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Unloading My Crafting Stash on all of You……..Merry Christmas!!

If you were having problems finding/downloading the pattern pieces from the snuggly owl tutorial I shared with you yesterday (found here), try it again today.  Bernina let me know it should be easier to access today.  Click here for the full tutorial over on Bernina’s Sewing Republic.  
(The pattern pieces are found at the very end of the PDF file.)
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love to make new things.
But sometimes the pile of new things grows and grows…….and never gets put to good use.
So sad.
I usually have a purpose for whatever project I’m working on.  But sometimes I change my mind, sometimes my gift idea for a particular person suddenly morphs into something else, and sometimes I just wanted to see if I could make something, well, just because.   The end.
And what happens to those little projects?
Well, they just sit.  And wait.
So why not unload several of them on you……….right this minute?
And why not?  I love gift giving at this time of year.  Especially to the un-expectant.  (That’s you, right?)
The only bummer in all of this, is that I won’t be able to hand deliver them to you…….or give you that little I-think-you’re-great squeeze.  Or chat about life/traditions/Dr. appts/local sales/new recipes/funny moments…… I’d like to.  Bummer.
But, I can pretend.
So, here are a few things that have piled up………..
………..that I’d love to mail out to several of you.  
Hopefully in time for Christmas.  But no promises.  Whew, that’s too much pressure.

Most are pretty simple little things……..but all would be so much happier with several of you.
What’s in my pile?
A cozy flannel scarf……with several lovely ruffles at each end.
Well, actually 2 of them.  One in a gray blue and the other in a vivid red.  2 of you will be receiving one of these little lovelies.
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2 gift card cozies……ready for sliding a gift card in, and then gifting to someone else.
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Remember, I made a set of three cozies in this post?  
Well, I gave one away but have 2 remaining.  Need ’em?  One person will get both.
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Maybe one of you would like this little sling purse, made from a sweater (tutorial here).  It will feel much more loved with one of you.  And hopefully that cheery little flower will put a little kick in your step.
It’s a snap closure and no pockets inside.  Super basic.
How about one of these little zippered pouches (tutorial here)?  
Do you have just the need for one of your very own?  
I will send these out separately…….and share the love with 3 of you.
They really could be used for anything……..craft supplies, make-up, jewelry, treats, pens/pencils, etc.
Hmmmm……..who’s in need of a new purse?  
Here’s the completed Darla Purse  (made from my Darla Purse pattern found in my shop here)……….that really just needs some love.  She hangs in my craft closet, waiting for the perfect new owner………and the time has come.  
(I talk like she’s real…….is that weird?)
There are two velcro pockets on the inside and a snap closure.  
And by the way, the main body of the purse measures about 15 tall x 18 inches wide at the base.
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And for those of you who like to sew……..a few patterns.  Just thrown in for fun.  
5 of you will receive a pattern (of your choice) from my shop. 
So not the actual items…….just the PDF pattern, that will be sent to you through email.  
Most include over 25 pages of very detailed instructions and photos.
All patterns choices can be found here.
And that’s it. 

13 winners total.

That should clear out some space for me.

I really wish I had something for you all.  Because I really do have a ball with this site and appreciate you stopping by.  You readers are what makes this crazy blogging thing fun for me.  Seriously.  
So these little treasures are also a way to say thank you for hanging out with me here and there while I post about this crazy new idea or that one.  And thanks for never calling me crazy out loud.  I leave that up to my husband after I tell him I’m going to turn a toilet seat into a mantel piece…….or something similarly crazy. Ha!  (I better go write that down!!!!  Hurry……  Heh, heh!)
Anyway, onto the good stuff…

