Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew mama sew giveaway time!!


Yes it's that time again, the SewMamaSew giveaway day! Not only can you be in to win great prizes but it is a great way to find new and inspiring blogs. If you are a new visitor here, welcome!

 For my giveaway this time around I have a pretty little charm pack of  "Ruby" , the latest fabric collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. This collection is oh so gorgeous and I really need to get some myself now that I have seen it in person to touch and see the lovely colour palette they have used.
Along with the handmade gift making that is going on in my sewing attic lately I have whipped up a sweet little birdie pincushion and a matching needlebook. The Birdie pincushion was made using this free tutorial here and is really so easy and satisfying to make. I think I will be making more of these in the near future. The needle book cover is made up of tiny little 1" squares of shabby chic fabrics with some coordinating wool felt pages inside taken from my precious stash of Heather Bailey felts.

In order to be in to win this wee collection of pretty sewing supplies just leave me a comment sharing one or more of your handmade gifts for this holiday season or perhaps a link to your favourite tutorial.

This giveaway will be left open till 16th December when a winner will be drawn randomly.

Overseas comments are most welcome and also please make sure I can contact you via email :-)

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Deb said...

Oh my goodness that little bird is so delicious. I was inspired by Vic and I'm making one of these for Annie for Christmas http://punkysmamma.blogspot.com/2011/11/princess-pea.html

Charlotte said...

how sweet. I have been knitting (scarf for my step-mother and socks for my husband)and sewing this year(teepee for my boys and felt butterfly brooches for friends).

Thanks for your generosity!

Danielle said...

Wonderful giveaway! I didn't realize they were having another one! I am crocheting a blanket and I made a bunch of coffee mug cozies!

angelina said...

cath this is lovely. you have inspired. thank you. i am going to try to crochet some bookmarks for my grandmother today. x

Michell said...

Yay another New Zealander joining in. I'm not alone. Thank you for the giveaway. Love the little birdie it's so cute.

I have being making gifts for swaps I am in. I won't say one as the person getting it will be entering the giveaways, but the other one I have made is a tablerunner made out of Christmas 5" charm pack I had

Jane S. said...

The only thing I made by hand for this Christmas is a little pig stuffed animal out of lavender Minky fabric. It's for a one-year-old girl and I think she'll love it!

Hannah said...

Oh so pretty! I have made lots of littles things, like giftcard and tissue holders!

Lara said...

What a lovely giveaway Catherine!! This year I have made some heat packs, some super hero babushkas, a super hero cape, magnets and bookmarks with my I-top tool. I am hoping to post a tutorial for the heat packs and cape soon :) just need to find the time! Thank you.

Jo said...

What a thoughtful giveaway, I am making some crocheted dishclothes. This is my first attempt at crocheting so my fingers are crossed. Thanks for the chance to win

Kathy said...

What a lovely give away :) I have been eyeing Ruby for some time, wondering what I could make with it. It has some lovely bold colours that are softened by the greys.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

What a gorgeous prize! I'd love to win :). I'm about to put up my post too, since it's already the 12th here! I've made 3 x crayon rolls for presents this Christmas, using Skip to My Lou's tutorial. Love it!

Mrs M said...

Love that wee bird - so sweet!
I spent all Saturday making chocolate chip cookies and wrapping them in cellophane bags with cute fake holly and ribbons for our church Sunday School teachers.
Thanks for letting us enter :)

Karen said...

A very nice collection of goodies! this past weekend i just finished making grocery bags to put gifts in. I used the very cute pattern from Keykalou (link is http://www.etsy.com/listing/62872287/sewing-pattern-to-make-a-grocery-bag-pdf). It is a great pattern.

Wendy said...

I love Ruby, but I absolutely love that little birdie!!

I've been making tons of Christmas presents, I've been blogging about them every few days. I'm trying to blog about my latest make now, but Blogger isn't playing. You can check out the ohter pressies on my blog though.

gill said...

I love the little bird! (thanks for the link to the tutorial)
I'm making table runners this year!

Sarah N. said...

