November 17 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends

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You can’t leave your best gal pals off your crafting/giving list, nor would you want to… Enjoy today’s great ideas for your friends (and if you’re lucky, maybe they’re reading today’s post too!).

Make It

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We love this Chic & Easy Bamboo-Handle Purse Tutorial from Stacy at Little Birdie Secrets! They’re a great way to feature your favorite fabrics, and Stacy really does make it look quite easy to whip up several for a variety of people on your holiday list.
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Cat from Cut Out + Keep does it again with her wonderful Life is Uneven Cowl Pattern.
spacer Louis Vuitton “Knock Off” Fabric Bead Necklace
Kathy from froo*gal has another of our new, favorite ways to show off the fabrics we love (and make a girlfriend-worthy gift at the same time). Enjoy her Louis Vuitton “Knock Off” Fabric Bead Necklace Tutorial!
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We think the Monogrammed Handmade Handkerchief Tutorial from Kathleen at Grosgrain is the perfect thing for our friends (and our grandparents, and teachers, and Dad, and…).

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Where to begin?!… Gift Compilations, Fabric Boxes, Embellish!, Purses, For Your Purse or Pocket, Tote Bags, and several projects in our Sewing for the Home tutorials.

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:

Beth’s choice Meg’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Tote Bags from Retrofied
Rebecca makes a beautiful variety of bags for her Retrofied shop. Bags are handmade to order and many feature some of our favorite fabrics!
spacer Clutches from Red Ruby Rose
The clutches in Rowena’s Red Ruby Rose shop are stunning (and lined with silk!). They’d be extra-special gifts.

Mix It

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Michelle from Je Mange la Ville has a Lemon & Lavender Scone Recipe for you to bake and enjoy over coffee with your good friends.

Share It

Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!

Win It

Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change, Stitch by Stitch

Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across the globe. Filled with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to benefit others, Knitting for Good! will get you thinking about knitting in a whole new way.

To learn more about the author, visit her website:

Again, we’d like to thank Shambhala for this contribution. We know a few crafter/activists who’ll be getting a copy of this inspirational book this year. Visit Shambhala Publications for more information. Comment below for your chance to win (tell us what you’ll be giving your bff!) See the Handmade Holidays Prize List to check out the other goodies we’re giving away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
16 ~ Dads
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
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.

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230 Responses to November 17 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends

  1. Manu says:

    Thank you so much for the necklace idea! I had no idea about what to make for my girlfriends. I just don’t like the idea of giving something that was simply taken from the shelf… I like the personal touches. And I realy don’t mind if it takes a bit longer to make a project. Only this time I really didn’t have much time left to make something for them. This necklace came in a great moment! It’s quick to make, uncomplicated, and the best: they loved it!
    Super recomend it!
    Manu – Brazil

  2. Linda says:

    I’ll be away from my sewing machine this winter so I’m going to have to pick up a new crafty hobby. That cowl looks like a great project for me to try.

  3. Mary says:

    That book looks fantastic, it is going on my reading list for sure

  4. sonja says:

    That necklace is divine !!

  5. Shannon Reed says:

    Lovely. Thank you for the great ideas!

  6. Anja says:

    Oh, I love the Fabric Bead Necklace.
    A must project on my list!

  7. Leslie says:

    I love the bamboo handled purse. Very sweet.

  8. Emiko says:

    What great handmade items! I love all the bags and the fabric necklace is too cool.
    I’m a new sewer, so I’ve only made a pillowcase and apron so far, but hope to bust out a few gifts before the holidays.

    Hope to make a bag soon – hope mine turn out as nice as the ones shown here someday πŸ™‚

  9. Louisa says:

    I absolutely love that necklace tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  10. Liz says:

    love the necklace. i will definitely have to try it!

  11. Kalin says:

    The fabric bead bracelet is fantastic. I’m going to have to try that out.

  12. Sara says:

    Love, love, love the ideas…and the book giveaway…

  13. Michaela says:

    I love the bead necklace!