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How to enter?
  • Just leave me a comment, telling me what item(s) you’d like most, along with your email address.  Otherwise, I can’t contact you.  (If you want to change the format a bit so it’s not traceable…..go ahead.  Example: makeitandloveit (at) gmail (dot) com.)
  • Then the fun part for me.  Tell me something, anything.  You know, like you’ve just plopped down on my couch, ready for a nice chat…  Share with me your fave YouTube video, your favorite flavor of toothpaste, what your child wants for Christmas, how far you hiked the other day, how you like to cook your turkey, what your favorite type of candy is (snickers…no, cinnamon bears…no, cadbury mini eggs……Yum!), what makes you most happy in this world, how you got that stain out of your carpet, etc.  Really, just tell me anything… stress.
  • That’s it.  Just one comment per person……..with your choice of item, your email address, and little something to share.
Not sure how to leave a comment?
   Make sure you are at the Make It and Love It site (not reading from an email or google reader) and scroll down to the bottom of the post.  You will see in smaller print, “Posted By Ashley”, then a time, and then the word “Comments” with a number by it.  That number signifies how many people have left comments.  Click on the word “Comments” and a new screen will pop up.  On the right side, there is an empty white box where you can leave a comment, enter your info below it, and then publish your comment.  Your comment will appear at the bottom of the list of comments.  That’s it.
Questions?  Email me at makeitandloveit(at)gmail(dot)com
This is a quick little giveaway…….so it will close by Sunday night (Dec. 19th) at midnight, EST.  Only 2 days from now.  That way I can hopefully drop them all off at the post office on Monday morning.
Thanks for sharing……and thanks for de-cluttering with me.
Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. videojuegos erectil says:

    Añadido sin dudar en favoritos!!, verdaderamente me
    apasiona tu site!

  2. Biz says:

    Do you have a tutorial for the scarves?

  3. Samantha says:

    I love the cozy flannel scarf and the little guy tie tutorial!
    My email is
    And my husband and I are expecting our first little one June 7th! We are so excited and we are not finding out the gender! It's going to be a surprise :)

  4. Dena says:

    AWEsome site! So many great ideas….so little time….

    Dena with

  5. tiff says:

    WOW! I have been watching almost everything that you make and do on your blog and love LOVE it all, you are very talented :) I truly love the Darla purse, and the gray scarf as well hope I get to win :P…… I run childcare in my home so this time of year all my kiddies love cause everyday there is something new going on this has to do with THEM it's all about the kiddo's don't cha think :D…… rytiffcass(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Loriann says:

    The sweater purse speaks volumes to me.. In a house of all boys, it would be lovely to have a sweet girlie purse to call my own.

    The fun part: I work as a school nurse, and love going to work each and every day. The kids make me laugh and its always a new experience because you never know what they will say/do

  7. Amma says:

    I would love to win the Darla purse. Living in the cold, wintery, cold, grey, cold, windy, cold, blustery, cold, snowy, cold Midwest, I LOVE anything that reminds me spring will come and thaw me out…sooner rather than later, please!

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for all the wonderful project ideas all year long!

  8. Amma says:

    I would so love to win the Darla purse. Living in the grey, cold, windy, cold, snowy, cold, wintery, cold Midwest, I LOVE anything that would remind me spring will come back so we can all begin to thaw out!
    Merry Christmas!


    I would love any of them. Any.

    My favorite part of Christmas is just being with my family. I love giving homemade gifts and seeing peoples faces. I love after opening the presents and everyone just wants to lounge in PJS and do nothing.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I would love to tackle the abigal booties but would love a purse…anything really would be fun.

    I love the holidays! Reading christmas stories in the evening are my most favorite moments as a mom.
    Thanks-Jenny Call

  11. Kiersten says:

    I love the scarves and the sling purse. Well, I love everything, but those are the ones most calling my name right now.

    There are some days when I just cannot wait for 7:30 (bedtime for my 18-month-old) to come around so that I can have some quiet to-myself-time. But as soon as he's in bed, all I can think about doing is sneaking in to see him, and then I just want to pick up his sweet little baby body and cuddle him for the rest of the night. Ahh, the complicated joys of being a mom!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  12. Heidi says:

    Hoping I haven't missed the deadline to enter! Love your crafts and wish I was oh so creative! Would love the Bradley Bootie pattern for my little man with extra pudgy feet, or either purse!

    I made your satin flower headbands for my niece for Christmas, and can't wait for her to open them!

  13. Elise says:

    Gift cards are my favorite gift & I cannot think of a better presentation than in the cozy….well, maybe me jumping out ofa giant gift box iwth cozy & gift card in hand. yeah, that would be sweet.

