I've been e-friends with Candy Glendening for a long time. Of course we both love dyeing fabric but I also love her creative asthetic. I've learned free-motion stitch drawing from her. I can easily identify a project as a "Candy project". I love her nature inspired art and her fun and relaxed approach to creating. She's written lots of great project articles for Quilting Arts and other publications and now 18 of them have been gathered in one great e-book. I'm happy to be on her blog hop to celebrate the publication of this new e-book.
Create handmade Gifts For All has 18 great projects for about 50 cents each. That's a bargain! The instructions are really clear and the 77-page book is just in time to help you with your Christmas gift list.
To celebrate and share, Candy’s holding a blog hop. I’m the second stop (see the rest at the end of this post). There are giveaways at each stop, and a chance to win the spectacular messenger bag that Candy made for the cover of the e-book.
I have been looking through the book identifying which projects I need to make for my own Holiday gift giving.
My niece and her roommates might like Birds on a Wire to decorate their dorm room.
Or this memo board might be more useful.
I actually need these organizers to hold my shipping supplies in the office.
Maybe some pillows for my newphew for his new apartment.
Everyone could use some organizing baskets!
Sketchbooks for all of my art friends.
And another for me. I love this Pine Table Runner.
Each project is shown with easy-to-follow diagrams and how-to photos that make them easy to put together. These contemporary designs are beautiful and functional. I know I’ll be coming back to this book again and again for gift ideas. You can purchase the book here.
Here’s the rest of blog hop schedule. Be sure to enter at each stop.
Monday, 9/8 – Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River
Wednesday, 9/10 – Deborah Boschert of Deborah’s Journal
Thursday, 9/11 – Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side
Monday, 9/15 – Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss
Tuesday, 9/16 – Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Wednesday, 9/17 – Diane Doran of Ooh! Pretty Colors
Thursday, 9/18 – Vicki Christensen of Sew Inspired
Friday, 9/19 – Candy Glendening of Candied Fabrics
Leave a comment after this post, telling me if you will be making handmade gifts this year. The drawing will close Sunda, September 21 and I'll announce 2 winners Monday morning. The first person will receive a hard copy of last year’s “Quilting Arts Gifts” magazine. The second person’s name goes into a drawing for the Grand Prize, the messenger bag Candy made that is featured on the cover of the e-book. Candy will announce the Grand Prize winner the following Monday on her blog. Make sure you leave me your e-mail address, or some way to reach you. And check back on September 21 to see if you’ve won. Don't forget to visit the other bloggers listed above for more chances to win.