November 24 ~ Gifts for the Whimsical

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We can all use a little more whimsy in our lives. Enjoy!

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Nicole from Making it Lovely shows how to create a Wee Girl with embroidery thread, felt, and fabric.
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Betz White shares an Etch-A-Sketch Laptop Cozy How-To, perfect for her nostalgic brother and about a dozen people we know!
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Rachael Rabbit has a Fabric Cupcake Tutorial. They would be cute as little ornaments, as a gift with homemade cupcakes or with a card and a promise to go out for a treat in the new year!

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: More Whimsy, Fabric Ornaments, Soft Toys & Games and Embellish!

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:

Meg’s choice Lara’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Amber Alexander sells original watercolors, acrylics, and prints of her whimsical art.

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Lisa from Poppy Paperie shares a fun and easy Chocolate Cherry Mice Recipe, a family Christmas tradition her girls just love.

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Win It

Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones: 20 Keepsake Sewing Projects for Baby and More

By Amy Butler
Photographs by Colin McGuire
Published in July, 2008
ISBN 9780811861281 ISBN10 0811861287

7-1/2 x 9 in; 176 pp ; 7 pattern sheets, color images throughout, semi-concealed Wire-O binding

From the publisher:

Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones — In this lavishly illustrated collection, designer Amy Butler presents 20 charming, contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond. There’s a snuggly wrap blanket, imaginative plush toys, bright diaper bags, handy travel bibs, and much more. Our innovative packaging makes for easy use—7 pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover while lay-flat, spiral binding makes for easy reference while sewing. Beautiful photos inspire, while illustrations and simple instructions explain the techniques. Amy also shares tips on choosing baby-friendly fabrics and includes a comprehensive techniques section, glossary, and resource guide. With her eye for detail and her signature fine craftsmanship, Amy has created a delightful offering of handcrafted keepsakes sure to be cherished by generations to come.

A big thank you to Chronicle for sending us this great book! It goes without saying that the projects are amazing. If you have a little one in your life, you need this book! Visit Chronicle Books for more information. Comment below for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Friday. Check out our Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List.

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11 ~ Bookworms
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460 Responses to November 24 ~ Gifts for the Whimsical

  1. janna says:

    The wee wonderful doll is absolutely adorable!

  2. Kelly says:

    The wee girl is so cute! I’ll have fun making these with my daughter!

  3. lesley says:

    the chocolate mice are perfect! what a great christmas eve tradition to start with my girls this year! i have that amy butler book on my birthday wishlist!(december 10th!) lesley

  4. Kindy Lynn says:

    I just love the little cupcake! Wish I had a little girl to make it for.

  5. Alayna E. says:

    I love the cute cupcakes! They would be perfect for a pretend tea party with my goddaughter! Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Jen says:

    love the laptop – oldschool meets new

  7. Sara G says:

    What perfect little dollhouse dolls, and chocolate mice… yum!

  8. Rhiannon says:

    oh my goodness the etch-a-sketch!

  9. Joy says:

    The mice look scrumptious!

  10. emily says:

    the etch-a-sketch is great!

  11. summerdae says:


  12. Margie says:

    I love the wee girl! I am so excited to start. And a chance to win amy’s new book — what a great day. I have a brand new niece that I am anxious to start sewing for.

  13. Shannon says:

    the cupcake tutorial looks adorable and so does the Amy Butler book!

  14. Dawn says:

    The laptop cozy is the best!!!! I think it is the coolest thing! Maybe a connect four cozy would be cool as well!

  15. Amber says:

    Love the wee girl! As always, such great stuff.

  16. Bronwyn says:

    Just a love a little whimsy! If Amy’s new book is anything like her others, it will be a delight!

  17. Emilee says:

    Those little chocolate mice would be so fun to make with my girls.

  18. Jocelyn says:

    Those cupcakes look scrumtious! The mice are sweet with a cherry on top!

  19. Addie says:

    Whimsical gifts — what better way to be creative and give something unique! The wee girl and cupcakes are my favorites. I’ve looked at the new Amy Butler book and can’t decide what I would make first. Everything is so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  20. Gail says:

    I love making wee folks for my daughter! I would love to win the drawing.

  21. Liz says:

    I may just have to make a wee girl ASAP!

  22. Nora says:

    I love that Amy Butler book.

  23. Monica Gee says:

    What fun. These makes me smile!

  24. kristen says:

    That laptop cozy is adorable!

  25. Michelle F says:

    The cupcakes are so cute!!!!

  26. Deb says:

    Oh my, these are truly wonderful!! I love them all!!! Thank you so much ~ seeing what you’ve come up with every day is so much fun!

  27. LisaAlso says:

    Those chocolate cherry mice are a scream!!

  28. Caroline says:

    that little girl is so sweet

  29. Brookiej says:

    Chocolate mice? Oh my…they are the CUTEST! 🙂

  30. Hannah says:

    Too many ideas, can’t choose one.

  31. juliecache says:

    my 8 yo made the wee girl and loved it. she’s going to make some for her cousin’s Christmas gift.

  32. Nicole says:

    So cute!!!

  33. Anary says:

    The cupcakes are delish!

  34. Bunny says:

    Aww, I love these!

  35. Jen says:

    I made the little cupcakes from your blog last Christmas for my niece and she loved them…I think I’ll try these ones for my friend’s daughter this year!

  36. Jen says:

    I made the little cupcakes from your blog last Christmas for my neice and she loved them…I think I’ll try these ones for my friend’s daughter this year!

  37. Erin H. says:

    I can hardly believe the Etch-A-Sketch Laptop Cozy! Now to work up the courage to make it for my brother . . .

  38. Brenda says:

    i’m always looking for projects for my little one!

  39. Corry O says:

    Would love to win the book!

  40. MaryL says:

    Choclate mice–Thumbs up!

  41. MelissaB says:

    That Wee Girl is so cute!