  14. Kim says:

    Hmm, I'd have to say the Lily skirt or Girl's purse patterns. I super love the fabric on the Darla purse & the zippered pouches are such a cute and handy item. And as a matter of fact, I am making my own gift card cozies with singed satin flowers on front. All thanks to you!

    Last night, I went to my 3 yr old niece's first dance recital. Cutest thing ever! I laughed 'til I cried because my niece was the one who didn't do anything the rest of the class did. When everyone else left, she stayed on stage soaking up the applause. So of course everyone cheered louder. It's quite possibly the cutest thing this sweet girl has ever done. Such a great night!

    Kim: blastkka(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. Patty says:

    I love the little zippered pouches. I am a night owl and have been reading blogs for awhile tonight. I noticed it is 11:55 where I am so I might be to late. But still, thanks for the great giveaway. I enjoy your blog.

  16. Dalling Family says:

    I really like the darla purse! I have been making some bags lately and I just think that is adorable!
    Whoa…what to share?! We have soo much to get caught up on! Hmmm…I was put into the YW in our ward and I am thrilled!!! Hope all is well in your life!
    mkdalling AT
    Love- Katie

  17. Sheralee says:

    I love everything, but especially the sling purse, the Abigail booties, or the red scarf (even though I live in sunny AZ).

    I have to tell you that I love your blog and you have inspired me to make several things this year for Christmas. As we speak I am working on something for my sister and my new 5 month old baby girl. I would tell you what but my sister follows your blog too and I wouldn't want to give away the secret.

    Thanks for the great blog!


  18. jeneasp says:

    I'm probably too late to comment, but I'll try anyway! I love the Darla purse, and the scarves!

    I'm so excited to start sewing my faux chenille blanket for my mother in law. I know, I'm probably crazy, but I have it all prepped and ready to go!

  19. val says:

    Wow, I totally love the scarves :) I'm also love the little zipper totes- I am always trying to organize my purse :)

    Something fun from me- My hubby is French- but I am not very good at the language… some days my oldest daughter(3) and I choose one of her French books (her fav is green eggs and ham) to read together, and I stumble through the whole thing- every time, by the end we both laugh ourselves to tears at mommy's funny way of reading. It's a blast!


  20. Curtis & Co. says:

    Oh I love the gift card holders- so. darn. cute.
    So, basically I would love those! :)

    AND, I just saw a skit called "Saturday Night Live TSA Skit" and I just love it- it is definitely a good time!

    Thanks and I hope I win!

  21. Chelsey says:

    I have just started sewing myself and would choose the bradly booties.
    And love the combination of an ice cold coke with a hershey chocolate bar.

  22. Chelsey says:

    I have just started sewing myself and would choose the bradly booties.
    And love the combination of an ice cold coke with a hershey chocolate bar.

  23. Chad and Becca says:

    I really love the Darla Purse, but really I would be absolutely thrilled with any of your super cute items listed.
    My favorite part about Christmas is that you can feel it in the atmosphere, even when your holiday season isn't everything you wanted it to be (flat tire yesterday, Merry Christmas to me) you can still look around you and be thankful for your blessings!

  24. vanessaleighmink says:

    I love the scarves. Everything else, too. But mostly the scarves.

    The meaning of the names of my two sons was more important than the sound, to me. And, the meaning of their names fit them perfectly.

    How fun are you?

    nesseleigh (at) hotmail (dot) com

  25. in a nutshell says:

    Sling purse or the gray scarf. I just stumbled across your blog via another blog, but I'm not sure which one and I love giveaways!!!

    For some fun: My husband broke our floor lamp last night and now I'm looking for a new one. He cut a huge tree down in our back yard last week and so I'm trying to figure out how to use a limb as the base. He says it will weigh too much. The End.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I really love so many of your items. My top picks would be the gift card cozies, the sling purse, and the ruffled scarf. Oh and that pattern for the little shoes!

    Something fun- I like to sew but spend more time getting ideas than working on those ideas. I'm kind of a perfectionist so sometimes its hard for me to just jump right in on a project.

    Thanks for your blog!
    rfernstrum (at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. Ashlee & Christian says:

    What a fun stash! I LOVE the darla purse and the red scarf! I am feeling a bit of excitement just thinking about styling one of those items. I have purchased your tie pattern and the abigail booties and LOVE both patterns. I just had a baby 2 weeks ago and would love a little something stylish for myself seeing as I just got pooped on from my infant as I was reading this post. How is that for telling you a little something.