  14. Lindsay says:

    I love that tote bag!

  15. Sue Schoch says:

    I think I’ll make the necklace for myself! Thanks for having these great lists!!!

  16. Heather says:

    Making marshmallows…

  17. norarachel says:

    If I make that purse, I am not sure I can give it away.

  18. Leslie Spies says:

    Really beautiful and really fun. Thanks for the tutorials!

  19. Nicolle says:

    I love the bag and fabric beads! THanks again

  20. Kay says:

    Already bought everything to make a few of the very gorgeous Louis Vuitton Ò€œKnock OffÒ€ Necklaces. They will make such great gifts to my girlfriends. And I am also happy to get a chance to utilize all these scraps of fabric I’ve got lying around… =)

  21. Nada says:

    love the cowl!

  22. wendy says:

    Wow, these are awesome tutes!

  23. Amy says:

    loving the cowl pattern! I might have to try that one next time left for now.

  24. whitney says:

    What a great little bag, I have had a set of bamboo rings for a few years now.. not sure what to do with them! Can’t wait to try this!

  25. Kate says:

    Who doesn’t love a knockoff. The necklace is great.

  26. Celeste says:

    Thanks for these! I’ll probably have to make the bag, but I’m curious to try the beads. And excellent choice for the book. I hadn’t seen that one. It looks like a must read.

  27. Kat says:

    Love your blog. I now have so many ideas my head is full!

  28. Molly says:

    I love that bamboo handled purse!

  29. Erica says:

    Wow, I just found your blog, and I’m blown away by so many cool ideas! I’m very into handmade gift-giving, and this year, one of the things I’ve made for just about everyone is a pack of 8 custom note cards, made with blank note cards and pretty/interesting/wacky pictures I’ve cut out of magazines and glued on. It was such fun to flip through magazines, tearing out pictures that made me think of each person on my list. I’m also doing bean bags for all the little boys I suddenly find myself surrounded by, including my own 16-month-old. =)

  30. Dawn says:

    Love all these ideas…this is right where I live πŸ™‚ Also enjoyed the tip about Retrofied. Fun shop I will keep in mind.

  31. Julie says:

    I love that clutch purse. And scones are my favorite baked good.

  32. MelissaB says:

    I love the tote and necklace!

  33. Leslie says:

    Another day of great ideas!

  34. Kirsten says:

    Those clutches are fantastic!

  35. Jayme L says:

    The little purse is great!

  36. Lil' d says:

    Those are great ideas, thank you.

  37. This year I am making my sister a crazy quilt scarf. I am thinking that making that necklace into a bracelet with the same fabrics in the scarf would be cute. Thanks for the helpful ideas!

  38. Josiane says:

    I’ve visited a lavender field this past summer, and they were selling some lavender for cooking – now, with this lemon and lavender scone recipe, I have the perfect use for it!

  39. Jenn S says:

    Love the bags!

  40. great ideas for the girls – I just might have to try the beaded necklaces.

  41. Carey says:

    My BFFs will be receiving photographs that I have taken that carry a sentimental memory for us. You’ve given me many ideas for others.

  42. Emilee says:

    Those clutches are absolutely gorgeous!

  43. Kelli says:

    Love the purse, love the beads, love the fabric choices. Y’all are awesome!

  44. beth says:

    that book looks so interesting! how have i not heard of this before? (in grad school, i wrote a bunch of papers about the possibility of craft as a tool for women’s development.)
    i’m also excited about the hankie tute; just last week i added a bunch of those to my stocking stuffer list. thanks!

  45. Kathy says:

    Yum-SCONES! I have been working on quilted christmas table runners for my bff(s). I like them so much that I need to make one more!

  46. Heather B says:

    The fabric beads look great – I’d love to give those a try.

  47. Megan says:

    I’m going to try the purse,too. It looks perfect for toting around knitting or crochet projects!

  48. pam says:

    Lots of girlfriends will get scrappy necklaces! love this idea.

