November 18 ~ Write

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We have something today for writers of every age!

Make It

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Holly shares How to Build Your Own Little Coloring Books at Chez Beeper Bebe. We love these!
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Ashley has a Composition Book Art Journal Tutorial at Lil Blue Boo. It includes links to a comprehensive, five-part series of posts about journaling.
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Make these Fabric Postcards from Tuppence at Momfetti, and send them around the world (or keep them for your playroom post office!).
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Bernadette Noll & Kathie Sever from Future Craft Collective share this Family Connection Letter Writing Center tutorial in a thought-provoking article. You can find more about Kathie at Ramonster and more from Bernadette at Slow Family Living, the site she co-founded.
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Use your favorite fabrics in Blair’s Fabric Covered Moleskine Tutorial at Wise Craft.
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Here’s another fun Postcard Tutorial from Diane and CraftStylish. This version includes quilting and Diane writes, “They make beautiful invitations!”
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Susie from boygirlparty.com shows you how to make a Quick & Easy Sketchbook.
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This Moleskine Cover Tutorial from Josie at mr. monkeysuit includes a pen pocket.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Reading & Writing, Write It & Wrap It, Artists, Gifts for College Students, Bookworms, Gifts for Teachers, Gifts for Tweens & Teens, Crochet Project Roll (adapt for crayons, colored pencils, artists’ brushes, etc.),

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:

Beth’s choice Alissa’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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Renate from Kreativlink (and Austria!) writes, “My goal is to create books which are great to look at, lovely to touch and a joy to use.” Find her wide selection of handcrafted leather and fabric journals at Kreativlink.

Mix It

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We sure could use some of this today! Jan from Mixing Bowl Kids has a great Hot Spiced Cocoa Recipe to warm you this season.

Print It

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Renee from Wolfie + the Sneak has these marvelous Holiday & Everyday Tags just for you. The images on the tags are from illustrations Renee did in fine tip marker for her 2010 calendar; you can find the calendar, prints, originals & more in her Wolfie + the Sneak shop.

Win It

Twaiku contest! (Haiku on Twitter.) Post your original haiku on Twitter this week and include #HH3 (trying to save you a few characters.) The theme? Handmade Holidays, of course! Our 2 favorites win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

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

By Kata Golda

(STC CRAFT, $19.95, ISBN: 1-58479-798-3)

From the Publisher:

With no more than felt and thread, Kata Golda creates toys and practical items for the home that are undeniably charming, stylish, and sweetly imperfect. Her whimsical creations have been selling at high-end boutiques for several years, and now, in Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt, she shows crafters of all skill levels how to make 25 of her favorites.
Ranging from children’s finger puppets and a tooth-fairy pillow to photo “brag” books, messenger bags, and curtains and blankets, most of these projects can be completed in an hour or less. They are made from basic shapes of wool felt sewn together and customized with unique details, all using simple, large stitches. Step-by-step instructions and templates, along with adorable photos and hand-drawn illustrations, make each project simple to replicate. Playful tutorials, such as how to personalize projects with a variety of facial expressions, add to the charm of this delightful book.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
17 ~ Tote
16 ~ Frame
15 ~ Celebrate
14 ~ Shop
13 ~ Go
12 ~ Clean & Tidy
11 ~ Pamper
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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361 Responses to November 18 ~ Write

  1. Hello there. I wanted to drop you a note to verbalize my thankfulness. I’ve been following your site for several days and have got a lot of great info as well as appreciated the way you have structured your site. I’m going to build my own site however I think it is too basic and I would like to concentrate more on certain subjects.

  2. Alison says:

    I love felt!

  3. Hashi says:

    More great ideas! Thank you!

  4. Sue D says:

    Great projects and love the litte felt critters.

  5. gillian says:

    The moleskine covers with pen holder are really pretty! I’ve also been making a ton of potholders trying out all different kinds of quilt squares and this one (from a Sew Mama Sew post earlier this month) has been quite successful…http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/sparks-baby-quilt-pattern/

  6. Sissy says:

    Lovely ideas for the writer-to-be too!

  7. jill says:

    Thankyou for all these fantabulous ideas!

  8. lisa says:

    Cute ideas. The felt critters look fun too. I’ve been using a lot of felt this christmas.

  9. Anne says:

    What a great book giveaway! :) Love that recipe for hot spiced cocoa. :)

  10. Ingrid says:

    oh, I know who to make the art journal for! And I’d love to win the book.

  11. sarahjane says:

    What great ideas!

  12. Lisa says:

    I love the moleskin covers!