  42. Jenni says:

    Ha! If I get my wish and get a laptop, that cozy is mine!!! I love it, love it, love it.

  43. Gillian says:

    The rog-a-sketch is fantastic. Such creativity, and such a flashback. I could never make anything but weird line creations on those things…

  44. Jayme L says:

    The cupcakes are the cutest! The Little Stitches book looks great.

  45. debi says:

    those mice are SO on my list!

  46. Emily says:

    Oh the chocolate mice are adorable! I’m wondering if the wee girl is within my daughters skill range – could be a fun project to do together! I love Whimsy!

  47. Lalli says:

    The laptop cozy is so cute!

  48. Limor says:

    This is such an awesome prize.

  49. Paula says:

    These ideas are just precious!

  50. Laura says:

    The wee girl is perfect for the little kids gift exchange in our family!!!

  51. Wendy says:

    Those fabric cupcakes are so cute! I know just the perfect person to make them for.

  52. Shannon says:

    all are so cute!

  53. Julie Mason says:

    The etch-a-sketch is awesome!! Hilarious!

  54. Katie says:

    Those cupcakes would be so fun for playing house.

  55. June B says:

    oh that laptop cover is a hoot! And I NEED that Amy Butler baby book! Thanks again!

  56. cet says:

    That wee girl is probably the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a while!

  57. Charissa says:

    The cupcakes and the laptop cozy are so cute!!

  58. Valerie B says:

    Those cupcakes are SO going on my tree this year!!!

  59. Sam says:

    the etch a sketch lap top cozy is SO cool!

  60. Jodie says:

    Oooooohhh – that book is a great find! I hope to win it, if not, perhaps Santa will spoil me this year?????

  61. anne says:

    A sweet wee doll!

  62. Lesley Stenning says:

    oooh, I want this book! Love all the ideas…

  63. Ashley says:

    I love cupcakes! And that Wee Girl is so cute. 🙂

  64. Amy says:

    love the wee girl tutorial, those may end up in my girls stockings!

  65. Kelli says:

    I love Meg’s fabric choice! The laptop cozy would be perfect for my brother–too bad I’ve already started a quilt for him…oh well, I’ll get a jump on next year!

  66. Sarah says:

    I love the whimsical, which there was even more!

  67. missknitta says:

    Adorable ideas! Thank you 🙂

  68. I will be making a whole scad of these little people!

  69. Lily says:

    That laptop cozy is very much calling out to me. Thanks for all these great tutorials!

  70. Lily says:

    That laptop cozy is totally calling out to me. Thanks for all these great tutorials!

  71. Leslie says:

    With two girls, those little wee girls would be a great gift.

  72. Lia says:

    Oh yea! Another chance to win Little Stitches. I would love to try so many of the cute ideas in this book. Very cool laptop cover.

  73. joey says:

    That laptop cozy is crazy cute! I really want a copy of Amy Butler’s Little Stitches book too.

  74. Lisa says:

    I’d love to win that book! How cool.

  75. Pam Hastings says:

    They are all wonderful. Whimsical ideas are always welcomed.
    Thanks again!

  76. Beth says:

    The Etch-A-Sketch cozy is so fun! Though, I think it might make it to the Handmade Holidays 2009 list for me. So many good ideas!!!

  77. Jessica says:

    The cupcakes are sooooo cute!!!!

  78. HappyCampers says:

    Your updates are always such fun to read! LOVE your ideas that you share…thank you for taking the time to organize all this! 🙂

  79. Liz B says:

    love the laptop cozy–I’m a big fan of functional art, and that etch-a-sketch design definitely fits the bill.

  80. Cindy E says:

    I love that little doll. Yes, we could all use more whimsy:)

  81. amy says:

    Such adorable cupcakes!! I may have to try one for my sister!

  82. Susu says:

    Love the laptop cover. PERFECT for my brother.

  83. L. Bouslaugh says:

    What great ideas. Love the etch a sketch.

  84. heather says:

    the wee girl is absolutely adorable! My to-sew list keeps getting longer and longer!

  85. christi says:

    I love those little mice!

  86. Cindy says:

    I have been wanting to make Wee Folks for some time. The cupcake it adorable!!

  87. Jessie says:

    I am so excited to start crafting for the holidays, I’ve already cut out the fabric for new stockings! My preschooler and I will be making wee girls to go on the tree!

  88. seanne says:

    Such great ideas!

  89. Julie says:

    Those fabric cupcakes are too cute!

  90. Rebecca Miller says:

    I think alot of the people on my list are “whimsical”. I never really thought about it before…but they are! Good ideas.

  91. Corkers says:

    Those baby projects look adorable!

  92. Amy Bundy says:

    Look at all the comments!?! Either everyone just loves Amy Butler, or they all love that lap top cozy as much as me!

  93. Michelle says:

    I just love the laptop cozy, and the mice are so cute! Those would make a good Christmas Treat for the whole family! Thanks so much for always having such great ideas here!

  94. Katheirne says:

    I love those cupcakes! I guess I will add to my list to do list.

  95. Katie says:

    The book would get lots of use in my family. Tons of little ones to craft for!

  96. Jane E. Petersons says:

    O! I love the wee girl! thanks for sharing these excellent ideas!

  97. Stephanie says:

    OK…I don’t know what I love more…the etch a sketch lap top cozy or the darling cupcakes!

  98. Victoria says:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks so much for all the great ideas and giveaways!

  99. Paula Jablonski says:

    Love all these ideas! I’m gonna miss this in December!

  100. Janellybelly says:

    Wee Girl and the Cupcakes are a ‘Must Make’.

  101. Rebecca S says:

    The etch-a-sketch makes me giggle! And the mice are so darn cute! Gotta make those sometime!

  102. Jennifer Probasco says:

    Chocolate mice? I love it!

  103. Francine says:

    I think I’ll be making the wee girl, she’s adorable! And I would love that book with a baby on the way! 🙂

  104. Viv says:

    I”m in love with the Etch-a-sketch laptop cover! Glad I hadn’t already started one.

