November 14 ~ Holidays at Home

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Today marks another Friday devoted to making your home warm and cozy in the upcoming holiday season. Don’t forget to share your preparations with us!Reminder:  Today is the last day to use your newsletter coupon in the shop.  NOVHH2 for 10% off.

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Betz White originates the most marvelous felted wonders! We love her Felted Wool Pomander Tutorial.
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Amy from LucyKate Crafts shares an Easy Peasy Elf Hat Tutorial for the elves in your life.
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Lauren from Pimp Stitch has Little House Ornament Pattern for you to download. You can make a village!

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Holidays at Home Week 1, Fabric Ornaments.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Kristin’s choice Lara’s choice Beth’s choice
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Beautiful Twists by Ella Dean is full of winter and holiday goodies, including lots of vegan holiday lip conditioners.

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Amy shares a fantastic Gingerbread Recipe on her “recipe cheat sheet” download via Angry Chicken. Delicious!
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Pomanders can be used for cooking (mulled wine comes to mind for the holidays!) but they’re also lovely tucked away on a shelf all year long. Cat from Cut Out + Keep has a helpful Pomander Tutorial.

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Win It

The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

By Amanda Soule

When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun!

Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog, SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations.

This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children’s imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family.

To learn more about the author, Amanda Soule, visit her blog at www.SouleMama.com.

We’re so grateful to Jennifer from Shambhala for contributing this wonderful book. Amanda Soule is one of the queens of the crafty blog community. We love her writing, her photography and the way that somehow, she always makes us want to shut down the computer to go spend time with the kids. This book will give you plenty of ideas to make the most of that time. Visit Shambhala Publications for more information. Comment below for your chance to win.

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11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

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259 Responses to November 14 ~ Holidays at Home

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  3. Anna says:

    Love the site (it’s my first visit) and love the book!! Blessings!

  4. Page says:

    I have three little ones and we do not have a TV (by choice) so I am always looking for ideas to keep us busy!

  5. Lynn says:

    I have no idea what a pomander is, but the Felted Wool Pomander is fantastic! I will be making one of those this year!

  6. Josiane says:

    I know a few elves who would love that cute elf hat! And it seems to be easy enough for me – great!

  7. pam says:

    i can already smell that citrus pomander.

  8. Hannah says:

    mmm, yummy gingerbread!

  9. Kelley says:

    that book is one I have been interested in for a while…would love to check it out. The elf hat is super cute!

  10. Erin says:

    that felted wool pomander is so neat looking! i can’t wait to try and make one – what a fun little gift idea!

  11. Teresa says:

    Mmm, gingerbread!

  12. julia says:

    How did I miss this post!! Great stuff!…Must make pommanders with the kids this year!

  13. Karen H says:

    The felt pomanders are beautiful….what a great idea!

  14. julie says:

    HELP!!!!!!!!THAT LITTLE OLE’ CUTE HOUSE PATTERN IS SCREWED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1GO TO HER SITE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE HAVING TROUBLE! PLEASE HELP!
    ANYONE??

  15. Heather Kiger says:

    I want this book. Love to have more ideas for use of my felt.

  16. EmilyB says:

    I love the elf hat! I am off to find some fabric to have a go at making two now…

  17. Liz says:

    loving the felted wool pomander! goodwill bins sells stuff by the pound…could make a lot of ornaments from goodwill sweaters, felted!

  18. Susanne says:

    That felted wool pomander idea is great! I have two crafters-in-training, and would love to put Amanda’s book into practice with them.

  19. Amy says:

    the little house ornaments are just darling!

  20. RebeccaC says:

    I am so going to make a little house village!! How freakin cute!

  21. Edris says:

    Loving the elf hat. The little people in my house would enjoy wearing this.

  22. Love the felted ornaments!

  23. Shelley says:

    I love Beth’s choice in fabric!!!!

  24. KarenW says:

    Love the elf hats! And great giveaway!

  25. MelissaB says:

    Look at that Gingerbread Cake – yummy!!!!

