While many of our other gift lists this month include great tutorials for the grandmas and grandpas in your life, grandparents are extra-special family members; we decided we needed a day (and a bounty of ideas) devoted to perfect gifts for grandparents. What are you giving grandparents this holiday season?

(Have you heard about Give-Away Day? Check it out, then come back here!)

Make It

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Michelle from Quiltingmick designed this project to protect brooches. Enjoy her Brooch Keeper Tutorial (you could even tuck a new pin in for an extra-special gift).
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We like the addition of a little, special trim to Min’s Travel Tissue Holder Tutorial on Vacuum Queen.
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This one is good for Grandpa too! Bayou Bags has a very Easy Eyeglass Case Tutorial so you can make multiples for all of those stray glasses.
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Holly shares a project from a friend on her tutus & turtles blog. Her Fingerpaint Wall Art How-to is a nice way to help the youngest members of the family create gifts for grandparents.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Aprons, For the House, Pillows and Sachets.

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:

Meg’s choice Lara’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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Rachelle’s Spoon Endz Family Bracelet is just one of the great gifts in the SpoonerZ shop, where personalized (and really lovely) jewelry abounds.

Mix It

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Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe shares her “fruitcake offensive” process in her Chocolate Fruitcake Recipe. The recipe calls for some patience and time, but Johanna says the results are well worth it (and we know a grandpa or two who would love it!).

Share It

Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!

Win It

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. Today we’re giving away both the Cupcake Pincushion pattern and the Market Bags pattern to one lucky winner. Comment below to enter. See our Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List to see what else we’re giving away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
18 ~ College Students
17 ~ Girlfriends
16 ~ Dads
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
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

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