November 27 ~ Work

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  1. Nikki says:

    That A-line dress book is such a great idea!

  2. Chacoy says:

    I adore it! How about that awesome chair?

  3. Lin says:

    love! love ! love! the fabric covered chair

  4. Allison says:

    i love the business card case and jennifer’s fabric choice!

  5. Carol says:

    I love the laptop case. I would love to try and make one for myself.

  6. tara says:

    these are great!!!

  7. Sarah Lorde says:

    love the card case, & office chair…actually I love everything.

  8. sy says:

    love mairuru’s blog

  9. Megan says:

    Love the laptop bag!

  10. Pretty office chair

  11. Christina says:

    what a beautiful card case!

  12. anne says:

    My cubical would be so much prettier with a chair covered in Jessica Jones fabric!

  13. Sara L. says:

    Well, I’m not sure when the cutoff is for comments on this, but that little business card case is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration this month.

  14. ahk says:

    Oh, this book is on my wishlist! Wish granted?!

  15. Melissa H. says:

    These are adorable! Thanks for the ideas.

  16. Gwyneth says:

    totally going to make a lanyard for work.

  17. Nicole L. says:

    Such great ideas to make a desk (or cubicle!) look more interesting. Can’t wait to check out the sewing book too!

  18. Michelle says:

    Great projects, and I’m going to work my way through all those Mix It links… My waistline isn’t going to be happy, I can tell that already.

  19. Kristina says:

    I love that laptop cover.

  20. Kelly says:

    Thanks! I’m going to whip up some patchwork lanyards for my office friends.

  21. Erin says:

    I look forward to the holiday list every day, so inspiring!

  22. Danyelle says:

    Great Ideas!

  23. Valerie says:

    I have an officechair to cover! This is fantastic!

  24. susan mzf says:

    I need to make those pencil cups to spruce up my craft room – so cute!

  25. Jennifer says:


  26. Kristin Clewell says:

    Covering our office chairs is something we plan on doing when we move to our new building. Thanks for the instructions!

  27. Denise says:

    office chairs can be so boring, This looks fun!

  28. nilly ofan says:

    i liked the print it section today :-)

  29. Ticia says:

    I love A-line dresses, they look so stylish.

  30. Lara says:

    What a great prize book, I’d love to win it!

  31. Christie says:

    Love these ideas – the laptop sleeve is cute and so is the business card holder!

  32. Diana says:

    love the pencil holders!

  33. Carrie says:

    Sweet! Love that laptop cover.

  34. Olivia says:

    Love all the holiday recipes posted! Thanks!

  35. Teresa Capelli says:

    Looks like a great book! Nice office chair too! Thank you!

  36. Andrea says:

    Thanks you for helping me discover A Print A Day!! I love this blog. The art work and projects are awesome!

  37. Celeste says:

    That business card case is lovely!

  38. Crystal says:

    I really like that business card cover…

  39. Silvia says:

    Beautiful projects!

  40. Shawna says:

    The chair cover is my favorite project from today! I saw this book online the other day and was interested in it:)

  41. Julia M. in MI says:

    Fun stuff again today. I have a desk chair that could use recovering, so I will have to look closely at that tutorial.

  42. Ilona says:

    Love the laptop sleeve, will certainly try it!

  43. Liesl says:

    That book looks adorable. And the chair cover is so clever.

  44. PenguitoSmile says:

    I really love the business card holder, its such a beautiful piece and I am sure that Ill get plenty of comments on it when I make my own…I really like the recover a office chair as well!

  45. Ashley Ann says:

    Love the laptop sleeve!

  46. Monica A says:

    I should try to make that laptop sleeve..

  47. Paulina says:

    Laptop sleeve is the tutorial I downloaded some time ago from SMS and it’s on my “to do” list. My husband is waiting for it impatiently :).

  48. Jaana says:

    Thank you for these wonderful projects! I love them all!

  49. ~Helena~ says:

    Just looking for the ID landyard,Thanks. Everything this month rocks.

