November 12 ~ Passion for Jewelry

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Do you ever see really expensive, fun jewelry out in shops and think, “I could make that!”? Today we show you how! Create something special for yourself or others this holiday season… If you don’t have time to make it this year we also have a couple of great shop features today!

Make It

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These pretty Jersey Fabric Bracelets from Vanessa at V & Co. can be made with old t-shirts or your favorite new knit. Vanessa writes, “When purchasing fabric for this project (if you aren’t using an old t-shirt) make sure you buy knit fabric that has some spandex in it, this will make sure your raw edges won’t fray. The higher the spandex % the less fraying will occur. Also please excuse the potty talk in the back ground, you just got a snippet of the REAL part of my life and family.”
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Clemence from Oh the Lovely Things shows you how to create a statement with these easy-to-make Leather Bow Cuff Bracelets.
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This Frame to Jewelry Holder tutorial from Angel at TaDa! Creations uses an IKEA frame, but any frame will work.
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Carrie at This Mama Makes Stuff created these Chrochet Doily Necklaces for her friends.
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Make a pretty Rosette Bracelet with Heidi from sew.craft.create.
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We love these Fabric Button Earrings from Sada at Casa de Lewis (there’s a link in the post to some other great DIY earrings too!). Sada is a photographer in San Antonio, TX, newly married and working to decorate her first home.

Bag a Day

There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.

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The Daisy Makeup Bag is an exclusive project download for Sew,Mama,Sew! from For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine. Pair it up with some jewelry and you might just make someone really happy this holiday season!

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Girlfriends, Sparkle, Fabric Flowers,
 Boutonnieres & More, Pearl Prong Western Snaps Tutorial

Buy It

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The Poppy Chain Boutique makes different versions of these Baby Rose Earrings. Ashley writes, “These vintage look baby rose earrings make a unique statement and give any look a special touch. I design each piece of jewelry personally, and delight in fulfilling custom item requests.”
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These mint green Greek Leather cord Bangles are made with really soft leather; each set contains 12 bangles with a silver plated tube. Find these and much more at Maribelle Campa, and for a limited time you get $5 off any leather bangle purchase in the shop so hurry over!

Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Liz’s choice Kristin’s choice Dena’s choice

Mix It

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April from Gingerbread made these Crockpot Sugared Pecans with a recipe on About.com, and writes, “…When they come out of the slow cooker they are warm and buttery!”

Print It

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Make Pillow Boxes with the help of Kiki from Kiki Creates. They’re the perfect way to wrap up some handcrafted jewelry!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays or tag us on Facebook this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these books!

Contemporary Irish Knits

Author: Carol Feller
Publisher: Wiley

Celebrate the Irish countryside and create one-of-a-kind knitted projects. The patterns found in Contemporary Irish Knits showcase traditional Aran knitting patterns to create the more fitted and flattering shapes that modern knitters prefer. You’ll get 18 patterns for making one-of-a-kind Irish knits, encapsulating projects for women’s, children, and men’s wardrobe pieces, and accessories like bags, blankets, and shawls. Plus, you’ll get easy-to-follow instructions and guidance on how to construct and enhance your knitting experience to make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects (US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Potter Craft

If you think quilting is too difficult or too complicated, you’re not alone. Cutting hundreds of pieces and joining angled seams can be tough work! But log cabin quilting, an artful and simple way to piece strips of fabric around a central square, is different. From the intuitive construction through the straight-line stitching, this style of quilting is simple as can be.

In Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Susan Beal outlines the entire process from start to finish, including basic quilting how-to as well as extensive design, fabric, and embellishment information. Since all log cabin designs follow the same formula, once you master straight lines and right angles, any of the 25 projects in this book are possible. From stash-friendly designs like the Charming Camera Case to more ambitious undertakings like the Vintage Linens Quilt, there’s sure to be a project that will get you into (or bring you back to) quilting!

For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine

Author: Jan Constantine
Publisher: C&T Publishing

* 21 signature applique & embroidery designs from popular designer, Jan Constantine.
* Learn basic applique techniques as well as a range of easy-to-master embroidery stitches.
* Jan’s bold and playful imagery will complement any home.

