“Knitted” Dog Bone Stocking

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Create a Stocking Especially for Your Furry Friend!

I have many crafting talents; knitting is not one of them.  I can knit a pot holder or a scarf but the list pretty much ends there.  However, I love the look of knitted stockings.  I already have store bought knitted stockings that I embellished for the humans in my life, but my dog needed his own stocking to hang by the chimney with care.  I couldn’t find a knitted dog themed stocking in stores, so I set out to make my own.  By cutting up an old sweater, I was able to have a stocking that looks knitted but only required my sewing skills!  So, get ready to make your furry best friend the best “knitted” stocking ever.


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Burlap Ruffled Tree Skirt

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Create a cute ruffled tree skirt with pratterned burlap.

Buying a tree skirt is always filled with problems for me.  The inexpensive ones always look cheap.  The ones the look good are like $50.  Not to mention, there are hundreds of shades of red or green and it’s almost impossible to find your shade of red or green.  I usually walk out of the store feeling frustrated or broke, neither of which are in the Christmas spirit.  So this year, I decided to make my own.  It was cheaper and in my color scheme.  Follow this tutorial to learn how to make your own!


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Reversible Table Runner

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Create your own table runner for all occasions!

The holidays revolve around food in many households.  So, you want your table to look nice for all those meals.  Table runners are a great and easy way to add a bit of flare to your table.  To help you save money, this table runner is also completely reversible.  I put the same fabric on both sides so I can easily hide a stain or spill if I don’t have time to wash it.  However, you could just as easily use two different fabrics and make your guests think you have two different table runners.  I like using upholstery fabric for table runners so it has a weighted more luxurious look.


  • 3 yards of fabric (if you’re using the same fabric for both sides, this is all you need. If you want a different pattern on the other side, buy an additional 3 yards of fabric)
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Large Ruler

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Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper

Christmas, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Home Decor, Needlearts, Winter 3 Comments

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper DIY

Bring some old-fashioned charm to your Christmas tree this year with this homespun beauty.  Make a new Christmas tradition by creating an angel topper of your very own that you’re proud to display year after year.

Angel 2

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own angel:

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Bias Tape Napkins

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Custom Napkins with Bias Tape

For holiday dinners, I like to use cloth napkins.  I personally think they express that the dinner is special.  I see so many adorable napkins in stores but those “extras” increase the price.  Instead of paying more, I take ordinary and plain cloth napkins and make them look special.  One of the easiest ways to do this is with bias tape.  You can buy it or make it yourself depending on how crafty you’re feeling.  Your guests will surely be impressed with this project.


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Gift Ideas to Crochet & Knit

Birthdays, Christmas, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Home Decor, Knitting and Crochet, Needlearts, Winter 1 Comment

The air is getting chillier, the days are getting shorter and the holiday season is right around the corner. I’m spending more time at home crafting and starting to wonder what I’ll be giving friends and family for the holidays. Here are some gift ideas to crochet and knit for your loved ones. I’ve included classic crochet patterns such as hats and scarves and some fun whacky gift ideas for kids and kids at heart as well!

A hat for everyone on your holiday list. There are so many styles to choose from. Here you will find classic, unique, and adorable hat patterns for adults, kids and even infants.

Unique Hat PatternsHopeful Honey, Olivia Kent

I just fell in love with these rabbit and bear patterns. They also include patterns for different outfits for your new cuddly friends. These patterns and photos are wonderful inspiration to beginners like me who aspire to gain more knitting experience.

Rabbit and BearBy Small Means

These tea cozies make great stocking stuffers! The design possibilities are endless. What a fun, easy way to dress up and personalize your tea and coffee mugs.

Mug CoziesSewing Barefoot

Crocheted scarves are classic, beautiful and unique home made gifts. Get creative with this Infinity Scarf pattern. You can never have too many pretty scarves!

Infinity Scarf - Hopeful Honey, Olivia Kent

This owl basket adds charm and practicality to the decor of any room. Make one for a friend, and another for yourself!

Owl BasketDeja Jetmir’s Ravelry Store

The kids on my list are always the most appreciative of my home made gifts. I remember loving this game as a kid and I know my niece and nephew will be excited to have their own personalized set!

Rainbow Fishing GameNiccupp Crochet

Here’s one more crochet project I just had to share. Isn’t this pattern so much fun! I know kids and grown ups alike who will love this one!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crochet Scarf - Inspiration Station

Needle Felted Stockings

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Use a new craft technique to create your own unique stocking designs!

I actually bought these stockings last year, but could never come up with a fun way to decorate them. I wanted something unique and easy, but couldn’t think of anything good enough for my holiday decor. This year, though, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with my stockings. I’ve always wanted to try needle felting, and when I grabbed these guys out of storage, I knew that I had found the perfect thing to use when trying out this new craft technique. I’m so happy with the results, they look really unique and go so well with the rest of my decor.


What You Need:

How to Make It:

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