November 23 ~ Gifts for New Parents

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New parents on your holiday list will appreciate your thoughtfulness with these fun (and innovative!) gift ideas…

Make It

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With it’s compact size and waterproof lining, the Quick Trip Diaper Bag from Liz at Sew4Home will be appreciated by any new parent.
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Shower an expecting friend or relative with Jessica’s Baby Blanket Gift Set which includes a large baby blanket, reversible bib, 2 burp cloths, and an embellished onsie. Check out Juicy Bits for her complete tutorial with step-by-step instructions.
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We’d love to see every baby in a pair of these irresistible Fleece Baby Booties from Julia of Adirondack Mama, guest posted at Rhythm of the Home.
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Caroline at Obsessively Stitching shows you how to create a Shopping Cart Seatbelt using a single canvas D-ring belt!
spacer Sushi-Roll Changing Pad and Diaper & Wipes Pouch
Our coordinating Sushi-Roll Changing Pad and Diaper & Wipes Pouch designed by Violet will make an excellent gift set for any parent still wrestling with diapers.
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Welcome baby home with a colorful Felt Name Wall Hanging by Rae of Made by Rae.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Baby Kimono Wrap, Pacifier Clip, Reversible Baby Bonnet, Crayon Box Quilt, Sleep!, More Gifts for New Parents, Play!, More Gifts for Babies & Toddlers, Teach & Learn!

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

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Gadanke’s Baby Book has 70 pages to fill with stories, photos and memorabilia for you to treasure in the years to come. Gadanke will be giving away a journal of your choice to one lucky winner with your Handmade Holidays comment on this post today. Please specifically mention Gadanke, baby books or journaling in your comment if you’d like to win this specific prize.

Mix It

spacer Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Shortbread Cookies from Food Allergy Mama
No one will notice that these Shortbread Cookies from Kelly at Food Allergy Mama are free of dairy, egg and nut. Bake a batch or two with a little one and enjoy their buttery goodness!

Print It

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Entertain a little one with this simple Modern Paper Mobile from Joel at Made by Joel. These can be simple and fast to put together using Joel’s templates and clear instructions.

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.

By Lotta Jansdotter
(Chronicle Books, $29.95, ISBN: 9780811865470)

From the Publisher:

Beloved designer Lotta Jansdotter’s smart, organic design has earned her international acclaim. Now she shares her recipe for a stylish home: take a whole lot of Scandinavian influence, mix in a dash of flea-market finds, and then top it all off with expressive handmade touches. The result? An entirely fresh approach to home décor and contemporary living. In this lavishly illustrated book, Lotta shares her decorating secrets, design resources, entertaining tips, and family traditions. Tucked away at the back she’s included stencil pages and perforated recipe cards featuring classic Swedish dishes. Equal parts inspiration and how-to, this charming book shows readers how to create a warm home with elements of simple Scandinavian-influenced style.

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.

By John Murphy
(Lark Books, $14.95, ISBN: 1-60059-604-5)

From the Publisher:

Quick-there’s a monster in your closet! No? Then, MAKE one! Every closet hides a multitude of out-of-style sweaters, pearl-trimmed jackets, ill-fitting jeans…and worse. And all the repurposing in the world won’t make them wearable again. Fortunately, the inimitable John Murphy of Stupid Sock Creature fame has devised a “green” solution: take those ugly pink sport coats and muumuus and turn them into goofy goonies, multi-legged monsters, other awesomely adorable creatures. They’re all charmingly illustrated with cartoonish élan by the author himself.

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:

22 ~ Scholars
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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524 Responses to November 23 ~ Gifts for New Parents

  1. AbberJabber says:

    My sister is due March 1st. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. ~Helena~ says:

    Wonderful ideas 🙂

  3. katevet says:

    the Fleece Baby Booties look great!

  4. Blossom says:

    Really cute projects!

  5. Marguerite says:

    My perfect sister-in-law’s pregnant… will bookmark this page!

  6. Keri says:

    I have so many friends having babies in the next few months. These are great ideas!

  7. Keri Can says:

    The baby booties look so comfy!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love the fleece slippers–so cozy!

  9. Paulina says:

    Baby Blanket Gift Set is really cute and very practical kind of gift.

  10. cate says:

    all brilliant ideas. i’ve an expecting friend so will peruse these in detail. and thanks for the egg & dairy free biscuit recipe, the mum to be is also Vegan!

  11. Jessica says:

    Love the Diaper Wipes pouch, so nice to throw into a purse so you don’t have to take a whole diaper bag 😉

  12. LFinn says:

    The fleece slippers are super cute–do you think I could make them in adult sizes?

  13. Jeanne S says:

    The felt name Clementine is, well, darling.

  14. Crocheted a baby bear hat for a young cousin. 🙂

  15. BreannaS says:

    I love the name tutorial!

  16. Kylie says:

    I’ve been knitting and crocheting booties for my sister but now I have to make some of these fleece ones too, so cute.

  17. Lina says:

    This will come in handy in a few months when three of my cousins are due. Thanks!

  18. Katherine says:

    Hmm. Diaper bag.

  19. Jen S says:

    I adore these book choices! Wonderful and hard to pick just one I’d like. Also the idea of journaling with the option above by Gandake is nice.

  20. Amanda says:

    I don’t know why I never thought about making baby booties out of fleece?!

  21. Tabitha says:

    Those cookies look incredibly yummy!

  22. Tish says:

    Fun ideas!

  23. kate C. says:

    The closet monsters book looks really fun!

  24. The felt name wall hanging would make a wonderful gift for a new baby, but also for any kid. They’d all love it.

  25. Jeni says:

    Love! Especially would like that Gadanke journal too!

  26. Sarah L. says:

    The new parents I know are a little far out of the gate to use the items on this page, but I’ll definitely bookmark it for the next round of babies!

  27. Stacy says:

    I love all of the ideas today! Thanks for sharing!

  28. TAS says:

    Without all these tutorials, how would I sew?!!! LOL. Thanks for posting

  29. Emmmylizzzy says:

    So many great projects – I’ve got lots of new parent friends!

  30. Melissa says:

    Love the fleece baby booties.

  31. Jennifer says:

    Loving the booties!

  32. Samurai Mom says:

    The You are loved journal is simply divine.

