November 30 ~ Sparkle

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A few announcements:

  • Place an order in the shop today (Cyber Monday) and get free shipping to US addresses! (Offer ends at 11:59 pm 11/30/09.)
  • Today’s Sparkle features bring us to the end of our Handmade Holidays series and we’re so very happy you’ve joined us for the fun! Once again we’d like to thank Amy, Jennifer, Alissa, Jessie & Lara for helping us find the very best tutorials, recipes, printables & shops. Our Season of Giving kicks off December 2 with Giveaway Day, and continues all month long with wonderful projects, prizes, tutorials and so much more.
  • Jessie and Irene have started a Garland Sew-Along in the forum to deck their halls. Join in!

Make It

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Kathleen from Grosgrain shows how to create this no-sew Midsummer Nights Dream Tutu with tulle.
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Jessica from Happy Together shares a quick & easy Fabric Flower Earring Tutorial.
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Fawn from Mommy Blessings designed these Fairy Wings, and then she embellished the wings with glitter and flowers.
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If you know someone going through a “major tutu phase,” this Tutu T-Shirt from Julie at Joy’s Hope might just be the perfect gift.
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Jessica from Happy Together also has this Ruffle Necklace, perfect with “fancier fabrics” or your favorite cottons. Jessica has a really wonderful collection of tutorials at Happy Together, including many of the pretty/ruffly/sparkly/glittery/fun-variety just right for the holidays. Check it out!
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This Yo-Yo Necklace from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! was a big hit in our Scrap Buster Contest last month; we thought you might like a reminder about this fun look as we head into the holiday party season.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Ruffle Skirt, How to Make a Pleat, Fat Quarter Handbag, Embellish!

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 Beth’s choice
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Buy It

spacer A Little Too Much Chocolate Vintage Glass Earrings from Faeried Treasures
Drea from Faeried Treasures creates some absolutely beautiful pieces, like these A Little Too Much Chocolate Vintage Glass Earrings. Faeried Treasures has free worldwide shipping for Cyber Monday today so take a look!

Mix It

spacer Oh, Fransson! Cookie Recipes
Elizabeth mentioned her Oh, Fransson! Cookie Recipes at the end of her Laminated Fabric Recipe Cards & Recipe Folder Project last week. Pictured here are her Frosted Vanilla Cookies looking a) delicious, and b) a little reminiscent of snow! Be sure to take a look at Elizabeth’s beautiful 2007 cookie boxes in her baking category…

Print It

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Don’t forget about our Sew,Mama,Sew! gift tags from Handmade Holidays 2007 & Handmade Holidays 2008 (2008 sample pictured).

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 awesome, newly-released books! (A big congratulations Meg and Rashida!) The winners will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist

By Meg McElwee

(Interweave Press, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-59668-161-3)

From the Publisher:

Get liberated! Meg McElwee, author of the popular Sew Liberated blog and boutique sewing pattern line, teaches you how to transform sewing by adding personal touches with appliquΓ© details combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more.Sew Liberated is the first how-to book of its kind to resurrect the art of applique for today’s generation of sewists looking to imbue their work with creative style.You will learn hand- and machine applique techniques for use outside the traditional quilting context, plus how to create fabric collages.Applique, a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and other creations, allows you to take embroidery to a new level; it’ an ideal format for those with some sewing experience to break away from the constraints of sewing patterns and create uniquely personal designs.

Explore the history of applique and how it was rediscovered in the fiber arts, learn appliqueand embroidery techniques, and create 20 modern, stylish sewing projects ranging from aprons, skirts, pillows, bags, totes, a duvet cover, a wall clock, blouse, baby quilt, scarf, and much more. Projects range from simple to advanced in difficulty.

Step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and comprehensive how-to embroidery instructions make Sew Liberated and all-in-one resource and guide. Sew Liberated provides you with all levels of new techniques, creative challenges, and a full range of projects ranging in difficulty and time commitment.

I Love Patchwork: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew

By Rashida Coleman Hale

(Interweave Press, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-59668-142-2)

From the Publisher:
Sewing doesn’t have to be complicated to achieve innovative results. Create sophisticated patchwork projects in the popular Japanese zakka style — the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary — by combining linen and print fabrics using simple quilting techniques.I Love Patchwork! offers a modern approach to this sewing technique that will appeal to beginning to intermediate sewers and quilters.You will learn basic sewing, quilting, and patchwork techniques combined with applique and stamping to create inventive, useful projects. Learn how to buy, work with, and care for linen, plus how to choose colors for maximum effect.Patterns range from a travel sewing kit, sewing machine cover, fabric covered box, table runner, apron, eco bag, towels, calendar, lap quilt, tote bag, mobile, pillow, pencil cases, shoulder bag, and much more.

All projects use natural linen paired with colorful patchwork; in addition to simple fabric piecing techniques, projects include many types of easy embellishments such as ribbons, buttons, stamping, applique and hand and machine embroidery.

These sophisticated projects are small enough to work up quickly using bits of fabric from the your stash, with charming design details that are easy and fun to make.

From home decor and gift items to wearable accessories and baby items, all projects require only basic sewing skills to get stylish results.

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More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
29 ~ Laugh
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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556 Responses to November 30 ~ Sparkle

  1. Rachel says:

    i LOVE the tutu! I wish i had a little sister to make one for!!!!

  2. wendy says:

    Please enter my name, if it’s not too late!

  3. JJ says:

    This is why I need a girl! There are just some things you cannot put on a boy…

  4. Laila says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win something from here! The books look like a great way to spend dark January evenings recovering from christmas excess.
    Fingers crossed

  5. Linda says:

    Rashida’s new book looks interesting. I’d love to win!

  6. Lisa D says:

    I have been waiting anxiously for these books to come out. I would love to win these and dive in to the projects. Thanks for such a great opportunity! Your blog and giveaways are amazing and encouraging.

  7. Emily BB says:

    great giveaway books!

  8. Robin says:

    Oh my goodness, I love your blog! I have found so many project ideas and great blogs and shops thanks to you guys. Thanks for the chance to win these fantastic books that I have been planing to buy anyways. And also thanks for hosting the giveaway week. Of course I’d love to win something, but even if I don’t I have found so many great blogs to read, and again more great places to spend my money.

  9. Louise says:

    What lovely projects! Thanks so much for putting all these ideas together πŸ™‚

  10. alli b says:

    these tags are fantastic thanks for the link!

  11. Jody says:

    I would love to win a copy of I Love Patchwork…it’s on my Xmas wish list:)

  12. Paige Hill says:

    I love all of it! Great stuff:)

  13. Heather says:

    The Midsummer Night’s Dream Tutu skirt will be perfect for the holiday pictures I’m taking of my little one… love it!

  14. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for all the projects and all the hard work putting them together.

  15. Suzy says:

    Great books for the giveaway!

  16. Natacha says:

    The tutus and the ruffle necklace look beautiful. Thank you for all these ideas you have collected!

  17. MrsNehemiah says:

    I love the hair pretty the girl with the earrings is wearing!

  18. Melissa S says:

    I sure would love to win those books! Your website is divine. I am participating in the giveaway festivities.

  19. Heather S. says:

    these books look fantastic!
    what a great collection of handmade projects this month – fantastic. thanks

  20. Liz says:

    Such a gorgeous pair of fairy wings!

