Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Handmade Holiday Gift Guides

I cannot believe we are about to say good bye to October and offically begin the countdown to the holidays....let the holiday festivities begin!

In support of pledging to shop handmade this season, I thought it would be fun to put together a guide to all the holiday goodness that is about to take place over the next few weeks, including my own "I Bought It Handmade This Holiday" party!

Visit all of these fun sites, support the handmade shops that are participating in these Holiday Gift Guides, then link back up here to share your gifts! Check back often for new gift ideas and new Holiday Gift Guides!

Blessed Little Nest's Holiday Shopping Guide - Now Open

Gussy's Holiday Gift Guide Nov 1st - 3rd

Maggie Whitley Gussy Sews
Sew Mama Sew Handmade Holidays Guide Nov 1st - 30th

The Two Savvy Sisters' Holiday Open House Nov 1st - 10th

Creation Corner's A Handmade Christmas Tutorial Gift Guide
Nov 1st - 14th
Life In Grace's 12 Days of Handmade Christmas
Nov 1st - 12th

Somewhat Simple's Thanksgiving Week
Nov 8th - 12th

SYS Thurs

Somewhat Simple's Holiday Boutique Event Nov 26th - 30th

holiday boutique

Sugar Bee Shops Event Nov 26th - 30th

Sew Super Sweet's Handmade Gift Guide Collection
Nov 1st - 30th

Sew Can Do's Handmade Holidays
through December 25th


  1. Thank you! This will be helpful!

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