Gardner Village Blog Add a Handcrafted Touch to Your Holidays
Wednesday Dec 7 2022

Nothing puts the heartfelt in holidays quite like the gift of handmade. Whether you’re crafting presents, attire, or home décor, adding a little bit of YOU through a project is never a bad idea. Good news! It isn’t too late to add a few handcrafted touches to your celebrating. With kits, classes, and patterns, our friends at Pine Needles and Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village make it easy to get started today.

Willow Hill 

Pine Needles

Homespun Holiday Touches at Willow Hill Yarn Company

Baby, it's COLD outside. Fortunately, there are DARLING knitting and crochet patterns available, many for FREE (with purchase of supplies), for beanies and sweaters. Believe it or not, you can knit this cuuuuuute Santa hat in just a few days! The sweater on our Christmas cutie takes a little longer but is certainly worth the time put in with an outcome this adorbs! 

Santa Hat Beanie Pattern 

Don't forget to hang those stockings with care. Rumor has it, Santa puts a few extra goodies in the handmade variety. Whether you knit or crochet a sock, you're sure to win cookie points with the big guy.

crochet and knit stocking patterns

Perhaps you want to add a few of your own sock fillers to the gifting mix? How about a knit or crochet stuffie? These sweet friends will be the big hit come Christmas morning.

NOTE: Get the pattern and start yours now, as some do take a while to complete. 

 handcrafted holiday gifts

Don't forget to weave some yarn into your handmade decor. Isn't this bitty banner on the front door at Willow Hill the cutest? For the Barbie fans out there, this could also inspire a festive Dream House addition. After all, Barb has been awfully good this year. She needs a stocking, don't ya think?

holiday diy banner ideas

Evergreen Holiday Projects at Pine Needles

We asked our friends at Pine Needles what some of their favorite projects are for the season. Sandy Workman, the shop's owner, designed this advent cross stitch pattern. Basically, you stitch a square a day during December. Never fear, you can easily get caught up and do two squares for a while. They don't take long to complete. 

cross stitch christmas

We're told customer favorites at Pine Needles are the various nativity crafts. It's easy to see why when you appreciate the delicate detail in these peg people. 

handmade nativity

Kathy, a hardworking Pine Needles elf, is all about the advent stocking kit! You could also create this for the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve if you'd like to buy yourself a little time. 

advent stockings

holiday crafting kits

Speaking of advents, another shop fav are the advent quilts. 

advent calendar quilt

countdown to Christmas ideas 

Give the Gift of Crafts

Stuff those stockings with quality crafting supplies. Pine Needles and Willow Hill Yarn Compnay carry only hand-selected, top-rate products that any creative on your list will appreciate.

gifts for the crafter 

Happiest of holidays, friends! 

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