November 2 ~ Adorn

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Decorate your house (and help friends and family adorn their homes) with today’s features! We have another day coming up soon devoted specifically to Holiday decorations…

Make It

spacer Vintage Recycled, ‘Whatnot’ Holiday Garland
dottie angel brings you this Vintage Recycled, ‘Whatnot’ Holiday Garland Tutorial, perfect for the holidays or everyday.
spacer Tealight Holder
We think the glow from these candles is a happy thing indeed. Enjoy this Tealight Holder Tutorial from kootoyoo.
spacer Stenciled Flower Vase
Check out the great city skyline in Melanie’s Stenciled Flower Vase Tutorial at spin off stuff.
spacer Feather Wreath
Danielle at Kitschy Digitals sells a feathers kit, or you can use her fun Feather Wreath Tutorial as a jumping off point for your own wreath design.
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We thought Kirsten’s Fabric Flowers Tutorial at green is the new blue deserved a second look after the Scrap Busters Tutorial Contest blitz last month! These would make a lovely, lasting bouquet for someone special.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Fabric Art, Fabric Bulletin Board, Woodland Ornaments

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

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

spacer Yarn Wreath from Knock.Knocking.
The cheerful vibe from this Yarn Wreath by Agnes of Knock.Knocking. would be a great addition to any home. Agnes specializes in yarn wreath art and adds new selections to her shop all the time!
spacer Birds of Paradise Mobile from Royal Buffet
Willow used vintage French magazines and recycled record jackets in this Birds of Paradise Mogile. Royal Buffet offers a beautiful selection of cut paper designs.

Mix It

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The perfect fudge can be your go-to recipe this holiday baking season. Michelle shares her “incredibly quick” Classic Fudge Recipe at Brown Eyed Baker, and adds that it’s easy to adapt to suit your taste.

Print It

spacer Holiday Cards from Talchen
Tali from Talchen designed these free Holiday Cards just for you! Print the PDF (two cards per page) and spread some good cheer this year. Be sure to visit Talchen for a wide selection of lovely prints and limited edition art.

Win It

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

Comment today 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 Jenny Hart, Photographs by AimΓ©e Herring

(Chronicle Books, $24.95, ISBN: 9780811867016, ISBN: 10 0811867013)

From the Publisher:

Embroidered Effects — Embroidery empress Jenny Hart taught her legion of fans the basics with the best-selling Stitch-It Kit and Sublime Stitching. Now she takes stitchers one step further with instructions and diagrams for more than 35 stitches, some published here for the first time. To top it off, Embroidered Effects includes dozens of original (and reusable) iron-on transfers. With lots of project photos for guidance, even beginners can learn how to stitch faux tattoos on their shirt sleeves, cheeky fan dancers on their shower curtains, and many more fun projects.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
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400 Responses to November 2 ~ Adorn

  1. Kathy says:

    I love sublime stitchery. I would love this book!

  2. Wehaf says:

    Talchen’s printables are amazing!

  3. megelin says:

    <3 sublime stitching.

  4. Angela says:

    I haven’t embroidered since I did cross stitch as a little girl. This little book looks so cute – I’m going to add it to my wish list.

  5. alli b says:

    love sublime stitching. so fab.

  6. rebecca says:

    Adorable adornments!

  7. Liz B says:

    That birds of paradise mobile is beautiful. I love the idea of using magazines etc to cut shapes from.

  8. Angel says:

    I need to bookmark the fabric flowers…my daughter just loves them!

  9. Brittney says:

    So cute! If I don’t win this book I’ll probably buy it!

  10. Paulina says:

    I’ve been searching for months to buy some fancy flower vase. Now this post gave me the idea to make it on my own if I cannot find the right one. I even can make flowers! Great ideas. Thanks!

  11. perches says:

    Oh my, must try the fudge recipe and the tealight holder. Lovely, thank you!

  12. Jill says:

    Love, love, love the fabric flowers. The fudge looks absolutely fabulous! I’ll have to make it soon.

  13. Nina Chairez says:

    That yarn wreath is something else! My bookmarks runneth over, thanks SMS.

  14. Julie says:

    Oooh, very cool!

  15. Linda J. says:

    I love the garland. I would never have thought to use some of the items I’ve got to make one, but I will now!

  16. Andrea says:

    So many Ideas, so little time! Thanks again!

  17. julia says:

    LOVE that cityscape vase. Very rad.

  18. mary allison cates says:

    oooh, i love this post. so full of ideas! love the book too!

  19. Kathryn says:

    those flowers are lovely πŸ™‚

  20. Ellen Ban says:

    Sublime Stitching has great designs! Would love to get the new book!

  21. whitney says:

    Love the Bird Mobile! How lovely!

  22. Doris says:

    I love Sublime Stitching. These are some great ideas…

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Love the garland idea. So cute, and a perfect way to use up some of the stash.

  24. I think I’m going to try out those fabric flowers.

  25. Lynn Hynes says:

    The stenciled flower vase tutorial was great! A good idea to reuse all those empty water bottles everyone has floating around!

  26. Jennifer says:

    Love The Flower Vase! A great group of projects!

  27. Kerneknop says:

    How cute is the stenciled vase? Or the fabric flowers? Uhhh, lovely lovely lovely…

  28. Madeline says:

    I LOVE those fabric flowers. I have been searching for a little something else to give to my mom and those are perfect! I can’t wait to get started!!

  29. Lea-Ann says:

    Can’t wait to try the tealite tute!

