December 3 ~ Ornaments, mats, sachets & busy gals

on December 2 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 92 Comments

Are you enthused by the crafty holiday energy out there? The Handmade Holidays Flickr group is hopping, and the Sew, Mama, Sew! general photo pool has had a bit of crafty proliferation lately! 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!

Sweet Little Apron Ornament
By Erica, Pumkinlittle

Erica shares her Sweet Little Apron Ornament Tutorial she designed for her kitchen Christmas tree. Wouldn’t it be a cute gift topper on some yummy homemade treats for friends and neighbors? For more on Erica enjoy an interview we did with her in April.

Bath Mat
By Joanna, Sugarbug

Joanna really has some pretty amazing craft energy and has made many beautiful things with the Handmade Holidays tutorials. Here she used Montessori by Hand Meg’s bath mat tutorial via our For the House compilation.

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
Lisa’s daughter is hard at work on her Christmas cards, and Lisa’s working hard too on her handcrafted holiday gift list! See what Lisa’s up to and read her answers to the meme on her blog, darlinglisa.

Linen Pear Sachet
By Dacia, Dacia Ray

Dacia always has creative ideas and the perfect execution of those ideas. We love her Linen Pear Sachet Tutorial and you will too.

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92 Responses to December 3 ~ Ornaments, mats, sachets & busy gals

  1. Dianne says:

    I love, love, love the little apron ornament….how perfect for a cookie swap this Christmas season…thank you!

  2. Katie Hoefle says:

    Thanks for sharing the cute apron ornaments. I can’t wait to try them!

  3. Sandra says:

    Oh! I love those little apron ornaments 🙂 Those just got added to my “to do” list!

  4. Kathy says:

    I just love love love that little apron ornament tutorial! I think this will be a good learning project for me! I have a good time coming daily to see what’s new!

  5. ambre sautter says:

    Love the pears! I may have to whip up a set or two!

  6. Jaime says:

    I LOVE those pears… I swear, thanks to your blog, I have holiday gifts to make for the next century or so! 🙂

  7. Lauren S. says:

    the bath mat gave me an idea for a mat for the kitchen.

  8. Crystal says:

    Those little pear sachets are so cute! A basket full of them would be a wonderful centerpiece. Thank you for this wonderful world of handmade goodness that you’ve put together for us :))

  9. Mary Beth says:

    You ladies outdo yourselves with each post!

  10. Joy says:

    The little apron ornaments are so fun! Thank you for sharing this!

  11. Candace says:

    I have two quilts to finish before Dec.25 . . . but what great things to procrastinate over!

  12. carol says:

    I really love that mini apron, I have to carve out some time for that one!

  13. Natalie says:

    that is the cutest apron ornament. i love it.

  14. irene says:

    The bathmat and the pears are on my list! Thank you.

  15. Samantha says:

    I have a set of vintage apron bottle covers- the ornament will go PERFECTLY!!! The match almost to a T. I’m going to have to have a Christmas tree in my kitchen one day, with aprons, and cookie cutters, and spoons, and……………

  16. Javede says:

    Those pear sachets are sooooo cute!

  17. virginnylee says:

    A friend just sent me a link to the site and I am so in love! Great ideas and wonderful pictures! Love it! Love it! Love it!

  18. Natalie says:

    Those little aprons are adorable and I am in love with the idea of having a kitchen tree… oh the endless fun!

  19. Libby says:

    I’ve really appreciated all the inspiration I’ve received on this site. The bath mat is really cute.

  20. Mary says:

    The apron ornaments are my favorite…they look quick and easy to make…thanks for sharing…Mary

  21. Amanda says:

    Hi there, Thanks for so much inspiration! I’ve had a blast browsing through everyone’s tutorials not to mention trying a few new things.
    I absolutely love the pear sachet.

  22. Oiyi says:

    The apron ornament is fantastic.

  23. Emily says:

    OK, now I’ve got to make some of those apron ornaments for my cookie making day friends! They are SOOOO cute! Em

  24. Joanna says:

    Thank you so much for including me with all these talented crafters! I have to say, I’m a bit embarrassed, though, at the state of my blog; so, I apologize to anyone who stops by there! My pictures somehow all changed size, but I’ll fix it as soon as I can.

    I also agree that the apron and pear are adorable and will be thinking of someone to make them for very soon!

