Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List

on October 31 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 327 Comments

Every day throughout November we have tutorials, recipes, and indie shops to share with you.  We also have lots of wonderful prizes to help get your creative juices flowing.  All you have to do is stop by and comment for your chance to win that day’s give-away(s).  The winners will be announced every Friday in November and the prizes shipped out soon after. We’d like to thank all the designers and publicists who contributed to our prize list.  Even if you don’t win, we hope you’ll take a look at these wonderful products.Note:  Keep checking this list.  We have more give-aways arriving every day!

SEAMS TO ME: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing

by Anna Maria Horner
(Wiley, November, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-25926-9)

From the Publisher:

In SEAMS TO ME, Anna Maria walks the readers through the fundamentals of sewing, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. While many books offer instruction or patterns, SEAMS TO ME offers both.

SEAMS TO ME includes vivid, full-color photographs and designs and a bound-in envelope containing 10 loose paper patterns. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran sewer, the 24 projects in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures, to be handed down for generations to come.

The mother of five, Anna Maria still finds time to share her thoughts on a blog that attracts more than 100,000 fans per month. One of today’s most refreshing and most notable fabric designers, she has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and has been featured at numerous exhibitions, including the Surtex art and design show and QuiltMarket.

Sew,Mama,Sew! would like to thank Sarah from Wiley Publishing for contributing three copies of this gorgeous book to Handmade Holidays. Did you catch the part about there being actual pattern pieces in there?! As always, Anna Maria’s work and photography are stunning. This book is a must-have for modern sewists. Visit the Wiley website to learn more about the book and the “Sew Like a Pro” Sweepstakes!

Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays

From the publisher:

Personalize your holiday gift giving with the fast and festive projects featured in this special issue from the editors of Step by Step Beads.

  • 24 of our favorite projects from Step by Step Beads, Step by Step Wire, Beadwork and Stringing magazines.
  • Check out the new designs just for Hanukkah
  • Special wire section offering designs in chain maille, copper coils and more.
  • Super easy and elegant earrings
  • Learn the basics needed to complete every project in the Bead by Bead feature.

Thanks to Interweave, you can win this fantastic magazine full of wonderful jewelry gift ideas.  Give your sewing machine a break and make some earrings!  Check out the Interweave site to learn more. Look for this issue on newstands.

Interweave KNITS:  Holiday Gifts 2008

From the Publisher:

The weather outside is frightful, but the knitting’s so delightful—so grab your yarn and needles and curl up with the third annual issue of Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts. From one-afternoon wonders to intricate treasures, there’s something to knit or craft for family and friends, other knitters, and even yourself. Learn easy techniques to dress up simple knitting, make luxury yarns go far, and get ideas for quick craft projects to share. And participate in our first-ever Count the Sheep Contest, featuring guest illustrator Franklin Habit, and win great prizes! Happy Holidays!

We know you’ve been oggling this one on the magazine stand. Now is your chance to win this special holiday knitting issue. There are some truly wonderful projects inside, which you can see on the Interweave site.  

Quilting Arts Gifts 2008

From the publisher:

Our second annual QUILTING ARTS GIFTS issue is bigger and better, with 148 pages full of fabulous projects to make for the holiday season, including home décor, decorations, and gifts designed and created by some of the world’s best art quilters.

This super issue features:
• 35 seasonal projects for quilted gifts and home décor
• Sensational stocking stuffers: our editors’ favorite tools, gadgets, and more
• 7 holiday patterns to celebrate the season

Again we’d like to thank Interweave for contributing this fantastic prize.  Sewists from beginner to expert will appreciate the myriad of beautiful projects.  With everything from mini quilts to book covers to a fabric gingerbread house, your sure to find plenty of ideas for everyone on your gift list.

Christmas Stockings:  7 Classic Holiday Treasures to Knit

Author/Editor: Editor: Elain Lipson
Delivery Method: Electronic PDF
PRICE : $14.95

From the publisher:

Celebrate the joy, beauty, and charm of the Christmas stocking tradition with seven knitted holiday stockings from some of today’s top designers. From classic to contemporary, easy to challenging, there’s a stocking for every personality in this unique and inspiring e-book.

Christmas Stockings: Classic Holiday Treasures to Knit edited by Elain Lipson is an exclusive e-book from Interweave. These beautiful holiday designs were taken from a collection of stockings, Christmas Stockings: Holiday Treasures to Knit by Elaine Lipson (Interweave, 2001), a popular book no longer available. The difficulty of patterns range from beginning designs to master the easy technique of sock knitting, to unique designs any experienced knitter will love.

A big thank you to Jaime from Interweave for donating a copy of this e-book.  Visit the Interweave site for more information  about this and many other excellent knitting resources. We wanted to give this one away right off the bat so you have plenty of time to knit beautiful stockings for the whole family!

Gift Certificate to SMS

Need some beautiful fabric or patterns for your projects?  Perhaps you’ll be one of the lucky winners of a $20 gift certificate to the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop!

Chelsea Andersen, the incredibly talented designer behind Pink Fig Patterns, has kindly contributed 5 patterns to the Handmade Holidays give-away list. These fabulous patterns are already favorites among SMS customers. Visit the Pink Fig blog to read more about the patterns and check out Chelsea’s excellent gathering and shirring tutorials.

Olivia Top

Natty Jacket & Vest

Lily Top

Patchwork Skirt & T-Shirt

Bella Pants

French General:  Home Sewn
30 Projects for Every Room in the House

By Kaari Meng
Photographs by Jon Zabala

Published in September, 2008
ISBN 9780811864039
ISBN10 0811864030

8-3/4 x 8 in; 160 pp ; color photographs and illustrations throughout, 6 pattern pages and embroidery transfers for 30 projects in an attached envelope

From the publisher:

French General: Home Sewn — As the founder of the renowned crafts and notions store, French General, Kaari Meng scours the French countryside and Parisian flea markets for vintage treasures. Now, this beloved designer has gathered her favorite patterns into a charming sourcebook sure to be coveted by crafters, Francophiles, and home decorators. She offers 30 simple sewing patterns for French-inspired projects—a scalloped tablecloth, piles of pillows and bedding, a festive party garland, totes—and more. Lay-flat spiral binding and ready-to-use pattern sheets and embroidery transfers, plus step-by-step directions, gorgeous photographs, and helpful illustrations make it easy to bring the palettes and pleasures of traditional French living into any home.