  105. Cass H says:

    I think I’ll use the mice to scare my sister 😀

  106. I’m new to sewing so Amy’s book would be a great source of inspiration.

  107. Toebi R says:

    Those chocolate mice look so GOOD and fun to make.

  108. buebau says:

    Oh My… The chocolate mice are so cute… and probably delicious…
    Thanks once again***

  109. wendy says:

    Gorgeous little doll! and cupcakes too 🙂

  110. Anna says:

    I wouldn’t mind being able to sew my niece some stuff from Amy Butler’s Baby book…

  111. Liz says:

    i’ve been wanting this book!

  112. Shellyfish says:

    Here’s to whimsy! I think we all need a little less by the books and a lot more whimsy & fancy!

  113. Jacqui says:

    Ahhh, chocolate mice! I’ve been wracking my brains for something I could make, box up and send by mail to my auntie. Now I know – mice! Thank you 🙂 The Amy Butler book looks great too, I hadnt’ realised there was one out for the kiddies. Would love to have it. 🙂

  114. Jeni says:

    I can’t wait to see what is in this book!

  115. kristi says:

    i can’t wait to try the little floss girl. my 9 yr old will love it

  116. Michelle says:

    Oh, I would love to win Amy Butler’s book!!!

  117. Kara says:

    ahhh the etch-a-sketch laptop cover is genius! thanks for all your ideas!

  118. Oh my gosh I have been drooling over that Amy butler book for so long!

  119. Sarah L says:

    I love love love the chocolate mice!!!!!

  120. Karen H says:

    I think my kids would love making those mice for a few people!
    The laptop cozy is THE perfect gif for my little brother too.

  121. Caitlin says:

    I would so love to have the book!

  122. Melissa says:

    I love “In Stitches”, so this would be great to have as well.

  123. Katie says:

    Love the mice!!

  124. Heidi says:

    The choc mice are cute.

  125. Deanne says:

    I want to make that laptop cozy for myself! ;P

    The Amy Butler book looks fabulous too. I’m sure there are lots of great things that I would like to make for all my little nephews and niece!

  126. Kari says:

    The etch-a-sketch laptop cover is freakin’ awesome! It takes me back. . .
    I also love, Love, LOVE the art by Amber Alexander.

  127. Jenn M says:

    The little cupcakes are so adorable! I like the idea of promising to go out for a treat!

  128. sandra pipitone says:

    I want it ! I need it! in my winey almost 3 year voice( I NEED IT!) what’s to say

  129. Debbie says:

    I’ve got to order some of that black fabric with the blue/white pears.

  130. Cecile says:

    Great ideas ! Thank you ! I have a feeling that my house will soon be filled by wee-girls and wee-boys…

  131. Rebecca* says:

    I love those cupcakes!!!

  132. Oh! So much easier than the cupcake I freehanded last year, and cuter too!!

    I do believe one of those little wire ladies will be just perfect for the tiny tote-able dollhouse I have almost finished for my 3 year-old.

  133. gardenymph says:

    Oh I just love the wee girl! And Amy’s book is on my wish list. :~)

  134. Victoria says:

    Oh my god–seriously? An Etch-a-sketch laptop sleeve? That is beyond awesome!

  135. Stacy says:

    That laptop cozy is awesome! I wish I had more time to sew and I’d make everything here!

  136. Laine Odle says:

    a mouse has never looked so good!

  137. Amber says:

    I had to look twice at the Etch-a-Sketch! Haha it looks so real. Love it.

  138. Char says:

    Those little chocolate mice are SOOOO cute! I’ll bet that book is, too… Thanks again for sharing all the goodies!

  139. Ramona says:

    I love that wee girl. She would make an adorable ornament and those cupcakes are to cute!

  140. Lorraine says:

    Now those cupcakes are adorable! I am heading over to peruse that tutorial right after this. Would love to win the book and make even more stuff for my wee ones. Thanks for the giveaway and all these wonderful ideas!

  141. Ah Ha! Here, again, is that book I’ve been dying to own. Oooh, the things I could make for my peanut.

    And I love the wee girl. She’s adorable. I’m making some clothes pin dolls for my duaghter for xmas so maybe this will help spark some “costuming” ideas for the little trend-setters.

  142. brittany says:

    chocolate mice! doesnt get any cuter than that! and i am so intrigued by the amy butler book…

  143. Christy says:

    Eekkk! How cute! I love the wee girl and the chocolate mice!

  144. Christi-sugarscrap says:

    ok..the laptop cozy is hilarious. what a good, creative idea.

  145. Carrie says:

    The wee girl and cupcakes are soooo adorable!!!!! Also loving those little chocolate mice…must make some of those!

  146. Alana says:

    These are all such great ideas today! I think I’ll make a cupcake for myself! I just love cupcakes and having some around that I can’t eat will probably be even better for me!!!

  147. Ashley Ann says:

    Those cupcakes are too cute!

  148. Stacey says:

    The wee girl is too cute and so are the cupcakes! Thanks for sharing more awesome ideas for a homemade xmas!

  149. Libby says:

    Too cute. Thanks so much for all the tutorials. It’s the highlight of my evening looking at all the ideas.

  150. Wendy says:

    nice ideas… what caught my eyes are the cupcakes. It will definitely looks good on display without adding any calories on my body 🙂


  151. Jacqui says:

    I used to love my Etch-A-Sketch when I was a little girl. You have just brought back wonderful childhood memories. I’m very much into anything miniature so the wee girl has just gone onto my must do list. I don’t have a laptop but I think I’ll make a placemat out of the etch-a-sketch design too.

  152. nat blue says:

    The Etch a Sketch cosy is brilliant – that’s xmas sorted for my brother!

  153. Kath Fowler says:

    Just about to have a little baby of my own – so would love this book to make some goodies, Kath.

