November 5 ~ Deck the Halls

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Every Friday in November we’ll share some of our favorite tutorials, fabrics, recipes, printables and shops to help you deck the halls for holiday cheer!

Make It

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We love the contrast and impact of this Snowflake Pillow from Amy at Diary of a Quilter. With canvas, fusible interfacing, red felt and a little time, you can create a flurry of snowflakes of your own!
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It’s impossible to resist these darling Snow Globe Soaps from Brenda at Alphamom. You’ll want to make a big batch!
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Hot glue, some favorite fabric and a cheap wreath base is all you’ll need to create a Scrappy Wreath to make your door festive throughout the holiday season! Emily shows you how at Piccadilly Peddlers.
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Turn old sweaters into new Felted Sweater Stockings for the entire family with Simone’s tutorial at Craftevolution.
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Visit Sandi at Portabello Pixie and look on the right sidebar for her Ribbon Candy Ornaments PDF tutorial. We love the color and fun these bring to a tree!

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Advent Calendar, Stockings from a Vintage Quilt, Quilted Tree Skirt, Wrap & Present, More Deck the Halls, Write It & Wrap It, Holidays at Home Part One, Part Two, Part Three & Part Four, Celebration Tutorials

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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Keep things tidy and add a little holiday spirit with these Letterpressed Pub Coasters, designed and individually letterpressed by Julia of Red Bird Ink.

Mix It

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Ginger and chocolate pack a powerful punch in these little Gingerbread Truffles from RecipeGirl.

Print It

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Tricia of Trillustrations shares these big Gift Tags that you can download & print to add some cupcake cuteness to your next sweet gift.

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 KJoel Dewberry
(F & W Media, $27.99, ISBN: 0896899241)

From the Publisher:

Create a unique style for your life, whether you’re at work or play! Joel Dewberry balances modern fabric designs and fresh color palettes with an eclectic mix of elements to achieve a memorable and comfortable environment injected with personality.Whether you’re a crafter, sewer, quilter or style seeker you’ll love the distinctive looks with simple how-to fabric projects and loads of inspiration. In the end, if you’re interested in delivering a fresh approach to styling your life that is accessible and easily accomplished, then Sewn Spaces is for you.

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

From the Publisher:

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

Cherished Quilts for Babies and Kids: From Baby and Kid Projects to High School Graduation Gifts
By Better Homes & Gardens
(Wiley, $24.99, 978-0-470-56807-1)

From the Publisher:

Heirloom quilting and sewing are perennial favorites and continue to enjoy an upsurge in popularity as crafters look for more ways to hone their skills to make beautiful handmade pieces.

With Cherished Quilts for Babies and Kids, readers will find a stunning collection of 35 heirloom-quality quilting projects-5 of which have never appeared in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Every quilt is “quilter tested to ensure consistent results and the book’s convenient concealed spiral binding makes it a snap for quilters to lay open flat and follow along.

  • Full-size patterns for all projects, including a quilt diagram, easy assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations
  • Ideas and inspiration for making beautiful throws and bed-sized quilts
  • Beautiful full-color photographs of every project

Perfect for gift-giving to children from birth to high school-age, the projects range from crib- and bed-sized quilts to keepsakes and more.

Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps
By Sandi Henderson
(Wiley, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-53924-8)

From the Publisher:

Sewing with scraps is an economical way to make the most of your designer fabrics-as well as a fun way to use up a stash of your favorite leftovers for smaller projects. Michael Miller fabric designer Sandi Henderson holds to the adage “waste not, want not” to deliver a collection of innovative sewing projects that lets you make the most of bits and pieces of your beloved fabrics.

From a market skirt to a butterfly pin, from an embellished table cloth to hip hair accessories, Sewing Bits and Pieces gives you 35 sewing projects to make unique pieces that are perfect for gift-giving (or keeping for yourself)!

  • Features gorgeous full-color photography throughout
  • Detailed instructions walk you through each project
  • Sandi’s popular Portabello Pixie blog is read by thousands every day

Packed with tons of fun, innovative projects, Sewing Bits and Pieces will have you creating sewing masterpieces in no time.

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

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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628 Responses to November 5 ~ Deck the Halls

  1. The snowflake pillow is great, I want a drift of them in my living room 🙂

  2. Mel says:


  3. Squeaks says:

    I’m definitely making that snowflake pillow!

  4. L says:

    All of today’s books look so interesting!

  5. Paula says:

    The Scrappy Wreath is very cute, would love to try it!

  6. Kristen says:

    Deck the halls indeed, can’t wait to do just that!

  7. Jansie says:

    So much to love. Oh my gosh. Definitely trying the soaps. And hoping to win the book on using up scraps!

  8. Christy says:

    awww, sweet ideas. love them all!

  9. Jen C. says:

    great links and projects!

  10. Julie says:

    Please pick me! lol 🙂

  11. Michelle P says:

    Can’t wait to try those soaps!!

  12. Anna says:

    I think we’ll be adding snow globe soaps to our advent calendar of activities!

  13. I am definitely going to be making that snow globe soap with my kids! What a fun craft!

  14. Bethany says:

    I especially love the snowflake pillow, thanks for sharing!

  15. Jesse says:

    The wreath is a really good idea, and it would be easy to do for other holidays too.

  16. Tanya says:

    It’s great that there are projects kids can make this year – the little star tag on said projects is really handy and a great idea too. Thanks for that!!

  17. Celeste says:

    The truffles sound divine!

  18. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    Love the ribbon candy ornaments. I love to put things on the tree that I (or my daughters) have made. It makes it more special to us…

  19. Faith says:

    I remember making snowglobes. How fun.

  20. Debra says:

    OH my…love the soap snow globe. Too cute.

  21. Corrina Colquhoun says:

    Ribbon candy looks good enought to eat. Want to try the soap as well. Great job!! Thanks for all the effort!!

  22. miktha says:

    my favorite today is the scrappy wreath..

  23. Paige says:

    Snow globe soap! I love it!

  24. Terea says:

    Would love, love, love the chance to win any one of these wonderful books!!

  25. Carrie says:

    Wow, that soap looks really fun. I think all the neighbor kids will be getting that for Christmas.

  26. Love those ideas!!

  27. Lynda says:

    The scrappy wreath is a great idea!

  28. Carrie says:

    Gingerbread truffles… yum.

  29. Margaret says:

    Great gift ideas!

  30. Carrie says:

    that wreath is so great. Love that idea.

  31. Holly Walsh says:

    I think the snow globe soaps are the latest thing I’m addign to my list… and I want to win the new Lotta Jansdotter book! Or the quilt one 🙂

  32. love the snowflake pillow!!

  33. Jennifer says:

    I really like those snow globe soaps. They’d be great for a new baby too with a little rubber ducky or something inside!

  34. SaraD says:

    Love the snow-globe soap idea!

  35. Melissa Babecka says:

    I want to make the snow globe soaps with my daughter. I would love to win the quilt book.
    Fingers crossed,
    Melissa B.

  36. Laura says:

    the quilt on the cover of cherished quilts is just perfect!! also, gonna have to make that wreath!!!

  37. JaneR says:

    The snowflake pillow has lots of possibilities for my gift list.

  38. Anne says:

    Wow! Now I must get my sewing machine tuned up for the big push for Christmas gifts. Thanks!

  39. Tara H. says:

    Love the snow globe soaps!

  40. Lina says:

    That snow globe soap is such fun!

  41. April says:

    I have so many fabric scraps. These books would be great to do something new and with stuff I have around the house.

  42. Leisha says:


  43. Melissa says:

    These books look awesome – thanks for the chance to win!

