Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Handmade Holiday

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
I'm enjoying a week off from orchestra work, and have been sewing up a storm for the past couple of days.  I'll have several new projects to share in a day or two.

In the meantime, some holiday highlights:

I always try to buy a lot of handmade items for my holiday gifts, either from Etsy or from local artists.

 Pick Up To 5 Scents 100 Incense Sticks Hand Dipped
  For my son:  incense from Mamabears.  The mass produced stuff can have a really musty smell-- this is hand dipped and smells clean and fresh.  And how can you go wrong with scents like Warm Sugar Cookie or Cranberry Citrus?

Eat More Bacon Pillow Cover

  Also for my son.  He doesn't actually need any encouragement, but he still likes this 18" pillow from LilyAnn's.

french lavender sachet: handmade lace and linenFor my mother-in-law:  lavender sachets from Daisey Jane.

Gourmet hot chocolate in a pretty mug from Teton Cocoa Co. (for my aunt).

Screen Printed Organic Cotton Rabbit Flour Sack Tea Towel - Eco Friendly Kitchen Towel - Easter Bunny         Screen Printed Organic Cotton Mason Jar Flour Sack Towel - Perfect Tea Towel for Dishes 

For friends:  screen printed dish towels from Oh Little Rabbit.

Last but not least:  something for me.  NOT handmade, but something I've wanted for awhile:

 "Gallery Fiori" fabric from Hawthorne Threads.  I've been lusting after this collection for months now, so I finally ordered up a generous amount.  I can't wait to start cutting! 


  1. Such love gifts. Handmade gifts are the best. I love to make them and receive them as well. Nice that you treated yourself too. Looking forward to seeing your projects that you are working on.

  2. One lavendar sachet went under my pillow. I love the smell of lavendar..perfect present..thank you

  3. The fabric is awesome. :) And what better time than now with all these sales to go ahead and treat yourself?