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Handbound: Your Thursday Dose of Chronicle Craft

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Handmade Pledge Spreads to Chronicle

Like the 10,452 (and growing!) people around the world who pledged to buy handmade this holiday season, Chroniclers lined up for lovingly hand crafted goodies this year. Luckily we didn’t have to go far. Our Annual Holiday Craft Sale is one of our most anticipated days of the year! For the past six Decembers we’ve held our very own sale here at our office as a way to showcase the goods of our coworkers. Isn’t it amazing when you discover someone you thought you knew so well has such a hidden crafty talent? Check out the wares the skilled makers within our walls offered this year:

 

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Chronicle’s Annual Holiday Craft Sale

 

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Gocco cards

 

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Scrumptious granola

 

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Special jewelry

 

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Knits n paper goods

 

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Vintage button rings

 

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So many choices!

 

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Zippered pouches and handmade soaps

 

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Delectable treats

 

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Such good gift options!

Now, if only I could part with the precious things I bought….

 

Sublime Stitchmas Contest Winners!

Check out the amazing top three winners for the Sublime Stitchmas Contest hosted by Sublime Stitching!

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More Quick Handmade Gift Ideas

Just in case you’re still scrambling to pull together some last minute presents, here are some great ideas from Chronicle Author Shannon Okey who wrote The Pillow Book coming out this Spring:

I’m making bath salts and tasty care packages for my loved ones this holiday season. It’s simple: add a layer of epsom salt to the bottom of a pretty glass Mason jar, sprinkle with a few drops of lavender oil or another favorite scent, add more salt, more oil, etc until you reach the top. Cap with a round of fabric and tie with a gorgeous piece of yarn. As you might suspect, I’ve got more than enough fabric and yarn sitting around the house, but if you don’t, a little will go a very long way. I also bake biscotti for my aunt, who likes mine better than any she can buy in stores. The key is baking them until they’re crispy but not too too crispy — and don’t skimp on the pistachios and almonds!

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Christina Loff
Craft Publicist

Kate Prouty
Craft Editor

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