This year my mom has required that all the gifts being home made or thrifted or regifted - so I am making a huge pile of gifts. I am making my mom and sister each a quilted table runner. I am also making tile coasters for my dad and BIL.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, what a cute wee pincushion, and Ruby too, you're spoiling us! Thanks for the chance to win :o)

As for what I'm up to, I'm currently working on some redwork embroidery for a wall hanging and some cushions, and a bag, and a purse, and... how many days left now? ;o)

Michele Pacey said...

that little birdie is just too cute!!! Okay, sign me up!

Lauranie said...

YAY!! for giveaway day!! Thanks for the chance...LOVE it all! :) I've been making lots of ornaments lately so everyone is getting one of those as well as my list of "requests", which is always LONG and interesting...my favorite so far this year is from my Godchild who wants a wallet!! Have fun!

Holly U said...

Lovely! The favorite of the gifts I'm giving this year is a stuffed, felted-wool snowman that I made from a cable knit sweater. It turned out so cute! Many other things are planned but few are finished. Gotta get cracking!

Irina said...

thanks for sharing such a lovely giveaway!
I didn't have time to sew, but we manage to make handmade cards with my 2 year old...!
Happy Christmas!

M. said...

Oh this little bird is so cute !

I need to make a quilt for my grandfather and I'll have about 2 weeks to make it. I need to quit procrastinating and start sewing !

Julie said...

So far I have made some lovely padded coathangers and sets of note cards for gifts. Have just discovered this tutorial for paper stars, which I am going to attempt,
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2009/06/five-pointed-origami-star.html

I love your work - it's always so beautifully colourful.

Katey said...

I've been working on a hat for my fiance! I'm excited to give it to him.

Amanda said...

This is such a lovely giveaway!

I just made my first patchwork pouch, not sure I want to part with it now!

Kimberly said...

I made christmas stockings for my sister and her husband for thier new home!

Thank you!

Jayme said...

I just got done making 12 bracelets for a Christmas party this weekend! Thanks for the giveaway!

Densews said...

Love the items in your giveaway. The little bird and the needle book are so lovely.
Today I am working of a Christmas bib for my little granddaughter. It has a gingerbread couple appliqued on it. Hope she likes it.

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I finally learned how to crochet and made my little one a big crochet blanket. I hope she loves it as much as I do :)

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Sara said...

I love the new Ruby line too...

felt food is on our menu for holiday crafting

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I just finished a tutorial for a holiday oven mitt that I posted today at Quilt Story. Super cute Christmas gift :)

http://quiltstory.blogspot.com/2011/12/tutorial-holiday-oven-mitt.html

Taryn said...

I made passport covers/luggage tags for my brothers, an e-reader cover for my sister, a quilt for my mom and scarfs for everyone!

Briana Galbreath said...

Beautiful! I have been eyeing this fabric for some time, and that bird is precious. I have made a quilt for my parents this Christmas, and plan on trying my hand at homemade sugar scrub, bath bombs, and soap.

butwehavethistreasure said...

I love Ruby.
I think the thing I'm most excited to see opened is the sets of Angry Birds I made for my son and nephew.

Gemma said...

I made fabric boxes for everyone this Christmas. They are filled with choccies.
Gemma
x

erica said...

I made a stadium blanket cushion from a tutorial on sew mama sew and everyone really liked it.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I've made a bunch of these http://thecraftingfiend.blogspot.com/2011/07/modest-mermaid-doll-patterntutorial.html

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I didn't make anything for anyone for Christmas this year. I did make a couple of turtle pincushions using a Heather Bailey pattern.

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Judith said...

I knit fingerless gloves for my youngest son--the one who never want anything home made, but who specifically asked for these.

Holly said...

I have been embroidering pillows for the people I love. I am so pleased with them!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

I've just sewn a bunch of totes for my daughter's teachers presents. There will still be more xmas sewing but I leave it all till the very last minute.

kluckingbear said...

I'm making crocheted slippers for my whole family. I found a great pattern in the Winter issue of Craftsanity.

Staci said...

I'm making kitchen hand towels and tea towels, sewn and embroidered. Home I win, I've been so busy making Christmas gifts, I haven't had a chance to make a snappy needle book for myself. Thanks!

Joy said...

