November 7 ~ Holidays at Home

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our first full week of Handmade Holidays! We want to be sure you’re checking in on the wonderful Handmade Holidays photo pool, and please do continue to send us your memories, projects and traditions. Every Friday we’ll announce giveaway winners, and we’ll also share a selection of tutorials, products and recipes to help make your home extra-cozy and special for the holiday season. Enjoy!

Make It

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Laurie from Old School Acres shares a fun Acorn Ornament Tutorial, perfect for gift toppings and holiday decorating.
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Jennifer from Swallowfield made these ornaments for her family and friends, using some of her own artwork. She shares an easy how-to in her Wee House Ornament Tutorial, so you can make some with the image of your choice for your family and friends. (We think they’d be super-cute with kids’ artwork too.)
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Andrea and Barb from Pink Argyle have a sweet, little Mini Mitten Ornament Pattern for you to knit.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Fabric Ornaments.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice Beth’s choice
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Buy It

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We think Amy’s pendants and belt buckles from caught red handed would be great stocking stuffers!

Mix It

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Enjoy this basic and delicious Almond Crescent Cookie Recipe from Simply Recipes. We’re sure your neighbors will appreciate a holiday plate filled with these!

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Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!

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 growing list of other prizes we’ll give away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

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416 Responses to November 7 ~ Holidays at Home

  1. Kathleen C. says:

    I’ve always wanted to make a small quilt of solids, and Amy’s fabrics would be perfect.
    Your holiday ornaments are just in time-I’m making things early for a benefit Sale in December.
    Kath C.

  2. Rhiannon says:

    oh noes! It’s all so cute. I can’t decide.

  3. mary says:

    All the ideas are great! Thank you!

  4. jessica says:

    oh I’d love to win those solids!!

  5. Trish says:

    The Little Village is too cute. Reminds me of ornaments when I was little. Thanks for your sharing, I’m starting to feel inspired…….Trish

  6. Shannon Reed says:

    I agree with lots of people above. Loving those mini mittens.

  7. Beth says:

    Sew pretty. I love that there are so many homemade ideas for Christmas gifts this year! I have begun some, but it will be Christmas before I know it!

  8. carmen says:

    I love your blog, I am getting so many ideas! Keep it up

  9. Vanessa says:

    I love the tutorials!

  10. Farah says:

    I hope I win! These colors make me think of ice cream.

  11. Alisa says:

    I don’t think I’d make any of the craft projects above, but those cookies look really yummy! πŸ™‚

  12. Kimberly says:

    I have to make a pair of those mini mittens! Perfect for a knitter’s tree πŸ™‚

  13. Pam says:

    Love the acorn ornament.

  14. Leanne says:

    I love the mini mitten ornaments!! Thanks!

  15. Serafina says:

    So cute! The wee house ornaments are adorable!

  16. JLu says:

    such fabulous ideas…and the quilting solids are so lovely.

  17. Anja says:

    I love acorns!!! That is a really great easy tutorial. I must try it in school with my kids. I’m sure they’ll love it!

  18. Lorraine Lewis says:

    OH MY! Such Inspiration and ideas. Love those mittens. Since I’m addicted to knitting socks I’ve been collecting mini patterns to use my scraps. Thank you so much for your blog.
    Did I mention those yummy recipies.?

  19. Lorene says:

    I love the mini mitten ornaments!

  20. Fuji Mama says:

    Those crescent almond cookies look yummy!

  21. Megan says:

    The acorn ornament is great! So cute especially for the tree lover!

  22. Laura says:

    I wish there was a tutorial on how to make those resin pendants.

  23. kristine hanson says:

    love the acorn

  24. Jane Bissell says:

    I am so thrilled that you are offering this again this year. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  25. Jodie says:

    I’ve never even thought about sewing ornaments – what a great idea for a very unique tree!

  26. Melissa says:

    I love this fabric!!

  27. Jessica says:

    Such great ornaments ideas!

  28. whitney says:

    I can’t wait to make those almost cookies!!

  29. Carrie says:

    I love all the great Christmas ideas. I love the fabrics especially!!

  30. Heather B says:

    Thank you for your inspirational handmade holidays! Last year it helped me especially with those “hard to find gifts” for people.

  31. Rose L says:

    Oh my! The mittens are way too cute!

  32. Amber says:

    I love the acorn ornament – how cute! And Amy Butler’s solids are amazing!

  33. Stacy says:

    What a great resource your site is!
    I love the addition of the recipes, too. Thank you!

  34. kylie says:

    Love the little mittens, they would look so cute in a variety of greens, reds and white for a dirrent take on an advent calander.

  35. Those orniments are so cute.

  36. Sam E. says:

    Those mini mitt ornaments are definitely a favorite for me–I may have to pick up my needles again!

  37. Lyanna says:

    I would love to win those fabric squares…please pick me!!!! =)

  38. These tutorials are certainly making my gift giving easier! Thanks so much!!

  39. These tutorials are certainly making my gift giving easier! Thanks so much!!

  40. Jayme L says:

    I’ve got to make those mittens. Too cute. Thanks.

  41. Doris says:

    Love those Amy B. Solids!!!!

  42. susanne says:

    Oh, I love those minature mittens!

  43. Karmela says:

    Your blog is amazing! I love all the ideas I get from your compilations!

  44. AllisonK says:

    Fat quarters are favorite because you can mix and match and make so many different things with them.

  45. Crystal says:

    Oh, to start a quilt… but pick me please!

  46. katrina says:

    mini-mitten garland, here we come!

  47. Kathy says:

    Thanks for sharing the tutorials and recipes.

  48. Jessica says:

    there aren’t enough hours in the day to make all these wonderful things!

  49. Anna says:

    The mini-mittens are supercute!

