December 2 ~ Pincushions, bibs, thankfulness and planning

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Our December hodge-podge of inspiration truly begins today! Don’t forget to comment anywhere on the blog for your chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates to Sew, Mama, Sew! each Friday!

Tiny Pincushion
By Melissa, crafting order out of chaos

Melissa used the Tiny Pincushion Tutorial from How About Orange via our Pincushion & Pins tutorials. It makes you want to make a few yourself, doesn’t it?!

Fabulous Fifties Bib
By Nicole, Nicole Mallalieu Designs

Lara from thornberry alerted us to this fantastic Fabulous Fifties Bib Tutorial (scroll down for the pattern PDF) from her designer friend Nicole. It’s such a darling design, and Nicole’s site has lots of great tips geared towards bag making too. Enjoy!

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
Lynn from The Little Red Hen shared one of her family’s Thanksgiving traditions she thinks would be great to start now for next year (hint: it has something to do with this jar!).

Melissa from picking.up.purls has a big list of items to create soon for the holidays and plans to update her meme posts with photos and some of her holiday family traditions. Have you made your lists? Have you written about your holiday traditions yet?

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121 Responses to December 2 ~ Pincushions, bibs, thankfulness and planning

  1. Taryn says:

    I LOVE the pincushions, I’ve made so many and they are be-a-u-ti-ful. My 3 yo niece insists that they are cupcakes:-) Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. Anne says:

    Love the pincushion.

  3. That tiny pincushion is so cute!

  4. Gretchen Bradley says:

    Thanks for all your help finding these tutorials. I have found so many new blogs to read!

  5. Talya says:

    I’m new to sewing, and I loved all the November tutorials! They were so inspiring! I was getting sad that November was coming to a close, so I am particularly happy that you have kept up the tutorials into December. Thank you!

  6. Laura says:

    Those bibs are adorable! I can’t wait to make one for an upcoming baby shower!

  7. Grace says:

    Love the pincushion and the bib. I made one of the pincushions last month and it turned out so cute. everyone comments on it when they see it.

  8. Natalie says:

    What a great bib! Thank you!

  9. Lisa says:

    Thank you for all the tutorials…love them!

  10. irene says:

    I have TONS of kids I could make those bibs for and they look to be the perfect size.

  11. Dore says:

    The bib, the bib, the bib… thanks for spreading the message! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Javede says:

    Wish I knew people with babies to make those bibs ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Saralyn says:

    Those are the coolest bibs–makes me want a toddler–you know, “I need a toddler. Git me a toddler!” Oh, never mind….

  14. Carrie says:

    Thank you, thank you for the bib tutuorial!!! I have been searching everywhere for a bib that my daughter cannot rip off and this just might fit the bill. If I can just find time to make it on my very long (and getting longer every time I log on here) to-do-list!!!!

  15. Oiyi says:

    Love the bib.

  16. Jodie S says:

    Love the bib!!

  17. Shary says:

    I need to make some bibs. I’m so glad you keep posting ideas!

  18. Lauren S. says:

    cute bibs!!!

  19. Kim says:

    Loven that bib! Big E needs some new ones (-:

  20. Ekioart says:

    Tiny pincushion=cute.

    That idea with the jar is great. I may start that for us as a family as well. Then branch it out when we start having big family dinners again.

  21. Amy says:

    What a cute itty bitty pin cushion!

  22. Melissa says:

    I “need” those bibs for my daughter! I’ll have to dig out the cute material from the stash and get busy. Thanks!

  23. Katxena says:

    Wow, that 50s bib tutorial is great. Thank you!

  24. Trina says:

    your blog is one of my favorite stops on the web. Everything is right up my alley. thanks!!!

  25. Pina says:

    I made a lovely pincushion myself. Unfortunately I have no tutorial to share it with you. Anyway, I am sure that if you like it, you will easily make it yourself.
    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful things with us!

  26. grace says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ i want to make a tiny pin cushion..right now, even though its almost 11pm…

  27. melissa says:

    wow! thanks for mentioning my blog! how exciting! i did finally update with some photos and a free knitting pattern! i may have to add the cute bibs to my “after christmas” list for my new nephew due in april! thanks for such great ideas!

  28. Lisa says:

    Can’t wait to try out the bib pattern for my little drooler. It seems that the pattern will really cover and stay on well!!

  29. Beth says:

    Love the bib tutorial… I have a brand new nephew coming in just a couple of days – these will be perfect! Thanks!

  30. nikkapotamus says:

    I love the Dick and Jane fabrics. I bought a bunch of the series, but they have just been sitting around waiting for the right project. I’m inspired. Thanks

  31. Emily says:

    Goodness gracious! I have to enter! I love the little pincushions, as I haven’t had one before this weekend! Now I have an adorable little one… may post a picture on the blog about it tomorrow. Em (emandmikeyATaolDOTcom)

  32. Libby says:

    The pincushion and bibs are great.

  33. Lisa says:

    I found this blog through bloglines a few weeks ago. I’m trying to learn to sew and have just finished my first project (the soft cubes). I’m taking on the apron next..

