December 27 ~ Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme

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Once again we’re catching up with all of our Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme posts. It’s been such fun to find new, favorite blogs, to learn more about your traditions and amazing gifts and to share the holidays with you. Now that many of your gift recipients have likely opened and enjoyed your handcrafted efforts be sure to add photos to our Handmade Holidays photo pool. We want to enjoy them too!

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Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
Cocoa made lots of handmade gifts and helped her twelve year old daughter sew several gifts too! She made some fantastic new pajamas for her kids, complete with stenciled tops (make some of your own with our Dress the Kids tutorials!). Cocoa also made these reversible bags, and plans to write a tutorial soon so you can make one of your own. Enjoy more from Cocoa on her blog, Chocolate On My Cranium.

Sarah writes, “I love spending time with my family, making gifts for them and most of all, the baking. I love to make anything sweet!” She had already made two hats, two scarves and a fleece blanket by early December. Enjoy Sarah’s blog, Sew Sarah, and see more of her work on her Flickr site.

More from our fellow handcrafters…
Mama K made some darling aprons for the holidays and also worked hard on this amazing doll for her son. She has some gift compilation ideas on her blog, Confessions of a Stash Junkie, and sells handcrafted goods in her Mama K Creations shop. She also sells kid items which are not handmade at Non-Toxic Tots so you can take a look around and spend some of your holiday money!

Stacy from These Busy Needles… will soon post pictures of all of the holiday knitting she did for family members (now that they’ve received their gifts!). She somehow managed to create all sorts of holiday gift goodness amidst the remodeling they’re doing on their house, including a Veggie Tales fabric bag for her daughter from Mary Beth’s tutorial in our Lunch Bag compilations.

And more, of course…
Troye has put a new embroidery machine to good use, making great crayon caddies, a football “run through sign” with a big Georgia “G” on it and these coffee cozies with matching bags (fought over in a “cut throat” gift exchange game!). Make some of your own coffee cozies and matching bags with Suzanne’s tutorial and our Lunch Bag compilation, and be sure to enjoy Troye’s A Day in the Life blog, full of lots of fun photos of holiday happenings!

Nessa has a truly appreciative significant other who always “opens whatever I’ve made and immediately puts it on, or carries it around to show off.” 90% of her gifts were handmade this year (with books going to the 10% who don’t fully appreciate handcrafted efforts), and one of her favorite gifts to give are socks. Find more of Nessa’s Handcrafters’ Holidays meme responses on her blog, The Mind – Mouth Filter.

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

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

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63 Responses to December 27 ~ Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme

  1. Surviving says:

    I love the bags. I’m looking forward to the tutorial!

  2. Michelle says:

    I’ve made two of the coffee cozies! they were big hits at Christmas! Thank you!

  3. the little waldorf doll is so cute!!

  4. Rosemary P. says:

    Can’t wait to see the tutorial on this one.

  5. Lil' d says:

    These are all so great.

  6. Carrie says:

    Love the reversible totes…can’t wait for the tutorial!!! Also love the doll…wish I was talented enough to do that…

  7. Mia says:

    I wanted to make so many things this year, but unfortunately time got away. I did however make 2 coffee cozy’s. They turned out really nice and I gave one to a co-worker for a gift.
    Happy Kwanzaa everyone and Happy New Year!

  8. michele says:

    Wow! I loved all the tutorials and meme’s over the holiday season. I plan on starting early for 2008! Thank you and peace.

  9. Kelly Sales says:

    Thanks so much for all the tutorials. I have started on projects for birthdays now. I f only my family would quit demanding food and clean clothes.

  10. Yvette says:

    Love to bags! Can’t wait for the tutorial and love the cute doll. I have really enjoyed reading all the blogs and have bookmarked quite a few new favs. Thanks for sharing!

  11. maggie says:

    love the doll! what did you use for the hair?
    the totebag is adorable. such talented folks around here!
    cheers,
    maggie

  12. very cool doll. SO many things to try
    thanks for all this inspiration

  13. kylie says:

    That bag is just the type i am after to make for a friend so i am patiently waiting for the tutorial!

    How gorgeous is the dolly!!

  14. Heather says:

    That doll is great. I am inspired to make one with my daughter. Since finding this site, I have been sewing nearly every day! Heather

  15. Hilde says:

    These reversible bags are wonderful! I am really looking forward to making some as son as the tutorial is published. A big “Dankeschoen” from Germany for all the great thing you shared with us during the last months!

  16. April M. says:

    Thanks for all of the great gift ideas throughout December! It was so inspiring and I ended up using a few of the ideas.

  17. Sara, VA says:

    I LOVE the coffee cozy. I’m the only non-coff drinker in a family of 14 that partake. I KNOW they will love one, or two. Thanks!

  18. Libby says:

    I just ordered some fabric on the 25th and I can’t wait till it comes in. I’m hoping to order some more to make some of the great things you’ve shared with us.

  19. Carol says:

    Love those reversible bags!

  20. Becca says:

    I am jealous of Troye! I’m still wishing for an embroidery machine!

