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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Handmade for the Holidays Guides

In support of pledging to shop handmade this season, I've put together a guide to all the holiday goodness that is currently taking 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!

If you are aware of Holiday Gift Guides that are not on this list, please feel free to add a comment and I will include them! The more the merrier!

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

This Mama Rocks 2010 Holiday Gift Guide in November


Just A Girl's Handmade Holiday Nov 15th


  1. Thanks for all of the links....can't wait to check them out :)

  2. Hi Emily - Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    This list looks great - I can't wait to check out all the links including your handmade gifts link up!