November 19 ~ Organize

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Take steps to organize your home & your life, or give the gift of tidiness & efficiency with these great Organize features!

Make It

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Emily from The Domestic Notebook designed this Toy Storage Bag for her son’s toys, “In an effort to organize his growing assortment of mini-cars…”
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This Sofa Caddy from keeps remotes in reach! sew4home has lots of additional “Storage Solutions” tutorials & more. Their tagline says it all: “… Where we believe anyone can make their own home decor.”
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Learn how to make your own repurposed Craft Station at Craftynest.
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Our Stack & Nest Boxes from Elizabeth are just right for organizing sewing supplies, board books, knitting, toys, etc.
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Make a Fabric Covered Box for your scraps, or use it to present a collection of gifts. Katie from Adelaide Lemonade shows you how!
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Clean up (and entertain!) with our Toy Gathering Bucket from Kristin.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Weighted Pincushion Organizer, Gifts for Multi-Taskers, Gifts for Organization, Hanging Bed Organizer, Fabric Boxes, Fabric Bulletin Board, Drawstring Bags, Fabric Liner for Storage Baskets,

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:

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

spacer Sky Morning Glory In Touch Clutch from Downstairs Designs
Jennifer has a great variety of fabric choices available for her In Touch Clutch at Downstairs Designs. She writes, “The In Touch Clutch ™ is the perfect way to stay close to what you hold near and dear. On the train, in a waiting room, between meetings or classes, spare moments can add up to so much. Stay in touch by having cards and stamps at the ready, have your inspiration-filled journals at your side, your products ready to show at a moments notice… ” We like this Sky Morning Glory In Touch Clutch but, then again, we like them all! Visit Downstairs Designs, find your favorite and get organized!
spacer Houses Storage Bag from goodEGG Industries
The Houses Storage Bag from goodEGG Industries was created by Jenna Rose. Her hand drawn designs are screen-printed with water based pigments. Be sure to take a look at the really lovely selection of designs and products offered at goodEgg Industries!

Mix It

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Give a pretty jar of Candy Orange Slices this holiday season (“the best orange candy in the world!”). You can find the recipe at Brownie Points. (It looks like it’s taking a minute to load but wait & it’ll work!)

Print It

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Linda has a variety of Gift Tags for Crafters & Funky Gift Tags for you on the top right sidebar of her dzyning things blog. Linda is also participating in a Cross Country Designer Blog Hop, so take a look to learn more!

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 Alicia Paulson

(Potter Craft, $22.95, ISBN: 978-0-307-40626-2 (0-307-40626-1))

From the Publisher:

In Stitched in Time Alicia Paulson shares 30 beautiful, inventive, and thoughtful projects that encourage you to take your memories down from the bookshelf, out of the closet, or off the hard drive and bring them into your daily life. Creator of a charming line of handmade gifts and accessories called Posie: Rosy Little Things, Paulson organizes these adorable handmade mementos—each one incorporating unique elements such as photos, drawings, and other ephemera—into three sections: For the Little Ones, For Every Day, and For Special Occasions. Many projects are easy enough for the beginning sewer to complete, and Paulson explains all the necessary techniques, from hand- and machine-sewing to embroidery, appliqué, stenciling, and transferring photos to fabric.
In as little as a weekend anyone can create a keepsake for the ages that will be enjoyed every day­—whether it’s a quilt made from outgrown baby clothes, an apron featuring a favorite family recipe, a tote bag documenting a treasured vacation, or a stuffed animal fashioned from a child’s drawing. With love incorporated into every stitch, these sweet projects each evoke the feeling of a special time and place, and are so much more than just a commemoration of events. Whether you want to remember your family summers at the beach or a daughter’s first apartment, a perfect gift for a loved one or a memento to keep all to yourself is just stitches away.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
18 ~ Write
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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373 Responses to November 19 ~ Organize

  1. Suzy says:

    Great storage ideas!

  2. Misty.Creek says:

    Oh, I want that crafty station in my home!

  3. BreannaS says:

    I love the toy pick up bags/buckets they are awsome

  4. Alexis says:

    Just cathing up after a week away, what great ideas!

  5. nilly ofan says:

    organization is the best. thanks

  6. Myrnie says:

    Love all these bags and boxes!

  7. ktquilts4fun says:

    Love the craft station, now if I just had room to put it up!!!!

  8. Crystal says:


  9. Danyelle says:

    Such great projects!

  10. katie says:

    That craft station is amazing!

  11. Lin says:

    Great ideas! I have no idea which one I’d tackle first. Hope I can get them done in a months time. Thanks everyone

  12. Sue D says:

    Organization is always a constant problem–thanks for the inspiration.

  13. fabulous ideas for organization – it’s so hard to be organized

  14. mia lucero says:

    Great ideas for toy storage!

  15. Stacy says:

    I love that craft organizer and will be keeping my eye out for something that I can use to recycle into one! Thanks for sharing!

  16. BrendaDe says:

    LOVE the craft station — so organized! It’s my dream to be organized like that!

  17. Liz says:

    Love the stack and nest boxes – so practical but so fun!