  33. elana says:

    love the felt name hanging…such a good gift!

  34. DK says:

    My sister’s having her first child in April. She’s requested I make her some things, but that baby book from Gadanke looks like it might be a pretty good surprise to put in with the requests.

  35. Janice says:

    Love the baby gift sets! Put them on my “to do” for right after the holidays! I know those Spring baby showers are going to start up again!!! Thanks for the ideas.

  36. Jane says:

    that you are loved book look AMAZING! I would love to give one to my cousin so she can journal about her first child due early next year.
    the other books look fabulous too – so many great projects!

  37. Jen C. says:

    cute projects!

  38. Dorian says:

    Please specifically mention Gadanke, baby books or journaling in your comment if you’d like to win this specific prize.
    YES YES YES! I want soo bad!

  39. Cass says:

    Fantastic ideas! Thanks! 🙂

  40. Kim says:

    What a sweet book that is from Gadanke, I love the title.

  41. Lauren says:

    Love the quick trip diaper bag!

  42. bttn says:

    These books are great 🙂

  43. Katiegirl says:

    The booties look so warm and comfy!

  44. Susie says:

    I would love a copy of the baby book! Perfect for quick but meaningful journaling – thank you!

  45. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Today I can not make up my mind on your ideas – I love them all!
    Thanks 🙂

  46. Rebmara says:

    I love those felt letters.

  47. Mama24Monkeys says:

    the baby book is a really cute idea.

    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  48. Judy R says:

    I love the baby booties! (my power has been out here in the PNW, so I am a bit late commenting!)

  49. alisha says:

    These tutorials are great. There are several I would consider making for some friends who are expecting.

  50. desiree says:

    I love that book. It looks so cute.

  51. Kelli says:

    I’ll bet that gift set is a huge hit at baby showers!

  52. Jan says:

    Cute, cute things. I love sewing for babies!

  53. Jennifer says:

    Great diaper pouch and changing pad. That’s a keeper for new babies!

  54. Malia says:

    Oh what cute little baby things, I think I like the shoes the best.

  55. karen says:

    Love the diaper bag, I have a friend that I should make that for!

  56. Catherine says:

    i like the felt letter idea!

  57. Mel says:

    nice round up!

  58. Bethany says:

    I love making things for baby showers. Thanks for the new ideas.

  59. Debby says:

    I just recently found out that I will be a grandmother in the spring! The Gadanke baby book looks lovely, as are all her things, and I’d love to win one.

  60. Cynthia I says:

    The diaper bag is brilliant. The sushi roll and little diaper clutch are great. So much easier than the other one I’ve made! Hooray for simplicity! The Closet Monster book looks wonderful and quirky.

  61. Ellu says:

    Oh, makes you wish you know someone to be new parents!

  62. Renae says:

    The gift basket is one of my go to shower gift.

  63. JYM says:

    I sure could use some of these items for myself in a few months! I’ll hope to make some and stash away in the meantime.

  64. Andrea says:

    I SO need to make that shopping cart belt! I’m sick of always getting the cart with broken clips at the stores.

  65. erin says:

    What fun books!!!

  66. Ana says:

    Oh This is helpful!
    I have some recent mammas on my gift list 😀

  67. Jasmeen says:

    I absolutely love Rae’s felt name wall hanging. So easy, yet so pretty.

  68. Jansie says:

    That baby blanket gift set is absolutely adorable. I can see this being a regular Go To project, for sure!

  69. Jennifer Barclay says:

    Loving all of the ideas!!

  70. WandaFish says:

    Oh, those booties are just too cute!

  71. Deb DeChurch says:

    Wonderful ideas! I love the fleece baby booties and will have to make some.

  72. Runa says:

    Great! my boss is having a baby next month…..I’m whipping up the diaper bag for her this weekend….and may be she”ll be so happy with me that I might just get lucky eh 🙂

  73. Katrina says:

    I really like the felt letters!

  74. Rita says:

    I love the subtitle on the monster book, but Lotta’s book…sigh.

  75. These are all wonderful baby gifts!

  76. Michelle P says:

    The prizes are what drew my eyes today-that handmade living book looks divine!

  77. Kathy says:

    I just love the baby name idea in felt… have been trying to think of something to make my new niece and this might be it!

  78. Chasley says:

    Super cute gift ideas for new parents. The diaper bag looks really cute and useful even if you don’t have any babies.

  79. Jen says:

    Oooh, Lotta is back!

  80. Rebecca says:

    Really appreciate the baby tutorials. Have several coming into my life right now and handmade gifts are the best! Also love the books in the giveaway… would love to add any of them to my collection!

  81. Amber says:

    This is just in time for all the post-holiday showers I have.

  82. Debra says:

    Those little booties are just too cute!!

  83. stephanie says:

    closet monster book looks amazing!

  84. jkeall says:

    I love the felt name wall hanging!

  85. Erika says:

    Adorable and great gift ideas!

  86. Margaret says:

    Those booties are adorable….have 6 co-workers having babies in the next 5 months, thanks for the great ideas.

  87. Kimberly says:

    So cute. The at felt name is cool.

  88. Oh, I have had dreams about making that shopping cart belt! Brilliant!

  89. Simone Caldwell says:

    I would love any of these books! They look fantastic!

  90. Holly says:

    oooh, new Lotta Jansdotter book!

  91. kate c. says:

    Love the cookie link! (I will have to substitute gluten free flour to fit my son’s needs, but it’s a great springboard!)

  92. Morgan says:

    Great ideas! Thanks.

  93. Danielle says:

    more great gift ideas

  94. Rebecca says:

    That shopping cart belt is so simple and so smart. I get so angry having to search the shopping carts for the few that have unbroken seats and functional belts.

  95. Sophia Patterson says:

    Great ideas!

  96. KT says:

    Love those fleece baby booties! Think I can make them in my size? More great ideas here.

  97. Saskia says:

    Definitely going to make the diaper changing pad roll.

  98. dorothy says:

    Great tutorial roundup, but I have to say that the books are grabbing my attention evn more. Can I want them all?

  99. beth says:

    maybe I’ll start with the letters in their names just incase i don’t get so far…

  100. beth says:

    love the letters – but am I brave enough to make an alphabet run for the boys bedroom wall???