  13. Todays featured books are amazing. I’m in awe.

  14. Megan says:

    I love the postcards. My girlfriends and I have a postcard trade, so this is perfect!

  15. Madeline says:

    Thank you for the coloring books! Those are adorable!

  16. Sarah S says:

    Very fun tutorials. I love that little fabric postcard!

  17. Aimee says:

    I LOVE the family mail center!!! We could really use one of those!

  18. Jen L says:

    books for everyone!
    Jen

  19. Beth says:

    I made covered journals for my son’s teachers last year and they were a big hit!

  20. Vicki says:

    Lots of good ideas again!

  21. Hilda says:

    the coloring books are such a great idea!

  22. beccy says:

    I love the tags to print! Wish I knew some kids for those colouring books :)

  23. April says:

    The coloring books are great as is the family writing center.

  24. Brookiej says:

    I love the coloring books, but this day is full of great things! We love mail at our house & love handwriting letters! It’s so special to teach your kids the joy of writing!

  25. Erin J. says:

    The sketchbook is sucha great project!

  26. Amy says:

    I love the family mail center! How fun!

  27. Julia says:

    Fabric postcards? How cute!

  28. Andi says:

    Another day of great ideas! I can’t wait to try making a hand-made journal!

  29. Kym says:

    Love the colouring books and quick sketchbook! Great stocking fillers.

  30. Silvia says:

    Lovely coloring books!

  31. Jen C. says:

    love the postcards

  32. iluvbnamom says:

    The fabric postcards are beautiful! They would be great for the kids … and I have a birthday party to plan … I can definitely see these in my future!

  33. Cynthia I says:

    This is fantastic. It’s just what I needed for a gift for my nephew. The book on felt creations looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing more great ideas.

  34. Monica says:

    I’m loving this series so much. Thank you!

  35. Tammy says:

    Love the moleskin covers!

  36. Kathy says:

    I’m hoping that December has an extra week or 2 for me to try all of these projects.

  37. lorena says:

    How fun would it be to make your own coloring books?! I love it!

  38. Stacey says:

    what a great journal tutorial!

  39. Rachel says:

    Cool coloring books!

  40. Isabella says:

    Love the coloring book idea, very cute.

  41. Rebecca says:

    today’s post my fav so far, wonderful projects!

  42. Liz says:

    Love the fabric postcards :)

  43. Liesl says:

    As always, a collection a very clever tutorials and beautiful tidbits. Bookmarking many of these for future making. : )

  44. Anna says:

    Everything is so inspiring!

  45. Ruth says:

    yum! I want some of that hot cocoa!

  46. Shirley Taylor says:

    Ooohhh I would love this book. Look at those adorable little mice.

    Love the gift ideas too. Might make for myself this year.

  47. Mirza says:

    Love the moleskine covers and the felt book!

  48. Julia M. in MI says:

    I love the letter writing center and all the printables you have been posting. Thanks.

  49. Jan says:

    Thank you for sharing the cocoa recipe with everyone…and these other ideas are wonderful!

  50. Valerie says:

    I am almost overwhelmed by the amount of GREAT ideas coming from this site! I LOVE Handmade for the Holidays!

  51. MamaBee says:

    Moleskine covers! Perfect!

  52. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the fabric postcard idea! If there’s one thing I’m always scrounging to find, it’s paper or paper products around the house, but I always seem to accumulate a bin (or four) of fabric in every color and texture. I’m kind of liking the idea of fabric postcards for holiday greetings…hmmm.

  53. Megan says:

    I love the coloring books, very cute!

  54. Courtney says:

    What wonderful inspiration. I like the idea of handmade coloring books – they would make a great stocking stuffer.

  55. Shannon F. says:

    Overwhelmed with the possibilities!

  56. ~Heather says:

    Those little mice alone are cute enough to sell me that book! ~H

  57. Casey says:

    I like the coloring book idea, that’d be good for stocking stuffers!

  58. Desiree says:

    I am in love with today’s prompt. I love everything!

  59. Liz B says:

    I think I’m going to do some of those moleskin covers for Christmas; I have some creative cousins that would enjoy them!

  60. Lynne says:

    These are great ideas for Christmas gifts!

  61. ting says:

    Love the fabric postcard! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  62. Sylvie says:

    I am going through a big felt phase, so this book would make me very happy!

  63. Sam says:

    I love the art journal. It answered loads of questions I had, and it’s very inspiring.

  64. Sissy says:

    What a special treat to receive a set of cards!

  65. Melissa says:

    I love all the Moleskin covers…I’m a sucker for journals :)

  66. Jo says:

    I loved all of these projects today, so much to do, so little time!!!!

