Quilted Patchwork Mini Tote Bag

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Hi everyone! I have such a fun tutorial for you today! I love little knitting, crochet, and craft supply bags and so today I’ll show you how to make this super easy Patchwork Mini Tote Bag.

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Watch my Quilted Patchwork Mini Tote Bag tutorial here:

 

Download the Patchwork Mini Tote Bag PDF cutting instructions here!

 

    • Outside Fabric: (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (Front/Back Piece)
    • Front Pocket Fabric: · (12) 3.5” x 3.5” (Patchwork Pocket)
    • Pocket Binding: (1) 2.5” x 12.5”
    • Lining Fabric: (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (Inside Bag Lining), (1) 9.5” x 12.5” (Front Pocket Lining)
    • Straps Fabric: (2) 3.5” x 17” strips
    • Inside Pocket: (1) 7.5” x 11”
    • 100% Cotton Batting OR Fusible Fleece: (1) 9.5” x 12.5” (Front Pocket), (2) 1-3/8 x 16” (Handle Straps)
    • In-R-Form Foam Stabilizer (or batting): (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (handles)
    • Zipper: 14” polyester zipper

 

This bag is a great way to practice your quilting skills and maybe even learn something new! I’ll be showing you how to do a simple patchwork panel with binding for the front pocket.

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You’ll also learn how to add a zipper to your project. I know zippers can seem daunting, but trust me it’s so easy you’ll be glad you gave it a go!

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We’ll also be adding a fun inside pocket that you can customize to fit your needs. I like to put my knitting needles, extra scissors and stitch markers in here!

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I’ve also added these cute accent handle straps so you can carry your mini tote bag around with you wherever you go!

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Links for products I used in this tutorial:

 

 

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2019 January Homeschool Blahs

2019 January Homeschool Blahs is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! It’s January and no one here wants to go back to school! That means it’s time for my annual January Homeschool Blahs post! Honestly I do this annually now, not only to motivate me, but hopefully also motivate some of you as well!

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I figured if we’re having a hard time getting back into the swing of things some of you might be as well,  so if you are, don’t worry friends, you are NOT alone! We’ve been homeschooling for about 11 years now, and honestly the new year is always kind of a let down after the fun holiday break. Everyone is tired, and no one really wants to do school, including me!

So today I’m sharing our tips on getting back into the homeschooling groove after the holidays.

Check out my Beating the January Homeschool Blahs video below for some helpful tips and tricks to get your students motivated to get back into learning!

Click here if you’d like to see more ideas for beating the January Homeschool Blahs!!

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Knit Sewing Supply Caddy Tutorial

Knit Sewing Supply Caddy Tutorial is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have a super fun and easy project tutorial for you today! I’ll be showing you how to make this cute knitting and sewing supply caddy!

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I really needed something that would house my most commonly used supplies that I can throw in my knit bags so I have my basics with me, and so I made up this cute little supply caddy and thought I’d share it with you!

Watch the Knit Supply Caddy Video Tutorial here:

Download the Knitting Supply Caddy PDF cutting instructions here!

Supplies:

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Ultimate How to Homeschool Masterclass!

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Hi everyone! After thousands of emails asking for help getting started homeschooling, I have finally decided to create the Ultimate How to Homeschool Masterclass!

Discover How To Homeschool Today!

Join me in my Ultimate How to Homeschool Masterclass! In this course you will learn everything you need to know to be able to homeschool your children and have your BEST HOMESCHOOLING year yet!

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Homeschooling can become quite overwhelming without a good plan.

But don’t worry! I am here to help show you how to get started homeschooling your unique family today!

So you’ve finally decided to homeschool…but have no clue where to get started? I wanted to create this eCourse to help guide you through your homeschooling journey step-by-step!

What makes this class unique is that I am going to show the logistics you need to know to get started homeschooling as well as teach you how to choose the best curriculum for your family, organize your homeschool and how to schedule your days!

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We’ll talk about all about homeschooling laws, getting started homeschooling, choosing the best curriculum for your family, what to teach and when, setting a realistic daily schedule, and organizing all of that homeschooling ‘stuff’ so you can have your best year homeschooling ever

Together we’ll make your homeschooling journey rewarding and inspiring!


Join me in my Ultimate

*** How to Homeschool Masterclass ***

Learn Helpful Strategies For Getting Started and Staying the Course!

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This course features 18 full length video lessons plus a ton of bonus downloads all designed to help give you the confidence you need to be able to have a successful homeschooling journey!

