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  1. #1
    Barbara DeVore
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    I love this site, finally people that understand.

    As stated earlier, I live in Montana, with 2 grown children with

    families. Last year I told them that we would ALL have a Almost

    homemade Xmas.(somethings you have to buy to complete the project.)

    They had to make the gifts and had 4 months to do this.

    I received a wonderful C/D from our Son, with pictures of he and his

    sister growing up, the music he placed with it was great.

    Our daughter and grand boys made me a gorgeous necklace, and the

    boys counted every bead. They made cookies for grandpa. The

    pressure was gone, we really had lots of gifts to share, and a

    wonderful holiday.



    This year I have been going to garage sales and 2nd had stores for

    material, jars, bottles, anything that I think I might use. AND it

    better be cheap or it doesn't come home.

    I am making pillow cases for everyone. I bought towels, and added

    6 " of the same material to the bottom of the towel to create a

    special gift. I have placed Vanilla Beans in bottles 1 per 4 oz,

    added vodka, and they are sitting, waiting to be given as Vanilla

    extract. Pure and no additives.

    I am making Russian Tea, found cute jars, and perfect glass cups to

    give together.

    It takes time, but my Xmas is almost done now.

    One year I bought a photo album that took 4x6 pictures, got index

    cards the same size and made recipe cards for all the family


    dishes. The kids still use these books, they even have added some

    new recipes. Use material, or card stock and do the out side cover.

    Starting early helps. But Xmas is from the heart, we just need to go

    back to that.

    Barb D.










  2. #2
    alicejpeterson
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    Barb, how much fabric did you use for a pillow case? I like that

    idea and have 50% off coupons for Joann's so would like to get some

    fabric.

    Alice

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Barbara DeVore" <adevore@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > I love this site, finally people that understand.

    > As stated earlier, I live in Montana, with 2 grown children with

    > families. Last year I told them that we would ALL have a Almost

    > homemade Xmas.(somethings you have to buy to complete the

    project.)

    > They had to make the gifts and had 4 months to do this.

    > I received a wonderful C/D from our Son, with pictures of he and

    his

    > sister growing up, the music he placed with it was great.

    > Our daughter and grand boys made me a gorgeous necklace, and the

    > boys counted every bead. They made cookies for grandpa. The

    > pressure was gone, we really had lots of gifts to share, and a

    > wonderful holiday.

    >

    > This year I have been going to garage sales and 2nd had stores for

    > material, jars, bottles, anything that I think I might use. AND

    it

    > better be cheap or it doesn't come home.

    > I am making pillow cases for everyone. I bought towels, and added

    > 6 " of the same material to the bottom of the towel to create a

    > special gift. I have placed Vanilla Beans in bottles 1 per 4 oz,

    > added vodka, and they are sitting, waiting to be given as Vanilla

    > extract. Pure and no additives.

    > I am making Russian Tea, found cute jars, and perfect glass cups

    to

    > give together.

    > It takes time, but my Xmas is almost done now.

    > One year I bought a photo album that took 4x6 pictures, got index

    > cards the same size and made recipe cards for all the family

    > dishes. The kids still use these books, they even have added some

    > new recipes. Use material, or card stock and do the out side cover.

    > Starting early helps. But Xmas is from the heart, we just need to

    go

    > back to that.

    > Barb D.

    >










  3. #3
    alicejpeterson
    Guest

    Default Newbie

    Barbara, How much fabric do you use to make a pillow case?

    Thanks,

    Alice-

    -- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Barbara DeVore" <adevore@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > I love this site, finally people that understand.

    > As stated earlier, I live in Montana, with 2 grown children with

    > families. Last year I told them that we would ALL have a Almost

    > homemade Xmas.(somethings you have to buy to complete the

    project.)

    > They had to make the gifts and had 4 months to do this.

    > I received a wonderful C/D from our Son, with pictures of he and

    his

    > sister growing up, the music he placed with it was great.

    > Our daughter and grand boys made me a gorgeous necklace, and the

    > boys counted every bead. They made cookies for grandpa. The

    > pressure was gone, we really had lots of gifts to share, and a

    > wonderful holiday.

    >

    > This year I have been going to garage sales and 2nd had stores for

    > material, jars, bottles, anything that I think I might use. AND

    it

    > better be cheap or it doesn't come home.

    > I am making pillow cases for everyone. I bought towels, and added

    > 6 " of the same material to the bottom of the towel to create a

    > special gift. I have placed Vanilla Beans in bottles 1 per 4 oz,

    > added vodka, and they are sitting, waiting to be given as Vanilla

    > extract. Pure and no additives.

    > I am making Russian Tea, found cute jars, and perfect glass cups

    to

    > give together.

    > It takes time, but my Xmas is almost done now.

    > One year I bought a photo album that took 4x6 pictures, got index

    > cards the same size and made recipe cards for all the family

    > dishes. The kids still use these books, they even have added some

    > new recipes. Use material, or card stock and do the out side cover.

    > Starting early helps. But Xmas is from the heart, we just need to

    go

    > back to that.

    > Barb D.

    >










  4. #4
    Barbara DeVore
    Guest

    Default Newbie

    >1 yard of fabric will make a standard Pillow Case. If you buy an

    additional 6 " of the same fabric and a bath towel (walmart for

    $3.84) you can add the fabric 3 " from the bottom of the towel and

    create a nice gift set.

    A king or queen size would take 1 1/4 yards.

    you want 45 to 55 wide.

    Sew the top and the side, iron up the bottom by 1/4 inch. Then turn

    in 3" for the hem. This you will then sew in place.

    30 to 40 min. project and looks great.

    I bought material at Wal Mart for Xmas for $2.00 a yard. And made

    Xmas pillow cases, so the kids will have them to dream on 3 weeks

    before Xmas, and when they get their presents they will already know

    what they are.

    Match the material to their taste or Hobie. Fireman, John Deer,

    Scrub Bob. Soccer, football, something they will treasure.


    Barb.

    >








  5. #5
    Erma
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    Default newbie

    I figure that I should introduce myself. My name is Erma. I am from

    Ohio. I am 37,married with two kids. Ashley is 15 & Chris is 12. I love

    country living, frugal living, freebies, contests,crafts, cooking, etc.

    If anyone has questions about me, just email me. Thanks for having me

    here.








 

 

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