Kaari Meng sells vintage and new textiles at her store in Los Angeles and to retailers in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She and her husband, photographer Jon Zabala, live in southern California.

We’re so excited that Christina from Chronicle sent us two copies of this beautiful book!  The projects are absolutely gorgeous.  Visit Chronicle Books for more information.

Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones
20 Keepsake Sewing Projects for Baby and More

By Amy Butler
Photographs by Colin McGuire
Published in July, 2008
ISBN 9780811861281
ISBN10 0811861287

7-1/2 x 9 in; 176 pp ; 7 pattern sheets, color images throughout, semi-concealed Wire-O binding

From the publisher:

Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones — In this lavishly illustrated collection, designer Amy Butler presents 20 charming, contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond. There’s a snuggly wrap blanket, imaginative plush toys, bright diaper bags, handy travel bibs, and much more. Our innovative packaging makes for easy use—7 pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover while lay-flat, spiral binding makes for easy reference while sewing. Beautiful photos inspire, while illustrations and simple instructions explain the techniques. Amy also shares tips on choosing baby-friendly fabrics and includes a comprehensive techniques section, glossary, and resource guide. With her eye for detail and her signature fine craftsmanship, Amy has created a delightful offering of handcrafted keepsakes sure to be cherished by generations to come.

Again, a big thank you to Chronicle for sending us two copies of this great book!  It goes without saying that the projects are amazing.  If you have a little one in your life, you need this book!  Visit Chronicle Books for more information.

Amy Butler Quilting Solids Fat Quarter Pack 

We’re giving away a pack of 12 gorgeous Quilting Solids from the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop. These beautiful colors will mix perfectly with Amy Butler prints, and are sure to compliment many other fabrics in your stash.

Heather Bailey Sewing Patterns

We’re pleased to be carrying all of the lovely new Heather Bailey patterns in the shop.  Who wouldn’t love to win one (or two!?)  Visit Sew,Mama,Sew! to get a closer look at the pattern details (on the back of the package), and stop by Hello My Name Is Heather for some inspiration from the divine Ms. Bailey.

Marlo Bloom Handbag

Fresh Picked Pincushion

Daily Spice Apron

Happy Stacker Ring Toy

The Creative Family:  How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

By Amanda Soule

When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun!

Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog, SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations.

This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children’s imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family.

To learn more about the author, Amanda Soule, visit her blog at www.SouleMama.com.

We’re so grateful to Jennifer from Shambhala for contributing this wonderful book.  Amanda Soule is one of the queens of the crafty blog community.  We love her writing, her photography and the way that somehow, she always makes us want to shut down the computer to go spend time with the kids.  This book will give you plenty of ideas to make the most of that time.  Visit Shambhala Publications for more information.

Knitting for Good!:  A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change, Stitch by Stitch

Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across the globe. Filled with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to benefit others, Knitting for Good! will get you thinking about knitting in a whole new way.

To learn more about the author, visit her website: craftivism.com

Again, we’d like to thank Shambhala for this contribution.  We know a few crafter/activists who’ll be getting a copy of this inspirational book this year.  Visit Shambhala Publications for more information.

Portabello Pixie Sewing Patterns

Sandi Henderson, the brilliant designer behind Portabellopixie, was kind enough to contribute one each of her wonderful (and crazy popular!) new sewing patterns.  These patterns are very easy to follow with lots of excellent graphics.  We’re very pleased to be carrying them in the shop.  Check out Sandi’s blog for some wonderful tutorials and sewing inspiration.



Ruffle Pants



Market Bags


Oliver + S Sewing Patterns

Liesl at Oliver + S (and Disdressed) was kind enough to donate two wonderful patterns–2+2 Blouse and Pleated Skirt and Bedtime Story Pajamas.  We love Oliver + S cute designs, wonderful patterns, and great packaging.   (We carry them all in The Shop.) Plus, the new patterns go up to a size 8, which is a rare delight for those of you who still love to sew for your kids beyond toddlerhood.  The pattern itself makes a wonderful gift for a sewist!  Check out the the Oliver + S blog to see lots of inspiration, ideas and updates. 

2 + 2 Blouse and Skirt

Bedtime Story Pajamas

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327 Responses to Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List

  1. Heidi Anderson says:

    What a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!

  2. Van Fiske says:

    Im grateful for the article post. Keep writing.

  3. Deborah Ocasio says:

    I had great fun clicking on all the links and signing up for all the different blogs and and newsletters. I enjoyed most of all , all the homemade gift ideas for holidays not only all in one place but in categories. Thank you for doing that.

  4. Jane says:

    Yay! What fun websites. Can’t wait to explore them all!

  5. linda gerig says:

    lots of good giveaways. linda gerig

  6. katy says:

    So nice of all of these people to be giving away such beautiful items!! Oh I love the Holidays!!

  7. Sharon Gollman says:

    Thank you for a wonderful sewing year full of inspiration!

  8. Lea says:

    Great prizes, all of them.

  9. Kay says:

    Such great stuff on this website =)
    Am here all the time and enjoying it.

  10. Tasha says:

    The Month of November was so inspiring! Thanks!

  11. Diane says:

    so many wonderful projects….housework must wait! Thanks so much

  12. Aparna says:

    I love this website very much.. very inspirational.

  13. Faye says:

    I love everything on this website!

  14. Tina says:

    How very exciting! Thanks for doing this!

  15. Robyn says:

    Love them all… been lurking on sew many blogs tonight. Thanks for such divine inspiration.

  16. pjs says:

    Thanks for the fantastic list… there are some really fabulous looking books here…

  17. Yay for homemade presents! I’m belatedly getting started!

  18. Jan says:

    Any one of these would be so wonderful.