  101. Paula says:

    Lovely ideas! Would love to try the Quick Trip Diaper Bag.

  102. Sarah says:

    Great ideas! I can’t wait to begin.

  103. liliana says:

    The felt name is really sweet!

  104. Southern Gal says:

    That diaper bag is something my daughter has been looking for. I’ll have to make one for her now. Thanks!!

  105. miktha says:

    i love Gadanke, baby book or journaling…. beautiful…
    thank you for the inspiration..

  106. Christina D says:

    so many great ideas! I added several things to my to do list.

  107. Abbington says:

    The Gadanke book is fabulous – if you haven’t clicked through to the link then do it now!! The inside is spectacular! Love the sushi roll changing pad and wipes case, too.

  108. liliana says:

    The felt letters are really cute.

  109. Rosa in The Antipodes says:

    I’m loving This November Special! Oh, I want one of these books! Please, please! 🙂

  110. Eva says:

    I love the felt wall hanging and the baby blanket gift set! Both so great ideas and opportunities to mix and match fabrics!

  111. Jill B says:

    Wow – these are all great!

  112. Gill says:

    I love the quick trip nappy bag

  113. Suzie says:

    These are gorgeous ideas! Wish I had known about them about 6 months ago when my friend due…I would definately have made some of these things for her. But she did get some applique baby grows from me anyway 🙂

  114. I might have to make a Quick Trip Diaper Bag for myself! 🙂

  115. Nikki Rainey says:

    What sweet gifts for baby

  116. Valerie says:

    Those booties are darling! Thanks for all the lovely ideas!

  117. Jennifer DeVries says:

    Such lovely baby gifts! and I would love to win the Gadanke baby book, too! (I love the “You are loved” message on the front)

  118. lacy says:

    its all great but the diaper bag and booties tutorials would ahve been awesome when my youngin was a bit smaller. he’s almost 5 now **gasp** =)

  119. Melissa says:

    Ooh, those slippers look so cozy!

  120. Jen B says:

    I love the diaper changing set!

  121. Jocelyn says:

    The quick trip diaper bag is really cute!

  122. sofie says:

    it’s almost enough to make me have another baby! almost…

  123. bfree says:

    I really like everything that is shared!

  124. Mhairi says:

    I love all these ideas. The booties are especially cute.

  125. bonnie says:

    So many cute ideas!

  126. Ariane says:

    So many wonderful ideas. Love it!!

  127. Eve Nicole says:

    I love the diaper bag!

  128. Kristin K says:

    OOps! The bag isn’t Amy Butler. My bad. 🙁

  129. Kristin K says:

    I’ll have to give those allergen free shortbread cookies a whirl. I can’t do dairy and SO many folks are allergic to so many things. I love all the baby ideas especially the bag. I’m an Amy Butler fan. 🙂

  130. Brittany says:

    All the parent I babysit for are expecting second children in the next few months. =) I’d love the book as a gift for them.

  131. Melissa says:

    Love the look of the lotta book handmade living

  132. Love the look of the handmade living book

  133. Timmi says:

    I love that diaper bag must make one after Christmas though

  134. Cindy says:

    This is the first I have seen Gadanke–How wonderful–If I win I will gift this journal to my darling daughter who has a gift with words and is expecting a dear little girl in February!

  135. Trillian says:

    I was just thinking last night I needed to get on the ball making baby presents. I am intrigued by the gift basket set.

  136. Kate says:

    Love all the baby ideas! Lately our friends won’t stop having babies so I am always looking for fun new baby gifts to make!

  137. Anya says:

    Love the felt name!!

  138. monica says:

    This is the most fun post yet! I love the booties, the felt name, and the “You are loved” baby book. Those booties are on my “to do” list for a niece due in the Spring.

  139. JDMcC says:

    These are wonderful ideas and so fun to make!

  140. Carrie says:

    As a new parent, I would love any of these.

  141. Lucie says:

    I love the “Clementine” wall hanging. Absolutely darling!
    Lucie (

  142. Martha says:

    The diaper bag and changing pad are perfect! I had a set when my son was an infant, and it was so easy to grab and go.

  143. caroline says:

    oh so sweet!

  144. Laura W. says:

    Love that diaper bag! Super cute!

  145. Melissa B. says:

    Those fleece booties are adorable! Great idea!

  146. I love the felt name wall hanging. So adorable!!

  147. Crystal says:

    That baby book for journalling from Gadanke would be just perfect for our daughter and her husband who are expecting baby #3 in the spring!

    And of course this Gramma will sew for a new baby so thanks for the ideas – and the giveaways!!

  148. Sarah says:

    OOOh, another diaper bag decision to make…I want Closet Monsters!

  149. sara says:

    love the gift basket!

  150. Carla says:

    Love the diaper bag!

  151. JJ says:

    Love those plush letters!

  152. great ideas and great books! thanks!

  153. SaraD says:

    I love every single thing here, but I am definitely making myself that diaper bag!

  154. I love the diaper bag, and there is so many new parents around, thanks.

  155. Summer says:

    Great ideas today!!

  156. Shannon says:

    Wonderful tutorials! Love the Handmade Holidays! 🙂

  157. stacey says:

    this is a great category!

  158. Tabitha says:

    Love it all!! I am actually having our 4th baby in April and I am in need of some new cute stuff for this one. Going to be making a new diapers and wipes pouch and some fleece booties for sure! Thanks!

  159. Kat says:

    Ooh, perfect. It seems like the whole world is expecting right now, I needed some new ideas for gifts.

  160. Annie says:

    L-O-V-E the felt name wall hanging!

  161. Sarah says:

    The shopping cart strap sounds like a great idea…

  162. nadine says:

    great books!

  163. Fabienne says:

    I’m a new parent, can somebody sew me this nice sushi roll changing pad for xmas?

  164. Elizabeth says:

    Perfect ideas just in time! Lots of friends with babies!

  165. Lynn says:

    The tutorial on the baby blanket binding is excellent. I love that she did it all on the machine too! Thanks! Handmade Living book looks fun.

  166. Liz Taylor says:

    Sweet! I’ll have to try the cart belt. I hate when those things are broken!

  167. Amanda says:

    I have so many new parents to gift to this year. This is great!

  168. Christine M says:

    The fleece baby booties are so cute. Pity my baby is now 10!

