Round and round I twirl. I whistle and I hum, As my colors swirl. This coloring page is based on our Santa’s Workshop Spinning Top Applique The Spinning Top Coloring Page can be found HERE. The Santa’s Workshop Spinning Top Applique can be found HERE. TheRead More →

Hi, I’m Donni. I am mom to two sunbursts of joy, Kitty who is 11 and Teddy who is 8. They make my life busy, messy and full to the brim with love. I’m here to share my shop, The Magic Onions, with you. I make gorgeous handmade treasures forRead More →

Working with the Diagonal Weave Pattern: The main trick to working with the Diagonal Weave pattern, is not losing the dropped stitch. Here are some photos to help illustrate how to accomplish the weave. These photos are demonstrating row 7, but the same general idea also applies to row 3. SlipRead More →

When one of my babies asks me for something, I tend to put everything else on hold. A couple of weeks ago I got a text from 10 month old Peanut asking me for a toasty sweater for a South Carolina winter. (It’s pretty impressive that a 10 month oldRead More →

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens E-I-E-I-O With a cluck cluck here And a cluck cluck there Here a cluck, there a cluck Everywhere a cluck cluck Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O This coloring page is based on our Barnyard ChickenRead More →