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Giving Handmade: Gift-Giving by Hand

November 21, 2011, 16:44 pm  Posted by Beth Sweet
 

Happy Holidays, friends! ‘Tis the season for gratitude, joy, and delighting in the company of folks we love. It’s also the season of gift-giving, and for those of us with a bit of a crafty streak, it’s the time of year to be making the handmade gifts we’ll give to friends and family (those lucky ducks).

 

Whether you’ve been planning your holiday gifts since this time last year, or you’re just now starting to dip your toes into the holiday spirit, we’re right there with you. That’s why we’re excited about our season of Giving Handmade blog posts: we’ll be celebrating the holidays “by hand” with gift ideas, tutorials, free project PDFs, tasty recipes, editors’ picks, author insights, and creative takes on what makes this time of year very merry.

 

Here’s our current list of the Giving Handmade posts–we hope it inspires you to create and share some holiday cheer:

Sweet Finds: Peppermint Recipes

Giving Handmade: Sweet Trio Embroidery Ornaments

Giving Handmade: Sewn Case for a Tablet/E-reader

Quick Last-Minute (Yet Awesome) Holiday Gifts to Make

Gallery Book Bundle Giveaway: Felted, Stitched, and Quilted Inspiration

Free Project: Holiday Paper Lanterns

The Great Viking Holiday Giveaway

It’s a Wrap: DIY Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Giveaway of 38 Jewelry Books

Holiday Wishlists for Jewelry Books: Lists from Lark’s Jewelry Authors  

Giving Handmade: Felt Blooms Wreath Project

Making Candy: A Recipe for Fruit Jam Jellies from “Sweet Confections”

An Ottlite Craft Lamp Review & Giveaway

Free Project from Fa La La La Felt: A Thank You

The 5 Most Charming Fabric Gift Wrap Projects for the Holidays

Bead Book Giveaway: 21 Beading Books for the Holidays

Sew Merry! A Sewing Book Giveaway

Free Project from “Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays” – Gingerbread Men Apron

Holiday Wishlists for Beading Books: Lists from Lark’s Beading Authors

Gingerbread Houses: Photos & Links for Holiday Inspiration

Vote for Your Favorites: Top 50 Holiday Season Icons to Stitch

Giveaway of Felt Gingerbread House & Holiday Tree Ornaments

Gift Idea: Handmade Scarves & Neck Warmers

Giving Handmade: Project for a Holiday List Holder

Thanksgiving Deliciousness: A Recipe for Stuffed Pumpkins

Giving Handmade Kick-off: A Season of Gift-Giving by Hand (and a Giveaway)

 

*Keep an eye out for upcoming Giving Handmade posts through our Lark Crafts Twitter and Facebook updates. Happy holidays!

 

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Thanks to everyone who entered the first Giving Handmade giveaway, and congratulations to the winner, Rachelle! This giveaway is now closed (but we have others going on: check the list above for more info).

To kick off our Giving Handmade season, we’re hosting a pretty sweet giveaway: 15 books to inspire your handmade gift-giving creativity, whether you add them to your own collection or give them to another crafty pal. Here’s a peek (scroll down for more info and the giveaway guidelines):

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Sweet Confections

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Craft Hope

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 Cake Ladies

……………………………………………………………….PUSH: Paper

………………………………………………………………. PUSH: Stitchery

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 Fa La La La La Felt

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 The Joy of Socks (knitting kit!)

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30-Minute Earrings

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 30-Minute Necklaces

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30-Minute Rings

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Where Women Cook: Celebrate!

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100 Pretty Little Projects

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Stash Happy: Felt

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A Bounty of Bead & Wire Necklaces

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A Very Beaded Christmas

 

One lucky reader will receive the 15 titles listed above. To be entered for a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 28. Any comment will do, but I’d love to hear about your gift-giving plans for the holidays.

One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and notified by Friday, December 2. Click here for the official rules.

 

*Keep an eye out for upcoming Giving Handmade posts through our Lark Crafts Twitter and Facebook updates. Happy holidays!

 

 
 
 
Beth Sweet

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  • Court77

    Wow, what a wonderful giveaway!!  That’s awesome!  This year, I have been making homemade purses for all of my sisters!