  21. Sara says:

    What a great giveaway πŸ™‚

  22. Krista says:

    tutu’s are on my xmas list for sure! thanks for the links πŸ™‚

  23. Helly says:

    Shiny shiny! Love it!

  24. Chrissy says:

    Both books would be awesome to have! Great projects!

  25. Lauren says:

    Aww, I love the Midsummer’s Tutu. =D My little sister may be getting one for Christmas now! =)

  26. Chacoy says:

    Do you think that they make the Midsummer Nights Dream Tutu in my size?
    What an awesome book!

  27. Stacey J says:

    Love the tutu t-shirt, too cute.

  28. Caitlin T. says:

    the i love patchwork book looks *amazing*!

    thanks for a lovely month of handmade projects!

  29. What a beautiful book – I would live to be in with a chance of winning it! Many thanks. xx

  30. Lisa Berends says:

    The tutu is adsolutely adorable. My daughter will definately be getting one for her dress-up collection!

  31. Cheryl says:

    I’m not letting my daughters see this – too many precious ideas.

  32. Christine says:

    I’m so sad this is ending! maybe winning a book would help….tee hee

  33. allie says:

    this was a FABULOUS 30 days. Well done ladies! Thanks so much…i think i bookmarked each day and then at least one tutorial per day, too! GREAT stuff!

  34. lorena says:

    Oh I would love to win a copy of Rashida Coleman Hale’s book! πŸ™‚

  35. Carole Ann says:

    Wow! So wonderful! Thanks for all of these great ideas!

  36. susan mzf says:

    what a month of projects – so many good things I’ll be busy until next year!

  37. Becky says:

    What a fantastic months of ideas and tutorials and inspirations. Thank you!!!

  38. Beth says:

    I would love ANY of these books! Especially the linen one!!! I have saved many of the projects over the month – now I need some TIME!

  39. cathleen says:

    What beautifully awesome books. Would love to win one!!!

  40. Kate says:

    My 5 year old reading over my shoulder had asked for a tutu!

  41. gillian says:

    I sure wouldn’t mind winning the Sew Liberated book…the Yo-Yo Necklace is cool too!

  42. Katie says:

    Oh both books look like they are full of neat projects!

  43. I love the ruffle necklace! Very stylish.

  44. Marguerite says:

    I love the Sew Liberated patterns I have (especially the Emmeline apron!), and would love the book too!

  45. Laura F says:

    I love,love ,love the yo-yo necklace and both books!!!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway and great tutorials.

  46. Jenny says:

    Love all the ideas. I’m a regular here and at Meg’s blog. Thanks for all your efforts!

  47. Heidi says:

    Oh, I can’t wait till my daughter is bigger for those wings and tutu’s

  48. Katie Wilson says:

    That T=shirt Tutu is too cute….can’t wait to make one!

  49. Erin says:

    Oh!! I would love either of those books! πŸ™‚

  50. Christina says:

    Please add me to the running of this wonderful giveaway. Those craft books would definitely get a lot of love at my house!

  51. Love the tutu shirt! I’m obsessed. Do you think I could wear that to work? πŸ™‚

  52. Sonya says:

    Ruffled necklace! How neat. I think I can do that.

  53. Sara says:

    I will definitely be printing the handmade gift tags this year…thanks!

  54. Annette says:

    Fist let me thank you for all the work that goes into putting this blog together. I LOVE it and find much inspiration here. It’s my “go to” site!!

    I would LOVE to win either of those books. I follow both these authors’ blogs – both very talented ladies πŸ™‚

  55. Leslie says:

    I want. Can I have?

  56. Mandy says:

    I’m so sad to see Handmade Holidays over for the year. I love the project ideas!

  57. Andi says:

    Fabulous ideas! Thanks!!

  58. Julia M. in MI says:

    I loved the yo-yo necklace when it was first posted. Thanks for all the great ideas and tutorials today and for the last month. So much sewing to do and so little time….

  59. Madeline says:

    That earring tutorial is the perfect thing for my little sister!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas as always!

  60. carmel says:

    that is so pretty! my doghter would love everything here!

  61. Erin J. says:

    The t-shirt tu-tu is way cute!

  62. Rochelle says:

    neat necklaces! Definitely going on my list!

  63. Michelle says:

    Love love the yoyo necklace!

  64. aSprinkling says:

    I could sure use some help in personalizing things – the Sew Liberated book would be great! And it’s too bad that the girlies in my life already have tutus.

  65. Jennifer O. says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  66. I would love to have these books!

  67. RosaMaria says:

    Would love to win one of those great books!

  68. Sarah Diama says:

    lovely fairy wings and lovely books!

  69. Julie says:

    I love that first tutu! And those books look awesome!

  70. Julie says:

    That first tutu is just gorgeous!!!!! (And those books look awesome!)

  71. Liesl says:

    I’ve been waiting for the release of I Love Patchwork for what seems like ages. Looks like a great book.
    You guys gave us another awesome Handmade Holidays! Thank you!

  72. marie b says:

    omg, that tutu tee is UH-DORABLE!!!!!

  73. jeanne reynen says:

    The books look fabulous!

  74. amy says:

    Tutus are so sweet! Love all the ideas!

  75. Morgan says:

    Cute! Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas!

  76. Sigrid says:

    Thanks for the month of great ideas. Some little ones might be getting those fairy wings!

  77. Andy says:

    Love the tutu t-shirt!

  78. Madeleine says:

    Am I too late? I’m always to late! The earings are great and I’d love to have the books! πŸ™‚

  79. sonya says:

    adorable projects!

  80. Kris says:

    so cute!

  81. stephanie says:

    oooh! i would love either book! πŸ™‚

  82. ahk says:

    Thanks for the whole series!

  83. Andrea says:

    Lovely, as it has been all month! I’m sad November is over!!

  84. Karen says:

    Thanks for a super month of great ideas; the books look wonderful.

  85. Allison says:

    i love the ruffle necklace!

  86. Thanks for a month of great projects and recipes. I looked forward to checking out the new posts every day. Now I need to start working on my huge list of projects!

  87. Elaine says:

    The cookies look awesome!

  88. Silvia says:

    Thanks for the gift tags! they’re very beautiful

  89. Karen says:

    Gorgeous cute ideas. Be trying some of those πŸ˜‰

  90. Shannon Reed says:

    So many lovely ideas. Thank you for a wonderful month!

  91. Crystal says:

    Oh I love Sew Liberated

  92. Paulina says:

    Pity that this month passed so quickly. There’s been quite a huge bunch of great ideas! From todays’ if I had a daughter I’d make her fairy wings. So far I have only one son so this has to wait :). Thanks!

  93. Teresa says:

    I can’t believe November is nearly over….this was a fun month! Thanks for all the great offers!

  94. Brookiej says:

    Tutu cute! πŸ™‚ What a fun group of tutorials!

  95. Muriel says:

    I would love to learn more about embelishing from that book!!

  96. Lynne in NC says:

    someone was hogging the computer yesterday! pick me for one of the books…. puleeeze!
    love the tutu tee, definitely know two girlies that would love one for Christmas!

  97. LisaAlso says:

    I wish I were younger and could wear a fabulous tutu like those shown here!! Gotta go find some little girls in need of tutus!