I crocheted my kids a little fairy garden playset. I wanted to make one for each child, but time got away from me. Next year I know to start planning/making for Christmas EARLY!!

supersara20 said...

I made a Christmas stocking for my niece and I love it.

Anita said...

Wow, so beautiful! I made a runner using a quilt block that looks like a present. I found it on Pinterest. It was very easy to put together.

Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Kristy said...

I'm working on a few plushie friends tonight for gifts. :)

Thanks for a lovely giveaway! :)

Heather D. said...

I made aprons for my sister and mom, they turned out super cute!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Peggy said...

I love birds and I do a lot of cross stitching, so I would love to win this beautiful gift. I'm co-owner of a group called World of Charity Stitching, where we make lap quilts, tote bags, pillows, etc. for seniors and children. I'm made about 12 totes (and other items) for the upcoming holiday season donation.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

I made a lot of pillows!

Lindsay said...

This year I'm making a quilt for my aunt, bags for my daughter's teachers and a bag for my cousin. Even though it isn't a gift, I also made a stocking for my daughter. If I have time, I'm also going to make some pillow cases for my mom.

Camille said...

This year I knit a hippo for my friend's son. The bird pin cushion is awesome!

Sistermoon said...

Oh the bird is so sweet! This year I made Christmas tree "pants" following this sew along:
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/10/christmas-tree-pants-holiday-sew-along-because-not-all-trees-like-to-wear-skirts/

Erica-Jane said...

This year I'm making an art kit for my little girl.
Thanks for linking to the bird tutorial.

amelieandatticus said...

This Christmas I have made costumes for my girls...my favourite one is the Jem costume:

http://amelieandatticus.blogspot.com/2011/12/jem-costume.html

thouraya13@hotmail.com

sew and so much more said...

I've been making dog collars and table runners for Christmas gifts. I don't have a pattern tho. Sorry :-(

pinewood said...

Such a cute little bird and needle book. Thanks for the links.

Michelle Olsen said...

Everything is so cute, especially the birdie! I had never thought about a needlebook - I've just had mine in the packet they came in, and they keep sliding out and driving me nuts. What a smart idea!

I'll be making these for my daughters and mom for Christmas: http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_tissue_cozy/index.html
I'm kind of a little late for the tissue cozy trend, but I only started reading sewing blogs a month ago.

Thank you for the chance to win this neat prize.

Goosegirl said...

Oh my that little bird is so cute!!
I am sewing almost all of our presents this year. Right now I am working on Christmas dresses for my girls and Jammies for the whole family. I just finished a Christmas dress for my niece and a Rapunzel costume for her as well. And I made a little Christmas dress for an Angel Tree child. I plan to make mittens, hats and slippers out of felted sweaters too.
Thanks for the chance to win. I love your goodies!
Sivje
sivjegoose@sbcglobal.net

Pat V. said...

Thanks so much for sharing the birdie tute. I am frantically trying to finish a quilt for my daughter for Christmas. I have made some handmade delicious candy that I've already gifted.

Carla said...

I made potholders for my sisters and mother in law! it was fun!

camelama said...

Love the birdie!!

I'm making some soft dollies for a friend's little girls, so that they have something floppy and squishy to hug when they are sad after fighting with each other. :) Which they do a lot. Ah, sisters!

jaya said...

oh that is a sweet giveaway! thanks! I have been making winterwear for my girls and a quilt is getting progress, a few blocks a day.

Janine said...

I've made lots this year. My favourites are some hanging birds and some cushions. There's a mosaic of some of the gifts I've made at the top of this post: http://rainbowharequilts.blogspot.com/2011/11/december-fresh-sewing-day.html

Elsina said...

Love the little bird and needle pouch!

I am new to sewing and just learned enough to make some things for my home. Not perfect, so I would not give them away yet :)

Very Verdant said...

What a beautiful giveaway! Thanks for giving us the chance to win such lovely items...that little bird, aw...

This year we made our own ornaments. Here is a link to the musical Christmas ball ornaments. http://veryverdant.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinned-it-and-made-it.html

Agnetha said...

This is a truly amazing giveaway!!
agnethavdk@gmail.com

Maryanne said...

