November 13 ~ Passion for Decorating

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Make your home a little more “you” with today’s tutorials, or create something special for family and friends!

Today’s the last day to enter to win giveaways from 11/6 – 11/12, so be sure to comment on each daily post.

Make It

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Larissa from mmmcrafts created this West Elmish Pillow tutorial as a guest post on Kojo Designs. You can find more from Larissa in her mmmcrafts shop.
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Dora at Show, Tell, Share made these Bleach Art Linen Table Runners, and now you can too. She shares tips for using bleach pens on fabric (she makes Bleach Pen T-Shirts with the same technique).
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Rebecca from Chasing Cottons designed this Birdcage Pillow for us here at Sew,Mama,Sew! She makes it look easy in the tutorial!
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Isn’t this Doily Bowl beautiful?! Caro shows you how to get the same look at Sodapop Design (the tutorial is in German, but the photos make it easy to understand).
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Michelle at Floating on Cloud9 adapted an IKEA product for this pretty Fabric Lamp, featuring some pretty Cloud9 Fabrics organic cotton fabric.
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Sara’s Starched Fabric Headboard is fabric applied directly to the wall! This technique could be used for some fun silhouettes all around the house. Find out how on Sara’s Metal & Mud blog.

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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Jessica shares a free tutorial and pattern pieces for the Knot Tote at Me Sew Crazy.

Related tutorials you might just love: Any of our many For the Home tutorials, Wedding Decorations (not just for weddings!), Frame

Buy It

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These beautiful Bud Vases from Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics are made from a proprietary, fine translucent porcelain; if you raise one to a lamp, you can see light coming through it.

Cynthia Vardhan creates handmade ceramic work known for its translucent properties and intricate raised surface treatment. Characterized by exquisite craftsmanship, precise detailing, and creative innovation, her ceramic vases, dishware, candles and other household pieces are designed to integrate into the domestic landscape. Popular as anniversary and wedding gifts, her pieces suit many tastes and work with a variety of styles- from mid-century modern to shabby chic.

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:

Dena’s choice Liz’s choice Beth’s choice

Mix It

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We find these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies from Bakergirl irresistible!

Print It

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Download your FREE 8.5×11 or 11×14 Holiday Print from Rebecca and Shannon at Fresh Chick Design Studio.

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!

Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home

Author: Nina Wanat
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home gives us the opportunity to make our favorite candies (plus new concoctions) right at home! Candy making can be a little trickier than making cookies, but many of the recipes have just a few ingredients and are fairly simple, as long as you own a candy thermometer! Sweet Confections is filled not only with real candy recipes, but tons of eye candy as well!

The author refers to candy as being “the most gem-like of foods” with its jewel-toned colors and the absolutely gorgeous photography by the very talented couple from the White on Rice Couple blog does so well at featuring each glorious piece. In case you are new to creating your own candies, there are step-by-step photos that teach how to temper chocolate, dipping and rolling candies, and how to correctly cook sugar.

The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons

Author: Amanda Blake Soule
Publisher: Shambahla Publications

Many of us with busy families yearn for a slower and simpler life with our kids— One that is connected to the seasons and the natural rhythm of the year, one that has our children spending more time out of doors rather than in, one that balances out some of the busyness of our lives— the computers, the televisions, the cell phones— with a deeper connection to the Earth and an appreciation for and understanding of the natural world. The Rhythm of Family is a guide to living such a life for any family.

Following the course of a year through the passing of the seasons, this book explores the ways we can create deep family connections and meaningful memories through living in tune with the cycles of nature. From stomping around in mud boots in the spring to gathering around the wood stove in winter, our activities naturally change from season to season— From the rhythms of the seasons comes the rhythms in our homes, our hearts, our families, and our every day.

The Knitter’s Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make

Author: Gwen Steege
Publisher: Storey Books

Knit a traditional gansey sweater with indigo yarn. Tour a spinning mill. Discover five ways to cast on for socks. Use steeking to make a tube into a cardigan. The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated compilation of more than 1000 experiences and adventures that knitters won’t want to miss. You’ll find unusual yarns to work with, classic techniques to master, time-honored patterns to try, innovative designers to know about, museums around the world to see, books to read, festivals and retreats to visit, and much more. Check off each item as you complete it, and move on to the next; you’ll find more than enough knitting adventures to fill a lifetime!

Slightly Biased is a store of unique, handmade bias tapes and quilt bindings made from 100% cotton designer fabric. This week you can win a $30 gift certificate to Slightly Biased to pick out lots of beautiful bias tape in your favorite fabrics!

