November 25 ~ Teach & Learn

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We have a wonderful selection of features today to help you Teach & Learn!

Make It

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Download a dozen animal images and instructions to make these fun Animal Sewing Cards from Chez Beeper Bebe.
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Calli from Make it Do shows you how to create these cute School Bags.
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You’ll be prepared to teach and/or learn with Annie’s Pencil Case Tutorial at Annie Get Your Glue Gun!
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Make a Chalkboard Place Mat Tutorial with this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets (it will help with the pre-dinner crazies!).
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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
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Buy It

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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.

Mix It

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Learn to make these wonderful Honey & Sea Salt Caramels with Anita at Dessert First.

Print It

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Print these sweet Vintage Bookplates from Jessie at Sweet Jessie, and give the unparalleled gift of a favorite childhood book.

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.

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.

Projects include:

  • 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.

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275 Responses to November 25 ~ Teach & Learn

  1. Crystal says:

    Ooooh! So many good ideas this post.

  2. Tammy says:

    Lots of fun projects!

  3. Sara says:

    Can’t wait to make the caramels

  4. Cool ideas!

  5. Cinnamon says:

    I like these ideas, especially the toddler backpack. Thanks for the link!

  6. Alissa D says:

    All so cute!

  7. Jena says:

    I’m going to make the caramels for our cookie swap- Thanks!

  8. Liz says:

    The school bags look fabulous – as do the chalkboard place mats – though I know my kids probably wouldn’t eat if they could sit and draw instead πŸ˜€

  9. Brookiej says:

    School bags & chalkboard place mats!! Woohoo!

  10. The school bags, just love to make bags!!! And the perfect complement, the pencil boxes! Great gift ideas.

  11. Andrea says:

    Those animal sewing cards are fabulous – thanks for sharing!

  12. Julie says:

    That toddler backpack is awesome! I had such a hard time finding a backpack to fit my son for preschool…this would be perfect!

  13. Christina says:

    such cute ideas! i really like the placemat idea and the pencil pouch is so adorable

  14. Kirsten says:

    I love the felted letters!

  15. Suzanne says:

    Love the back pack!

  16. qsogirl says:

    love the school bags!

  17. Anna says:

    I’m going to start my son on those sewing cards – thank you so much!

  18. Cecily says:

    These look like wonderful projects.

  19. Sewing cards are a great idea!

  20. Bethany says:

    very fun…love the school bag!!

  21. Anja says:

    Great projects!!!!

  22. Rochelle says:

    Just bookmarked that pencil case. Love it!

  23. Julia M. in MI says:

    Lots of cute ideas today. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

  24. juliecache says:

    jimmy pickles? oh my!

  25. Tanya says:

    Beautiful fabric choices!

  26. Andee says:

    These are great! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate these great finds collected in one place for easy reference.

  27. nilly ofan says:

    the chalkboard place mat looks like a great project!

  28. Patty says:

    Love the placemats!! And the salt caramels look yummy!

  29. Carol says:

    What lovely ideas. Just found your website and so looking forward to reading archives.

  30. Myrnie says:

    That toddler backpack would be perfect for my daughter!

  31. Natalie Huffman says:

    Just going through all the projects and noticed that November 17 and 18 link to the November 1st projects. Not sure if this is intentional, I don’t think it is, but thought I would mention it anyway.
    I love your blog/site – everything about it.
    Thanks for organizing the Handmade Holidays.

  32. Jessica says:

    The felting for babies book looks interesting.

  33. tara says:

    these just keep getting better and better.

  34. JJ says:

    Those vintage bookplates are precious!

  35. stephanie says:

    the chalkboard placemat is definitely on my list of to make — hello, my name is stephanie and i’m a germaphobe!

  36. scenelady says:

    I love those felt letter alphabets and the pencil case is cute also!

  37. Nichole D. says:

    I am SO going to get fabric for the toddler backpack tomorrow. My daughter will absolutely love it! Will make a perfect early Christmas gift and she can have it before our flight. Yay!

  38. Java Jane says:

    I do not want November to ever end! I love Handmade Holidays!

  39. DebbieKL says:

    Love the pencil case! Just printed out the tutorial to add to my christmas to-do list!

  40. Ruth says:

    Such neat placemats!