  28. Lindsey says:

    Oh wow, this is SOOO generous of you! I love everything but I REALLY REALLY love that sweater sling purse, it is SO gorgeous and so me! :) My second choice would be a flannel scarf. :) Thanks again for the opportunity!

    ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

  29. Donna @ Mudpies & Memories says:

    Love the flannel scarves you made!

    I've just come home from (another) in-laws party. Want to know something? My husband hides outside with his step-dad and leaves me to deal with his eccentric family members. Every. Single. Time. ~sigh~

    I hope you have a great holiday season!


    donnangowen @ hotmail . com

  30. MamaQ says:

    sling purse or darla purse – they are both lovely and would make a nice gift for the mother-in-law.
    and my daughter threw-up a few hours ago and is still coughing in her sleep. breaks my heart…

  31. Anonymous says:

    Gosh, I'm almost too late to enter! I've been baking all day! My son, his wife and my two youngest granddaughters arrive late tomorrow! I haven't seen them in over a year! I'm so excited! An early X-mas with Grandma. I LOVE the flannel scarves, and, I don't own any scarves. I should. It's freezing here in Central Oregon. Over a foot of snow on the ground! Not fun driving. I made two batches of pecan pralines for Christmas, and I ate both batches! Don't tell anyone, lol. I started munching on them a few weeks back…and now they're all gone. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Damn, forgot my google password so entering anonymous. (Maggie)

  32. Mindy Hales says:

    I'd love anything, but my favorite is the brown sling purse with the yellow flower.

    As for me, I have a spunky soon-to-be 3 year old and an adorable almost 8 month old and I am finally feeling like myself again thanks to some wonderful friends and family and modern medicine.

  33. The Clark's says:

    I have been into getting more patterns lately and I really like the little boy ties and the purse's. I also really love that sling purse…

    I have twin girls that are almost 20 months and not only have I loved *almost* every single second with my twins but I think I am way more excited for Christmas this year than ANYONE!!!
    I admire women like you so much thank you for making motherhood that much better for me!

  34. Shark says:

    i love the gift card holders the most even though my favorite gift is small handmade bags….ok maybe those are my favorite.

    I am currently making 7 blankets for christmas gifts. I am nowhere near on schedule to finish them in time.

    my email address is kmhammer141(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Deb says:

    I'd pick the RED scarf! I love it! And I think I just made it in the nick of time for your giveaway….maybe being last will pay off this time! Merry Christmas! debgiro at wildblue dot net

  36. Jen says:

    I'm cutting it close! It' 10:40pm here is MI. I love all the things you have made I really love that Darla Purse, and the zipper pouches so cute. You inspire me, simply said.

    Something I would like to share? I'm a mom of 3 and I also teach kindergarten so I have many funny stories. My favorite is from a few days ago…. One day in kindergarten, we were dancing and singing and my one of my little guys "M" says to me Mrs. R look at my cool new dance move "The Robot" and right there and then M busted out the best robot I have ever seen. Everyone cheered and hugged him and he was so pound of himself it has been the talk of the classroom all week.

    Thanks for letting me share!
    Jen email- Richardfamily06 (at) hotmail . com

  37. Alison says:

    I would love the Sling Purse! It's sooo dang cute!

    And a little something about me. I'm a terrible seamstress! Today I tried to make some simple stockings and they turned out horrible! I'm embarrassed to show them to my hubby! I always drool over your crafty projects and wish I was as talented! Thanks for the giveaway!

    arloalison (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. Lindsay says:

    I would love the sling purse or the cute little girl bootie shoes for my new baby girl!!! :)

    I have been sitting at my computer for over an hour attempting to get some homework done – and all I want to do is look at fun crafty stuff!

    Thank you!!

    lindsaymac7 at gmail dot com

  39. Sarah says:

    Oh! I love the purses and the scarves. I would love a pattern, too, especially something to make for my sweet little boys!