That is the sweetest little bird I have ever seen

I am really enjoying making these lined drawstring bags
http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2011/10/lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html

Jeni has the niftiest way of making them - such an easy way to make a lovely bag. I made one for my mum tonight - I will use it instead of gift wrapping her present

Sarah said...

That bird is just the sweetest thing ever! I currently stitching a huge John Clayton cross stitch piece for hubby-to-be and myself to hang on the wall of our first home. Hopefully I'll have it finished by Christmas!


Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Jingle said...

I just finished a clock that I plan to give to my Mom. It came out so pretty! I love it! jinglesells at gmail dot com

KarenD said...

I've made 3 table runners, a quilt for my niece, canned wine jelly, cranberry butter (with cute home made tags) and made sea glass candy so far.

Melinda said...

http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2011/10/lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html The idea was to make these for teacher gifts; just not sure I'm going to make it!

K@ren said...

My favorite tutorial is for a sewing kit on a little blog called "lots of pink here" by Amy Dunn. It's gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway! Happiest of Holidays to you and your family!! xo <3

krencap (at) gmail (dot) com

blueberryblues said...

I studied abroad in New Zealand, so finding your blog was a nice surprise! That little bird is so cute, but I have a feeling my 3 year old would claim it for her own. I'm making a table runner for one of my aunts this Christmas. Thank you for your generosity!
blueberryblues5(at)gmail(dot)com

Niina said...

I made an owl plushie and I gave it to my friend`s daughter. YOu can see part of it here:

http://thriftyfinn.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/progress-in-process/

Debbie said...

The little bird is precious. On my list this Christmas season is felt sugar cookies. Thank You for the chance at the giveaway.

Jenny said...

shame on me for entering your SMS giveaway even though i won last year (two years ago??) my daughter is getting her own sewing machien and would love your prizes! im making my mom FOUR dolls this year...one for each of her daughters! it is a free tutorial from martha stewart (with video!) from black apple i think...wish me luck! i havent even picked out fabrics yet!

Sarah said...

My birthday is Saturday, and this would be a great birthday present!

I made a blanket for a friend this Christmas with cotton on one side and fleece on the other. It's great.

KD-Quilts said...

I made almost all handmade gifts this year. My favorite is a basketball quilt that I made for my dad. It's on it's way to the dryer right now and I can't wait to see how it washed up!

hueisei said...

So cute..
Thanks for the chance to win ^^v
I make a bag for myself for Christmas.

Pacas said...

My Christmas handmade gifts are crochet cowls.
Love your giveaway, thanks for the chance to win it :)

Kristin said...

I'm making eye-spy bags. Thanks for the giveaway!

fern said...

this year I'm making a small camera bag for a 10 year old I know who's getting her first camera. I'm also making one of these: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/06/baby-sunsuit-tutorial/ for a new comer to the extended family due in feb.

The Hungry Crafter said...

I've got many handmade projects on the docket for this year -- so far the only ones I've FINISHED are some little zippered makeup bags! Love the bird -- thanks so much for including a link to the tutorial!

racergirl1313 said...

I made stenciled monogrammed mugs for the family this year. It was really fun, I can't wait to give them to everyone!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Meghan said...

I'm making my mother-in-law a purse- hope it comes out okay!

Saraccino said...

I made a lot of earrings... and handcarved stamps :) Some of the stamps will be presents itself and with some I'll make some cards or even fabric prints :)

Gidget said...

This year I am gifting a quilt with pillows and pillow cases, table toppers, pot holders.

Lauri said...

I just love the little bird. I have so many birds all around my house this guy would feel right at home. I have been trying to finish a scarf for my friend for christmas and I don't know why it is taking so long. Thanks so much and happy holidays. lauri (dot)rymar (at)gmail (dot) com

Staci said...

I'm making sewing room accessories for my sister in law. A sewing machine cover, an sewing machine mat, and iron cozy and a pincushion.

That little bird is darling! How could someone poke it with pins!??

Thanks!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
My gift for a friend is this http://iliketoquiltblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/tutorial-wollkorb.html, feel free to visit my blog and to use the tutorial.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Carla G said...

