November 11 ~ Pamper

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Pamper yourself or someone you love with today’s features!

Make It

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This Manicure Kit Cover from dhbuscher.com looks both pretty and easy to make!
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Make a Powder Puff with this fun tutorial from The Natural Beauty Workshop. The tutorial has lots of good suggestions for making your own body powders so you can pair the powder with a puff as a gift.
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If you don’t know how to crochet you may want to learn in order to make this Owl Eye Mask from Brie at Roman Sock. Brie also has a great selection of free crochet patterns on her right sidebar for everything from the beautiful Munro Bag to Robins, Meerkats & more!
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You can find this fantastic Spa Set from Joanna and Michael Miller Fabrics at making it fun. Download instructions for the soft basket, eye mask, bath mitt & therapeutic neck wrap and get to work!

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Gifts for Homebodies, Sit Back & Relax, Child’s Pool Robe, Rice Heat Therapy Bag, Warm those Toes

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:

Jennifer’s choice Lauren’s choice Beth’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Large Peppermint Twist Bath Puff from Rebecca Jay Studios
It’s hard to pick just one thing to feature from Rebecca Jay Studios but this Large Peppermint Twist Bath Puff is so lovely and festive! Visit the shop for beautiful cotton facecloths, dishcloths, scrubbies and more.

Mix It

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Treat yourself to chocolate, with a twist! Michelle from Brown Eyed Baker shares a super-easy Peppermint Bark Recipe for you to make & enjoy (and possibly share!).

Print It

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Lolly from LollyChops has a really amazing and generous selection of download & print freebies for you. We love these Holiday Bird Tags!

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 one of these great prizes (the book or the set of three issues of Stitch.) The winner will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Linda Permann

(Potter Craft, $24.95, ISBN: 978-0-307-45196-5 (0-307-45196-8))

From the Publisher:

Does last season’s skirt need a little more flash? Want to breathe new life into your favorite tee? If you love crochet and quick, gratifying projects, Linda Permann will show you how to turn your old duds into a new wardrobe with yarn, a hook, and inspired ideas! By adding trims, embellishments and lace–or even changing the design of a garment–with simple crochet stitches, you can give your clothes a whole new look. These fun-to-make projects are a great second chance for clothes from your closet or thrifty finds–and they’ll even look great with the gems already in your yarn stash. When someone asks, “Did you make that?” you will love to answer “Yes!”
Plus, Linda shares new ideas for accessories and home decorating with projects that include earrings, aprons, and pillows. She’ll guide you through color theory (to keep your clothes and yarn in harmony), help you develop an eagle eye for embellishable clothes (so that you can reap all the benefits of thrifty finds), and share all the details you need to know to customize each project to your own size and style. With helpful how-to instructions and illustrations, 20 inspired projects, and a stitch dictionary of extra trims, motifs, and patterns, you’ll have all the tools you need to embellish anything and everything–just the way you like it.

By Quilting Arts

(Interweave Press, Item #: SM0910, SM0905, SM0800)

From the Publisher:

Stitch is a special issue sewing magazine all about creating with fabric and thread. Whether you are new to sewing, have been sewing for years, or are returning to sewing after a long hiatus, Stitch will give you a fresh perspective on sewing. It is packed to the brim with original projects by innovative designers, from wearables to home décor to fabric gifts. Stitch also brings you news, trends, products, designer profiles, and inspiration from the exciting world of sewing and textiles. From Japanese craft books and Project Runway to classic designer fashion and modern home décor trends, from fiber art to Etsy.com, vintage to fashion-forward—our focus is on contemporary sewing that celebrates the handmade lifestyle.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
10 ~ Craft
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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392 Responses to November 11 ~ Pamper

  1. Kelly says:

    That powder puff is so sweet!

  2. Beth P. says:

    Love the bird tags!

  3. BreannaS says:

    that manicure kit is exactly what i need so that I will stop loosing my clippers and files.

  4. Jasmilly says:

    Love the Peppermint Bark
    Will be making some of this for my hubby!

  5. Sara says:

    I will learn to knit for the owl eye mask, seriously.

  6. sherry says:

    Those bird tags are so cute!

  7. Bec Clarke says:

    That Spa set is to die for.

  8. Nichole says:

    MMM…the peppermint bark looks delish !

  9. buebau says:

    Wow! This crochet book looks awesome!

  10. Morgan says:

    Great ideas! As Usual! Thanks!

  11. perches says:

    I love the bird tags, thanks!!

  12. the pepermint bark – yummo – the spa kit looks like a great gift to give or receive

  13. Jessica says:

    Hmm.. I’ve been wanting to learn ro crochet, maybe this will modivate me!

  14. Steph W says:

    The creativitiy is amazing!

  15. Judi B says:

    I love the printable tags for today. The crochet book giveway looks like a goodie.

  16. carmel says:

    o god! i misst this post!
    i love the owl eye mask!
    very funny!!

