November 22 ~ Gifts for Scholars

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From library totes to book page fabric, we’ve got your favorite scholar covered with some great gift ideas today! Don’t forget to comment to WIN one of our prizes, and tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Make It

spacer Wrist Rest Pad
Here’s a Wrist Rest Pad that delivers comfort and aromatherapy when heated just before use. Check out Joy’s clever tutorial on her blog, How Joyful.
spacer Book Page Fabric
Create some of your own Book Page Fabric using Brenna of Paper & Ink’s tutorial she wrote for Design*Sponge.
spacer Library Tote Tutorial
Whip Up’s Library Tote Tutorial written by Holly of Chez Beeper Bebe is roomy enough for a stack of books and also has a special pocket for a library card.
spacer Messenger Bag
Whether you prefer a larger or smaller bag, Kristie includes both sizes in her Messenger Bag Tutorial at Obsessive Crafting Disorder.
spacer Kindle Keeper
Melissa at The Polkadot Chair shows you how to add vinyl to your favorite cotton print to make a Kindle Keeper that can be wiped clean. Any scholar regardless of age or gender will appreciate this handmade gift!

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Teach & Learn, Write, Gifts for Science & Tech Lovers, Gifts for Bookworms, and more Gifts for Teachers.

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 Periodic Table T-Shirt from Dark Cycle Clothing
We all know someone who would flip over this Periodic Table T-Shirt from Coryn and Adam of Dark Cycle Clothing. Check out many more of their “geeky, indie art” prints in their Etsy shop!

Mix It

spacer New World Wassail from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
With a citrus and spice, Susan’s New World Wassail Recipe at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen will warm your toes and lighten your spirit on a cold day.

Print It

spacer Bookplate Roundup
We love Ohdeedoh’s collection of Printable Bookplates which are free for anyone to download, print and enjoy.

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.

Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Projects to Knit Happily Ever After
By A. Stewart-Guinee
(Wiley, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-26268-9)

From the Publisher:

32 whimsical patterns for children twelve months to eight years

Two timeless traditions-fairy tales and knitting-come together magically in the season’s most original knitting book. You’ll get patterns to knit pieces that are reminiscent of the world’s most beloved fabled characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, Hansel and Gretel, knights, pirates, and many more. From a fanciful capelet and muff to a playful baby jumper and hat, these are the children’s knitting patterns dreams are made of.

Richly wrapped in the look and feel of a real storybook, Fairy Tale Knits is saturated with lush photography and a beautiful full-color design. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced knitter, these 32 imaginative projects truly make for knitting happily ever after. You’ll get

  • 32 patterns for innovative projects kids will love to wear
  • Designs that are wearable for everyday school and play
  • A full-color design featuring lush photography

Fairy Tale Knits is a sophisticated and enchanting knitting book you and your children will turn to again and again.

Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing
By Anna Maria Horner
(Wiley, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-25926-9)

From the Publisher:

Anna Maria Horner’s signature style combines the techniques of a seasoned sewer with the vision of an artist. InSeams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing, she walks you through the fundamentals, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations:

  • Sideways Squares Skirt
  • Prairie Blouse
  • Full Contact Cooking Apron
  • PlayingAlong Quilt
  • Doggie Dreams Bed

Vivid full-color photographs and designs will invite you into the creative process. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, the twenty-four projects in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures.

Dare to Be Square Quilting

By Boo Davis
(Potter Craft, $21.99, ISBN: 978-0-307-46236-7)

From the Publisher:

Craft a modern quilt with independent quilt-maker Boo Davis, whose fun, slightly quirky designs take quilts into new graphic territory. Using only simple shapes like rectangles and squares you’ll see robots, skulls, alarm clocks, and owls come to life as fabulous, full-size quilts. With 10 charming quilt patterns, and 15 eye-popping patchwork projects perfect for afternoon or weekend crafting, Dare to Be Square Quilting reinterprets quilt traditions such as basket weave, rail fence, and housetop designs in a bold new way. With advice on color and fabric selection, and an extensive how-to section on quilting, Davis teaches the fastest, simplest, and most reliable methods modern quilting has to offer.

Dare to make a quilt that’s funny, fabulous, and from the heart . . . Dare to be square!


From the Publisher:
Support Whipup by purchasing the third annual calendar. Featuring 12 beautiful crafty images from 12 amazing makers.

Print any or all of the three printable ebook formats (vertical a4/letter, horizontal a4/letter and vertical 2 printed to a page a4/letter) or purchase the already beautifully printed hard copy from Redbubble.

Print as many whipup 2011 calendars as you like to give for last minute presents and budget gifts. These also are fabulous to hang in your kitchen, craft room or office.

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:

21 ~ Sports Fans
20 ~ Audiophiles
19 ~ Deck the Halls
18 ~ Dads & Grandpas
17 ~ Hipsters
16 ~ Pet Lovers
15 ~ College Students
14 ~ Teachers
13 ~ Foodies
12 ~ Deck the Halls
11 ~ Sleepyheads
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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472 Responses to November 22 ~ Gifts for Scholars

  1. ~Helena~ says:

    I begining to think you’ll out done yourselves, these are great 🙂

  2. Cat says:

    Just found a gift for my MIL!

  3. katevet says:

    the Library Tote Tutorial is adorable!

  4. Marguerite says:

    Love it; the husband may be getting a messenger bag!

  5. cate says:

    it seems to me that seems to me is a great sounding book! and the fabric paper? awesome!

