12 Days of Giveaways Starts Today!

It’s the season of giving, and Sew News is getting into the spirit with a fantastic 12 Days of Giveaways on our blog! Starting today through Dec. 23, we’ll be giving away a fabulous sewing book at random  to one of the lucky  readers who answers the Question of the Day. Be sure to check back often to participate! It’s simple–just enter your answer in the Comments section each day for your chance to win.

simplegifts 12 Days of Giveaways Starts Today!

To kick things off, today we’re giving away Simple Gifts: 50 Little Luxuries to Craft, Sew, Cook & Knit by Jennifer Worick (Voyageur Press). Check it out here.

Question of the Day: What handmade gifts are you creating this holiday season?

Enter your answer below and good luck! Tomorrow, we’ll announce today’s winner and the question for Day 2!

 12 Days of Giveaways Starts Today!
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97 Responses to 12 Days of Giveaways Starts Today!

  1. Linda says:

    I’m making pajamas for the grandkids and matching ones for the girls and their dolls. Finishing curtains for the daughter-in-law!!

  2. Diane says:

    I’m making embroidered shirts, hair bows, and doll clothes this Christmas plus some home dec items – pillow and bed runner.

  3. Shelly Weickum says:

    Actually none for my family or myself. I did make 6 placemats for my friend’s 6 grandchildren. She picked the fabrics to suit each child and I did the rest. Fun!

  4. Aprons, Barbie doll clothes, cookies, yeast cakes and strudels.

  5. Jeanne says:

    My daughter is doing Tunisian crochet scarves for all her family and co-workers; I am making fleece hats for all, plus flannel pjs for my kids [family tradition] plus assorted totes and accessories…all from my stash or recycling bag…

  6. Alma says:

    Making table runners, Christmas wall hangings and lots of homemade cookies and fudge.

  7. Diana J says:

    Hand beaded mittens with faux fur lining.

  8. Lisa says:

    I’m making drawstring bags for gifts for my nieces and nephew, doll skirts for a niece, and hopefully a new tunic as a gift to myself!

  9. Sue Huffman says:

    I am making a rag doll for my first granddaughter. The doll can wear 18″ doll clothes so I have lots of patterns to make more clothes through the years, as Lexi grows older.

  10. Diana L says:

    I made the grandkids each a lap quilt designed just for each of them. The grownups got aprons and pot holder sets. Some also got a football design table runner and potholders with their favorite football team fabric.

  11. Sharon says:

    I am making aprons for the special people in my life.

  12. Jamie says:

    I am making doll beds with bedding and doll clothes for my daughters. Jewelry from som shell slices, literally slices of shells- who knew there was so much color inside shells- they are gorgeous, for my mother and mother-in-law. Ornaments for my secret santa at work. And some of those wallets from the last issue of Sew News- they are so vesital and perfect for the people on my list who have everything.

  13. Ruth says:

    All my gifts will be handmade. I’m making aprons, herbal vinegars, slipper socks, “vintage” hats, jackets, goat milk fudge & goat milk soaps.

  14. Ann Bassett says:

    I’m knitting two hats, sewing some wristlets, and I’m crocheting two afghans.

  15. I am knitting some fingerless gloves, scarves, hats and sewing some small zipper bags. Made a tote for a friend and a bag to hold her yarn and a zipper bag for her tools. Have long list yet to create.

  16. Heidi says:

    Aprons, coasters, kitchen accessories and baked goods ! : )

  17. Sheriann D. says:

    I just finished 4 quillows for my grandchildren. They turned out wonderful! Each quillow is embroidered with their name and Merry Christmas, Love Nana, 2010. Each quillow is a different print relative to their favorite things. We have a 3 yr old who loves lighthouses, (thanks to Nana ;-) so… his quillow is a lighthouse print.
    I am also stitching out FSL Angels & snowflakes for gifts.

  18. Cheryl says:

    Aprons, the vintage ones. I just love those and think that they’ll make great gifts!

  19. Susi Ripple says:

    Making freestanding lace ornaments

  20. Betty says:

    Slippers for the grandkids, tea towels for friends, cup cozys for my ASG board members.

  21. Kathy says:

    I am making all three grandchildren quilt and pillow sets, and made some dresses for my granddaughter

  22. Gail Banks says:

    I am doing many handmade gifts this here. was diagnosed with cancer August 2009 so I have plenty of time at home to create. I am sewing a pretty flower cover for tissue boxes, PJ’s for the Grandkids and an apron for my Daughter in Law but my fav is with all the Christmas fabric I have collected I am making large gift bags to put each of my Grandkids gifts in!!

