Giveaway: Handmade Home

This giveaway is a book straight from my very own wishlist!! A copy of Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures.

We’ve heard great things and thought it would be fun to give away a copy to one lucky Prudent Mama (although you don’t have to be a Mama, or even a girl, or even prudent to win!) But you do have to live in the US.

Just leave a comment telling us which of your holiday projects you just didn’t get to this year. I ask because I want to feel better about ordering Christmas cards and having them over-nighted rather than making them myself. I’m feeling really guilty and disappointed in myself. So let it spill. What fell through the cracks?

Feel free to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and if you do, leave another comment here for an extra chance to win!

On Friday, December 18th at Midnight CT, we will close comments and select a winner using

And don’t forget to enter all of the current giveaways listed up there in the right corner! The Yard Fauna Notecard Giveaway ends at Midnight tonight. Just a few hours left!!




I love this book it is quite awesome. I was not able to finish my little guys sweater, my big guys scarf, my little girls jacket …. do I need to say more??


I haven't gotten around to making cross-stitched gifts for the kids I nanny for! Bummer. Cheers,



I had great plans to made handmade crochet cards. I have 2 dozen holly leaves and mistletoe leaves made without any berries. Back to the shop bought ones. But at least I am ahead for next year!!!!

Hahne Family

My 3 yr old is big into barrettes and bows- only small ones, not big ones… So I thought I'd put some put some small bows on barrettes for her and her little sister. I'm still thinking about it, but as the time ticks closer and closer to Santa's arrival, it's getting less and less likely.


Didn't get to? It's not Christmas yet! There are some crafty gifts that may have to wait. And decor that went back down to the garage. And . . .


I'm supposed to just pick 1 thing I didn't get to? Hmmmmm- I still haven't finished my boys' stockings (they are 4 and 2- we've improvised every year). Didn't get gifts for neighbors done, either. Oops!

Mia J.

I was going to make some notecards for gifts this year and actually have all the supplies but never got to do it yet. Maybe next year.


Well Im newly married and hand sewn my husbands stocking but never got to mine not to mention I was supposed to handmake applique/embroidered scarves for my girlfriends… looks like thats not happening either… ill be lucky to get done my embroidered kitchen towels :/

Holly Snyder Thompson

This is an excellent giveaway! I've really been wanting this book. I'm a beginning sewer, so I set my expectations pretty low for hand-made Christmas gifts. Fortunately, I was able to finish all of the gifts for other people (I hate showing up gift-less). However, I didn't get to making stockings for me & my husband this year. I also want to try making an advent calendar, but I just did not have time to get that all done. Good news is I have the next 12 months to do it!

My name is Erin.

Hmmm, where do I start? I haven't bought any gifts for my husband, yet….have opted out of getting a tree this year because we just didn't have time to put the ornaments up….never ordered Christmas cards because I realized addressing them would take too long and the anxiety of finding the perfect picture for the front of the card sent me into hysterics…my biggest most embarrassing project that I haven't gotten around to and have dubbed it a holiday project due to the fact that it is December, is that I have not even sent HALF of my Thank You notes from my wedding which was in June…pathetic, rude, sad all around. Give me a break, though, I am a first year SpEd teacher!


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