Hi, friends! I am over at Skip to my Lou guest posting today for the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along. I’m sharing a super-easy snowflake pillow project you’re sure to love, so I hope you’ll stop by to say hello!
In honor of the event, I get to treat you to a SEW Amazing giveaway as part of our crafty series.
- 2-3-4-5 stitch capability-provides more stitch variety
- 1,300 stitches per minute-professional speed for faster results
- Fully automatic self-adjusting tension system-keeps stitches balanced and even
- Easy threading diagram-easy threading saves time
- Stitch width adjustment-keep seams strong and prevent bunching on any type of fabric.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Mrs M says
The greatest handmade gift I’ve ever received was a beautiful wooden memory box that my FIL made for me. I use it to keep all of the things we received when our daughter was born. i.e. congratulations cards, our hospital bracelets, her little hat & jumper from the hospital, etc
I got a crocheted elephant…abosolutely love it!
The most favorite handmade gift I have received was a quilt that my mother in law made me a few years back.
Jana Farris says
This is awesome!
I am not the most talented seamstress, but with all these goodies, I bet I could be! 🙂
jessica warrick says
I would so love this prize package.
jessica warrick says
My favorite homemade gift is got to be blankets
Ellen Price says
A quilt made by my mom…just for me!
I love handmade gifts for Christmas – especially tree ornaments that we reminisce over every year we decorate our tree.
Michele E says
One year my sister and I wanted cabbage patch kids so bad. Mom and Dad didn’t have the money so they bought the heads and made them. We still have them..and they are wearing the clothes we came home from the hospital in!
What an awesome giveaway! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this! <3
My favourite handmade gifts were baby blankets. The recieving blanket my great grandma made for me, the quilt my grandma made for me, and two quilts my friend has made for my babies 🙂
Margie Young says
A beautiful quilt my husbands grandmother made. On one side the pattern is a pinwheel all made of scraps of fabric, alot of them being feedsacks . For the backing , it is all 1.5 inch scrap squares all pieced together and then hand quilted…you can see the love she had for sewing in every stitch , it is so beautiful..
My favorite handmade gift is ANYTHING. I would MUCH rather have something handmade than store bought. It just means so much more to me, to have someone put thought and creativity into a gift. I feel the same when GIVING gifts 🙂
One of my sisters makes really beautiful jewelry and her handmade jewelry has often been a favorite gift of mine.
A hand sewn book in kindergarten. My 1 year old is playing with it now!
Michelle Smith says
My grandmother made me a quilt. That’s my favorite gift ever.
when my son was in PRE-K he made an ornament with his hand print on it and a sweet poem attached about my little handprints, I cry EVERY SINGLE YEAR (tearing up now) when I get it out. I hate to see the day it breaks :'(
A cuddly blanket and pillow made by my grandmother… She even made me a new pillow when I lost the first one in an airport!
Kathy Nelson says
A quilt made by Mom. It’s very old now and it’s precious to me.
Rachel Fox says
My favorite handmade gift would have to be a card my husband helped my daughter make for mothers day. My husband is not into crafts at all.
Anna L says
My favorite… probably, a rug from my sister! I am dying to win this!!! my old machine is about to die!
I can’t remember ever receiving any handmade gifts, but that would be awesome!
Carly Robertson says
My favorite hand made gift that I have received is a beautiful quilt that my grandmother made me. She gave it to me for my high school graduation present.
Jeri Swenson says
A holly hobby quilt made by my mom. I still have it after 37 years.
Kris Garst says
Quilts that my aunt made for my sons.
When I got married my best friend made me a patchwork Christmas tree skirt. Every 2″ patch is a different Christmas print, and one square is cross stitched with our names and wedding date. It’s a treasured gift.
Jennifer Wingard says
I don’t think I’ve ever actually received a handmade gift. 🙁
Trina O'Neil says
I am so excited for this giveaway. I am fairly new to the whole sewing thing and I can’t wait till I get my DIY office Make-Over done. I have to say that it has been awhile since I ran a sewing machine because I do most everything by hand. But this website and other SEW amazing websites have inspired me like no other to get the creative thoughts flowing again. My first project is to make curtains for my office. After that it will be making organization items for my purse and carry bag for Avon.
Carol W. says
A quilt that was made by my Uncle’s Great Aunt. So beautiful and made with such love!
A dress a neighbor made me one year!
June Minard says
I was given a handmade doll..I loved it..it was beautiful.
Lisa Welch says
My absolute favorite handmade gift that I’ve ever received is a baby blanket that my aunt made for me when I was born. My mother saved it for me, I used it with all five of my children, and am now using it with my first grandchild.