  6. Paulina says:

    The Wassail Recipe looks delicious!

  7. Jeanne S says:

    I made the Kindle keeper for my husbands new kindle–it came out greate.

  8. I’m going to have to look at that book fabric!!

  9. Melanie says:

    Great ideas for this librarian & all my bookish friends! I especially love the book page fabric; going to try it out right away 🙂

  10. BreannaS says:

    Cute bag for library books

  11. Katherine says:

    That library book bag is so cute!

  12. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Book page fabric? Awesome!!!

  13. Margaret says:

    I love the wrist rest, what a great idea. A+ for chemistry stuff – I’m a chemist.

  14. Chasley says:

    The library tote is really cute!

  15. Jen C. says:

    cute projects!

  16. Collette says:

    The book page ‘fabric’ is great!

  17. kelli says:

    What great books today. I’ve wanted that fairy tale knits book for a long time!

  18. Katiegirl says:

    The wassail looks yummy!

  19. Susie says:

    Wow, I must try that book fabric page, love it!!

  20. Rebmara says:

    Great ideas!

  21. Mama24Monkeys says:

    Oh How I would love a Kindle Keeper under my christmas tree this year…(it would be even better with a Kindle inside it)

    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  22. Jill Lock says:

    Kindle keeper! What a fabulous idea.

  23. Malia says:

    What cute presents! I’ll have to try my hand at the wrist pad.

  24. desiree says:

    I am in love with bookpage fabric. LOVE!!!

  25. Mel says:

    the “book bag” is adorable!

  26. Jansie says:

    The Kindle cover is awesome. Love it!

  27. Tish says:

    Love these great ideas!

  28. jkeall says:

    OOohhhh book page fabric!!

  29. Erika says:

    Absolutely love the printable bookplates!

  30. Margaret says:

    Love the paper fabric idea and the messenger bag is great. Thanks again for the chance to win.

  31. Holly says:

    Love the library bag, and will definitely try making the messenger bags! I also totally crave that Whipup book.

  32. Paula says:

    Love the Library Tote, it’s very cute!

  33. Southern Gal says:

    We need that Library Tote. Seriously need it. Thanks.

  34. Colette says:

    Oooh I am always looking for cute book plates ~ thanks

  35. Jennifer DeVries says:

    Love that library tote!

  36. Mhairi says:

    love the library bag.

  37. Ariane says:

    Love these ideas. Thanks!!

  38. Terriaw says:

    Great theme today! I adore that book page fabric. I have several reading and artist friends who would love that for a sketchpad, or just on their desktop.

  39. Kimberly says:

    Ooooh i really want the Dare to Be Square Quilting book!

  40. Shannon says:

    Great messenger bag – how cute!

  41. Shirley Clark says:

    I love the kindle keeper and the wrist pad rest. So neat.

  42. Ange Moore says:

    Might have to get me one of those Periodic Table t-shirts! So fun.

  43. Ginger K says:

    Love the projects…I’m inspired.

  44. GM says:

    That t shirt looks awesome!

  45. Kristen says:

    That warming heat wrist rest is so clever! Why have I not thought of that yet??

  46. Danielle says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  47. Mama Gwen says:

    Once again, a whle lot of great ideas. Thank you! 🙂

  48. Kristi says:

    I love the book bag!

  49. bruinbr says:

    The library tote is so cute! Much better than the plastic bag we currently use! 🙂

  50. lomagirl says:

    As usual, fun and inspiring gifts. But, being a scholar, I have to wait until the term is over.

  51. Carrie says:

    Great kindle cover.

  52. Suzanne says:

    Love the book page fabric–what a fun idea!

  53. missknitta says:

    Love the grosgrain ribbon on the Kindle keeper! Adorable!

  54. Greeblygreebly says:

    Oh man, that periodic table shirt would be PERFECT for my son, we just started chemistry class and he loves it. 🙂

  55. Karo says:

    i’ve never heard of wassail before (yup, i’m german so that’s my excuse) but i HAVE to try that. sounds like the perfect alternative to german gluehwein. 🙂

  56. Lynda says:

    That kindle keeper rocks!!!!

  57. Keri says:

    Love the periodic table shirt.

  58. I can’t imagine how you keep coming up with all of these fabulous ideas week after week!!!

  59. Laura says:

    Great ideas! Thank you!

  60. Rachel Locke says:

    Love that cute kindle cover!! Thanks for another day of great ideas!!

  61. Lauranie says:

    Cool periodic table tee…love it!! Like the ideas of wrist pad and book page…just adding to my list!! Thanks for the chance!

  62. Sarah says:

    i love the book page fabric

  63. Shira says:

    loved the fabrics!

  64. Kelly Sas says:

    I have been trying to find the perfect pattern for a keeper for my Kindle………. Thanks now I have one.

  65. Melissa says:

    Love the t-shirt! Thanks for the chance to win a book 🙂

  66. MamaBee says:

    Such great ideas!

  67. Melissa says:

    Love all the great ideas! I’m going to be so sad when these roundups are over.
    (Don’t know why my comment didn’t go through, so trying again. Sorry if it duplicates.)

  68. Jennifer says:

    My geeky husband would LOVE that periodic table t-shirt!

  69. Melissa says:

    Love all the great ideas! I’m going to be so sad when these roundups are over.

  70. Rochelle says:

    What a creative idea with the book pages! Also love the bookplates!!

