We are halfway through our 10th Annual Handmade Holidays series! Fiona Duggan curated a list of items that are small and easy enough to ship off to your distant friends and relatives.

Fiona also contributed the Bird Watcher Binocular Bag and Gifts for Grandparents

Today’s Guest Curator:
Fiona Duggan from Celtic Thistle Stitches

From Fiona:
I’m Fiona and I blog at Celtic Thistle Stitches. I love to travel and explore new places and having recently moved to our dream home on the West Coast of Scotland, I have a whole new world of destinations to visit and blog about! This year I became a grandma for the first time, so I have been having a great time discovering how much fun it is to make tiny clothes for tiny people and blogging about it all too. Trying new things is a particular passion and I host a monthly New to Me Link Party on the 25th of each month to encourage and cheer on fellow bloggers who want to try their hand at something new. I would love to have you join me.

Make It


Dresden Potholders
These cute, retro Potholders created by Bev at Flamingo Toes would definitely delight any domestic goddesses on your gift list.


Modern Door Wreath Quilt
This funky, Modern Door Wreath quilt by Jen at Quilter in the Closet is just perfect for hipster homeowners with very little storage space but big ideas.


Coupon Organizer
Treat the coupon queens on your list to this smart organizer by Nicki at Sew Uprising and they will never miss a bargain again!


Gift Card Envelope
Upgrade your gift card giving with this beautiful, embroidered gift card envelope designed by Jenny at Elefantz, and your gift will be remembered long after the voucher is spent.


Christmas Pudding Applique Tea Towel
They will be fighting over the right to dry the holiday dishes when you send this cute Applique Tea Towel from Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches.


Yoga Mat Bag
Ramp up the style stakes for your fit and flexible friends with this quick to make Yoga Mat bag from Patty at Elm Street Quilts.


Bad Call Ball
When the ref’s decision is too much to take, the Sports Fans on your gift list will be thrilled that you rustled up one (or more!) of the Bad Call Ball’s from Rob at Man Sewing.


Quinoa Chocolate Bark
Send family and friends some chocolate love this Christmas with these yummy treats from the kitchen of Erin at Well Plated.


Retro Gum Holder
Give the gum lovers in the family a blast from the past with these fun Gum Holder printables from Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee.

Related posts you might enjoy: Hankie Petal BroochFlower Barrette, Ponytail Scarf, and Aflutter Hair Band.

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Hack That Tote!: Mix & Match Elements to Create Your Perfect Bag

Author: Mary Abreu
Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books

One pattern, infinite looks! With simple tweaks, you can reinvent the basic tote 11 ways, sewing useful projects like a backpack, messenger bag, laundry duffle, and stylish cross-body purse. Create your perfect carryall by adding zippers, pockets, handles, drawstrings, and purse hardware for endless variety. A fabric and interfacing guide helps beginners and more experienced sewists choose the right materials every time. Just measure, mark, and cut?no printed patterns needed!

Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 14: Table Runners
November 13: Gifts for the Cook
November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer
November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts
November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 9: Heirloom Gifts
November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays
November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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