November 10 ~ Craft

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Today’s gift ideas ideas are perfect for the crafters in your life! You may also want a few Craft gifts for yourself this year… (Take advantage of our archive links today too– There are tons of great projects in there.)

Make It

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Malka shows you how to make these pretty Hex Pincushions at a stitch in dye. We’re also very excited about Malka’s new book, released earlier this month! Color Your Cloth: A Quilter’s Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric looks beautiful. Malka writes, “It’s got lots of information for folks who want to learn how to dye and pattern fabric with wax resist and 12 patterns to sew.”
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Melissa recently shared her “Housewives” Needlecase Pattern at tiny happy. The pattern is based on a version she found in a vintage craft book. (Be sure to check out Melissa’s Coco version too!)
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Our Pincushion Organizer from Elizabeth includes lots of ingenious little details to make your sewing more efficient (and your sewing area more beautiful!).
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You can easily adapt our Crochet Project Roll Tutorial from Lara to fit knitting needles, paintbrushes or crayons!
spacer Kitten (Kid?) Proof Sewing Organizer for Sofa or Travel
Susan from FlossieBlossoms shares this clever organizer tutorial for sewing on the go. Susan writes, ” I live in NW Arkansas in the Ozark Mts with one happy husband, 3 dogs and 4 rascally cats, one of whom prompted the invention of this particular sewing caddy– a kitten well-named ‘Nosey Parker,’ who wanted to eat my pins, needles and thread. Hence– a fold-up, portable, put-away-able sewing organizer/sofa caddy. I made this to fit MY needs, but it’s very customizable, I hope people will take what I’ve given them and change it if they need to and make it work for them. The caddy is very handy and would make a great gift for a sewer or stitcher. I made mine out of selvages, but I’ve also made several using regular quilting cottons and they always turn out great.”
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We like this tiny Checkered Pincushion from Sharon at The Sproutz Store Blog. It would make a nice little ornament for a crafter too, with some ribbon attached in a loop at the corner.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Patchwork Sewing Machine Cover, Fabric Boxes (perfect for craft areas), Drawstring Bags (the Bagsket link is a great tote for knitters), Gifts for the Crafter, Pincushions & Pins, Gifts for Artists, (More) Gifts for Crafters

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:

Amy’s choice Alissa’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Owl Measuring Tape by feltmates
This functional, retractable measuring tape has a mushroom pull tab. The cute (and handstitched) Owl Measuring Tape is one of several measuring tape designs in the shop; visit Yoko’s feltmates shop for more options, plus handbags, feltmates, necklaces & more.
spacer Vintage Sewing Machine Journals from kate blocher book shop
Kate writes, “I love to sew and have always wanted a vintage sewing machine. I always have a place to write down inspirations and sketch out my next project, which is how I came up with this hand-screenprinted and hand-bound book. It is the perfect gift for any seamstress!” Kate’s Vintage Sewing Machine Journals are on clearance at the moment, and are just one of many pretty designs in her shop.

Mix It

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Laurie from The Wooden Spool shares this yummy (and gluten-free) Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Recipe. Laurie has an intolerance for wheat and has thus channeled some of her creative talents into creating delicious, gluten-free meals. Visit her blog for gluten-free foods of all kinds. Laurie is working to publish a colorful cookbook full of gluten-free recipes and wants to show people “that you don’t have to miss out on any kind of food,” even if you have a gluten intolerance.

Print It

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Amy from Craft Chi designed these Embroidery Thread Cards for you to download & enjoy. Choose from the whimsical or ornate sets (or print both!).

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance to win both of these great prizes. The winner will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Lark Books

(Lark Books, $17.95, ISBN: 1-60059-376-3, ISBN13: 9781600593765)

From the Publisher:

It’s hip to be crazy for cozies! This latest entry in the successful Pretty Little series elevates the cozy from humble to cool, as crafters everywhere embrace it as the latest sewing craze. Thirty-two cute projects, created by a pool of talented designers, show just how great a comeback can be: they’re colorful, modern, and playfully feminine. In addition to the usual suspects—including covers for iPods, cell phones, CDs, and cups—there are wraps to cuddle such delightfully unexpected objects as a French press, scanner, video game controllers, and a pan handle. An overview of sewing basics, embellishment techniques, construction methods, and fabrics make the crafting easy, even for beginners.
Join the Lark Books Quilt It! contest!

How Much Fabric Reference Cards

Gwyn Hug

Set 1: Women’s Clothes
Fabric yardage requirements printed on 5 cards:
  • Skirts
  • Pants
  • Tops
  • Dresses
  • Jackets
Card size: 3â…œ” x 2â…›” (Credit card size)
  • Sometimes the perfect fabric catches your eye and demands to be bought, but you do not have a particular pattern in hand. How much should you buy?
  • These reference cards will help you estimate as accurately as possible, by providing tables that summarize actual fabric requirements from real patterns, broken down by outfit size and fabric width.
  • Over 2,000 patterns were used to build the tables, including patterns from Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick, Vogue, Burda, Neue Mode, Kwik Sew, Hot Patterns, & New Look.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
9 ~ Play
8 ~ Deck the Halls
7 ~ Exercise
6 ~ Sit Back & Relax
5 ~ Read
4 ~ Go Green
3 ~ Sleep
2 ~ Adorn
1 ~ Wear


We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.

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359 Responses to November 10 ~ Craft

  1. Such a cool site. I am saving this page.

  2. BreannaS says:

    I LOVE THE HEX PIN COUSHIN I PLAN TO MAKE ONE FOR MY GRANDMOTHER FOR CHRISTMAS.

