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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I Bought It Handmade This Holiday! Nov 1st- 30th

It has been no secret that I intend to purchase or make as many handmade gifts this holiday season and what better place to gather ideas of handmade lovelies than from our friends in the blogging community? Building community is another intention of mine this year, so I am SO EXCITED to announce a new link party I am hosting here for the entire month of November....Introducing the "I Bought It Handmade This Holiday!" link party!

The rules are simple, if you bought it handmade as a gift for the upcoming holiday it up!

Grab a button now, then blog each time you make a handmade purchase and link back so you can share your fabulous handmade finds with others who are also buying handmade gifts this holiday season! Please include in your post some fun details about your purchase....what you love about it, who it is for (you don't have to name names necessarily!), why you think they will like it, and most importantly, where you found it!

I Bought It Handmade This Holiday

Lastly, check back often and shop the shops and boutiques that other's shop from too!

This link party will start on November 1st, it will last the entire month of November and can be found on it's own page here on my blog for easy access! Please help spread the word, the more people that link, the more fabulous gift ideas for you!
I will be sending out updates over the next 2 weeks and will be selecting links thoughout the month of November to spotlight. Maybe your pick for someone special will be one of them!

(note : please do not link up your own shops, help promote the shops YOU love this holiday season)


  1. I'm your newest follower from the Thursday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at:

    Have a great day!

  2. This is a nice idea - I'll be back next month to see all the links!