November 22 ~ Count

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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.

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312 Responses to November 22 ~ Count

  1. Brookiej says:

    LOVE the number banner…this is awesome!

  2. Amie says:

    I love this series! I’ve found so many gift ideas already. Thank you.

  3. Steph W says:

    Your themes are really good! I thought, “How will they do this another year?” Well, I’m amazed, but not surprised.

  4. Jennifer O. says:

    I love that checkers game and I’m looking forward to seeing Rashida’s book.

  5. Valerie says:

    I never knew what was in a latke before. They sound amazing!

  6. Amy says:

    The needlecase is gorgeous!

  7. Whistlepea says:

    I love latkes. Must make these soon!

  8. megelin says:

    love the clock!

  9. Leslie says:

    Great idea for a clock.

  10. Alice says:

    I would love to make that checker board.

  11. Bron says:

    Some of these are must dos!

  12. I love the checkerboard tutorial. Tha cloth selection is awesome.

  13. lorena says:

    Love all the numbers ideas! :)

  14. Ann says:

    What great ideas! Thanks!

  15. susan mzf says:

    that embroidered clock is so cute! what a fantastic idea.

  16. mjb says:

    Wow! An embroidered clock!

  17. Kirsten says:

    That checkers game is adorable. Love it for travelling!

  18. Sarah S says:

    Very cute ideas!

  19. Carrie L says:

    Cute ideas again. Thanks!

  20. Julia Gabriel says:

    I love that clock! What a great idea.

  21. Carla says:

    The magazine has great ideas.

  22. sy says:

    the clock is so cool

  23. Courtney says:

    I love the patchwork checkers!

  24. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the ideas – loving every day of this!

  25. ting says:

    Love the embroidered clock!

  26. Jenna Z says:

    Oooh, I Love those pattern magazines!

  27. Kirsten says:

    I’ve never seen that magazine, it looks like lots of fun!

  28. mary jo says:

    thanks for all the great ideas

  29. Angela says:

    I just got it -the calculator says “boobies”! HAHHAHA!!!

  30. Angela says:

    My husband is a math teacher, so I love the knit calculator. Sadly, I don’t knit but I would like to use the same idea to make a pillow for him. Thank you again for the give-aways!

  31. Kelly says:

    Love the knitted calculator!

  32. Diane says:

    So many fun ideas! Where do I start?!

  33. Liesl says:

    *Count* me in for the beautiful needlecase and pincushion. ;)

  34. Nicole V says:

    I’m an accountant. I LOVE numbers. *fingers crossed*

  35. Krystina says:

    Sweet checkers game!

  36. Mmmmm…Latkes!

  37. stephanie says:

    i love having more quiet book ideas!

  38. Kimberly says:

    I have had that checkerboard tutorial on my to do list for awhile now. Precious ideas.

  39. Monica says:

    I can’t get enough of the fabric buntings, and those checkers? Hooray!

  40. Jessica C says:

    I love the checkers tutorial.

  41. Doris says:

    I love that clock!

    Doris in Des Moines
    auntiedart(at)yahoo.com

  42. jessica Hansen says:

    yes please

  43. Ellen says:

    I LOVE that clock! Too cute!

  44. nikko says:

    Cute ideas!

  45. Deborah says:

    Thanks for your ideas and patterns!!

  46. That clock would be so perfect for so many people I know!

  47. alison says:

    Cute gift ideas!

  48. Deanne says:

    love the checkers game board.

  49. shannon says:

    such great ideas… the checkers are adorable!

  50. Marianne says:

    Lots of good ideas today!

  51. Mary P says:

    Wow. That calculator is awesome!

  52. ahk says:

    Love that calculator!

  53. Aparna M. says:

    The clock is so cute.

  54. Kristen says:

    Oh my…need to get going on gifts, thanks for the inspiration!

  55. Missie says:

    I absolutely love the embroidered clock. I can’t wait to make one for my craft room!

  56. Elizabeth says:

    I love the embroidered clock–my mother is always saying that I have no “normal” clocks in the house because I like them all to have something special about them–this one would fit right in!

  57. christy says:

    That checkerboard rocks. (if only the kids wouldn’t lose the stones! ;)

  58. Jill says:

    I love all the great ideas! Fantastic!

  59. BreannaS says:

    I like the checkers game I can see my children playing with this while we are camping.

