Sunday, July 16, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 3!

Hi, all!

So many great ideas, so little time!  But if you start now, you'll have some time to work on Christmas before the holiday rush begins.  Just imagine how much time you'll have when the kids go back to school in a few short weeks!

Here are the links to today's bloggers on the hop...


Amy of Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen, Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt, and Cheryl of Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting have a great line-up for us today - some super gift items and Christmas decor that will make you just burst with crafty mojo!! So hop on over to their blogs - and remember to leave a comment (here too) to be included in today's giveaway.  If you want more info on the giveaway, go to this post and scroll down a bit.  It's complicated - but there's some of Tula Pink's Holiday Homies up for grabs!!


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Now, if you are working on your own Santa's Trip Around The World quilt, today you will be working on the second strip set panel.  The directions are posted on yesterday's blog, and are the same for each of the four strip sets.  So today I thought I'd share some gift ideas rather than just repeat the same instructions.

Do you sew with a group of friends?  I do, and I always wish I could make little gifts to give them at Christmas.  Planning ahead, and some great ideas, can make this a reality this year!  So here are some cute ideas I've had pinned to my board for inspiration...

These first three would be great scrap busters!  Simple, too, and you've probably got most of what you need to make them in your stash (at least, I do!)




And if, like me, you collect old wooden spools, here's a couple of great ways to put them to use!  This ornament is just adorable... 


...and oh my goodness, look at this tree!  I must make one of these for my mantel!


And speaking of trees, maybe you could raid your button box and pull this one together?  My grandkids love to play with my buttons, so I may set them to work making these.


And last but not least, is this not the cutest?  And useful, too!


You can find the links for all of these projects on my Pinterest board "12DCIJ Pins".

Is your cup running over yet?  Are you looking at your scraps with some new ideas in mind?  I know I am!  See you tomorrow!

Hugs!

Sarah

PS Don't forget to go check out the other stops on the hop today!!  

Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

Friday, July 14th


Saturday, July 15th


Sunday, July 16th


Monday, July 17th


Tuesday, July 18th


Wednesday, July 19th


Thursday, July 20th


Friday, July 21st


Saturday, July 22nd


81 comments:

  1. Fun and amazing projects for the holidays! Hard to wrap my head around Christmas in July already!

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  2. Cute button tree, and spool tree...lotsa ideas out there!

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  3. These are wonderful ideas for quick makes Sarah, I have to try some of them. It's a great hop, I'm loving it!

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  4. What great ideas, especially the button tree. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love the button tree, what a great idea.

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  6. I have two friends that I meet once a month to do some slow stitching and slurping of coffee. Good times. While I don't stitch with friends often, I sure enjoy the times I do!

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  7. I really like the spool tree. But I adore the thimble pincushion necklace.

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  8. Sarah, I am a subscriber to your blog but seem to get the postings one day late. Am I still eligible for the daily draw when I post late? I am keeping up with the QAL

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    1. Yes ma'am - I will be checking all the comments at the END of the hop, so people who get behind will have a chance to catch up. But the deadline for commenting is noon on 7/26, so I have time to tally up and pick the winners before Friday! FYI JAN, you are a no-reply blogger - leave your email address the next time you comment!

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  9. What cute gift ideas! Some would make great home decor too!

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  10. Thanks for the great ideas. I have some wooden spools that I now have an idea of what to do with them!!

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  11. I love the little spool tree.

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  12. Well I no longer have any wooden spools but at least the cones of thread start out tree shaped...sorta!

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  13. Oh, I love the spool and button trees.

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  14. Cute ideas! I'm enjoying this hop :-)

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  15. Those little button trees are a great idea

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  16. I love the spools and buttons! I've already pulled a few of my old spools out and am headed to the button box. I love these little home dec projects. Thanks for all YOU do!

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas -- the button tree is so cute!! I am having fun collecting ideas!!

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  18. Great ideas, Sarah! The little thimble necklace pincushion is just too cute!!! I wonder where they find those thimbles. Any suggestion? kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  19. I love those little gift ideas! Totally manageable to make some of those!

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  20. I have old wooden spools! Cute ideas for my quilty friends. Thanks :)

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  21. Cute ideas! I might be able to squeeze in some time to do a few of those!

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  22. Those are really fun gift ideas! I'm looking for some small gifts for a retreat I'll be attending this fall and I've saved some of your ideas! Thanks!

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  23. Oh cute ideas on your pinterest board

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  24. Great deals, fun projects...Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Thank you for those cute ideas. I was just thinking about what to do for my mini-quilt group this Christmas. Now I must decide which of these ideas I will use!!

