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.

Make It

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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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Buy It

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Beautiful Twists by Ella Dean is full of winter and holiday goodies, including lots of vegan holiday lip conditioners.

Mix It

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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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Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!

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

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.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
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

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.