Saturday, December 17, 2011


Thanks to everyone who participated. Lots of great responses listing favorite handmade gifts! Looks like the key to giving a handmade gift that qualifies as a memorable favorite is to make the gift personal and meaningful; make it purposefully with love. Thanks for the reminder, everyone.

The winner of the urbanhen Travel Set is............

Vanessa at Rescued Goods

Hope you enjoy these vintage fabric wares!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Sew Mama Sew is hosting a giveaway week. Go here to see dozens and dozens of links to bloggers who are giving away handmade things.'s my addition:
urbanhen Travel Set
Uses for the travel set:
1. Use the bag tag to mark your black luggage as irrefutably yours. Use the zipper pouch to hold ticket info, passport, mentos, etc. Your important papers (and candy) will be easy to spot in your purse or backpack, even if you get nervous at the security line.
2. Give the set as a gift to a mom to use with her diaper bag. The bag tag adds just enough fun to a plain diaper bag. The zipper pouch gives mom a place to store things that once upon a time she put in a purse.
3. Place the bag tag on anything with a handle that you want to claim as your own. Use the zipper pouch for something else.

This particular set was made using one-of-a-kind vintage fabric found in my grandmother's stash. It actually used to be a skirt! approximate dimensions of pouch:
7" across 5" tall

Leave a comment with the best handmade gift you ever received.
Comments will be accepted until December 16th at 5pm.
I will randomly draw a winner on December 17th and ship it anywhere in the US in time for Christmas.

Thanks for visiting!