Blog Giveaway Day is Here!

That’s right, I am giving away a copy of the book! 

I have two designs in Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders and I want to share the awesome with all of you.

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post and tell me: What is the best handmade gift you have ever received OR what gift have you made that you are proudest of?  (Comments have now been turned off.)
  • Be sure to include your email address in the box in the comment form.  It won’t be public if you put it there, but I will be able to see it so I can contact you when you win.
  • Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away.  I moderate comments and I will approve them whenever I get a chance.
  • Comments will be open until December 16 at 5 pm.
  • I will choose a winner by random drawing.  And I will draw some extra names from my favorite answers for some runner-up prizes too.
  • I will ship internationally.

That’s it.  Pretty simple!

And I want to play along too, since it’s not fair to ask all of you to do all the work, so…

The best handmade gift I have ever gotten:  I love a lot of pretty awesome handmade gifts so I will share two favorites: My engagement ring.  My husband folded an origami butterfly ring out of silvery paper and gave me that when he proposed.  I also have a carved and painted tiny wooden giraffe that my dad made for my mom when they were dating/newlyweds.  Last year for Christmas, my mom decided that the little giraffe needed to come stay with me.

The handmade gift I am proudest of: Usually that is the last thing I finished.  So right now I am proudest of a beautiful lace cowl I made for my friend Lynn’s birthday.  She is a pretty stellar knitter, so I worked really hard to make sure it would be something she would love.

To find more giveaways for the Giveaway Day event, check at Sew Mama Sew for all of the hundreds of blogs participating.


  1. crystal December 16, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I just received a really cool crochet purse, it’s totally hip and I am so in love with it!

  2. avital December 16, 2011 at 12:35 am

    The best handmade gift I ever made was a Lola Apron for my sister last Christmas. It was a lot of work, but turned out so beautifully.

  3. Kimberly December 16, 2011 at 12:37 am

    My favorite gift I have received is something I just got today! My guild did a holiday swap and I sent out my Wonderland honey bun to be played with. In return my friend Rachel made a me a lap quilt! It is gorgeous and so soft. That was so sweet of her and I love it. I am a quilter but I have never made myself a quilt.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Garnet December 16, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Best handmade gift was an exquisitely stitched mola.

  5. Emily Lah December 16, 2011 at 7:55 am

    A baby blanket for my daughter.

  6. Lisa December 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I knitted a scarf for a good friend of mine last year and it turned out so fun and beautiful.

  7. Sertyan December 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

    The best handmade thing I have received was embroidered tote bag from my mum, she did some hand embroidery on it and I used to carry it to school

  8. Allison December 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

    My mom made me an awesome dress from a retro reprint pattern.

  9. Madeline December 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I designed and sewed a princess dress for my daughter for her Halloween costume – it was quite the feat since I didn’t use a pattern and she LOVES it!

  10. Brooke December 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

    A Dr Suess quilt I made for a friend!

  11. Rebecca December 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

    The best handmade gift I’ve received was an crocheted afghan from my mother-in-law.

  12. Sharon S December 16, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I’m busy making doll clothes (for 18″ doll) right now for my ten year old granddaughter for Christmas. I am having so much fun! I should have the wardrobe this doll now has. Hope she has as much when she plays with them.

  13. Mruna December 16, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Earrings I made for my niece and a soft toy for my nephew!

  14. Tammy December 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

    The best homemade gift was a “car ferry” made out of cereal boxes. My son made it for me for Mother’s Day when he was three. (think I need to train him up a bit more)

  15. Joanna December 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

    My gift I’ve made that I’m most proud of is a crocheted owl tote bag with sewn in liner that I made for my friend Tara over at Like your scarf for your knitting friend, she sews so I was really trying hard to make the lining part as best I could. 🙂

  16. Craftgirl83 December 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

    My favorite Christmas gift I made was a quilted wall-hanging for my aunt.

  17. Cradke December 16, 2011 at 11:10 am

    The best gift I’ve ever given? I’m really looking forward to giving my hubby a quilt this Christmas that is made out of orange fabrics. I’ve been wanting to give him something that means something, that I’ve made since I’ve begun quilting this year.

  18. Cheryl December 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Just made a queen size quilt for my bro-in-law….can’t believe I got it done in time for Christmas.

  19. Katina December 16, 2011 at 11:51 am

    The best handmade gift I received was a stained glass heart.

    This is the perfect book for me as I have a ton of fabrics that I only purchased in 1-yard lengths.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  20. bonnie December 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    best handmade gift was not only for me, but for other family members. My mother was going thru chemo and I gave her a pattern for a crocheted bell as she wanted a small project to do, she thought she was making them for my tree, but I had another idea in mind. Mom passed before she could finish the bells, so I took them and finished them, I placed them in boxed I had made with my mother photo on it, enclosed this note.. I love you all dearly, now don’t shed a tear, I spending my Chrismas with Jesus this year. I also added a letter of how I had mom make the bells knowing she wouldn’t be with us for Christmas and this was her last gift to all of us. I sent the bells to family and friends.

  21. Andi December 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I don’t receive many handmade gifts but I do give a few. I really liked a shawl I made for my mom.

  22. Sheila December 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I loved the hand-knit sweaters that my Nana used to make us when we were kids. I need to convince her to make me a grown-up version!

  23. chelsea December 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I recieved a beautiful painting from my cousin.

  24. Erika December 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    My favorite gift that I have given was a log cabin quilt that I made for my boyfriend. It took 2.5 years to finish the hand quilting…

  25. Mama Lusco December 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I’m proudest of the blue jean quilt I made DH last C-mas. thank you!

  26. Lobela December 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I learned to crochet when my sister-in-law was pregnant. The first thing I made and that I am proudest of is the baby blanket I made her. She used it until she was at least 8!

  27. Tara B December 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    My dad and grandpa made me a dollhouse.

  28. Serena December 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I was really happy with a knitted hat I made a friend this year. It suits her so well!

  29. Elle December 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    The quilt I just made for my friend Anne is probably the gift I’m the most proud of lately – although the quilt I’m currently working on for my friend Talia might beat it out! Nothing better than quilt gift-giving! 🙂 Thanks!

  30. Theresa December 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I made a sailboat quilt for my new baby based on a Flickr photo without a pattern, and it turned out great.

  31. Maggie December 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    The best handmade gift I’ve received is a tablerunner I just received in a swap. It has wonderful hand piecing of presents and is so so wonderful! I’m blessed to have it on my table!

    Thanks so much for this great giveaway chance!

  32. DebbieKL December 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    The quilt I made my son is my favorite so far!

  33. Sarita December 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    My favorite gift I gave this year was a scrappy king-size bear paw quilt I made for a good friend of mine who loves bears. His reaction was priceless. 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  34. Rachelle December 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    The gift that I made that I’m proudest of is the shawl I gave my SIL last Christmas; she loves it, it suits her and it was perfect for the yarn.

  35. Cheryl December 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    A beautiful handmade pillow!

  36. Debra L December 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I crochet my mom a beautiful afghan

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