November 11 ~ Gifts for Sleepyheads

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Bump up the coziness factor in 2011 for the people on your list who could use a little more relaxation!

Make It

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Jaime helps you “sleep cute” with these Sleep Shorts at Prudent Baby.
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Who wouldn’t want a new pair of Snickerdoodle Cozy Slippers?! Learn how to make this cute style with Stephanie’s help.
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Madeleine Mini Bloomers from Colette Patterns might be a perfect gift for yourself this holiday season!
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These Cosy Slippers will work for men, women & children on your list. Find the how-to from JoJo at A Bit Of This and A Bit Of That.
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Speaking of men… Here’s a great tutorial for Boxer Shorts from Joanne Craft Passion.
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Cozy up the bedroom with these Zippered Throw Pillows from Design*Sponge.
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With fun extra details, these Shirred Pajama Shorts from Suzannah at Adventures in Dressmaking will be something they’ll lounge in well beyond bedtime.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Pamper!, Flip Side Pillow, Sit Back & Relax!, Quilted Pillow, Crayon Box Quilt

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:

Buy It

spacer Natural Muslin Pillow from Appetite Home
Inspired by an Owen Jones drawing, Erin made this gorgeous Natural Muslin Pillow using unbleached cottons and non-toxic inks. Check out Appetite Home for more amazing handmade and handprinted homewares.
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Anyone can make their favorite herbal tea combination using Cook Outside the Box‘s Large Herbal Tea Kit, which include recipes and instructions for how to make your own teabags.

Mix It

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Indulge your sleepyhead by baking them a delicious Babka, a sweet bread filled with cinnamon and chocolate. Jenny of Rainy Day Gal shares this melt-in-your-mouth recipe as a guest blogger on CakeSpy.

Print It

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Choose from two original designs by Kellie Medivitz to complete your gift with matching Gift Wrap & Tags, available to download for free at Creature Comforts.

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 books! Visit our prize lists to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

Edited By Shufunotomo
(Trumpeter, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-731-1)

From the Publisher:

Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily—or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art. It’s full of clever and cute designs and a range of different cutting techniques that you can use to make your own cutouts for display, decoration, or embellishment.

Offering a range of styles, this book presents paper cutting techniques through clear step-by-step instruction, detailed diagrams, and templates. Once you’ve mastered the basics, creative uses for paper cutouts are offered, including as cards, gift wrap, mobiles, collages, stencils, garlands, and more.

By Krystina Castella
(Storey Publishing, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-576-6)

From the Publisher:

Tour the world of cake! Cakes are at the center of life’s celebrations, big and small, in every corner of the globe. A bite-size lamington is a treat with tea in Australia. In Africa, golden fritters bursting with sweet fruit are popular street snacks. Honey cakes celebrate new beginnings in Jewish tradition, and peach buns are a symbol of longevity in Taiwan. Fruitcakes, from Germany’s stollen to Italy’s panettone, are popular Christmas fare. This delectable cookbook offers more than 150 irresistible recipes accompanied by mouthwatering photographs, ideas for delicious variations, and fascinating historical and cultural facts. This is a must-have for anyone who loves making (or eating!) cake.

By Nathalie Mornu
(Lark Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1-60059-508-1)

From the Publisher:

We’re issuing another challenge—and that means FUN for creative crafters! This second entry in the popular new Craft Challenge series shines a spotlight on the humble but beloved tea towel, with its terrific graphics and nostalgic charm.  More than two dozen projects show how to transform this functional item into fabulous wearables (slippers, a halter top), accessories (totes, a belt), and beyond (a doggie backpack, bicycle saddlebags). A basics section provides a primer on the techniques and how-to illustrations and templates enhance the instructions.  Fresh, contemporary photography captures the projects in urban settings.

Simply Sublime Gifts: High-Style, Low-Sew Projects to Make in a Snap

By Jodi Kahn
(Potter Craft, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-307-46446-0)

From the Publisher:

Want to give the ultimate one-of-kind gift? Create it yourself!

Simply Sublime Gifts offers more than thirty fun and imaginative gift ideas to make quickly, inexpensively, and with little to no sewing using clever short-cuts and inventive techniques. You’ll find a well of inspiration for any occasion, including Handy Hand Towels for hostess gifts, fancy Fabric Bangles for her, Tailor-Made photo frames for him, charm necklaces, holiday ornaments, and more. Accompanying eye-catching gift-wrap ideas are sure to complete the perfect present for everyone on your gift list.

With projects that are a snap for beginners—and that provide a fun challenge for experienced crafters—Simply Sublime Gifts is loaded with hints, tips, and tricks of the crafting trade. Many of the gifts are also made from accessible, recycled, or repurposed materials, like the kitschy, cool Wonder-ful Apron created with iconic Wonder Bread® wrappers! Kids, family, teachers, and friends will love the customizable treasures found in this book, and you’ll love giving gifts that are special and meaningful, original and personal.

With author Jodi Kahn’s clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations, in less than a day you’re on your way to creating a gift that is simply sublime.

Green Grocery Bag Challenge

The Green Grocery Bag Challenge is a project to encourage sewists to wrap their holiday gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags, thus reducing the amount of wrapping paper entering the waste stream while simultaneously getting multi-use bags into the hands of consumers. Please include Mother Earth in your holiday plans. Read more here and join us on The Green Grocery Bag Challenge Facebook page where we’ll be posting wrapping ideas, sewing patterns and tips for reducing waste this holiday season.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)… Gift ideas for:

10 ~ Travelers
9 ~ Preschool Kids
8 ~ Outdoor Adventurers
7 ~ Tweens
6 ~ Crafters
5 ~ Deck the Halls
4 ~ Moms & Grandmas
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Girlfriends
1 ~ Imaginative Friends

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.

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460 Responses to November 11 ~ Gifts for Sleepyheads

  1. Mel says:

    there’s nothing like a good pair of bloomers!