The New Handmade Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style

Author: Cassie Barden
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

In an age of mass-produced fashion, express your individual style! Create handmade projects for your wardrobe and home with only a small time commitment and basic sewing skills. Now you can make fun, useful accessories and gifts with the contemporary fabrics you love.

* Choose from totes and bags, cases and covers, fashion accents, and home decor projects.
* Learn techniques you’ll use again and again, such as installing zippers, using fusible appliqué, and basic machine quilting.
* Mix and match the elements to make each design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
* It’s fresh. It’s unique. It’s handmade!

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

12 ~ Passion for Jewelry
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

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.

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356 Responses to November 13 ~ Passion for Decorating

  1. Jen says:

    I agree, Toni-Anne–it would be great to have such cute bias tape all ready to go!

  2. Liz says:

    The Bud Vases are too beautiful.

  3. Toni-Anne says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have some-one else make the bias binding for a change!

  4. Vilma Cheas says:

    This recipe satisfies my craving for yummy pumpkin treats in a responsible and delicious way. I’d love to share this with our Greek Yogurt fans.

  5. Celeste says:

    Those bud vases are really lovely.

  6. Wendy D. P. says:

    Wow, beautiful ideas today! I love the doily bowl!

  7. […] November 13 Winners: The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons Winner: Hannah Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home Winner: Amanda (Jones) The Knitter’s Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make Winner: Emily $30 gift certificate to Slightly Biased Winner: Julianne (Ross) The New Handmade Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style Winner: Christina (112358) […]

  8. Knititall says:

    I like the vases. And the bleach table runners are so cute, great idea!

  9. Amanda says:

    I lvoe that doily bowl

  10. Penny says:

    Love the Elmish pillow, perfect for my tweens bedroom

  11. Anne Marie says:

    Great ideas – love the birdcage pillow.

  12. Denise says:

    I will be making the reindeer cookies!! Cute cute!

  13. Erin says:

    Oh man – everything in this post is gorgeous and inspiring! I want to make all of it…

  14. funda62 says:

    I plan to make both the ruffled and the birdcage pillows plus the starched headboard. The pillows will be for my youngest daughter’s room which is going to be birds and butterflies and the headboard for myself. Thank you!

  15. Kylene Grell says:

    I have been wanting to starch fabric on walls for years and I have never found the right project.

  16. Maureen says:

    Great reindeer cookies and the Holiday Print.

  17. Keza says:

    Ooh, I would love to get my paws on some of that gorgeous bias tape! Beautiful stuff as always

  18. Erin says:

    That knot tote is so cute! And the West Elm-ish pillow is really cute, that may just be what I make for my best friend for Christmas!

  19. Kim McM says:

    I love the table runners, the pillow, the bowl, the lamp… soon as I am done commenting here, I am going to go read how to make them all. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Prachi says:

    The knot tote is so sweet.

  21. The Birdcage Pillow is going on my ‘to make’ list. Thanks!

  22. Marci Girl says:

    Everything is so great!

  23. jennifer says:

    I would really like to see the “New Handmade” book! I think I’ll request it from the library.

  24. Nina says:

    Thank you for great tutorials!

  25. Lanny says:

    I love the pillow up top. Forget Christmas gifts. It is just what my couch needs.

  26. Deb Cameron says:

    I must find a bleach pen and hop to it…awesome idea!

  27. Stephanie C. says:

    That first pillow is to die for! Love!

  28. Anita says:

    Cute cookies.

  29. Erin says:

    I’m totally excited about that bleach pen idea – I’ve never seen anything like it!!

  30. Jennifer says:

    Love the bias tape!!!

  31. Hillary S. says:

    The knot tote may just become a Christmas gift for my kinder’s teacher.

  32. Those cookies are suuuper cute <3

  33. I love the bleach art table runners & the starched fabric headboard! And that bag is awesome! 🙂

  34. Angela N. says:

    Love the cute pillows!!!

  35. Chris says:

    I love the bleached linen table runner! very nice!

  36. lee says:

    Sweet reindeer cookies and great books! thanks!

  37. Barb says:

    My 6 year old will love making reindeer cookies. Me, I’m a supplies junky, love the bias tape @ Slightly Biased.

  38. wendy says:

    Love the doily bowl. Love the bleached table linen. Love the birdcage pillow!

  39. Shawna says:

    Those reindeer cookies are so cute and good I bet. I’ve never heard of bleach pens but what a neat idea. Thanks for the giveaways.