  26. Jennifer says:

    I think my tree is going to be covered with ELF HOUSES this winter! OMG! They are the cutest ever.
    Thanks for all the awesome ideas…keep them coming.

  27. Laine Odle says:

    the ornaments are great!

  28. bethany says:

    all wonderfully inspiring…

  29. Jennifer says:

    the gingerbread looks lovely.

  30. Christine Bolin says:

    Have to make the little house ornament. Too cute!

  31. Jodie says:

    That book looks amazing! I hope I win it (fingers crossed!), but if not, I think I will ask Santa for a copy.

  32. mmm…i’ve been wanting a good gingerbread recipe…i’ll have to try amy’s recipe!!

  33. Jen says:

    Thanks for the great ideas you post and the great resources– like the book The Creative Family.

  34. Christina says:

    the elf hat is adorable!

  35. Mrs. Rachel says:

    I would LOVE to have The Creative Family!

  36. Deb says:

    Love all these tutes ~ out comes the felt!! Thanks so much!!!

  37. Elizabeth says:

    Love the house ornament and the giveaway.

  38. Stefanie Pech says:

    Hi I can’t post any more comments, have to sew the little house – right now;)
    Love it, Steffi

  39. Kat says:

    What a fabulous collection of crafty giveaways. And just in time for Crimble. Yay!

  40. Heather B says:

    Thank you for another great week of inspiration. This is one site that I look forward to, and it always leaves me excited & ready to try something new.

  41. Viv says:

    I love the little house. Very cute.

  42. Catarina says:

    I fell in love with the little house ornaments. And I love Soule mama’s blog. She has great ideas with the kids.

  43. Jaime says:

    The felted wool pomander is awesome! I love using felted wool from old sweaters, they are one of my favorite things to watch for at thrift stores. Thanks for the free tutorial.

  44. Christy says:

    That elf hat is a darling! Love the gingerbread recipe too! More power SMS!

  45. that elf hat is adorable!!

  46. Michelle says:

    I love those felted wool pomanders, so cute!!

  47. Katy says:

    That book looks so fun!

  48. Joy says:

    I wonder why anything looks cuter when it’s felted! I’m in love! ps – great giveaways!!!!!!!!!

  49. Toebi R says:

    That elf hat is SO cute, I definitely will look forward to making some here.

  50. Melanie says:

    The elf hat is too cute!

  51. Ruthanne says:

    pomanders! off to make pomanders!!

  52. Trish says:

    I love the elf hat!!

  53. missknitta says:

    Yum! Gingerbread!

  54. Christy says:

    The elf hat is great!! Thanks again for the wonderful ideas.

  55. Beth H says:

    I’m going to have to make one of those elf hats for the wee man so I can take his picture and use it on our Christmas Card! It’s so cute!

  56. JenO says:

    Yippeee, i love crafting!

  57. JenO says:

    Yippeee, i love crafting!

  58. Nickie says:

    I love the roses…..I cant wait to make one for my tree. Thanks for the great ideas. I really enjoy reading these post. THANKS

  59. Lil' d says:

    Wow. Thanks for the reminder – got to make some more Christmas ornaments soon. I don’t think they will look anywhere near as good as those, mind…

  60. Keli says:

    I love the pomanders!!!! I am making one, and I put a hold on Betz’s book at our library.

  61. Katie says:

    That house is too cute! I love ornaments. I really would like to try out some of these ideas. Thanks again for sharing!

  62. Holly says:

    LOVE the book- I checked it out from the library buy had to return it yesterday, darn hehe!!!! I would love to have that i my own library at home :) And those ornaments are AMAZING…. gotta add a few of things to my Christmas craft list! xo!

  63. Janellybelly says:

    The felt pomanders are beautiful and very inviting to make – great prize too.

  64. Michelle Jadaa says:

    love the felt pomander!
    oooh gingerbread,that unique smell and texture,so warm and comforting.
    Thanks for all the great ideas:)

  65. Sarah says:

    So many fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  66. Kristi says:

    Great ideas again……Love the elf hat!

  67. Jenn M says:

    Love the elf hat!

  68. Caitlin says:

    Very fun ideas!