  44. linda says:

    Loving this series on the blog – thank you for all the great ideas… And I’m a big fan of Lotta Jansdotter and love her books – yay!

  45. Claudia says:

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

  46. Danielle says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these ideas out!

  47. Lauren says:

    Some really great tutorials! The snow globe soap is unlike anything I have ever seen before.

  48. Roberta says:

    Love the snowflake pillow and the ribbon candy ornaments…simple is sometimes best 😉

  49. Laurie says:

    Ribbon Candy Ornaments–YUMMM!!

  50. Rachelle says:

    thanks for posting these are great!

  51. bookboxer says:

    What an absolutely wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

  52. alcheme says:

    Truffles look really good!!

  53. Sophia Patterson says:

    Love the ribbon candy ornaments!

  54. Jennwith4 says:

    So very cool

  55. Natacha says:

    That soap seems nearly too pretty to be used!

  56. Kirsten says:

    Truffles and snowglobe soaps. Adorable and yummy!!!

  57. Sarah Lorde says:

    More wonderful tutorials

  58. Deb says:

    Thanks once again for the great links!

  59. DebbieKL says:

    Love the quilt on the cover of Cherished Quilts!

  60. nilly says:

    the Gingerbread Truffles look yummie!

  61. Samantha says:

    How cute are those ribbon ornaments? Love those!

  62. Julie says:

    The ribbon candy ornaments are to-die for. They would make great little gifts, too.

  63. Nancy says:

    I would love to win any one of these wonderful books. Thanks also for the Deck the Halls tutorials. I’m going to give the ribbon candy ornament a try.

  64. bess says:

    those gingerbread truffles look so yummy.

  65. Mara says:

    Great collection of books!

  66. Donna B. says:

    Those soaps would make the best stocking stuffers……….now to get busy and stop drooling.

  67. Greeblygreebly says:

    Those snow globe soaps are PERFECT! I’ve been wanting something small and unique we could make for a ton of extended family and friends this year.

  68. Amanda says:

    How can I turn down truffles!

  69. Thanks for the great ideas!

  70. knitsewreadlove says:

    SO much inspiration… and I can hardly wait to taste the gingerbread truffles! ;0)

  71. Leesa says:

    Love the Christmas decorations.

  72. Tricia says:

    Oh those truffles look so good.

  73. I love the scrappy wreath, so cute!!

  74. Hilary says:

    This whole page makes me want to start decorating right now.

  75. Tara says:

    Great Tutorials.

  76. kelli says:

    Ribbon candy ornaments & gingerbread truffles…I’m all set!

  77. Samantha says:

    This may be the year for the snow globe soaps!

  78. Deanne Johnson says:

    Those truffles look delicious.

  79. Erika M says:

    Great stuff!

  80. Greta says:

    very awesome ideas!

  81. Megan says:

    Cute wreath!

  82. BrandiS says:

    Love those snow globe soaps!

  83. maryanne says:

    I love the snowflake cushion. The red felt looks fantastic.

  84. Lauranie says:

    Gingerbread truffels…oh my!! i think i will attempt the ribbon candy ornaments this year…i have tons of ribbon!! 🙂 Thanks!

  85. elana says:

    i don’t celebrate christmas, but those coasters are awesome…perfect for winter drinks.

  86. Breanna S says:

    The snow globes would make great christmas party favors.

  87. Terri says:

    Snowflake pillow is a must do!!! : ) Love the soap and the wreath!!! Thanks again for such lovely inspiration!!!

  88. Xandi says:

    Such exciting books – thanks!

  89. Mhairi says:

    Ribbon Candy ornaments – check that off the list. Love the other projects too. Thanks

  90. Elle says:

    Wow! Wonderful ideas and fun books too.

  91. Missie says:

    I just love the wreath, and the snowflake pillow is adorable too.

  92. Rebmara says:

    truffles, yummie!

  93. Jenny says:

    the ideas just keep coming! thanks so much for gathering so many great tutorials.

  94. Jill B says:

    I love the snowflake pillow 🙂

  95. PeachRainbow says:


  96. Maria says:

    Great ideas to make with children.

  97. Alana says:

    Cute pillow, and I think I’m going to have to make those truffles!

  98. Bonnie says:

    Apparently my new neighborhood has quite the baking and gifting scene at the holidays….chocolate gingerbread truffles might make quite a good showing 🙂 Thanks!

  99. Saskia says:

    Love the snowflake pillow!

  100. Great scrappy wreath!

  101. Wendy B says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful links.

  102. Katherine says:

    Those ribbons are really pretty!

  103. Tanis says:

    gingerbread truffles sound yummy, and that soap is so cute!

  104. Rachel says:

    I like the snowflake pillow tutorial – I was going to put one up on my blog as that’s something I’ve found very fun to make and visually powerful. I use fleece rather than felt for my snowflake appliques though.

  105. Sara says:

    Wonderful ideas!

  106. Jennifer DeVries says:

    I guess I’d better get busy! I think I could actually do some of those fun snowflake pillows!

  107. Kristin says:

    Everything is so pretty. Love the books though!

  108. Sarah says:

    I love the homemade soap!

  109. Kristine says:

    The soaps are so cute! And the truffles look delicious!

  110. Kristi in AL says:

    May let the kids try Snow Globe soaps . . . . .and gonna grab the gift tags!

  111. I love the ribbon candy ornaments! The soap looks like a fun thing to try with my granddaughter! thanks

  112. Dianne McLean says:

    Some really cool ideas!

  113. Adrienne says:

    Love the pillow!

  114. S A says:


  115. Annie says:

    I looooove the snow globe soap! SO CUTE!

  116. Veronica says:

    What great books and tutorials!

  117. jeni says:

    I just added those soaps to my kid-crafting list! What fun those will be. My youngest only has 7 kids in his class–maybe we’ll make these for gifts.

  118. Heidi Myers says:

    I love finding such great holiday ideas on here. I would also love to win one of these books!

  119. Cute pillow.

  120. Aubrey says:

    mmm….gingerbread truffles. Sound delicious.

  121. Mary says:

    I can’t wait to make the soap’!!

  122. Mama24Monkeys says:

    Cherished quilts for babies and kids just made my christmas list.
    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  123. Jessica says:

    The snow globe soaps are to die for!

  124. Deidre says:

    Love the snow globe soaps — what a great idea!

  125. Erin says:

    The Cherished Quilt book looks great! Thanks for fun tutorials for Christmas!

  126. alisha says:

    Love the snow globe soap.

  127. Holly says:

    I totally love the ribbon candy craft! *off to bookmark it*

  128. Julia says:

    decorations!! My favorite!!Great ideas…and gingerbread truffles! YUM!!

  129. Marcia W. says:

    The snowflake pillow is great looking. Hope I win Joel Dewberry’s book!

  130. Tanya says:

    So fun, makes me eager to celebrate Christmas!

  131. Maureen says:

    All are great projects to do!

  132. Kimberly says:

    Just earlier today I was thinking of how to make a snowflake pillow very similar to the one pictured. Perfect timing! I love these lists.

  133. Shawna says:

    I love the Scrappy Wreath, such a perfect use for all the little bits and pieces!

  134. Betsyline says:

    Great projects and I love the books!

  135. Andrea says:

    Off to check out the soap Tute!

  136. Elizabeth says:

    such great ideas!

  137. Robin E. says:

    How cute is the soap and ribbon candy decorations!

  138. Laura Reich says:

    The ribbon candy ornaments are crazy cute.

  139. Laurel says:

    We are choosing a handmade Christmas this year, so I’m loving the fount of ideas.

  140. Laura W. says:

    Love the snowglobe soap! I might try to make that with my girls! 🙂

  141. erin says:

    The truffles look yummy!