  • Kelly massman

    I really love your books. I have one of the books you have listed there and know it is great! If I would be lucky enough to win all 15, I would share either with the library or my sister! Anyway, I like doing some hand-made gifts (and I am really into felt right now) and some store-bought things! thanks for a chance to win!

    And, have a GREAT day!

    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • Eleni Kv

    This year I have decided that all my gifts to friends and family will be handmade so these books are just what I need! This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks!

    eleni(dot)kv(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Shari MacLeod

    What a great selection of titles! I’m working on felt and and lots of nature inspired projects for holiday gifting so a little Lark Crafts inspiration would be awesome.

  • Jules

    I give sachets, paper white bulbs with pebbles and high vases (so they don’t bend over), flannel shoe bags, homemade infused vinegar and olive oil, and much more. For the teenage boys: gift certificates. But everyone else gets DIYs and handmade~ So needless to say, I would love to win this giveaway!

  • Erin N.

    I’ve got a ton on the needles, (scarves this year!) and am compiling a list for the rest…

  • Anne Kendall

    I always make fudge and cookies to send out to friends and family. In addition, I’m sewing up patchwork placemats and mug rugs, applique potholders and  aprons, and hope to make some fabric baskets as well, before Santa gets here. Must sew faster!

  • Danna BC

    I am making as many gifts as I can this year. :) I’ve already made my son a backpack and my husband a plaque.

  • Quilter

    Another GREAT give away! What a great library of books – lots of handmade goodness there. :)

    Linda

  • Janel

    I have already crocheted several scarves to give as gifts. Now I’m working on making necklaces. As Christmas will get closer I’ll be moving onto baking cakes and cookies.

  • Anonymous

    I will not have time to make any gifts this year, but look out next year!

    emarci at hotmail dot com

  • SewLindaAnn

    Wow, what a package! That would sure make a great  holiday incentive for handmade. I’m going simple handmade this year. I made my own little crocheted with fabric bird in a nest tree decoration.

  • Noel

     I am making felt ornaments and felt gift card card holders this year for Christmas. Would love to win these books for some new inspiration!

  • Sharlyngp

    What a wonderful gift!!!  Our family all lives rather far away, so our gift giving has to be by mail so….we’re almost done and ready to get those packages in the mail.  It’s always so fun to think I might have a chance to win one of your contests.  Here’s hoping!

  • http://twitter.com/imaginepaper Nakia

    This is a great giveaway! I’m making handmade gifts for friends and family this year. I’m really excited about some gifts that I’m making for my little cousins. I’m making a girly gift package that includes; altered composition notebook, paper pen and pencil, personalized stickers with their names on them, stickers made with punches and double-sided tape, stationary set with cards, papers and envelopes. I keep adding to the list because there are so many things you can make. I hope they like it.

  • kimmcm

    Awesome giveaway!  so generous!  Do you know how many of those book are on my wishlist already?  It’s like you read my mind. this Christmas, I am going to be making more homemade gifts.  I’m thinking of microwaveable rice or corn bags (good it if you aren’t sure) to ward of the winter’s chill, and homemade hot cocoa mix.

  • Loveslove00

    I am making a few things for gifts this year.  I was hoping to make everyone something hand made but the time got away from me.  So I was able to make, a tote bag that can unzip to lay flat in the suitcase, a guitar shaped purse, a silk jacket and some gift tags

  • Tamie

    I want to make some pouches but if I were to win all these books I think there would be lots of inspiration.

  • http://griyamobilkita.blogspot.com rental mobil

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Bruner/100002055863742 Jennifer Bruner

    We are trying to go handmade this year, except for books.  Books are a Christmas necessity at our house.  We are working on felt ornaments, felt reusable pictures for our day care children, and some embroidery projects.  Should be a lovely, low-key Christmas.

  • Vicki C

    I just did a quilting course this weekend and am now obsessed by the idea of doing more quilting. There will probably be a couple handmade quilts for gifts next year (not enough time for this year!)! Nice to take a break from my usual hobby of cross stitching.

  • justval

    I have been knitting like a crazy woman for my daughter and her boyfriend. This is her first Christmas away from home( 2800 miles away) it will be tough for both of us, but by knitting a love wish in every stitch,  we will be together thru the holidays.

