Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Twas the night........" Day 2 & A Holiday Give Away!

Twas' about 2 Months ago when our Leader Samm of Sew We Quilt, and Team Leader Marlene of Stitchin by the Lake were about to settle down with there brew, when an idea struck, and off to their Keyboards they flew~ Now G, Now I, Now F and T!  On I, On D, On E, A and S!
The next Morning, to what before my eyes did Appear but a New Blog Hop!  Still in my Kerchief, I sprung to the Keurig and back to the Computer!



Welcome Friends, I am so glad you are here to visit today!! 
Making Gifts to Share and Give is always a Delight for me, especially during the Holidays!!

Heather from A Reformed Heath'n sent me a Beautiful Quilted Journal with Pockets Inside!  I was going to make one for myself to Journal my 2015 Sewing and Quilting Adventures.  So I was so delighted when this arrived along with a Handmade Card~

Also was another beautifully made Gift.  Handwarmers, and Lavender Scented, Rice Filled Eye Bag.  Both of which have other uses as well.  A Handmade Bag full of Chocolates was a Sweet ending to my lovely set of Gifts!!  Thank~You Again so much Heather!!

Some of my ideas to Share with you today are these easy Ornament/Package Toppers,

So easy to make, just keep embellishing a Fabric Pinwheel.


Another Favorite that keep me busy throughout the year but a Great Stocking Stuffer, are my Lavender filled Dryer Sachets.  I make them Plain and sometimes I will add a little trimming to the front.


I am always into Pretty Towels as you have seen here before, so I tried this Pattern, from Little House Living  I have decided and ready to sew on now, a 3" Ruffle to the bottom

These I made with Never been used Vintage Canon Towels.  Very Easy, and fun.

More things I would Love to share with you but the 'Sleigh' must move on!

I did send the following Items to Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy, but I forgot to take a shot of the Apron.  That you will see on her Blog.

A Wonky Stacked Pincushion

Scarf, that is my favorite Pattern to Crochet~

Thank~You sew much for stopping by today, I hope you will stop by the other Bloggers in today's event.  I am sure they will have ideas that will put a Twinkle in your eye!

Wednesday, Nov. 12 



Our GIVE AWAY is a Wonderful $25 Gift Certificate from the FAT QUARTER SHOP!
All you do is leave a Happy Holiday Comment, and the Winner will be drawn at the end of the Blog Hop!  Good Luck Everyone!!

Wishing you All a Safe and Blessed Holiday Season!!


Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
rfnancy.etsy.com
sweettwinklestars.etsy.com

87 comments:

  1. Love your fabric pinwheels, they would also make sweet tree decorations! Your other projects are lovely. Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!

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  2. Great gifts, the toppers and journal are just lovely.

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  3. What a fun idea for a blog, and such great gifts you all are giving and receiving. Thanks tor the quick gift ideas! Happy Holidays

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  4. Love the cupcake pincushion and the package toppers, plus...well, gee, I just loved it all...only thing is suddenly I realized that the holidays are almost here..yikes!
    yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  5. Love the parcel ornaments - lovely idea. You received a lovely notebook

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  6. You made some gorgeous projects! I can almost smell the lavender...
    I wish you a Happy Holiday season!

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  7. Your ornaments are just beautiful!!! Of course, you know how I feel about what I received. :) The dryer sachets are a fabulous idea as well. Have a Very Merrry Holiday Season!! ~Hugs

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  8. What cute ornaments. And that scarf looks oh so soft. I also want to say I liked your poem...creative you are.

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  9. I always enjoy reading your posts and looking at your wonderful creations, they are so beautifully done and I become a fan of vintage accessoires through this hops and your creations are always an eyecatcher for me!

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  10. Your ornament/package toppers are so pretty...love all your little projects, and what pretty gifts you received too! Happy Holidays!

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  11. Lovely! Have a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!

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  12. Your package toppers are beautiful. Happy Holidays.

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  13. That is the coolest pincushion ever! Your projects are beautiful. The dryer sachets are my favorite.

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  14. You received and made some wonderful projects. The journal is just lovely. And I'll take your word that the Ornament/Package Toppers are easy to make lol, because they are so pretty and look complex!

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  15. good day Nancy..your ornaments, wonky pin cushion, scarf, sachets..allll beautiful...great choices and any receiver would be thrilled..

