|We had a great time selecting our Gifts for Elementary Kids today! It’s so exciting to see a child’s anticipation during the holidays; today’s tutorials, patterns, recipe and products will lead to lots of fun this season.|
Larissa from mmmcrafts has a cute Molly Monkey Pattern for you and the little monkeys in your life.
|Lazy Days Skirt
We love Liesl’s patterns, and we were so excited when she offered this Lazy Days Skirt Pattern on the Oliver + S blog (perfect for any lazy day of the year).
|Fabric Doll House
Last year we fell in love with Dawn’s barn, and this year we’re thrilled she created a Fabric Doll House Tutorial on her UK lass in US blog.
|Kids’ Drawings Brought to Life
Make the (friendly) monster of your favorite kid’s imagination with a little help from Stacy. Check out her Kids’ Drawings Brought to Life Tutorial on the Little Birdie Secrets blog.
|Matyroshka Doll Tooth Fairy Pillow
This pillow would be fun even if you weren’t expecting a visit from the Tooth Fairy! Enjoy Lauren’s Matyroshka Doll Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial from the goody-goody blog.
Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:
|Kristin’s choice||Beth’s choice||Meg’s choice|
|Robot Crayons from My Kangaroo
On any given day we might fall in love with the Robot Crayons at My Kangaroo, or the train crayons, space crayons, the pirate crayons… The shop specializes in “children’s toys that focus on education, creativity and imagination.”
|Drive-Thru Sweater Pattern from Knit and Tonic
We think this Drive-Thru Sweater Pattern from Wendy at Knit and Tonic looks like a lot of fun to knit (and wear). Wendy says it’s also known as the “Quicko-Cheapo” sweater!
Meg from elsie marley (and our current board!) shares a fun and easy Popcorn Ball Recipe. It’s a nice holiday treat, a fun gift, and a great activity for kids… All in one!
|Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!|
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.
A big thank you to Chronicle for sending us 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. Comment below for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Friday. Check out our growing Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List.
More Handmade Holiday Ideas
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens
We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.