whipup newsletter no.49 2010

by kath_red on 17/12/2010

in Features, Newsletter

Almost Christmas – almost Solstice, Hanukkah has begun – the season of celebration is upon us. I love the elving that has been going on at Soulemama’s place, and we have been some of our too. The making of goodies is a fun and special time, we have been sewing up decorations for our tree and special little somethings to add to everyone’s gift pile. Today we are busy bees, stocking up at the markets with yummies for the table, wrapping gifts to put under the tree, playing with cousins, baking more shortbread and just generally having a holiday time.

Don’t forget about Whip Up Mini Quilts book – perfect for gift giving for beginner and more advanced quilters and sewists. Whip Up Mini Quilts : archives to mini quilt month here where you can learn about the book contributors, get patterns and tutorials and lots of lovely mini quilty things.

Another wonderful last minute gift is the whipup calendar – full of excellent contributors and great crafty images, find out more here (only $5).

Have you been checking out my book recommendations this week?

  • Cowl girls – for knitters
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi – for crocheters
  • Sew Serendipity – for sewists
  • yummy ‘gurumi – for crocheters
  • Knit and purl pets – for knitters
  • Holiday season is in full swing

  • make a sparkly bauble
  • Make some paper decorations
  • 10 garlands to make
  • 10 recycled ornaments to make
  • 8 natural holiday wreaths
  • 17 crafty holiday wreaths to make
  • 15 felt ornaments to make
  • 10 paper ornaments to make
  • I am getting inspiration for some gingerbread house making next week

  • grownup gingerbread house
  • diy gingerbread house
  • Mini gingerbread houses
  • Some gingerbread for giving
  • Links and crafty news

  • >Make some topographic gift wrap
  • Check out the new Craftsanity magazine – available in both print and PDF formats. Full of patterns and articles – great value
  • knitted envelope ornaments – ya gotta make some of these
  • Sheet music ornaments
    I was sent some wall decals to test and use from Pop and lolli – they are super colourful and fun and easy to apply and remove – great last minute gifts + With every set of “experience-design” decals you purchase, ‘Its chic to change’ will provide educational materials and resources to positively influence a South African child in need.
  • Loving the bloesem series of readers holiday decorations
  • Checkout the online Amelia’s magazine. Focussing on fashion, illustration and earth, + Amelia is about to publish a book- a compendium of fashion illustration and it looks like it will be fantastic!
  • Make this cute felt mushroom
  • Make this multiple use cape – great for last minute gifts
  • Make these cute machine stitched gift cards
  • Make this gift pocket
  • give the gift of life this christmas – Donate blood on behalf of someone you care about
  • Read about this web designer’s proposed redesign for Amazon.com’s international buyers
  • Sew some comfy wrist warmers as the perfect last minute gift
  • Make some candle cosies
  • Check out The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY – a completely free eBook from papernstitch blog.
  • These Moustaches on a Straw would be so fun for the holidays
  • Make a frost family ornament
  • The Home Depot has rolled out a new version of their iPhone application to help busy DIY-ers handle everything from fixing a squeaky door, buying last minute gifts or measuring how much holiday garland to hang.
  • Funtastic gift ideas from Pascale – pyramid pillow and fabric covered notebooks
  • Make this coin purse as a super cute last minute gift
  • Ok so get making…

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