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  26. This is my FIRST hop...I'm having a great time!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  27. Always need new ideals for small gifts,thanks
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  28. Sarah, I love all those cute little ideas for gifts! I think my grandkids will have fun helping make some of them, especially those using spools and buttons! Thanks for the ideas.

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  29. I've tried to leave a comment for Amy or email her. No luck! Am I the only one?

    Enjoying the hop!

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  30. Such a fun hop!!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  31. Thanks for the ADORABLE quilty gift ideas!! I'm always on the lookout for easy gifts to make for my Quilt Bee.

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  32. Wow, you've found some wonderful ideas for quick crafty gifts. I've been enjoying the hop, thanks so much for all your work in putting it together.

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  33. Cute ornament ideas, thanks! I visited yesterday on Chrome instead of Firefox, and I don't think a single comment got published. LOL I'll go back and triple check and leave another one from Firefox if I don't find them. dezertsuz at gmail

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  34. Such cute decoration ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Like the spool crafts. I could see myself doing those. Thanks Darlene

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  36. Keeping up with the sewing for once! Cute ideas ... some of these I've had pinned myself. Great reminder.

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  37. I don't normally get to sew with friends but I enjoying little tokens. These are some fabulous little ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Thanks for ideas for all those little projects. They are darling.

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  39. Love the wooden spool ideas! I must make the darling Christmas Tree spools too! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  40. Great little ideas! Thanks for sharing. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  41. Thank you for the cute ideas! love your ideas!

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  42. Loving your Bloghop. The projects are all sizes and finding good ideas for gofts.

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  43. I love making ornaments these are great.

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  44. Love your little giftie ideas, so much fun to make for a friend!

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  45. Great Christmas "gifties".

    ejaneemerson@yahoo.com

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  46. I just love that wooden spool tree! Now to find some of those spools! :)

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  47. Those are some really cute gift ideas. The button tree is my favorite.

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  48. Well, I've finally caught up. Getting the email a day late made me fall behind, but now I'll remember to go to the blog every day and keep up. Lots of marvelous ideas. I admire you for spending the time to reply to everyone on top of all the other stuff you do.
    Pat

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  49. What cute gift ideas! I too love that button tree.

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  50. great gifts...love the little trees

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  51. Oh, Sarah!... What cute ideas!
    Those fabric scrap key chains, beautiful little pincushions, and stocking ornaments are a must-do!! I have the scraps (!!), and it will be fun playing with them to create these!
    *Thank you!* for putting all these great ideas together!
    Pat T.

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  52. Those are awesome small gift ideas! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  53. What great ideas for group gifts. Who among us doesn't need another pin cushion, maybe one to sit by our sewing machine or cutting table? And isn't it always nice to hang an ornament on the tree that was made by a friend? Thanks for sharing, Sarah.

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  54. Love the spool ornaments. Thanks for sharing these.

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  55. Every day new ideas. How fun.
    Swoot@att.net

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  56. Oh my goodness I didn't realize I needed to comment every day here lol
    Jeri Oldtisme@aol.com

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  57. Ok it's my daily check in. Great job
    Swoot @att.net

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  58. Day 3 and counting. Thanks again for organising this event

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  59. I love the button tree! My grandchildren also love my button box but I don't think I have enough green buttons. Guess it's time to visit the fabric store, as if I needed an excuse.

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  60. I love the wooden spool projects. I wish I could find some of those but I don't ever come across anyone with some to get rid of.

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  61. Okay, now I'm following your Pinterest board...these are super ideas for small gifts!

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  62. What awesome ideas!!! Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  63. Cute ideas! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  64. I'M VERY MUCH ENJOYING HOPPING THIS WEEK EVEN IF I'M NOT SEWING ALONG I'M BOOKMARKING MY TO DO LIST. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  65. More good ideas. I'm sure I have enough buttons to make a tree or two. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Love that spool tree and I certainly have lots of wooden spools to use! What great ideas!

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  67. I love the spool tree--buttons and spools are great ideas!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  68. I love the button tree ornament. This would put a big dent in my bucket of buttons. Very crafty idea@

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  69. Sarah - you have put so much time and effort into organizing this Hop - thank you! It's been such a fun journey.

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  70. I totally need to make one of those spool trees. Love it!!

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  71. I love the small ideas! The button Christmas trees would be an easy item to add to a gift. Thank you for putting this all together!

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  72. You've given me a great idea of how I can use some old thread spools my neighbor gave me! Thanks!

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