  60. Kelly Jo says:

    I saw that magazine the other day and loved the ideas in it! Hope I win!

  61. Kelli says:

    I wish I were a better knitter. That calculator is ADORABLE!

  62. Nadia says:

    The checkerboard is a great idea! Thanks for so many wonderful projects.

  63. Lynn Hynes says:

    cute idea for the fabric checkers game!

  64. Silvia says:

    The checkerboard is a funny project! I like it!

  65. Carlee says:

    Cute Stuff!!

  66. Katie says:

    cute checkers game!

  67. Mandy says:

    Love the numbers book. Great for keeping a certain 2 year old entertained in church:)

  68. tara says:

    great ideas again today.

  69. Sue Atkins says:

    I love latkes, but with a father from the south, we called them potato pancakes, but the recipe is the exact same recipe I used! There is a little one on my list who will be getting a counting book!

  70. MelodyJ says:

    The clock and calulator look fun.

  71. crissy says:

    I HAVE to make the checker board, what a neat idea!

  72. i love the banner!

  73. Liz says:

    Love the number banner – very cute and easy way to help kids learn.

  74. Deb Cameron says:

    I love the pennant cake toppers, sweet!

  75. Kelli says:

    I am in LOVE with the fabric choices today…now I think I NEED them!!!!!

  76. BrendaDe says:

    Love the banner! Great ideas.

  77. JJ says:

    I love the calculator! This is perfect for my sister…

  78. cinzia allocca says:

    So much to do before christmas! My head is spinning as I get more great ideas for gift making!

  79. Allison says:

    great idea for checkers!

  80. scenelady says:

    Ooh, that checkerboard game looks like fun to make, I’ve been waiting for Rashida’s book to come out!

  81. Brittney says:

    I really like the clock!

  82. Kirsten says:

    I love the checkerboard!

  83. Chrissy says:

    I love checkers. Thanks for the tutorial.

  84. Betsy M says:

    That checkerboard is going to be such a HIT with my husband. Yay!

  85. Lisa says:

    More fun stuff as usual! Thank you!

  86. Sarah says:

    what fun! love the banner and the recipe.

  87. Debra says:

    Cute ideas!

  88. js says:

    great for kids gifts

  89. Anya T. says:

    Great ideas! Thanks.

  90. Sue D says:

    The calculator is so big!!

  91. Vicki K says:

    The handstitching on the clock and the calculator is fantastic – I think the calculator would make a good top for a laptop case.

  92. ~Helena~ says:

    I am so loving the ideas. Latkes yummy.

  93. Jan says:

    I look forward to Handmade Holidays every year. Great inspiration for my gift lift list.

  94. Dacia says:

    I adore clocks. I think I am going to have yo make that! and I might have to mozy on over and purchase a quiet book pattern! Thanks!

  95. Shawna says:

    the checkers game is lovely!

  96. Lee Ann Bailey says:

    You gals are inspiring. Thanks so much for the great ideas! Gotta get to work!

  97. kriswithmany says:

    That clock looks like fun.

  98. Tabitha says:

    Banner is definitely a must do.

  99. Bethany says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  100. Kimberly says:

    Fun! I live the checkerboard set.

  101. Jenne says:

    I think I need an embroidered clock. So neat!

  102. I love the clock!

  103. mia lucero says:

    The numbers quiet book is so sweet!

  104. Andrea says:

    Another day of great ideas. Amazing how much talent there is!

  105. Tabitha says:

    That checkerboard set is so cute! Would be perfect for my little game players…

  106. Heidi says:

    I love the checkers game, my son would love it.

  107. Debbie says:

    Thanks for so many great ideas!

  108. April says:

    The banner would be cute for so many different things.

  109. Amy says:

    I like the tutorial for the clock. I never would have thought of that. Thanks!

  110. Monica says:

    I love the quiet book. I need to make one for my little boy.

  111. Sissy says:

    count me in!

  112. Sherry says:

    can’t wait everyday to see what’s next, enjoying this month as much as Oct stash busters. thanks.

  113. aSprinkling says:

    I would love that Quilting Arts magazine. I’ve never read one (or any quilting magazine) before!

  114. Paula says:

    patchwork checkers? GENIUS! I’m definitely going to check out that new book!

  115. Carrie says:

    those checkers are awesome!