I'm making pillowcases for the 6 kids on my list... maybe next year I'll be more organized and get more done sooner... :)

M said...

I've been knitting washcloths for everyone - basic but effective.

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

Trish said...

I've been sewing little needlebooks, using some vintage scrap knits from grandmother's stash for members of our family.

All Things Beautiful said...

I made my first crochet beanie for my daughter and slippers for my kiddos.

JustPam said...

Love your prizes. I made a camera bag, a Halloween quilt, a Christmas table topper and Christmas ties for all the grandsons for Christmas this year.

@pril said...

I made a throw quilt for my twin.

Lynn said...

i'm making little fabric houses from the Scandinavian Stitches book, felted acorn magnets, amh infinity scarves, and patchwork potholders.

love your giveaway and i'm a follower-thanks for the inspiration!

Bethany said...

I always make Pjs for the kids. I made a quilt for my grandma and hoping to finish some pretty pillowcases for my mom and mother in law...we will see!

jojoebi said...

I haven't blogged about xmas present in case someone sees but i did make this for a friend birthday the other day, I hand stitched her logo
http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2011/12/birthday-wishes.html

UBee said...

Oh those are lovely prizes!!! I have made a table topper (mini quilt) for my mom, and mugrugs with matching rugs for the grandmas. I am still working on a few small things for the kiddos although it looks like I am running out of time! Eeek!

Bailey said...

I'm working on my sewing skills so this tutorial. http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2011/01/flat-felled-seams.html

nakedk9 said...

This year I'm working on knitting a lace shawl for my mom.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

I am making a quilt for my baby brother. I love MANY of the tutorials on the Purl Bee. So simple and elegant.

James-Linda said...

WORKING ON MY RED/GREEN/CREAM TABLE RUNNER FOR MY DAUGHTER FOR CHRISTMAS>SO MUCH FUN!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Heather said...

I made a collection of little felt mermaids for all the little girls on my Christmas list.

Crystal said...

I love that little birdie! I'm making a quilt and a matching doll quilt for my seven year old this year! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Gifts for my girls: dress up clothes, super hero capes and a stuffed sugar plum fairy doll.

Best,
Michelle
daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

wooLynn said...

I love the bird. I have been knitting fingerless mitts this year.

Anne said...

I made a table runner for my daughter. It features paper-pieced flower embellishments. The fabrics are red, black, and white. I hope she'll like it!

songsiren said...

What a great giveaway! I love the little blubird pin cushion! My favorite gifts I've made this holiday are two afghans for my mother & sister.

Tammi
songsiren1@yahoo.com

Rie said...

I'm afraid I've only had a chance to make Xmas cards this year - we just moved house & as of right now, I'm typing this sitting on a moving box!

Jodi said...

I am currently working on embroidered individual photo album covers to go on Baby album keepsakes for my niece and nephew. I am determined to finish them even if it means that after all of this SMSGAD entering I get no sleep between now and Christmas.

Sis-O said...

I made a number of quilts for this Christmas. I think that little birdie is the sweetest thing and I am a major fan of Ruby. Thank you.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Sunnybec said...

I have been making table toppers, mug rugs and some lavender bags (I live in France so lovely French lavender!) as gifts and stocking fillers. I haven't done a post about them because....they all read my blog!!!!!! Thank you for the link to the birdie pin cush, I have downloaded it and intend to give it a go. Linda

Kristie said...

I love the little bird. I really need a fun pin cushion. I sew nearly every day, so I should have some cute supplies, right?

I'm making complete outfits for each of my kids this year. Pants, shirts, and hats in their favorite themes (rainbows and trains).

kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

KOcanQuilt said...

Love that bird, and Ruby..what can I say? I am making place mats for my Aunt.

Tamie said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for participating. I want to do some zipper pouches for Christmas.

Sallie said...

I've made several quilts for family members for Christmas this year. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

MissMary said...

This is my first exposure to those birdies. I am TOTALLY making a couple for last minute gifts!

Shana said...

I made a small snuggle quilt for my youngest nephew.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Very sweet bird! I will follow that tutorial...I don't think anyone I receiving will happen on this post, so I'll tel that I have made little covered notebooks with my design trials on them to give for Christmas.