  18. I could really get organized now, with such pretty things! I feel like Windows 7- “Now things will be different.”

  19. Karen says:

    Thanks for all these ideas – i am not very good at organising, so these projects will certainly help me on my way
    Thanks again

  20. Lynn Hynes says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas to help stay organized – especially helpful right before the holidays!

  21. loved the ideas!!!!!
    I don´t even know where to start with those all those daily great ideas. Impossible to try them out in 24h.! 🙂
    Thank you.

  22. Beth T says:

    Oh, I would love to win this book. Memory-making and memory-capturing are two of my favorite things.

    I think the storage bags are great ideas. I’m always glad to see things made with fabric instead of plastic.

  23. tara says:

    wonderful ideas once again. keep it up!

  24. Jaana says:

    The sofa caddy is my absolute favorite.

  25. christy says:

    thanks for doing these great handmade holidays posts! love ’em!

  26. Deb Cameron says:

    Oh, I wish I had the time to make all the things I see on your site! You designers are truly inspirational, it makes me do a little happy dance when I see all the beautiful, useful and just plain pretty-got-to-have-it items! Splendiferous! AND I love coming here everyday to see more, more and more…it is truly making me very greedy…ha ha!

  27. Amy says:

    Oh that making things would make me more organized. What cute ideas. I will have to come back after the craziness of Christmas gifts subsides. FUN IDEAS!

  28. Anna says:

    I think over the next few years we will end up with LOTS of toy storage bags!! And a craft station… that sounds helpful!

  29. Fabulous ideas, great book.

  30. Toy bucket: awesome! Candied Chocolate Orange Slices?? Awesomer!! Please pick me for that book! Please!

  31. Anne says:

    Love those gift tags–very appropriate for the gifts I have stitched, knitted, and crocheted so far. 🙂 I would love a chance to win Alicia Paulson’s book.

  32. Kelly says:

    To this disorganized gal, so many of these projects are appealing. And Alicia’s book….mmmmm.

  33. Ingrid says:

    That sofa caddy looks great!

  34. Lori says:

    Who doesn’t need more organization??

  35. Jill D says:

    That craft station looks so useful!

  36. Wendy says:

    I’ve been wanting Alicia’s book for forever!

  37. Lucie says:

    candy orange slices…wow that sounds so super delish… would love it!!!

  38. gigi says:

    oooh love the links today!!!
    & those choco orange slices look delicious!

  39. Liz says:

    that craft station? makes me drool with envy. wow. i want.

  40. Samantha says:

    Ah, I love haiku but don’t twitter……. phooey…… Thanks for this day’s ideas!

  41. Betsy M says:

    These are all wonderful. I need organization.:)

  42. Grace Wong says:

    love the toy storage bag!

  43. Julia says:

    Nice assortment of conainers!! Someone should make me some cute stacking boxes.

  44. Heidi says:

    I love that craft organizer. NOw if only I had a room just for my crafts and sewing

  45. Jen says:

    LOVE that craft station! Wow! what an inspiration. And to win this great book would be a great thrill.

    Thank you!

  46. Missie says:

    I’ll be bookmarking this one! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  47. MaryAnn says:

    I’ve spent ‘forever’ looking at all the goodies that everyone has posted- and I’ve saved a lot of ideas and tutorials for future projects…

  48. Shirley says:

    Love the toy bucket. What are the chances of getting my 15 month old to pick up after herself.

  49. Emily Dawn says:

    I now have the urge to go organize and make boxes. 😀

  50. KristiLou says:

    Nice post.

  51. Marianne says:

    Candied orange slices! Oh my!

  52. Crystal says:

    I LOVE organizing projects! The stacking boxes make me especially happy. Thanks!

  53. sarah ford says:

    I am so in need of a craft station……(picks needle out of foot) and the book sounds divine!

  54. ting says:

    love the toy bucket – with a little guy on the way, ’tis the perfect project! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  55. ~Helena~ says:

    Thank you, Thank you. This month so far has been awesome such great ideas to make, bake or buy. 😉

  56. Aparna M. says:

    I just love the sofa caddy and the stack and nest boxes. Thank you so much. Love all the tutorials.

  57. PenguitoSmile says:

    I love all of these things! And that book looks supercute!
    Looks Like I made it in time to make a comment before my Firefox stopped me! I keep going oh darn!Everytime I hit comment and all I get is the background!

  58. erika says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve linked to your site in the last 2 months. Between Scrapbusters and Handmade Holidays, you are the bomb!

  59. Emily says:

    Love the stacking boxes.

  60. Marybeth says:

    Loving the craft station! I have a vintage crib in our storage unit just for this that the DH keeps asking if he can throw away.
    LOVING, loving, *loving* that book and am definitely going to buy it if I don’t win. Lovely.

  61. Aimee says:

    This is great! I LOVE them all! I can’t even choose a favorite!

  62. Hashi says:

    I’m loving that toy-gathering bucket, and the orange candy 🙂

  63. Lindsey says:

    LOVE organization ideas- thanks!

  64. Jen C. says:

    I like the toy gathering bag.

