As we finish with 2007 we’re looking forward to a new year full of sewing, inspired by so many of our Handmade Holidays tutorials and by all of you. It’s hard to look at some of these images without immediately hopping up to cut fabric for a patchwork pillow or Flea Market Fancy bag!

We also wanted you to note: Cocoa finished her Reversible Handbag Tutorial in record time and just for you! We know many of you were waiting for the tutorial after you saw Cocoa’s bags last week. Enjoy!

Great Aunt Irma Patchwork Pillow
By Malka, a stitch in dye

Malka used flowers from an unfinished quilt top created by her husband’s Great Aunt Irma in this pillow’s design. She embroidered and appliquéd the flowers in this, the first pillow of a series. Enjoy more in Malka’s blog, a stitch in dye, and try your hand at a patchwork pillow with Dacia’s Log Cabin-ish Tutorial.

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
The Annigurumi blog shares a favorite holiday tradition: cookie baking! She also made several eye pillows inspired by Kristin’s, and used Lauren’s gift tags to wrap them all up (tags which would, incidentally, be nice to use all year long!).

Mary from Confessions of a Craft Addict shares her meme answers, including links to lots of photos of the handcrafted gifts she made. These felt cookies are just one gift of many (and would be fun with the cupcake and donut in our Whimsy tutorials!). Mary shares lots of wonderful family traditions, her recipe for Oatmeal Creme Brulee and touching story about how she completed an afghan this year that her mother made as a Christmas gift before she passed away six years ago. It’s a thoughtful message about giving handmade, letting go and sharing kindness.

Flea Market Bags
By CaRho, The Fruid’s Forest

CaRho used some of our favorite fabrics in these bags for her mother and sister, created with the Grand Revival Flea Market Bag pattern. Enjoy CaRho’s blog, The Fruid’s Forest, and be sure to check out her cute version of the Vanilla House Friday Night Apron.

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme, continued.
We should have shared Meg’s holiday traditions post with you when we showed her incredible 100% handmade photo the other day! Meg’s elsie marley blog is worth a second (third, fourth…) look though and you should head over to read about her family’s hidden bird’s nest tradition and more. As many of you noted in the comments the other day Meg has a great Pattern for a Half Eaten Gingerbread Man, just like the one in her holiday traditions post. You might be inspired to get a head start on next year’s ornaments today!

Kristine shares her Party Potatoes recipe (sounds fun for New Years!) and her serendipitous gift making/finding process on her blog Mudmuffins and Woogiemonsters. Visit and be sure to take a look at “Mom’s Christmas Present,” a preview of which you can find in the first link!

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

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