Ok, my turn, my turn! Yes, I’m making a list, so hubby check it twice! Here’s the things that I think are nice…
Bias Tape Maker
If you are a regular around here, you know that we ADORE making our own bias tape, and nothing makes it easier then this fun little gadget. And then in your stocking some different tips like the new 2 1/4″ quilt binding tip, and some tips in various sizes like 1/2″, 3/4″, or my fave the 1 1/4″.
Deluxe Rotary Cutting and Embossing Machine
Oh the joy of not having to cut your own fabric. Need I say more? Jacinda and I say that we like to sit around while our machines do all the work for us. Make sure to ask santa for an extension table attachment, a pinking blade, a wave blade, and maybe some embossing rolls like the scallop or circles.
I’ve caught a bit of the quilting bug. If your machine didn’t come with a walking foot, you are going to love it! It’s also great for sewing jersey. It is sort of like feed dogs for the top fabric, it keeps the fabric moving and the layers of your project from slipping. We have a bunch of quilting & jersey DIYs coming up so get your foot ready. The link above is to a brother walking foot because that’s what I use, but just google the correct brand and “walking foot” and you’ll find what you need.
Velveteen Fabric from Anna Maria Horner
Sometimes we need more than just quilting cotton, right? These velvety fabrics are INSANE RIDIK LUXE! Santa, slip some velveteen under the tree for me, k?
Amy Butler Thread Sets
9 rolls of giza cotton thread AND it comes in such a pretty box! Seriously, would you not sort of jump a little when you opened it? maybe bite your cheeks and wish the morning would just end so you could go sew already? Jeesh, maybe i’m a huge dork but i LOVE these thread sets.
America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook
You saw all the delicious things I’ve cooked up from the book. It’s like the bible of family cooking with all the details on how to make favorites a little healthier. I feel good every time I open it up. You could also go for a subscription to Cooks Illustrated – when we gave one away earlier this year, the winner emailed me to say: I’m happy to say I finally got my first issue of the Cook’s Illustrated magazine. Wow! This is magazine something else: ) Again, thank you so much! Not only does it have some awesome recipes, but I totally love reading the articles on how the recipes were created, so scientific sometimes. Awesome.
DSLR 50 mm Lens
So many ladies email us asking for advice on how to sell more stuff in their etsy store or get more traffic to their blogs. The number one answer is BETTER PICTURES! And the best way to do that is with this lens. You’ll get those great blurry backgrounds and beautiful portraits too. Also make friends with your aperture settings. But you can learn more about that in our post 25 Tips for Taking Great Photographs.
Papercraft: Design and Art With Paper
This is just a lusty book for any crafty chicka.
Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine
If you are ready to upgrade, get one like mine! I adore my machine!
Minnetonka Toddler Booties
Umm, this isn’t crafty at all, but these are awesome. Scarlet and I have matching pairs, yay!
And some Stocking Stuffers of the crafty sort:
Bone Folder: (push out seams with it – what a breeze)
Loop Turner: Make straps easier.
Aleene’s Glue Gift Packs: You know how we feel about glue.
Little Jars of Essential Oil: Make candles, scrubs, sachets, whatever! One tiny jar lasts forever.
Thread Organizer: Useful and pretty, makes your thread into a fetching colorful display instead of a tangled mess.
Bias Ruler: Makes life so much easier.
Kenzan: This japanese flower arranging tool is a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves flowers. If you can find an antique one in a cool shape, that’s even sweeter.
Pearl Snaps & Snap Pliers: Always good to have these in stock for making fun stuff like Snap Wrap Dresses or Snappy Toddler Tops.
Jiffy Grip: Make slippers and pajama feet that won’t slide around.
A Good Pair of Shears: Once you get a decent pair of sewing scissors you totally understand why your mom freaked out if you ever tried to use hers for cutting paper. I finally invested in a good pair and it’s like wearing diamond earrings, it just makes everything you do with them feel a little more special.
Sewing Table: HA HA, it’s only $1300, shove it in that stocking! But seriously, wouldn’t that be nice? A fancy table that holds your machine, your serger, all your stuff, in little compartments, that folds in ten million ways…the dream of organization…the fantasy, really…
Ok, your turn! What are you asking santa for this year? What should WE be hoping turns up under the tree (or near the menorah in my case)? Let us know in the comments and you could win yourself a luscious glitter assortment!