November 27 ~ Gifts for Artists

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If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by creative, artistic friends and family members, then your search for great holiday gift ideas might just be over… Today!

Make It

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Find this (portable) Artist’s Paintbrush Roll Tutorial on Bored & Crafty!
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You can give several unique books in a set with Dani’s Make Your Own Sketchbook Tutorial from
spacer Pencil Bag
We like the simplicity and utility in this Pencil Bag Tutorial from Maitreya of craftlog.
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For the youngest artists, we love this Kids’ Art Smock Pattern from Kellie at Don’t Look Now!

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Vintage Smock Sew-Along PDF Pattern & instructional video, Aprons and Reading & Writing.

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:

Lara’s choice Meg’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Sketchbooks from Your Secret Admiral
The Ultimate Sketchbook from Your Secret Admiral is the ultimate spot for all sorts of creative, artistic ideas.
spacer Jewelry from UnaOdd
Jewelry designs from UnaOdd are inspired by the patterns and beauty found in nature. Customer service and quality from the shop is excellent, and we’re sure you’ll find just the right artistic flair in the wide variety of beautiful jewelry options.

Mix It

Prunes in Port
We don’t have an image to share for the Prunes in Port Recipe from Amanda & Friends’ Cookbook, but we’ve heard first hand that it’s a wonderful concoction!

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Win It

Amy Butler Quilting Solids Fat Quarter Pack

We’re giving away a pack of 12 gorgeous Quilting Solids from the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop. These beautiful colors will mix perfectly with Amy Butler prints, and are sure to compliment many other fabrics in your stash. Comment below for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Friday. See the list of other prizes we’ll give away this month.

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24 ~ Whimsical
23 ~ Fit Friends
22 ~ Eco-conscious
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20 ~ Gift Exchange
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18 ~ College Students
17 ~ Girlfriends
16 ~ Dads
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
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11 ~ Bookworms
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9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
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5 ~ Crafters
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291 Responses to November 27 ~ Gifts for Artists

  1. Hannah says:

    Love the smock!

  2. Jill says:

    Absolutely loved the s.books!

  3. Nicole says:

    so great!! yay!

  4. Kelly says:

    love Kristen’s fabric choice! so fun!

  5. Lauren says:

    Those smocks are very cute! And I’d love to make that pencil bag for myself. Thanks for the tutorials!

  6. Beth says:

    The kids art smock is too cute!!

  7. Denneen Peterson says:

    I love the project ideas, the fabric ideas, and the necklace. Lovely!

  8. Marilyn says:

    Oh…as usual everything is pretty!

  9. Great kids smock. I’ve been thinking of making one for my son.

  10. Michelle says:

    Love the sketchbook, thanks.

  11. Robyn says:

    that little smock with full sleeves-need it for my little 4 year old paitner.

  12. Kristi says:

    Great ideas! I think some of these would work for college students as well.

    Love the necklace.

  13. kelli says:

    The kids art smock is my favorite!

  14. Jane says:

    Great ideas, keep them coming.

  15. Sarah AJ says:

    Great smock!

  16. Sara says:

    Hello – I love them all … 🙂 thanks for the great blog.

  17. Jessica says:

    Such fun colors on the kids art smock! Am I the only adult who wishes they could wear childrens clothing?

  18. Bean Paulson says:

    that smock is the cutest, and I love the sketchbooks!!

  19. Charissa says:

    I really like the sketchbook…and the fabric. 😉

  20. Tina says:

    That’s a beautiful necklace from UnaOdd.

  21. Lynn says:

    Thank you for the lovely feature. I am so glad to be introduced to your lovely blog, and I’ll certainly enjoy looking around! Beautiful!

  22. Lil' d says:

    Thank you – I might make one of those pencil cases for a hard-to-buy-for-half-sister-in-law

  23. Lalli says:

    Thank you all for the great ideas!!

  24. Nicki Bane says:

    Fantastric ideas thank you-just added the pencil case to my list of Christmas makes 😉

  25. Jenny says:

    I was so excited about this giveaway last time it came around…I’ll cross my fingers again!

  26. kate says:

    i’m all over the pencil bag! cute. functional. perfect.

  27. Violet says:

    Cool paintbrush roll!