  19. renee says:

    I stopped by here from a link on Sweet Jessie’s blog and I’m so glad I did!
    It would be a nice surprise to win something here. . .and then get to sew up some pretty holiday gifts!

  20. sandra pipitone says:

    LOVE this list! KEEP up the wonderful idea!!! sandra

  21. Wow, you already have a great store and blog, now you have great giveaways. A g.c., quilting solids, so many cool things to win. I’m not surprised at how many people are jumping at a chance to win just one of the cool items being offered. Good luck to everyone and congrats to all the winners. Crossing my fingers I’m one of them.

  22. What an amazing prize list! Thank you, Thank you!

  23. ulla fredriksson says:

    Oh lovely Amy Butler solids this week.

  24. mary says:

    Wow, what great prizes! Thank you!

  25. Jody says:

    Love the blog! The prizes are great! Would love to win any one of them!!

  26. Kathie says:

    If I get a chance at any of these great gifts I’m all about that!!! Would love it all or one or more 🙂 Thanks for all the giveaways. Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

  27. Anna says:

    cant wait to get my hands on that beautiful french book…. sigh, almost as good as going there!

  28. Katie says:


  29. Christy Rogers says:

    I love your Blog!! I can see some homemade gifts for this Christmas!

  30. Jill C. says:

    What an exciting contest with really cool prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. I just stumbled across a link to the Handmade Holidays 2007 list…and then realized you were doing it for 2008 as well. What fun to find all these great handmade tutorials and gift ideas! Thanks for sharing them all.

  32. Kate says:

    What a great spread of prizes!

  33. jen says:

    These are some awesome prizes!

  34. sandyandcosmo says:

    I would love to win any of these prizes!

  35. Ainsley Cone says:

    Just stumbled upon this website as I got a sewing machine for my 35th birthday and I am attempting to teach myself! I love crafty, groovy, fun things and haven’t found what I am looking for in fabric stores. Thanks to all here who contribute and have shown me the light of where the coolness in sewing resides!

  36. I am addicted to Handmade Holidays! I even went back and looked at last year’s ideas. I knit mainly but have attempted some sewing and paper crafts this year. The hardest part is not posting pictures so the gift receivers won’t see their gift early! Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas and tutorials.

  37. pjs says:

    Great…. I loved handmade holidays last year…. so much fun

  38. Cheryl says:

    Would love to win any of these. Me and my our crafters and I’d LOVE to give her some of these books!

  39. Michelle says:

    I need help being more crafty and would love to win something!

  40. Cyndy says:

    Wow, any of the prizes would be awesome to win. Love your blog. Sewing is my passion!!!

  41. cet says:

    Wow! What great prizes, and your blog has motivated me to continue on current projects and begin a whole list of new ones! Thanks!

  42. Nani says:

    I’d love to win something!!! I’m a mama of 2 little ones with NO money for the holidays!!!!1

  43. Jan says:

    Love, love, love the solids that coordinate with the Amy Butler fabrics.

  44. Rachael says:

    Wow! These are awesome prizes! I love reading this blog. Thanks for doing this!

  45. Lynn says:

    I’m new to sewing and am enjoying your blog. I can’t wait to start my next project and have lots on my to-do list now. Thanks for all your ideas.

  46. Angela says:

    All of those look so wonderful, I’d be happy to win any of them! 😀

  47. Heidi says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! Each prize is as exciting as the next. I especially love the books/patterns from Horner, Bailey and Henderson.

  48. Norine says:

    I hope I win! Thanks for the holiday gift ideas!

  49. gardenymph says:

    Wow! What wonderful prizes. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I’m loving all the ideas that you are gathering. :~)

  50. Cheryl says:

    These are great giveaways. I would be happy to win any of these great prizes!!!

  51. Melody S says:

    wow lot’s of prizes, this looks fun. ^_^

  52. Laura Loebl says:

    Wow! What a great resource this is. I love having so much inspiration in one place.
    Thank you.

  53. Jessica B. says:

    I am so glad that I stumbled upon your blog. This is great! I love all of the ideas!

  54. Lisa Martin says:

    Such great ideas, I don’t know where to start!! Thanks for all the work you’ve done for this blog to share with all of us.

  55. Nikki W says:

    I needed this great inspiration to kick start my holiday gift making – thank you for a great blog. Finding the giveaway page with this inspiring books was a bonus! I’d love any of them. I also am “following” your blog now on my blogger dashboard… to keep up with the projects. Even if I just get a few of them done in November, I’ll be miles ahead than my usual Christmas eve sew-a-thon!

  56. Cindy B says:

    Wow!! My fingers are itching!

  57. myredbarnstudio says:

    I have been working on the mini mittens, love them.

  58. Alex says:

    This is a great list of prizes. I’m enjoying all the tutorials in one place, keeps me from having to search so much!

  59. Renee says:

    All these prizes a making me drool. I would love any of them!!

  60. Amanda says:

    Wow, what wonderful gifts! I can’t believe how amazing and inspirational your site has been for me! I could browse for hours on end!!!

  61. Heather Kiger says:

    Love the gifts and love the tutorials. Basically, love the whole site. Thank you so much for all you do!

  62. wendy says:

    Wow, can’t wait! What great gifts!

  63. Kathie says:

    You guys are the greatest.!! Always the best craft ideas for anyone and everyone. Thanks for all you do. Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

  64. Debbi says:

    Wonderful gifts to give be given away. Love the tutorials so many great gift ideas and so little time!!!

  65. Maura says:

    I love your blog. It’s so wonderful to be sewing again for the first time since high school. I look at everything in my home differently–another potential project awaits! And it’s going to be a completely hand-sewn and hand-knit Christmas, so any one of these gifts would be put to immediate use! Thanks.

  66. Artinreality says:

    What wonderful things. I loved reading about them! And I got so inspired!

  67. Erica says:

    I have really benefited from all of the tutorials! There are so many fun ideas — thanks!

  68. Heather says:

    all the gifts are wonderful. . . the books, the amy butler solids. . . thanks for all the holiday inspiration! so many great ideas.