  17. Jo says:

    Wonderful ideas! Love the manicure bag.

  18. Anna says:

    I would LOVE a copy of Crochet Adorned! I would also like a few issues of stitch – I’ve been looking for it in Australia without success so far!

  19. Rochelle says:

    great ideas!

  20. Deanne says:

    Really like the spa set – a perfect gift for my daughter’s dorm roommate.

  21. Jennifer says:

    Love the spa set! I can’t wait to make the soft basket. The crochet book looks wonderful…my daughter and I enjoy crocheting very much.

  22. Nina Chairez says:

    We are so spoiled, love it all but especially the gift tags, they are fantastic.

  23. Liz B says:

    I love the manicure kit, this will definitely make my Christmas gifts-to-make list!

  24. Betsy M says:

    What pretty tags! Thank you.

  25. Angela says:

    Peppermint bark! Peppermint bark! Peppermint bark! I’ll make some today.

  26. Diane says:

    Great Tags LollyChops!

  27. Stacy says:

    Checking in on Handmade Holidays each day is a highlight of my afternoon, thanks so much.

  28. Roxanne says:

    awesome spa set

  29. Panamomma says:

    Oh I want that crochet book. It is on my wishlist.

  30. Stacy says:

    Love the idea of the powder puff! Thanks for sharing!

  31. michaelann says:

    oHHHHHH i want it all!

  32. Wehaf says:

    The owl mask is insanely cute!

  33. Lynn says:

    Lovely. The manicure kit looks especially well done!

  34. Hayes says:

    More awesome books? Sew Mama Sew ROCKS!!

  35. Valerie says:

    So many awesome and cute ideas!

  36. Amy says:

    Oh, oh, oh! I am loving this month at SMS. I just printed the bird tags. (Thank you, Lollychops!) And the powder puff will be a perfect addition to the gift bags for my daughter’s Fancy Nancy birthday party.

  37. Madeline says:

    What beautiful pampering things to give!

  38. beccy says:

    Those tags are just lovely, and I really fancy some of that peppermint bark… :) Thanks for the ideas, can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

  39. erin says:

    I am all over that peppermint bark!!!

  40. sefchen says:

    so many lovely ideas!

  41. Nicole V says:

    Oh, I LOVE pepermint bark! Great idea. I always forget to make it.

  42. Kelli says:

    love the giveaways today, and the puff, and the bark, and the fabric choices…I could keep going, but you get the point!

  43. Rachelle says:

    I’m going to have to make that spa set.

  44. Heidi says:

    Thank you for the ideas.

  45. Kathryn says:

    cute spa kit :) thanks for all these great ideas!

  46. LisaAlso says:

    Love the mermaid fabric and must make the owl mask for a daughter!

  47. Vicki says:

    Peppermint bark is now on the list! Another group of great finds:)

  48. Christina says:

    I definitely have to make a few of those manicure kits! I’ve made cotton scrubbies before and they are really awesome!

  49. Carla says:

    Winning the book would be amazing. It would get me back into crocheting again.

  50. ahk says:

    Love these printable tags today!

  51. jeanette says:

    Love the manicure set, it will be a nice present ;)

  52. Monica A says:

    Gorgeous tags!! Thank you.

  53. Cynthia says:

    I love the gift tags with birds!

  54. Courtney says:

    What wonderful gift ideas – the owl mask is adorable!

  55. Muriel says:

    I would love to take a peek in that Stitch Magazine!!

  56. oh, again, so many sweet things here. It is a pleasure to come and watch every day!!! :)

  57. Kym says:

    Love the owl eyes. Maybe it’s time to dig out those hooks again …

  58. Silvia says:

    Wow! the spa set is really useful!!!

  59. Tessa says:

    That Peppermint Bark looks fantastic. Thats the thing I’ll make first!!!

  60. Ingrid says:

    Oh, I haven’t seen such powder puffs since I was a kid. I’ll definitely make one (or more!).

  61. Toya says:

    those little bird tags are so cute! and i love your suggestions for new sites to explore. thanks!

  62. I’d love to improve my crochet skills enough to make that cute owl mask.

  63. courtneyb says:

    Love the powder puff and homemade powder idea!

  64. Nicole says:

    I love the ideas.

  65. Suzy says:

    mmm the bark looks yummy!

  66. marisa says:

    The manicure kit cover is super cute!

  67. sandyandcosmo says:

    Peppermint bark: now I’m ready for Christmas!

  68. Deb Cameron says:

    Ooh, gift tags from Lollychops, I love Lollychops! Thank you!

  69. Jody says:

    Just looking at the peppermint bark is making me drool! Love the owl eye mask too-So cute!

  70. Jena says:

    thanks for the link to the gift tags, they are adorable!

  71. What wonderful gift ideas thank you so much Sew Mama Sew you rock! Cant wait to see what you will be featuring tomorrow :)

  72. Marlana says:

    That owl mask is adorable. Want.

