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Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: Free Coloring Book

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing another one of my Uncle Dan’s hand-drawn creations: The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Coloring Pages.  Just like the Pop-Up Baby Jesus Activity I shared from him before Christmas, he is allowing me to share this meaningful coloring book with you totally free.  Just download, print, color and (hopefully) …

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On Roughhousing with Dad

Over the last few days I have come to a greater appreciation of my husband.  He is an amazing father, husband and friend, but being away from him as we navigate these strange days and weeks between houses and states has allowed me to see a bit more clearly the gaps in my abilities as …

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Printable Advent Calendar Nativity Set

Advent is literally right around the corner and I am so thrilled to be sharing with you a little project I have been working on lately: a Printable Nativity Set Advent Calendar to Color. I’m so excited about this project because is something my (and your) family can enjoy without hours of laborious crafting. If …

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How To Use My Felt Patterns

Hello friends! Today I am finally writing a post I should have written a long long long time away–How to Use my Felt Patterns.  I am constantly adding patterns to my PATTERN SHOPPE and I wanted to show you that ANYONE can make one of these patterns.  ANYONE!  The reason it took me so long …

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Stuffed Felt Owls

  These Stuffed Felt Owls I made for Valentine’s day are still deeply loved by my little girl–and why not?  They are adorable wonderful to hug and colorful.  I thought about waiting to post the tutorial for these Stuffed Felt Owls until next year, but I decided against it because, really, if one thing isn’t …

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4 Free Owl Pouch Templates–PDF Instant Download

Hello friends! This weekend I spent sometime converting 4 of my favorite projects–4 owl pouches and their templates–into one handy, beautiful PDF, ready to be downloaded, printed and crafted with.  And, I’m excited to be offering this FREE to anyone and everyone interested in subscribing to my newsletter–a place where I will be sharing more …

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Rustic Photo Transfer

Hello Friends! Today I am returning to one of my favorite projects (besides embroidery)—Photo Transfers.  I am excited to share this Rustic Photo Transfer with you.  Are all things rustic wonderful?  I think mostly thanks to my mother’s obsession with photos, I really enjoy working with images and finding creative ways to turn them into …

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Modern Christmas Tree Cross Stitch Patterns

Today I am excited to share a trio of new Christmas patterns I recently added to my shop: Modern Christmas Tree Trio.  Each pattern is listed separately in my etsy shop of $2.95 and the whole trio is listed together here for $5.95. These patterns are an instant download–click the BUY NOW button and as soon …

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Choosing Life to the End

Today’s post in the Choosing to be Open to Life series comes from Ana, who blogs over at Time Flies When You’re Having Babies.  She offers a beautiful and important message about being open to life that she learned in a nursing home. Last spring Mike came to me with the idea of our family …

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Cross Stitch Family Portrait {free patterns}

Hello!  Life has been busy since we added our little Dominic just over a month ago.  However, I have to be honest, he is a good baby.  I’m pretty spoiled.  Although I might feel like I don’t have many moments when my hands are free, I have found a few stolen moments here and there …

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The Challenge of Sibling Pictures

If you have more than one child, especially if they are toddlers, than you know just how rare/amazing it is to get them both in the same picture, both smiling.  I haven’t gotten a picture like this since well before Thanksgiving.  So, I am taking a break from the usual tutorials around here and just …

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Felt Owl Pouch {free template}

  Hello, hello!  The blog is moved and it is slowly coming together.  I still have some work to do around here, but in the meantime I have a sweet, simple little felt craft to share with you: A Felt Owl Pouch.  That’s right, I might have a brand new blog, but I still love …

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Friday Project: Braided T-Shirt Rag Rug

One of my favorite things to do while crating is to upcycle.  Therefore, this craft, Braided T-Shirt Rag Rug, is a personal favorite.  It is super easy–and who doesn’t have extra t-shirt laying around?   And plus, making it fit into my Lenten goals. Among other things, I decided to give up buying craft supplies …

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