  98. Zie says:

    Your gift tags are just perfect for handmade gifts. thank you!

  99. Jacqui says:

    LOL – “major tutu phase”, I love it! And I know a couple little girls who would love it too.

  100. Bron says:

    Oh I would love these absolutely

  101. Kym says:

    Thanks for a month of great ideas.

  102. Corynne says:

    um, i absolutely love love love LOVE all of these. Thank you so much!

  103. Carol says:

    I have two little girls along with numerous of their friends who whould love the tutu t-shirt. What a clever ides.

  104. Vicki K says:

    Those chocolate vintage glass earrings are beautiful! I would love to win either of those books – they are both on my Christmas list.

  105. Georgi says:

    Tutu t-shirt is great! So easy and fast!

  106. tara says:

    these all have been wonderful! thank you very much!

  107. christy says:

    oh I sooooo want the sew liberated book!!! It’s been such an inspirational month. thanks again!

  108. Abbi says:

    I love the tutu and wings! My girls are very into fairies and those would look so sweet on them!

  109. Livvie says:

    What exquisite earrings.

  110. Anna says:

    I am really hoping I never need these tutorials but I suspect I wont be so lucky! At least I can choose what she wears (my nearly 12 month old) for a little while longer!!

  111. Wendy says:

    Both of those books are on my list. Thanks for all of the great ideas all month!

  112. Kathy says:

    Thanks for all of the ideas!

  113. Edris says:

    Thanks so much for the month long submissions of creative ideas. I am behind on my gift sewing but all the inspiration makes it easier to get caught up.

  114. Deidre says:

    What a sparkly ending….I loved the series – so many ideas, but so little time! Thanks!

  115. Danielle says:

    I love the tutu shirt. I’m SOO going to make one of those!

  116. Amy says:

    I love the tutus! I can’t wait to make them!!!!

  117. Nikki says:

    Oh, how cute, my girls would love that tutu! might have to make two πŸ™‚

  118. Dacia says:

    mmm, those cookies look delightful! I love the tutu! so dreamy!

  119. Emily V says:

    I’m sad the month is over! HH is fantastic. Thanks for doing it.

  120. Sarah Lorde says:

    Love those gift tags & tutus.

  121. Amy says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration! It’s been a super month on SMS.

  122. Raheli says:

    Love the Midsummer Night tutu!

  123. Erica says:

    Oh, I’ve been watching for the release of both of these books!

  124. Kristina says:

    Wow! Those are two books on my wishlist! I LOVE that first tutu. So cute. And the t-shirt tutu is adorable and a great “every day” tutu. πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  125. Elizabeth says:

    Cuteness! I love the colors on that yoyo necklace too!

  126. Rachel says:

    love the tutu! and the prize πŸ™‚

  127. Kathleen says:

    A tutu shirt? Too clever! Just when I thought I was all done making gifts, you all had to come up with another great idea!

  128. Jessi says:

    I LOVE the tutu!!!

  129. Sara says:

    I like the zakka book – will try to find it in my library system!

  130. Anna Graham says:

    I want to make them all!!

  131. Andrea says:

    Katrina and others – lots of little boys as well as little girls love fairy wings and tutus – give them a chance! My son was a big fan of dressing up as a little guy πŸ™‚

  132. Katie says:

    The necklace is great! So fun!

  133. Tanya says:

    That tutu is something else!

  134. Mary P says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas. I had way more ideas than I could possibly complete projects!!

  135. Linda says:

    Fairy wings! Love them! Thanks for a great month!

  136. Jill says:

    The earrings are just gorgeous! What a fun month of neat ideas. Keep ’em coming!

  137. Bekah says:

    Great ideas, thanks again!

  138. Thse Fairy wings are amazing.

    Thanks for all the organisation this month I have now got loads of ideas and not enough people to make for πŸ˜†

  139. Mary says:

    I like the ruffles…haven’t made any, but I like them! Can’t wait for giveaway day!

  140. ChristineBolin says:

    I want the book, I Love Patchwork. Am going to put it on my Christmas “want” list.

  141. Anna says:

    Tutu heaven…

  142. chia says:

    Thanks for the tutorials! They are lovely

  143. min says:

    I tore out a picture of a tutu shirt like that from a magazine a couple of years ago. I’ve been staring at it that long…and never have made it. This may convince me to do so FINALLY!

  144. Cindy Finnamore says:

    Too cute!

  145. Anne Marie says:

    Wow how lovely!

  146. Marianne says:

    Oh, I’ve been wanting that I Love Patchwork book! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  147. Donnell says:

    I bought some of “Jennifer’s choice” today. Loved it and free shipping too.

  148. Lisa says:

    what a dreamy day of ideas for someone with two little girls.

  149. Beth says:

    Wow, what sweet ideas to close out a great month of crafty ideas. You’ve been a great help in keeping my holidays handmade. Thanks for the great collection!

  150. Karen says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas this month. Love the tutu t-shirt!

  151. andrea says:

    Wow both of those books look great. Off to add them to my amazon wishlist!

  152. Michelle says:

    Loved Handmade Holidays again this year…so sad that it’s coming to an end!!

  153. Gerwerken says:

    Thank you so much for the month of handmade holiday ideas. I have made so many of the ideas you’ve presented over the last two years, and I intend to do the same this year. Again, Thank You!

  154. Christy says:

    Love Love Love the Tutu pattern. My neice is into ballet and this will be so perfect for her. I can’t wait to make it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  155. Kathleen says:

    Tutus ! Tutu perfect !

  156. Liz says:

    wow are those chocolate glass earrings gorgeous!!!

  157. Gretchen says:

    i’ll have to save those tutus and fairy wings for birthdays, since i’m sure i overdid it on christmas presents this year….again.

  158. April says:

    I am loving the yo-yo necklace.

  159. Missie says:

    That tutu tshirt is adorable!

  160. Tabitha says:

    Tutu heaven!

  161. gigi says:

    gorgeous!!!! love the earrings

  162. RachelJ says:

    The tutu t-shirt is great!

  163. Laci says:

    Cute ideas!

  164. ara jane says:

    ooh, those cookies look amazing!

  165. Michelle says:

    Thanks so much for this series-I’ve been so inspired!

  166. Sonicka says:

    Looks great! Thank you SO much for the wonderful month of creativity and fun. I have looked forward to each morning, wondering what you have in store for me today!

  167. Michelle D says:

    Love the simplicity of the fabric earrings! Thanks for all of the awesome tutorials, many of which I’m going to use to make holiday gifts! You guys rock!!

  168. Tammy says:

    That tutu is adorable! A tutu tute! lol!

  169. ~Helena~ says:

    Thanks for so many great ideas. I can’t wait to whip up some wings and tutu for my little girls.

  170. Sally says:

    Wow. What a wonderful compilation. It’s been a fantastic month! And I seriously heart the patchwork book! πŸ™‚

  171. Vic says:

    How CUTE is that tutu….?!!!! *sigh*

  172. mommymae says:

    i loved every single one of these!!

  173. Deb Cameron says:

    Tutus and fairy wings, a dream post for a girl of any age! I’m wondering if a 40 year old could get away with making a tutu t-shirt…maybe on Christmas day, I think that will help me indulge the child within! Thanks for an awesome month…I would so love to win the ‘Sew Liberated’ book, it looks inspiring!