  50. Missy says:

    I love the mini mittens, have them queued at Ravelry! The Amy Butler fabrics are very pretty, thanks for the giveaways and the hard work that you are putting into this…such a great resource!

  51. Wendy says:

    those little mittens are so cute! Ack! You are just giving me more work to do over the next few weeks.

  52. Lisa says:

    Wow more great idea’s wish I knew how to Knit…


  53. Amy says:

    That acorn ornament is so sweet.

  54. Gonna have to try out the cookie recipe! I love all the suggestions!

  55. Kristen says:

    My head is swirling with ideas for the Wee House ornaments — my two year old’s art, perhaps? What a great gift-topper!

    And I’m salivating over the Amy Butler solids…

  56. Amanda says:

    Man, all these great tutorials are taking up so much space on my hard drive! *G*

  57. Lauranie says:

    I just need to stop visiting this site and get to work!! Everyday there is something else I want to make! I think it is time for me to teach my 6 year old how to knit so she can help me out! πŸ™‚

  58. Sherry says:

    I love those tiny mittens… now to get those tiny needles!

  59. wendy Chen says:

    ornaments! fun!

  60. Michelle F says:

    The acorn is adorable – as are the mini mittens! So cute!!!!

  61. Katie says:

    Great ornament ideas. I’ve never printed on fabric before but I’m looking forward to trying it. What a great way to merge my training in graphic design with my love for sewing. Thanks!

  62. Angela James says:

    Those pendants from caught red handed are beautiful. Thank you for the link, I’ve bookmarked it for definite buy for Christmas presents!

  63. Dawn says:

    I love the idea of making your own Christmas ornaments! I especially love the idea of using super pretty fabric to make ornaments since they don’t use a lot of fabric and you can use up extra scraps as well. I think that they would make good gifts for my friends who have young children or pets who might worry about having fragile ornaments on the lower portions of their trees.

  64. Kelli says:

    I am in love with the mini mittens! Do you think a beginner could do it?? Wish me luck…oh and hopefully that luck holds out since I’d love to win those quilting solids! πŸ™‚

  65. Kristin says:

    Just found your blog! i am bookmarking it for sure. Lovely stuff – thanks !

  66. Julie says:

    oh I need these fabrics!!!

  67. Christina says:

    mmmm those cookies look yummy!!

  68. Amy says:

    the acorn is just adorable- I had not seen this yet! I may have to give this one a try!

  69. Erin says:

    Those cookies look yummy!

  70. Jennifer says:

    the cookies look delicious

  71. Tina says:

    I love the house ornaments. What a great idea to make ornaments from transferred children’s artwork.

  72. Hannah says:

    The acorn is too cute and the almond crescents look delicious!

  73. Lori says:

    I have all of my “main gifts” done (well bought but not finished). These are great ideas for those last minute gifts that all of us seem to need no matter how much we plan.

  74. Dejah Leger says:

    Oooh, those mittens are adorable. And I can’t wait to try out the almond cookies!

  75. Amy says:

    Those cookies look so good. For some reason the very sight of them makes me want to go whip up a batch of kringle.

  76. MelissaB says:

    Those cookies look so yummy!!!!

  77. Jenn M says:

    Thanks for all of these great tips and ideas!

  78. jackie bateman says:

    i love the acorn ornament!

  79. Leslie says:

    I’m so glad that I found this blog. I’ve been back every day since I found it checking to see what new and exciting ideas there are. Thanks to all those who put their time and energy into this!

  80. Shannon says:

    Love, love the acorn ornament!

  81. Bonnie says:

    Those little house fabric ornaments gave me an idea for Grandparent gifts… to use fabric paint and have grandkids make little handprints on fabric and then sew it into keepsake ornaments for to add to every year πŸ™‚ I have a 9 month old that will be celebrating her first Christmas and think it would be a great tradition to start with!

  82. Viv says:

    What lovely colours!

  83. mikawendy says:

    The mittens are so cute! I used to have some like that.

    The solid fat quarters are really pretty. It’s hard to find a good range of solids in light/medium colors–a lot of stores don’t even sell solids, or they have all darks/brights.

  84. Barb says:

    I’m a sewer and quilter, as well as a knitter, and would love to mix those Amy Butler solids with leftover of some Amy Butler prints my daugher is using in her baby’s room!

  85. Esther says:

    Great ideas!

  86. EmmyLizzy says:

    Those mittens make me want to brush up on my knitting!

  87. LisaW says:

    My, oh my–I would love to win the fabric solids. They would be quite helpful with some of the gifting and decorating projects I have planned for the next couple of months. Thanks!

  88. Harley says:

    Great projects, I just love the mini mittens!! πŸ˜€

  89. Kirsten says:

    Where to begin…Love Swallowfield, love mini-mittens!

  90. Josiane says:

    The acorn and mini mittens ornaments are just too sweet! And this almond crescent cookies recipe sound like a must try!

  91. NanaSewn says:

    For all us squirrels…love the acorns!

  92. missknitta says:

    Love the pendants!

  93. Kimberly says:

    What adorable mittens! Thanks for the great links.

  94. sarah Lemmon says:

    The ornament is so cute. I saw a similar thing with fabric mushrooms. Very unique.

  95. Feather says:

    Can’t wait to get started making all the great gifts.

  96. debra says:

    Wow! Those ornaments are super cute!! I can see them decorating grandma’s tree!

  97. Amy says:

    Is it to late to enter? And cute mittens.

  98. Hilary says:

    I love the wee house ornaments they would be fun to do with photo transfers as well. Plus the fabric choices on the bottom are all beautiful.

  99. Emily says:

    I LOVE the Amy Butler fabrics. And, these tutorials are great. Lots of ideas.