  116. Sonicka says:

    I have been wanting to make a birthday banner. This number one would be perfect!

  117. Christine says:

    This magazine for this month, has so much in it!!! I browsed at the bookstore but didn’t buy it..maybe will win it???

  118. Julie W says:

    The banner would be fun for a birthday.

  119. ChristineBolin says:

    Great ideas!

  120. Jill says:

    The knit calculator and checkers set are my favorites!

  121. Erin J. says:

    I love the checkers set!

  122. Wendy says:

    Love the clock; and can’t wait to see Rashida’s book.

  123. Rachel B says:

    Gotta love HMH every year. Very cool.

  124. Salihan says:

    Love the checker board!

  125. Christie says:

    Having been a math major in college, that calculator tutorial really strikes a chord with me – so cute!

  126. Elizabeth says:

    The checker board would be such a great gift for a kid! Great idea!

  127. Kathleen says:

    Kudos on all the great ideas ! Love the checkers.

  128. Rachel says:

    Gotta try those latkes! And maybe the number banner too!

  129. sandyandcosmo says:

    I’ve never liked numbers but these are some cute ideas!

  130. Nichole says:

    Yeah for numbers! Thanks SMS – loving this daily treat in my blog reading.

  131. Jen C. says:

    That calculator is so fun!

  132. Jennifer says:

    Really? No advent calendars. Surprised.

  133. Chelsey says:

    These are all great ideas! That checkers board is adorable!

  134. Liz says:

    So many possibilities with the clock. Lots of great gift ideas.

  135. Jen L says:

    great ideas, I keep changing my gift list daily
    Jen

  136. Abbi says:

    Fun ideas! That clock is quite cute.

  137. Mama Lusco says:

    Adorable ideas!

  138. amber says:

    so cute, I love the fabric pick today, reminds me of school.

  139. Anya says:

    The checkerboard is so cute!

  140. Jennifer says:

    I love the checkerboard! And so would my daughter!

  141. Emily Dawn says:

    I love that embroidered clock!

  142. jamie says:

    love the numbers banner! So Cute.

  143. Danyelle says:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  144. Becky says:

    Wow! As if i don’t already have enough ideas here you give me more!!!!!

    Thanks for the tip about the comments box not working with firefox. I thought it was my ‘puter :)

  145. MaryAnn says:

    The Numbers Book is perfect for my granddaughters. Thanks for sharing

  146. i checked out that calculator on her blog…INCREDIBLY COOL! I hope to have a little math-nerd on my hands one day (as I was a HUGE one in school) so this would be so fun! Thanks!

  147. Suzanne says:

    I love the little clock and checker board!

  148. Diana says:

    The clock is so cute!

  149. Leisel says:

    Yay! I love Christmas

  150. Stacy says:

    Fun topic, cute ideas!

  151. Nicole says:

    Nice projects, love the clock and the checkerboard!

  152. Kaye Prince says:

    I have been admiring that checkers board ever since Rashida first mentioned it on her blog – it’s gorgeous and oh so clever. I really do need to make one!

  153. Kimberly says:

    That clock is so cool.

  154. Katy says:

    what great ideas – love the numbers quiet book!

  155. Love it! Way to make math more fun!

  156. Kadybug says:

    I am so excited about the checkerboard! I was just telling my husband the other day we may have to cheat on homemade Christmas and buy the kids a board game. But now, I am making it! Thank You. Each day has provided me with the inspiration needed to make this year 100% homemade. :)

  157. Crystal says:

    I really like all of the numbers!!

  158. Greta says:

    What adorable gift ideas!! Thanks, as always, for the inspiration. Even my high school students are inspired to create a “handmade christmas”! Thank you and keep up the great work. Aloha from Hawaii, :)

  159. Kathleen C. says:

    Lovely ideas, as always. I love the checker board and the flower needlecase; and who doesn’t like Quilting Arts?
    Thanks,
    Kathleen C

  160. Sheetal says:

    OMG! I just have to make the embroidery clock! but I think I’m going to applique on the numbers with my favorite fabrics.

  161. mon ami says:

    love these!

  162. Tong says:

    I love the Cozy Embroidered Clock!! So cute!

  163. Carolyn Wood says:

    The knit calculator is great!