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  16. What pretty toppers/ornaments...And your towels... So going to gave to add that idea to my list to make!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  17. A wonderful journal cover. I love those. You have such pretty gift ideas. My favorite its the towels. I love pretty and useful things.

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  18. Lovely gifts you received! Oooo that pincushion is so cute!

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  19. Such darling gifts from Heather. Everyone does need a notebook. And chocolate ;) Love your little package decorations... And your towels...and the dryer sachets....and just everything. Thank you so much for sharing these ideas with us. Enjoy your holidays.

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  20. Love the journal cover from Heather. Hope you enjoy using it and remembering this swap!

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  21. Nancy I loved the gifts you sent Amy and now I'm jealous of your lavender sachets...they're much prettier than the ones I made! I have a friend who loves yo yo's so I'm going to pass on this idea for a package ornament! blessings, marlene

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  22. Pretty, cute projects. Merry Christmas. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  23. The toppers are lovely, do you have a tutorial for them?
    Everything is so festive and cheery!

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  24. Wonderful ideas here, love your embellishments and that scarf is a beauty!

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  25. I love Christmas!!! the music, the food, the family activities, and oh yes, the presents!!!! loving this blog hop....

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  26. Lovely projects. How great to have had a head start!

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  27. What wonderful gift ideas - sachets, sweet ornaments, and the dishtowels would make great neighbor gifts. Heather's sweet gifts are just terrific! Just the things to get you started on a wonderful holiday season!

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  28. You have given several very good ideas with the sachets getting my attention.

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  29. Great ideas! I love the idea of using the dryer sheets. The ornaments and pin cushion are fabulous!

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  30. Fabulous journel! What a treasure. Your quick gift ideas are just wonderful. I love the wonky pin cushion! How fun is that...and those little fabric ornies! They are gorgeous!

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  31. Great gift ideas! I love the little fabric gift toppers as well as the towels! Great ideas!

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  32. Great projects, and I loved your adaptation of the poem at the opening of your post!

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  33. Wonderful gifts, they are lovely. And some great ideas too.

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  34. Love the journal-ing idea. Why have I not thought of this??? Love your gifts, and love the ideas you have. That scarf is just wonderful. Wish I could make up one of those in an evening! Hope you have a Merry Christmas! ~Cori

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  35. Happy Holiday , love looking at your creations

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  36. Lovely projects you have made, Nancy. I love the gift toppers. I think they would make Christmas packages look extra special. Great job.

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  37. This is the most wonderful hop filled with lovely gifts and ideas and inspiration. Thank you sew very much for participating and hopping. Creative T'Was the Night Bliss...

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  38. Love the creative start to your posting. Your gifts, both given and recieved are wonderful. Your package toppers are terrific. They are a great idea.

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  39. That pincushion could easily be an ice cream cone or a stacked cupcake.. But I really love the pinwheel flowers, course that's me, I love fabric flowers. :)

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  40. How fun your idea are. the sachets being my favorite, so dainty and lady like.

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  41. Merry Christmas and happy new Years

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  42. lovely items - really like that pin cushion.

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  43. What great gift ideas! Those toppers would be fun to make.

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  44. You gift topper idea is fantastic and I will be trying it. Your sachets and towels are so sweet along with the gifts you sent Amy. I will check out the apron, for sure. It looks like you were nicely spoiled by Heather, too. This is so fun!!

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  45. What a nice gift you received. Your gifts are lovely too. I would love to receive any and all of them. So clever with your poem to start your post! Merry Christmas!!!

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  46. these are all wonderful gift ideas, thank you for sharing.

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  47. giggling as I jump to my keurig and back to the computer as well! your projects are just fabulous!

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  48. Fabulous gifts - I especially love the journal and pincushion!

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  49. Great ideas and fabulous gifts! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Pretty little rice warmers and journal from Heather! The hand made card is very sweet too. I just love your package toppers,do you have a favorite tutorial or just wing it?

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  51. Oh what great gift ideas ! I'm loving this hop....aren't you ! A person who gets a package topped with one of those ornaments will know for sure it came from a crafty quiltie talented lady ! I remember my mom always had sachets in her drawers, I have one that been in every underwear drawer I've ever had ! Lovely gifts !

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  52. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us! I was sad when the sleigh had to move on, I really wanted to see/hear more of your creative ideas. I hope you will share more with us on another occasion. Thanks for a lovely give-away as well. Holiday Blessings to you!

