November 9 ~ Play

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Kids of all ages will love today’s gift ideas… Gifts for Play!

Make It

spacer One-Hour Softie
We get a kick out of Jodie’s great One-Hour Softie Tutorial at Ric-Rac.
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We loved this Fabric Playmat Tutorial when Liv from 54 Stitches entered it in the Scrap Buster Contest last month. Liv helps you easily customize your playmat so any play environment is possible (train yard? city? outer space with a little shuttle & planet and…?).
spacer Owl Cushion Softie
Make an Owl Cushion Softie with Jhoanna’s PDF pattern at One Red Robin.
spacer Memory Game
Make multiple sets with this easy Memory Game Tutorial from Jessica at rory jess sadie. Do you think it would work with fabric?!
spacer Doll Accessories
Chez Beeper Bebe shows you how to make some cute Doll Accessories. Give your favorite doll a capelet, beret & some little Mary Jane shoes.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Soft Toys & Games, Whimsy, Elementary Kid Gifts, Gifts for Babies & Toddlers

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:

Kristin’s choice Alissa’s choice Amy’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Campfire Discovery Tote from Helicopter Studios
Shannon has a variety of fun Discovery Totes at Helicopter Studios. Each tote folds up for carrying and folds out for play, like this Campfire Discovery Tote.
spacer Robot Pattern from Gulf Coast Cottage
Jen shows you how to turn felt into just about anything you can imagine with her food, doll and imaginative toy DIY patterns. Visit Gulf Coast Cottage for this great Robot Pattern and so much more.

Jen is offering you a chance to win one pattern of your choice from Gulf Coast Cottage; a winner will be selected from all comments on today’s post! Which pattern would you pick?!

Mix It

spacer Molasses Cookies
Playtime is always sweeter with Grandma’s Molasses Cookies from Kate at Framed. (We hear Santa likes molasses cookies too…)

Print It

spacer Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags
Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist shares these whimsical Holiday Gift Tags with you. Be sure to check out her other free printable downloads too!

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

By Sarah Neuburger

(Chronicle Books, $8.95, ISBN: 9780811869638
ISBN10 0811869636)

From the Publisher:

The Small Object Sticky Notes — Make mischief out of the daily grind.8 sticky notepads (25 sheets each)

By Sarah Neuburger

(Chronicle Books, $10.95, ISBN 9780811869621, ISBN10 0811869628)

From the Publisher:

The Small Object Labels and Stickers — Create monogrammed stationery, custom bookplates, personalized craft and project labels, and unique gift packaging.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
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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408 Responses to November 9 ~ Play

  1. Joyce says:

    I love these ideas, too! Your blogsite is awesome.

  2. Bec Clarke says:

    I can’t believe that every day there is something excellet to add to my very long to do list.

  3. buebau says:

    Those softies are so so cute!!!
    I’ll definetly make the pretty owl πŸ™‚

  4. Alexa says:

    the memory is such a great idea, and what a fun giveaway!

  5. very cute ideas – I love the robot

  6. Anna says:

    cookies AND owls? excellent!

  7. jennsquared says:

    The sticky notes are really really cute!!!

  8. Wehaf says:

    My weakness for owls rears its head once again…

  9. Renee says:

    I love the one-hour softies. I could have a lot of fun customizing them.

  10. Betsy M says:

    That owl is adorable!

  11. Courtney says:

    What great ideas – I’m planning on making this a handmade Christmas for my daughter. She’ll love the memory game!

  12. Suzy says:

    REally cute stuff!

  13. Jenn says:

    Loving the playmat! Somehow I missed that last month!

  14. Christina says:

    yes, I do think it will work with fabric, great idea!

  15. Ashley Ann says:

    That owl is so cute!

  16. Paulina says:

    I remember playing memory game in my childhood. And it was fun for me and my mother. The idea to do such game using fabrics is brilliant. If only times allow I’ll try to do something like that for my boy. Thanks!

  17. mara says:

    I was just thinking of making a fireman softie for my nephew, and Jodie’s “One-Hour Softie” is perfect! I also *need* the stickies and labels!

  18. melissa says:

    it’s so funny that this project is up…i JUST saw a fabric handmade memory game on this blog. i thought it was such a cool idea!

  19. Rochelle says:

    What great ideas! I’ll put some of these on my list for sure.

  20. Bethany says:

    I love the ideas! The camp fire is really cute!

  21. Gretel says:

    So cute!! My daughter would love all of this.

  22. Elizabeth says:

    Oh the robot is so awesome!

  23. bex says:

    I particularly like that robot.

  24. Sara says:

    The robot for sure! Love, love the robot!

  25. sy says:

    the softies are so cute

  26. Erika says:

    I love the ideas today and the prizes are ADORABLE! I love those little stickers!

  27. Jody says:

    The memory game would be a hit with my little one.

  28. Aimee says:

    I’m loving this month of handmade! Thank you!!!

  29. jeanette says:

    all things are so cute!!!

  30. Gretchen says:

    I have 4 nieces and 3 nephews so these ideas are fab!!

  31. Kelli says:

    those cookies look delicious!

  32. Jen says:

    Such lovely ideas!!!

  33. Sarah says:

    the playmate is great! I’m ready to make one and play on it myself

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Cute stuff! That playmat is great! I would love the robot pattern, or her gingerbread house/family pattern!

