Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Pattern, a Giveaway AND a sweet deal!!

All in one post, friends! Crazy!! So, the new pattern we are introducing is a downloadable PDF pattern for the cute little snowman and mouse here. This sweet pattern was created by Gretchen Fabre of Chichiboulie just for Handmade Parade!

If you would like to score this pattern for yourself you can can cruise on over to her Pattern Page on Handmade Parade. A 5x7 download of this little guy is $3.50, but for tomorrow only you can get it for $2!

Now, for the fun stuff! If you leave a comment on this post I will enter you into a drawing and send this sweet embroidered guy right to your doorstep in time for holiday decorating! Good Luck!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

We have a winner!

I decided since there were two ornaments I would give them to two winners! I used the random number generator to get the winner and the first winner was commenter number 1!

Andreanna said...

Those are cute. I made something like that as a kid.

and the winner of our next ornament is:

I Am Nacho Mama said...
These are so cute. What a neat idea.

November 20, 2008 6:12 AM

who was commenter #12!
Congrats girls! Email me at and
I'll get your prizes to you right away!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tutorial: Yarn Wrapped Christmas Ornaments and Giveaway

Here are the supplies you will need:
Tacky Glue
Yarn or ribbon
A metal cookie cutter

Wrap your yarn or ribbon completely around the cookie cutter.

If your yarn is a bit thick take a safety pin or needle threader (I couldn't kind mine!) and push the yarn through the button you want on your ornament.

Glue the button in place with tacky glue and hold it tightly in place until the glue sets up a bit. Tie a piece of yarn or ribbon to make a hanger and you have a very simple, very cute ornament!

If you like these ornaments post a comment because we are giving them away again! Comments will close on Tuesday and I'll choose a winner Wednesday. Good Luck!

Party Favor Pack Winner!

Finally! I have had a terrible time with my computers lately - three (yes THREE) have died on us in the last couple weeks. So because of ridiculous technological issues I haven't been able to post much, but we are good to go now! As you may recall I posted these little notebooks and cupcake picks and now I am finally picking the winner for the set of eight picks and books.

Through the oh-so-official pick a paper from a bowl method, Amy is our winner! Yay Amy! Email me at thehandmadeparade@gmaildotcom with your address and your prize will be on its merry way!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Painted Frames on Flickr

Originally uploaded by Simbiosis on etsy
Flickr user Simbiosis_on_etsy painted some so-so thrift store frames and made them super fab! I am in the process of a little room makeover at our house and fun frames like these are totally on my list of things to find!

Dollar Store Crafts Sushi Clock

My new favorite craft site is quickly becoming Croqzine's Dollarstore Crafts site. Who could blame me when they post awesomeness such as this Sushi clock?

Monday, November 3, 2008


Originally uploaded by PlanetCoco
This is one of my flickr favorites. I love it and think it would be so cool to make one for all four seasons. This one was made by PlanetCoco and I am about to go check to see if she has an etsy shop for these great creations!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sweet Jessie is offering these adorable bookplates for download (hey she is sweet!). For $5 she'll even personalise them for you! Sweet deal!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Originally uploaded by littlelovelies
The group is open now! Upload your entries to the He:Craft Flickr group as soon as you can. Remember there are two categories Boys and Men, so be sure to designate which group you want your entry entered in. You can also enter as many times as you like!

Sugar Skull Softie Stack

Today is known as the Day of the Dead (or all Saint's Day, but that is a totally different holiday, lol!) and pretty suggared skulls (prs softies made to look like them) are the thing of the day! These were made by flickr user the small cat club.

Melissa Haworth of Haworth Handmade and Under Construction made these jams and jellies for her mother in law. I just looove how she packaged them up! Melissa has a lovely blog full of great ideas and is frequently featured on this blog. If you need any great holiday gift ideas besure to check our tutorials from last year-several are from Melissa!

Hankie Journals by Little Pink Studio

Originally uploaded by littlepinkstudio
I was thrilled to sign into Flickr and see these little creations by Cerri of Little Pink Studio (who is also featured in this month's Artful Blogging magazine).Cerri, her mother and grandmother made these delightful journals as a celebration of her Gram's birthday! I couldn't possibly think of a better way to celebrate a birthday.

Check out her amazing blog (and don't forget to go shopping, too)