In this collection of projects, Jan features an inspiring mix of style-romance, nostalgia, patriotism, and celebration. Update your home with elegant new colors and chic accents. Choose from pillows, a quilt, a throw, place mats… Even aprons and totes too!

The Green Bag Lady has given away over 18,000 free shopping bags! She has a great super-simple pattern to make your own gift bags in this PDF. This week in our Handmade Holidays series Teresa is giving away a set of 12 fabric holiday gift bags to TWO lucky winners!

Prize value: Saving the planet…priceless! (Also: $36/set)

Bloom Creek Quilts

Author: Vicki Bellino
Publisher: That Patchwork Place

Vicki Bellino, the creator of Bloom Creek patterns, presents 14 of her top-selling designs! Combine traditional patchwork with delightful appliqué shapes in projects ranging from wall hangings to bed-sized quilts–plus a great tote bag and pillow.

* Use precuts; many projects are perfect for convenient 5″ squares, 2 1/2″ strips, and fat quarters.
* Enjoy popular designs featuring fresh, new fabrics for a completely updated look.
* Find something for everyone–quilts are easy enough for beginners and appealing enough for advanced quilters.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2010 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

11 ~ Passion for Art
10 ~ Passion for Travel
9 ~ Passion for Cooking + Baking
8 ~ Passion for Exploration + Adventure
7 ~ Passion for Teaching + Learning
6 ~ Passion for Sewing
5 ~ Passion for Organization
4 ~ Passion for Relaxation
3 ~ Passion for Clothes
2 ~ Passion for Play
1 ~ Passion for Accessories

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307 Responses to November 12 ~ Passion for Jewelry

  1. Google +1 says:

    Nice work again……

    I am generally just an observer when it comes to blogs, but this actually made me need to leave a comment. Fantastic work!……

  2. Jen says:

    Those pecans look addicting!

  3. Toni-Anne says:

    Always looking for ways to use the beautiful, well-crafted doilies that others tend to overlook. The lace and work that went into these is amazing.

  4. Ben says:

    Thanks, very useful.

  5. Cary says:

    The books you are featuring look great!

  6. Rebekah says:

    Mmm… those pecans look delish!

  7. Kylene Grell says:

    I think I need some jersey bracelets!

  8. Steph W says:

    Oh, love love love the rose bracelet!

  9. Erin says:

    Those doily necklaces make me wish I hadn’t pasted up the stash of doilies I came across at the thrift store the other day!

  10. Omigosh, I’m loving those bangles! They’d go with everything!!

  11. cute cute cute!!!

  12. Barb says:

    Man, I’m a bag junky too. Lovin’ the tutorials and cute gift bags.

  13. wendy says:

    I love those twisted fabric bracelets, they look like suede!

  14. Shawna says:

    Loving the bangles and the crockpot sugared pecans. yum yum. So many great ideas. Thanks for the giveaways.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. Jodi G. says:

    Oh I love the jersey knit braclets. How clever! I’m also loving the fabric covered buttons for earrings.

    Thanks for another day of cool stuff and the giveaways. Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Joanne says:

    Yum – I’m gonna have to try those pecans!

  17. bess says:

    love those bangles!

  18. Jenn Lee says:

    I adore those jersey bracelets! Now I know what to do with my old t-shirts.

  19. Alli says:

    I love the bangles!

  20. Sydney says:

    Those jersey bracelets are great!

  21. Whitney says:

    those bracelets are so cute! Can’t wait to get started :)

  22. Rebecca says:

    Love both the rosette bracelet and the doily necklaces!

  23. krystina says:

    I love those bangles!

  24. Crystal says:

    Crockpot sugared pecans? I am in.

  25. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Love all the unique ideas

  26. Hannah says:

    love the leather cuff

  27. Hannah says:

    Love the recipes

  28. leah says:

    what great projects

  29. bruinbr says:

    That rosette bracelet is so cute! Have to try that one!

  30. CathyC says:

    Love knitted cables!