  • Kathleen M

    What a great variety of gift-giving books!  It certainly satisfies my own disposition to learn many crafting/cooking skills.  I’m currently working on beaded wine glass charms to give as gifts, and plan to make my kids some soft felt pals for their stockings.  Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize!

  • mary fanara coleman

    My gift giving plans this year are all handmade. I do alot of baking and crafting. I’m going to make recipes in a jar this year too like brownies, hot chocolate etc..

  • http://www.copperista.etsy.com Amy

    All handmade of course! There IS no other way!

  • Jokittens

    I made a Christmas stocking for my new grandson and will be filling it with a little gnome that I knitted.
    I’m working on a necklace for my daughter-in-law.  Wish I had time to do more.  I have to mail the package early because they live in Japan.

  • Meredith McGriff-Miller

    Oh, I would love to have these books!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1669104367 Kyla Hall Olson

    I am planning to make doll clothes for my 3 girls who have 18″ dolls. I also have supplies purchased to sew fabric covered art journals for them. I love to craft and give handmade gifts to friends throughout the year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1669104367 Kyla Hall Olson

    I am going to make doll clothes for my 3 daughters who have 18″ dolls. I also have supplies purchased to make fabric covered art journals for each of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=681036031 Emerald Fiedler

    I’m going to take a scrape book page, punch out some hearts and glue them on.  On a few of the hearts, I am going to put the lat. and long. of my husband and I’s first kiss.  We were married right around christmas, so it counts.  Also plan on making a few blankets, and an apron or 2.  

  • Hi D

    Since I don’t have time to make anything myself his year, I’m going shopping for presents at No Coast Craft Fair on 12/3!

  • Laura Wilson

    My plan is to give a gift of my homespun yarns, my home crocheted and knitted items, and my sewing, but I’m hoping that the gift they all need the most is my time.

  • Karen

    I love to make gifts for everyone. Every year I find a new craft that I have to share. This year I hope to make something for the grand kids, little ditty bags to hold small toys. I would love some new inspiration from craft books.

  • Janey

    BooHoo I can’t enter as I live in the UK, but I am off to check out some of these titles anyway to give my gift giving ideas a boost. Homemade cakes and sweet treats figure highly and loved the comment about giving time, that is defo on the list too. Particularly time spent crafting together – win win in my boo – pardon the pun
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Audrey Smith

    I am giving my daughter a quilt and making a couple of aprons!

  • Leisan

    All those titles sound great! Thanks for giving someone the opportunity to receive them!

  • Heidi

    For decades I have made a new Christmas ornament each year for my siblings and children. I have painted wood, shaped FIMO, sewn cross-titch, manipulated Chinese knots, quilled paper, glued wood veneer, folded origami, beaded both fabric and glass ornaments… But I am always looking for new techniques to try. I’ve never worked in leather, I would love to try enameling copper, I’ve never fired clay… This year they are getting little embroidered “cones” filled with sweets. Christmas is a time for me to explore new hand making options, and Lark Books are always an inspiration for me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1127573460 Pam Klein

    What a great idea for a blog! I give handmade every year but get challenged to come up with new ideas… especially for my Dad and my non-jewelry-wearing sister!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stevie-Thompson/15601320 Stevie Thompson

    I have a huge list of handmade gifts to give. I am making a books for my parents and best friend ranging in topics from travel journals to Star Trek. For some lady relatives I am making relaxation kits containing handmade bath crystals, lotions, and heating packs. For some male relatives, I am making heavy-duty multi-use hand towels with felt appliques of cars, star wars, and bbq. For the kids I am making stuffed animals, cute headbands, and fun stationary kits. Yeah, I’m a busy bee this season but it will be fun for all!

  • Robin Cole

    Awesome giveaway!!  I make handmade items every year.  Most of the time I will make flannel shirts for the guys and flannel pjs for the girls.  I also make loads of banana bread, pumkin bread, cranberry bread, lemon bread, chocolate pound cake for my co-workers, not to mention, homemade jams, apple butter and pumpkin butter.  This year I am trying something different and that is, trying to make everyone in the famly lap quilts!!  Something that can be used while relaxing infront of the tv or reading a good book!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/E.Yanet.Green Edna Green

    This is an awesome collection that would keep me busy for a whole year in my craft cave!!!