  2. Stacy says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Squeaks says:

    Madeleine mini bloomers… HELLO!

  4. Melanie says:

    Those red slippers are cute! And the bloomers are certainly a very original idea — never seen that style before. Nice!

  5. Angela says:

    so fun

  6. Amy C says:

    Bloomers are so cute and the boxers are getting made for my other half – perfect timing!

  7. Rachel says:

    The cozy slippers are adorable. Perfect for cold winter nights!

  8. Amy Schroeder says:

    The cozy slippers are on my projects list. Great ideas!

  9. Devon says:

    Love Love Love everything from Colette!

  10. Jennifer says:

    I love a cute zippered pillow.

  11. L says:

    I gifts book looks so interesting!

  12. Meghan says:

    Mmm… eating Babka in my new pajama shorts – sounds so decadent! Thanks!

  13. Carrie says:

    Those mini bloomers are too cute.

  14. Chasley says:

    I love the cozy slippers!

  15. nadine says:

    oh how comfy!

  16. Sarah L. says:

    The pj shorts would make great little gifts!

  17. Angelica Macklin says:

    That babka looks so tasty! Yum!

  18. Mary says:

    Oh, I’ve been meaning to make those knickers for a while.

  19. Jessica C says:

    I love the printable gift wrap. So cute!

  20. Genevieve says:

    PERFECT!! I’ve been wracking my brain for something to give my sissy! She will LOVE those pj shorts. HAPPY! Thank you so much. 🙂


  21. Becky says:

    Think I will make myself some sleep shorts. So much for gifts for others.

  22. Great ideas, but I don’t know about the bloomers. I have enough to fill it out without adding more. lol

  23. Lauren says:

    Some really spectacular ideas!

  24. Robyn says:

    Great Ideas!

  25. Jennifer says:

    these are all awesome!

  26. Katiegirl says:

    I am loving the mini bloomers!!!!

  27. Paulina says:

    Cosy sleepers look nice 🙂

  28. Ciel says:

    I’m adding the bloomers and boxers to my to do list. Fabulous. Thank you!

  29. Denise says:

    Thanks for the amazing ideas!!

  30. Deb Cameron says:

    Yum, babka for breakfast, I’m sold!

  31. Betsy says:

    Such cute ideas. The slippers look so very cozy, and the bloomers are the best idea I’ve seen in a long time!

  32. Melissa says:

    The sleep shorts look so cozy.

  33. BreannaS says:

    Those mini bloomers really pop! I think I will make a pair for myself just as soon as my christmas sewing is finished.

  34. Kelli says:

    Another grouping of fabulous gift ideas!

  35. Jen says:

    Oh, love this…especially the slippers tutorials for those of us stuck in very cold climates!

  36. Paula says:

    Must try both slippers, they’re so cute!

  37. AbberJabber says:

    I love those red slippers. And the cake book.

  38. Holly says:

    Those bloomers are super cute!

  39. Melissa B. says:

    All of those books look amazing! I would LOVE to win!!!

  40. Donna B. says:

    My toes are calling for a pair of those slippers right this moment…………a chilly morning around here.

  41. Excellent ideas there! I love how we can make them immediately! This such great encouragement! Thanks so much.

  42. Tanya says:

    Ooh, that babka sounds so delish! Great pressie ideas, Thanks again!

  43. Ana says:

    Great prizes you have.
    The Madeleine Mini Bloomers and the red slipers are a must have!

  44. Lola says:

    I can’t wait to make the bloomers! They look so feminine and cute!

    The book about reporpusing tea towels looks very interesting.

  45. Ange Moore says:

    I love all your printables and the boxer shorts for men are great (since men are often difficult to craft for)!

  46. Catherine says:

    those shorts really are cute!

  47. Samurai Mom says:

    definitely adding the slippers to my list. They are as cute as the ones i knit and felted and probably take WAY less time.

  48. Southern Gal says:

    Oh, those zippered throws and slippers.

  49. Keri C. says:

    I think my husband would like me to make those bloomers for myself!

  50. Lisa E. says:

    Another day of fabulous ideas….love the boxer shorts and the bloomers….and the printable gift wrap is lovely.

  51. danielle says:

    love these ideas, thanks

  52. Danette says:

    Love all athe sleepy ideas! These are great gifts!

  53. Mary Rheinschmidt says:

    Love all the sleepy clothes and zipper pillows!!

  54. Ashleigh Elson says:

    Love the slippers! Going to give those a try (and start early enough this year to actually finish on time!).

  55. Annwen says:

    Heading into summer here so a set (or 2!) of sleep shorts is in order….better get sewing! Thanks for the tutorials 🙂

  56. Julia says:

    Those slippers just look *so* comfy!

  57. Andrea P. says:

    Those slippers are so cute!

  58. I have been looking for a good zipper pillow tutorials. thanks!!

  59. Charlotte says:

    My sis made me funny bloomers with petite flowers and lace as wedding undergarments, they were hilarious but still über-cute.

  60. Jennifer says:

    I love the sleep shorts! Thanks!

  61. kelli says:

    maybe I need some more relaxing myself, but I love everything on this list…the make its, fabric choices, buy its, the giveaways…great list today!

  62. Milica says:

    I’ve been eying those bloomers for awhile now. It might be time to finally make some!

  63. Katrina says:

    Thanks for more great ideas!

  64. Addie says:

    I was just looking for a boxer shorts pattern!

  65. Kris says:

    what great ideas! i really need to get a list to see what is doable

  66. Maria says:

    Defnitely making the sleep shorts – thanx for the pattern.

  67. Jeannie D. says:

    Love the Cosy Slippers..heading out to fabric store tomorrow to make pairs for the whole family!

  68. Elizabeth says:

    I love the thriftiness of those red slippers!

  69. Amber says:

    Looks like all my girlfriends are going to get sleep shorts. They look so comfy!

  70. Katherine says:

    Those slippers are just what I needed!

