October 24, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me No. 43 ~ Featuring 3 Handmade Gift Ideas for the Holidays

"Up until the Industrial Revolution, all gifts were handmade. "

(source: The Modern Christmas in America: A Cultural History of Gift Giving by William B. Waits.)


Welcome to 
"A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post,
you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to 
join the party after the features below.


 Just a reminder that this party is all about creative sharing, camaraderie and support. In that spirit, be sure to visit one of your fellow party goers and leave them a nice comment!


And now, as promised, the features... 

Simple Citrus Scrub
from Yesterday on Tuesday

from As the Card Rack Turns
Christine & Co.


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  1. Thanks Jenn! :)That salt scrub looks fab. :)

  2. Love that salt scrub, Jenn. Thanks for hosting! I posted a timbale recipe for leftover risotto this week. xoxo Camilla

  3. Howdy, Jenn! Yours is always such a nice party to link up to because you're so happy to see everyone. Thanks for being a bright ray. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  4. What lovely handmade gifts! I did try to link up but it failed twice...I'll include my link here, and hope to pop back later and try again. Thank you for hosting.

  5. Oh Jenn, I'm so sorry, I finally got it to work, and then when it did, I came back to the page and there were two links! They have different pictures because the picture kept failing on the first one. (Linky tools kept giving me an error message, but I guess it linked up anyway.) If you wouldn't mind deleting one I'd be really grateful. Thank you so much again for hosting!

  6. The scrub as a gift is a great idea...you always have the best features. Thank you so much for hosting and taking the time to share your favs with us:-)

  7. Thanks for hosting, I think homemade gifts are the best kind!


  8. Thanks for hosting! Sorry I have been so MIA! My day-job has me running flat out! But I did get a chance to link up my Spooky Quilt! YAY!
    Hope to chat with you soon!

  9. Thanks for hosting! I love the idea of homemade gifts!

  10. Thanks Jenn! I am humbled to be included with such great projects-- both that granola and the gift card book and going straight to my must do list. Have a wonderful week my friend!

  11. Jenn, I love giving handmade gifts... thank you for hosting!

  12. Wonderful features and I love the history you included. I love to give handmade gifts and remind my highly tech family to slow down a bit.

  13. Thanks for hosting Jenn!! I love the features too - I really love doing handmade gifts. I am hoping to have time to do more this year!

  14. Hi Jenn, Great week again. Sorry for missing last week. I wanted to share this beautiful recipe for roasted eggplant. A little spicy and warm for cool fall days. HAve a great week.

  15. So making that salt scrub...and the granola...and the card holder! Happy Tuesday!

  16. Thank you again for hosting the link party! Sorry I messed up the first link I put on. I tried to delete it but couldn't.

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful gift ideas:)

  17. oh pooh! I linked twice because I kept looking at the end of the list. Then I FINALLY read your line about "first and last". Sorry!

    Thanks for hosting! What fun homemade goodies!

  18. I always love linking up to your linky parties Jenn! :D I always find neat blogs! I really like that mini composition book/gift card! That is the bomb.com! :)


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