  31. Kristin says:

    Oh my goodness I love the pillow boxes! I’m also definitely making that leather bow bracelet.

  32. Tas says:

    Those bracelets are all gorgeous. Love the rosette one. Off to check out the links…

  33. Robyn Meza says:

    The leather bow cuff is so cute!

  34. Jeannie D says:

    I have the perfect frame for the jewelry organizer…love!

  35. Lindsay says:

    I bet those sugared pecans make your house smell wonderful while they are cooking.

  36. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Sugared pecans from the crockpot?! Genius!

  37. Ginger says:

    Neat ideas!

  38. Kati says:

    I ‘pinned’ those jersey fabric bracelets before…I really should get to making those!

  39. Wendy D. P. says:

    Beautiful projects!

  40. Elizabeth L says:

    V&Co.’s frabic bracelets have been on my list for a while. Need to make some and probably some sugared pecans too.

  41. Mare says:

    I love that frame!

  42. Sandy says:

    I love the leather bow cuff bracelet.

  43. Kate says:

    Ooohh! The Green Bag Lady! I’ve made these bags before. Thanks for the reminder that I need to get busy on bags for Christmas!

  44. Pat Upton says:

    I have to try the pecans! Yum!

  45. Cricket says:

    Oh, you just reminded me that I have about 7 yards of Christmas fabric I got on clearance last year to make wrapping bags out of. Thanks for the link to the simple pattern. Maybe I’ll get started on that before Christmas eve.

  46. teaginny says:

    Just made a jersey bracelet. Super quick and easy!
    http://teaginnydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/11/fun-with-jersey-knits.html
    Thanks!

  47. Aurélie says:

    Ooh, I’ve got to make this leather bow cuff! So cute!

  48. Marilyn says:

    The leather bow cuff is really cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Kate says:

    I love the jewelry holder- so glam and practical. The leather cuff is also lovely. I think I have some work to do!

  50. Jen V says:

    I need some ruffle fabric! Thanks for turning me onto V & Co.

  51. Christine M says:

    I love the pillow boxes. They look so effective.

  52. Silvia says:

    Wow! Love the Chrochet Doily Necklace!

  53. Amy says:

    I love the jewelry holder. I might have to try that for a coming up project.

  54. Chrissy says:

    Sugared Pecans look delicious!

  55. Kami says:

    Liking the leather cuff.

  56. MC says:

    Such a cute little makeup bag! Can’t wait to make that.

  57. mbmeadows says:

    Love the modern log cabin quilting book!

  58. marthaeliza says:

    sugared pecans….ymmmm!

  59. Melissa says:

    Love the daisy makeup bag!

  60. CaroleM says:

    Some of those ideas I really love the jersey fabric bracelets.

  61. Elaine says:

    Those knit bracelets are adorable and the sugared pecans? YUM!

  62. Rachel B. says:

    Great tutorials.The jewelry holder would be great for my daughter.

  63. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, I have a preteen that would love that jersey bracelet… Lovely tutorials.

  64. Erika says:

    I have a ton of old t shirts that would make great bracklets. Fabulous idea!

  65. Amy C says:

    Love the bracelets! As a new step-mom to two preteens, these are perfect xmas ideas for them. Making my own wish list for christmas from the books – Modern Irish Knitting and Modern Log Cabin book are going at the top of my list!

  66. Carla says:

    would love some new quilting books!

  67. Nat says:

    I’m just loving the ideas this year… And all the archives too! The bracelet ideas look so fab and are recycled! I immediately thought of using my sons old clothes as an extra special baby souvenir when I saw how the jersey fabric ones are done. Also I adore sugared nuts so will have to make some of them… Yum!

  68. The more I see of that Modern Log Cabin book the more I want it! The jersey bracelets and fabric button earrings look fun!

  69. Jennifer says:

    That jewelry frame is great!

  70. Carol says:

    I am really enjoying the features this month.

  71. Megan says:

    love the jersey bracelets

  72. Jamie B. says:

    The leather cuff is a great idea.