    Speaking of my little boys: Tomorrow is my baby's birthday! He is turning TWO! My other fella is three. It has been so hard for him to watch his little brother have a birthday party. His birthday isn't until March, but he has planned out every. last. detail! (Star Wars, btw…)


  40. Anonymous says:

    OH, I just love the Little Guy Tie Pattern. I love it all! I have a Little Guy who is 18 months and so very queezable!- Add a tie and, look out! :)
    So, my hubby lost his job 6 1/2 months ago. I know. It sounds really gloomy- give me a minute. I will pick the mood back up. We lost the job, the home… the whole bit. Our 4 person family is in a 400 square foot, 1 bedroom apartment. For a while, I sat waiting for life to resume. The days just kept coming and I realizes that I had to keep living life- being me. Your site helps me do that. I can still have a hobby when I and a project and something that is mine- my expression even when we don't have a home. Thank you. :) Really.

  41. Chrissy says:

    I love the turquoise purse. It would find a very loving home with me.

    Something fun— I am making truffles for Christmas right now. Yum! I don't know if I can wait until they are set up to try one…..


  42. Michelle says:

    Its a bit ridiculous how in love I am with the gift card cozies–they are adorable!

    I have both a load of laundry and a load of dishes being washed right now, so I don't feel a bit guilty for playing on the computer!

  43. xraywells says:

    LOVE the cute scarves and purses. Love your blog.

    I am so excited to have my kids out of school and be able to do fun Christmas activities. What fun!

    Thanks for all of your fun projects ideas.


  44. LEF says:

    I love the Sling Purse and Zippered Pouches and I love love love the bracelet pictured on the top of your blog.

    After my 1 year old went to bed last night I coloured Christmas pictures with my other two kids – it was a lot of fun :)

    tntsaxby (at) gmail (dot) com

  45. scrappy chic says:

    OH…..i would give that Darla Purse some LOVE! It's SOOO Stink'n cute!

    I am finishing up last minute teacher gifts and wrapping all presents with pretty bows!

    Merry Christmas!

  46. Joy @ Light Bulbs says:

    Hummm…I like all the stuff, but I do like the scarves or one of the purses. Whatever though.

    Something fun…we just got back from taking cookies to our neighbors and friends. One of my favorite things to do at Christmas.


  47. Stacy Scott says:

    I'm so excited! Really, I would love any of your stuff :-) but my top three would be a scarf, sweater bag, and a pattern! Chances are slim, but so excited to try and win!

    Now a little something extra to share, I am a mom of three babies 3 years old and under and we have a 17 year old foster daughter. Everyone is so excited for Christmas this year. I am in the process of sewing many of your projects. In a bit over my head with projects but super excited! ;-)


  48. Sarah says:

    I love the Darla purse~ Go FABIO! joshandsarahp (at) yahoo . com

  49. erica says:

    Oh, I would just love to have anything really. I love the sweater purse, and patterns are really great, but those gift card cozies would come in handy for sure!
    And, I'm sorry to say that right now I have nothing too fun to say because I am exhausted after a 14 hr work day(3rd in a row), only that reading your blog is a great way for me to wind down…now to sleep..zzzz


  50. Mama.Mommy.Mom. says:

    Love, love, love the scarves!

    I'm supposed to be dieting, but my husband bought cookie dough at the store this afternoon. How could I bake them and not eat 1 (or 4)? LOL

  51. Sarah (Sew Very Happy) says:

    What a great giveaway! I love the scarves and the Darla purse, but the patterns are great too.

    Something fun? My brother and his fiance are expecting their first child (a boy) in 3 weeks and I haven't even started on the list of adorable baby things I want to make for him.

  52. amybradmartin says:

    My top two would be the sweater purse (for me because when you have 3 3 and under you tend to only carry a diaper bag and it would be nice to have a real purse for when I get to go out) or your pattern for the little baby girl shoes (because my daughter has skinny little feet and I can't find shoes that fit her)
    Now a funny fact about my family… Last year when my oldest was 2 he got it into his head that Santa brings cheeseburgers… Yep he even sat on the big mans lap and asked for it. So when he got up and found a dollar cheeseburger under the tree he was thrilled! This year he and his little brother both just want cheeseburgers from Santa!

  53. Melissa says:

    This is so fun!
    I think the Abigail booties pattern and the zippered pouches are my favorite.