  100. Michelle says:

    I love this site, and quilting solids are yummy. you keep me inspired.

  101. Susan says:

    I love the ornament ideas! They are small enough projects to ensure I could finish them in time for this Christmas (something that doesn’t happen on projects some years).

  102. Terriaw says:

    I make a pile of those mini mitten ornaments every year. They make great gifts, garland and gift tags too. You can make a pair in less than 2 hours! Thanks for the great projects in this issue!

  103. Laura says:

    exactly what I was looking for to make this year. And to think I found it in my email. Thanks.

  104. Dorte says:

    The week just improves when checking in on the SMS-posts. Thank you for keeping it at such a great level!:-)

  105. Stephanie Danko says:

    I look forward to checking the blog every morning to see what’s happening on Handmade Holidays. So many great ideas and inspiration!! Would LOVE some of that Amy Butler!

  106. Katie says:

    I love those tiny mittens – I just need to relearn how to knit!

  107. Victoria says:

    I love the acorn ornaments so cute! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  108. Beth says:

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on the Amy Butler solids but couldn’t justify the purchase. Hope I win!

  109. betsy says:

    I love the mini mitten ornaments and the little house one could be so unique and customized that they may be one of my projects this year.

  110. Mary says:

    I love November on your site!

  111. Paula Jablonski says:

    I love the little mittens!

  112. Ravenhill says:

    The mittens are the cutest!
    ~Emily in Norway

  113. Sarah says:

    Amy Butler solids…What a great ides.

  114. quenna says:

    Love the mini mittens πŸ™‚

  115. Rebecca says:

    I’m so happy Handmade Holidays is back! Love it! I was planning to make real-sized mittens as Christmas gifts, but may go for the quicker (and cuter!) mini-mittens!

  116. Katie says:

    I love Handmade holidays and made so many things using last year’s tutorials. I like your etsy suggestions this year, too. I’d sure love those quilting solids to make some of this year’s projects, hint, hint!

  117. Tammi says:

    I cannot wait to knit up some of those little mittens! What a great way to use up sock yarn scraps!

  118. Serena says:

    Those bitty mittens are awfully cute!

  119. Tera says:

    Love the ornament ideas!!

  120. Lindsey says:

    ooooh those cookies look good.

    those mini mittens are adorable!

  121. mojoandco says:

    The mittens are so adorable. They’d go perfectly with the mini socks I saw at Classic Elite Yarns recently. (Here’s the link if anyone’s interested: )

  122. Beth G. says:

    Another Acorn! Love it!

  123. Bronwyn says:

    You guys rock! Love a giveaway and I am coming back to this blog more and more!

  124. Bibi R. says:

    I’m soo glad I found this blog! I was planning on making most of our gifts this year…so this is perfect!!! Lovin’ all the ideas so far!! Thanks!!

  125. JenO says:

    How great are these colors? They would go with a bunch of my projects!

  126. Robyn says:

    Those acorns are really cute…

  127. amy says:

    Those acorns are sooo cute! Remind me of some of my ornaments from my childhood!! Of course, I would love to win the fabric!

  128. Meggan says:

    I love the ideas you have posted so far. Look at the Betsy Ross “One Hot Skirt” pattern. When you click on the “View Larger Image,” it gives you the back of a purse pattern. Looks like maybe the images just got switched.

  129. mary says:

    That acorn ornament is seriously cute! And almond crescent cookies…yum!

  130. Leslie says:

    I love those mittens. I have so many projects that I am wanting to do!! Thanks for the great ideas.

  131. Oh my gosh! I love the acorn ornament. Could you imagine an entire tree filled with those? Better get started soon…

  132. Amber says:

    Cute pendants! And I love the mittens.

  133. cc says:

    hmmmm- this is inspiring. Wonder what I can turn in into a tiny treasure?

  134. Tammy Wittig says:

    I love the ideas! The acorn is so cute and would be perfect for an ornament swap.

  135. Ramona says:

    I’m really enjoying your homemade holidays more and more. That acorn is so cute and those pendants are great.

  136. Annie says:

    I love the house and mitten ornaments! I think we’ll be trying those soon!

  137. Lisa says:

    Oh, cute little acorn. Fall is my favorite…I have to make them as gift toppers this year.

  138. Leslie Spies says:

    Sooo cute. Why is it that tiny things are always cute?!?! As always thanks for the great ideas!!!

  139. melissa p. says:

    love the mitten ornaments…and the amy butler fat quarters…oh, please, random number generator, pick me!

  140. Maria says:

    How can anyone not want to win, I would love those to put into my granddaughter’s quilt that I am making for christmas. Congrats to whoever wins.

  141. Susan says:

    Those mittens are adorable!!

  142. Norma says:

    I’m so excited to see this come around again. So exciting!!

  143. Christi says:

    I can’t believe it, but those little ornaments are so cute I might have to start on christmas stuff early this year!

  144. Liz says:

    i think i want to make… ALL of these things! including the cookies. πŸ™‚ seriously, i’ve been wondering all week what kind of little ornaments i could make for people this year. these are great options!

  145. Caitlin says:

    I tried the pumpkin butter recipe from a few days ago, and it is completely heavenly! I love it! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  146. Michelle says:

    I’m a sucker for all things that are miniature, and those mittens are definitely on my to do list!

  147. hollie says:

    I looove that you guys are doing this again this year. I got sooo many excellent ideas last year!! And this year with the giveaways…what good be better? peace to all…

  148. Carrie says:

    those pendants are amazing!

  149. Tammy says:

    Love the mini mittens! So cute! πŸ™‚

  150. Rebecca says:

    Great giveaway and I love those pendants and buckles!

