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Christmas In July

Posted by  ·  July 15, 2010  ·  Last Updated: April 28, 2016

Rachel of A Southern Fairytale , Kelly of According to Kelly and I have gathered over 3 dozen amazing bloggers to serve up plenty of inspiration to get us sewing, baking and crafting for the holidays.

Starting this Monday each of our blogs will feature a different blogger, and a new project. I will host all the sewn gift ideas, Kelly the crafty gift ideas and Rachel all the edible gifts.  It is our hope that we can encourage everyone to make beautiful handmade gifts this holiday! —and  if we all start now we will be prepared for the upcoming Holiday season… hopefully eliminating just a wee bit of stress!

We need your help too! We will be asking you to upload photos of your handmade gifts  to our flickr group and for the next few Mondays link your handmade gift ideas and tutorials right here on Made By You Mondays. Let’s get the word out by tweeting with the hashtag #handmadeholiday.

I hope you will join in the fun!

Don’t forget there is already a searchable Handmade Gift Guide right here at Skip  to my Lou!

You can even download a free printable Holiday Handmade Gift Planner.


Filed Under: Gifts to Sew

Comments

  1. Saturday, July 17th, 2010
    I would have LOVED to be able to be one of those 3 dozen bloggers that are involved. This sounds like the coolest thing ever. I know you are so busy but are you getting my emails and DMs. This would have been perfect for me to be a part of. For the past two years I have done and blogged about our handmade holidays. How can I get a hold of you to be able for you to consider me for your next thing like this? I don't want to be a huge bother BUT at the same time this is one of my huge goals to be part of one of these amazing things on your site!
  2. Saturday, July 17th, 2010
    now that is great news. It was one of my new years resolutions: to start early with Christmas preparations
  3. Friday, July 16th, 2010
    I can't wait! I love making gifts, but I have a hard time finding some inspiration for some of our extended family members. I can't wait for Monday!
  4. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    I am really excited!
    I just ordered a bunch of fabrics and at least 1/2 of my order was christmas fabric! The rest for for christmas gifts. I fiugured I would start early =)
    I can't wait to see everyones ideas!
  5. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    Sounds like fun, I'll be here!
  6. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    Can't wait!!! :-)
  7. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    Love this! What a fun fun idea. Cannot wait to see it all.
  8. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    Hey everyone the link is fixed! Just Spotted the original link is Kelly's site also.
  9. Katie
    Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    Um, don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but the link to According to Kelly takes me to some Orange County Giveaway site. Is that right???
  10. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    Sounds like a GREAT idea! I'm always looking for new inspiration and it is a good idea for me to have some sort of deadline for sharing my own (things tend to get done that way!) ;)
  11. Kris
    Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    The according to Kelly link seems to be the wrong website. It goes to an OC events page......bummer, I need some ideas to get started on!
  12. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
    That's funny. I've been crafting this month with the same idea in mind. I'm trying to get a head start on Christmas and in return be able to share with others so they can do too. I look forward to this.
    Have a blessed day!