  69. Julie says:

    I love those little house ornaments. But I also love the felt pomanders. Thanks again for all the wonderful ideas.

  70. Lisa says:

    The little houses are so cute… Think I’ll make a few for the tree.

    Lisa

  71. Elizabeth says:

    I love the felted pomadour. It is beautiful.

  72. Debbie says:

    The felted pomander would make a lovely gift!

  73. Yetta says:

    I think this is my favorite giveaway yet. Thanks for the opportunity. That gingerbread looks devine as well.

  74. Donna Sharpe says:

    Love the elf hat and the little house! Too cute! house

  75. Cindy says:

    Just found your site! Can’t wait to jump in with a few ideas this year….and start much earlier with all these wonderful ideas next year! I have been trying to find this book at the libraries near me for a month! To own a copy really would make me think Santa was looking out for me!

  76. Andrea says:

    I am so enjoying this month of crafty ideas! I’ve found so many great ideas for this holiday season.

  77. Ms. Cleaver says:

    The rosette pomander is so lovely!

  78. Bree says:

    the little house is very cute but I think I like the felt pommander better – and it looks really easy.
    people love to receive handmade ornaments as gifts.

  79. Amy says:

    I love the tiny house ornaments!

  80. Sarah Kaeck says:

    This book looks wonderful. I am going to check out her blog right now.

  81. Eliza says:

    This book looks so inspiring!

  82. Stacy says:

    My daughter and I are going to go to the kitchen right now and stir up some of that ginger bread! Yum!

  83. Leslie says:

    The Felted Wool Pomanders are really adorable and would be great as gifts. Adorable!!

  84. Karen says:

    I have tried so many tutorials up to this point…just love them all!!!

  85. Rachel Ehorn says:

    I have been eyeing that book for a while now – but as I do not have kids, haven’t found a way to justify it!

    Also, that felted wool pomander, AMAZING!

  86. Leslie says:

    Oh my gosh, that elf hat is so cute! I can picture all 4 of my kids running around wearing them this season.

  87. craftytammie says:

    Her book is on my wish list this holiday! I love those little houses.

  88. amy says:

    Those elf hats are soooo cute!

  89. Christy says:

    I love the elf hat and little ornaments!

  90. Mama K says:

    I’ve been looking for a good gingerbread recipe! I’m going to try that tonight if I have the ingredients.

  91. ellen says:

    Everything is wonderful. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  92. Samantha says:

    I love the Felted Wool Pomanders – those are going to look fantastic on my tree!

  93. Mary says:

    Thanks for brightening my Friday. I’ve been eyeing amanda’s book for quite some time now. :)

  94. Anne says:

    What lovely projects – each one is so unique.

  95. betsy says:

    Gingerbread is my favorite. Never thought about making a pie with it. sounds yummy

  96. Michelle says:

    I love the little elf hat! I’m going to make one of those for my son!

  97. Kristin says:

    Love the pomader! So pretty!

  98. kristine hanson says:

    thanks for all the chances to win!

  99. Jayme L says:

    I love the elf hat and little house, they are adorable.

  100. Bethany says:

    I have two little munchkins that will love the elf hat!

  101. Karie says:

    That ornament is so pretty!!

  102. Sara says:

    I can’t wait to try out the felted ornament. Thanks for so many great ideas!

  103. Amy Bundy says:

    I love the SouleMama blog, but don’t have her book yet… pick me!

  104. Little A says:

    I can’t wait to make those little houses from Pimp Stitch!

  105. Delaina says:

    I can’t WAIT to make the felted pommanders!

  106. Leslie Spies says:

    How adorable is the pomander!!!

  107. Hannah says:

    I am loving all these wonderful ideas! that felt pomander is adorable. I can’t wait to make one!

  108. Lisa E. says:

    everytime i check this site, i see something i can’t wait to make for someone! i love it!

  109. I like the elf hat!

  110. Ashley says:

    Love that felt pomander! I think I’ll have to go buy some felt!

  111. joey says:

    I can’t wait to read this blog everyday. The ideas a-just-a-keep-a-comin! Thanks!