  40. Jodi G. says:

    I love the white pillow with the ruffles and the birdcage pillow. How cute. I know those reindeer cookies will be a hit when I make them for the kids. Another day of awesome ideas. Thank you everyone involved.

    Thanks for the giveaways and a chance to win.


  41. Joanne says:

    Great prizes, and those reindeer cookies are super cute!

  42. Eve says:

    The cookies are perfect for a cookie exchange.

  43. Lisa M says:

    Loving the reindeer cookies! (if I don’t eat all the pretzels first 🙂 )

  44. Marianna says:

    Using bleach pens is a great idea. Thanks!

  45. Allison C says:

    The sweet confections book is on my wishlist! I so want to learn how to make jellies and marshmallows.

  46. Rachael Spencer says:

    I love the ikea hack fabric lamp.

  47. Tez says:

    I’m seeing pretzels used in tons of christmas baking this year! So cute to use them for reindeer.

  48. ambjer says:

    Love those bud vases! And those reindeer cookies are adorable!

  49. Cat says:

    I love that headboard

  50. Christine says:

    The Elmish pillow is awesome!

  51. Kristen says:

    I like the lamp idea! I might have to recover a similar lamp that I have with a fun fabric.

  52. Jenn Lee says:

    That lace pillow is stunning.

  53. amanda says:

    i love the texture of the ceramics you show! thanks for the handmade ideas.

  54. Alli says:

    I love those reindeer cookies — what a good idea to use pretzels for antlers!

  55. Sydney says:

    I *just* put that bud vase on my (first ever!) Etsy treasury! Spooky 🙂

  56. nrnoodle says:

    Those Reindeer cookies are so cute.

  57. Linda says:

    Once again, you’ve offered links to some great, creative ideas, and your book giveaway list is wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win.

  58. Sarah K says:

    Super fun! I’d love to make that lamp as a sweet nightlight for my baby. Those cookies look delicious!

  59. Whitney says:

    another great post!

  60. Anne says:

    I will definitely be checking out Slightly Biased- I love adding fun bias tape to everything!

  61. Doily bowl = UBER cool! 😉

  62. elsa says:

    lots of fun things today ~ want to try that lamp tutorial!

  63. Rhonda S. says:

    The reindeer cookies are so cute!

  64. krystina says:

    Pretty pillow! Thanks for doing this, I love handmade holidays!

  65. Rebecca says:

    So much fun! Love the doily bowl and the fabric lamp, but I could see myself trying all of these.

  66. Steph G. says:

    Reindeer cookies are adorable!

  67. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    birdcage pillow = adorable

  68. Crystal says:

    The doily bowl and fabric lamp are great- thanks!

  69. Amy says:

    We’re going to have to try those reindeer cookies! And the bleach art looks like fun for my Brownie troop.

  70. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Love all the unique ideas

  71. Hannah says:

    Love the table runner

  72. Kristin says:

    Love the bleach pen table runners!

  73. Amanda says:

    love the cookies! And those eyeglass pillows!

  74. Ellen M. says:

    Love the West Elmish pillow

  75. Christina G. says:

    Love the doily bowl & reindeer cookies.

  76. Laura says:

    So many good things to make and do! Loving the daily inspiration!!

  77. Hilary says:

    Love the lamp and the raindeer cookies

  78. Ann S says:

    love the bleach pen table runners, what a great idea!

  79. Mary Kaplan says:

    The bleach pen table runners are great. The reindeer cookies are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  80. Katina says:

    Lots of fun stuff today and can’t decide which I like best. But, I know the Knot Tote will be a gift go-to for me.

  81. Amanda says:

    I just don’t know where to start 🙂 So many good this to choose from! More time, I need more time 😛

  82. mac says:

    Love the pillow and the knot bag. Plan to make them for myself.

  83. Janet says:

    Good selection of tutorials in the Make It section!

  84. Ashley Williams says:

    Ahhhh those glasses pillows are amazingly cute

  85. EmGabs says:

    Starched fabric headboard…genius!

  86. Liz says:

    who couldn’t love reindeer cookies with pretzel antlers?!

  87. Debbie says:

    Love those reindeer cookies I am going to make them with my prep children at work!

  88. Carmen says:

    The knot bag from “Bag of the Day” is great!! Thanks!!

  89. bruinbr says:

    MMMMM! Those reindeer cookies are adorable (and I’m sure yummy too!) 🙂

  90. Helena says:

    Lot’s of great tutorials again, I especially like the birdcage pillow and the tote.