  154. Laura says:

    The wee girl is adorable and the book would be absolutely fantastic to own!

  155. Terri says:

    Love that wee girl! Absolutely love little stitches book! So much fun! THANKS!

  156. Alissa says:

    That etch-a-sketch is genius!

  157. Meggan says:

    Thank you for the great ideas. I look at your site everyday!

  158. Leah says:

    Those cupcakes are adorable and look good enough to eat! What a precious gift idea.

  159. Beth in Seattle says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win this little gem?

  160. brooke says:

    the chocolate mice look so cute!

  161. whitney says:

    I love love love that etch a sketch laptop cozy! how fun!

  162. JenO says:

    The book looks sooooo cute!

  163. So many cute ideas and so little time.

  164. Melissa D. says:

    Oh, look now I can make fairies to go with my little toadstool and crocheted wildlife… awesome!

  165. Paula in NH says:

    Ooooo . . . I love the laptop cozy. I have to make one for DH. But since he’s a sports fan I will probably use Patriots or Red Sox fabric to make one.

  166. Ingrid says:

    I am going to make those mice for co-workers this year. They really are too cute.

  167. Jill A says:

    I love the wee girl!

  168. Kat says:

    Oh my goodness- all those ideas are adorable! Great fabrics too!

  169. Bess says:

    Those dolls are stinking adorable.

  170. kelli says:

    All three of these projects are fantastic! I love the wee girl.

  171. georgia says:

    holy hannah, I love that laptop cozy! I need one for ME! Forget Christmas!

  172. ellen says:

    The wee girl is too cute!

  173. ellen says:

    The wee girl is too cute!

  174. Mrs. Rachel says:

    Those little mice are almost too cute to eat… almost. 🙂 And the book looks fabulous.

  175. Debbie says:

    I can’t wait to try making the chocolate mice!

  176. Page says:

    You giveaways are unbelievable! Best on the web. And thank you so much for all of the great homemade Christmas ideas, recipes and gifts to buy ideas! This has been very helpful. I really do hope I win something too!

  177. Alana Jo says:

    I love the cupcakes. They are so cute.

  178. Genevieve says:

    Those mice are way too cute and easy enough that I can do them with my kids. I might need to make a few wee girls for my little girl who loves everything and anything small.

  179. Lesli RIchards says:

    I love the cupcakes, and would LOVE the book!

  180. Michelle says:

    Oooh, these are so fun and cute! Totally my category, thanks.

  181. Shannon says:

    Love those cherry mice! Those may earn a spot on our christmas treat list!

  182. Nani says:

    Cute wee girl. I’d love the Amy Butler patterns!!!1

  183. Alison says:

    thank you! that etch a sketh cozy is PERFECT for my lil bro!

  184. Mariana says:

    these are nice ideas, also not so obvious to make either : )

  185. Anne says:

    More great projects – wish there were more hours in the day. The cupcakes are so darn cute.

  186. Katie Mitchell says:

    Would love to have the book as I enjoy making my baby shower gifts.

  187. codecrafter says:

    The etch-a-sketch laptop cozy made me laugh out loud!

  188. Jo says:

    Those cupcakes look good enough to eat! I’ll definitely be making some for my Christmas tree this year.

  189. Jill says:

    Love these ideas! Thank you!!!

  190. Betsy says:

    I love the etch-a-sketch cover!

  191. Ms. Cleaver says:

    Whimsy? Yes please! I totally love the etch-a-sketch laptop cover, that may be just the thing for my hard to make for brother!

  192. Stephanie says:

    I Love the cupcake and mouse! Wonderful! Thanks

  193. Clara says:

    Those chocolate cherry mice look like the perfect accompaniment to my holiday gifts. I can’t wait to try them out.

  194. Amy says:

    i am loving the fabric cupcakes! those are just too cute!

  195. rebecca says:

    Those little cupcakes are super cute!

  196. Lisa says:

    Love the laptop cozy!!

  197. Leah says:

    Oh, I have so many babies to gift for right now and have been wanting that book. Thanks for another great November of tutorials.

  198. Leigh Eberhart says:

    Still drooling over this book, sign me up!

  199. Robin says:

    I love those cupcakes!

  200. Kat says:

    Cute cupcakes… Now I need a treat.

  201. julia says:

    Someday I will craft some kind of cute cupcake…someday

  202. Melissa says:

    I want that book 🙂

  203. Renee says:

    I can’t wait to make the cupcakes!

  204. Mama K says:

    Etch-a-Sketch! Genius!

  205. juliecache says:

    Definitely doing the wee girl craft. Thanks for posting!

  206. Lindsey says:

    I love the little doll but I have to admitt the mice creep me out a bit.

  207. Sara D. says:

    Love that Wee Girl!

  208. Tracey says:

    I love the laptop cover and cupcakes. I also would love a copy of Amy’s new book!

  209. Sarah W. says:

    I love the cozie! And anything with cherries is divine. Thanks for sharing!

  210. betsy says:

    cute novelty items

  211. Beth says:

    Love that etch-a-sketch!

  212. Betsy M says:

    Those mice are adorable!!

  213. Ang says:

    Those chocolate mice are awesome! My daughter and I recently read ‘the chocolate cat’ which features magical chocolate mice… she would love these!

  214. Jackie says:

    I adore that Etch a Sketch laptop cozy! I can think of at least 3 people on my list who would love one.

  215. Joy says:

    I would love this book to use with my 6 month old! I also love the cupcakes!

  216. Kirsten says:

    Oooo..I’ve been after that Amy Butler!

  217. Christina says:

    What great ideas – I’m so inspired by your blog. Thanks for the chance to win a book.

  218. Teresa says:

    My dad is going to love those chocolate cherry mice. Thanks SMS!

  219. Laura F. says:

    I love the wee girl! The Amy Butler book looks great too.

  220. Karen says:

    The mice are wonderful!

  221. anja says:

    the wee girl would make a great fairy.