  112. Alana Jo says:

    Love the elf hats!

  113. ran says:

    Lovely giveaway….again. My daughters could really use this, with their little ones.

  114. brooke says:

    The little house ornaments are so cute!

  115. Sarah Lee says:

    Love this giveaway! Would also love to become the owner of it…..

  116. Jane E. Petersons says:

    oh! i love the wee house ornaments! yes – i am going to make a few – how fun! thanks for all the jolly ideas – i am very inspired. :-)

  117. Kelly says:

    That gingerbread looks delicious!

  118. Jessica says:

    I think that I need that book. My creativity is slumping!

  119. Melissa says:

    Can you get any more elegant looking than the Felted Wool Pomanders? Adorable!

  120. Mary says:

    I LOVE those ornaments! Heading over right now to get the pattern…. :-)

  121. Amy says:

    I love the pomander and the houses! Does anyone have good tips on making felted wool?

  122. erin says:

    That ornament is adorable! I will definitely make one of those!

  123. Emily says:

    I love the elf hat. I’ll definitely have to try that!

  124. CodeCrafter says:

    Yum gingerbread!!

  125. Dawn says:

    I love these projects today! Great for gifts!

  126. Jocelyn says:

    Beautiful ornaments! Thank you ladies for putting together all of these wonderfully creative ideas so we can share them with our loved ones!

  127. erin says:

    i would SO love to win this book!

  128. aSprinkling says:

    Ooh…I want to win! Oh yeah…and I think the house is cute…but I’m sure I won’t find time to make any.

  129. shelle says:

    That is a great book, I would love to have a copy.
    And todays tutorials are my favorite so far, I hope I have time to make a village of those little houses. Love it!

  130. Laura says:

    I remember making those orange/clove pomanders every year during the holiday season. The smell still brings back memories of my childhood!

  131. Debra says:

    The Elf hat is so cute!!! Once again…..great post!

  132. Jennifer N. says:

    Ooh – the elf hat!!! My daughter’s been asking for a Santa hat – and I don’t want to buy her one. This is the perfect alternative. Thank you so much.

  133. Andi says:

    Ok, my sewing to-do list just keeps growing longer and longer!! I am definitely going to be making an elf hat (or 3 or 4!).

  134. Greetings! I just discovered you site yesterday… and I cannot wait to read it as often as you have posts!! Thanks for all the great information!!

    ~His4ever247~

  135. Sam says:

    I am loving those little house ornaments! So cute. Take them off the tree after x-mas and use them as pin cushions all year long!!! what fun!

  136. Sam says:

    I love the little house ornaments, and I need to make at least one elf hat, so that will keep me busy for some little while. Too many fabulous ideas already. My brain is buzzing with ideas.

  137. Rebecca says:

    The giveaway book looks just wonderful *crossing fingers* I hope I win!

  138. jackie bateman says:

    i love soule mama and all her wonderful ideas and well just everything about the wasy she lives.

  139. Carol says:

    Gingerbread… yummy!

  140. Rebecca says:

    I love those felted pomanders – I’ll be checking out her other creations now too.

  141. Sonya says:

    I .so. need that book.
    the hat is adorable. wonder which of my kids I could get to wear it?
    thanks for the continued fun, ladies!!
    ~

  142. Betsy Pratt says:

    Your finds never cease to amaze me!
    From today’s post, I’d have to say that the felted wool pomandor is absolutely my favorite, though!
    Please keep up all the great inspiration! It’s amazing to have SO many great choices for handmade gifts for the holidays and beyond.
    Betsy

  143. Tiffany says:

    I love the idea of this book. My son is 2.5 and we already spend a lot of time working with the things we have- he loves to help me bake, sweep the floors, etc, and we talk about all the different ways we “could” do it (like flying with the sweeper)- I’d love to have this book to work from.

  144. Whistlepea says:

    I’m crazy about Beth’s pick. Must get me some of that.

  145. Heidi says:

    The little house ornaments are a bundle of cuteness!!

  146. Michele says:

    So many lovely things!