  73. Sewing Karen says:

    I have a friend who would LOVE one of those fabric bracelets for Christmas. The best part is that they can be made from old t-shirts! Who doesn’t enjoy a good recycling project!

  74. Shana says:

    Love the bow bracelet!

  75. Rachel B says:

    The fabric earrings are SO cute!

  76. i adore the braided bracelets. but I adore much of what you post.

  77. Katina says:

    Love all the bracelets but especially the recipe for the Crockpot Pecans!

  78. Jess says:

    Gonna make me some earrings! Then I don’t have to waste money buying them any more!

  79. Helena says:

    I love the jewellery frame, am definately going to make a similar one for my teenage daughter, and the sugared Pecans just look delish!

  80. Jane S. says:

    You always feature such neat stuff! Thank you for the giveaway.

  81. mims says:

    love those leather and silver bangles.

  82. Vanessa W says:

    I have been meaning to try a fabric rosette,this is a lively use

  83. Sarah B says:

    Such cute ideas!

  84. Marie says:

    The Log Cabin Quilt book would help me to make one for sure! And if not, I’ll be eating the crockpot sugared pecans – yum!

  85. Mama Lusco says:

    I love those covered button earrings. Thank you!

  86. Hannah says:

    Fabric covered button earrings are a really good idea!

  87. Megan says:

    Today is my birthday, so I hope I get to win one of the first two awesome books! :)

  88. Celeste says:

    Those sugared pecans look fantastic!

  89. Fabienne says:

    Great ideas again! Those pecans look delicious yum!

  90. Kirsten says:

    Love the leather cuff and the jersey bracelets. Must make some now!!!

  91. Wren says:

    Those pecans are making me so hungry. And sad. The drought this summer killed the pecan crop in my back yard. No pecans this year! ;-(

  92. laura reich says:

    I think I’m going to make a fabric bracelet and put it in one of those adorable boxes right now. Too cute!

  93. Rachael Spencer says:

    Love the covered buttons.

  94. Steph says:

    Loved the rosette bracelet–it’s added to my to-do list.

  95. Michelle says:

    those pecans look yummy!!! :)

  96. Deanna says:

    Those pecans look amazing. It is a must try recipe!

  97. Jess says:

    Many great tutorials. I really would like to make the daisy bag.

  98. Tina L. says:

    Love the knitting book. The crock pot pecans look irresistible.

  99. Stephanie says:

    Sugared Pecans sound too good. Thanks!

  100. Carrie says:

    That rosette bracelet… precious!

  101. Andrea says:

    I think that if I can’t craft my way through my Christmas list this year, I am not trying! Thanks!

  102. Sarah says:

    Lovely ideas

  103. Sus says:

    Very cute ideas!

  104. Cindi C says:

    Love the jersey bracelets! What a great way to recycle those old T-shirts.

  105. Allison C says:

    The log cabin book is on my wish list! Love the jersey bracelets, they are on my to do list.

  106. Deanne Johnson says:

    The sugared pecans were just added to my plans for neighborhood gifts.

  107. Fawn says:

    Sugared pecans!!! Holy cow we’ll be making those in short order, hubby loves them!

  108. Chris says:

    I love the button earrings! cute and great gifts for girlfriends! thanks!

  109. lee says:

    I really want to make some of the crockpot nuts! thanks!

  110. chibidani says:

    I’ve been needing a jewelery holder for a while now, I think I might go find a frame at Value Village and make one like above!

  111. kathyh says:

    The slow cooker pecans look like I need to make them tomorrow.
    The remnants from the JuneBug dress (early on in Handmade Holiday postings) would be perfect to make the bracelet.

  112. James Byers says:

    Awesome Ideas!! Love the books and the bracelets!!

  113. natasha says:

    Love everything!

  114. Miranda says:

    Green Bag lady is pretty cool. I checked them out the other day. Another day of great ideas!

  115. Christina says:

    Mmm, sugared pecans…

  116. Diana says:

    Yum! Love pecans!

  117. Jacque says:

    I like the jersey fabric bracelets – I’d like to try those!