  35. Jamie says:

    Those placemats are so adorable!! And so is the robot! . . . and the owl. It looks like it is going to be a busy month! πŸ™‚

  36. lisa says:

    I think this is my favorite lineup so far…

  37. Yetta says:

    Ooh, this is such an exciting batch of gifts. I love that robot pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. elizabeth says:

    love the one hour softies! Perfect to bring your hostess’ kid when you’re attending a party!

  39. Casey says:

    doll accesories, so cute!

  40. Jen W says:

    with so many kids to craft for, this list will add some new things for me to make. yahoo.

  41. Michelle says:

    Love the idea of the doll accessories. One more thing added to my list!

  42. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    Love the softies! I’m getting excited for Christmas

  43. Jo says:

    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas!

  44. Mrs. H. says:

    I love the one hour softies!

  45. lesley says:

    I love it! Thanks so much for all the work you do on bringing us great ideas!!!

  46. LisaAlso says:

    I love projects that use up scraps!!

  47. Liz says:

    Love the owl softie – looks like he needs a good cuddle.

  48. Angie says:

    cute softies, something I haven’t explored much-so thanks for the links. I liked the Easter basket felt pattern — (and I think the “grill food” is great for a little boy).

  49. Shona says:

    I love the robot! My daughter was a robot for Halloween and I’ve been looking for a pattern. I now have to check this one out!

  50. susan mzf says:

    those downloads from vanessa valencia are too cute! I love all of them!

  51. Chris Stalnaker says:

    That playmat just moved to the top of my to-do list. Thank you!

  52. I love the ideas, I’m going to work on my holiday gift list tonight.

  53. Lisa Fenwick says:

    These ideas just keep getting better and better by the day! I’m so impressed with all these ideas, I don’t think that I’ll have to buy anything other than fabric and sewing supplies for Christmas presents this year! Thanks so much!

  54. scenelady says:

    That robot is so cute!

  55. i love the fabric playmat and the little owl! very cute!!

  56. Gina F says:

    Who could resist these great prizes?! Certainly not me!

  57. StephanieS says:

    I love all these ideas. The robot is awesome!

  58. Charmaine says:

    That campfire set is so much fun!

  59. sandyandcosmo says:

    I love molasses cookies, thanks for the recipe!

  60. Leah says:

    The owl is adorable! So are the holiday tags. Sew, Mama, Sew’s Handmade Holidays are always an inspiration…now I just have to get going!

  61. That robot, just gotta love it!!

  62. juliecache says:

    the giveaway items are extremely cute.

  63. Amber says:

    So cute – love all the links!

  64. Kate says:

    Those patterns are amazing! THe dinosaurs! The toaster set! Drool.

  65. Cathy DeVinney says:

    Super cute felt patterns! Despite the fact that I personally love the cute girly things, my girls would like the slimy snail set!

  66. alli b says:

    Love the chronicle coolness. Planning my softies out now πŸ™‚

  67. Stacy says:

    I have been admiring, but apprehensive to try making softies with felt, these are adorable.

  68. Kadybug says:

    I love the felt creation’s in Jen’s shop! I am blown away by how awesome it all looks. The little pies are darling! The robot incredible, I could go on with praise for each one!

    I also love the memory game and discovery totes! Such fun.

  69. Angela Pak says:

    I love the robot. Can I make it for myself?

  70. Rachel says:

    oh man, i love the giveaway today! Sooo adorable! And I for sure would have to go with the dinosaur pattern-my husband is, who knows why, obsessed with dinosaurs!! So, almost everything we give a kid is dinosaur related!

  71. lorena says:

    Ooooh, I LOVE anything from the Small Object! Pick me, pick me! πŸ˜‰

  72. April says:

    I have looked at both of those things from the small object but was good and didn’t buy them. Maybe I can win them!

  73. joy newman says:

    I love the robot–what a great idea.

  74. Erin J. says:

    I love the robot pattern! And I would love to win those cute prizes!

  75. Sarahe4e says:

    All the labels, paper, and etc are going to be so useful for the holidays. Bloggers are so generous. Thanks

  76. Leah says:

    I’ve been wanting to do a playmat like that and now I know how! Thanks!

  77. Marianne says:

    Yes, I agree the robot is too cute! Those molasses cookies sound great too!

  78. rae says:

    sew many great ideas! πŸ˜‰

  79. Misty.Creek says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! And I’d love the Small Object stickies and such.

  80. Mindy says:

    cute stuff all around!

  81. Jane says:

    Great ideas!

  82. aurore says:

    Wonderful ideas! Now I need to figure out what to make!!

  83. Nichole D. says:

    I love softies! Will definitely be making some of these for my kiddo for Christmas.

  84. PenguitoSmile says:

    I love love the one hour softies and the robot pattern!

  85. SahrangPanda says:

    Aww sooo cuuuute!! πŸ˜€

  86. Caitlin T. says:

    i love the small object! sweet giveaway!

  87. JSB says:

    Very fun!

  88. Lucie says:

    I absolutely loved the doll accessories and the memory game. I am thinking about putting pictures of the little ones to make it more personalized.

  89. LisaC says:

    I love Molasses cookies.

  90. julia says:

    What a great post!! I loooove making toys, molasses cookies are my favorite and…I love Small Object!! Hooray!

