Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Less than two months away?!



I was reminded yesterday that I have to get started if I'm going to make holiday gifts this year. Yes, it will be a Handmade Holiday this year!

Luckily, I have been storing away project ideas and tutorials for possible gifts this whole year. So, I'm not going to start stressing about them right now. Here are some that I am contemplating. Perhaps some of these will inspire you too.

Accessories:

Tutti Fruiti's 5 min tissue holders

Lara Cameron's reversible journal cover

Amy Karol's (aka Angry Chicken) dog collar (for Fiona!)
featured in her book Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew

Purses:

Machen/machen's Wasp bag tutorial

Belle Epoque Bias Tape Tote

Jocelyn Worrall's Metallic Tote
from her book Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects

Here are some additional books that are full of great ideas and instructions. I love this Last-minute series and want the whole bunch. I wonder what will be next?

Last-Minute Fabric Gifts by Cynthia Treen
Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson


NOTE: These instructions are for personal use and gifts ONLY. Do not attempt to sell ANY of these commercially. These are proprietary designs of the listed artists.

2 comments:

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I was told by someone that Amy Karol actually DOES allow you to seel items made from the patterns in her book. I haven't actually seen the book so I don't know for sure but if it's true that's pretty cool...

lsaspacey said...

Oooh, I'll check that out. I just assumed that wouldn't be so. Thanks.