  69. Southern Gal says:

    Every one of these prizes is great. You can’t go wrong. Thanks for the chance to win.

  70. Lydia says:

    How fun! I’ve really been enjoying all the tutorials that have been posted this month!

  71. Samantha says:

    Wow, what wonderful prizes!

  72. Karen Peterson says:

    Great prizes! I would love any of them!

  73. Carol says:

    I am so enjoying all of the Christmas inspirations! Please enter me for your give aways.

  74. Holly says:

    Ooooooh what fabulous prizes!!!!! I am crossing my fingers to win, yay!!!! I am so looking forward to creating a very special homemade Christmas this year, so this is quite an inspiring site right about now!!! 🙂 xoxoxox!

  75. Tianna says:

    So much great stuff – wow! I’m glad I found you. Thanks~

  76. Erin says:

    This is so exciting! Thanks for all the great tutorials and inspiration! I’m already getting started on my Christmas sewing!

  77. Camille says:

    Woohoo! I am so glad you do this again this year! Help me a lot last year. Thanks!!

  78. Erica says:

    After believing for many years that I could not sew, I am proud to say I have begun developing this talent! I love this site for all the cute and easy designs!

  79. Alisa says:

    This is SOME prize list!!

  80. Madeline H says:

    Love the site, love the prizes and thanks for the inspiration even if I don’t win a prize.

  81. Jody says:

    Wow! Fantastic prizes! Very inspiring…and all I want to do is sew! Thanks!

  82. Anya T. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Love the prizes!

  83. So sweet of you. The prizes look wonderful. Thank you!

  84. Kim Beladi says:

    Not a day goes by that I do not read this blog. Great ideas and inspirations. Keep it coming.
    Love it

  85. Terri says:


  86. VIckiT says:

    I just can’t believe all those awesome prizes you have to give to all the lucky winners. Good luck to everyone!!

  87. Karen says:

    Love them all!!!

  88. Stacy Gibbs says:

    OH wow! All of those prizes sound great! I love all of the great gift Ideas I see on the blog everyday! I’m trying to make a lot of my gifts and you are just getting my creative juices flowing more and more! I would love to win some of the prizes! That would help tremendously! thanks! 🙂

  89. Janna Briggs says:

    This is a wonderful and inspiring site….I am so glad I happened upon it!

  90. alice moore says:

    i love this site and am constantly so inspired. thank you!

  91. wow pretty neet i will take one of the buttons and pass the word on

  92. Audrey says:

    Awesome. And I think that just about covers it all!

  93. Angela says:

    I love visiting your site. Your giveaways are awesome!!! Best wishes to everyone!

  94. Daisy Nieuwenhuizen says:

    What a wonderfull world we crafters are living in, such a nice persons doing nice things for other people. I feel honored to be a part of this world. Wish you all happy holidays from a very wet Holland at this moment. Will do my very best to make one or two things for my loveones, I’m so inspired by your blog and all the lovely patterns.
    Greetings, Daisy Nieuwenhuizen

  95. Sónia says:

    Wow! Lovely gifts!

  96. pat toennies says:

    i just love your site and the unusual patterns and now to be able to win these great books. WHAT A SITE!!!!!!!
    thanks ahead of time pat

  97. Katherine says:

    Squeeeeeeal! So many wonderful giveaway prizes. You certainly know how to sweeten an already addictive blog, don’t you? ;o) Now, I’m going to have to put limits on how many times (a day) I check your blog or I won’t be getting anything else done!
    Keep up the great work. Love your blog.

  98. Jayme Lane says:

    Great ideas and prizes!

  99. Jen says:

    Thanks for the awesome ideas and inspiration.

  100. Bunny says:

    Wow, what amazing prizes!! I will definitely be buying most of those books!

  101. Deb says:

    Wow, love this! Can’t wait to get started on some of these. Thanks



  102. Annelaure says:

    Well I’m interested by your news about a new Maria Horner’s book. I love all her fabric so this is good news. Moreover I feel very inspired by your blog.
    Greetings !

  103. Marianne says:

    Wow that is some list. I am looking forward to all the tutorials! Maybe I will actually make something.
    Thanks for doing this, greetings from the Netherlands.

  104. Heather K says:

    Handmade Holidays is simply the best! Everthing is always so beautiful and worth stopping by to look at! Thanks!

  105. myredbarnstudio says:

    I just found this great sight. I am glad to know there are others with the same addictions-fabric, yarn, fiber, vintage embroidery and shiny things:)

  106. Traci says:

    It’s so exciting. Always looking for handmade inspiration.

  107. Sara says:

    I love giveaways! Thank you Sew, Mama, Sew! You ladies rock. Hmmm, Amy Butler solids…I am drooling…

  108. Tina Carlson says:

    Wow…how fun is all this??? What a fantastic way to get enthused about all the wonder of the handmade gift. Everyone in my family contributes in some way and I love passing down the family traditions taught to me by my grandmother who was THE QUEEN of the handmade treasure she gave each one of us every Christmas. Love this site!

  109. Holly says:

    Would love some of these great prizes!

  110. kristin says:

    So many wonderful projects! too little time!

  111. Jennifer says:

    What an awesome prize package. Love you shop!!

  112. susanne says:

    Yippee! A give-away contest! I’ve been dying to get my hands on Anna Maria’s new books! And Amy’s new solids–yippee!

  113. Jan Mathers says:

    All of the prizes are so beautiful. I love the solids that coordinate with Amy Butlers fabrics.

  114. Karin says:

    Happy ‘handmade’ holidays!

  115. marlene says:

    I would so wish that I had all week for sewing projects……it is easy to be inspired with such wonderfull books.

  116. Leah says:

    Awesome, love it. I’ve already started but youve given me more to do now!

  117. Yea! I cant stop checking out your site. I’m crossing my fingers I win!

  118. Sylvie Chavanne says:

    These gifts are totally stunning, all of them. French General…, Amy Butler’s book and fabrics, Seams to me, Knitted gifts, So much fantastic inspirations. Thank you for your weekly Christmas giving!