  3. Bec Clarke says:

    I soooo love the Kid proof organiser, I have a little houdini that will probably get into it but I will have a try.

  4. Alissa D says:

    That is the cutest measuring tape I have ever seen!

  5. organization what could be better – the needle case is great – and I really like the pin cushion

  6. Judi B says:

    I love the felt owl tape measure. What a cute idea. I hope I win the handy little cards too.

  7. Anna says:

    Oh dear. I think I’m going to have to add all these to my to do list!

  8. i love that fabric!!!! and the needlecase are wonderful!!!

  9. Kristen says:

    So many cute ideas – I’ll have to make myself a gift, too! :) The cozies book looks great; my MIL has some older, plain cozies… The cover photo gives me some good inspiration. Thanks!

  10. Carol says:

    I’m really enjoying the gift ideas. Love the owl tape measure!

  11. Betsy M says:

    Oh wow, you included a gluten free recipe – that was so thoughtful to include all of us celiacs!!
    That needlecase looks like it could have been in my Grandma’s sewing basket – Love it.

  12. jennsquared says:

    I love the pincushion organizer! So cool!

  13. Diane says:

    I need a pin cushion! Thanks for the options in patterns.

  14. Stacy says:

    Thanks for sharing the patterns and I am especially greatful for that cupcake recipe! Those sewing cards are a great idea, too, and think that I may add them to my wish list!

  15. Wehaf says:

    I should make that crochet project roll; right now I am using ziploc bags as my organizational system.

  16. Megan says:

    Ohh, I love those organizers. I’m a sucker for anything “organized” …if only I could get my house that way!

  17. LisaAlso says:

    That owl tape measure is toooo cute!!

  18. Carla says:

    All the projects features are so great it would be hard to chose just one.

  19. Stephanie says:

    Always love the gift ideas! Thanks for the giveaways too!

  20. Courtney says:

    I love the sewing organizer – it would be so handy to have when I’m embroidering or hand quilting.

  21. Lynne in NC says:

    Wow! the great ideas keep coming. Thanks for all the inspiration. The cozies book is a must have, even if I don’t win.

  22. Karen says:

    I am so enjoying the handmade sewing ideas – but to-day is a big hit with the pumpkin spice cupcakes. What a great recipe, and perfect for my friend who has coeliac disease. Thanks so much

  23. Ingrid says:

    So many great ideas. And I love the owl measuring tape. I’d better make sure that someone knows I’d love to get it in my stocking!

  24. Suzy says:

    The checkered pincushion is too cute!

  25. The organizers look really interesting. And the checkered pincushion is so cute! I can see myself making patchwork-style cushions for my dolls. ^^
    Thank you once again for the giveaway! That cosy on the cover of the book is really cute. And those reference cards are a must have! I’ve been wanting to get them for a while now.

  26. Misty.Creek says:

    Too many ideas, not enough time!

  27. Magda says:

    One can never have enough sewing accessories. Thank you.

  28. Em says:

    The hex pincushion is SO pretty! I will have to put that on my list of ‘things to make’!

  29. Heidi says:

    I love the over the couch organizers. I’ll definately be making one for my Mother in Law for Christmas

  30. Desiree says:

    I love those little sewing machine books… they are now on my list!

  31. yvonne says:

    oh my goodness, i could so use those fabric reference cards. what a great idea!

  32. Cecile says:

    I love your holidays projects… I just love your blog, in fact, it’s so great, thanks !
    Cecile

  33. Steph W says:

    Oooh, I’ve been lusting after this book and now I’m lusting after those notebook with the sewing machines!

  34. Linda J. says:

    Oh! Cool projects! I’ve made the little 9 patch ornaments and they are GREAT! Seeing the pincushion reminded me I’ve given so many away I will have to make more for me….

  35. Doris says:

    Okay, I’m the crafter in my family, so I may be making some of these gifts for myself!

  36. Ellyn says:

    Cool prizes! Thanks for sharing the Wooden Spool website! I am gluten free & love finding other crafty folks to share recipes with! Yay!

  37. Kim Lehman says:

    With all these great tutorials, I may not buy anything for Christmas presents.

  38. Serena says:

    That owl is TOO cute! :-)

  39. Roxanne says:

    This is a great handmade holidays so far!

  40. Hayes says:

    That owl tape measure is PRECIOUS!!

  41. Ashley Ann says:

    Great ideas! I love the pincushion organizer!

  42. Michele Q. says:

    That owl measuring tape is just so darned cute! Everything is lovely actually. Great ideas –thanks!

  43. Candice says:

    I love the felt owl tape measure- too cute!

  44. Aparna M. says:

    LOVE the pincushion and sewing organizer, got to make one for me.

  45. Thessa says:

    What great pincushions! Does anyone else think of their grandmother when seeing all these fabulous pincushions?

  46. Vicki says:

    I love the pincushions and the Cozies book! Another group of great finds.

  47. Michele says:

    More great stuff! I love the placemats and owl.

  48. Sissy says:

    Cool…gluetin free spice cakes. My tummy loves you!

  49. Laura says:

    That owl measuring tape is just too cute!

  50. Maria says:

    My favorite is the pincushion organizer – so beautiful! I would love to win the book, it looks awesome

  51. Sylvie says:

    Thank you for those great ideas!

  52. Jo says:

    Love the pincushion idea, and love to win the book!!! Great giveaway as always! ^0^

  53. Wow wow wow! Love all today’s ideas! Thanks soooooooo much!

  54. Silvia says:

    How beautiful projects today!!!!

