I found out about the "Handmade Christmas Challenge" from reading SewCalGal's blog here. If you haven't been following her, you should at least check out her blog. She has lots of quilty/crafty things on it including tutorials, etc.
Anyway, the challenge (which I joined) is to make one Christmas gift or decoration each month during the year, so that you don't have lots of things to do at the last minute. Good idea, huh?
I have this book, "Everyday Handmade" by Cassie Barde and Adrienne Smitke, which I have used before and remembered this wristlet purse that I thought was cute. So, since I have plenty of selvedges, I decided to make one of these for a Christmas gift. I really like how they turned out.
This one will be given to someone for Christmas and is made with blacks and reds.
I'm going to give this to someone before Christmas, but thought I would show it to you anyway. It's made with blues, tans and white.
I had to order the swivel clip, or you can purchase them at most craft stores. I already had one zipper and only had to buy the black one, so these didn't cost much at all.
Here is the link for the January challenge, which ends today, so if you made something this month for Christmas you still have time to enter the challenge. I'm going to link this post on the "link party" now.
Let me know if you decide to join this.