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Knitters Gift Boxes Coming Soon

The Knitters Gift Box is filled with special treats any knitter would love. Packed to the brim with wonderful delights.  And while I did have knitters in mind when I was putting these together, they would make a great gift for any fiber enthusiast, not just knitters.   These boxes are designed to be opened over several days like an advent gift or can be opened all at once.  Each box will come wrapped and ready to give.  Inside will be eight wonderful delights, each individually wrapped and numbered.  Open one gift each day the week leading up to Christmas for a fabulous daily treat with a special gift to open on Christmas day or you can open the entire...

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Happee Birthdae Harry

Harry Potter is one of the best stories ever written.  I say that now but when my children were younger and all into the Harry Potter craze I never really took the time to watch the movies or read the books.  Sooo...I did not get why everyone loved this story so much.  Fast forward 20 years and yes...I totally get it now.  Harry Potter is just magical. That's why every year I like to celebrate Harry's birthday with a special kit.  This years theme is Happee Birthdae Harry and was inspired by the cake Hagrid brings to Harry and Harry's first glimpse of Hogwarts.     The bag features a beautiful black and teal fabric with line drawings of Hogwarts...

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Countdown to Christmas KAL

I know it may seem early to start thinking about Christmas but it will be here before you know it.  There's only 173 more sleeps until Christmas.  That's 172 days (or less if your fingers cramp up) to knit all those Christmas presents on your list.  Not much time really. Every year I have plans to make everyone in my family something handmade and every year I fail and only manage to complete one or two.  But this year my daughter Sarah and I have decided things will be different.  We want to get a headstart on our Christmas knitting and we hope you do to. Together we are hosting the Countdown to Christmas KAL.  The rules are really simple...

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It's My Biz-versary and I'm Celebrating

With a giveaway! Yes, you read that right, a giveaway.  I rarely do giveaways.  I think they should be saved for special occasions.  And this is just such an occasion.  It's my biz-versary.  The Handmaker's Bag is 3.   It was 3 short years ago that I opened the virtual doors to The Handmaker's Bag and began selling my project bags.  It seems like just yesterday when I put that first listing up on Etsy.  I didn't know if it would sell or if anyone would be interested or like my bags but I felt compelled to give it a try.   And here we are, 3 years later and I'm still making bags (full time now) and a whole host...

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Kinp for Norah - The Baby Vertebrae

When I found out my daughter was pregnant for the second time I knew I wanted to knit a cute little baby sweater. Baby knits are just the cutest.  Everything is cuter when it's tiny, right?!? After much debate, I settled on the Baby Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk.  At the time I didn't know the sex of the baby and I wanted something that could work for either.  The Baby Vertebrae is a simple open front cardigan that is perfect for a boy or a girl.  There is a free pattern available if you just want to knit the newborn size but I purchased the multi-size pattern. Now that I had chosen a pattern, then came the yarn.  This took...

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