Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Handmade Holiday Quilting Arts Free E-book

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This season I'll be sharing ideas, links, and goods to help you enjoy a Handmade Holiday. Maya Angelou said:

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

It's also likely they will not remember what you bought, but they will remember that you took the time to make something for them whether it's a gift, an ornament for their tree, or a loaf of banana bread.

The first link I want to share just arrived in my inbox this morning. It's a free e-ebook from Quilting Arts with 5 small quilting projects. The really great thing about these designs is that they use fabric scraps. We all have those little bits of favorite fabrics that we save "just because" but they aren't really big enough for anything much.

There are 5 projects that have all manner of adaptability potential for Christmas. There's the colored pencil roll that has been so popular as a children's gift. The journals are an obvious one and can be customized to the individual. Imagine the luggage tags as gift tags (perhaps reusable?) instead. The mini wallet for a traveller or even a teacher might benefit from one. And of course the Little Treasures box... with a gift box so beautiful how do you put anything in it that even compares?

To receive the e-book you'll need to sign up at the Quilting Arts website. This will also get you in the door for their forums, newsletter, and more freebies. I've found that I truly look forward to their emails. It's a little bit of eyecandy in my inbox.


Tara said...

Thanks for sharing all those wonderful handmade ideas. I too love to make things for friends and family. I also love receiving things made by others.
Love your blog. It is very interesting. Love the look.

Nora said...

Thank You for sharing - this is awesome!!!
Thank you for taking the time!

xo, nora