  55. Denise says:

    What is NOT to like in the whole post!! I would love the fabric requirement cards, and the coffee cozies are adorable, then there are the needle cases, the pin cushions….. Very fun day on sewmamasew!!

  56. Beth T says:

    Ooh–I think I might actually finish these–they are small enough to be “do-able” and cute enough to be “gift-able”.

  57. lorena says:

    Oh I would so love to win the “How Much Fabric Reference Cards.” Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  58. tara says:

    these are just perfect. thanks for all the inspiration.

  59. Kimberly says:

    Those cupcakes look yummy!

  60. Kate says:

    Such cute projects, could someone just send me some more time….
    Kate

  61. Deb Cameron says:

    Oooh, I lurve those ornate embroidery cards…what a great idea!

  62. Tammy Miller says:

    The Owl tapemeasure is sooo cute!

  63. Joann T. says:

    Thanks for the Gluten Free recipe link. I will have to try those.

  64. Lynnette says:

    We just got a french press and have been just wrapping a towel around it to keep it warm and my knitting needles are in so many different places!

  65. Would love to win Pretty Little Cozies with Laurraine’s lovely French Press cozy on the front cover!!

  66. Erin says:

    that sewing organiser looks perfect for keeping small fingers out of my handsewing box!

  67. Courtney says:

    Oooooh! That hex pincushion is just wonderful!

  68. JSB says:

    Very cute! Lots of great ideas!

  69. Shelly says:

    Any crafting aid that is potentially kid-proof is a winner in my book!

  70. Ticia says:

    The embroidery card printables are cool. I wonder how well they stand up.

  71. carjobo says:

    So many wonderful ideas for special crafty friends (and I love the organizers)!

  72. Rochelle says:

    I’ve got knitting needle rolls on my project list this month. I’ll have to take a close look at this project.

  73. mon ami says:

    now you’re talking my language – crafts for crafts! I have always wanted a pincushion with different ‘sections’ where I could keep different needles for my sewing machine (organized by size, ballpoint, heavy duty, etc). This patchwork pincushion would be perfect for that.

  74. Grace Wong says:

    yay, pincushions!

  75. scenelady says:

    I love those pincushions, I’m going try to make one right now.

  76. Sarah says:

    The owl measuring tape is cute and clever. I love it.

  77. Tong says:

    Love the pincushions, and that is one adorable owl measuring tape!!!

  78. Jill says:

    Love the Hex pincushions and the muffins look fabulous!! Both are great projects for a rainy, fall day.

  79. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    I know what I’m making my sister for Christmas now!

  80. alli b says:

    looking at my fabric stash right now for something neat to make the sewing organizer out of. Can’t wait.

  81. I would love to make cozies for everyone for Christmas!

  82. Alana says:

    This post reminds me that I am in need of those adorable pins!! Look at the cute ones with the birdies on them!

  83. Jenny says:

    Oh lovely! I love the embroidery cards! And the travel sewing organizer is brilliant!

  84. Liz says:

    Yum! The cupcakes look scrummy! And perfect for sharing with family as they are gluten free :)
    And the crochet roll is the perfect addition to a present I am making.

  85. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love the crochet roll, and really need one. My hooks keep falling out of my container and they’re a pain when they get underneath tables. Also the organizer, I need one of them so people don’t have to keep getting up from the couch to help me find things!

  86. Gretel says:

    Awesome ideas!

  87. Jennifer says:

    Love the “housewife” – I will be making a couple of those…And the crochet roll is exactly what I am needing at the moment! And the book on cozies! I love cozies! And I have no idea how to make one.

  88. nanasewn says:

    I would love to win something….never have!

  89. Candy says:

    Ooh! That pincushion organizer is so sweet!

  90. Trisha says:

    Love all the ideas! Can’t wait to make the travel sewing kit.
    THANKS!!!!!

  91. Curry says:

    So many gift ideas! I’d better get sewing…

  92. jm says:

    I need that owl measuring tape!

  93. juliecache says:

    you gals are amazing. keep up the good work.

  94. Tayla B says:

    What handy ideas! I really love the idea of the pincushion on the couch :)

  95. So much fun! So many ideas! Must. Get. Off. Computer. Sew.

  96. Jessica says:

    Eek! The Owl Measuring Tape is so sweet. I love the singer silhouette notebooks too. What great ideas for the sewers and crafters in my life!

  97. Terri says:

    love it all!!!! : )

  98. Brittney says:

    I really want this book!

  99. Marianne says:

    That owl tape measure is so cute. Lots of inspiration today!

  100. Kalee says:

    I love the owl measuring tape! And I have been meaning to get to making a french press cozy, so the book cover was a good reminder.

  101. Liz says:

    i can give or take cozies for things, but i LOVE those how much fabric cards! that’s always the question in my mind.

  102. Sylvie says:

    The sewing organizer is one clever idea. I guess I’ll just have to give myself one for Christmas!!

  103. julia says:

    Perfect, perfect, perfect!! I can hardly wait to choose one to sew!!–For myself!!

  104. I LOVE HANDMADE HOLIDAYS!!!! seriously, just lovely!

  105. Junglewife says:

    Wow, those are some great ideas! I can’t wait to try out some of them!

  106. Jennifer says:

    Yummy….pumpkin spice muffins!!

  107. Love the pincushions, but what I love are the journals. Really incredible! And I will defintly print the embroidery cards!

  108. Wendy says:

    What a wonderful Kick-start. I sure needed those great inspirations. Thank you.

  109. Andrea says:

    Love it all! I bought 2 books from the kate blocher book shop and printed off a copy of the embroidery cards. Thankks!