  49. Ellen says:

    I would love to try making some of the bags with some great fabrics…

  50. christi says:

    Hand knit hats, home made apple cranberry jelly, and homemade salt scrub.

  51. Lynne in NC says:

    Wow! another great day of ideas, thanks so much.

  52. Anary says:

    I am in love with the colors of the gifts from today’s post!
    I think I might give a try on that bambu bag..I need a nice bag to travel with my embroidery tools!

  53. Ginny says:

    Love the cowl! I need to win the book so I can learn how to knit πŸ™‚

  54. Laura says:

    Very cute. Knitting becomes more appealing every day.

  55. Liz K says:

    Can’t wait to check out Betsy Greer’s blog some more

  56. Shirley Lei says:

    I don’t really have a bff, except my cool male friend and my go-to gal pal. I’m hoping to knit up a throw blanket for the male friend and maybe sew up a quick wallet like one of the tutorials featured in the gift guide for things in your purse for the gal pal.

    thanks for this gift guide!

  57. Rebecca S says:

    Awesome necklace & loving the “buy it” today too!

  58. Dorothy says:

    I am going to try that purse!!!

  59. Ellie says:

    I’ll be giving my BFF homemade Kahlua and Irish Cream. has great recipes, and I make custom labels for the bottles. I’m also knitting up some quick things like fingerless gloves, cowls, and coffee mug cozies for some girlfriends at work.

    Great post!

  60. Sue says:

    those scones sound really yummy and the bamboo handle bag looks awesome πŸ™‚

  61. Rachel says:

    pick me…pick me

  62. Hannah says:

    Too many fun things to choose from! And the scones, yummy!

  63. missknitta says:

    What a great idea for a necklace!

  64. NanaSewn says:

    In the 80’s the necklaces were made with marbles. A bit heavy!!! Wood much better!

  65. Jenn says:

    I am so excited about the tutorial for the hankerchiefs and! they are perfect for my sister for christmas. I am also going to have to sew one of those purses–they would make a great diaper bag. thanks for all the wonderful ideas!!

  66. RebeccaC says:

    Great projects and fabric choices! I’ve made a bamboo handle purse just like that…it’s wonderful for spring and summer. I bet my sister would love that cowl. Hmmm.

  67. Kari says:

    great ideas! The “buy it” purses are gorgeous too!

  68. Jacki says:

    This is a very dangerous blog!! Too many projects and too little time. Thanks for so many ideas, my head is actually spinning. lol πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to find time to try them all.

  69. Sara D. says:

    So many great ideas!

  70. JenO says:

    I’m making her marshmallows!

  71. i am making my bff one of those fabric bead necklaces!!! oh, and i’ll be making one for moi as well πŸ™‚

  72. Leisha says:

    I am making my bff a felted wool scarf for the holidays πŸ™‚ LOVE the cowl on this one…

  73. Dawn says:

    Do I have to make the necklace for a girl friend? Very cool projects!

  74. Lalli says:

    I love the bags. The bamboo handle purse looks so simple yet so cute. πŸ™‚

  75. Tiffany says:

    Ooooo….faux vuitton necklace!!! Ooooo…handkerchief!! I love vintage stuff, especially embroidered! And ooooooo ruby red rose clutch! I LOVE IT ALL!! πŸ™‚

  76. Sarah Kaeck says:

    I love the handbag!

  77. Karen says:

    Oh this would be such a great gift!
    I don’t know what I am making my girlfriend yet but maybe if I win this, it will be part of her gift!

  78. sefchen says:

    that’s a pretty cool necklace

  79. ellen says:

    The handkerchiefs are such a great idea!

  80. MaryL says:

    My step-MIL would love this!

  81. Katie says:

    what an interesting book!

  82. Alyssa says:

    the themes this year have been fabulous! Thank you again!

  83. Liz says:

    everyone needs hankies! really! i take them skiing. and so should all my skiing gal pals. πŸ™‚

  84. Karen says:

    I have been trying to teach myself to knit…maybe this will help. Plus I love the bag and purses on these ideas. Can’t wait to try them.

