|Today’s finds hold a special appeal for all of us here at Sew,Mama,Sew! Give something special to a creative person in your life (and treat yourself too!)…|
|Fabric Storage Cube
We know lots of people on our gift-giving list who would love a Fabric Storage Cube like these from Caroline at Obsessively Stitching. The cubes would look especially perfect in a craft room though, don’t you think?!
Penny joined in on a “hexagon craze” and created this Hexie Caddy for you at Penny’s Hands.
|Sewing Machine Cover
Treat that well-loved machine in your craft area for the holidays with Candace’s Sewing Machine Cover at Sparkle Power!
Make a super-simple Pincushion with Jennifer’s help at Just Jingle.
|Ruffled Camera Strap
Crafters often love their cameras! Make a Ruffled Camera Strap for your favorite crafter with Char’s help at Crap I’ve Made.
|Hanging Storage Baskets
Organize your crafting area (or help a friend with his or hers) using Hanging Storage Baskets from Destri at The Mother Huddle. Destri also shows you how to use the same technique to create Hanging Storage Pockets.
|Sew Stylish Wrist Pincushion
Sachiko from Tea Rose Home shows you how to make these fun Wrist Pincushions.
|Crochet Hook Case
Rachel’s Crochet Hook Case from Christina at The Sometimes Crafter could also be adapted for knitting needles.
|Sewing Caddy & Detachable Pincushion
This Sewing Caddy & Detachable Pincushion will keep supplies in reach. You could also easily sew on the go with the help of this tutorial from Joy at How Joyful.
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:
|Spring Green Yarn Bowl from Dorothy Domingo
Dorothy Domingo‘s pottery shop carries a wide variety of stoneware including these functional yarn bowls which hold your yarn beautifully while you knit away.
|Figgy Pudding from In the Kitchen and on the Road with Dorie
Dorie at In the Kitchen and on the Road with Dorie shares her Christmas Pudding Recipe which has a hearty list of ingredients from cherries to brandy. Dorie also has recent book: Around My French Table.
|Handmade Gift Tags
Wrap up your handmade gift with a special gift tag from Melissa at I Still Love You.
Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
Magpie Patterns features a unique selections of fun, modern patterns for sewing, knitting, crochet, and embroidery.
ByAmie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
(Storey Publishing, $16.95, ISBN: 9978-1-60342-578-0)
From the Publisher:Authors Amie Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a children’s sewing camp that delights kids and parents every year. Now, they have put their experience to work in creating this lively, how-to-sew book for ages five and up. Featuring 21 inspired projects, Sewing School shows kids how to create fabric masterpieces with minimal supervision. All projects have been kid-tested, and most can be made using simple hand stitches—no sewing machine required. Projects include pillows, dolls, blankets, wallets, totes, coasters, pot holders, sleep masks, mats, and more; each project features step-by-step instructions written at a second-grade comprehension level, a close-up photo of every step, and a photo of the finished project. The book also includes full-sized cut-out patterns in a front pocket. Sewing School will have your kids in stitches!
By Marlene Hurley Marshall
(Storey Publishing, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-552-0)
From the Publisher:From a lakeside cabin to a hilltop farmhouse, from an urban brownstone to a suburban ranch — any house can be beautified with decorative pieces crafted from found bits of the woodland landscape, such as pine cones, moss, bark, twigs, and river rocks. Artist and author Marlene Hurley Marshall shows you how to use responsibly collected materials to create stylish wreaths, frames, furniture, collages, potpourri, birdhouses, garden pots, and much more. Featuring luscious photography by Sabine Vollmer von Falken,Woodland Style gives you the inspiration and instruction you need to enjoy the peace and beauty of the woods and meadows in your own home.
By Camille Roskelley
(Stash Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1607050064)
From the Publisher:Use pre-cut jelly rolls, fat quarters, and more to add fresh, new style to your home. Enjoy the simple things in life-with colors and patterns that your whole family will love.
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