I’m so glad that it is white, well sort of white anyway, after all these years it’s more like buttercream icing white LOL
My aunt made me a baby blanket when I was born, I later named it Cape Cod blanket and much like Linus from peanuts, it went everywhere with me!
What a great giveaway. My favorite home made gift is the jewlery my daughters made me for mothers day. I love them!!!
Beverly Rempel says
My non sewing sister made a throw pillow for my first home. Complete with tea stained fabric, beads and embroidery.
Maria Reina says
Hope to win!
Maria Reina says
To receive.. i don’t remember but to give, i made some dresses to my nieces!
Fav homemade gift was a big, wooden dollhouse when I was about 10 years old. My grandpa made them for my sisters and I, and we got to decorate the insides with wallpaper and carpet scraps.
Oh my good heavens. This would be beyond amazing! I’m just barely starting to teach myself to sew, and this would be so great to win!
The greatest handmade gift that I ever received was a quilt my mother had made before she passed away for when I had my first baby girl. I had my daughter back in the end of July this past year, and my moms best friend gave me the quilt before she was born. It was probably the most touching and heartfelt gift I had ever received.
Tammy Stephens says
Heather Neibaur says
Anything handmade from my great grandma would be my favorite. She did tatting and crocheting, and everything I’ve received from her is just priceless.
The best homemade gift I’ve ever received was a knitted hat and scarf from my college roommate!
The most thrilling handmade gift ever was one that I gave, not received….
For Christmas one year, my brother and I teamed up to design a whole guest bedroom look for our mom, to do a room makeover for her. I made my first ever (lined!) drapes and some gorgeous pillow covers in the Aviary 2 birds collection in mustard and gray. We found artwork (I even made some with fabric remnants!) plus everything else to pull the whole room together for her, and the look on her face was priceless! (AND I get to enjoy that room when I visit her, lol!)
For Christmas last year my mom made me a blanket made of all my old high school t-shirts with a soft fleece backing. I love to cuddle up with it on the sofa and run my hands over the memories.
I received a handmade quilt from my grandmother when I got married…always think of her when I see it!
Dominika Kulans says
Love Positively Splendid and that it’s helping me find my inner crafty!!
Barbara S says
A shirt my son silk screened for me
Omg what an awesome contest!!! My fingers,legs and toes are crossed.
I haven’t received a lot of handmade gifts in my life but I loved the scrapbook my grandma put together for me and the beautiful quilt my mother-in-law made us for our wedding!
Jennifer Oster says
My favorite homemade gift was the quilt my Grandmother gave me one Christmas. She spent an entire year making quilts for every one of her 18 grandchildren.
Kristi Larson says
My mom makes blankets every so often. It usually takes her years to finish them once they are started because life gets in the way but when they are finished, they are loved until they are threadbare!
Mary Jo says
My favorite handmade gift was a Christmas bulb my son made me in 4th grade … and pretty much anything made for me by my kids. But aside from that, my friend made me a magnetic scrapbook page that is ah-MAZ-ing! It almost made me cry. Have a great day!
michelle riebeek says
My wedding quilt from my mom!
my sewing maching just died, I would LOVE LOVE to win this!! amazing!!
I’ve received many handmade gifts in my life but my favorite are two that came at the same time. My Dad made me a quilt rack and brought a quilt sent from my Grandma.
Beautiful scarf knitted by my beautiful niece!
My mom made a blanket for me in 5th grade. At 28, I still sleep with it even with my husband laughing at me. She saved enough of the material that I’m going to make one for my little girl for when she gets here in March.
Linda W says
Would love to win.
My mom made me a quilt with batik fabrics over a decade ago & I still use it in my workspace.
Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple says
When I was 8 my mom made be a bunch of dress up clothes and I loved them. I’m hoping to do that for my little girl someday
A quilt from my grandma!
Melissa T says
The greatest hand made gift I have ever received was a quilt that my Aunt made.
Vickie Adkins says
What a fantastic give away.
Julie Kraft says
My mother makes me handmade jewelry all the time so it is nice to receive that.
New to this “crafty” thing but home with a two week old (2 older girls in daycare) and just made a version of your art hangers. Made 6 of them – 1 for each bedroom and 1 each for a hallway. They are so cute! For some, I made by hand. For the others, I used already painted wood pieces from JoAnn’s / Michaels, painting and glueing the spools between them. The girls are going to love them! Thanks!
My love for quilts and sewing has come from my grandma who made me a quilt when I was younger. I loved it so much and was sad to have lost it in a move.
Lynne B. says
I’ve sewn professionally for years, but have never experienced a felting machine. More info, if you please?
