Excitement is in the air! Enjoy today’s ornaments, an amazing child’s toy and cute, little owls. It might even inspire you to revisit our Whimsy tutorials for an added smile. Don’t forget to comment anywhere on the blog for your chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew! this upcoming Friday! It would be fun to start the year with lots of new fabric.

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
We were in awe when we saw this child’s play barn over at Lil’ d, the main Christmas gift for this crafter’s two year old daughter. Just think of all of that intricate, hand sewing! In addition to the gifts she’s creating, she also shares her many childhood Christmas traditions in the UK and traditions she’s started since moving to California. Each year she and her children make a new ornament together and they’re looking for more ideas for American-style holiday traditions to start with the children. Enjoy meme answers and much more on the Lil’ d blog.

Reindeer Ornament
By Michal, Yarn & Coffee

Michal sells these cute ornaments and much more in her Paper Armadillo shop. You can modify this soft ornament approach for kids with fabric crayon drawings!

Mitten Ornament
By Stephanie, Providence Handmade

Stephanie made these felt mitten ornaments with Liesl’s tutorial. You can find several great how-to’s in our Fabric Ornament tutorials compilation.

By Amy, LucyKate Crafts…

We missed Amy’s owl giveaway but she’s hoping to add several to her shop, opening in early 2008. For now enjoy Amy’s blog, full of fun things like this Elf Hat (from pants!) Tutorial.

Want to join us? Check out the Sew, Mama, Sew! Handcrafters’ Holidays blog meme!

Our Gift to You
You can print our free gift tags for attaching to all of your lovely handcrafted gifts. They read “Handmade with Love” and “I made it for you.”

Want more handcraft inspiration? Visit the Handmade Holidays photo pool and don’t forget about our Handmade Holidays Tutorials.

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