  71. Lisa F says:

    I love the kindle keeper. That is definitely going on my to-make list!

  72. I LOVE that library tote. That is on my “to make” list. The T-shirt is a great idea for my hubby. Thank you!

  73. kate c. says:

    I’m wondering whether my 11 year-old Boy Scout would appreciate a mini messenger bag. I certainly would!

  74. Kayla says:

    I LOVE the messenger bag! It makes me want to make one for myself;)

  75. D'Lane says:

    making the library tote for sure!

  76. Latrilla says:

    The Kindle keeper is cuter and more individualistic than what is sold in the stores. Very cute!!

  77. Sonja says:

    Love the wrist rest pad! Such a cute idea!

  78. Cass says:

    Love that periodic table t-shirt! 🙂

  79. Jill B says:

    Such great tutorials!

  80. Maria says:

    The Periodic Table tshirt is fantastic – my chemistry students will all want one to ‘help’ them in their exams.

  81. Abbington says:

    The paper fabric tutorial is great!

  82. Eva says:

    Thank you for linking to the Book Page tutorial! Such a cool idea! I have some old books that my friend wanted to throw away and I’ve been wondering what to do with them!

  83. Charlotte says:

    Most of my family is in some for of education at the moment, including my hubby. They’d be happy about the presents and I’d be super happy about the books, which are harder to get in Germany.

  84. Helena P says:

    More great ideas, love the library tote, especially the card pocket!

  85. KeriCan says:

    Printable bookplates! Love it!

  86. Sarah says:

    great ideas!

  87. Alana says:

    I am definitely going to make the library tote! BTW, I love Anna Marie Horner 😉

  88. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been looking for a kindle cover tutorial. Thanks!

  89. bfree says:

    library totes are super-duper cute!

  90. Lizzie F. says:

    I WANT that periodic table of elements shirt!!!!

  91. Julia says:

    I LOVE making library totes for little ones. The addition of a card pocket is a great idea!

  92. stephanie says:

    that periodic table tshirt is EXCeLLENT!

  93. Carrie says:

    The library tote is awesome.

  94. Amy says:

    So many books, so little time to craft…

  95. Amber says:

    I love the book paper. I can’t wait to make some out of some old books.

  96. Laura W. says:

    Love that Kindle cover, gotta make one 😉

  97. Dianne McLean says:

    Wouldn’t you know it, the granddaughters need library bags! Yea!

  98. That messenger bag pattern is just what I have been looking for!

  99. Robin E. says:

    Great tutorials!

  100. Jen says:

    Oooh…that wrist rest would be good for just about entrepreneur, too!

  101. nopinkhere says:

    That book page fabric looks intriguing!

  102. Linnet says:

    I really love the book bag with fun colourful letters!

  103. Lucie says:

    I like that wrist rest pad. What a cool idea!
    Lucie (

  104. Saskia says:

    Gotta get a periodic table shirt!

  105. April says:

    I love the book page fabric. Awesome list, thanks again!

  106. Sarah says:

    The library tote is really fun to look at, it’s now on my list!

  107. rebecca says:

    cute bag and tote!

  108. Liz says:

    Love the bookplates!!!

  109. Heidi says:

    the messenger bag looks great.

  110. Jill D says:

    I am getting my partner a kindle for Christmas and started searching for a tutorial. Excellent!

  111. erin says:

    I have been wanting Boo’s book for months!!

  112. this teacher wants that nerdy shirt!

  113. Anna says:

    This topic is just right for so many people I know! I particularly like the book bag, but all these ideas are great!

  114. Paige says:

    Love those ideas, thanks so much!

  115. Amanda B. says:

    Love these patterns! I am such a book worm that I want to make everything on this page! Love all your posts, keep them coming!

  116. Megan says:

    Love the messenger bag!

  117. Kristy says:

    so much to make, so little time

  118. renae says:

    love the messenger bag and kindle keeper!

  119. Jennifer says:

    Finally, a bag so library books won’t get lost, and neither will the library cards! I can’t wait to make this.

  120. Emily says:

    I totally need to make the library bag for myself!

  121. gina says:

    I love all of these projects! My mom would adore that kindle keeper, I think I need to add that to my project list!

  122. Chrissy says:

    What a great idea for a library tote!

  123. Marcia W. says:

    The heat wrist rest is my favorite above. Thanks.

  124. Debbie says:

    These are some nice projects. I like the messenger bag alot. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

  125. Amy says:

    I love the book bag 🙂

  126. Debbie says:

    the wrist rest & the library tote are on my make list. thank you!

  127. Jamie says:

    Mmm, wassail.

  128. Rachel says:

    I love all of these projects, especially the messenger bag! Keep ’em coming!

  129. Bethany says:

    I’m a sucker for messenger bag tutorials. Great round-up!

  130. Lynn says:

    Bookplates are very neat. Quilt book looks interesting too.

  131. I love the library tote 🙂

  132. Cinnamon says:

    I love the whip up calendar!!!

  133. Mel says:

    I love that messenger bag and I think I will make one…..after Christmas…..for me!

  134. Tanya says:

    Beautiful books!

  135. Beth says:

    Sweet gifts for my geeks! …and there are so many of them. Thanks.

  136. WandaFish says:

    Super library totes! Thanks for so many great ideas.

  137. Mel P says:

    I *so* need a kindle keeper – and since I keep my water bottle on the bedside table next to my kindle, having it be soewhat spill resistant would be pretty smart!

