Handmade with Love 2012 – A Pink Chalk Fabrics Holiday Tutorial Contest

The satisfaction of creating a present with one’s own hands is as much a gift to the maker as it is the recipient.

Handmade with Love 2012 is a celebration of handmade giving and those who share and teach how to make these special gifts.

Pink Chalk Fabrics invites you to link a tutorial you’ve written sometime in 2012 to one of the four categories below: Gifts for Friends, Gifts for Little Ones, Quilts, and Home Decor. Tutorials that will inspire us all to make gifts for our friends and family, gifts for the little ones in our life, quilts stitched with joy, and gifts to decorate our homes.

There are some fun prizes too! See the details at the bottom of this post for contest guidelines.

Happy Holidays and Happy Handmade Gift Giving!

Contest Guidelines:

  • Tutorial must have been published in 2012. Tutorial should include instructional steps with enough detail that the reader could also make the project.
  • Limit of two tutorial entries per person per category.

Dates and Winner Selection:

  • Tutorials accepted for submission November 14, 2012 through December 10, 2012  December 12, 2012 (deadline extended)
  • The Pink Chalk Fabrics Team will select 5 winners in each category. Beginning December 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012, the top 5 tutorial submissions in each category will be featured on the blog. Readers will vote for their favorite in each category. The top vote getter across all categories is the Grand Prize winner.


  • One Grand Prize Winner: A Kindle Fire HD 7″ Tablet (yipppeee!!! go start writing that tutorial!)

  • All 1st Place Category Winners: a $100 Gift Certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics

  • 16 remaining Top Tier Winners: a $20 Gift Certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics

*** A note on international entries: due to the cost of international shipping if the Grand Prize winner is outside the US we will award the international Grand Prize winner a $300 Pink Chalk Fabrics gift certificate ($200 value of the Kindle Fire and $100 as a 1st Place Category Winner). The Kindle Fire will be given to the next top vote getter in the US. ***

For button lovers:

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Here’s some links to last year’s fun:

Linky Page with 153 Entries

Tutorials that made it into the Top 5 in their category

The Winners

7 Responses to Handmade with Love 2012 – A Pink Chalk Fabrics Holiday Tutorial Contest
  1. Suzanne
    November 15, 2012 | 6:36 am

    I’m eager to see all the projects! I just looked at a few that really intrigued me.

  2. Melissa Corry
    November 15, 2012 | 7:04 am

    Wow!! So happy to have found your little tutorial contest. I am always excited to be able to share my tutorials :) I can’t wait to see all of the entries. Thanks for hosting such a great contest!

    • Kathy
      November 15, 2012 | 5:37 pm

      Thanks for participating Melissa!

  3. Jamie Lee
    December 11, 2012 | 9:22 pm

    Wow, can’t wait to check out all the entries!

  4. Lis Martion
    December 12, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    There are a lot of great ideas above. I want to try some of them out…lol

  5. CeLynn
    December 12, 2012 | 6:50 pm

    Thank you so much for all the fab links! I have pinned a few for future sewing :)

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