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Hi Everyone! 

My husband recently had neck injury, and really needs a good old fashion heating pad for pain relief. So for Christmas I thought I would take some left over flannel from my simple holiday tree post and use it to whip up this handy heating pad. I made this one long and narrow so that it could be draped around the neck! I also didn't over fill with rice so that it remained nice and flexible. 

I'm also really hoping that my husband doesn't read this post.....because well, that would be awkward.

I also wanted to let everyone know that I have recently become a Singer Brand Ambassador! This is something I am so excited about, I have used Singer products for years. I started with my Fashion Mate and my ProFinish Serger and they have served me sooo well for years and years. I have some exciting new machines to use, the Singer Legacy and the 14T968DC Professional and I'm just warning you.... expect to see them alllllll over my blog.

I'm so excited about the future and I have sooo many posts coming up! 

Happy Sewing! 

 
 
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As December ticks by, the pressure to find that perfect gift is mounting. And if you're anything like me, the idea of spending hours in a crowded sends chills into your soul..... and not the cold related kind. 

My solution is to steer in the other direction and find a creative way to give the perfect gift. So I've put together a quick little post gathering up all the tutorials I have that make the greatest gifts or that make festive decorations for your home!

I hope you really enjoy this little post and have the Happiest of Holidays!

 
 
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Hello!! 

I'm switching my theme for Christmas this year a bit. I usually stick with a neutral palette of mostly cream, silver and gold. And while I still love that look, this year I wanted to throw in a bit more of a rustic feel. I'm focusing on reds, plaids, dark denims and flannel to really play up the cozy feel. The problem with changing up your Christmas theme is well..... it's pricey! And my husband and I are young, with a young family and the cash isn't always free flowing. So my plan was the take the bags and bags of scrap fabric I have lying around and see what I can come up! 

I was on Pinterest and saw these beautiful little birds from Spool (??). I'm going to link a blog post from Lou Lou's Handmade. She has a fantastic post about these little birds but I don't believe it's the original, just the only one I could find. Any I love them soo much and I was inspired to make a few to of these and they turned out so fantastic. 

I also wanted to make a little sparrow type bird. But I had trouble with every template I found! So I made my own modifications and did some playing around and came up with the template here. I hope you enjoy, they are a little tricky to make, so Beginners Beware! Take your time and take it slow and you will just fine! 

 
 
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Hey Everybody! 

Not going to keep you here too long! But I wanted to put a Sewist spin on the traditional Christmas Tree Ball Ornament. And I think these are so perfect for creating a unique and simple decoration. These are also super useful because we have pets and young kids and the delicate tree decorations just aren't practical. But ones made of fabric? Yes please!!

Another idea if you're thinking about these for a kid friendly tree, is pairing them up with cute and colourful fabric. Throw in some Christmas themed pom-pom’s and you have yourself a tree like no other!