Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Looking for a fun project to do with family and friends when they come into town? Why not have a day of Japanese Shibori Dyeing. AlwaysInMyRoom has an excellent tutorial on this time honored tradition. You can teach the kids about this traditional dyeing technique while making last minute gifts. No two pieces will be […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Hostess Gift

If you are anything like me, you have a few gifts set aside for those “just in case” moments. You know, just in case someone stops by, just in case you got invited to the party of the century or just in case you are meeting his parents for the first time and want to […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Bunny Travel Pillow

Traveling during the holiday season can cause a lot of stress to you and to your little one. One way you can diminish that stress is to make everyone their very own Bunny Travel Pillow. Artisan82′s tutorial is perfect for creating a family of bunnies. No more stress, everyone gets a bunny travel pillow and […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Family Birthday Calendar

I forget everything! I can’t even remember what year I got married and remembering birthdays…hopeless! I am hoping that someone sees this post and makes me a Family Birthday Calendar. It is a stylish way to remember friends and family’s birthday and other important events. The best part is that I don’t have to transfer […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Net Scrubbie

Do you have all your big holiday crafting done but are looking for a few last minute gifts? Why not crochet this tiny little scrubbie by pinkleo. This would be great paired with a homemade soap or as part of a spa basket. We have other stress free gift ideas for those close to you […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Grumpy Cat Plastic Earrings

The holiday season…BAH HUMBUG! Show your grumpy side with these disgruntled earrings from I Sew Cute. You can stage your own silent protest against everything happy and bright with this tutorial. No need to shout it from the rooftops, just show the world your earrings and they will get the message. Check out our other […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Beaded Eye Jewelry Scarf

Some people just aren’t the sunshine and lollipops kind of people. They want Halloween all year round. They like things a bit more on the dark side. That doesn’t mean they are all gloom and doom. If you have one of those types of people in your life, why not make them a Beaded Eye […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Baby Wrap Headbands

Did you know that babies are very concerned about fashion? It’s a fact! They are always up on the latest styles. Jillybeans is very happy to help the wee ones become fashion plates with her tutorial for a Baby Wrap Headband. Customize the headband to match an outfit and let the fashion show begin. This […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Felt Instagram Pillow

I have a friend who is addicted to Instagram. She has to post every picture to the site. From breakfast to her latest shoe purchase, it is there for everyone to see. I think for Christmas this year I will make her a Felt Instagram Pillow using Chellywood’s tutorial. This would be perfect present for […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Elf Sweater

A cold elf is a cranky elf and a cranky elf means no holiday cheer in your house. The only legal way to keep that elf quiet is to knit the poor little guy a sweater. Pottemouth shares her pattern for an Elf Sweater that will sure to put a smile on that Christmas imp’s […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Lace Cuff

I have a friend who is over the top girly…okay, it’s not a friend…it’s me. Don’t judge. I’m so glad that Katara posted her tutorial for Lace Cuffs. It is the perfect gift for those in your life that are a little more girly than tomboy. You can use any type of lace and make […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Oil Cloth Placemats

> The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan for summer. We can dream of camping, picnicking and sunning our buns. Why not give that person who can’t wait for warmer weather a box of sunshine and include these awesome Oil Cloth Picnic Placemats. Limeriot shows us how to make […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: A Dinky Donkey

Everyone has a favorite stuffed animal from their childhood. Mine was a little mouse with a bow on its tail. I carried that thing everywhere. I loved that mouse. Why not create a special friend for your little one with Pottermouth‘s pattern for a Dinky Donkey. This little lady can take your child on magical […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Fabric Paper Popcorn Bag

That’s it! The holiday stress has gotten to me. I am off to join the circus. I will arrive in style with Calabaza’s tutorial for a Fabric Paper Popcorn Bag. This is the perfect gift for fans of the big top. For kids, you can fill the bag with toy circus animals and performers. For […]

Handmade Holiday: Puffy Cloud and Hearts Mobile

Want to bring a little love and sunshine into a deary December day? Sweets4ever has the perfect gift idea for you with her awesome tutorial for a Puffy Cloud and Hearts Mobile. This clever creation can be used as a photo prop or decor for any room in the house. Is it wrong that I […]