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We could all use a good Laugh every now and then! Enjoy today’s whimsical features & bring a smile to your day…

Make It

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Lisa’s seven year old created this Silly Moustache in less than 30 minutes. Find the tutorial at 5 Orange Potatoes, and make one for everyone in the family!
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Andie shows you how to make these Chocolate Chip Cookies at American Felt and Craft. You can also find free patterns for felt cherry pie, cut veggies & salty crackers in her right sidebar.
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Make Elmo & Cookie Monster with giant pom poms and Joanne’s tutorial at Craft Passion. (Just don’t forget to make some chocolate chip cookies for Cookie Monster!)
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We couldn’t stop at dessert. Make an entire Felt Brown Bag Lunch with Cindy’s tutorial at Skip to My Lou. Cindy adds, “…The felt bag I made is the same technique I use when I make an oilcloth lunch sack for adults. It is just so simple and makes a quick but great gift.”
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Here’s another fun tutorial from Lisa at 5 Orange Potatoes for Get Well Gremlins.
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Megan at plumpudding shows you how to make a Candy Wrapper Belt!

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Whimsy, Soft Toys & Games, Whimsical Gifts, Child’s Tent, Spring Chicken, Secret Pocket Eggs, Fabric Mobile, Woodland Ornaments

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 Alissa’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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We like the reminder on this Life’s Lessons Necklace from Susan K. Jewelry. You can find a wide selection of jewelry in the shop, including customized, hand stamped pieces like the necklace you can WIN today (below). Susan K. Jewelry is offering free worldwide shipping through Cyber Monday.

Mix It

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This “classic New England ‘delicacy'” from Jan is just plain fun. Jan shares the batter-stained, family favorite Whoopie Pie Recipe at Be*mused. Thanks for whipping up a batch for us, Jan!

Print It

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We shared a link to The Toymaker last year, but this wonderful site is worth a reminder! Marilyn shares everything from paperdolls to gift boxes, from race cars to math toys. There’s also a large holiday section for you to explore.

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 great prizes. The winners will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Rebecca Yaker, Patricia Hoskins

(Storey Publishing, $20.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-449-3)

From the Publisher:

Look at all you can make with just one yard of fabric! 101 fun and stylish sewing projects range from clothes and accessories to toys, pet beds, baby items, bags, home décor, and much more. All projects require no more than a single yard of fabric, and most can be completed in just a few hours. Simple step-by-step instructions, plus templates and pattern pieces where needed, make it easy to create something wonderful!

From the Designer:

This necklace is made with two 1/2″ fine silver discs custom stamped with your name around the bottom as shown. Finished with a satin brushed finish and hanging on a box chain. The dangle is extra depending on the gem. The sample shows a ruby gem drop. Price includes the two discs and chain.
Your choice of 16″ or 18″ chain.

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More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
28 ~ Wrap & Present
27 ~ Work
26 ~ Remember
25 ~ Teach & Learn
24 ~ Meow & Woof
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


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