January #handmadeholiday2017

In the spirit of taking back the holidays, I am suggesting a  year of #handmadeholiday2017 on Instagram.


Make a list, check it twice…then start the year off with a stash busting hat and a few gift tags to print out to complete your gift.

Let’s start with the hat.

This month will be devoted to hats.  The Family of Stripey Hats from Churchmouse Yarn & Teas is a free pattern and is perfect for using up bits of worsted weight yarn stash to create unique hats for everyone you want to gift a handmade, hand knit item to.

There are many knit-a-longs starting soon, though the one I’m joining in on is #caramomcoffeeKAL for the new pattern design from Boyland Knitworks.  Another stash busting pattern for fingering weight yarns, especially if you have a drawer full like I do.

Next, grab a page or two of cardstock and print out some of these lovely tags.




For a very simple set of 8 tags I made myself.

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I love using a paper lunch bag, maybe decorated with a pinecone and cinnamon stick or just a ribbon added with a tag. How easy and yes, thoughtful a small package can be.

Just keeping it simple.

Until next time…



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