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  53. Lovely gifts, those you where given and those you gave,
    thanks for sharing, it is such a funny hop ☺
    Bente

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  54. You make such beautiful things! I love those lavender satchels. Lovely! Merry Christmas, Nancy!

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  55. Hi Nancy! Such lovely ideas! My fav is the vintage tea towels and of course, the crazy ice cream cone pin cushion :)

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  56. Beautiful ornaments....your lavender sachets are wonderful too...such sweet towels. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Nancy, your presents you received and the ones you gave, are wonderful. The package toppers are so pretty. Happy Holidays.

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  58. What beautiful projects! Love them, my family would be so surprised if I made such lovely package toppers! :)

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  59. The ornament toppers are a great idea! Dual purposes! They fancy up a package and then the tree. Everything you made is wonderful. Love that wonky pincushion!

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  60. What wonderful gift ideas on this blog hop!!! Love your crocheted scarf. Lots of Christmas cheer here!!!

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  61. Adore the pinwheels..so many ways to use them. And, all those wonderful gifts from Heather are super nice. Good job.

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  62. The ornaments are beautiful! The gift you sent (pincushion) is too cute! Very nice work!
    -Brittany

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  63. Wonderful gifts. Love your ice cream cone pin cushion. Great package toppers too. Merry Christmas.

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  64. A fun beginning to your post Nancy and some sweet gifts from Heather. Beautiful gift toppers...I love gifting tea towels...dress them up and you don't want to use them. One can never have too many nice tea towels. Love those scarves too...I've made many. Thanks for sharing your quick gift ideas...you are sooo talented!! Happy Holidays!!

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  65. Happy Holidays, happy holidays to you.(This must be sung in order to be appreciated!!) I love those ornaments - what a simple and yet sweet idea. Your pincushion is adorable. My favorite gift was the lavender dryer packets - beautiful.

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  66. The stacked pin cushion is great! Pretty projects.

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  67. Great gift ideas. All are beautiful.

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  68. You received lovely gifts...I really like the notebook cover.
    And you were another busy gal making all kinds of wonderful things. I like so many of them. The dryer sachets are a new to me idea...cool.

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  69. Such pretty and practical gift ideas! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful inspiring ideas.

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  70. Happy Everything! :) Thanks for these great ideas. I may whip up some ornament/fabric toppers and dryer sachets.

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  71. Your received gifts are so very nice.. Love the journal cover.. I have been gifted 2 and I use them all the time.

    Thank you for your inspiring quick gift ideas... They all would make anyone smile when received as a surprise over the holiday season.

    Thank you for the chance to win the GC from the FQS! Who doesn't love the FQS! :)

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  72. What an inspiration...great gift giving ideas. Thank you and Merry Christmas

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  73. Nancy, I really love the package toppers/ornaments, and the wonky pincushion is amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!
    ~Brandy

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  74. Very nice. It's always nice to get a gift in the mail. Happy holidays! Didn't the year just fly by? kthurn@bektel.com

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  75. Nifty gifty ideas all! I love the cute stacked pincushion. Thank you so much for sharing ... :) Pat

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  76. I love the idea of yo-yos for package toppers! The tea towels and scarf both make great gifts too!

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  77. Such a wonderful and creative beginning to your post. You are creative in multiple ways, I can see. Have a Merry Christmas, and don't get too tired helping Santa out! cdahlgren at live dot com

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  78. Oh everything is wonderful but that pincushion is the cutest.

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  79. You have been a good little elf :) Thanks for sharing your sweet treats. Janita

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  80. Paying it forward with a gift for the next person on the blog hop-ingenious and a double treat-we get to see what was sent on top of great motivating projects. Thank you!

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  81. Great gifts ideas! Thanks for the Holiday inspiration.

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  82. You have been so easy giving and receiving You gifts! I think that pin cushion looks like an ice cream cone....I'm dieting lol! I miss you too! You should come back June 13-14 for the Polka Dot Flea!

    Carol

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  83. Lovely post Nancy. So many lovely items coming and going. Such great ideas for gifts. Love the pin cushion.
    Have a nice evening.
    Hugs

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  84. Dear Nancy, wishing you a wonderful new year. So glad we are friends!!
    Blessings in 2015
    XO

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