Handmade Gift Guest: Anna of Noodlehead

11.09.10

Today for our handmade gift retreat I’m excited to introduce you to Anna of Noodlehead. Anna is my sewing hero and is one of those women who dreams up beautiful things and then
just
makes them.

You are about to see what I mean.

She also has two adorable daughters who get cool things from their mama, like adorable neck warmers and unicorn dresses. (My kids don’t even know what they’re missing. Maybe by the time the grandkids come along…) So, without further ado, here is Anna.

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Hey gift givers!  Just want to say a huge thanks to Amber for inviting me over today. Well, if you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know I love making zippered pouches.  I think they’re the perfect gift for any occasion, but especially Christmas.  By just changing up the dimensions a bit or using different fabrics, you can make a completely unique gift for that person on your list.

Go ahead and try my Scrappy Make-up Pouch Tutorial!
The best part about these pouches is what you can fill them with!  It’s a great opportunity to stuff in some special treats.  How about some chap stick, a mini journal and a pen for that teenager?  Or for a preschooler I love to make it a crayon pouch.  Fill it with crayons and markers, maybe some stickers, and wrap it all up with a spiral art journal.  For a special woman in your life you can dream up just about anything to suit their hobbies and tastes, I’d love one with a box of chocolates and a gift card to my favorite bookstore.  And maybe even for that man on your list, you know – that guy.  Yes, just grab some manly fabric and make it a dopp kit, some cologne, fancy men’s products, a gift card for ice cream perhaps?!
I think no matter what you add inside, making it personal to your recipient will make it extra special and show that you really care, and may run a close second to that fancy sports car they’ve been dreaming of.

Happy gift giving!

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