  25. Judy Hadley says:

    What a cute little apron ornament. Thanks! We do a kitchen tree and I’ll try to get one made for it.
    I have enjoyed all these gift ideas. JudyH

  26. Laura Smith says:

    Thanks for reminding me to get my Christmas cards going! Great idea to get the kids in on it. 🙂

  27. jill says:

    love the pears. and the mat. ok, i love everything, and really loved all the great ideas you gave us in november. i wrote about november’s great guide on my blog, and will have to write about december, too! thanks so much!


  28. Darma says:

    I’m in love with the tiny aprons. Going to make these! The pears are a must too.Those are really great! I am overwhelmed. I want to make almost every item posted here.


  29. Christina says:

    Oh my!

    After following all of your posts throughout November, I have so many things I would like to craft…but so little time to do so:( Do you think it would be ok to phone in sick to work with a fever? That is….a craftaholic fever;)

    Thanks for all the great inspiration and keep on the giving the crafty bug;)


  30. Holly says:

    So many ideas….so little time! only 22 days left! yikes!

  31. Violet says:

    Oh so lovely…more ornaments.


  32. kim says:

    Love your site. I enjoy visiting daily.

  33. Kathleen says:

    The apron ornament is just too darn cute!

  34. Alison says:

    That bath mat is so cute! But then everything always is lol

  35. bethany says:

    these tutorials are such a gift in themselves… But now I don’t have enough tome to do EVERYTHING. Can we move the holidays back a few weeks!?

  36. Christy says:

    The pear sachets are so adorable.

  37. amy m says:

    The apron ornament is sooo perfect for my work ladies! Thanks so much for posting that tutorial… I was sitting here stumped on a gift for them!
    And the pears! too cute!!
    this blog has really helped me get excited for handmade gifts this christmas.

  38. Meredith says:

    I am enjoying this blog so much lately! Great ideas, I’ll be using a lot of them this holiday.

  39. Hannah says:

    Thank you for all of the great ideas and inspiration!

  40. andrea says:

    i am waiting to receive a shipment of lavender to fill all the sachets that i have been making for the past week. will post soon 🙂

  41. Carol says:

    The mini-apron is soooo cute! Now I’m imagining a mini hot mitt.

  42. Meredith says:

    These are all such wonderful ideas!! Thanks so much for your site, it has made my month 🙂

  43. Susan says:

    I love the little apron ornament!! I also want to say thank you for linking us up with all the generous creative people out in the web. I am having so much fun sewing up so many ideas.

  44. Lil' d says:

    I’ve been busy… um… procrastinating. I’m hiding my head in shame at the sight of all this crafting (I did make a pear pincushion, but then couldn’t bring myself to put pins in it). I’ve got a list of things to make for my kid’s Christmas presents. So why am I looking at blogs??? You’re just a bad influence – you lure me here with great ideas, then leave me with no time to use them!

  45. Eva says:

    you guys are the best!

  46. Celeste says:

    I recently found this site. It is so much fun!! I love the project ideas.

  47. Allison says:

    I love the sweet apron ornaments! I’ve loved all the wonderful ideas and projects that have been posted.

  48. Jennifer says:

    I love the ornament tutorials. I like to give ornaments for gifts, now I can make them personalized.

  49. hi ! Thanks for all these great ideas ! how sweet are the little apron ornaments !!!

  50. Kristina says:

    Thank you so much for all of your waork on this! I have gotten so many ideas for Christmas presents.

  51. Stephanie says:

    I’m so thankful that Christmas is at the end of December because it allows more time to make gifts! I keep adding more gift ideas to my list every time I visit this blog.

  52. jeanie says:

    the pears are so sweet! (hee hee)

  53. Bridget says:

    I love love love the apron ornament! What a great thing to make to send with treats.

  54. anne says:

    Hey, I would really like a pattern of a dachshund-shaped door draft stopper. Anyone got one?

  55. Kabira says:

    ooooo Pear Sachets! Fruit Sachets! a whole new world of sachet-shapes – yeah!!!

  56. Kelli says:

    The apron ornament is the sweetest thing. I’m off to make one now!

  57. Amy says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the ornament!!!!!!! That Rocks!

  58. Kerri says:

    Shriek! I love the little tiny pears! Perfect stocking stuffers–you could even use a holiday potpourri.

  59. Karla says:

    I just can’t get enough!
    Sew many beautiful things to make!

  60. Shelly says:

    Now this is an apron I can make….too sweet!

  61. Tammy says:

    Those apron ornaments are DARLING! What a cute idea!!!