    THANK YOU for providing this blog and collecting all these great ideas! I’m so inspired!

    I LOVE the bibs! I’m thinking I should make a few to go along with the baby cubes!

  34. Leah says:

    Love the bib design! I’ll be making a few of those! Thanks for all the great gift ideas!

  35. Pat says:

    Love that pin cushion.

  36. Ashley says:

    What sweet fabric on those bibs! I love them!

  37. julie says:

    I was just talking about this style bib with someone the other day. Thanks so much for the tutorial link!

  38. Rose L says:

    Those bibs are great! I hope I can get to them before my sister has her baby!

  39. Michele says:

    More cute bib pattern’s…they are so great! They will make excellent shower gifts

  40. Sarah says:

    Ooh, what a great bib tutorial! That would be a great Christmas present for my little niece ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. heather w. says:

    such fabulous ideas! i’m so glad i found this blog!!!

  42. amy sharp says:

    I just took a sewing class- am so excited to make many of these items
    thank you!!!

  43. jackie says:

    I love all your ideas! Thank you for this wonderful resource.

  44. Laura says:

    I am going to give the bibs a try. Two friends are having babies in December, so these would be great!

  45. punchanella says:

    LOVE the pincushions. this is a great blog, i’ll be back!!!!

  46. Michelle says:

    Love that pincushion! Think I’ll add it to my collection ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. steph calkins says:

    Wonderful! cant wait to make one!

  48. I love the tutorials that you guys did for November.

  49. SuZ from NJ says:

    love that bib…I want one !!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Mandy says:

    I’m just finishing up my christmaas stocking!! Can’t wait to get going on the gorgeous bib, but I should finish up my boys stockings (once their fabric gets here, of course…)

  51. Christie says:

    The jar idea is really nice. How great to make thankfulness all year long.

  52. katie fox says:

    thank you so much for the month of tutorials!

  53. Jenn says:

    The Bibs are THE BEST – so beautiful! You guys are responsible for my sewing “to do” pile being so tall – you have so many wonderful inspirational ideas here! Thank You!

  54. Cristie B says:

    Love the bibs!! I’ll be making some of those in the near future!

  55. Liz says:

    Great projects!! Those bibs are PERFECT! Love them!!

  56. Jen says:

    That bib looks just perfect for my little one! Thank you for so many wonderful, amazingly inspirational ideas and tutorials!!

  57. Mary says:

    Love the pincushion…I’ve seen several different tutorial on these lately…looks like a quick little gift for my sewing sisters! Mary

  58. dianne says:

    Thanks for the all-in-one most amazing tutorial post. Loved it all last month and am looking forward to more inspiration.

  59. Anna says:

    Thank you for the link to the bib tutorial. I think it will be much easier to keep a bib on the pixie monkey at meal times. Much apreciated.

  60. Robin in New Jersey says:

    Love the bib~~Thanks!

  61. Christi Grame says:

    Those bib aprons are perfect for the projects my kids and I have been doing. I’ll need to whip up a few for them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lucky kids
    Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials in November your blog has inspired to me to do an almost all handmade Christmas for my lucky family

  62. Mary Beth says:

    All the of the tutorials have been so fantastic. So many good gift ideas out there. These bibs look like no exception.

  63. Samantha says:

    Wow, I was starting to anticipate a December let-down, but you just keep on and on and on and on…………thank you!

  64. Linda says:

    I just bought some great oilcloth at a flea market—I want to make the bib for my friends’ new baby! And I LOVE the tiny pincushion!

  65. All the stuff is adorable! Love the bibs…too cute!

    With friendship,

  66. Amy says:

    I just love the bibs. They are inspiring me to get a bias tape maker. I think it would really make my projects look so much more professional!

  67. Mrs. Pear says:

    The bibs look so sweet and easy! Just the pattern I need for all these friends of ours having babies!

  68. Joanna says:

    That bib is so cool! Great for those of us who have wee ones who seem to be able to pull all other bibs off in seconds!

  69. Jess Knight says:

    I love the tiny pin cushions! you can never have to many of them!

  70. amy w says:

    The bibs are great, I’ve been doing a lot of baby crafting lately and this fits in perfectly!

  71. Deirdre Peters says:

    The mini cupcake pincushions are adorable. My cupcake obsessed 2-year old would be thrilled to find those on the tree when she wakes up Christmas morning!

  72. Eva says:

    love the bibs!

  73. mama k says:

    oh man! those bibs are the best i’ve seen yet.

  74. lavonne says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed, which shows a picture of some slippers for kids, but I can’t find a link or reference to it in your post. Can you tell me where to find the tutorial for the slippers? They’re adorable!

  75. Sandra :) says:

    LOLOL I have to agree wholeheartedly with chilihead — the cuteness is KILLING me!

  76. vera says:

    The little bibs are so cute.

  77. Jodi Renshaw says:

    Thank you SO much for all this inspiration. It has really helped me this holiday season ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Carol says:

    Excellent bib tutorial! Thanks!