  41. Tina says:

    Very lovely bookplates. Have several young nieces and nephews who would love felted goodies!

  42. Danielle says:

    cute cute cute. I really like the placemats.

  43. Danielle says:

    cute cute cute. I really like the placemats. thats a fun idea!

  44. crazyestonian says:

    Honey and sea salt caramels, yum! I will have to make some!

  45. Ashley says:

    been wanting Felting for Baby… thanks for the chance to win!

  46. Lucie says:

    The felt alphabet looks really nice. What inspiring ideas… Contact at

  47. Chalk Board place mats for EVERYONE!! I keep changing my holiday lists with each new post.

  48. Andrea says:

    Nice sewing cards!

  49. jennsquared says:

    oh that sea salt caramel… YUM.

  50. Amy says:

    Love the chalkboard placemats!

  51. ting says:

    Love these ideas! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  52. Amy says:

    Those caramels got me! Off to the kitchen…

  53. Jessica says:

    These are some great projects to make for the busy little ones in your life. Thanks for more great ideas!

  54. Bunny says:

    I need that book! I love felting, and baby booties. They just go together so nicely.

  55. PenguitoSmile says:

    I love all of these items on here! I love this post!

  56. farscapegirl says:

    the bookplates are so adorable and perfect for a little kid!

  57. Paula says:

    totally trying those caramels! Yum!

  58. Emily Dawn says:

    That chalk board placemat would be amazing!

  59. Heidi says:

    I love the pencil case, it could easily be makeup bags or little sewing kits.

  60. craftytammie says:

    great ideas, as usual! love the vintage bookplates though – definitely printing some for my little bookworms!

  61. Meagan says:

    I have been wanting to make felt booties for my cutie and need that awesome book!

  62. sy says:

    the squirill school bag is so cute

  63. BreannaS says:

    I love the school bag and the chalk board mat very cute ideas I intend to look into.

  64. Monica says:

    I’m so excited to make those lacing cards!

  65. mommymae says:

    i nee to make those caramels now!!! too bad i have pumpkin pies to mix up.

  66. Jen C. says:

    those felt letters are adorable!

  67. Nicole says:

    Love the toddler backpack and the vintage bookplates!!!

  68. More cute stuff! I think kids carrying backpacks are sooo cute!

  69. Dacia says:

    thank you for so many wonderful ideas! Great day today, loved everything!

  70. Sara says:

    Love that sweet little backpack!

  71. Chelsey says:

    Definitely bookmarking this page! So many good ideas (and those caramels look divine!).

  72. jenne says:

    I really love the backpack, and I am definitely going to try the caramels!

  73. Beth says:

    Just when I thought I had all the ideas I needed for my daughter, you post the cutest squirrel satchel. Back to the sewing machine I go… got to make the stuff to go inside it, too!

  74. Doris says:

    All so cute and sweet!

  75. Kelly Jo says:

    So cute! Love these ideas, all of them are perfect for my little girl!

  76. Ashley says:

    One of these days I’m going to make one of those chalkboard mats. I swear it!!

  77. elizabeth says:

    The toddler back pack is genius. It is so hard to find backpacks that fit the under four set. Must make soon.

  78. Debra says:

    Great Tutorials!!! Love the cute backpack.

  79. Rachel says:

    Toddler backpack is awesome!

  80. Hannah says:

    I can’t wait to try the candy!

  81. dorothy says:

    I was already planning to make some lacing cards for my niece’s gift, but I didn’t have a pattern. Problem solved!

  82. Erin says:

    Wow – so many cool ideas!! I’d really like to make a set of chalkboard place mats and I’d love to get my hands on that felting for baby book. Thanks!

  83. Nikki says:

    I love the backpack! Great fabrics all around today.

  84. Danyelle says:

    Wonderful gift ideas – you never seem to disappoint!

  85. Chandra says:

    I already made that cute backpack for my son!

  86. Paulina says:

    Those school bags look pretty. The design with animals is just great! And Felting for baby giveaway book is what I need. My baby is waiting as I make something for him πŸ™‚

  87. Wow- I would love this book! I’ve been wanting to learn to felt!

  88. leah says:

    would love it! thanks.

  89. Margaretta says:

    I absolutely love the chalkboard placemats. I’m making a set for a friend’s child, and he’s going to love them!

    And sea salt caramels? YUM!