  62. nikkapotamus says:

    I keep thinking about making a bath mat, but I’m worried about it slipping around.
    But I see this one looks like it’s backed with Terry cloth. Does that work?
    I have a ceramic tile bathroom so it gets pretty slippery in there with all the water.

  63. It’s my first year of blogging during Holiday Seasons and it’s so much fun. Thanks you again for all the wonderful links and ideas!

  64. Vickie says:

    WoW! The fun continues! I am so excited! Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas!

  65. Pamela says:

    The Apron Ornament is fabulous! A perfect last add-in for a friend’s Christmas gift bag. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! 🙂 Off to sew some tiny aprons.

  66. Heather says:

    I am so happy that there are more tutorials!! I have so many things to make!!

  67. Becky says:

    I really like that apron ornament

  68. Denny Peterson says:

    What cute ideas! I’m making some of these in my mind because I have to do that work thing which interferes so much with my play time. I can’t wait! Denny

  69. Loved the Linen Pear Sachet

  70. Louisa says:

    I am so glad to see more great posts. I was sad to see November end after all the great ideas and new blogs you shared. Now, I’m not sad any more.

  71. Heather B says:

    Love the apron ornament – soft, nonbreakable ornaments are needed with my little ones.

  72. kara says:

    Oh, that apron is so cute!! I have actually made some of those pears, and they are so easy and really really cute!!

  73. Teddi says:

    I love the apron ornaments! I’m making aprons as gifts this Christmas and these would make perfect tags doubling as an extra gift! Very clever!

  74. Melissa says:

    Oh, ya’ll are going to keep me in craft projects until Next Christmas! Every day I notice something else that is *just perfect* for a friend or member of my family. So much cuteness, so little time–

  75. alison says:

    How do you keep finding such great, inspiring ideas? I thought November was great, but it looks like you might just be out doing yourselves!

  76. Donna says:

    I am sooo excited to have discovered this blog. I’m a bit late for starting many of these projects for THIS year, but you can be sure I’m starting December 27 for next Christmas. I’ve managed to pull off some handmade felt ornaments, many appliqued shirts, appliqued hand stitched cloth napkins, handstitched tea-towels, and my usual baking/canning/candy making. I went to a great craft show on Sat and walked around saying “I think I could try and make that!” while admiring all the lovely things. This is the first time I’ve managed to make things that look nice so I’m waaaaay thrilled to have discovered this blog with so many links to tutorials! Wheeeeee!!

  77. mama k says:

    That baby apron is the sweetest! I’ll be making some of those in the near future.

  78. Trina says:

    Once again, you gals bring us a post full of inspiration and treats for us! 🙂 I enjoyed Laura’s blog!

  79. Jennie says:

    Hi, I just found your blog through Wee Wonderfuls and I must say, I am inspired! Love the little mat, but have never done any patchwork stuff before…looks like a great project for a snowy day this winter! Thanks!

  80. patti says:

    All the beautiful projects have my mind buzzing!! I think I am going to have to keep going after Christmas and just put things away for coming birthdays/holidays etc!! The links you have provided have been so excellent for trying have at least 95% of our gifts handmade!! THank you so much.

  81. Margaret says:

    love the apron ornament idea will be making these as gift tags for the baking/apron sets I’m giving at Christmas.
    thanks again for inspirational ideas you guys rock!!!

  82. I love the pears.

  83. Jenna says:

    such lovely inspiration all over this blog!!! hooray for handmade! and crafty mamas. 🙂

  84. Coralee says:

    already have the bath mat bookmarked to try for my new apartment and love the pears…will have to try that one too!

  85. I love those apron tree ornaments! Can my tree cope with just a couple more ornaments? I guess I’ll find out once I make up a couple of those little cuties.

  86. Samantha says:

    Those apron ornaments are too cute!

  87. melissa says:

    love the pear sachets! great idea and so cute!!!

  88. Norma says:

    I have finished one project and now I’m moving on to two more. At the very least. Yay~ Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

  89. Tricia Froyd says:

    I like the colors in the bath mat above. I don’t think my fabric scrap pile is big enough yet to make one.

  90. shannon says:

    I love the apron ornament. Thanks for all the great links, I look forward to your posts every day lately! Thanks so much.

  91. Amy says:

    Yeah Erica! I adore Erica and all of her creations. I’ve got to make that little apron ornament tomorrow. Thanks for posting the idea!

  92. Briana says:

    Hi ladies, I wanted to say thank you for all the little sewing projects through November. I love love love them. – Briana in AK

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