Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Handmade Holidays, Week Two (Women and Teachers)

Welcome to week two of my handmade holidays series focusing on friends and teachers! I love that when I say that it sounds like I'm actually hand making the things I share. Hopefully I'll accomplish a few of them, but mainly this is just a list of things that I would hand make if I found myself alone in my house for 3 weeks with a bottomless Joann Fabrics gift card... until then, I'll have to pick and choose which to attempt. Right after I get out of my pajamas of course.

Here is Week One (Kids) if you missed it!

An easy and quick fleece scarf that an older child could help sew and clip!

An appliqued leaf fleece blanket! Little kids could gather leaves and older kids could help sew.

I can't knit to save my life, but I love this cowl neck scarf!

Or maybe I'll try a No Knit Scarf!

Who do you know that could use some adorable handmade oven mitts?

What about some matching tea towels to use up the oven mitt scraps?

Oh my apron! This would be a great gift for anyone!

I love this ingenious teacher gift that can help me use up all those $.25 boxes of crayons!

Or how about some hand stamped cards?

I hope you found something you like! I'm going to get cracking as soon as Halloween passes... this year I really am going to make Handmade Holidays work for me!

7 Thoughts From Others:

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Thanks for all the great tips. I too am working on having a Handmade Holiday arounf my home.


Kaye said...

LOVE LOVE the teacher/crayon gift! Thanks for pointing me over to it!

Sherry said...

Oh, cool! Thank you for all the links for great craft ideas! :D

Rachel R. said...

It's too bad you have your right-click disabled; that makes for a lot of back-button clicking as I can't open anything in a new tab/window. :(

Thanks for the list, though.

And your blog template is gorgeous!!

Sheila said...

Cute ideas - thank you! I especially like the crayon one as well.

One comment on your page: I came here from Works for Me Wednesday. I use IE 7, and one of the features I love the most is the ability open things in a new tab, while getting to stay on the page that you are on in the current tab. As I was reading your ideas, I wanted to see your links without leaving this page (so I could continue reading your post, and I wasn't sure if the links would keep me on your blog). When I try to right-click the link and open in a new tab, I get a pop-up telling me not to steal your ideas. I'm not trying to steal them - I'm trying to see them without forgetting who you are! :)

Funny - as I previewed my comment, I can see that someone else mentioned it also. I didn't see her comment until after I had typed my own.

Ana said...

Great! I;m gathering ideas for a HM Holiday :)

Shell said...

Great ideas - I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new sewing machine on Friday and had already planned to make aprons for the ladies on my Christmas list. The oven mitt and tea towels are the perfect finish to my gifts - thanks so much for the terrific links.

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