Quick and Easy Hand Warmers for Valentine’s Day

Picture of heart-shaped hand warmers with tag

Hand warmers are a fantastic alternative to candy for your favorite Valentine. They’re especially precious in my corner of the world, where winter is still in full effect and it’s freezing outside! These heart-shaped warmers are filled with rice and can be reused again and again. Just heat them in the microwave for about 30 […]

3 Sweet Little “Child of God” Patterns to Stitch for Free

I am a Child of God printable embroidery patterns

Being Vulnerable Recently I ran across a few original embroidery patterns while I was organizing some old digital files. I had prepared them to share on the blog thirteen years ago, but somehow never did. I almost didn’t share it again. My drawing style has evolved over the years, and my software and skills were […]

How to make Beautiful Danish Heart Baskets – Free Template

Danish Christmas Heart Baskets | Julehjerter | www.bitsofivory.com

Let me start by saying these are far more than little heart baskets made from paper. These Julehjerter are Christmas therapy. They’re a key to recapturing the nostalgic Christmas celebrations you long for. I have a theory that what makes us feel like Christmas has lost some of its magic isn’t really all of the extra […]

Make This Luxurious Sugar Scrub Gift for Mother’s Day

Sugar Scrub in jar with printable lid cover

Although last week’s Aromatherapy Dough gift idea is definitely a simple DIY with impressive results, this week’s gift idea is an even easier way to pamper Mom! Sugar scrub recipes are certainly not difficult to find on the internet, and basic ingredients are sugar and oil. You can easily experiment with anything else to get […]

Aromatherapy Play Dough For Mothers (and their children)

Aromatherapy dough for mother's day made with love tag

We’ve been mixing up and giving away aromatherapy play dough for a few years ago, and making it for ourselves. The scent can be calming or invigorating, and there’s something just so therapeutic about the texture and motion of squishing and shaping the dough. I’ve tried many different recipes over the years, and experimented with […]

Darling Fabric Yo Yo Gift Cards – A Quick and Easy Project

abric Yo Yo Gift Cards | www.bitsofivory.com

We’re back with a flashback fabric yo yo project this morning. These cards are really simple. I say that a lot, but the truth is I really do love simple projects that are done quickly. When I had little ones I loved projects that could be done and cleaned up during naptime.  Now I love […]

Yo Yo Clothespin Magnets – for Teacher Appreciation

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It’s spring outside, and two of my favorite appreciation celebrations are right around the corner.  Carrie from A Mother’s Shadow and I teamed up to bring you two different takes on a pretty yet practical appreciation gift.  My magnets were made with Teacher Appreciation Week in mind, but can be easily adapted for anyone.  Carrie […]

Sweet Feet – Yo Yo Baby Socks

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It’s hard to think of anything cuter than little tiny baby feet, so I can truly say that these embellished socks are one of my favorite projects.  Even better, they are quick and easy to make, especially if you have a jar of fabric yo yos in your supplies! For each pair of socks you will […]

20 Ways to Add Authentic Vintage Charm Using Fabric Yo Yos

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Looking for last minute Christmas gifts, table decor or ornaments?  Planning ahead for the perfect gift for a new baby?  Want to make a big impression this Mother’s Day? A few weeks ago we explored making fabric yo yos.  As promised, this follow-up post will explore 20 ways to use fabric yo yos in your projects. […]

Jalapeno Pepper Freezer Jelly Fresh From Your Garden

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We filled the top tier of our garden tower planter with peppers this year.  The jalapenos and serranos were sweet and mild, and extremely abundant. I usually freeze them whole for use in recipes throughout the year, but decided to try a pepper jelly recipe from msnotsoperfect.com. I made a few adjustments to the original and the end result was a thick, […]