  • Craftycorky

    I always try to give handmade gifts. This year I’m making a set of placemats for someone special. I may also give away some scarves.

  • Laurie Anderson

    Books!!! Oh my goodness I love books, what a divine giveaway.

  • Kristy

    This is the first year we are doing an ALL handmade gift exchange with extended family and we are all looking forward to it! My daughter and I just finished a sweet plushie for her to give and we have several other projects yet to finish.
    Thanks for the chance at this amazing bundle of books!

  • Luedtke Nicole

    I could definately use more ideas for homemade gifts!

  • Laurette Beitz

    I would love to win.  About 5 years ago I decided I am only giving hand-made gifts (or machine sewn) to friends and family.  I love the Felt and Jewelry Ideas.  I made a necklace and earring set for my sister-in-law last year.  :)
     

  • Sharon S

    Oh, I could use some new ideas, and what a way to get them

  • Hazel Catkins

    Thanks for the contest!  I love your books!  For the holidays, I’m making some very nice placemat sets for my best friends.  Happy holidays!

  • Kathleen M

    I’m going to try to make the majority of my gifts this year. I’m also going to have a gift-and-ornament-making meeting with my Girl Scout troop. It’s a surprise…those crafty girls are going to be so excited!

  • Veldaframel

    I am maaking ornaments out of shot gun shells!  Spent ones! LOL!

  • Karen B

    I will be re-decorating miniature glitter ornaments that I purchased last year after Christmas on sale.  Using paints, market pens, mulbery paper, all with a gloss finish.

  • VickiT

    Oh wow! What an amazing giveaway. I see a number of gifts that I could use some of those great looking books for. And a few that I’d keep for myself too.

    We started giving each of our kids Visa gift cards a few years ago so they could buy what they wanted. I still try to make them each something and also have the stockings filled if they’re coming to our home for the holiday as well. I really love giving a gift so the gift cards really bugged me to only give that to each of them so that’s why I try to do something more if we can do it or if I find something really great to make.

  • Amanda C

    For this year’s gifts, I’m working on delicious treats for those with a houseful of things, collage cards with heartfelt,handwritten greetings for faraway friends, Penzey’s spices for cooks, and my time for my family.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/binkiege Bianca Guillen

    I’m doing handmade this year again. And I know I should have my list of to make all ready, but I don’t. I’m sure any of these books would get me going.

  • Garlynda

    Love doing hand made gifts for everyone, especially the children.

  • JennS

    What a wonderful array of crafty ideas in this book selection. I think you could find something for even the most difficult to get person on your gift list.

  • Crunchy Conservative Mommy

    I’m making mug rugs for my Grandmas, embroidering towels for my mom, and embroidering pillows for my mother-in-law. That’s all my crafty Christmas plans so far for this year though!

  • Drmithome

    I am personalizing with embroidering some items as gifts for Christmas.

  • Neu2349

    homemade gifts are the best, they are my favorite to give and to get.  I plan on making some scarves, and pillowcase and hopefully get two quilt tops quilted!

  • Kimberly Gibson

    My loved ones know they will get something homemade for the holidays.  Those are the gifts that have real meaning and will be cherished.  Right now I am working on quilted pillow tops.

  • R Donahue

    I love your blog….this year my gift giving will be approx 65% homemade items.  Whether it be a quilt, something knitted or crocheted…or even baked.  Made with love not bought under stress.

  • Gtteach

    What wonderful gifts those would make! For me and my friends! My favorite gifts have always been handmade.

  • Dollie

    This is such an awesome giveaway! Handmade gifts seem to mean alot more to me than something you go out and buy at the store. 

  • Connie Beach

    I’d love a chance to win. My gifts will  include homemade cookies/candies for coworkers and a cross stitch butterfly pillow for my mom.

