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Are You Giving Handmade This Holiday Season?

Stephanie DosReis, a.k.a. A Little Deer, took the handmade pledge and decided to make this beautiful quilt for her son Gabe. It's adorned with a nice mix of blue and green patches, some bird silhouette appliqués, and a sweet pair of words, "Keep Warm."

I love that the quilt is handmade; it's a thoughtful and unique gift that her son will be sure to cherish for years to come. Will you be making or buying gifts this holiday season?

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ella1978 ella1978 9 years
I try to make a few things myself. My mother wants a red watch, so rather than just get her some cheap thing from a chain store, I am making her a watch w/ red beads... 4 strands banded together w/ a square face. It's really cute & because I have the beads, I can make bracelets & earrings to match. I am into crafts. I'm making a holiday candle for my grandmother, bracelets for my secret santa, earrings are easy for everyone. I even made myself a wreath for the front door. If you don't have lots of money to spend, spending your time on someone is a much sweeter gift!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I'm only doing store brought...
buch1979 buch1979 9 years
My girl friends and sisters are all getting clutch purses/ pouches, with a favorite quote, song lyric, or inspirational phrase embroidered on the lining. Both of my nephews are getting fleece hats and scarves with their initials appliqued on them. I bought my husbands main gift, and we'll probably buy our munchkin some things but I'm still working on ideas for the rest of the family.
princessangry princessangry 9 years
I'm not very good at arts and crafts :) I'd love to be able to make things like this quilt!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I wish I had the time...
figurine figurine 9 years
Cool quilt. I'll see if I have the energy to make anything, it's actually a lot more fun to give/receive stuff like that.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I'm not very crafty, but I made my holiday cards this year because I was inspired to do so. They turned out perfectly, and I'll be doing it every year from now on! I don't make actual gifts, though.
fashion_lover fashion_lover 9 years
A little of both I think maybe.
emalove emalove 9 years
I never give handmade. The only thing I always do is make cookies for my friends to go with their gifts. Maybe if I could sew, I would, but unfortunately, I can't!
supercoolnat supercoolnat 9 years
I love Etsy and NYC holiday fairs! But the DIY gifts will have to wait until next year, I'm not really as crafty as I like to think I am.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm trying to do a little bit of both :)
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I took the handmade pledge! I'm already an Etsy addict anyway. :)
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
I am painting all my gifts
wonderwoman80 wonderwoman80 9 years
I'm going to try. I am just learning to sew.
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