  30. Laura says:

    Very nice…

  31. shannon says:

    what lovely gifts!

  32. Candice says:

    I love the stenciled flower vase and the fabric flowers to go in it!

  33. sofie says:

    Yowzers – putting fudge and yarn in one post is almost too much for my christmas-lovin’ heart! I love it!!!

  34. MelodyJ says:

    I like the tealight holder, flower vase and fabric flowers.

  35. Ariane says:

    I love the fabric flower tutorial. So great!!! Love it!!

  36. Megan says:

    I love the vase!

  37. I love you tea light holder, asure a simple cute Idea

  38. erin says:

    I love the adorable wreath!!!!

  39. Judi B says:

    Love the yarn wreath and the fabric flowers–two really cute ideas.

  40. Kerry says:

    How neat to embroider on the tealight holder!

  41. Krystina says:

    I want to reach through the computer screen and eat that fudge! YUM!

  42. Stacy says:

    Love that stenciled flower vase! Thanks for the recipe for fudge. I have a few recipients that are going to love it this Christmas!

  43. Desiree says:

    I love the tealight tutorial. I think this would be perfect for my sisters. Thanks

  44. Donna B. says:

    Wow, what an awesome book………….

  45. Rachel says:

    I LOVE that feather wreath, and the bird mobile…wow!

  46. Beth says:

    I love seeing all these ideas!!! Can you say “Overwhelmed”??

  47. Monica A says:

    Loved the bird mobile!!

  48. You make my morning special, I wake up looking forward to seeing what you have in store!

  49. Paula in NH says:

    I love the flowers. I also love how you have incorporated other items Ò€” Mix It, Print It, Win It into each post. Lots of fun and lots of ideas!

  50. Silvia says:

    Wow! How many things! I love the Vintage Recycled, Γ’β‚¬ΛœWhatnotÒ€ℒ Holiday Garland! It’s beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Terri says:

    I love the tealight holder and the whatnot garland. Awesome ideas! Can’t wait to get started.

  52. Christy says:

    So fun! I love the holiday card and the featured crafy projects! This is my favorite time of the year!

  53. cece says:

    Oh. so. gorgeous! I can tell already, this is going to be a great year for heartfelt gift giving. Love the birds!

  54. Nicole says:

    There are some great ideas. I love it.

  55. Gina F says:

    Love the ideas. I have made many a gift from your holiday tutorials. Excited to see it again!

  56. Yetta says:

    I am a newbie at embroidery. This is very exciting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. Kristen says:

    Thanks for some great ideas. I’m looking forward to the rest of the month!

  58. Wendy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  59. aurore says:

    Love those wreaths at green is the new blue. I wonder if they are sewed or glued…and the bird mobiles are nice. I am thinking of using my three year old paintings to add some color.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  60. susan mzf says:

    my art room has been crying out for some garlands, and those upcycled fabric ones are just too cute. they will fill the bill perfectly – can’t wait to make some!

  61. Lori Krause says:

    The flowers are lovely I am thinking about a set in a vase for the Thanksgiving table hmmmm…time to get started.

  62. Andrea says:

    Love that votive cover. I can just envision a cluster of them along the mantle…hope, peace, joy and love!

  63. Helen says:

    I love this tealight holder and the fab flowers! I can’t wait to try them both, thanks for sharing!

  64. Janetta says:

    Thanks for doing this! Love the tea light holder.

  65. Anna says:

    Oh boy, that fudge looks good! I’d love to win this book – Sublime Stitching do such lovely designs πŸ™‚

  66. Amy says:

    I love Sublime Stitching! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  67. Mikaela says:

    so cute, love the fabric

  68. Bonnie Kane says:

    the bird mobile is adorable

  69. mon ami says:

    I love the wreath! Keep the great ideas coming

  70. Gretel says:

    Fabulous ideas there. Especially love the first one!

  71. Pam says:

    I can’t wait to see all the great things this month. Would love to win this book. Thanks.

  72. Diane says:

    Love the variety of each post!

  73. ChristineBolin says:

    Love the Birds of Paris mobile. And the fudge looks dangerous.

  74. Elle says:

    Oh la la. I would love to win that book.

  75. Giedra says:

    OOh, I wish I had more time in the day for all these projects. LOVE them!

  76. Mama Lusco says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! The fudge looks yummy.

  77. Jessi says:

    that fudge looks scrumtious and I adore the yarn wrapped wreath.

  78. Katy says:

    Love the yarn wreath! So cute!

  79. Sissy says:

    Can’t wait to see all the other great ideas this month!

  80. Sara says:

    That garland is beautiful. I have plans to make it for myself…

  81. Megan says:

    I love the fabric flowers!

  82. DebbieKL says:

    I really like the Stenciled Flowervase. The fabric flowers would go together great with it. Of couse the fudge looks really good too. Thanks! I can’t wait to see what else you have!

  83. michelle says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. Pam says:

    I am so excited November list is here! woohoo. I can’t wait to get started on some new projects.

  85. K says:

    I am so excited for handmade holidays this year! This is already getting me into the holiday spirit- now where is that holiday music…

  86. Karen Luper says:

    The tealight covers are cute. I love the book, keeping my fingers crossed!

  87. Jennifer says:

    I love that “Stenciled Flower Vase”! I am always looking for ways to recycle things at home. This is nice enough to bring flowers in when visiting friends and relatives.

  88. Debra says:

    Great tutorials!! Love Love Love the fabric flowers!

