Thursday, November 4, 2010

One of my favorites... Handmade Holidays!

I've mentioned that I'm a fiber addict. I love anything with yarn, thread, cloth... It's a joyous thing when I get to buy new materials. I love it! I'm also a huge fan of handmade items, especially for gifts. I understand that not all people enjoy sewing, but if you do you'll love this!

Sew, Mama, Sew! is a fantastic website! Their tutorials rock, their giveaways are the best, and their fabric is to die for. But, my favorite part is their Handmade Holidays series! Every November, just in time for the holidays, they highlight handmade items for a different person on your list. Today's lucky recipient just happens to be Moms and Grandmas! And, it's all free! Who doesn't like free stuff that helps you be creative?

Each day's entry is divided into sections:

Make It - You'll find tutorials for all sorts of gifts certain to thrill the recipient. Today they share monogrammed bags, pillows, and even a eyeglass case that the kids can make. Each day includes multiple gifts that are sure to ignite inspiration and help you check off that gift list a little bit faster. (They even suggest gorgeous fabrics for the projects!)

Buy It - You don't like to sew or don't have time? Check out their "Buy It" section for a great gift idea that fits with the theme.

Mix It - If you bake for friends and family (or even just yourself!) you won't want to miss this section. The recipes are fantastic, and they are perfect for brainstorming that holiday baking list.

Print It - Grab yourself some fun and free printables. Today's offering includes ornaments, gift card holders, and party favors!

Win It - Every day in November Sew, Mama, Sew! gives away books and gift certificates as part of the series! I've even found myself using this as a library wish list for myself!

Grab a cup of something warm and take a bit of "me" time. Check out the links to previous days below today's entry. Select "Handmade Holidays" in the category box at the upper right corner, and you can even see entries from previous years.

The Handmade Holidays continue throughout the month on the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog. Challenge yourself, and make something new!


Lorus! said...

Oh I'm going to have to find some Me Time! I usually do lots of homemade gifts for Christmas, but I am playing with the idea of ONLY homemade this year! There is just nothing like knowing someone took time to make something special just for you.

Wild Crickets said...

I'm the same way! I love making handmade gifts. (And, it isn't just because I don't like the mall!) I've been having handmade-only holidays for the last few years. Some of my family has joined me, others just appreciate the handmade things we send their way (and that is wonderful too!) There's something about the love that I know is in a handmade item. Best thing ever!