  71. SaraD says:

    I want cozy slippers right now!

  72. Heidi says:

    the bloomers are too cute

  73. Patricia says:

    I’d love to win one of this!
    Thank you”

  74. Marcia W. says:

    Really like the sleep shorts!

  75. Elizabeth says:

    love these patterns! my only trouble is figuring out which one to make! thank you so much for this roundup and for the giveaway, too.

  76. Debra says:

    Such great ides! Slippers and shorts would be perfect for so many on gift lists.

  77. cute bloomers – I know a few girls that would love them

  78. jennifer says:

    Love the book with low-sew gift ideas!!

  79. Christy says:

    The slippers look delightfully cozy! 🙂

  80. I’m going to try those muslin pillows!

  81. brittany says:

    such cute shirred shorts!

  82. Jansie says:

    Those red slippers are soooo cute! Must make.

  83. Celeste says:

    Love those ruffled slippers–I’ve been eyeing a similar pair at Target recently. Now I think I’ll make my own!

  84. Missie says:

    The slippers really do look cozy!

  85. DEBBI says:

    some shirred pajama shorts look like a nice easy gift for myself

  86. Jennifer says:

    I love the slipper patterns! I just finished making the elf slippers on Maya Made for my twins, and it’s nice to have other options.

  87. Cynthia I says:

    Love the throw idea. And the slipper patterns are great. I’m making my list for what I can do for next year!!

  88. Lina says:

    Ooh, that tea kit looks perfect for a few folks on my list.

  89. Greeblygreebly says:

    How cute are those bloomers?

  90. Laura says:

    Oh, the bloomers!!! Oh, So sweet!!

  91. yes please!

  92. Cass says:

    I’ll definitely be making myself some of those sleep shorts! 🙂

  93. Hannah says:

    Those mini bloomers are too freaking cute!!

  94. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful idea! Fabulous handmade gifts! And a giveaway as well…..I LOVE this!!!
    Kind regards from Germany sends

  95. Ing says:

    My daughter will love the sleep shorts.

  96. Chris Aiton says:

    Yawn yawn – but wait, I want some of that bread first – everything looks wonderful!

  97. Hilary says:

    I really want a pair of those bloomers for me.

  98. Carly says:

    this is definately my favorite blog for this months giveaways so far!

  99. Mama24Monkeys says:

    Those Madeleine Mini Bloomers are so darn cute!

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  100. kirstenmanning says:

    Love the red slippers and the cute jammie shorts made out of nicey jane!!

  101. laurel says:

    love the cosy slippers! I’m definitely making those – although whether they’ll make it to the intended giftee is up for debate! 🙂

  102. Wendy says:

    Just lovely ideas, again!

  103. Sarah says:

    love the slippers and cute bloomers!!

  104. Time to make boxers!

  105. Danielle H says:

    I LOVE the mini bloomers! I must make some now! Thanks for the awesome ideas!

  106. Maeve says:

    Love those soft fleece slippers!

  107. ~Helena~ says:

    Great ideas, Ya’ll are doing a wonderful job finding all this for us.

  108. Annie says:

    I think I want to try making some sleep shorts for myself. They’re the best for just wandering around the house in total comfort.

  109. erynne says:

    I’m loving these gift ideas! I just found them today – must get started with holiday prep! 🙂

  110. rebecca says:

    love the cozy slippers, and I may have to make the Babka this weekend!

  111. bruinbr says:

    The printable gift wrap is so cute! I also love the zippered throw pillows! Our couch needs a make-over!

  112. Sonya M says:

    Pyjama shorts made from vintage sheets – great idea!!!
    The babka sounds delish!

  113. Nicole in VT says:

    I’ve been itching to make new slippers! May have to try the cozy pattern. 🙂

  114. Abbie says:

    LOVE the Madeleine Mini Bloomers!

  115. Carrie says:

    Those slippers look so cozy.

  116. Jennifer says:

    I really need to make some sleep shorts. These tutorials are perfect!

  117. Shirley Clark says:

    I love the pillows, and the little sleep bloomers.

  118. Elizabeth says:

    great fabric picks today…

  119. Beth Mc says:

    Love the red slippers! Also have been wanting the tea towel book forever.

  120. Katie M says:

    These are awesome!! The bloomers are too cute. 😀

  121. marilyn podoll says:

    more great ideas…love the slippers

  122. Lucie says:

    Babka sounds so cool, especially if you’re transplanted Euro living in the US.

  123. So I couldn’t resist the Babka and I made it tonight. OH YUM. Don’t let it cool off before you eat it; it is divine!

  124. lindsay says:

    Can’t wait to make those bloomers! Now I just need to find the time…

  125. Timmi says:

    Those bloomers are awesome! I want some for me just don’t know what hubby will think though.

  126. Stephanie S says:

    I LOVE the zippered throw and bloomers!!! More great gift ideas!

  127. Debbie says:

    Definitely will be making the Babka – bread & chocolate two of my favorites!!

  128. carrot cake says:

    I love everything in today’s post! The books and printable gift wrap/tags are fab!

  129. Christy says:

    oh I want to make a whole basket full of those cozy slippers for house guests!

  130. Erin says:

    Fabulous ideas…going to have to try the chocolate bread, and the printable wrap is really beautiful!

  131. Kimberly says:

    Thanks for all the new great ideas.

  132. DebbieKL says:

    The sleep shorts are so cute!

  133. Mandy says:

    I am having just as much fun exploring all the blogs that these projects are located on as I am imagining myself actually MAKING all of these projects! Thanks so much!

  134. Mel says:

    More great ideas!

  135. MJ says:

    Those cozy slippers are making my feet all warm just looking at them!!

  136. Jessica says:

    The Colette bloomers are still on my to do list…thanks for the reminder! 🙂 I think the sleep shorts might need to be added to that list; they’d be really cozy in cotton flannel. Thanks for the links!

  137. Bailey says:

    Love it, I’m definately a sleepyhead!