  119. Addie says:

    Can’t wait to see what you do with Handmade Holidays this year! xoxo

  120. NanaSewn says:

    Beautiful assortment of prizes!

  121. How generous and lovely!!

  122. Karen aka Grammy Mac says:

    So many fun projects for us…Love the Xmas Stocking Book and the Pink Fig Patterns…Your guys are AWSOME!!! Thanks

  123. Tammy Wittig says:

    How exciting! I loved all the ideas last year and am looking forward to this years. Love your blog!

  124. Addie K says:

    The knitting and sewing (especially baby and kids) books look wonderful. I love the Amy Butler patterns and coordinating fabrics. The French General home projects look really interesting too. Great inspiration for the holiday season! Thank you!

  125. Sarah Kaeck says:

    This online sewing, creativity splurge with fabric, needles, yarn whatever is so cool. I am new to it all, but am looking forward to the rest of November. My sewing machine is already humming.

  126. Philip says:

    Amy Butler’s ‘Little Stitches for Little Ones’ book looks adorable. I hope I can come across one when I’m at the book store next.

  127. ErinElise says:

    I love these gift ideas. I need to learn to crochet!

  128. Polly says:

    What a great list of give aways. They all would be so exciting to win. I love the homemade holidys theme for November

  129. Donna Rae says:

    Happy Holidays! This is so great to have a Second Annual Handmade Holidays. It was so great last year I can only imagine what everyone will be up to this year. Thanks for everything!
    Donna Rae

  130. Lia says:

    What wonderful items. I will start planning my holiday shopping right here. Thanks so much.

  131. bonnie pelikan says:

    This is the coolest site! I would love to win something!

  132. Ellen says:

    I could really use some holiday crafting inspiration – yay for giveaways!

  133. Ulla V. says:

    So many wonderful things…I would love to take a look at the books and magazines :0)

  134. Maria says:

    What wonderful prizes! Thank you for all you do!

  135. Tara says:

    Oh I love Anna Maria Horner!! I wish I could win the book so I don’t have to ask for it for Christmas 🙂

  136. Katie Phipps says:

    Please count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. VIckiT says:

    OH my gosh. HOW have I missed all of this? All those prizes are amazing and SO many that I’d love to have. Wow. Good luck to everyone.

  138. Ico says:

    I would like to win too!!! Good luck everyone!!!

  139. Amber T says:

    Love your site and all the craft ideas you provide!! Keep up the good work!

  140. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been looking forward to each day of creative gift ideas with much anticipation. I can’t wait to get started on some of the beginner-type projects. Thank You for your great blog! And I would love to win a prize.

  141. Sarah Lee says:

    These gifts are so inspirational! I hope I win one!

  142. kathy h. says:

    Wonderful reasons to come back, again and again.

  143. Jodie says:

    WOW! Great job on this prize list ~ I see MANY things I want to win. And, if I don’t win, I may have to ask Santa to check this page for my wish list! Oh la la!

  144. Lilang says:

    Wonderful books

  145. Jessy Roos says:

    You guys are great! What an amazing list of prizes you have assembled here, and what a great set of resources every day. I’m really enjoying Handmade Holidays so far, and I can’t wait for more. Thanks for all your hard work!

  146. Agne says:

    You have a great list of gifts!!!

  147. audrey says:

    Looking forward to crafting gifts this holiday season. Can’t wait to read all the good ideas.

  148. Lyanna says:

    What a wonderful list of gifts!! =)

  149. jessica says:

    I love all of them!! I’m so excited to make some things for my home this year!

  150. Jacqui says:

    I’m so excited I’m starting my holiday crafts and find this all so very, very inspiring. Thank-you!!!

  151. Great prizes! Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store!

  152. Catalina says:

    I just discovered this blog! SO beautiful and inspiring! Thank you!

  153. Amber says:

    The last few nights I cannot wait to get my kiddos to bed so I can see what is new on your site! Thanks for the great ideas!

  154. Anary says:

    what a delightful list of gifts….This week so far has been fantastic! There is a little thing for everyone in the family…office…for a thank you!

  155. Melissa says:

    WOW! I could use all of the prizes listed!!
    You have made this event very exciting!

  156. Christie says:

    How Exciting. I can’t wait to see all the ideas that come forth.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  157. mamamy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win something useful, I would be grateful for any of the giveaways!!!

  158. Elle Doughty says:

    Thanks for all your efforts and this wonderful month long project! I can’t wait to check in each day to see the creative ideas. Best, Elle D.

  159. I’m so excited for this month!

  160. Amanda says:

    I just found your blog and am loving it! What a great resource for ideas and dreams. Ok, I LOVE your holiday gift ideas…getting great ideas. Thanks!

  161. What a fabulous array of goodies – enough to tempt even a new crafter out into the fine and covet worthy world of crafting. I am new to this whole shebang but I have to say that I love your blog and will be visiting again very soon. I’m hoping to make all my christmas gifts this year, so this is just awesome!

  162. Alicia says:

    such wonderful prizes! and we’re the ones who benefit by making all the gifts! wow!

  163. JP says:

    How exciting! Enter Me!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  164. Barb Aguiar says:

    Thanks so much for this blog! I made quite a few of the gifts last year, and look forward to making some this year as well. Great giveaways too!

  165. Toebi says:

    These gifts are great and look like SOOOOO much fun.

  166. Zarina says:

    Seams to me I am a proud owner of a Janome MC6650p machine this coming Fridays. Looks a lot of quilting coming my way.

  167. Tina says:

    Enter me please! I’d love the book Seams to Me, or the gift certificate, which I’ll happily spend on lovely fabric!


  168. Glenell says:

    Everything on your list is such an inspiration! Oh, for more time to make more things!!

  169. Ramona says:

    I hadn’t discovered your blog last year at this time but I am so excited to know about it this year. I can’t wait to see what you have in store and the prizes are wonderful. Thanks so much.

  170. HeidiMonkey says:

    Gorgeous, thanks again!

  171. nikole says:

    awesome! these books and patterns look like so much fun!