  50. Kirsten says:

    I am DEFINITELY going to try to recover an office chair! What a great idea.

  51. Kelli says:

    I LOVE these ideas. I also love the fabrics, mix-it ideas, buy-it ideas and the book to win!! Yea–pick me, pick me!! Y’all are so awesome to give this much–all the work you put into these ideas for us is such a gift. Thank you!!

  52. jessica Hansen says:


  53. Sandra says:

    My farm office could use some of these beautiful additions.

  54. Ramona says:

    Love the lanyard tutorial. My current lanyard is boring! Now I can have cute ones and switch them up.

  55. aSprinkling says:

    I’m always looking for inspiration and this blog (and the A line book) are great for it!

  56. Marilyn says:

    Thanks for the laptop sleeve idea!

  57. Linda says:

    Love the laptop sleeve! Thanks!

  58. Lynne in NC says:

    Great ideas. Thanks for another wonderful day of crafting photos.

  59. Liz says:

    Absolutely love the covered chair! How cool is that!

  60. Gretel says:

    All great ideas yet again!!!

  61. Mary says:

    Just got some moo business cards that need a holder!

  62. carmel says:

    great ideas!i love the chair and the pencil holders are a great i dea that i was just recently looking for
    so thanks!

  63. Fawn says:

    Thank you for giving me ideas on how to change stuff up for my office!!! Love the pencil case and the office chair!!!

  64. Rachel says:

    I want to make a business card holder for my husband, but I had to promise to make it look “manly”. =)

  65. Elizabeth says:

    Great ideas! Love the laptop cover the best.

  66. Jessica says:

    I love A-line dresses!

  67. Alissa says:

    Thanks so much for the fun ideas! I can’t believe Nov. is almost over, and you’re probably getting excited… I’m sure it’s been a lot of work.

  68. Denise says:

    Great ideas and recipes, too! LUV’n it:)

  69. Love the pattern for the laptop sleeve.

  70. Melanie says:

    I love these ideas! And I love the A-line book – that cut is so cute on my daughter!

  71. Sonya M says:

    I have an office chair that needs recovering too, I’d better get to it!!! I’d love to win the giveaway too!

  72. Shaz says:

    what fun, planning the little girls summer wardrobe is a great way to chase the winter blues away!

  73. Kimberly says:

    Love the business card case!

  74. Stephanie says:

    That is a great office chair!

  75. amelia says:


  76. Sue D says:

    Would love to sew dresses for my granddaughter.

  77. Kerri says:

    Great ideas

  78. Jennifer says:

    My husband could really use a laptop sleeve!

  79. Mrs. H. says:

    I love the business card holder!

  80. juliecache says:

    looks good to me!

  81. Loralynn says:

    Love the office chair recover! Mine is so sad and sits in my kitchen for the whole world to see!

  82. Laurel says:

    The book looks great!

  83. DebbieKL says:

    The fabric pencil holders would be a cute way to dress up my office. Thanks!

  84. Claire Schwarz says:

    I am so glad I found your blog. As a beginner, I have found many of the listed tutorials easy to follow. As a SAHM this years christmas gifts have been fun and exciting to make. Thank You

  85. lorena says:

    Thanks for the “Recover an Office Chair” link. I think that’s something I might have to try!

  86. Megan says:

    I love this stuff!

  87. Somer says:

    Very cute.

  88. Kimberly says:

    That Aline book looks fantastic

  89. Jessica says:

    Nice! I like the design of the laptop sleeve that opens on its short side…seems like it would cut down on bulk once inserted into a messenger bag (which means more room for cords and paperwork). Thanks for sharing a new perspective on some older ideas!

  90. Shannnon F. says:

    I love everything A-line!

  91. Morgan says:

    Like the business card holder, I can never find my cards when I need them.

  92. Alissa D says:

    I’m totally going to brighten my cube up with the fabric pencil holders, and the suggestions on that blog for other DIY desk improvements like the stationary organizer.

  93. Julia says:

    Great office ideas! I know like 5 people who could use a laptop sleave!! (plus I need one!)

