Christmas Count Down

December 1st is here, that means there are only 24 days left till Christmas!!

Here are some great ideas to sew up for that special someone!

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Sewing Now


This DIY tote is easy-sew and makes a great beginner sewing project yet it's elegant enough for advanced sewers to appreciate it.


DIY Heat / Ice Packs  Put in microwave for a couple of minutes or leave in the freezer for an ice pack.


DIY: Sew a kid’s beanbag chair in 30 minutes!-- my kids love this style of bean bag! I can't believe this sewing pattern is so easy! I think this bean bag chair would make great birthday or christmas gifts for the kids too.


25 Things to Sew in Under 30 Minutes-Quick & Easy DIY sewing projects. Fabulous ideas for homemade Christmas gifts this holiday.



November - Christmas Count Down! Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Do not fret! There is lots of time to make these beautiful gifts for friends and family!


DIY Gift for the Office - Arm Knit Blanket - DIY Gift Ideas for Your Boss and Coworkers - Cheap and Quick Presents to Make for Office Parties, Secret Santa Gifts - Cool Mason Jar Ideas, Creative Gift Baskets and Easy Office Christmas Presents http://diyjoy.com/diy-gifts-office
The DIY Mommy


This Easy Elizabeth Stitch Fingerless Gloves Crochet pattern - quick to crochet and they are the perfect accessory to complete any outfit.
Dabbles & Babbles 

Easy Chunky Crochet Beanie - a 30 minute hat! Free pattern from Persia Lou
Persia Lou

35 Easy Crochet Patterns - Cotton Face Scrubbies - Crochet Patterns For Beginners, Quick And Easy Crochet Patterns, Crochet Ideas To Try, Crochet Ideas To Make And Sell, Easy Crochet Ideas http://diyjoy.com/easy-crochet-patterns
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grandmother's favorite dishcloth pattern
Artful Homemaking

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Espace Tricot

Suffolk Hat & Mittens

I started off knitting this hat thinking the brim was far too long and they were crazy!



6 inches of 1x2 ribbing later and I was proven wrong! This hat is the right amount of squish, warmth and cozy! If you like a snug fitting hat that won't fall off (unless you have an egg head like me!) This hat is perfect for you. 



It took a total of 3 hours off and on knitting, which is very fast when you're chasing a kid around getting ready for Halloween. Surprisingly the ribbing went faster than I expected it to be. 

Completely customizable too, you can add additional pattern repeats to make it longer or shorter depending on the size of your noggin. 

I added two more pattern repeats before casting off. 

The yarn I picked was the ever trusting Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. This stuff is a workhorse yarn that stands the test of time. I freaking love it! It's not super itchy, it's squishy and WARM! 

To match my new hat was some cozy chunky lined mittens.



I used a basic pattern and then outlined them on paper to cut some flannel to line them. It was simple enough, although the fabric has bunched a bit at the finger tips. I can live with it now that it's sewn into the mittens! 

So far I really like this set, it blocked well and so far with the snow and cold we've had its been keeping me very warm!


Until then, keep stitching!