  138. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the Fairy Tale knits!

  139. Amy C says:

    Love the bookplates! I’m going to make them for a friends kids so they can personalize their favorite books – so pretty!

  140. Taryn says:

    Love the library tote! So colorful and practical.

  141. Tiffany says:

    I might need to make a Wrist Rest pad for myself!

  142. Stephanie says:

    Book page fabric! Very cool!

  143. Heather says:

    Awesome ideas as always, I need a kindle so I can make a cover for it! So cute!

  144. Katie says:

    Love the periodic table shirt! I want to try the book page fabric as well!!

  145. Andreia says:

    Amazing ideas!

  146. Maureen says:

    I really need the wrist rest pad. Thanks

  147. DEBBI says:

    i like the kindle cover

  148. Jen says:

    Wow, such great ideas

  149. Bailey says:

    I’m in love with Dare to be Square!

  150. Cindy says:

    Oh my! It all looks so fun, I want to make one of everything.

  151. Kerstin says:

    The Kindle Keeper is just adorable!!

  152. Angie says:

    Love the t-shirt.

  153. Ellu says:

    Fabulous tutorials and giveaways as always!

  154. Natacha says:

    I would never have thought of applying silicone to paper, or any other object in fact, outside of its obvious use. I will have to further investigate this idea.

  155. SaraD says:

    That book page fabric is awesome!

  156. Shannon says:

    Cute, cute, cute. Love that library tote. Love!

  157. christine says:

    loving the book page fabric and bookplates. Thank you!

  158. Natalie says:

    These can’t be Nerdy gifts: they are SO CUTE:)

  159. Amy says:

    great ideas!

  160. marie beck says:

    these daily tutorials are a highlight of my day, thanks! 🙂

  161. Sandy says:

    I love the messenger bag.

  162. Ganell says:

    The Kindle keeper by Melissa is my favorite. I need a few of these. I’d better get to work!

  163. Becky says:

    That messenger bag is on MY list. Anyone want to make it for me ??

  164. Holly says:

    Hmmm…I wonder if I made the book bag I’d remember to return materials on time. lol

  165. Deb Cameron says:

    Love a library bag with a special pocket or two

  166. Carly says:

    great giveaway

  167. sarah Bright says:

    thanks for the great ideas! I love all of today’s prizes!

  168. Janet P says:

    Can’t wait to try the book page fabric.

  169. Elizabeth says:

    the book page fabric is great!

  170. kathyh says:

    I’m going to try the book page fabric transfer. Cool.

  171. annie says:

    Adorable book bag!

  172. JennyS says:

    I think I may have thought of a present for my dad, the who will buy anything for himself. So hard to buy presents for.

  173. Sheryl says:

    I’ve been looking for gifts for my book club friends! Thanks for the links!

  174. Chris says:

    I love the t-shirt the best!

  175. Vanessa says:

    Great ideas! Love the book page fabric!

  176. Kat says:

    That library tote is great, and I’m definitely going to print some of those bookplates.

  177. Beth says:

    I’m intrigued by the book page fabric…so many possibilities!

  178. Anya says:

    The book page fabric is so fun…I’m envisioning favorite kids books

  179. mama lusco says:

    Beautiful book plates!

  180. Seanna Lea says:

    I love the wassail drink. I’m always looking for a party-friendly punch for everybody to drink and this one would be perfect for our large group sans cranberries (and perfect for me with).

  181. Rachel L says:

    Such awesome things to make!

  182. Ana says:

    The wrist rest pad idea is so great!

  183. AP says:

    Add vinyl to your favorite cotton print? That’s a tutorial I need to check out. Some nifty bags, too.

  184. Heather says:

    I have lots of bookish types on my list. Thanks for the ideas!

  185. carrie says:

    That book page fabric is too cool!

  186. Kelsey D says:

    So cute!

  187. What great ideas! I have lots of book lovers in my family, so these will be so helpful!

  188. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the chance!

  189. Heather says:

    If I made the library book tote, maybe I would be able to keep track of my library card!

  190. Jasmeen says:

    Love the idea of the kindle-keeper.

  191. JJ says:

    Another chance to win Fairtytale Knits – fingers crossed “please let me win, please let me win, please let me win”

  192. Lauren says:

    These ideas are perfect for my sister!

  193. Elizabeth says:

    I will definitely be making one of those library bags when my little one gets big enough to check out books.

  194. Stephanie says:

    I love that T-shirt! Going to check out the rest of what they have~

  195. Cindi C says:

    These are some really great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  196. Carmen says:

    I’d love to get a copy of Fairy Tale Knits!

  197. Hashi says:

    I’m off to print out some bookplates. Thanks!

  198. Jayme L. says:

    I want to make the library bag!

  199. ChrissyB says:

    Thanks for the bookplates! That ticks off one request from my daughter’s list.

  200. Erin says:

    Love this! The library book bag with special card pocket is AWESOME!

  201. Stacy says:

    Love the messenger bag!!!

  202. I love that library book tote, and the blog that has it, which I discover via Sew, Mama Sew, I think.

  203. maryanne says:

    Gorgeous messenger bags!

  204. Kadybug says:

    Love the periodic table shirt, the kindle holder, the messenger bag, and the Library tote! Thank you for all the amazing tutorials. My dh and I have made several things already this year from them.

  205. Heidi says:

    I would love to win one of those sewing books, and I love the book page fabric!

  206. Kim says:

    I have been eyeing that book bag on the Chez Beeper site for a bit now….