  110. Mama Lusco says:

    Lovely ideas!

  111. Ramona says:

    So many great ideas. I love the owl measuring tape, the needle holders and the organizer. I wonder if that would actually make me get organized.

  112. indywriter says:

    The muffins look yummy! I’ll be sure to share the link with my SIL (her boys both have lots of food allergies).

  113. andrea says:

    The checkerboard pin cushion is so cute. I can’t wait to try it. I have been stashbusting by cutting and stitching patchwork squares. This pincushion is a good way to use up my scraps.

  114. carmel says:

    the sewing orgenizer is unbalivable!!
    i will defenatly make one for my self!!!
    thanks!

  115. Sarah AJ says:

    Those reference cards are awesome!

  116. sy says:

    the fabric reference cards look handy

  117. Livvie says:

    I will be getting an owl tapemeasure. thanks

  118. GmaTerri says:

    Your ideas and arrangement into categories is great! Thanks for this year’s inspirations.

  119. Dacia says:

    oooh, I know exactly who I am going to make the hex pincushion for! Better get sewing!

  120. Lucie says:

    The owl measuring tape is completely charming. What a perfect marriage of beautiful and practical. Yes, super clever. LOVE it!!!

  121. Leah says:

    Im going to have to make that organiser for myself! Awesome idea, stop me leaving pins and needles in the couch.

  122. Heather Capener says:

    Can’t wait for a break, so many new ideas to work on!!

  123. Frisette says:

    Again, I there are too many things I would like to make and not enough time to do everything… But thanks for all these wonderful ideas!

  124. Jenna Z says:

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting those reference cards, what a genius idea!

  125. Karen H says:

    Everything looks great, it would be hard to pick a favorite.

  126. Kerri says:

    I think the sewing journal is a great idea. It would give me place to keep my scattered thoughts about what I’m sewing and give me a place to keep my ever long “to do ” sewing list.

  127. Tracey says:

    Love the sewing organizer!

  128. Kimberly says:

    This post reminds me of so many projects I have in my to do list. Thank you again!

  129. sandyandcosmo says:

    This is my favorite category, I love the owl measuring tape.

  130. Rachel says:

    Been meaning to make a pin cushion for forever. Love all the options presented here.

  131. gigi says:

    i love absolutely everything from this post!!!!
    can’t wait to start some of these fabulous gift ideas. thanks!!

  132. Sarah Vee says:

    great ideas her! 2 I’m going to check out right now! the pincusion and the sewing caddy that hides:)

  133. Erika says:

    Adorable and useful gifts, totally fits my wordview and my creativity!

  134. Lauren says:

    WoW!!! I just found this site and I love it! I have been searching for ideas for a long time and now they are all right here! Thanks so much!
    Lauren

  135. Shannah says:

    Loving reading the crafts every day! I’m getting lots of ideas. (And it’s so much fun to be entered into a drawing, just by commenting!)

  136. Rebecca Woods says:

    I love this website and am glad my computer is finally allowing me to comment so I can enter the competition too.

  137. nikko says:

    Can’t wait to make some pincushions!

  138. Charmaine says:

    The reference cards look really smart.

  139. Jody says:

    How funny! I was just pulling fabric to make a pincushion. These are lovely!

  140. ~Helena~ says:

    Ohh. Where to start such great ideas all around, Thanks.

  141. Elizabeth says:

    I need these!!!

  142. Andi says:

    I love the owl measuring tape! Maybe I should put him on my Christmas list! :) I am loving the printables every day too!

  143. Trisha says:

    I’m in need of some kind of needle case or sewing kit, so these tutorials are perfect! And those pumpkin spice muffins look tasty!

  144. crissy says:

    great projects today! I need to make that sewing organizer.

  145. Leah says:

    Wow, all so lovely!

  146. Carolyn Wood says:

    The pumpkin spice cupcakes look yummy!

  147. Allison says:

    ok, I need to make all of those for me! And I love the fabric reference cards. I so need those!

  148. Jennifer J says:

    Those reference cards? Sheer genius!

  149. Paulina says:

    the pincushion organiser looks great. I always have a lot of troubles with pins falling on the floor or loose threads on the sofa.he organiser would make my workplace much tidier so I need to think of such thing.

  150. Andrea Methvin says:

    The owl measuring tape-are you kidding me? ADORABLE.

  151. Rebecca says:

    fantastic project!!! love the needle case ♥

  152. Maeve says:

    Great ideas! Love the organizer for sofa or travel, perfect for any seamstress/quilter. Thanks!

  153. Kim K. says:

    How cute is that owl measuring tape!? Thanks for the giveaway!

  154. Mary says:

    Boy do I need to make a sofa sewing organizer! Too many little hands around!

  155. Megsteph says:

    These craft ideas make me want to quit my job and just be crafty ALL DAY LONG!! Thank you for sharing!

  156. Laura James says:

    Maybe this will finally prod me to make Elizabeth’s sewing organizer.

  157. Rhiannon says:

    Oh wow those thread cards are so cute!

  158. Daniela C Beier says:

    ohhhh so many amazing ideas that the major problem now is: where to start??!!!

  159. Adviga says:

    oooo!! I want to make them all!!

  160. Megan S. says:

    Thanks again!

  161. Gretchen says:

    The owl measuring tape is just too cute!

  162. Jen C. says:

    Love the hex pin cushion.

  163. Rebecca says:

    Love the sewing organizer, my 1 yr old is always trying to get into my sewing gear, what a great idea.

