It's no secret that my preferred artistic/creative outlet is sewing. So don't be surprised that most of my Handmade Holiday gift suggestions involve sewing. ;)
I'm working hard to dig out some that are suitable for the sewing impaired, but here in Mootown we keep my serger and two sewing machines right in the dining room so I can hop on and off easily when the muse strikes.
Most of the projects I'll be featuring during the Handmade Holiday series are also projects I bookmarked as ones I'd like to complete some time. Don't ask how many I've gotten around to completing - please.
Today's offerings of Handmade Holiday suggestions are for the younger crowd - the Tweens and Teens, to be exact. This is, for me at least, the *most* challenging group to create gifts for and thus, the first list up.
1.Rice Bag- from Quiltbug.com
2.Flannel Rag Quilt- by Jen Yu
3.Reusable Fabric Snack Bags- from Sewing Mamas
4. Journal/Book Cover- from McCall’s
5.Lined Cylinder Bag/Purse- from McCall’s
6.Wrap skirt- from the archives of the blog Home Grown
7.Knitting Basket from a repurposed sweater– featured on Tipnut
8.Roll-up crochet hook case- from the blog PlanetJune
9.Notebook & Pencil Holder- from the blog One Red Robin
10.Knitting Needle Case- from the blog Multicrafty
11.Fabric Gift Box- from eHow
12.Craft Apron- from the blog creative little daisy
13.Owl Tree Ornament- from Anna Marie Horner’s blog
14.Trim Box- from the blog all buttoned up
15.Apron- from Michelle Cicada’s blog Cicada Daydream
16.Needle Book– from the blog Nini Makes
17.Scrap Belt– from Jessica Levitt’s blog Juicy Bits
18.Camera Cozy– from the blog Sew-Mad
19.Storage Crate Slipcover– from Laura Gunn’s blog Paint in My Hair
20.Margaret Sling Bag– from Elizabeth Hartman’s blog Oh, Fransson!
21.Snap Box- from the blog my little mochi
22.Ipod Cozy– from Julie Ree’s blog julieree
23.CD Pocket– from the blog Mushroom Villagers
24.Artist’s Paintbrush Roll- from the blog Bored and Crafty
25.Guitar Bag/Purse– from the blog Bored and Crafty
26.Ipod Nano Pouch– from the blog Made by Petchy
Hey, if you actually get around to completing one of these how about taking a pic or two and letting us know? Cool!
- A 40 something mama meandering through life with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy), an 8 year old girl (big girl) who is a ball of lightening, and a 4 year old girl (baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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