  169. Stacy S. says:

    The Gadanke journal would be a wonderful keepsake. I just had a little boy a few months ago and I’d love to have a journal like this.

  170. Jo says:

    Love all these – I know heaps of pregnant people at the mo!

  171. Beth says:

    I love sewing/craft books! Would sure love to win one of these!

  172. Genevieve says:

    Great! Thanks for all the awesome ideas. I especially love the Gadanke book! Would love to win that for my sister. She’s having her first in April! I can’t wait. This little journal would be perfect for documenting the new little ones precious life!


  173. Rachel says:

    Hmmm…wondering who I could make one of these nifty projects for…

  174. Sue says:

    Cute things for babies and yummy cookies.

  175. Becky says:

    We will welcome our first great-nephew in the spring and I will be with his mama and daddy for Christmas … bearing many homemade gifts! These are perfect!

  176. Chrissy says:

    Great ideas! I can’t wait to make the sushi roll changing pad for my girlfriend!

  177. I do love the felt name hanging. I’m thinking of doing Sweet Dreams for my baby (and maybe for a friend’s baby while I’m at it!).

  178. SheilaC says:

    Fleece slippers!! I want a pair 🙂


  179. rebecca says:

    love the quick trip diaper bag!

  180. Molly DeFazio says:

    I love the travel diaper bag – good stuff. I believe names always look better in felt!

  181. Karen Compton says:

    I love the diaper bag design. I’d be making one if I wasn’t figuring out how to go even smaller with my toddler. I love the knot detail in the strap though.

  182. Marcia W. says:

    These patterns are all cute – like the sushi roll a lot as well as the baby gift set basket.

  183. Elizabeth says:

    I love the felt letters…so easy!

  184. Lynne says:

    I love the seatbelt idea! Thanks!

  185. Helenanne says:

    Baby shower coming up soon. Will use one or more of these ideas.

  186. Jasmine says:

    Lotta Jansdotter is super amazing 🙂

  187. Mindy says:

    Would love the Anna Maria book!

  188. Julia says:

    Seems to still be baby season all around me so…What a timely lot of inspiration!!

  189. Tez says:

    Fantastic! So many cool prizes, I’m loving the recipe inclusions too.

  190. Tiffany says:

    All of those gift ideas look great!

  191. Kim says:

    Great ideas! How do you do it??

  192. Ange Moore says:

    I love that felt name wall hanging – isn’t Rae one clever cookie!

  193. Wendy D. P. says:

    The wall hanging is just adorable and the love the basket idea!

  194. Christina says:

    Oh yeah, missing or broken shopping cart belts are so irritating!!!!! If I had seen this when I had a strapable kid, I’d have made it in a heartbeat. Thanks for the link!

  195. Jamie says:

    love it!

  196. Beth T says:

    P.S. At a time when my To Do list should be shrinking as Christmas grows ever closer and I become more realistic, it just keeps growing: I see cute projects here and keep adding them to my list! I don’t know whether to thank you or avoid you. No, I do: Thanks so much!

  197. Mel says:

    That Closet Monsters book looks like a lot of fun!

  198. I need to try making those fleece baby booties – cute!

  199. Keri O. says:

    I’m expecting in January and would love to have the Gadanke book as a keepsake 🙂

  200. Keri O. says:

    My first baby is due in early January and I would love to have the Gadanke book as a keepsake!

  201. April says:

    I would love to win the baby book! Thanks!

  202. CLOSET MONSTERS?!?! I think I have to add a new book to my “wants” list!

  203. Great ideas for gifts! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too 🙂

  204. Beth T says:

    The Gadanke baby journal would be a treasure of a gift for new parents…I’m thinking of a special pair who are expecting the baby they were told could never happen. He is loved already, by so many people.

  205. Pat says:

    Now I have to keep sewing… I will need to add a sushi roll changing pad to the baby gift basket…In fact I may just keep going and make several baby gift baskets to keep on hand…You never know…Thanks..

  206. Ramona says:

    Oh the closet monster book looks so cute. Love the baby ideas too!

  207. SewLindaAnn says:

    A gift basket of homemade goodies is a warm and wonderful way to welcome a baby. I also really liked the name idea. There’s a lot you can do to take it further. Like a hanging mobile with their name letters.

  208. Awesome ideas today!

  209. GM says:

    Neat ideas!

  210. Stacey C. says:

    The Gadanke book is so cute!

  211. Tanis says:

    awww I love that closet monsters book! cute!

  212. michelle says:

    oo oo I would love to win the seams to me book.

  213. Janelle says:

    Great ideas!!!

  214. Papgena says:

    I love the idea of a Felt Name Wall Hanging and Joel’s paper mobile!

  215. Katie says:

    Glad to get the shortbread recipe and website – I have a little boy with recently diagnosed food allergies. Thanks.

  216. Clara says:

    This is a fabulous roundup. I’m expecting a new baby and could use everything here especially a baby book.

  217. Anna T says:

    Great giveaways — especially that sweet Gadanke baby book!

  218. alcheme says:

    Very good ideas!

  219. Laura says:

    So many great projects – where to begin?

  220. Liz says:

    Closet Monsters! = Awesome!

  221. Meg says:

    Perfect! I have so many parents to be on my list this year!

  222. Jenny says:

    These look great. I do wish I had the Closet Monsters!

  223. Mistyn says:

    Love the Gadanke baby book and the diaper bag!

  224. Kristen says:

    I am a new Aunt and all of these look fantastic!

  225. diplodoc says:

    I love all the tutorials!

  226. Addy says:

    I love sewing baby stuff! Thanks!

  227. Natacha says:

    I really appreciate your thinking of the allergic amongst us.

  228. Mrs. Pear says:

    Love these! I am always looking for baby gift ideas because I much prefer to make them!

  229. Liz says:

    As a new mom, I love all the tutorials today! Great for gifts too! Would love a chance to win the baby book too!

  230. susan mzf says:

    there are many people on my list that can use these great ideas!

  231. deborah says:

    really cute gifts ideas, thank you so much. i would love to win any of the books in this post – what a cool gift for MYSELF that would be!

  232. Ali says:

    Love the felt names!

  233. Dianne McLean says:

    I loved all the ideas today!