  65. Gretel says:

    I’ve been trying to think of something to make my Grandparents and I think that remote organiser is just the thing! Great ideas!

  66. Jordan says:

    I dream of such a streamlined, lovely craft station! Thanks for the inspiration – perhaps I’ll do a little tidying of my craft area after I’m done with the day job. =)

  67. Jody says:

    Great ideas!

  68. Renee says:

    The craft organizer really has me inspired to do a better job of organizing all of my supplies.

  69. Madeline says:

    Oh I love all these ideas! My daughter is just now getting into blocks and they are always all over the floor – these little toy storage ideas are perfect!!!

  70. Ramona says:

    I want my very own craft station. I love the fabric covered boxes too. I finally have my own sewing room and am excited about all these ideas for it.

  71. rae says:

    this book looks delightful! thanks for all the organizational help! 😉

  72. Tara says:

    I just discovered this site! What great ideas! I just wish I had more time before Christmas.

  73. Steph W says:

    Those fabric boxes are so pretty!

  74. Vic says:

    Now, why won’t anyone make ME that wicked craft station for Christmas…?!

  75. Ticia says:

    Seriously very cool ideas.

  76. Laura says:

    LOve this! I can always use more ideas like these…

  77. Lauren says:

    OOOOOH I have been eyeing that book for ages, and would love to win it and save some money 🙂

  78. Paulina says:

    I like Stack & Nest boxes project. I needed something like that for my leftovers of scraps and threads, for jewellery, for kid’s socks…. the list is endless. And this craft station …. just gorgeous. It reminds me that I’d like to have my own sewing room once. Eh.

  79. sy says:

    need a craft station

  80. Maya says:

    Mmmm…candy orange slices!

  81. Sara says:

    Love, and desperately need, the toy storage bag!

  82. Sarah S says:

    The couch caddy is a great gift idea for guys! I always have the WORST time knowing what to make for men!

  83. JJ says:

    I am making those chocolate oranges…do I have to share?!

  84. Robyn says:

    this is what I need for sure… love the organizing ideas!

  85. Jennifer says:

    Yes, please. I’d like to do or have them all.

  86. sandyandcosmo says:

    Great ideas!

  87. Gretchen says:

    That craft space is so inspiring!

  88. Julie says:

    the toy storage bag would be perfect for my house.

  89. DebbieKL says:

    Love the Toy Storage Bag and Storage Buckets. Thanks!

  90. Erin Zackey says:

    Ooo, definitely planning on trying out a few of these ideas! I love the looks of that sweet book!

  91. Susan W says:

    I need so much more organization. I think I will gift myself some toybags. I love the book too, Alicia has a great blog. Thanks

  92. susan mzf says:

    those orange slices – yummmmm! gotta get started on them so they’re ready for the holidays!

  93. Valerie says:

    Is it me or is the image on the TV for the remote organizer Nestor Carbonell From LOST? Anyway my husband needs one of those for all the remotes to his gadgets!!!

  94. Beth says:

    Those boxes have been on my to do list FOREVER!

  95. desperately.need.TOY GATHERING BUCKETS!! seriously, i think i will make one for every child in the family!

  96. Allison says:

    this reminds me that i really do need to organize my craft supplies! lots of cool projects here…

  97. Vicki says:

    I need that craft station! I love everything today:)

  98. Jennifer says:

    Very excited about Alicia Paulson’s book. And my niece is getting the toy gathering bucket for her birthday.

  99. Krystina says:

    I love Elizabeth’s blog, and I’ve been wanting to make her stackign boxes for my kids’ rooms for a long time!

  100. mary says:

    Great Ideas!!

  101. Rebecca says:

    I love the craft station idea. PLEASE bring more ideas like this! Thank you for bringing all these great ideas together!

  102. Tawny Bee says:

    I’ve made the toy gathering bucket! My baby loves it!

  103. ~Heather says:

    What a great collection of organizing tools – now all I have to do is get organized! ~H

  104. Sarah says:

    Love that craft station. Very cool!

  105. Erika says:

    I love that craft station, I can’t wait to own a house if only so I can drill as many holes in the walls as I want…

  106. Debra says:

    I love the toy bags and I’ve been meaning to make the nesting boxes they are so cute!

  107. cinzia allocca says:

    oh, how I love to be organized!1 Great ideas! I want that book!!

  108. Becky says:

    Wowsers! Holidays are almost here! I best get to crafting and sewing cause I want to make ALL this stuff.

    Thanks for the tutorials.

  109. Salihan says:

    Wonderful tutorials! Love the toy gathering bucket. Would be handy as a craft gathering bucket too! Hehe…

  110. Codecrafter says:

    Great projects! Who couldn’t use a little more organization!

  111. wendy says:

    awesome links, thanks! Just what I need!

  112. Ariane says:

    Lots of great ideas here. I do have to make some of those fabric boxes. They look great. That sofa cady would also be very handy. thanks for sharing.

  113. Hilda says:

    more awesome ideas!

  114. Tammy says:

    Great tutes today!

  115. Carlee says:

    One day, I will have a dedicated craft area so I can create a craft station…that is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

  116. Casey says:

    love the toy bucket!