  164. I love the embroidery thread organizer! So much more glam than the folded pieces of cardboard I currently use. ; )

  165. Nichole says:

    Cute stuff – but I wish you would showcase one of the tutorial items on the front page photo (before the jump) on some of the days. Every day I see a cute little photo teaser and think I’m going to get instructions on how to make it, only to find that it is a for sale item. I do love supporting handmade artisans, but I think most of us are here because we want to make things ourselves; otherwise we’d be cruising etsy instead. Just my 2 cents – but I am loving the handmade holidays, so thanks for all your compilations!

  166. Denise says:

    They are all great project ideas, but I *need* the kitten-proof sewing organizer. Our Mr. Orange loves to get into the sewing items.

  167. elizabeth says:

    The pincushion organizer is great. so many different tools in one. and the scrap bag is so much cuter than the gift bag I’m currently using.

  168. carrie says:

    Oh, I love that book! I would love to make a cozy for a friend who collects tea stuffs!

  169. Codecrafter says:

    Wow this post had the exact pattern I was looking for to make a holiday gift!!!

  170. Mikaela says:

    Theses are so cute. Love the cat proof sewing organizer.

  171. Stacy says:

    I’m going to get that Owl Measuring Tape! So cool.

  172. Erin J. says:

    What a cool sewing organizer!

  173. Andrea says:

    Love those embroidery thread cards.

  174. Nicole says:

    Love the sewing organizer and the pincushions and that owl is just too cute!

  175. shannon says:

    I’d love to receive any of these… so great!

  176. Megan says:

    Everyone could use a pincushion. Thanks!

  177. Bonnie says:

    I will definitely check out those archived links too–could use something for my knitting. Love the giveaways today–that how much fabric would be great for stash-building :)

  178. Debra says:

    As a sewer I am loving this post!! I am just giddy over all the cute pincushions.

  179. Alexandra says:

    Those pumpkin spice cakes need to magically appear at my house today!

  180. Lorene says:

    The sewing organizer is so bright and colorful, I love it!

  181. Chrissy Brooker says:

    I’m making the needle case for me, my daughter and anyone else I can think of. So cute! Plus, I’ve already printed a couple of sheets of the embroidery thread cards. Love, love, love it! Thanks!

  182. kriswithmany says:

    Love the sewing organizer. The reference cards look great – it’s too bad she doesn’t have the children’s version done. I would carry them with me everywhere. I always forget to bring patterns with me!

  183. Debbie says:

    I love the pincushions!

  184. Rebecca H says:

    I’m thinking I could make one of the pin cushions with a loose weave and make a food pick cushion work for my homeschool. FUN!

  185. The idea of using selvage is so stinking awesome!! The polka dots of color are adorable. I would never in a million years thought to use them to strip piece anything. Love it, Susan/FlossieBlossoms!!! One less item is going in the trash! :)

  186. Stephanie says:

    I love this day! I love this day! I love this day! :) A few have definitely gone on *my* personal project list.

  187. Paula says:

    those reference cards are so clever!

  188. Jenn X says:

    If I don’t win this time I will be buying those how much fabric cards. I think they are the perfect stocking stuffer- for me!

  189. Christina W says:

    pincushions are such a fun and easy project to make for those people you only need to give little things to!

  190. Kelli says:

    I LOVE the sewing journals and Kristin’s fabric choice…gotta get me some of that!

  191. Ginger says:

    What neat projects for today.

  192. Shannon says:

    What great projects!

  193. Kaye Mattson says:

    I love the pincushion organizer. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to jump up and go find a notion or tool that I need. This would help me be more organized. Thanks for the project

  194. megan says:

    love the hex pincushion

  195. Louby Lou says:

    I’ve loved Elizabeth’s pincushion organiser for ages – just need the skill to actually tackle it. Maybe this month…

  196. Sarah says:

    Every day has such great ideas…too much to choose from!

  197. Isabel Coelho says:

    I need the sewing organizer! Lovely ideias!

  198. Tawny Bee says:

    I never thought about printing my embroidery thread holders. That is a great idea! No more winging a shape and having it come out all wonky. My thread will now look nice and organized. I might even be convinced to sort it by colour. :)

  199. Joy says:

    Love the ribbon needlecase idea. Thanks!

  200. Kathleen C. says:

    Once again, these are lovely prizes. And the tutorials offered are so interesting, esp. the sewing organizer and the pincushion organizer.
    Thanks,
    kathleen c.

  201. Bunny says:

    Yum! I’m off to bake me some cupcakes!

  202. Jodi says:

    Great ideas. I love the owl measuring tape.

  203. Love the kitten (kid) proof sewing kit,,, I HAVE to make one of those for traveling… I usually spread my stuff on my lap and have it spilling out of my purse/bag. THANKS Susan from FlossieBlossoms !!!!!

  204. I’d love to see the embroidery thread cards in a larger size for ribbon!

  205. Leigh says:

    I love the pincushions!!!

  206. I have been needing to make a pincushion! Thanks for posting these- I’ll need to look into them!

  207. Jessica says:

    I love the sewing organizer and the embroidery thread cards. I am for sure going to use those cards to organize my threads better.

  208. Kathryn says:

    that measuring tape is too cute!

  209. Sara says:

    Oh! I love the embroidery thread cards! How whimsical, and what a great gift for a fellow crafter. I know just who I’ll give them to. Thanks!!

  210. Melissa H. says:

    Oh, I wish I had the time to make all of these!

  211. Stine says:

    Love the Felt Buddy measuring tape! thanx for sharing!

  212. Valerie says:

    I like the organizer roll idea. I think I might adapt that for my grooming scissors!

