November 25 ~ Gifts for Artists

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Give Artists some extra inspiration with these creative gift ideas…

Make It

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Keep the young artist busy and organized with this handy Children’s Art Tote from Amy at H is for Handmade.
spacer Composition Book Cover
Add a beautiful cover to their journal with V and Co’s Composition Book Cover which can be removed and re-used with each new book.
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Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew shows you how to sew an attractive Camera Strap Cover at Skip to my Lou.
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Emily at Toad’s Treasures created this Can Wrap for an artist to keep their supplies organized and easily portable.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Sparkle, Rock, and Adorn.

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 Vintage Camera Necktie from Toybreaker
Achieve a unique style with a hand-screened necktie or scarf from Toybreaker. We especially love this Vintage Camera Necktie which would be perfect for any occasion!

Mix It

spacer Star-Anise Spiced Apple Cider from In Jennie’s Kitchen
Jennifer from In Jennie’s Kitchen shares her recipe for Star-Anise Spiced Apple Cider which is full of beautiful ingredients. Use a slow cooker to mix it up and keep it warm for a crowd to enjoy.

Print It

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Anna of Twelve22 offers these Winter Time Paper Houses for you to download and make on a quiet winter day. She also offers a Complete Village Pack available for purchase.

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 Akiko Mano
(Trumpeter, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-648-2)

From the Publisher:

Sewing with all-natural fabrics can make an incredible difference in the quality of the items we make, with a look and feel that provides the ultimate in comfort. The twenty-five simple sewing projects in this book offer home accessories made from linen, wool, and cotton, from durable linen aprons to cozy wool blankets and washable cotton lunch bags.

This book is full of beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams that are reflective of the Japanese craft style. All of the projects are perfect for those new to sewing, yet the unsophisticated charm and useful nature of each item will appeal to every sewer.

Knit Green: 20 Projects and Ideas for Sustainability
By Joanne Seiff
(Wiley, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-42679-1)

From the Publisher:

Knit Green offers tons of information and ideas on everything you need to be a more environmentally conscious knitter. From sourcing materials locally and using organic products, to supporting fair work and fair trade programs, Knit Green is a tremendous source of information to help you tailor your craft to your convictions.

Fashion-forward knitting and easy-to-digest essays come together to help you “green-up” your hobby and easily implement suggestions and strategies for sustainability in the context of knitting. You’ll get a full exploration of green avenues and product options, including organically -farmed fibers, non-animal yarns, alternative or recycled fibers and yarns, fair work and fair trade companies and programs, buying local, sustainable farming and energy in yarn production, and more. Plus, you’ll find more than 20 fashionable patterns that don’t sacrifice style for sustainability.

  • 20 projects for environmentally conscious knitting
  • Full exploration of green knitting product options
  • From the author of Fiber Gathering

From vegan options to eco-diversity, Knit Green gives you the tools you need to green-up not only your knitting, but your whole life!

Crafting a Meaningful Home: 27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage

By Meg Mateo Ilasco
(STC Craft, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-584-79867-5)

From the Publisher:

As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we’re more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we’ve been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.

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:

24 ~ Co-Workers
23 ~ New Parents
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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438 Responses to November 25 ~ Gifts for Artists

  1. Amy C says:

    Going to be adding the kids art totes on my projects to make for my new nephew and new sister – love! also, the camera strap for me! thank you

  2. Natacha says:

    I like the can wrap, though I wouldn’t trust my boys with it. Better for my mum’s desk 🙂

  3. AbberJabber says:

    I love that art tote!

  4. Lola says:

    I love the neck tie! Nice gift idea!

  5. Jasmeen says:

    The art tote is so simple and cute.

  6. kathy brady says:

    The are tote is adorable.

  7. Kate says:

    Those composition book covers are super cute! Wish I had had one when I was a kid…

  8. Holly says:

    Those paper houses are so adorable! I love the kids’ art tote as well.

  9. ~Helena~ says:

    Great ideas, keep them up 🙂

  10. Stephanie S says:

    LOVE these ideas!

  11. Deb DeChurch says:

    The paper house is amazing!

  12. katevet says:

    The Camera Strap Cover is my favorite by far. Great idea.

  13. Blossom says:

    Cute projects!

  14. christyb says:

    the ideas are so very cute! that house will be printed today 🙂

  15. Mel says:

    what a great tie!

  16. Kelli says:

    Love the art tote 🙂

  17. Mary says:

    The art tote is adorable!

  18. The Linen, Wool, Cotton book looks amazing!

  19. Sarah says:

    I want the knitting green book!!

  20. Keri says:

    The can wrap is neat!

  21. Robyn says:

    Great ideas!

  22. Natalie says:

    another round of super-cute ideas. Thanks!

  23. Tiffany says:

    spacer Vintage Camera Necktie are awesome!