  174. Linda J. says:

    What a beautiful tutu! I’ve loved all the projects posted over the last month. I’ve gotten some great inspiration. Thank you!

  175. Kelly says:

    The Tutu T-shirt is awesome, I wish my girls were smaller so I could make some!

  176. Liz says:

    Hate to see Handmade Holidays come to an end. There have been so many great ideas. Thanks.

  177. Kendra says:

    I am soooo stuck on ruffles right now!

  178. Meghan says:

    Oh, if only I had a little girl. The tutu and wings are so cute!

  179. vonda says:

    I love the tutu and I know my 3 year old will as well. I can’t wait for Sew Liberated, hope I win a copy:)

  180. Ellen says:

    How gorgeous is that tutu & the photograph has such an ethereal quality to it. What a great giveaway – I’ve already had both those books on my Amazon wishlist πŸ™‚

  181. samantha says:

    i LOVE the tutu tutorial AND the yo-yo tutorial! I am new to this site and Oh. My. Goodness.

  182. Bethany says:

    what a great month…thanks to all those who let us have a great project to do!!!

  183. Alli D says:

    The books look great!

  184. Joanna says:

    I’ve had my eyes on “I heart patchwork” for a while hehe
    Love to win:)

  185. Jo says:

    I’m sew sad this is the end of Handmade Holidays! I LOVE the tutu t-shirt, might have a go at that!

  186. Anya says:

    The gift tags are so cute!

  187. Grace Wong says:

    the zakka book is amazing!

  188. Jen L says:

    Oooh, I love both of those books!

  189. Jessica says:

    The tutu and wings are precious!

  190. cynthia says:

    I heart patchwork looks wonderful. I follow her blog and I would love to have a copy. Cynthia

  191. Suzy says:

    that midsummer nights dream tutu is gorgeous and reminds me so much of my college production a few years ago.

  192. Doris says:

    Hummmmm, this definitely gives me some gift ideas!

  193. Ramona says:

    My girls would have loved those tutus when they were little. Maybe for a granddaughter someday. Thanks for the wonderful month.

  194. Sarah says:

    I love the cute girliness!

  195. Monica says:

    Thank you so much for all the great work. You take the effort out of my search for gifts. Thanks so much.

  196. Lin says:

    I love the earrings!! I know some little girls that would be so happy to get those!! And can’t wait for the Sew Liberated book!!!Thanks everyone

  197. Christine says:

    This has been a great month! Thanks πŸ™‚

  198. lili says:

    best tutu ever! i pretty much lived in a tutu when i was six. and then every now and then i’d put it on my head and pretend I was David Bowie in Labyrinth.

  199. sy says:

    love the necklaces

  200. Jen says:

    Thank you so much for this awesomely fun month!!!

  201. Sylvie says:

    The yo-yo necklace is really cool!

  202. Codecrafter says:

    The fairy wings are so cute!

  203. Leah says:

    I have to make the tute top for my girlfriends little one, she will love it!

  204. Michele says:

    Love the tutu shirt!

  205. Karen H says:

    The tutu shirt is pure genius! πŸ™‚

  206. Angela says:

    I have loved all of your november posts. Thanks!

  207. Elle says:

    I may have to make myself that tutu!

  208. Julia says:

    Awsome! Who can resist a little sparkle this time of year!! Not me.

  209. gonzomama says:

    i am going to miss these daily treasures you have found and shared with us!

  210. Junglewife says:

    More wonderful ideas! Love the tutus especially!

  211. Jen C says:

    great books!

  212. virginia says:

    the tutu is too cute

  213. Laura says:

    I need to start making my Christmas list from the book giveaways you keep having!

  214. Paula says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

  215. Jamey says:

    I love the printables today – the bird design especially. I’ve enjoyed Handmade Holidays so much! There have been many great ideas!

  216. Nicole says:

    I would love to win a book! Nice tutu.

  217. Louby Lou says:

    Gooooorgeous as usual, it’s been a great series – many thanks to all!

  218. Alas, no girls to sew for.

  219. bex says:

    Forget giving the tutu to some little person… I want to make one for myself!

  220. Carrie says:

    Oh, so sad to see it end!

  221. sus says:

    love these books!!!! crossing my fingers…sus

  222. Nicole says:

    What beautiful and fun tutus! My little girl would love to flounce about in one…hmm, now to find the time! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

  223. Addie says:

    I collect Japanese quilting books & magazines. Now finally Japanese-inspired patterns from “I Love Patchwork” . . . hurray!

  224. Jen V says:

    I might have to whip up a tutu for my nieces birthday. I may never get to Christmas sewing with all these Nov/Dec birthdays!

  225. Denise says:

    Love, love, love the tutu’s!! Pllleaaase pick ME for the giveaway! πŸ˜‰

  226. Kelli says:

    Gorgeous tutu!

  227. ashley says:

    I love that tutu skirt! I want one in my size!!

  228. Valerie says:

    Love the ideas for little girls!

  229. Amy says:

    fairy wings – cute!

  230. Serena says:

    That Midsummer night tutu is TOO TOO cute! (Ok, I couldn’t resist the campy joke.)

  231. Jill D says:

    I was going to look up directions for making a tutu anyway. Easy!

  232. Lyndsey Rogers says:

    I wonder if I can get away with wearing the tutu! It is so cute and girlie.

  233. Jennifer says:

    Fun, fun, fun! And I love the Sew Liberated book!

  234. Tawny Bee says:

    Oh man! I better get learning how to make tutu t-shirts. I have a feeling, it won’t be long before my little girl (4 months) will never want to take one of those off. πŸ™‚

  235. Bettina Groh says:

    I’ve really enjoyed this month of ideas, patterns, tutorials, downloads ….We will put lots of them to use in our “handmade” Christmas coming up!

  236. Kim C. says:

    The ruffle necklace looks so chic and sophisticated; I love it πŸ˜€
    Not to mention both of those books look like they would be filled with awesome–I’d love to win either of them!
    As always, thanks for the great ideas!

  237. Bethany says:

    I am going to have to make a couple of sets of the fairy wings for my little girls! Thanks for sharing the tutorials!

  238. sandyandcosmo says:

    I love that the fairy wings are made from materials we all have around the house!

  239. Valerie says:

    The prizes for the last two days look great! I can’t wait to see if I win, otherwise I am going out to buy one or both!

  240. Chrissy says:

    I love that yo-yo necklace!

  241. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much for all the FABULOUS ideas you have shared this month! It was just the kick I needed to start crafting. So many ideas (now I just need the time!)

  242. I know I’m too old for it but I really want that Midsummers Nights Dream Tutu! Maybe I should make one and prance about the house in it πŸ™‚

  243. Kirsten says:

    mmmmmm cookies. I can hardly wait!

  244. Megan says:

    I love Jessica’s projects over at Happy Together! It is great to see her on here!

  245. Alexa says:

    the tutu is dreamy and such a cute picture too!

  246. Kirsten says:

    What wonderful ideas! I’m so excited to make some fairy wings!

  247. Jessica T says:

    That tu-tu t-shirt is so cute!

  248. Myrnie says:

    All so great today! These would make such great gifts πŸ™‚

  249. Kimberly says:

    I can’t wait for I love patchwork!