  67. Liz says:

    what pretty pretty fabrics those “choices” are! i’m not a moleskine gal but maybe i should become one, just so i can make a nice cover. :)

  68. Tina says:

    Hmmmm my favorite wintertime treat is Hot Chocolate with cinnamon. Looking forward to checking out the Spiced Hot Choc recipe.

    Also looks like I need to join the mob and start tweeting not having a cell phone I don’t know if that can be done!

  69. Ramona says:

    I love the little coloring books. Great gift for kids.

  70. Sherry says:

    I love working with felt . this book looks so scrumptious. thanks for the opportunity.

  71. Tara says:

    The sketchbook is perfect!!! I’ll be making several for my ten year old, as all she does is draw. Thank you!!!

  72. bex says:

    This is a significant help to my christmas planning….

  73. Andrea says:

    I love all these ideas. Thanks to you guys, I think I may actually be able to handmake all my Christmas gifts this year. Thanks!

  74. Jennifer says:

    I don’t want to make them; I want someone to make them for me!

  75. gigi says:

    the hot choco sounds fabulous & i love the little pocket on the front of the fabric covered moleskin. great links!!

  76. Joanna says:

    Love the moleskine cover with the pen pocket! definitely will make one!
    And what a great giveaway – I am in love with felt at the moment:)

  77. Kellie says:

    Ok, I must win this one.

  78. I love to work with felt! And I’m going to try the hot cocoa!

  79. jenne says:

    Oh, I’m totally making the mini coloring books for kid gifts! great idea.

  80. Denise says:

    I have done fabric postcards before, now I need to try the mole skin covers!!

  81. suzi says:

    I love these ideas. I have been wanting to make a journal.

  82. rae says:

    oh, how i want this sweet book! ;)

  83. JJ says:

    I LOVE playing with felt…

  84. Alisa says:

    I like the moleskin covers. I’d love to win that book too :-)

  85. Liz says:

    I can’t wait to cover my moleskins now!

  86. Junglewife says:

    Fun! Am loving all these great ideas!

  87. This is the perfect gift for someone that loves to journal – Thanks

  88. Love, love, love all of this!

  89. Gretchen says:

    Everything is so fabulous… So many great ideas! Kudos to y’all at SMS!!!

  90. Gretel says:

    Fabulous ideas for covering journals. I might do this for all my friends at work! Thanks again.

  91. Carrie L says:

    I LOVE the fabric postcard idea. Might just have to be put on my list of Christmas gifts.

  92. Andrea Methvin says:

    I’ve been thinking about that hand stitched felt book for awhile-would love to win! Also, I’m thinking the sketchbook cover as teacher gifts…

  93. sandyandcosmo says:

    Isn’t writing wonderful?! Thanks for the great ideas.

  94. Grace Wong says:

    the fabric postcards are cute!

  95. Mia says:

    Oh, I need to make me one of theese for when I’m taking a writing class this spring. What a nice way to start it of! :)

  96. Anna says:

    What a lovely looking book! I really like some of the writer ideas, too. I’ll file them away for pulling out again when my daughter is old enough to draw! At the moment, pens and pencils are apparently for eating ;-)

  97. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    I want that book – I love hand-stitching felt.

  98. Judi B says:

    Felt is so inspiring to me-I’d love to win today’s freebie!!!

  99. virginia says:

    What a good idea a family writing center

  100. kadybug says:

    My dh loves moleskines…and I know just the fabric to use. Thank you for the tutorials.

  101. whitney says:

    I can’t get enough journals

  102. Cinnamon says:

    I’d love the felt book for my kids. The projects look like fun.

  103. Misty.Creek says:

    I can see a little mouse family in my future!

  104. Vic says:

    I was going to say something profound & intelligent about books… and gift giving… really I was… but for some reason, now all I can think of is hot cocoa?!

  105. Debra says:

    Oh, my daughter would love to play with the fabric postcards!

  106. sy says:

    love the fabric postcards

  107. Sarah says:

    lots of fun!!! enjoying all these writing gift ideas, thank you :)

  108. carmel says:

    love the Family Connection Letter Writing Center!!!

  109. Emily Dawn says:

    Man I love all the projects today!

  110. Jill D says:

    As my writing group got together, I checked out your website and found some fabulous ideas for gifts! Thanks!

  111. Jennifer says:

    My girls would love some fabric postcards!

  112. Meg says:

    Oooohh….these are all great!