  85. Natalie says:

    I never start soon enough! So many wonderful choices!

  86. Jordan says:

    I’m definitely going to try the necklace, and I’ve already added Retrofied and Red Ruby Rose to my favorites on Etsy. Thanks yet again for such wonderful finds.

  87. Lisa says:

    What a fun necklace! Might just have to try it.

  88. Rebecca says:

    The purse is so cute and the beaded necklace idea is very, very cool! I want to make both of them RIGHT NOW! lol! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  89. Jacqui says:

    Bags…oh I love bags, so do my girly girl friends. I can’t wait to whip some up for them. Just love that clutch!!!

  90. Jenn M says:

    I’m going to make the chic and easy bamboo handle purse.

  91. Janellybelly says:

    I love the choice of fabric she has used for the bamboo handled purse – yummy!

  92. Annie says:

    What great ideas! I love all the great flowers from the archives, too. I hope my girlfriends are reading this! =)

  93. Diana says:

    Great projects! Especially the necklace, I want to try that one!

  94. Ramona says:

    I really like that cowl. Now we’ll see if my knitting skills are that good.

  95. amy says:

    So fun! Where to begin?

  96. Amelia says:

    I’m always a sucker for a bag!!

  97. Serafina says:

    Cute neckalaces!

  98. Bridgette says:

    I love that retro tote! How cute!!! I have to go to the site and look through it all!

  99. Desiree says:

    The cowl and necklace are superb! One more idea to put on my list.

  100. Michele says:

    Love the fabric beads!

  101. Kat says:

    That necklace is great. Any way to showcase the scraps I can’t give up!

  102. AndreaLea says:

    I love the bamboo handled purse. It’s just what I’ve been looking for.

  103. Bonnie says:

    I think that I am doing some cute purses and wallets… so many ideas!

  104. Michaela says:

    Love the necklace.

  105. Jennifer B says:

    That hankie is sooooo lady like! I love it! I think I may just do that for my gals!

  106. Alana Jo says:

    Love that Retrofied bag. Off to look.

  107. betsy says:

    The bag is a great idea. Love it.

  108. Melissa says:

    I love the clutches, so cute.

  109. Samantha says:

    I love the necklace! I’ll have to try that one!

  110. Anya T. says:

    Love the bamboo-handle purse! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  111. Ms.Cleaver says:

    I love it all!

  112. Sarah L says:

    Wow they are great – not to secretly forward i to my friends so I can get a great prez too!

  113. Jenifer says:

    I love those monogrammed handkerchiefs!

  114. Sue says:

    I’d love to win the book.

  115. Hannah says:

    these look so fun!

  116. Liz says:

    That fabric beaded necklace is so cool. Might have to do that one!

  117. EmmyLizzy says:

    Loooove the bamboo handled purse!!

  118. Deanne says:

    I really like the idea of handkerchiefs for gifts – particularly for my girlfriend’s. Adding the monogram and the case makes it special.
    Of course, the knitter in me, thinks the cowl is a great idea.

  119. Rebecca says:

    I love that first bag. I have made knitted bags similar to this but had never thought about fabric bags! πŸ™‚

  120. Tina says:

    I love that necklace. Looks like it would be fun to make. I’m making some of my girlfriends the Gratitude Wrap from SouleMama. It’s a totally cute little folio to hold some stamps, notecards and a pen, so you don’t have to search around next time you need to write a Thank You note.

  121. Rebecca says:

    I’m hoping to make a purse, checkbook cover, tissue cover, and change purse for a gf on my list this year.

  122. brooke says:

    I love this category… just need more time.

  123. erica says:

    I saw that book at my local craft store – it’s so cool! They definitely cover the less-than-cute sides of crafting and have plenty of constructive tips to avoid waste and cruelty. Way to plug it!

  124. Caroline says:

    ooohhhh LOVE the bag and the necklace!