  172. Christy says:

    How exciting, I must visit EVERY DAY!!!

  173. tammy bowser says:

    Wow, I am so glad I found this site, I am a first time visitor, but will be back lots now.
    I can`t wait to see all your ideas for the holidays.

  174. Lesley Stenning says:

    what fun! These prizes are awesome, great to get in the spirit of a handmade christmas!

  175. Shanna says:

    This year especially is going to be a homemade christmas. I am trying my hand at all things crafty and this site looks like it will be an excellent source of inspiration!

  176. sonrie says:

    Yay! This is fun!

  177. esther lee says:

    So much inspiration! I look forward to learning something new each day!

  178. Lisa C says:

    I always get such inspiration from your site & love all the projects. Thanks for hosting this contest.

  179. Amy says:

    I am so excited! This site has totally motivated me to pull out my sewing machine and get busy! Thanks!

  180. Sue says:

    Loved all the great ideas last year and looking forward to this year!

  181. Liz says:


  182. Water Works says:

    I am so excited about this upcoming month of tutorials, ideas, and inspiration. I used so many of the ideas from last year for gifts. This year will be the same, I am sure.

  183. Tasha says:

    This is great what you do for readers. I would absolutely love the Seams to Me book as I just started sewing in the last month and have tried to tackle the sewing machine that my mother gave me. It has been challenging and so much fun, and the information listed from that book would be a great help!

    Thanks for doing this!

  184. Brookie J says:

    Loving all the ideas…can’t wait! Now I just need to make something! 🙂

  185. Michelle says:

    Those are all wonderful prizes!!! I would love to get the gift card to SMS!

  186. Hayley says:

    How exciting!! Getting me in the holiday spirit!!!

  187. upstatelisa says:

    I have all ready started my handmade gifts!!!

  188. Heather says:

    How fantastic! I used so many of the holiday gift ideas last year and am doubly looking forward to all of the great ideas that I’m sure will debut this year! Cheers to Sew, Mama, Sew! Sew!

  189. frida says:

    WOW! I just discovered this fantastic idea ….. so many projects and give-aways, Thanks a lot for the inspiration!!!!!
    love frida

  190. Becky says:

    I’d love to win any of those prizes. It will be a busy time of prep from now till Christmas. I cannot wait!

  191. trixi says:

    So many prizes!Which one would I choose?

  192. Cindy says:

    I am so happy about another month of projects–Hoo-Ray! Last year’s projects were wonderful–Thanks so much!!

  193. Cindy says:

    I am so happy about another month of projects–Hoo-Ray! Last year’s projects were wonderful–Thanks so much!!

  194. Monica says:

    Yippee! I’m really looking forward to this since I’m hoping to make the majority of my presents this year. I found your blog last year towards the end of December and regretted not having found it sooner. This year will be different!

  195. Liz says:

    oooh….interweave….my very favorite! that quilting arts book likes like fun as well. and best of all…the gift certificate!

    all right, off to plan my handmade gifts…after completing 2 baby quilts.

  196. Mel says:

    This looks great. Some many fun holiday ideas here.

  197. LisaAlso says:

    What a great (and appropriate) list of prizes!! Any or all would be a thrill!

  198. Robin says:

    What a wonderful site. I am so inspired.

  199. annie says:

    wow….great inspiration and nothing is as lovely as a gift made with the hands and given from the heart. Love to win any of these prizes!!!! XXX Annelies

  200. Tina says:

    This is so much fun! I was so inspired by all the great ideas last year.

  201. Karen Peterson says:

    Great prizes and gift ideas!
    –Karen Peterson

  202. Jane says:

    What a great month this is going to be.

  203. Samantha says:

    This is going to be so much fun! By the end of November, we should be prepared for December and in the Christmas spirit. I’m looking forward to a relaxed December. 🙂

  204. Chelsey says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and the inspirational website too!

  205. Esther says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you!

  206. Kelli says:

    y’all are absolutely awesome! It is such a joy to come to your site each day to learn new things, see other creative people and now chances to win these great prizes…THANKS!

  207. Mandi says:

    This is such a great opportunity! Thank you guys so much!

  208. Gen says:

    Beautiful books & magazines, I can’t wait for the holiday tutorials as we do entirely handmade holidays.

  209. Jessica says:

    Sounds like a blast!

  210. Linda says:

    Hi , I’m new to your site and enjoying it already. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorials for wonderful gifts. Great contest to , the books are great : ) I told my family let this year be the gifts of homemade love.

    Happy Holidays

  211. Mrs. Rachel says:

    I’d love the Anna Maria Horner book and the giftcard. Thanks!

  212. Mrs. Rachel says:

    I’d love the Anna Maria Horner book!

  213. CelticMommy says:

    Oh yay…. I didn’t have a chance to get over here until now and am so happy you’re doing this for a second year!!! Last year I was able to make so many gifts and be inspired by this site and blog… I can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

  214. Rane says:

    What a great give away! You guy will surly be on Santa’s Nice list!!!
    Thanks a million!

  215. betsy says:

    Thanks for offering these. There is a wonderful patchwork ball I would love to make for my grandaughter from the seams to me book.

  216. Samantha says:

    Oh my goodness! Tutorials, and now prizes?!?! How great is THIS!!!!! Thanks for everything…..

  217. Liesl says:

    someone shared the link to your site – thank you for all your hard work – this is wonderful!

  218. Penny says:

    I am so happy to have found your site in time fo handmade holidays. Thanks for the inspiration! Please enter me too …as log as I’m not too late:)

  219. nancy says:

    I am hoping to make all gifts this Christmas, and I am excited for some inspiration!


  220. Christine Bolin says:

    I got a copy of second annual QUILTING ARTS GIFTS issue and I love it! I reccomend this for everyone! Great ides and great instructions. It’s going to be a busy Christmas this year.

  221. Ineke says:

    Wow, great giveaway so pls count me in.
    Look forward to all the tutorials!
    Hugs from Holland/Ineke

  222. liz says:

    this is my favorite series by far! and the giveaways look so nice!

