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Make Baby Stuff Newsletter, Issue #018 -- Happy Holidays
December 13, 2010

This monthly newsletter is brought to you from the Make Baby Stuff website. It is your kick in the pants to get crafty!

Knit Baby Hat Contest Winner!

Our contest ended December 10th and the winner is Long Tail Newborn Hat! Thank you to everyone who entered, each entry was a joy to receive.

Thanks again goes to Sundara Yarn for being our sponsor. Enjoy picking out some yarn, Ellen!

View all the entries right here!

PS - We're hosting another contest in January. involves blankets this time.

News: We are on Facebook!

Yes indeed, I finally set up a page for us. Come say hi on our MakeBabyStuff Facebook Page.

New Tutorials & Patterns!

birdie bib patternAn adorable birdie bib pattern and a bigger, mess catching pocket bib pattern for you.

I admit, I got tired of sewing constantly for the little ones so I drafted a maternity or mama tunic pattern for myself. I wear it with the belt, non-maternity style youngest is just one year, don't get any ideas.

toy box What did I make this year for my little ones for the holidays? A toy box specifically for dress up stuff. Here are my simple toy box building instructions. Ours was a robot of course. I'm currently working on more costume type things to go inside of it.

I wonder what you guys are up to for the holidays. Making anything for your little ones?.

Share Your Handmade Holiday Stuff for Kids? I'm dying to see!

PS - new tutorials and announcements are always posted on our blog: Make Baby Stuff BLOG!

Meet the Crafty Mama: Cheryl

sew can doYou may have noticed I took a little break from doing the monthly Crafty Mama features, but I've missed them too much. It is just too much fun to learn all about a fellow crafty mama and how she does it all. So they are back!

To kick it off, we have a fabulous interview with Cheryl who has an incredible crafty blog called Sew Can Do and she also runs a shop called The Green Hedgehog on Etsy. She has three little ones, homeschools and still gets a ton of stuff done. Very inspiring! Especially the bit about how she just learned to sew two years ago. You can read the interview right here. Thanks, Cheryl!

Are you a crafty mama? To be considered, fill out our Crafty Mama Submission Form and show your stuff!

Happy Holidays...see you in 2011!

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season and a Happy New Year! I'll see you all in 2011!

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