  28. Kate says:

    I love the kids smock. Now I need to find a little one to make it for.

  29. Karen says:

    I have to make these smocks!!! Love them!

  30. Laine Odle says:

    how cute are those smocks!!

  31. Samantha says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  32. Amy says:

    love the smocks, so cute!

  33. Jenni says:

    thank you for all of you wonderful ideas!! I may make something for everyone on my list!

  34. Emily says:

    Great ideas!

  35. Jocelyn says:

    What a cool paintbrush holder!

  36. Tarmy says:

    Love the pencil pack. And the homemade books are cool too!

  37. Barbara says:

    Love todays tutorials esp the sketchbook. I’ve just read it through and it looks so very doable.

  38. Kat says:

    Meg’s fabric is awesome!

  39. Karen says:

    You had me at “port,” but lost me at “prune.”

  40. Char says:

    I love the smock for kids! Thank you for all the beautiful, fun ideas!

  41. corri says:

    I have been lonign your gift guides thay are so great! Id love to win the fabric so I can make some of the gifts. he he!

  42. Hannah says:

    I love the pencil case!

  43. LisaAlso says:

    That children’s smock is too cute! I’d want to wear it as a shirt and NOT get paint on it!!

  44. Kirsten says:

    Love that art smock!

  45. Ramona says:

    I love that pencil bag. My college age daughters love pencil bags and it would be fun to have one of a kind ones. A great stocking stuffer I am thinking.

  46. Lori says:

    I have a very special artist that I needed a gift for. Thank you.

  47. erin says:


  48. Deb says:

    The smock is adorable ~ I want one!

  49. Susan says:

    That art smock is adorable!

  50. Lisa Martin says:

    beautiful fabric! love it

  51. Laura says:

    That is a really fun pencil case!

  52. Anja says:

    Kids’ Art Smock is the best. I love this kind of clothes. I’ll make one today!!

  53. Rebecca S says:

    That art smock is adorable!

  54. Julia says:

    Hi Again,
    oh, I’m already sitting here with one eye smiling (= more tutorial love, esp. loved the coffe cozy yesterday) and one eye crying (= November is nearly over)….thanks, thanks, thanks for putting this together!
    Greetings from over the pond,

  55. Jacqui says:

    Wow, I think those art smocks are far too nice to get covered in paint and other unmentionable art supplies! Gorgeous. And yay for Amy Butler putting out the solids, her colours are so difficult to match with other plain fabrics.

  56. Liz says:

    i like the pencil bag! everyone needs one of those.

  57. Anna says:

    Trying my luck at the AB fat quarters!

  58. Michelle says:

    I love the kid’s art smock! So cute!!

  59. Sarah says:

    Love that art smock!

  60. julia says:

    What a great list!! Paint brush roll, artist smock, sketchbook, pencil bag!! I should be sewing!!

  61. Serafina says:

    That sketchbook, so cute!

  62. Mary says:

    Smocks! What a great idea!

  63. Toebi R says:

    I love the art smock, my son will look so cute in one!

  64. ulla fredriksson says:

    Thanks for all small gifts to do.
    I wish i could win Amy Butler fabrics

  65. julie kundhi says:

    These tutorials are great. Thanks!

  66. Michele says:

    I really like the pencil bag.

  67. jesse says:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon this site and it’s endless ideas!! It’s made gift giving easy this year.

  68. Bronwyn says:

    oh I would love to win this one – am in love (seriously) with her Midwest Modern fabrics and these would make my day! Thanks SMS! You gals rock!

  69. Maitreya says:

    Oh my, all the nice comments about my pencil bag tutorial are sure making me smile! Thanks for the link, SMS!

  70. Alissa says:

    Oh! That pouch could work for any number of things. SO cute!

  71. Carol says:

    Love those Amy Butler solid fabrics.  Also enjoying all of the gift

  72. Peta-Jane says:

    I have been pondering about what to give my niece for Christmas this year…she is a talented little artist who appreciates all the handmade items I have made her in the past….so I have already selected my fabric for the pencil case and sketch book cover ( to match) and will make her the brush roll also…Thankyou so much for the wonderful gift ideas….I am in Australia and it is usually midnight here when the latest Handmade for the Holidays post is online.. ( ok …so I sit up late just so I can see it before I go to bed…) but I am busy sewing while I wait…..I have made 8 gifts so far out of the fantastic tutorials on offer…….now off to sew some more !!!