  90. Desiree says:

    everything is so cute!

  91. Heather Capener says:

    I love the felting for baby book, well, what I’ve seen of it. Such great little projects!

  92. Jennifer says:

    Some really great stuff for my niece and nephew as well as my little one.

  93. Michelle says:

    those honey and sea salt caramels are as good as made (and eaten!)

  94. Now I’m ready to start my Christmas shopping! Thank you!

  95. amber says:

    honey and sea salt caramels, yum!!

  96. Hannah says:

    I actually bought that exact set of letters on Etsy for my nephew. They are so cute and durable too!

  97. Jill D says:

    I love the toddler backpacks. My kids look hilarious with their huge kid sized backpacks on their backs. These might be better sized.

  98. kim says:

    those caramels look good!

  99. Tabitha says:

    I’m going to make that toddler backpack in a monkey print for my little boy – perfect! Thanks:)

  100. Isabel Coelho says:

    Amazing ideas! Thank you again!

  101. Sarah says:

    Love Charity’s tutorials, love the rest. And the chalkboard placemat…wow.

  102. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love the animal sewing cards. They would make great gifts for children.

  103. Liz says:

    is it bad that I want a pencil case? πŸ™‚

  104. Louby Lou says:

    Wow, those caramels look great, and I love those bookplates – so cute!

  105. michaelann says:

    more fun projects! i have sooo much to do!

  106. Diane says:

    Love the ideas! Keep ’em coming.

  107. Missie says:

    I love the vintage bookplates. They are so cute!

  108. ~Helena~ says:

    These are right up our alley. I know my little ones would love the chalkboard placemat. Honey & sea salt caramels look yummy. Thanks for the great ideas.:)

  109. aw, that little toddler backpack is CUTE!!! perfectly sized for tiny tots πŸ™‚

  110. Beth says:

    Absolutely fantastic idea…portable chalk board!

  111. Valerie says:

    I made bags for my kids for school a couple years ago and they still love them. Too bad they aren’t as cute as the ones featured here πŸ™ but at least I came up with my own pattern for them.

  112. Erin says:

    Ooooh – the kids would LOVE the sewing cards! And I would love the Felting for Baby! Thanks…

  113. katie says:

    Awesome selection today! Great gift ideas for kids. Love the pencil case, back pack, book labels, and would love to try out those caramels. The chalkboard place mats are fantastic as well. I just found some of those on sale on a website and to find a tutorial to make my own is even better. Thanks for the great ideas!

  114. Krystina says:

    This is the best day yet! Great ideas. Chalk cloth– who knew?!

  115. Carolyn Wood says:

    Love the chalkboard placemats.

  116. Kirsten says:

    I hope I win, love the book!

  117. Ah so much great stuff! I’m overwhelmed.

  118. Samantha says:

    THe school bag is a MUST, but the chalkboard placemat is BRILLIANT!!

  119. Emilie Ahern says:

    WOW! I had NO IDEA that chalk cloth even existed!
    How amazingly fun!
    Crossing my fingers.

  120. Mama Lusco says:

    Wow! this is my favorite day yet! I’ve made several of the toddler backpacks as gifts-they’re wonderful!

  121. Sarah says:

    Those felt letters are adorable. I want to make some of those for my niece!

  122. Heather says:

    I have been dying to try chalk board cloth. And the caramels sound delicious!

  123. Beth P. says:

    I love the animal sewing cards…so cute. Thanks for another great giveaway, too. Would love to win the felting book and do some fun projects for my sweet grandbaby!

  124. Kathleen says:

    Cutie overload !

  125. Whistlepea says:

    I’m a teacher and these are all amazing. I can’t decide which one to obsess over first!

  126. Sara Hemmeke says:

    as a homeschool mom, teaching and learning gifts are always a plus! Thanks for the ideas!

  127. MaryAnn says:

    All of these ideas are wonderful. That little boy looks adorable with his wee backpack! The chalkboard placemats and pencil case are projects I’ll definitely try.

  128. Andrea says:

    So cute! I love the chalkboard place mats.

  129. Lindsey says:

    All of these items are so cute! The toddler bag and pencil case are on my to-do list for when we start homeschooling πŸ™‚

  130. Kara says:

    I love the animal sewing cards – and the caramels!