  234. Cherie says:

    Thanks for the new parents gift ideas! They look like great shower gifts!

  235. Joanne says:

    Those booties are too cute!

  236. Hilary says:

    I will be a new parent soon! I would love all of these!

  237. Erin says:

    Yep – Handmade Living is beautiful! Thanks for the new parent ideas too! Sewing for a few of those this year.

  238. Melissa says:

    I love the blanket gift set idea!

  239. kathyh says:

    I know Katie (gadanke) from her other blog; MakingThisHome.
    She is an amazing woman pilot. Fun to see your store as well.
    Kathy from Dietz Airpark

  240. MamaGwen says:

    I love the baby booties, so cute! 🙂

  241. Megan L says:

    So many cute ideas! And I love love love the Gadanke. Love.

  242. Alicia says:

    I love all the tutorials! Thanks so much for putting this group together!

  243. linda says:

    Great ideas! Ohh and I am really interested in the Lotta Jansdotter’s book… she always seems to have the simplest, but coolest ideas… very cool!

  244. Rachel says:

    I love the name banner!

  245. Kristi says:

    I’d love to win the baby book. Or any of the other ones for that matter. 🙂

  246. virginia says:

    The diaper bag is so cute!

  247. Cindy B. says:

    Love these ideas! Thanks

  248. Love the nappy bag!

  249. Linnet says:

    I love all the ideas this time! As a new mom myself, it would be neat to get any of these as gifts… also great ideas to give away to a few of my friends at this time!

  250. Krystina says:

    Great ideas here! I really love the mobile!

  251. Carmen says:

    We’re only a few weeks away and we still don’t have a baby book. I love today’s ideas!

  252. Annwen says:

    These are all fabulous!

  253. Alex Brierley says:

    Have just discovered Sew Mama Sew and am loving the handmade holidays! Enough ideas here to keep me going until next Christmas!

  254. Larissa says:

    Babies, babies – gotta love them! Great ideas.

  255. Amber G says:

    I love that diaper bag! When my 5 and 2 year olds were really small, I looked everywhere for a good diaper bag pattern, and that would have done the job nicely!

  256. Francoise says:

    Love the prints of the baby blanket!

  257. Andi says:

    I am loving the fabric selections today, such beautiful blues.

  258. Mandy K Court says:

    SEW much fun!!!

  259. Deidre says:

    OH! I would love to get Lotta Jansdotter’s Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style! Fingers crossed!

  260. nilly says:

    i made those felt letters, so much fun!

  261. Katie B says:

    Adorable ideas!!

  262. Amanda says:

    Great ideas, as usual!

  263. kim says:

    the closet monsters book looks fun!

  264. Crossing my fingers!

  265. Julie says:

    I think that Closet Monster book looks like a lot of fun! Each one would be so unique too!

  266. Andrea Ryan says:


  267. Angie says:

    I love the fleece booties. might have to make a pair tonight for my daughter.

  268. bruinbr says:

    Love the baby blanket gift set! So many wonderful ideas!

  269. carrot cake says:

    Great diaper bag tutorial. And thanks for the vegan & nut-free cookie recipe! Awesome!

  270. Squeaks says:

    The felt name wall hanging is just darling!

  271. maryellen says:

    Great ideas all around. I love the felt letters! I’m interested in the Lotta book. 🙂

  272. Hannah says:

    Love the sushi roll!

  273. rochelle says:

    love the felt name wall hanging – it is on my list of things to try now! thank you!

  274. Shawna says:

    Love the sushi-roll designs! And Lotta’s Handmade Living!

  275. SO MANY cute ideas!! And, I have lots of friends who are expecting, so I can really use these ideas 🙂

  276. Virginia says:

    Great ideas!

  277. D'Lane says:

    love the baby book and the tutorial for the blanket, burp cloth, bib

  278. Heidi says:

    I’m liking the look of the quick trip diaper bag.

  279. nice diaper bag! Great as a beach bag too!

  280. Tanya says:

    With a new baby, I know I would certainly welcome any of those gifts! Great ideas.

  281. oooh, this is a good one, what a creative thoughtful list of tutorials!

  282. knitsewreadlove says:

    I didn’t know if I could comment for the last several days since I won a book early in the month Handmade Holidays posts, but I just had to say thank you for all the wonderful ideas, inspirations, and tutorials. Today is no exception. I LOVE the name wall hanging, and know just which little friend to sew it for. Thanks for all the hard work this month; it’s been so fun to read everyday! (PS – please don’t enter me for any of the giveaways; I want the joy to be spread as far as possible!)

  283. Kristin says:

    The felt name wall hanging is incredibly adorable! I love th colors she used.

  284. Shara says:

    Love these ideas for my own little guy!

  285. Betsy says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a paper mobile!

  286. Shira says:

    cute ideas!

  287. katie says:

    I’ll have to check out those baby booties, they look great!

  288. annie says:

    love those booties!

  289. Silvia says:

    I love the Paper Mobile for Babies! Beautiful!

  290. Sarah M says:

    These are my favorite ones yet!

  291. Jill says:

    Such a helpful series!

  292. Megan says:

    Re: The Mobile: Oh wow!

  293. lanny says:

    I am currently working on a Christmas present for my new baby neice. Thanks for the ideas!

  294. Alexis says:

    Awesome bag, I’ll be making that for myself!

  295. Holly says:

    I’m not usually a shortbread fan, but those cookies look sooooo yummy!

  296. Bobbi Beito says:

    Making those baby shoes asap! I have a new little cousin coming around Christmas!

  297. Lindsey G says:

    I’m loving ALL of these ideas as I have a newborn and most of my friends are having new babies now!

  298. Robyn says:

    Great ideas!

  299. Robyn says:

    Great ideas!

  300. Leah says:

    Another set of wonderful ideas.

  301. Megan P. says:

    I know so many new-parents-to-be all expecting over the next 4 months, so I absolutely love this post! Thanks for the great links!

  302. Laura says:

    I wish I had seen some of these about a year ago!

  303. sonicka says:

    Everything looks so fun, and I just found out yesterday that I have a nephew coming soon!

  304. Christina says:

    This might just be my favorite day so far. I love the booties!

  305. VickiT says:

    Ooh I LOVE the basket of baby gifts. Too cute. And the fleece booties are great as well as the others.