  142. Heidi P says:

    Sew Mama Sew is making everyday in November feel like Christmas with all these gift ideas!

  143. Eve Nicole says:

    I love the felted sweater stocking. I’m thinking that I need to make a stocking or two. Thanks for the tutorials.

  144. gabriella says:

    Love all the ideas!

  145. Alex says:

    felted stockings! great idea!

  146. That snowflake pillow is gorgeous!

  147. Jeannie D. says:

    Mmmmmmm…heavenly truffles. Also, I love the simplicity of red and white; might have to make a few pillows too!

  148. Emily says:

    Gingerbread truffles- yum!

  149. SheilaC says:

    Those ribbon candy ornaments are great!

    Thank you


  150. nadine says:

    Free gift tags!? Yes please!

  151. jennifer says:

    such great ideas!!!

  152. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials. Going to try the ribbon candy ornaments this weekend!

  153. Michelle J. says:

    Love it – can’t wait to deck the halls

  154. Natalie says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! My daughter and I are gonna have so much fun making those adorable soaps 🙂

  155. Tiffany says:

    Snow globe soap. What an awesome idea!

  156. Theresa says:

    So many tutorials to choose from! Snow globe soap! Ribbon ornaments! I’m loving it!

  157. Shannon Beckstead says:

    Very cute tutorials!

  158. Tracy L says:

    I covert that sewen spaces books, I really want it 🙂 And those truffles sound great!

  159. Kay says:

    oooh… I love Lotta!

  160. Tabitha says:

    I so want to make those soaps!

  161. Jeanne S says:

    Can’t decide if I should start the scrappy wreath or make a batch of truffles first. Yum

  162. WandaFish says:

    The Handmade Holiday series just gets better and better! Thank you for all the hard work that’s gone into it.

  163. VickiT says:

    Great tutorials. Love the pillow and the soap.

  164. Sharon T. says:

    Those truffles look delicious!

  165. Elizabeth says:

    Handmade Holidays is the best – such great ideas!

  166. Kat says:

    Oh, those truffles look yummmmmmmmi.

  167. Ramona says:

    I love the ribbon candy ornaments and the snowflake pillow. Those truffles look yummy!

  168. rebecca says:

    Loving those soaps. My son would have a blast making them.

  169. Ellu says:

    Oh, so gorgeous giveaways!

  170. Karen says:

    I love the look of the scrappy wreath – definitely on my “To Do” list!

  171. Morgan says:

    My daughter is in love with the snow globe soap. Well, why wouldn’t she be? Great tutorials, great giveaways. Thanks!

  172. Stephanie says:

    I think gingerbread truffles might just be the best thing you’ve ever posted! 🙂

  173. Samurai Mom says:

    I am mad about creative wreaths. The scrappy wreath is perfect.

  174. Stacy says:

    luv the scrappy wreath!

  175. Ana says:

    Love the pillow and the ribbon candy ornaments!!

  176. Sarah L. says:

    Gingerbread Truffles! Where do I sign?

  177. Beth Mc says:

    I love the snow globes. They would be a great project for my girl scouts.

  178. Liz says:

    Very nice! The soaps are super cute!!

  179. Mama Lusco says:

    Those truffles look delish!

  180. Lobela says:

    If every Friday’s posts are as great as this, I’m going to be a busy girl!

  181. Rebecca says:

    Love these great ideas for home decor. I think I am going to be making the adorable wreath with the kids.

  182. Kristina says:

    Love the soap idea!

  183. Rachel Locke says:

    I really want to try those gingerbread truffles!!
    Thanks for the great tips.

  184. Marianne says:

    Those truffles do sound good!

  185. Jennifer says:

    Ooh those ribbon candy ornaments are adorable!

  186. Nicole Balazs says:

    LOVE the snowglobe soap! Awesome idea 🙂

  187. Jaclyn says:

    Those snow globe soaps are so cute, and that chocolate looks amazing.

    Adding to my to do list….

  188. Eleanor says:

    I am really loving the ideas. I can’t wait to get started on them.

  189. Ima says:

    That snow globe soap is such a good idea!

  190. marilyn podoll says:

    great ideas…can’t wait for Christmas

  191. kathyh says:

    the recipe looks fun to try.

  192. Liz says:

    letterpressed coasters? yes please!

  193. Mrs. Pear says:

    Love the gift tags!

  194. Natalie says:

    Love the up-cycled sweaters into stockings! I’ve been wondering what to do with those not-so-cute Christmas sweaters.

  195. kim says:

    those little soaps are too darn cute!

  196. Martha says:

    The wreath is beautiful! I may have to attempt that.

  197. carrot cake says:

    Awesome books! Love the gift tags too.

  198. Holly U says:

    Great idea for a stash busting wreat.

  199. Nikki Rainey says:

    The snow globe soap sounds so fun.

  200. Summer says:

    Oh, there is just never enough time for all I want to do!! I LOVE the scrappy wreath and stocking!

  201. Erin says:

    That soap is simply adorable! I love the snowflake pillow as well, makes me want to add 100 more throw pillows to my living room.

  202. Hashi says:

    Love that jeep with button wheels.

  203. I can’t wait to show my 12-year-old daughter the snow globe shop. She’s just developed an interest in soap making and I think she will love it.

  204. Sara says:

    Love the soap!

  205. Janice Svercek says:

    Another day with great ideas!

  206. Mary Lou says:

    Cute pillow. Thanks for the giveaway

  207. Julee says:

    Super cute…again, all this creativity is amazing! I am excited about making those very cool snowglobe soaps!

  208. Kathy says:

    I’m really grateful for the exposure to all of these good books… will have to see what our library might carry (or order!). Thanks for the fun craft ideas too. Hooray for a handmade holiday!

  209. Ali says:

    That pillow is so cute!

  210. Elizabeth says:

    What cute Christmas gift tags! Thanks for the download!

  211. Rebecca says:

    Lovely Ideas! Really enjoying HH this year!

  212. Nicole says:

    The kids are already asking me when they can make soap.

  213. Cindy B. says:

    Dreaming of what to make next……Gingerbread Truffles mm.

  214. Fay says:

    So many great tutorials, love the felted stockings!

  215. dorothy says:

    I’m loving these tutorials!

  216. Andi says:

    So many great tutorials – where to start? I love the options for kids can make it, too.

  217. Jennifer M says:

    the snow globe reindeer is just precious! LOVE it!

  218. Staci says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some sweater stockings for my family! Thanks for the tutorial.

  219. Shara says:

    Great ideas! I love that snowflake pillow!

  220. Lindsey G says:

    Love the sweater stockings!

  221. Jo says:

    All those books look great! I’d better start making my Christmas list 🙂

  222. JDMcC says:

    Such great ideas! Love that you included gifts that kids can make–that’s one of our favorite traditions…a crafty Christmas.

  223. Gail says:

    Those soaps look like a great project to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  224. Kristin says:

    Wow some great holiday ideas!

  225. Jennifer says:

    I’m going to make that scrappy wreath for sure!

  226. Sarah Vee says:

    Love these books. Great for a gift for me or some of the sewists on my Christmas list. Cheers to you for making this holiday gift giving season sew easy!

  227. Debbie says:

    What great ideas! I especially like the pillow.

  228. Johanna says:

    I love love love the snow globe soap! Actually I have never seen anything like this before and I have to give it a try. My family is probably going to hate me for getting everyone soap for christmas 🙂

  229. Anya says:

    Will definitely be making the snow globe soaps with or for my kids this year!

  230. Jessica says:

    Those snow globe soaps are genius! Many thanks!

  231. JJ says:

    Oops! Might be a day too late but didn’t want to miss the opportunity. Gingerbread truffles are on my To Do list.