  24. Faith says:

    I’ll be making the camera strap. That is perfect!

  25. Sherri S. says:

    Oh, that tote…it’s fabulous! Thanks for these amazing ideas!

  26. Keri Can says:

    The paper house is too sweet!

  27. anna says:

    love the art tote!

  28. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been searching for something like that art tote to make–my middle daughter is obsessed with drawing. Thanks!

  29. Paulina says:

    The Paper House is a super idea for kids to play along on those cold winter days that are coming! I also like Book Cover tutorial.

  30. Southern Gal says:

    I’ve been on the look out for another camera strap tutorial. Thanks.

  31. cate says:

    the meaningful home book looks so lovely, and the craft tin is a must-make. thank you!

  32. Kimberly says:

    I want to make a camera strap so badly, but my husband wouldnt stand for one…

  33. Abbi says:

    I think my sister would like the camera strap. I would enjoy the Knit green book. 🙂

  34. Jessica says:

    Love the art tote! And I am dying over the crafting a meaningful home book, adding it to my Christmas wish list.

  35. Wendy D. P. says:

    The art tote is perfect for a little someone on my list! Thank you!

  36. Jeanne S says:

    I think even the most uninspired writer would find inspiration in a journal that creative.

  37. Ariane says:

    Love the artist tote, it’s so cute!!!

  38. Seanna Lea says:

    I will have to do the paper houses, because I have a party to decorate for!

  39. I need to make the camera strap cover.

  40. Stacy says:

    love the art tote!

  41. BreannaS says:

    I love the paint bucket tutorial and I think every elementary teacher would love to have one.

  42. Kylie says:

    The art tote is wonderful, great for all ages.

  43. Shawna says:

    Amazing! I love everything here!

  44. Renae says:

    The can wrap is great! Thanks!

  45. Lina says:

    I’ve made camera strap covers in the past for myself but agree they’d make great gifts.

  46. Aletta says:

    The can wrap is such a cute idea and a great gift!

  47. Danielle says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Katherine says:

    I keep meaning to make myself a camera strap cover…

  49. Jen S says:

    I think the reusable book cover would be a splendid idea for journals and day planners too. Good way to liven up a basic cover!

  50. Jen S says:

    I think the reusable book cover would be a splendid idea for journals and day planners too. Good way to liven up a basic cover!

  51. Laura W. says:

    The art tote is gorgeous!

  52. Jessica says:

    The can wrap is a great idea!

  53. Cricket says:

    That can wrap is an awesome idea. And I am in love with the paper houses. They remind me of the paper Christmas village we used to have as a kid.

  54. Erika says:

    Excellent Ideas!

  55. Kaylin says:

    Love those paper houses! Printing them off asap!

  56. Tabitha says:

    I love those houses!

  57. Missie says:

    Suer cute projects today.

  58. Tish says:

    That art tote is a must!

  59. JenV says:

    I like the artist’s tote. Very sweet.

  60. Steph W says:

    Mmmmm! That spiced cider sounds perfect.

  61. Paige says:

    Loving the winter time paper houses.

  62. kate C. says:

    Thanks! More great ideas!!

  63. The craft ideas are just wonderful!
    And your give-away books are brilliant!!

  64. Margaret says:

    Can’t remember if I commented or not but another day of great ideas!

  65. WandaFish says:

    The kids art tote is so cute! Thanks.

  66. Sarah L. says:

    Love the reusable book cover idea.

  67. Saskia says:

    Gotta download the paper houses!

  68. Holly says:

    How cute are those totes?

  69. JennE says:

    FAbbo ideas!!

  70. Hannah says:

    Those paper houses are so cute!

  71. Michelle P says:

    Loving those little paper houses

  72. Stacy says:

    I have a few little people in mind for those art totes this Christmas. Thanks for sharing that tutorial!

  73. Jasmine says:

    Just like everyone else…love the paper houses!

  74. Fiona Fraser says:

    adorable notebook cover!!!!

  75. krystina says:

    My sister is an artist. Great ideas for her!

  76. Pip says:

    So many good ideas – I’m having a craftgasm!!

  77. Lisa H. says:

    I really like the children’s art tote. Great ideas!

  78. Meghan says:

    Oh – I like all of those! I can see making the art tote, the camera strap and the can wrap for family members this year. thanks!

  79. empirewaist says:

    Oooh! Lovely ideas today, as always!

  80. bruinbr says:

    The bunting/banner art tote is too adorable!

  81. Emmmylizzzy says:

    I would love any one of these!

  82. Lynda says:

    great camera strap cover!!!

  83. Margaret says:

    Linen, Wool, Cotton… love the natural fabrics.

  84. Samantha says:

    Love that artist case!

  85. Amy says:

    thanks for the ideas!

  86. Lauren says:

    Love the can wrap!

