November 4 ~ Gifts for Moms & Grandmas

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We have a hunch that Moms and Grandmas will appreciate your handmade thoughtfulness more than just about anyone else around! Enjoy our finds today…

Make It

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This Little Purse from Janet of Quiltsalott would make the perfect makeup or travel case in a favorite fabric.
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Cheryl’s Monogram Stenciled Canvas Bag at Tidy Mom is an easy, classy tote for around the town.
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Use favorite kid, grandkid or pet profiles to create this Silhouette Pillow from Jill of Homemade by Jill, guest posted on Ucreate.
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There’s a trick to this simple Glasses Case from Jessica at Two Shades of Pink (scroll down for Tip #2)!
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We think Moms & Grandmas will appreciate the special cheer and extra effort in these Lazy Daisy Pillowcases from Ellen at The Long Thread.
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Elizabeth’s Quilted Potholder from Oh, Fransson! is the perfect way to add a touch of color and fun to Mom or Grandma’s kitchen.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Remember!, Gifts for Grandparents, Pamper!, Gifts for Homebodies, Sit Back & Relax!

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:

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Buy It

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Add some beauty to her work place with a lovely Mouse Pad from Sally of Shim + Sons.

Mix It

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Mowie shares his Grandmother’s Spectacular Spekulatius recipe on his blog, Mowielicious. With cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, these cookies can be devoured alone or as a delicious base for many other desserts.

Print It

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Cathe at Just Something I Made has Little Paper House Boxes that can be downloaded & printed for ornaments, gift card holders or party favors.

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 Keiko Kubo
(Trumpeter, $19.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-673-4)

From the Publisher:

Celebrate a loved one or add a touch of color to your home with these twenty distinctive flower arrangements. Inspired by the elegant and minimalist style of ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging), and constructed using the techniques that promote the functionality and portability of Western designs, these arrangements place sophisticated style into small containers that are easy to move from room to room or to the hands of a friend.

Illustrated with beautiful photographs, each arrangement uses just a few easy-to-find floral materials and Western tools and materials. Clear step-by-step instructions with photographs, along with a range of tips and techniques on manipulating and using the materials, are sure to broaden the skills of both beginners as well as those already familiar with the floral arts.

Make the arrangements in this book and share the gift of flowers with your friends and family.

By Sharon Bowers
(Storey Publishing, $14.95, ISBN: 9978-1-60342-548-3)

From the Publisher:

Build a candy fantasy! Sharon Bowers shows you how to use ordinary store-bought candy and cookies as the raw material for a brand-new kind of crafting. Top a sheet cake with a crushed-cookie racetrack, tiny candy cars, and a candy pit crew—and watch the delight on your birthday boy’s face. Set out fudge-striped cookies and peanut butter cups to keep small family members busy making pilgrim hats on Thanksgiving Day. Spend a rainy afternoon with your kids, making a pirate ship complete with little pirates made of licorice and candy corn. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions for making dozens of things children love, including spaceships, butterflies, a fairy-tale castle, a dump truck, planes, Egyptian pyramids, aliens, a steam train, Christmas trees, Easter eggs, and much more — all crafted with candy. The sweet possibilities are endless!

By Anna Maria Horner
(Wiley, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-49781-4)

From the Publisher:

Come stitch alongside celebrated fabric designer Anna Maria Horner as she prepares for her own new baby. This stunning collection of nursery dΓ©cor, keepsakes, maternity wear, baby s clothing, and more is all breathtakingly photographed as Anna Maria progresses through her pregnancy.

Mothers-to-be, grandparents, family, and friends will treasure this collection of sewing projects to welcome home a new baby. Stylish prints and colors combine in unique designs to give you 24 projects ranging from booties and a quilt to an embroidered family tree and a thank you note organizer and everything in between.

Saturated with gorgeous full-color photography,Β Handmade Beginnings gives new and veteran sewers colorful, contemporary, yet classic, patterns to mark one of life s biggest milestones.

Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters
By Melissa Averinos
(Wiley, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-54742-7)

From the Publisher:

Sewing with designer fat quarters is a great way to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality. Now, Melissa Averinos, the face behind the popular Yummy Goods blog and one of the newest Free Spirit fabric designers, brings you a collection of projects dedicated specifically to making the most of your designer fat quarters.

From belts to handbags, from children‘s gifts to a laundry hamper bag, and much, much more,Β Small Stash Sewinggives you 25 sewing projects to make unique pieces that showcase your favorite, longed-for designer fabrics.

  • Gorgeous full-color photography throughout
  • Sewing with designer fat quarters is budget-friendly and hip
  • Melissa’s blog,, is read by thousands of dedicated fans

If you’re a veteran sewer looking to use up your existing stash of fabrics or are new to sewing and want to experiment with designer fabrics without breaking the bank, Sewing with Fat Quarters gives you the skills and know-how to create 25 stunning pieces that give new life to your home and fashion style.

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

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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551 Responses to November 4 ~ Gifts for Moms & Grandmas

  1. Marguerite says:

    Would love one of those books…

  2. Great ideas! Potholders are definitely on my list this year

  3. Mel says:

    That eyeglasses case will be a great project for my nephew!

  4. Squeaks says:

    Wow, Candy Construction sounds DANGEROUS! πŸ™‚

  5. L says:

    Love those little purses! I think I’ll have to try one of those

  6. L says:

    Love those little purses!

  7. Alexus1325 says:

    That little purse is so cute! I love the shape πŸ˜€

  8. Paula says:

    Love the Little Purse, a wonderful gift not only for Moms & Grandmas!

  9. Kristen says:

    That mouse pad will be perfect to add a little something to my office!

  10. Jansie says:

    Love the quilted pot holders. Definitely going to try them.

  11. jessieaucoin says:

    i think my mother-in-law would just die if i gave her a set of silhouette pillows of all the grandkids!

  12. Tiffany says:

    Mouse Pad from Shim + Sons is so pretty!

  13. The quilted potholders are really pretty. I think my mom and I both would like them!!

  14. Susan says:

    Oooh, I love the candy construction book!! These would be great grandma gifts.

  15. Tanya says:

    Ooooh, the little purse and house are gorgeous!

  16. debra says:

    Great tutorials….love the pillowcase.

  17. miktha says:

    the purse is adorable..

  18. Carrie says:

    Those pillow cases would look great in my bedroom. I’ll have to add those to my ever expanding project list.

  19. Carrie says:

    I’ve been wanting to do silhouettes for awhile. Maybe I need to put it on my list for this year.

  20. Lobela says:

    Hey, if kids can make the eyeglasses case, maybe I can too!

  21. carrie says:

    The mouse pad is adorable.

  22. Melissa Babecka says:

    Making the eyeglasses case for sure. I would love to win Handmade Beginnings and Small Stash Sewing.
    Fingers crossed,
    Melissa B.

  23. Lina says:

    That mouse pad is very pretty. I bet you could make something similar yourself with a little spray adhesive.