  91. Jill D says:

    Somebody in my family might be getting an owlie stuffie popping out of their stocking or maybe a robot!

  92. marcela says:

    These are all so cute! Thanks for all these.

  93. Andrea says:

    Okay, no. This is my favorite so far! I love everything!!

  94. Nicole N. says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE those gift tags!

  95. La Yen says:

    That camp fire set is amazing!

  96. Jeni says:

    I feel the Christmas spirit creeping on!!

  97. Cassidy Hotz says:

    My 6 year old and four year old have been obsessed with robots for as long as they have been able to speak. This is very similar to their “Super Robot”!! Wow!

  98. Donnell says:

    I think that the Toy Society is an excellent idea. I’m going to see if there is something like that in my area.

  99. Daniela C Beier says:

    such cute ideas!!!!
    I know already what I will sew to my nephews! πŸ™‚
    Thank you

  100. Kerry says:

    Ooh! Lovely felt toys to make! I like the tool set best..or the dinosaurs..or the bountiful harvest…nrggh…I just can’t choose between them!

  101. Jen C. says:


  102. Sherrie Smith says:

    Very cute ideas.

  103. Hilda says:

    thanks again for more great ideas!

  104. Jennifer says:

    I am having a hard time choosing which I like best. I think the playmat would be a great gift for my 5 year old. I love the robot pattern, too, and pretty much all the patterns Jen has on her site! LOL My kids were drooling…

  105. those are so cool i love them they are adorable

  106. Denise says:

    Great softie ideas! Love the owl and the robot especially. I MUST try these for handmade holiday gifts.

  107. Deanna says:

    My son would love that robot. He keeps telling me he’s wishing for a robot for Christmas.

  108. Mrs. Pear says:

    I love Jen’s patterns, particularly the:

    Robot (lots of little boys with birthdays coming up!
    Gingerbread house and family
    Cupcake Cottage and little girl dolls

  109. Jessica says:

    I love the idea of the felt dolls. Very very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  110. Jennifer says:

    So many great ideas!

  111. dott says:

    That robot is sooo cool! πŸ™‚

  112. Michelle Blanc says:

    My mouth fell open when I saw today’s Robot! My four-year-old has been obsessed with robots for over a year, and they are so hard to find! I definitely need to make her that!

  113. Christine says:

    I want that felt robot sooooo bad!

  114. Gabriel says:

    Love the felt patterns–the BBQ grill set is adorable!

  115. Liesl says:

    What fun!

  116. Gretchen says:

    O I just love doll accessories!

  117. ChristineBolin says:

    Beautiful gift tags. I love them.

  118. Andrea Methvin says:

    What fun! Love the one hour softie. Right now I am all about getting some satisfaction from quick projects! Thanks.

  119. cindylee says:

    i have plenty of scraps and am always on the lookout for cool ways to use them. sweet ideas make for sweet gifts πŸ™‚ and, love the owl cushion. that will be my next completed project…hopefully

  120. Tanya says:

    Wonderful ideas!

  121. april says:

    I adore Ric-Rac. Cutest softies!

  122. Carolyn Wood says:

    Great idea for the memory game!

  123. Jenna Z says:

    Oooh, I LOVE sticky notes. I am literally ADDICTED to them!

  124. Andrea P. says:

    I love the doll accessories – too cute!

  125. Carolyn says:

    You know, I love all the patterns at Gulf Coast Cottage, but it was the robot thumbnail that caught my eye to click thru to this posting, and my son is in a huge robot phase now, so I’d have to saw that is my favorite. Too cute.

  126. katie says:

    Love those one-hour softies. I seeing a pirate and some other friends :).

  127. Jessica says:

    Helicopter Studios has a great idea here…take and play sets. I’m going to have to bookmark them for year-round gift ideas! Thanks!

  128. that memory game is awesome! great for taking along on trips or for our kids whom we take everywhere with us–meaning they sometimes have to sit patiently for periods of time!

  129. hana k. says:

    Cute stuff galore! Sew Mama Sew definitely gathers inspiration for me.

  130. Fabulous ideas!

  131. ting says:

    I have already made 2 Oh Oh the Owls – great tutorial! Thanks for doing the give away!

  132. Lisa says:

    So cute!

  133. Judi B says:

    Cutie owl!

  134. Kristen says:

    The owl is fanastic – my daughter is very into owls right now – in fact, check my blog for the owl Halloween costume I came up with for her. I just have to find time to make her that owl doll!

  135. MB says:

    Thank you for introducing me to Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist – her work is beautiful!

  136. Debra says:

    Oh the softies are so cute!

  137. Heidi says:

    More wonderful ideas! thx

  138. Rebecca says:

    Love all of these ideas…thanks for sharing them! It’s hard to choose which Gulf Coast Cottage pattern I would pick; it’s a toss up between the robot and the cupcake cottage.

  139. Anja says:

    Oh, I was waiting for the PLAY title. Great ideas!

  140. gigi says:

    oooh i LOVE this one!!!
    must make some of those adorable doll accessories!

  141. Nicole says:

    I love all the Gulf Coast patterns! what cute toys, I am loving the owl and the doll accessories. And the play mat, too!

  142. Sally says:

    Love love love love!!! Those softies are too much!