  250. Estee says:

    tutu is very cute.

  251. MaryjoO says:

    what fun things above — and pls. enter me for the book giveaway!

  252. shannon says:

    I love Jessica from Happy Together, and both of her projects on here are super cute and easy!

  253. Cinnamon says:

    Great tutu tutorial, and the fabric flower earrings caught my eye too. Any way to get a tutorial on the fantastic feather hair clip in the picture?

  254. JennB 2567 says:

    I’m going to make the fairy wings for my girls! Maybe a pair for a benefit basket I’m doing too. That tutu tutorial is exactly what I need!

  255. Ashley says:

    I love the yo-yo necklace!

  256. Those cookies look scrumptous!!! So do the books!

  257. Gretchen says:

    Yeah…I have one of those girls in the house too. In fact, I don’t know why I don’t walk around the house with a tutu like it’s totally normal like her. Looks like fun! The prizes today are awesome! I’ve been oogling over those books!

  258. Natasha says:

    Great selections today, especially for mamas of toddler girls!

  259. Miko says:

    those books look so cute! i’m just getting into patchwork and “I love Patchwork” looks like it would be great.

  260. Carolyn Wood says:

    I love the chocolate earrings!

  261. Gretel says:

    Fabulous ideas, I particularly like the earrings! Thanks for a great month SMS.

  262. Shannon F. says:

    Thanks for the fantastic tutorials this month, it’s been wonderful to see the incredible creativity.

  263. Hilary says:

    The fairy wings are adorable!

  264. Shauna B says:

    So many cute ideas… so little time. πŸ™‚

  265. Anne S. says:

    With 3 girls, I need plenty of girly ideas. Thanks!

  266. MelodyJ says:

    I would like to try to make the earrings and frosted vanilla cookies.

  267. amelia says:


  268. Andi says:

    Another day of fantastic ideas. I am sad to see it end… Thanks for an amazing month of inspiration!

  269. Alexandra says:

    If only I had a little girl to make something for! Oh well, at least I have someone to make the cookies for (me!!).

  270. Joy says:

    Thanks for doing Handmade Holidays again this year! The tutorials were wonderful.

  271. Christen says:

    wish I knew a little girl to make some sparkly items for

  272. Joanna says:

    I am definitely making the tutu for my daughter for Christmas!! I already have the tulle, too! I love Sew Liberated’s patterns, so I’m sure I would love the book as well…

  273. Sarah says:

    The yo-yo necklace looks so cool, and so easy!

  274. Fiona says:

    These books look beautiful!

  275. Kristi says:

    That tutu is so adorable!

  276. Ellen says:

    The Zakka book looks incredible!

  277. Carlee says:

    Thank you for all the great ideas! I am gonna be sew busy πŸ˜‰ <3

  278. Jenny says:

    Those ideas are so wonderful. Can’t wait to make presents! And I can’t wait to use those darling tags!

  279. Stacy says:

    What a wonderful month of inspiration, thanks so much!

  280. Loralynn says:

    What darling makeables! The tutu’s and wings are the best!

  281. Mia says:

    What pretty tutu-tuts. I would love to wear one of those for work, they would brighten up any day!

  282. Kami says:

    The tutu is fantastic, I would have loved it when I was little.

  283. Ginger says:

    What cute ideas. Makes me wish I had a little girl to sew for.

  284. Charmaine says:

    wonderful as always!

  285. Shannah says:

    Beautiful earrings, and interesting book!

  286. Erika says:

    I’m not usually a “sparkly” girl, but I really liked this one! And the prizes today look awesome!

  287. saganaga says:

    please enter me ! thanks !!!

  288. Isabel Coelho says:

    Lovely books! Great ideias! Thank you!

  289. jenne says:

    The printable tags are lovely and just what I need!!

  290. Kerry says:

    I’ve got some little girls (friends) to make tutus for.

  291. Kathryn says:

    i love the fairy wings! thanks for all the great tutorials πŸ™‚

  292. Sarah says:

    I love the fabric choices for today! And the FREE SHIPPING!!

  293. Kara R says:

    What a fun month this has been, I’m sad to see it go. I can’t wait to see what Dec. will bring!

  294. Carrie L says:

    Thanks again for all the ideas!

  295. amy says:

    I’ve been reading Meg’s blog for awhile now and would love a copy of her new book!

  296. Samurai Mom says:

    Oh, that Yo-yo necklace! Way to finish off the month Sew, Mama, Sew!

  297. kelly jo says:

    Wow – cute stuff today!! I love that skirt on the cover of Sew Liberated! I wear lots of skirts and would love to add that one to my closet! And I love Rashida’s work!

  298. crazyestonian says:

    I love the Midsummer Nights Dream tutu!

  299. Tara Ann says:

    My girls would love the fairy wings.

  300. Tong says:

    Really love the Midsummer Nights Dream Tutu! It’s so beautiful!!

  301. Whitney says:

    These are all so cute! I wish I had someone I could sew them for…

  302. Beth Ellen says:

    Great prizes to the last day of November–I’d love to win one of these!

  303. elizabeth says:

    Oh, my daughter would love all of the tutus, so cute. And the yo-yo necklace is super great. Nice way to end the month!

  304. Stacey C. says:

    i love the flower earrings! great idea!

  305. Lauren says:

    Those earrings are super cute, WHAT a great idea πŸ™‚

  306. Michelle says:

    Oooh, to be a little girl again!

  307. So sad to see this month come to an end … it’s all been so wonderful!

  308. Morgan says:

    Oh all the tutus, they’re just so darn cute! πŸ™‚

  309. Jennifer says:

    Those earrings are beautiful.

  310. Shaz says:

    Wow, where did November go?

  311. craftytammie says:

    some of my favorite sites are on your list today! love the tutu shirt, and i’ve been dying to get my hands on both those books – crossing my fingers…

  312. Java Jane says:

    What an amazing month it has been! I have sewn three aprons, one pair of pajama pants and three pairs of mittens. Cooling on the counter, as I write, are jars of fig jam. I am embroidering a dish towel with a Sublime Stitching transfer.

    Can I tell you how much I am influenced directly and indirectly by this blog? Thank you, thank you.


  313. michaelann says:

    yay! tutus! i am going to make one for my babe!

  314. Ellen Ban says:

    So many great new books coming out! So inspiring…Thanks for another great month of Handmade Holidays!

  315. Desiree says:

    Thank you for inspiring me all month long. πŸ™‚

  316. Kerry says:

    The tutu T-shirt is an inspired idea. I’d love to make one for my daughter!

  317. Shasta says:

    I’m going to print those super-cute gift tags right now! And, oh I’d love one of those books!

  318. Deanne says:

    love the midsummer dream tutu. I know several young girls who would love it.

  319. Kaye Prince says:

    I love the ruffle necklace and the yo-yo necklace – they’re beautiful!

  320. Debbie says:

    I like the necklaces and the other projects would be nice to make for a young girl.

  321. megan says:

    There is never enough time to sew, we need 48 hours in a day, seriously!!

  322. Krystina says:

    That patchwork zakka book looks

  323. Ingrid says:

    Oh, the tutu shirt is brilliant! And those vanilla cookies are going to get made for sure.

  324. keren says:

    so many great ideas! I’d love to win this wonderful book!