  94. Rachel says:

    My girly is begging me to sew something for her…

  95. Sonicka says:

    The patchwork lanyard is something I will definitely make! It would look so much better than my standard issue school one! Thanks!

  96. Carlee says:

    Great projects!

  97. Courtney says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! The recipe for the gingerbread cake looks so yummy.

  98. Sara says:

    I love the business card holder. And I made the laptop case – quick and easy!

  99. christy says:

    stylish projects! i love them all!

  100. Cayce says:

    fun, fun, fun!

  101. Beth says:

    Oooooh, that book looks wonderful!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  102. Courtney says:

    I would love to try out that book for my baby girl.

  103. Kate says:

    I’ve saved the laptop case tutorial and is on my ‘to-do’ list.

  104. Anna says:

    I NEED to make a lanyard!

  105. Bonnie says:

    Gorgeous card case–and would love that A-line book for my daughters :)

  106. Kelly says:

    That book looks great…perfect for the mum of 4 girlys!

  107. Alisa says:

    The book looks like a good one!

  108. Valerie says:

    I love all the fantastic ideas…thanks!

  109. Wendy says:

    All are great ideas; the chair looks great!

  110. Sofia says:

    Great ideas!!! I love the fabrics. I think the pencil holder is my favorite!!!

  111. Joanna says:

    Love the patchwork lanyards!^^
    Thanks for another giveaway~

  112. Sissy says:

    The daily ideas are so much fun…thanks!

  113. Laura says:

    I love the fabric on the pencil holders!

  114. Julie says:

    These would make great gifts for my s-i-l in law school

  115. Love those fabrics!

  116. Emily says:

    Hi, I love your blog, am endlessly inspired… Thank You!!

  117. Katrina says:

    great ideas…the card case is SO cute!

  118. Hilda says:

    love that laptop sleeve!

  119. Gretchen says:

    I bet that pencil holder would make a great knitting needle holder in my “office”. Great again, ladies!

  120. Kirsten says:

    great recipe roundup. I really want this book. Pick me!!

  121. Candy says:

    Woot! Thanks for mentioning my tute in Handmade for the Holidays!

  122. elizabeth says:

    Wish I had a job so I could have business cards to put in the case! I guess “professional mom” would be cheesy.

  123. jennsquared says:

    so many good ideas!!!

  124. qsogirl says:

    those pencil holders are great! i should make some for my office mate and i for Christmas!

  125. Kerry says:

    Does the book include adult sizes? :)

  126. Emily Dawn says:

    I Love all the projects today! They are all so cute and practical.

  127. Lauren says:

    I love Jessie’s fabric choice today!

  128. Stephanie G. says:

    I’ve been wondering what to do with my bland office chair–now I know!

  129. Michelle says:

    I want to win that book-it si stocked with adorable ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  130. Ellen says:

    I love the business card case! Now all I need are business cards!

  131. megelin says:

    i love the fabric used on that chair!

  132. Lindsey says:

    Love the cups!

  133. Chrissy says:

    I love the lanyard! I am a teacher and this would be great for our IDs!

  134. Anya T. says:

    Great ideas again!

  135. Kathleen C says:

    i love the chair cover and laptop sleeve. First, I’lll try the chair cover for my computer chair.
    Kathleen C.

  136. Tamara (AK) says:

    That book would be delightful!

  137. 2hippos says:

    oooh, the business card case looks like a great option. and I love the fabric on the recovered office chair!

  138. mia says:

    Great ideas!

  139. I would love that book!

  140. Rachelle says:

    wow that book looks amazing!

  141. wendy says:

    I love those projects! And that book looks really interesting too!

  142. crazyestonian says:

    Oh, thank you for featuring the A-line book, I had not heard of it yet. Now I have to add it to my Christmas list :D

  143. April says:

    I like the pencil holders. I am forever trying to find a cup or something to put pencils in!

  144. Salihan says:

    I love the recovered chair. I’m sitting on a rather prickly, uncomfortable office chair at the moment and I think I should do something about it. Thanks for the link!

  145. Kathy says:

    My December is going to be busy!