  118. Tera says:

    Love these!!! I want to make ALL of them, think I will!!!

  119. MissMary says:

    Always looking for inspiration to add pops of colour to my wardrobe–and accessories are the best way to do so!

  120. Charlotte says:

    Soooo many good things today! Must try the pecans!

  121. Kristin L says:

    Love teh jersey bracelets, and would love to win the log cabin quilting book.

  122. Mina says:

    I’ve got to try those sugared pecans!

  123. Tabitha says:

    I’ll have to try some homemade jewelry–thanks for the inspiration!

  124. Those button earrings are right adorable.

  125. Julie says:

    the button earrings are darling!

  126. Anne says:

    The modern log cabin quilt book looks really nice.

  127. wendy says:

    I love the leather cuff!!

  128. Morgan says:

    Fabric + jewelry = <3

  129. Sherry J says:

    pecans look good! also love the links. thanks.

  130. Sam says:

    Crockpot sugared pecans sounds delicious.

  131. mac says:

    Love the jersey bracelet.

  132. Sarah says:

    I’ve always wanted to know how to make the fabric button earrings. Cheers!

  133. Deb Cameron says:

    sugared pecans…YUMMO!

  134. RobynK says:

    Love the jersey bracelets and the button earrings.

  135. melanie says:

    I’d love the log cabin book!

  136. Bianca says:

    YUMMAY! those sugared pecans look delicious

  137. Earendil says:

    the crochet doily necklaces are actually a great idea, I’ll try that one day!

  138. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    The sugared pecans look mmmm…good!

  139. Shannon says:

    Super cute bracelets, all around. I’ll be making or buying some of those!

  140. Jill B says:

    I want to make some of those earrings!

  141. REally cute :) Great ideas!

  142. Anna Dorothy says:

    i really like the simple leather bow cuff idea. also modern log cabin quilting looks like a great book!

  143. Those crock pot nuts look awesome — would never have thought of that!

  144. Sharo says:

    I’m off to buy some leather bangles for my granddaughter. thanks for the idea!

  145. Camille says:

    So much great stuff!

  146. Tammy says:

    The pecans look yummy!

  147. the leather bow cuff bracelet is just for me.

  148. Shaila says:

    Love all these ideas!

  149. beth says:

    Sugared peacans seems like a great use for a crock pot!

  150. Angela B. says:

    Love the selection once again!

  151. Crystal says:

    Such pretty things! Thanks for the how-to-do it affordably :)

  152. Carrie says:

    So many lovely and fun ideas!

  153. Marianna says:

    Thanks for more great ideas!

  154. Pauline says:

    Love the jewelry frame idea…I need one in red!

  155. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful surprise.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia

  156. Nina says:

    Great tutorials! Thank you!

  157. Maureen says:

    The bracelets look fun and the books are great.

  158. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    Ooh the fabric button earrings are super cute!

  159. Sarah K says:

    Wonderful inspiration! I would love to win the Contemporary Irish Knits or Modern Log Cabin Quilts books–they have some amazing projects inside!

  160. Jasmin says:

    I like the frame and the jersey bracelets are a great idea.

  161. Candi says:

    i love hand-sewing. and quilts. and books.

  162. Annette says:

    I like the bracelets.

  163. WandaFish says:

    All the pretty stuff should make me forget I saw a recipe for sugared pecans, right?!
    The jersey bracelets are such a fun idea, and Teresa’s gift bags are gorgeous.

  164. I like the jewelry holder and the jersey bracelets. Also the crochet doily necklaces are a good idea :)

  165. eleanor says:

    Those pecans would make great teacher gifts…

  166. Louby Lou says:

    More crafty goodness, thanks!

  167. Those sugared pecans sounds awesome! Too bad I don’t have a slow cooker anymore. It died. You make me sad today, SMS.

  168. Rebecca says:

    I should make some of those fabric button earrings for my girls, they’d love it!

  169. Bridget says:

    Great ideas – I especially like the idea of the framed jewelry hanging.

  170. Mikaela says:

    What cute ideas!

  171. Ellu says:

    Oh, the jersey bracelets are fun!