  91. Sara says:

    What is the doily bowl made from exactly? I’d love to try it out.

  92. Kim T. says:


  93. sangeetha says:

    Loved it !!

  94. Kristin says:

    That dessert book looks divine! Also I love that white ruffle pillow!

  95. Tsigeyusv says:

    I think I will be making those reindeer cookies. They are just the thing for a non-religious holiday treat at work.

  96. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    More cuteness! I am loving all of these tutorials.

  97. Pauline says:

    Awesome tutorials…I’ve been meaning to try some bleach pen projects!

  98. Stephanie says:

    Reindeer cookies are adorable. Can’t wait to try them.

  99. mims says:

    thanks for more great ideas!

  100. Carla says:

    love the tutorials – think the knot tote is my fave!

  101. Somer says:

    I’m really looking forward to reading Amanda Soule’s new book. Its on my Christmas wish list.

  102. Sivje Parish says:

    OOOH! Cool tutes! And the books look really wonderful! Thanks for the chance! I want to make those cookies! YUMMY!!!

  103. Jan says:

    I love everything, especially the bleach art table runner!

  104. Robyn Meza says:

    The knot tote is getting added to the many things I want to make! love it!

  105. Tabitha says:

    I adore the knot bag. THanks!

  106. Shannon says:

    Such great stuff!! I really want to try that bag!

  107. Fabienne says:

    Evrything looks fabulous. I love the table runner.

  108. Timmi says:

    That bag is so pretty

  109. Love all the tutorials, thank you for sharing.

  110. MissMary says:

    Fabulous runners, great tote!

  111. lm says:

    I am adding a vote for the reindeer cookies…I think I’ll make them with ginger cookies for my cookie exchange!

  112. jen says:

    Adding those doily bowls to my crafting to do pinterest

  113. Jeannie D says:

    LOVE the bleach art tutorial and the bias tape..

  114. Aneta says:

    got to get busy and DO SOMETHING ! Love it all 🙂

  115. Oh, oh, I need bias!

  116. Mama Lusco says:

    I’ve been wanting to make that Knot Tote!

  117. Jill says:

    I love visiting here! I blogged about it Sat.

  118. Chris Vanderstoep says:

    Those reindeer are so adorable! Definitely on my Christmas baking list this year… thanks for a chance to win!

  119. Melissa says:

    Ooh! Reindeer cookies are adorable! And I’m really liking the bleach art table runner idea too!

  120. Becky says:

    love the reindeer cookies!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  121. Summer says:

    The reindeer cookies are too cute!

  122. Mina says:

    i love that pillow

  123. Deanne Johnson says:

    Great tutorials. Like the headboard idea…thinking fabric cutouts for the nursery.

  124. Shannon says:

    gonna check out the bleach art and the doily bowl…

  125. Casey C says:

    The reindeer cookies are cute!

  126. Lindsay says:

    The Sweet Confections book has such an appealing cover. I would love to be able to flip through that book.

  127. Desiree says:

    I want to make so many of these!

  128. Beth T says:

    Those cookies are mighty cute. And thanks for the free download of holiday cheer in the form of a print.

  129. Bobby says:

    One, I’m making that bag and Two, I really want the New Handmade Book! It would be great to wrap and put so many new things under my tree for my self and others out of that book!!!!!

  130. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Lots of projects pinned today!

  131. Kati says:

    I know you were highlighting the headboard,,,,but I have to say that I LOVE those glasses on the pillowcases! So cute.

  132. Ginger says:

    Never thought to use bleach pens. What a neat idea.

  133. Julie says:

    the table runners are great.

  134. Cayce says:

    Love it all! Very different ideas. Thanks.

  135. Wendy D. P. says:

    Love these ideas!

  136. Erika says:

    beautiful pillow

  137. Elizabeth L says:

    Love the knot tote.

  138. Lisa says:

    I’ve really been into pillows lately. These two will have to go onto my to do list.

  139. wendy says:

    What a great list of tutorials (again) today!! That table runner is fantastic!

  140. Joanne says:

    Thanks for the ideas.

  141. Christina says:

    Although I know it’s not the focus of the tutorial, I too love those glasses pillows.

  142. Sandy says:

    I have to try the peanut butter reindeer cookies!

  143. I love the reindeer cookies! Definitely making those! The pillows are so pretty, too.

  144. Jen says:

    Such cute linen table runners!

  145. julia says:

    i want to make them all! including lots of cute cookies!

  146. Jen K. says:

    I really like the fabric lamp, and the knotted tote

  147. Michelle says:

    Oh, so awesome!