  325. Sarah Vee says:

    Great prizes today! My little girl is not so little anymore. I think she will enjoy the necklaces more now than the wings – but I could be wrong!:)

  326. Kelly says:

    Such sweet ideas! Thank you so much for putting these lists together. It has been so much fun!

  327. Maeve says:

    This has been an awesome blog all month long. Thanks to all the artists who contributed to make this so much fun and so helpful. I’d love to win one of those books!

  328. juliecache says:

    getting ready for the giveaway day!

  329. Ellen says:

    So sweet! Thanks!

  330. tammy says:

    sew liberated is one of my fav blogs! thanks for the opportunity to win.

  331. Anna says:

    Love it!! Thank you!

  332. Tracey says:

    here’s hoping some of my pregnant friends are having girls!! These are definitely going on my to-do list!

  333. christy says:

    my two little girls (with winter birthdays to boot!) may have tutu’s in their future!

  334. Jessica C says:

    I’m going to use the ruffle necklace with some tulle to make a necklace for my new little cousin.

  335. Karen says:

    Tutus are definitely on my list for this year.

  336. Miss Prickly says:

    I love the Midsummer Nights Dream tutu. I have a little girl who’s 5 that would love this.

  337. Barbara says:

    I’m sad that November has come to an end but glad to have found so many new blogs to read and such abundance of shared ideas. Thanks! Bx

  338. amandah says:

    Very lovely projects. I’d love the patchwork book.

  339. Mia says:

    Those printable gift tags are perfect for all of the wonderful homemade ideas. I hope I win today as I’ve never won anything!

  340. StephanieS says:

    I love the gift tags today.

  341. Dani says:

    My niece is going to flip out over that Midsummer Night’s Dream tutu! If she isn’t currently going through a tutu phase, she will be soon enough!

  342. HilaryK says:

    I love the tutu shirt what a fun idea I can think of quite a few little girls who would love to find that under the tree.

  343. Suzanne says:

    I’ve really enjoyed the Handmade Holidays month. Any chance it might occur next year-maybe in July? There are so many great ideas but not nearly enough time to execute them all.

  344. Kathie says:

    So much fun. Thanks for a great month.

  345. Candace says:

    Those are some pretty awesome fairy wings.

  346. Sheetal says:

    I DO so Γ’β„’Β₯ patchwork!!! I’m just starting to teach myself patchwork by taking ‘online classes’ from the amazing tutorials in blog-land. I’m sooo sad that Handmade holidays is coming to an end :(.

  347. amber says:

    cute earrings!

  348. Megan says:

    Tutus! So adorable.

  349. Alissa says:

    Too bad the tutu phase is over, I love that T-shirt. Love the prizes today too!

  350. Heather says:

    I love the wings. Do you think I’m too old for them?

  351. Sylvie says:

    All these ideas are great! And my daughter want me to make them all!!!

  352. jm says:

    Love the yo-yo’s!

  353. Lindsey says:

    Those flower earrings are fantastic! I always love the handmade holiday series πŸ™‚

  354. Hayley says:

    Every girl needs a little more sparkle in her life. I so want to make that yo-yo necklace!

  355. JD says:

    Keep it up with the great tutorials… i love it!

  356. Leigh says:

    Oh, these things are one of the reasons I wish I had a girl! So cute!!!

  357. Gina F says:

    Midsummers Night Dream–I want one in my size! So magical!

  358. sarah says:

    cute stuff!

  359. Karen says:

    I love those earrings with the glass…. better go check the site!

  360. I have both those books on my Christmas list!

  361. Norma says:

    that has got to be one of the prettiest tutus I have seen

  362. Juliet says:

    love the tutu. now if only i had two little girls instead of boys

  363. Floss says:

    Ooooo – books by two of my favourite bloggy authors!

  364. Chelsey says:

    The tutus and fairy wings are right up my 4-year-old’s alley! Love it!

  365. Lindsey says:

    I know a little girl who would love a tutu made by Mama!

  366. Kirsten says:

    The tutu shirt is going on the to-do list!

  367. Hashi says:

    Is it the end of the month already. Wahh!

  368. Jordan says:

    Glad you found *Happy Together*. Jessica has wonderful ideas!

  369. Rachel says:

    Thanks for all the tutorials this month! I can’t get all the things I want to make done for Christmas this year – maybe by next year!

  370. The tutu picture is too cute. Love it.

  371. Whistlepea says:

    Those books look awesome!

  372. Cara says:

    That midsummer’s night dream tutu is to die for! this was so much fun! Thanks for the month of great ideas and giveaway πŸ˜€

  373. Melani says:

    Thanks for both tutu ideas! I know two little girls who will be getting tutus for Christmas!

  374. Jessica M says:

    I love the Midsummer Night’s Dream Tutu, absolutely gorgeous πŸ™‚

  375. Bonnie says:

    I had missed that yoyo necklace–super cute. And you are finishing with some of the best giveaways! Wonderful month of ideas and inspiration, thank you.

  376. Judi B says:

    Love the tutu shirt. I have a niece that would love that!

  377. Christina says:

    those earrings are really beautiful

  378. love the tutu tshirt and those printable tags!

  379. kathy says:

    Love the tutu t shirt, but am wondering… is 37 too old to wear one? Perhaps I’ll just make one for the 4 year old ballerina/figure skater thumping around upstairs.

  380. Susanne says:

    Love that tutu t-shirt! Very sweet.

  381. Julia Gabriel says:

    Thank you so much for having the handmade holidays! I really enjoyed reading each day’s blog posts.

  382. Beth says:

    Oh the joys of being a girl. Thanks for the fun ideas!

  383. Sweet book prizes! I hope I win!!!

  384. sommerkind says:

    Am I too old for that midsummernight’s tutu? I want one, my inner princess screams.

  385. Coralee says:

    thanks for the wonderful tutorials throughout the entire month – I Love Handmade Holidays on Sew Mama Sew!

  386. Chandra says:

    cute ruffle shirt!

  387. Kolleen says:

    So many great ideas–I wish I needed a tutu!

  388. Liz says:

    Tutus! This post is a great end to a wonderful month! Thanks again for all of these ideas!

  389. Limor says:

    I love those fairy wings. It seems like a fairly simple and inexpensive project. I think that I need to make a few pairs for DD’s dress up bin.

  390. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love the tutu and fairy wings!

  391. Cara says:

    Oh my, the cuteness may kill me.

  392. Kirsten says:

    love those tutus.

  393. Monica A says:

    Thank you for the projects!

  394. The tutu is the most gorgeous tutu I have ever seen.

  395. beccy says:

    I love Oh, Fransson! Everything is beautiful or delicious, or both πŸ™‚ Also, if I were (ahem) at least 25 years younger, I’d wear the Midsummer tutu every day!

  396. Sandra says:

    Oh…I hate to see you go! This has been fabulous fun; visiting Sew, Mama, Sew! as well as the other sites listed. You’ve all done an amazing job — Well Done! With a grateful heart,


    p.s. LOVE the fairy wings, think a pair needs to be made for me…a fairy or dozen are always winking about at Thistle Cove Farm.

  397. Alice S says:

    These gifts would all be a hit with my tutu loving daughter.

  398. Jaana says:

    The gift tags are adorable. Thank you!