  • Learn all about the logistics of getting started homeschooling
  • Learn about teaching methods and learning styles
  • Learn what you need to teach and when
  • Choose the best curriculum for your family
  • Navigate homeschool conventions with confidence!
  • Learn how to organize your school area and your student materials including daily work
  • Learn how to create lesson plans for your entire year!
  • Create a step by step, realistic homeschool schedule
  • Learn how to get into a good homeschooling routine!
  • Learn about standardized testing
  • Learn how to homeschool on a budget
  • Learn how to balance and teach multiple grades effectively
  • Day 1 Logistics: What does homeschooling really look like?
  • Find the best homeschool software/planners/tools for you
  • Learn all about grading, and whether or not you should
  • Learn the ins and outs of homeschool co-ops
  • Tackle any doubts and fears you may have about homeschooling
  • Learn how to homeschool for the long haul!
  • Get ONLINE support and encouragement!
  • Get my EXCLUSIVE Ultimate Homeschool Checklist to help you get started!

My eCourses are mobile friendly!

It’s easy to enjoy the course online via your computer and your mobile devices!

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Once you join the course you’re welcome to download the materials and view the video lessons at your leisure making it super flexible to fit your schedule! You can also re-watch your videos at any time!

You can watch on your computer or any mobile devices making it super easy to access.


Here are a just a few of the things you’ll get with my Ultimate How to Homeschool Masterclass

This is a self-paced 18 video series class where I’ll be personally walking you through all of the steps you need to know to homeschool your family.

The course comes with several BONUS downloads to help you on your homeschooling journey.

The downloads are all in PDF format and may be downloaded and printed as desired. To save on ink you can also read the books on your electronic devices as well. There are also editable schedules that you can customize to fit your unique needs.

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  • BONUS #1 –EXCLUSIVE ULTIMATE HOMESCHOOL CHECKLIST & BUDGET Planning PDF!
  • BONUS #2 – Learn how to Plan Your Whole Year Homeschool Training Video
  • BONUS #3Private Discussion Group where I’ll answer your unique questions
  • BONUS #4Homeschooling 101 eBook: Guide to Getting Started and Staying the Course
  • BONUS #5 – EXCLUSIVE 12 Month Homeschooling Lesson Planner
  • BONUS #635 Helpful Homeschooling Forms
  • BONUS #7 – EXCLUSIVE Chore Chart and Organizer
  • BONUS #8 – Printable Parent/Family Schedule
  • BONUS #9 – Printable Student Homeschooling Schedule

BONUS!! Get my Exclusive

Ultimate Homeschool Checklist!

When I started homeschooling, I just wanted a checklist that I could go down to make sure I didn’t miss anything and so I’ve created my Ultimate Homeschool Checklist and Budget Planner just for this course!

BONUS!! Learn How to Plan Your Homeschool Year!

I’ve added a bonus video tutorial that will show you how to prepare and plan for your entire homeschooling year in advance. (This video is a bonus from my Ultimate Homeschool Organization Class.)

Then when school starts you can relax and enjoy time learning with your family!

I’ll show you how to…

  • Prepare and plan your entire year before it starts!
  • Create a realistic homeschooling schedule that fits the needs of your family!
  • Choose and gather the best curriculum to fit your needs.
  • Create realistic daily lesson plans.
  • Organize all of that homeschooling ‘stuff’ for both your students and yourself!
  • Schedule in holidays, extra curricular activities and field trips to help make your year more fun and engaging for your kiddos.
  • My tips to make your first day of homeschooling a successful and fun start to the year!

 


Join Me and Start Your Homeschooling Journey Today!

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Horses, Pool Floaties, and Cactus!–Vlog 8

Horses, Pool Floaties, and Cactus!–Vlog 8 is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends and welcome to today’s vlog!

We’re doing our best to enjoy the summer warm weather and make the most of our free time. Today we’ll be taking you along with us to Haley’s first horse judging contest and then on to the pool after a hot day in the dusty arena!

Sam planted an awesome succulent garden as well, so we’ll show you that too along with the other tidbits that make up our relaxed summer days.

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Watch Horses, Pool Floaties, and Cactus! – vlog 8 here!

 

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Products used to make this vlog possible:

 

And NO! This isn’t a sponsored video or blog post. Just using stuff I like and I’m sharing it with you ‘cuz I’m nice like that! Winking smile That said, links above may contain affiliate links. Thanks so much for helping support my blog in this way!

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