  138. Greta says:

    love the ideas and giveaways

  139. Sherrie says:

    I am loving the lists of ideas! These are my favorite types of things from you gals…days of themes!

  140. Maya says:

    Yay! Sleepyheads! Love the different shorts.

  141. Lynn says:

    Really like those slippers. Have to try that soon. The tips on shirring were helpful too. I had tried it recently without success. I’ll try again with new info. Thanks!

  142. knitsewreadlove says:

    Oh THANK YOU!!! I am (theoretically) knitting slippers for the female members of my family for Christmas (1.5 down, 4 more to go!), and hats for some of the men, but I didn’t know what to do for the non-hat wearing men. The sew-able cosy slippers are PERFECT!… And the cozy slippers also look like the perfect fail-safe for the knitted ones I’ll inevitably not finish (my craft list has gotten WAY too long this year)!

  143. Danielle says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  144. Laura W. says:

    That Babka looks scrumptious!!

  145. karen says:

    Great ideas, thanks for the chance to win!

  146. Hannah says:

    I love the sleep shorts so so so much!!

  147. Debra says:

    Love the sleep shorts and slippers. Nice tutorials!!

  148. Renae says:

    Love the cozy slippers and the sleep shorts! Super cute!

  149. Michelle says:

    Those mini bloomers are so cute! My husband would really like them too 😉

  150. Mary says:

    That Babka looks yummy!

  151. I’ve been longing to make slippers for quite some time now.
    It looks like it’s time!

  152. Nikki Rainey says:

    Slippers seem to be a theme today. fun!

  153. megan says:

    Love the tea set! What an awesome idea!

  154. Oh! how cute are those bloomers!

  155. laura says:

    Cute! I’ve just gotten back into sewing so some of these projects would be great to do!

  156. beverly says:

    great ideas. i love the paper cut book.

  157. Shawna says:

    Both slipper patterns look fabulous!

  158. Tammy says:

    Lots of fun stuff today!

  159. Vale says:

    Lovely bloomers!

  160. Janet K says:

    I’m excited about the pillow tutorial that makes adding a zipper look so easy. But I may need to try one of the slippers too, since mine have holes in them!

  161. Becky says:

    Chocolate and cinnamon in the middle of bread is my favorite from this day. Who cares what you’re wearing with that kind of breakfast 🙂

  162. Andrea Ryan says:

    love the lemons

  163. Emily V says:

    Aside from the good tutorials, the fact that these are all for sleepyheads made me giggle. Excellent choice 🙂

  164. jessieaucoin says:

    i have been looking for the perfect slipper patttern…snickerdoodle’s may just be them!

  165. meikjn says:

    I like the ruffle slippers

  166. Lobela says:

    Love those cozy slippers!

  167. Kat says:

    I need some sleep shorts! My make-for-me list is getting embarrassingly long…

  168. alcheme says:

    I really want to bake a babka!!!

  169. Papgena says:

    cozy slippers…what a great idea!!!

  170. Elizabeth says:

    Oh i love the bloomers. Every time I read one of your posts I keep finding more things to make for myself…haha.

  171. Courtney says:

    The mini bloomers are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  172. Christine says:

    I love the sleep shorts. Have to make several. They are just too cute.

  173. Jenn Lee says:

    Those bloomers are so freaking cute!

  174. Heidi Anderson says:

    I love the herbal tea kit. I may have to get one for a gift and one for me too!

  175. Summer says:

    Mmm…the babka looks amazing!

  176. Megan says:

    Love the zippered throw pillows tutorial – just in time for my living room 🙂

  177. kathyh says:

    I am sewing pajama pants today. The slippers would make a great addition to the gift.

  178. Desiree says:

    fun list. thanks 🙂

  179. Crystal says:

    The bread sounds fabulous for a breakfast treat! Thanks for an awesome share again!

  180. Jamie says:

    I made the first cozy slippers on the list for my 4-year-old to go with her Halloween costume this year (she was Tinkerbell, so I made them w/ green fabric and added a white pom-pom). They were pretty easy and turned out well–despite the fact that I was much lazier with my pattern making.

  181. Natacha says:

    That babka sure looks good.

  182. Stace says:

    Everything’s so cute!

  183. Suzanne says:

    Those sleep shorts would make a good gift for a teenager daughter I know!

  184. empirewaist says:

    Looooove all your ideas & books today! How wonderful — thank you!

  185. beth says:

    I think this is the best collection so far this year! Maybe it’s because it’s Thursday, and I’m longing for the weekend…and those slippers, and maybe the mini bloomers, too….

  186. Robin E. says:

    More fun things. Keep it coming!

  187. lanny says:

    I love pajamas! I wear mine all the time. I actually have a pair of long pajama pants that I made for myself a while ago. I think a new pair of pajama shorts could be in my future.

  188. alli b says:

    I know so many people that these gifts would be perfect for.thanks for the collection.


  189. JDMcC says:

    Can’t wait to check out these tutorials!

  190. stephanie says:

    love them all – only wish there are some long pants for winter

  191. Anne Marie says:

    Love this post – such sweet items.

  192. Lindsey G says:

    fun projects!

  193. Nicole Balazs says:

    Cute projects!

  194. Michelle H says:

    yay for slippers, I’ve been searching for a good pattern!

  195. wendy says:

    love, love, love this collection! A sleepy-time present sounds perfect for my sister!!

  196. carrie says:

    Love the darling slippers!

  197. Betsy M says:

    Adorable projects!

  198. Kimberly says:

    LOVE the slippers.

  199. susan mzf says:

    can’t wait to try that bread recipe! YUM!

  200. Heather S says:

    Teas and treats!

  201. Deidre says:

    Looks like a pair (or 2) of cozy slippers will be added to my growing to make list!

  202. Mirza says:

    Ooh! Those slippers look great!