  207. Deb DeChurch says:

    I love the idea of making book page fabric…will definitly try that one.

  208. Danielle says:

    Love the kindle keeper. Thats too cool!

  209. Jenn Lee says:

    Love the bookplates!

  210. Cortney says:

    Great gift ideas!

  211. Louby Lou says:

    I’m the lucky recipient of a Kindle this christmas so I think maybe a kindle-keeper would be the perfect little gift to myself!

  212. Kim says:

    Love the Library book tote!

  213. Larissa says:

    It’s almost Thanksgiving here in th U.S….better get started! 🙂

  214. Woodbines says:

    I love the library bag 😀

  215. Kristine says:

    Mmm, the wassail recipe sounds delicious!

  216. Meeta says:

    I love that periodic table t-shirt and all the tutorials. I better quicken my sewing speed….so many wonderful things to make.

  217. Tabitha says:

    I love the bookpage fabric!

  218. Julia says:

    The bookpage fabric is great!!

  219. Stephanie S says:

    I love the library tote bag and Kindle Keeper!

  220. Celeste says:

    The periodic table shirt would be so great for my BIL and SIL–wish they had kids’ sizes!

  221. Timmi says:

    already made the library tote bag, my daughter loves the card holder except I had to make it smaller since our cards are those small ones that you carry on your keys

  222. Jessica says:

    The library card slot on the book tote is such a great idea! I will definitely be incorporating that into some gifts this holiday. Thanks!

  223. Diane says:

    Love that wrist rest pad! We need a new one of those!

  224. Heidi Anderson says:

    once again they are all wonderful!

  225. Beth Mc says:

    Just got a Kindle for my Birthday so I think the Kindle Keeper will be my gift to me.

  226. Betsy says:

    The bookpage fabric is beautiful.

  227. Theresa says:

    I’d love to make the library tote–esp. with the library card pocket, as I’ve been so foolish as to misplace my card. 😉

  228. Jessica C says:

    That library tote is adorable!

  229. Elizabeth says:

    Love the bookplates printouts. Thanks!

  230. Martha says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  231. Tiffany says:

    Need to make a few of those Library Tote Tutorial.

  232. Melissa B. says:

    I love that library bag! Such a great idea!

  233. SheilaC says:

    I have to make that Kindle keeper for my son! And I love the messenger bag too.

    SO many wonderful ideas, thank you!!!


  234. Katie says:

    I could use a library bag…

  235. meikjn says:

    I need some library bags…

  236. Brooke says:

    Love these tutes. The library bag is great!

  237. Kate says:

    Ooo Bookplates!

  238. Kristin says:

    That library bag is on my list of things to make.

  239. Emily says:

    I love the wrist rest pad – what a thoughtful and useful gift for not only a scholar, but dear friends who spend many hours of their days in front of a computer screen. And scented — even better!

  240. Thanks again for the inspiration. Quite a few great ideas here

  241. Amanda says:

    Cute ideas!

  242. Rachel says:

    Love the book page fabric. I am definitely trying it… soon!
    Thanks for the great tutorials.

  243. Cynthia says:

    Neat tutorials. Love the messenger bag!

  244. Courtney says:

    Everything is wonderful today — thanks again for all the inspiration!

  245. Tha quilting book looks interesting!

  246. KeolaH says:

    The Library Tote would be great idea for some little ones I know 🙂

  247. Susanne says:

    I could use that wrist rest right about now! Thanks for the great ideas.

  248. Thanks for featuring my messenger bag 🙂 Great collection!

  249. susan mzf says:

    oh that book page fabric is adorable! can’t wait to try some for gifts this year!

  250. Suzanne says:

    The wrist pad is a great idea. I have been thinking I need one for my home office but have not purchased one. Now maybe I can make one! I have never seen the Dare to Be Square Quilting book! I would love to look through it! and honestly to win it! 😉

  251. Amy says:

    The library tote is fantastic.

  252. Love the messenger bag and the kindle keeper! 🙂

  253. Nicole says:

    My hubby’s Grandpa who lives in an assisted living facility gets a stack of books delivered from the public library once a week. They usually just sit in a stack on the table or near the door but I think one of those library totes would be perfect for him!

  254. Kimberly says:

    I’m looking into that Kindle Keeper.

  255. Emily says:

    Okay, my brother *has* to have that periodic table tee! Thanks for the giveaway!

  256. Holly U says:

    great ideas!

  257. Kate says:

    The library tote is great! I will definitely have to add that to my list.

  258. Erin says:

    Love the library tote!!
    Want these books!!

  259. Janet K says:

    The Library tote with the card pocket is a great idea!

  260. nadine says:

    Another great post! I am loving all these ideas!

  261. Katie says:

    Oh, how I love book plates!

  262. Danielle says:

    paper fabric – that could be fun

  263. Jennifer says:

    The kindle keeper is adorable. If only I knew someone who had a kindle! 🙂

  264. Sherri S. says:

    The book page fabric is genius! Thanks so much…

  265. alcheme says:

    What a beatiful library tote!!! Is perfect!!!

  266. Barbara says:

    I could sure use one of those wrist rest pads at work!

  267. bess says:

    love that messenger bag!

  268. Neet stuff, thanks!

  269. Janelle says:

    Some very cool ideas! Love the wrist pad.

  270. monica says:

    That Kindle cover looks fun. I’ve never worked with iron on vinyl, so the tips will come in handy!