  73. Chelsey says:

    I just found this site today, and I am in love! I’m a fairly novice sewer, but I love the projects listed here. I definitely plan on getting crafty for Christmas!

  74. Tammy Miller says:

    I love the bird gift tags, but the owl mask…LOL!

  75. JJ says:

    I am heading directly into the kitchen to make that peppermint bark (and not for any presents, either!).

  76. Love the birdie tags!

  77. susan mzf says:

    my husband’s favorite candy is peppermint bark – I just might need to make him a batch from scratch. thanks for the link!

  78. B says:

    All of these ideas are fantastic!

  79. Rene' says:

    Love the powder puffs!!! Adorable.

  80. Stacey C. says:

    I love the manicure kit! What a great holiday gift idea!

  81. scenelady says:

    I am loving all these handmade holiday series, great job!

  82. Liz says:

    Love the spa set :) I am really liking all these links to tutes I haven’t seen before. Thankyou.

  83. Jenna Z. says:

    LOVING the owl eye mask!!!

  84. Ruth says:

    Peppermint bark…Mmmmmmm.

  85. Hope says:

    That peppermint bark is now on my to do list!

  86. I think the Spa Set would be a great gift for someone special. And I can almost taste that Peppermit Bark, Mmmm.

  87. Jill says:

    Gotta make the owl mask!! I also love the bird tags. I’m a huge fan of anything having to do with birds!

  88. indywriter says:

    That peppermint bark looks beautiful! The men in my office love edible gifts…

  89. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    Another day of loveliness! Thanks!

  90. Jenn says:

    Too many tutorials, not enough time!

  91. Estelle says:

    These are just the perfect xmas presents! thanks!!

  92. Sarah says:

    Love the mermaid fabric!

  93. Emily says:

    The manicure kit cover is so cute–a great gift for my mom-in-law!

  94. Debra says:

    Going to make me a Spa Kit for sure!! And that Peppermint Bark…oh my!! I so can’t wait until the Holidays.

  95. Charlotte says:

    Loving the inspiration!

  96. Jessica says:

    I have found that hot/cold rice packs can be a great gender neutral gift when necessary. Thanks for more great spa gift ideas!

  97. Lauren says:

    I keep getting inspired by all the posts! I love the manicure set.

  98. Jenny says:

    truely love the owl mask!

  99. Cara says:

    Ooh – I love those bird tags.

  100. Rebecca says:

    Great gift ideas! Can’t wait to try some of these, I definetly need to learn how to crochet to make that owl mask!

  101. Lucie says:

    I am not super good at crocheting but when I saw the book at Borders I felt like I have to have it. Wouldn’t having a little luck be fun?

  102. carrie says:

    The manicure set is perfect.

  103. danna osen says:

    Great new ideas. And I still love my standby rice bag!!!

  104. Misty.Creek says:

    I’m drooling over that peppermint bark. And I sooo need the crochet book.

  105. Sissy says:

    Yummmmmm…peppermint bark candy will soothe my sweet tooth and tummy!

  106. Ramona says:

    I love all these ideas and yum to peppermint bark.

  107. Ruth says:

    My mom always used to make peppermint bark. Those pictures look great!

  108. Sarah Bruce says:

    I love the whole pampering kit. Last year I made the pampering bag for my Grandmother’s 80th birthday. She felt like a queen! Keep the awesomeness rolling!

  109. sherri s. says:

    Love these…

  110. cynthia says:

    I’ve been looking for a good Peppermint Bark Recipe. Looks like a good one. Thanks Cynthia

  111. Kimberly says:

    That owl mask is amazing!

  112. elizabeth says:

    The manicure kit is such a neat idea, very practical. And I can easily see making the spa set and not wanting to give it away!

  113. Tayla B says:

    All of these things would make great stocking stuffers or maybe put them all together for a wonderful, pamper yourself gift basket. :)

  114. lorena says:

    I would so love to win the Stitch issues! And how fun are those holiday bird tags?! :)

  115. Lorrie says:

    Ooh, that spa set is definitely something I’m bookmarking.

  116. Stephanie says:

    Love that manicure set. Thank you also for the scrubbie link – I’ve been looking for one of those!

  117. jm says:

    Love that bath puff, and that owl mask is hilarious!

  118. Joanna says:

    i like the Manicure Kit Cover idea! ^^
    And I’d love to win a copy of the stitch magazine…. it’s out of stock in a lot of places><

  119. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for the info on hot and cold therapy packs. Just what I wanted. :)

  120. Rachel says:

    Oh, I would love to re-learn to crochet! thanks for the continual reminders to get crafting for Christmas!

  121. Lori Krause says:

    Love the spa set. I think I will make that for my sis for Christmas and probably make that yummy peppermint bark recipe for my dear daughter. Love this time of the year and all of the inspiration!