  151. AmyM says:

    those little mittens are the sweetest things ever!!! better add them to my christmas knitting list. i have a little tree i decorate and how cute would a few pairs of those hanging on the tree be?!?

  152. lynn says:

    The mittens are adorable as is the acorn ornament. So many pretty projects…where does one start? I would love to have the Amy Butler fabric. Great blog. Thanks, Lynn

  153. Rita Engard says:

    Those are such soft colors of fabric that you are giving away.
    thank you for the chance to win them
    Rita E in AZ

  154. Kat says:

    I love the mittens – wish i could knit though!

  155. Rachel says:

    Love the mitten ornaments!

  156. Rebecca says:

    Love the wee house ornaments….I think I’ll do this with photos of my kids for the grandparents. Thanks for the idea!

  157. Cheryl says:

    Great choices for ornaments! I love to see something different. I think that I will try the acorns!

  158. ErinElise says:

    Those mittens are ridiculously cute. I also think that those pillow ornaments would be amazing if I did a whole bunch for our tree. Thanks for the ideas!

  159. Carol says:

    Please enter me for your give away of those luscious solid fabrics!

  160. Love those cute mittens!!

    BTW I have some easy breezy holiday recipes at my blog – stop by!

  161. Karen says:

    Love those mittens…too bad I can’t knit… LOL

  162. Sherral says:

    Very cool as usual!

  163. Tiffany says:

    Oh my goodness! How adorable, uber-cute are those mittens?!?!?! Thanks for including that!! I HAVE to make them for my parents’ tree!!! πŸ™‚

  164. Teresa says:

    Wow, I love caughtRedhanded’s entire shop. It’s going to be hard to pick which ones I like the best.

  165. Kris says:

    The mittens are so cute!

  166. Linda says:

    I have one of those all matching trees but I need to make an ornament for a swap. I love these ideas. Thanks for all your links!

  167. Andrea Heinz says:

    every day I wish more and more that I could knit.

  168. Debbie says:

    Wow, I’d love to win those fabircs!

  169. Tiffany says:

    This handmade holiday listing and ideas are fabulous- I’ve already got some great things added to my list, and I’ve even got what I need to make them already!

  170. michele maxhimer says:

    those amy butler pendants are just gorgeous.

  171. Cass H says:

    *in love with pendants*

  172. Linda says:

    wow I love this site – it is too much fun and I can’t wait to start making things – I may have to learn to knit just so I can make those adorable mittens!

  173. ToniS says:

    I love, love, love the passport cover that is linked in the Handmade Holidays section. Can’t wait to try one for myself!

  174. Hashi says:

    Whoa! I love those caught red handed pendants!

  175. Jennifer Miles says:

    Love these handmade ideas!!


  176. OOOH! Pick me!

  177. Rina says:

    Oooh! I love the solids!

  178. Tammy says:

    This is the only blog I try to get to daily, I am making a few things (so far) for my gift list…….thanks so much!
    Another sewing Mama

  179. Jenn L says:

    OMG – I would love to get the quilting solids. They just look so yummy! Cute mitts too – if only I knit.

  180. Tara H. says:

    Wow! I love all of the ideas! Thanks

  181. Karen says:

    Love this site. Can’t wait to try some of the great projects!

  182. Stacy says:

    Those mitten ornaments are so cute! I hope to find some time to knit some up for our tree!

  183. Jane says:

    Oooohhh I’m so happy to have found this blog. Thank you for all the info and the giveaways too.


  184. Lisa says:

    Love those little mittens. One day, I’ll get brave enough to try to learn to knit.

  185. Sarah S says:

    I love those ornament ideas…so cute!

  186. Alyssa says:

    I am so happy you are doing this tutorial gathering again this year! Thank you!

  187. Michelle says:

    I love Amy’s pendants, very cool. And I love the mittens, might have to try that.

  188. Anne says:

    I love Amy Butler. If you do too, go to Craftsanitys podcast and listen to the interview with her.

  189. alisha says:

    The pendants from caught red handed are lovely.

  190. Junglewife says:

    Gorgeous ideas! I would LOVE to win that fabric to make some of them!

  191. Melinda says:

    I love the mini mitten pattern!!! Handmade ornaments are the bestest!

  192. Amelia says:

    Those pendants would make a fabulous stuffer, you are right!

  193. Rochelle says:

    The tutorials are great. Keep them coming. I am so inspired.

  194. Jacqui says:

    Oh you’ve inspired my to decorate the christmas tree this year with all hand made ornaents. I’ve got my knitting needles out for the miten and the sewing machine out for the gorgeous wee house ornaments and little acorn. I’m just so excited I don’t know which one to start first. Can you knit and sew at the same time???? that’s yet to be seen. I think I’ll start with the knitting and go on to the sewing tonight when the kids are in bed. Thanks so much for inspiring me!!!

  195. Libby says:

    Love almond crescent cookies. I copied the recipe to try this holiday. The mini mitten ornaments are adorable.

  196. Heidi says:

    Very awesome pendants.

    And I love how there are recipes this year. I look forward to this blog everyday. At night before I fall asleep I usually have been thinking “I wonder what’s going to be on sewmamasew tomorrow”!

    Thanks so much for all the inspiration!!

  197. KC says:

    i love stripping fat quarters and making anything out of them–there’s nothing you can’t do in a solid piece that won’t look good in strips. SO fun!

  198. Natalija says:

    I think I am going to try those cookies. They look so yummy.

  199. Alicia says:

    Man, my project wish list just leeps growing every time I visit! That fabric sure would be handy for some of those gift ideas, too…

  200. Patti says:

    Cute mittens…they’d make a cute ornament, being that I live in Florida. But how cute to hang over a door knob.

  201. Lindsay says:

    Can’t wait to make the acorn!

  202. Sara D. says:

    Goodness, I may have to make one of every ornament shown!