  399. Sora says:

    I’ve been chacking the blog everyday not just for the giveaways but also wonderful ideas before Christmas!
    Thank you.

  400. Jessica says:

    Mmmmm sparkly cookies are the best!

  401. Bean says:

    what a great month of tutorials, I can’t wait to try so many things!!

  402. Sorahart says:

    I’ve soooo enjoyed these posts during November. Thanks for all your hard work!

  403. MamaBee says:

    Ooh, both of those books look like so much fun! Thanks for a great month of handmade suggestions.

  404. Serena says:

    Oh, the fairy wings! And the Midsummer Night’s Dream tutu! Love!

  405. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    I can’t believe November is over already. Thanks for a month of wonderful ideas!

  406. Debbie KL says:

    Love JenniferÒ€ℒs choice of fabric today!

  407. Samantha says:

    What a nice way to end the month! Hard to believe it’s over…….*sniff*……

  408. Trisha says:

    Oh, every girl needs a tutu! Thank you for all the hard work this month!

  409. Jennifer says:

    Love the ruffle necklace.

  410. dorothy says:

    That midsummers nights’s dream tutu is so dreamy.

  411. beverly says:

    Just a big thanks for all the great ideas!

  412. Hannah says:

    I wish I knew a little girl to make a tutu t-shirt for! Those chocolate earrings look absolutely gorgeous, too… off to check out that shop! Thanks so much for all the posts this month, they’ve been a total joy to look forward to each day.

  413. Giulia says:

    I’m going to do the wings!
    No doubt! I promise!

    even though I wont win neither this time!

  414. kelly O! says:

    Thanks for another great Handmade Holidays list. I cannot imagine how much work you put in to it. You’ve definitely added to my to-do list. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.

  415. Carla says:

    See those tutus makes me wish my daughter were small again.

  416. mara says:

    I know some little ladies who would go mad for those tutus! And I’ve been thinking about doing something with ruffles lately. The grey weather in upstate NY makes me long for more sparkle!

  417. Candice says:

    Thank you for hosting the Handmade Holidays- I can’t believe today is the last day!!!

  418. Sarah G says:

    I do love sparkle πŸ™‚

  419. Lola says:

    When I was a child, I wanted to be a ballerina just to wear a tutu.

    I would love to win the Sew Liberated book. Pick me! πŸ™‚

  420. Lea says:

    I like the yo-yos necklace. And the prizes.

  421. LFinn says:

    I love the necklaces…and the tutus…actually, I love all of these ideas! now, if I only had the time!

  422. Celeste says:

    Those chocolate vintage glass earrings are so, so lovely!

  423. Nichole says:

    great ideas and delicious looking cookies !

  424. Tiffany says:

    i love the tutus. my girls will love it. and i’m doing a giveaway on my site too!

  425. Ann Dilcher says:

    Tutu tshirt will be a winner!

  426. Laurel says:

    The books look great!

  427. Sade says:

    Lovely ideas!

  428. Lori says:

    I really like the featured fabric choices for these projects.

  429. cinzia allocca says:

    Oh I want that book!! And my Godchild would LOVE that tutu! Tahnk Goodness I haden’t started on her Christmas gift Yet!!

  430. Mama Lusco says:

    Wonderful ideas for little ones! Thanks for a great Handmade Holidays!

  431. Beth says:

    I think I will be making myself that yo yo necklace for Christmas!

  432. Michelle says:

    I am SO going to make one niece-sized tutu and one auntie sized tutu so we can have recitals ! πŸ™‚

  433. Melissa says:

    I wish I had a grand daughter. I’d make up a box of fairy and ballerina dress up clothes for a Christmas present!

  434. Ashley says:

    I’m trying to decide what I could actually wear the yo-yo necklace with. I guess it really doesn’t matter, since I want one so badly!

  435. Sally says:

    Tutu shirt totally rocks!

  436. brittany says:

    love the yo-yo necklace. thanks for the reminder!

  437. Megan says:

    Lovin’ it! Great giveaways. Thank you!

  438. Fawn says:

    Thanks for posting projects that brighten each day for me!

  439. Maya says:

    What a great month it has been! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  440. Cara says:

    Great tutorials today, as usual!

  441. Bethany says:

    That tutu makes me wish I was 5 again! I probably never would have taken it off..

  442. Kathleen C. says:

    The Patchwork book looks great, and I love your blog.
    Kathleen C

  443. sarahjane says:

    That tutu is so sweet!

  444. Dot says:

    Another month of wonderful ideas. Would love to win the I Love Patchwork book.
    So many ideas, so little time.

  445. Vanessa says:

    The tutu is so dreamy… I want one! I’ve also been waiting for Sew Liberated to be published. Looks like a great book.

  446. Alyssa says:

    Definitely putting the tutus & fairy wings on my to do list for my little girl! (I may just have to make myself a matching set of wings too!)

  447. Sarah says:

    i wish i had more littel girls to make fairy wings for!

  448. anne says:

    I’m in love with the tutus.

  449. Lindsey says:

    I love the little girl’s tutus…I want one for myself though…ha ha.

  450. Very cute projects! I would love to win the book.

  451. Michelle says:

    I love the tutu/t-shirt idea! I know some little girls who are going to love it too.:)

  452. Emily Dawn says:

    I love sparkles. They are awesome.

  453. D'Lane says:

    I am so sad the series is over, but I know I will be back many times to make fun gifts for Christmas and birthdays!

  454. Kristine says:

    I have admired that Sew Liberated book for some time now. I would love to win it!

  455. jill says:

    Adorable! Love the tutu t-shirt!

  456. Kate says:

    Too cute!

  457. Gwyneth says:

    love the earrings!

  458. Stephanie G. says:

    My holiday project list just got longer…

  459. Missie says:

    The ruffle necklace is so pretty. Have really loved this year’s Handmade Holidays. Thanks again for featuring my cassette iPod tutorial!

  460. amanda says:

    I’m super thrilled to see the yo-yo necklace and the tutu! I can’t wait to make them both … for myself!

  461. Jessica says:

    I really like the handmade for you gift tags. I will definately be using those this year. Thanks!

  462. kristine says:

    Great projects, can’t wait to try some!

  463. Aparna Mulgund says:

    How cute!

  464. Brooke says:

    Love the print it today – cute little handmade with love birds. My two preschooler girls will LOVE these things!

  465. Carra says:

    Thanks so much for sharing (and organizing!) all these amazing ideas. I think I’m going to start celebrating The Holidays multiple times each year, just so I have an excuse to make all these gifts!

  466. amye says:

    great idea attaching the tutu to the shirt! love the giveaway books today!!

  467. alison says:

    Love the fairy wings and the tutu shirt. I know a little girl that would love to receive those for Christmas!

  468. Jeanelle says:

    I need some cookies!

  469. Megan says:

    Love the ruffle necklace!

  470. Tayla B says:

    Love the yo-yo necklace!!

  471. LeAnna says:

    My girls love sparkles. Thanks for the ideas.

  472. Lauren says:

    LOVE Sew Liberated! Can’t wait to get my paws on the book.

  473. Crystal says:

    sew sad handmade holidays has come to a close…

  474. Katie says:

    I’m so sad that Handmade Holidays month is over! I’d love to win either of those books!