  203. Angela says:

    I was just thinking about slippers…

  204. Julia says:

    Those bloomers make me giddy!! Pair them with that lovely looking herbal tea kit & a yummy treat & It’s the perfect BFF gift 🙂

  205. Alana says:

    Definitely need to make me some mini-bloomers and sleep shorts! Thanks!

  206. Rachel L says:

    I love all of these so much – it’s hard to choose what I’m going to make first.

  207. Sandy says:

    Great ideas, I really like the red slippers.

  208. Rebecca says:

    Lovin the bloomers and must try the Babka!

  209. Crystal says:

    Thanks for something for the gentlemen!

  210. Trish says:

    Those mini bloomers are super fun!

  211. jill says:

    Slippers are too cute

  212. Keri says:

    Some fun ideas!

  213. Rebecca says:

    Funny, I’ve made my share of pj pants, but have never thought to make sleep shorts. Definitely going to go in the sewing queue.

  214. Lorrie Orr says:

    cute and cozy – love the pretty bloomers

  215. Katie says:

    Cute fabric picks!

  216. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the ideas.

  217. D'Lane says:

    I have a friend on my list who sleeps until noon every Saturday. (Oh to be single and childless) I think the sleep shorts will be great for her!

  218. Leesa says:

    I think I will be making some lounge pants this year and those red slippers are adorable. I have been eyeing that tea towel book for a while now/

  219. Beth says:

    Love the cozy slippers for me and the boxers for all the guys in my house!

  220. AP says:

    Great tutorial on making your own sleep pants from scratch — complete with grommets!

  221. SheilaC says:

    Those fuzzy slippers are just too cute!!


  222. Yay, thanks for posting about our bloomers! I was just thinking this morning that I’d like to make another pair for myself!

  223. christine says:

    i have made those boxers before and they turned out so cute. thank you for another list of great gift ideas SMS.

  224. Tabitha says:

    Oohhhh, how cute. A pair of sleepy shorts for each of my daughters!

  225. jeni says:

    Fun slippers. May need to make those for me. 🙂 Love the printable paper, too.

  226. VickiT says:

    Awesome tutes again, as they all are. I LOVE the red Cozy Slippers tute. I will be making those hopefully soon.

  227. I can just imagine my children turning red when they opened boxer shorts for Christmas. Still…it’s not a bad idea.

  228. Suzanne says:

    I learn something every time I read these posts!

  229. Hannah says:

    That babka looks absolutely delicious, and I love the sleep shorts!

  230. Melissa says:

    The babka looks fabulous!!!

  231. briana says:

    Am I the only one that finds it funny that you are doing the Green Grocery Bag challenge but at the same time encouraging people to use gift wrap with the printable gift wrap? Besides that I really like the sleep short tutorials. Can’t wait to make myself a pair!

  232. Malia says:

    Makes me want to go home and go to sleep!

  233. dorothy says:

    Those bloomers! So cute.

  234. Amy says:

    love them all!

  235. Debbie says:

    I think the slippers are cute!

  236. sarahjane says:

    So many fun prizes!

  237. Rachel says:

    Cute projects! The slippers look especially fun.

  238. katherine says:

    I was thinking of sewing up some slippers for our holiday guest room, but wasn’t sure where to start. Thanks for the great tutorial links. 🙂

  239. Jasmeen says:

    All great projects.

  240. Staci says:

    These tutorials are adorable! The slippers are my fave. 🙂

  241. Rina says:

    What great ideas!

  242. Woodbines says:

    boxer shorts for the win 😀

  243. I love the free printables!!

  244. Rebecca says:

    I think I should make me some pj shorts!

  245. Vanessa says:

    Great tutorials! I want to try them all!

  246. Brooke says:

    Very cute. I need to get sewing! Can’t believe we’re already on day 11.

  247. OH little bloomers, how adorable you are.

  248. Chrissy says:

    My little girl has been asking for slippers! These look great!

  249. Rebecca says:

    was just thinking that I need a good slipper tutorial/pattern now that we are entering the mud/snow/salt season and are trying to be a shoe’s off household. Looking forward to trying these!

  250. kathy says:

    yeah for boxer shorts!

  251. Kathleen says:

    A pair or two of sleep shorts for the teens and tweens on my list just might work. I like the boxers too — maybe for Valentine’s Day?

  252. SewLindaAnn says:

    Slippers, slippers and more slippers! I love them and have crocheted a lot for me and others. Now, I’ve subscribed to the 2 blogs you showcased with their slipper patterns and can’t wait to try another medium. Hope everyone I know is ready for some new slippers this year! Also, the Babka is going into my online recipe file – double yum!

  253. Barbara says:

    What a great idea that herbal tea kit is. I know my best friend would love to have one of those!

  254. Beth says:

    Oh, the fabric I could use to make boxers! What fun!

  255. Suzy Blue says:

    Oh, how I would love one of those books!

  256. kim says:

    the book giveaways are great!

  257. Kathy says:

    The cosy slippers look lovely. I might have to try to make a pair as a welcoming present for holiday visitors. Great idea!

  258. Michele says:

    I keep wanting to make slippers, thanks for the great links!

  259. Amy says:

    Adorable! Also like the link to the spice kit. Great find!

  260. Colette says:

    Thanks for the link for the zippered pillow…I’ve actually been looking for one for a swap!

  261. Elizabeth says:

    Haha! Fun group of people to get gifts for!

  262. Louise says:

    Love all the great ideas..must make my husband some boxers!

  263. Rachael says:

    I love the boxer shorts. Crafting for men is so hard.

  264. Ana V says:

    Slippers that work for men…excellent! My husband has been asking for slippers for a few years…Maybe this will be his lucky year.

  265. Krystina says:

    Very cute stuff in this post and all of your “buy its” are awesome today! I want everything!

  266. Taylor S. says:

    that herbal tea kit is like a godsend. ive been looking for a gift like that FOREVER for a close friend who move across the country. I cannot wait to buy one!

