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Make your gifts “Count” with our numbers-themed features!

Make It

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Michelle shows you how to create a Number Banner at Little Paper Dog.
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Make a Cozy Embroidered Clock with this tutorial from Prudent Baby.
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Knit a Calculator with Katie’s pattern on Caffaknitted. (Get a good sense of how big & cool it is in the last picture of the post.)
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Games are often excellent math skill boosters! “Check out” this beautiful Checkerboard Tutorial from Rashida at i heart linen. Are you as excited about Rashida’s new book as we are? You can already pre-order I Love Patchwork: 25 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Soft Toys & Games, Gifts for Science & Tech Lovers (Don’t miss the dodecahedral handbag!)

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

Amy’s choice Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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LeAnne from everyday celebrations sells a Numbers Quiet Book PDF Pattern. The pattern includes 14 pages of colored pictures, diagrams, patterns, & tips. LeAnne adds that she has a blog post to show additional pages in the book not shown in the Etsy listing.

Mix It

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Cheryl from 5 second rule tells you how to make her friend Alison’s foolproof recipe for Latkes. Have your own “latkepalooza” this holiday season!

Photo by Cheryl Sternman Rule / 5 Second Rule

Print It

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These Pennant Number Cake Toppers from Rachel at Fog and Thistle would be fun paired with some of our Celebrate tutorials. Print some out today!

Win It

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

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

By Blueberry Park

From the Artist:

A needlecase to sit prettily on your work table. Handmade from linen, with a fabric flower applique on top. 4 felt layers to store plenty of needles. Beautiful matching pincushion. (Fabric is slightly different than the image.)

(Interweave Press, $14.99, Item #: QG0900)

From the Publisher:

Quilting Arts Gifts is a special issue of Quilting Arts Magazine devoted to the art of gift-giving!
Inside this third annual issue, you’ll learn how to:
  • Create 20 festive gift projects, including holiday gift cards, a scarf made from colorful quilted scraps, framed art quilts for nature lovers, fiber jewelry, silk paper pockets ideal for presents, embellished and embroidered bracelets, a fabulous tote bag, a hand-sewn mug cosy, camera case, a legal pad folio, personalized art bookmarks, and much more.
  • Decorate with 14 home décor ideas including six unique styles of ornaments to personalize your tree, colorful quilted Hanukkah coasters, table runners, no-bake cookies for winter greetings, fabric and wire wreaths and garlands, and more.
  • Find the newest and best gadgets and tools recommended by our editors. These are perfect ideas for gifting (or keeping!)

Quilting Arts Gifts isn’t just for the holidays, though. Do you have a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion on the horizon? Our jewelry, wearables, tote bags and purses, are ideal gifts for almost any occasion.

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More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
21 ~ Bake
20 ~ Rock
19 ~ Organize
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.