Gina said...

I never got around to making any gifts, other than some fudgy brownies for my kids' teachers. I wish I had time to actually sew something instead1

Second Chance Tan said...

I have made lots of little dumpling purses this year.

I am entering this give away day too, so come and visit my blog and say hello if you get the chance

http://sewasecondchance.blogspot.com/

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Oh my! The bird and book are just the cutest!

This holiday I've been making pillows like mad... using this tutorial mostly:

http://www.fatquarterly.com/accuquilt-go-baby-cutter-–-a-tutorial.html

Thanks for the chance to win!

Susanne said...

I made a lot of pouches and bags as gifts this year. Quick and fun :)
This one is cool:
http://prettymodern.typepad.com/its_a_pretty_modern_life/2009/08/zippered-box-pouch-pattern-and-tutorial-fully-lined-with-photos.html
Susanne

Nabiha said...

Mmmmmm.....the lovely patchwork needlebook is to die for! This year I made lots of zipper pouches, kindle covers, softies, bean bags and a baby quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am feverishly working on a quilt for my granddaughter and I need to start an iPad pouch for my daughter (guess what she is getting fro Christmas). LOL Have a great day and thanks for a great giveaway.

Christie S. said...

I'm working on some placemats to give as a gift. Not quite finished yet, but they are going to be very nice. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/10/color-blocks-placemats-napkins-holiday-sew-along/

kbzelazny said...

I love Ruby! I'm working on a Christmas quilt!

Chiska said...

What a darling little bird. I'm working on (or need to be) pillowcases at the moment.

sydthewyd said...

Wow.. those are so sweet! The bird is adorable! This Christmas, I am making my first ever foray into children's clothes and making an Oliver + S Brunch jacket.. So far it's good, I just need to conquer my fear of buttons!

redzshadow said...

While entering all these giveaways I ran across a pattern for a cute pouch. I haven't made one just yet but I plan on it. http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorial-puffy-pouch.html

Kritta22 said...

Oh that little bird is wonderful!!

I am making cookies for neighbors, does that count? Otherwise I haven't made any gifts this year.

Needled Mom said...

I am making raincoats out of the laminate fabrics.

Anne said...

I like to make zipper pouches. The tutorials at Noodlehead are great. Merry Christmas!

Joanna said...

All of my gifts are handmade this year. I'm making a bunch of different xmas ornaments and decorations that i found inspiration for on pinterest. :) http://pinterest.com/lifeinalens/ornaments/ I'm not making all of these but a fair number of them.

SewLindaAnn said...

Thanks for the link to the bird PDF, I love it! Here's my link for fave tutorial to make for gifts from Jeni at In color Order.
http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2011/10/lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html

Mrs.Pickles said...

I am making little soap bottle aprons. Thank you for the chance to win

baukje said...

That bird is so lovely..... I made kilo's of chocolats for <Christmas gifts;....

Judi said...

What a sweet bird! Imagine making these as Christmas ornaments & covering a tree with them :) I'm making pajamas for my kids.

Deb said...

I have been busy making chutneys and pickles to give away at Christmas. The hens have been laying up a storm so will probably make some lemon honey to go with them as well.

Lindsay said...

I havent even started my sewing for this holiday season! Finals end friday and then it will begin. First on the list is a makeup case for my friend.

poppyinpink said...

I have been engaged in making little pincushions too as a handstitching project to do at my DH bedside while he was in hospital just recently. In fact the idea popped into mind when I was walking throught the hospital lobby and some ladies held a stall and there was a dear little pincushion in watercolour squares on the table for the princely sum of $2. Handmade! I bought it and it inspired me to make some of my own..now I have seen yours with some embroidery embellishment..I am encouraged to take it a little further still. I found some nice buttons for the centre and the possiblities are really endless..but I think your bird and book are just lovely.

C. said...

I love mug cozies wrapped around a mug with "hot chocolate on a stick" inside and wrapped up with cellophane! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Cat said...

I made my son a stocking for his first christmas!

Wren said...

