Crafty Staci has something you can make for everyone this holiday season! From phone and camera cozies to mouse pads and more, you’ll have lots of fun with these tech-focused projects. (Plus, you can’t go wrong with infused drinks and Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars!)


Today’s Guest Curator: Staci from Crafty Staci

From Staci:
I started sewing before I learned how to read or write. I set it aside for a few years when my kids were small, but realized it was a part of me I wasn’t ready to give up. Now I enjoy sharing that happy feeling with visitors to my blog. I want to inspire beginners and seasoned crafters to jump in, stretch their creativity and not be afraid to make mistakes along the way.

When I’m not on my blog, you’ll find me at my Etsy and Amazon shops, where I focus on accessories for artists, makers and people on the go. I offer my customer the option of choosing the fabrics for many of my items, and I love how happy it makes hem when they can help design an item that reflects their personality.

Find more on Crafty Staci, or in Staci’s Etsy shop and Amazon shop.

Make It


Quilted Cell Phone Cozy
Just about everyone has a cell phone these days! You can toss it in a bag with abandon, as long as it’s in this Quilted Cell Phone Cozy from Crafty Gemini.


Padded Camera Lens Case
These Padded Camera Lens Cases from Polkadot Chair are adorable and useful too. Make a set for your favorite photographer!


Digital Device Sleeve
The Sew4Home Digital Device Sleeve is practical and looks great too. This would be an excellent gift for teens or college students on your list.


Phone Cord Weight
Swoodson Says solves the problem of hunting on the ground for a lost phone charging cord with this handy Phone Cord Weight.


Easy Fabric Covered Mouse Pad
Revamperate’s Easy Fabric Covered Mouse Pad truly is easy! Refresh every desk in the office with this quick and handy gift idea.


Felt Camera Ornament
Deck the boughs (or top gifts) with Crafty Staci’s sweet Felt Camera Ornament.


Fingerless Gloves
Learn how to turn an old sweater into pretty, new Fingerless Gloves with Creative Cain Cabin’s tutorial. These are essential for cold-weather tech work!


Spring Fling Handbag or Camera Bag
Our Spring Fling Handbag from Cindy Guch of Raspberry Sunshine would make a really lovely camera bag.


Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Tech Lovers, Passion for Technology, Gifts for Science + Tech Lovers, Tech Gifts

Mix It


Christmas Spice Infused Vodka with Cranberries
Start your Christmas Spice Infused Vodka with Cranberries now with this easy recipe from The Gluten Free Lifesaver.


Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars
Eggnog is in the stores! Take advantage of the moment with these Eggnog Sugar Cookie Bars from Inside BruCrew Life.

Print It


Paper Camera Photo Frame
This Printable Paper Camera Photo Frame from Today’s Creative Life features your favorite photo in the lens!


Holiday Wine Gift Tags
You can use the free Alice and Lois Holiday Wine Gift Tags for your infused gifts.

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US shipping only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies that contribute prizes.

Sew Sweet Creatures: Make Adorable Plush Animals and Their Accessories

(US shipping only.)

Author: Mollie Johanson
Publisher: Lark Crafts

No one can resist a stitched softie! From a pig clad in a superhero costume to a catnapping kitty hugging a tiny toy owl, these 16 plush creatures really are “sew sweet.” Crafters will love them all, including a Fairy Mouse with sequined wings and a wand; a Baker Squirrel in her chef’s outfit; and a Polar Princess Polar Bear. Each one comes with personalized accessories and a short introductory story.

Game Day: 50 Fun Spirit Fleece Projects to Sew

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Author: Cindy Cummins
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Get your game on with fifty fun fleecy projects to sew! Fleece is a super fabric-available in a ton of colors, prints, and types. There’s blizzard fleece, micro fleece, and the newer cuddler fleece-there are SEW many types to choose from. With so much product to choose from in the fabric stores, particularly team-licensed prints for favorite professional sports teams and many university and high school teams, the time is right for a guidebook that addresses the super-easy sewing techniques needed to create your own “go team” spirit gear.

In addition to the projects, included are chapters on choosing the right fleece variety, tools, and (new) notions for fleece sewing, and easy sewing and serging techniques to help the sewer create these exciting and fun projects. The over fifty easy projects are designed for Tailgating, Game Time, Men & Women, Kids & Baby, Man’s Best Friend, and even includes some No-Sew projects as well.

Filled with a wide array of ideas for everything from scarves to blankets to totes to diaper covers, you’ll always have something handmade to show off on game day. This book is sure to please sewers and sports fans alike with it’s endless possibilities for fun ways to sport their team colors.

One large spool collection of the 50wt Festive Collection from Aurifil

(Aurifil is always open to international giveaways! Non-PO Box required.)

About Aurifil:
Aurifil is a market-oriented company dedicated to develop new products based on their quality and threads solutions. Established in 1983, Aurifi is an accomplished Italian company based near Milano, with a full-grown experience in producing superior quality cotton threads for professional and domestic quilters. Their company headquarters is the ground where new ideas generate original items, always more refined and advanced.

The fastest and most sophisticated technology is the strength to aesthetically manufacture all of their products and supplies that allows the company to be popular in the market. Their team provides assistance to all the quilting needs through a wide range of threads in several weights & accessories. The Quilters have all the tools to design unique creations.

Aurifil’s success is based on developing projects carefully looking for high quality and style. They commit to create contemporary products that will have a great appeal for everyone.

Check out our 2014 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are 2015 gift ideas:

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