  • martinmosaics

    My gift giving is fairly simple this year. No handmade items…unless I absolutely know that I can finish it before Christmas. With a few things still sitting here from last Christmas, I don’t think I will be starting anything new at this last date. However, I’m trying to find that special something which is related to that relative’s joy in life. My Mom loves to bake and decorate cakes. I’m in search of a really good book that will aid her in her education of becoming an even better baker/decorator. One of my daughters loves to make jewelry; another daughter loves to do multi media paintings, the third loves to make music. books are simple but treasured in my family. I don’t think I can go wrong. :-)

  • Yvonne

    Hey, I would love to win those books especially the Push titles. I haven’t seen them before but they look real interesting. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  • Suze

    Wouldn’t it be lovely to have that WHOLE SET of books? Only I’d never make anything out of them cuz I’d be too busy reading and admiring and making lists of stuff to make!

  • Sassyfrasdesigns

    Oh I’d do cartwheels down the street if I won these books!

  • Sarahbeth814

    Wowie Zowie!! That 100 little projects is right up my alley!!

  • Mary Littefield

    I am making gifts for my nephew, whose dad is going through chemo right now. I’ll also make gifts for hubby and 19 yr old son, ideas pending!

  • Rachelle

    hand made gifts are the best!  I so appreciate a handmade gift over something store-bought.  there is much more thought put into a handmade gift!  I love to think about the recipient as I create something wonderful for them.

  • Leah

    A majority of the gifts we give this year will be handmade!  We also handmade something for each of our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes too.  Gifts from the heart!  :)

  • Benjamina

    We are giving homemade crafts to family and friends this year. My sons are helping Dad make wood frames for tile trivets that they will decorate for each person. It will be a lot of fun.

  • Deborah Tanner

    These books look great!  On the cooking side of giving, I just gave my Bible Study friends homemade Chocolate Cookie Crunch Bark and I put it in mason jars with fabric on the lid.  So cute…and SO easy!

  • http://profiles.google.com/annabelkina Anna Belkina

    I have the Felt book already, but the rest… mmm!
    I am volunteering for some work to do… so I am giving my time :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19717206 Angela Nord

    Oh my gosh!!  I would just go crazy with all of those books!!  Homemade gifts are always the best, and this is a fantastic way to find something for anyone and everyone!! :)

    I also love all of Craft Hope’s ideas, and would love to do a different project from their book each month with my Girl Scout troop and donate them to local and global charities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371945045 Laura Stone

    My boys were so in love with the sock monkey I just did for Craft Hope’s project, that I am making 2 mischievous little monkeys for their stockings!

  • Luna2435

    Wow this would be the best prize, I might never come out of my craft room lol

  • debra

    handcrafted gifts are fun to make and even more fun to give, I am helping my grandchildren make some felt bookmarks for their other set of grandparents!

  • http://twitter.com/FreshStitches Stacey Trock

    Oh my goodness… would LOVE all of those books!
    I’m mostly doing knitting and sewing for holiday presents this year: hats for my mom and stepdad, reusable grocery bags for my MIL, a crocheted trivet for my dad, sewing a cardigan for SIL and knitted little sweaters for cousins :)

  • Candace

    Wow!  Great giveaway!  Because of recent medical bills we are low on cash this year.  I plan on making lots of gifts but haven’t figured out just what to make everyone yet. 

  • WalkNKnit (Kristin)

    Wow ! Those books are totally awesome ! I’ve gotten craft hope from the library – would love my own copy … And the felting book … And the sock knitting kit … And … I could go on and on …

    I like giving handmade gifts. My kids and I make cards with ‘foamy shapes’ and glitter glue, and I always knit each teacher an Irish Hiking Scarf (I’m glad there are only 2 this year :-) … Sometimes at Christmas I have a family member pick yarn & a pattern, and then they get the gift sometime in the future – cuts down on the deadline stress :-)

  • Snickerdoodle410

    really – any one of those books would be great inspiration for giving handmade whether at christmas or during the year. thanks!

  • Nancy D.

    Awesome! I love making gifts for family and friends. These would be great to have for ideas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1433040073 Rena Ann

    Please further my crafting addiction! These books look amazing!

  • ElementalX

    Hi! COOL giveaway!

    I’m a jewelry maker, and a great believer in hand-made gifts. I can’t make jewelry to everyone I care about, But there are other hands than mine – supporting other artists and crafters enriches us all.

    Stephanie P

  • Gejohn

    I would like to enter the sweepstakes.  I plan on finishing some quilts, making big christmas stockings for the grandkids, snap purses, mittens from wool sweators, knitted headbands and scrubs for feet.

