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Toys for Boys

Usually I am so busy making Christmas gifts for other people, that I don’t make too much for my own little boy. I feel bad about that, but on the other hand, often when I’m making something for someone else, he will see it and want one, so I make him one on the spot instead […]

Gifts for Girls

We had a wonderful Christmas. It was especially nice to have the day before and day after off from work in addition to Christmas day because the next two weeks are going to be extremely busy for me with the NH primary Jan. 10.  I’m eager to share pictures of all my hand-made gifts, but I’ll […]

Happy Holly-days

Even though I finished all my hand-made Christmas gifts with a day or two to spare, my mind keeps flitting to all the projects I wanted to make for myself (mostly decorations.) I even started making a little winter village this morning before work, and it is sitting on my desk right now. But really, I […]

Snowball Ornaments

Way back in November, I bought about a dozen clear, glass ornaments at Michael’s when they were on sale for 50 percent off. My plan was to come up with a few different ways to decorate them and then write a craft article for AP. But my first idea was a disaster, so I ended up […]

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of my giveaway is comment #20, Alyssa T, who said :”Favorite tradition is dipping beeswax candles for gifts with my boys. Your coin purse is so lovely!”

Thanks to everyone who entered. Once the holidays are over, I hope to check out some of your blogs, […]

Girly Gifts

(If you’re looking for my giveaway post, click here)

Here are some of the Christmas gifts I finished last week. My cousin has four daughters, ages 4-11, and my sister has a 6-year-old daughter,  so I’m always looking for cute but inexpensive gifts for them. (though I would wear these myself if I had any leftovers!) These were so […]

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day!


I’m so glad Sew, Mama, Sew!’s Giveaway Day starts today, and not last week, when I was home all week furiously (almost) finishing all my handmade Christmas gifts. I wouldn’t have gotten nearly as much done with all the distraction!

I’m offering this little snappy coin purse (made using this tutorial by Rashida […]

A Bapron

This little bib/apron (or “bapron”) was so easy to make, I wish I had more babies to make gifts for. This one is headed to a friend of my husband’s, who is having a baby next month.

When I made this, there was a free pattern and tutorial at Craftiness is Not Optional, but if you follow that […]