  223. Molly Wilson says:

    This will be my first year and I am SOOOO excited. Thanks for all your work.

  224. Amber says:

    What great giveaways! I can’t wait to see all you have in store for us this month!

  225. wendy says:

    I love the holiday posts last year… looks like this year is going to be even better! Woot!!! 🙂

  226. Dawn says:

    Looking forward to all the fun things to make and fun prizes too!

  227. Cheryl says:

    Great prizes!!!

  228. Jenny says:

    I am so excited for this year’s handmade holidays!! I still have last year’s bookmarked and go back often to find fun ideas. Yay!!

  229. Rebecca says:

    Wow, the quilting arts book looks fantastic. I’m looking forward to all the ideas this month!

  230. Ann-Margret says:

    That “Quilting Art Gifts” book looks so cool! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to enter the contest.

  231. Nicole says:

    all of those books look great!

  232. Michelle Perry says:

    It all looks wonderful!

  233. Terri says:

    I am so excited for the 2nd annual handmade holidays! I can’t wait to get started! Also, awesome giveaways–thanks for the chance! Thanks for an awesome site! You guys are great!

  234. Terri says:

    I am so looking forward to the next few weeks! Such wonderful tutorials and inspirations. Thank you for putting this all together.

  235. Jill says:

    Last year I dreamt about creating a handmade holiday, this year I am jumping in! Thanks for the inspiration!

  236. Karen says:

    I love this site. So much inspiration and talent to be found here. I hope to be one of the talented ones too one day.

  237. Christine says:

    I am new to this site but already plan to use some of last years ideas!! What lovely ways to show your love!

  238. Emilee says:

    How fun is this? I loved this last year. So many great ideas.

  239. kristine hanson says:

    I love you guys

  240. sandy says:

    WOW what a great month November will be …… I’d love AM’s book. thanks

  241. jodie says:

    I am so excited for handmade holidays! Thank you!

  242. Kate says:


  243. Jules says:

    Oooh! That book looks fab – I just promised myself “No More Buying Sewing Stuff!” So I need to win something!

  244. Mary says:

    Oh my! So many wonderful prizes. I’m so geeked about this!

  245. Joey says:

    So many inspirational ideas. So many giveways. How fun!!

  246. Thanks! Looks like it is going to be a lot of fun…and busy too!

  247. Celeste says:

    I’m sew (pun) excited because I am just learning to sew. Will eagerly check-in for the holidays projects.

  248. Marsha says:

    What fun! I’m all tingly with anticipating, waiting to see what everyone’s going to be making.

  249. dangermom says:

    Oh boy! I got so many great ideas from you last year and have been looking forward to a new holiday idea list! Can’t wait.

  250. Katy says:

    that book by Anna Maria looks awesome!

  251. Lisa says:

    Oh, I am so excited for Homemade Holidays this year!

  252. oooh all the prizes look wonderful I hope I win one!

  253. Terriaw says:

    Wow, what a fantastic list of prizes! Besides all the wonderful projects you’re already sharing, these prizes are amazing.

  254. lalli says:

    Oh I would love to have the Anna Maria Horner book. 🙂

  255. Sharon says:

    Im going to try to make one new item every day in November some to give, some to list … i’m sure i’ll find some inspiration here

  256. Helen says:

    Fantastic giveaways! I’m looking forward to handmade holidays again this year!

  257. Julie says:

    Wow! I am so excited! I just got my mother-in-law’s old sewing machine and can’t wait to try out some of the handmade holidays projects. These give-away prizes look fantastic!

  258. Lana says:

    I’m going to blog about this cool site:~D

  259. kathi pinkston says:

    Thanks for the generosity behind this give away.

  260. ulla fredriksson says:

    Lovely give away.So many lovely gifts.I hope I’m a winner
    Ulla in Sweden

  261. Vicki K says:

    Wow – I can hardly wait to see all the inspiration generated here to catapult right into completed Christmas gifts!!

  262. Pip says:

    It all looks so good – my fingers are itching to get going!

  263. Katheirne says:

    You guys are so wonderful. thanks for putting everything together. This is my first year of Handmade gifting..I am so excited. Your site helps inspire me, ALWAYS!! Looks like it’s going to be a fun filled month, with some lucky winners :0)

  264. Selina says:

    So excited about the holiday talk!!

  265. ellen says:

    I am so excited to be a part of the handmade holidays this year. Great prizes!

  266. Jenn M says:

    This is so exciting! There are so many great gifts lined up.

  267. Sheila says:

    Can’t wait sounds like fun. I can’t wait to get inspired.

  268. Jen says:

    WOW!!! These are awesome prizes! Thank you to all the ladies at Sew, Mama, Sew!!!

  269. Gabrien says:

    Love the A.M.H. book and the others although I can’t remember how to knit!

  270. Debbie says:

    I’ve done handmade for about forty years–first for little nieces, then my own children, and now grands. You can imagine how happy I am that daughter (a college students) is almost finished knitting a scarf for someone for Christmas and is looking forward to beginning another! I can hardly wait to cull the daily posts for ideas for this year’s brood.

  271. Wow! I really really want to read ‘seams to me’ i have just ventured into the world of sewing and handmade..spent the whole day making felt bracelets and brooches , i can’t wait to do a homemade Christmas. I have just made a blog and i have added you to fave blogs. Thankyou, thankyou thankyou for all the fun stuff coming and for helping me in what i think will be a great crafting holiday season. 🙂
    love Gillian x

  272. Yetta says:

    Ooooh, now I know what to put on my Christmas wish list. Thanks for the inspirations.

  273. Julia says:

    I can’t wait….I so loved this last year and feel inspired by the creativity of others.

  274. Vanessa says:

    I would love to win some of these prizes for Christmas!!

  275. Kimmer says:

    Great giveaways! I’m really looking forward to making lots of presents this year!

  276. Dallas says:

    Ooh, I’m really excited about Handmade Holidays this year. There were so many great ideas last year. And great prizes too!

  277. Narelle says:

    I’d love to learn to knit something…! Please enter me too 🙂

  278. aimee says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love your blog.