  131. Lindsey says:

    How cute…I love the chalkboard placemats…too fun!

  132. Rachel says:

    I had lace-up cards like that growing up! Never thought to make some at home though! Also love the bookbags!

  133. Alissa says:

    I love the fun ideas! Getting kids into the mix is so fun, because they are so forgiving with crafty imperfections.

  134. amelia says:

    oh honey and sea salt, yum yum

  135. Chalk board PLacemats… who knew!

  136. Ann Dilcher says:

    I just tried to get this book from inter library loan…having a copy would be better! Love the sewing cards.

  137. Sissy says:

    cuter than cute!

  138. Sarah Diama says:

    that little backpack is just too sweet!

  139. fantastic ideas today! I love the chalkboard placemats and the sewing cards.

  140. Nicole V says:

    Mmmm…. I love caramels.

  141. Stacy says:

    You have outdone yourselves this year with Handmade Holidays, the categories, tutorials, recipes, it is fantastic. Thank you.

  142. Stephanie says:

    I love the Animal Sewing Cards!

  143. Jody says:

    Thanks so much for posting these great ideas! Love the bag.

  144. Leigh says:

    love them all! Thanks!

  145. jm says:

    Such cute bookplates!

  146. mon ami says:

    um, yum. those caramels look amazing….and the chalkboard mat is super cute.

  147. Stacy says:

    Great ideas! I think that I’ll make one of those backpacks for my little one. Thanks for the tutes!

  148. Amber Vasquez says:

    Love the felting book!

  149. Sonya M says:

    I have a six year old and a three year old, these tutes will definitely come in handy! Thanks for the great resources!

  150. Kimberly says:

    What an adorable school bag!

  151. Ooh, ooh, those animal sewing cards! Off to get them now.

  152. Codecrafter says:

    Very cute stuff! We have some of the felted stuffed letters from MiChiMa and my son loves them.

  153. Rebecca says:

    “Felting for Baby” seems like such a great gift idea for all of my crafty friends! I can’t wait to check it out!

  154. Love the fabric chalkboard idea!

  155. Loralynn says:

    Mmmm…those caramels look delicious! Love the pencil case too!

  156. shannon says:

    the chalkboard place mat is super cute!

  157. Kerry says:

    Yay! A messenger bag! πŸ™‚

  158. Chrissy says:

    I would love to win!

  159. Karen B says:

    The alphabets are great…my grand loves them….and next we will try the Animal Sewing Cards. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  160. Nicole says:

    I think the squirrel school bag is very cute!!!

  161. maggie says:

    Such cute projects! Love the school bag.

  162. Angela says:

    I’m loving these ideas! Thanks

  163. Kelly says:

    I am loving all the awesome ideas everyday (although, my to-do list has now reached astronomical proportions…)!

  164. Grace Wong says:

    love the school bags!

  165. Susan W says:

    I was hoping to see a post like this, thanks. The book looks adorable. My fingers are crossed.

  166. Toni says:

    I love all these projects! My older boy would really enjoy the animal sewing cards. Thanks for the tip! I just discovered MiChiMa’s shop on Etsy yesterday and fell in love with the alphabet sets. She is very talented.

  167. Daniela C Beier says:

    Thanks again!

  168. Hilda says:

    the felt letters are BEAUTIFUL.

  169. Julia says:

    Everybody needs a bag to carry thier school stuff in!
    And I really really love that hello fabric.

  170. sarah says:

    wow! what a lot of fantastic tutorials today! that chalkboard placemat is ingenious, and I love the school book bag too…

  171. sara says:

    Neat stuff!

  172. Stacey C. says:

    Chalkboard placemats–such a great idea!!

  173. Lauren says:

    The messenger style bags are always great for kids. Love those felt alphabets too!

  174. Lynne says:

    More great gift ideas!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  175. Ramona says:

    So many adorable things today as usual. I love the sewing cards and book plates and pencil case and…

  176. Anna says:

    Chalkboard placemat brilliant! Should make getting the kids to come to the table much easier. Looking forward to trying the sewing cards too – little fingers have just got dextrous enough for this. I love this handmade holiday month, it really brightens up a dreary November. thxs Anna

  177. jessica says:

    Chalkboard placemat is brilliant!

  178. Jennifer says:

    Frustrated bc I do all of this already but don’t post it online.