    Fun part: I ordered a "grande half-caf americano with 2 pumps peppermint and 2 pumps mocha with cream" this morning. Made me feel very high maintenance.

  54. Gladys says:

    Either one of the two scarves would be absolutely perfect! They are too cute!

  55. Grammy D says:

    How to decide..everything is darling and in need of a new home! I love the red scarf and zipped pouches probably the best. The Darla purse is also incredible. Hmmm.
    I am loving the overcast days here in southern nevada. Since it hardly ever snows it makes things around here more Christmasy (is that a word)
    mcdc at mvdsl dot com

  56. Anonymous says:

    i really like the sling bag and the baby shoe patterns. I have been opbessed with baby clothes lately. so little and cute!2 I hope I win. Happy holidays to all!
    coons.ashley at yahoo dot com

  57. liz says:

    There isn't anything I wouldn't be happy receiving. Thanks for doing this.

    Looking forward to the first Christmas my granddaughter understands (18 mths).

    Thanks again

  58. Dani says:

    Hmmm…tough choice. I'd probably have to say the grey (or red) scarf…but I'd be so happy with anything! :)

    Now for a random point of interest. I love to create…much like everyone else who probably reads this site…but it makes me happy! :) Thanks for all your inspiration!!!


  59. Julie says:

    I'm totally lovin' that red scarf! Fabulous! As a back up I think any of the zippered pouches would be adorable.

    To the fun: My husband is a submariner for the Navy. He's usually gone 70-80% of the year but this year he's home for Christmas AND our anniversary! (Our 5 year anniversary is Dec. 30). I am so excited and making big plans. Unfortunately we can't go home to visit our families but the holiday with us together is more than enough for me!

    Oops…forgot to leave my email. jbennettjones(at)gmail(dot)com

  60. Katie & James Shannon says:

    My choice would be either of the purses or the boys tie pattern. I'm not a great seamstress but I have 2 boys so far and want 2 more kids so that would come in handy for matchy ties ( I love matchy things).

    Random information on me is (it isn't something current, but always seems to interest people) My first and second children were born in the same year (2006) and shared there first Christmas together. So I currently have two 4 year olds! My son will turn 5 in January but for now I have two 4 year olds and a 2 1/2 year old. We have a lot of fun together (since they are all very close in age).

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  61. Beth says:

    I love the blue scarf and the zippered pouches.

    My husband and I are adopting siblings from Ethiopia. I never knew how much paperwork there was in adopting!

    Happy holidays!


  62. Jordan says:

    I do love me that red scarf! :) But the blue one is pretty darn cute, too.

    Fun thing: I just spent 15 minutes combing my three-year-old daughter's hair. It's curly so it's a treat for her when I let her comb in out straight after the bath. I guess even at three, we all want different hair than what we're blessed with.


  63. Amanda says:

    The red scarf is super cute.

    I braided my husbands hair tonight. It is the longest is has ever been since we've been married.

    mosergirl AT gmail DOT com

  64. Amanda says:

    I would love a scarf. They are too cute.
    My friend just came by to drop off a Christmas present and my dog bit her toe. I feel just awful.


    Thanks for all the fun projects!

  65. amanda says:

    I love them all but I think my fave is the sling purse!

    And yay I just finished my Christmas shopping today!!!!

  66. Kat says:

    What a fun giveaway! I love the scarf!! Now, I know I live in AZ and it doesn't get very cold here but… I would still wear it in the winter. I'm cold blooded ;)

    Something about me, well, I just finished my first semester of College (and I'm almost 36) and until my math teacher posts my grade I am enjoying my 4.0 gpa from the other three classes that I took :)

    My email is reichlekat (at) yahoo (dot) com


  67. Vicki says:

    I would absolutely love one of the purses… a girl can never have too many fun purses to carry all their (kids' and husband's) things!

    As for the random comment, I attended the funeral yesterday of my husband's grandfather. He was one of the greatest men I have ever had the chance to meet. He was so loved, and I feel so grateful to have known him the past few years. He left behind a legacy of love.


  68. Tiffannie says:

    OOoooh! I've love the scarf, pouches, sweater purse, or the patterns! What a wonderful and sweet thing for you to do.