  113. That looks like such a cute book!

  114. Sarah says:

    Such beautiful gift ideas, and I love the idea of a friend getting a fabric postcard from me! Will be making myself a notebook or two as i keep them everywhere to write lists, ideas, sketch, etc…

  115. Greeblygreebly says:

    How cute are those fabric post cards? That book looks right up my alley, ever since hand-sewing-month I’ve been doing a lot of sewing with felt. It’s so relaxing and cozy now that the weather is getting colder.

  116. kim says:

    loving the letter writing center!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  117. Becky says:

    So many wonderful ideas! Thank you!

  118. Jane says:

    I love the writing center idea!

  119. These ideas are gold, what a great compilation. Thanks.

  120. Rebecca Woods says:

    You can never have enough little notebooks. And they look so much better covered. :) The book looks very cute too.

  121. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  122. Katie says:

    Wow, we need a letter writing station around here. All our family lives quite a ways away!

  123. Tara Ann says:

    Love the fabric postcards!!!

  124. Sandra says:

    OH YEAH! I love to write, virtually anything…cards, letters, blog entries, notes…this is a fabulous post!

  125. I love that felt book, I saw it over at thelongthread

  126. Whistlepea says:

    The make your own colouring books are such a sweet idea.

  127. Samantha says:

    I’ve been looking for a cute journal gift idea- thanks for all the options!

  128. melanie says:

    Wonderful gift ideas!

  129. Erin says:

    I’m going to go ahead and say it: I covet that book! ;)

  130. Ah every day there is a new favorite! I am in love with this site.

    Love the fabric postcards!

  131. Alexandra says:

    This reminds me that I’ve been meaning to make a sketch book for a friend. Thanks for the reminder!!

  132. Erin says:

    I’m loving those fabric postcard invitations and can’t wait to plan a party so I can make some! I’m really into crafting with felt these days and would love to check out that book.

  133. Ticia says:

    Oh, I love felt toys! And I love the ideas you’ve gathered today, I’m going to have to try some of them out.

  134. Brooke says:

    cute.

  135. Anna says:

    I’m hoping to make the coloring books…my kids drew 26 alphabet pictures! Darling!!

  136. Salihan says:

    Oh that book is adorable! I would love to win one.

  137. elizabeth says:

    The colouring books are adorable. And I love the impracticality and beauty of the postcards. love.

  138. Tammy says:

    Today is my FAVOURITE Handmade holidays yet!! and the hand stitched felt Book as a give away Oh My … !!

  139. Tanya says:

    I’d love to make a coloring book for my daughter, great idea.

  140. crissy says:

    The composition book art journal looks like so much fun to make! I love felt, that book would be perfect for me! :o)

  141. Michelle says:

    Those fabric postcard tutes are fantastic. I bet they’d make a postal worker’s day brighter, too, as well as the intended recipient!

  142. Pauline says:

    Lots of great ideas here, loving the handmade journals.

  143. Kirsten says:

    I want to win today! :-)

  144. Ashley says:

    this is some cute stuff!!!

  145. Jaana says:

    The postcards are adorable! Thank you so much for these tips and tutorials :)

  146. Michelle says:

    It’s chilly here today so I’m going to make some hot cocoa for myself! Thanks for the link.

  147. Jennifer O. says:

    These are good ideas. I think also, the Gratitude Wrap from Soule Mama, would fit in well. I think it was a tutorial?

  148. mjb says:

    so fun

  149. Samantha says:

    What a cute mail center! And I’m in awe of the journal. I want to work in a journal like that some day…

  150. Stacy T says:

    So cute!

  151. katie says:

    What a precious book! And I love that quilted invitation!

  152. Christy says:

    I LOVE the composition books, those will be great gifts for my preschool daycare kiddos! Always looking for affordable/crafty diy stuff that doesn’t take days to make! Thanks for doing this again this year.

  153. Anja says:

    Oh, this project are so perfect.
    Love, love love the postcard!!!!

  154. susan mzf says:

    I have a budding love affair with fabric postcards and you’re just fueling that fire today… thank you!

  155. Paulina says:

    I like the idea of making own coloring books. I guess kids can have a double fun, as it’s done especially for them and makes it very unique.

  156. Tawny Bee says:

    I made book covers for all the girls on my Christmas list last year. Boy was that a tough project that I thought was going to be easy! Putting bias tape around the edges was super difficult. Next time, I think I’ll skip to the “buy it” thought instead haha.

  157. Stacy says:

    Another day of great tutorials, the creativity here is endless.

  158. Emily says:

    I’m working on a coloring book right now!

  159. Rachel L says:

    I love the colouring books. I’m definitely going to make one of those, at least. They’d make great gifts too.