  89. Magda says:

    Must make the tea light holder. Must make the tea light holder. Must make the tea light holder.

  90. Serena says:

    Ooh, love the ‘Whatnot’ garland!

  91. Peggy B says:

    I love the tea lights and so many other wonderful ideas too.

  92. Becky says:

    That fudge looks soooooo yummy!

  93. Mrs. H. says:

    This book has been on my wish list for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Nicole N. says:

    I love the tea light covers, how sweet would it be to just swap them out depending on the season or holiday!

  95. Love it! The yarn wreaths got my creative atoms rocking πŸ˜‰

  96. Sara says:

    I love the flowers!

  97. Jane says:

    Great ideas so far! And great prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. Jen L says:

    How did I miss those fabric flowers?

  99. Rachael Green says:

    I’ve been looking for a book about embroidery!

  100. Deidre says:

    Perfect! I have been looking for a good fudge recipe for gifting this year! Well, ok, for eating too…

  101. Hilda says:

    awesome ideas!

  102. Stephanie says:

    Love the yarn wreath with the bird-exquisite!

  103. sy says:

    delicious fudge
    love the fabric flowers

  104. Grace Wong says:

    I love embroidery and flowers!

  105. Karen H says:

    Oh….tealights, flowers and fudge!! πŸ™‚

  106. Nancy says:

    The tealight sleeve is a great idea

  107. This comment is a total prize-wishing grab. I love Sublime Stitching transfers SEW much!!!!

  108. Leesa says:

    I may have to try those flowers and the fabric garlands looks adorable.

  109. alexis says:

    wow, so many fun projects!

  110. Sarah says:

    I love the fabric flowers!! Those look like they would be right at home in anyone’s craft room!

  111. Jacki says:

    I’m so excited, it’s handmade holiday time.

  112. Kelly K says:

    I LOVE the colors of the yarn wreath! So bright and fun to warm up the wintery days!

  113. Cindy says:

    The bird mobile is my favorite!

  114. jessica says:

    fabric flowers – how fun

  115. Cayce says:

    Thank you for reposting the flower tutorial!

  116. Marinda says:

    Looking forward to another Handmade Holiday!

  117. Sarah says:

    Mmm, fudge. I love that you have recipes too!

  118. sarah ford says:

    I love the fabric flowers…they would make awesome decorations for holiday presents!

  119. What a great list of things to try. I’ve just added fabric flowers and fudge –

  120. gigi says:

    thank you so much for the fabulous links!
    i can’t wait to try that fudge πŸ™‚

    can’t wait to see more!

  121. Kate says:

    So happy it’s time for handmade holidays again!

  122. Karly says:

    WoW! I love the fabric flowers and can’t wait to try making them!

  123. Sarah J says:

    Fabric flowers and fudge! Fantastic!

  124. Erin says:

    What a cool lineup, so many things on my to-try list I dont think i’ll live long enough!!!!

  125. Jennifer says:

    Fun idea’s! I love the fabric flowers!

  126. carmel says:

    i love every thing hear
    just chekt them all out!

  127. Jill Dater says:

    I was thinking that I could make the wreath myself. Very pretty and my old Christmas wreath is falling apart.

  128. Ticia says:

    I’m slowly working on learning to embroider, that book looks awesome.
    I so want to make a garland, and I just came up with an idea.

  129. danna osen says:

    What great ideas and they are very doable. thanks for November!

  130. Denise says:

    I LOVE the feather wreath and fabric flowers! I need to put those on my growing to-do list.

  131. Micah says:

    Perfect holiday gifts!! can’t wait to get started

  132. Ting says:

    I love holiday crafts! Just hope I have enough time to do everything I want. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  133. susan says:

    I especially love the fabric flowers — thanks for the inspiration!

  134. jem says:

    I adore the bird mobile…the tea-light holder is rather creamy as well.

  135. Java Jane says:

    I love your Handmade Holidays series! Usually I come to Sew Mama Sew for sewing inspiration, but there is so much more here in November. Like pies in jars!?! How cool is that!


  136. Michelle says:

    Lovin those fabric flowers!

  137. Sara says:

    If anyone would like to send me some of that yummy fudge I am all for it! With all the exciting giveaways, I might seriously look into making christmas gifts this year. =)

  138. Samantha says:

    I have seen a lot of cheesy yarn wreaths in my time, but Agnes has made the yarn wreath cool! How inspiring!

  139. Tammy says:

    some truly gorgeous inspiration here.

  140. Nicole says:

    Those yarn wreaths are beautiful!! What lovely gifts they would make.

  141. Christina says:

    That tealight is so darn cute!

  142. Valerie says:

    The fabric flowers are so much fun! My girls and I made some for friends a few years ago and some are still floating around! I am so excited to see what is coming up next πŸ™‚

  143. Sara R. says:

    Love the mobile — it’s so well done!

  144. jenne says:

    Ooh, the tealite holder looks adorable!

  145. MB says:

    I’m so happy you are doing this again this year. I think I have at least three musts so far! Can’t wait to check it out every day.

  146. Stephanie says:

    The yarn wreath is cool, I need to figure out how to make one of those.

  147. Emily BB says:

    love the flowers and fudge? fudge? did someone say chocolate???!!!!!!!

  148. Sarah says:

    More fantastic projects!

  149. Charmaine says:

    Recipes are a fun idea, thanks

  150. Casey says:

    I love the tea light holders!! I am definitly making up a couple of those!