  117. Erica says:

    Fabulous ideas — LOVE craftynest’s design!

  118. Caroline says:

    Love all those organizational ideas!

  119. jm says:

    Love that toy storage bag!

  120. katie says:

    I’ve gotta find a place to set up a craft organizer like that!

  121. Sara Hemmeke says:

    My life needs so much organization that I think I’ll make some of these as gifts to myself!

  122. Liz says:

    Such smart ideas.

  123. Lorrie says:

    Wonderful ideas – those stackable fabric boxes are also going on my list of things to make…soon!

    And the candy orange slices – mmm good.


  124. I could totally use all these organizational things! Amazing for crafters and kids alike. Thanks!

  125. Louby Lou says:

    Wow, that craft station looks fab! If only, if *only* I had the space (I have to quilt on the kitchen table) *sigh*.

  126. Kelli says:

    I am in love with Alissa’s fabric choice…everything else went out of my head as I clicked to find out more about it….Handmade Holidays at SMS is the best!

  127. Bethany says:

    I would love to win this book!

  128. Estee says:

    Oooooo, love the stack and nest boxes.

  129. Kadybug says:

    Such wonderful storage ideas. I love that clutch!

  130. That sofa Caddy could keep WWIII at bay in my house so I wouldn’t have to search for the remotes for EVERYONE all the time! It is decided I am making one and maybe more for friends as gifts!

  131. Amber says:

    Wow – that clutch is so fantastic! And I have been wanting to make those stack and nest boxes for a while…and I bookmarked the orange slice recipe – yum!

  132. Tabitha says:

    All the projects are amazing, but I adore the fabric on the fabric covered box.

  133. Kimberly says:

    Great ideas. I want to try that bucket!

  134. Misha says:

    The craft station is so cool! I’ve been wanting that book for so long! Thanks for the chance to win!

  135. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  136. Sarah says:

    ooooooo – stuff for organizing stuff! Love this post, especially the craft station. I do believe I have an old crib in the attic!

  137. r o y a l says:

    I love Alicia Paulson’s work!! So cute.

    Also, this organization stuff will hopefully inspire me to finally arrange my “girly room.”

  138. Fiona says:

    The tags are lovely!

  139. mjb says:

    wow that craft station is impressive

  140. Amy says:

    I love the simplicity of the toy storage bag–and there are so many different possibilities with fabric patterns! I also love the opportunity to check out new blogs–Thanks!

  141. Allison says:

    love the craft station!

  142. Katie says:

    Currently coveting that craft station. Gimme, gimme!

  143. Hilary says:

    Adorable patterns!

  144. Elizabeth says:

    Ooh..chocolate covered candy orange slices! I like the sofa caddy too–my apartment needs one of those!

  145. Dacia says:

    I absolutely LOVE the stacking storage boxes and the craft station! I think I will be making boxes for christmas gifts… and creating a craft station for myself! yippee!

  146. Jessica C says:

    I just covered a box in fabric to house some gardening supplies. I like the tutorial better though.

  147. beccy says:

    I made a bunch of Elizabeth’s fabric boxes for gifts last year – I filled them with handmade goodies and they went down great! I love getting things organised (lists are my friends) Craftynest’s craft station is a great idea 🙂

  148. Jenny says:

    I love those storage buckets! Oh and those orange slices look heavenly!

  149. Linda says:

    I’ve been meaning to make fabric buckets to organize toys and books for ages. I hope to get to it before the holiday. Oh and I’ve had my eye on that book for a long time. What a great prize!

  150. carmel says:

    i love all ideas! very usefull and cute!

  151. kelly O! says:

    I am all over that storage bucket! Thanks so much for all the wonderful tutorials. Definitely inspiring!

  152. Tayla B says:

    Yet another wonderful post! I have always wanted to make some fabric bins for my craft supplies. It just seems right to have something you made hold the things you’re going to make. And I’m thinkin’ those orange slices look delicious! 🙂

  153. Monica says:

    Love these projects!

  154. Rachel says:

    So many options to keep me organized!

  155. Kara says:

    I love the toy bag, and the candied oranges!!!

  156. Kathryn says:

    i need to make all of these! i’m the most disorganized person ever. 🙂

  157. Samurai Mom says:

    I can’t wait to start organizing.

  158. Sarah says:

    These are so cool

  159. Heather says:

    Alicia Paulson is so wonderful. I read her blog almost everyday. Just for a little more inspiration. It would be so lovely to win her book.

  160. ara jane says:

    organizing is my soft spot. i love all these ideas!

  161. KT says:

    Great fabric choices today, girls! I <3 Alicia Paulson. Would love to get her book!

  162. Bunny says:

    Very nice ideas here — can’t wait to get to work! 🙂

  163. Linda says:

    So many wonderful ideas! Now I only need to find the time to work on some of them.

  164. Sarah says:

    that book looks like a good one for sure! thanks for all the ideas 🙂

  165. RachelM says:

    I could really use the craft station!!!

  166. Kathy says:

    Lots of great ideas!!

