Gingerbread Decor! Free Printable Christmas To Do List

While getting ready for a magazine article with pictures back in August, I came up with several ideas. The cabin/lodge look with lots of plaids and flannels and fur.

Red and black, flannel, check fabric….I love all of it!

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The other idea was all things Gingerbread. Cookies, recipes, Gingerbread cake with creamy icing drizzled on top. Gingerbread decorating ideas….the ideas flooded my mind.

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So for starters I finished the lodge/cabin look for the magazine and here is the Cover! I’m pretty happy with it.img_1631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating is my favorite thing to do. Many nights I lay in bed thinking of ideas, I have a tablet next to my bed so that I can write things down so that I can remember them in the morning. Then the next day I start sketching my ideas on to paper. Many times I will cut things out based on those sketches and see if it sews together easily. That isn’t usually an easy process, but one can hope!

 

Here is a Free Printable you can save and print out.Here is a free Printable Holiday To Do List.

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This Gingerbread doll came to mind. I wanted her to look sweet, but also ready to bake! So in the design I made a little recipe card that could be printed out….a very little one….so she could write her own favorite recipes out.

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It also seemed very important that there was some type of Gingerbread house….a pillow of sorts. Not too detailed so it could easily be made before Christmas….

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I’m always a fan of quick and easy projects. Pretty fabric, but pretty simple patterns and direction. What do you think? Here  are some cute Gingerbread Vintage images. 

Save them or print them out and frame them for a little Gingerbread decor in your home for the Holidays! I printed them out and then covered the little sayings with Christmas stickers that I had.

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Enjoy!

Debbie

 

Decorating for Christmas and a %25 off sale at Ribbonwood Cottage Etsy shop!

Hey everyone! Fall decor is lovingly being put away, and the wonderful containers of all things Christmas are being brought out, it is time to enjoy the Holidays.

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Don’t you love little dolls and bedding sets. I have patterns on my Etsy sight for easily making a doll bed out of an Altoids

tin. It makes the comforter, mattress and pillows. All the bedding fits inside and the tin can be closed and taken anywhere

and pulled out for playtime. I love all this little cuteness!

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/248003778/sewing-pattern-pdf-pattern-little?ga_search_query=pdf&ref=shop_items_search_37

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We really try to make it wonderful for all involved. I commented to my husband how his parents always made Christmas wonderful for us and our kids, and yet they weren’t financially rich, they were rich in so many ways. Decor, food, baked items, festive events….they just made it wonderful for us.  My parents loved shopping for kids and saved all year in a ‘Christmas fund’ in order to be able to shop right after Thanksgiving! So there was always a business plan for Christmas!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RibbonwoodCottage

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In honor of the National Event called Black Friday everything, excluding patterns, in my shop is on sale. No codes necessary. %25 off of any cuteness. Would love for you to come by for a visit!

Enjoy the weekend too.

Debbie

Easy Free Tote Bag DIY Pattern

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Hey everyone! With two little grandchildren it seems we need to carry around little things for them.

Whether it is diapers, or little treats, food items, bottles, a tote bag seems necessary. Often we run in

somewhere and don’t really need the full fledged diaper bag, so I have created this quick and easy

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Tote Bag Treat Bag. It is made with Halloween fabric for a candy treat bag, but it can certainly be made

using Super hero fabric or cute seasonal fabric. I even purchased real leather trim to make a more stylish

one for an older teen.

Here is the link for your free pattern

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I also want to give a big shout out to Margie @ http://www.ribboncandyquiltcompany.com 

who provided the wonderful Halloween fabric for this project. Thank you so much Margie!
Thank you so much!
Debbie Booth