Thursday, November 08, 2007

handmade holidays

It's Thursday already?! I can hardly believe the week is almost over, it has flown by so fast. At least I do have something to show for it ~ some sewing for Firefly Farm in an effort to restock before Christmas. I have so many ideas, I'm afraid I'll never get to them all.
Speaking of Christmas, if you are looking for gift making ideas, you will love what is going on over at SewMamaSew. Check out the lineup for November:
Sew,Mama,Sew! Handmade Holidays: 30 Days of Gifts to Sew
November 1 ~ Aprons
November 2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
November 3 ~ For the House
November 4 ~ Lunch Bags
November 5 ~ Tote Bags
November 6 ~ Blankets for Baby
November 7 ~ For your Purse or Pocket
November 8 ~ Whimsy
November 9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
November 10 ~ Ties and Belts
November 11 ~ Reading & Writing
November 12 ~ For the Table
November 13 ~ Placemats
November 14 ~ Kids’ Clothes
November 15 ~ Warm those Toes
November 16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
November 17 ~ Purses
November 18 ~ For Baby
November 19 ~ Tech Gifts
November 20 ~ Gifts for Organization
November 21 ~ Pillows
November 22 ~ Fun for Hair
November 23 ~ Soft Toys & Games
November 24 ~ Sachets
November 25 ~ For the Kitchen
November 26 ~ Embellishments
November 27 ~ Gifts for Warmth
November 28 ~ Drawstring Bags
November 29 ~ Fabric Boxes
November 30 ~ Gift Compilations
Great, great stuff ~ I can't wait to start my holiday gift making!


  1. Took a look at SewMammaSew. Just love the tutorials. I am going to have to try a few of the tote bags. Thanks so much for posting the link. I think I am going to have some fun this winter.

  2. I wish I knew how to sew!

  3. You go, girl! I'm glad other people are getting things done. I have nothing to show for my week. As usual.

  4. You are so inspiring! I can't wait to see your gift projects!

  5. Thank you for the sewing link, I will be sure to check them out!

  6. I've been over to Sew Mamma Sew and have been dreaming about what I *might* get done before the holidays. I hope to do just a few things. That way if I get a few MORE things done, I'll be ecstatic!


  7. Anonymous3:20 AM

    They certainly have some wonderful ideas and help with making great Christmas gifts. I'm cranking away at getting all my gifts made and it's all looking much more manageable now.

    By the way, I was inspired by your washcloth post the other day so I went out and bought the yarns to make some like yours, too.

  8. Anonymous7:04 AM

    Thanks so much for the link! I just took my sewing machine out of the closet yesterday and I think I'll give a few projects a try.


  9. This is encouragement on a high level. I'll go straight to my room planning more homemade gifts and finish the dress I've been sewing on in a year =)
    God bless you!

  10. I love your blog!! (o;

  11. Hi Deb
    Thanks for the Sew Mama Sew link - what a great selection of tutorials! Looking forward to seeing your Christmas creations.

  12. Sew Mama Sew... can't you just hear the humming of the sewing machine at her house?

  13. Ohh I can not wait to see more !!! Clarice

  14. OH!! I just took a look at Sew Mama Sew christmas crafts, and i am already in a mood for making something. Many thanks Deb!
    What i can see of what you are showing gives me a lovely feeling right away.Beautiful fabric!! Have to check out your shop too. I hope you are doing fine and that it isn`t too windy or rainy. But i am afraid you have the same weather as here. Well, perfect for staying inside making Christmas decorations don`t you think? Happy weekend!
    Kiss, Aina

  15. Hi Deb,
    Your shop is looking really nice these days. I like the way that you've added vintage things to it, too.
    You always make the loveliest things. I know your Christmas gifts will be really nice.

    Best wishes to you!

  16. Thank you so much for that link! I'm now ready to start crafting. We've gotten through the latest health crisis in my family and I'm ready for the holidays!

    I love all of the things you're making. Thank you for your beautiful blog. I enjoy seeing all of your pictures.

  17. Deb, As usual you have inspired me. Thanks for the link to SewMammaSew, have added it to my favourites.

  18. Just wonderful! You are such and inspiration! Thank you so much for the links..

    Hugs to you...


  19. Thanks so much for posting

  20. Sandie Van Auken6:01 PM

    I stumbled upon your terrific dishcloth pattern while looking for some new ideas for my 55 + balls of Sugar & Cream yarn....I was delighted with your pattern, decided to print it..and while I fiddled with the "print" icon, my dog happily snatched a lovely ball of Magnolia merino/silk....needless to say, I was distracted by this, and failed to notice EVERYTHING on your blog printed!! 15 pages. I'm your new best friend! Sandie

  21. Sandie, I have made that same printing mistake--only I can't even blame the dog, only myself :) Best wishes with the dishcloth making!


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