And now for some­thing a lit­tle different.

My mother is super­hip and crafty. So crafty, in fact, that she has had pat­terns in the very pop­u­lar One-Yard-Wonders books. Their lat­est offer­ing was just released upon the world Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard-Wonders book. You are all so cre­ative, I know that many of you dab­ble in crafty activ­i­ties, so when the kind folks at Storey Pub­lish­ing offered to have me par­tic­i­pate in their blog tour and let me do a give­away for their lat­est crafty tome, I knew you’d all approve. You many be run­ning out of time to whip up a cre­ation before Christ­mas, but you could use this book to make your­self some well-deserved presents after the hol­i­days crazi­ness dies down.

Their lat­est install­ment fea­tures dif­fer­ent types of fab­ric– from cot­ton to cor­duroy to flan­nels and every­thing in between. My mother’s offer­ing is this adorable bunny pillow.

The pat­terns all use one yard of fab­ric and run the gamut from bunny pil­lows to:

Famer’s Mar­ket totes to:

Cute cami sets.

I’ll draw the win­ner on Christ­mas Eve morn­ing. To enter, leave a com­ment about the best hand­made gift you’ve every got­ten or given. This draw­ing is for US res­i­dents only.

In the mean­time, check out the other blogs the book is tour­ing. And be sure to leave a com­ment here!

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12/19/2011 Car­olina Fair Designs
12/19/2011 Under Con­struc­tion
12/20/2011 Lit­tle Blue Cot­tage
12/21/2011 Craftzine
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12/23/2011 Spin­cush­ion
12/27/2011 One Inch World
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38 Responses to crafty goodness

  1. Marlene says:

    My box of Lake Supe­rior from my beau­ti­ful daugh­ter, although I can­not win the book 😉

  2. Molly says:

    That is such a neat pil­low! This makes me want to get my grandmother’s sewing machine back into work­ing condition.

    This Christ­mas sea­son I used my knit­ting as ther­apy to get through a rough patch of the day job, thus cre­at­ing a scarf/wrap for each female in my imme­di­ate fam­ily (6 total), 1 baby blan­ket and baby hat, and (so far) 2 knit­ted mon­sters from this book ( — (mon­ster #3 is on my nee­dles now) and Aiden is BEGGING for some crea­tures to call his own. Once again, the busy­ness of my fin­gers has got­ten me through and I can’t wait to see the faces of my niece and nephews Christ­mas morning!

  3. Erin says:

    My won­der­ful friend Kate-Monster gave me a most awe­some neck­lace upon her leav­ing the US to live abroad.!

  4. MollyG says:

    That pil­low is sew (haha, get it?) great! I’m not super crafty, but I wish I was! Inspi­ra­tion from things like this book help. The best hand-made gift I have ever got­ten is from my partner’s sis­ter. She is a great artist and has made us awe­some car­toons every year that fea­ture our bunny and their dog! We have them all framed and up on our walls. Hope to be get­ting another in a few days! Happy holidays!

  5. Beth says:

    What a great give­away! I love the bunny pil­low and Farmer’s Mar­ket tote. My favorite hand­made gift is a gor­geous pink scarf that my sis­ter knit­ted for me. :)

    Happy hol­i­days!!

  6. Pam Pike says:

    My mother made me a cross stitched old time Santa that she framed. It sits proudly on my fire­place man­tel every year and I love it. I would really like to have this new One Yard Won­ders book. Maybe I’ll get lucky enough to win it!

  7. Nancy says:

    Back when we were all first mar­ried, my sis­ter made pesto for us all — it was so good when we were ready to eat it (pesto in win­ter is always such a treat!)

  8. Beth says:

    The best hand­made gift I ever got was a fluffy scarf, and the best I ever gave was a minia­ture re-creation of my family’s stair­case using busi­ness cards that I gave to my brother. As kids we used to play for hours on it!

  9. I make toys for my brother’s girls every Christ­mas. Last year I cro­cheted all the yo gabba gabba char­ac­ters. This year, I have some very fancy uni­corns for them!

  10. Becky says:

    The best hand­made gift I ever received was from my grand­mother, the world’s best seam­stress! She made all the girly cousins in the fam­ily (and there were LOTS of us) a baby quilt for our dolls. I still have mine. Now that I’m a mom, I appre­ci­ate even more the hard work and love that went into those quilts.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Charlotte says:

    The best gift I’ve ever given was a quilt that I sent over­seas to a child in a third-world country. :)

  12. DeEtte says:

    My favorite received hand­made item are the knit­ted Christ­mas socks I have hang­ing on my man­tle every year! My aunt started mak­ing them for our fam­ily as a young girl and although she has since passed away, luck­ily her daugh­ter is car­ry­ing on the tra­di­tion so that each of my chil­dren now how one! I love them! Thanks for the chance to win and I love the first book– can’t wait to get my hands on the sec­ond one!