  271. Serena says:

    I have the Library Tote bookmarked for my daughter’s birthday, when she’ll be getting her own library card. 🙂

  272. T says:

    I love the library tote!

  273. Katie says:

    I like the size of that messenger bag…not too big.

  274. Dacia says:

    I HAVE to make the library tote!

  275. Christina says:

    I always forget the library card pocket when I make our bags. Darn.

  276. Meigh M says:

    The bookplates are awesome! I’m feeling inspired!

  277. kate C. says:

    The messenger bag is really neat – I’d love to make one of those for my sister.

  278. marilyn podoll says:

    more great ideas

  279. Morgan O. says:

    Love the library tote!!!

  280. Jennifer N says:

    Beautiful. I’m hoping to be able to get a Kindle soon. A cover is probably a good idea. Thanks for sharing.

  281. Hilary says:

    Oooo I love the book plates!

  282. Erika says:

    What a wonderful messenger bag! 😉 I love handmade bags – thanks for showing!

  283. Stacy S. says:

    Book page fabric – Wow!

  284. jessica says:

    The book giveaways and links keep getting better!

  285. Tonya says:

    Such great ideas! Now to just get off the computer and get sewing! LOL

  286. Madeline says:

    I was in so much need of some bookplates and a messenger style bag!

  287. Rachael says:

    I love Dare to Be Square Quilting!

  288. Ima says:

    Thank you for these great ideas.

  289. Mary says:

    I needba new library bag and Inreally like the big ribbon bow on the kindle keeper.

  290. Shara says:

    Love the library tote. So cute!

  291. Louise says:

    Love them all!

  292. Kristin H says:

    The book bag is perfect! I plan on making one for my librarian mother 🙂

  293. Mandy K Court says:

    Fantastic as always.

  294. Lorraine says:

    “Dare to be Square” – LOVE IT!!!

    And the Kindle cozy – perfect. Just love all the ideas here.


  295. Trillian says:

    I’ve been meaning to make myself a new messenger bag to replace my old, threadbare one, and I love that this pattern has pockets.

  296. lindsay says:

    I love the Kindle keeper! Maybe I’ll have a reason to make it after Christmas! (hint hint hubby!)

  297. Kathy says:

    I like the messanger bag and wrist rest.

  298. Robyn says:

    Great ideas!

  299. Jennifer says:

    love this stuff. Thanks!

  300. Knitting and quilting are pretty high on my “learn how to” list. Suddenly. Before the past month or 2 I haven’t ever cared to learn either. Weird…

  301. Anna says:

    I might have problems giving away any of these as I’d want to keep them for myself! Especially that book bag.

  302. Ing says:

    i love all of these projects. and the quilt owl, he’s awesome.

  303. Molly DeFazio says:

    I love the idea of a bag with a library card holder!

  304. Crystal says:

    I just love the connections that you send us to – thank you so much for doing this great series of posts. And for lovely giveaways!

  305. rubygal says:

    A wrist pad that’s a fantastic idea! And that one is way cuter then what you find in stores.

  306. Sarah AJ says:

    So many great ideas again!

  307. Kelly Irene says:

    Thanks! These all look wonderful!

  308. Sarah B says:

    Nice ideas today! That messenger bag looks cute, and easy to make as well.

  309. 2hippos says:

    the library tote is a great gift for all ages 🙂

  310. Blossom says:

    Great projects!

  311. Cari says:

    I have 3 kiddos who need library totes!

  312. Margaret says:

    Thanks again for the great ideas!

  313. Donna B. says:

    I want the wrist pad for myself 🙂

  314. Nikki Rainey says:

    I can’t wait to try and make the book page fabric. Lots of fun stuff today.

  315. Tabitha says:

    Super cool library book bag!

  316. JJ says:

    I DO know someone who would love that t-shirt!

  317. Michele says:

    Oh how I wish that I had this kindle keeper tutorial a few months ago!

  318. Krystal M says:

    The wrist rest pad is something that I need right now! I can’t wait to whip a few up!

  319. ste says:

    Once again, everything looks so neat!

  320. Judy R says:

    Cute library tote! WOuld love the quilting book too!

  321. Krystina says:

    Very cool!

  322. trina says:

    So inspirational. I might just have to spend all day sewing!

  323. Amanda says:

    that calendar looks so fun! and the library tote would be great for my son!

  324. Rebecca says:

    Love the wrist rest and the library bag! Also love the amazing books that you are including in your give-aways!

  325. Tong says:


  326. stacey says:

    love the library bag idea!

  327. Laura says:

    The book page fabric looks really fun!

  328. The wrist pad is a great idea.

  329. Sarah-E says:

    Bookplates!! I needed some.

  330. Mary Lou says:

    I will definitely be coming back to this post.

  331. Liz says:

    I love that library tote!!

  332. anna dorothy says:

    i want that quilting book! how neat…

  333. SewLindaAnn says:

    Wow, this post has 3 new blogs for me to subscribe to, thanks!

  334. Cherri says:

    More great ideas :o)

  335. Kayci N. says:

    I HAVE to make that library tote. I plan on taking my kids to the library once a week for new books and that tote would be perfect for us.

  336. linda says:

    Another great set of ideas and crafty projects… thanks again!

  337. Sophia Patterson says:

    Something new everyday! This is fun!

  338. jeanne reynen says:

    The book page fabric is a great idea! Thanks!

  339. Amber says:

    great ideas!