  125. emily says:

    i’m already started on bold and beautiful bags for my girlfriends thsi christmas!

  126. Anne says:

    The ladies in my life are getting singlet-style shopping bags and I’m doing some makeup brush travel cases as stocking stuffers too. Thanks for the ideas

  127. Shelley says:

    love the bag and the scone recipe πŸ™‚

  128. Alicia says:

    Ooh, I’m so making that purse for my sisters-in-law. And I’m loving the other tutorials at Little Birdie Secrets too. More things for the to-make list!

  129. Elizabeth says:

    Love the bag. Definitely on the list for friends and sisters.

  130. Barbara says:

    I’m loving the tote. I dont crochet but may have to learn how to make the cowl.

  131. Rachel says:

    Okay, with your site now my problem is not having no ideas, but having WAY TO MANY ideas. Each person on my list is going to be getting like 5 handmade things – I just can’t decide! Well, I take that back, I have 5 ideas for each person, we’ll see how many get made! haha! Happy Monday!

  132. Alyssa says:

    I love the cowl! I might just have to try that and the cute purse. Oh and the necklace! What great ideas for good friends.

  133. Sarah says:

    Great projects!! I really love the monogrammed handkerchief!

  134. Tiffany says:

    My best and first roommate from college, who I still love to death, is now in Europe for her job- I’m sending her some cookies (gotta love the USPS!) and boy would this book be perfect for my mother-in-law who knits and crochets for Project Linus and the local cancer center πŸ™‚

  135. Jessica says:

    What great fabrics in the retrified bags.

  136. heather says:

    those scones look so yummy!

  137. Ashley says:

    More great ideas – I’m loving that fabric necklace, and of course the scones!

  138. Tricia says:

    there is a woman at ETSY and her name for her store is “cherryblossoms” and she has the CUTEST sock pattern for Flannel.. everyone is getting socks! you can make 10 pair with a yard!! Cute, comfy cozy and I read on parenting that you can make non slip socks by putting puff paint on the bottoms so I think I am going to put cute designs on them πŸ˜€
    P.S. learning to knit now, so this book would be great for me to win!!! Enter me – thanks!!!

  139. Shanna says:

    I love the necklace! I wanna make one!!!! πŸ™‚

  140. Deb says:

    I love the bamboo handle purse = } thanks so much!

  141. Anne says:

    Love all of these items – they are great.

  142. MegVS says:

    I love the look of that cowl!

  143. Hannah says:

    Again a wonderful post! I can’t wait to make the handbag, the handkerchief and of course the scones! Yummy. Thanks again for the wonderful ideas.

  144. Man, do I have to make these things for my girlfriends? LOL
    I want to keep them!
    I like the necklace idea, I have a few friends who could really pull that off… and I have some bamboo handles in a drawer that I picked up at Value Village, I should introduce them to my stash and whip up that purse…

  145. Margie says:

    Oh such great stuff!! I love purses & those scones sound fantastic!!

  146. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the cowl pattern link and the shop links for the purse and tote. Such great ideas! So much crafting to do for the holidays- I love it! The book looks amazing too.

  147. Jennifer says:

    Love the purse idea. Totally going to use it.

  148. Renee says:

    The bags and hankies are so cute!! Off to do some sewing!!

  149. Melinda says:

    I love the purses and bags!!! As always, the fabrics look delicious!

  150. Kacy says:

    That clutch is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  151. Stephanie says:

    I love the bags! I think I’m going to use the bamboo handled bag as a few gifts. I’m trying to make various bags instead of using boxes or other wrapping bags, and this would be perfect for a few people!

  152. craftytammie says:

    I love all those ideas! I’m making an apron for my BFF. But I may change my mind now πŸ™‚

  153. Crystal says:

    My bff is getting homebaked goodness- scones, ironically, but a differnt recipe… thanks!

  154. Ashley says:

    The scones look delicious, and I think that the book sounds like a good idea. Helping people while you craft is an awesome goal.