  87. Melissa says:

    Love the children’s art tote.

  88. Samantha says:

    Love the book cover!

  89. Tammy says:

    These are all great ideas!

  90. Morgan O. says:

    Mmmm, that cider looks delish!

  91. Linen, Cotton, Wool = LOVE!

  92. Samurai Mom says:

    I think that Crafting a meaningful home would be such a neat book.

  93. Heidi Anderson says:

    That tie is AMAMZING! What a great find!

  94. Kimberly says:

    Those paper houses are awesome.

  95. Jenn Lee says:

    I am dying to make those paper houses.

  96. JJ says:

    Love those paper houses.

  97. Jen says:

    Adore the can wrap; great idea!

  98. karen says:

    Love the can wrap! so cute, and would totally work in our art room!

  99. Holly says:

    Love the camera tie, don’t know anyone who would want it as all my photographer friends are women, but very nice!

  100. MelanieT says:

    Thank you!

  101. Beth T says:

    I hope someone who loves me is reading this, and planning on making me a camera strap. 🙂 Meanwhile, I’ll be busy making those cute can totes for the crafty kids in my life.

  102. Mindy says:

    Crafting a meaningful home looks awesome!

  103. Thanks for the paper house freebie — cute and fun!

  104. Ana says:

    Love the artist’s tote!!

  105. Chasley says:

    Such cute ideas!

  106. Annwen says:

    The art tote is just what I’ve been looking for to give to a young artist in my life 🙂

  107. Brigette says:

    I was thinking of buying a camera strap as a gift, but maybe I’ll make one!

  108. Donna B. says:

    Love all of the new books that are coming out……….

  109. kim says:

    those little houses are great! thanks!

  110. Mel P says:

    I think I simply must get my grubby little paws on some of that measuring tape fabric! love it!

  111. Crystal says:

    The kids art carrying case is great!

  112. Danielle says:

    Love the paper house! Its very cute!

  113. Debbie says:

    Cute art tote!

  114. Madeline says:

    Love the art tote!

  115. Saraswati says:

    Thanks a lot for a great giveaway month! Christmas everyday…

  116. love the can cover!

  117. Shannon says:

    Love the Creating a Meaningful Home book. I hope someone takes the hint and gets that off my list for me.

  118. Kristi says:

    Great ideas once again!

  119. Naomi says:

    my son is going to love that art tote!

  120. sook hyun says:

    i would be a little worried about making a mess on the paint can organizer but good idea 🙂

  121. Jessica C says:

    The artist tote is super cute!

  122. GM says:

    I’m saving that camera strap tutorial.

  123. Jill Lock says:

    Love both the art bag and art can. Might have to make both!

  124. Greeblygreebly says:

    The kids’ art tote would be great for my daughter but I’m thinking the paint can cozy would be great for ME. 🙂 Great for corraling the kids’ art supplies as well.

  125. Love the can wrap!
    The printable house is great too.

  126. Erika M says:

    Cool art tote.

  127. Susanne says:

    The camera strap cover has been on my to-do list forever! Maybe I’ll actually get it done before Christmas this year as a gift to myself.

  128. Jennifer says:

    I really like the art tote.

  129. ~Heather says:

    Crafting a Meaningful Home looks so jolly!

  130. margie says:

    Love the children’s art tote. Perfect for a looong car ride!

  131. Hannah says:

    love the art tote!

  132. Woodbines says:

    The cider looks delicious 😀

  133. Cynthia I says:

    I love the composition notebook cover. I’ve done them in paper before but not fabric. Very fun ideas.

  134. Andrea says:

    I think that can idea might just work for scrapbook supplies!

  135. Maria says:

    The paper houses remind me of gingerbread houses.

  136. I love the camera strap cover!

  137. Silvia says:

    I love the Winter Time Paper House!

  138. Jen C. says:

    cute projects!

  139. Janelle says:

    Love the kids tote.

  140. Jennifer says:

    The children’s art tote is the perfect size!

  141. Jess says:

    I love the paint can organizer.

  142. SheilaC says:

    Thank you for more wonderful ideas!


  143. kirstenmanning says:

    I love paper printables. What a cool house!

  144. dd says:

    the paper houses are really pretty

  145. Emily says:

    Oh, that can wrap is precious! I can think of several little boys in my life who need such a can to port around their tools and treasures.

  146. Jocelyn says:

    I love the composition book cover!

  147. Ange Moore says:

    Might have to have a go at the printable winter houses – gorgeous!

  148. Crystal says:

    I really, really, really want a camera strap like that! Thanks for sharing again.

  149. Sandy says:

    I love the little paper houses!

  150. Becky says:

    I really need to get to work.

  151. lesley says:

    i love the art tote for kids!

  152. Malia says:

    I love the little printable house! And the camera tie!