  203. Michele says:

    The acorn is so sweet! I’m going to have to give it a try.

  204. Ms. Cleaver says:

    Love the little acorn ornament!

  205. Karen says:

    Love the acorn ornaments!!! And LOVE Amy Butler and no one around here sells her stuff. LOVE IT!

  206. Stephanie says:

    These ideas are fabulous! I think that your ideas are being used in at least half of my gifts this year!

  207. Jess says:


  208. Lupine Swanson says:

    Oh, the thought of winning something… and something that is really useful! What fun.

  209. Amanda says:

    Love the colors. Thanks for another great opportunity!

  210. Julia says:

    the ‘Pendants & Belt Buckles’ are adorably cute – where do you find these???
    Thanks (again) for providing us these great tutorials – and, of course, the chance to win Amy’s gorgeous fabrics. I’d be thrilled if you picked me ,o)
    Cheers, Julia

  211. Rebecca says:

    I adore the mini mittens! And the fat quarters look great too πŸ™‚

  212. Great ideas! I love the house ornament!

  213. Shalimar says:

    Those are my all time fav Christmas cookies. Yummo.

  214. Becky says:

    I’d love to win the quilting solids. I have several projects in mind and that would give me some great choices!

  215. Jennifer says:

    I love that you are doing ornaments! My mom and I collect them. Typically we buy a special one for ourselves and a second to exchange with each other. I think I may go look for my knitting needles and give the mini mittens a try.

  216. Samantha says:

    That acorn ornament is adorable. And I’m in LOVE with those pendants. This is such a fun month! Thanks for the inspiration and links.

  217. Margie says:

    I meant acorn.

  218. Margie says:

    Such sweet ornaments. I love that acron!!

  219. Deborah says:

    thanks so much for all the wonderful Christmas gift ideas and instructions.

  220. Sarah AJ says:

    The wee house ornaments are too cute! What a great idea.

  221. Lori says:

    The acorn is so cute. They’d also be cute piled in a bowl.

  222. Samantha S. says:

    I need to learn how to knit!!

    And I just LOVE the AB fabrics!! πŸ™‚

  223. Lisa says:

    I don’t knit (well, anyway) but I am so sending that mitten pattern to my grandmother! SO cute!

  224. Andi says:

    ALmond crescent cookies were a Christmas staple at my house when I was growing up. They are still my brother’s favourite and I couldn’t imagine Christmas at home without them!

  225. Zoe says:

    The acorn is so cute! I may have to put that on my list of Christmas projects.

  226. Christine Bolin says:

    I really like the acorn tutorial. May have to make a few dozen for all the women in my family. Thanks for the tutorial Laurie.

  227. Anne says:

    I love all of this – what a wonderful place to visit. Hope I am lucky.

  228. Emilee says:

    I love those pendants! So cool and beautiful.

  229. Ashley Ann says:

    I love the little mittens. I need to learn to knit!

  230. Yetta says:

    I love the acorns. There’s something very whimsical about them.

  231. kelli says:

    I love the little mittens πŸ™‚

  232. Sue Cahill says:

    Thank you for more wonderful ideas. I love the soft colors of the fat quarters, they remind me of Spring even though Winter is right around the corner.

  233. Laura says:

    uh, oh! I think I might have to buy some fabric – I love those idea fabrics!!!

  234. Kelly says:

    I think those Amy Bulter solids are beautiful!

  235. Tory says:

    Loving your handmade for the holidays! And of course those Amy Butler solids!

  236. I might not wait until Christmas to bake a batch of those cookies! Thanks again for these great ideas!

  237. Suzi says:

    Those cookies look delicious. The mittens are cute just another reason I need to learn to knit.

  238. Frogdancer says:

    Yet another of your posts to put in my favourites to wait till the school holidays. Only 6 weeks to go till the long summer break, and then those acorns will be on my Christmas tree! (Great giveaway, by the way.)

  239. Karen Peterson says:

    Cute stuff ! I would love to win anything!

  240. Sara says:

    Neat ornaments – especially like the little mittens!

  241. brooke says:

    the acorn ornament is adorable!

  242. Megan says:

    I love the mittens ornament! Too cute! Too bad I can only knit panels! haha someday I will get there…

  243. Shellie says:

    Thank you so much for all the great ideas and tutorials….now I have too many to choose from!

  244. Sue says:

    Now I have to bake these cookies!

  245. Suzanne says:

    Very cute mittens…and those cookes look yummy!

  246. Christy says:

    I am drooling over those Caught Red Handed pendants!

  247. Esprit says:

    I found your blog the other day while browsing sewing sites. I have done read most of the archives and LOVE IT. Love how each post one offers something for everyone. Nothing posted here is imtimidating and has given me inspiration to try and sew a few things. Cute ornament ideas.

  248. Betsy says:

    I had red mittens just like those growing up. How I LOVED them!

  249. Deb says:

    You have some really great ideas on this blog. I would love to win the material to use it in one of my quilting projects.

  250. annie says:

    i love little ornaments! all of these are great ideas for my friends’ ornament exchange. cute cute cute!

  251. meg says:

    Thanks for so many great gift ideas! Between last year’s list and this year’s great new tutorials, I’m looking forward to a Handmade Holiday!

  252. MegVS says:

    Love the mittens!

  253. Ashlei says:

    Those mittens make me want to learn to knit! Now if only I could add more hours to the day…

  254. Christie says:

    The mittens are so cute. This is a great thing you have going on.

  255. BethieB says:

    Wow, I soo need that fabric for all of these amazing projects you guys keep showing us! Come on random number picker…lol.

  256. Sandy says:

    I love all the ornament possibilities. I am really going to try to make time to get my tree up this year, so I love all the ideas! Keep ’em coming!