  155. Christine says:

    I’ll be giving my bff some handmade fabric bird ornaments and cinnamon cookie bird ornaments and a handmade scarf.

  156. Colleen says:

    Looks like a great and meaningful book. I’ve been wondering how to do more crafting for the community. I’m planning to make a lovely linen wallet for my bff, and some of those recycled slippers from last year’s set of tutorials.

  157. Sarah says:

    How fun! Thanks for sharing!

  158. Liz says:

    Thanks for adding the Retrofied link, I am in love with those bags! There are so many great designs and fabrics to choose from in her shop, it’s going to take me a week to settle on which one I want.

  159. Terri says:

    I love, love, love the bag and the necklace! Can’t wait to get started! THANK YOU!!!!!

  160. Jodie says:

    Lovin’ the beads!!

  161. Whistlepea says:

    I knit my BF a pair of socks. It’s a good things she’s so great or I’d be very tempted to keep them for myself!

  162. Carol says:

    The fabric necklace is beautiful.

  163. catarina says:

    I just loved the bead Louis Vuitton necklace!

  164. Kristen says:

    I’m excited about the handkerchief — another idea that could actually work for my father-in-law, even though he’s not the target of today’s ideas!

  165. Jill says:

    Love the necklace, I will making many for girlfriends, my mom and myself!

  166. buebau says:

    Wow lavander scones??? never heard nothing alike… I must try and make them…

  167. Pamela says:

    I have a few friends who would love that book, myself included! I love the handmade handkerchief and plan on making a few of those for some very wonderful friends!

  168. oh man i really love that cowl!

  169. Christina says:

    Those Monogrammed Handmade Handkerchief would be perfect!!!

  170. Rane says:

    Gotta love all the great girlfriend worthy gifts!
    Thanks for giving me great ideas this year!

  171. Jodie says:

    Love that cowl!

  172. Glenell says:

    I have never met a scone that I did not like! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  173. Bunny says:

    Awesome gift ideas! I always have so much trouble finding things to make or buy for my girlies. Thank you!

  174. JoonToons says:

    whoa! why didn’t i think of fabric necklaces before?? i know what part of my next order of garden party is gonna turn into. πŸ˜‰

  175. melissa p. says:

    oooo the cowl, the necklace, the handkerchief…so great! (i did purses last year!) i can also smell the scones baking! yum!

  176. Toebi R says:

    The handkerchief is so cute, and looks like so much fun.

  177. Jill A says:

    Great ideas!

  178. Christina W says:

    great ideas! the bamboo handle purse reminded me that my mom always had a few bags like that around the house with her knitting projects in them. They were lined with satin so the projects wouldn’t get caught up in the bag.

  179. Ashley Ann says:

    I love the bamboo handle purse. It’s so cute!

  180. Linda says:

    I love, love, love, Meg’s choice of fabric today.

  181. All the ideas are great!

  182. Amy says:

    The bamboo handle purse is really cute. And the scones sound delish!

  183. Aileen W says:

    i made the pumpkin spice scones for my daughter’s princess tea party over the weekend, and they were scrumptious! now, i’ll have to try these lemon and lavender ones!

  184. Lorrie says:

    Love that cowl scarf. I can see my daughter wearing that. Once again, a list of great ideas!


  185. britt says:

    I want to buy the retrofied bag for myself πŸ™‚

  186. Betsy M says:

    What great projects today – and I would love to see that book!

  187. kate says:

    i’m loving that necklace!

  188. Julie says:

    I’m making little make-up bags and if I have time, I’ll applique their initial on them.

  189. alison says:

    Love these great ideas!

  190. Rebecca says:

    I have been wanting to make a cowl and have been just waiting for the right pattern. This is it! The knitting for good book looks fantastic!

  191. curegirl0421 says:

    Love those retrofied bags…

  192. Sarah S says:

    I have a friend who woud love that knitting book! Thanks for keeping the good ideas coming.

  193. Christy says:

    I love them all! Can’t wait to try the bead necklace. Thank you!