  147. Caroline says:

    I’ve been wanting this book!

  148. buebau says:

    This is a book I’d love to have…
    I love the little house ornaments. I’ve been makink some little fabric houses to decorate our home. I’ll post picture in the pool.

  149. Nicole Newman says:

    I love reading Amanda’s blog every day! It is a sweet place of peace! I would love the chance to own her book.

  150. Victoria says:

    I’ve heard lots of great things about that book. i would love to read it! Thanks for all the great ideas and giveaways!

  151. susaningle1945 says:

    Wow….this book sounds wonderful and how generous of the “giver” to offer it to us. Put my name in the hat, please.

  152. Joy says:

    Super excited about the little house ornament! Too Cute!!!

  153. Victoria says:

    Why, oh, why doesn’t my printer like the Little Village Ornaments pattern when I love it so much? I guess I can wing it!

  154. Jessica says:

    all of these are fantastic!

  155. Jessica says:

    The felted wool pomanders are absolutely lovely. As though I need even more on my crafting to do list, but there it goes, straight up to the top!

  156. WendyLou says:

    Wow!! Would I ever love to win that!! Thanks for your very excellent blog!!

  157. BethieB says:

    I love Beth’s choice of fabric today. I’m trying to think of ways to convince my husband I really do need just one more yard (or three) of fabric…;)

  158. Tammy says:

    Ooh, I want to make and buy everything today! :)

  159. Bunny says:

    I LOVE that wool pomander craft! I was looking at it just the other day.

  160. Melanie O. says:

    Love the Little House Ornaments!

  161. Rane says:

    This year you have once again wonderful gift ideas! I know I keep saying this
    but it is true!!! Take care all I gotta go look at all of these!!!!
    Rane and kids!!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  162. Tara says:

    Mmm, must make some gingerbread!! Thanks!

  163. Bonnie says:

    I love that adorable felt pomander! All the ideas are so great!

  164. Amy Hachem says:

    my son will love making his own pomander! I havent made one since i was a little girl :)

  165. Genevieve says:

    Im dying! Too many great things..so little time. I want to make pomanders with the kids because I have fond memories of making them when I was young. Gingerbread? Of course. And little houses…I want them too!

  166. Kathryn says:

    I must make the tiny house ornaments.

  167. susan says:

    looking forward to trying out that gingerbread recipe — thanks for the link!

  168. Shanna says:

    What a sweet sweet elf hat.

  169. jill m says:

    I followed the link to Amanda Soule’s site. Her view on “craftivism” caused me to have an “ah-ha” moment. It was the push I needed to know that if I can get my little basement-run business up and going, a portion of all sales will be used in assisting women from other countries to develop their own small businesses. Thanks for the reality check.

  170. Christina says:

    I love the little house ornaments! …and the “Win It” book. I’ve really wanted to add that to my collection for when my baby is a little older.

  171. Alex says:

    Ooooh, I have really been wanting that book! Thanks for all the crafty ideas. I am currently making a small army of Half Eaten Gingerbread Men from last year’s blog!

  172. Anne says:

    Cute tutorials. I love the handmade holidays – can’t even tell you how many times I’ve used last year’s list for ideas throughout the entire year.

  173. Ashley Ann says:

    I love them all today!

  174. Katie Mitchell says:

    I’ve always wanted to read that Creative Family book. It looks like it would be a good read.

  175. Hazel says:

    I think I’m going to make gingerbread tonight! Perfect for an evening of crafting. And the wool felt pomander is beautiful!

  176. Shawn says:

    This is great! I love handmade holidays! Thanks!

  177. Ingrid says:

    Oh! this book is on my Christmas wish list! I’d love to win it.

  178. MegVS says:

    Love the felted wool pomanders!

  179. Grace says:

    Thanks for all these great ideas. I am looking forward to making a whole village of those super cute houses.

  180. Sarah AJ says:

    Love the elf hat! It’s adorable!

  181. Sara D. says:

    I love the little house ornament! And I’ve always wanted Amanda’s book, so many great ideas.

  182. Meghan says:

    Love the houses so cute.

