Just this morning, I was making out a list of gifts I wanted to give to friends and realized that I'll need to get cracking at this point if I hope to hand-make presents. If you find that you've been similarly sluggish about your hand-making thus far and need some ideas, you may be pleased to learn about the Noodlehead line of bag patterns. Created by Wisconsin based Anna Graham, these bag patterns aren't your run-of-the-mill bags. My favorites are the 241 Tote pattern which uses 2-3 contrasting exterior fabrics and features interesting side pockets and, now that my diaper bag days are behind me, the sweet Gathered Clutch. Since these patterns are emailed as pdf files, you'll be able to begin your project nearly instantly and (hopefully!) in time for holiday gift-giving.
If you'd like to be entered into a drawing for your choice of Noodlehead bag pattern, just leave your comment below or on the corresponding Facebook post. We'll also throw in two yards of your choice of Spoonflower fabrics to make up a bag or two. As always, please leave your Spoonflower screen name or some other means of tracking you down in your comment in case you're our winner. Entries close next Tuesday, 11/27 and we'll announce a winner on 11/28. Good luck, all!
Last week, we gave away a signed copy of Melody Miller's new book Ruby Star Wrapping, and the winner was Steffany Carrabino. Congrats, Steffany, and I hope Melody's book provides you with lots of wrapping inspiration!
To all our American peeps at home and abroad, we hope you enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow!