December 5 ~ Coasters, shoes, log cabin-ish & Brussels sprouts

on December 4 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 73 Comments

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Patchwork Coasters
By Jackie, jckirner’s photos

Jackie made these with painter’s canvas drop cloth and fabric clippings from her scrap bag! She used Suzanne’s Simple Coaster Tutorial in our For the Table compilation.

Baby Shoes
By Irene, Mushroom Villagers

Irene is back with a cute selection of baby shoes. Make some of your own with the Stardust Shoes Cloth Shoe Tutorial from Joanna in our Warm those Toes tutorial compilation!

Log Cabin-ish Pillow
By Dacia, Dacia Ray

Dacia’s back too, with another fun project. We know you’ll enjoy her Log Cabin-ish Pillow Tutorial and you’ll likely want them all through your home!

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
Can you tell what Chris is working on for her holiday giving?! Read her meme answers on her blog, Growing Together, and maybe give her some advice on how to use an “obscenely large cutting mat” (because we could all use one of those, right?!). She also has a great Brussels sprouts recipe to share.

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73 Responses to December 5 ~ Coasters, shoes, log cabin-ish & Brussels sprouts

  1. Natalie says:

    Already thinking about next Christmas, and of course all of the gift giving opportunities in between… keep ‘em coming, thank you.

  2. Samantha says:

    Love those baby shoes! I really need to try some…

  3. Cici says:

    thanks so much for all of these link each day.

  4. Debbie says:

    I love the patchwork coasters! What fun they are! This blog has been so wonderfully full of great ideas! Thank you!

  5. I can’t wait to try and make these after I finish my Christmas sewing! :)

  6. brandee says:

    awww those booties are too cute!!!

  7. Bonnie says:

    I was just trying to find a cute little baby idea today and came up with nothing. Then I look on this blog and see the adorable baby shoes! Perfect!! Thanks!

  8. heather t says:

    must. sew. super. cute. baby. shoes.

  9. Amy says:

    Okay — I’m motivated now. Making little shoes has been in the back of my mind for a long time. Now I have a pattern — I have to try them! Thanks for the stellar tutorials in the November posts. I just found this site, and can’t wait to try several of them. These shoes are first.

  10. Eva says:

    oh no i almost missed this one, it was my bday that day ;-)

  11. Lindsey says:

    I was so excited to find these! I cant wait to try them. My sewing room is packed with all sorts of started projects! My hubby thinks im crazy, but there so wonderful for chirstmas. :)

  12. Karina says:

    Love those tutorials. it’s so easy to follow them.

  13. Katie Hoefle says:

    That pillow is amazing!!!

  14. Krista says:

    I’m holding myself back from making those adorable baby shoes, since I have no baby to wear them at the moment! :)

  15. Love what everyone has created! thanks for the inspiration!

    Happy Sewing!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  16. Shelly says:

    Your web site is wonderful! So full of ideas! I am just getting back to sewing after many years of raising four small ones and not having the extra time. Can’t wait to start on some of these projects!!! Thanks!

  17. Kat says:

    My fiancee is beginning to wonder if I’m ever going to make curtains with all of the different projects I’ve been trying. Thanks for all the hard work.

  18. Libby says:

    I love those baby shoes.

  19. Linda says:

    Thank you for sharing! By Christmas we will hopefully have two new cousins added to the family, and they will hopefully each have a new pair of shoes.

  20. Vintage Grrl says:

    GREAT STUFF! I have been loving your blog for almost 2 months now! Those baby shoes are to die for. I’ve had to enlarge them so they fit my 14 month old.. :D CUTE CUTE CUTE!

  21. Carol says:

    Ooooh! Nice pillow! Great incentive to bust out the scraps.

  22. Sheree says:

    These little booties are so adorable. I can’t wait to make a pair for my sister-in-law. She is expecting her first in February and these will be the perfect gift!!!
    I was searching for gift ideas for Christmas and it looks like I have hit the idea-jackpot! Thankyou so much!

  23. Oiyi says:

    The gift tags are lovely! Thank you.

  24. love the coasters!

  25. Stacy says:

    These gift tags are exactly what I was looking for today on the internet and you had them right here on your blog today! Thanks so much! Thay are going to look great on my handmade gifts!

  26. Lil' d says:

    Todays my day for writing letters and cards. It feels like a chore, when I want to be making things instead…

  27. melissa says:

    love that pillow! thanks for keeping us going!

  28. Christie says:

    time to stock up on baby gifts. okay, maybe i’ll wait until January

  29. Meredith says:

    Oh I love those baby shoes, but so far no more babies to make them for, have to think of someone else :) Thank you for the delightful gift tags, they are much appreciated and perfect timing!!

  30. Ekioart says:

    I still love those little baby shoes. I need to remember to pick up more supplies!

  31. mj says:

    Always so many great links!

  32. Carolyn says:

    I don’t know if you are permitted to post this link…….. it’s a great coaster tutorial I found and enjoy using
    http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/11/crisscross_coas.html

  33. Christy says:

    I love this blog!!! i’m busy right now using up that 50 lb. bag of rice I bought months ago for rice bags, I didn’t get too insprired until I saw your Rice Heat Therapy Bag Tutorial. Love the new baby booties on too!!