  340. Maya says:

    Love the library card holder on the tote! Great idea!

  341. Andrea says:

    How sweet is that library tote bag? Love that it has a slot so the card is always with the books.

  342. Cynthia I says:

    Love the library bag. I need to make a new one in a bigger size for the weekly trips. Love that there is a pocket for the card. I might put mine on the inside. The quilting book looks like a lot of fun. Excellent ideas. Thanks!

  343. Stacy says:

    I love the Kindle Keeper!

  344. elizabeth s. says:

    Cute messenger bag. Thanks for keeping all these great ideas coming.

  345. Gina.S says:

    Got to check out the wrist pad, think i spend more time on here looking for ideas than i do sewing! Congrads on hitting 10,000, and thanks for the coupon! 🙂

  346. Faith says:

    I love that bag. Love love love the bright colors.

  347. Brigette says:

    The book fabric looks cool.

  348. Amy H says:

    So I was wondering if I should print the labels on regular paper then paste them in books or print on sticky paper? Hmm… doesn’t matter because I will use them! Thanks for collecting so many good tutorials.

  349. Deanne says:

    Really great ideas – I am going to use the book page fabric for some Christmas projects. Thanks

  350. Amy says:

    I like the tote and the book paper idea. Interesting wassail juice recipe, sounds yummy!

  351. Deidra says:

    The clear library card insert is brilliant. I love the library bag.

  352. Leanna says:

    Such fun ideas!

  353. Dani says:

    I LOVE the kindle keeper!

  354. Patti Tyrell says:

    Can’t wait to try out the wassail!

  355. Lina says:

    That book page fabric is so cool! I must try that!

  356. Clara says:

    I always love a good source of bookplates. thanks

  357. Tammy says:

    Fun, fun!

  358. Laura Reich says:

    Ha. I’m crazy about the periodic table shirt. So cute!

  359. Cherie says:

    Thank you for the Library Tote tutorial!

  360. Joke says:

    Oh the wassail recipe looks delicious 🙂 I need some today!

  361. Chantal says:

    I love the library tote with the library card holder! Such a great idea 🙂

  362. Love the cute library tote!

  363. Rachel says:

    Love the library book bag! It’s so cute!

  364. Helenanne says:

    Can’t wait to try making the book page fabric.
    Have added Silicone Sealant to my holiday shopping list!

  365. Jo says:

    Wonderful thanks so much

  366. Gill says:

    The best day yet!!
    I plan on making all of these!

  367. Sue says:

    As usual everything is fantastic and I especially like “Seams To Me” look like a very helpful book.

  368. Megan P. says:

    Awesome! I need to make that library book bag and the messenger bag!

  369. Melissa J says:

    Have to have the Fairy Tale knits book!

  370. Tina Rice says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these great gift ideas with us. I’ve found so many talented bloggers who gladly give away their tutorials.

  371. Michelle says:

    I like the library tote. I think I might make it for my girls. Thanks.

  372. Sara K. says:

    What great ideas!!

  373. Melissa says:

    I like that messenger bag!

  374. Kelli says:

    You guys just keep on knocking ’em out. Great collection today!

  375. Rachael says:

    fun ideas today. I have plenty of scholars in my family… gonna have to try a few of these items.

  376. Liz Taylor says:

    Great gift ideas! Thanks!

  377. erikam says:

    Nice ideas!

  378. Lynne says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  379. Kati says:

    I made a Kindle holder for someone once (without ever holding the Kindle myself!) I like this version MUCH better!

  380. Cory says:

    I love the Library Tote!!

  381. Shira says:

    oh I loved the ideas and the fabrics!

  382. Cayce says:

    I love all of these, but the cover on Dare To Be Square…. oh my goodness!

  383. Lauren says:

    Some really great ideas that I needed for my cousin who will be going off to college next year! Thanks for the inspiration =)

  384. Ciel says:

    Oooh! I’ve never used (or heard of) iron on vinyl, that could be fun!! 🙂

  385. love this list!!!!!!! thank you!!!!

  386. dorothy says:

    I love the book page fabric.

  387. Mary Jo says:

    another great group of ideas. Thank you

  388. Susan C. says:

    The wrist rest pad is brilliant! Love it!

  389. Trisha says:

    That library tote is adorable!

  390. Karen says:

    Kindlekeeper is adorable and a great idea!!! Thanks for that! <3

  391. lucy says:

    i’m such a huge fan of anna marie horner! would love to win seams to me!

  392. Johanna says:

    The messenger bag tutorial is pure genius! Thank you for sharing!

  393. robyn says:

    Another great list! Thanks.

  394. Linda says:

    Another great post of ideas…thanks!

  395. Tez says:

    I have a co worker who was just bemoaning the fact that her new kindle doesn’t yet have a cover. Thanks for the tutorial!

  396. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love the kindle keeper and book page fabric (maybe those need to go together?! 😉

  397. Emily says:

    interesting stuff…

  398. Debra says:

    Too Cute!! Great tutorials.

  399. Katy says:

    Mmmm… Wassail! Definitely plan to make some of this while we decorate our tree. So festive!

  400. Tierney Barden says:

    Ohdeedoh’s printable collection of bookplates is so awesome! Thank you!

  401. Kelly says:

    Love the kindle keeper! Excellent projects!

  402. Katie B says:

    Love the book tote!!

  403. Francoise says:

    The book page fabric is so clever! Can’t wait to try it!

  404. Terri says:

    Love that calendar!!! : )
    Great tutes as usual!!!