  222. Jenn S says:

    Those cupcakes are so cute!

  223. deliarose says:

    My 2 &4 yr olds will love making those mice. I need to add the ingredients to our shopping list. It is great to see some easy child friendly homemade things to do! Thanks!

  224. Junglewife says:

    love the etch a sketch cozy!!!

  225. Aimee says:

    I love the Wee Girl! So inspiring!

  226. Melanie says:

    i want to make all of these!

  227. Leanna says:

    Great ideas! The lap top is just too funny.

  228. Celeste says:

    Those cupcakes are super cute! I’ll have to make some for my kids.

  229. Olivia C says:

    Ooh! I would love to win that book! I love Amy Butler! Hooray for the holidays!

  230. Andi says:

    What fun! My sewing list keeps getting longer and longer….. I think I’ll make a few mice too while I’m at it!

  231. Debra says:

    Oh I love cupcakes and those are just too cute!!! My daughter would love the laptop cozy….thanks for sharing! 🙂

  232. shaina says:

    Those are very fun!

  233. Natalie says:

    Always something for everyone!
    I love a little whimsy… okay, a lot of whimsy!

  234. Erin says:

    The Etch-a-Sketch laptop cozy is so fun! Very whimsical!

  235. Lisa says:

    Ohhhh I have to make a few cupcakes for my sewing friends….

  236. Courtney says:

    Love the cupcake idea!

  237. kris says:

    Thanks for so many great ideas this month, I have a very full list of gifts I’d like to make. That book looks really neat too!

  238. B says:

    Oh, I think I need that. Fingers crossed.

  239. Jenny says:

    I wanna make real and fake cupcakes now! So cute!

  240. Lauranie says:

    I’m teaching my daughter how to hand stitch, she will be so excited to make cupcakes!

  241. karin says:

    Love the laptop cozy! Maybe the same idea for a journal cover. Hmmmmm………

  242. Catalina says:

    will love it!!!!

    great blog! thank you for all ideas

  243. Ineke says:

    Great, a tutorial for cupcakes! I wanted to make these already some time ago, but didnot know how – so now I can make them!! Thanks.

  244. Celeste says:

    The felt cupcakes will definitely be a hit with my toddler daughter–too cute!

  245. Michele says:

    The fabric cupcakes look yummy enough to eat!

  246. pam says:

    the cupcakes would make an adorable pin cushion.

  247. Mary says:

    Love today’s topic can’t agree more, whimsical is wonderful!

  248. Ashley Capel says:

    I love Amy Butler and am a big fan of her designs. I’d really get my hands dirty making cute stuff for my little one.

  249. Jenn says:

    My daughter and I will definitely have to try to make the wee girl together.

  250. Great idea’s, the cupcakes are so cute.

  251. Bethany says:

    My girls would love the cloth cupcakes as they love to play with their kitchen set.

  252. sherral says:

    I love the wee girl!

  253. Caroline Landon says:

    The etch-a-sketch idea is fabulous! i am so grateful for the terrific ideas I am picking up for Christmas gifts this year. We are extremely tight on cash this year, as I am sure that many others are. How fun that I can make so many wonderful things!

  254. Shelley says:

    Love the cupcakes and I have already got the laptop case on my list to make

  255. Kate says:

    I stumbled across this blog just in time for the holiday crafting & gifting season. Thanks so much for compiling such great lists of on-line tutorials!

  256. lorchick says:

    okay I want that book SOOOO bad. If i don’t win it I’m going to have to subtley hint (ha…ha… subtle) that I want it for christmas. Or perhaps I will pull that trick my mom pulls… buy it for myself and open it and be like “Oh, wow, just what I wanted! Thanks guys!” (she got busted one year when she forgot to label the gift and we were trying to identify it and she was like, ‘oh, i wrapped that’ and examined it and was like, ‘oh, this one is for me!’ haha)

  257. Shannon Reed says:

    Oh, I love the wee girl. I think all my wee girlfriends need one!

  258. Crisa says:

    Love the etch-a-sketch!!

  259. Shannon says:

    I’ve been looking for a small doll to make for Christmas–this is perfect. Thank you!

  260. Melanie O. says:

    Love the Wee Girl!

  261. Louisa says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the Wee Girl tutorial!

  262. mary says:

    That wee girl is just delightful!

  263. Amber says:

    Sweet little wee girl! My sweet little wee girl would love it!

  264. Jodes says:

    That etch-a-sketch is brilliant! I want to make my sister one if I have time (maybe the prototype for her iPod?)

  265. Jennifer says:

    Love it love it!

  266. Rachel says:

    Those mice are too cute

  267. Julie says:

    I’m hankering for a netbook and that cozy would be PERFECT… 😉

  268. jen says:

    Love wee girl and cupcakes… And amy butler who doesn’t love her!

  269. Erin says:

    That etch-a-sketch lap top cosy is great! It would be so fun to give as a present!

  270. Sarah says:

    I just LOVE those cupcakes. Thanks!

  271. Carrie in KC says:

    Oh, I’d love to win that book! The cupcakes are so cute. Thanks again for the ideas!

  272. Violet says:

    That’s a very sweet wee little girl!

  273. Julie says:

    Love the pear fabric! Also the etch a sketch too cute!

  274. wow lots of ideas I would like to try and make this year! love the laptop cozy!

  275. Elle Doughty says:

    love the wee girl and cupcake pin cushions — fabulous!

  276. Laura says:

    Love the laptop cozy!

  277. Krista says:

    What great ideas! I think everyone needs a little Whimsy in their lives… don’t you agree?

  278. Christy says:

    I love them all! Great job!

  279. erin says:

    that little girl is adorable!

  280. Amanda says:

    I have lots of little ones in my life. This book would be perfect!

  281. Sarah says:

    those chocolate mice are fantastic!

  282. Carey says:

    The Wee girl seems like a perfect doll for my daughter’s Christmas doll house. Thanks.