  153. Cass says:

    The can wrap is a great idea! 🙂

  154. Leesa says:

    I have been eyeing that Linen Wool Coton Book and the Knit green book for quite a while now.

  155. Melissa B. says:

    I would love to win any of those books!

  156. Brooke says:

    Love that childrens art tote!

  157. Sarah-E says:

    Love this whole post!! The art tote is super cute!

  158. Gina.S says:

    More great ideas! 🙂

  159. Sarah B says:

    Oh my, how I love that art tote, and those winter time houses! So cute and fun!

  160. meikjn says:

    i love the art tote. I had something like that as a kid. my girls will be grateful for the line up this year !!!!!!!

  161. Morgan says:

    Ooh the Knit Green book has been on my list for a while now. 🙂

  162. Mhairi says:

    Love the art tote. What a great way to protect your childrens art work on the way home from school.

  163. Heidi says:

    I keep looking at those camera strap covers and thinking I need to make myself one of those.

  164. Katie B says:

    Great ideas. I keep finding things I want for myself!

  165. Val Payne says:

    That can wrap is a perfect gift idea…for me! The little houses are so much fun, I’m going to order the whole village. They’ll be so beautiful with white led lights on the inside. i can’t wait to start decorating tomorrow!

  166. rebecca says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  167. I know a few people who will love the journal cover.

  168. Christine says:

    Very cute tote!

  169. Amanda says:

    Love the children’s art tote! wonderful Tutorials!

  170. Sylvie says:

    I want one of those paper houses, they are so cute!

  171. Rachael says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  172. Collette says:

    Love the art tote w/bunting and I am adding all three of the win it books to my ‘i want’ list.

  173. Lizzie F. says:

    I’ve seen those can wraps before they’re pretty nifty, but where can you get the empty cans?

  174. Julie Wolthuis says:

    Making a camera strap cover is on my list of things to make.

  175. Kat says:

    That camera strap cover will be perfect for MY Christmas gift… which I already opened 🙂 And those paper houses are so classic and elegant. Love.

  176. mama lusco says:

    More great ideas!

  177. Rochelle says:

    I have been wanting to make paper houses for years! Thanks for the template to get me going!

  178. Cindi C says:

    As usual great projects. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

  179. Anya says:

    The can wrap and the art tote are my favorites!

  180. Chrissy says:

    I love the composition book cover!

  181. Tonya says:

    Today I’m thankful for so many things– but I am SO thankful for this blog! What a great pile of ideas!

  182. Kayci N. says:

    Great stuff! I think I’m going to print out those paper houses and let my boys color them.

  183. Mary Beth says:

    I love the little houses! I can’t wait to make one with my daughter!

  184. kelli says:

    that tote bag is SOOOO cute!

  185. Michele says:

    The apple cider looks delicious!

  186. Erin says:

    That artist tote is simply beautiful! What a wonderful gift for anyone!

  187. Beth says:

    Can’t wait to make the composition book cover for my writer friend. And the paper houses are delightful!

  188. Tanis says:

    the camera strap and the can wrap are really cute! great gift ideas.

  189. April says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  190. beth says:

    I love the can wrap and the spiced cider looks so lovely!

  191. Dianne McLean says:

    I like both the artist tote and can wrap!

  192. I love the child’s art tote!! I may just have to whip one up for my daughter 🙂

  193. Robin E. says:

    Some great fun things to make up here. Thank you.

  194. Consuelo says:

    Love the can wrap!!!

  195. Jenny says:

    love love the childs tote!!
    happy thanksgiving.

  196. Tracy L says:

    linen, wool, cotton is just such a pretty, simple name for a book 🙂

  197. Kim McM says:

    I’d love to win any of these books. Thanks for the inspiring ideas.

  198. Love that tie.

  199. Margaret says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for this blog.

  200. Megan says:

    I have been looking for a pattern for the camera strap cover. Thanks! I also love that tote.

  201. Courtney says:

    Love the can wrap! So innovative!!

  202. Munaiba says:

    Oooh that knitting book looks good.

  203. Shannon says:

    Love the can!

  204. Kathy says:

    Love the art tote.

  205. Kay says:

    I already know who’s getting the necktie and the paper house!!!!

  206. Mama24Monkeys says:

    I love the paper houses. I am off to print on out.
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  207. Amanda B. says:

    I’ve been getting some great inspiration everyday! Thank you!

  208. Paula says:

    Love the Composition Book Cover, so pretty!

  209. Aditi says:

    awesome list!

  210. Annabel says:

    I love the art tote! bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

  211. Erin says:

    The children’s art tote is beautiful – sure to inspire!

    I love the look of the sustainable knitting book…

  212. Jennifer says:

    I’m loving these roundups!

  213. JennyS says:

    Really like these ideas. I don’t know where to start!

