Happiness is Homemade Link Party #438

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade! For the month of July, Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row will be choosing our features, but before we get there, let’s check out what’s been going on here on the blog over the past few days. Be sure to head over and link up on Crafty Creators before you go!

I’ve been busy learning how to sew on my new sewing machine. If you’ve been waiting to dive into sewing because it seems overwhelming, check out my drawstring bag tutorial that is a true first time sewing project by a first time sewer! Hopefully this will be an easy way to get you started on your new hobby due to my very non-technical verbiage and explanation of the very smallest of things. I used my bag to store feminine products like menstrual discs (if you haven’t yet switched to them, you must at least try them as they’re amazing!), but they can be used for anything.

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Fall is on the way and that means back to school time is here! I made many chapstick holders over the past week, and they’re a super easy project for new sewers. You can use them as back to school teachers’ gifts, clip them on your child’s backpack, or put them on your own purse instead of digging through the bottomless pit of your purse searching for the latest tube of lip balm! I have some amazing free printable back to school teacher’s gift tags that are so unique, so you don’t want to miss them!!

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On to the Party!


Bread on the table


Welcome! Thank you so much for coming by for the Happiness Is Homemade link party. Whether you are a blogger sharing your latest posts or a reader enjoying all of the inspirational shares, we are so glad you are here! ♥

This party is published on 7 different blogs so, bloggers, the posts you share get lots of exposure! Many thanks to our hosting blogs for giving us all this opportunity every week!

Linda @ A Labour of Life

Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row

Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn

Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Mel @ Décor Craft Design

Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

Kim @ Once Upon A Special Needs Life

Before we start this week’s party, take a look at some fabulous features from our party just one week ago:

This Week’s Featured Posts

Sea shell display on a table

Ideas for Displaying Sea Shells from The House on Silverado


lemon table setting

Styling A Lemon Table Setting from Deb Bees Buzz


Instant Pot Chocolate Layered Cake

Instant Pot Chocolate Layered Cake by Fat Dad Foodie


Mason Jar Teacher Gift with free printable

Mason Jar DIY Teacher Gift with Free Printable from Hunny I’m Home DIY


Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Casserole from Not Entirely Average

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Feature Collage HIH Party

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7 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade Link Party #438

  1. thanks so much Niki! I’m looking forward to seeing more sewing creations from you, glad you’re having fun with your new machine! Happy Sunday~

  2. Happy Weekend, Niki!! I hope you are having a good one!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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