  24. linda says:

    Great ideas…I especially love the sewing projects using just a fat quarter or leftover fabric…great way to use up the stash!

  25. Claudia says:

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

  26. Laurie says:

    Love the Monogrammed stencil bag–very chic!

  27. Emily says:

    Awesome ideas!

  28. Kirsten says:

    Love the eyeglass case, a great sewing project for the 6 year old and I!!

  29. DebbieKL says:

    Fun! I’d love to check out Small Stash Sewing!

  30. Julie says:

    The paper house printable is perfect for my daughter. She loves the little wooden birdhouses at the store but they always break. Now I can print out a bunch for her to make and have to play with.

  31. Farscapegirl says:

    For someone that loves to cook or bake, potholders are Always appreciated. πŸ™‚

  32. Dempsey says:

    looks awesome!

  33. Becky F says:

    Yum! Those cookies look great!

  34. Vanessa says:

    love, love, love the tote!!

  35. Debra says:

    The purse is darling and I been meaning to do the pillow cases for my daughter!

  36. Now I have a new cookie recipe to try – thanks!

  37. Hilary says:

    I love the siloette pillows

  38. Laurel says:

    Such cute ideas. I especially love the pot holder glasses case.

  39. kelli says:

    I made these stencilled bags for end of the year teacher gifts and both teachers loved them. They’re easy and quick to make and they look so nice!

  40. Greta says:

    these are totally gifts for my mom

  41. Rachel Locke says:

    Great gift ideas. Guess I really need to get started on that Christmas list. Thanks for all the great ideas!!

  42. Breanna S says:

    I am always amazed at the things you find for gift ideas.

  43. Xandi says:

    My printer is working overtime with all your great projects this week – thanks!

  44. Missie says:

    Love, love, love the canvas bag!

  45. Jill B says:

    I will definitely make some potholders for gifts.

  46. Love the eyeglass case!

  47. brenda says:

    Thanks for all the good ideas.

  48. Kristi in AL says:

    Gonna try the downloads for the houses!

  49. Jessica says:

    Love the pillows! Adorable!

  50. Deidre says:

    More great ideas!

  51. Julia says:

    Those printable little houses are so cuuute…not to mention the lovely, thoughtful gifts!

  52. Laura W. says:

    Love the mouse pad! The silhouette pillow is nice too!

  53. Shannon Beckstead says:

    Love it!

  54. WandaFish says:

    Another wonderful selection of gift ideas, thank you!

  55. Jennifer says:

    I remember making pillowcases like that for my grandparents…

  56. Samurai Mom says:

    The silhoutte pillows are such a classy idea.

  57. Martha says:

    That potholder looks like something I could actually accomplish! Keep the great ideas coming!

  58. Fay says:

    The little purses are gorgeous!

  59. Mary Anne Fl. says:

    I love the silhouette pillows!

  60. dorothy says:

    I will be making the silhouette pillowcases for Grandma this year.

  61. desiree says:

    I love every list you guys put together!

  62. Betsy M says:

    I think my daughter is going to be making that glasses case for her grandma. Very cute!

  63. Jen C. says:

    great projects!

  64. Emily S says:

    Love the little makeup cases!

  65. Sam says:

    I love the “kids can make it” glasses case – that’s Granny’s present sorted then πŸ™‚

  66. Jeni says:

    Really want to make one of those totes!

  67. Jamie says:

    Love the silhouette pillow. What a great idea!

  68. Krista says:

    Love all these ideas!

  69. Amanda says:

    Love the silhouette pillowcases!

  70. Kimmie says:

    My oh my, I love this month!

  71. Brigette says:

    I should make the glasses case for my mother in law!

  72. Lauren says:

    Great ideas! I may need to whip up a few glasses cases for my mom and mother in law!

  73. Crystal says:

    I made my mom and aunt little makeup pouches for Mother’s Day and they loved them. Maybe I’ll make new ones in Christmas fabrics for them now. Thanks for sharing great ideas and giveaways!

  74. Amy C says:

    I think I might just be keeping most of the posts on here for me rather than give them away though – awesome!

  75. Heidi Anderson says:

    So many good ideas! I don’t know where to start!

  76. amber says:

    I love that you are putting “kids can make it” labels on things! what a wonderful idea!

  77. Deb DeChurch says:

    Great ideas! I love the pillowcase.

  78. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for this! looks awesome!

  79. Jessy says:

    So many great ideas!

  80. Chasley says:

    Love the monogrammed tote. I would love to win the small stash sewing book.

  81. Margaret says:

    Great projects and the downloadable paper houses are adorable; the template could also be used to sew some houses. πŸ™‚

  82. Erin Waters says:

    Oh man, I’ve been pining after the Handmade Beginnings since it came out. I’d love to win it!

  83. Krystina says:

    My mom would love all this stuff, especially that pillowcase.

  84. Anya says:

    Great ideas and a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  85. Ellen L says:

    My kids are still too little for many sewing projects but are perfect for the decorating. I’ve bought lots of your fabric lately. Maybe we can try the glasses case e

  86. annie says:

    Oh, I love them all! I love that silhouette pillow though…I wonder if they’ll mind getting silhouettes two years in a row, after I painted silhouettes of my kids last year.

  87. Tierney Barden says:

    Love the stenciled bag technique, and the cookie recipe will soon be taste-tested in my kitchen….Thanks for another day of tremendous inspiration!

  88. Bloom says:

    No more shop bought Spekulatius for me! Thank you!

  89. Kaylyn says:

    I would love the Handmade Beginnings book or the Small Stash Sewing one!!

  90. kimberly says:

    Making a birdhouse to match my little girl’s bird themed bedroom!

  91. Cass says:

    I need one of those glasses holders! πŸ™‚

  92. Cynthia I says:

    Love this handmade series! The daisy pillowcase and silhouette are great. The flower book looks ingenious! Thanks for putting together such great ideas!

  93. washmom says:

    The little cosmetic bags are so cute and will make great stocking stuffers for my daughter-in-laws.

  94. Silvia says:

    Love all of these projects!! The silhouette pillow is great!

  95. Melissa says:

    That monogram tote is gorgeous! And I think I will have to try those cookies. Mmmmm!

  96. Michelle says:

    I would love the small stash sewing book!

  97. Rachel says:

    Must make some of those lazy daisy pillowcases.

  98. Rachel says:

    I must make the lazy daisy pillowcase.

  99. Tanis says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!!

  100. Liz F says:

    ooooohhhhh thanks so much for the ideas! I’m excited to make the glasses case,my grandmother in law is always scratching up hers and I have the perfect fabric to make her some in!

  101. Adrienne says:

    Love the ideas, keep ’em coming!

  102. EllaJac says:

    I already printed out that potholder pattern!

  103. Jennwith4 says:

    The glasses case is so cute!

  104. Jennifer DeVries says:

    I think grandma needs a monogrammed tote. Or maybe a makeup bag. Or both!

  105. carrot cake says:

    These books look so FUN! Love them!