  167. Sarah Vee says:

    I’ve already got Elizabeth’s nesting cubes bookmarked. That craft station looks like a great present! Love these ideas. Great book giveaway today too!

  168. Beth says:

    Mmmm, candy orange slices to nibble while I sew… or was I supposed to gift those?!

  169. Meg says:

    Love that craft station!

  170. amelia says:

    love it

  171. Laurel says:

    That craft station is super nifty!

  172. Limor says:

    I love the craft station idea. I’ve been wanting to set up something similar in my sewing room. I need a better way to organize my notions and doodads.

  173. Kerry says:

    Aww…the toy storage bag! 🙂

  174. Jessica says:

    I LOVE the repurposed organizer. I will for sure try that one out sometime. I also really like all the organizing ideas. Thanks!

  175. Leisel says:

    What fabulous ideas!

  176. Jessica says:

    I now realize I need a craft station. In addition to a studio room with a view, a height adjustable table, AND comfy swivel chair, I now have a dire need for a station where I can cut, shred, tape, and glue…keeping messy projects away from my precious workspace on the table (or sewing machine!). I love the bucket tote too…perfect for a toddler to tote around on their own…*carry, dump, play, clean up; repeat from *.

  177. Sandra says:

    The craft station and chocolate orange slices are the winners for me; thanks!

  178. Kirsten says:

    I’ve been wanting a craft station set up. Thanks for the resource!!

  179. kristine says:

    I love the toy storage bag, I too have way too many toy cars to keep track of!

  180. shannon says:

    I’m so envious of that craft station!

  181. Alisa says:

    It’s that time of year when you jump on anything that says “organize”. I love this blog. The ideas are just wonderful and the work and creativity beyond compare. Thanks!

  182. I love the Sofa Caddy. Perfect thing to make for my Husband!

  183. Janet says:

    The oranges sound delicious, but 2 weeks, ugh!

  184. Shauna B says:

    I love the toy storage bag and bucket. Just what I need to clean up the mess left by the F5 tornado…I mean my son. 🙂

  185. Kirsten says:

    Awesome sofa caddy idea!

  186. erica says:

    i need me some candy oranges

  187. Sorahart says:

    Toy bags, you must have read my mind!

  188. Sally says:

    Wow. I love them all!

  189. Andrea says:

    I love the in touch clutch. Might have to pick one up. Thanks!

  190. Erica Ferguson says:

    Love the craft station. We have an old crib in our attic that will be getting a new purpose very soon!!!!

  191. amandah says:

    All these projects are going on my do make list. I’ve got to get it together around here. I would love to get this book, also.

  192. Alissa says:

    I always “think” I am an organizer, so I “think” this was a great day for me 🙂

  193. I can always go to sew mama sew and get terrific ideas, every day, fantastic projects! Thanks so much!!

  194. Paula L. says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  195. Sora says:

    Thank you so much for all the great tutorials and ideas before the holiday! and always!!

  196. Rachel says:

    I love that craft station! That would be so effective to keep everything organized. Also really want to try the fabric covered boxes – a great way to do a Christmas basket!

  197. Michelle says:

    Love the fabrics chosen for today!

  198. Amber says:

    Love the toy bag . . .now if only I could get it to automatically put the toys IN it . . .

  199. LynnReaney says:

    Can always use a little help getting organized! Love that craft station!

  200. Bethany says:

    So cool…so many ideas…amazing!!

  201. I’m gonna have to make those nesting boxes before too long. Maybe after the holiday?

  202. Laura says:

    I like the toy storage bag idea. I put my little boys small toys in zip lock backs, but her idea is MUCH cuter and lasting.

  203. amanda says:

    Thank you so much for the candied orange slices idea! I’ve been trying to come up with an idea for my dad, and I was thinking marmalade, but I’m scared of canning. This is perfect! I know he’ll love it – thanks again.

  204. Somer says:

    I love all those ideas. Organization is sorely lacking at our house.

  205. Erin says:

    Being obsessed with organizing things has never been so fun! Thanks for the tutes!

  206. Kristin says:

    Love the craft station! Too bad I can’t get the site to open!

  207. JSB says:

    I am totally going to make that toy storage bag! Very cute! (And useful!)

  208. Shannon F. says:

    I love Michelle S’s response, “Now these are the gifts I need someone to make me!”. Ha!

  209. Carrie says:

    I love the toy storage bag and bucket! I definitely need to make some of those.

  210. April says:

    I’m loving the sofa caddy.

  211. Heather B says:

    Really, REALLY want a craft station. Then, maybe, my own things wouldn’t be scattered throughout the house contributing to the general clutter!

  212. Nikki says:

    ah, toy storage is JUST what we need around here 🙂

  213. Carla says:

    Ohh, this post is all about me!! Now if someone would just come to my house and do the organizing for me, I’d be all set!!

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  214. Mama Lusco says:

    Wonderful ideas! Thank you.

  215. Celeste says:

    The In Touch Clutch is really lovely. And I’ve had my eye on that nesting blocks tutorial ever since you posted it a couple months ago…now if only I could find the time to make it for my little one!