  143. Tara says:

    Oh my at the robot pattern. My toddler is OBSESSED with robots: her birthday party was “fancy robot party” complete with decorations and dress. Also, I LOVE the organization/stickies books – perfect for someone with a life as hectic as mine.

  144. Samurai Mom says:

    Oh, they are so small! I love the new groupings.

  145. Jen V says:

    So much fodder for the creative fires!

  146. Bethany says:

    the small object’s stuff is so so cute!

  147. nikko says:

    I like the playmat idea!

  148. bruinbr says:

    Love that fabric playmat! So fun!

  149. Candy says:

    Love that owl softie…and the printables are awesome…thanks so much!

  150. Liz says:

    I am loving the Robot and the memory game!

  151. lauradodson says:

    That memory game and playmate look fun to make and play with! Yay, and I adore small object. :o)

  152. JJ says:

    Love and want to make all of these! If only I had more hours in the day…

  153. jenne says:

    oh, that robot pattern is so cute!

  154. Jennifer says:

    Now all I need is a monster truck plushie pattern and I’ll be all set. Anyone?

  155. Rachel says:

    Can’t wait to try and make a softie for my friend’s young daughter.

  156. Kerri says:

    I really like the robot. I’ll have to go and look at the other patterns too. I’m thinking the memory game would be good for my little one too.

  157. Isabel Coelho says:

    Now I have a lot of ideias to try! I love everything!

  158. Amy says:

    Way cute. I love the playmat – that is a cute way to use up scraps. These are great ideas.

  159. sonya says:


  160. Bettina Groh says:

    The robot is just the thing for my grand daughter! She went to a high school robotics meet this past weekend and wants to make her own! Only her’s is going to lay eggs which hatch…how she is going to accomplish this, no one knows! By the way, she’s 7!

  161. Astrid says:

    The owl is so cute!

  162. Sara says:

    I love the memory game – will have to make for my little guy. I also appreciate the links to previous years’ ideas. Thanks!

  163. crissy says:

    Love all of todays toys/ideas! I needed some inspiration for kids gift ideas. I am stuck on what to make for my neice and nephew – this helps out!

  164. Toya says:

    too many choices! what to make for the little cousins and niece? so many ideas, so little time…..

  165. gwammybinda says:

    I love the felt patterns for the kids — so much so I just ordered a bunch of them to make for my grandkids. I don’t have a blog nor a website but I do follow the bloggers — love sew mama sew’s blog because I find so many neat ideas and things to buy for Christmas gifts.

  166. Alissa says:

    THREE lovely prizes? Thanks Jen for adding to the prize stash, I love the robot!

  167. Brinn says:

    Man, lists like these make me wish I had kids to craft for. : /

  168. I love sewing for my daughter! I also love those Gulf coast Cottage patterns … I’ve already made a few of them for my little girl, and she has so much fun with them!

  169. Coralee says:

    perfect for the littles in my life!

  170. Jodi says:

    Great ideas. Love the softies.

  171. sarahjane says:

    Oh, I’ve been wanting these! Count me in, please!

  172. Heather S. says:

    ooh! just checked out the felt food patterns on Etsy. SO cute! How would I choose!? hmmm…BBQ or baker? Santa’s treats or carpenters tools? absolutely adorable.

  173. shannon says:

    I love the owl and the memory game, great ideas!

  174. Stephanie says:

    Great scrap projects! I’m making a play mat (from Scrap Buster month!) and the memory game will be a great way to keep using some scraps. Cute!

  175. Heather S. says:

    love the memory game!
    so simple and affordableΓ’β„’Β₯

  176. Marybeth says:

    Making for kids is ways sweet. Love the Small Object sets and the doll accessories especially! Oh so inspiring πŸ™‚

  177. Nicole V says:

    Cute cute cute! And I am always looking for new cookie recipies.

  178. Mary says:

    Love those gift tags! Thanks for giving us so many (free) resources!

  179. Wendy says:

    Love the memory game; and so glad to see items from The Small Object as the giveaway!

  180. Jenny says:

    Beautiful ideas! The campfire is awesome!

  181. Joyce Moore says:

    I love the robot! I want it, I want it!

  182. Maya says:

    These are great ideas! I felt like a kid just looking at them!

  183. Kathy says:

    That memory game gives me lots of ideas…

  184. Michelle says:

    Yay, I can finally comment today! I love all the things in this post, guess I’m a big kid at heart. Have also been looking for a good molasses cookie recipe, thanks so much.

  185. Sarah says:

    Very great ideas, love the robot!

  186. Dacia says:

    I think I’m in love with everything on this list! How cute! I’m surely going to have to make some of these fun toys! Adorable!

  187. Elle says:

    Great subject today! I was just checking in (during naptime) before I got started in kids gifts.

  188. Kellie says:

    OHHHHH, I love the small object. The prizes hve been amamzing. Hope I can win one, this one would be GREAT.

  189. Cinnamon says:

    I love that robot pattern, but the felt food is great too! Thanks sew, mama, sew for some great ideas.

  190. Desiree says:

    those cookies look delicious!!!

  191. Rebecca says:

    what great ideas! I can see myself using these all year for birthdays too!

  192. Madeline says:

    These are perfect! I was needing some more ideas for my little girl’s christmas present this year!

  193. Awesome ideas! Can’t wait to make some of these for my son!

  194. Jenn X says:

    I would so choose the robot pattern! It’s the theme of my son’s room and that one is fantastic!