  475. Hilda says:

    those tutu’s make me want to have a baby girl!!

  476. Sarah says:

    Thank You Sew, Mama, Sew for the Handmade Holidays! So helpful, and so great!

  477. Christie says:

    Awesome ideas! I love the wings and tutus. The tutu tee is a great idea too!

  478. Yoyo’s never looked so festive!

  479. Adviga says:

    Oooo!! I LOVE the tutu!! I have a little girl who needs that!!

  480. Lynne says:

    I love the tutu t-shirt! What a easy idea!

  481. I love all the frills! What create ppl. Thanks for the ideas.

  482. Ashley Ann says:

    I know a little lady who would love a tutu tshirt!

  483. Lisa says:

    This has been a fabulous month of tutorials! Thank you so much. I know I will be referring back to these again and again.

  484. Christine says:

    How old is too old for a tutu t-shirt? So cute!!!

  485. Shawna Desrosiers says:

    i want to make the midsummer nights dress in an adult size!

  486. Sarah says:

    thank you for a month of fabulous ideas!

  487. lauren says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration in the Handmade Holiday series. These ideas will keep me busy for quite a while!

  488. Heidi says:

    thanks for putting together all of these fabulous tutorials in one place! now time to get busy sewing πŸ™‚

  489. Lauren says:

    ohhhh I’ve been eyeing those two books for a long time.

  490. Grace says:

    so sad that handmade holidays month has come to an end! Now I just need to line up all the gifts I’ve made from your fantastic tutorials so I can photograph them for the photo pool!

  491. Victoria says:

    ooh, look at the modern clothing book! Also, I’ve been meaning to check out a yo yo tutorial, thanks!

  492. stephanie says:

    the midsummer tutu is beautiful!

  493. Lynnette says:

    Can I make a tutu for me too?!

  494. Susan says:

    I see the makings of a “dress up” trunk for my granddaughter in today’s projects. I bet this will make a run on tulle in the local fabric store!

  495. Rachel B says:

    very cute and sparkly ideas

  496. Marlana says:

    If I was a little younger I would make one of those tutus for myself. Sigh.

  497. Tina says:

    I can’t wait to see the new I Love Patchwork book! Thanks for all the great tutorials this month!

  498. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you all so much for compiling these tutorials for November. You’ve given me enough for an entire year — not that I’ll stop combing your blog for more, of course. I really appreciate your hard work.

  499. Corvus says:

    Alas, I do not tweet. I do have a deep wish for a tutu, however, and those vanilla cookies look amazing. Lovely!

  500. Becky says:

    that tutu is gorgeous!

  501. Leisel says:

    Wow! What great ideas and great prizes!

  502. Charlotte says:

    Great inspiration! I see lots of tutus and fair wings in my future . . .

  503. JulieFrick says:

    Thanks for gathering all of this together- what a treasure trove you’ve given us!

  504. Jennifer says:

    I am definately making those cookies πŸ™‚

  505. Stacy says:

    I love the ruffle necklace πŸ™‚

  506. Heidi says:

    Love, love, love the 1st tutu & the printables!

  507. Sara says:

    Love all the tutu ideas!

  508. Jen W says:

    is wearing fairy wings to work as an adult appropriate?

  509. KristiLou says:

    Would love to win Sew Liberated!

  510. Debra says:

    The t-shirt tutu is so adorable!

  511. qsogirl says:

    that tutu is fabulous! I wish I had an excuse to make it!

  512. Angel says:

    Thanks for a fun month!

  513. Christy says:

    These are all awesome tutorials! Love the tutu shirt and the fairy wings. πŸ™‚

  514. Kate says:

    Ooh, love the ideas! And I’d love to get my hands on that book!

  515. Jennifer says:

    I love the tutu shirt and fairy wings! My twins have requested a fairy birthday, so I’m on the lookout for ideas…

  516. Kristin says:

    ooo…gonna have to check out the cookie recipes!

  517. Somer says:

    It’s all so pretty. I need to try that yo-yo necklace.

  518. amy says:

    yeah! Faeries!!!!!!!!

  519. Caroline says:

    I love the tu-tu!

  520. Kim K. says:

    Those fairy wings are too cute!

  521. Jennifer says:

    that midsummer’s dream tutu is gorgeous, and I would love a copy of sew liberated.

  522. Jody says:

    lovely ideas!

  523. Kate M. says:

    I’m getting married in 3 weeks and I think my flower girls NEED tutu t-shirts for the rehearsal.

  524. The midsummer night’s dream tu-tu is darling! what a wonderful gift that would be…

  525. Louisa says:

    What sweet printables this time!

  526. Megan says:

    I’m not ready for handmade holidays to be over! Thank you for all the great ideas! I love today’s ideas, too. Sigh…

  527. mon ami says:

    oh my goodness that dream tutu is gorgeous!

  528. Lorene says:

    Love the tutu t-shirt! If only I had girls or knew anyone with girls! LOL

  529. Sonya M says:

    the necklace looks as decadent as the chocolate in its name! I’d love one (or both) of those books too! And who doesn’t love a wonderful full, tulle tutu? so sweet!

  530. Amy says:

    Fantastic tutus πŸ™‚

  531. Kristine says:

    Mmm, cookies and fairy wings!

  532. jennsquared says:

    how fun!

  533. Michelle Quinn says:

    I’m so sad that it’s over! Thank you so much – I have loved this series!! Happy Holidays!

  534. megelin says:

    i love everything.

  535. Annika says:

    The tutu shirt is brilliant! I wonder if I could make one for myself…

  536. Courtney says:

    I love both of the necklaces.

  537. nilly ofan says:

    the whole handmade project was so much fun. thank you!

  538. Megan says:

    love the tutu!

  539. april says:

    I’m sad to see this month end! I’ve been loving all these projects.

  540. Wow–love the t-shirt tutu–very cute! The tags are a great idea too!

  541. Terri says:

    Love the ruffle necklace!!!
    Love the books!!!!
    : )

  542. Julie says:

    I know someone who would love those fairy wings!

  543. Brinn says:

    Oh, that tutu tee is so cute! I’m 19 and I might have to make one for myself. : )

  544. Katie Bowlby says:

    Dah! How cute!

  545. kelly says:

    I wish I knew some little girls in need of sparkling and tutus. I just have nephews. Maybe I need some sparkling myself.

  546. Katrina says:

    beautiful ideas…to bad I have a little boy and not a little girl…

  547. Megan Lazzar says:

    oooo fun projects and great looking books you’re giving away!

  548. ChrissyB says:

    Tutus are too too cute!

  549. Jenny says:

    I really want a yo yo necklace for Christmas…is Santa reading this??

  550. Dina says:

    Now I want a little girl in my life to make a tutu and fairy wings for!

  551. Amber says:

    OOOH~ love that necklace!

  552. Tina Mackey says:

    The fairy wings are fabulous!

  553. donna branaugh says:

    What beautiful things πŸ™‚ I can see alot of little happy feet dancing in those tutu’s…..

  554. liz says:

    how sweet! i have a certain little girl in mind who would LOVE some of those ruffles πŸ™‚

  555. Sara L. says:

    Love that tutu tshirt! Thanks for posting such great tutorials this month.

  556. Kimberly says:

    Wow those are great! Love the fairy wings and necklaces.

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