  21. Christy says:

    Thank you sharing a handmade holiday

  22. Amanda H says:

    Great reversible totes! I can’t wait to see the tutorial.
    Amanda

  23. Janice says:

    I have enjoyed following your blog and loved all the tutorials. Thank you so much!!

  24. Amy says:

    I will be checking in often to find that great bag tutorial on Chocolate on my cranium

  25. Lynne H. says:

    It’s been fun checking this site each day to see what new crafts and tutorials are available to make! There are so many talented gals sharing their creativity and knowledge. Thanks for making them available to others and for the inspiration!

  26. Stacy T says:

    I just wanted to comment that I have loved all the handmade holiday ideas/links/tutorials.. they were all so great, the above included!!

    Great job, Merry Christmas, Stacy

  27. Samantha says:

    I can’t wait to start planning and making my homemade gifts for next year………..after a little breather though! I didn’t get to all my favorite tuts- the coffee cozy is a MUST…………….

  28. You have all inspired me to start crafting now so that next Christmas I can have a Handcrafted Holiday myself, maybe I’ll even be featured here next year! :)
    Thanks for the hard work of finding all these great sites in the busy world of blogs- love what you do!

  29. Becca says:

    I love the reversible bags! Such a great idea – 2 for 1!

  30. Kat says:

    I agree, I’ve gotten hooked on checking this blog daily. I like the striped bags, they look similar to the Jordie bag, but the handles are different. Can’t wait for the tutorial.

  31. Liz says:

    That doll…. those bags… I’m speechless. Amazing talent.

  32. Katie Wools says:

    I can’t wait to make my own coffee holder for my friends and family. This blog always brightens my day!

  33. Samantha says:

    What a sweet baby doll! Love the hair. :-)

  34. Ellen says:

    Great reversible bags…would love a tutorial…
    Time to get started on next year’s presents!!!

  35. Louisa says:

    I do so love to read the responses to the meme. Thanks for continuing to share them!

  36. Jess says:

    The hair on that doll is fantastic!!!

  37. Kathleen says:

    I love that dolly — especially his hair!

  38. Melissa says:

    I love all of the great ideas! I can’t wait to try a few!

  39. What nice gifts!!!

    with friendship,
    Lisa

  40. Amy says:

    More great ideas! I hope to do even more handmade gifting next year than I did this year, so I appreciate that you are keeping the ideas coming! Nothing like getting an early start on 2008. :)

  41. Emily says:

    I love the little doll (the clothed version is cute too)!

  42. Mel says:

    I got all sorts of inspired to make Christmas gifts for my people way too late for this year but I’m so on the ball for next year’s gifts!

  43. Alisha says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration! I’m heading to the textile shop tomorrow.

  44. Teddi says:

    Adorable doll and the tote bags are a ‘must make’ for the 2008 birthday list!

  45. I love these reversible tote bags…are they made with a twill type fabric or is that a cotton?
    Awesome red…love that one!
    these would make great gifts for a few friends and family next year…I hope she does make a tutorial
    thank you so much for pointing us in the direction of so many wonderful homemade gift ideas
    Kathie

  46. Carrie says:

    Love the doll! So adorable! I enjoyed revisiting the Dress the Kids tutorials also. There are some simple but great ideas!

  47. KIm says:

    Thanks for all the great inspiration for the holidays – have my inspiration notebook overflowing with wonderful ideas for many holidays to come! Hope every one had a chance to celebrate with loved ones and share all their homemade goodies! :)

  48. Lola says:

    Yeah! Thanks for more great ideas. I’m not sure if I will ever run out of fun projects to do now. I NEED to buy more fabric now!! (yeah!!!)

  49. Kim H. says:

    oooh reversible tote is an awesome idea. cute dolly!

  50. heather w. says:

    i have several birthdays each month from now until july….keep the great ideas coming!!!

  51. Natalie says:

    A doll! The one thing I had hoped to make for my Christmas girl… it’s not too late, right?

  52. alison says:

    wow those bags Cocoa made are beautiful and I love the doll Mama K made!

  53. cute tote bags!

  54. Beth says:

    I enjoy looking at all the great projects that everyone has put together! I need to start NOW for gifts in 2008!!!
    b.

  55. amy m says:

    I love the reversible bags. I’m planning to make some tote bags to bring with me on my shopping trips… I’m trying to be a little “greener” and not collect so many plastic bags!
    And that doll… CUTENESS!
    Must make coffee cozies as well!

  56. Mika says:

    I love the stripy reversible totes!

  57. Laura says:

    I love those reversible bags! And the little doll is adorable!

  58. Dawn says:

    Those reversible totes are great! Can’t wait to see the tutorial. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  59. tanaya says:

    These are just fantastic! Wow, what do you have in store for us this January?!?!?

    Happy New Year to you all!

  60. Leesa says:

    Such cute things I love to look at Sew, Mama, Sew!

  61. renee says:

    thanks for all you did during the holidays. This has become my favorite website to check daily!

  62. Clarissa says:

    Thank you for the great ideas!!!

  63. mama k says:

    yay! I was pleasantly surprised to see my lil dolly up on your blog today. I think I need to take a picture of him clothed now. :)

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