  214. Tanya says:

    Love the tote!

  215. Melissa says:

    Brilliant ideas! Thanks again for sharing!

  216. Mary says:

    I hope to make some camera strap covers.

  217. Krystal says:

    Thanks for the great ideas. Happy Thanksgiving!

  218. andrea ryan says:


  219. that can wrap project looks awesome! i think i might make one for me!

  220. Amy says:

    All of these projects are beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

  221. Marcia W. says:

    The artist’s tote looks like it would be helpful for my budding artist grandniece.

  222. jeni says:

    Oh, I made 5 of those art totes last week! It’s a great tutorial, easy to follow and the art totes are cute and utilitarian! My kids saw me making one for their cousin and asked for them, too. They picked out fabrics and helped to sew them. They’ve taken them with them everywhere!

    Those houses will definitely get printed on a cold, wet day!

  223. lindsay says:

    I love the can wrap! It will really help keep things organized! Happy Thanksgiving!

  224. Linnet says:

    Love the art tote! I’ve always wanted one when I was younger… guess I still do!

  225. Alana says:

    I would love to win Linen Wool Cotton! Plus, I love the fabric for the camera strap!

  226. Serena says:

    The Art Tote with the bunting applique is SO cute!

  227. Jessica says:

    just need a camera to go with the strap!

  228. Mary says:

    I have a friend that would love the camera strap, great gift idea. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  229. Cindy B. says:

    cute stuff!!!

  230. Cory says:

    I absolute LOVE the paper houses. I just downloaded her complete set. So awesome!!

  231. Jen says:

    I love the knitting green

  232. Margaret says:

    More great ideas. And some great looking books. Thanks!

  233. Carly says:

    love the tote

  234. AP says:

    Such cute art organizers!

  235. Sonja says:

    The paper houses are gorgeous! Thank´s for sharing all this ideas!

  236. Joanne says:

    Love the can wrap – great idea and could be used on all sorts of containers too.

  237. LizW says:

    Adore the children’s art tote – brilliant idea!

  238. Sarah says:

    A can caddy would be really useful for my studio

  239. JennX says:

    oh those books look goooooood!!

  240. Ranae says:

    love the camera strap! I could really use one myself, and I think I’ll make one for a friend too! 🙂
    great post!

  241. nilly says:

    the can warp looks like a great project.

  242. Squeaks says:

    The paper houses are adorable!

  243. Hashi says:

    Fun tote!

  244. Lynn says:

    How fun! Great ideas!

  245. Lucie says:

    The winter time paper houses look absolutely wonderful.
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  246. Artkat says:

    Some more fantastic ideas, thank you

  247. Jill says:

    The paper houses are so cute! Great find!

  248. Cynthia says:

    Very neat projects. I know a couple people who would love the camera strap cover!

  249. lovely ideas. great books.

  250. Lizzie says:

    It’s freezing here in CO, I’ll be making that cider ASAP!

  251. Christy Dixon says:

    I cant think of anything more beautiful than a handmade and hand crafted home! I need to win this book to learn how.

  252. Buffy Scott says:

    Love that camera tie. It just might be the perfect gift for the photographer in my life.

  253. Lisa says:

    The can wrap is great! I love it.

  254. jessica says:

    Would love the Knit green book!

  255. Eve Nicole says:

    I am going to try to make the camers strap. Thanks!

  256. Mel says:

    The tie would be great for my honey if he ever wore ties!

  257. Jen B says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  258. jennifer says:

    that bag is so cute!

  259. Genevieve says:

    Awesome! I love the camera necktie. Sweet!


  260. Llamabean says:

    Those paper houses are wonderful and I hope to make up a batch of cider for today. Happy Thanksgiving Sew Mama Sew, thank you for all you offer us!

  261. Rebecca says:

    cute ideas.

  262. Laura Reich says:

    I am so making that book cover for myself.

  263. Joke says:

    Love the book cover! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  264. Jansie says:

    Oooh, can wrap. Very cool. Happy Thanksgiving!

  265. Antonia S-H says:

    My mother’s an artist so I’m definitely going to be making something from this selection.

  266. Suzanne says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love the pennants on the kid’s art tote.

  267. Heather says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  268. Suzanne says:

    What fun projects and LOVE that tie!!!

  269. The paper house it’s so pretty, thanks for this wonderful month sharing amazing tutorials, cards, recipes.

  270. Bailey says:

    The children’s art tote is perfect! I was planning on making something like that for my daughter and was going to wing it, but now I have a tutorial to follow! Thank you

  271. Kate says:

    The cider sounds so good and I love the art tote. Definitely a gift for my daughter this Christmas!

  272. Brenda says:

    Some more great ideas. Love the bucket wrap!

  273. patricia says:

    I love the composition book covers and the paper houses. Happy Thanksgiving! Among other things, I am grateful for these tutorials.