  232. Emory says:

    That soap idea is so cute!

  233. lisa says:

    love the snowglobe soap! and finally, a stocking fit for a boy. i love the dark grey.
    two of those books in particular look so awesome to me: handmade living and sewing bits and pieces look like they’d keep me busy and inspired all year!

  234. desiree says:

    Yum those truffles look delicious.

  235. Christy says:

    ooo I’ve been a fan of Lotta Jansdotter for such a long time & would love her book. I think she’d be a fan of the red snowflake pillow too.

  236. Carmen says:

    I’ll be sharing the soap tutorial with a friend who will love the idea!! Thanks!!

  237. Sue says:

    I really like all the posts. There is so much to choose from for the holidays you almost don’t have to look else where to get ideas. Thanks.

  238. Betsy M says:

    I just printed off those cute labels. They are perfect. Thanks.

  239. Judy R says:

    Love the wreath and ribbon ornaments. The Cherished Quilts book is going on my wishlist.

  240. Amy says:

    Those truffles sound amazing and the ornaments and wreath are gorgeous. I better get crafting!

  241. I love the Scandinavian home book (I’ve had that one on my Amazon wish list since I read about it) but they all look good. I’m going to have to check out how to make the snow globe soap – it’s so cute and I could make it with the teens I work with! Thanks for all these great ideas.

  242. Chrissy says:

    Oh! I love those pillows!

  243. Becky says:

    The ribbon candy ornaments are so cute!

  244. Megan says:

    Snow globe soaps! How frackin adorable. That looks like a fun winter project 🙂

  245. Kathy H says:

    Those ribbon ornaments are cute. I would love to make them.

  246. annie says:

    I love that wreath!

  247. Jennifer says:

    The treasured quilts look so sweet. And I love Lotta!

  248. Jen C. says:

    great projects!

  249. D'Lane says:

    That wreath is just what my door needs!

  250. Janet K says:

    The snow globe soap! That would be a perfect gift project with my kids, thank you! (and I love all of the giveaway books today too)

  251. Bailey says:

    Fun ideas!

  252. Andria says:

    I love that snowflake pillow!

  253. Stacy S. says:

    Love the soap! My daughter will love to help make that for sure.

  254. Sarah J says:

    I love the scrappy wreath…

  255. Lisa L. says:

    Those ribbon candy ornaments are so clever! Love!

  256. Sandy says:

    The ribbon candy ornaments are adorable!

  257. Louby Lou says:

    I have this book marked (no pun intended) on Amazon, so would love to win! SMS christmas inspiration is always my favourite time of year!

  258. Beth says:

    LOVE the idea of sharing such fun ideas each Friday!!! Oooo … hoping to win one of those great books! Thanks for doing all this!

  259. Emily S says:

    Awesome prizes today! Love Joel’s book!

  260. elizabeth says:

    Love the soaps 🙂

  261. Jane says:

    I love the Ribbon Candy tute, I can see those in my future.

  262. Cindi C says:

    Great “stuff” today. Can’t wait to try the soap!!!!

  263. All those books seam so wonderful!

  264. Addie says:

    Love the wreath!

  265. sorahart says:

    Don’t want to get so caught up in sewing that I forget to decorate the house! Thanks for the reminder!

  266. Papgena says:

    Such great ideas!!!!
    It’s a pitty I don’t know how to work with soap, that Snow Globe Soap it’s sooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!

  267. Mel says:

    I love working with felt so I think the snowflake pillow is a keeper!

  268. ~Heather says:

    Snow globes – ah,yes, a must this year!

  269. Cynthia says:

    Oh my…gingerbread truffles. Yum!

  270. Erika says:

    What a wonderful Scrappy Wreath! A good one to be creative with kids. Thanks for the idea!

  271. Kadybug says:

    Fun! Snow Globe soap and ribbon candy ornaments are on my must do list this year!

  272. Michelle H says:

    ooo I was flipping through “Sewn Spaces” yesterday at the book store and had to put it down (darn budgeted spending). I would love to win it!

  273. I look forward to the Handmade Holidays every year! The fresh ideas and simple sewing are so refreshing! Thanks for all you do to get this ready for us to enjoy! I think I’ll be making snow globe soaps with my grands this weekend!!

  274. Thanks for the Christmas ideas! I love Christmas!

  275. Bobbi Beito says:

    I am all about hand-made goodies for my home these days – especially now that the holidays are coming! I think the Lotta Jansdotter book looks like a wonderful piece to have on-hand for inspiration and motivation to make my rented home all my own!

  276. jill says:

    I love seeing all these new ideas each day!

  277. T says:

    I love the stocking!

  278. Sam says:

    Love the snowflake pillow!

  279. Tara says:

    Thank you for the wonderful ideas! I feel inspired!

  280. Morgan says:

    Already plotting a batch of snow globe soap!

  281. Jeni says:

    Love the ornaments!

  282. Carrie says:

    Love all the Christmas ideas!

  283. Holly says:

    I think my Mom would love to have a couple of coordinating snowflake pillows–I’ve added them to my ‘make’ list for this month!

  284. Rochelle says:

    I’ll definitely be making that adorable wreath!

  285. Jessica h says:

    Cute ideas!

  286. Katie says:

    This gets the Christmas juices flowing!

  287. Jamie says:

    Chocolate gingerbread truffles–yum.

  288. Kelly Sas says:

    Some great project ideas and inspiration here once again today! Oh my, two of the books you are offering up to win are on my Christmas list – Joel Dewberry’s & Sandi Henderson’s… but I might have to add the quilt one too. Thanks for a great blog and the chance to win!

  289. Jess says:

    The ribbon candy ornaments are so cute! I will definitely be making some for my friends and family! (And me of course!)

  290. Nydia says:

    I am loving the gingerbread truffles. It has been a while since I have baked or made treats for the holidays but these can definitely get me out of retirement to try them out. I would love to get my hands on the Sewn Spaces book. I have been getting into sewing lately even though I have absolutely no experience, so I am always looking for any great ideas I can apply around my home. This blog has definitely helped a lot in that with all the wonderful ideas.

  291. Nicole says:

    I just love the soap idea, can’t wait to make it and give some out to our teachers!

  292. kati says:

    love these posts. the snowglobe soap is too cute!

  293. Lizzie F. says:

    *squeeee* look at those pillows!! I want a million snowflakes 😀

  294. Adeena says:

    The snow globe soap is a winner in my house!

  295. I love all these new ideas each day!

  296. JennyS says:

    I love the scrappy wreath and the gingerbread truffles. Sound delicious!

  297. Kate F. says:

    It’s almost unfair how much “Sewn Spaces” makes me want to buy Ginseng, when it’s so hard to find now!

  298. Amanda says:

    The mini snowglobe soaps are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  299. Donna says:

    I love how you not only give sewing ideas, but also a recipe too.

  300. Maeve says:

    Great ideas for the holidays. Love this month of projects for the season of joy!

  301. Kimmie says:

    Oh, I love crafty books! And the fun tutorials!

  302. Charmaine says:

    thank you for posting some links to your archived projects…sometimes it is hard to remember where to find them.

  303. Limor says:

    The snow globe soap is adorable. It might be a fund project to do with our playdate group.

  304. Joy Toal says:

    So many cute projects and not enough time…. so hard to restrain myself, but I guess I should pick just one for now!

  305. Sarah Wick says:

    You all just keep on giving. Thanks!

  306. alison says:

    so many beautiful things so little time! could handmade holidays happen in June next year!?

  307. Courtney says:

    Love the scrappy wreath — great post today!

  308. Sarah AJ says:

    Love everything!

  309. Brigette says:

    All of the books look really interesting to me!