  283. Evelyne says:

    Thank you so much! I found the perfect stocking fillers for my girl friends (the wee girl) and for my boy friends (the chocolate mice).

  284. DawnMarie says:

    That laptop cozy is so cute!

  285. Angel says:

    Love this site! Would love to win the book….

  286. Jan says:

    Amy Butler’s new book for children looks beautiful!

  287. Annika says:

    Everyone needs a little whimsy!

  288. Betsy says:

    I keep trying and trying for this book!

  289. I love the Wee Girl. She is so adorable!

  290. Tricia says:

    The laptop cozy is perfect! I think I know what my husband is getting…

  291. Christie says:

    Aww, I want to go make that wee girl right now. Adorable!

  292. Just Susan says:

    I am so loving your holiday section again this year. Great stuff.

  293. Viv says:

    Love the wee girl! And I have been drooling over that Amy Butler book.

  294. Lynn says:

    The laptop cozy is so clever! I love it!

  295. Megan says:

    Oh my gosh that laptop cozie is so cool! I’m still on the lookout for more gift ideas for the guys on my list and this is perfect.

  296. Mady says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  297. Mary says:

    I’ve been coveting that book. *Fingers crossed*

  298. MommytoAva says:

    I have to make the wee girl!! And some wee boys…and wee babes…for the doll house that will be under the tree this year! I am also going to try my hand at the chocolate-cherry mice…wouldn’t they be cute climbing down a grandfather clock at New Year’s? I bet they’d go beautifully with a glass of champagne. Hmm…

  299. Sonya says:

    ooo oooo the book!

  300. Anja says:

    Look at that wee girl. So lovely!

  301. Dani Soto-Foster says:

    I’m definitely going to make the etch-a-sketch laptop cozy! I’m just trying to decide on a cool personalized “sketch” for the window! Totally cool project.

  302. Rebecca says:

    Oooh! I want to make a wee girl for all my girlfriends…they would make cute ornaments, too! thanks for th link!

  303. Kelly says:

    wee girl is wee-onderful!

  304. Michelle says:

    Amy Butler rocks!

  305. Kelley says:

    the cupcakes are so cute, so is that pattern book!

  306. Love the cupcake pincushion, and the etch-a-sketch cozy how creative! The wee girl is pretty cute. Thanks again for sharing.

  307. I am always so jealous of the patience some ladies have for crafting such tiny things, like the wee doll here. She is so precious!

  308. Darcy says:

    Lap top cozy : Awesome

    Little Stitches: I want it.

  309. Bonnie says:

    That laptop cozy is too funny! My sister would love that!

  310. Liz says:

    i LOVE whimsical! those cupcakes look delish. 🙂 and the wee girl…i could see having a few of those in holiday garb for decorations.

  311. karissa says:

    That Laptop cover looks soo real!

  312. Amy Hachem says:

    the rog-a-sketch and its partner betz-a-sketch are REDICULOUSLY CUTE! I really want to make one soooooooon — but will i be able to give it away? hmmmmm 😛

  313. Casey says:

    I love those cupcakes!

  314. Lori says:

    Yummy! I want to eat those chocolate mice!

  315. Nicolle says:

    Such a pretty wee girl. I love all things cupcake too!

  316. erin says:

    I was completely fooled by the laptop cover. It’s fantastic!

  317. Christina W. says:

    I love that Amy Butler book! The projects are super cute and I could put it to good use since I’ve got another baby on the way! The Wee Girl is adorable too…I’m going to pass that one along to one of my friends.

  318. Jessy Roos says:

    Okay, I actually almost squeeled out loud when I saw Wee Girl and the Laptop Cozy – adorable!

  319. Bridget B. says:

    I love the fabric cupcakes! Such cute ideas!

  320. Rita says:

    so fun today! thanks for the great ideas, now if only I could find more time!

  321. Emily S says:

    Awww – this is my favorite category so far – and those chocolate mice are adorable! I would love to win Amy Butler’s new book – I just found out I was pregnant today!!!

  322. Mary says:

    I know of quite a few people that would fall in love with those cupcakes along with me!

  323. min says:

    Oh, the little wee girl would SO make my daughter happy this Christmas. It looks beyond my skills, but I am going to go check the site out.

  324. Joanna says:

    That wee girl is too cute. Here’s to trying again for this book!

  325. jill m says:

    Ooo-la-la…love those cupcakes! I think we may be welcoming mice into our home over the holidays; they look like something my girls would love to make.

  326. janine says:

    The Wee Girl is too cute! I can see those becoming very addictive to make.

  327. the cupcakes are so sweet!! 🙂

  328. Katie says:

    Chocolate mice? Never heard of it, but sounds fun to try. This book sounds like it would be fun to try. Thank you!

  329. Heather B says:

    Wee Girl is soooo sweet!

  330. Tammy :) says:

    i would LOVE to make some of the chocolate mice for my coworker! She is terrifeid of mice!

  331. Kate says:

    Oh… Etch-A-Sketch, how I miss the simple things in life.

  332. Jodie says:

    My favorite day yet!!

  333. Teresa says:

    The kids would love the chocolate mice.

  334. Kacy says:

    Those chocolate mice are cute! Very, very clever with the little almond ears 🙂

  335. Coralee says:

    delightful ideas, as always!

  336. Starlene says:

    I can’t keep up with all these amazing ideas. I’m going to have to take some vacation days from work to spend sewing for Christmas!!!

  337. Lynne in NC says:

    Adorable! the Etch-a-sketch laptop cozy is awesome. I’ve gotta try it.
    Thanks again for another great day of ideas.

  338. Shawna says:

    Too cute! Thanks for the great ideas!

  339. Rebecca says:

    what wonderful projects! And the book looks like it would be a great addition to my library!

  340. alisha says:

    The laptop cozy is fantastic. I’m always looking for good gift ideas for guys, so that one is definitely going on my list.