  106. Mama24Monkeys says:

    The silhouette pillow is precise. I simply love silhouettes.

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  107. Helena P says:

    Those little purses are soo cute, and the pot holders, that’s a couple of xmas pressies sorted!!

  108. Mama Lusco says:

    Great ideas!

  109. Christy says:

    oh man! you put 4 of my top 5 favorite prizes on 1 give away! Please pick me!! oh, and I’m very excited about the projects too!

  110. Dianne McLean says:

    Paper houses here I come!

  111. Thanks for the potholder link! Perfect.

  112. Alana says:

    I love the pillowcase, adorable!

  113. Jesse says:

    Those silhouette pillow is going on my gift list…or my couch!

  114. heather says:

    so delicate and thoughtful!

  115. Lorus says:

    These are fabulous ideas! I am adding a couple to my to do list for Christmas.

  116. Terri says:

    Horray for Handmade Holidays 4!!!! : )

  117. Janice Svercek says:

    Great gift ideas!

  118. Leesa says:

    Love the little zipper makeup bags. Love the handmade holidays.

  119. Michelle says:

    Love those little houses-my dd will love those!

  120. Saskia says:

    I definitely see some teacher gifts in my future…

  121. Texana says:

    Cute ideas today!

  122. Vale says:

    a small stash is exactly what I have! sometimes I hate cutting things up, but am always thankful for the little tid bits left over!

  123. SaraD says:

    I love all of these ideas!

  124. danielle says:

    gorgeous ideas- thanks!

  125. Two of these books on on my Amazon Wishlist! Pick me, pick me!

  126. Suzanne says:

    I love silhouette projects.

  127. gabriella says:

    Please pick me!!!

  128. Nicole says:

    My mom would love the pillowcases with grandkids silhouettes on them…and I’d love to win a book! πŸ˜‰

  129. Denise says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!!

  130. Natalie says:

    LOVE that monogramed tote & those beautiful pillows. Everyday I wake up excited to check the blog for what awesome ideas you’ve come up with. You make my November!

  131. jen R says:

    I love the little purse! What great teacher gifts!

  132. Andi says:

    So many crafts, too little time!

  133. Laura Reich says:

    I love the mouse pad!

  134. Kelley says:

    Oh my – must do this! Thx for the inspiration!

  135. Sherri says:

    Oh – Anna Marie Horner! How I would love that one! (Or any of the others!) Thanks for the opportunity.

  136. Mary Rheinschmidt says:

    Love the silhouette pillows very vintage!!

  137. Lisa says:

    Love the pillow! I need to add it to my to do list.

  138. Jaimie says:

    Love the glasses case!! what a great Idea!

  139. Lucie says:

    Oh the daisy pillow case is just absolutely darling. So cute πŸ™‚
    Thanks! Lucie

  140. Ganell says:

    I’m loving the small purse, for a couple of people on my list. And the eyeglass case for myself. Thanks for all the great gift ideas!

  141. Emory says:

    Again such wonderful ideas! I think my mom would like one of those cases for her reading glasses.

  142. SheilaC says:

    Thank you for another great day of projects!


  143. Holly says:

    Oh, I want that small stash sewing book so bad! Little projects are so ADD friendly and cute!

  144. Catherine says:

    such cute ideas!

  145. Karen says:

    In love with Small Stash Sewing!

  146. lucy says:

    love handmade beginnings!!!

  147. Renae says:

    Love the silhouette pillow!

  148. Marcia W. says:

    These are great ideas. Think my mother would like new potholders (though maybe not for Christmas).

  149. erin says:

    The dessert recipe is now on my to do list!

  150. Tracy L says:

    Mmmm cookie recipies, cute pouches that any lady would love to have and awesome stash sewing books. This is my kinda post, just made my day πŸ™‚

  151. Kristin says:

    I am thinking that many members of my family are going to be getting potholders…they are just so useful.

  152. Danielle H says:

    I love the monogrammed tote! I think my holiday list has just increased!

  153. Melissa says:

    Love the tote! & the cookie recipe doesn’t sound bad either!

  154. alisha says:

    Great links! I see a couple of things here that might end up under the tree this Christmas.

  155. Elizabeth says:

    all of these ideas are so helpful, thanks!

  156. Nicole says:

    I love the tote bag! Would be a cute gift for a book lover too!

  157. bruinbr says:

    That Little Purse tutorial is just what I was looking for! Perfect timing!

  158. When am I going to find time to make all these gifts? Please stop inspiring me!

  159. Kelly Murphy says:

    Sewing for a new little baby is such a joy. I would love to see what kind of ideas Handmade Beginnings has in it!

  160. Michelle says:

    really like the pillow…might be making that for grandma!

  161. Liz says:

    Very Sweet Ideas!

  162. Katrina says:

    I may have to make a couple of those totes!

  163. This is another great bunch of projects to try – Thanks for sharing!!

  164. Shawna says:

    Love Small Stash Wonders and the monogrammed tote!

  165. Veronica G. says:

    I reallly looove the quilted makeup bags, they look really easy to make but worth a lot after it’s all done! sweet! thanks for the idea!

  166. amber says:

    I love the paper bird house ornaments.

  167. Andi says:

    I absolutely love that mouse pad, and I know my mom would too!

  168. SA says:

    Thanks for the cookie link–yum!

  169. ~Helena~ says:

    Cute stuff. I am enjoying all the ideas. Great work with compiling the list.

  170. Sue says:

    The glasses case and “The Small Stash Sewing” book reminds of the 10 small tissue cases that I have two weeks to make for a luncheon. I will also be checking out the Spekulatius. Those look good and I like the idea of being able to use them for other desserts.

  171. Celeste says:

    The glasses case will be perfect for my mom–thank you for sharing!

  172. Tanya says:

    Love the stenciled bag!

  173. Rachel says:

    Another great day!

  174. kk says:

    love love love the stenciled tote bag and all those books!!! =)

  175. Linda says:

    Lots of great ideas! I especially like the glasses case!

  176. Kelly says:

    Love that canvas bag, I think I’ll have to make one of those for my mom for her birthday!

  177. min says:

    Pillow is best evah! Yay for simple and great ideas!!!

  178. Debbie says:

    I love these ideas!

  179. Jenna Z says:

    Great idea about a pillow case! It’s something everyone uses, which is key when choosing a gift for my mom who is very practical and has downsized.

  180. Serena says:

    I love the silhouette pillows!

  181. Deb Cameron says:

    Funny, I just purchased some Echino eye glass fabric to make my Mum a glasses case for her birthday…so thanks for the tutorial! Very timely.

  182. Rachel Locke says:

    What a fantastic giveaway!! Thanks for the chance.

  183. Natacha says:

    Well, those links have got me browsing for more than an hour! There’s a whole new world out there to discover… Thnnk you for the travel!

  184. Tong says:

    love those purses, they are super cute!

  185. kathyh says:

    good projects.

  186. karen says:

    I’m going to make the glasses case for my Mom!