  257. Kati says:

    I love the cookies – can’t wait to try them at my house!

  258. Rane says:

    I am enchanted by the acorn and the minnie mitts!~

  259. Pat says:

    The cookies look festive and makes me think of Christmas. The mini pillow ornaments are adorable. Thanks so much for all of the ideas.

  260. Sam says:

    The almond crescents made me drool immediately, and I’ve been dying to get my hands on some of those Amy Butler solids. So generate me, random number generator!

  261. Mary says:

    What great ornaments. I’m looking forward to trimming my tree!

  262. Tabitha says:

    Mittens are my favorite. Very cute indeed.

  263. Jennifer N. says:

    The acorn ornament is wonderful – I’m picturing a tree full just for fun. Thank you.

  264. Kathryn says:

    My stash is running dangerously low, I’d love to replenish with these great fqs!

  265. Kimberly says:

    I’m so excited to log on every day and see another list of great ideas!!!

  266. ayumills says:

    I’d love to try the cookie recipe! It will be a perfect gift for my friends!

  267. Patricia says:

    I look so forward to this blog. Thank you for it all!

  268. Joy says:

    The acorn ornament is perfect for my little one who has taken a liking to these little things! Thanks for sharing!

  269. Andrea says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! Keep them coming. I would love those solids!

  270. Shelley says:

    Mittens are really cute and Amy Bulter Fabric is yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  271. Vanessa says:

    Errr….Another week until the new winners get picked, but that also means another full week of possible prizes and great ideas!! Thanks Sew Mama Sew!

  272. marie says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE that fabric!! Add me to the list!

  273. April says:

    I would LOVE to win the fabric. I have so many projects on my list, thanks to this blog!

  274. Tricia says:

    oooooooh love it… I see that list grow and I just want to yell out FIVE GOLLLDDD RINGGGSSS!! I guess I am getting in the spirit!

  275. Alice S says:

    There’s nothing I would like better than to win those quilting solids. Here’s hoping….

  276. Katie Mitchell says:

    I’m so inspired every time i visit this website!!

  277. Diana B. says:

    I love these ornament projects! This is such a great blog, thanks for all of the inspiration.

  278. Kacy says:

    That acorn is adorable! And Lauren, I love that fabric choice. Beautiful!

  279. ran says:

    Love the Wee House Ornament – that one gets some ideas churning in my noggin. THANKS!

  280. Cathy says:

    Those acorns are just too cute!

  281. Sara says:

    My grandmother used to make ornaments just like these! They were always my favorite and I now have them on my tree. Maybe I should start making some myself and pass on the tradition!

  282. Anary says:

    This little mittens gave me a super idea…I mught change the pattern a little bit and make a new thing….humm..I am having a gazillion ideas with the holiday ideas..

  283. judy d. says:

    If only I could knit, I would be making those mittens right now! Very cute!

  284. Stephanie says:

    I’m usually a print-girl, but those Amy Butler solids are delicious!

  285. Ashley says:

    I love the tiny pillows, and they look like something I can make quite a few of for holiday gifts. I’m going to go look at the cookie recipe and see if it’s something I can attempt to recreate in the kitchen.

  286. britt says:

    I definitely want to make the little mittens, how cute!

  287. Monica Gee says:

    I love the little acorn ornament! What a fun idea!

  288. Julie says:

    I’d love to make a garland of mini mittens with some scrap yarn…if/when I have a little extra time here and there. Wouldn’t that be a fun deco on an old wooden sled?

  289. 2hippos says:

    those pendants are great!

  290. Sunny says:

    “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…
    Christmas will be so much fun,
    thanks to the SMS giveaways!”

  291. Jennifer B says:

    So sad I didn’t win in the first week. But this is my week, I can feel it! πŸ™‚

    Love amy butler!

  292. Teresa says:

    I LOVE those pendants. They are beautiful!

  293. Christina says:

    I love the little pendants! The acorn ornaments is super cute, too!

  294. Pip says:

    The little ornaments are perfect for our annual family ornament exchange.

  295. kate says:

    i’m all over that acorn!

  296. Malea says:

    Sew Mama Sew gives me such inspiration! Every morning I’m excited to see what is next for handmade holidays! Thank You!

  297. craftytammie says:

    Love the acorn and mittens! Can’t wait to try them out!

  298. Odette says:

    those mini mittens make me want to put some Christmas music on !;-)

  299. Deb says:

    Very cute patterns, and the cookies look heavenly!

  300. Grand dad says:

    Solids oh yes ! What is really extra good is the high quality of the photos with each tutorial or inspiration project. Thanks!

  301. Mrs. H. says:

    I love the adorable mitten ornaments. Perfect for the knitter’s Christmas tree.

  302. mommymae says:

    i wish i could knit so i could whip out those adorable mittens

  303. aSprinkling says:

    I would love to make more homemade ornaments. Maybe we’ll find a little time this year!

  304. Jackie says:

    I love those mini mitten ornaments. I just might have to try this one out.

  305. Sara says:

    Love the acorn ornaments! Those will be perfect for our nature-themed Christmas tree this year!

  306. Robin C says:

    love the little mittens. And the fabrics are so nice and soft looking. Would blend well in lots of quilts.

  307. Lalli says:

    The ornaments and the cookies both looks Yummy.. πŸ™‚

  308. Carol says:

    The acorn ornament is the perfect project for this weekend, my DD is a huge fan of Chicken little. Thanks for the tutorial.

  309. Ashley says:

    Love those ideas – the mini mittens are so cute! I’m dying to get into using solids in my quilts, so I’d love to win those!

  310. Michelle says:

    I just picked up my very first Amy Butler pattern and I would love love love the fabric!