  279. Alisa says:

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration and ideas!

  280. sandyandcosmo says:

    Great giveaways, hope I win something!

  281. JenO says:

    Great prizes! I’m a new quilter, and I plan to “Make” every gift I give this year!

  282. Sarah Lemmon says:

    These are great! I’m hoping to make a lot of holiday gifts this year for friends and family. It means so much more and can be a lot cheaper. My friends and I have talked about making some of these gifts on our lunch break. The plan is to divy up some of these items to make a gift basket. If we each make sets of five, (5 sachets, 5 stockings, 5 bracelets) soon we’ll have a little gift basket full of goodies.

  283. Carla says:

    Thank you. It would be such fun to win something.

  284. Anne says:

    Wonderful books – thanks.

  285. Paula says:

    OH YEAH!! I am SO GLAD you are doing this again!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

  286. kirsten says:

    Looks like it’s going to be a fun month.

  287. Alice S says:

    Great prizes! I would love to win “Seams to Me.”

  288. Aileen W says:

    These all look awesome! As I’ve just started sewing, the Seams to Me book looks especially enticing, and who wouldn’t love beautiful fabric to work with?! Thanks!

  289. mommymae says:

    wow. these are such great giveaways!!

  290. Brooke Adams says:

    Looking forward to Handmade Holidays – this will be my first year to try focus on handmade as much as possible and I’m very excited!

  291. Mrs. Rachel says:

    I’m a bit confused. Am I supposed to comment on this post for the giveaway, or on the post where the giveaway is first posted. Thanks for hosting the giveaways, and all the fabulous gift ideas!

  292. Michelle says:

    very creative! I absolutely love November and holiday season!

  293. Sarah says:

    Oh, Anna Maria’s book is on my wish list!

  294. Gina says:

    I can’t believe it is Handmade Holidays time again. This is a great resource–I’m looking forward to this month’s good stuff.

  295. Kathy says:

    Wow. I am so inspired by these books/magazines that I might just have to go and buy them right now. The Quilting Arts gift issues looks especially enticing. If only I could craft all day everyday!

  296. Steph Wehrman says:

    Wow, what an awesome resource for the holidays! I love the ideas for specific people in certain age groups! Thanks so much for doing this!

  297. kirsten says:

    I have been pondering buying the seams to me book. I am relatively new to sewing. I am quickly blowing my budget after seeing all the beautiful inspirations on this site. Thanks!!!

  298. Jocelyn says:

    Wow! Those gifts are lovely! Hope I get one!

  299. Stacy says:

    This is so awesome! Thanks for doing this for us. I can’t wait for the projects to begin. My sewing machine is poised and ready to go….

  300. Loralynn says:

    Wow! How fantastic! I will definately be checking out “Seams to Me” and the new “Quilting Arts” magazine! I am really looking forward to the Handmade Holiday’s here! Thanks for all the work you do for us!!

  301. Andrea Heinz says:

    Wow! These are great giveaways!

  302. Stacey says:

    What wonderful books/magazines! I already have a couple on my wish list.

  303. Stacey says:

    What wonderful books/magazines! I even have a couple on my wish list.

  304. Kathleen says:

    I am loving these prizes. I’ve been drooling all over Seams to Me since it first came out!

  305. Anja says:

    Oh, my , this is great!

  306. Regina says:

    I am constantly amazed at the depth of your research and resources -the time you put into finding these great books and products and patterns and sharing them with your readers is AWESOME!!! Keeps me coming back EVERY DAY!!!

    thank you!

  307. Sue631 says:

    I hope I can find the Interweave Knits Magazine near me! I can’t wait to see all the creative things each day for the month of November! It’s a real hand made Christmas this year for us!

  308. Karen Sampson says:

    Great resources!

  309. Ellena says:

    I would love to win any of these prizes and looking forward to checking in everyday for new projects. Love this site, thanks

  310. Anne says:

    What wonderful books! Thanks.

  311. I am sooo excited to have Handmade Holidays back! I made some awesome stuff over the past year thanks to you- I am so impressed withall of the contributers! Thanks for putting this together

  312. Marsel says:

    Any of these items would be fantastic — please count me in! I’m really excited about this month’s theme!

  313. I would love to win one of the items above. Thank you so much!

  314. Marilyn says:

    I am so excited! You have some wonderful giveaways!

  315. Dorte says:

    Oh, this is great! I feel like the holidays are already starting….

  316. tammie says:

    Yay! Seams to Me is on my Christmas list! I am so excited to sew for the hoildays this year!

  317. Tine says:

    What wonderful prizes!!

  318. Meilnda says:

    Oooooo! Knitting Magazines! Aside from sewing I’m a huge fiber enthusiast! I’ve been crocheting since I was twelve(almost 20 years!) and knitting for a little more than a year now… How exciting! Gift Knits!

  319. méri says:

    Uau!!!! Surely I would like to win one of these! I’ll be aware!

  320. Sarah W. says:

    What fantastic give-aways! Put me on the list.

  321. Annie says:

    What great resrouces. I’m inspired to start.

  322. Lynne in NC says:

    I’m giddy! I enjoyed the daily entries for Handmade Holidays last year and I am so looking forward to this year’s event. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”
    You gals have some awesome prizes for us, too.
    Lynne in NC

  323. quenna says:

    Wow, these are awesome prizes! The Anna Marie Horner book and the Interweave looks especially good to me 🙂

  324. Sherral says:

    I totally want the book by Anna Maria! and I love Interweave knits, and that stocking e-book looks fab!

  325. mereteveian says:

    I loved your month of November last year, and I look so forward to this year’s month.
    As a last moment, will make gifts, kind of person, you have helped me out so many times with your blog and all the activities you put up for us.
    Happy sewing!

  326. Erica says:

    I loved readin last years Homemade Holidays and am so excited for this year’s version to start. The prizes look very nice; I can’t wait to page through the Seams to Me book. What a fun way to get started on the holiday season.

  327. Meg says:

    I can’t wait! Thanks everyone for your hard work!

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