  151. Kate says:

    Love use the old fashioned doily in the first garland idea above. Long live the doily.

  152. Lisa says:

    Such fun ideas! The book looks great too.

  153. Michelle says:

    that yarn wreath is gorgeous!

  154. Bunny says:

    Love the feather wreath! Thanks again for the wonderful ideas!

  155. Rachel says:

    Great ideas as always — I loved the fabric flower scrap buster and you are right, it would be a great way to adorn someone’s room! The embroidery book looks so good… I’ve been wanting to try more hand sewing!

  156. Jennifer says:

    Your blog is beautiful and I love the idea of handmade holidays! We’ve been doing so for a few years, not all our holiday givings and decoratings but a fair amount.

    I wandered over from Thistle Cove Farm! Sandra posted about your Handmade Holidays and I just had to come check it out!

    All the best,

  157. Tricia says:

    I love the cards, so cute! I am headed to print a couple.

  158. Jennifer O. says:

    Such good ideas – I love that bird mobile.

  159. Sarah says:

    I am dying over those yarn wreaths! LOVE!!

  160. Erica K says:

    This may be the first year that I’m actually excited about holiday crafting! Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll procrastinate any less…

    Sweet stuff!

  161. Lori Kay says:

    I found Sublime Stitching patterns a while ago and scooped up the Sewing/Craft transfer set. This book looks great – I love the humor that’s embedded in the designs.

  162. Liesl says:

    I have those flowers bookmarked. Someday when I get time I’ll make a bouquet.

  163. Kristen says:

    I love handmade for the holidays!

  164. hollie says:

    love that tealight holder…want that book πŸ˜‰

  165. Leelee says:

    Love the cards! Must go to that site for my family cards, they are so sweet!

  166. Michelle says:

    What a great mixture of things. Thanks!

  167. ~Helena~ says:

    Ok this month is going to be hard to select and make, all the choices are great. Thanks for showing where to buy too, you know just in case I/ we run out of time.

  168. Beth Ellen says:

    That wreath is adorable! I love that it’s not Christmasy!

  169. Lorene says:

    Love the tealight holder!

  170. Tabitha says:

    I really like the flowers and the fudge looks like something I must try, too.

  171. Sandra says:

    Really having so much fun; it’s only day 2 but don’t want the party to end.

  172. MaryL says:

    I always read you in November and December!!!!

  173. Ruth says:

    I love the fabric flower idea.

  174. Leslie says:

    Great ideas! I want to leave work now and start on these projects.

  175. Nicole says:

    Love it! and love when my daughter and I can do this together!

  176. JJ says:

    I have to say, the fudge looked best today (but I also do choose food first)!

  177. Hannah says:

    I actually ‘oohed’ out loud when I saw that yarn wreath. Beautiful.
    I’m feeling quite pleased with myself, since I’ve already used that great fabric flowers tutorial to make a brooch for a friend’s Christmas present!

  178. Camellia says:

    I can’t wait to see all the tutorials for this year. I always can’t wait for the end of the year for handmade holidays. I love the pie in the jar idea from yesterday. I couldn’t believe those pink feathers were from print outs, they look soo real for paper print out!!

  179. Jenny says:

    ive seen so much lovely embroidery in blogland lately, would love a book of my own to get started.

  180. Tong says:

    Beautilful ideas! And I love the bird mobile, just adorable!

  181. Julia M. in MI says:

    My favorites today are the garland and the fudge recipe. I need a new chocolate recipe for the holidays for my hubby’s sweet tooth.

  182. Jenny says:

    Beautiful! I love the tealight holder the best! So sweet!
    I would LOVE that book! I hope I win! πŸ™‚


  183. Juliet says:

    I love the flowers!

  184. Brenda says:

    Inspiring ideas, I’ll share this wonderful site with friends.

  185. carrie says:

    I plan to make a bunch of the fabric flowers as holiday centerpieces!

  186. mommymae says:

    i want fudge. NOW!

  187. Sorahart says:

    Our library doesn’t carry this book and I’ve been dying to try it out before buying it–so I will comment here in the hopes of winning it! Thanks as well for the fudge recipe.

  188. Mary says:

    That vintage recycled holiday garland has my name written all over it! Now to find the time!

  189. Meg says:

    The fabric flowers are awesome and Agnes’ wreath is just too cute!

  190. Elizabeth says:

    the only thing standing between me and that fudge recipe is my love of Jenny Hart — who wouldn’t love to have Embroidered Effects in her library???

  191. Carla says:

    I have started Christmas sewing back in July. You can never start too early when it come to Christmas. I love the idea of the fabric flowers. I might just have to make some for my home.

  192. Starlene says:

    I’ve been waiting for handmade holidays!! I can’t believe Christmas is 8 weeks away. I need to get started!!!!!

  193. Meg McG says:

    What a great resource this place is! There are tons of good ideas here, thanks!

  194. Maggie says:

    I love Handmade Holidays month. Of course, my dance card is quite full already, but I am sure I will add in a few last minute projects, especially if I win the Sublime Stitching book!

  195. Betsy M says:

    Saving those flowers for a Mayday basket project.

  196. Molly says:

    Love those fabric flowers!

  197. Jenn Sedik says:

    That yarn wreath is so gorgeous and inspiring, I’ve got to try making one this season!

  198. Lyndsey says:

    The tea light covers are too cute πŸ™‚

  199. Heather says:

    I love all the homemade holiday stuff. How you guys keep finding more is beyond me!!