Makala Clark says
The best homemade gift I received is the quilt my mom made for when I got married. She put so much time and effort into something I will always cherish
Kari Lyn Brough says
For my wedding one of my mothers professional painter friends gave me a beautiful painting. The best part the models in the painting are my brother and my horse! It is such a wonderful gift!
A quilt for my son hand stitched by my grandmother.
My mom made me a strawberry shortcake dress. I loved it!
My mom made me a strawberry shortcake dress. I loved it!
An adorable set of handpainted coasters from my son. Each coaster depicted a different memory from a vacation we took together. So precious!
Jeanne J says
A scarf knitted by my friends daughter. She was so excited to give it to me!
Alison Walker says
My favorite was a homemade Christmas tree skirt, would have been quicker and easier with a sewing machine! I hope I win!!!
A blanket crocheted by my grandmother.
Carrie M says
The best handmade gifts are the handmade knitted or crocheted blankets I get for my babies. They always end up to be my kids favorites too!
My grandmother, after seeing a pouting first grader who didn’t have her own jean jacket, disappeared to her basement and reappeared with a perfectly fitted jean jacket that she had even placed a rose appliqué on. I didn’t appreciate it nearly as much as I do now. One piece of clothing I cannot get rid of.
My favorite handmade gift was a quilt.
mary fanara coleman says
Hand stiched quilt by my mother.
My favorite handmade gift… It’s hard to choose. My mother made a lot of things for us growing up. But I think my favorite would actually be from my daughter. She made me canvas paintings which I still love to this day.
jerri gunter says
my grandmother made a quilt for us, when we got married.
curtains! this would be wonderful!
A quilt for my new baby!
I was never impressed with handmade gifts as a child. Now as a mom I am charmed by them and most gifts I make are handmade. What a difference a few years makes. My favorite gift I received was doll clothes.
Celeste B. says
A Christmas stocking that my great aunt made me over 50 years ago.
Lori Gauerke says
The greatest home made gift I have ever received was a crafting table made by my dad!
Cynthia PH says
This looks amazing!
Shirley N says
My favorite handmade gift was a Christmas table runner and matching napkins made by a precious neighbor.
Thank you for this GREAT giveaway.
My favorite gift was a quilt made by my good friend!
Abbie Johnson's says
Abbie Johnson's says
And my favorite handmade gift is the quilt my mother in law made us for our wedding!
When I was young, my mom snuck into my bedroom Christmas Eve and put up felt flowers she’d made onto my bulletin board. They matched the bedspread she’d given me for my birthday.
The best handmade gift I received was a cover for my kindle right after she learned to sew!
Jessie G says
winning this would be awesome!
Anything handmade by a member of my family is an item I treasure, if I had to pick one right now I’d say a quilt made by my grandmother of some of my baby clothes
The best handmade gifts I received were gorgeous unique doll clothes made from couture fabrics by my grandma
Marie Christopher says
My favorite handmade gift is a crocheted cape made by my 90 year old secret sister. When I wear it I can just feel the love and care she put into it.
Crocheted quilts from a friend for each of my baby girls-so special to me!
Thank you for doing this!! I’m very excited for the opportunity. My favorite homemade gift? My mom’s neighbor makes this awesome salt/seasoning mix every year. I TREASURE that stuff!
A sweet older couple made my husband and I some crochet pot holders. They were so sweet and it was such a lovely gift, those have always been my favorite!
The best handmade gift I ever got was a quilt rack made by my grandparents neighbor. He was a excellent craftsman and he made me this beautiful quilt rack to display all my quilts.
I received a beaded bracelet from my sister-in-law.
Wouldn’t this make for a wonderful Christmas!?!
My most favorite made Christmas gift would have to be the Christmas ornaments my children would make and so gingerly give me. Pre-Christmas, really, but still my favorite! Plus, I tend to be the one who makes things for others… Wouldn’t this make for a wonderful Christmas!?!
phyllis henry says
I cannot believe this wonderful opportunity. The giveaway is beyond mind-blowing. I’m also excited to find some new Facebook postings to follow about the art of sewing. I taught high school “home economics”, now called Lifeskills, for almost 40 years. I would love to win this package and offer sewing lessons from my home. Thank you for putting together such a great opportunity. Phyllis aka Becky Homecky.
Preppy Pink Crocodile says
A simple but beautiful painting from a best friend years ago is still my favorite!
KK @ Preppy Pink Crocodile
What a dream present!
My favorite handmade gift would be a beautiful quilt my Mother made me:)
My favorite handmade gift is a beautiful hand crocheted afghan my husband and I received from his friend, PHIL!