  341. Lisa Johnson says:

    Thanks for featuring the mice! I love the cupcakes… might have to dive into that one!

  342. Steph Wehrman says:

    more fab ideas-thanks

  343. Lindsay says:

    The laptop cozy is awesome! I may have to make one for myself since I don’t know anyone else who’s dorky enough to want one. And Little Stitches for Little Ones is on on Christmas list but I’d love to win it sooner!

  344. mj says:

    I saw this book at the library but it would be great to have a copy around for when I needed a last-minute baby gift.

  345. Marie Greene says:

    Darling cupcakes, and I love the chocolate mice! How sweet…

  346. Whistlepea says:

    I’ve been desperate for that book!

  347. Amy says:

    Oh those chocolate cherry mice are so cute!!!

  348. Maria says:

    Nice ideas, thanks again!

  349. Sue N says:

    I became addicted to your sight in November of last year and have been reading since. Keep up the good work!

  350. Dana Furlo says:

    Love the laptop cozy, had those in the plans to make, but making it an etch-a-sketch is just a bonus!

  351. Hannah says:

    I love the wee girl, maybe because I am a wee bit girly!

  352. Alyssa says:

    the mice are too cute!

  353. Shannoxx says:

    Today’s selections are some of my absolute favorite so far! FANTASTIC!

  354. jessica says:

    The cupcakes are so cute. I really hope to win this book I have been trying to make more things for my daughter.

  355. Jenny says:

    I’m hoping Santa will bring me a new apple Macbook for Christmas, and the etch-a-sketch laptop cozy would be perfect for it!

  356. Kendall says:

    The week girl and cupcakes would make great ornaments, too!

  357. Love the cupcakes, a bunch of them piled high on my cake plate would be great for the holidays!

  358. Momma Roar says:

    I love all these gift ideas. I think I need to start my list for next year – or just start making them come January!!! Let’s just say I’m feeling a tad rushed right now – LOL!!

    The book looks fab!!

  359. Sarah says:

    The laptop cozy is so perfect! I love it as well as the other projects.

  360. joy newman says:

    that little girl doll is so cute. and those chocolate mice look delicious!

  361. Del says:

    This year’s Handmade Holidays tutorials are great! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  362. Jenn says:

    What fun! Love all the ideas!

  363. Teresa says:

    The chocolate looks delicious!

  364. SuzyMc says:

    Thanks for all of the wonderful gift ideas! Now could you just find a way for me to make more sewing time between now and Christmas?

    I have two grandbabies due within the next 5 weeks, I could really use the Amy Butler book!

  365. MegVS says:

    The laptop cozy is so cute! Awesome!

  366. Dawn says:

    Love the chocolate mice!

  367. Carm says:

    Amber Alexander’s art is wonderful. Thank you so much for the introduction. You have just sooooo many great things to explore on your site. Yay!

  368. Kristen L says:

    haha! Those are too fun. I love the chocolate mice….ooo, who to give them to?

  369. Anne says:

    I love the wee girl!

  370. Suzette says:

    That laptop cover is so cool!

  371. Judy says:

    Love the cupcakes. Now I want to eat a real one!

  372. Audrey says:

    Oh! I love the little cupcakes. So cute!

  373. mary says:

    I love the chocolate mice recipe. What a fun idea!

  374. Mrs. H. says:

    The fabric cupcakes would be great for a little girl’s tea party set. Very cute.

  375. Jennifer says:

    I like the laptop cozy!

  376. Rebecka says:

    I guess mice are ok if they’re chocolate… 😉

  377. Crystal says:

    more whimsy please!

  378. Melanie says:

    “We can all use a little more whimsy in our lives.”

    So true 😀

  379. Marilyn says:

    Oh Chocolate mice and Amy Butler patterns! What a yummy combination…

  380. Rebecca says:

    Those fabric cupcakes look soooo yummy!

  381. Michelle says:

    Cupcakes with a card to go out for a treat in the new year – such a great idea! A girlfriend and I keep missing each other for coffee dates so I think I’m going to send her one of these for Christmas!

  382. Marie says:

    thanks for such a wonderful post! i’m planning on bringing over supplies for the little doll on thanksgiving- i know my mom and mother-in-law will love a cute project like this when the boys are watching football!

  383. Jen says:

    I love the wee girl!!! And the cup cakes look “delicious!!”

  384. Sarah AJ says:

    I think I know a wee girl who needs a wee girl!

  385. Lisa says:

    That’s an adorable laptop cozy.

  386. Jenni says:

    umm, yes please!!!!

  387. Donette says:

    Love the mice and Amy Butler! Thanks for the links!

  388. the little wee girl is so sweet!!

  389. Sunny says:

    I just about jumped out of my skin! The Amy Butler Book!
    And I am going to make the mice for the ladies at the office. So clever.

  390. Rachel L says:

    I have a little one coming soon and love Amy Butler!

  391. nettie says:

    the wee girl is adorable! i love it all.

  392. Lorene says:

    The etch-a-sketch laptop cozy is so cute!! Too bad I just finished a laptop cozy for my brother-in-law for Christmas, he would have loved this one. Oh well, I can always make him another one. 😉

  393. bec says:

    i am enjoying the etch a sketch laptop cover. how clever!

  394. Sarah says:

    Love the fabric cupcakes! how fun!

  395. Samantha says:

    I LOVE the cupcakes! I’ll also be making the chocolate mice! Thanks!

  396. kristine hanson says:

    love it all!

  397. Samantha says:

    Those wee girls and cupcakes!!! MUST MAKES!!!

  398. Margaret says:

    I loves me some whimsy.0p0p

  399. Aileen W says:

    the “wee girl” is adorable! and the chocolate mice look scrumptious!

  400. Paula Lemos says:

    The Wee Girl is so cute! Got to try it, thanks!

  401. Jodie says:

    The laptop cozy! I can’t wait to make it for my b-i-l!!