  200. Rachel says:

    Yeah for handmade holidays! I have two presents in progress – and now more ideas for my gift giving list!

  201. April says:

    Love those flowers! The Handmade Holidays are the perfect thing right now to give me ideas as I try to figure out what to make my daughter’s teachers and SLP. Thanks again SMS!

  202. Brenna says:

    I love the flowers!!

  203. carrie says:

    oh, a version of that wreath is SO getting made. and the candleholders–genius! i’ve got literally every single part of that one laying around the house–and now i have a whole lot of embroidery to crank out! thanks, SMS!

  204. Stacy says:

    I am so interested in that embroidery book. I learned as a child, but haven’t tried to embroider in years!

  205. Kadybug says:

    Chocolate and sewing – a perfect combination! Yum!

  206. what great ideas! Thank you SMS

  207. Maeve Binder says:

    I read through the past two years of Handmade Holidays and found so many ideas. This blog is the greatest! I look forward to each day this month to see what surprises you have in store for us! Thanks!

  208. amy says:

    Great ideas!!!! I can’t wait to get started on some of them!

  209. Monica says:

    Love the birdies!

  210. Gretchen says:

    Those flowers are terrific! Now I have to go check out who that other “Gretchen” is that left a comment earlier. There aren’t too many of us, you know.

  211. f.sarah says:

    please enter me!

  212. Mary Claire says:

    I love the yarn wreath! Her work is so beautiful! What a great idea!

  213. Rebecca says:

    that wreath is soooo inspiring! I want to buy one and come up with my own variations. Thanks for bringing all these tutorials together for us!

  214. cinzia allocca says:

    I love the fabric flowers!and the tealight holder is so sweet!
    I love handmade holidays!

  215. Nichole says:

    Wow, what a great start. Thanks for the great ideas.

  216. Fawn says:

    I love the yarn wreaths for purchase! What a clever idea for using up items. That fudge looks so good too. Of course mentally I’ve already switched from Halloween candy to fudge, hot chocolate, and pumpkin scones!!!

  217. I’m planning on setting aside as many afternoons this month as I can to craft for Christmas. The fudge is on my list. I really want that book! ;^)
    Thanks again for your wonderful blog!

  218. Holly H. says:

    I just love the tea lights. I will definitely be making some of those to put on my mantle.

  219. Kirsten says:

    I love the book for today and I love all the inspiration in these posts. It is great to discover some new blogs with even more great ideas. Thanks!

  220. nikko says:

    Mmmm… Fudge!

  221. Lorrie says:

    Wonderful book – wonderful ideas and I just drooled on the screen looking at the Bird mobile.

    Thank you!

  222. Sonicka says:

    I think I want to try the tea light holder first. Thanks again for so many great ideas!

  223. Lola says:

    I have to make some fabric flowers!

    I have the first book from Sublime Stitching but not his one.

  224. Annie says:

    That yarn wreath is gorgeous! I am definitely making fudge for Christmas this year πŸ™‚

  225. angela says:

    I can’t believe I just found this site. I am in crafty sewing heaven. Wow I am so excited. What an exciting november!!!!
    This is a great early christmas gift for me

  226. Alissa says:

    These are lovely!

  227. Kimberly says:

    I’ve been eyeing that book – thanks for offering it as a prize. I love all the wonderful ideas on Handmade Holidays!

  228. Michelle says:

    I really love the yarn wreath. What a great idea!

  229. Sally says:

    that fudge recipe is making me soooo hungry! Thanks for posting Day 2 of Goody Goodness!

  230. amelia says:

    mmmm, fudge.

  231. Kathy says:

    Stenciling on fabric is getting really popular. Maybe I’ll have to try it out! Also, FUDGE! πŸ™‚

  232. Sarah says:

    Love the mobile! thanks for all the inspiration!

  233. Limor says:

    You guys always find the cutest ideas. I love the recycled garland. I’m going to make several for different holidays/seasons.

  234. Louby Lou says:

    Love those fabric flowers!

  235. Cara says:

    Oh I love the tea light holders! They will look great on my mantel this year!

  236. Jenn X says:

    That tea light holder is so pretty! I can’t wait to make them for my girlfriends this Holiday season! Now I can finally use up my costco sized container of LED tea lights!

  237. Natasha says:

    Wow. Those flowers are beautiful. I really want to win that book!

  238. Kate M. says:

    That yarn wreath had me at hello. And I am wishing and hoping to receive Embroidered Effects for Christmas. It would be even more fun to win it!

  239. Jessica C says:

    I am super excited for all these tutorials and give aways!

  240. Melissa says:

    I am liking the wreath and the mobile. My bath is done in birds. That mobile would look great in there !

  241. Melissa says:

    This book looks so fun! Thanks for the chance!

  242. Angela says:

    Think I might try my hand at the birdie-mobile for the new baby’s room!

  243. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    What fabulous projects! I have been in a crafting slump, but I don’t think I can resist…I see some tealights in my immediate future….and a yarn wreath…lovely!

  244. Mia Gomez says:

    Such great gift ideas!

  245. Thessa says:

    I was digging through my fall decorations and lamenting the fact that I had no faux fall flowers. The fabric flowers tutorial will help me to remedy that problem. Thank you!

  246. Erin says:

    The yarn wreath is so great!

  247. Megan says:

    That wreath is fantastic!

  248. Melanie says:

    This is a second inspiration for the fabric flowers. Those would be a great gift for my sewing mom. Thanks for the idea!