Whitney h says
An blanket my grandmother made for me
When I was in college my mom gave me a blanket that she sewed herself. It was a gift of love!
A book of coupons from my husband
jackie Brown says
My favorite handmade item was part of a swap surprise. We gave our favorite color and another person sent us a surprise. I received a knitted tea cozi that I use every time I go out for tea. It is in my favorite color, has the word tea embroidered on it and causes lovely conversations when I give back the cardboard cozi.
what an amazing giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!
Leslie R. says
Awesome giveaway. I’ve always wanted one of those felting machines….
Dawn Manos says
This is such an awesome giveaway. Cool!!
i spend waay more $$ on crafting supplies in fabric than i will admit in writing (what if my husband read it?!) This would be awesome for me and to make Christmas presents with!!!
What a fantastic giveaway!!
Susan O'Brien says
A Hand crocheted table cloth made by my Grandmother
Best handmade gift I received was an Aran blanket my Mom made for me. Makes me smile every winter when I pull it out of the chest I keep it in.
Steph M. says
I love the handmade corn and rice bags I’ve gotten from my sisters! They are the best on cold winter nights and on sore muscles!
I have a scarf made by a friend that I love! I’m going to try to make some this year.
Stacey Demers-McFarland says
I LOVED getting handmade mittens from my grandma!
My favorite homemade gift has been a quilt she made.
Susan Mcfarland says
No one thing, everything my children have made for me . The best!!!
Oops! My favorite handmade gift is from my mom, a quilt she made. 🙂
My MIL made blankets for both of my kids! They call them Nana’s blanket and love them.
Jonie Brooks says
A set of crochet snowflake Christmas ornaments. I received them form a friend the first year I lived away from home. I lovingly hang them on my Christmas tree every year.
I love a all the gifts my son has made me. A card he made telling me he loved is the best!!
Nancy Clark says
My favorite handmade gift came from my husband’s aunt. She made me a blanket that folds into itself and then tucks into a pocket on the back of the blanket to keep it stored nice and neat. I take this blanket EVERYWHERE I go. The best part about this blanket is probably not anything it was intended to be. I am always cold, so I use it a lot when we are traveling. (My husband sweats while I am shivering.) The pocket that is supposed to hold the blanket when it is folded up makes the perfect place to keep my feet. This way, I don’t have to worry about it sneaking up to leave my feet cold.
I can’t tell you how many evenings I have curled up with the blanket on the balcony of a condo overlooking the ocean during our vacation over the 4th of July week. I would love to find the pattern to make more of these. I think everyone should have one!!! If I win this contest I would be set to make a lot of these blankets for my friends and family.
Thank you for sharing this giveaway with us. Someone is going to be a very happy person when the winner is announced!
I could really tackle those Pinterest projects with this win!
Katrina S. says
A baby blanket for my son made by a friend who passed a couple years after he was born. He’s now 6 and we still keep it in his room. I love that he has a little piece of her.
Christine Mayfield says
My son’s quilt
Veda S says
My friend made me a really cool shoulder bag. She used deep blue corduroy and a beautiful lighter blue paisley print material. I love it and still carry it.
A picture drawn by my kids. I also still have their k Christmas gift still hanging on my walls. They are all now in college.
Oh my garsh, I’d never leave my craft room if I won this! (please pick me, lol!)
Tammy Miller says
My favorite handmade gift was a gingerbread man.
Sarah G says
Best homemade gift? Oh gosh… One of my sisters made me an amazing embroidered pillowcase set, and my other sister has made me so many beautiful scarves, gloves and hats over the years, I couldn’t tell you which one is my favorite. 😉
Gail Reyne says
My latest favorite (its so hard to pick my all time favorite) is my husband made me a custom sewing desk. Fits in the corner from one window to the next.
My mother always made me things, my favorite was my baby blanket
megan ward says
The best homemade present I ever received was my great-grandmother teaching me how to bind a quilt.
Crochet thread holder / book
Lourdes Fay says
JoAnn’s is my favorite store!! I hope I win.
Allyson D says
My favorite handmade gifts are all the handmade Christmas ornaments from my children. No matter how big or small, I save each one.
Lourdes Fay says
OOPs forgot to mention what my favorite gift was some machine embroidered dish towels from a dear friend.
My favorite handmade gift received was a crosstitch wedding poem with the stained glass design of the church we were married in.
Marta Call says
I love to sew and have referred to your blog for ideas and patterns. Thanks so much for this giveaway
I got a cashmere bear for my daughter
Cherie G says
A quilt I received for my wedding. It inspired me to learn to quilt!
I have never received one. I am the one who make them.