  310. Jessica C says:

    I will be making those gingerbread truffles soon. And the pillow is adorable!

  311. Katie says:

    such wonderful little projects to make… if only my days had 36 hours in them instead of 24.

  312. Serena says:

    I love the snow globe soap!!

  313. Lauren says:

    Love these ideas!

  314. elsa says:

    really like those letter pressed pub coasters! and of course everything else!

  315. Jenn Lee says:

    That snowflake pillow is going on my To-Make list right away. And those truffles sound so good!

  316. Carrie says:

    Thanks for posting this so early–there’s still plenty of time to try out some of these fun projects!

  317. Laura says:

    Holiday projects are my favorite – thanks for the post!

  318. Jen B says:

    That snowflake pillow is fabulous!

  319. Jocelyn says:

    I’ll have to try making some of those ornaments. They’re so pretty!

  320. EllaJac says:

    That is the coolest soap ever!

  321. Crystal says:

    Gingerbread truffles are going on my to-do list! Thanks for more great shares!!

  322. this month is going to be fun with all those homemade tutorials!

  323. Veronica G. says:

    I’m totally going to make that wreath, it looks gorgoeus! thanks again for the great ideas!

  324. Shannon H says:

    yummy, gingerbread truffles!! I would do a happy dance if I won one of those awesome books!!

  325. Amy says:

    I love Christmas crafts!

  326. Naomi says:

    Can’t wait to do the soaps with my kids. Great gift for their friends!

  327. Stacey says:

    Ok, those snow globe soaps are TOO CUTE!!

  328. Thanks for all the great ideas. Love the snowglobe soap!

  329. Kate says:

    I love these ideas! The truffles look awesome!

  330. Christy says:

    I am so EXCITED that handmade holidays is back again! Thanks so much ladies for organizing this tremendous undertaking, it is so greatly appreciated!

  331. nopinkhere says:

    The snowflake pillow and ribbon candy ornaments are really neat! Thank you!

  332. Kati says:

    That scrappy wreath would be beautiful on my front door. And I have an entire Rubbermaid bucket full of scraps that I saved for a rainy day project…

  333. Amber says:

    So many great ideas! I’m looking forward to every day this month.

  334. Amy C says:

    These are wonderful ideas! We’re doing a DIY xmas exchange with the families this year (except for the kids) so this is perfect!

  335. Christy Lamm says:

    I would love a new project book. Love the handmade holidays! Thanks!

  336. QSOgirl says:

    oooh, i’m getting more and more in the holiday spirit as i read these posts!! thanks for all the wonderful inspiration 🙂

  337. Heidi Anderson says:

    I love the ribbon candy ornaments! My Grandma always had a dish full every christmas. Now I can have them without the sticky fingers!

  338. Seanna Lea says:

    I love the truffles, though I’ll admit that I first thought they were candles when I saw the bit of ginger sticking out like a wick!

  339. Erin says:

    Wonderful tutorials! I can’t wait to make the snow globe soap for a little girl who collects snow globes!

  340. Jen says:

    Ginger truffles and Joel Dewberry’s book = a decadent break for a tired moma!

  341. Hannah says:

    love the snowflake pillow, we may be having a blizzard in our living room!

  342. Heather S says:

    My Girl Scout troop is having a ‘make your parents a gift’ sleep over. Your posts the last few days have been quite inspiring! Thank you. Oh, and I need that Handmade Living book.

  343. Vanessa says:

    Love the soap! I will have to try it!

  344. Serena says:

    Gingerbread truffles? Mmmmmm!

    I love the snowflake pillow. I think felt is one of the handiest fabrics you can have on hand. It’s so great!

  345. Va says:

    Oh, Oh! Me, me! (And I promise to share then with my mother-in-law.)

  346. Tiffany says:

    What great tutorials! I like the snowglobe!!!

  347. Jessica says:

    Those truffles look wonderful–great accompaniment to an afternoon of sewing.

  348. Sonya M says:

    oooh, that cherished quilts book looks wonderful!
    Thanks for the great tutes again today!

  349. KT says:

    Love the snowglobe soaps–that will be a great project for the kids to make for their grandparents! Decorative, and useful, too! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  350. Jeannine says:

    Thanks for compiling these!

  351. Beth says:

    Those truffles look amazing!

  352. Gina says:

    I love the fabric wreath! Great use of fabric scraps!

  353. Sarah says:

    The book about using your scraps looks awesome!

  354. mjb says:

    There are a couple books there I would love to win!

  355. christine says:

    gingerbread truffles and great tutorials? who needs to go out christmas shopping? not me! thank you!

  356. Lisa says:

    Those truffles look yummmmmy! Fun tutorials too! Thanks.

  357. Amy says:

    I need to make that wreath! Lovely!

  358. Heidi says:

    Great ideas once again.

  359. Rebecca says:

    Those gingerbread truffles look so good!

  360. Krystal M says:

    Great projects…but my eyes went straight down to the truffles. Yum!

  361. Those snow globe soaps are adorable!

  362. ChrissyB says:

    that soap looks so cute. We just may have to make a bunch of batches for our friends!

  363. Allisa says:

    Love the tutorials & inspiration! Ready to break out the holiday music & get stitching 🙂

  364. kate C. says:

    That book on handmade spaces looks really neat! thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  365. Jennifer says:

    The soaps are a perfect project to do with my daughter – thanks!

  366. Katiegirl says:

    LOVE the soap!!!! Great gift idea for teachers and relatives!

  367. Cathie says:

    Great inspiration. I like the wreath.

  368. Sarah-E says:

    That ribbon candy will be all over my tree this year!

  369. amy says:

    This entire series of handmades has my head spinning. I love it! Thank you.

  370. Carmen says:

    Ah, still more beautiful projects and books! Thanks so much, as always. I’m totally going to enjoy this entire month, I just know it!

  371. Debbie says:

    Love all of the ideas!! thanks for helping with my Christmas list!!

  372. Carla says:

    This post has me humming Christmas carols!!

  373. Jana says:

    Alas, I wish I had more hours in the day
    To give me more time to play…
    The whirrrrr of the sewing machine in my house
    is already music in the ears of every mouse;
    But these great ideas for the Holidays
    will just continue to feed my sewing craze!!

  374. sara says:

    great stuff once again! think i’ll be trying the scrappy wreath! 🙂

  375. robyn says:

    beautiful projects yet again!

  376. Mindy says:

    I love the felted sweater stockings! I’m definitely going to give that a try! Lotta Jansdotter’s book looks so fun! I’d love to win it! 🙂

  377. Jaimie says:

    love the ribbion candy ornamnets!

  378. katie says:

    Ooo, that snow globe soap is so fun! I think the kids and I will definitely have to give that a try. Really like the snowflake pillow as well. Love the simplicity and modern feel. Thanks for another great roundup and great giveaways!

  379. Michaela says:

    Thanks for some fun inspiration! Now I need to get some chores done so I can indulge in a little creative time…

  380. Michele says:

    Love the scrappy wreath!

  381. SofiAlgarvia says:

    If kids can make this scrappy wreath, i’ll have to try it!

  382. amber says:

    Ooh love the quilt book. My mother-in-law has been making quilts for all the grandkids – maybe I would even let her borrow it!

  383. Molly DeFazio says:

    I love the non-traditional felted wool stocking with the row of buttons and the truck applique – gets my creative juices flowing! If you do not have wool sweaters around, polyester fleece is a nice fabric to make cute stockings out of b/c it acts so much like felted wool.

  384. Amy says:

    Oh, gingerbread truffles. Yum!

  385. Nicole says:

    Too cute! I’m thinking those pillows would make cute gifts for my sister, too… 🙂

  386. Camille says:

    I love that wreath!