  160. Kimberly says:

    Great book ideas. I am excited to try the coloring books.

  161. beth says:

    Love these projects!

  162. Amanda says:

    I am so loving these special collections of ideas. I can’t wait to make some of these beauties. And I love the felt book, timely, since I’m into all things felt these days.
    thanks for sharing

  163. Jenny says:

    Oh so lovely! Thanks for the ideas!

  164. Gina F says:

    I love the fabric postcards. It would be so fun to receive one–and send one for that matter.
    Thank you!

  165. Jane says:

    MMMM Hot Cocoa !!!! and I love the fabric postcard.

  166. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  167. Sylvie says:

    I just love these ideas! Thank you.

  168. Debbie says:

    Nice journal ideas!

  169. jm says:

    I love Alissa’s choice for fabric…beautiful!

  170. keren says:

    wow! such lovely ideas!

  171. StephanieS says:

    The hand stitched felt book looks great for things to make for my son!!!

  172. Codecrafter says:

    The moleskin cover with the pen holder looks really cute!

  173. RachelM says:

    I’d love to win the hand-stitched felt book!!! :)

  174. amelia says:

    fun.

  175. Kerry says:

    I’ll be making that hot chocolate very soon.

  176. Allison says:

    love the fabric postcards!

  177. Mrs. Berry says:

    I am normally not a big hot chocolate fan but that recipe sounds amazing. I’m definitely going to try it on a cold Autumn night coming up! Maybe a post-Thanksgiving drink??

  178. All great stuff again today, love the covered journals and the fabric postcards. Thanks!

  179. Jodi says:

    Great Christmas ideas. Thanks.

  180. So many beautiful projects…so little time!!!!

  181. Amber says:

    I love those covered moleskins – and that hot chocolate sounds so good!

  182. michaelann says:

    yay more fun stuff!

  183. Sarah says:

    love the ideas. Thanks!

  184. Cynthia says:

    Great ideas, and I love the handstitched felt book!

  185. danna osen says:

    love the moleskin sketchbook idea, they are all great.

  186. Sonicka says:

    As a teacher of Language Arts, these projects really appealed to me!

  187. I love the little coloring books they would make great stocking stuffers.

  188. Goodness! I love ALL these projects! Gotta start with the coloring book!

  189. Carla says:

    I love the lost art of writing. Thanks for some inspirational projects!

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  190. Marybeth says:

    So many new ideas! I hadn’t heard of any of these before. Am loving this wonderful post!

  191. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’m thinking of making fabric covered journals for Christmas gifts, so those tutorials and ideas would come in handy. I like the idea of printing out neat tags as well.

  192. Chandra says:

    I’d love to see the felt book!

  193. Kirsten says:

    I would love to have this book. What a fabulous day of interesting journals/writing ideas. Love it!

  194. Christina says:

    The journal book looks amazing!

  195. Jena says:

    the fabric postcards are great, what a cute idea for an invite!

  196. Sorahart says:

    Fabric postcards, how interesting!

  197. KT says:

    wow, fabric postcards – what a great idea!

  198. Ann says:

    They all good good to me!

  199. Jennifer says:

    More fabulous idea’s! The coloring books are wonderful! I am also excited about the fabric post cards. They would be a perfect addition to our little play house I am sewing up!

  200. Lovely post! So many things to make in holidays. If you want to make a pretty clutch then visit my blog.

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  201. Jennifer says:

    Those are great, love the postcards and journal.

  202. Sarah Lorde says:

    ♥ the fabric postcard

  203. Joy says:

    Thanks for the project ideas!

  204. Samurai Mom says:

    Today’s post is so fun!

  205. Sarah Lorde says:

    <3 the fabric postcard

  206. Lori says:

    Love those fabric postcards!

  207. Sarahe4e says:

    Journal covers for my secret passion. Writing! How wonderful.

  208. Mary P says:

    The postcard is a great idea!

  209. Tabitha says:

    Those postcards are wonderful.

  210. Gretchen says:

    My 2 loves together! Writing and sewing! Could it be possible? Great post!

  211. Christina says:

    beautiful ideas – who doesn’t need a new journal?! they are all lovely!

  212. Stacy says:

    I like the coloring books – I’m going to have to whip one up for my son.

  213. erica says:

    Ooo. definitely covering some moleskines (stocking stuffer!)

  214. D'Ann says:

    I love the fabrics featured today. Especially Alissa’s choice.

  215. Kerry says:

    Can you mail the fabric postcards?

  216. Wendy says:

    So cool. Love the Moleskine covers.