    Now the random bit of fun>>> My favorite Christmas song is Baby It's Cold Outside, especially the version sung by Zooey Deschanel. So I was really excited to watch Elf with my fiance and his family this weekend. <3

    tiffyg1983 at gmail dot com.

  69. Matt and Melissa says:

    I am in "Love" with the scarf! I have been looking for a great scarf for a year now. I also love the blue and green purse.

    The fun part- We love to sleep under the christmas tree one night before christmas. Blankets, pillows, and sometimes mattreses
    (for old mom(: )
    Merry Christmas!

  70. ~Adrienne says:

    Oh I want the Abigail Booties pattern!

    My email address:

    I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my baby girl. I am just hoping she doesn't come on Christmas day. That is my birthday and as a kid it was terrible. Although the thought of us sharing a birthday would be neat.

  71. Kristina says:

    Hi! I would love the gift card cozies. I was trying to get time to make some this weekend and just didn't find it!

    A little thing about me is that although I go all out baking Christmas cookies, I don't actually enjoy it. I enjoy the first 10 minutes, but then the rest feels like real work! Good thing everyone likes to eat them so the hard work it worth it in the end.

  72. Sarah says:

    I enjoy reading your blog and wish I had more time to sew/craft and younger children!

    I really am going to make your gift card holders. Lord knows I have everything without having to buy a single item!

    Thank you for posting the contest!

    Happy holidays.

  73. Amy says:

    not to sound cliche, but i would love anything. buuut… i am hearting that darla purse and your patterns.

    we are celebrating our second "first christmas" in a row this year. our oldest turns 2 three days after christmas and we have a four-month old. i love seeing our toddler getting excited and can't WAIT for him to open the presents!!

  74. Ashlee says:

    I'd love to win a bag…especially the sweater bag. It's amazing, as are you :)

    Couch moment: I've recently discovered the best essential oils in the world (I mean that literally) and I'm in love with them and their awesomeness. I wish I could shout it from the house tops! and I would…but my neighbors would question my sanity ;)

    ashleejo (at) msn (dot) com

  75. greetingarts says:

    How very generous of you. I love either of those scarves, or the gift card cozies, or the Bradley Booties Pattern.

    greetingarts (at) yahoo (dot) com

    My favorite Christmas song is My Grown Up Christmas List, I love listening to my Christmas playlist while crafting with the kids on the dining room table. It really doesn't get much better than that.

    Have a great holiday season, you bring so much inspiration and creativity into our lives. Thanks for all you do!

  76. Annette says:

    How generous – a true reflection of the holiday spirit!

    I absolutely love the sweater purse!

    I've upcycled two old cashmere turtleneck sweaters into dresses for my two-year-old daughter. My sister, who gave me the sweaters, think they are some of the cutest dresses ever! I'm not really a sewer, but I knew she would love them!

    Enjoy the holidays!

    annette2444 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

  77. Sara says:

    I love the Darla purse! But I also love the scarves. I love the red on but I am pretty sure that the blue would look better on me.
    The other day my daughter, who is 1 1/2, woke up in the middle of the night crying, saying "poop, poop". I told her, "You're not poopy!" Then in her slurred one year old speech she told me, "Oh, I just have gas." I crack up every time I think about it. She just sounded so funny.
    Email address: sarabi03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  78. the Corbin Clan says:

    Oh I love giveaways!!! And I love your blog! I think my favorite item would be the Darla purse, but the patterns are a close second! I also love the scarf! I love everything you make! You are so creative!

    Ok, about me. I just got done with a 22 hour drive across the country with my 3 children ages 7, 4 and 18 months. It was definitely an interesting ride. We were traveling to visit family for the holidays. There's just something about being trapped in a car with 3 children that kind of makes you crazy! But I think the trip went well and now my sister and I are going to spend tomorrow making flirty aprons and super hero capes for family members for Christmas! Thanks for your blog and the chance to win one of your wonderful creations!

    corbinfamily3 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  79. Rachael says:

    i would love the tie pattern. I'm in Nebraska and it's COLD!

  80. Anonymous says:

    I love the zippered pouches.