  216. Christina says:

    cute & useful gifts! love the buy options too – headed to their etsy shops now!

  217. Serena says:

    I love the orange slices and the remote caddy. Thanks for posting these!

  218. Katy says:

    The craft station is amazing! Thanks for the great idea!

  219. Lisa says:

    I’ve been loving all of the Handmade Holidays ideas so freakin’ much! I really have to get started on all of the projects I want to finish. LOL.

  220. Tina Mackey says:

    I will probably be making one of each, I need organization! Thanks for the ideas!

  221. Carrie says:

    that craft station is really great. i love organization!

  222. Fawn says:

    That’s it! I’m making the sofa caddy, so tired of remote controls falling in between the sofa and chair. And that craft station will totally be set up in my new office next year! Thanks for such great products, I’m totally loving this site 🙂

  223. Crystal says:

    I want the toy bin… if my “to make” list wasn’t so long… we shall see!

  224. Alexa says:

    brilliant ideas! and I will definitely give that toy bucket a try for my own little prince 🙂 thank you!

  225. Tiina says:

    I really need some new box or bag for all my stuff…

  226. Jasmine Yount says:

    Love love love the craft station!!! 😀

  227. Myda says:

    The Candied Orange Slices look yummy! I love baking cookies and making candies over the holidays. I will definately try this one!
    I also like the toy storage bag-maybe one of these will help so I dont step on legos every morning. :S

  228. Alyssa says:

    oh, that craft station is already on my to do list – I want to make one for my mom and myself!

  229. Elle says:

    I am making that toy gathering bucket (its such a great tutorial) for my nephew with a farmers’ market theme. My sister will be so excited. It may hold his attention…for a minute!

  230. Kayduh says:

    I love these ideas. I see an organized linen closet in my future!

  231. StephanieS says:

    I need toy storage. Today’s theme is perfect for me!

  232. sarah says:

    love that toy storage bag, and the sofa caddy… cute stuff!

  233. Michelle S says:

    Now these are the gifts I need someone to make me!

  234. Teresa says:

    Really love the craft station! Love to check in each day and see all the great ideas! Thank you!

  235. beverly says:

    I really like the toy gathering bucket. That’s cute enough I think my kids might actually want to pick up!

  236. Sarah G says:

    Thanks – I know a loooot of people who could use some nice organization 🙂 The book would be fab too!

  237. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the gift tag downloads. Today’s are especially perfect!

  238. susie kilgroe says:

    You are my new favorite blog to follow. I take all the ideas to our local extension office where we craft and sew and stitch!

  239. Karen H says:

    I could use every single project myself! 🙂
    The candy looks incredible…..

  240. Brooke says:

    all such lovely ideas…

  241. Lisa says:

    Fabulous ideas – AGAIN!

  242. Amy says:

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  243. Katie Bowlby says:

    I need a craft station like that!!

  244. Karen says:

    Love these ideas! The In Touch Clutch is going to be someone’s christmas gift!

  245. Brinn says:

    This has definitely been my favorite category so far. Thank for the list!

  246. Mirza says:

    I love the toy gathering bucket. All of my kids need one of those! Loving the book too. Been eyeing that one for awhile.

  247. Ellen says:

    Those candy oranges look YUMMY! Thanks for the giveaway!

  248. Natasha says:

    This is my favorite thing to check in the mornings. The car bag is adorable.

  249. stephanie says:

    i love those boxes…i still need to make them yet though

  250. Chelsey says:

    I’ve seen this book before, and it looks fabulous!!

  251. Danielle says:

    I so need to make a craft station! I also love the toy gathering baskets. thanks for all the great ideas!

  252. Michelle Quinn says:

    Love the toy storage!! Thanks!

  253. Lorene says:

    Love the toy storage solutions!

  254. Jena says:

    I so need a craft station! Also those nesting boxes are very cute.

  255. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love all these organizing ideas! So cute!

  256. Tanya says:

    Great ideas!

  257. I still love that toy storage bag from Kristin!

  258. aurore says:

    First again?! I love love love organizing. The repurposed ladder is very interesting…it could work in many different ways.

  259. Jesi says:

    This year’s Handmade Holidays is the best yet! Thank you so much for putting this together. Off to make some candy orange slices…

  260. Pamela Oakes says:

    Love everything, but that craft station is screaming to me! Must do that sooner rather than later!

  261. Ellen says:

    LOVE the candy orange slices idea!

  262. Sonicka says:

    I think those cute toy storage bags would make great gift bags to wrap toy gifts in too!!

  263. Shannon says:

    Love the projects. Now just to find time to make them….

  264. Rachelle says:

    I just found the christmas gift for my father in law. Thank you! He definitely needs the sofa organizer for all of his remotes.

  265. Sarah D says:

    excellent ideas – it has me looking around the house to see what I can use to create organization here!

  266. steph says:

    I love all the organization ideas. One can NEVER have too many bags or totes or bins to organize things! Love all the ideas here.

  267. Kathleen says:

    Sigh, i would love to win Alicia’s book ! She’s been a favourite of mine it seems for ages …

    Also, the boxes & totes & caddies OH MY ! i am loving them all !

