Maker Gift Guide

The holidays are here and believe it or not....all makers don't want JUST yarn.

Well, we wouldn't ever turn down yarn...BUT there are so many fun and meaningful maker gifts out there.

Here are 5 gifts I would definitely love under my tree.

And I've also included a gift that gives back - which is the only maker gift we all should be giving this season!

Krista is the founder of YARN MAMAS.  She is rockstar Mom that not only has her own apparel company but also designs patterns for her blog Rescued Paw Designs.

Look how adorable all of these sweaters are!

To check out all of the Maker apparel, click HERE

And make sure to the promo code OTH15 at checkout 
to receive 15% off your purchase until Dec 31, 2019

I love maker gadgets that make making so much easier! (make make
There are so many handy tools to help speed up your projects.
Here are 2 awesome tools to stuff that stocking with:

For knitters or the crochet curious, here is a kit you absolutely need:

Learn crochet basics for both left and right hand use with full color illustrations! 
This kit contains 5 crochet hooks, 2 finishing needles, Knit Chek, folding scissors, 10 assorted stitch markers and comes with a reusable zip-top clear plastic pouch. 
Plus, there are 15 project instructions to get you started.

Click HERE to check it out the LEARN TO CROCHET KIT on

Finish your projects in half the time by making multiple pompoms at once! 
The Red Heart Pom & Tassel Maker is so easy to use!

Click HERE to check it out the POM AND TASSEL MAKER on

Check out this video on how to use the Pom and Tassel Maker, by the lovely Marly Bird, click HERE to watch!

The maker behind Repeat Crafter Me is the lovely Sarah Zimmerman.  Sarah is one of those makers  that really pushed me to design and write patterns.  I met her only once and she truly inspired me during our short chat.

Click HERE to check our her blog full of a ton of  FREE patterns.

She recently wrote her 2nd book "Crochet Cute Critters," full of 26 easy amigurumi patterns!
Everything Sarah publishes is perfect for beginners.

Click HERE to grab your copy on Amazon!

AND - if you're one of the lucky ones to read this far in my blog post...first, thank you! 

And second, you could win a copy of Sarah's Book: Crochet Cute Critters

Follow the steps in my Instagram post, click HERE

I love supporting locally made products.
This yarn bowl is carefully handcrafted by Madeleine Coomey in Vancouver, B.C.
Not only are these yarn bowls gorgeous, but it's perfect for keeping your yarn in place while you work.

Click HERE to see all the designs and colours available.

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The best part of the holidays has always been giving back.
I am lucky to have been able to give back in a big way through my day job.
Last year we filled our TV studio with single parents.  They were overwhelmed with gifts and were so grateful that their holidays were going to be a lot less stressful that year.

Yarn Canada has teamed up with Bernat Yarn and Patons Yarn to giveaway $2000 worth of yarn to use towards good causes.

The prizes are as follows:

1 x $500 of yarn to a Canadian group who knits or crochets for a good cause
1 x $500 of yarn to an American group who knits or crochets for a good cause
10 x $100 of yarn to Canadian or American individuals or groups who knit or crochet for a good cause

All you need to do to apply is fill out the form and tell their story, click HERE to give back!

If you've made it this far, I hope I've checked a few lucky people off your list!
Happy Holidays!

Copyright line: Excerpt from Crochet Cute Critters: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns, by Sarah Zimmerman, published by Rockridge Press. Copyright © 2019 by Callisto Media. All rights reserved.

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