a little handmade goodness

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


i recently sent a little handmade xmas pressie off in the mail.  i couldn't resist gifting a fun pieced zippered pouch, needlebook and a small project bag (not shown) for the receiver.  it was hard to give away this grey/yellow combo pouch.  i adore it and hope my friend does too.  i also added in one of my fave xmas cards that were made up with all of my blog info and a special message inside from moo.com last xmas. i heart them so much i'm thinking of framing the last few i have to put up as holiday decorations. so cute!


the best part of sending my gift away (other than the fun of making someone a pressie) was receiving my pressie.  how awesome was my gift below?  she sure captured my personality!  who can resist a grey velvet bow clutch, awesome fabrics and thread??? i did a very big happy dance when i opened my parcel.  thank you so much heidi (of elegance & elephants).  i looooove it!


what handmade pressies have you made this year? what's your favorite go to pattern to use when giving friends a gift? happy sewing ladies....coffee's on, come say hi!

11 comments:

  1. Well I love your pretty Christmas cards! I have mine tucked away in a safe place & pull it out from time just to read.

    I haven't been making too many things this year. Still I'm working right up to the deadline ;)

    Happy Christmas to you and yours :)

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    1. Awwww, you're so sweet. Well you know I think of you everytime I put on my slippers :)

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  2. I just finished up a handmade present for my older little girl and it turned out better than I could have dreamt: http://ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2012/12/tutorial-pb-kids-hello-kitty-toddler.html. Is it wrong to want a Hello Kitty sleeping bag for myself?

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  3. I'm working on the last pair of socks, even after realizing I have to reknit 3 of the 4 because I didn't turn the heel properly. I now have 2/3 of the first sock to finish, the second sock, then to reknit the last sock mis-knit. I also want to get the stars sewn on to my son's sweater - he's going to need it really soon. I'd love to get it under the tree as well. Just about everyone (but the kids) have something handmade under the tree. I did really well this year, and am already planning next year (how insane am I?!). Between sewing and knitting and crocheting, I should be able to get presents done early, and wrapped, and all I will have to do in December is baking and decorating. That's my goal anyway! :)

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    1. You are a busy and oh so productive momma! wowsa! Good job Laura and congrats again on the giveaway win!

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  4. I made a quilt for my brother and his wife to go on their couch, really hoping they like it. Have also cast on a pair of socks for my husband; he knows he won't get them on Christmas, but they're at least started.

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    1. I'm sure they will love it! And as for the socks you are one step ahead of me, I have never made any yet. It's on my new years resolution.

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  5. Speaking of which, yours is on the way!

    What a lucky friend, such cute stuff you made! and that bow clutch is just fabulous.

    I love giving (and receiving, harhar) handmade. the girls are learning to appreciate what I make but they still sure love their barbies and trucks!

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    1. I love to receive as much as I love to give too! I'll admit it...lol. It's fun! Ohhh..can't wait for my pressie! Yours will go out as soon as I dare to set foot in the post office again..lol. Hugs!

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  6. I can't remember the last time I was so excited to see a package in the mail, Shannon...seriously!! Just love it! Grey & yellow are my fave colour combo right now, so you nailed it with this gift! Thank you so much!

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