  164. Bethany says:

    super awesome!! I really like the checker board, my boys are just starting to LOVE that game and with fabric in boyish tones would be really cool!!!

  165. Tina Mackey says:

    I absolutely love Beth’s choice of fabric today! I’m going to have to go over and check that out.

  166. Cara says:

    Wow – I’m starting to get a little overwhelmed here.

  167. Tori says:

    Cute, I really like that embroidered clock. It would be great for our nursery.

  168. jennsquared says:

    Love the number book! Now I gotta go get one for myself!

  169. Susan says:

    The checkerboard looks like a great gift to take traveling, if made along with a pouch to store the board and game pieces. Thanks for including this!

  170. Daniela C Beier says:

    lovely things!! :)

  171. Liz says:

    oooh, that polka dot fabric! love it! i have a thing for stripes and polka dots.

  172. Sandy says:

    I would love a chance to win this giveaway – Thanks!

  173. Astrid says:

    The checkerboard tutorial is very nice!

  174. Julia M. in MI says:

    These could be used for girls or boys, I’m sure, but they make me think of my boys. Thanks for the inspiration and know-how.

  175. SewCalGal says:

    Great post. Fun insights. Thanks for sharing.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  176. Maya says:

    Fabric checkers, that looks like so much fun!

  177. Bunny says:

    Love this post!

  178. Amanda says:

    What a beautiful needlecase!

  179. amelia says:

    lovely

  180. bruinbr says:

    What a fun cozy clock! I also love the number banner!

  181. Jessica says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the magazine!

  182. Ooh – I love that checkerboard.

  183. I love that PDF- a great gift for all the little ones in my life.

  184. aurore says:

    the flower needle case is lovely and I am going to print the cupcake toppers right now.

  185. Julia says:

    Numbers is such a cute theme!! I love the number banner! Would be so cute in a classroom or kids room!! And the tea time clock! Super cute!!

  186. Michelle says:

    Wow, who knew I liked numbers so much? Loving every single one of these projects, and the latkes, too!

  187. Amber says:

    Yum – those latkes look delicious – and I love those little cake toppers – so cute!

  188. Julie says:

    Oh! I am so going to make that checkerboard. For who? Who knows! Maybe just for myself. :)

  189. Sarah Lorde says:

    I am so excited about the latkes recipie I have been looking for a good recipie.

  190. Barbara says:

    Another great batch of ideas today. Love the embroidered clock in particular. You could take this fabulous idea so many places! Also love the Quilting Arts mag. You are so lucky in the US and Australia to have such a fab range of craft magazines. Bx

  191. Fawn says:

    I love the idea of the homemade checkers board! I’d love to make this for my niece so I can play with her when I visit.

  192. Jennifer says:

    How will I ever find the time to do all these projects?? *LOL* I know! I embroider that clock!

  193. SewLindaAnn says:

    I really like the numbers banner, and it could be used for so many things besides numbers. Names and shapes. Fun. Thanks for the info. on the comment form, now I’ll know it’s the browser having issues.

  194. jm says:

    Latkes here I come!

  195. Michele says:

    Love the checkerboard tutorial!

  196. yet again more fabulous ideas and links. Thanks!

  197. anja says:

    as always, fun ideas to get my brain percolating. thanks!

  198. Myrnie says:

    That calculator is hilarious!!

  199. Susanne says:

    Love the little clock!

  200. Andrea says:

    So many ideas. Thanks again!

  201. Jenn says:

    These posts are SUCH an amazing resource–thank you so much!!

  202. Lucie says:

    I like the idea of the quiet number book. All your ideas are so darn cute :)

  203. Amanda says:

    I love that number banner! I teach first grade and I think that would be a colorful addition to our classroom!

  204. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the checkers link. I knew I’d seen it once before but couldn’t remember where. I want to make it for my nephew.

  205. Becky says:

    I love the soft clock, what a cute idea

  206. Limor says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the embroidered clock. The colors are so bright and I love the retro feel. I need one of those in our family room.

  207. Sylvie says:

    Those ideas are GREAT! Thank you!

  208. Elizabeth says:

    The tutorials you share are always great, but that embroidered clock is genius.

  209. Lola says:

    I love the idea of the embroidered clock. :)

  210. Lorrie says:

    The embroidered clock is so sweet. And I’ve long admired the checkers game from iheartlinen.