  274. trina says:

    I just got lost on the Toybreaker site. Thanks for the great idea!

  275. Rebecca says:

    camera strap covers are on my list!

  276. Rebecca says:

    Looking forward to making the art tote for my niece!

  277. Amy says:

    Great projects, once again!

  278. katie says:

    The art tote is fantastic. That would be perfect for my daughter and her birthday is later this month :). Thanks for the inspiration!

  279. Megan P. says:

    Great ideas!

  280. Katie says:

    The children’s art tote is DARLING!

  281. Liz says:

    is it wrong that i want to download and make those paper houses even though i am 30 and have no children? 😉

  282. bess says:

    great ideas – thanks!

  283. Sonicka says:

    Great ideas! My little artist would love any of these.

  284. Lorrie Orr says:

    Lovely ideas for those creative souls among us. The can wrap is fantastic.

  285. Trillian says:

    Those paper houses are adorable. I think I need to make a few for my windowsill display

  286. Desiree says:

    I love the look of that book cover. It is too cute.

  287. Laura says:

    I love the can wrap idea!

  288. Janet K says:

    Thanks for another roundup on this Thanksgiving day! I love the can wrap project – my mom does calligraphy too and this would be perfect (but maybe for mom’s day since my Christmas queue is already bursting at the seams!)

  289. Christina says:

    cute paper houses!

  290. Mary says:

    That art tote rocks!

  291. Kim says:

    love the camera strap have been meaning to make one for ages.

  292. Anita says:

    Okay I’m definitely printing up some of those sweet little houses. Happy Thanksgiving!

  293. Rachel says:

    Love the book cover. I did a tutorial for a quilted notebook cover too. If you’re looking for other ideas, you can find it at

    Thanks for more ideas! Now I just need to find time to make all the gifts on my list!

  294. JJ says:

    I think I might go print out those winter houses right now!

  295. wendy says:

    That cider recipe looks fabulous! As do the little house printables. Thanks 🙂

  296. Terri says:

    Oh if someone would only make me something from this set of tutes!!! : )

  297. Alex says:

    The children’s art tote is adorable!

  298. Rosemamie says:

    Going to have to make an art tote, my littlest is always carrying around a clipboard and a box of markers..this would be much easier (and cuter!!)

  299. elsa says:

    great post! and I haven’t got one of those books! I’d love to win one of them!

  300. Tawny Bee says:

    That camera strap cover is a perfect gift for my photographer brother. Thanks!

  301. Kendra says:

    Bookmarking the art tote right now 🙂

  302. Barbara says:

    I’m in love with those paper houses! Thank you for all the great ideas.

  303. Tammy says:

    Those houses are cute!

  304. Kristy says:

    that apple cider sounds delicious

  305. Jen says:

    LOVE that art tote and can wrap!

  306. Addy says:

    I love the can wrap! Thanks!

  307. Jennifer N says:

    I was laying in bed last night, trying to decide how to organize our art supplies, now that my kids are a bit older and more responsible, and look what I woke up to–wonderful ideas. Thank you very much.

  308. Karen says:

    LOVE this post.. I’m an artist and I adore the paper house! Adorable!

  309. Kelly Irene says:

    I have not seen “Crafting a Meaningful Home” before. It looks good!

  310. Nikki Rainey says:

    That paint can is great. These ideas really get your mind a goin.

  311. Amy H says:

    I love the composition book cover!

  312. Ima says:

    Thank you so much for the link to the paper houses.

  313. jkeall says:

    So enjoying all the great ideas every day!

  314. Deidra says:

    I love the printable winter house. A great project for cold winter days.

  315. Lixa says:

    I@ve just put the book cover on my to do list – so easy!

  316. Sonja says:

    The can tote would be a great addition to my craft room! Thanks again for all the tutorials.

  317. Christine says:

    Oh! The wintertime paper houses are too cute.

  318. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love the paper houses and want to make one today. Happy Thanksgiving!

  319. bfree says:

    the paper house is super cute!

  320. Kristin says:

    The tote is so cute!

  321. Megan says:

    Wonderful journal cover! Happy Thanksgiving!

  322. kathyh says:

    I remember getting side-tracked with the paper houses last holiday. They are fun and very detailed.

  323. Tong says:

    great ideas once again!

  324. Cayce says:

    wonderful again!

  325. Carmen says:

    Oh wow – those vintage camera ties and printable houses are spectacular! I love all the fine lines and detailing on them. Thanks!

  326. Maya says:

    The Can Wrap is so cute! What a great idea!

  327. Charlotte says:

    Oh, I have been drooling over the Cotton Linen Wool book for months. I would really love to win it as I’m on a tight budget at the moment… Thanks for the giveaway.

  328. Shira says:

    I loved the book cover and the can wrap looks so cool!

