I flirted with the idea of taking the Handmade Pledge this year, but I knew I would not have been able to keep true to the promise. I can say I did make about 85% of the gifts we are giving out this year. It has been like Santa’s workshop around here. Lots of “cute”going on:

Teeth (pattern by Teresa Levy available in Softies), trees, pin cushions, and a dreidel inspired by Heidi Kenney’s super cute plush.  teeth

Gingerbread Man (template found on-line)gman I am a bit burnt out from all the holiday happiness.  I have one more gift to make and I wanted to do something completely different from what I have been sewing for the past 3 weeks.  I have been very inspired by layers, textures, textiles, embroidery, quilts, and cross-stitch. It is safe to say this last gift is not “cute”. Completely organic, no pattern, no sketch. Yikes, it’s kind of exciting!  Here’s peek…I think I want to make one for myself now ing

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