    Lorrie

  211. Megan says:

    I love the needlecase and pincushion!

  212. mara says:

    I really love the themes y’all came up with this year! Great work!!

  213. Mia says:

    Love all these ideas. The clock looks amazing, so does the calculator. And I love the PDF quiet books. So clever!

  214. Julie says:

    The checkerboard is really cute.

  215. Amy says:

    Great ideas for the kiddos. Love the checkers pattern; really fun!

  216. gigi says:

    LOVE the clock & the checkers!!! wow, fabulous projects yet again!!

  217. Celeste says:

    Love that embroidered clock!

  218. Shannon F. says:

    This keeps getting better and better!

  219. Desiree says:

    Love the cupcake tops :) yum.

  220. Ellen says:

    The knitted calculator is such a fun idea
    !

  221. Thank you so much for all the great ideas! :)

  222. Wendy D. P. says:

    The numbers book is so cute! Wonderful ideas – thank you!

  223. amy reed says:

    Am really enjoying all of the daily inspiration! thanx, s,m,s!

  224. Lorene says:

    Love the knit calculator!

  225. Natasha says:

    Thanks! I love the bunting.

  226. Kristin says:

    I just might have to make a checkerboard for my oldest son. He loves that game!

  227. Megan says:

    Checkerboard! That is so clever!

  228. Angie says:

    I love the embroidery clock, such of a new approach to incorporating embroidery.

  229. Rachelle says:

    I love that checkerboard, might have to make it for the kiddos.

  230. Casey says:

    ok, I love everything posted today!!

  231. Julianne says:

    Can’t wait to get home from vacation so I can bookmark the checkerboard tutorial!!

  232. Jordan Durbin says:

    Handmade Holidays Rock!!!

  233. Paulina says:

    Embroidered clock is nice. It could be a fine idea for a gift but also a good thing to make your old clock a new one.

  234. Danielle says:

    wow I love the embroidered clock. that is so adorable! I must have one.

  235. Sarah AJ says:

    Oh, I adore the clock! So cute!

  236. Tina says:

    I *need* to make a clock like that for my craft room! How perfectly cute that would be! I’ve been looking for a clock and just haven’t found anything that is right. I should have thought to make my own, LOL.

  237. beverly says:

    Oh, the clock is so cute!

  238. juliecache says:

    looking forward to a new week of fun ideas.

  239. rae says:

    what lovely gifts! both the crafting ideas and the giveaway! thanks for the opportunity! ;)

  240. Stacy says:

    Those cupcake toppers are very cute :)

  241. Grace Wong says:

    that fabric checkerboard is awesome!

  242. lisa says:

    That calculator is funny.

  243. Morgan says:

    Perfect for my little one. :)

  244. Shannon Reed says:

    I absolutely love that clock!

  245. christine says:

    i am loving the handmade holidays. i have a whole list of things to get cracking on. thank you for all the inspiration!

  246. Anya says:

    The pennant is such a neat idea!

  247. Kate T says:

    I love the fun sewing projects that are practical too! Great tutorials!

  248. Jeanelle says:

    THanks for the continued inspiration!!!

  249. Love that checkers set!

  250. sarah says:

    I like the quiet numbers book.

  251. JD says:

    Mmmmm…latkes!

  252. Quilting Art Gifts is just the perfect give away for this time of year! I would use it for sure!

  253. Mandi says:

    I am in love with that checkers game!

  254. Terri says:

    Count me in!!!!

  255. Louby Lou says:

    More excellent ideas, I love that needlecase by Blueberry Park, I’m so gonna have to check them out! As always, many thanks!

  256. Alli D says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for this one!

  257. Laura says:

    The checker board is cute!

  258. Erica says:

    I like this post, you can make all kind of games for children with numbers and have them play and learn at the same time…
    And I’m all for handmade holidays and new ideas for it!

  259. StephanieS says:

    I like the cozy embroidered clock. I’m interested to see how difficult the tutorial is.

  260. Allison says:

    The embroidered clock and fabric checker board look so cool. I definitely want to try making them!

  261. craftytammie says:

    great ideas, as usual. i especially love the checkerboard and clock!

  262. Debra says:

    Love the checkers game made from fabric….too cute!

  263. nilly ofan says:

    i love the great smell of latkes.