  172. Emily says:

    Is it wrong that I’m most compelled by the sugared pecans?! That Modern Log Cabin book looks fun too. Every year I think about getting gift bags made, but haven’t gotten there yet.

  173. Jana Sterling says:

    love all the bracelets! I’m excited to make the leather bow cuff!

  174. linda says:

    omg, that guitar fabric is the cutest!

  175. Samantha says:

    Log Cabin Quilting book – do love!!

  176. MarciaW says:

    I like the jersey bracelets.

  177. Natalija says:

    Love those crochet doily necklaces.

  178. Theresa says:

    I love the frame.

  179. Karen A says:

    Love making jewelry. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  180. Brigette says:

    The crockpot pecans look awesome. And I am so thankful for the inspiration from last year from the Green Bag Lady about trying to minimize wrapping paper waste.

  181. Cat says:

    I want to make that jewelry frame .. . and win For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine

  182. Jen says:

    nice bracelets

  183. Heidi Anderson says:

    These are all beautiful! Something for all the beautiful ladies on my gift list. The jersey bracelet is perfect for the leftovers from my t shirt quilt! Thanks.

  184. craftytammie says:

    crockpot sugared pecans?! genius!

  185. alcheme says:

    Good list…

  186. Delia says:

    I love those leather bangles! I might have one item crossed off my Christmas list, though it is a bought item and not something I made…

  187. Beth T says:

    Mmmm…crockpot pecans. Don’t get between me and the crockpot!

    P.S. I’m working on a quilt from Susan Beal’s book right now. I love it.

  188. Addy says:

    I’d love to try the frame to jewelry!

  189. Genevieve says:

    These are beautiful ideas! Can’t wait to make some!

    Genevieve

  190. I love that leather cuff! I just got my first sewing machine for my birthday, and I have the bug! I love finding easy projects that build my skills as I am teaching myself :) Any other resources you would recommend?

    Jenna
    callherhappy.com

  191. Shannon says:

    A few easy and chic projects for my lady friends! Thanks for sharing them!

  192. Kylie C says:

    My niece would love some of those jersey bracelets, thanks for the link.

  193. Melissa says:

    Love the pillow boxes! And that sweater on the cover of Contemporary Irish Knits is worth learning to knit for!!

  194. Liz Devens says:

    The Rosette bracelet is so pretty!

  195. Megan says:

    I’ve been looking for something great to do with my jewelry. I think that frame is it!

  196. Ellen M. says:

    Love all of the feminine bracelets!

  197. Brita says:

    The jewelry frame is a great idea. I love that Ikea frame.

  198. Melanie says:

    I have got to try the pecan recipe. Thanks!

  199. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 12 thanks

  200. Ramona says:

    I love jewelry and all these tutorials are great.

  201. Lynne in NC says:

    Thanks for the unique jewelry idea.
    A special thanks for the free gift bag .pdf!

  202. Marilize says:

    Yes! I went googling for a jewelry frame tut and couldn’t find anything great. SMS to the rescue :)

    Loving all the links for today – {swoon}

    Marilize
    ([email protected])

  203. Tara says:

    Love the bracelets!!!

  204. Amy G. says:

    i love them all!

  205. Kari E says:

    Love the jersey bracelets!

  206. Shawna says:

    love the jewelry frame!

  207. Amber says:

    Log Cabin Quilting sounds like the perfect gateway quilting book. I’m putting it on my list.

  208. Whitner Kane says:

    Again, a great list!

  209. Kelsey D says:

    Love it!

  210. Sherri S. says:

    Love the knit bracelets…rainy day here, maybe I’ll plunge right in! Thanks!

  211. Tasha says:

    So many great ideas!

  212. Kate says:

    Wish I knew how to crochet – those necklaces are super cute!

  213. stephanie tipton says:

    I love the leather cuff! Great idea.

  214. Christine says:

    The pecans look goooood!!!

  215. Debbie says:

    I really like the frame!