  311. Dianne in England says:

    I am so excited about Handmade Holidays — I can’t wait to check your site every day to see what the new projects are! I’ve even subscribed with the RSS feed and put you at the top of my Google home page! Thank you for these brilliant ideas. I have the whole day to myself tomorrow, and I am going to sew, sew, sew and be happy, happy, happy! πŸ™‚

  312. CodeCrafter says:

    I am getting really hungry looking at those cookies!

  313. Lael says:

    Keep the ideas and projects coming! Love them ALL!!!!

  314. Alex says:

    I love, love, love quilinting with solids; you can make very traditional patterns look modern!

  315. Shannon says:

    so pretty! perfect for the baby clothes I hope to make soon…

  316. tooticky says:

    Those cookies look pretty darned tasty. Might have to mix up a “tester” batch!

  317. Maggie says:

    Love the mitten ornaments

  318. Linda Gilbraith says:

    The acorn ornaments and the mittens are really cute. I wish I could knit well enough to make the mittens. I think my mom would enjoy some handmade acorns on her tree. Maybe that will partially make up for the beautiful old oak tree outside the front of her house she had to cut down this summer due to oak disease.

  319. StarXLR8 says:

    Those mittens are adorable! They might be my perfect excuse to knit in a shape other than rectangle.

  320. Shawn says:

    This handmade holiday is fabulous!

  321. Alana Jo says:

    Those acrons are so cute!!!

  322. Holly says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful holiday ideas!

  323. Judy says:

    I love those acorns! Can’t wait to make a few if Baby naps long enough!

  324. BSue says:

    Thanks for a wonderful start to a week of hand-made holidays. I can’t wait to try the peanutbutter dog treats- well, my dog can’t wait LOL

  325. Jen says:

    I’ve become a fan and now have the courage to enter for the fabric giveaway.

  326. Tammy :) says:

    Mmm…I’m hungry for cookies!

  327. Trina says:

    Lovely tutorials. But, honestly, its the fabric that’s making me drool.

  328. Robyn says:

    The little acorn ornament is adorable!

  329. Doreen B says:

    Thank you for all the Christmas ideas. The Amy Butler solids are beautiful!!!

  330. Katie B. says:

    Yup, I’m all over the mittens!

    And the fat quarter pack, I’ve been bitten by the quilting bug…

  331. nandini says:

    Love the cookies!!!! πŸ˜€ and the solids.. πŸ™‚

  332. Kat says:

    Can’t wait to get started on ornaments!

  333. Jane says:

    Thanks for the tiny mittens, they are sooo sweet.

  334. Carrie says:

    Cute ornaments. I think my tree will need a few new pretties this year. I’m loving your great Holidays at Home series!

  335. Kate says:

    Oh, the mittens are too cute!

  336. Marie says:

    Those mini mittens might be perfect for my knitting friends. Solid fat quarters, Mmmm.

  337. Julie says:

    Thanks for a chance to win some great fabric!

  338. Carrie says:

    Those little mittens are so cute…wish I knew how to knit!!!

  339. Katie says:

    I need to make those mini mittens! They’re soo cute!

  340. Joanne says:

    Love the mini mittens – super cute!

  341. Kelly says:

    I will need to make those almond cookies, they look yummy!

  342. Meagan says:

    Those are beautiful pastel colored fabric fat quarters. Who ever gets them will be one lucky winner!

  343. Ann-Marie says:

    I check in every day to see what’s new! I love all the ideas!!
    GREAT fun!!!!

  344. Lily says:

    Almond crescents! Thanks for totally putting me (and my husband looking over my shoulder) in the mood for some of these yummies!

  345. Linda says:

    I love projects that use up my scraps!

    Thank you for sharing!

  346. Katrina says:

    Last year was my first year doing handmade holidays. This year I’m making a quilt for my mother so I would love to win this week! πŸ˜€

  347. Jocelyn says:

    Cute mittens! Let’s go put on some Christmas music and make cookies!

  348. bess says:

    those mitten ornaments are so simply fabulous – can’t wait to try them!

  349. alison says:

    mittens are very cute – shame I’m hopeless at knitting!

  350. brittany says:

    i also love the lauren’s choice fabric, and i can always use a new cookie recipe!

  351. Ruth says:

    Love the tiny mittens! Some year I’m going to have a tree filled only with mini sweaters, socks, and mittens– and maybe a sheep ornament or two!

  352. The ornaments are lovely but, the fat quarter pack is wonderful is to die for!!!

  353. Tanya says:

    Oh, I would love to win that bundle of quilting solids! Great tutorials, my to do wish list is out of control…

  354. Lil' d says:

    How sweet – I need to start thinking about what ornament the kids are going to make this year.

  355. ooh, those ornaments are so so cute! going in my bookmarks…thank you!

  356. Kate says:

    Those pendants and belt buckles are gorgeous!

  357. Celeste says:

    Great ideas here–thanks!

  358. Sheri says:

    I have been wanting more homemade ornaments. Great idea!

  359. DawnMcD says:

    oh I love those little house ornaments! and almond crescent are one of my favorite holiday cookies. I will have to try making them as I have always bought them.

  360. Amy says:

    Can’t wait to make the Almond Crescent Cookies!

  361. Beagoodmom says:

    I never seem to have enough solids. I would love to win.

  362. Water Works says:

    I love the acorn tut. My young duaghter is enamored with the little acorns she’s finding this fall. This will be an excellent and appropriate ornament for her this year!

  363. elizabeth says:

    I’m loving all the handmade tutorials this year! Thanks so much, girls!! I have so many things I want to make!

  364. Carolyn says:

    Very cute mitten pattern! Can’t wait to try that one.

  365. Marguerite says:

    Those mittens are so cute! And must try those cookies — my mother makes some, but hers are incredibly dry. Here’s hoping!