  148. Kate says:

    Bleach art runners! What wonderful gift ideas!

  149. carriem says:

    Lovely books, the candy one looks fun!

  150. Sarah says:

    I love the cookies! Too cute! And the doily bowl is awesome.

  151. Susan mitchell says:

    Love the bleach pen idea! Never Would have thought of that.

  152. Cal says:

    Really like the knot tote! And I have my eye on the sweet confections book.

  153. Susan says:

    planning on procrastinating on everything else I had planned to do tomorrow to make the reindeer cookies!

  154. Brita says:

    I love the pillow ideas. The bleach art linen table runners are very nice too.

  155. beverly says:

    I love the bleach pen idea! Great! Thanks!

  156. Jamie B. says:

    love the pillows!

  157. Ivy PM says:

    i like all those books.

  158. Cindy says:

    Oops! Didn’t put my name on that….
    Wow…Slightly Biased looks amazing! The New Handmade would also looks so cool. There are so many great giveaways you are offering. You offer such a resource for me! I can just come to your blog and you direct me to so many incredible sites and projects that I would have never found if you hadn’t done all the “leg work” for me. Thanks again and again for inspiring me!

  159. Morgan says:

    Loving that pillow!

  160. Pat Upton says:

    I love the doily bowl and the bleach runner!

  161. Marya says:

    The reindeer cookies are absolutely adorable!

  162. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    The pillow is so cute!

  163. Michelle says:

    The reindeer cookies are so cute…I bet my kids would love to help make them (and eat them too)!!

  164. Lea says:

    Loving the bleach pen idea.

  165. Karen says:

    Have to try those reindeer cookies, so cute!

  166. Mandi says:

    I love the knot bag and the west elmish pillow! Adorable!

  167. Jane says:

    wow! I’d love a copy of The Rhythm of Family

  168. Syd says:

    These all look so wonderful. Love the pillows!!

  169. Gina F says:

    Very excited by the bleach art table runners. Though I must admit I am scared of bleach! (Our previous interactions have not been great!)

  170. Liz Taylor says:

    I JUST pinned those cookies! So cute!

  171. lilou says:

    Sometimes your blog is loading slowly, better find a better host.`’,”

  172. Jane S. says:

    The lace doily bowl is really sweet! Nice tutorial and you’re right, the pictures made it easy to understand. Thank you for the great giveaways!

  173. greta says:

    love the candy cookbook!

  174. Betsy says:

    The Rhythm of Family has been on my list ever so long. Can’t wait to read it.

  175. Jenny says:

    I love that Lark print SO MUCH!

  176. Sarah says:

    That doily bowl is crazy awesome! (Also, I went out and bought a button covering kit to make the earrings from yesterday’s post. Woops!)

  177. Linda S says:

    That knitters’ life list book looks like fun. And the reindeer cookies!

  178. cheri says:

    Lots to love today!

  179. Briana says:

    I’ve been wanting to make that bag for a while. looks so cute!

  180. Kaz says:

    I love those bleached table runners! Thank you!

  181. Alexandra O says:

    Love the giveaways.

  182. Trina says:

    The reindeer cookies are super cute!

  183. melanie says:

    I’m going to make the reindeer cookies for a cookie exchange!

  184. Larissa says:

    Wonderful ideas…keep up the good work! 🙂

  185. Stacy says:

    Love the lamp!

  186. Melonie says:

    ooh that knot bag… xxx

  187. Gretchen says:

    What wonderful giveaways!

  188. Cricket says:

    That doily bowl is spectacular. And dare I say – maybe easy enough for the kids to do for their teachers?

  189. Jennifer N says:

    The bleach pen designing idea is brilliant. I love the look of the knot tote, as well. Thanks for sharing.

  190. Gina says:

    How seriously cool is the birdcage pillow?

  191. Angela B. says:

    Great ideas again! Bookmarked some for that magical time in the future when I can get to them! Thanks for the chance to win!

  192. Valerie says:

    Such great ideas. The knot tote is really cute! Thanks!

  193. Kayli S says:

    I love the reindeer cookies! And the pillows and the doily bowl, oh and the bleach pen idea is wonderful! Another great list.

  194. Louisa says:

    I was excited to see the Slightly Biased store. I love the look of printed bias tape, but don’t really like making it.

  195. Eva says:

    I like the doily bowl and the knot tote, cute!

  196. alcheme says:

    I love the knot tote!