  73. Nani says:

    I’m so thankful for all your great gift ideas!!!

  74. rae says:

    thanks for the great ideas!! i want to try the sketchbook and the pencil case…great inspiration. i LOVE the amy butler fabs! 🙂 happy thanksgiving everyone!!

  75. Kathy says:

    that pencil bag is great! i can see it being used as a small sewing kit to take to classes.

  76. Abbington says:

    The fabric in the art smock is so cute! I might have to rustle up a few for my children, but it might not get done until the new year!

  77. Bobby-Jo says:

    I’ve been lookinng for a sketchbook tutorial forever, thank you!

  78. the art smock is adorable!!

  79. Julie says:

    The art smock is so beautiful.

  80. Brookiej says:

    My daughter needs one of the totally adorable art smocks…I would like a few of the others! 🙂

  81. Karen H says:

    Oh wouldn’t Lara’s choice and Meg’s choice make a cute combo for the art smock???

  82. Erica says:

    Both the rocket smock and the floral one pictured on the website are really cute and creative. Happy Thanksgiving.

  83. Jennifer says:

    I just can’t wait to make some of these. Love the smock! My daughter just grabbed her first crayon yesterday… I can see the need for one of those in the VERY near future.

  84. Carey says:

    I love all the ideas on this page. This has to be my favorite so far!

  85. Sarah says:

    I love that art smock. Thanks for digging up so many great tutorials for us!

  86. kathy h. says:

    this handmade holidays blog has been very inspiring. Thank you.

  87. Stacy says:

    Those pencil bags look so cute and easy to make! I think my little ones would love one in their stockings.

  88. Jodie says:

    That art smock is gorgeous! Thanks for another great day of goodies!

  89. emily says:

    love love love the paintbrush roll!

  90. Jennie says:

    I love the smock!

  91. Somer says:

    Great ideas, can’t wait to get sewing.

  92. Melanie says:

    Love the art smock! too cute!

  93. aSprinkling says:

    I have an artist on my list, but unfortunately, she’s the only one that I’ve actually finished shopping for. And I keep coming up with ideas for her!

  94. karen says:

    love the smock!

  95. Sarah S says:

    The kids art smock is adorable! I love it.

  96. Terri says:

    LOVE the sketchbook tutorial–already know who is getting that one! Amy Butler solids are awesome!

  97. Sue says:

    OMG those smocks are just the cutest things a I have seen! 🙂 and the paintbrush holder is a great idea.

  98. Shellie says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials!

  99. RachelJ says:

    These are great tutorials. Thanks.

  100. I love the kids art smock – such a cute idea! Thanks!

  101. Jacqui says:

    Love them all, we are an artsy bunch here and there is something there for us all. Thanks.

  102. Christi-sugarscrap says:

    I Love the sketchbooks!

  103. Oh, yay, fat quarters. I wrap all my gifts in them before sticking them in the box for sewing with later so those would come in handy 🙂

  104. Gen says:

    Beautiful necklace by Unaodd & I love the sketchbook tutorial

  105. gardenymph says:

    Oh that pencil case and the art smock are right up my alley.

    Oh and the Amy Butler solids! Yes please! :~)

  106. Teresa says:

    Thanks for all of these great tutorials!

  107. Regina says:

    Wonderful wonderful ideas!

  108. Christine Bolin says:

    Oh, I think I might need a pencil case and sketchbook. I usually buy myself something for Christmas but this year we going very low key and I want to make those.

  109. Sarah says:

    Fun solids!

  110. Sunny says:

    I like the smock for day to day! It is too cute for messes.

  111. Rachel says:

    I love the kids smock! I look forward to checking out your postings each day! Keep them coming!

  112. BethieB says:

    I love the sketchbooks, both the ones you can make yourself and the ones for sale. You can never have too many of these…I’m up to around 20 at the moment, including two small ones I carry in my bag at all times…but I sense two more coming on!

  113. Sara G says:

    Long sleeved smock — such a great idea! Beautiful jewelry also. Happy Thanksgiving!