  187. Lynda says:

    Wow, great ideas. The make up bags would be a great stocking stuffer! πŸ™‚

  188. empirewaist says:

    Fabulous books & inspiration! Really love the little paper houses. Thank you!

  189. I loved all the tiny houses, thank you for sharing!

  190. Meghan says:

    I think my mom needs a glasses case for Christmas – maybe it’ll keep her from losing her glasses every time she takes them off!! Thanks!

  191. Ramona says:

    I love the little purse. I know my mom would love that for christmas and my daughters too. Would love the small stash book.

  192. Suzy Blue says:

    I’m going to give that monogrammed tote a try!

  193. Jennifer says:

    I love the silhouette pillow tutorial! I’m already planning on how many to make for Christmas…

  194. Betty R. says:

    I’m still hoping that I will get picked! Just loved the books.

  195. Allison S. says:

    Those little makeup bags are adorable. I’ll have to try one!

  196. Laura says:

    which will come first “Handmade Beginnings” or my next baby . . .

  197. Nancy says:

    I particularly love the pillowcase, I look forward to making it.

  198. Sara says:

    The pillowcases are so cute and the mouse pad as well! Keeping my fingers crossed as always.

  199. Eve Grand says:

    The little zipper clutch is adorable. I also love the little house printable.

  200. Shannon says:

    Potholders! Awesome!

  201. missd says:

    The bag is the perfect gift for our “older” neighbors.

  202. Danielle says:

    The silhouette pillow is a cute idea!

  203. Sarah M says:

    Would LOVE handmade beginnings. Also can’t wait to try to glasses case!

  204. Heidi Myers says:

    I would love either of those sewing books!

  205. Allison says:

    very cool ideas, thanks!

  206. Donna says:

    Some more great ideas!!

  207. Cynthia says:

    What lovely projects!

  208. Nicole Balazs says:

    Great ideas!

  209. Kathy says:

    Love the tote and the silhouette pillows!

  210. Amanda says:

    Those little purses are darling!

  211. stephanie says:

    love the little pouch..but then again, i have a thing for bags!

  212. Mel P says:

    I’m a sucker for remnants, most of my fabric stash is small pieces – would love to win the Small Stash Sewing book!

  213. Tabitha says:

    The canvas tote bag looks so elegant.

  214. Wendy D. P. says:

    LOVE the monogrammed tote! Beautiful!

  215. Michelle H says:

    Love the pillow and the monogrammed bag. Fun Fun Fun πŸ™‚

  216. Jessica says:

    Love the tote! So cute!

  217. Megan says:

    I love the eyeglass potholder idea!

  218. annie says:

    good stuff!

  219. MamaBee says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  220. Wendy says:

    Love the potholder, the monogram bag, and the silhouette pillow! Keep the great ideas coming!

  221. Angela says:

    Very cute. Now which one to pick.

  222. Anya says:

    Love the silhouette pillows! Really nice way to personalize a gift.

  223. Sarah says:

    may make the eyeglass holders for my daughter to keep her sunglasses in…instead of just storing them in her sock drawer. Also, i think the silhouette pillows would make great bedding decor for our children’s rooms.

  224. Lindsey G says:

    Handmade Beginnings looks like a lot of fun!

  225. Amy says:

    Everyday I add projects to my never-ending to do list!

  226. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been wanting a copy of Small Stash Sewing for so long! There would be so many wonderful ideas for gifts in it.

  227. Brooke says:

    Lovely ideas!

  228. Carly says:

    That handmade beginnings book looks great!

  229. Jennifer says:

    Great ideas for the grandma who has everything!

  230. Jodie says:

    Thanks for all these great ideas!

  231. DEBBI says:

    love the books for today… handmade beginnings, oh i am so excited

  232. Lisa says:

    I love the Handmade Holidays ideas.

  233. Rachel L says:

    Oh my goodness – I just love that silouhette pillow. Great tutorials today. Thank you!

  234. Siobhan says:

    I love the little gift house and will be making lots of these. I’ve had my eye on Small Stash Sewing for a while after I fell in love with the unicorn on the video clip!

  235. Jennifer says:

    Oh, Handmade Beginnings! You are calling my name!

  236. Ooh! Small stash sewing. I would make the glasses case for my mum, but she already made one for herself.

  237. Rebecca says:

    These are all great gift ideas. I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner! I had better get started on gifts!

  238. Greta says:

    The book, Handmade Beginnings, would be sooooo perfect right now! We’re expecting our first in May, and I’d love to be able to make baby things with my crazy stashes of fabric (instead of having to buy everything). Oh, and that dessert looks

  239. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love Handmade Holidays!! Just want to read the blogs and sew all day! I’m off to download the little house paper design, thanks!

  240. What great projects! I can’t wait to try the silhouette pillows for my mom. I NEED the handmade beginnings book too – I’m expecting in April!

  241. Trina says:

    It’s all so lovely- where to begin? I need more hours in the day thanks to you, SMS!

  242. Becky says:

    I’ll be doing the quilted potholders for my list.

  243. Mel says:

    I don’t think it is possible to have too many potholders. I will be making some for myself:)

  244. Leigh Anne says:

    Great ideas today! Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

  245. Kathy G. says:

    What an amazing week of gifts!

  246. Janet K says:

    Another great day of ideas, tutorials, and a cookie recipe (yum) – the stenciled bag and pillow are both on my list now!

  247. Sandy says:

    Great tutorials, I love the potholders.

  248. Katie says:

    Ooh, that little purse is so cute. I’m going to have to sew some of those up for stocking stuffers!

  249. kathy says:

    great ideas!

  250. jenne says:

    The pillow is darling! I think I might have to make a few!

  251. Deb says:

    Pot holders, it is!

  252. MJ says:

    My mom would love any of those! I might have to add to my ‘to-do list!’

  253. hollie says:

    Yay for Handmade Holidays!!

  254. Louana says:

    what great ideas, I can think of quite a few people that would love a glasses case!

  255. Gail says:

    Love the silhouette pillows!

  256. Rosalie says:

    Wonderful ideas. My to-do list is growing!

  257. katieska says:

    Thanks for the speculaas cookie recipe! My grandparents were from Holland, and I have such fond memories of the smell of spicy cookies and strong coffee. I’m making a batch or two for gift-giving.

  258. Lissa says:

    ya’ll find the most beautiful stuff! I’ve been having a yen to do something with silhouettes. That pillow looks so pretty!

  259. JJ says:

    Perfect timing. Have been wondering what on earth I can make for MIL’s Christmas present – a couple of options here will be great – might even make them both!

  260. I like the zipper bag. I’m going to check it out now.

  261. D'Lane says:

    OUr family draws names, and I have my grandmother’s name, so I will be making her something from the list, just not sure what yet. There as so many great gifts to choose from!

  262. Susanne says:

    What lovely gifts these would all make! Thanks for the ideas.

  263. Sarah says:

    The quilted potholders are especially lovely. Elizabeth’s tutorials are really wonderful. I made her Margaret bag for a trip to a conference, and it was the best companion for being out of my hotel room all day. Maybe I’ll let her push my skills again with learning to do the binding and quilting on the potholders.

