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Pamela Baker

Pam Baker is the wife, mom, nana (mawmaw), dog mom and creative behind The Birch Cottage blog. The Birch Cottage is where you'll find inspiration to craft a handmade home. Pam shares her love and passion for family, crafting, sewing, crocheting, cooking and all things DIY that help make a house a home.

Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe and Printable Labels

Christmas is the perfect time to gift homemade Hot Cocoa Bombs. Download this free set of printable Hot Cocoa Bomb Labels to gift with your homemade cocoa bombs! I shared with you that my husband and I recently attended a couple of craft fairs. We really did see so many talented crafters/artisans. It’s funny how …

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Printable 2023 Sewing Illustrated Monthly Calendar

Download this free printable 2023 Sewing Illustrated Monthly Calendar that features soft sewing themed illustrations. Perfect for your sewing room or the sewist or your gift giving list! Every year for the past six years I have created a printable monthly calendar and shared it with The Birch Cottage readers. The calendar usually featured botanical …

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A Collection of Modern Baby Blankets to Crochet with FREE Patterns

This collection of modern baby blankets to crochet will highlight some of my favorite baby blankets that are easy to crochet and free patterns! Baby blankets are so fun to crochet – partly because they work up so quickly. And partly because the yarns are soft – just like babies! In fact, I like to …

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Merry Little Christmas Pillow Cover – a Cricut Design Space Shared Project

This Merry Little Christmas Pillow Cover is a Cricut Design Space Shared Project. Use this project to create festive Christmas pillow covers for your home! I’ve been sharing some of my shared projects that I’ve created in Cricut Design Space. Earlier this week I shared my “Please Close Lid” project and last week I taught …

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Please Close Lid Before Flushing – a Shared Project in Cricut Design Space

Add these vinyl decals to your toilet seat to remind users to “Please Close the Lid Before Flushing”. You’ll find this shared project in Cricut Design Space. I was actually trying to figure out how to gently encourage my husband and sons to “please close the lid before flushing.” Then I had the idea to …

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Shared Projects in Cricut Design Space

Learn how to find and access Shared Projects in Cricut® Design Space. You can access and share projects with the entire Cricut Community. If you have questions about Shared Projects, you’re not the only one. I think it’s actually an underused feature of Design Space. Although I do believe that initially Design Space wasn’t as …

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Learn to Sew Cotton Clothesline Rope Coasters

Follow along on this sewing tutorial to learn how to use cotton clothesline rope to sew Cotton Clothesline Rope Coasters. Ever since I made my very first basket using cotton clothesline rope, I’ve been sewing ALL the rope things! I’ve made baskets and bowls – some with handles some without. I’ve made placemats and hot …

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