November 24 ~ Gifts for the Whimsical
|We can all use a little more whimsy in our lives. Enjoy!|
Nicole from Making it Lovely shows how to create a Wee Girl with embroidery thread, felt, and fabric.
|Etch-A-Sketch Laptop Cozy
Betz White shares an Etch-A-Sketch Laptop Cozy How-To, perfect for her nostalgic brother and about a dozen people we know!
Rachael Rabbit has a Fabric Cupcake Tutorial. They would be cute as little ornaments, as a gift with homemade cupcakes or with a card and a promise to go out for a treat in the new year!
Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:
|Meg’s choice||Lara’s choice||Kristin’s choice|
|Art by Amber Alexander
Amber Alexander sells original watercolors, acrylics, and prints of her whimsical art.
Lisa from Poppy Paperie shares a fun and easy Chocolate Cherry Mice Recipe, a family Christmas tradition her girls just love.
|Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!|
Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones: 20 Keepsake Sewing Projects for Baby and More
By Amy Butler
Photographs by Colin McGuire
Published in July, 2008
ISBN 9780811861281 ISBN10 0811861287
7-1/2 x 9 in; 176 pp ; 7 pattern sheets, color images throughout, semi-concealed Wire-O binding
From the publisher:
Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones — In this lavishly illustrated collection, designer Amy Butler presents 20 charming, contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond. There’s a snuggly wrap blanket, imaginative plush toys, bright diaper bags, handy travel bibs, and much more. Our innovative packaging makes for easy use—7 pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover while lay-flat, spiral binding makes for easy reference while sewing. Beautiful photos inspire, while illustrations and simple instructions explain the techniques. Amy also shares tips on choosing baby-friendly fabrics and includes a comprehensive techniques section, glossary, and resource guide. With her eye for detail and her signature fine craftsmanship, Amy has created a delightful offering of handcrafted keepsakes sure to be cherished by generations to come.
A big thank you to Chronicle for sending us this great book! It goes without saying that the projects are amazing. If you have a little one in your life, you need this book! Visit Chronicle Books for more information. Comment below for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Friday. Check out our Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List.
More Handmade Holiday Ideas
23 ~ Fit Friends
22 ~ Eco-conscious
21 ~ Holidays at Home
20 ~ Gift Exchange
19 ~ Grandparents
18 ~ College Students
17 ~ Girlfriends
16 ~ Dads
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens
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