  13. Whitney C says:

    The best hand­made gift I’ve ever received was a quilt made by my great great grand­mother whom I never met. Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Karen says:

    Hard to pick a favorite. We have always made our gifts and still do. Some favorites would be the hand knit­ted socks that I trea­sure and wear on othse days I need a hug…no seams and love in every stitch. Noth­ing comes close to fit­ting like hand made socks. Quilts from my mother, afghan from my sis­ter in law, just…so many won­der­ful trea­sures through­out my house. Favorite I’ve made…a tough choice but I made my brother and SIL cro­chet frogs that are about 2 1/2 ft high and all arms and legs…dressed in a pinafore and vest and bow tie. You can tell when you walk into their house if they are fight­ing cuz one of them will have moved them apart. And when they make up, their arms are back around each other. Been over 30 years.…

  15. Dana TM says:

    Our friend is a great knit­ter, and she has knit great socks for our kids. The most I have made are fab­ric buck­ets — some turned out ok, some less so… Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Liz says:

    The best hand­made gift I’ve given is a baby name quilt to my friend. It turned out so well! Thanks for the give­away!

  17. SewLindaAnn says:

    My son’s group made cards for women being cared for in a spe­cial type of shel­ter. It is run by nuns for ter­mi­nally ill home­less women with no insur­ance and nowhere to go. I made large shawl type scarves in beau­ti­ful soft cot­ton fab­rics on one side and warm flan­nel on the other for them to receive as gifts. This was the most heartlfelt dona­tions I’ve ever made.

  18. Cindy says:

    The best hand­made gift I’ve made was prob­a­bly a stuffed toy cat I made for my Rabbi’s first born son. I put all my love for my teacher into it.

  19. Courtney says:

    My sis­ter is WAY more crafty than me–she would love this book! And, of course, my best home­made gifts have come from her. She makes gor­geous pot­tery and I have these cute lit­tle bowls that she made that are amaz­ing. Well, actu­ally, my mom is crafty too and has made me mit­tens that I love…I guess I am the only one who missed out on the crafty gene. I am hopeless!

  20. Katina says:

    The best hand­made gift I’ve given, that was made of fab­ric, was my first lap quilt. I gave it to my God­daugh­ter for her 25th birth­day. The teacher in the class kept yelling at me for fussy cut­ting it but I knew the look I wanted and didn’t change just b/c she didn’t care what our first quilt looked like! I under­stand she is no longer teach­ing quilting…

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. marisa says:

    I was given a soft che­nille blan­ket for my daugh­ter when she was born. Gorgeous!

  22. amorette says:

    i just com­pleted the biggest quilt I have ever done to give my mom this year– I am so proud of it, and very happy to give it to her! I hope she loves it.

  23. Years ago (when they were tod­dlers) I made my nephews “quil­lows”, quilts that fold into pil­lows. On the pil­low sec­tion, I drew their faces w/ fab­ric mark­ers. They loved them!

  24. Stacy says:

    This year I’m espe­cially proud of sewing up a num­ber of leather bags — I broke a few nee­dles, but it was (hope­fully well received) worth it!

  25. sharon says:

    I like the farm­ers mar­ket tote–I need some new gro­cery bags!

    the best gift (or 6) were the quilts I made for each of my nieces and nephews over the past year(turned into 16 months)
    They were all very dif­fer­ent for their dif­fer­ent ages and per­son­al­i­ties ) I love see­ing them on their beds even with spilled drinks and crumbs.

  26. Henria O. says:

    When I was in high school, a bestie of mine knit­ted a beau­ti­ful blan­ket for my new­born sis­ter. It wasn’t really my gift but it meant the world to me. Now my sis­ter is twenty years old and I still have that blan­ket as a cher­ished memento.

  27. Mama Lusco says:

    Cute bunny! I’d love the win this book. thanks! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  28. Becky Greene says:

    Love the bunny pil­low! My favorite hand­made gift is a set of three angel orna­ment sfrom my sis­ters. I look for­ward to unpack­ing them every year and find­ing a spe­cial spot for them on the tree. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  29. Katie says:

    I gave a friend an old washer and dryer I had no use for any­more. They gave me a quilted table run­ner done in fab­rics from my favorite foot­ball team. I think I got the bet­ter end of that deal!

    My sis­ter recently had a child and on the last strictly mother’s day that my mom would have (before she became a grand­mother too) I made a quilt for her in mine and my sister’s favorite col­ors. I had my dad scan in all the draw­ings we had done when we were 5 and I put them on the print­able fab­ric and used them as part of the quilt blocks.

  30. nicole says:

    My favorite hand­made gift that I’ve given was a jean bag that i made out of my friends old pair of jeans.

  31. Dana says:

    I just made lit­tle hand warm­ers out of felt and rice! I sewed lit­tle heart shapes together and stuffed them with rice. My fam­ily in south dakota will love zap­ping them in the microwave and hav­ing warm pockets!

  32. DebbieKL says:

    The best one I’ve got­ten is my quilt from my grand­mother. She’s since gone blind so it was one of the last ones she made!

  33. Gwen Windham says:

    Oh my, what a won­der­ful prize!!! I hope that I get lucky this time!!!! :-) As for my favorite hand­made gift– it would prob­a­bly be some­thing that my daugh­ter made for me when she was very young– she took fab­ric, embroi­dery thread and beads and make the most beau­ti­ful birth­day card! It is truly amaz­ing that she made it at such a young age! I recently bought a really pretty antique (look­ing) shadow box, and I am going to dis­play that card in it — just need to find the per­fect spot to put it! :-)

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