  268. SewLindaAnn says:

    Just looking at all those great storage solutions made me realize how much work I need to do in my “room.” The fabric covered boxes would help pull some things together in here.

  269. Susan says:

    Candy orange slices–oh, this month is so hard on my diet! But that won’t stop me from giving these a try. Thanks.

  270. virginia says:

    What great craft station. I think I will ask for one of those for Christmas.

  271. D'Lane says:

    YUM! Orange slices!

  272. Raven says:

    What great ideas!

  273. Kathy says:

    I am making that orange candy!

  274. Carolyn Wood says:

    The craft station is an inspiration.

  275. Desiree says:

    I love those boxes.

  276. Brookiej says:

    The toy storage bag is adorable! Wanting to do this for my girlies’ tiny toys they want to carry from room to room! 🙂

  277. Andi says:

    How did you know I needed help with my craft station! So many good ideas. Thanks!

  278. Linda says:

    I really like this post…lots of ideas. Thank you!

  279. Melissa says:

    Love all the ideas! So Great! That looks like a great book!

  280. Rachel B says:

    liking the choices. the tags are so needed for christmas. thank you.

  281. What a sweet book~ and your Holiday gift posts are really wonderful, such a cool idea with the daily themes!

  282. Shelly says:

    I love storage options made with fabric – they’re so much cuter than plastic bins!

  283. Christie says:

    Awesome toy organization/collection ideas! My daughters always bring so many toys into the living room then complain that there are too many to pick up! Maybe that bucket would make it more fun 🙂

  284. Great ideas!

  285. D'Ann says:

    Love the featured fabric. Especially Kristen’s choice.

  286. Jennb75 says:

    thank you! I have so many ideas for Christmas that my head is spinning!

  287. Tong says:

    I’m in love with that craft station, I want one!!

  288. Julia Gabriel says:

    Oh my I need to have an awesome sewing station like the one above!

  289. Judi B says:

    The nesting totes are great. I’ll definitely have to try that one myself.

  290. Kelli says:

    I can see lots of gift possibilities! Thanks again for a great set of tutorials

  291. I purely love that sofa caddy! I can envision one next to the bed, too!Thanks for the great ideas, again.

  292. More great ideas–love the toy storage bag (cute fabric, too!).

  293. Jenny says:

    oh my craft station is in such a need for a makeover…thanks fir the place to go.

  294. Marisa says:

    I better do all of these projects – I could use some organization! 😉

  295. Pam Pelly says:

    The toy storage bag is adorable! I’d like to make it for my two young grandsons, but instead of toy storage, maybe a library book bag? Looks like it would be easy to carry for little hands!
    Thank you for the wonderful tutorials!

  296. qsogirl says:

    I will definitely be making some of those fabric nesting boxes soon!!

  297. Sally says:

    I love this category! I’ve tried a few of those projects…. great tutorials, and the end products are soo very cute and handy around the house.

    Now, I really really want to try and make some candy orange slices!

  298. megan says:

    I love to organize, this is so up my alley and the giveaway book looks great too!! Hope I win!!

  299. jennsquared says:

    Love the craft organizer! And the sofa caddy! We are always looking for our remote!!!

  300. Kaye Prince says:

    I am always looking for good storage ideas and there are tons of great ones here – thanks!

  301. Megan says:

    love the peacock on the fabric covered box!

  302. farah says:

    That craft station is fantastic, i wish i had the time to make it. Thank you for the inspirations this morning!

  303. Susanne says:

    Great projects! Thanks for the links.

  304. Stacy says:

    My son would really like the Toy storage bag. The fabric used on that is so cute!

  305. Courtney says:

    Now I just have to organize my time to make one of these.

  306. grace says:

    That craft organizing station is out of this world wonderful!

  307. Erin J. says:

    The toy storage bucket is a lifesaver…use mine all the time!

  308. Krista says:

    oh, fabric containers. no matter how hard i try i can never get any to look right. i love them though, and will keep trying. thanks for these. 🙂

  309. Stephanie says:

    Stitched in Time is my favorite! Another plus of this series is that it is great for loading the reading list.

  310. Anna says:

    More great projects! I need a craft station so I’ll check that out first . . .

  311. Sarah says:

    I love sewing and organizing – this post is for me!

  312. brittany says:

    that craft storage station is amazing! i only wish all of my craft supplies were so organized!

  313. Angie says:

    Those are all awesome but the toy gathering bucket is my favorite! I can just see my children tiding up their toys on their own.

  314. MsCleaver says:

    Another delicious looking mix it and tasty tutorials too!

  315. Christina says:

    Great storage ideas! Also, thank you for posting the Jenna Rose bag, I know her and all her designs are awesome! Her hats and bags are really cool too!

  316. alison says:

    I’m loving Handmade Holidays! thanks for the great ideas!

  317. amy says:

    I cannot wait to make some of the fabric boxes. My sister has requested me to make her some for her nursery and these tutorials make it seem VERY possible for me to do without complications! Yippee doodles!

  318. That craft station is pretty amazing!

  319. Julie says:

    I need to find time to make some of these.