  197. Jen says:

    I love the bowls and the cookies

  198. Jen says:

    I love the bowls

  199. Theresa says:

    The birdcage pillow is so cute.

  200. Wow, i love the headboard idea!! My mind is racing with ideas!

  201. Eva says:

    I love the doily bowl and the knot tote.

  202. Beth says:

    Super cute reindeer cookies!

  203. I love the reindeer cookies too. totally going to make those..

  204. jeanne says:

    Thanks again for some clever projects!

  205. Aurélie says:

    Awesome tutorials again, love the reindeer cookies!

  206. Melissa Ann says:

    The reindeer cookies are officially on our 12 days of cookies recipe list! Awesomesauce! 🙂

  207. jenn says:

    LOVE the table runners, so many ideas, so little time!

  208. kathyh says:

    I am running amuck with all the good ideas in my head. I am forwarding the reindeer cookies to my sister so she can make something instead.

  209. Anya says:

    So many fun ideas!

  210. R Harrison says:

    The ruffle pillow is great. Also, I followed the link to and found a ton of other projects!

  211. Teresa says:

    Great tutorials as always!
    The West Elm pillow is so pretty and the reindeer cookies really caught my eye!

  212. Adrienne says:

    I love the printable! Need to get some more ink for my printer 🙂

  213. Crystal says:

    Fabulous books on this giveaway! Some on my wish list for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  214. Natalija says:

    Those bleach art table runner are a great idea!

  215. craftytammie says:

    love the pillows!

  216. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 13 thanks

  217. Tammy says:

    I really like the knot tote!

  218. Sarah says:

    I am going to make those peanut butter reindeer cookies. Yum!

  219. Kate says:

    The reindeer cookies are fab – they’ll make a great plate to take for work mates at the Christmas lunch spread. Thanks for so many great ideas.

  220. Marilyn says:

    The birdcage pillow is really cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  221. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the inspiration

  222. Anne says:

    This is a great series…love the pillows and the bag tutorial.

  223. Christie S. says:

    Love the Holiday Prints.

  224. Mikaela says:

    Cute ideas!

  225. Jess says:

    Love the knot tote! Thanks again!

  226. Brenda says:

    Everyday I find at least one thing I want to make or do.

  227. Tina C. says:

    slightly biased. that’s funny!

  228. Ramona says:

    Love the pillows and the doily bowl and the reindeer cookies and…. I see a pattern here.

  229. Emily says:

    The knitters life list looks very interesting, This is the first time I’ve seen that one!

  230. Karen A says:

    Love the pillows you featured.

  231. whitner says:

    totally making those reindeer cookies for my daughters preschool. they are precious!

  232. Emily says:

    I like the birdcage pillow. Cute.

  233. Christina says:

    That doily bowl is amazing.

  234. linda says:

    The doily bowl is sooo lovely! so simple and so classy!

  235. Jill B says:

    Eek! Those reindeer cookies are so cute!

  236. Jasmin says:

    Love the bag.

  237. Robin E. says:

    Such beautiful things today. I know a couple people that would love such a table runner or doily bowl.

  238. chibidani says:

    Those cookies are super awesome!

  239. Cindi C says:

    Another day with so many cute projects. Thanks for putting this all together.

  240. Heidi Anderson says:

    The reindeer cookies are adorable!

  241. Hannah says:

    Reindeer cookies – love it!

  242. Christine M says:

    Those reindeer cookies are so cute. Too cute to eat up!

  243. Silvia says:

    All the projects are wonderful! Perfect to for a stylish home! 🙂

  244. Libby says:

    Words can’t express how gorgeous that doily bowl is! So simple, but it’s stunning.

  245. Kerry says:

    I love the doily bowl. I’ve had something like that on my list for quite awhile. Maybe this is the year to finally get it done!

  246. Melissa says:

    Wow, that bleach linen project looks really cool! I also love today’s bag of the day! Thanks!

  247. Annette says:

    Great stuff!

  248. Miquela says:

    Love the table runners and the bag today.

  249. Jolene says:

    I really love that doily bowl, and the bud vases, the pillow and the table runner (except maybe embroidered instead of bleached) 🙂

  250. Charmaine says:

    wonderful as always

  251. Genevieve says:

    The doily bowl is beautiful!

  252. Chrissy says:

    Love that West Elmish pillow!

  253. Olivia says:

    Those reindeer cookies look so cute! Definitely making them for my girls classroom holiday parties.

  254. Jen S says:

    Now these are some fun and simple projects for home! Thank you. I’m a novice sewer and crafter and very happy to see projects beginners like me can do.