  306. Shannon F. says:

    These are fantastic!

  307. Hilaryk says:

    I have now heard about4 babies on the way next year I’ll have to bbokmark this for great ideas.

  308. Nicole says:

    I love the booties! I am going to have to make some for my new baby.

  309. Jenny says:

    seat belt! now if i could only make them use it!

  310. Anya says:

    Great ideas again! thanks!

  311. Blanca Torres says:

    I love the closet monsters idea, especially since I’m on a toy-making frenzy these days.

  312. Tracy L says:

    those fleece booties are too cute 🙂

  313. Colleen says:

    I like the fleece baby booties

  314. Krystal M says:

    The handmade living book looks great!

  315. Chris says:

    Thanks for the Food Allergy mama site.

  316. Crystal says:

    I love the felt letters!

  317. Violeta Petrova says:

    The diaper bag is great !

  318. Cari says:

    I want to make the diaper bag for myself! 🙂

  319. Carrie says:

    I love the name wall hanging. Too cute all cushy!

  320. Sarah McGrath says:

    The baby booties are the cutest!

  321. Mel P says:

    Wow – I adore those felt letters! might have to make that a post-holiday project for our kiddos’ room.

  322. Tonya says:

    Allergy free shortbread cookies?! Awesome!

  323. Suzanne says:

    Lotta always has great projects in mind and I love the idea of the shortbread cookies for folks with allergies. Yay!

  324. Mary says:

    New babies coming that need gifts. Thanks!

  325. lomagirl says:

    I don’t have any monsters in my closets. Might be fun.

  326. Rachel L says:

    That diaper bag is sooo pretty. I need to make one of those.

  327. brittany says:

    closet monsters! my son would LOVE that!

  328. Carrie says:

    I love the diaper bag – should I feel guilty if I make something for myself this holiday season?

  329. Cindi C says:

    So many cute projects. We have a new baby (preemie)that should be coming home any day. These would make great gifts, but I guess that’s why you posted them. Thanks

  330. Katie says:

    The fleece booties are just so cute and cuddly!!

  331. bess says:

    those closet monsters look so cute!!

  332. Hashi says:

    Oh my goodness. That monster book looks like a winner!

  333. Tepary says:

    Sweet SewMamaSew what a fabulous array of giveaways you have. Thank you.

  334. Suzanne says:

    Love those closet monsters–so cute and fun!

  335. Lins says:

    I can’t get enough of sewing books!!

  336. DEBBI says:

    great idea for a baby gift basket

  337. Ana says:

    Love all these ideas! I have a few friends with new babies and they would ll make perfect gifts! Thank you 🙂

  338. Mel says:

    The felt wall hanging is lovely

  339. Laura says:

    Loving these tutorials and I would LOVE to have a Gadanke notebook!

  340. Charmaine says:

    I think I could use that diaper bag to organize all the extras kids throw my way at the beach. The goggles, sunscreen and books would finally be easy to find!

  341. Sarah B says:

    Oh, I love all of these ideas! As a mommy I would appreciate receiving any of these!

  342. Robin E. says:

    Beautiful gifts. I don’t know any new parents now, but I know I’ll be referring to this before the next baby shower I attend.

  343. patricia says:

    Those fleece baby booties are so cute.

  344. Courtney says:

    Love those baby booties — so cute!

  345. Cynthia says:

    What great gift ideas! I love that Gadanke baby book. So sweet!

  346. Katie says:

    Cute ideas!

  347. Tiffany says:

    Cute ideas! I have a cousin that just had a baby and these would be cute gifts!! Thank you!!!

  348. Michelle says:

    I like the felt wall hanging. Thanks.

  349. jeni says:

    mmmmmmmm…shortbread cookies!!

  350. Erika says:

    This diaper bag is great – and I love the monster-book! 🙂

  351. Morgan O. says:

    I love the felted wall hanging and the booties!

  352. Jennifer N says:

    Lovely ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  353. Jessica says:

    I’ve been loving the handmade holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  354. Emily says:

    I would love to win Gandanke’s lovely book… baby #2 is on the way!

  355. Brigette says:

    As a new mom, these all look like gifts that I would love to receive. I like the baby blanket gift set. The journal looks really cool.

  356. Carly says:

    i’m a new momma!

  357. I love making diaper packs/pouches for traveling – they get used constantly, and there are so many different ways of making them. The change pad ones are amazing!

  358. missknitta says:

    Can’t wait to try the shortbread – yum!!

  359. Elizabeth says:

    Can’t wait to try the shortbread cookies!!!

  360. Terri says:

    Handmade Living book is sweet!!! Those shortbread cookies are on the to bake list!!!

  361. Sharon T. says:

    I have so many friends that just had babies or are expecting. Thanks for the great ideas!

  362. JJ says:

    That felt name wall hanging is awesome.

  363. Theresa says:

    I love the “sushi roll” and the baby booties!

  364. Amy says:

    These ideas are great -I know so many parents to be!

  365. erikam says:

    Nice ideas!

  366. Rachael says:

    I’m 16 weeks along with my first child. I’ve already started a journal (and will cover it with fabric when I find out the gender, but not yet); the Gadanke journal would be a ton of fun for after baby is born (or perhaps it has pages for before?).

    Anyhoo — all the books look like a ton of fun, any would be fun to have and try out.

  367. Naomi says:

    those booties are so cute!

  368. Cherri says:

    More beautiful ideas!

  369. Morgan says:

    Very nice, I’m in the market for a new diaper bag and have been overwhelmed by the pattern choices!

  370. MamaBee says:

    OooooOoooh, the shortbread!

  371. Dacia says:

    how sweet

  372. Vanessa says:

    I already see the name wall hanging in my nephew’s bedroom!

  373. Olivia says:

    All great ideas! I really like the baby book by Gadanke – I’m expecting my second in January and would like to try this type of memory keeping.

  374. Amy says:

    Love the booties!

  375. Kristin says:

    I love the felt letters!

  376. Bailey says:

    Such the perfect post for me as I will once again become a new parent this St Patrick’s Day!

  377. Michele says:

    Love the baby shower gift set!

  378. Brooke says:

    8.5 months pregnant here… so I’ll have to gift some of these to myself!

  379. Penny says:

    Yet more lovely ideas. I would love to win the handmade book.