  329. I love the child’s art tote–the bunting on the front is adorable! My son would love one. It would be a great gift for his birthday in January.

  330. linda says:

    Love that can wrap tutorial…cool idea! I’m also interested in Meg Mateo’s book on crafting a meaningful home – thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  331. Danielle says:

    the can wrap could really come in handy

  332. Susan C. says:

    Those paper houses are adorable!

  333. How sad you only have 4 tutes on this one! This one is one that I was excited to see!

  334. Amy says:

    I need to print out those winter houses. My daughters will go crazy for them!

  335. Nicole says:

    Oh, I really like that Can Wrap, it could so easily be adjusted for any size jar, etc. This would be great on my sewing table!

  336. Sharon T. says:

    Those winter time paper houses look like fun. A nice babysitting project on a cold wintery day. Thanks for another set of great ideas! 🙂

  337. stacey says:

    love that paper house!

  338. Kristin says:

    I really want to make one of those art totes for my daughter. They look like they would be so handy in the car and out at appointments and things!

  339. Happy Thanksgiving! These are all great projects. I’m especially fond of the Children’s Art Tote and the Camera Strap Cover.

  340. Dani says:

    Great Ideas!

  341. Ileen says:

    I look forward to your blog every morning. And I know you didn’t ask, but I would sure love to win the book ‘Linen Wool Cotton’.
    Happy Thanksgiving

  342. Natalie VV says:

    Thankful List: Sew, Mama, Sew! You enrich my life and keep me overflowing with inspiration.

  343. Celeste says:

    Love the art tote!

  344. kate c. says:

    Wow. Not a single thing that I don’t absolutely love! Thanks!

  345. Karen Compton says:

    Another post with wonderful ideas! I love both art organizers. I could use a little organization.

  346. susan mzf says:

    I think I need to make one of each of those for myself – great ideas!

  347. Deanne says:

    I have several budding artists in the family – I am sure their mama would love the can wrap to help keep them organized.

  348. Jeanne S says:

    The composition book looks like it would inspire me to want to write down all sorts of creative thoughts.

  349. Johanna says:

    Those printable houses are adorable! I immediately got them and they look so pretty in our living room. Thank you!

  350. Rachel says:

    These are my favorites yet!

  351. robyn says:

    very cute collection!

  352. ste says:

    The cover for the paint can is really cool. Although with my luck, if I were using it I’d have it covered in paint before I even started!

  353. kelly jo says:

    Loving the paper house!! In fact, we’ll be making some today!

  354. Tierney Barden says:

    I’m positively in love with Anna of twelve22’s Wintertime Paper Houses! Getting my markers out now for some quick package toppers & ornaments. Printing a few extra for my young friends to color and enjoy. Thank you!

  355. Beth says:

    I love all the great ideas! I look forward to each day’s posting! Thank you!

  356. Connie says:

    Woot! Love the camera strap cover and paint can wrap!!

    Wouldn’t mind winning the Linen & Cotton book, either. Japanese crafts and clothing are SO much fun to sew!! 🙂

  357. Melissa says:

    cute childrens art tote-might have to make one for myself:)

  358. Sara K. says:

    I love the children’s art tote!!

  359. Christina says:

    I just might have to make some of these for myself!

  360. jeanne reynen says:

    I love all the projects! Thanks!

  361. Jill D says:

    I know lots of artists. These are great ideas!

  362. Stephanie says:

    Both the can wrap and the composition book cover are things that I could use myself!

  363. dorothy says:

    The covered paint can is one of the best ideas yet. Now I need to use up a can of paint so I can make one…

  364. Kristin H says:

    I love the camera strap cover idea.

  365. Debbie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!! Thank you for being so dedicated to offering all these wonderful tutorials! Will definitely try the tote bag.

  366. Sara says:

    The paper houses are such a great idea–I remember having an Easter display out of cardboard when I was little:)

  367. rochelle says:

    I can’t wait to make the paper houses. Good thing I have a niece who will love to help me with these! 😉

  368. Gill says:

    I love the Wintertime paper houses!

  369. Debra says:

    Love the can wrap!! My daughter would love that. (Happy Thanksgiving!!)

  370. Renate says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for “Handmade Holidays” and look forward to reading and admiring your daily posts.

  371. beverly says:

    I love the art tote. So cute!

  372. Leigh Anne says:

    I really like the camera strap cover 🙂

  373. Katie says:

    Love the composition book cover!

  374. Kim Mears says:

    Love the can wrap!

  375. Lynne says:

    Beautiful book cover! Thanks for the giveaways!

  376. Tara H. says:

    The art tote is a great idea!

  377. Michelle says:

    I love those paper houses! To do!

  378. Tez says:

    I was just lamenting that I don’t know what to make for a co worker, who also happens to be a fabulous artist. This list really gets the ideas flowing! Thank you for sharing.