  264. I am so curious about that flower arranging book!

  265. Jenn Lee says:

    That mousepad is gorgeous. I might have found the perfect gift for my boss. Thanks!


  267. Laurie Anne says:

    Fantastic ideas!Thank you!

  268. Terri says:

    The silhoutte pillows are my favorite. I am adding those to my ever growing list of projects.

  269. Kristy says:

    I’m definitely going to make the silhouette pillow for my mom for Christmas, awesome idea!

  270. Debbie says:

    I really like the little purse and the tote bag. I could sure use the “Small Stash” book for ideas to use up my scraps.

  271. Heidi P says:

    I have never looked forward to the holidays as much as I am now! Cannot thank you enough for all these gift ideas – that I know for certain are going to become gifts from me!

  272. Robin E. says:

    I’m loving this year’s tutorials so far. Keep them coming!

  273. Kelly says:

    Another great day of tutorials. Loving it!!

  274. kate C. says:

    The small stash sewing book looks great and the candy decorating book is intriguing too! Thanks for more great ideas!!

  275. Jo says:

    Both handmade beginnings and small stash sewing up for grabs? Count me in! πŸ™‚

  276. Jennie says:

    Love the silhouette pillow idea!

  277. Theresa says:

    My mom would love the monogrammed bag. I would love the potholders!

  278. Penny says:

    I am loving this years Handmade Holidays,this years might be my favorite yet

  279. Carmen says:

    My kiddles and I will have fun with the pillow project!! Trying to get my hands on a copy of that candy construction book as well. FUN!!

  280. Laura M says:

    The Little Paper Houses are perfect!

  281. Jenny says:

    love the gift giving possibilites!

  282. kelly jo says:

    Adorable little purse!! Wish my kid would sit still for a cute little pillow!

  283. Andria says:

    That mouse pad is beautiful!

  284. Lindsay says:

    Wonderful tutorials! Can’t wait to try them!

  285. Lauren says:

    My mother in law could use a new tote bag for the library. And the glasses case is adorable!

  286. Holly U says:

    Great ideas!

  287. iluvbnamom says:

    These are such fabulous ideas! Though I think I might use the cute little purse idea for a little six year old instead. She’d love it and I could put her name on it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  288. Megan J. says:

    All great ideas! As usual!

  289. anna dorothy says:

    love the pillow case…simple and sweet.

  290. Gretchen R says:

    I think it’s funny that one of the prizes today is the book on Japanese flower design. My grandma used to live in Japan and studied flower design there and has tried several times to teach it to me! I just all fits!

  291. Katie says:

    think i’ll be making some little purses this month!!

  292. Jen says:

    The silhouette pillow is so cute! I’m so very tempted.

  293. Sara says:

    Little purse is exactly the thing I have been looking for. Thanks! And awesome giveaways once again. My kids and husband who love the candy construction book!

  294. Sheila says:

    Bags/totes/purses is the theme for Christmas this year and the monogram canvas bag tutorial is the perfect finishing touch to my MIL’s gift. Thanks!
    πŸ™‚ Sheila

  295. Heather S says:

    Oh my gosh, I’d better get started if I’m going to gift all of these great ideas this year!

  296. Elizabeth says:

    The little purses and the monogrammed tote are both sure to be a hit! Thanks!

  297. rosie says:

    love the monogrammed tote bag. need to figure out if i have the skills for it!

  298. Jen V says:

    More great ideas. I need to get on it!

  299. Caroline K says:

    love that tote!!

  300. Nikki Rainey says:

    All grandmas love homemade gifts. Thanks for sharing

  301. Amy says:

    Wow, good stuff! I’m picturing silhouette pillows featuring our dogs & cats.

  302. Gabrielle says:

    Great ideas!!! Small Stash Sewing looks like a must-buy too!

  303. Leslie says:

    Great ideas.

  304. Megan says:

    Love the pillowcases with the daisies. What a great use of mixed media – this is a must try for our guest sheets!

  305. Nicole says:

    The silhouette pillow will be just the thing for the Grandmas this year. Thanks for another great idea!

  306. Catherine says:

    Since my son is the only grandchild so far, I can totally see my Mom loving the silhouette pillow!

  307. Tina says:

    Stenciled bag and little purses are now on my to-do list.

  308. Love the glasses case!

  309. SofiAlgarvia says:

    The little purse is a must-do and so are the potholders!
    Thanks SMS!

  310. melonie says:

    I really like the little small change purse, it would be fabulous in a funky modern fabric as well.

  311. Annie says:

    I won’t lie, even though I never even looked in the direction of flower-arranging, seeing what ikebana can accomplish made me want to try. Thanks for the giveaway!

  312. Sarah-E says:

    That stenciled bag is so gorgeous! And I love the mousepad.. how cute!

  313. Serena says:

    The Little Purses are so cute and perfect!

  314. Katie says:

    I could use the book Small Stash Sewing since I can’t stop myself from buying remnants every time I go to the fabric stores!

  315. Becky says:

    Great ideas! Love the pillows!

  316. Carrie Arnold says:

    “Small Stash Sewing” looks like a fun and useful book. I’ll have to check it out! Also, what a fun idea for the Silhouette Pillows. It would be fun to do the kids for grandma….and the pets for the kids’ beds!

  317. Trish says:

    I want to make that pillow for myself!

  318. Shauna says:

    I look forward to the new tutorials every morning. These are great!

  319. susan mzf says:

    leave it to Elizabeth to give us yet another cute but modern project! love those potholders!

  320. Jocelyn says:

    That stenciled bag is really cute!

  321. meikjn says:

    I like the silhouette pillows

  322. Stephanie S says:

    LOVE the monogrammed tote and little purse!

  323. Faith says:

    My mom needs some new potholders. I will need to make her some this year. How easy and fun. I quilt all the time. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this. πŸ™‚

  324. Judy R says:

    Love the Handmade Beginnings book! We are due in Feb.Those cookies look yummy.

  325. Shannon H says:

    All those gifts are great inspiration!! I love the books too πŸ™‚

  326. Rebecca says:

    That bag is WAY cute. I am going to have to try that.

  327. Bethany says:

    I love the little purse, and those cookies look DEElicious! πŸ™‚

  328. Deanne Johnson says:

    As a mom and grandmom there are some nice gift ideas that I might send to my two daughters. I really liked the pillowcases and the spekulatius.

  329. Jen says:

    I love the pillow! I want one and know that the garndmas would love one too!

  330. Hilary says:

    The gift ideas are fantastic! I so look forward to these posts. The silhouettes are darling.

  331. Megan says:

    What a beautiful mouse pad!

  332. Kelsey D says:

    I love these ideas!

  333. Clara says:

    The cookies look delicious. Yum

  334. Cayce says:

    Lovely ideas and mmmm, cookies! I’m thinking some new pillows are in order around here….

