“Holidays by Hand” Festival

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Photo by ali edwards

Are you hoping to find inspiration for a handmade holiday?

Holidays by Hand is a six-part blog festival to promote your handcrafted holiday projects! Each Tuesday, the festival will focus on a different theme.

Holidays by hand - Sewing

Sewing – November 4

Holidays by hand - Paper

Paper Crafts – November 11

Holidays by hand - Ribbons

Ribbons and Thread – November 18

Holidays by hand - Knitting

Knitting – November 25

Holidays by hand - Quilting

Quilting – December 2

Holidays by hand - Food

Food – December 9

We would love for you to join in! Post your handcrafted work (and a tutorial if possible) on your blog, and send us the link to your blog post so you can be included. Feel free to use one of the buttons that Kelly made for each theme.     

I’ll look forward to seeing your paper holiday projects — cards, notebooks, ornaments, gifts, you name it!

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  1. The buttons look great along the side, Rachel!

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  2. Hi fellow crafter! Nice to meet you! I’ve been meaning to stop by your blog for some time now… going to subscribe! :)

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  3. God bless all of you who turn out wonderful handmade items for the holidays, but don’t let this post fly in the face of Rachel’s wonderful last post. Make new commitments sparingly — it’s such a hectic time of year anyway!

  4. smallnotebook says:

    Thanks Ann and Gidget!

    Tina, I completely agree. This will be really fun, but only sign up for it if it won’t take away from your real priorities!

    I’ve received a couple of questions by email, so in case you’re wondering:
    * There is no limit to the number of entries. As long as you send me your link by November 10 and it’s related to the theme, I’ll include it.

    * Your paper project doesn’t have to look Christmas-y. If you can make and give it to someone as a gift, that fits in the theme.

  5. Can’t wait to see what you all have in store for the readers!

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  6. I’m moving away from a buy, buy, buy Christmas season this year, so I’m really looking forward to this series :)

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  7. What a great idea, Rachel!

  8. What a fantastic idea! I cannot wait to see the followups to this project. ;)

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