Is there a special artist in your life? Enjoy this curated list of gift ideas for people that love to create and be inspired to sew the perfect handmade gifts!


Today’s Guest Curator:
Indira from Dharmakarmaarts

From Indira:
I am a fine artist and a crafter. Recently, I left a long and successful career in higher education to live a creative life full-time. I am greatly enjoying this new phase and I share my artistic explorations on my blog, Facebook, and Instagram. I also sell my artwork on my Etsy shop.

Make It


Arts and Crafts Organizer Bag
Substitute canvas for cotton with Tori Jayne’s Craft Organizer Bag. With its many compartments and slots to put brushes, paints, pencils and pastels, this bag will delight all artists.


Framed Cork Bulletin Board
To make that creative leap, Kris Jarrett’s Corked Bulletin Board is a great inspiration board to pin any and everything that catches the eye.


Rope Bowl
These rope bowls by Julie Hirt will come handy in an artist studio for tucking away hard to find things.


Fabric Notebook
Whenever and wherever inspiration strikes a traveling artist, this Removable Fabric Notebook by Clover and Violet will provide ample space to sketch, draw and doodle.


Fabric Photo Art Post Card
Connect with an artist friend with this Fabric Photo Art Post Card by Linda Matthews.


Fabric Buckets
No artist will say no to one more storage bin and this fabric bucket by Ashley makes a neat container for magazines and softcover books.

Related posts you might enjoy: 14 Sewing Projects to Get You Organized, Spool Organizer, Easy Scrap Bin and Quilted Fabric Tray

Win It

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Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your Own

Author: Norah Gaughan
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories.

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

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 18: Scrap Busters
November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman
November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss
November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts
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

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.