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Giving Handmade: Gift-Giving by Hand

November 21, 2011, 16:44 pm  Posted by Lark
 

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!

 

 
 
 
 

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