  213. Sade says:

    Love the pincushions, And I love even more the owl felt tape!

  214. Jena says:

    how to pick which one to make first, they are all so cute!

  215. Cynthia says:

    I needed a way to organize my knitting projects! Great ideas!

  216. Estee says:

    Great post today. A girl can never have enough pin cushions.

  217. Allison says:

    I want to make all of these! And that book would be perfect because I want to make a cozy for our french press.

  218. Shawna Desrosiers says:

    The Sewing Organizer is fantastic!

  219. Michelle says:

    That sewing organizer looks like just the thing I need. And I love the owl tape measure! Adorable!

  220. Christina says:

    I love the arm rest pin cushion/scrap organizer! and the gluten free muffins look delicious.

  221. I like all these projects, even my own! :) Nosey Parker says “Hi everybody!” lol

    I would love to win that book, I have a thing for caddies! And Elizabeth’s pincushion organizer is just beautiful, of course. All today’s crafts are great, who doesn’t love a good pincushion or organizer?

  222. amelia says:

    oh, i love those journals

  223. Mrs. H. says:

    I’ll take one of each, thanks. I’m loving checking everyday for new stuff to make.

  224. Michelle says:

    That pumpkin spice muffin made my tummy growl. Guess it’s time for breakfast!

  225. Danielle says:

    I want the Gwyn Hug fabric reference cards!

  226. Sarah says:

    very fun gift ideas! thank you :) really enjoyed the needle book, so lovely.

  227. Elle says:

    Two Ellens responding in a row!?! I also like the pincushions Mine is too small for the quilting pins.

  228. Wendy says:

    Wow! So many wonderful choices today! Love the vintage needlecases, the owl tape measure, and the vintage sewing maching notebooks!

  229. beccy says:

    I love the owl tape measure and the embroidery cards. Thanks Sewmamasew!

  230. Lorrie says:

    More great ideas – the hex pincushion is fun!

  231. Amber says:

    yum – those pumpkin muffins sound so good – and that little owl tape measure is absolutely adorable! Love all the pin cushions!

  232. Rachel says:

    Once again, great projects. I like the crochet roll – that way I could see what hooks I have rather than having them thrown together like I do now.

  233. Debra says:

    I wonder when I’ll get around to making the pin cushion organizer?

  234. Hashi says:

    So many things to make today … woohoo!

  235. Kirsten says:

    I love cozies!!!

  236. Erin says:

    I really like the idea of the sewing journal. I currently have tiny scraps of paper scattered around like confetti showing various family members’ measurements, design ideas, notes on how to do things. A book to put it all in would be fabulous….

    Great ideas here, as usual!

  237. Samurai Mom says:

    THose How much Fabric cards look so handy!

  238. Sarahe4e says:

    Thank you so much for all these sites. It saves me so much time trying to find something to make. I always like visiting the different blogs, but time is precious right now.

  239. Serena says:

    Wow! I desperately need that Kitten (Kid! for me) Proof Sewing Organizer! How can I squeeze that in to my schedule?

    And the Hex Pincushion is one of my favorites!

  240. Sarah J says:

    I love all the ideas.. how do I pick which one to make first?

  241. Paula L. says:

    The Hex Pincushion is really cute, got to try it!

  242. Jennwith4 says:

    Love all the ideas!!

  243. Emily says:

    The Pretty Little Cozies book looks like so much fun!

  244. Nadia says:

    Love the fabric used for the crochet project roll. (Also love Amy’s choice of fabric with the spools of thread!)

  245. Kerry says:

    Aww … a nine-patch pincusion. :)

  246. Victoria says:

    I’m teaching my daughter to sew and she’ll definitely find a little needlecase in her stocking Christmas morning! Thanks!!

  247. Diane says:

    Wow! What great ideas!

  248. Tina Mackey says:

    Wow, love the sewing organizer!

  249. Amy says:

    Oh boy, I have been looking for a kid/kitten proof organizer. I will have to add that to my todo list. Thanks for doing this great handmade holidays, it is so fun to see ideas and find things to make.

  250. marie beck says:

    oh, I love the kitten proof kit, I reckon it might be dog *resistant* too! lol

  251. Jennifer says:

    How much fabric is brilliant. But what this crafter really needs is someone to put one more hour in the day and to come clean out my studio. Mkay?

  252. ChristineBolin says:

    I love the sewing journal. Using something like this might help me to get off the couch and do something more enjoyable and keep track of my sewing. I wish I had started a long time ago.

  253. Sarah says:

    Love these ideas, the hex pincushion is adorable!

  254. Vegan Noodle says:

    This post totally took care of xmas gifts for my crafty friends! I will make the needlecase and stuff them with the cute thread cards, along with a vintage sewing machine journal!

  255. qsogirl says:

    I think I’m definitely going to make the crochet project roll and the sewing kit organizer! They will be perfect for using some discontinued upholstery swatches I have stashed away!

    and that owl tape measure is SO ADORABLE!

  256. Tabitha says:

    Some great gift ideas today (gifts for myself too)!

  257. karen says:

    these are great ideas! I like the pincushion organizer on the couch!

  258. Amy L says:

    I see the perfect gift for my mother – the crafter who has EVERYTHING! The travel caddy/notebook would be perfect for her and all the many crafts she does while sitting in the car or watching tv. I would love the reference cards for myself as I was at Vogue fabrics this weekend and couldn’t figure out the right amount of fabric to buy and only realized when I was home it might not be enough!

  259. Kathy says:

    I want to try all of these!! Love the owl tape measure, too!