  402. Lorrie says:

    The wee girl is adorable.


  403. The wee girl is super cute!

  404. Carrie says:

    that laptop cozy brings me back! love it!

  405. Josiane says:

    I have a friend who loves any and every thing whimsical, so these links may come in handy!

  406. Shellie says:

    I love Amy Butler’s books. I own Institches but always wanted her baby one.

  407. Natalie says:

    I love whimsy.
    Who couldn’t use a little more whimsy?
    More whimsy please.

  408. Christine Bolin says:

    I just love the chocolate cherry mice. I have a friend that makes these every year and I make her pound cake.

  409. Michelle says:

    Oh I need whimsy in my life!! Thanks for the great ideas!

  410. SarahB says:

    That laptop cozy is brilliant! And who can resist a cupcake!

  411. Kristin says:

    oh wow! I love all of these! I think this is my favorite Handmade Holiday post yet!

  412. Emily says:

    Great stuff, yet again… Love the wee girl.

  413. Linda says:

    Love the cupcakes and mice.

  414. Stacey C. says:

    The chocolate cherry mice are adorable! What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing this!

  415. Kathryn Bourn says:

    Those chocolate mice are outrageously cute! Perfect timing since I was considering buying a copy of the Christmas classic “Santa Mouse” last weekend. Now I have the ideal combination gift! Just need to buy some good fair-trade chocolate and hit the kitchen.

  416. Rachel says:

    Fun stuff! The laptop cozy brings back good childhood memories.

  417. Margie says:

    I really love wee girl so adorable!!

  418. Robyn says:

    I think I have to make that laptop cozy for my husband!! It’s perfect!!

  419. sefchen says:

    I may make a wee girl for myself!
    That etch-a-sketch laptop cozy is fabulous.
    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

  420. Jennifer says:

    How have I missed this Amy Butler book? Looks fab! I am enjoying the ideas everyday and wished there was more time until Christmas. Maybe do a Christmas in July idea series next year!

  421. Becky says:

    Chocolate Mice! That is a gift for our pest control friend! I LOVE that.

  422. Molly says:

    The chocolate mice are adorable…

  423. Deanne says:

    Such great ideas – I really like the chocolate mice – what a neat treat to give to family and friends.

  424. Julie says:

    The fabric cupcakes are way cute.

  425. Kara says:

    I would love to win the new Amy Butler book! I’m sure that all of the patterns are super cute.

  426. Carol says:

    I love the mice. Chocolate!!! I am a chocoholic!

  427. Dawn says:

    Ha! That Etch-A-Sketch laptop cozy is great! Made me laugh out loud.

  428. Jennie says:

    I’d love to sew some beautiful Amy Butler patterns for my 9 month old.

  429. tanja says:

    Uhhh! Now I need to go and get some embroidery thread to try out the little wee girl! It’s just too wee ans adorable! Thanks for that!

  430. trina says:

    I love the wee girl! Thanks again for putting this all together.

  431. Southern Gal says:

    Love the whimsical side.

  432. Kathleen says:

    Those cupcakes look good enough to eat! And the wee girl is adorable!!

  433. Lisa Allbee says:

    Love her books!!!

  434. molly says:

    I love that wee girl — I was thinking of trying to make ornaments similar to that except with clothes pins — now I won’t have to think so hard!

  435. Kathy says:

    I can’t get over how ingenious people are. I am in love with the etch-a-sketch laptop cozy. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of these in the near future!

  436. erinmalia says:

    i’m sure my own son, as well as some of my nieces and nephews, would benefit from this book. love that amy butler.

  437. Amy says:

    I’ve been looking for some kind of bendy person tutorial. Thanks!

  438. britt says:

    love the laptop cover!

  439. Angie says:

    The mice are too cute. Those will make great treats for the kids on Chirstmas Eve.

  440. Deborah says:

    My friend will enjoy the Chocolate Cherry Mice! Thanks!

  441. Amelia says:

    Ok, the etch a sketch cozy is AWESOME and the cupcakes are adorable. My to-make list keeps getting longer and longer!!!

  442. craftytammie says:

    these are great ideas, thanks!

  443. melissa p. says:

    love the wee girl…great decorating idea!

  444. mara says:

    That laptop cozy is just the thing for my impossible brother! BRILLIANT!

  445. Lil' d says:

    I think I’ll have to try making one of those wee girls.

  446. Pamela says:

    How lovely! I know a few little people around my house who would really like those cupcakes!

  447. tooticky says:

    Love the chocolate mice…. mmmm…..

    and the Amy Butler book took, of course!

  448. Amelie says:

    For sure, I will try the chocolate mices !!! And I LOVE the fabric cupcakes! Yummy !

  449. Suzanne says:

    I love the cupcakes 🙂 I can’t believe November is almost over – I’ve been loving all the tutes

  450. catarina says:

    Ohh I would love to have this book to do cute things for my son. I loved the sketchy laptop cozy.

  451. Leah says:

    That laptop cozy is the coolest thing I have ever seen. It’s on my to-do list whenever I get a laptop!

  452. Kristen says:

    I could definitely use that book, especially with a two year old and one on the way!

  453. Ellen says:

    Love Amy Butler patterns!

  454. Water Works says:

    I love the cupcakes. I want to fit those into my handmade timeline! So much to do, so little time. Darn that job!

  455. The laptop cozy is such a cute idea! I love Etch-a-sketch!

  456. Jennifer N. says:

    Fun food is always a big hit at our house. The chocolate mice might be fun to take to Grandparents this year, along with a gumdrop wreath from last week. Thank you for all the great ideas.

  457. Tine says:

    I adore that laptop-cozy!!! That is a must-have for so many people.

  458. Ginny says:

    The wee girl looks like a fun project to make with kids!

  459. Molly says:

    Oh, that laptop cozy is great!

  460. Tammy Wittig says:

    Oh, I really need to make a cupcake! So cute!!!

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