  217. janet says:

    I LOVE haikus. I’m totally entering.

  218. Dacia says:

    So cute! I love them all! I’d love to win this cute felt book too!

  219. Lori says:

    Just starting to do more hand stitching would love this book.

  220. Kathleen C. says:

    I would love Kata Golda’s book! I’ve seen the picture of her finger puppets and they are so beguiling.
    And a wonderful selection of journal tutorials today; I will visit them all.
    Thanks,
    kathleen C

  221. Margaret says:

    I love the hot cocoa recipe, and the handmade felt book! What neat ideas.

  222. Paula says:

    that is a lot of great gift ideas!

  223. Lorrie says:

    Writing is one of my favorite ways to think and to be creative. I love words and these are great gifts to go along with encouraging someone to write. Writing and sewing – what a perfect combination!

    Lorrie

  224. Joanna says:

    I need a new journal. It’s one thing that hs fallen by the wayside since I started all this blogging stuff. I had forgotten how good it felt to actually write, instead of type. I Really want to make some sketch books for the kids with the mound of recycled paper we have!

  225. brittany says:

    really loving the postcards!

  226. Maile says:

    That book is already on my wishlist! It looks super cute.

  227. Louby Lou says:

    Oh, love all these ideas!!

  228. farah says:

    fantastic ideas, love the moleskin covers. and that book looks adorable.

  229. Chelsey says:

    I love felt!! It’s so much fun!

  230. Heather B says:

    I like the notebook cover with pen holder – essential!

  231. Somer says:

    I love journals.

  232. Michelle Blanc says:

    A special thank you to Josie, at Mr. Monkeysuit for sharing her pattern. I’ve seen similar items for purchase elsewhere, and I appreciate the use of yours!

  233. Ellen says:

    I love all things related to writing and books! My daughter & I have quite a collection of notebooks…these are such good ideas to get our creative juices flowing!

  234. Sally says:

    Oh! I love them all!!! My 5 year old is just getting into writing and would love to have a little notebook like these!

  235. Missie says:

    The fabric postcards are so cute!

  236. ChrissyB says:

    These are great! the fabric postcards are a wonderful idea for a baby shower that’s coming up. How special!

  237. Sarah says:

    I do believe I have enough projects now for the next several holiday seasons…

  238. Karen says:

    I have done no felt crafting as of yet.. I’m not sure why the intimidation? Surely this would be a great book to help overcome my fears!

  239. all of these totally rock! i might have to make some of these!

  240. Jessica C says:

    Adorable, I’ve already bookmarked so many!

  241. Amy says:

    Oh I love those coloring books. I also love the sketch book idea.

  242. Mama Lusco says:

    Great ideas!

  243. Kristen says:

    I love the coloring books!

  244. christy says:

    Oh, what neat ideas! Just found the blog with the coloring books – so much fun! Keep up the great work!

  245. Ashley Ann says:

    I love the composition art journal, and the coloring books so cute!

  246. mon ami says:

    love these. That family mail station is too cute.

  247. Aparna M. says:

    I think these are such fabulous ideas. thank you.

  248. amy says:

    great ideas, yet again!

  249. Myda says:

    Oooh, think I want to take the fabric postcards idea and maybe come up with some cool Holiday cards. The coloring books would be great stocking stuffers, maybe add some homemade crayons too!

  250. Allison says:

    Awesome!! My husband writes frequently and was just asking me to make him some kind of carrier for pens and a notebook. I will definitely be adapting the sketchbook!! Thanks for these tutorials.

  251. Beth says:

    Oooooh! Something for all the different kind of writers/artists in my family. Throw in a couple of nice pens, drawing pencils, art supplies and you have a nice gift basket tailored to the receiver. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

  252. Katy says:

    great projects – I think these are some of my favorites yet!

  253. Tanya says:

    Very nice. I especially love the organizer for letter writing center.

  254. I’ve been wanting to start working with felt. This book would be a great help!

  255. Bethany says:

    super fun…super cute!!!

  256. Celeste says:

    Those little coloring books will be darling in my children’s stockings–thank you for sharing them!

  257. Holly says:

    Would love to pass the winter months hand stitching felt!

  258. Serena says:

    Wow! I LOVE everything!!! I want it all for myself! ;)

  259. Jessica says:

    I’ve recently just discovered felt and the many uses it has. I would love to own this book.

  260. heather says:

    i love felt and would love this book

  261. Lindsey says:

    Those coloring books are so cute. I am going to make some for my students for Christmas.

  262. Steph W says:

    OK, this is right up my alley! I love writing and have several friends of the same mind. :-) thank you.