  183. debra says:

    I absolutely love that little house ornament. How adorable!!!

  184. WOW! I love those felt floral ornaments. Sophisticated Victorian AND crafty, just what I was looking for!

  185. Monica Gee says:

    I love those fabric choices – especially the one with birds!

  186. Kacy says:

    Very cute ornament!

  187. wow great stuff, love that house ornament!

  188. Elle Doughty says:

    These felt projects are all wonderful! What fun gifts the felt pomanders will make. And Gingerbread too, yum! I think it’s time to put on some Christmas music and craft away! :-) Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  189. Teresa says:

    I LOVE this book…my fingers are crossed!

  190. Rebecka says:

    The gingerbread seems yummy!

  191. I love the house ornament. I want a whole town! I just listened to Amanda’s interview on Craft Sanity and have been wanting to get the book ever since. Thank you so much for this series. I check it out everyday.

  192. Alex says:

    I’m going to be making some of these for my neighbors – great ideas yet again!

  193. Tammy :) says:

    Beth’s choice of fabric is so cute!

  194. Paula Gipson says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! I have been wishing for it ever since it came out! LOL!!! :)

  195. Natalija says:

    I love that felted wool ornament!

  196. Kendall says:

    These are the best little holiday crafts! I love each and every one of them. Thanks to the talented women who shared these tutorials with us.

  197. Somer says:

    Those little houses are too cute. And what a nice giveaway.

  198. Amelia says:

    Oh, I must make a coupe of those elf hats!! And the giveaway is so cool! I hope I win!

  199. elizabeth says:

    Gosh, that felted flower pomander is so pretty! You guys are making my craft list longer and longer!!

  200. Celeste says:

    The felted pomander is gorgeous!

  201. Michelle says:

    Pomanders are such a holiday smell, I remember making them as a kid.

  202. Samantha says:

    Such a cute elf hat. My list of projects to make is getting longer by the day!

  203. jenni says:

    that ornament is so pretty

  204. Rachel says:

    I like books!

  205. Melanie says:

    Can’t wait to make gingerbread when we trim the tree! And I’m always looking for crafts to involve my son in. Great giveaway!

  206. Terri says:

    awesome! hope I win! good luck to everyone!

  207. Katy says:

    That book looks wonderful! Thanks for another week of great ideas!

  208. Lorrie says:

    cute ideas – that pomander ball is on my to make list.

    Lorrie

  209. alison says:

    I’m thinking I may have to make a mini version of the elf hat as a Christmas tree decoration.

  210. Water Works says:

    The little house ornament is adorable! So many great ideas flowing here….

  211. Lynn says:

    I asked for this for Christmas, but a give-away would be even better!

  212. Rebecca says:

    Love the home ideas this Friday. The gingberbread is making my mouth water!

  213. annie says:

    i’m making that elf hat! my daughter is usually the fairy princess type, but this christmas she’s going to be an elf with her striped socks and naturally pointy ears. :) and oh how i’ve been wanting to read that book…….

  214. Alison says:

    This would be a fantastic gift!

  215. Jodie says:

    Love that elf hat!

  216. Deanne says:

    Oooo, I’ve been wanting this book for a while. Thanks for offering it as a prize!

  217. marie says:

    Those little houses are cute! I’m thinking a little play town for my girls…so they can have their own christmas village! (and maybe leave my glass one alone!)

  218. Kathryn says:

    I love those little houses. Can’t wait to get started.

  219. Lynne in NC says:

    I’ve made half of our gifts already and know what we’ll be doing for the rest of them.
    Thankfully, you’ve provided some great ideas, too. The fabric choices are really nice.
    Thanks!
    The featured book looks wonderful.

  220. Marguerite says:

    Oooh I’d love that book!

  221. Beth says:

    I can’t wait to make the elf hat! So cute!

  222. joy newman says:

    those felted wool pomanders look so cute! and i’ve heard such great things about amanda soule’s book. thanks for your lovely and inspirational site!

  223. SPUNKGRL says:

    Very cute hat and flowers!! I am definitely trying the ginger bread recipe. YUM and thank you!!