  366. I love the Holiday gift ideas. I’ve already found several that I’m excited to make. Thanks for all the time and effort you give to brighten our lives.

  367. Kimberly says:

    I can’t wait to come here every day and see all the great ideas! Thanks!

  368. Jessy Roos says:

    I think I’m in love! I have been looking for great ideas to make special ornaments for our Christmas tree and all of these are just perfect! Thanks! I can’t wait to get started.

  369. Jennifer says:

    Those mittens are so cute!

  370. Courtney says:

    I’m really loving all of these posts from November. I have gotten out of crafting for a while now due to a hectic life lately and you guys are truely making me miss it and ready to get back in to creating again!

    Thanks for all of the awesome giveaways too!

  371. Robyn says:

    Those almond cookies sound like they’d be good with my coffee!!

  372. Christy says:

    I love all the ornaments! Can’t wait to try out the recipe for the cookies!! Yeah

  373. Susan Trower says:

    Love your daily postings of gift possibilities, Etsy shops, tutorials, and fabrics! Always inspiring! Thank you!

  374. Amy says:

    Those mitten ornaments are so cute! I’ve never made mittens before…I bet these would be a good first time try!

  375. christa says:

    I love the acorn ornament and those pendants are too cute.

  376. Samantha says:

    Those acorn ornaments are too cute! I love your handmade holidays–all of these tutorials give me such great present ideas!

  377. Hallie says:

    great ideas here!

  378. Steph W says:

    I love, Love, LOVE all these homemade ideas! thank you!

  379. Alissa says:

    I’m going to have to make some of those acorn ornaments. SO CUTE!

  380. Michelle Jadaa says:

    oooh a home made christmas,unique ,warm ,cozy and thrifty!Thanks for sharing.
    I love the mini mittens,especially as i do home daycare.Maybe i’ll do a mini tree just for the kids:)

  381. Anne says:

    These prizes are crazy awesome! I love the little mittens, maybe it’s time to learn how to knit.

  382. Jenni says:

    free fabric? yes please!

  383. Southern Gal says:

    I would love to win these fabrics. I’ve laid sewing down for a while, but am now ready and eager to pick it all back up again thanks to your site and wonderful links. I’ve always wanted to learn how to quilt. I believe I’ll start with some ornaments for this year and go on from there. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  384. Sara says:

    Those are perfect! I can’t wait to make the acorn ornament, especially.

  385. sonrie says:

    I love the coloring of the little mittens – beautiful.

  386. Nicki says:

    I am working on my first quilt – a fat quarter back would be a lovely inspiration.

  387. Juanita says:

    Fun times ahead!

  388. Cami Paul says:

    Free fat quarters!?!? I can’t begin to list what they could become…

  389. kim3timemom says:

    What cute ornament ideas..I’m so loving all the wonderful gift ideas so far…Keep up the great work!!

  390. Regina says:

    I’ve never put my tree up BEFORE Thanksgiving before, but all these ornament ideas make that really tempting!

  391. Coralee says:

    love that acorn!

  392. Kara says:

    the acorn ornament is wonderful! thank you so much for all these creative gifting ideas…it is getting me ready to hunker down for the winter and craft away!

  393. Bethany says:

    After being the several hundredth to comment (and getting to enjoy other people’s thoughts), it is hard to believe that I am the first! We’ll I still have not tried any of the crafts from this past week, but the fingerless gloves are high on my list of things to make. I really like the acorn ornament as I am always looking for neat ways to top gifts. Thanks for the great ideas!

  394. Kristin says:

    I wish I could knit…those little mitten ornaments are so sweet!

  395. alison says:

    Love those ornaments! My to-do-list keeps getting longer with all these great project ideas.

  396. Stacey C. says:

    The pendants from caught red handed are gorgeous! Thanks for setting up Holidays at Home.

  397. joy newman says:

    I wish I knew how to knit. Those little mittens are so cute.

  398. mmm…those colors are luscious!

  399. Julie says:

    Oh my! I would have never thought of making mini mittens for the tree! What a fantastic idea! I’ll have to give it a try!

  400. Thea says:

    I can’t wait to cast on for those mittens! I think they will be on the trees of all of my family and friends!

  401. Jessica says:

    I’m getting the christmas bug!

  402. collins says:

    I would love a chance to win these solids!

  403. Kristine says:

    Yum, those cookies look delicious and the acorn ornament is adorable!

  404. Rachael says:

    All of these project ideas are inspiring and gorgeous! Thank you!

  405. Dana says:

    I love the mitten ornaments and have plenty of leftover sock yarn. This will be a great project for me. Thanks!

  406. Whistlepea says:

    I love that you’re including recipes too!

  407. Linda says:

    Your tutorials, and prizes, keep getting better and better. Thanks.

  408. JoonToons says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhh…. those cookies got me in baking mood! yum!

  409. Marilyn says:

    I am getting so many ideas from your blog! I don’t know which one to work on next! Thank you, thank you, thank you….

  410. Christy says:

    I love those tiny mittens. What a great way to use up my (giant) scrap pile!

  411. Pamela says:

    Look at those mini mittens! Oh so cute! Must brush up on my knitting skills!

  412. Megan says:

    Cute mittens!

  413. Amy says:

    I love those tiny mittens. I wish I could knit well enough to make some for a couple of dolls I know.

  414. Jordan Durbin says:

    wow! I’m first!! I love those solids!

  415. Rebecka says:

    Hi, I’d love to win your quilting solids and I’m very sure too that they will compliment many other fabrics in my stash!!

  416. Tine says:

    Those little mini-mittens are super cute! And i love love love Lauren’s fabric choice! And of course the solids by Amy Butler!

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