  114. amy says:

    Very fun stuff!

  115. Amelia says:

    Such a cute smock for all our little artists!

  116. Alice S says:

    The kids art smock is ADORABLE and just got added to my list of projects to make. Thanks for all of these ideas!

  117. Viv says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  118. jill m says:

    Oolala…love the fabric choses today.

  119. Malin says:

    I love the sketchbook and pencil bag ideas! They look awesome! Would make for a cool christmas present to myself, as the poor little student I am. Or maybe for someone else I know.
    Thanks for these!

  120. Amber says:

    We need a few of those smocks around here! they are so cute!

  121. Ginny says:

    Love the art smock! I have about 6 kids I could make that for 🙂

  122. Jenny says:

    Great sketchbooks!

  123. Jan says:

    Love the zippered pencil case!

  124. I will for sure be doing that pencil bag!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  125. mommymae says:

    the smock is too cute!!

  126. Julie says:

    I like the pencil bag and the smock!

  127. Southern Gal says:

    Kid’s smocks! Wonderful! I love the UnaOdd jewelry, too.

  128. Jackie says:

    I love that brush roll. I need one of those for myself.

  129. Mikaela says:

    Those smocks are so cute!

  130. Kellie says:

    Thank you so much for linking to my art smocks! I have very much enjoyed the moth of November! Thank you!

  131. Mrs. H. says:

    I love the paintbrush roll, and the smock, and the sketchbooks.

  132. Joanna says:

    Trying again for the Amy Butler! Love the homemade sketch books!

  133. Chris Davis says:

    Love the lists! I can’t wait to have a couple of days free to try a bunch of the tutorials.

  134. Noa says:

    The smock is very cute!

  135. Kimberly says:

    Oh, I hope I’ll have time to make that art smock for my daughter for Christmas!

  136. brooke says:

    The pencil pouch is really cute.

  137. Leah says:

    Making some of those homemade sketchbooks.

  138. Judith says:

    Great looking fabric. So many great ideas you have posted here. Definately handy for Christmas. Thanks

  139. Beth says:

    Great ideas! Happy Thanksgiving!

  140. Lisa Adams says:

    That Pencil Bag is soooo cool!
    I love it.

  141. Dawn says:

    What an adorable smock! And prunes in port sounds wonderful. Mmmmm.

  142. Nadia says:

    Beautiful book as usual from Your Secret Admiral. I love all of these things!

  143. kelly jo says:

    That necklace is beautiful!! Might just be the perfect gift for my sister in law!

  144. Tammy Wittig says:

    Ooh, cute art smock and pencil case – love those!

  145. Linda says:

    Today’s fabric choices are the best yet. I love them all.

  146. Anne says:

    I like the pencil case – great idea to put the zipper in the middle.

  147. Jessy Roos says:

    Both the pencil bag and the art smock look like great projects – thanks a bunch!

  148. Jessica says:

    Thank you for the wonderful links –
    I check them all and then give a
    shout to my DDs to see what
    cute and inventive projects are
    being shared!
    ~ Jessica

  149. Rhiannon says:

    oh I love that necklace!

  150. Janellybelly says:

    I love those art smocks from ‘Don’t Look Now’.

  151. Samantha says:

    I love all of these options. Off to check all the links!

  152. Kat says:

    How gorgeous is that art smock? The jewellery is pretty fantastic too. So many lovely things to enjoy looking at. It has got me all inspired to make stuff – once we’ve finished moving into our new house of course!

  153. Anna says:

    Handmade sketchbooks… fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving!

  154. Donette says:

    Thanks for the links!

  155. Bree says:

    that smock will be great for the little artists in my life!

  156. Junglewife says:

    I love the UnaOdd jewelry – also I am definitely going to have to try making that kids’ smock!

  157. Happy Thanksgiving Day – I’m thankful for all the wonderful ideas and tutorials I’ve found through your blog that are helping me make our Christmas jolly and bright :0)
    Bobbie in Texas

  158. nicole says:

    Perfect! My brother just started studying Industrial design which is very art heavy so he’s sketching all the time. I know what to make him now 🙂

  159. mojoandco says:

    I love the pencil bag! So simple yet so appealing.