I only managed 1 thing this year, and I've already posted about it every where. My favorite link is http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2010/09/lego-sack-tutorial.html

I've made a ton of these. I like to fill them with bibs and drool cloths and a toy or two for shower gifts. She used it for legos, I used it for a play mat when I took the baby somewhere.

Angie said...

I spun some yarn for a knitter this year.

Robyn said...

I am making pillow cases with hand embroidered names and vintage designs on the cuff for everyone in my family. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

deserae said...

I love little zipper pouches!

The Thompsons said...

I made a couple pot holders, 2 table runners and a quilt. I was feeling crafty this Christmas.

B Greene said...

That little bird is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time - perfection! I am knitting scarves for all the ladies in my family and now I am racing the clock. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and the link to the tutorial - I will pin it right now!

james and bess said...

what a cute giveaway! this year, i've made a few advent calendars for friends and family - fun!

bess :)

Jessica said...

I knit a Slytherin house scarf (from Harry Potter) for my sister and I also stenciled my brother a t-shirt :)
Thanks for the chance!

LM said...

I'm making some pants for my sister and hopefully will get to a dress for my two year old before Christmas morning.

tusen said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway, the bird and the needle book are so lovely.
I'm still going to make one or two phone cozies from my own tutorial(http://quiltmaybe.blogspot.com/p/almost-magic-phone-cozy-tutorial.html)

Donna said...

the bird pin cushion and needlebook are so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win. here is a link to a messenger bag I made my 5 1/2 yr old niece for Christmas Messenger Bag

Tiara said...

this year I made my first cathedral window pillow using hyena in petticoat's tutorial. it was so fun and easy. definitely worth the effort

majorasue said...

What a darling bird. I'm making hand knit socks for my family this year

Susan said...

I just love teh bluebird, adn Ruby. Pink Penguin ahs great tutorials for little gifts - http://ayumills.blogspot.com

Ramona said...

I am falling in love with Ruby seeing it on all the blogs. Your sweet bird and needle book are adorable. I am making my son a T shirt quilt for christmas.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

lemony lucy said...

That bird is so cute. Thanks for the link. I do love Ruby as well. I haven't made this yet but it seems simple and stylish. http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/04/most-flattering-shirt-dress-diy.html

Shelly said...

Right now I am finishing up a quilt for my mom, then I have coasters to make for my SIL and reusable grocery bags for my other SIL. Thank you for the giveaway. I love the bird!!!

lorraine said...

i like the shawl that i knit my mum http://ravel.me/loveelle/ahmh9 ..i think it came out ok :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Zoe said...

Hooray, I love finding bloggers from my side of the world. I love that bird! This year I've made (20 and counting) fabric luggage tags for my friends who are about to go exploring the world. I'm sending them off with all my love!

Lindsay said...

I need to start working on the PJ's for my nieces. I like waiting until the last minute! ;)

The Millers said...

I've made handmade green/tote/shopping bags for the ladies in my family and lemoncillo (takes months to rest!)
wilkcj04 at hotmail dot com

Candice said...

i just heart handmade cards the most! And by handmade, i mean , made by little hands! They are just the best!

Kylie said...

I'm making a Carpenter's Star quilt in Boise State University colors for my sister. It looks so nice and I'm amazed at how fast the top came together. Thank you for hosting a lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

SisterlyLove said...

I'm making matching hats for my two nieces. Little red pointed caps. So cute!

The birdie is so sweet!

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Amanda said...

My life has been so overwhelming lately that I have not made anything handmade this year... Everybody who knows me is VERY shocked about this. Oh well, there's always next year.

That little birdy is just too cute!

Calikisses said...

I've been making rice heat therapy bags from the SMS tutorial.

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous giveaway. That little bird is so sweet ! I've been making hexie pincushions and felt christmas ornaments this year :)

Jenelle said...

Your birdie is so cute! I recently put together a holiday tutorial series and I would love it if you wanted to swing by my blog and check out the projects. Here is the link:

http://echinopsaster.blogspot.com/p/holiday-how-to-series.html

Consuelo said...

I love the bird! Thanks for mentioning the tutorial. As for a gift I'm making, I'm still working on that! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Rookie said...

