A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #8 of 12 – Notebooks

Notebooks have endless possibilities and they become treasures when they are thoughtfully covered.  When handmade, they can be used not just for random notes, but as sketchbook, a quilting journal, recipe collections, gardening notes, planning, travel journals, etc..  Clearly the possibilities are endless.  And, regardless if you have a notebook covered in any themed fabric … Continue reading A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #8 of 12 – Notebooks

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A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #7 of 12 – Mug Rugs

Mug Rugs are fun to use around your home or office all year long, but even more fun during the holidays when made with a Christmas theme.  And, of course, these also make for great gifts that can be treasured for many years to come.  Needless to say, I'm happy to share My Favorite Tutorials … Continue reading A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #7 of 12 – Mug Rugs

A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #6 of 12 – Gifts for Pets

Today I'm sharing my favorite handmade tutorials for Pet gifts for Christmas. Dog Bandana - super fun and festive when made in Christmas fabrics is a great way to get your dog dressed for Christmas.  They also make great gifts.  Here is an easy tutorial from Cut Out and Keep.   365 Days of Crafts … Continue reading A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #6 of 12 – Gifts for Pets

A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #5 of 12 – Fabric Baskets & Bins

Fabric baskets are wonderful to have around your home, as well as to make and give as gifts.  They are excellent to help us organize around our home, as well as in our sewing rooms, but they also make excellent gifts filled with baked treat, just about any handmade item, or anything you may want … Continue reading A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #5 of 12 – Fabric Baskets & Bins

A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #4 of 12 – Fabric Bowl Potholders, Embellished Dish Towels

Simple handmade gifts can become treasures to enjoy for years to come.  They are are welcomed items to decorate our homes, as well as many providing a useful purpose which can be made using Christmas fabrics, or any fabric prints and colors.  On my quest to share some of my favorite tutorials, for making handmade … Continue reading A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #4 of 12 – Fabric Bowl Potholders, Embellished Dish Towels

Mally The Maker and the Queen In The Quilt, by Leah Day

Today I want to share insights about a new fictional book which I believe is an entertaining read that is perfect for quilters and non-quilters who have enjoyed books such as the Harry Potter series, or Wizard of Oz.  It is truly a delightful read by a new story teller, whom I am confident will … Continue reading Mally The Maker and the Queen In The Quilt, by Leah Day

A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #3 of 12 – Aprons

Christmas Aprons are great fun at home and also make an excellent gift.  They certainly can bring out a cheerful holiday smile! My Golden Thimble has a free downloadable pattern for a cute Christmas Apron and Oven Mitts. Easy to find #ChristmasApron Inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram. But my favorite apron is from a free … Continue reading A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #3 of 12 – Aprons