Give some comfort and soothing moments with today’s gift ideas!

Make It

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Mary Helen of Sudzi Soapworks and FromNatureWithLove.com has a Fizzy Bath Salts Tutorial via Etsy’s Storque. She’s is offering SMS readers a 5% discount (discount code: SWMS8754) from the FromNatureWithLove.com shop (does not apply to already discounted, sale or clearance items, or shipping). Mary Helen mentioned that her natural beauty workshop blog features lots of great recipes that focus on using all natural ingredients, so she’d love for you to take a look at the recipe list if you’re interested in further, related projects.
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Caitlin’s Fabric Bucket Tutorial from pippijoe would be perfect in a variety of spots in any home. They’d make especially nice gifts with a few “pampering”-type accessories inside like soap, crocheted washcloths, etc.
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You might know someone like Liesl from Hoppo Bumpo who likes to wear “…A shower cap whilst bathing, so as not to spoil my ‘do’.” Chances are they could use a new one featuring your favorite fabric! Check out Liesl’s Shower Cap Tutorial.
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With all of this lounging about in the tub (shower cap on & bath salts fizzing), your homebody recipient might also enjoy this Recycled Bath Math Tutorial from Kristin of Cakehouse.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Wellness Bag with Rice Heat Therapy Bag, Sachets, Warm those Toes, Pillows & For the House.

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 Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Shaving Soap for Men from SpaTherapy
SpaTherapy‘s Shaving Soap for Men is, “…A lavish, hard-working product that provides a smooth, clean shave.” In addition to offering a wide variety of soap and spa toiletries, SpaTherapy is also donating 15% from all soap sales to the Maryland Food Bank through December 11th.

Mix It

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Enjoy Hannah’s Deluxe Hot Chai Mix Recipe from the adventures of cakeyvoice. It would be a great gift in a Mason jar with a nice ribbon…

Share It

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Win It

Portabello Pixie Sewing Patterns

Sandi Henderson, the brilliant designer behind Portabellopixie, was kind enough to contribute one each of her wonderful (and crazy popular!) new sewing patterns. These patterns are very easy to follow with lots of excellent graphics. We’re very pleased to be carrying them in the shop. Check out Sandi’s blog for some wonderful tutorials and sewing inspiration. Today we’re giving away both the Claire pattern and the Gracie pattern to one lucky winner. Comment below to enter. See our Handmade Holidays 2008 Prize List to see what else we’ve given away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
28 ~ Holidays at Home
27 ~ Artists
26 ~ Science & Tech Lovers
25 ~ Cooks
24 ~ Whimsical
23 ~ Fit Friends
22 ~ Eco-conscious
21 ~ Holidays at Home
20 ~ Gift Exchange
19 ~ Grandparents
18 ~ College Students
17 ~ Girlfriends
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

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