  179. Christine says:

    I know a toddler that would love those chalkboard place mats!

  180. ChristineBolin says:

    The sewing cards are so cute, and I’m going to give my new nephew the bookplates.

  181. sarahjane says:

    I love the little animal lacing cards!

  182. Gretchen says:

    There are so many things on this post that I want to make, I can’t pick a favorite! Why do I even look! My sewing list is long already?

  183. Kristin says:

    I LOVE the vintage book plates! And those caramels looks so yummy!

  184. Limor says:

    I love those chalkboard placemats. What a great alternative to bringing a coloring book to a restaurant.

  185. Marianne says:

    Love the pencil case!

  186. Katy says:

    adorable! love all the ideas today!

  187. Andi says:

    The chalckboard placemats are so creative. I will have to make some for all the little ones in my life. I also really like the vintage bookplates…too cute!

  188. Laura says:

    Those are awesome crafts! And the caramels look delicious.

  189. Jenny says:


  190. Shannnon F. says:

    I have an old skirt I’ve been waiting to felt for a while!

  191. Monica says:

    Very cute. I think I really need to make the chalkboard placemat for my children.

  192. Katie B says:

    More great ideas! The toddler back pack would be a hit in my house.

  193. Erin says:

    The toddler backpack! The chalkboard placemats! The caramels! What to make first?

  194. Aparna M. says:

    Best pencil pouch tutorial I have seen.

  195. gigi says:

    i adore those bookplates! & sweet book bag too!
    thanks as always for the fabulous links!

  196. Thanks for the honey caramel recipe–I can’t wait to try it!

  197. Ellen says:

    Maybe I need a school bag! Too cute!

  198. Cassie says:

    I love these ideas! Going to try the chalkboard placemats today!

  199. Amie says:

    I just love this blog! What a great giveaway!

  200. Jessica T says:

    My niece would love that backpack! And those bookplates are the cutest thing, if only my printer weren’t broken. Oh well, good motivation to get it working. πŸ™‚

  201. Great ideas for my daughter!

  202. Dawn G. says:

    Love the school bag-adorable!

  203. Tong says:

    Awwww, love the toddler backpack and the felt letters, so cute and so practical!!

  204. Jennifer says:

    The chalkboard placemat will certainly save paper at my house! Thanks for sharing it.

  205. Kathleen C. says:

    I especially like the sewing cards,which bring back old memories.
    Kathleen C

  206. Amanda says:

    Thanks for digging around to find all the great tutorials! I can’t wait to make the toddler backpack!

  207. Lynne in NC says:

    Awesome! thanks for another day of great ideas.

  208. sonya says:

    what? first comment?
    such beautiful, useful stuff!

  209. Ellen says:

    I love those vintage bookplates!

  210. Fawn says:

    My niece goes to kindergarten next year, I’m making that cute bag for her! And the honey sea salt caramels, those will be someone’s gift this Christmas! Thanks again:)

  211. Kimberly B says:

    I love Handmade for the Holidays. Every morning I feel like a kid at Chrsitmas seeing what you have come up with next! Thank you SMS!

  212. christy says:

    Any and every pencil case catches the eye of my daughter – looks like one may find its way into her stocking! (Oh and those caramels!! mmmmm)

  213. Carrie says:

    Those felt alphabet letters are awesome!!

  214. Adviga says:

    Oh, this is perfect for my family! I love every one of these tutorials!

  215. Julie W says:

    I’m going to have to try making the animal cards!

  216. Sandra says:


  217. Wendy says:

    As a teacher I wondered if the “Teach & Learn” topic would pop up! Great ideas!

  218. Southern Gal says:

    Love the toddler backpack and pencil case. And that fabric Jennifer chose is wonderful!

  219. Kaye Prince says:

    I have been looking at some chalk cloth and wondering if I should buy it – those placemats might be the perfect thing!

  220. Beth says:

    Love those letters!

  221. Darby says:

    Love it all… I’ve been spying those felt letters for months and months!!

  222. Elle says:

    Great ideas today since most of my gift recipents are wee ones!

  223. Courtney says:

    These are lovely ideas!

  224. Courtney says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! The recipe for the caramels looks sooo yummy.

  225. Jo says:

    Love these bags and mats!