Rhonda aka Quilter in The Gap says
A painting (on canvas) my 2 year old granddaughter painted. Love it!!!!
I haven’t received many handmade gifts but I do love to give them! This would be a dream come true!
Kelsey Gross says
My grandmother made me an handmade Irish knit sweater set for my son when he was born. I still have it and it is all white. It has the sweater, diaper cover, booties, hat, and blanket. She also used blue ribbon and put a bow on each item. I can change out the ribbon if I have a girl the next time. I love it.
Ayna N says
A twisty mug rug.
Coleen Ramirez-Olea says
My great aunt knitted Christmas stockings for my sister, my brother and me. She also made them for my two nephews and my daughter. I love these stockings and I always think of her when it’s Chrismas
I don’t know how to sew, but would love to learn!!
Homemade pine-cone wreath my grandfather made for me.
Stacie sawicki says
I got a hand embroidered dress from my aunt when I was three….it is beautiful and I love it and now at 29 I still have it! I’m saving it for the daughter I hope to one day have.
Rachel Hansen says
My college roommate and her mother made me a t-shirt quilt with a bunch of my high school shirts I’d been saving. This was over 20 years ago and this poor quilt has seen better days, but is still such a treasure!
What an amazing set of prizes! My craft room would be VERY happy if these moved in! 😉
Debra Villano says
A handpainted nativity set made by Grandmother. So special!
My daughter knitted a beautiful scarf for me!
Favorite handmade gift … I love the quilts my sister-in-law has made for us!
merliel valguna says
i’ve got a crocheted bag, in pink!
ronica case says
My uncle used to write me books and hand bind and cover them
That is tough! Probably either a quilt my granny made me or a high chair, doll bed, doll playpen my grandpa made. There have been so many great ones, hard to choose. Which as an adult may be why my nov and dec are so busy cause the homemade gifts are best!
My favorite handmade gift would be the quilts my mom made for me. She made one for me for every year of college.
Debra Evanson says
A quilt made by my great great grandmother!
Jessica H says
Would love to learn to sew!! My mom is an awesome sewer
Cynthia Brooks says
My favorite handmade gift was actually 2 beautiful baby quilts for the birth of my twins from my oldest friend.
Penny Sadler says
The best handmade gift was a wooden step stool from my uncle. I used it in the kitchen your years and when I was holding my newborns. It saved my back from pain!
Mary-Walker Hall says
The greatest homemade gift I have received is a beautiful mirror that my husband’s great uncle made for us. He is in our 90’s, so it is really special to have something from him.
This sounds wonderful! I cant wait to be able to work on my sewing skills!
Heather B. says
My wedding dress would probably be my favorite. I couldn’t find “the dress” so my talented mom made one! It was a combination of several we had seen. It was perfect and I felt beautiful!
Ann e says
My most treasured handmade gifts came from my grandma – an embroidered baby blanket, a crochet afghan and embroidered dishtowels. She’s been gone for 7 years now, but I think of her every day as I use those treasured gifts.
Jane McClure says
Really excited about this giveaway. I love to sew for my family, especially my granddaughter. The serger would be great to make more professional looking seams. Also I just took up knitting and would have to add felting to my repertoire. It would be awesome to win this giveaway.
Cathy Sobotka says
A quilt that my grandmother made.
Vianet Almanza says
My favorite homemade gift was a frame from my daughters with picture… Awesome giveaway!!
Mary Kay Starnes says
A crocheted doll that my grandmother gave me for Christmas. She died that January. Maybe not my absolute favorite, but definitely my most cherished.
My Grammy used to knit new slippers for us each Christmas. I miss her and the ‘papoochies.’
Emily K. says
My sister made some really cute collages of my pets and another one of my fiance and I for our engagement. I love them 🙂
Vanessa Willis says
A beautiful doll my late mother made me when I was 9.
Lora Crouch says
A quilt that was embroidered and hand quilted by my Grandmother and Great Aunt.
Rebecca andreozzi says
I get homemade gifts from my students…usually beautifully drawn pictures 🙂
Quilt made by my mom!
Holy moly! This is Awesome!
Patricia Lee says
I really want to win this one, I actually need a new sewing machine ASAP!
Patricia Lee says
It was a quilt that my grandma made for me.
Janice Maiolatesi says
My favorite handmade gift that I ever recieved was a beautiful knit shawl from my Italian aunt. She has passed away now & I cherish that shawl even more now that she is no longer with us. I plan to hand it down to my granddaughter and tell her all the wonderful memories I have of her Zia in Italy.
A tiny hand-knitted sweater for my first daughter, made by my sister-in-law.