  249. Christy says:

    I LOVE the whatnot garland, I have so many bits and pieces that I inherited from my great grandmother that I have been hoarding cause I just wasn’t sure what to do with them…this is perfect~o….can’t wait to get one done (when I have time) and drape it over my upright piano with “snow” and all my glowing figures this holiday season!

  250. Polly says:

    It would be so fun to win that book! I love all your gift ideas too

  251. Lauren says:

    The list of things on the makeit section are going to make wonderful holiday presents for a girl on a budget to give!! Thanks for putting this together.

  252. Shannah says:

    Oh, how I wish there was a tutorial for that yarn wreath! I guess I might have to buy one… Looking forward to printing out the cards, too. Thanks!

  253. Rebecca says:

    Lovely stuff! Time to get that gift list started…

  254. D'Lane says:

    Simply wonderful! I really like the tealight idea. I think I have someone on my list who would like a few of those. Better get busy.

  255. qsogirl says:

    love the embroidered candle holder!

  256. Dacia says:

    oooh how fun!

  257. rae says:

    this book looks amazing! i have been really into stitching lately and would love some new techniques! πŸ˜‰

  258. Bethany says:

    These last couple of days is already giving me the inspiration to finish some christmas gift so that I can start some new ones!!

  259. Fudge is always a great idea. Try hand painting a cute gift box or tin to make it a complete gift!

  260. Jessica says:

    love the tea light holder!

  261. elsa says:

    a lovely array of beautiful things to make and/or purchase! When I saw the brownies, it made me laugh … I can adorn my hips as well! hahaha. Thanks again for all things wonderful!

  262. Lisa says:

    What sweet cards those are from Talchen. How nice of her to share! I’m loving all these gift ideas!

  263. Lola Nova says:

    Thank you for bringing so many good ideas together for us!

  264. Hashi says:

    I Love that whatnot garland! I am imagining the words “May your days be merry and bright” embroidered across mine … mmm ..

  265. Celeste says:

    I really like the stenciled flower vase–so clever with that skyline!

  266. Crystal says:

    Those are so cute! I have been looking for some nice non breakable flowers and those fabric flowers will be wonderful!!! THank you!

  267. Danielle says:

    Embroidery is on the Christmas gift “to do list”. I love the contemporary embroidery patterns from the artist. Yay for handmade Christmas!

  268. Jennifer says:

    I really like that bird mobile–but I’m thinking of a way I can make it with my girls! And maybe add more holiday stuff to it??

  269. Gretchen says:

    O my goodness, I need that fudge NOW! That mobile is inspiring! Great stuff ladies!

  270. Steph W says:

    So many good things here! I love the holiday card stencil – and the tea light holder.

  271. wendy says:

    I love the tealight holder, very pretty.

  272. SewLindaAnn says:

    Great book! I’ve really been getting into embroidery and yarn work with the weather finally turning a bit colder

  273. I am maybe going to try the fabric flowers.

  274. Kathleen C. says:

    I love the bird mobile! I’ve embroidered a bit and I’m making some embroidered ornaments this week. This week’s prize would surely help me with future projects, including adding embroidery to my quilts.
    Thanks very much,
    Kathleen C.

  275. Brooke says:

    Horray for Handmade Holidays – love it! Now I need to get busy.

  276. Katie Bowlby says:

    I love the yarn wreath! Beautiful.

  277. Elizabeth says:

    WOW! How cool is Homemade Holidays. so happy I found you this year. A little upset about what I have been missing for two years. πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the hard work putting all the aspects together. VERY AWESOME!

  278. Nikki says:

    wow, i really love the flower vase and the “print it” section! Well done πŸ™‚

  279. Kerri says:

    I would like to make the fabric flowers in Thanksgiving and Christmas fabrics. Then I could use them as the center piece. Thank you for the tutorials. They are always great.

  280. Lisa Fenwick says:

    Those fabric flowers are adorable! I can’t believe I missed those last month. the yarn wreath is probably my favorite out of all of these though, Agnes is VERY talented!

  281. Heather B says:

    More great ideas! Thank you.

  282. Stacy says:

    So excited for Handmade Holidays, it is off to a fabulous start, inspiring!

  283. Amy says:

    That feather wreath looks interesting. I might need to use that idea as a starting point for a fall or spring wreath one of these days. Thanks.

  284. Samantha says:

    Great tutorials! Unique! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for us, day by day……..

  285. marisa says:

    Love the wreaths – so cute!

  286. Paula L. says:

    So many good ideas to try. I think I’ll start with the tealight holder and the fudge πŸ™‚
    Thank you!

  287. katie says:

    The yarn wreath is beautiful! Love the felt flowers and the colors are great.

  288. BeckyB says:

    This looks like a great book!

  289. Kirsten says:

    I love the yarn wreath!

  290. BrendaDe says:

    love the fabric flowers! Great way to use up scraps!

  291. Cynthia says:

    I love the fabric flowers!

  292. Robin Grey says:

    Love your blog! Hope I wind this fabu book!

  293. Tracy says:

    Oh my! I’d love to learn how to embroider! Thank you!

  294. Rene' says:

    That looks like an awesome book. Gotta have it!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  295. Susan W says:

    I adore the stenciled flower vase.

  296. terry says:

    love love love the wreath by KnockKnocking! its beautiful!

  297. Susan says:

    I loved the Birds of Paradise mobile, but must admit I’m more likely to make and enjoy the classic fudge. Something about fall’s nip in the air goes with a fresh batch of fudge.