  34. Kristine says:

    Oooh, I love Dacia Ray’s log cabin pillow tute! Easy to follow and fun…

  35. I love the links each day! Thanks for sharing all of these!

  36. Those baby booties are too cute!

  37. Love the coasters!

  38. amy m says:

    everything in this post is great, the gift tags… so awesome, wanted to make my own but too many projects to complete already.
    baby shoes are so sweet and what a great gift to give and make for your own little peanuts.
    and i love the coasters and the pillow… perfect projects to add some color pop into our living room, after the craziness of the holidays, of course.
    i am so in love with this blog!

  39. Stefanie says:

    Everytime I think I have my handmade holiday list of things to make done you guys add another project I want to try and give this holiday. I may just have to save some of these goodies for next year!

  40. Celeste says:

    Fun ideas!

  41. These little shoes are making me crazy! must make them for every baby I meet!

  42. Cocoa says:

    I’ve downloaded the gift tags. Thanks! It saved me from having to make my own. I’m still working on my holiday meme post.

  43. Amy says:

    I’m expecting my third baby this winter and when I saw the shoes, I knew I had to make them! I’m sure it won’t end with one pair, either…

  44. Bree says:

    OK, now I HAVE to make those booties for my very pregnant best friend. The question is, what fabric am I going to use? The hardest part of sewing!

  45. Maxine says:

    Those baby shoes are just so cute!

  46. Vickie says:

    Oh, I love the pillow! Cool color combination!

    Thanks for the great tags!

  47. Teddi says:

    thanks for the gift tags – keep the great inspiration coming…now if there were hours in the day for crafting!

  48. Tara says:

    Love those baby shoes! I’ve bought some similar ones in the past from TinyHappy on Etsy — made with vintage embroidered linens — and they’re absolutely adorable.

  49. Michele says:

    I love the log cabin ish pillow…right now I’m making a couple of log cabin quilts as Christmas gifts and these would be great to add to the gift!

  50. Christy says:

    I love, love, love the gift tags, it is a lovely gift! Thank you!

  51. Amy says:

    Thanks for continuing to put up the holiday gift ideas. And also the gift tags — definitely going to use those!

  52. Alisha says:

    I’m working on some baby shoes and coasters right now! Thanks for the great tutorials.

  53. irene says:

    Yay, one more thing I can cross off my list- those gift tags. I plan on using those right away since they are exactly what I wanted. Thank you!

  54. nikkapotamus says:

    I don’t think I’ve been blogging enough. Does anyone know what a MEME is?

  55. Nichole D. says:

    I love the towel slippers! Your guys’ gift tags rock, too.

  56. Heather B says:

    Love all the projects created here – everyone has done a great job. I especially love the log-cabinish pillow. The colors are beautiful! I can see one of those pillows in my future – sometime in Jan. as a special gift to me for making it through the holidays.

  57. Stephanie says:

    I love those gift tags! Thank you for sharing.

  58. Sandy says:

    I love those baby shoes, every time I see them they make me smile!

  59. Pink Sky says:

    Thank you for sharing so many patterns and ideas, they are most appreciated! :)

  60. alison says:

    Oh my gosh! I love all of these items. There’s no way I’m going to have time to finish my ever growing list of items I keep adding to my list. Oh well, I’ll have to start thinking birthdays instead!

  61. Christy says:

    I keep meaning to make some little shoes for my youngest. Perhaps if I could get myself away from all these great blogs I could get my Christmas sewing done and get on to the fun stuff lol.

  62. Kacy says:

    Love the fabric on those baby shoes :)

  63. No. Stop. I can’t handle any more cute projects. NOT! keep them coming. My list grows and grows.

  64. julie kohl says:

    I just found your blog/shop and I love it! I stayed up 2 hours late last night reading it. Thanks so much!

  65. Mary says:

    Love these ideas! I’m definitely going to have to make some of those shoes — so, so cute!

  66. Jess H says:

    Love these itty bitty shoes and the brussel sprout recipe… whadya know I just picked up two big stalks of them from our CSA Sunday and they’re sitting in my fridge waiting to be cooked.

    Thanks for all the awesome tutorials, btw! Definitely made my Christmas gifting alot easier (financially as well as whittling down my stash!).

  67. Trina says:

    Thank you for the gift tags – I’ve printed them and used one already!

  68. LisaAlso says:

    HaHa! I thought the Brussels sprouts was *made* of yarn or something! My MIL is getting (amongst other things) some beaded felt green beans for complaining that I don’t cook my enough.
    Was hoping to add the sprouts to her plate!

  69. Javede says:

    Those baby shoes are sooo cute!

  70. Connie says:

    What a lovely blog! I’m so happy I stumbled across this today…. you will definitely be helping me to finish out my Handmade Christmas list with your suggestions and hints. Thanks! I’ll be bookmarking this one for sure.

  71. Kristin says:

    Love those coasters and the pillow!

  72. jenclair says:

    I’m loving the pictures of items made from the tutorials. Just visited the photo pool, too. Wow! You’ve certainly inspired a lot of crafty goodness!

  73. Kathleen says:

    Those cute baby shoes make we wish for another baby! Well, maybe not, maybe they make me wish I knew a baby to make them for!!

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