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Handmade Occasions – Week 2

September 3, 2013

It’s that time again. Every week I’m putting together 5 tutorials that are  good ideas for gifts. To me a homemade gift has that little extra special way of showing you care. You can also start organizing your lists by joining Handmade Occasions series and linking below.

Handmade Occasions W2

Handmade Occasions – Week 2

As you can tell this week I’ve been thinking a lot about the little guy. It’s just so much fun to think about the great handmade toys to add to our home. However, I’ve also been busy organizing my fabric and that’s got me thinking about the sewing projects I need to get going on as well.


Connor is definitely ready for one of these little play kitchens. This flickr set by Out of the Crayon Box has lots of pictures of the step by step process. You can also find her six week tutorial here. We’ve already purchased our night stand and you’ll probably be seeing more about this tutorial later.


Of course you need some awesome felt food to go with your play kitchen. There are tons of great tutorials for felt food out on the web, but this list from Apartment Therapy should get you started.


As soon as I saw this fabric beach ball tutorial from The Purl Bee it went right to the top of my baby gift list. Every baby loves balls and these soft fabric ones are sure to get a lot of good use.

StellaPixieHat1_small2So far that’s a lot of sewing and as you may know knitting is my first love. I’ve made several of these Stella Pixie hats for my little guy and friends. I love this pattern. It’s simple, so cute and stretches a ton! I made ours when my guy was 6 months and it still fits him now. Add it to your Ravelry queue here.

butterfly-tags-6wI love these simple gift tags made out of clay from Intimate Weddings. What a special way to top your gift and with something reusable. I also think these would make a very nice ornament for the holidays. Time to get out my stamp box and see what might work well.

More Handmade Occasions

Handmade Occasions – Week 1

Want to join me? Compile 5 tutorials, recipes, or patterns that would make good DIY gifts and insert your link to the collection below by Sunday September 8 at midnight PST.


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