A scarf knitted by one of my students. It is still my go-to winter scarf!
Cheryl Allen says
My favorite handmade gift is a quilt my late grandmother made. It was comprised of my baby outfits (also made by her!) and given to me as a wedding gift.
I have hasp many handmade things given to me but I think y favorite has been a quilt made by my grandmother.
karen berard says
my favorite gift was a handmade crochet sweater and blanket set for my son who is 39, which I still have
The quilt that my mom and ladies from my church made. They gave it to me when I went away to college. Still have it and use on cold New England winter nights.
My favourite handmade gift is a white baby blanket my mother in law made for my first daughter.
Nancy Haggerty says
I come from a family of crafters. I have lived my life surrounded by handmade gifts. To pick one would be impossible. I have loved them all and still have many. I just hope I have passed this on to my children.
Isabelle G says
Hm…my favorite handmade gift was probably the crocheted pouch my aunt made for me at Christmas. I felt like such a cool kid walking around the fourth grade with a unique bag!
carol in e tn says
I received a royal blue knee length coat that my mother sewed. Also hand knitted royal blue mittens. I wore that coat for years!
Amazing package! My mother makes amazing things for me and my son. If I won I would gift her this lovely package.
My mother is more likely to give me a homemade present than anyone else. Last year for my birthday she made me a Totoro toilet roll cozy. Love her!
Sheri Sexton says
Wow! This is a contest to beat all contests!
Lisa Roussel says
My favorite gift is the quilt my grandmother made for my high school graduation. I didn’t really appreciate how special it really was until I was older. And she made one for each of her 13 grand children at that particular milestone in our lives, so I feel connected not only to her, but to my cousins with this family tradition.
Tricia Tanner says
The embroidered baby blankets that both my sons received from my mom.
The best handmade gift I received was the potholders I got last year. They were exactly what I wanted and needed… and they were homemade and great. 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win!
Donna Simpson says
My favorite handmade gift is a Cathedral Window quilt my husband bought me many, many years ago. A lady who worked with me made it and then he surprised me with it.
Amanda G says
What a lovely giveaway! Can think of a million things I can make!
Amanda G says
My blanket my Mother knitted for me!
Janee Hassell says
How awesome this would be for my sprouting new business. Thank You! 🙂
Baroness Violet says
What I could DO with this!!
A baby blanket for my daughter.
Becky B. says
A baby blanket made by a friend of mine
Laura B says
My fiance’s grandmother gave me a beautiful knit scarflette a few months ago. I’m so excited for the weather to cool down so I can actually wear it!!
My brother and I always made each other homemade gifts for Christmas. We would be so excited about them, that we would sneak and show each other before Christmas arrived. Then we would just act surprised on Christmas day! Haha…
Thanks for a wonderful blog full of wonderful ideas!!
when I was a little girl my grandmother made all my clothes and tatted lace to go on my dresses. I cherish these and would love to win so I can make gifts for my grandchildren
Miranda Sherman says
My mother in law got all my baby blankets from when I was a baby from my Mom and made matching quilts for me and my 3rd baby for my baby shower, I LOVE it!
deanna burroughs says
quilt from my mom 🙂
I have a wedding quilt that was made for me and I love it
Kathleen Lambert says
My sister made me a bulletin board to go above my sewing area for all my notes and measurements on projects
Jacklynn Grimm says
As kids, my mom would sew me and my two younger sisters matching p.j.’s from Christmas flannel. Thanks for the give away!
Sandy N says
I’m always the one giving the handmade gift. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Favorite handmade gift ever received… toss up between a spiral type doily from my mom, & a large full length mirror frame from my youngest son.
My cousin knit me a hat and scarf of hand-spun alpaca that she spun herself!
My favorite gifts have been embroidered quilts my husband’s aunt has made for each of my four children.
favorite handmade gift was a crochet hat, booties and blanket i received at my baby shower 🙂
Cindy Shull says
I would be so excited to win! Best give-away EVER!!
Lots of favorites, but a multi-colored granny square afghan comes to mind first. I was not a crocheter, nor was anyone in my family, but I had always admired the granny square afghan I saw in older relatives’ homes. My parents found someone to make the afghan I wanted and it is very special to me.
I received a hand-knitted baby blanket from my favorite aunt for the birth of my son. It became his “blankie” and is very special to both of us. Thanks for the giveaways!
My favorite hand made gifts were the blankets that my great-great aunt crocheted for my twins!
My favorite handmade gift received would be a “3-D” wedding anniversary card, for my husband and I, that was made by my daughter. It was a box shaped card made from post-it notes that was taped, glued, sparkled, hand drawn and told us how much she loved us.I have it displayed on my sewing table. She makes us a card every year. But this was the best!