  146. Chelsey says:

    I love that office chair recover! I might have to try that…

  147. Junglewife says:

    Adorable! more great ideas! Especially loved the pencil holders…

  148. Brookiej says:

    WOW…another day filled with super ideas! Where will I find the time?! :)

  149. Susanne says:

    I’ve been wanting to cover my ugly office-supply store chair ever since I got it. Wonderful tutorials today!

  150. Michelle says:

    oh would love that book!

  151. Jennifer says:

    Looking forward to recovering my chair after the holidays are over! And I can’t wait to try some of those new recipes.

  152. Katie B says:

    Great stuff!

  153. Marianne says:

    Thanks for the lanyard tutorial link.

  154. Elle says:

    I really want to do that laptop sleeve for my mom! thanks

  155. Becky says:

    I would totally makeover my office chair if we were allowed to express such creativity in my workplace (HAH! ironic, since we’re a live theatre :P).

  156. Cheryl says:

    Those pen holders remind me of what we used to do when we were little. I think I need to add some of that kind of sparkle to my desk at work.

  157. lovely ideas!!!

  158. mon ami says:

    great tutorials! I think I’m going to make a business card case for my moo cards

  159. Lorene says:

    LOVE the fabric pencil holders!

  160. beccy says:

    I don’t know about for a gift, but MY office chair would benefit from that makover, in a fabulous fabric like the one shown! I think I might have to make some lanyards too, sometimes navy printed ‘staff, staff, staff…’ just won’t do :)

  161. Anja says:

    Great tutorials, great book, great month. Thank you!

  162. Kathleen says:

    i am all about the laptop cases ! Sew original !

  163. Who knew work could be so much fun!

  164. Rachel Addison says:

    Those are all so cute. The book looks great.

  165. Trisha says:

    That business card case is beautiful!

  166. Natacha says:

    That lanyard gives me ideas for a gift to my 80-year old neighbour! It looks so much nicer than a commercial one.

  167. Adviga says:

    My husband and I both need an office chair makeover! Great idea!

  168. Julie says:

    I love all these ideas! This is making Xmas so easy this year.

  169. Kim K. says:

    I love the business card case! Very fun projects today!

  170. Lindsey G. says:

    LOVE the dress book!

  171. Amanda says:

    Any suggestions for adding a few hours to the day so I can get crafty?!

  172. Susan says:

    I love A-line dresses. The book looks like a real winner.

  173. Deb Joseph says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas – I will be using some of these for homemade Christmas gifts! I look forward to reading this blog everyday.

  174. What a neat book! I would love to have it!

  175. Natasha says:

    Wonderful selections today. Thanks!

  176. craftytammie says:

    love it – if only i had time…

  177. The laptop sleeve is very nice, I’d love to make one. I know about mairuru’s blog and I love her creations. I love the handstiched things she makes, gives it more value.
    Great stuff,as always, Thanks!!

  178. Kaye Prince says:

    Very cool – I really like the business card holder and laptop cozy!

  179. sandyandcosmo says:

    More great ideas…

  180. Tanya says:

    Fun stuff!

  181. Brittney says:

    Super cute chair and I would love this book!

  182. keren says:

    the Fabric Pencil Holders look great!

  183. Livvie says:

    gathering supplies to make the fabric pencil holders.

  184. Lynnette says:


  185. Gabriel says:

    I would love to win!

  186. Stacy says:

    I love the business card tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

  187. Hashi says:

    I was just thinking about making myself a pencil holder for my sewing table!

  188. Ingrid says:

    Some great ideas, as always! I am going to try some of those recipes, too. And the book looks awesome, I would love to win a copy of it!

  189. Jodi says:

    Beautiful business card case. Great ideas again. Thanks.

  190. Tong says:

    I love all of these projects! And I wish I could makeover my office chair…

  191. kelly jo says:

    Oooh, this book is on my Amazon wishlist!! Loving the lanyard by the way, everyone at work wanted me to make some, but I just couldn’t figure out the best way to do it!