  122. Grace Wong says:

    I love today’s tutorials!

  123. Danyelle says:

    The Manicure Kit it such a cute gift idea!

  124. beverly says:

    That owl eye mask just made me smile! I love it!
    Thanks for all the daily ideas!

  125. alli b says:

    i wish i knew how to crochet to make the owl mask! will have to ask the mum in law to make one for me :)

  126. Nicole N. says:

    What lovely ideas! I am going to put together a little basket featuring some of these things for my aunt for Christmas this year! Thanks for the ideas!

  127. Christina says:

    i really like the spa set – and the peppermint bark looks amazing!

  128. Mary P says:

    I’m getting some great ideas! Very excited to try the peppermint bark.

  129. Laura says:

    The manicure kit looks really fun! And I would love to have the Stitch magazine! :)

  130. Leigh says:

    I love the owl eyemask! My mom would love that for Christmas!

  131. kriswithmany says:

    The spa set is beautiful!

  132. Nicole says:

    Beautiful projects. Love the spa set!!!

  133. Rachel says:

    Fabulous ideas, as always!!

  134. Rebecca says:

    That owl mask is just awesome! and so are the bird prints! This is quickly turning into my go-to spot for all trendy tutorials!

  135. Tammy says:

    I’m going to have to make some spa kits!

  136. Becky says:

    that spa set will make a great gift

  137. Jennifer J says:

    So many tutorials…so little time!

  138. Carrie L says:

    Cute ideas! Thank you!

  139. Somer says:

    I just started to crochet and that owl mask is adorable.

  140. The manicure kit is such a good idea.

  141. Sarah says:

    I made the peppermint bark last year as gifts. Everyone loved it!

  142. Julia Gabriel says:

    Awesome! I love the eye masks and know just who would love one too.

  143. Erin D says:

    Oh my gosh, what great creative ideas!!

  144. Jen C, says:

    great projects

  145. Em says:

    I don’t really see ideas I would use in today’s post… but they are cute… I love the peppermint bark recipe though! YUM!

  146. Elizabeth says:

    Ooh…I so need to try that peppermint bark recipe–yum!!

  147. bex says:

    Oh, to be organised.

  148. mara says:

    That owl mask is too much! LOVE!!

    And the powder puff is such a great idea — I go through a lot of powder puffs through the years and it’s hard to find the right size sometimes.

  149. lili says:

    ooh! owl mask! want!

    (finds crochet hook)

  150. Megan says:

    I’m going to cast on for that owl eye mask right now! It is so cute. Thanks for sharing these clever ideas.

  151. Sylvie says:

    Peppermint bark looks like a real treat! Thanks for the recipe.

  152. BrendaDe says:

    I need to make some peppermint bark! Yumm Yumm!

  153. Barbara says:

    I love the owl mask. I used to know how to crochet many years ago and this would be so worth dusting down those skills! Also I fancy the look of peppermint bark as a great gift. Bx

  154. Omar says:

    This would make a nice gift.

  155. crissy says:

    oooh! I love to crochet and I WANT that book! The owl mask is adorable and peppermint bark = yum. :o)

  156. Debra says:

    I love the tags! Thanks :)

  157. Sarah says:

    yum – peppermint bark! signs of the season for sure :) love the spa kit too!

  158. I sew need to make one of those manicure kits!

  159. Louby Lou says:

    That spa set is a great idea! :-)

  160. Megan says:

    Love these thoughtful gifts.

  161. Emily says:

    Love the ideas today, wonderful.

  162. Lynne in NC says:

    What fun projects. Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas.

  163. Livvie says:

    The peppermint bark looks yummy!

  164. Brittney says:

    I love the spa set, what a perfect gift for all the ladies on my list!

  165. Every time I see crochet now I want so badly to try and learn it, but I’m having so much fun with quilting right now I’m afraid to invest in another craft until I start really using my current fabric stash. Oh well, I guess can try it at a later date. :)

  166. Alissa D says:

    I could totally use a spa set today.

  167. Tina Mackey says:

    Ooh, I’m going to have to investigate the powder puffs and home made powder to go with them. That is such a great idea!

  168. PenguitoSmile says:

    I ove the manicure coveR!

  169. Estee says:

    Love it all!!

  170. Nicole says:

    What inspiration – keep it coming! I love the owl mask, too cute :) Have a beautiful afternoon!

  171. Caroline says:

    Those gift tags are so pretty!

  172. StephanieS says:

    I think my mother-in-law might like the peppermint bark. I hope mine looks that good.

  173. Alyson says:

    Love it!

  174. Linda says:

    Peppermint bark! I won’t have to buy it this year! Thanks!

  175. Desiree says:

    I really like the printed tags. Thanks.

  176. Lauren says:

    The manicure kit could serve as many things, and a great stocking stuffer too. Loving Handmade Holidays, as usual!