  160. Q says:

    Wow – what a great resource this has been all month! Neat ideas for all the people in our lives – especially the ones who are hard to shop/think of. Thanks so much!!!

  161. Harley says:

    Great ideas!! Love the sketchbooks and the paintbrush roll!

  162. Jenn says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. What fun projects!

  163. Holly says:

    Love the pencil bag – it would go perfectly with the craft kit my daughter is getting for Christmas!

  164. Joy says:

    These are wonderful!

  165. Andi says:

    I am definitely making one of those smocks! So many great ideas!

  166. Sonya says:

    happy thanksgiving everyone!
    thanks s.m.s for the fun ideas….
    (loving this month of creativity)

  167. Ineke says:

    With all those artistic relatives and friends I should make all items.
    Keep my fingers crossed for those Amy Butler fabrics.
    Thanks for all the effort you make for us with these wonderful ideas and

  168. Melinda says:

    Those art smocks are perfect!!! I may have to make a dozen for my preschool class…

  169. Katie says:

    The kids smocks are great! My daughter is getting an easel and paper rolls and all the supplies from her Grandmother this Christmas so that would be perfect for me to do for her. The appliques on them are fabulous as well.

  170. Mary Beth says:

    I love love love the sketchbooks on etsy! And the art smock! Just might have to take advantage of these little gift suggestions!

  171. Emily S says:

    I love anything to do with making your own books – great sketchbook tutorial!

  172. Carrie says:

    I’m totally making that pencil case!

  173. Shawn says:

    Wow! New ideas on thanksgiving even? You guys rock!!

  174. Margie says:

    I love that smock top & the pencil case! Great stuff. I don’t know if I have the time for everything on my to do list from sew mama sew!!! Thanks for the instructions!!

  175. missknitta says:

    Hmm… the paintbrush roll also looks great for knitting needles!

  176. Rebecca says:

    Those paint smocks are so cute!

  177. Jodie says:

    Love these! Thanks AGAIN!

  178. Christina says:

    I want that Ultimate Sketchbook – that is just the most ingenious thing! I love all of todays tutorials, I could see myself making all of them,

  179. Josiane says:

    Yet another must-make recipe! Those Prunes in Port sound absolutely delicious!
    The sketchbook tutorial is great too.

  180. Megan says:

    The smock is so cute! Great ideas.

  181. Kara says:

    i am thankful for sew, mama, sew’s holiday ideas!

  182. Joanne says:

    Great tutorials. I’m sad that the month is almost over!

  183. karissa says:

    The Artists Smock looks like a cool idea!

  184. Bethany says:

    I like the pencil bag. Great ideas!

  185. molly says:

    Love the paintbrush roll.

  186. Lindsey says:

    I like the ease of that pencil bag.

  187. Tabitha says:

    I’m the artist friend in the family, but the pencil case can fit anyone. Love the necklace!

  188. Lisa says:

    Great smock! I also love the fabric on that pencil case.

  189. Sue Cahill says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, I hope your bird was moist.
    I would love to win those fat quarters, perfect colors for me.

  190. 2hippos says:

    The sketchbook tutorial is great!

  191. Valerie B says:

    I LOVE the art smock! Happy Thanksgiving all!

  192. Shellyfish says:

    Oh those fat quarters! They would be a loverly tofurkey day present!

  193. Meghan says:

    Another cute pencil pouch!

  194. Shawna says:

    The sketchbook is a neat idea…it would make a good gift for a budding artist.

    Love the fabric!

  195. Laura says:

    I love the sketchbooks.

  196. Bunny says:

    The link to this blog entry will be going on my wish list!

  197. Margaret says:

    Oh, the delicious fabric.

    I am thankful for you all and the time you take to share and inspire.

  198. Jessica says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I think I will definitely try my hand at that pencil case. It looks like it would be easy enough to try out!

  199. Kat says:

    that smock is great, perfect timing for my little budding artist, whose currently favorite medium is pureed prunes…

  200. Kristine says:

    Loving the sketchbook and pencil bag!

  201. Pam says:

    Very timely additions to the holiday tutorial list. 🙂 I have a son attending an art college, and finding unique, *useable* art related gifts is hard. Thanks for sharing.