  192. megan says:

    would love to win this one

  193. Leigh says:

    great stuff again! Thanks!

  194. Jen C. says:

    great projects

  195. alison says:

    Great projects and such fun fabrics! I love how these projects make such practical things so cheerful.

  196. Kimberly B says:

    Absolutely A-Line looks like clothing that even a beginner like me can make. What a great book.

  197. Heidi says:

    what a great office chair.

  198. Angela says:

    This is a great post for giving gifts to coworkers. I love the patchwork lanyard – Mai is such a charming blogger. Thank you for the giveaway. That book looks fantastic, and I would love to own it!

  199. sara says:

    I love these ideas!

  200. Leisel says:

    Darling office chair!!!

  201. Stacy says:

    I don’t want November to end…so I can keep Handmade Holidays!

  202. amber says:

    great ideas!

  203. Rachel says:

    Laptop sleeve looks great! Good post!

  204. kadybug says:

    I also have an office chair that needs recovering! I also love the fabric covered cans for pencils.

  205. Jenny says:


  206. Carolyn Wood says:

    Those recipes are great.

  207. Jill D says:

    My office chair is starting to fray and I don’t think my school will ever replace it. I wonder if I could recover it???? Great idea!

  208. Lynne says:

    What great ideas! I never noticed how drab my office chair was… until now!

  209. Nicole V says:

    I would cover everything in fabric if I could.

  210. MaryAnn says:

    I thought of recovering an office chair- maybe now I’ll do it!

  211. Kathie says:

    Thanks for the patterns and ideas.

  212. Stephanie says:

    This entry is a recipe goldmine! Thank you!

  213. Lorrie says:

    I love that business card case tutorial. A great stocking stuffer for men on my list.


  214. Julie W says:

    My husband would love the laptop sleeve.

  215. D'Lane says:

    If you have to work at least you should look great doing it!

  216. Limor says:

    I love the lanyards. I’ve made them before but never with that little bit of leather on the eds. They’re so much cuter that way.

  217. Kristin says:

    Great projects!

  218. Terri says:

    more wonderful ideas!!!!

  219. Danielle says:

    I like the lanyards. Mainly cause I have to wear a badge at work and don’t enjoy it. so having one of those cute ones would make it feel less….ugly. (especially with the outdated picture thats on it)

  220. craftydill says:

    The business card case is gorgeous! These are all great tutuorials (and, really, when are they not?)! Your blog has given me almost too many ideas for holiday gifts! :D

  221. Margaretta says:

    That business card holder is adorable!!! Looks like a fun and simple project for this beginner sewer.

  222. Myrnie says:

    That business card case is so sweet!

  223. rae says:

    ah, that’s my friend’s daughter on the cover of that book!! i would love to win one. thanks for the opportunity! ;)

  224. cinzia allocca says:

    I love love love the office chair recover tutorial!! What a beautiful result!! I’ve been meaning to recover my chair in my favorite hot pink fabric and this is giving me the push to finally do it!!! Thank you.

  225. I don’t know how my husband will respond to the cute business card holder- maybe I can guy it up a bit…It is a awefully cute idea!

  226. beth says:

    Another fun book to use in sewing for a granddaughter – and some other great ideas. Thanks, again!

  227. Bunny says:

    A very nice selection of ideas!

  228. Gloria says:

    Absolutely LOVE the beautiful fabrics and wonderful ideas!

  229. Floss says:

    The fabric pencil holders are just what I need for my desk at school.

  230. Anna Maschke says:

    What a great book! And what wonderful ideas all month! Thanks!

  231. susan hwang says:

    What a great idea for a gift! I hope I get to win one of these! :)

  232. Grace Wong says:

    I love the business card case!

  233. Mama Lusco says:

    More wonderful ideas. Thank you!

  234. Desiree says:

    I love that chair fabric!

  235. georgia says:

    I think our schoolroom needs a makeover–thanks for the inspiration!

  236. Danielle says:

    I want to cover our office chair too! We found some awesome fabric at Ikea and I thought it would be too hard. I was wrong!

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