  216. Liz says:

    sugared pecans!!!! somewhere, my grammy is thrilled. :)

  217. Jennifer N says:

    Love the braided jersey bracelets. We outgrow tee-shirts pretty fast around here. I wonder if I could repurpose them here. Thanks for sharing.

  218. Cara says:

    I love these daily tutorials. I’ve already started on my Christmas gifts!

  219. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    The pillow boxes and doily necklaces are awesome!

  220. LauraH says:

    Great ideas on making bracelets and other jewelry! Thanks for the giveaway!

  221. Kaz says:

    Those button earrings are great!

  222. Stacey says:

    Love those knit bracelets and the jewelry frame. Thanks!

  223. Betsy says:

    Those pecans look delish.

  224. Courtney says:

    Love all the accessories today!

  225. Christina says:

    The Jersey Fabric Bracelet tutorial is just what I needed for a rainy day like today :-D

  226. kdaisy says:

    Great ideas for gifts for my teenage nieces!

  227. Michele J says:

    the fabric jersy bracelet is simple, yet cute! great round-up of ideas, thanks!

  228. brunette says:

    oh, the contemporary irish knits looks lovely!

  229. Erin says:

    I love those doily necklaces and I actually made a jewelry organizer out of an IKEA frame back in 2007! It’s still in my room today.

  230. Annie says:

    looks awesome!

  231. jen says:

    LOVE those fabric button earrings!

  232. Jennifer says:

    I haven’t made myself any jewelry, but this makes me want to!

  233. SS Sews says:

    That leather cuff is cool, I’ll have to try that.

  234. I love all the bracelets & the doily necklaces look fun too!

  235. Kim N says:

    I love the rosette bracelet and the fabric button earrings!

  236. Andrea says:

    I made a jewelery frame a few months ago and have had lots of compliments on it! I never thought of making some for gifts…hmmm….

  237. Heidi says:

    I think I’ll have to make a set of personalized jewelry gift boxes for my daughter, she usually gives handmade jewelry for christmas.

  238. Anne says:

    Ooh, love the jewelry! And the crock pot pecans look sooo good, I usually make carmelized pecans in the oven but this would be a cool method to try!

  239. jessica says:

    Would love something from the bag lady and have been wanting to make those bracelets

  240. Maile says:

    I love the bracelet ideas, and I have a bag of old clothes just waiting to be made into something new.

  241. Renae says:

    Love, love, love sugared nuts!
    In the crockpot, even better.
    Got try these.

  242. Larissa says:

    Perfect ideas for my family – especially the ladies!

  243. Mandi says:

    Love the jersey bracelet!

  244. Kerry says:

    Love the rosette bracelet and the sugared pecan recipe looks delicious!

  245. Marita H. says:

    Thanks for the tutorials. I can’t wait to try out the leather cuff bow bracelet!

  246. Georgia says:

    Love the pillow box printable. And I want to make the button earrings!

  247. Christina says:

    Loving those earrings!

  248. beth lehman says:

    LOVE those bangles!!! Thanks!

  249. Sarah says:

    Love the simple jersey fabric bracelets

  250. Kristin H says:

    The jewelry frame is a great idea! Now I’m going to be on the lookout for cool frames at thrift stores.

  251. heAther says:

    I have been enjoying your blog and the “passion for…” posts…h :) there are so many inspiring and fun things to make…

  252. tmv says:

    OH!! I know of just the right person to make the rosette bracelet and the fabric earring for! Thanks for the great ideas/patterns!

  253. Jen says:

    Such fun jewelry making ideas!

  254. Natalie says:

    I just love finger knitting but hadn’t thought of using fabric & making bracelets- what a cute idea! Even better; even my little girl could make them :)

  255. Michelle B says:

    I love, love, love that leather bracelet!

  256. Carmen says:

    Cute bracelets!!

  257. Cherri says:

    Thank you for doing this. I was having trouble getting any desire to create this year due to a loss. Looking at these has given me a desire again & hope that I’ll be ok. Thank you again!

  258. Beth Mc says:

    Must make the crockpot sugared pecans!

  259. Becky says:

    Love that rosette bracelet!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  260. Kristin says:

    Those pecans look delicious!