  195. Lori Kay says:

    I love this time of year – such great ideas and inspiration!

  196. Mama Lusco says:

    The softies are adorable!

  197. Tabitha says:

    What fun toys! I’m going to try the molasses cookies tonight.

  198. Love the play place mat idea!

  199. Kerry says:

    Love that gift tag! And everything else too!

  200. Liz says:

    I would definitely pick the robot pattern if I won- my son is obsessed with robots!

  201. Jenny says:

    getting started with christmas, thanks for the great links. making the molasses cookies this afternoon!

  202. Leslie says:

    The robot is so stinkin’ cute!! I also love the Owl. So much fun!!

  203. Michelle says:

    Love the owl plushie!

  204. D'Ann says:

    I am totally loving this month, as well as your site all the time. What a help and inspiration you have been to me in my sewing. Thank-you

  205. Margaret says:

    Aaaah! That felt robot is the coolest thing EVER! I love it! And I’ve been craving gingerbread or molasses cookies for weeks now. Mmm.

  206. Sally says:

    Oh my gosh, that playmat is awesome!!!

  207. Megan says:

    Love it. I’m a sucker for molasses cookies, so this is right up my alley! Thank you!

  208. Serena says:

    Love the owl and playmat!

  209. Alexandra says:

    That robot is too cute!

  210. Love the fabric play mat and the memory game.

  211. Tayla B says:

    These are adorable gift ideas! I especially love the campfire tote and the memory game πŸ™‚

  212. Kristal says:

    So much fun! I think I’d pick the Fabulous Fruits pattern.

  213. Chrissy Brooker says:

    Love the memory game! I’m making one for my niece that will have photos of our family on it. They don’t live near us and I want to make sure she knows who we are!

  214. Valerie says:

    I can’t wait to make some softies! They look so fun!

  215. Thank you SMS!!! I love EVERYTHING you’ve featured today.

  216. Meg says:

    These are all so cute!

  217. Beth says:

    Wow, so many great ideas! I can imagine endless possibilities with the fabric play mat. I think I’ll tuck a little toy or two in with it. You’re really helping with my to-make list. Thanks!

  218. BrendaDe says:

    I’ve been wanting to make softies for my kids – but haven’t gotten around to it yet — thanks for the great tutorials once again!

  219. Stitched in Time has instructions for a similar memory game only using family photos – very cute!

  220. amelia says:

    better and better!

  221. Lynn says:

    Thanks for the link for the one hour softie.. so cute!

  222. Rachel says:

    Great toy ideas!

  223. Krystina says:

    I’ve been wanting to try a softie for my son… the one hour softie just may fit the bill! Thanks!

  224. Janet says:

    Oh how I love the small object!!

  225. Crystal says:

    I am totally making that memory game for my nephew!

  226. Karen H says:

    Another day of really great ideas!

  227. Debra says:

    Oh wow…love the memory game!! So creative….
    Thanks for sharing the tutorials.

  228. Sara says:

    I like the discovery campfire; maybe the little ones will stop bothering me to go camping!

  229. Erin says:

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE that robot pattern. But the dinosaur play set is pretty darn cute too. So cool to see fun crafty things for boys.
    More great ideas today. Thanks!

  230. Sonicka says:

    I think my 1 year old niece needs a one hour softie!

  231. KT says:

    ooo, stickers! ooo, red and white! I love it. That campfire is such a brilliant idea. πŸ™‚

  232. Christina says:

    i think the memory game is a fabulous idea!

  233. Terri Moran says:

    Love all of the ideas. The softies are so fun. The tutorial looks easy,too.

  234. Louby Lou says:

    Gorgeous! Love those little 1-hour softies sooooo much!

  235. Brenna says:

    My son would love that robot!!

  236. Kerry says:

    Wouldn’t the memory game be a good travel game in fabric? πŸ™‚

  237. Bonnie says:

    Cute ideas! I am going to have to check out that one hour softie for sure. And I love the cute giveaway today πŸ™‚

  238. Candace says:

    my kids love handmade softies.

  239. amanda says:

    Love ’em. Can’t wait to try out the owl.

  240. Megan says:

    Oh, I would love to win Sarah’s books! Thanks for all the great links. I’m going to get busy…

  241. Tong says:

    Oh gosh the softies are so cute!!

  242. Ellen says:

    Thanks for the links! I love the tool belt and tools pattern! Too cute!

  243. Amy Hodge says:

    I adore that robot! I’m wondering if I could get one whipped up for a birthday party this weekend? Maybe!

  244. Heather says:

    Love the felt creations. I would pick the robot.Too cute.

  245. Allison says:

    great ideas!

  246. Bethany says:

    Fun stuff….christmas is coming!?!?

  247. Cara says:

    Aack, wait! Too many things to make – I’m going to have to quit my job to sew full time.

  248. Kirsten says:

    Oh wow do I want that robot pattern for my son’s room re-do. He’s already getting a robot quilt. How cute will that be? Thanks for the links, lovely giveaways too!

  249. Emily Dawn says:

    I love the owl! He is so sad looking he is cute!

  250. Katy says:

    Love the softies! Can’t wait to check them all out… These are going to be some great Christmas gifts!

  251. Jennb75 says:

    The playmat is a perfect idea! I love that.

