Pretty Prudent Wishlist: For the Crafter

It’s that time of year again for our Pretty Prudent Wishlist, and we’re kicking it off with all things crafty. For the month of November we will be sharing a few of our favorite things. Some of these gems we already have and others we just love from afar. We’d love if you added to the list by adding a few of your favorite things in the comments below. Let’s get started with our Pretty Prudent Wishlist for the crafter.

For more holiday gift inspiration check out Pretty Prudent Wishlist For the Home, For Your Beauty Kit, For the Little Reader, For the Pets, and For the Baby.

Photo via Le Petit Pot

I have been keeping my eye out for a label maker and can’t believe they can come as cute as this.

After many broken hot glue guns, I’m more than ready to own a durable one like this Surebonder H-270 Full Size High Temperature Glue Gun that can hold up through all the crafting.

These beech wood cookie tape holders can make the cutest stocking stuffers, along with these polyhedra stamps.

Top off a gift with a handmade key fob. You will need Key Fob Hardware and our tutorial to get started.

Jaime discovered the wonders of Montana Spray Paint when we she was working on some top secret projects for the book! A small can goes a long way with a very professional finish.

I’ve had my eye on getting back to painting with this Watercolor Paint Set. The colors are so rich and bold I’m inspired just looking at it.

Glitter Tape is like champagne, it just makes everything better. Use it to decorate cards or tuck it into a handmade t-shirt stocking.

Creative Bug is a one-stop shop for online craft workshops. Buy your closest crafty friend a subscription, individual workshop, or craft kit like this Leather Brindle Clutch Kit. The materials will be sent to you, along with unlimited access to the step-by-step instructional video.

My heart belongs to a Sashiko by Baby Lock. It makes everything look like you’ve hand stitched it, without all the work.

Be inspired to sew something beautiful with the Tropical Kona Sampler from Fabricworm. You can’t go wrong with their Alexander Henry Christmas Fabric too.

Use one of the Fabricworm fabrics, along with this non-slip Jiffy Grip 11 Inch x24 Inch White fabric, to make slippers for someone you love.

I tried out Handmade Charlotte’s Paper Stencils to decorate my tablecloth for Quinn’s Ice Cream Social Party and have been hooked ever since. I especially love that they have trendy stencil designs for the modern crafter.

Jaime has been raving about her new OLFA 1057028 CMP-3 Rotary Circle Cutter. It’s definitely one of the 5 sewing supplies she can’t live without.

Speaking of items we can’t live without, one of our tried and true favorites is the Simplicity Bias Tape Machine. Jaime explains how to use it in How to Make Bias Tape and shows you what to do with it next in How to Sew with Bias Tape.

Photo via: Partner in Dine

I fell in love with Watson Kennedy Scissors on my trip to Seattle. They are handmade and work beautifully. I even brought a pair back for Jaime and Colleen because they are just too beautiful to pass up.


Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

I had my first taste of apple pie moonshine at Jaime’s house and it was deeeelicious. She brought some back from Nashville (same trip as when she asked locals to share their favorite Southernisms) and it was so good I could even taste the crust. Since that glorious moment nothing has quite quenched my thirst in the same way, that is until moonshine and I were reunited again thanks to Sidewalk Shoes’ Apple Moonshine Recipe. Start out by grabbing your nearest bathtub. Kidding! This recipe is so easy to make right in your kitchen.

Pam from Sidewalk Shoes can surely make a mean recipe, her Pumpkin Spice Chai Panna Cotta is up next on my list. Stay updated with her newest recipes by adding her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+

Check out the Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe after the jump…



DIY Wood Stump Coasters (Free Template)

When we spotted these wood stump coasters from Sewing Barefoot they just seemed like a must for preparing for the season of cozy. Shannon’s free template also makes them a cinch to cut out and sew. Yes, even a beginner sewist can take a stab at these. Bring a set of them to a holiday party for the hostess, and keep an extra set for yourself. I made a few felt leaf coasters last year and they’ve been holding up great. I think now I need some of these to add to the mix.

To cozy-up your home a little more, try making these Knit Cacti – they add a bright touch of green throughout these colder seasons, and they’ll never die! Shannon also has great tutorials for an iPad Stand that is incredibly handy, and for creating Hidden Storage with Books. Now, let’s curl up by the virtual yule log fire and start sewing up these cuties.

Learn how to make DIY Wood Stump Coasters after the jump…



Fabric Friday

Today we are giving away a bright and cheery, Alison Glass, Clover Sunshine, Circle Aqua fabric. The colors are whimsical and lively, I think this could definitely be a focal point in a room. What does this fabric inspire you to make? Something to wear or something to put in a room?

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Alison Glass, Clover Sunshine, Circle Aqua tell us what you would make with this fun fabric. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…