  • http://allsparkledup.com/ Julia A M

    Wow, what a terrific, inspiring collection of books! I really enjoy all kinds of crafts and these books would teach me some new ones too! December 2nd is my birthday. It would be peachy to win this collection. :)

  • Sarah Moesbergen

    I am planning to give handmade Christmas gifts to many of my friends and family members. I love the book I have from your company. I have especially enjoyed my first involvement with a Craft Hope Project. It felt wonderful to do something for someone else and have my children learn in the process; not only about sewing, but about caring and sharing.
     

  • Badfairy2

    wow!! i would love to be chosen at random!!!xo

  • Jan201

    I love Lark Books!! 

  • Mwlagreca

    I just finished and mailed off sock monkeys to Craft Hope!  I learned so much from them and enjoyed making the monkeys.  I can’t wait to see what the next project is.

  • Preethi_maniam

    These books look awesome! I would love to win these!

  • fiberbungalow

    Dear Santa,

      Please fill my stocking with LARK craft books! 

    <3 all of these books!

  • Kellie Seaman

    What a wonderful assortment of titles!  Such inspiration!  I plan on making felted purses for my nieces, knit hats for the little ones, and spa cloths combined with homemade soap for the grown ups.  Then there’s the family wish list I have received…slippers for my daughter, a camping sweater for my husband, and my son wants yet another chulla hat!

  • Karen

    I would love to win these books.  I make about 90% of my Christmas gifts and these books would be a huge help.  Thanks.

  • Tracy

    I’ve had my needlework basket with me for a month now.  I’m putting finishing touches on my flock of adorned birds for the Christmas trees of family and friends.  Looking at the prize titles…  I can only imagine what projects they will inspire for next year.  Merry Christmas to all! 

  • Katrasure

    Found you blog from fa la la la felt. I’m so inspired by all the cute ideas. My daughter is 13 and learning to sew and craft. I’m so grateful to have this connection with her!

  • Linda Horricks

    I’m just working on some baby clothes for my little niece for Christmas!  Fun!  Would love these for some inspiration.

  • Sherry Lykins

    This would be great! Thanks for the giveaway!!  lilsis_75@hotmail.com

  • Shaiha W

    I tend to make either jewelry for my family and friends or purchase from another craftsman.

  • Jodi_spilde

    I tend to give lots of handmade jewelry and handbags I’m pretty packaging.

    jodi_spilde@hotmail.com

  • Kathryn Rasure

    I just discovered the fa la la la la Felt book and found this blog.  Wow lots of inspiration!  I want to do everything but sadly know that I’ll probably only have time for one or two handmade gifts this year.

  • Muireann

    I’m hoping to give everyone something handmade this year, even if it’s very small. A table runner, little coin purses and a hat are on the list so far, but I can see these books would give me lots of inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • http://twitter.com/CrunchyConMom Crunchy Con Mommy

    I’m planning to make mug rugs for my Grandma, embroidered throw pillows for my mother-in-law, and embroidered kitchen towels for my mom for Christmas this year!

  • Samstjean

    I love making homemade gifts for friends and family.  Now teachnig 2 granddaugthers and a niece how to sew.

  • Christine

    I usually make a ton of different cookies and give a few of each to everyone. But this year I’m thinking of making something people can actually keep instead of digesting. Still need to decide on what, though!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWODDNNN7CYROMHVNI4J6XMN7M Carla Belyea

    I am making some reusable cloth bags out of old jeans, vintage lace, and fabric scraps.  Cool colors that are definitely OOAK!

  • Margaret

    What a great giveaway!  I have knitted a number of gifts this year, my favorite being some felted horses for my grandchildren. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUTM4ISB5FASCNGTCLZBG6QNHU joyce

    I have no idea what I’m giving yet!

  • Christine

    This Christmas I’m trying to be realistic on my handmade gift giving.  It’s tough not to make plans that I know I won’t be able to complete.  Reality is tough!

  • Butler83

    I am giving garlands and pillows!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pestkaj Jessica Pestka

    There isn’t a single book there I wouldn’t LOVE to add to my collection. What a fantastic giveaway!

  • Enigma Ephemera

    I’m making gifts for my chemotherapy nurses.  These books look like they would be full of inspiring ideas.