  298. wishes says:

    It’s getting colder here, and the holidays suddenly seem right around the corner. The perfect time of year to nest, adorn, and enjoy the comforts of home (a crafting:).

  299. april embler says:

    Yea day 2! Love that yarn wreath.

  300. Emily K says:

    I look forward to handmade holiday every year! Even if I don’t get a chance to make any presents for christmas, I save the ideas-it keeps me going all year long! I would LOVE this new sublime stitching book. I’m embroidering a stack of dishtowels for my sisters stock stuffer. Would love some new inspiration!

  301. Anja says:

    Yay, first one to comment… love the Yarn Wreath. Really sweet.

  302. Leigh says:

    beautiful stuff!!! Thanks for sharing!

  303. Missie says:

    I just love the yarn wreath. it is so simple but so pretty.

  304. Erica says:

    I love handmade holidays!

  305. Ana says:

    Love the Birds of Paradise mobile!

  306. Christina says:

    I love that the garland recycles a crochet doily. I always find tons of them at the thrift store.

  307. Angel says:

    So excited that Handmade Holidays are here!

  308. Cassie Box says:


  309. Susanne says:

    I can see that this Handmade Holidays thing is going to be very addictive!

  310. Jaana says:

    How delicate and beautiful the bird mobile is!

  311. Debbie says:

    I really like these ideas…especially the vase from the recycled soda bottle.

  312. April says:

    All super great ideas. Too bad my house is too much of a mess for any of it to actually stand out! (And with the hurriedness of the Holidays coming up, I don’t see it getting any less cluttered anytime soon!)

  313. Ellen says:

    Mm, excited about that fudge recipe…

  314. Alli says:

    I just love Kootoyoo’s tealight holder – wouldn’t a mantle full of holiday-themed holders look lovely?

  315. Mandi says:

    That tealight holder is sublime!

  316. Greeblygreebly says:

    The tealight holder is very sweet!

    I love Jenny Hart’s stuff, her first set was what got me into embriordry again.

  317. Sarah AJ says:

    Cute! I *love* the tealight holder.

  318. beverly says:

    Beautiful things! Are there really only 24hrs in a day?

  319. jm says:

    I love that bird mobile!

  320. Jody says:

    The holiday garland is such a beautiful idea!!!

  321. Jessica says:

    I really love that wreath!

  322. Ashley says:

    I am loving that yarn wreath today and the sublime stitches book! Thanks for the post!

  323. Jane says:

    Thanks for the great ideas posted today. I especially love the tea light sleeve.

  324. Courtney says:

    That feather wreath is so interesting.

  325. alison says:

    I love these great ideas for the Holidays. Can’t wait to see what else is in store!

  326. Allison says:

    Oh my, goodness overload! I love that stenciled vase. And the Embroidered Effects book is calling my name!

  327. I just love the fabric flowers!

  328. amber says:

    I absolutely LOVE that wreath in the buy it section. I know I should be looking at the crafting part, but I just can’t take my eyes off that wreath. The flowers on it are mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing!

  329. Diane says:

    Ummmm, fudge! Love those fabric flowers!

  330. Becky says:

    Looks like there are some great ideas this year

  331. Kate says:

    mmmmmmmmmmm fudge, can’t wait to make that on the weekend

  332. Holly says:

    those fabric flowers are SO cute!!

  333. Jeannine says:

    Ohh.. I must make that fudge recipe!

  334. Adrienne says:

    Jackpot on day 2! All of these projects are right up my crafty alley and I instantly thought of recipients when seeing the photos. I especially like the tealight holder and the fabric flowers. Thank you, thank you! =]

  335. wintu nancy says:

    I really enjoyed the October posts. Thank you.

  336. Isabel Coelho says:

    The Fabric Flowers tutorial is perfect for prepare some gifts. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  337. megan says:

    love the printable cards the flowers in a vase, and the feather wreath(will be making a few of those). Another great day of fun stuff to make. Thanks

  338. Tina says:

    I’m so excited for a month of Handmade Holiday projects! Those fabric flowers are very cool. You could make some to coordinate with every season and switch them out. Fun.

  339. jill says:

    I love the yarn wrapped wreath. Wondering if I have the supplies on hand to make my own…well…of course I do! πŸ™‚

  340. Stephanie says:

    I love the tealight holder!

  341. Carolyn Wood says:

    Love the Vintage garland!

  342. Roxanne says:

    i love the vase

  343. Rachel says:

    I can’t wait to see what the rest of the month has in store!!

  344. Cara says:

    I’m not usually a fan of fabric flowers, but those may change my mind. I see endless possibilities there.

  345. Kaye Prince says:

    I like this theme and I like the fact that you decided to reshow Kirsten’s flower tutorial.

  346. Angela says:

    I’d love to win this book! I used to embroider a few years ago and am just getting back into it again. This book would be perfect!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways! πŸ™‚

  347. Sarah Vee says:

    A beautiful, inspiring selection of ideas today! Love the fudge, the recycled garland, free cards, feather wreath – everything! Thanks for doing such a great job to keep the craft world crafting:)

  348. Shawna says:

    I am just learning to embroider so this would be such a neat book to have! I am embroidering pillows for Christmas for my mom and MIL that have my girls hands on them:)

  349. Samantha says:

    The printable cards are adorable!

  350. can’t wait for more, more, more!