  194. Stacy says:

    I love those handkerchiefs. I think they would be the perfect gift for the eco-conscious on my gift list (or those I want to convert :-)). Thanks for the idea and tutorial!

  195. Elizabeth says:

    making a hankerchief, you would think had already come to mind but it might be a soloution for my niece.

  196. Katy says:

    Thanks for another day of great ideas. I LOVE the Red Ruby Rose – such a wonderful shop! Also, I must make some of those fabric bead necklaces!

  197. Erin says:

    BAGS, BAGS, BAGS…. that’s what my girls are getting. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the other great ideas too. πŸ™‚

  198. Laine Odle says:

    I love the Handkerchief – so so cute!

  199. Katie says:

    Love the louis vuiton knockoff.

  200. Elle Doughty says:

    lavender and lemon scones – dreamy! I’m thinking the fabric basket tutorial from earlier this month with a dozen of these tasty scones would make a lovely hostess gift, teacher gift, for neighbors, coworkers, etc.

  201. Bess says:

    That handkerchief is so lovely. I must make some. THanks.

  202. Jennifer says:

    that clutch looks beautiful.

  203. Kristin says:

    Those clutches are amazing! And the scones sounds yummy!

  204. Alisa says:

    I believe that some of my girlfriends are reading this post today!! It’s great to have those kind of friends isn’t it?

  205. Robyn says:

    looks like a great book!

  206. CodeCrafter says:

    I love the bag with the bamboo handles! That cowl looks great too.

  207. Jackie says:

    I’m giving my bff, who happens to be my mom, a warm coat, but after the craziness settles down, something quilted with love.

  208. Becky says:

    Gifts for girlfriends is a great category. I always want a little something but not enough to make anyone feel obligated. Thanks for the ideas and tutorials.

  209. Cathy says:

    My aunt made me a fabric beaded necklace like that in the 80s, only it wasn’t as cool.

  210. Rachel says:

    LOVE the beads!!! Who wouldn’t want to revieve those as a gift from a girlfriend!!
    Thanks again for more great ideas

  211. Clodagh says:

    I am loving these ideas. I am also getting a little worried over my lack of planning and time so some of these will help with that! Thanks

  212. love all these ideas, but especially that necklace. I might be making that as a gift to myself. Thanks!

  213. Mama K says:

    mmmm scones!

  214. Jessica says:

    I’m loving this months posts

  215. Marie Greene says:

    So many girlfriends, so little time! I’m loving the lavender scones idea.

  216. erin says:

    My friends will LOVE the fabric bead necklaces!

  217. joy says:

    Love the hankies!

  218. janine says:

    As much as I love my girlfriends, I think that I’ll be making most of these for myself… first!

  219. debra says:

    Love the bamboo handle purse and adore the retrofied tote bag. What great fabrics!!

  220. alison says:

    Have fancied a necklace like that for ages! and the clutches from red ruby rose are lovely.

  221. Kate says:

    Love the bead necklace, would be fun to make up in Christmas fabrics too for some inexpensive holiday adornment.

  222. Grand dad says:

    Knitting for For Good ..what a positive idea!

  223. shaina says:

    cute bags!! I am loving all of these ideas!

  224. Jessica says:

    Definitely going to try those fabric bracelets, What a neat idea!

  225. Jennifer N. says:

    I think those scones will have to be the first thing I try. They sound heavenly. Everything else looks wonderful. Thank you so very much for everything.

  226. Tammy :) says:

    I’ve never been one for clutches, but that one from the Red Ruby Rose shop is too cute!

  227. Sarah AJ says:

    That book looks fantastic!

  228. Shellyfish says:

    I’m making my bff a 50’s style retro apron. I made her an apron for her birthday last August (my first, actually) and she just loved it and asked for another one! Woot!

  229. susan says:

    I love, love the cowl — I wonder if I’ll have time to make myself one!

  230. amanda says:

    I’m pretty into trying that necklace.

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