  379. Katiegirl says:

    Love the camera strap!

  380. Megan says:

    My SIL would love that camera strap!

  381. Ramona says:

    I’ve made a camera strap cover for a friend of mine and she really liked it. It is a great idea. I really like the can wrap.

  382. Alexa says:

    oh I love the art tote!!!

  383. Elizabeth says:

    Perfect for my artsy friends!!!

  384. KT says:

    Love the composition book cover–I’ve covered individual books before, but a removable cover is such a great idea!

  385. Texana says:

    Just when I think it can’t get any better, you find even more great things to make! Thanks for all your hard work on this series!

  386. Ellu says:

    What wonderful ideas! Thanks for all of them!

  387. Laura says:

    I think today is my favorite day so far – that tie is wonderful and I adore the little paper house!

  388. brittany says:

    love the ties!!

  389. linda says:

    Loving today’s giveaway. Thanks!

  390. monica says:

    Thank you so much for the great tutorials!

  391. LMarie says:

    I love how the book cover really jazzes up the book! And also inspires!

  392. virginia says:

    I hope I can make the art tote for my little one!

  393. Emily says:

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  394. Colleen says:

    Love the tie! thanks and happy Thanksgiving!

  395. more great ideas! thanks!

  396. Julia says:

    The paper house is just too cute!

  397. Papgena says:

    Those Winter Time Paper Houses are just beautiful!!!!!
    Thank you!!!

  398. Summer says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for the great projects every day!

  399. Jamie says:

    These all look so good! Can’t wait to make the art tote.

  400. Becky says:

    Cute ideas!


  402. Gali says:

    everything looks great.

  403. Amber says:

    I love the children’s art tote. It would also make a great gift for some of the adult artists I know who could use it to stash their stiching supplies.

  404. Larissa says:

    All right, Artists! I have lots of those on my list – thanks! 🙂

  405. this list just keeps on going! I am amazed! Loving the camera strap idea!

  406. Shannon F. says:

    I wish I had more time to create these fantastic ideas!

  407. Sarah AJ says:

    Great books!

  408. Chacoy says:

    LOVE the can wrap! I could definitely use one as we as some of my crafty friends & colleagues! Thanks for all of these great ideas!!

  409. Susie says:

    Oh I love the art tote tutorial! I want to make one for each of my kids, and me! thank you!

  410. Chris says:

    I love the art can!

  411. Louby Lou says:

    Love the can wrap idea! Fab!

  412. sarahj says:

    I love the ‘can wrap’ and the ‘childrens art tote’…the ‘knit green’ book also looks very inviting 😉

  413. Debbie says:

    crafting a meaningful home looks like a gorgeous book, something I try hard to do.

  414. caroline says:

    cute cute

  415. alcheme says:

    Great tutorials!!!

  416. Deb Cameron says:

    OMG, those houses are the cutest paper craft ever! Going to print out and get started right now…thanks!

  417. Sarah McGrath says:

    Loving the ideas this year!

  418. Flower Petal says:

    I see several projects I’d like to make, now to find the time…

    leekat6 at verizon dot net

  419. Katy says:

    Great ideas. The bunting on the child’s tote is so sweet! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  420. Jill B says:

    The children’s art tote is gorgeous!

  421. SofiAlgarvia says:

    The paper house is so delicate, my girls will love to make it.

  422. melissa says:

    The can wrap is probably the best version I have ever seen – love all the pockets!

  423. I’m just amazed at all the ways to cover composition books. I’m off to see how this one is done.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  424. laurel says:

    these are awesome! thank you.

  425. Sara says:

    I love today’s picks and I would LOVE to get my hands on a copy of “Linen Wool Cotton.” Looks beautiful.

  426. Catherine says:

    I want to make every one of these projects – just fantastic! thank you!

  427. Claudia says:

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

  428. Star says:

    Such wonderful ideas! I want one of each for me!

  429. Valerie says:

    I love the little paper houses, so cute!

  430. Valerie says:

    The paper houses are great!

  431. Pat says:

    A budding artists exists in my grand daughter, Miss Callie, the paintcan studio is wonderful. Afraid this is not on my Christmas list, perhaps a spring birthday…Wonderful tie,my husband the camera buff would love it…Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday everyone….

  432. Louana says:

    I love that kids tote and that cool can wrap!

  433. Rebmara says:

    I love that can wrap, wonderful idea!

  434. Cherie says:

    Love the Winter Time Paper Houses!

  435. Melissa says:

    I love the look of the artist tote for kids, have always been wanting to make one, maybe this year I will get to it.

  436. Violeta Petrova says:

    The paper house is awesome 🙂

  437. Louise says:

    Lovely things again

  438. Abbington says:

    That Artists Can Wrap is a fabulous idea!

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