  405. virginia says:

    i would love to have that quilt book!

  406. Jen says:

    I love all the bags in this post!

  407. Renate says:

    Like the Kindle cover.

  408. brittany says:

    love the periodic table shirt! my husband would totally wear that!

  409. Kristin says:

    I love the big bow on that Kindle Keeper. Makes me want to make one even though I don’t have a Kindle!

  410. Lori says:

    Super cute library tote!

  411. Ramona says:

    I love messenger bags ans this one looks wonderful. I just love this month.

  412. Colleen says:

    I love the hip to be square book – thanks for the giveaways!

  413. BrendaDe says:

    Love the Kindle Keeper – rumor has it I may get one from Santa this year!

  414. Summer says:

    Great projects and books today! I’d love Anna Maria Horner’s and Dare to be Square looks really interesting!

  415. I love the messenger bag! 🙂

  416. KT says:

    I’m going to make those library totes for my kids–then they can carry their library books themselves, instead of trying to stuff them all into my already overflowing bag! Thanks for even more great ideas!

  417. cynthia says:

    Love the Kindle Kozy you guys are so on top of the current tends! Love it! Cynthia

  418. Angela says:

    Great practical ideas!

  419. liliana says:

    I love everything about books! And bags to go with them…

  420. Elizabeth says:

    Book page fabric—what a cool idea! Think I’ll adapt the Kindle Keeper to fit my daughters netbook—–and make it from book page fabric!!! Love it!!

  421. Great ideas — some of these are going on my gifts list

  422. Kim says:

    I love the book tote bag! Great list as usual!!

  423. Megan says:

    The book page fabric is so interesting. I’ve never seen anything like it!

  424. Gali says:

    love your entries all month!
    and loved the Periodic Table T-Shirt, maybe will buy for my husband’s birthday next week.

  425. Morgan says:

    Can anyone ever have enough bags? Thanks for the tutes!

  426. Natalie says:

    Nothing like a hot drink on a cold day, what excellent ideas

  427. Kimberly says:

    I love the library tote!

  428. Tara H. says:

    Great idea for the library book bag to include a pocket for the card.

  429. amber says:

    that fairy tale knits book could not have a cuter cover!

  430. Becky says:

    That library tote is great!

  431. Caroline K says:

    cute cute!

  432. Karen Compton says:

    Even more cute gift ideas!

  433. What great ideas!

  434. Annabel says:

    I love that messenger bag! bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

  435. Nicole in VT says:

    I’ll definitely be making one of the messenger bags!

  436. Tracy L says:

    that message bag is totally cute 😉

  437. Mirza says:

    I love the library book bag. Great idea especially for my kids who can’t keep track of their library card!

  438. Texana says:

    More things I didn’t know I needed to make! Off to make gift bags for presents!

  439. Crafty Mumma says:

    The messenger bag and kindle keeper look great, what lovely presents!

  440. Christina D says:

    I really like the messenger bag tutorial. I’ve added it to my list of bookmarked projects to do. 🙂

  441. Louisa says:

    I love the library tote!

  442. Andi says:

    I love that library tote with the card pocket – great idea!

  443. Cindy B. says:

    More great ideas

  444. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Love today’s ideas 🙂

  445. Jenny says:

    Thanks for more ideas!

  446. Claudia says:

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

  447. Catherine says:

    i definitely want to try some book page envelopes!

  448. Flower Petal says:

    That kindle keeper is a great idea!

    leekat6 at verizon dot net

  449. melissa says:

    stitchable paper – so many possibiliities!

  450. Love the library tote – need to make one for my nephew… And one for me.

  451. Amber says:

    Ooh, love the gift idea lineup for today!!!

  452. Sarah J says:

    Love the Library Tote tutorial, may have to make that for myself.
    The fairytale knits book also looks very tempting!
    I’m loving this month.

  453. Beth T says:

    Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the bookplates.

  454. Sarah McGrath says:

    Oh wow love the wrist rest!

  455. Antonia S-H says:

    I just love the book page fabric!

  456. Pat says:

    Great idea.. The book paper fabric has potential for many different projects..Thinking about using some of this to create mini covered composition books with key concepts for my student classes.

  457. Louana says:

    love the look of that book back, very cool

  458. Melissa says:

    Awesome library book tote! My son would love it!

  459. miktha says:

    the periodic table t-shirt looks interesting

  460. Kristin says:

    I love that t-shirt and can think of someone else who might like it too!

  461. Leah says:

    More wonderful gift ideas.

  462. Artkat says:

    Love the idea of the wrist rest.

  463. Artkat says:

    Love the idea of the book rest.

  464. Natalie says:

    The paper fabric is such a good idea, & love the bags!

  465. Silvia says:

    I love the Wrist Rest Pad and the Book Page Fabric. 🙂

  466. Jocelyn says:

    Oh, I’m so excited about those printable book plates!

  467. Violeta Petrova says:

    I love all of the tutorials you share with us. Thanks !!!

  468. Judith says:

    Love these – we are all bookworms in our house!

  469. wendy says:

    Nice messenger bag!! Also I love the bookplates 🙂

  470. The aromatherapy wrist rest is a fabulous idea! This will be a great stocking filler. 🙂
    Love that t-shirt!!

  471. Jen B says:

    Love the library bag! I think I need to make 2, one for incoming one for outgoing!

  472. jeni says:

    Looooooove bookplates! Thanks!!

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