Did we miss anyone? It was so much fun to find lots of new blogs to love, great projects to enjoy and new gift ideas and family traditions to incorporate into our own celebrations. If you participated in the Handcrafters’ Holidays meme (including your link in our meme post) but didn’t see your words featured here in December, please email us at beth@sewmamasew.com. We want to make sure we included everyone!

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
Julia loves to give bags as gifts (she loves to make them and “can only use so many!”). She made this great selection of gifts for one family (lucky family!) and has a great story about her adventures with flannel PJ pants and her serger on her blog, Sometimes I Sew. Visit for her movie compilation gift idea, gingerbread creations and more.

Samantha writes about her discerning approach to finding the perfect Christmas tree with her family, includes a delicious Cranberry Bread recipe and writes about how her family tradition of the kids getting an ornament each year has changed as they’ve grown in such a kind and thoughtful manner! Samantha shares pictures of some of the wonderful gifts she made for family members in the post on her blog, La Vita è Bella, and she’s now traveling in Germany (and posting pictures each day!). Visit and travel vicariously through Samantha’s blog!

And a little more handcraft fun…
Jennifer shares lots of handcrafted gifts she made for the holidays on her Scrapdash blog in part one of her response. She made this set of heat/cold therapy bags from Kristin’s Rice Heat Therapy Bag Tutorial, she made beautiful stitch markers and Jennifer also shows the handcrafted chatelaines for quilting, sewing, needlework and knitting she sells in her Etsy shop. In “part deux” of Jennifer’s meme answers she shares fond memories of holidays past and a Cocoa Mint Cake with Cocoa Peppermint Icing recipe. Yum. Visit and enjoy!

Amy made a great road rug with four layers of felt and some lessons learned. She also made some baby shoes from Joanna’s tutorial in our Warm those Toes compilation, a teething doll and much more for holiday giving. Take a look via Amy’s blog, Them Crazy Davises.

New Christmas Jammies
By Kristi, Lost and Found

We were a little late in adding this image to our Happy Recipients post the other day. Kristi made these Christmas PJs for her children and it looks like they were well-received! Make some yourself with our Dress the Kids compilations (pick one of the easy kid pant tutorials in the Boys’ Clothes Tutorial Round-Up and use either Amy’s Freezer Stencil Tutorial in the same round-up or Barbara’s great appliqué tips in our Embellish! tutorials for the shirts).

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

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