  255. susan hwang says:

    reindeer cookies look amazing!

  256. Kami says:

    Good stuff!

  257. Sharon says:

    Love the doily dish and fabric light, I have pinned both!

  258. Louby Lou says:

    Those reindeer cookies look awesome!

  259. Megan says:

    Always so many great things! I always need help decorating, thank you! The reindeer cookies are especially cute!!!

  260. Sherry J says:

    love the pillows, handbag and especially the cookies. thanks.

  261. Holly says:

    Fabric headboard! That’s so awesome!

  262. Debbie says:

    Great ideas!

  263. Tera says:

    West Elmish Pillow and Birdcage pillow are so sweet!!! : )
    I know they are not a tutorial but I love those glasses pillows!!!

  264. Courtney says:

    Love, love, love the doily bowl!

  265. Bleach art table runner is a great idea. I love the knot tote too !

  266. Jess says:

    That birdcage pillow is too cute! The reindeer cookies look like fun too. Thanks again for all the great tutorials!

  267. Marilize says:

    Great selection of tuts. Loving the birdcage pillow and the bleachpen runners. Thanks for another day of inspiration.


  268. Claudia says:

    Oh dear, I really go mad for sweets…any sort of….
    Kind regards from Germany.

  269. Julianne Ross says:

    The knot purse is really cute!

  270. Theresa says:

    The doily bowls!!!! I would love — someday — to have place settings like that!

  271. Ingrid C says:

    Those cookies will be great to make for our playgroup’s holiday party!

  272. Margaret says:

    Great decorating ideas- again thanks for sharing!

  273. Em says:

    Great idea for the bleach pens and that birdcage pillow is just so darn cute. I probably have a half dozen or more fabrics that have birds I could use for this.

  274. Wren says:

    Someone is getting some bleached linen place mats or a table runner for Christmas this year!! So cute!

  275. Amy says:

    Love the doily bowl! Thanks for sharing another great round of tutorials!

  276. kristel says:

    Those reindeer cookies are adorable. I don’t really like baking, but every day I’m book-marking something to make!

  277. Now I neeeed to bake some cookies!

  278. Jess says:

    The knot bag is just what I’ve been looking for!

  279. Tasha says:

    Love it all!

  280. MC says:

    Ooh, must get bleach pens

  281. Jessica says:

    That Doily Bowl has been on my ‘to make’ list for awhile now!

  282. Amy says:

    Love those reindeer cookies!

  283. amy says:

    I do love those table runners. Must make time to play with the bleach pen soon!!

  284. Annie says:

    Love the bias tape store! I’m too nervous/lazy to make my own. I just favorited the store on etsy. Thanks!

  285. Addy says:

    I love the knot tote!

  286. MarciaW says:

    The birdcage pillow is my favorite handmade from today.

  287. Sarah B says:

    I love those peanut butter reindeer cookies. So cute!

  288. Jocelyn says:

    The birdcage pillow is adorable. Thanks for the tutorials.

  289. Sherri S. says:

    Cute bag, and the bleach pen idea is really intriguing! Thanks~

  290. WriterCrystal says:

    That tote is beautiful!

  291. Bonnie says:

    I saw The Knitter’s Life List in the bookstore the other day, it looks awesome! I’m definitely going to have to check out Slightly Biased now.. I love bias tape 🙂

  292. Andrea says:

    Those reindeer cookies are so sweet!

  293. Sarah B says:

    going to make the reindeer cookies

  294. Deidre says:

    More wonderful ideas – thanks!

  295. Margaret says:

    Love the Birdcage Pillow. Cute but not too “cute.”

  296. Beth says:

    I love the reindeer cookies!

  297. Shawna says:

    Love every project!

  298. Kristin H says:

    Love the bag tutorial today!

  299. laura reich says:

    The New Handmade looks awesome!

  300. alexa says:

    The knot tote is adorable.

  301. Jess says:

    I absolutely love the doily bowl!

  302. Amy says:

    Mmmmmm. Peanut butter reindeer cookies!

  303. Andrea says:

    Love the bleach pen idea. So genius.

  304. Kim N says:

    Love the knot tote and the bleach art!

  305. ccherry says:

    I am consistently blown away by the holiday roundups y’all put together.

  306. Candi says:

    i love bias tape! i love making it, and using it…is that weird?

  307. Laurie says:

    I love having all these great ideas on one page to come back to!

  308. Kirsten says:

    That fabric lamp is the best! Must try that for my office…

  309. Diana says:

    Love the pillows!