  387. Megan says:

    Oh wow, that snowflake pillow is gorgeous. I’m headed over to check out that tutorial now. Thanks!

  388. Kristin says:

    Those soaps are so cute!

  389. Katie says:

    that wreath is awesome! can’t wait to try it!!

  390. Deb DeChurch says:

    Wonderful gift ideas—love the snowglobe soap!

  391. Jen says:

    Lovely books and tutorials!

  392. JJ says:

    This is really getting me excited for the holidays!

  393. Julia says:

    I love Lotta Jansdotter’s sense of style so Handmade Living looks like a great book!

  394. Allison says:

    I love the snowflake pillow! I love holiday decorations that you can use all season.

  395. Tara says:

    I hope my little ones take an extra long nap, so I can get to work on those plllows!

  396. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for these GREAT ideas!

  397. Jolene says:

    Oooh, I love that wreath-definitely going to give that a try 🙂

  398. Chasley says:

    Wow!!! I would die to have any of these books today.

  399. Rachel G. says:

    I am loving all of the tutorials this year!

  400. Java Jane says:

    I love what you show here, but it is even more fun to explore the linked blogs. Now to stop reading and start sewing!

  401. Jessy says:

    love the pillow and soap!

  402. Andreia says:

    I would try the gingerbread truffles recioe.

  403. Brooke says:

    I LOVE the snowflake pillow and the snowglobe soap. How creative!

  404. Anita says:

    I would love to make some snow globes with my daughter this holiday season. Thank you for reminding me!

  405. I love making decorations!

  406. Kati says:

    Th ribbon candy ornaments are so fun. They don’t look too hard either!

  407. Barbara says:

    Love the snow globe soap – almost too pretty to use!

  408. Kathleen says:

    Ooo…gingerbread truffles and snowglobe soaps! I like that the soaps can be made with kids.

  409. Laurie Anne says:

    Gingerbread truffles….Mmmmmmm…
    Thank you for all these great tutorials 🙂

  410. Robynn says:

    I love the snow globe soap. The kids will like it too.

  411. Kathy G. says:

    Thank you for these lovely tutorials!

  412. Kimberly says:

    Thanks for the ribbon ornament reminder – too cute.

  413. meikjn says:

    Sandi Henderson is someone I knew in College her kids were always dressed in Amazing handmade clothes, and really cute hair bows. I have always been in awe of her talent.

  414. Melissa says:

    I love truffles!!

  415. Nicole says:

    Another day of fun projects. I don’t know how I’ll find the time for them all!

  416. Gina says:

    I love all these ideas!

  417. Michelle says:

    What great tutorials and it would be lovely to win a book!

  418. Andi says:

    Wow! All these fun Christmas projects sure get me excited!

  419. Lynne says:

    Beautiful ornaments! So much fun! Thanks!

  420. DEBBI says:

    i want to try the ribbon candy ornaments first thing

  421. Truffles… Mmm…

  422. Brooke says:

    I am making the soap snow globes for sure!

  423. Katrina says:

    Love that pillow!

  424. I’m loving this month’s posts, so many things to discover and to create.

  425. MelissaB says:

    Those soaps would be something my kids would love to make. That snowflake pillow is so cute too!

  426. Virginia says:

    I love these. Thanks for sharing. My weekend just got a bit more crafty.

  427. Mel P says:

    mmm- those gingerbread truffles sound divine!

  428. Tracey says:

    I think i might have to work on some of those pillows this weekend, the snow has come to Canada this morning, and its put me in the mood! Fingers crossed for a win on any of those books. I agree with barb that i’d have to wrap it up and put it under the tree for myself!

  429. Erin Waters says:

    Thanks for all the ideas! I’ve been downloading many of them this week

  430. Danielle says:

    the cherished quilts book looks great.

  431. Vale says:

    thanks for the great gift ideas for kids to make!

  432. Brooke says:

    great ideas!!

  433. April from SD says:

    I love the soaps! What a great list!

  434. Kayci Nelson says:

    Those gingerbread truffles are calling my name 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  435. Barb says:

    Thanks for the wonderful tutorials! And if I won one of those books, I’d wrap it up and put it under the tree just for me!

  436. Leanna says:

    Ok, the pillow thing is something I can even handle!

  437. Barbara says:

    You always have the prettiest books… Makes me drool.

  438. Chris says:

    I love the ribbon candy ornaments! I make ornaments for my children each year, and that was just the inspiration I needed.

  439. Steph G. says:

    Can’t wait to try the ribbon candy ornaments!

  440. Gretchen says:

    Can’t wait to make the ribbon candy ornaments! Adorable!

  441. Juliefrick says:

    Oh, hurrah! Now, please post a tutorial on how to stop time, and I’ll be in craft heaven!

  442. Kate says:

    Where has the year gone? Is it really nearly Christmas?

  443. Cherie says:

    I love snow globe soap and all things Sandi Henderson! Thanks for sharing!

  444. Keola H says:

    Those snow globe soaps are the cutest!

  445. Katie says:

    What fun ideas!!

  446. Mandy K Court says:

    I’m going to have to get busy if I am going to be able to make all of these wonderful things.

  447. jeanne reynen says:

    Love this month of projects! Thank you.

  448. Tong says:

    love that scrappy wreath, very cute!

  449. Kelly Irene says:

    These books all look wonderful, and I spot a few projects I would like to have a go at. Thank you for the goodies!

  450. Tammy says:

    Fun ideas!

  451. Rosemary says:

    What wonderful ideas! I’d love the Joel Dewberry book. Now…off to get supplies ready!

  452. Jennie says:

    Oooh, That bits and pieces book looks adorable.

  453. Gingerbread truffles! I think I know what I’m doing this weekend 🙂 Thanks for all the inspiration!

  454. Bobby Sue says:

    I am just loving all the ideas that you have been posting! Love the holidays and making all kinds of fun things for family and friends and would love to win in you give-aways!

  455. Trisha says:

    Ooh, love the ribbon ornaments! (And I could totally use the book about sewing bits and pieces – I have lots of scraps!)

  456. Amy says:

    Great gift ideas! Thanks for the book tips, too. 🙂

  457. K says:

    Loving the stockings idea . . . there are always such great stocking ideas, I’d like to make new ones every year. Maybe I’ll just have to make a few of these to hang up anyway.

  458. becky diehl says:

    I’d love any of these books.

  459. Colleen says:

    I love the ribbon candy! and of course gingerbread truffles are on my list to make! Thanks!

  460. Tabitha says:

    Those snow globe soaps are so cute! Might be a fun project to do with the kids so they can give out gifts too. Thank you!

  461. amber! says:

    Yummy books today!

    ambernoel226 at gmail dot com

  462. Dani says:

    Your scrappy wreath link . . goes to a tutorial on how to make fairy wings. 🙁 But, the felt sweater stockings are a great idea!

  463. Lissa says:

    Oh that soap is so neat! I’ll have to check out how easy it really is!

  464. Melissa says:

    Another day of great ideas! It’s going to be a busy month!

  465. Christina says:

    That snowflake pillow looks like just the thing for our living room. Thanks for the idea!

  466. Rachaeldaisy says:

    So many wonderful ideas. The snow globe soap is so cute!!

  467. Sara K. says:

    Such great ideas!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great stuff!!

  468. Erica says:

    More great ideas and a terrific giveaway as well. Thank you!

  469. oh boy! i may need to make that flower wreath! those books look great too!

  470. Kayla says:

    I love them all and am putting them on my Christmas list 🙂

  471. Krystina says:

    That wreath is such a cute idea! We need new wreaths this year.

  472. lanny says:

    I’m totally loving all the books you are giving away! They look so inspirational.

