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Handmade Holidays Time!

hh2015I’m excited to be the one to kick off the Handmade Holidays over at Sew,Mama,Sew! If you’re new to the series, you’re gonna love this. Every year Handmade Holidays runs through November, each day offering up tutorials gathered by a variety of designers, authors, and bloggers.

My focus was Gifts for Crafty People and I included tutorials for a pincushion, apron, clock, lanyard, crochet hook case and my own needle book. Plus there are a couple of my favorite recipes (mmm!) and some printables.

HexyBottomBag_coverGo check it out and then come back here and tell me which one you’re mostly like to use. I love hearing what other people like! I’ll be giving away two copies of my Hexy Bottom Bag pattern next Sunday (11/8), picking randomly from the comments you leave here.

Don’t forget that you  get a chance to win one of three books by commenting over at Sew,Mama,Sew!, so make sure and do that, too.

48 thoughts on “Handmade Holidays Time!

  1. I’m most likely to make Noodlehead’s pincushion. Though that soup looks tempting too! I appreciated your collection – thanks!

  2. There are a few gift ideas I liked for friends, but I will definitely make the scissors cozy for myself. Thanks for the giveway–next Sunday is my birthday … I am hoping for some birthday luck.

  3. Those were all great ideas. I’m already getting my supplies ready for the scissors cozy. Why have I never thought of that before?

  4. I love the lanyard! We’re moving to a badge system for a lot of doors in our office, so it’s perfect toming for co-worker christmas gifts.

  5. That crafting apron is my favorite! Lots of cute details while still being simple. I think I might gift one to myself 😉

  6. I like the crafting apron because I’m imagining myself as this super organized mom who always has a pencil, tape, scissors, tissue, etc. handy… Instead of the messy-house-mom that I am 😉

  7. I would make a few Scissor Cozy’s! Have two Daughter’s & a Sister & BBF that Quilt & Stitch…& of course..one for myself! lol Would definitely make your Sweet Potato, Carrot soup …what a great soup on cold winter days!

  8. I love the crafty apron and I’m definitely checking out your pin cushions. I don’t have one and could really use one.

  9. The Scissors Cozy is my pick, I travel to sewing a lot and this would keep my precious scissors safe.

  10. I’m definitely making the lanyard. My embroidery scissors always seem to find their way to the bottom of my basket, so the lanyard will help keep them close to hand.

  11. I would like to make the Next Bottom Bag, I have a friend who would like to start crocheting and it would make a lovely Christmas present with some yarn and a few hooks inside.

    1. Thanks so much! Don’t forget to share your finished bag with me–I love to see what other people do with the pattern. You can #hexybottombag on IG to make it easy. 🙂

  12. I love the Hexi Bottom Bag–I need many of these to keep things organized around my crafting space.

  13. I love the little pincushions. My mother and ex-mother-in-law are both excellent sewists and I think they would love these. And the needle book too since they both travel to sewing and quilting guilds/meetings.

  14. I love the lanyard and scissors cozy. Both items I have been meaning to make for quite awhile.

  15. I like Svetlana’s scissors pouch, but I think I would first have to make one of your needle books. I have a tendency to stick my favorite hand sewing needles into a pincushion with other needles, and then I can’t find the good one when I need it! I would have to be selfish and make something for myself first.

  16. The needle book, the lanyard and the scissors cozy. Helps to have them in sight to locate needles and scissors in a messy sewing room.

  17. I really liked the wagon wheel pincushion! I will have to make one of those. I was gifted a needlecase similar to the one shown and I love it.

  18. I can’t wait to make the scissor cozy. We travel a lot and I need something to protect my clothes from the sharp scissor edges.

  19. I love the needle little case, would make a great little gift for Christmas. My mother who is 93 is still doing counted cross stitch, with this her needles would always be close. thank you

  20. I really like the embroidery hoop clock! Too cool! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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