  79. Yvette says:

    Oooh that tiny pin cushion is just TOO cute!!

  80. Mika says:

    Those bibs are cute! One of these days, I must get on the ball and start making baby quilts or baby clothes for all of the babies that my family and friends are having. I feel like quite the delinquent older cousin! My older cousins and aunts were so good at sending home-made gifts and cards when I was little.

  81. rene says:

    so very cute!! cant wait to try this out myself!

  82. redheadedhowler says:

    Love the bib — I’ll have to give it a try!

  83. Violet says:

    That fifties bib is just great! I like a bib that stays put.

  84. Kerry says:

    Such a cute bib idea amd love the tiny pincushion too!

  85. alison says:

    Adorable bibs!

  86. Kristin says:

    The thankful jar is a wonderful idea!

  87. stacey says:

    The bibs are darling, I have two babies coming to sew for – great idea! again!

  88. Minty says:

    I love the bib! It is so cute!

  89. Rebecca says:

    I LOVE those bibs and I am SOO SOO SOOOOOO excited to have a tutorial and pattern to go with it! Thank you SMS and THANK YOU Lara and THANK YOU Nichole. Y’all are the best!

  90. I Love those bibs, they would make great presents.
    Your right seeing those tiny pincushions makes me what to make a few as gifts.
    they are just so adorable!

  91. Tammy says:

    Those bibs are adorable!

  92. serina says:

    love that little pin cushion!

  93. Lynn says:

    That fifties bib is adorable!

  94. hollie says:

    LOOOve the pincushions and the bibs . So many good ideas…just gotta find the time !!

  95. Heather B says:

    I need to make a list as I scroll through Nov’s posts. As of right now, it is all in my head – no wonder I don’t know where to begin!

  96. Angela says:

    I just discovered this site through another blog. It’s terrific. Now I have ideas for all the scrap fabric I have stored up!

  97. Jess says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this past month! That bib pattern is SOOOO cute!

  98. SM says:

    I love the bib! When my kids were tiny I could never get enough of these. I think I’ll make some for friends’ babies. The ones I had were always plastic which can be improved upon with fabric. Maybe I’ll try making one out of some flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth material and see how that works too.

  99. lori says:

    I love those baby bibs! The fabric is adorable and I love how much “protection” it would give! Great idea!

  100. jenclair says:

    Oooh, more links to keep glued to the computer1

  101. Kathy says:

    I LOVE the bib tutorial. I will definitely be making many of these for my 2 year old and 9 month old. I also have quite a few of the November gift ideas that you posted on my list for Christmas sewing (which is somehow getting longer, not shorter! LOL)

    Thank you for the great link. It is really nice to be able to come to one place for a bunch of good ideas instead of trying to think them up and then find them online myself!

  102. Alisha says:

    I was just thinking about the tiny pincushions earlier today. I’ve got to make some.

  103. I love the bibs! If you don’t quit finding such great things to make for the holidays I’m not going to get anything but sewing done.
    Thanks again.

  104. Robin says:

    I’ve loved reading your tutorials and projects throughout the month of November. Great work! The little pin cushion in today’s post is cute enough to eat (without pins, of course)!

  105. Nicole says:

    Those bibs are amazing! I need to get some laminated cotton to make some!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. That pin cushion is so cute!

  107. chilihead says:

    The cuteness is killing me! Simply adorable…as always.

  108. Annika says:

    I’m so glad the project links will continue! I’m in crafter’s heaven.

  109. sara says:

    wow I love the bibs. I will be making some of those this week for my drool monster.

  110. LisaAlso says:

    Very cute bib! Now to get me some little ones to wear them!

  111. Stephenia says:

    love the tutorials!

  112. Jenny says:

    Oh my! That pin cushion is adorable & I LOVE those bibs too!

  113. Brittany says:

    Love the bib! I have been searching for a good bib pattern. Now I just have to get sewing!

  114. Alison says:

    The bibs are adorable, and there are always so many babies to craft for.

  115. Kirsten W. says:

    I love the bib design – so great how it wraps around the back!

  116. Emily says:

    Such cute bibs and pincushions! Thanks so much for always posting wonderful ideas…I can never seem to come up with anything on my own, but your suggestions always spark my interest! It was the highlight of my day to see what was posted here everyday in November!

  117. Amanda H says:

    I love those bibs! I, too, saw some of that fabric the other day and thought, “oh, I really like that, but what can I use it for?” Mystery solved! Great tutorial. Does anyone know the equivalent of 35cm? I’m assuming it would be about 1/4 of a yard since it’s a small thing.

  118. Crystal says:

    Love that tiny pincushion!

  119. Pamela says:

    Thank you for sharing the Fabulous Fifties Bib Tuturial! Adding it to my stash of baby shower gift ideas. So cute!

  120. Delaina says:

    those bibs are perfect! thank you!

  121. jeanie says:

    I love those bibs, I saw that fabric the other day and was wondering what I could use it for it is so great!!

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