  264. virginia says:

    I think I might buy the numbers pattern book. It looks cute

  265. I LOVE the quilted checkerboard – such a cute idea. Never would have thought of using the covered buttons.

    http://www.thecottagehome.blogspot.com

  266. Jane says:

    I love the banner and the calculator!

  267. Jody says:

    I love the checkerboard idea!

  268. Sarah Vee says:

    I love the counting ideas. Great prize today, too. Thanks for the Firefox tip!

  269. Jenny says:

    Thanks for another great round of ideas and great giveaways.

  270. Andi says:

    Another day of great projects! The checkerboard and numbers quiet book have been added to my long “to make” list – and I think I might have to make some latkes today too – yum!

  271. Katie B says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!@

  272. alex says:

    The checkerboard is too cool. And you can easily rollit up and take it outside to play, without all the space a cardboard game needs.

  273. qsogirl says:

    oh my goodness, that little checkers set is so cute!! and mmmmmm latkes. i’m definitely going to have to try that recipe :)

  274. Liz says:

    That embroidered clock is so cute! I am an embroidering newbie, but I’m adding it to my to-do list.

  275. D'Ann says:

    What a cute needle case. And once again I like Kristen’s fabric choice. We definitely have similar taste.

  276. Ramona says:

    What a wonderful idea for a clock.

  277. Laura says:

    Yum! Latkes! And that checkers set is just too cute!

  278. Lindsey says:

    Love the checkers board. I am going to make one for my classroom.

  279. Anne Marie says:

    These are such neat projects – love all of them.

  280. Caroline says:

    The checkerboard is so cute!

  281. Tracy Rizzo says:

    I love those checkers

  282. Rebecca says:

    Really like the embroidered clock idea, will make a nice gift.

  283. annie says:

    I love these posts, thank you so much for organizing all of this!

  284. the checkers board is a great idea!

  285. Jill D says:

    Wondering if you could adapt the flag to be a sort of Christmas countdown with a pocket system in the back to be a sort of advent calendar. Hmmmm….

  286. michaelann says:

    wow, i love it al!

  287. Trisha says:

    Oh, checkerboards – what a great idea for a gift!

  288. Southern Gal says:

    That checkerboard stole my heart. How precious!

  289. Leigh says:

    Oh my goodness! That clock is so cool! Thanks for sharing the links!

  290. Beth says:

    I love that clock! Another thing to add to my to do list!

  291. Lynn Osborne says:

    The ideas just keep on coming! Thanks for all you do to help us get ready for the holidays.

  292. cynthia says:

    OM Goodness that calculator is so cute. Great give aways Thanks for a chance to win. Cynthia

  293. carmel says:

    the number baner is one of the things i must make for the childrens room!
    so simple and yet so cute!

  294. Jennifer R. says:

    Thanks for the give aways and for all the fun ideas this month!

  295. Muriel says:

    That looks like a great magazine to win!!!

  296. Lauren says:

    I love that banner, it’s so fun!

  297. keren says:

    Great ideas! thank you!

  298. Julia says:

    The cozy embroidered clock is such a great idea.
    I visited the Prudent Baby blog and love her advice to her baby daughter!

  299. Anna says:

    What a lovely needlecase! There are so many good ideas coming through this month!

  300. Alexa says:

    yummy latkes… and that calculator is hillarious!

  301. Christy says:

    Super cute tutorials! i love the embroidered clock and the latkes recipe. thank you sew mama sew!

  302. Valerie says:

    love all the great ideas! Thanks!

  303. Laurel says:

    Fun projects, love the magazine.

  304. Michelle M says:

    The checkers game is such a great idea. Please count me in for the giveaways.

  305. Junglewife says:

    Loving all these ideas, especially the banner! Fun!

  306. Joanna says:

    Love the number banner^0^

  307. I’m such a nerd – I love the Cozy Embroidered Clock and the Knit Calculator. Makes me smile…

  308. Jo says:

    Yum those latkes look yummy! Prizes look cool too!

  309. DebbieKL says:

    I like the idea of the number banner and the checkerboard for my son. Thanks!

  310. Jaana says:

    The clock is adorable!

  311. Jenny says:

    Ooh! I’m the first to comment? :) I like counting.

  312. Trisha says:

    I love the checkers game! I can see my family and I playing on our very own soon. Thanks for the great ideas:)

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