  473. Katy says:

    The scrappy wreath tutorial link is wrong – it goes to a tutorial for fairy wings, which is also neat, but….

  474. stacey says:

    just love this series!

  475. Valerie says:

    That snow globe soap looks so easy, and so cute!

  476. Llamabean says:

    Love, Love, Love todays tutorials and ideas! I try to decorate for winter to last into January and February and I hope to make the snowflake pillows and those gingerbread truffles are calling my name. The fabric choices for today are so nice too!

  477. monica says:

    Love the candy ornaments. It’s a must on my list!

  478. Holly says:

    I love the snow globe soap tutorial!!!

  479. sarah says:

    Love that snowglobe soap, and I really think I need to get my hands on that “Cherished Quilts” book!

  480. Jessica R S says:

    For some reason, the Scrappy Wreath link is not right. I would love to make some for this coming season—I cannot find it anywhere on line. Can someone direct me to the correct link. Thanks!

  481. Cayce says:

    thanks again for some great picks!

  482. HP says:

    Another great day of projects! I adore the ribbon candy ornaments.

  483. Amy H says:

    I read the soap tutorial and I really like it. I think it is something we could handle in this house of three small children and an adventuresome feline.

  484. Renate says:

    The snow globe soaps are adorable. What a great idea!

  485. Liz says:

    The gngerbread truffles look delectable.

  486. Betsy says:

    Those truffles are making me hungry.

  487. Louisa says:

    What fun ideas! I think I’ll have to try my hand at making a Scrappy Wreath.

  488. Mary says:

    The ribbon candy ornaments look very yummy!

  489. Susan C. says:

    Another fantastic list!

  490. susan mzf says:

    my 10 yo daughter has been eager to make soap for holiday gifts and that tutorial looks perfect! we can’t wait to start!

  491. Christina says:

    Every day that you post just keeps getting better! I will never find the time to do all the projects that I want!

  492. Mandy says:

    Those ribbon candy ornaments are sooo cute! My tree will be candy covered!

  493. Suzanne says:

    Wreaths make such a difference in decor. Plus a book by Lotta?! What a great post.

  494. Cindy says:

    Always love to find ideas the kids can help with and they will definitely like the soap snow globes and ribbon candy. Thanks again.

  495. Maggie says:

    I love the snow globe soaps! I think they will make great teacher gifts!

  496. Amy says:

    Such a treat. I’m loving the gift tags!

  497. Trish says:

    That truck stocking with the button wheels is so cute!

  498. Jenny says:

    sadly the link to the scrappy wreath, doesn’t take me to the tutorial after all. could you repost the link?
    thanks for all the tips?

  499. Rae S. says:

    Oh, my 6 year old will LOVE making that Scrappy Wreath! And I’ve had my eye on Sandi Henderson’s book for a few months… would love to win it! Thanks for the great ideas.

  500. Megan P. says:

    I love the snow globe soaps!!

  501. Melissa Williams says:

    Ooh- love the ideas today and really love the book giveaway… huge fan of Joel Dewberry & Lotta!!

  502. heather b says:

    Lots of goodies to try out before I start feeling that holiday rush!

  503. Lina says:

    Those gingerbread truffles look divine! Perfect for the holidays.

  504. Texana says:

    I learn something new every day here! Love those ribbon candy ornaments!

  505. Crystal says:

    Wow, those snow globes are awesome!

  506. Gina.S says:

    I like checking this out each day for something new. My list of to do keeps getting longer and longer! 🙂

  507. Rachael says:

    I love the soap tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win!

  508. Mandi says:

    I’ve got to try those gingerbread truffles. Yum! And I love the snowflake pillowcase too!

  509. Jesse says:

    The scrappy wreath is going to be a fun family project. I can’t wait til the kids get home!

  510. Silvia says:

    I love this Snow Globe Soap! It’s very original!

  511. BrendaDe says:

    this is my favorite category. Love the snowglobe soap! The scrappy wreath link isn’t working though – takes you to a different site than it should, I believe.

  512. Wendy says:

    All great books!

  513. Love the scrappy wreath–it would look great on my front door this holiday season!

  514. Elizabeth says:

    Those books are SO tempting! I wish I could think up my own ideas for making things for my home, but with such talented designers, I guess I don’t have to. Thanks for the giveaway, the tutorials and the inspiration.

  515. EAnne says:

    would love to win a copy of lotta jansdotter’s handmade living!

  516. mamabird says:

    Lovely books!

  517. Anya says:

    Great ideas and giveaway again! thanks for the chance!

  518. Kristi says:

    I love the ribbon ornaments!

  519. Leigh Anne says:

    What fun Christmas ideas! Love them all 🙂

  520. Coralee says:

    will be decorating soon – might have to try some of these ideas!

  521. Jodes says:

    the fairy wings are cute, but I’d love to see how to make the wreath!

  522. Sandi says:

    Thank you for the project links, but please update the link to the Scrappy Wreath. It goes to another blog and project entirely.

  523. lisa says:

    i look forward to this every holiday year! thanks for all the inspirations. i wouldn’t mind winning one of these books during this wonderful holiday! blessings, lisa

  524. Ellen FErris says:

    i am loving everyday! thanks for these wonderful giveaways — so much inspiration.

  525. Blossom says:

    I love those projects, especially the wreath and the ribbon candy ornaments!

  526. Megan says:

    Thanks for posting such great tutorials!

  527. Kelsey D says:

    I’m definitely making the Ginger bread truffles!

  528. Kristy says:

    I’m definitely going to make some of that soap! So cute!

  529. Kelly Jo says:

    That soap is adorable! I can’t wait to make some with my daughter! And I’d love to win that Cherished Quilts book – love the projects in it!

  530. Suzanne says:

    Oh, I love the printable gift tags. Time to order more color ink!

  531. beverly says:

    I can’t wait to check out the soap tutorial. Thanks for adding the “kids can make it” bit. That’s great!

  532. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Tried the wreath link, but it goes to fairy wings on a different blog (mommy blessings).

  533. Whistlepea says:

    I love that pillow! Such great ideas!

  534. MJ says:

    It’s 8.30am – think I could make some of those gingerbread truffles for breakfast?? 🙂

  535. Kristina says:

    Mmmm… Those gingerbread truffles sound really good!

  536. Clara says:

    I love the simplicity of the pillow.

  537. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Can’t wait to try the soaps. It will be the perfect craft for my daughter’s birthday party! Thanks for sharing.

  538. Love that scrappy wreath!!!

  539. karen says:

    The soap is so sweet!

  540. Camille says:

    I hope I win!!

  541. Karen Compton says:

    What fun, easy projects! I might have to add some to my list for me.

  542. Amanda says:

    That soap is too cute to handle!

  543. Briawna says:

    the link for the scrappy wreath is not for piccadilly peddler. Do you have the link for that post? I would love to make that adorable wreath. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  544. Michelle says:

    Ack! This is awesome!

  545. Katie says:

    Ooh, that wreath is fantastic! The kids and I will definitely be making one of those this month. And fabulous book giveaways!

  546. Jenna says:

    How flippin’ cute are those snow globe soaps!!! Love it! You all are doing a great job with the ideas – i’ve become a regular visitor now!!

  547. alison says:

    Love the gift tags! My sewing list keeps getting longer and longer!

  548. patricia says:

    I have bookmarked at least three things from this post alone. The snow globe soaps are just perfect to make with my little girls. Thank you so much.

  549. Mary says:

    Ooh I would love that Quilting book. 🙂

  550. Amanda says:

    Wow! Thanks so much fore these, they are so helpful. Love the scrappy wreath!

  551. MsCleaver says:

    Love the snowglobe soap – what a wonderful idea!!