  263. qsogirl says:

    all these projects are so fun!!

  264. Jen W says:

    the art composition book speaks to my soul.

  265. Jessica says:

    Oh, I’d love to win the felt book!

  266. ~Helena~ says:

    I like the family writing center, great way to be organized.

  267. Love the fabric postcards-beautifully simple!

  268. hollie says:

    Great projects today! I’ve been wanting this book, I’ll cross my fingers!!

  269. Bonnie says:

    Lots of eye candy today–loving those covered moleskines and fabric postcards. Coloring books might be perfect stocking stuffers for my daughters this year as well! Thanks for the idea.

  270. Ashley says:

    All of the supplies to make Lil Blue Boo’s art journal are on my Christmas list. I can’t wait to have one of my own to carry around in my purse, just waiting for inspiration.

  271. beverly says:

    I love these ideas! The coloring books are great, as well as the writing center. Thanks!

  272. Shawna Desrosiers says:

    I can’t wait to make one of the letter writing centers!

  273. Caroline says:

    The felt books looks like fun!

  274. juliecache says:

    great ideas as always.

  275. Yeah, I clicked more links on this post than any others the rest of the month. Thanks!

  276. Jenny says:

    heading over to the coloring book now! AWESOME.

  277. Maya says:

    There is nothing I like more than paper and fabric!

  278. Kaye Prince says:

    I really love the fabric covered moleskines, especially since one is made with a fabric from the Lush line which I have been trying to get my hands on! I also really like the fabric postcard idea!

  279. Jody says:

    Fabulous ideas!!! I’m going to have to look through my fabric stash and get busy.

  280. Rachelle says:

    I love all these great gift ideas. This is my first handmade holiday and your info is so helpful.

  281. Katie Bowlby says:

    Great ideas! I love the little coloring books.

  282. Limor says:

    I love the book cover with the little pen pocket.

  283. Charmaine says:

    These are so much fun. I am looking forward to checking your site everyday!

  284. crazyestonian says:

    I really like the composition art book journal!

  285. Susan says:

    The coloring books look like great stocking stuffers!

  286. Lynnette says:

    Not only have I found some great ideas but now I have a treasure trove of blogs that I love.

  287. Stacy says:

    That journal? How very creative! I think that I have too many hobbies to try it right now, but maybe when my little ones get older! Thanks for sharing!

  288. Sarah D says:

    so many unbelievably talented people out there! Thank you so much for helping us find so many great ideas!

  289. stephanie says:

    the postcards are so cute!

  290. katherine says:

    colorbooks are great! I also love the postcards – great stuff!

  291. LeAnna says:

    The felt book looks so cute.

  292. Loralynn says:

    What great ideas!

  293. Cecily says:

    These are wonderful. I will definitely be making some of these this year.

  294. Michelle says:

    What a great topic-love these projects!

  295. Megan says:

    These are great ideas! The hard part will be deciding which to make and then having to give them away when I KNOW I’ll be tempted to keep one or two or three…

  296. nilly ofan says:

    the book looks great. i’d love to have it.

  297. jill says:

    Love the family writing center! What a great idea!

  298. Carlee says:

    I have so many writer friends…these projects are definitely going to come in handy :)

  299. Kristin says:

    I think this is one of my favorite days! Those coloring books are darling…so many cool ideas!

  300. Susanne says:

    Love these — I’ll be making a few gifts from these tutorials!

  301. jennsquared says:

    I love the fabric postcards!

  302. Marianne says:

    Oh the cover of that Hand Stitched Felt book is too cute! Love the tutorial for making an art journal from a composition book!

  303. alisha says:

    Love the fabric postcard ideas. Who knew you could make postcards from fabric!

  304. Laurel says:

    Neat stuff!

  305. Ellen says:

    The mole-skin covers are too cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  306. Alissa says:

    Whimsical Projects! Yay!

  307. Sara says:

    I love the idea to use beautiful fabric for customizing journals!

  308. Carolyn says:

    The art journal is beautiful! Also, the fabric postcards would be a perfect replacement for Christmas cards….

  309. Jennifer says:

    All my kids are writers, and they all love to draw, too. These are great Christmas ideas, thanks!

  310. Marisa says:

    I have a beautiful journal crafted by Kreativlink – I love it! The Composition Book Art Journal is wonderful! I’d love to work on one of those…

  311. Melissa says:

    Love the journal covers! What a great idea for all my daughter’s friends.

  312. Debra says:

    Oh my daughter would love the journals….she is forever writing notes. Thanks for sharing.

  313. Carolyn Wood says:

    I love the coloring books!