My favorite handmade gift that I ever received was a quilt that my aunt made me from all my old jeans – it is so beautiful and also very durable – great for picnics!
The best handmade gift I received was a beautiful white hand knitted sweater for my sone when he was born. My daughter also got to wear it.
A blanket that my deceased grandmother pieced & quilted by hand when I was a girl.
I love receiving handmade because I think of all the time they took in picking out the perfect item they wanted to create for me!
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Michelle P says
Blankets for my babies that they were bundled in when they came home from the hospital, made by their Great-Grandma! 🙂
When I was probably about 8 or 9 my Grandmother bought me a new doll and my aunt made me a box full of doll clothes!!!best Christmas ever!!!!!
Amandalynn Sawyer says
My fav handmade gift was a canvas collage that a close friend painted and attached pictures quotes and items that reminded her of me…. some where magazine cutouts… some were fabrics and paint colors… buttons etc. It was by far the most unique peesent id ever received.
Nancy Coupland says
My son made me a wooden plant stand which doubles as a small end table in shop class. He was in the 7th grade at the time…15 years later, I still use and love it!
Leslie O'Donnell says
My favorite handmade gift has to be the little clay goblin (sculpted, baked and painted) that my son made me, with his dad’s support. Jamie has Sensory Processing Disorder, and fine-motor work is very difficult, tiring and frustrating for him, but he really wanted to make one for me, and pushed through several hours of effort of artistic work, to do so. I was rather sick at the time, and he remembered hearing that my favorite movie to watch when I was sick, when I was a kid, was Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth”. He thought that a goblin (such as the movie is full of) would be a great ‘Get Well’ present to help me feel better. <3
Christiana Lefebvre says
My sister made a dress for me. It was beautiful.
My aunt crocheted my baby a beautiful blanket – it’s the perfect size and a classic style! I love it!
Jenny S says
When I was about 8 or 9, money was tight so for Christmas, my Mom made me some Barbie clothes!!!!
My favorite homemade gift i have recieved is the red and white checked blanket thay my great grandmother made for my grandmother when she was a little girl. Mawmaw gave it too me because I love it so much (and now my little girl loves it too.)
My favorite is my quilt that was hand cross stitched by my Granny then put together by my Mother and I finished it off! It has our names and dates when we completed our parts. the project took over 5 years… LOVE LOVE LOVE it ♥
Some jewelry from a friend.
I received a quilted casserole cover from a friend. It was so nice. It had handles to carry the casserole carry. I am so thankful for it. Very nice. Thank you for hosting this Sew Amazing Giveway. Jo-Ann Fabrics is my favorite store. Blessings, Jo-Ann
I’m learning to sew! This would be wonderful!
Mine would be when my friend made me a pillow with all my favorite things on it. 🙂
JHUANA HALE says
I recieved a crocheted bag and quilted blanket.
Becky J says
The sweetest gifts have been scratched out in my “babies” handwriting, their beginning knitting projects and precious love notes..they grow sweeter by the year-especially now that they are 21, 18 & 14..thanks for this amazing giveaway!
Ashley C says
The personalized wall hanging my mom made for each of my kids using old items of clothes from everyone in our family
I have received several quilts that I will treasure forever. Love those kinds of gifts.
Jen B says
My favorite handmade gift as a child was a purse, notebook, photo album, and a wallet that my mom made me. She was amazing at making something beautiful out of pieces of scrap material.
Susan Johnson says
The needlework pieces that my grandmother did for me are priceless.
My favorite handmade gifts have come from my children. Whether they made something for me at school, or hand drew a birthday card for me. Im the only one in my family who hand makes things for others, so being able to teach my children the gift of giving a handmade item to others is precious.
Andrea D. says
I loved the scarf that my cousin made me.
Ashleigh H says
My favorite handmade gift was an afghan from my grandmother and a quilt from a friend!
My sister painted the prettiest little owl for me for Christmas last year. She was short on money. It means more to me than anything she could have purchased in a store.
The best homemade gift I ever got was a quilt that my mom’s best friend made when daughter was born. We still have it after 19 years!!
Cami Carter says
When I was little, my mom sewed me a “quiet book”. It was and still is one of my favorites. Grandkids look at it now!
Kimberly Leverett Osburn says
my favorite handmade gift I ever received is a scarf a co-worker made me a few years ago. Thanks for the chance to win <3 Kim
My favorite handmade gift was a picture frame with a collage of all my animal friends from my childhood. My first cat, our family dog, our second cat, and the two horses I grew up riding. It’s still hanging on my wall and makes me smile every time I look at it. Thanks Sis!