  177. Wendy says:

    The owl eye mask is great!

  178. js says:

    Wow what a great cool gifts

  179. --ginger. says:

    Love the manicure cover idea–so smart and do-able.

  180. Sarah says:

    Peppermint bark…yummmm

  181. Kathy says:

    Love the owl mask!

  182. Jasmine Yount says:

    My mom will love the powder puff for Christmas! Thanks you guys! :)

  183. Sylvie says:

    The owl mask is too too cute!
    Thank you for the inspiration, once again!

  184. Shawna Desrosiers says:

    The tags to print are so cute! And the owl mask is a great, quirky idea

  185. keren says:

    so lovely!

  186. Amy says:

    As always there are so many ideas and so little time. Love the manicure cover idea.

  187. jessi says:

    Mmmmm…peppermint bark. I know what I am making for family gatherings this year!

  188. Rebecca Woods says:

    So glad to fine the manicure set. My little girl has just discovered mine. Now I can make her her own for christmas :)

  189. Loralynn says:

    I especially love the spa set! This will make a great Christmas present along with some handmade soaps and what-not!

  190. amandah says:

    That owl masks makes me wish I had learned to crochet or knit. I’d love that stitches mag.

  191. Stacy says:

    Those powder puffs are adorable!

  192. Mrs. H. says:

    The spa set is fab! I may make several of those!

  193. Karen says:

    Too many cute things to comment on all of them!

  194. Liz says:

    ooooh, peppermint bark recipe!!!!!! yum!

  195. Michele says:

    Love it! Plus I wouldn’t mind owning the newest issue of Stitch.

  196. Tammy says:

    Another great list. Thank you.

  197. Brenna says:

    The owl eye mask is darling!!!

  198. Fiona says:

    Would love some issues of Stitch!

  199. Ellen says:

    Love the tutorials today! The manicure kit cover will be great for several ladies on my Christmas list.

  200. Codecrafter says:

    I love the spa set and the manicure kit!

  201. shannon says:

    The spa set is a great gift!

  202. Hannah says:

    I can’t wait to try the peppermint bark.

  203. Tanya says:

    Oh that bark looks good!

  204. Sarahe4e says:

    I found a pattern I have been searching for today as a result of reading todays craft post. Thank you!

  205. Jess says:

    Lovin the owl mask…maybe Ill send that link to my mom and have her crochet it for me!

  206. Sarah says:

    I love the spa set and the holiday bird tags!

  207. mon ami says:

    ha ha, that owl eye mask is fantastic. I might have to learn to crochet just so I can make that!

  208. Stephanie G. says:

    Very excited about those magazines…thanks for the giveaway!

  209. Lorene says:

    That manicure kit is really cute!

  210. Dacia says:

    mmm, I love peppermint bark.

  211. Salihan says:

    The owl eye mask is a hoot! Imagine wearing that to bed and rolling over to your partner. What a sight he’ll wake up to!

  212. Sarah J says:

    I love the spa set…. might even make this for myself!

  213. Alli D says:

    Think these are perfect projects…for me of course!

  214. MelodyJ says:

    I would have never thought of making my own Powder Puff. The Peppermint Bark looks so, so good.

  215. Laura says:

    Manicure set cover is cute

  216. Shannah says:

    I make the peppermint bark with crushed-up pretzels in it. It’s very good!

  217. mandy says:

    Love the gift tags from Lolly Chops!!

  218. sy says:

    must make owl eye mask

  219. Alicia says:

    Love that manicure kit!

  220. lisa says:

    I LOVE the owl mask.

  221. Tabitha says:

    Have to check out the spa set!

  222. Paulina says:

    I think this crochet Owl Eye Mask could be a perfect gift for a friend – practical, funny and extraordinary.

  223. Everyone likes to be pampered! Great ideas.

  224. Anna says:

    I knit, but might need to need to learn to crochet to make the owl mask!! Love it!!

  225. Jen W says:

    peppermint bark! peppermint bark! minty-woof!

  226. missknitta says:

    Mmmm peppermint bark! I’m definitely trying that this weekend! Thanks :)

  227. Ohh I’ve been wanting this book. It looks like such a good Idea. I’ve been loving all the the ideas you’ve been coming up with every day.

  228. RachelM says:

    The spa set looks fabulous!

  229. Kerry says:

    Owls rock!

  230. Adviga says:

    The owl eye mask is WAY too cute!!

  231. Alissa says:

    I found it! I have been looking for the perfect gift for a friend, I already have the fabric bought, and now the tutorial! Thank you dhbuscher.com for the Manicure Kit Cover!

  232. Heather says:

    I love the owl eye mask. My wee sons would love it too although for a completely different reason. And the Brown Eyed Baker has such great recipes.

  233. Serena says:

    That Owl Eye Mask is a hoot. Hardy-har-har. ;)

  234. Shaz says:

    I find something cool here everyday! Thanks a bunch!