  267. Nikky says:

    That sweet bread babka looks super yummy!! I might even make it with the girls today!! Simply Siblime Gifts is book I would love to have on my book shelf!! Thanks for the chance you guys are great!!!!!

  268. Beth says:

    So many slippers! So many decisions!

  269. Oooh, both World of Cake and the Sublime Gifts books look awesome!

  270. Nadia says:

    I love the boxers! My husband will be receiving some for Xmas this year. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  271. Judy R says:

    The zippered throw pillow is so cute. I am thinking of getting the paper cutting book for my nephew who is into paper crafts.

  272. Melissa says:

    Great books! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  273. sonicka says:

    Looks so comfy cozy! I love to make my kids pajamas every year! Thanks for the ideas.

  274. Laurie Anne says:

    Eeeek! Such wonderful pretties!

  275. Texana says:

    I keep wondering how you can top yourself, but you always do!

  276. Carla says:

    Love the bloomers!

  277. Loving me some Simply Sublime gifts!

  278. Bethany says:

    I love the mini bloomers!

  279. Stacy says:

    I love the bloomers! Too cute!

  280. Lynda says:

    The printable gift wrap is sooo cool!

  281. Lisa says:

    Love these projects!! Getting busy!!

  282. Leanna says:

    The simple sew projects looks like a great book! love the ideas! Keep’em coming!

  283. Lauren says:

    Such cute stuff!

  284. Mel says:

    Ooh! Love all of these!

  285. Seanna Lea says:

    Wow. I think the herbal tea needs to be on two or three of my friend’s lists. We are huge tea drinkers!

  286. Jen C. says:

    Love the slipper pattern!

  287. Jenna H says:

    ooo, i love the bloomers.

  288. great day and great gift idea’s.

  289. Cherie says:

    Love all the cozy slippers. Winter is here!

  290. Tanja says:

    Wow! What great books!

  291. sook hyun says:

    the babka looks absolutely delicious!

  292. Jessy says:

    I definitely want to try out those slippers!

  293. Wendy B says:

    I am a sleepy head and I would love any of these items. I think I will be making some of the shorts as Christmas gifts.

  294. Jennifer says:

    Those sleep shorts may be just what I need for my sister!

  295. Monica says:

    Thank you for all of the lovely links that you include in your posts. I just printed out the babka recipe which led me to Rainy Day Gal which led me to Serious Eats which led me to …

  296. Cindy says:

    I have never done a zipper, so the technique in the zippered pillow tutorial was something I’ve never seen before. Made it look easy.

  297. kate C. says:

    Thanks for more good ideas! I’m going to make my daughter some slippers!

  298. Kim says:

    LOVE the slippers – – I have some perfect recepients for those 🙂

  299. Anya says:

    The Babka looks delicious!

  300. I love these posts! So many fun things!

  301. Anita says:

    Oh that world of cake book looks so inspiring.

  302. Mandy K Court says:

    Love both of the slippers. so glad you shared.

  303. bess says:

    those red slippers are so cute! going to check them out now…

  304. Hashi says:

    Those mini bloomers wouldn’t work on me, but my daughters and nieces could rock them.

  305. Shara says:

    Such cute ideas! The bloomers are adorable!

  306. Emily says:

    I just want to get cozy with these cute slippers!

  307. Amanda says:

    Love those mini-bloomers! Those are absolutely adorable!

  308. Tiffany says:

    Really like the printable gift wrap, but print some off for the holidays.

  309. Julie says:

    Each day I’m so excited to check out your blog. I’ve already made some of the gift ideas you posted. This will probably be the most fun year of Christmas gift-giving for me!

  310. Jessica says:

    Oh, my, that babka looks fabulous!

  311. Tong says:

    i’ve been meaning to make those bloomers! love how cute and feminine they are!

  312. Madeline says:

    I have been looking for a good boxer shorts pattern! I can’t wait to get started.

  313. hurrah for jammie time! thanks for the great list!

  314. Tawny Bee says:

    I’ve made those mini-bloomers. They are so easy to make and so cute! Love ’em!

  315. Jennie says:

    Love the boxer shorts, I’m thinking I might make matching boxers for my little guy and hubby.

  316. Ana says:

    Those sleep shorts look so comfy!!! I can turn them into sleep pants for our cold weather…

  317. Johanna says:

    I have been looking for a tutorial on how to make mens boxer shorts for a while. Thank you! Guess now the boys in the family will be getting those for christmas 🙂

  318. R says:

    I LOVE cake! The World of Cake looks soo delicious, and as it turns out, cake is my favorite thing to bake (and eat, too)!

  319. QSOgirl says:

    ooh what cute projects today! I might have to try out that boxer shorts tutorial sooner rather than later!

  320. Annie says:

    Oooh! I guess I am a sleepyhead because I want some sleep shorts and cozy slippers for myself!

  321. PeachRainbow says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  322. MelissaB says:

    Those little red slippers are too cute!

  323. Shannon says:

    I want every single one of those books. How do you guys do that???

  324. I could make this for my cousins, thanks.

  325. Kelly Irene says:

    I love all the sleep short patterns! I see some new pajamas in my near future!

  326. Sarah-E says:

    Those bloomers are AMAZING!

  327. Saskia says:

    Gotta try the slippers!

  328. Gina says:

    I have to make those slippers! I just love them! Thank you for the great ideas!

  329. Virginia says:

    Makes me want to crawl back in bed. 🙂

  330. Kelly Sas says:

    Love the little Bloomers! Great selection of books – would love to get my hands on the Repurpose a Tea Towel one.

  331. Sara K. says:

    Those cozy slippers are super cute!! I love me some slippers 🙂

  332. Carmen says:

    Ah, please keep these wonderful ideas coming!

  333. Rachel says:

    I just love the slippers!!!

  334. Andrea says:

    Love those first shorts! Cute!

  335. Katie says:

    What cute shorts!