  335. lanny says:

    Hmm…My mom might appreciate the glasses case. Thanks for the ideas! Keep them coming!

  336. Great ideas!

  337. Amy says:

    I love the little purse!

  338. Beth says:

    Those cookies would make a great gift with some tea!

  339. Danna says:

    Awesome stuff! πŸ™‚

  340. Kristi says:

    I love these ideas — especially the pillow.

  341. Jen B says:

    I love the pillowcases! I might have to pick up a needle to do some embroidery!

  342. Barbara says:

    I love the lazy daisy pillowcases. Just looking at them makes me feel happy!

  343. Katherine says:

    Oh, I love the little paper houses!

  344. Danielle says:

    love the monogrammed bag and was looking for a pattern for eyeglass cases the other day

  345. elsa says:

    love the ‘lazy Daisy’ pillow cases … and the books are all lovely, I’d love any one of them!

  346. Layla says:

    pretty shape on the travel bag.

  347. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    Love the stenciled bags…and love, love, love the paper houses. Let the holiday crafting begin!

  348. Charlotte says:

    Wowowowowowow! So moany wonderful presents again today! I’m wondering if I’ll finish making presents as we’re in the middle of a big move…

  349. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been wanting to make those cookies. That may be today’s treat πŸ™‚

  350. Debbie says:

    Love all the tutorials but think the monogrammed tote is my favorite!!

  351. Jennifer N says:

    I’d love to have the time to try the pillow. Hope I can find time soon. Thanks for sharing.

  352. the canvas bag is amazing. My grandmother would love one of those.

  353. Chris says:

    Great ideas – love the little makeup bag – cute for the girlfriends!

  354. Robyn Wing says:

    Those cookies look beautiful! They’d be great for a cookie exchange! Thanks for all the good links.

  355. Cindy says:

    Jessica’s eyeglass case is genius. Definitely a doable project to give.

  356. Stacy says:

    I love the glasses case. Would make a great quick gift!

  357. Rachel says:

    Love the silhouette pillow. Thanks for all these great tutorials.

  358. Katiegirl says:

    I love the sillhouette pillow!

  359. marilyn podoll says:

    Lots of great ideas…better go get busy

  360. patricia says:

    These are great ideas for handmade gifts. The eyeglass holders, the make up bag and the silhouette pillow especially!

  361. Mara says:

    The silhouette pillow is fabulous — my parents would really love these!

  362. Vanessa says:

    The little purse is so cute! And I would really love the Ikebana book!

  363. Llamabean says:

    The tote bags are great, also will be trying that cookie recipe too.
    Wonderful ideas!

  364. Kristin says:

    I love that stenciled canvas bag! And you’re right, I think my mom appreciates my homemade gifts more than anyone else!

  365. Cathie says:

    I need to make several glasses cases!

  366. alcheme says:

    Good ideas!! Thanks

  367. Ana says:

    The little purse is gorgeous πŸ™‚

  368. Jessica C says:

    Can I just say yes please to that mousepad? So cute!

  369. Cherie says:

    I like Quiltsalott’s zippered purse. Thanks for sharing.

  370. Tawny Bee says:

    Awww… those little baby houses are precious! What a terrific idea! πŸ™‚

  371. Sara says:

    Such great little projects! I’m thinking about making some for Christmas!

  372. Amanda says:

    those cookies look amazing!

  373. Mary says:

    Always looking for gifts that the kids can be a part of! Thanks for the great ideas!

  374. Sheila Fisher says:

    I am loving all the projects. Such great ideas. Looking forward to each new day of inspiration!

  375. Lynn Reaney says:

    More fun stuff! Great tutorials!

  376. christine says:

    I love the little purse and what a great call using a recipe from Mowielicious.

  377. Jenny Scott says:

    Love the monogrammed tote! I have 1 little sister expecting her first child and my baby sister planning a wedding, I need lots of fun ideas for special gifts for them this year!

  378. Amy says:

    I think I need to make a glasses case for myself. But I’m a mom, so that’s OK!

  379. Mandy K Court says:

    wonderful ideas! thanks for sharing

  380. janimal says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I think I will make some glasses cases!

  381. Lynn says:

    Love the tote bag with the stencil monogram. I’m thinking black bags with white stencil for co-workers filled with bath goodies.

  382. amanda says:

    There’s something about the pillowcases which is just so sweet. I could totally see my Grandma loving those.

  383. Annie says:

    Great idea to make a glasses case!

  384. Renate says:

    I am going to make the Spekulatius cookies. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas!

  385. stacey says:

    yes, love that tote!!

  386. Emillie says:

    Thanks for the idea for the pillow! Will have to try that!

  387. Marsha says:

    Oh, those silhouette pillows!!!! My mom would freak right out with those…and with 7 grandkids we could do enough to line her entire sofa. Sounds creepy to put it like that, but I think she’d enjoy it πŸ™‚

  388. Mary Lou says:

    Already made the potholders for family this year. Working on placemats now.

  389. Laura says:

    Great ideas! Thank you!!

  390. brittany says:

    cute paper bird house!

  391. Chrissy says:

    Wonderful Ideas! I love it!

  392. Sara K. says:

    I really like the quilt pot holders, so pretty! I like the little paper house too, and I know my Mom would love it too!!

  393. Bethany says:

    Love the monogrammed bag and the silhouette pillow! Thanks for the great tutorials!

  394. Wendy B says:

    More great ideas!! Thank You.

  395. Leisel says:

    Awesome stuff. . .

  396. Cassandra says:

    The candy construction looks fun. What a neat idea for a kids party.

  397. Meeta says:

    My Mom loves travel purses. I have put making the Little Purse for her on my list. Thanks for such neat ideas…everyday!

  398. Seanna Lea says:

    Wow. I want that mouse pad. It is definitely my style!

  399. Carmen says:

    The little purse tutorial has stolen my heart! Thanks so much!

  400. Heidi says:

    I like the pillows and the pillowcases.

  401. Megan S says:

    Small Stash Sewing! I love it! I have so many wonderful FQs that I hate to part with for bigger projects, would love to have a how-to book on how to best use and highlight them!

  402. trina says:

    So many great ideas!

  403. VickiT says:

    I can always count on finding the best tutorials to make just about anything here on Sew Mama Sew. Love the pot holder tute.
    The Small Stash Sewing Book is one on my wish list. That looks like such a great book from all the reviews I’ve read so far.

  404. Alicia says:

    Such amazing projects, I have a couple handmade holiday gifts planned for this year, and I hope each year, I can keep that number growing!

  405. Gina.S says:

    I like that coin purse. Can’t wait to try it. πŸ™‚

  406. Alex says:

    love the silhouette pillow idea!

  407. shelle says:

    That cookie recipe is fabulous! Maybe I will make cookies for everyone and keep knitting for myself!

  408. Jill says:

    oh I’d love to get my hands on small stash sewing!

  409. Megan says:

    Great ideas again!

  410. Bailey says:

    That birdhouse is so cute! I’m going to print out a few for my nephews to construct to keep them busy on Thanksgiving.