My grandmother used to sew me so many wonderful presents. My most favorite was a beautiful blanket that she made me as a child. I still cherish it today.
Megan A says
My favorite homemade gifts I’ve ever received are all quilts.
My great-grandmother made me dozens of Barbie dresses one Christmas. They were each designed for her and intricately sewn by hand. Twenty-five years later, my two daughters play with the same dresses. Great Gram died earlier this year, so I love that my girls get to enjoy her talents and thoughtfulness after her death.
…oops, I meant they were designed *by* her.
Ryan R says
A beautiful handmade quilt from my grandma. It’s a treasure!
What a generous prize, thank you!
The thought of having such amazing toys to play with positively makes me froth at the mouth! 😀
And the Festive Season is such a great time to have one too – so many gifts that I’d like to make, not to mention stockings, and festive bunting, and table cloths and Christmas decorations!
When I was about 5, my mom cross-stitched a pair of ballet slippers onto a blue jersey jumper for me to wear over my ballet clothes. I loved that dress & wore it twice a week until I grew too big for it. 🙂
Dreaming of what I could create some lovely items with a Singer serger.
One of the best handmade gifts I have received was an embroidered precious moments quilt from my mom with each square selected to represent our family. This was for my son when he was born.
My fav homemade gift was Christmas ornaments my first year married! LOVED!
quilts. my mom makes beautiful quilts and they are so special to me.
Not really handcrafted in the traditional sense, but when my husband and I had been dating for a year, I received a mini photo album for my birthday from his mother. The first half was filled with pictures of him ranging from birth through high school graduation. The second half was blank, so that I could put in pictures of myself growing up over the years. It is one of my most treasured possessions.
Crocheted afghan from my grandmother.
A large cupcake painting for my kitchen from my mother in law
My fav thing was a crocheted pair of slippers.
jules p says
a mom of my best friend hand painted a gorgeous hand held mirror for me. I still have it on my dresser!
A set of doilies!
Mary Frances says
My Aunt Lula Maye hand-quilted a Raggedy Ann & Andy applique baby blanket – she is a stickler for detail and perfection. It’s a cherished piece.
Michele Bendzinski says
My favorite handmade gift is an apron to add to my collection!
my mother in law turn a picture frame into magnetic and put our family name and when it established and some cute magnets on it too. we all moms ( her daughter/daughter in law) got it last christmas.
Jennifer S. says
My favorite homemade gift is definitely the quilt my mother made me for my wedding that included fabrics from various clothing I’d worn while growing up. She was sure to include red and green in every block since I was born on Christmas. It’s so special to my family.
Kristen Z says
I learned basic sewing skills from my grandmother (and still use her machine today!) and cannot wait to teach my daughter the same!
Darnetha @ ChippaSunshine says
A crocheted blanket from my Grandma!
Shelley C. says
love giveaways. joann gift cards wahooo
william pahso says
my wife gave me a cross stitched heart with our initials. it still hangs in our room!
my grandpa made me a cedar chest when I was 16 uts beautiful!
Diane Z says
Wow…what a prize. My husband made me a wooden shelf for my precious moments for Christmas the year we got engaged–pretty special to me!
I am blessed with family giving many homemade gifts. My most memorable are a hope chest, cradle and rocking horses made by my father, and quilts made by my mother and mother-in-law.
Grammy White says
The best handmade Christmas ornament I ever received is of course the precious keepsakes that the kids made in nursery school and elementary.
Amy Carlson says
My favorite handmade gifts have been the handprint ornaments my kids made. Happy Holidays!
When I was a little girl my Aunt Barbara would sew me a shoe box full of doll clothes for Christmas and then when I started playing with Barbies, I would get a shoe box of Barbie clothes. I was always so excited when Christmas came around to see what I would get.
I have received numerous favorite handmade gifts over the years: quilts, bags, food kits, rice packs. It would be so difficult for me to choose only 1, but this time of year I use my rice packs the most. 🙂
Karen Funk says
Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. I thought maybe it was over, but I love that it is still going on. Thanks for the chance to win such great sewing and quilting goodies. I still have quilts that my mother made and my husband’s grandmothers made. I am so blessed.
Jessica Bauser says
A hat and a scarf!! Loved it 😀
Oh my gosh this is such a great giveaway!!!!
Laura Ellington says
Margilyne W says
My favorite handmade gift is the quilt my mother made me for my birthday. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for this chance.
Wendy Mastin says
A quilt made by my best friend.
Heidi Ross says
The best hand made gift I ever received were the one my daughter made me in school as she was growing up.