How to Sew a Pillow Quilt
How to Sew a Pillow Quilt
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/23/2021 | No Comments
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This pillow quilt is the ultimate stash-buster. It’s made by making a bunch of tiny pillows, then sewing them together. The finished look is similar to that of a puff quilt or biscuit quilt, but requires less sewing and less fabric. Since the backside of the pillows serve as the back of the quilt, there’s no need for a backing and no need to quilt all the layers together. You don’t even have to bind the edge because there are no raw edges to hide.

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Lavender Sugar
How to Make Lavender Sugar
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/24/2021 | No Comments
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Whip up a batch of lavender sugar for a quick and easy way to add the scent and flavor of lavender to your favorite foods and drinks. This simple two-ingredient recipe has loads of gift potential, so I’ve included free, printable labels that you can use to gift wrap it.

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Lavender Simple Syrup
How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/20/2021 | No Comments
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This lavender simple syrup is a great use for the lavender growing in your garden, and an easy way to infuse drinks and desserts with the delicate scent and flavor of lavender.

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How to Make Peppermint Simple Syrup
How to Make Peppermint Simple Syrup
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/13/2021 | No Comments
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Grab some fresh peppermint, and make this peppermint simple syrup. It’s an easy way to add natural mint flavor to drinks and desserts.

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How to Make Lavender Extract
How to Make Lavender Extract
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/02/2021 | No Comments
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Use dried lavender from your garden, or the store, to make a batch of lavender extract, so you can make lavender-flavored cakes, cookies, drinks, ice cream and more. This is a quick and easy recipe with definite gift potential. I’ve even included free, printable labels that you can use to package it. If alcohol isn’t your thing, be sure to check out my non-alcoholic version.

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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/26/2021 | 15 Comments
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Wool dryer balls are a great replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener. They soften clothes, speed up drying time, remove wrinkles and reduce static – all without the use of chemicals. Just toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes, and let them work their magic. You can even add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the dryer balls, if you’d like to naturally scent your laundry.

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How to Sew a Soap Saver Bag
How to Sew a Soap Saver Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/19/2021 | 2 Comments
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This soap saver bag makes bar soap last longer. Instead of sitting in a soap dish, where it never really dries out, this mesh bag allows your soap to dry quickly. So, you don’t have to deal with that soapy sludge at the bottom of your soap dish, or settle for using a soft bar of soap – all of which adds up to less soap waste.

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How to Sew a Tablet Stand
How to Sew a Tablet Stand
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/22/2021 | 8 Comments
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Here’s how to sew a tablet stand to hold your tablet, eReader or cellphone.

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How to Make an Unsponge
How to Make a Reusable Sponge
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/19/2021 | No Comments
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Working towards a zero-waste kitchen? Here’s how to make reusable sponges from things you have around the house.

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Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix
Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/10/2020 | No Comments
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I developed this mocha hot cocoa mix as a surprise for my husband, but it’s just too good to keep under wraps. So, I’m here to share the recipe with you.

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How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Spoon
How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/15/2020 | No Comments
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These hot chocolate spoons look fancy, but they’re a cinch to make. Whip some up as a special treat for your family, or make them your go-to holiday gift for friends, co-workers and neighbors. I came up with a fun twist that you’re going to want to try.

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How to Make Peppermint Spoons
How to Make Peppermint Spoons
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2020 | No Comments
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Peppermint spoons sell for over $1 a piece, which is silly because they’re really easy to make. Here’s how to whip up a batch, so you can enjoy them in your hot cocoa and give them as gifts.

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How to Sew a Microwave Popcorn Bag
How to Sew a Reusable Microwave Popcorn Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/04/2020 | 6 Comments
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Enjoy the convenience of microwave popcorn without all the cost and chemicals that go along with the store-bought kind. This microwave popcorn bag can be used over and over again, and doesn’t require any oil. Just measure some kernels into the bag, stick it in the microwave, and it’ll pop just as fast as the store-bought stuff.

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How to Sew a Lanyard
How to Sew a Lanyard
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/02/2020 | No Comments
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Sew up a quick lanyard for your keys or ID. This is a great stash buster, and would make a nice gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who has to wear an ID to school or work.

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How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/01/2020 | No Comments
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These wristlet key fobs are a cinch to make, and a wonderful way to put your favorite fabric scraps to use. They also happen to make a fantastic gift. Give them to teachers, co-workers and anyone else you’d like to acknowledge with a little something. Then, make some more to use as stocking stuffers. This is one gift everyone could use.

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