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Citrus Holiday: In-a-Word Pillow

Wednesday, 07 October 2009 9:00

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There's one in every family. The helpful host/hostess who just won't rest – always rushing around to make sure everyone else is in tip-top shape. You know who I mean, don't you? This special holiday pillow is for that special holiday someone. Toss it his or her way and demand they 'SIT!' Bold red letter appliqués and matching red piping make a statement even Helpful Hannah (or Hank) will have to stop and pay attention to. The pillow is reversible, so when they pop up again to refill your glass, you can flip it over and try again later.

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Citrus Holiday: Elegant Hexagonal Pillow

Monday, 05 October 2009 9:00

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Things that are six sided: snow crystals, the cells of a honeycomb, the Tam Tam (a six-sided matzo cracker) and ... this delightful Citrus Holiday pillow. Completely proving 1) not all pillows need to be square, and 2) you need to get a magnifying glass or microscope to make sure I'm telling the truth about the snow crystals and honeycombs.

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Stylish Baby Nursery: Flowery Curtains & Striped Valance

Friday, 02 October 2009 10:00

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Curtains with a matching valance are the perfect start ... or finish to any room decor. As the Big Lebowski would say, 'They really tie the room together.' The valance is also a great way to add a dramatic dash of color or pattern in your room decor, and because the valance is narrow, you can accomplish this without making the room look too busy.

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Citrus Holiday: Reversible Gift & Wine Bags

Wednesday, 30 September 2009 9:00

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We all know how it goes. In the fall, we make a resolution to give only handmade gifts for the holiday season. Then, December rolls around, and you don't have the tree up, you have a full queue of holiday parties to attend, and the kids are begging to make cookies all weekend. That's where our handmade Gift & Wine Bags come in. They're quick to sew, and can at least add a homemade touch to those last-minute purchased presents. Plus, they're re-usable,which means they're a green alternative to wrapping paper.

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Citrus Holiday: Christmas Morning Table Runner

Tuesday, 29 September 2009 9:00

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I love table runners. You can use them alone or layered over a table cloth. They create a beautiful focal point for your table or buffet, like a little fabric runway, perhaps giving me an excuse to invite Tim Gunn to my house. But if I invited him, I'd probably have to also invite Heidi Klum, and then it would just be too crowded. So instead, I'll make this beautiful Christmas Morning Table Runner and invite my friends and family.

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Stylish Baby Nursery: Chic Pinafore Pillow Jacket

Friday, 25 September 2009 10:00

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Sew4Home Designer, Alicia Thommas was pondering a pillow one day, as she is often known to do, when a thought struck her. 'This poor little pillow's so plain,' she mused. 'It needs a new look, a fresh take, a ... new wardrobe!' Thus was born a Sew4Home exclusive: the Pillow Jacket. It’s like an outfit for your pillow. The jacket slips over a complimentary fabric-covered pillow to create a new and unique, layered look. This adorable pinafore version is our debut version.

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Bed Caddy

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 10:00

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I don't know about you, but my nightstand is pretty crowded. There are books and magazines and lotions and a clock and remotes and, and, and! This handy bed caddy allows me to keep my most-used items right at my fingertips, and the top of my nightstand stays tidy. The pockets all have the perfect expandable gusset: big enough to easily slide stuff in and out, but not so big that things topple out.

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Citrus Holiday: Patchwork Table Topper with Vintage Button Trim

Monday, 21 September 2009 9:00

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How many of you remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer is pitching the coffee table book about coffee tables? The center point of most living rooms is indeed the coffee table. So it certainly deserves its own decorator touch for holiday celebrations. This table topper project features a nine-patch center section that shows off a beautiful selection of our Heather Bailey Pop Garden & Bijoux fabrics.

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Citrus Holiday: Bits & Pieces Felt Ornaments

Friday, 18 September 2009 9:00

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We made our ornaments from scraps of fabric and trim, leftover buttons and craft felt. While we used a simple hand stitch on ours, you can also sew these up quickly on your machine. The key is to use what you have and your imagination. It's a fantastic way to introduce children to the creative world of sewing. Kids old enough to use a needle and thread will have fun picking and choosing their favorite bits and pieces, and cutting whatever shapes they like. They'll be beautiful however they turn out.

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Stylish Baby Nursery: The Three Blankets

Thursday, 17 September 2009 9:00

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Once upon a time there was a beautiful baby with golden curls. Admirers came from far and wide with gifts of soft, cozy blankets; each visitor trying to out-do the one who came before. The beautiful baby smiled and laughed and shook her golden curls. She loved all the blankets, declaring each one to be, 'Just Right!' We offer you the Goldilocks of receiving blanket options: Easy Baby Bear Decorative Stitch Blanket, Harder Mama Bear Ric Rac Blanket, and Hardest Papa Bear Bound Edge Blanket.

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