How cute is that birdie?! Thank you for a link to the tutorial - I will def whip up some as Xmas gifts.

I use Pinterest as my place to store all the tutorials I want to try. Here is my sewing board link - I'm sure you'll find something great in there :) http://pinterest.com/mar1l1ze/sewing/

Thank you for a great giveaway and the chance to win.

Marilize
marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

RyanSarahN said...

Love that little needlebook! Great giveaway. For Christmas I want to make my daughter this: http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html. Thanks for the chance to win. :) ryansarahn(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Here is one of my all time favorite tutorials:
http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2009/12/cozy-car-caddy-tutorial.html
That little bird is wonderful!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

frog cottage said...

Such a cute birdie!!! I have/am making phone pouches for friends this year, pattern by Anni Downs.
thanks for the chance in the giveaway...love fuby fabric :)

Gabrielle said...

That little pincushion is gorgeous! This year I'm giving my little niece a little purse made from a cute Japanese linen with frog faces printed on it. Her mum saw my daughter's so I had a request for it.

javede said...

I will be gifting scarves this year.

marth225 said...

I just love the birdie. I've been making men's wallets. http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-make-wallet.html

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm working on a quilt for a good friend, I'm not sure if it will be done in time. Thanks.

pbs.seams said...

That little bird just makes me so happy when I look at it - these are now on my list to make!

BaileyGirl5 said...

What a sweet pincushion! It's really adorable. This year I'm giving out homemade doggie biscuits for my four-legged friends and homemade biscotti to my two-leggers.

Karen P. said...

I'm sewing my sister a pillow for christmas!

Laurel09 said...

I sewed Christmas stockings for my daughter (her first Christmas) and my step-son. They were a fun little project. I'm also hoping to finish a large lap quilt for my sister in time for Christmas... we'll see!

Heather said...

I made similar pincushions and needlecases for my sewing buddies this year. My pincushions were owls but your little bird is delightful

Julie said...

I made three of these library book bags for gifts for my daughter and her friends. Super easy and looks great. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/06/summer-sewing-summer-reading-library-book-bag-by-mo-bedell/ Thanks for the generous give away.

Kristi said...

I've knitted a stack of mug cozies, and a pair of fingerless mittens, and sewed a stuff owl. I'm still working on the knitted toddler cardigan and sewing a cloak for my husband.
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

Lorri said...

That little bird pin cushion is really lovely! :)
This Christmas, I made play mats (farm, jungle and ocean) for my niece and her cousins. I also made a travel stationary and pen holder for my other niece. Handmade gifts are so much fun!

Shirley said...

That little bird is so sweet! I haven't made anything more interesting than a coaster that I'll give to my son once I've washed it.

Jo said...

Wow the little bird is so sweet! Not to mention your great fabric choice! I really didn't get much done this year, that darn job of mine keeps getting in my way! I made some pj pants for DH. Thanks for the chance

Cricket said...

Oh I just love your little bird! Thanks for linking up to the tutorial. That would be so much fun to embroider on as well.

This year my big making-item is a quilt for my sister. I started it in June because the fabric just suited her so. Then she told me she wished minky blankets came in grownup sizes. So I'm backing it with minky. I really hope it works okay - I'm a little nervous. I don't think I'll really quilt it. Maybe tie it or maybe just a little quilting to keep it from shifting around too much.

Heather A said...

What a delicious giveaway! This year I've been making many lined drawstring bags. Here's one with a link to the very popular tutorial I used ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/50636482@N00/6428613221/in/photostream/

madj said...

A link to my favourite Xmas tutorial is these Trimmed Trees: http://www.prudentbaby.com/2011/12/trimmed-trees-tutorial.html
jowynj(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk

Mike and Jackie said...

A pillow for my aunt

fieryone said...

My daughter and I are trying to make felt ornament balls for presents!

Anya said...

I live to make fabric selvage postcards -- I have a tutorial on my blog. They work great with Christmas selvages, too! Thanks for the chance!

Mirza said...

I made both my daughters a dolly outfiitters doll carrier. It's a back pack with a doll carrier built in. I will fill each with American girl clothes that I have made. BTW! I love that pincushion you made. So cute!

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