  23. Kim Porter says:

    I am making microwave mini potholders and aporns.

  24. Debi Tullier says:

    I am making handbags, cupcake pot holders, aprons and jams and jellies.

  25. Linda T says:

    I am making two wall hangings and a lap quilt for gifts this year. I hope I have time to get them done.

  26. Lianna Santee says:

    I am making blank card sets, 4 hand made scarves with very nice fabric, cross stitch ornaments, felt ornaments and baking LOTS and LOTS of cookies and pepermint bark. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  27. Jenny says:

    Just time for baked goods from us this year… Oh, and a few handmade Barbie clothes for Dear Daughter. Dear Son wants more clothes for G.I.Joe, probably not in pink?!

  28. jackie says:

    Snap Happy bags for all my daughters teachers, helpers, aids, etc. She’s helped me sew them all and is so proud of them.

  29. Amanda T says:

    I love making versus buying gifts! I make the kids all scarves and hats…a couple ragdolls for my neices…a ragrug for my mom…and some fabric napkins for just about everyone else

  30. Jeny says:

    I am making dish towels that are personalized with machine embroidery! And I hope to do some corduroy jumpers for little girl relatives.

  31. Barbara McKenzie says:

    I have made purse inserts, kitchen towels, FSL ornaments, and glasses case – all using my beloved embroidery machine!

  32. Sharon J says:

    Tote bags and Fleece/flannel blankets

  33. Jean B. says:

    I made a rag doll for my granddaughter, a corduroy shirt for my sister-in-law, and am making “infinity scarves” for several others. (I wish sweater knits weren’t so hard to find!)

  34. Linda Boothman says:

    I am making tote bags w/cosmetic bags and sock monkeys and a denim vest for my granddaughter…also the organizer bags from your free pattern…gonna make one for another granddaughter to hold her art/drawing supplies….she’s gonna love it!!!

  35. Candy says:

    I made monogrammed linen pillowcases for the kids and their spouses and an apron for one of the girls.

  36. Debi says:

    I have personalized oodles of market totes this year, for gifts and also a number of ITH key fobs with names on them. This week, I have been working on robes and costumes for the children’s play at church. And also, a pair of corduroy bibs for my littlest grandson. I feel I am ahead of the game this year!! Merry Christmas to all!!

  37. Sharon says:

    I am making Taggy Blankets for all mygrandchildren and friends children.

  38. Inita Bermudez says:

    I am making gloves out of wool sweaters. and making aprons.

  39. Janice says:

    I am making Christmas stockings, change purses, and organizers for family.

  40. Robyn says:

    I’m crocheting really fun scarves for my nieces and my kids. I can’t wait to give them to them.

  41. Tammy L. says:

    I’m making totes & matching coin purses, knitting scarves, dresses for my little niece, overalls for my little nephew and a quilt for a friend of the family. One good thing about back surgery two weeks ago… is that now I actually have time to make these things! Merry Christmas everyone!

  42. Maria Kievit says:

    Tote bags, aprons, pj’s, pillows and skating dresses are all on the agenda for this year’s Christmas gifts.

  43. I’m making my little niece a little handbag, to put her little chap stick in and her mother is getting a tote bag with the picture of her two girls. My friends are getting handmade scarfs

  44. Nancy Lee says:

    I’m making aprons for my sister…and a makeup bag for the son’s girlfriend…

  45. Sharon says:

    I’m finishing some embroidered hand towels, some fleece scarves and hats, and maybe will get to some crocheting soon. It’s nice handwork in front of the TV while watching all the holiday specials.

  46. Amy Bannister says:

    I’m making these great tote bags that use 2 fat quaters and make 2 cute bags and filling them with homemade hot chocolate mix & cookies!

  47. Lorie from NC says:

    I’m going the handmade route with several items this year – cross stitch pillows, handmade reusable gift bigs, cross stitch ornaments, etc. Not to mention the baked goods, which may be the very best part!

  48. Gina says:

    Making eye pillows and small cosmetic purses for family and friends this year.

  49. Yvonne Giargiari says:

    Have made pillows, toys and winter wear all for gifts this holiday

  50. Barbara says:

    I am making neck rolls and cushions for a friend. – and I sewed her 4 roman shades to beautify her home for Christmas! (the neckrolls and cushions will complement the new blinds :)