  411. Anita says:

    Those little paper houses look so cute and how about that constructed with candy.

  412. knitsewreadlove says:

    Aaaaand I’m off to buy pillowcases to applique. Another day of great projects!

  413. Naomi says:

    the eyeglass case is genius!

  414. Mandi says:

    What an easy eyeglasses case! I’m going to make a dozen of them!

  415. Hilary says:

    I love the siloette pillow it is so much fun.

  416. Bethany says:

    I love that little purse tutorial. I think several of those will be made in the next 8 weeks. πŸ™‚

  417. Amy says:

    Yay for handmade holidays!

  418. katie says:

    Love the silhouette pillow. Inspired me to make a series of ornaments using the same concept, perhaps in mini embroidery hoops. Thanks for the tutorial roundup and the inspiration!

  419. bess says:

    i really need to make some of those little purses – too cute!!

  420. Jessica says:

    Oh, the silhouette pillow is beautiful. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for more great ideas!

  421. Liz says:

    The glasses case will be a fun gift for my mom. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  422. Blossom says:

    What great projects!

  423. Elizabeth says:

    More great ideas! I’d already bookmarked some of them, funnily enough, and thank you for introducing me to great blogs, like quiltsalott. Now, off to make the pillowcases from The Long Thread at long last!

  424. Hashi says:

    I’m liking that potholder.

  425. Keola H says:

    Those Silhouette Pillows are a great idea! I just might make a pair for my mom’s new offic couch.

  426. oogie says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and online store via crazy mom quilts. I am new to quilting and just love your blog. So looking forward to reading this blog everyday with new tutorials for handmade gifts. I MUST make those little purses!

  427. Kati says:

    I need to make some of those glasses cases! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the ideas.

  428. Great Ideas! I will definately be making those zippered make-up bags!

  429. Cindi C says:

    Another day of great projects! Love it!

  430. Leanna says:

    Another list of great ideas! Now, where do I find the time?

  431. Diana says:

    The tote and the pillowcase both look really classy. In fact, I might steal the pillowcase embroidery and put it on the bottom edge of a curtain! πŸ™‚

  432. Christina says:

    Again, fantastically fun ideas!

  433. Love the monogram stenciled bag–adding it to my list of projects!

  434. Lisa Marie says:

    I am continually drawn to the challenge of sewing with scraps. I studied collage at art school, so find myself always gravitating to the remnant and fat quarters section of the fabric store. I think my brain just processes the concept of piecing smaller items together rather than working with large pieces. I would love to get my hands on the small stash sewing book!

  435. ChrissyB says:

    I “sew” enjoy your holiday gift guides each year. I’m cranking up the sewing machines this weekend with my daughter and getting started. Thanks so much for all this wonderful info. Also, the books you’re giving away ALL look WONDERFUL and like so much fun. Thanks for everything!!

  436. Susan C. says:

    I had no idea there were so many amazing projects out there. And we’re only on day 4!

  437. Dani says:

    Love the silhouette pillow pillow idea! Great Christmas gift idea for the grandparents!

  438. love these ideas! thanks!

  439. Andrea says:

    The small stash book looks really good! Adding it to my “wishlist” for Christmas.

  440. Joy says:

    The Handmade Beginnings book looks interesting!

  441. kate c. says:

    Candy Construction is so hilarious – I haven’t seen it before. Although, I’m not sure that I want to bring any more candy into the house just yet… I’m still recovering from the Halloween sugar dump.

  442. Rachel G. says:

    So many great ideas today… I need more hours in the day!

  443. The silhouette pillow is a great idea! Love it!

  444. Amy Martin says:

    The silhouette pillows are so fun! And what a great way to add some personality to your bed, couch, or anywhere else! I just may have to make myself a set of those! : )

  445. Sarah says:

    I love the printable houses. I am always looking for party favor ideas that are not plastic junk.

  446. Tiffany says:

    Once again, great giveaways!

  447. Tammy says:

    Wow, great projects today! Love the pillow!

  448. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! My faves are the monogrammed tote and the silhouette pillow.

  449. Jill says:

    Love the projects.

  450. Corrina says:

    Wow! I continued to be impressed with these great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  451. Karen says:

    such great ideas! and just in time for the holidays!!

  452. Amy H says:

    I like the pillow silhouette and the monogram tote bag. And I love the mouse pad. Maybe I need one. Maybe I should send hints.

  453. Sophia Patterson says:

    Loving the tutes!

  454. Katie says:

    I LOVE the pillow idea! I am so doing that for my MIL!!

  455. Taryn says:

    Beautiful silhouette pillows! I look forward to making some!

  456. Suzanne says:

    That is the first mouse pad I’ve seen that I like! Thanks for the fun ideas!

  457. Katie M says:

    I love the silhouette pillows!

  458. Sophia Patterson says:

    Loving all the tutes and giveaways!

  459. Lynne says:

    I love those pot holders! Beautiful!

  460. Christina says:

    I love the monogram bag. I’ve got a Grandma in mind for that!

  461. Christina says:

    Beautiful projects today! I have to give freezer paper stenciling a try.

  462. Jen says:

    All these handmade holidays posts are getting me so excited and motivated to continue on with my handmade gift list!

  463. Katie B. says:

    Lovely gift ideas!

  464. Cara says:

    I’d been looking for an eyeglass case to make!! Thank you =)

  465. Kathy H says:

    More great books. I love the paper houses. I am always looking for something different to put a little gift in so this will be great. Thanks.

  466. Tara says:

    Great Ideas!

  467. Nadine says:

    Thank you for the quilted potholder tutorial! That’s exactly what I’ve been looking for!

  468. Kayci Nelson says:

    Love the silhouette pillow idea.

  469. Kristina says:

    Good choices — I love the pillow, and the potholder is a great idea! I know my mom would love that.

  470. brenda says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these books. I would enjoy any one of them.

  471. Adeena says:

    Candy construction looks like too much fun. Today we are making grandma a Glass case holder and applying my child’s fabric art work to make it special.

  472. Suzie says:

    What a great simple idea for a glasses case. Love the little paper house boxes.

  473. Love the monogram stencil tote bag!

  474. I have been wanting Handmade Beginnings for a while now!!!! Thanks for these great ideas, I think that I am going to make the silhouette pillow for both grandmas (on either side!).

  475. Lauranie says:

    OMgosh!! Those silhouette pillows are now on my list for my parents!!! We live about an hour and a half away…how great those would be to keep my children in their arms!! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

  476. laurel says:

    wow – all of these items are great. can’t wait to make the little houses!

  477. Addy says:

    Definitely going to have to make the silhouette pillows and everything else looks wonderful too. Thanks!

  478. BeccaH says:

    These ideas are great – I’ll be checking Michaels tonight for supplies to make that bag!

  479. Jennifer says:

    I have been looking for a pattern for an eyeglass case – how clever!

  480. Anne Marie says:

    Love the little purse – how cute.