  336. Jennifer N says:

    Cute ideas. Just saw somebody the other day asking if they could sew shoes. Slippers are close. I’ll point them this way if I run across them again. Thank you.

  337. Penny says:

    Fun gift ideas there from practical to flirty, love it !!

  338. lucy says:

    Love the tea towel book!!! And the yummy bloomers.

  339. trina says:

    I love Handmade Holidays!

  340. Tierney Barden says:

    I’ve wanted to try Babka for a long time – thanks for providing a recipe! Love love love the quilted pillow project.

  341. Krystal M says:

    I love the mini bloomers – cute and sexy at the same time. 😉

  342. Emily S says:

    This post makes me wish that I could go back to bed!

  343. Consuelo says:

    Love the slipper patterns!

  344. sally says:

    Cinnamon and chocolate babka? Mmmmmm! Gotta have the babka!

  345. Jen says:

    Is it fair to read a post about sleepy gifts when your just waking up?

  346. Fawn says:

    OOOh! I love the Jo Jo Cozy Slippers, those look so nice and warm and comfy; perfect for a sick day or a weekend morning of lounging!

  347. Gill says:

    Thank you – I’ve been on the lookout for a new slipper pattern

  348. Shira says:

    I love those cozy slippers 🙂

  349. Rachel says:

    The printable giftwrap is beautiful! I’ll be using it this Christmas 🙂

  350. mamabear says:

    those mini bloomers are adorable

  351. Laura says:

    I can’t wait to try some boxer shorts for my husband!

  352. heather b says:

    pj’s always make the list – i have to give the pj shorts a try!

  353. i would love to check out a world of cake–they’re such an easy thing to bake and it would be fun to try out recipes from around the world!

  354. Rachel Locke says:

    Hope to make my mom some of those slippers soon!! Thanks for another great day of ideas.

  355. kate c. says:

    Great links! (And those from the SMS archives are equally awesome!) I wonder if my husband would appreciate homemade boxers?

  356. Kristin says:

    I love the gift wrap idea! How cool looking

  357. Susanne says:

    There’s nothing more comfy than a great pair of sleep shorts. Maybe I’ll make a couple of pairs for myself – Merry Christmas to me!

  358. Really adorable gift wrap!

  359. robyn says:

    oooh! I’m lovin’ the babka and those slipper patterns!! Those would be great Christmas presents!

  360. April from SD says:

    I love the cosy slippers. Those will be one of my christmas presents to myself this year! Thanks for the tutorials!

  361. Laura Reich says:

    I love the wrapping paper, thank you!

  362. Alicia says:

    The husband let me buy a brand new machine this past summer and he told me he wants “pants.” Perhaps these boxer shorts will suffice!

  363. monica says:

    After coffee and diaper changing, your website is the first thing I check in the morning. I look forward to it every day!

  364. Tammy says:

    Very cute…but what about those of us in cold climates, like MICHIGAN? 😛

  365. Sara says:

    The Madeleine shorts are so cute!

  366. Holly says:

    This stuff is great!

  367. Sharon T. says:

    Love the bloomers! Another set of great ideas. 🙂

  368. Sarah says:

    That babka looks awesome!

  369. Danielle says:

    going to have to make the babka

  370. RedHen says:

    Thank you for mentioning these tutorials! Much needed and appreciated here. Will have to give the Babka recipe a try too. Looks so yummy!

  371. Jen says:

    Ooohh, I think I want to go curl up in bed with all this coziness!

  372. Lynne says:

    Love all of these ideas! The shirred shorts look very comfortable. Thanks for sharing!

  373. Katie says:

    I am all over those sleep shorts!! Zzzzzz….

  374. Susan C. says:

    Those slippers are definitely going in my “to make” queue. 🙂

  375. Lauren says:

    Love those Madeleine mini bloomers, and all of the Colette patterns for that matter! Would make great gifts for so many friends!

  376. Katie says:

    those red slippers are sweet!

  377. Keola H says:

    Thanks for the boxer tute! This would be great for all the men in the fam’!

  378. Christina says:

    Those cozy slippers rock! i know what I’m making for my mom this year now. Thanks!

  379. Valerie says:

    I can’t wait to try the slipper tutorial!

  380. Mandi says:

    I love love LOVE those bloomers!

  381. Erika M says:

    I like the boxers, but I don’t know if my boyfriend will…

  382. jeanne reynen says:

    Such cute sleepyhead projects!

  383. MamaBee says:

    I am loving all this crafting inspiration. Just what I needed. Thank you!

  384. Eve Nicole says:

    How stinkin cute are those boxer shorts???? I’m gonna make these for my son to put in his stocking!

  385. ChrissyB says:

    Sleep shorts for all the girls on my list, check!

  386. Amy H says:

    I want to make babka! The bloomers are so cute, too.

  387. Jill D says:

    I’m wondering if my kids would like handmade slippers…

  388. Maggie says:

    I was thinking of giving slippers this year but there is no way I will have time to crochet very many pairs, so I love the 2 options here. The red ones will be perfect for my girls and the other pattern, I can make for the men in my life.

  389. BrendaDe says:

    love the cozy slippers – may need to make some of those for stocking stuffers!

  390. Terri says:

    These are so great!!!! Those bloomers are on my list!!! For me!!! : )

  391. rebecca says:

    Love the slippers. Want some of that bread to eat while reading any of those fantastic books.

  392. Melissa jones says:

    So many great ideas! Love the tea towel book b

  393. Amanda says:

    The tea towel book looks pretty interesting!

  394. Pam A says:

    Such great gift ideas! Thanks. ^_^

  395. Sarah AJ says:

    Mmmmm…. babka!

  396. Kati says:

    I wonder if my husband would wear boxers that I made him….hmmm I might have better luck with my four year son wearing them! 🙂

  397. Georgia says:

    Thank you for these posts- I think I just found the perfect gift for my brother-in-law! The herbal tea kit is perfect for him!

  398. Amy says:

    I can’t decide which cozy slippers I like more!