  261. Celia says:

    Loving the frame for displaying jewelry! May seriously attempt this one.
    Also, I love the green bag lady’s quest, I think it is a great simple way of doing something productive for the environment.

  262. Casey C says:

    Cute make up bag, and I wish I had some sugared pecans right now.

  263. Margaret says:

    using the crockpot to make Sugared Pecans- it doesn’t get easier than that- thanks!

  264. Molly Martin says:

    The crochet doilie necklaces remind me if my grandma. What a sweet way to keep her close.

  265. Virginia says:

    Wow! Once again a great collection of ideas.

  266. Andrea says:

    I definitely need to try those pecans. I bet the house will smell amazing. Also I love all the bracelets. I’m going to go through my old shirts today.

  267. Christina G. says:

    Oooohh, would love to win the set of gift bags :-)

  268. Kristen says:

    Love that rosette bracelet!

  269. adrianna says:

    Love the leather bow cuff bracelet! Adorable!

  270. Joanne says:

    Great posts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  271. Kendra says:

    Love the crocheted doily necklaces — so pretty!

  272. Joanna H. says:

    I love the doily necklaces, and the jewelry frame would be perfect for my teen daughter!

  273. Beth says:

    Love all these projects!

  274. Miquela says:

    lovely selections. The leather cuff is nice.

  275. Trina says:

    So many great ideas! Thank you!

  276. I love the bangles and the buttons!!

  277. Jocelyn says:

    I love the quilting books! I am not a knitter, so sorry to say, it would not be used. Thanks for the great giveaway. These books look awesome!

  278. Samina says:

    The jersey bangles are neat – I’m off to check out that tutorial.

  279. Erika says:

    THe Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects would be excellent!

  280. Anya says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  281. Julia says:

    Sugared pecans…in my crock pot! On my Christmas cooking list now!!
    Love those green leather bangels!pretty!!
    What great treats today :)

  282. alexa says:

    I can’t wait to try the crockpot sugared pecans.

  283. thea says:

    holy buckets those crock pot pecans look delicious!!!

  284. hilary says:

    love the jewlery but especially the bag of the day.

  285. Sara says:

    I’ve got to make some jersey bracelets!

  286. Jennifer says:

    Neat ideas for wrapping stuff!! Inlove the jersey bracelets, too!!

  287. Pat Kelley says:

    I love the fabric button earrings….and I’m sure going to make the crockpot sugared pecans.

    Thanks.

  288. Lynn Hey says:

    Love the jewelry bag and book from Jan C. The crockpot pecans sound delicious.

  289. Jannell says:

    Great ideas. Thanks. May use some for our homeschool mother/daughter Christmas craft day.
    artteajannell.blogspot.com

  290. Shayla says:

    The braided bracelets are supercute!

  291. Linda says:

    What nice books you continue to offer as giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

  292. Jessica says:

    What a good list, now the only question is where to start!

  293. ste says:

    What great gifts one of these books would make!

  294. Jess says:

    Love the leather bow cuff bracelet and have been so eager to see the Modern Log Cabin Quilting book. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  295. Ingrid says:

    The Jersey Fabric bracelets are super cute! I also like that leather cuff.

  296. Libby says:

    The crochet doily necklaces are adorable! A must-make.

  297. Michelle says:

    Love t-shirt jewelry!

  298. Liz says:

    I love these so much!

  299. Lynne says:

    Great tutorials! Thanks for the inspiration!

  300. Bobby says:

    I’m so printing out those pillow boxes.

  301. Brianna says:

    That leather bow cuff is great – and so simple, too!

  302. Brie says:

    Great stuff! Love the knit bracelets! We are going to make them with old tshirts! It will be a great project for m 6 yr old for christmas presents

  303. greta says:

    for the love of STITCHING! I love books with plays on common phrases. book looks great too!

  304. Anya says:

    The jewelry organizer is a great idea!

  305. Stacy says:

    Love those button earrings. A great way to use scraps too.

  306. Lisa Zap says:

    The jewelry frame is such a clever idea!

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