Whether you're headed to visit family, planning a dish for a friend's New Year's Eve party, or staying home with the kids, here are some ideas for last-minute gifts to add a little handmade element to your gifting this year.
Last minute stocking stuffers (or gifts for the people you definitely didn't forget):
For the gracious host or hostess:
Gift toppers to add a little flair to your wrapping:
Christmas Corsages from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner
Needle-Felted Snowman from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner
Well now's your chance to learn more! The publishing director of the STC Craft imprint, our very own Melanie Falick, recently had the chance to sit down and speak with Abby Glassenberg on her While She Naps podcast.
With nearly twelve years as the leader of our craft imprint, she's worked on books from a full cast of exciting authors, including Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Clara Parkes, Natalie Goldberg, Kaffe Fassett, and Natalie Chanin, and she has authored her own books as well, including Knitting in America, Kids Knitting, Knitting for Baby, Weekend Knitting, and Knit: A Personal Handbook.
Over the course of the hour-long interview, Melanie discusses all aspects of her career, from her start in the publishing industry, to what she looks for in a book proposal and an author's platform, and how creating the books within the imprint is in itself a feminist act, plus so much more.
Listen along while your hands are busy finishing up (or beginning! we won't tell...) some last minute crafting this week. Enjoy!
Running low on time and ideas for those hard-to-gift in your life? How about giving the gift of books?!
From Novel Living by Lisa Occhipinti
With a solid roster of books from the past year ranging from knitting compendiums to personal memoirs, we have a little something for everyone on your list:
For the DIY Home Decorator:
For the Babysitters, Parents, & Others Looking to Keep Kids Busy:
For the Avid Knitters and Sewists:
For the Lovers of a Good Read:
Don't see what you're looking for? Check out some of our past gift suggestions: Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Books for Crafters and Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Books for Sewists & Quilters
While some people rush to pick out their tree and pin up their stockings as soon as stores open their doors for Black Friday sales, some of us need a bit more time to get into the holiday spirit. With a potentially calm weekend ahead and only a few weeks left to the holidays, here at STC Craft we are looking to take a load off, cozy up, and get crafting--this time, for our homes!
Won't you enjoy these projects with us?!
Pinecone Wreath from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner
Tabletop Tree from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner
Candy Stripe Christmas Stocking from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner
Chenille Poinsettia Garland from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner
For more holiday (and every day!) decorating ideas, check out these books:
Happy Weekend and Happy Crafting from your friends at STC Craft!