  552. Tara says:

    I think the kids and I need to make some soap!

  553. Marsha says:

    Those snowglobe soaps would be so perfect for my children to make for their cousins and friends. What a sweet idea!

  554. britt says:

    ohhhh pick me for this one please!

  555. Lisa says:

    Gingerbread truffles! Be still my heart.

  556. erinmalia says:

    Those ornaments are simply awesome.

  557. Debbie says:

    I’d love a change to win one of those books

  558. Kim Mears says:

    I love the snow globe soaps!! They are so cute!

  559. Ingrid says:

    The soaps are so cute! Great gift ideas!

  560. Vickie says:

    Oh my gosh! I want to make everything on this post! Everything here would make a great gift for just about everybody on my list!
    Thanks for the post! I look sew forward to Homemade Holidays every year!

  561. Sandy says:

    love that snowflake pillow!

  562. Addy says:

    I am loving all these handmade holidays ideas! Thank you!

  563. Colette says:

    oh love all of the fun ideas today! My daughter can’t wait to make the snow globe soap!

  564. Tami says:

    The soap snow globe is adorable! As is a BUNCH of other projects on this post. Thanks for highlighting such great projects. It gets my creative juices flowing for Christmas gifts! Can’t wait to get started.

  565. brittany says:

    ohhh, i have had my eyes on the book “sewn spaces” for a while now. looks beautiful!

  566. Hannah says:

    Those truffles sound delicious!

  567. Caroline K says:

    fun fun fun!

  568. laurel says:

    chocolate and gingerbread? My favorite! Can’t wait to make these!

  569. Michelle norris says:

    Love all the ideas for Christmas. Would love to win a chance for a book!

  570. Love all your ideas here – especially the snowflake pillow and the coasters!

  571. Beth says:

    The gingerbread truffle recipe is getting me in the holiday spirit!

  572. Elise says:

    I love the book giveaways today! I never realized how many I was missing!

  573. virginia says:

    I love ribbon candy and the ornaments are too cute!

  574. Tierney Barden says:

    The truffles, the wreath, the gift tags…where to begin?!

  575. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    I was just thinking about making some truffles – the recipe looks delicious!

  576. Deb Cameron says:

    Gingerbread truffles…oh, yum! Love that snowflake pillow and snowglobe soap is tooooo cute!

  577. Kelly says:

    Ooh, all the christmas crafts have me in the holiday spirit! Love it!

  578. Sandra says:

    More projects to love! Especially the ribbon candy ornaments; thinking of making them for my son and daughter-in-law, although I don’t know if she would LOVE them. Did they have ribbon candy in her family when she was growing up? Maybe I’ll make them for someone else, someone who reads crafty-type blogs… Again, a great collection of projects! Thanks!

  579. Ing says:

    nice! thanks for such great ideas.

  580. Megan says:

    Love the pillow!

  581. Rebmara says:

    fun tutorials and great giveaways 🙂 !

  582. Lori says:

    Oh, I love that sweet soap!

  583. Patty says:

    Everyday keeps getting better and better.

  584. Hannah says:

    Every year I mean to make a wreath, but it seems like such an overwhelming project! I’m not quite sure why it intimidates me so much. I have seen a lot of gorgeous tutorials this year though (the one in this post included!), so I might get up the courage to give it a try.

  585. Christina says:

    I love the soap! So cute! Thank you for all of these awesome ideas…I can’t wait to see what else you share during the rest of the month 🙂

  586. Wendy D. P. says:

    Such great ideas! I love the snowflake pillow and those soaps are so cute!

  587. Hilary says:

    These tutorials llok wonderful however the link for the scrappy wreath brings me to a tutorial for fariy wings (which well awsome, is not what I was looking for)

  588. Jill says:


  589. liliana says:

    I love the scrappy wreath! Beautiful…

  590. Sarah says:

    Those ribbon ornaments are lovely!

  591. Larissa says:

    giveaways + Sew, Mama, Sew = outstanding holidays!! 🙂

  592. Debbie says:

    that soap is going on my advent calendar activity list for sure, the kids will love it!

  593. Becky says:

    I’m going to check out those soap snowglobes. We might be making those for teachers this year! Thanks for the great ideas!

  594. Patti Tyrell says:

    I am so enjoying Handmade Holidays! I only wish November were a little longer so I’d have time to make all the great things I’ve seen!

  595. Chris says:

    Lots of lovely stuff! Thanks!

  596. Laura says:

    Keep the ideas coming! I love the snowflake pillow & scrappy wreath.

  597. Sarah McGrath says:

    Wow some great ideas for Christmas! Can’t wait to get started!

  598. Karen says:

    mmm Gingerbread Truffles. Yum!
    My daughter wants to try that soap- crafty weekend!!
    Thanks for the fun giveaways <3

  599. Love Christmas ideas and the soaps are Great!

  600. lucy says:

    OMG! I love the snow globe soap. I also love Lotta Jansdotter; can’t wait to check out her new books.

  601. Helen says:

    Thanks so much for all your hard work organizing this again this year – I’ve been looking forward for months to this pre-Christmas “jumpstart”!

  602. Catherine says:

    Loving these ideas – always amazed at how many different ideas people come up with to reuse old sweaters!

  603. Jane says:

    I’m just loving these handmade holidays projects – so many to add to my list!!

  604. Bloom says:

    Awww, the snow globe soap is the cutest. That is a ‘must-do’ with my kids when the holidays arrive. Thank you for a great idea.

  605. mck says:

    Thank you for posting such cute and simple holiday ideas.

  606. Louana says:

    I’ve added those soaps to my making list this Christmas, too cute!

  607. Alice S says:

    I just printed the cupcake gift tags. The Handmade holidays posts are my favorites!

  608. Deborah says:

    Snow globe soaps…so fun and clean, too!

    Would love to win all of these fabulous prizes!

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  609. Jennifer says:

    Love the wreath!

  610. Donna says:

    I love Sandi Henderson’s fabric collections and I often look at her website for ideas – she’s an inspiration!

  611. Natalie says:

    Love, love LOVE the snowglobe soaps & truffles…

  612. kate says:

    Sandi’s ornaments look sweet and oh so girly. I’d love any of the books from today..

  613. Louise says:

    Love the ideas, thanks

  614. Tracy says:

    I would love to win any of these books. They all look like they would be full of wonderful ideas.

  615. Pat says:

    Another great set of ideas..I love the ribbon candy ornaments. They will make wonderful toppers for packages that have to be mailed early…Thanks

  616. Kerstin says:

    I’ve been loving Lotta’s work for the past few years and would love to get my hands on her books! Beautiful!

  617. Carly says:

    Love the pillow!

  618. Lara Thorarinsdottir says:

    Those truffles look delicous and that book on baby quilts is a must have

  619. empirewaist says:

    Ginger + chocolate is my favorite combo — how did you know? These books also make me want to drool… Yay SMS + Handmade Holidays!

  620. kimberly says:

    I love the “kids can make it” designators!

  621. Cass says:

    Those truffles look delicious! 🙂

  622. Genevieve says:

    I love the snowflake pillow! So sweet and eye catching.


  623. Bec says:

    So glad you’re doing this again this year!

  624. Christina says:

    Beautiful wreath and ornaments! Now I just have to track down some cute toys to go inside my snowglobe soap.

  625. bruinbr says:

    mmmm… gingerbread chocolate truffles! 🙂 I love all the kid friendly projects too!

  626. Katrina says:

    The ribbon ornaments are to die for! I need to get busy on some of those.

  627. Katy says:

    Such fun ideas – I must make the gingerbread truffles this year, yum!

  628. Shira says:

    nice tutorials 🙂

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