  351. Kathy says:

    Great book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  352. Wendy D. P. says:

    Love the flowers! So cute! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  353. beth says:

    What a fun book. Thanks for sharing!

  354. Oh, such cute stuff! A person could surely make their holidays brighter using all these wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  355. amanda says:

    I know someone that flower vase would be perfect for. Thanks for all the great ideas, and I’m thrilled they’ll be so many more to come.

  356. Oh man I can’t believe you made me click to see the rest of these handmade holidays III posts! Now I’m going to be neglecting my baby trying to make all these things!

    I do not celebrate christmas, but I can think of plenty of times to use that cute as tealight candle cover!

    Eeeee, and that Sublime Stitching book! I NEED IT! I’ve been a massive fan of that girl since I discovered the DIYing world online in 2001!

  357. Kristin says:

    I love the tea light holder!

  358. Katie says:

    I look forward to November and all the great projects that will be featured! What a fun way to move into the holidays.

  359. Tara Ann says:

    I love the flowers!! I really looking forward to all of the tutorials this month and I really enjoyed all the wonderful ideas last month.

  360. Amy says:

    I love all of these projects and look forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful handmade holidays!

  361. Maggie says:

    I love that garland and the tea light holders. But first, I’ll have to excuse myself to go make fudge. A girl needs her holiday crafting energy bars after all.

  362. Jennifer R. says:

    I’m always looking for embroidery ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  363. Addie says:

    Love that garland!

  364. Jenni says:

    those fabric flowers are so great, I still haven’t made them since the last post and I have no idea why. I love that wreathe too!

  365. Julia says:

    The classic fudge looks delicious.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for Embroidered Effects!

  366. Sonya says:

    I’m really enjoying this blog and can’t wait to make these things that are inspiring me so!

  367. carmel says:

    thanks!!! the decoratins look great for all year!!!

  368. Lucy Johnson says:

    the fudge looks so yummy – if only it were possible to buy condensed milk and choc chips here!
    and the lampshade looks very doable.

  369. Muriel says:

    Wow, I would love to win that book!!!
    Are we going to do Give-Away Day again this time of year?

  370. beccy says:

    I LOVE that garland – and I have a sack of vintage doilies and tray cloths I’ve picked up over the years that would be perfect for that project! Thankyou SMS πŸ™‚

  371. B says:

    That wreath is gorgeous!

  372. Andi says:

    So many great ideas already! I love the simplicity of the tealight holder tutorial, I’m definitely adding it to my list of things to make.

  373. mub says:

    I really love that yarn wreath!

  374. Adrienne says:

    Such fun ideas!

  375. Karen says:

    I love the fabric flowers – the perfect pre-Christmas gift for a friend who is recovering from swine flu. Lovely!

  376. Kate says:

    I’m so excited about this month’s theme! Having to leave all of my holiday decor behind when we moved overseas, I’m looking forward to the chance to make some new things for our apartment. Thanks for the ideas!

  377. Sade says:

    Such great ideas. I certainly like the way to decorate a flower vase, and also the flowers.

  378. amandah says:

    What great ideas!!! I would love to get any of these as gifts, Christmas or otherwise.

  379. bex says:

    Wow. Just what I need to develop my skills.

  380. That book is going on my Christmas list – it looks fab!

  381. Baukje says:

    I love the classic fudge but i cannot eat sugar so …………..not for me……..Why aren’t there such recepies without sugar!!!!!!!!!!!

  382. RachelM says:

    That’s so sweet!

  383. Shannon Lloyd says:

    I can’t wait to try the fudge! Thanks for the great ideas!

  384. Amy says:

    So cute…love it!

  385. Mary Carole says:

    Okay, maybe this is my chance. Lovely looking book, Believe me, my shower curtain can use some “cheeky fan dancers”! Thanks for the opportunity.

  386. Megan S. says:

    Very exciting! Looking forward to each day!

  387. Jacqui says:

    What a great assortment – holidayish but not too much so. Love that yarn wreath, what a neat idea!

  388. Devon says:

    That tea light holder is adorable!! I want one for me!

  389. The fudge looks amazing!! I’ve added it in my favourites to bake πŸ™‚

  390. Cheryl A says:

    Ohhh that embroidery book looks wonderful. I’d also like to give a hand at making the fabric flowers and I know my husband would be up for the fudge…and he wouldn’t want to wait til Christmas to get it!

  391. Kate says:

    Hmm I love the deocrations but guess what caught my eye, mmm fudge but maybe I’m just hungry…

  392. min says:

    Yay! I’m so looking forward to this month. Great book reference at the end of the post. I’m just starting to like “stitching” as my daughter calls it. We’re learning it together. Quite fun!

  393. Jen C. says:

    cute projects!

  394. bruinbr says:

    I can’t wait to try the tealight holder and fabric flowers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  395. Sylvie says:

    Thank you for those great ideas!

  396. Natasha says:

    Oh my! The Happy tea light holder is simply gorgeous… and I love today’s giveaway!

  397. Vic says:

    I just loooooooove those handmade flowers! If they can’t be real then at least they can be handmade with love….!

  398. Michelle says:

    Not only am I getting great ideas for the holidays and gifts for other occasions, I’m also finding some great new-to-me blogs. Thanks so much for all these great links!

  399. Laurel says:

    Oooh, I’ve had my eye on that book for a long time now, I’d just love the chance to win it! Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  400. Amber says:

    Those flowers are adorable and such a great idea – and I bookmarked the fudge recipe – yummy!

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