  226. Angie says:

    These are all great projects!

  227. gonzomama says:

    i’ve been looking for a great bag pattern and i think i found it! thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas.

  228. Tina Mackey says:

    Oooh, I would love a book about felting. I love to felt!

  229. Terri says:

    Too cute Toddler Backpack now on the list!!! : )

  230. Cara says:

    Fantastic ideas πŸ˜€ Book looks very inspiring.

  231. Andrea says:

    I love the book tags! Thanks!

  232. carmel says:

    haaa…. the todler backpack is so sweet!!

  233. 2hippos says:

    The pencil cases look neat — and great for storing so many things!

  234. Marilyn says:

    Love the pencil case. Thanks for sharing!

  235. Christy says:

    Sweet tutorials! So practical and fun!

  236. Caroline says:

    I love the school bag!

  237. cinzia allocca says:

    Where can I get some of that chalkboard cloth!!1 I’ve never seen it before? Must hunt it down.

  238. Cynthia says:

    I love the school bags and the vintage bookplates!

  239. MsCleaver says:

    They’re all so cute!!

  240. cynthia says:

    I love the vintage bookplates and caramels are my favorite Love the Pickle purse too Cynthia

  241. pulltaffy says:

    Oooh! Felting for Babies looks like a really great book! I’ve never actually done any felting, so it sounds like it would be a good place to start. How fun!

  242. Kimberly says:

    Love those placemats!

  243. KristiLou says:

    Looking forward to sewing after Thanksgiving!

  244. Hilary says:

    I love the sewing cards they look very classic

  245. D'Lane says:

    Ohh I love the printable bookplates! They are just adorable!

  246. Kelly says:

    I wish you could give away time to make all of the ideas you post here! Seriously love the chalkboard placemats. Thanks for the inspiration.

  247. Laura says:

    Those felt letters are adorable. And honey and sea salt caramels – yummy!

  248. Kelly says:

    I am going to try the honey and sea salt caremels. Thanks for the idea

  249. Lynn Hynes says:

    Love the chalkboard place mat idea! The reusable chalk gift tags that follow on that blog are a great idea too!

  250. Julia says:

    I love the animal sewing cards and the bookplates!

  251. Alexa says:

    ohh what a great giveaway πŸ™‚

  252. Megan S. says:

    Great variety thanks! Happy holidays!!

  253. Gretel says:

    Fabulous ideas!!

  254. Joanna says:

    I love felting and would love love to win the book!!!!!!!!!

  255. Michele says:

    What fun!

  256. Nadia says:

    Those sewing cards just brought back memories of myself at age 5, with a plastic needle, some yarn, and cardboard dollies to embellish.

  257. Kym says:

    I love the bookplates! They’d be perfect for a little friend that is starting school next year.

  258. Sylvie says:

    These ideas are great! Thank you!

  259. I love the toddler backpack, so quick and easy. Thanks

  260. Silvia says:

    I love the vintage bookplates!! Beautiful!

  261. Amber says:

    I have to make those caramels – yum! That backpack is so cute!

  262. Michelle says:

    Love your fabric choices, as always. Especially the printed words.

  263. Jenny says:

    Love all of it. πŸ™‚ Those caramels look so good!!

  264. keren says:

    the Animal Sewing Cards are great! will try these soon.

  265. Candace says:

    I am for sure going to make some of those animal lace up cards. thanks!

  266. Salihan says:

    Chalkboard place mats are brilliant! Who would have thunk it!

  267. Maryanne says:

    The salty sweet of those caramels is so tempting. Will definitely be making those.

  268. Samurai Mom says:

    I love felting!

  269. Megan says:

    Thank you for including the sewing cards and backpack tutorials. Are you reading my mind?! Those are the two things I wanted to make for my tot for Christmas!

  270. bruinbr says:

    Fun! I love the school bag and chalkboard placemats!

  271. PeachRainbow says:

    i would love to have a jimmy pickle’s purse!

  272. Hashi says:

    Everything is so adorable!

  273. Aileen says:

    Thank you for this great post! I loooove the printable book plates πŸ™‚

  274. Mary says:

    That backpack is absolutely adorable!

  275. Trisha says:

    As a mother of a child who LOVES bags, I thank you for the toddler backpack! I also love the animal sewing cards. Thanks for all the great ideas

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