  252. Sorahart says:

    It takes me forever to get through these blog posts because I’m so busy cutting and pasting all of the cute tutorials. Yippee!!

  253. Jane says:

    How cute is that robot!!!

  254. elsa says:

    the camp fire tote is so cute! love that idea … so many creative people out there, hard to keep up!

  255. Celeste says:

    Those softies are so very sweet!

  256. Beatrix says:

    Great list. For a fabric version of the Memory Game, please come visit my blog:

  257. Kaye Prince says:

    I love all the patterns – thanks so much for the links! Can’t wait to make some great Christmas gifts!

  258. Anna says:

    Great ideas…I think I’ll make the memory game for my niece…

  259. Katie says:

    That robot looks so fun! I totally fell in love with David Walker’s robot fabric…. perfect companions!

  260. Lisa says:

    I really want to make a memory game. Maybe this will be the year – finally! Love the new ideas.

  261. Rachel says:

    I like the softies! SO cute!

  262. ahk says:

    We’ve done several playmats using fleece — so easy and forgiving to work with — and they are a lot of fun.

  263. Livvie says:

    I love the campfire!

  264. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’m lovin all these dolls being posted, I might have to make a few for myself (or the neighborhood kids)since my boy is in high school!

  265. qsogirl says:

    Oh, I am just a softie for softies πŸ˜‰ I want them all (and I don’t even have kids yet!!), and that robot melts my heart πŸ™‚

  266. carla says:

    I love the robot! My husband would love it to.

  267. Codecrafter says:

    I love that play mat!

  268. With patterns like these there is no reason to grow up!!

  269. Tracy says:

    I LOVE the robot!

  270. Wendy says:

    All of her patterns are adorable, but I think I’d have to go with that awesome robot.

  271. mon ami says:

    so cute!

    thanks for sharing

  272. Limor says:

    Those one hour softies are adorable. I’ve been wanting to make a play mat ever since I saw one in a felt crafting book. My project list is a mile long.

  273. Cecily says:

    I love felt foods and could make the bountiful harvest or the pie or the tea party or the . . .

  274. Amy says:

    The fabric playmat is adorable! And the campfire play set? Ridiculously cute.

  275. Lorene says:

    Love the memory game, I must try that for my 4 year old!

  276. elizabeth says:

    The nurse softie is just the cutest thing ever!!

  277. Susan W says:

    daughter and nieces will love these. Thanks

  278. Samantha says:

    Wow! As much as _I’d_ like to have Jen’s felt pies or Xmas cookies, if I won the drawing I’d have to pick the robot for my son………..

  279. the memory game is a neat idea!

  280. ~Helena~ says:

    Yea! Play there so many cute choices, love the robot and fabric playmate.

  281. Diana says:

    All of her patters are so great – but I think I would choose the Be a Baker set – so cute!

  282. Nikki says:

    these are all amazing, I love that there are more fun boy things nowadays πŸ™‚

  283. --ginger. says:

    Love the campfire–make me want it to go with Baby Pumpihead’s tent. Then mayge she’d play with the black bear we got her. Guy.

  284. Magda says:

    Love the robot!
    I only wish my son were a bit younger so I could make it for him.

  285. Crystal says:

    I really like those, I like the memory game!! My kids love those!

  286. Kathleen C. says:

    November is such a generous month for prizes at Sew Mama Sew.
    Kathleen C.

  287. Sarah Bruce says:

    If I had to pick a pattern from Gulf Coast Cottage, it would be all of them!
    Okay, okay, I would probably pick the owl and the hollow or the robot. These remind me of my childhood, when toys seemed more meaningful, especially when they are made from the heart!!

  288. Emily says:

    The robot pattern is just too cute! I checked out her etsy shop and love the doctor kit too.

  289. megan says:

    I love handmade toys. My baby turns one this week and trying to find a gift for him has been a nightmare. Everything at the store is so loud you can’t even talk over it, thanks for some ideas.

  290. Katie Bowlby says:

    I must have that robot softie pattern!

  291. Andrea says:

    Cute! I love Handmade Holidays. There are always so many fabulous ideas (one for me, one for a gift, one for me…)

  292. I love the robot. So cute!

  293. mmm cookies, and robots that’s a good combination

  294. Grace says:

    I love that robot!! So unique!

  295. DebbieKL says:

    I like Amys fabric choice today! The campfire tote is pretty cool too. Thanks!

  296. Adviga says:

    The playmat idea is one I’ve been rolling around in my head for a while but just didn’t know where to start. Thanks for the pointer!

  297. katie says:

    OMG I love the little Mary Jane shoes! Too cute. And the Small Object sticky notes and stickers?! Swoon. Thanks for the chance.

  298. Sarah AJ says:

    Love them all!

  299. Jenny says:

    That robot is the best! I would love that pattern to make one for my son-he would love it.

  300. Carla says:

    I am loving your series right now. I find at least one project a day that I want to make. Now I just need more time in the day!!

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  301. Anna says:

    Wow! I love the softies and the patterns! Amazing felt creations!!

  302. Nichole says:

    Cute stuff for kids! Thanks for the links.

  303. Katie Wilson says:

    love the 1 hour softies..too cute

  304. Jennifer says:

    I have a little nephew to sew for this year–and since he’s the first boy in the family I’ve been a bit at a loss! Thanks for some great ideas.