  310. Glenys says:

    Once again so many fun projects!

  311. Marie says:

    Wow, lots of favs here – doily bowl, starched headboard, the Ikea hack and clever reindeer cookies! Thanks!

  312. Brigette says:

    The book “Rhythm of the Family” looks neat.

  313. Nat says:

    Oh my goodness those reindeer cookies are adorable! Imagine them on a doily plate sat on a table runner – uber festive!

  314. Lisa Zap says:

    What wonderful sewing ideas! What cute reindeer cookies! What lovely fabric choices!

  315. stephanie tipton says:

    I love the table runner!

  316. Trina says:

    Love, love, love the tablerunners!

  317. tmv says:

    I really like the headboard pillows and the knot tote! Can’t wait to try them out!

  318. Bridget says:

    I love the pillow and the table runner idea. Also – could the reindeer cookies been any cuter!?

  319. Anya says:

    Thanks again for great ideas!

  320. CaroleM says:

    I like the knot tote. I’m a bit of a tote bag addict.

  321. Joanna says:

    I love the knot tote! It is so simple and classic looking.

  322. Cari says:

    Cute tutorials today!

  323. Camille says:

    So many great things! Still not clear on how to “tag” you on facebook. I can share, like, and comment but not tag.

  324. Katie says:

    Omigosh, all of the tutorials listed today are so great. I think I’ll have to try them all!

  325. Melissa says:

    Always inspiring ideas! However, now after seeing the top book, I’m hungry for candy before breakfast!

  326. jessica says:

    I love the pillows with the glasses on them. Too cute!

  327. Vikki says:

    What fun projects. Thnak you.

  328. eleanor says:

    Love the bias tape!

  329. Melanie T says:

    Wonderful lineup, as always! Thanks for the chance.

  330. Catherine says:

    Wow. So much inspiration in one post. I’d like to pick a favorite project, but I’m drawn to quite a few. Thanks for sharing!

  331. Ingrid says:

    I love the West Elm pillow and have bookmarked the Knot tote. My mom would really enjoy the birdcage pillow too. I’d better get to crafting!

  332. Michelle B says:

    Great tutorials. Now if only I put some effort into decorating….

  333. Carolyn says:

    Can’t wait to make the West Elmish Pillow!

  334. Amy G. says:

    The bleach art looks so neat! I’ll have to try it!

  335. Lynn Hey says:

    Really like the white pillow and the starched headboard is very clever. I need to play with my machine settings to see if I can get it to ruffle. Thanks again for the new ideas.

  336. Jan says:

    I look forward to handmade holidays each year. This year’s offerings are really special.

  337. Natalie V2 says:

    Thank you for these. I do want to play with a bleach gel pen, and her tips were very good.

  338. Mare says:

    I <3 the knot tote! So cute. The very first sewing book I bought was the New Handmade. It is a great edition to my expanding library.

  339. Carol says:

    Love the handbag! I have lots of lace dollies stashed in drawers. I think I may give the bowl a try!

  340. Liz says:


  341. SS Sews says:

    I am totally making those reindeer cookies – too cute!

  342. Maile says:

    I have been loving your daily Passion posts. I have had the Knot Tote on my To Make list for a while. Maybe I will finally get too it.

  343. Tong says:

    Love the West Elmish Pillow and the Knot Tote, so cute!

  344. caroline says:

    Oooh… love today’s tutorials and books!
    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  345. Southern Gal says:

    I’ve bookmarked several of these tutorials. Thanks!

  346. Jenni says:

    love the reindeer cookies. they would be perfect for my son’s classroom party.

  347. Nicole says:

    I LOVE the table runners. I think I’ll make those as a holiday madness gift to myself! Thanks!!

  348. ste says:

    Wow! It’s hard to think of which book looks more interesting!

  349. Lorri says:

    The bleach table runners use a really interesting technique. I wonder if they get holes in them after a while though? Would be fun to try! Thanks for the links! 🙂

  350. Shayla says:

    I love everything of course! The fabric headboard is pretty awesome!

  351. Oh gosh, love the bleach art table runners! How fun would that be, with some napkins, too?

  352. natasha says:

    Cute cookies! The hubby loves peanut butter.

  353. Brianna says:

    I love the glasses printed on the pillowcases for the headboard tutorial. So cool.

  354. jm says:

    Awesome stuff today!

  355. Virginia says:

    love the reindeer cookies!

  356. Charlotte says:

    Oh the reindeer cookies are so cute! And I love the pillow ideas too! Thanks!

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