  235. sarahjane says:

    Cute owl mask!

  236. Tanya says:

    Nice ideas today, especially the powder puff. I haven’t seen that one before, and it is a great idea, for myself if no one else! LOL

  237. Cinnamon says:

    That peppermint bark recipe looks so easy! I’m going to try it.

  238. Kim says:

    these are great ideas! and i’ve always wanted to make peppermint bark…..this is the year :-)

  239. Katy says:

    Another day of great ideas. The spa set is wonderful!

  240. Angel says:

    Fun ideas! Thank you!

  241. cinzia allocca says:

    I definitely have to make that peppermint bark! Yum!

  242. jenne says:

    The powder puffs look so cute!

  243. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love the manicure and spa set. What great gifts for people. The Stitch magazines always open my eyes to using fabric in simple ways that are striking. Always great patterns. I’m going to shop for that Orange Del Hi fabric right now, I saw that it’s on sale!

  244. Gabriel says:

    The owl eye mask is a hoot! (sorry, couldn’t stop myself!)

  245. Stephanie says:

    I love peppermint bark!

  246. ting says:

    Love the owl mask! Too cute!

  247. Kolleen says:

    Lotsa cute stuff–I have a couple BFFs who would love the manicure kit cover. Thanks!

  248. Kirsten says:

    Thanks for all the great holiday ideas. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the month brings!

  249. Shannon Reed says:

    Cute owl mask! I think I will ask the crocheting-BF to make that gift for me!

  250. Debbie says:

    That spa kit will make a nice gift. I will also make the peppermint bark.

  251. Laura says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  252. Kristin says:

    the bird tags are so cute! And I LOVE peppermint bark. I think it’s about the only time I like white chocolate.

  253. Anja says:

    I love the owl mask! Those eyes …. :o)

    Oh, I love this month. You are so great!!!!

  254. Nikki says:

    It’s all beautiful! I definitely want one of those bath puffs :)

  255. The idea of coming home and seeing my husband with the owl eye mask on just makes me giggle! I must make it!

  256. Gotta make me some of that peppermint bark!! And thanks for the free gift tags!!

  257. Rachel says:

    Lot of fun stuff to make for girlfriends!

  258. Jaana says:

    Those bird tags are soooo sweet!

  259. Jennifer says:

    the owl eye mask is hilarious!! i can crochet chains really REALLY well, but i might just figure out how to do rows for the owls!

  260. Julia M. in MI says:

    Lots of great gift ideas to choose from today. I love coming to this site everyday to see what you have in store for us next. Thanks!

  261. Alisa says:

    I admit, I don’t think I’d ever make any of these things. Can I still be in the running for the stitch magazines? :-)

  262. Dina says:

    The powder puff is fantastic. It reminds me of my grandmother…I might just have to send her one. (oh, and also a manicure set.)

  263. Jenny says:

    Yay! Love the powder puff!!

  264. Amber says:

    Yum – peppermint bark..and those tags from Lolly are so cute!

  265. Michelle says:

    Oh how I LOVE this month. LOVE LOVE LOVE this month.

  266. Emily Dawn says:

    I love the owl stuff that is out right now! It is so cute.

  267. Lola says:

    Cute tutorials! ♥

    I would love to win the Crochet Adorned book. I am crossing my fingers! :)

  268. Sarah AJ says:

    Love the spa set and owl mask!

  269. Limor says:

    That manicure kit is perfect for my MIL. I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out what to make for her and this is perfect.

  270. Hilary says:

    The Stitch magazines are so hard to find!

  271. alexis says:

    thanks for the link to the powder puff!

  272. Jennifer says:

    I think those gift tags are my favorite yet!

  273. Crystal says:

    I love it! I really want to make that owl! Those will make excellent presents!

  274. Sade says:

    I can see more uses for the manicure kit cover. Oh the possibilities!

  275. crazyestonian says:

    I really like the manicure kit cover! I have seen bazillion pouches and covers but this is a new idea for me :)

  276. Julie says:

    More great ideas!

  277. Sarah says:

    I love that Manicure kit, I linked to it on my tutorial round up too!

  278. Lisa Fenwick says:

    I don’t know which ones I like the most, the powder puff or the owl mask, I guess I’ll just have to make both! thanks!

  279. Jill D says:

    I LOVE pepermint bark and have some candy canes waiting for something EXACTLY like this. Fantastic!

  280. Mia Gomez says:

    11 days in and I’m still in awe at the amazing, hand made gifts that can be found under the tree this year!

  281. Heather B says:

    Great ideas! Thanks too for the links to past ideas, as I’ve found “forgotten” ideas that work this year!

  282. Rachel says:

    Manicure kit is pretty sweet.

  283. Holly says:

    stitch magazine and that peppermint bark sound like pretty much the best combo ever!