  305. Sarah S. says:

    That robot pattern is amazing! Robots = awesome πŸ™‚

  306. Jane says:

    Thanks for another great lineup of projects and ideas.

  307. Andi says:

    The softies are so cute! Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful tutorials and ideas!!

  308. Steph Wehrman says:

    I really like the memory game!

  309. Susanne says:

    Cute ideas!

  310. Maggie says:

    Great projects once again! The playmat is great. I also love the campfire tote and all of the other totes in her shop. As for the gulf coast cottage pattern I like best, it is so hard to choose, but the doll cottage, gingerbread house and christmas cookies would be top on my list right now.

  311. erin says:

    Love the toy patterns!

  312. Carrie says:

    I love the robot! I may need to make that for my nephew. Thanks for the great ideas.

  313. jm says:

    That robot may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

  314. Stacey C. says:

    i love jen’s robot, tool kit, and dinosaur patterns! can you tell i only have little boys in my house?!

  315. Ammie says:

    I love the memory game idea and the robot. And I could sure enjoy crafting some one hour softies!

  316. Rebecca says:

    My favorite idea of the day is the memory game. It is such a fun pastime for me. Thanks for sharing!

  317. Hannah says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the memory game tutorial for a while. I think it would be a good way to use up (or preserve) some of my favorite fabric scraps.

  318. amy says:

    I love that campfire kit!

  319. virginia says:

    I love the softies.

  320. liz says:

    cute overload!
    i love the robot — love it all. seriously, who can resist handmade softies and toys?

  321. Hashi says:

    That playmat has sparked my imagination!

  322. Kathy says:

    My brother would love that robot! I wonder I how you make the arms like that?

  323. These are all so cute–handmade toys are so much better than store-bought!

  324. Rene' says:

    Thanks again for the craft ideas.

  325. Sarah says:

    So fun! I want to win!

  326. Whistlepea says:

    I love those gift tags! I used all downloadable gift tags last year and they were a big hit.

  327. Heather B says:

    Playmats are always a big hit with my kids!

  328. cynthia says:

    So many cute kid ideas. Great for gift giving. The label and notes books are interesting too. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Cynthia

  329. Morgan says:

    I love the playmat idea! Seems much better than a plastic one that gets all icky and sticky. πŸ™‚

  330. Sue D says:

    I am definitely going to try the memory game for my granddaughter.

  331. alison says:

    Love these ideas for the kids – I’m adding to my ever growing list!

  332. Monica A says:

    I would pick the Fabulous Fruit pattern, they ar Gorgeous!!

  333. Jennifer says:

    those molasses cookies look yummy!

  334. Alli says:

    There are a few little girls on my list who will have one hour softies under the tree – they so sweet!

  335. Laura says:

    So super cute! Love the robot!

  336. Erin says:

    Love the Small Object. And that stuffed robot.

  337. Susan says:

    I love the one hour softies. Everyone can find enough time to make at least one of these before Christmas.

  338. Sissy says:

    Awwwwww…the doll accessories are beyond cute!!!!!

  339. Mary says:

    I love that robot!!!

  340. Holly Keller says:

    This is all my favorite stuff in one post–a post on gifts for kids–and a Small Object give-a-way! Also, thank you for including my doll accessories tutorial.

  341. Allison says:

    Such fun projects today! Those softies are adorable.

  342. JD says:

    That campfire set is super cute!

  343. Kelly V says:

    Oh! I just love handmade holidays! My toddlers will love the memory game and a car/town version of the playmat for their cars. Too fun!!!

  344. Gretchen says:

    Goody– I was looking for some handmade ideas for my boys. Thanks!

  345. beverly says:

    Wow, do I know a little guy who would love the robot!

  346. Trisha says:

    I love the campfire!! And memory is a great idea for a Christmas gift for all the little kids I know!

  347. Missie says:

    The One Hour softies and the owl cushion softies are just way too cute.

  348. Bonney says:

    Oh my gosh!! That robot is amazing; I love it!!

  349. Deanne says:

    great molasses cookie recipe – can barely wait to try it out.

  350. Julie says:

    I really like the memory game idea.

  351. Jeni says:

    I love the memory game. I bet you could do it with double sided fusible peltex or maybe even some heavyer weight heat and bond. This is perfect for my 4 yr old. You could even combine it with the pocket calendar and keep them in the pockets.


  352. Leigh says:

    I love all of these – again!!! I think I’m going to make the fabric playmat for my boys for Christmas…

  353. Kimberly B says:

    Jen’s robot pattern is so cute, but my kids would have to have the “Be A Baker!”

  354. Kristin says:

    Such cute toys! I love the campfire!

  355. Kate M. says:

    Wow, that felt campfire is awesome. It would be so fun for rainy days.

  356. Linda says:

    Cute stuff. Love the memory game! Thanks!

  357. Alice says:

    I love your site! First, I thought you only sell fabrics, so I filed you for later (I study fashion design). I was delighted to see you have a blog too! Will be checking it regularly.

    P.S. The robot is my favourite

  358. emily says:

    I just looked at the play mat tutorial again. Its such a cute idea for little boys who already have all the toys they could possibly want! I have a couple of those on my list.

  359. Stacy says:

    I absolutely love the idea of making a memory game. My son will be getting one of these for Christmas!

