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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.

Learn how to sew a Small Lined Zipper Pouch! The perfect way to master sewing a zipper and the perfect beginner friendly sewing project. In case you don’t know, I actually created a second website called Hooked on Sewing that is 100% focused on sewing tutorials, tips, and patterns designed with the beginner sewist in …

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Learn how to switch to Cricut Design Space Beta to access the latest features and app improvements in Cricut Design Space! Cricut is constantly updating and adding improvements to Design Space. This past year Cricut has made numerous improvements and added features to make Design Space even more awesome! Sometimes Cricut releases updates in its …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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