  284. Whistlepea says:

    I think Lauren is my personal fabric spirit guide.

  285. I’m digging that manicure kit.

  286. Linda J. says:

    Those bird tags are so much fun! They’ll be great with a bright wrapping paper.

  287. Deb says:

    WOW, love the powder puffs. And…STITCH magazines!

  288. Jessica says:

    Would love the magazines!

  289. Nikki says:

    I have not thought about a powder puff in so long; thank you for the trip down memory lane. Some powder and a puff would be a great gift for any of my girlfriends. Thanks!

  290. Doris says:

    I adore Stitch magazine, but usually can’t justify the expenditure, so I drool over it at the newsstand! Will be making one of those manicure set covers this weekend…

  291. Chrissy Brooker says:

    I love the pamper me gift ideas. I’m going to be very busy crafting away from now until Christmas. I love a homemade Christmas. Thanks!

  292. Kirsten says:

    peppermint bark is my fave!!! Thanks for another day of inspiration.

  293. Greeblygreebly says:

    The owl mask is adorable! Oh goodness I would LOVE to win the first three issues of Stitch, espessially the “I love Japan” issue, I can’t find it anywhere around here.

  294. Astrid says:

    I like the powder puff and manicure kit!

  295. allison says:

    The fabric choices are all fabulous! I love crocheting so that book is right up my alley, and I want that Stitch magazing so badly!

  296. Melanie says:

    The owl mask – how cute is that! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  297. Callie Callender says:

    I really love Beth’s choice for fabric.. It’s great to see different fabrics you may not see everyday! Thanks Sew Mama Sew!

  298. Debbie KL says:

    I love the Spa Set! Thanks.

  299. jennsquared says:

    mmmm… Peppermint Barks… It’s that time of the year again!

  300. Terri says:

    Owl mask is too cute!!!

  301. Carla says:

    The spa kit look so nice! A little peppermint bark never hurts either!!

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  302. Deidre says:

    Thanks! Who wants to cook peppermint bark for me?! Trade for a crochet flower? :-)

  303. Leisel says:

    So fun! So many wonderful ideas!

  304. holly says:

    what fun!

  305. Tong says:

    Great projects as always! I especially love the spa set!

  306. Hannah says:

    Might be making the peppermint bark this afternoon, you know you have to do a test run first :)

  307. megan says:

    More great projects and tons of fun, there’s just one problem, you didn’t leave me enough time in the day to get all of it done, LOL

  308. Oh, I love that manicure kit and wish I was able to crochet, the owl mask is wonderful! And that powder puff would go great with the spa set, too. Nice job, once again, giving us great ideas and projects! Thanks.

  309. Hilda says:

    that manicure set is great!

  310. Hashi says:

    Ooh, love the manicure kit idea. Great way to turn something inexpensive into a special gift!

  311. Carly says:

    I look forward to this handmade gift post each day. So many great ideas!!

  312. Samantha says:

    Never thought to make my own powder puff- love it!

  313. Courtney says:

    such a cute owl.

  314. Jennifer says:

    Ooooooh! A spa set AND peppermint bark?! I’m in heaven.

  315. Meg says:

    Those holiday bird tags are so cute!

  316. Susanne says:

    I’ve just picked up my crochet hook after a long hiatus. These projects all look great!

  317. amelia says:

    pretty things!

  318. Missie says:

    I love the owl mask and peppermint bark. I’d also love the “Crochet Adorned” book!

  319. Andi says:

    Love the Spa Set! Peppermint Bark is my favorite holiday treat.

  320. Erica says:

    love it all!

  321. Kerry says:

    Neat magazines! :)

  322. Christina W says:

    I know just who I am going to make the spa set for!

  323. Jodi says:

    Love the manicure kit cover.

  324. Becky says:

    I love those birds tags!

  325. Marianne says:

    Peppermint Bark?! Yummy!

  326. kristine says:

    I love the manicure pouch. And Stitch is one of my faves!!

  327. alison says:

    Love the owl eye mask – now to just learn to crochet.

  328. Sara says:

    I love everything today! What a treat!

  329. Morgan says:

    Ooh, make your own body powders!

  330. Kadybug says:

    I can tell I am going to have fun crocheting this weekend! Those animals are cute! I especially love her turtles. Also that spa set is amazing!

  331. Ellen says:

    The owl mask is so sweet! I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet anyway, what a GREAT incentive! Thanks for the info!

  332. Bethany says:

    ohh everyday is so much fun!!

  333. Christie says:

    More great ideas – I can’t wait to try out some of them. And the peppermint bark sounds yummy, too!

  334. Coralee says:

    more original creativity – so wonderful!

  335. Diana says:

    The peppermint bark looks amazing! Definitely want to try it :)

  336. Definitely going to make the manicure kit for a gift … and the peppermint bark!

  337. Crystal says:

    Great ideas. Thank You

  338. qsogirl says:

    that spa set would be a great gift for one of my girlfriends. I’m going to keep my eye on that as an idea! thanks :)

  339. mjb says:

    The manicure kit cover is such a great gift idea.