  224. Judy says:

    I love the house ornament!! I can definitely make that too.

  225. kim3timemom says:

    How fun…great ideas!!

  226. Mirza says:

    Cute stuff. I really like the elf hat.

    Mirza

  227. Margie says:

    Oh such beautiful items!! I need to make a few elves hats & the ornaments are so adorable!!

  228. sonrie says:

    Once Thanksgiving is over, I will take out my Christmas decorations, place the ornaments on my small tree, and begin to fill the base with wrapped gifts for others. It’s all about giving, and this is my favorite holiday.

  229. Julia says:

    That little house is just adorable!

  230. Mary says:

    Wow, gorgeous book. You guys sure have a knack for finding pretty, inspiring things. Thank you!

  231. Annika says:

    I am really loving these posts – they are even better than last year!

  232. Southern Gal says:

    I would love this book. Where do you announce your winners? I seem to miss that part.

  233. Amy says:

    I’m in a very long line of people waiting to borrow that book from the library here. There are still 10 people ahead of me :(

  234. Marie Greene says:

    I noticed this little pomander pattern earlier this week and it’s fabulous! I definitely want to make one of these. So sweet!

  235. britt says:

    Pomanders are one of my favorite holiday things!

  236. Ellie says:

    Oh my goodness, how cute is that elf hat!?! And easy, too. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  237. Kim Beladi says:

    Another Great Day. Wow I love the creativety. Sure wish I was one of the lucky ones to be able to make money doing it.

  238. Ruth says:

    I really need to get better in including my kids in crafts. I tend to not want to share “mama’s toys”!

  239. Robyn says:

    So many great ideas on this page!! And the prize looks fantastic!

  240. Maggie says:

    I love all of those projects! The little house is adorable!

  241. Jessy Roos says:

    I can’t wait to make that wool felt Pomander!! It’s too cute!

  242. kate says:

    Oooh, that little house ornament is just too cute. Wish I had TIME to make a village of them! And I’ve been on a search for a great gingerbread recipe, so can’t wait to try this one!

  243. trina says:

    Thank you so much for putting all of this together. I love November!

  244. whitney says:

    Oh these projects are just lovely. I really love the first one.
    Thanks for sharing!

  245. Kelly says:

    Oh my goodness, I love that rose pomander! I also love the SouleMama blog. And the Elf hat. Now I just need to find a good supplier of quality felt, since my local store just had crap. Also, regular pomanders are super cool (though they require some serious callouses on one’s fingers to finish pushing in all those little cloves).

  246. Paula Jablonski says:

    Love, love, love the elf hat! I made some from a pattern years ago and had the dc wear them for christmas photos!

  247. Vanessa says:

    I love the elf hat idea. I have got to get upstairs to my sewing room.

  248. Katie says:

    I really like the pomander a lot. Very very cute. And simple!

  249. Alice S says:

    I very much would like to win this book. I’ve had my eye on it for a few weeks now.

  250. Julie says:

    Betz White is one of my favs! I love how creative she is, and how beautiful her creations are!

  251. Jen says:

    I love coming here each day to find so many adorable projects. I can definitely see that elf hat on my little one!

  252. Katy says:

    I LOVE these ideas! The first ornament is beautiful!

  253. indywriter says:

    That felted pomander is so lovely! I wish I knew how to felt…

  254. Michelle says:

    Those little house ornaments are adorable. I’m going to make a couple to go along with my nieces fabric house that I’m making (from a few posts ago). Fun!

  255. Hallie says:

    Thank you always for your giveaways! maybe I will be lucky!

  256. Erica says:

    Beths choice for fabric is just beautiful today. I’ve been hoping for a chance to read Amanda Soule’s book . . . maybe? The tutorials are cute today; my favorite is the little house.

  257. Samantha says:

    I’m so excited to be the 1st to post again! The felt pomander ball is a must.

  258. Amy says:

    The elf hat is so cute. It would have been great for my son’s hat day last Monday, but I’ll make him one anyways.

  259. Becky Aguiar says:

    ooh, what a lovely giveaway!

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