    This will be my first christmas as a wife (married since march 2010)and mother (bb born in october 2010). Hope it will turn out close to perfect.
    I have a million ideas what to give my baby but none what I can get for my hubby.


  81. Anonymous says:

    I *love* the sweater bag!

    Tell you something – tomorrow is my first day back to work from maternity leave, and I'm excited! My little one will have a blast at the sitters, playing with other kids, and I will get to enjoy a cup of tea (and finish it while it's still hot!!!)

    Thanks :)

    hiltzfamily (at) hotmail (dot) com

  82. {Marie Long} says:

    I LOVE THE SCARF!!!! The Red one Please :)
    My 2 year old little girl just climbed up onto my bed naked :)

  83. Elder Family says:

    Okay…after much debating. I would have to say the red scarf OR the cute sweater purse with that adorable yellow flower. All of the items are fabulous, thanks for sharing.
    The fun stuff – a Christmas tradition for my family. Spreading out an old quilt on the living room floor with a crock pot of melted almond bark, cookie sheets, sprinkles and lots of goodies to dip in the almond bark and a Christmas movie. Tonight was the first time our son was able to participate we had a great time even if I will find sprinkles in my carpet for the next couple of day – totally worth it!


  84. Resplendentquetzal says:

    Hope I made it in time! Love the Darla purse, and the red scarf! Don't konw which is better!

    My favorite part of Christmas is Midnight Mass. Always a quiet reflective time!

  85. Denise says:

    love the "clean out" giveaway! I've been coveting that sweater purse, dreaming about it, wishing for it. In fact, I went out just the other day to buy materials – I think I'm getting a sewing machine for christmas so I want to be ready!

    Is it sad that I think my hubby and I like the Laurie Berkner band as much as my 13 month old daughter does?? He (hubby) had us re-listen to a song the other day because he was "distracted and didn't get to enjoy it the first time"

    Happy Holidays!!

    dgonzaleska at att dot net

  86. The Gardner's says:

    Oh, how I love the Abigail Booties pattern, although I also love Darla…she is a beauty!

    When I was little I could blow air out of my tear duct. So my brother dared me blow milk out of it. I tried it…it didn't work. After than I couldn't blow air out of it anymore!

  87. Ashley says:

    So, I may be one of the last to comment but I just love that red scarf that you made….Its beautiful and classy! That would be the item I'd love to win!

    Now, my 3 year olds favorite youtube video that we have to watch ALLLLLL The time is the 2010 Disney Dream Parade. We went there this year and she is obsessed! (I am too!…Always have been!)

    My email:

  88. Betty Rollins says:

    It's the purse!!! I am a bag lady at heart. Love those bags!!

  89. kdteacher says:

    I would love to win the sweater sling purse! I just love it…

    Random fact: I always want to make stuff for people for Christmas and then feel embarrassed to give them. But, this year I made placemats with a holder for utensils for all my co-workers and they were a huge hit.

  90. Greg and Nancy says:

    Really, everything is so cute, but especially like both of the purses. I don't have nearly enough purses in my closet.

    For the last five weeks, my husband has been in a different state training for a new job, but he is coming home on Wednesday and can stay until January 2nd!!!!! I have missed him so much and can hardly wait to see him. That's going to be the best Christmas present for me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Renee says:

    Oh no! I forgot to leave my email on my comment above! It is: reneecarter1 at gmail dot com

  92. Renee says:

    I would love the zippered pouch with the bright yellow flower or the gift card cozies.

    Something fun– Next month I am interviewing for two veterinary residency positions, one in NC and one in LA. I will also find out if I passed my national board exam (eek!). I'm hoping to get at least one offer and to FINALLY know where my husband and I will end up after I graduate vet school in June!

  93. Jenny says:

    I love the scarves and purse. I've made a couple of beautiful purses but then I give them away and I still don't have a purse:) I love to give gifts…it's my weakness. My other weakness is reeses peanut butter cups.

    chadjriddle at hotmail dot com

  94. Desi says:

    I would love the Darla purse or the Little Guy Tie pattern.

    I'm in the process of making my very own craft room, but it's slow work! I keep getting distracted by actually doing the crafts I want the room for! Haha!


  95. The Santini Stew says:

    I'd love the Abigail Booties pattern. Sooooo cute!

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