HANDMADE HOLIDAYS {mini crayon holder}

December 15, 2011

Our last “featured” crafter is Virginia  Lindsay of Gingercake. She’s always cooking up sweet sewing projects on her blog, so I had to ask her for another idea. (Have you seen this or this? These would be awesome gifts as well). Today’s gift idea is a great stocking stuffer. Virginia says that Moms love to throw these in their purse and pull them out when running errands to keep their little one busy.

Featured Crafter:Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake
Gift for: Secret Santa gift, co-workers child, or the serious colorer in your life.
Fabrics used:
Turtle and Dinosaurs from Urban Zoologie
Pattern: 
Pattern is available here. Use “AnnKelle” code  at checkout for discount of 25% off.
Best gift ever received? “My SEWING MACHINE!  My mom gave it to me when I was 15 when I showed the tiniest bit of interest but I didn’t really start using it until I was 28.” — Virginia

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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS {the petal pillow}

December 13, 2011

Shelly from Lemon Tree Studios makes some of the most bright and playful things. I love just about everything she makes. But, her petal pillow is one of my favorites. He’s like sunshine on a cloudy day. 

Featured Crafter: 
Shelly Hickmann of Lemon Tree Studios
Gift for:
Kids, your child’s friend, or anyone that likes happy things
Fabrics Used:
Scraps from Remix and Urban Zoologie
Pattern: To receive a FREE pattern email Shelly here. (The deadline for a free pattern is December 18th.) Following this deadline, you may purchase a pattern here.
Best gift ever received? “Beside from the wonderful gifts that my children bring, the best tangible gift I have ever received was my first sewing machine….given to –me by my mother-in-law about 5 years ago.  I started sewing that night, and never looked back!” — Shelly

If you’re short on time and would like to purchase one. They’re also available for purchase here.

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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS {the anywhere bag}

December 09, 2011

Not only does Morgan have the cutest kids, but she also has some great sewing projects on her blog, Sweet Stitches. This Anywhere Bag can double as a light weight backpack, gym bag or even an overnight bag for sleepovers. I have a thing for bags, so I just had to share this project.



Featured Crafter:
Morgan Garza of Sweet Stitches
Gift for: Kids, teens, bag lovers, or moms and dads on the go.
Fabrics Used:
Cars from Ready, Set, Go!
Pattern: 
free instructions are available here
Tips: After you’ve sewn your little bag, don’t stop there! Next, fill it with simple, small fun gifts, such as matchbox cars, legos, blocks. You can always take a trip to the dollar store for all sorts of inexpensive gifts that will leave your little one smiling.
Best gift ever received? “My favorite gifts are handmade ones. My favorite so far has to be a toss up between a stuffed sewing machine for my daughter that my sister made or a dress for my daughter that my grandmother made from a pattern she has had for at least 50 years! It is so special and I can’t wait for my little girl to wear it.” — Morgan

(photo credits: the anywhere bag, wooden blocks, legos and cars)

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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS {annie’s penguin}

December 07, 2011

I love this guy.  The other evening, I was watching Happy Feet and thinking how penguins are the cutest. About five minutes later, I got an email from Virginia showing me her little dude. (The stars aligned on this day). If you have a little one that loves stuffed animals, this would be a great gift. Super sweet.

Featured Crafter:
Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake
Gift for: Grandchildren, kids you babysit, or for people who like to cuddle wuddle with the most adorablist of penguins.  Happy Feet watch out!
Fabrics Used:
Izzy flannel
Pattern: 
Pattern is available here. Use “AnnKelle” code at checkout for a discount of 25% off.
Best gift ever received? “My SEWING MACHINE!  My mom gave it to me when I was 15 when I showed the tiniest bit of interest but I didn’t really start using it until I was 28.” — Virginia

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