November 20 ~ Gifts for Audiophiles
|Music lovers rejoice! Here are some perfect ideas for everyone on your list who loves music…|
|iPod Touch Cover
Robyn of Dog Named Banjo shares an iPod Touch Cover which will hold your favorite device safely in a snazzy case.
Say good-bye to tangled wires with this Zip-Up Earbuds Tutorial from LauPre.
Help them keep all their music books and notes in one place using this Piano Bag from Char at Crap I’ve Made.
|Guitar Strap Cover
Cheryl from A Pretty Cool Life designed a Guitar Strap Cover so musicians everywhere can rock and roll in style!
|Sock Media Cozy
Mique of Thirty Handmade Days created this Sock Media Cozy for Skip To My Lou. These make quick and inexpensive gifts that would be great for anyone regardless of gender or age.
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:
| Microphone Stand Beverage Caddy from All Natural Accoustics
All Natural Accoustics provides unique accessories for the musician on your list. The Microphone Stand Beverage Caddy will hold their beverage of choice beautifully while hands are busy playing.
|Black Walnut Infused Cognac from Lucid Food
Relax and enjoy your favorite tunes while sipping Black Walnut Infused Cognac from Louisa at Lucid Food. If you would like to sample more of Louisa’s delicious recipes, be sure to check out tomorrow’s blog post where we will be offering her cookbook, Lucid Food as a giveaway!
|Rock the Night Away Invite
Lexi of Love Obsess Inspire offers this free Rock the Night Away Invite for you to download and print-up for your next party.
Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
By Krystina Castella
(Storey Publishing, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-576-6)
From the Publisher:Tour the world of cake! Cakes are at the center of life’s celebrations, big and small, in every corner of the globe. A bite-size lamington is a treat with tea in Australia. In Africa, golden fritters bursting with sweet fruit are popular street snacks. Honey cakes celebrate new beginnings in Jewish tradition, and peach buns are a symbol of longevity in Taiwan. Fruitcakes, from Germany’s stollen to Italy’s panettone, are popular Christmas fare. This delectable cookbook offers more than 150 irresistible recipes accompanied by mouthwatering photographs, ideas for delicious variations, and fascinating historical and cultural facts. This is a must-have for anyone who loves making (or eating!) cake.
By Tina Givens
(Lark Books, $24.95, ISBN: 1-60059-425-5)
From the Publisher:
Star fabric and pattern designer Tina Givens offers up her singular designs and unique color palette to stitchers looking for patterns for children. Embellished with Givens’s own vibrant watercolor illustrations, and showcasing her strikingly original fabrics, this multifaceted volume includes garments, accessories, and home décor. More than 30 projects range from a dreamy bed canopy and whimsical mobile to comfy lounge suits and delightful dresses. With a section on techniques, even beginners will quickly master the patterns.
By Mary Abreu
(Stash Books, $25.95, ISBN: 1607051885)
From the Publisher:With 23 projects in sizes 2-6, you can create a closet full of clothes for any little girl in your life. Everything you need to learn is here, from the basic sewing to the stylish finishing. It’s all about handmade!
The Green Grocery Bag Challenge is a project to encourage sewists to wrap their holiday gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags, thus reducing the amount of wrapping paper entering the waste stream while simultaneously getting multi-use bags into the hands of consumers. Please include Mother Earth in your holiday plans. Read more here and join us on The Green Grocery Bag Challenge Facebook page where we’ll be posting wrapping ideas, sewing patterns and tips for reducing waste this holiday season.
19 ~ Deck the Halls
18 ~ Dads & Grandpas
17 ~ Hipsters
16 ~ Pet Lovers
15 ~ College Students
14 ~ Teachers
13 ~ Foodies
12 ~ Deck the Halls
11 ~ Sleepyheads
10 ~ Travelers
9 ~ Preschool Kids
8 ~ Outdoor Adventurers
7 ~ Tweens
6 ~ Crafters
5 ~ Deck the Halls
4 ~ Moms & Grandmas
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Girlfriends
1 ~ Imaginative Friends
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