  260. Kellie says:

    If I win this book, I will make lots of goodies to share with other people. I have had a look through it, its nice.

  261. susan mzf says:

    oh my gosh how handy would those fabric reference cards be?!?! what a fantastic idea!

  262. kelly O! says:

    Excellent set today! I am loving all the inspiration and information in your series. Thanks for so many terrific giveaways, too!

  263. jenn says:

    those fabric yardage cards are a fantastic idea!

  264. I love the print outs! Those are perfect!

  265. Heather B says:

    Loving the handmade holidays series … so inspiring as I start planning those “special” gifts!

  266. Christie says:

    Love the pin cushion ideas – there are never enough of those! And the pumpkin muffin recipe looks yummy too :) Thanks for the great ideas!

  267. Chrissy says:

    What great crafts! Let’s see if I have a pin cushion in me this year….

  268. Ellen says:

    I love the pincushion at the top of this post! So many lovely projects to add to my queue.

  269. Krystina says:

    All of these are great gifts for meeee!

  270. might have to make that crochet project roll for myself!

  271. Missie says:

    I love the embroidery thread cards and how much fabric cards. What great items!

  272. april says:

    Elizabeth’s pincushion has been adding style to my sewing area for months!

    Heading over to print the thread cards right now!

  273. Jane says:

    Oh do those cupcakes look yummy and I love the nine patch pin cushion!

  274. alexis says:

    i’ll be using this!

  275. Ellen says:

    I’ve been looking for a good pin-cushion pattern! I love the Hex one! Thanks!

  276. Melanie says:

    I love pincushions, so that is definitely on my to-make list. I second the owl measuring tape – so cute! And the fabric card – that would really come in handy! Thanks for the inspiration and great giveaways!

  277. Caroline V says:

    I would love either of those prizes! The crafts are cute too!

  278. Susanne says:

    Great pincushions! And those reference cards would travel with me everywhere, I think.

  279. Jessica C says:

    I need some small gift ideas for the women’s gift exchange at my church, this is perfect!

  280. La Yen says:

    Every time I think my craft to-do list is full you give me more “must makes!”

  281. MB says:

    That is one fancy pincushion organizer… pretty sweet.

  282. What cute ways to store sewing pins!

  283. Laura says:

    I really think the hex pincushion is cute. I might have to make myself one.

  284. Kathy says:

    That owl tape measure is WAY too cute!

  285. Allison says:

    I made a sewing organizer for my mom for Mother’s Day. She loved it! I’m planning on making one for my sister-in-law who just took up sewing.

  286. lisa says:

    I wish I had time to make one of everything…

  287. Have to try the sewing organizer!

  288. Kirsten says:

    Oh I’ve really been wanting this book. I’d love a modern looking tea cozy as I’m a tea fanatic! Thanks for the lovely ideas. I need a new pincushion, love these.

  289. Susan says:

    I love the embroidery thread cards. I’m firing up my printer right now!

  290. Sarah Bowers says:

    Love the cute needle case! I am going to make some of these for gifts.

  291. Jill D says:

    Love the embroidery cards and the sewing organizer. I may have to put these things on the after Christmas back burner for me list though.

  292. Bethany says:

    Love the fabric choices today!?!?

  293. Anna says:

    All wonderful ideas! Thank you!

  294. Fiona says:

    Those reference cards are a brilliant idea!

  295. Erin says:

    You’ve done it again! Great projects! The sewing organizer is a must and the embroidery thread cards are just what I needed. And I really need a set of those how much fabric reference cards. I am well known for buying too much or too little fabric.

  296. Brinn says:

    Cute things today! I really should make myself a threadcatcher/organizer….

  297. Carlee says:

    What fun projects! I am loving the sewing organizer…and the recommended fabric by Amy…Oh what a great combo!!!

  298. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, I love that sewing organizer! And the owl measuring tape is just adorable :)

  299. Crystal says:

    I love the gluten free recipe!! :D Thank you!

  300. marta says:

    love the kitten proof sewing organizer – perfect for on the go essentials.

  301. StephanieS says:

    The ‘Nice Threads’ fabric that Amy picked for today is perfect.

  302. cinzia allocca says:

    I love all the clever organizers for needle crafters!! I need to make one for myself. Cinzia

  303. elizabeth says:

    Oooh… do I have time to make something for myself in the midst of gift and Xmas decor crafting?

  304. Jen W says:

    Pumpkin Spice Cupacakes! Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes! All is good in the world.

  305. Alissa says:

    I saw Reference Card idea in an organization book I am reading. You can also use it to remind yourself of how much fabric you have of a certain print and put them all away.

  306. Alice S says:

    I would love to win “Pretty Little Cozies.” All of the books in that series are so fun to look at. The felt owl tape measure is adorable.

  307. Alisa says:

    Some great tutorials again! Thanks for putting these together.

  308. Dot says:

    Another great day of ideas—hard pressed to pick a favorite. Many thanks for all you do to share such great ideas with us.

  309. Jaana says:

    The owl measuring tape just kills me, softly… And the pincushion organizer calls my name, too! I want all of these for myself!! ;)

  310. Casey says:

    everything looks so useful!

  311. I have the pretty little pincushions book, and I love their stuff, so give me this book too!

  312. mommymae says:

    ooo…i’ve been dying to make a cozy for my french press. that book has one!

  313. Jess says:

    My sister JUST took up crocheting and this reminded me i need to make her a crochet hook roll/case…thank you!

  314. Monica says:

    Love the embroidery thread cards.