  202. Katie Mitchell says:

    The pencil case is fabulous! I also love the jewlery. Very cool!

  203. Amy says:

    SEW beautiful!

  204. Lynn says:

    The art smock is so smart. I feel like I should wear one of those all the time!

  205. kristine hanson says:

    everything is so awesome!

  206. Tiffany says:

    I guess I don’t have a lot of artistic friends… bunch of geeks more like. But I like the jewelry… it’s beautiful and interesting.

  207. Cheryl says:

    Love the art smock

  208. Amy says:

    I love the art smock pattern.

  209. Teresa says:

    I like the pencil bag but it looks a little outside of my current skill level. We’ll see. Thanks SMS.

  210. Jane E. says:

    Thanks for the ideas – I love the sketch book idea and the pencil case! Will be trying my hand at a few of these…thank you for sharing!

  211. Barbara says:

    oh, I love that art smock! Now if I can just resist adding it to my looonnng list of holiday gifts to make. Must file away until January…

  212. anja says:

    the kids’ smock is adorable, and the sketch books will be perfect for a few people on my list. . . .

  213. Happy Thanksgiving! I love the sketchbooks, too.

  214. Mirjam says:

    How do you come up with a month worth of fun idea’s – again ? Thanks!

  215. Lynne in NC says:

    Happy Thanksgiving~ thanks for another day of wonderful ideas. I really like the sketchbook and the pencil case.

  216. beccy says:

    I love the sketchbooks! Gonna have a go at making those for my artsy family members 🙂

  217. Rebecka says:

    love meg’s choice today!

  218. Ellen says:

    Cute art smock! Happy Thanksgiving to all! Would love all those wonderful Amy Butler solids to put with all her prints!

  219. Michelle says:

    Oh I see more ideas to make! Thanks.

  220. Robin says:

    That pencil case would be a great kids gift, too. =) Love the kid’s smock!

  221. Caroline says:

    smock is sooo cute

  222. MegVS says:

    I like that pencil bag!

  223. Debbie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I especially like the pencil bag.

  224. Casey says:

    the art smock is fantastic!

  225. Kristin says:

    My sisters would love these!

  226. Nensr says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  227. Ingrid says:

    Those smocks are really cute. I’m going to add those to my list of “to dos”.

  228. Tanya says:

    SO many great ideas – I’m thinking of the new year and all of the crafting I am planning. Thanks for all the great gift ideas!

  229. Baba says:

    Love the kids art smock. Children learning the value of artistic endeavors early is a great thing!

  230. Erinn says:

    Love the pencil case. Love the blog!

  231. Sonicka says:

    That pencil bag will be perfect for my teen nieces! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  232. Tricia says:

    oh they are beautiful!! count us in again..
    I love that art smock!

  233. Rina says:

    I am thankful for…
    another opportunity to win pretty fat quarters!

  234. Ashley Ann says:

    I love everything today!

  235. Sara says:

    The artist paintbrush roll and the pencil case are really nice…so many ideas…so little time…

  236. alisha says:

    The applique patterns the Kids’ Art Smocks are so cute.

  237. Shannon says:

    my new sister in law is an accomplished painter–that paint roll is going to Ontario!! Thank you so much for providing me with something I can make HER that is beautiful! (since I couldn’t paint a stick man with a ruler 🙂 )

  238. Sam says:

    These ideas will be very useful for both my children, as they love drawing and painting.
    The necklace is beautiful.

  239. Audrey says:

    I love the paintbrush roll. What a great way to take your brushes with you!

  240. Vanessa says:

    I wish I knew some artists to created these great things for.

  241. pam says:

    love the paint brush roll.

  242. lia says:

    Great gift ideas. What a great pencil bag. The Amy Butler fabric would be great for those.

  243. Julia in MI says:

    I need to make a few of those pencil bags. Thanks again for the great ideas and know how.

  244. Kathleen says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the sketchbook tutorial! And the pencil bag would compliment it perfectly!

  245. Dawn says:

    More great ideas! Especially love the art smock.

  246. alison says:

    Love the sketch book tutorials

  247. karen says:

    I love the art smock…exactly what my kiddies need!