  399. Love the cozy slippers. I think I need to make a pair for myself!

  400. Sandra says:

    We’re only a third of the way through the month (well, yesterday was), and I feel like I’ve saved enough projects to keep me sewing and crafting for the next year or more! Colette Patterns and Design*Sponge are two sites that I am planning to spend lots more time at. Hoping to win the tea towel book! Thanks again today!

  401. patricia says:

    That Babka looks just perfect for my sleepyheads…and me, too! Yummy!

  402. mamabird says:

    I love the idea of making more gifts!

  403. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the chance!

  404. Kimberly says:

    I am ready to take a trip around the world eating cake. What fun!

  405. Mary Lou says:

    More great ideas. I’m loving it.

  406. Megan P. says:

    Love the books! Thanks

  407. Cherie says:

    Thanks for the link to the cozy slipper pattern!

  408. Wendy D. P. says:

    Such cute sleep shorts – can’t wait to make them!

  409. Addy says:

    I was just thinking this morning that I’d like to make my kids some slippers. Thanks!

  410. Tara says:

    Great ideas…. Must try the babka! Yummy! Thank you!

  411. Theresa says:

    Oh my…those bloomers! What vintage fun!

  412. Dacia says:

    I could always share something cozy with a friend! It’s the perfect gift!

  413. Deanne says:

    The babka is going to be disastrous for my diet but a great gift for some neighbors. The sleep shorts have been added to my must make list.

  414. virginia says:

    the mini bloomers are just to cute! What fun.

  415. KT says:

    So many great ideas–now to choose which to try first!

  416. Renate says:

    Love the boxer shorts.

  417. Michelle says:

    Those muslin pillows are gorgeous!

  418. Silvia says:

    Thanks for this gift wrap and tags!! They’re very original! I love too the slipers and the mini bloomers!

  419. Kristin says:

    How fun is that herbal tea kit! And that bread looks amazing!

  420. Becky says:

    Cute ideas!

  421. Katie B says:

    Love those little sleep shorts!

  422. Gali says:

    loved the Cosy Slippers.
    downloaded the gift wrap set. 🙂

  423. Jenny says:

    boxer shorts for christimas presents! yay!

  424. kelly jo says:

    Cute ideas! Love the slippers from Snickerdoodle!

  425. Marsha says:

    Just about all of today’s tutorials are well above my current skill level – but definitely are fun things for inspiration! I’ll keep at it and maybe next year can surprise my honey with some boxers. You never know, right?

  426. Linda says:

    Another awesome post. The bloomers are too cute. Brings back memories of Baby Doll PJ’s from the 60’s!

  427. Christina says:

    Yay! The boxer shorts have pockets. Perfect!

  428. Larissa says:

    Lovin’ the green grocery bag idea…I’m in!! 🙂

  429. The world of cake looks like such a fun book! Enjoying the gift guide so far 🙂

  430. Kate F. says:

    Those slippers are too cute!

  431. Kerstin says:

    I am a wannabe sleepyhead; these pajama shorts look amazing! I might have to make some for myself, too!

  432. Karen says:

    Love the mini bloomers!! <3

  433. Jaz says:

    wonderful! I think I’ll even make those sleep shorts for myself!

  434. Cary says:

    Good morning! It’s 6 am here in the eastern USA, and I’m seeing what goodies you have for today. This morning that Babka recipe is looking so good. Mmmm, one of those and a cup of coffee right now would taste great.

  435. Mhairi says:

    Love the slippers and the gift boxes. The creative cutting book will be lovely. I have Hans Christian Andersen’s book of cutting and it is fabulous

  436. bttn says:

    the colette bloomers are supersweet, perfect gift for my beloved cute sister 🙂

  437. Pat says:

    Has anyone used the printable giftwrap?More books to add to my gift list….

  438. Deb Cameron says:

    Cozy slippers…a must make on my list!

  439. Pat says:

    Printable giftwrap… Sounds interesting….. Something different to dress up a gift…Thanks

  440. Chris says:

    Thanks for all the great links – love the book giveaways! thanks again!

  441. Colleen says:

    Love the boxers for guys!

  442. SofiAlgarvia says:

    The sleep shorts are lovely!

  443. Valerie says:

    The bread looked amazing! I’m going to give it a try!

  444. Erika says:

    My kids would enjoy the various sleep shorts: they like to spent their weekends with this kind of cloth (as long as no partys are planned!) 🙂 Great tutorials!

  445. nilly says:

    as usual, great ideas! i love the cozzy slippers.

  446. Kris says:

    I’ve bookmarked the Babka recipe, it looks BEYOND delicious! I love the red cozy slippers!

  447. Chacoy says:

    I love them and would appreciate getting any of them as gifts! *hint hint*

  448. Rebmara says:

    I like to try the Babka! Looks very tasty!

  449. Jill B says:

    Such a great collection of patterns. I love the sleep shorts.

  450. Adrienne says:

    mmm those slippers look mighty cozy!

  451. Cynthia says:

    A sweet bread filled with cinnamon and chocolate?? Yes please! Might have to give that a try this weekend.

    Neat projects, thanks!

  452. Caroline K says:

    i’m sleepy already!

  453. Sara says:

    Love Love Love the blooomers pattern! I could see making a dozen or so to give to to sisters and girlfriends.

  454. Awesome ideas…love the bloomers!!! 🙂

  455. Tracey says:

    Oooo. The bloomers are darn cute.

  456. Natalie says:

    I think my sister will be getting bloomers this Christmas now… Brill idea 🙂

  457. Katy says:

    Love the idea of an herbal tea kit! That is so great! And the Babka bread looks so delicious. Great ideas!

  458. Serena says:

    The cozy slippers are too cute and look super toasty!

  459. Louana says:

    I love those red slippers! too cute and cosy

  460. Gina F says:

    Ah, it is still early here in the middle of the Pacific! The mini bloomers are fabulous!

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