  481. Jennifer says:

    Love the lazy daisy!

  482. Valerie says:

    I love the silhouette pillow idea!

  483. Michelle says:

    Some good ideas. thanks.

  484. Morgan says:

    Beautiful stuff! The kid profile on a pillow is such a cute, simple idea. Thanks!

  485. Camille says:

    Another great day of ideas and give-aways!

  486. Lisa L. says:

    Swoon! So far there hasn’t been one idea I don’t love.

  487. Erika M says:

    Great stuff!

  488. Rachel says:

    I have a bunch of plain totebags since my mom works for a company than custom prints items for libraries. I never thought of painting them – I don’t know why! What a perfect solution for gift wrapping this year! Thanks!

  489. Tez says:

    I think I have some fabric in my stash, which would be fabulous for the glasses case. So great!

  490. Christine says:

    These are great ideas for moms and grandmoms. And, the Candy Construction book would be great to share with my niece.

  491. Trisha says:

    My mom could definitely use the glasses case. And I know she wants potholders – my last attempt didn’t go so well, so maybe this tutorial will do the trick for me! πŸ™‚

  492. Colette says:

    Ill be making a quilted makeup case and potholders for my Mom and MIL! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  493. BrendaDe says:

    great ideas once again! Would love to win the small stash sewing book!

  494. Carla says:

    Lots of amazing items to make for family and friends!! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

  495. Karen Compton says:

    I would love to get the small stash book. That’s about what I have since I just started back into this crazy, addictive sewing thing.

  496. Michelle says:

    The makeup case looks so cute! Awesome ideas.

  497. monica says:

    Love the silhouette pillow! And, I never knew how to spell silhouette until just now…

  498. Kim Mears says:

    The Silhouette Pillow is such a great idea!! I love it!

  499. KT says:

    I’m definitely going to be making some of those potholders! Great tutorial!

  500. virginia says:

    i love the little pillow. I think I will have to try that.

  501. Valerie says:

    I especially like the rounded pouch. Such a nice shape!

  502. bookboxer says:

    The grandma in our family just became a great-grandma – yesterday! These are great ideas for her! Thanks!

  503. Kristin says:

    That paper house is darling!

  504. Sarah AJ says:

    How fun is the Candy Construction book?!

  505. Karen says:

    Am so enjoying following this years handmade holidays & was delighted to see the small stash sewing book as a prize for to-day… fingers crossed!
    Thanks for all the hard work putting this lot together

  506. Kati says:

    Those silhouette pillows are precious – I know my mom would love to have those on her sofa!

  507. Gill says:

    Some great ideas!!
    Thank you

  508. Carrie says:

    Love the silhouette pillows!

  509. Carolyn says:

    Those cookies look delicious!

  510. Sandra says:

    I’m a mom and I’d be delighted to receive *any* of these as a gift. Oh wait; it’s about me making things. LOL. Okay, then, I’d like to try that little purse at the top; I’m slightly zipper-installation-phobic. I’m really enjoying these tutorials and browsing the blogs of those whose projects are featured. THANKS again!

  511. Kate F. says:

    Wow, I never would have guessed the trick to the glasses case!

  512. Mary says:

    I love these giveaways. The books all look great.

  513. Larissa says:

    Love, LOVE the books – great giveaway!!

  514. wendy says:

    I would love to win Small Stash Sewing – I have so many fat quarters, I’m just addicted to buying them!

  515. Kelly Smith says:

    I love that paper house. So many ideas to try.

  516. Milica says:

    I adore the stenciled canvas bag! I think I need one for me!

  517. Melanie T says:

    What an amazing week of gifts! More inspiration…thank you:)

  518. Awesome ideas!! Thanks so much!

  519. Patty says:

    This is great. I’ll be making several glasses cases.

  520. Elisha Niven says:

    Gorgeous, are you still giving away books, THis is just too cool!

  521. Jocelyn says:

    Those little paper houses are adorable.Lots of cute things for mom. Thanks for sharing.;o)

  522. Rebmara says:

    Again great ideas and small stash sewing looks great πŸ™‚

  523. Ange Moore says:

    Ooooh, more lovely books and more lovely inspiration just in time for the silly Christmas season which is lurking around the corner.

  524. Another great post of ideas!

  525. Andreia says:

    I love the Monogram Stenciled Canvas Bag, the silhouette pillow and the mouse pad…and the little paper houses are amazing too! Grat choices as always!

  526. Colleen says:

    Love the pillow! Thanks again for some great ideas

  527. Papgena says:

    That Silhouette Pillow is a great idea!
    I have to check it!

  528. Tara says:

    I may have my girls make eyeglass cases for the grandparents. πŸ™‚

  529. Louisa says:

    I’m excited to try the Spekulatius recipe.

  530. Virginia says:

    Love the lazy daisy pillowcases–I might have to try that out!

  531. PeachRainbow says:

    Thanks again!

  532. Nettie says:

    Even though I don’t have a mum or a grandma, I can think of others who would love these lovely things.

  533. Mhairi says:

    I love the glasses case. Very easy and funky.

  534. Sharon T. says:

    More great ideas! Those cookies sound delicious!

  535. Cary says:

    Some great ideas to start off the day! It’s a rainy day here — perfect for sewing — but, alas, it’s off to work I go. I like the little purse tutorial. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

  536. Debbie says:

    Those paper houses will be great for work collegues with some sweets inside! Thanks

  537. Tara H. says:

    Super ideas! Love the tote.

  538. D'Anna says:

    Thinking seriously about giving the potholders this year! So cute – and they seem fairly fast! : )

  539. I would LOVE to win Handmade Beginnings or Small Stash Sewing!!

  540. Ellu says:

    the glasses case will certainly be on our to-do list, much the better if the children can help!

  541. Pat says:

    The glasses case will make a wonderful addition to my “Relaxing Moment” basket I am filling for a friend. Attached to a gift certificate from Barnes and Nobel and filled with a pair of funky reading glasses…… this will be the final touch for the gift basket…Great ideas….I have added Handmade Beginnings and Small Stash Sewing to my Amazon wish list!!!!!!!

  542. katia says:

    I like the monogramed canvas bag for me , NOT my mother!

  543. Deborah says:

    Candy construction – – – YUM! Also, {heart} the stencil tote bag!

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  544. Stace says:

    Great post today, I am going to have to try those cookies! πŸ™‚

  545. Temima says:

    Can’t get over all these wonderful tutorials!
    thank you!!!

  546. Karo says:

    those silhouette cushions are such a fabulous idea. my MIL would go completely batty over something like that.

  547. Shira says:

    wow the purse and the glasses case are so pretty! I’m certainly gonna make them πŸ™‚

  548. Genevieve says:

    Great ideas again! Thanks for the inspiration!

  549. Gali says:

    love the Glasses Case. it’s a “must do”.

  550. Consuelo says:

    What wonderful and beautiful ideas. I’d love the book for sure!

  551. Lara Thorarinsdottir says:

    OMG! that monogrammed tote is gorgeous!

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