  380. Lynn says:

    Love the slippers and the sushi roll changing pad!

  381. Love the fleece baby booties!

  382. Claudia says:

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

  383. Megan says:

    I wish I had a lot more time to make adorable things for my friends!

  384. Linda says:

    The diaper bag is perfect for a gma who is also carrying a too heavy little guy!

  385. JennyS says:

    I love these items for baby parents. My mom would love those cookies too. She misses all those things since she can’t have dairy.

  386. Leisel says:

    These are so great!

  387. marie beck says:

    what a great diaper bag! and those booties are so warm looking, perfect for my new nephew in TN.

  388. Laura Reich says:

    Love that diaper bag.

  389. Holly says:

    I’ve got a friend who is expecting baby #2. There are so many choices here of things I get to make for her!!

  390. Becky says:

    Can’t wait to check out those cookies. I’m allergic to dairy so they’re right up my alley!

  391. Angela says:

    Closet Monsters looks like fun! Love the felt name idea!

  392. Bethany says:

    I love the quick trip diaper bag!

  393. Tanja says:

    Woo Hoo! Great ideas and books! Thanks!

  394. Cayce says:

    Homemade Living – looks like a great book!

  395. DebbieKL says:

    I love the booties! Great blog too. Thanks!

  396. craftytammie says:

    great ideas as usual! i’d love that baby book – baby #4 still doesn’t have one!

  397. Annie says:

    everything looks great!

  398. Jen says:

    Oh, my goodness! All of these projects are adorable!

  399. Deanne says:

    Love the felt letters/name. My daughter is expecting her third and this will make a great addition to the nursery.

  400. lindsay says:

    I have to make that felt name wall-hanging! Too cute!

  401. Myrnie says:

    Love the stuffed letters!

  402. Susanne says:

    I would LOVE to win that Gadanke baby book – I am way behind on journaling my baby girl’s milestones!

  403. ~Heather says:

    I do have the Lotta Jansdotter book on my holiday list…

  404. Natalie says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to make my first gift basket for baby…

  405. Christine says:

    All three of these books are fabulous and would keep me busy for hours and hours!!

  406. Kaylin says:

    so many books! I’d love any of them:)

  407. Julia Irene says:

    What a great journal! I would like to win the Gadanke baby book for my giflfriend who is expecting her third child 7 years after her second. I love the blanket, birp cloth, bib and onsie gift basket idea.

  408. Sonja says:

    Love the diaper bag! That will make a great shower gift!

  409. anna dorothy says:

    those cookies look so easy!

  410. joyce Davies says:

    Oh, I love all the things for babies!

  411. Stephanie S says:

    LOVE the booties and blanket set!!

  412. Kristine says:

    Love the felt name wall hanging!

  413. Katie says:

    Love these ideas!

  414. Fawn says:

    I love these! I’ve got quite a few baby showers coming up from Feb-May so these would be great gifts!

  415. Rozanne says:

    Love all the tutorials!! Great ideas for everyone on my list!

  416. Renate says:

    You guys did it again! Great Tutorials!

  417. Christina says:

    These are perfect!

  418. Amy C says:

    Love the quick trip diaper bag – just got a nephew and about to get a new sister (!?!!) so this is a perfect project for me to embark upon – Thank you!

  419. Sara says:

    Fleece baby booties are pure sweetness I tell ya!

  420. Lauren says:

    That Closet Monsters book is awesome! Some really great gift ideas!!!!

  421. Holly says:

    Such cute ideas!

  422. Louise says:

    Lovely items again

  423. Jenn Lee says:

    I love that felt wall hanging!

  424. Heidi Anderson says:

    I love the Gadanke baby book. I need one for me and one for my bff! Great ideas again. The felt name is adorable.

  425. Emily says:

    That baby blanket gift set looks great – I bet my friend Jenny would love it! PLUS, it seems simpler than a quilt.

  426. Christy says:

    loved the mobile to print! thanks

  427. Liz says:

    Grand baby #2 is on the way! Love the baby things!

  428. Antonia S-H says:

    I definitely like the diaper bag best out of those gifts.

  429. Alyson says:

    The closet monsters book looks a.dor.a.ble!

  430. Carla says:

    So many great projects, so little time.

  431. Joke says:

    The diaper bag is cute! I want one in vibrant colors like that!
    I like keeping tickets and stubs and other little memorabilia in journals like the Gadanke one, it would be perfect for baby memories indeed!

  432. Nicole says:

    The quick trip diaper bag is definitely going on ‘my to do’ list.

  433. Jennifer says:

    Love that diaper bag.

  434. JennE says:

    Perfect for gifts!

  435. Elizabeth says:

    Love the quick trip diaper bag. That would have been ideal when my daughter was born!

  436. Shauna says:

    I love that diaper bag. Thanks for so many great ideas.

  437. Ing says:

    That bag is great for even more than diapers!

  438. Gali says:

    to a mom to a new baby (3 months old) the diaper bag looks like a must-have!

  439. Care says:

    Thank you so much for linking to my shopping cart seatbelt! 😀 I am LOVING the Handmade Holidays links!

  440. Greeblygreebly says:

    The fleece booties look great- comfy and not too difficult.

  441. Lisa says:

    Totally cute projects all!

  442. Cherie says:

    Yum Yum Banana bread.

  443. robin baker says:

    my child would LOVE the fleece bootie/slippers!! and I love that monster book!

  444. Liz says:

    Closet Monsters would be a hit at my house.

  445. Margaret says:

    Those fleece booties are adorable. Wondering if I can scale up and make some for my 7-yr-old.

  446. Karo says:

    mmmmmmm… making those cookies tomorrow. too pregnant for sewing but never too pregnant for baking! 🙂

  447. Sarah AJ says:

    The shopping cart seat belt is so brilliant in its simplicity!

  448. Lesley says:

    Thanks for all the great Christmas gift giving ideas! Love it!

  449. Kelly says:

    Love these projects for myself, as we have another baby on the way! Thanks for another great day!

  450. Nicole says:

    The Homemade Living book looks great. Goes to show you that Scandinavian Style isn’t just “IKEA!”

  451. Lisa Pope says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!! All of the books look great!

  452. Natalie says:

    These all look fantastic ideas, I have a couple of new mummies to make fir too!