  320. Julie says:

    I love these organizing ideas!

  321. jeanette says:

    Last year i made several boxes, but wenn i saw these i must have to made some more!

  322. Tara Ann says:

    I’ll have to try those candy orange slices! They look wonderful.

  323. Bethany says:

    I love the craft station and the toy caddy. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  324. Polly says:

    And who doesn’t need to get more organized?! Great ideas here

  325. Leigh says:

    I love the toy buckets!!! My son loved the submarine! I might have to make one for him!

  326. april says:

    Oh! What I would give for that craft station!

  327. Sissy says:

    One can never have too many storage goodies…thanks for the inspiration!!

  328. Marilyn says:

    The craft station and toy bucket are wonderful ideas!
    Thanks for sharing!

  329. Kristen says:

    I love the fabric covered boxes!

  330. Kate says:

    I love the toy bag- cute fabric

  331. Laura says:

    I love the handles on the toy bag!

  332. Elizabeth says:

    Great Ideas. Thanks as always.

  333. Ruth says:

    I love the nesting boxes. So beautiful yet organized looking.

  334. Lindsey says:

    I for sure need a craft station…man I am gonna be busy these Holidays!

  335. Lola says:

    What a lovely book! ♥

  336. Ann says:

    I’m a sucker for organizational items! Love the nesting boxes.

  337. Sana says:

    i’m fan of posie gets cosy and would be delighted to win this book!

  338. You have had some wonderful ideas on here that I’m just dying to try.

  339. Amy says:

    Simply lovely ideas! :o)

  340. Terri says:

    I could use some of those toy storage bags and I love the craft station!
    Stitched in Time would make a great addition to my growing crafty books!!!
    : )

  341. Courtney says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful storage ideas – I could certainly use some help in that department!

  342. Cynthia says:

    I’ve been wanting to make toy bags for my boys – perfect!

  343. Chandra says:

    This book looks awesome!

  344. Lauren says:

    All of todays crafts are so useful! I can never have enough fabric boxes, bags or bins!

  345. Shannon Reed says:

    Oooh, candy orange slices!!!

  346. Jessica says:

    I love the stack and nest boxes, I need to make more for my studio.

  347. Mare says:

    Today, in the afternoon, I was going to sew a bag for toys, and now with these wonderful ideas It will look great!

  348. Trish says:

    This was the perfect inspiration for me today! I’ve been looking for ways to organize my newing/craft room and the above tutorials are perfect, I’ve had a great time reading through them this morning!

  349. Debra says:

    Great idea on the Toy Storage Bag….keeps all the little toys up off the floor.

  350. Sally says:

    Another lovely day — thank you! I’m on my to tweet! ( love this book!)

  351. Andie says:

    I love the idea of handmade help for organising my clutter, gonna make some for ME!

  352. Sarah says:

    Terrific organizational ideas. I could really use this this time of year!

  353. Jenni says:

    perfect timing with this list!

  354. Andi says:

    I definitely need some of those gift tags! And I think I will use some fabric boxes to put together groups of gifts this year instead of baskets. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  355. beth says:

    Oh, oh, oh! Alicia’s book. How I would love to win this! And I love the ideas here AND the chocolate dipped orange slices. I will definitely be making those!

  356. LisaAlso says:

    Man! I want it all! If anyone wants to make these fun storage things for me, I wouldn’t object!!

  357. bron says:

    Great another fantastic chance to win..Love It!!

  358. Jo says:

    Oh my what a beautiful book to win!! Love that sofa caddy. Might have to try one of those. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  359. Valerie says:

    Another great book! Thanks!

  360. Kym says:

    Aahhh …. organisation. Somewhat lacking in this household. These ideas are just what we need. Thank you!

  361. Joan says:

    Oh No…that “O” word!!! I most definitely need to ORGANIZE. These projects should get me in the right direction! (hopefully)

  362. Joanna says:

    I doubt if there’s a craft book that I would not want to own!! haha.. the more the merrier!
    Thanks sew, mama sew! for another fantastic book giveaway!

  363. Silvia says:

    These storage bags are a very good idea! Very nice!

  364. Christy says:

    Great tutorials and shops! Mmm that orange chocolate slice recipe looks divine too! Thank you Sew Mama Sew!

  365. Sylvie says:

    The craft station is very impressive!
    I want to show it to my husband!!!

  366. Serena says:

    The toy gathering bucket is brilliant!

  367. keren says:

    I adore the craft station. so pretty and practical! thank you for posting this!

  368. lili says:

    Ooh! that sofa caddy will be the PERFECT housewarming gift to welcome my grandparents into their new home in a retirement village.

  369. Junglewife says:

    Ooh, what great ideas! I am an organization junkie (not that my house is completely organized, mind you… I just like the organizing-type STUFF!)

  370. bex says:


  371. Nadia says:

    That craft station makes me want to weep in admiration. My craft space is a shambles!

  372. Karen says:

    Fantastic storage ideas…I so want the storage station! And Alicia’s book is on my wishlist too, so please please please…

  373. Rhiannon says:

    hah, i love “twaiku”.

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