  314. Amy says:

    Perfect. I was just filling out my gift list last night. I will certainly use some of these quick ideas!

  315. Ariane says:

    I love making journal covers. Thanks for giving us even more great ideas.

  316. Deanne says:

    love these projects – I have several budding artists at home that will love these journals.

  317. Tammy says:

    I am loving all these posts. What a great resource for gift making ideas & shopping.
    Thank you as always!

  318. Charlotte says:

    I have been doing hand sewing in the evenings lately, as I make some play felt cookies (decorated sugar cookies) for my daughter’s Christmas present. I love the activity — and I’d love to have this book for more inspiration and projects! I hope I win!

  319. Megan says:

    I love the coloring books!

  320. Krista says:

    i love those fabric postcards! i made a fabric envelope not too long ago, when writing to my mom. i loved the way it turned out. it just seems more thoughtful and personal.

  321. Tina Mackey says:

    I’m going to keep in mind the fabric invitation for the next birthday party around here. Too cute!

  322. Stephanie says:

    Love the moleskin covers!

  323. Danyelle says:

    Everything is so cute – great stocking stuffer ideas!

  324. Rebmara says:

    I love the idea of the family connection centre <3 Might need to make one myself ;)

  325. Liz says:

    Beautiful journals!!

  326. Carla says:

    They Are all so wonderful ideas.

  327. Erika says:

    My boyfriend is an active journaler and I’d love to make the Letter Writing Center for our kids one day, what a great idea!

  328. Trish says:

    These are not only great tutorials but an awesome reminder of how much a written letter can mean to someone – especially a letter that someone has taken the time to add character and personal flair to!

  329. Jamey says:

    I love the coloring book idea!

  330. cinzia allocca says:

    I love the fabric postcards. What a great idea!! I want to make some. I also love Lil blue boo’s blog!! Interesting tutorials from her!!

  331. aurore says:

    The little coloring books are a must and the book sounds lovely.

  332. DebbieKL says:

    The Moleskin cover tutorial is great! Lots of great photos make it easy to follow. Thanks!

  333. anja says:

    love the journals.

  334. Jessica says:

    Those tags are gorgeous!

  335. Courtney says:

    love those fabric postcards.

  336. Great projects, and I love all the recipes, too. The cocoa would be the perfect drink with the cranberry and almond scones I’m making right now (yesterday’s recipe). Thanks for sharing!

  337. ms.cleaver says:

    That mail center is amazing!

  338. Tong says:

    Love all the moleskine covers! They are definitely on my to-do list!

  339. I would love that handstitched felt book! Keep the ideas coming.

  340. megan says:

    I have looked at this book before and I would love to win it

  341. Alexa says:

    oh I love this theme! all the projects are so amazing! thanks for the inspiration :)

  342. Heather S. says:

    As a lover of notebooks, today is my favourite, so far. Can’t wait to try some of these projects

  343. Terri says:

    I love the art journal!!!!! : )

  344. Caroline says:

    Neat Projects!

  345. Southern Gal says:

    I love the quilted postcard. I would be so excited to get something like that in the mail.

  346. Christie says:

    More great ideas! I especially like the moleskine covers and the hot chocolate looks pretty yummy, too!

  347. Christy says:

    Definitely one of my fave handmade holiday tutorials! Thank you for the inspiration!

  348. Anna says:

    Wow, that art journal is intense – but awesome!

  349. Nadia says:

    My favourite day so far! I love all these projects. The family letter writing centre was especially interesting – I’m glad that some people still think that hand-written letters are important. Thanks for posting all of these great tutorials.

  350. Tori says:

    I really like the fabric postcards. I bet they can be altered for normal birthday cards. I’ll have to try it out!

  351. Sarah says:

    I love that letter writing center and the fabric postcards.

  352. Andi says:

    The coloring books are fantastic and will make great stocking stuffers. This is one of my favorite posts, Thanks for sharing!

  353. Julie says:

    My sister-in-law would love these ideas!

  354. Marilyn says:

    Love the sketch book!

  355. Lorene says:

    The coloring books are really cute!

  356. Ellen says:

    The Hand-stitched Felt book looks really neat!

  357. Laura says:

    I have a feeling there is a lot that could be done with felt. Maybe I’ll win the book and will get to find out! :)

  358. Leigh says:

    OK – trying to think of a haiku… and loving the fabric postcards! What a cool idea!

  359. Melissa says:

    I love felt!!! This would be a great book!

  360. laurel groh says:

    these are fabulous! so many options for the writers in my family for the holidays. can’t wait to make some of these!

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