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|We have a wonderful selection of features today to help you Teach & Learn!|
|Animal Sewing Cards
Download a dozen animal images and instructions to make these fun Animal Sewing Cards from Chez Beeper Bebe.
Calli from Make it Do shows you how to create these cute School Bags.
You’ll be prepared to teach and/or learn with Annie’s Pencil Case Tutorial at Annie Get Your Glue Gun!
|Chalkboard Place Mats
Make a Chalkboard Place Mat Tutorial with this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets (it will help with the pre-dinner crazies!).
We know several kiddos who would love this Toddler Backpack from Charity’s tutorial at blueprints!
You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Reading & Writing, Gifts for Teachers, Gifts for College Students, Hanging Bed Organizer, Classic Tote (library books!), Toy Gathering Bucket, Laptop Sleeve, Gifts for Organization, Gifts for Bookworms
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:
|Jennifer’s choice||Jessie’s choice||Lauren’s choice|
|26 Stuffed Felt Letters Alphabet Set in Upper Case Fancy from MiChiMa
We want multiple sets of these perfectly bright & tactile 26 Stuffed Felt Letter Alphabet Sets from Anna at MiChiMa. MiChiMa has a pretty excellent variety of stuffed letters, in addition to a new holiday collection & more.
|Honey & Sea Salt Caramels
Learn to make these wonderful Honey & Sea Salt Caramels with Anita at Dessert First.
Print these sweet Vintage Bookplates from Jessie at Sweet Jessie, and give the unparalleled gift of a favorite childhood book.
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.
Many of you loved the Pocket Purse and Keychain set from November 13 ~ Go. Here is an opportunity to win a gift certificate to the Jimmy Pickles shop and choose one for yourself or a special friend. Beautiful wristlet keychains, key fobs, purses and more. Great gifts for anyone on your list!
By Saori Yamazaki
(Shambhala/Trumpeter, $21.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-716-8)
From the Publisher:
Every item is a little sweeter when it’s made with materials that are just right, and the soft, warm, and durable nature of wool felt makes it the perfect material for the little ones in your life. The twenty-five felted projects in this book—from soft play mats and warm wool vests to snuggly teddy bears and cozy baby booties—will add a touch of warm and fuzzy delight to your baby’s life.
Using just two easy techniques—wet felting and needle felting—you can easily transform raw wool into innumerable objects that will please your baby’s senses and last as your child grows. Clear step-by-step instruction and detailed diagrams make felting easy for beginners, while the unique projects and beautiful color photographs will inspire all crafters.
Make the projects in this book and add a touch of warmth to your nursery, crib, playroom, and beyond.
- woolen baby booties—a practical and lovely item any baby will need,
- flying bluebirds mobile—a classic gift that both babies and parents will appreciate,
- musical clatter balls—a safe toy that will entertain for hours,
- warm bottle cover—to help insulate baby’s bottle,
- mama’s bag—a capacious holder for diapers, cell phones, and lunch.
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More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
24 ~ Woof & Meow
23 ~ Smell
22 ~ Count
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.