Make It Handmade

I'm Palak-- a slightly sleep deprived mom who has loved sewing, knitting and crochet for her whole life.  When I’m not chasing after my two rambunctious kids, or sitting behind my sewing machine, I write about my DIY exploits at my blog, Make It Handmade. I also own Sewistry, a site dedicated to stretching our sewing dollars with money saving projects, product review and buying guides.

Get Ready For Summer With Mabel's Labels

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mabel’s Labels. I received a voucher to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” School just ended for us here in Texas; and we are scrambling to get ready for summer school, summer camp and all those summer classes that we signed up for in the fall. Especially with swim ...more

Keeping in Touch with Loved Ones All Over the Globe

If you've been reading the blog for any length of time-- you'll know that I believe in the power of grandparents. Both my parents and my grandparents are huge parts of my kids' lives. They are always ready to babysit, or just come over and play ....more

DIY Mini Cards and Envelopes

Mini Cards! Card making has been so fun the last few months, but of course, tinier is always cuter. I love these mini cards because they are perfect to slip into a gift or to jot down a quick thank you ....more

Invites With Ellen Hutson Zipper Panel Die

You all know that I love clever things. I've been on the look out for some interesting dies for my Sizzix die cutting machine, and I found one that I think is just so much fun. It's the Zipper Panel Die from Ellen Hutson ....more

WPlus9 Cupcake Wrapper Die Review

After having a couple birthday parties under my belt, I've decided that cupcakes (weather trendy or not) are the way to go kids birthday parties. They are easy to transport, and I avoid the mess and hassle of cutting up a cake during the party. And they are cute! ...more

Tips For Cardmaking on a Budget ... Part II

So... I'm back with a few more cards, and a few more tips on getting some cards made on a budget....more

Tips For Cardmaking On A Budget... Part 1

I mentioned before the break how I had fallen into love with Lawn Fawn's cute graphics. Although I'm hardly a papercrafter, I decided to try my hand at making a few cards (which is what their products are designed for). And kind of like my embroidery obsession over the last holiday season, it became a fun little craft to do over the holidays when I had a few minutes here and there ....more

DIY Reusable Gift Sacks

More Christmas projects -- why yes! There are just 7 days left and I'm going to maximize my crafting time :). If you've been following my posts lately, you've seen that my crafting room has gotten an new addition-- a die cutting machine! ...more

DIY Reusable Felt Gift Tags Tutorial

Every year in my family we do a Secret Santa draw at Thanksgiving for gifts to give over Christmas. It's one of my favorite Christmas traditions! Not only do I have to shop for one gift instead of 7, but my fairly normal family turns into something like a spy agency for the month ....more

Cuisinart Multi Cooker Review

I'm so excited to share this latest addition to my kitchen! Meet my new best friend, the Cuisinart Multi Cooker. What's a multi cooker? ...more