  453. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  454. Emily says:

    I love all these great ideas. Thanks!

  455. Kelly says:

    These are gorgeous! I’m trying that bag tutorial very soon!

  456. meikjn says:

    I like the felt letter idea

  457. Love the baby booties!

  458. Woodbines says:

    Wonderful gifts for new parents 😀

  459. Karen says:

    Those baby booties are adorable.. and I really want that monster book!

  460. Celeste says:

    Those letters hanging above the crib–gorgeous!

  461. Jessica says:

    The you are loved book is a great idea! I also really love the diaper bag.

  462. Kayci N. says:

    Thanks, I have a lot friends having babies these days!

  463. Sarah J says:

    I want a closet monster!

  464. Heidi says:

    I love the diaper bag, and the book of clothing creatures, and the sewing book. I love this gifting series!

  465. Kimberly says:

    Love the slippers and the Closet Monsters. I will have to make some of each!

  466. Leigh Anne says:

    All of the ideas are precious. I’d really like to have that “You Are Loved Baby Book” from Gadanke since I’m expecting #3 in March! It would be perfect 🙂

  467. Love the diaper bag, how chic!

  468. Madeline says:

    Such wonderful ideas for new parents! I have a lot of those on my list for this year!

  469. Julie says:

    Lotta Jansdotter’s book is on my Christmas wish list!

  470. Closet monsters! So cute!!!

  471. Amy H says:

    Very cute! I love having this resource.

  472. Jessica C says:

    This is perfect! I have so many friends having babies this month and next!

  473. Heather says:

    Love the baby blanket tutorial. Very detailed.

  474. Stacy says:

    Those booties are adorable 🙂

  475. Beth says:

    Those booties look so cuddly!

  476. Lori says:

    Would love to win Seams to me!

  477. Sarah-E says:

    What awesome books today! Love the beautiful Gadanke book, and the Lotta Jansdotter looks great too!

  478. Sherrie says:

    I am making the shopping cart belt for my daughter immediately! Thanks!

  479. Sherri S. says:

    Love the name wall hanging…might have to get on that right away for my grand-niece! Thanks!

  480. Lizzie F. says:

    Oh I LOVE the Gadanke journals! The “She” journals are my favorite that I’ve seen, and the baby book is just precious!

  481. The Gadanke book looks lovely — as does Lotta Jansdotter’s book! Off to check out the diaper bag link now… 🙂

  482. Lorrie Orr says:

    So many sweet ideas – and a baby soon to be born in our family!

  483. trina says:

    Such fantastic ideas!

  484. Tong says:

    love the diaper bag, but everything all looks so darn cute!

  485. Gina says:

    Such great gift ideas!

  486. beverly says:

    Love these ideas! Thanks!

  487. Serena says:

    The D-ring seatbelt is great. It’s surprising how many of the attached belts on carts are completely unusable.

  488. Kristin H says:

    So many cute ideas!

  489. Charlotte says:

    Wahoo, another giveaway! Hmm, if I win, do I give the book to my sis for Christmas or keep it all for myself? Since we’re moving I’ll better give it to her so I won’t have to get so many presents myself.

  490. Rachael says:

    Those shortbread cookies like divine. Thanks!

  491. melissa says:

    Love the fabric choices and the booties!

  492. Jennifer says:

    love the diaper bag!

  493. Ana V says:

    Love the wall hanging!

  494. Sara K. says:

    Those little baby booties are so cute!!

  495. Kimberly says:

    There are some great ideas today!

  496. Thank you for that recipe and for the blog it came from! I will finally be able to cook for my friend’s daughter.

  497. Kate says:

    These are all really great gifts. I’ve made the burping pads and the bib from the baby blanket gift set and it turned out great!

  498. Rebecca says:

    Lots of cute ideas!

  499. Katie says:

    That diaper bag is cute!

  500. idalia says:

    love it!!

  501. Holly U says:

    Oh my, those cookies look delicious!

  502. Taryn says:

    LOVE the baby booties!

  503. Tierney Barden says:

    The daily posts just keep getting better! With a neice on the way, I am excited to sew up Julia’s fleece baby booties using her great tutorial. Her site, Adirondack Mama is wonderful.
    Thank you for another day overflowing with inspiration.

  504. Megan says:

    What lovely giveaways! Thanks for running them, and for Handmade Holidays all around. I definitely have some new mamas and papas on my list, and these are great ideas.

  505. Kate Sequeira says:

    As an expectant G-ma I love the bag and the basket set. Thanks for the great ideas! I also have nephews that would love the Closet Monsters. Starting on my Green Grocery Bag challenge bags today!

  506. Amy says:

    Oh I just had a new baby and would love the journal by Gadanke. It would make it so special for our family.

  507. Kristy says:

    I love that seatbelt, what a great idea!

  508. Rebecca says:

    Love the cookies… my best friend is a vegan and I am always on the lookout for yummy cookies that she can eat too!

  509. laura lane says:

    good ideas

  510. Barbara says:

    These books all look so attractive and I love today’s fabric selection.

  511. Jessica says:

    Those booties are wonderful! I want a pair for myself. 🙂

  512. QSOgirl says:

    cute baby ideas. i don’t have a baby myself (yet)… but for now, i’ll keep these in mind for shower ideas!

  513. Mary says:

    Love the new baby set, and the super cute fleece slippers.

  514. Susan C. says:

    Great list!

  515. Lynda says:

    Great ideas for Christmas, thanks!!!

  516. lucy says:

    I am a huge fan of Lotta Jansdotter so I really hop eto win her book!!!

  517. Beth says:

    Oh that Closet Monster book looks like so much fun! I want one!

  518. duff says:

    GAH! Closet Monsters is too cute! I’ve got another nephew due in January so I’m off to Borders to score this book! thanks!

  519. Stephanie says:

    I love those baby booties! They look toasty for the cold months ahead!

  520. mama lusco says:

    Love that diaper bag!

  521. christine says:

    we seem to be having a baby explotion here at work so this is perfect. thanks!

  522. Debbie says:

    oh my!! where do I start? love all of the tutorials!! thank you.

  523. Tara H. says:

    Great idea on the shopping cart strap!

  524. jessica says:

    oh the handmade living book looks wonderful.

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