  315. Mirza says:

    Love the sewing organizer. Have been looking for something like this for a very long time!!!

  316. Sara says:

    I wish I could make the owl measuring tape, and that I had someone to give the embroidery floss cards to.

  317. Michelle says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration. I look forward to these daily posts!

  318. Megan says:

    That clever organizer is clever indeed. Also, I am trying not to really spend money, but I love those sewing machine journals! So sweet!

  319. Giulia says:

    Yippy! I already have the fabric for the pincushion organizer!!!!

    and I love the thread cards! gonna print ‘em immediately!!!

  320. Deanne says:

    I was looking for a gift to make for my quilt guild – now I am going to have to choose between some great ideas.

  321. Erin Compton says:

    What a beautiful and helpful post! I am just starting to work on my handmade holidays even though I vowed to start earlier this year! Oh well, better later than after Christmas, right?

    Be blessed!

  322. Rene' says:

    Got to try those pumpkin cupcakes. Yummy!

  323. Estelle says:

    Thanks again for some great ideas!! I’d love to make the pincushions, will work on it tonight!

  324. I love those pincushions!

  325. Sarah D says:

    I love all the gift ideas! These are ones I wish someone would see for me! I need to get organized!

  326. Ammie says:

    Oh, I adore those vintage needlecases, and even though I can eat anything, I’ve a new friend who is gluten intolerant, and I am so excited to try those pumpkin spice cupcakes!

  327. Meg says:

    What fun ideas!

  328. Katie Bowlby says:

    Love that measuring tape!

  329. Fawn says:

    I love these projects! I wouldn’t be able to do any of them until later next year, b/c they’d be just for me, but I so want to make each one!!!

  330. Samantha says:

    Cant’ wait to look at the needle case tutorial- I can’t have enough! and that COZIE BOOK!- EEEKKKKK!!!! How Cool! I have to check it out…….

  331. Angie says:

    I love the sewing organizer for sofa or travel!! Being that I do not have an actual craft room, I am always gathering supplies to carry to the living room. It would be nice to have them in one handy case so I can just grab that.

  332. SparklePetal says:

    What lovely projects today! I would SO love those little fabric-buying guides. What a practical thing to carry about!

  333. Liesl says:

    The embroidery thread cards are too cute. Must print some out and get to work organizing my threads.

  334. Kristin says:

    I think I need that sewing organizer!

  335. sonya says:

    really beautiful stuff. I don’t have many real-life crafty friends but maybe I can keep trying to suck them in!
    ~

  336. Kaye Prince says:

    Great theme again! I especially love the crochet hook wrap – I think I’m going to turn it into a knitting needle version as a Christmas gift for a lovely knitter-friend of mine.

  337. beverly says:

    That owl measuring tape is too cute!

  338. Hannah says:

    Oh, how much money I would part with in a fabric with those “how much fabric” cards. I can’t tell you how many times that question has stopped me from buying fabric. With the answers in my pocket, who knows how dangerous I could be?

  339. D'Ann says:

    I love the kitty proof sewing kit. And the owl measuring tape for sale is too cute. Might need to buy that one!

  340. RachelM says:

    That crochet project roll looks great, I’m gonna have to try it!

  341. Sarah Bruce says:

    Gluten Free!!!! I really enjoyed her blog. I am Celiac, and its so nice to see some more variety. The gifts for crafters are my fav as my Mom is an avid crafter and that is something we share together.

  342. Emily Dawn says:

    Man I love that pin cushion organizer. And it’s more complex than a lot of projects I’ve tried, so I’m really thinking about embracing the challenge.

  343. jeanne reynen says:

    I’ve seen this book before and it is fabulous! Would love to have it in my collection. Thanks for a wonderful website. I visit everyday.

  344. Nicole V says:

    The owl measuring tape is adorable! And even now, only 10 days in, my mind is starting to boggle with all the things I want to make!!!

  345. all8garden says:

    That Owl measuring tape is the absolute cutest thing! The Fabric reference cards would sure come in handy. I usually buy in 3 yard increments for apparel if I don’t have a plan but just love the fabric. For quilt fabrics, I buy in 1/2 yard increments because I love scrap quilts.

  346. Diana says:

    I love the needlecase! Right now my needles are in a plastic bag…definitely will try to do this sometime! :) Also, I think the cozy on the front of the book is so adorable!

  347. Hilda says:

    love so much on todays post!

  348. Cara says:

    That portable sewing caddy is perfect for my Mom and her inquisitive dogs.

  349. Michelle says:

    Ack!! A book just about Cozies!! So great!

  350. Brenna says:

    The owl measuring tape is super cute!!!

  351. Caroline says:

    All the projects are so cute, and I love the journals!

  352. mjb says:

    I love the owl measuring tape

  353. Jenny says:

    That sewing organizer is a must for my list of things to make. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  354. I like the needle case. I’ve been wanting to make one for myself, and this one is perfect. Hopefully it means no more lost needles!

  355. Pam says:

    I love the pincushion patterns. Would love to win the book. I’ve checked it out from the library and like it a lot. Thanks for the giveaways.

  356. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    I definitely need to make some pin cushions!

  357. katie says:

    So many great projects! I love seeing the vintage sewing machine journals . . . wouldn’t that silhouette be perfect for a wall art thingie? My other fav is the kitten-proof sewing organizer. My kitty loves to pull pins out of the pincusion with her sharp little teeth. Aargh! I need to make this little foldie organizer.

  358. Maya says:

    I like the sewing organizer. I think I might have to make that.

  359. Kate M. says:

    That spools of thread fabric is amazing! So cheerful and crafty.

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