  248. Carol says:

    I am not the “artistic” type but the gifts are great and unusual.

  249. Heather B says:

    The sketchbook is always a great idea for the kids – they use it for everything.

  250. Louisa says:

    I’ve just added the Kids’ Art Smock to my ever growing list of things that I must make!

  251. Jenn M says:

    I love the kid’s art smock!

  252. Celeste says:

    Love that art smock for my two budding toddler artists!

  253. Jennifer says:

    I love the pencil bag.

  254. Whistlepea says:

    I will definitely be making some of these!

  255. Tara H. says:

    So many wonderful ideas. Thanks.

  256. Shannon says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love the child’s art smock, that would make a great Christmas gift with a colored pencil roll.

  257. Anne says:

    I love the smock and pencil case – great ideas!!

  258. Julie says:

    Love the pencil bag, great idea…and love the fabrics too!!

  259. Jill says:

    I will making two of those art smocks, so adorable!

  260. Stacey C. says:

    I’ve been looking for a paintbrush roll tutorial–thanks for showing this one!

  261. Aison says:

    The pencil bag and the child’s smock are delightful. Thanks for the links!

  262. joyce says:

    These are all great ideas. I really like the pencil case with the zipper in the middle!

  263. jenni says:

    that pencil bag is great! for all types of people. thank you as always!

  264. Rebecca says:

    Great tutorial for the sketch books! Thanks!

  265. betsy says:

    I have several artist friends. These are such great ideas!

  266. Tabbi says:

    Oh man I love that pencil case….I have to add that to a gift for a friend of mine to make who is a writer….thanks for all of these they are such great ideas!

  267. Ang says:

    I’m glad to see UnaOdd featured here – I have and LOVE one of her necklaces. She is definitely a good source of gifts if one chooses to go the shopping route!

  268. SarahB says:

    Thanks for all the great tips! I will definitely be making some of those sketchbooks! And hopefully some of the smocks in time for Christmas too!

  269. Teresa says:

    love the sketch books

  270. Sandy H. says:

    Amy Butler!!! My all time favorite. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this luscious win!

    Sandy in NJ

  271. Joy says:

    I look forward to these lists every day even without the giveaways (but I love the giveaways too)

  272. Stephanie says:

    This was a great post for me because my daughter is an art student! I especially love the zippered pencil pouch. LOVE those Amy Butler solids. I’ve used the pistachio green in a quilt and would love the entire range.

  273. Marie Greene says:

    I just happen to be the mother of several young artists, and these are fun ideas! Thanks!

  274. Judy says:

    I like the pencil bag and paintbrush roll ideas.

  275. I love that necklace, and the smock idea I should make some for my kids. Happy Thanksgiving!

  276. Lorene says:

    That art smock is so cute!

  277. Limor says:

    I’m going to sew one of those art smocks for mu daughter.

  278. craftytammie says:

    The kid’s art smock is adorable!

  279. adorable items and great gifts! Happy Thanksgiving

  280. Hayley says:

    That little artist smock would be so cute on my little girl! She’s too little to paint right now… but one day she’ll be crafty right along side me! And that necklace – genius!

  281. Tine says:

    OMG! I love that ultimate sketch book! I might just have to treat myself to one of those…

  282. Samantha says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone in the US!! Such cool ideas- I think the smock is a must.

  283. Julee says:

    Love the smock tutorial! Thanks so much to all for sharing these fun projects!

  284. ellen says:

    The sketchbook is wonderful and I love the jewelry.

  285. tooticky says:

    I’m always excited by the recipe ideas, and today is no different! Mmmm….. Food and sewing seem to go hand in hand!

    I love the art smock pattern, and have made a few of the vintage smocks too – great tutorial!

  286. Katie says:

    The smock top is super duper cute! Great for a messy meal too.

  287. Cassie says:

    Hurray!! I’m so happy to see a hand-bound book on your site!

  288. Michelle says:

    hmm, prunes and port? Sounds intriguing!

  289. Sarah says:

    cute! love the sketchbooks!

  290. Jennifer N. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for these ideas. My 6-year old is exploring her artistic side this year. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do for her. This gives me a great start.

  291. Amy says:

    What a pretty necklace by UnaOdd.

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