Handmade for the Holidays (all year round as well)

Sew Mama Sew

Sew, Mama, Sew! is doing an awesome 30 days of gifts that you can sew for those loved ones in your life. Guess what, it kicks off tomorrow (actually today once I finally post this), November 1st and they are doing giveaways at the end of each week for $25 gift certificates, that’s what I am talking about. 🙂

This is reposted from their site because it’s lazy and I don’t feel like retyping and that’s why the right click, copy, paste were invented, isn’t it?

Each day in November focuses on a particular theme; we will provide great resources and inspirational ideas for sewing holiday gifts. Every week throughout November we’ll also offer two $25 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew! Winners will be randomly selected from all comments posted on the blog in the previous week.

Please help us spread the news about Handmade Holidays. Feel free to add our button to your blog or website (see below) and please enjoy our sneak peek at the themes below. Visit daily, find your creative muse and enjoy Handmade Holidays!

Sew,Mama,Sew! Handmade Holidays: 30 Days of Gifts to Sew
November 1 ~ Aprons
November 2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
November 3 ~ For the House
November 4 ~ Lunch Bags
November 5 ~ Tote Bags
November 6 ~ Blankets for Baby
November 7 ~ For your Purse or Pocket
November 8 ~ Whimsy
November 9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
November 10 ~ Ties and Belts
November 11 ~ Reading & Writing
November 12 ~ For the Table
November 13 ~ Placemats
November 14 ~ Kids’ Clothes
November 15 ~ Warm those Toes
November 16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
November 17 ~ Purses
November 18 ~ For Baby
November 19 ~ Tech Gifts
November 20 ~ Gifts for Organization
November 21 ~ Pillows
November 22 ~ Fun for Hair
November 23 ~ Soft Toys & Games
November 24 ~ Sachets
November 25 ~ For the Kitchen
November 26 ~ Embellishments
November 27 ~ Gifts for Warmth
November 28 ~ Drawstring Bags
November 29 ~ Fabric Boxes
November 30 ~ Gift Compilations

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I command you to go forth and sew!!!! 😉

Woohoo Wednesday!!!

Wow, it is really Wednesday!!! I finished the project that I spoke of the other day and I am so thankful that I could keep yelling out a few more woo hoo’s because let me tell you that thing zapped every bit of creative juice that I may have ever had going through my veins. It was laborious to say the least but thankfully yesterday my mom came up and that helped me finish it because she hemmed it with some good old hem tape and an iron….hallelujah!!!!!

In the process of this project it became evident to me that Ken aka my Kenmore that I learned to sew on was having some tension problems. I thought it was because I was quite tense but it was him. I took him back to the repair shop yesterday because he was serviced in August and I am awaiting a call from them regarding his issues. I had to pull out the trusty back-up Euro Pro that say what you will whipped that project out in no time. So, it is me and the back-up for a few days and prayerfully Ken will come home really serviced and ready to resume our mid-afternoon and late night affair. 😉

I was tempted to pull out the purple passion that is the Princess’ machine that ws procured for a whole $2 at the auction by my parents. As mentioned, my dad removed the Bratz label and here she is in her glory. She has 3 different stitch settings and when you flip to reverse she automatically reverse stitches.

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She even came with her own little accessory kit that includes additional thread and already wound bobbins, scissors (they can’t cut anything but they are cute), scrap material, tape measure, and some other goodies.


The Princess is pretty excited about this new little purchase and wants to get sewing. Mind you the instruction manual said it is for kids 8 and older and being that she is 5, I let her do some stitching on a few scraps but will work on some actual teaching as in how to sew a straight line first. 🙂

Tonight is Trunk or Treat at AWANA and I have to make cookies for the Prince’s class as the Cubbies will not go outside for the trunk or treat. No costumes just fun and lots of sugar.

I have quite a few swaps to get cracking on via Swap-Bot so my work is cut out for me so there should be lots of pics over the coming days/weeks.

Hope you are having a great Woohoo Wednesday!