Christmas


Sashiko-Embroidered Tea Towels: Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas October 2017

When I was in junior high and high school, I did a lot of counted cross-stitch, but I didn’t do much straight-up embroidery. I haven’t done much needlework (aside from knitting and crochet) since then. Over the past few years, my Pinterest feed has been full of beautiful embroidery. The designs range from cute to…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas September 2017: Essential Oil-Diffusing Bracelets

So many people swear by essential oils nowadays, so I think this month’s Handmade Christmas gift idea is perfect. Make one of these bracelets for the friend who loves her oils and another for the friend who could use a boost but hasn’t tried oils yet. I made this first bracelet for a friend who…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas August 2017: Yarn Ball Ornaments

We only have four months until the big day. Do you have your handmade gift ideas lined up? Today’s craft is a quick and easy one: yarn ball ornaments. We all know and love the look of the iconic yarn ball: you know, the kittens-with-mittens type of yarn ball. Well, now we can share our love…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas in July 2017: Etched Glass Casserole Dishes

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this month’s project–etched glass baking dishes. I have wanted to make these for years, and I’m thrilled with how mine turned out! If you’ve ever left your casserole dish at a potluck, you know that getting it back may or may not happen. Even if you do…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas 2017: Pin Loom Coasters & Bookmarks

Can you believe I’m thinking about Christmas already? It’s only six months away, folks! What’s that mean for us? It’s time for Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas, of course! As I was organizing the area around my end of the couch (a.k.a. my knitting nest), I came across my little Weave-It pin loom. Now, I’ll admit that…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas November 2016: For the Home

I have to admit that I don’t decorate much for Christmas, or throughout the year, for that matter. I put up a tree and hang a wreath on the door, but that’s about it. A few years ago, I started collecting the LEGO Winter Village sets (Some people collect ceramic houses, I do LEGO.), but…


Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016

With Christmas just over a month away, it’s time for all you knitters and crocheters to kick your crafting into high gear if you’re planning to make hand-stitched gifts. If you’re still looking for just the right pattern, now is a great time to support independent designers like me. It takes a lot of time…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas October 2016: Busy Bags for Kids

How about something for the kids this month? Choosing from a wish list on Amazon is awfully easy, so I’m certainly happy when that’s an option. Sometimes, though, I like to give a small handmade gift, as well, to show that I’ve put a little more thought into the gift. When my son was a…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas: September 2016

Time is flying! I still haven’t settled on my handmade gift for everyone this year. I just keep collecting ideas and dabbling, but nothing has lit my fire yet. It could be that it’s hard to feel the pressure of Christmas when it’s still 85 degrees, but now that fall is officially here, it’s time…


Bronwyn’s Handmade Christmas August 2016: Nutella Powder

Every year, I tend to choose one unique gift to make and give the same thing to everyone. Last year, I finally got around to trying something I’d seen on Pinterest (this post) a few years ago— Nutella Powder. It was a big hit with my family and friends, so I thought I’d share it…