Wednesday, September 10, 2014

So Many Awesome Patterns and Ideas!

My friend Candy Glendening just released an awesome new e-book with Quilting Arts. It's called "Create Handmade Gifts for All." I am thrilled to be a part of a blog hop all this week with several quilt artists all sharing ideas inspired by Candy's book. See the list of bloggers at the bottom of this post. (And visit them to enter some awesome give-aways!)


The book contains 18 projects for home decor, bags and accessories, and holiday ornaments. There are 77 pages of detailed instructions and patterns. It's only $9.99! I swear, you could pay that much for the message bag pattern alone, right? It's really an awesome resource for so many cool projects.

My favorite is one of the most simple... but it's so practical! And there is so much potential to personalize it. The headband!



I do yoga a couple of times a week and I usually tie my hair back with a handkerchief because I really want all the flyaway hair out of my face when I'm upside down in down dog. A flimsy little elastic sports hair band doesn't do the trick. Candy's wide headband with the elastic at the back would be perfect. Plus... it's reversible so I could choose two beautiful fabrics and mix it up depending on the color of my yoga gear. 

Here's a preview of the Table of Contents. There is something for everyone on your gift list! (But of course, this e-book goes way beyond gift-giving. You will want to make several of these items for yourself. I know I do.)



The step-by-step instructions, pattern measurements, templates and materials lists are completely comprehensive and easy to understand. It's a download right from the Quilting Arts store. I can't recommend it enough. 

GIVEAWAY!
Leave a comment on this post. The drawing will close Sunday, 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 your comment is connected to an email so I can contact 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.

61 comments:

Me and You (Andrea and Mark) said...

Great post and I appreciated your comment on the headband for yoga...perfect! Thanks for the chance to win

patty a. said...

This book is so interesting and there are so many fun and practical projects! Who wouldn't love to win this book or one of Cindy's wonderful bags!

Lynda said...

Looks like a great book. Headbands for yoga - great idea.

Gill said...

I love making handmade gifts - new ideas would be very welcome!!

helen j said...

Candy and her projects are amazing. I love the sketchbook covers.

Anonymous said...

looked over your work,very nice..I have to try fabric collage,thank you for the giveaway....marta ..martamanole@yahoo.com

quiltzyx said...

You sure get a lot for your money with this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I think this book is a must for every crafter to have on their bookshelf, even if it's on their computer bookshelf. I would love it, there are so many things I would like to try. cdahlgren at live dot com

Eileen Kane said...

Looks like lots of great ideas inside this book! Looking forward to seeing it all!

kathy said...

Looks like lots of great, new projects to try. For me. :)

Anita said...

Looks like a very interesting book!

sophie said...

I love Candy's beautiful, functional projects. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book.

Beth said...

That bag is so lovely! I would love to make gifts this year!

Sarah said...

I am planning on making as many gifts as possible for birthdays and Christmas this year, and I would love this book! sarah@forrussia.org

lauraluvsloons said...

I think your yoga headband is very cute. I think I might try to modify this headband to wear under a bicycle helmet but over my ears to block the wind when riding in colder weather. A little batting and quilting should do the trick.

Anonymous said...

I see lots of handmade gifts in my future! It looks like a wonderful book. Barb (bsherwood at cox dot net)

Lee said...

I love the headband! Thank you for the review and giveaway!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing the table of contents and thanks for the chance to win.

vdods1@gmail.com

helen j said...

Love the projects. Candy is so talented.

Serendipity said...

Love the work and would love a copy

Peggie said...

Great ideas in this book.

Carol C said...

I love her clean whimsical look. Will have to try some of these projects. They look great. Thanks for the chance to win!

momid5 said...

You are right, there is something for everyone in this book, lots to try. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful headband and a great giveaway!

Denise Spillane said...

Deb, thanks for the post. I do love the headbands. I am constantly pushing hair out of my face when working. I also love the ornaments houses and birds. And yes, the messenger bag is amazing.

Vivien Zepf said...

A "Downward Dog 'Do-aid". Cool! Never would have thought of it, but you're absolutely right; this headband would be perfect!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Book looks interesting.

Andrea York said...

This book is just in time for the holidays. I would love to make a few gifts this year.

Renee G said...

I've never made headbands - but these would be a great gift for my nieces.

OhioLori said...

Always make handmade gifts for Christmas! & this book is Amazing! Great new ideas! :)

Sewgirl said...

Looks like a great magazine…thanks for the chance!

Lisa Marie said...

I love making holiday gifts!

Jess Burns said...

I've been meaning to make myself some headbands for a while - thanks for the reminder!

jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

L. Kienbaum said...

I'm having such fun hopping to new art blogs... Scrolling and perusing the entries and photos, I see we have some kindred pastimes--adoring birds, insect fascination, water stomping and nontraditional exploring, and of course fiberarts! Nice to meet you-- Laura

L. Kienbaum said...

I'm having such fun hopping to new art blogs... Scrolling and perusing the entries and photos, I see we have some kindred pastimes--adoring birds, insect fascination, water stomping and nontraditional exploring, and of course fiberarts! Nice to meet you-- Laura

jinsnapp said...

Glad this giveaway led me to your blog, thanks!

HollyM said...

It looks like a nice book with lots of gift ideas.

GranChris said...

I want to make the stockings. Looks like a fun book.

Ellee said...

Candy's birds are the cutest. I'd like to see them on lots of different projects. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

JB said...

This looks like a valuable resource. I have granddaughters that would just love the head bands.

Tonya Littmann said...

Love those nesting baskets.

Anonymous said...

Headbands are great for Crossfitters too.

Michele T said...

I am always looking for original and sweet project ideas to make for gifts. Those baskets look awesome!!

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RosieR said...

I love making gifts, so I'm always on the lookout for something new. There are several here that appeal to me.

Catskill Quilter said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Gina said...

What a great collection!

Lizzie said...

Great patterns, wonderful colours and well written instructions. The holiday row houses look like fun to make. Thanks for the giveaway.

stitchedbyme said...

I really need to make some of the headbands for myself. I have taken (am taking) a couple of Candy's online dye classes and have plenty of hand dyed fabric to make many of the gifts in her book. Now I just need to find the time!

Walter said...

Lots of great ideas to try! pjrquilter@msn.com

terrieannie said...

I want to make several of those hanging organizer baskets!

Lydia said...

I love bird ornaments, and I would have to make the ones in Candy ebook, pretty cute.

Anonymous said...

I love the houses but I need the organiser baskets. Conflict? I could make them both. If I win you can contact me at realyuseful *at* optusnet d0t com d*t au
Cheers, SpicyNut

Anonymous said...

What a lot of great gift ideas! The branch and bird mini quilt series is just adorable! Thanks for a chance to win! Your blog is so fun Deborah. And I love your shelter and stream art quilt! If I win, I am: mind dot less at comcast dot net

pippirose said...

Looks like such a great book! Thanks for the chance to enter!

Cloud 9 said...

So many great ideas, this book will be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection. Love the bag, beautiful colors and design - super awesome.

nicolesender said...

This book has great ideas for gifts that will be treasured.

Diane said...

Looks like some fun projects. Thanks for the review!

Sylvia said...

Great idea for using the headband! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

There are so many great projects in this book. I love the stitched bird ornaments.
wlinda_ca (at) yahoo (dot) com

Marlyn Anderson said...

There's a lot of great ideas here for gifts or for me!