  340. Evelyne says:

    Just love all the ideas and projects. There are quite a few that are going on my to-do list. Thanks

  341. Bring on the pampering!!!

  342. Amanda says:

    I have GOT to learn to crochet!

  343. Nadia says:

    Love the spa set. Also, Beth’s fabric choice is inspired!

  344. Megan says:

    Love the spa set idea!

  345. jackie says:

    i love the owl eye mask!

  346. rosinha_dos_limoes says:

    Just love those gift tags! No more names wrinten on the gift paper anymore!! heeee!

  347. Vicki K says:

    I love the spa set. The manicure kit would fit in well with the set too. Thank you for all this inspiration!

  348. Ashleigh says:

    Hmm… the only problem is that I won’t want to give any of these things away!!
    Thanks!

  349. Michelle says:

    Pampering gifts are always so great to give, that owl eye mask cracks me up!

  350. Mama Lusco says:

    great ideas. Thanks!

  351. Jessica says:

    Beautiful ideas! Especially love that powder puff–and who doesn’t love peppermint bark?

  352. Ana says:

    I love the powder puff, as well as the idea of making my own powder! Thank you!

  353. Carlee says:

    The spa set is a great gift idea…and so easy to personalize, too!

  354. julia says:

    Owl eye mask & peppermint bark for MYSELF!! mmmm peppermint bark!

  355. KT says:

    All very inspiring! mmm, peppermint bark…

  356. jill says:

    It all looks fabulous and makes me want to take a nap….maybe after the holidays! :)

  357. Stine says:

    Oooh! I might add that spa kit to my gift list this year!

  358. Leigh says:

    That owl eye mask is WAY too cute!

  359. Susan says:

    My best friend can’t get enough peppermint. That peppermint bark looks like the perfect gift to make for her! I would love to win the “Stitch” magazine, too; I haven’t seen it before.

  360. Bunny says:

    Fantastic! I love the bath puff!

  361. Casey says:

    that peppermint bark looks yummy!

  362. Anna says:

    Love those bird tags!

  363. ~Helena~ says:

    Ahh, such prefect suggestions. Thanks. I can’t wait to to make some of the pepermint bark, love Jennifer’s choice fabric, too cute.

  364. Jessica says:

    I love the gift tags and I could eat peppermint bark anytime. I am totally going to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  365. Cindy says:

    Love the spa set and the gift tags!

  366. Yet another wonderful month of ideas for Handmade Holidays – great job ladies. I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on the Stitch magazines ….. whenever I look for them here they’re sold out!

  367. Jenni says:

    great links, thank you!

  368. Tiina says:

    I love manicure kit cover.

  369. JD says:

    I made a heat therapy bag for a teacher I worked with. It was so easy to make and came out great!

  370. Katie Bowlby says:

    Great stuff! I love the little bird tags.

  371. Jamey says:

    That eye mask is too cute! What a great idea!

  372. phadsgal says:

    I love the spa set idea–perfect for some of my what-do-you-get-the-person-who-has-everything people!

  373. april says:

    The spa set looks heavenly. Would make a wonderful treat for someone.

  374. Michelle says:

    Beautiful fabrics chosen today! I need them all!

  375. MegSteph says:

    LOVING the owl eye mask! Time to bust out my crochet hooks!!

  376. Clara says:

    Those holiday tags are great. I can’t wait to use them on my gifts this year.

  377. I love the manicure kit cover!

  378. Andi says:

    So many great ideas! I think I will make the spa set and add in a powder puff and homemade powder too!

  379. katherine says:

    the book looks wonderful! I know a few ladies who would love a puff!! thanks!!

  380. Natasha says:

    That owl is so awesome.

  381. Jennifer says:

    peppermint bark…yum!

  382. Tara says:

    Mmm… peppermint bark. Thanks!

  383. Fawn says:

    Peppermint bark, whoohoo! That is definitely on the list for baskets to friends this year:)

  384. Kat White says:

    The spa kit looks cool and I’m loving the bird tags. Thanks.

  385. Kaye Prince says:

    Oh wow, I really love the manicure kit cover! Someone on my list is definitely getting this as a Christmas gift!

  386. megelin says:

    cuuuute spa set!

  387. virginia says:

    the spa set is so nice. What a perfect gift.

  388. Allison says:

    love the puff!

  389. Karen H says:

    I love that powder puff!

  390. Stephanie says:

    I already have some spa items on my “to do” list, and the owl eye mask will be so cute to go with it! I always love planning gifts with this series!

  391. Sonicka says:

    I can think of several people who would like the manicure kit. Thanks again for putting this all together, I can’t wait to see what appears each morning!

  392. Tracy says:

    Love it all! Thank you!

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