  360. Tina Mackey says:

    I love the idea of a fabric memory game. I’ve also seen that idea done here:

  361. Southern Gal says:

    I keep trying to win something. These are cute.

  362. Nicole says:

    That robot is just fantastic! I know a little someone or two who would love to find him under the tree or in a stocking! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  363. Cynthia says:

    I’d love to try the fabric playmat. Great idea!

  364. Karen says:

    What a great load of ideas for kids and we are so making those cookies too πŸ˜‰ Sarah’s books were on my wishlist, so I really hope I win!

  365. Fiona says:

    Some great tutorials here, thank you!

  366. Nadia says:

    You could definitely make the memory game with fabric – what a lovely idea!

  367. I really need a robot! Thanks for the great links to some really fun stuff!

  368. MegSteph says:

    LOVE the doll with a beret! Tres manifique!

  369. Lynn Hynes says:

    I love the fabric playmat idea – the possibilities for playscapes are endless! Great way to use scraps!

  370. Kaypendragon says:

    It’s so wonderful that you put all these ideas together in one place! Thanks!

  371. Dawn G says:

    that pinecone wreath is beautiful! I love all the felt sets-the cake decorating one is so cute-my girls would love it!

  372. Terri says:

    Love the toys!!! : ) Can’t wait to dive in and create!!!

  373. Estee says:

    Softies, yay. Everyone loves a softie for the holidays.

  374. RachelM says:

    I love robots! I’m gonna have to buy that pattern.

  375. Heather says:

    You have made not being able to sleep a little more bearable. I love your posts. They always inspire me. Cheers!

  376. Maggie says:

    These are all so fun. And some great ideas for stockings or advent filler too. I love how easy but beautiful the memory game is. Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that elude us. Thanks!

  377. Jessica says:

    Great ideas, I definitely have some stuff like this on my list of things to make for the holidays.

  378. Megan says:

    Capelet, beret, and little mary jane shoes! Cute! Also very drawn to that campfire discovery tote. Thanks for the ideas!

  379. keren says:

    Such a gorgeous prize! Hope I am the lucky winner!

  380. Julia says:

    Love the campfire discovery tote!

  381. flowerpress says:

    What beautiful things these all are! I just love the marshmallows on sticks πŸ™‚

  382. Andi says:

    This post makes me wish I had more children on my gift list! It would be hard to pick just one Gulf Coast Cottage Pattern, but I think I would have to choose the tool box. Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  383. Carmyn says:

    I get so excited about the possibilities for cool handmade gifts. Your blog always amazes me with the sheer mass of creativity out there.

  384. alisha says:

    This is the best set of tutorials yet! I love Jen’s felt toy patterns. I think I would have to go with the retro robot if I won.

  385. Juliette R. says:

    fun prize!

  386. This is making me want to have kids. Haha. I guess I’ll settle for making these for my goddaughter.

  387. Alice S says:

    Those felt items are unbelievable! I would choose the robot or the tiny mermaid pattern if I won.

  388. Joanna says:

    OMG today’s giveaway is so adorable!!!! I’d love to win!!^0^ hehe

  389. carmel says:

    very very cute!
    i like the idea of this post: for the kids!

  390. Sylvie says:

    These softies are so cute!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  391. Muriel says:

    Oh! I would love to play with those Small Obeject prizes!!

  392. Paula L. says:

    These are all so pretty! I will at least try the doll accessories. And the robot is really cute too! My favorite pattern in Jen’s shop is the Cupcake Cottage and Little Girl Dolls, it’s awesome!

  393. christa says:

    great ideas for my kids!

  394. beccy says:

    I love the car fabric, and that robot is awesome! The owl cushion is cute too πŸ™‚ I’ll have to google mollasses though, to find out what it actually is – it’s not such a common ingredient over here in the UK!

  395. Michele says:

    Great links! I loved Jen’s Cupcake Cottage and Little Girl Dolls PDF Pattern…too cute.

  396. Anna says:

    It’s lovely to see some fabulous Australian crafters featured today πŸ˜‰

  397. Erin says:

    Love those printable gift tags, super cute!

  398. Silvia says:

    Everything is so nice!! I love the gift tags, the one-hour softies, the fabric playmat, the owl cushion softie, well, everything!! Thanks for sharing them!!

  399. Loving the excitement of visiting this page each day! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  400. Rebmara says:

    I love all the ideas I see here. Now to find the time to make some of those πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot for collecting all these tutorials.

  401. Novita says:

    Everything is too cute! Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯

  402. Lacer says:

    So many great ideas today! Will definitely be stopping by and getting that robot pattern if I’m not lucky enough to win one!

  403. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness those felt patterns are adorable! I’ve actually been eyeing that tea set and came *this* close to buying that doctor set pattern to make a gift for my niece. Still, my favorite is the robot.

  404. Sarah says:

    Ooh, these are all so fun. I love toy food and the patterns at Gulf Coast Cottage are so wonderful!

  405. Sarah J says:

    I love the ‘one hour softie’, I’ll be making some of these for my nephews for Christmas.

  406. Centa says:

    Oh those cookies look yummy!

  407. just what I needed for some little ones pressie inspiration

  408. Trisha says:

    great ideas! I love how you could use up your scraps to make memory! Thanks!!!!!

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