November 13 ~ Go
|Today’s features are perfect when you’re on the move. We’re sure you know someone can appreciate Gifts to Go! Also: Don’t miss today’s Twaiku contest in the Win It section.|
Visit Betz White for these fantastic Shoe Bags (this set was made with “yummy thrifted sheets”). Enjoy the tutorial, and make a set for a friend! Betz writes, “Shoe bags keep your clothes clean and your shoes protected and organized!”
|Car CD Holder
This Car CD Holder Tutorial from Georgia at Puking Pastilles was a runner up (and a huge hit) in our Scrap Buster Contest.
|Travel Wipes Wallet
Make a Travel Wipes Wallet with Kelley’s tutorial at Pocket Envy. Kelley writes that the wallet keeps “wipes moist without getting the rest of your bag damp.”
We think our April Bags from Elizabeth are perfect for toting things all around town and beyond! Make one for a beach bag, one for crafting on the go, one for… You get the idea!
Another big hit in our Scrap Buster Contest, perfect for people on the go: Take another look at this pretty Passport Cover Tutorial from Jo at Chubby Hobby.
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:
|Jessie’s choice||Beth’s choice||Lauren’s choice|
|Pocket Purse Keychain Set Kiwi Dot from Jimmy Pickles
Jimmy Pickles has a huge selection of Wristlet Keychains, and many feature some of our favorite fabrics. This Pocket Purse Keychain Set in Kiwi Dot is cheery, and would make a great gift set. Cherie writes, “I first thought of The Wristlet Keychain™ when I realized how awkward it was to get my son in his car seat while juggle a handful of keys. Always afraid I was going to put them down and accidentally lock them in the car; I discovered having them on my wrist was a great solution.”
|Kids’ Car Seat Organizer from Sewn Natural
This darling Kids’ Car Seat Organizer from Sewn Natural would definitely help on long car trips! Sewn Natural also sells sleeping bags for children and “kids’ eco nap mats” for kiddos on the go (& lots more).
|Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Lollipops
Kevin has a fun Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Lollipops Recipe at Closet Cooking.
|Holiday Tags from Camilla Engman
We love these Holiday Tags from Camilla Engman. 2006 is a favorite set around here! Choose from two sets of holiday tags or download both. Visit Camilla at Camilla Engman and Studio Violet, her collaborative space with Elisabeth Dunker.
Twaiku contest! (Haiku on Twitter.) Post your original haiku on Twitter this week and include #HH3 (trying to save you a few characters.) The theme? Handmade Holidays, of course! Our 2 favorites win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
Comment in today’s post for a chance to win the book or one of three patterns. The winners will be announced next Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.
By Valerie Peterson, Janice Fryer
(Storey Publishing, $14.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-440-0)
From the Publisher:Take your cookie decorating to impressive new heights! With more than 60 fabulous designs for Christmas cookies, plus festive cookies for New Year’s and Hanukkah, Cookie Craft Christmas gives you the inspiration and simple instructions you need to create show-stopping treats for holiday parties, cookie swaps, and special gifts.
(Sew Lola, $8.00, Listing # 33129514)
From the Designer:Last year, my Mary Jane Stocking design was featured on Etsy’s blog and got a 2nd place on Etsy’s Holiday Stockings Contest.This pattern is easy to follow and fast to make! You may sell the stockings you make from it.
1. PDF Mary Jane Stocking Pattern
2. PDF Step by step instructions with color pictures and a list of materials needed.
Finished stocking measures:
17″ height, 12″ width at the shoe, 6.5″ top opening.
Lola would like to offer all Sew,Mama,Sew! readers 20% off any clutch, pouch, wristlet, doll, or brooch in the shop. Offer valid with code: sewmamasew through November 20, 2009.
More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
12 ~ Clean & Tidy
11 ~ Pamper
10 ~ Craft
9 ~ Play
8 ~ Deck the Halls
7 ~ Exercise
6 ~ Sit Back & Relax
5 ~ Read
4 ~ Go Green
3 ~ Sleep
2 ~ Adorn
1 ~ Wear
We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.
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