November 14 ~ Passion for Growing

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Sew up something unique for the gardeners in your life!

Make It

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These Felt Plant Pouches are something we haven’t seen before! They’re designed by Cynthia Shaffer, author Stash Happy: Patchwork and Stash Happy: Applique, and they’re perfect for a little unexpected splash of green.
spacer Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub
Stephanie from Under The Table and Dreaming shows you how to make this easy Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub to sooth rough hands.
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With a little clear vinyl and this tutorial from Design*Sponge, you can Sew a Terrarium for your own “tiny, private world occupied by lush greens and adorable figurines!”

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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Anna from Noodlehead created this Summer Madras Tote for a guest post on Grosgrain. We love the casual, fun look!

Related tutorials you might just love: Quilted Garden Tote, Fleece Boot Socks

Buy It

spacer One Lone Gnome for a Tiny Terrarium
Speaking of “adorable figurines,” these gnomes would probably be very happy in your sewn terrariums. Jessica at Yellow Tangerine creates this One Lone Gnome for a Tiny Terrarium and lots of other cute items too. There’s currently a sale on Three Tiny Gnomes, so head on 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:

Irene’s choice Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice

Mix It

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Glory at Glorious Treats shows you how to mix up this Lemony Lemon Bread, complete with lemon glaze and lemon syrup!

Print It

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These Bird Ornaments + Tags from Lisa at That’s Happy are some of our favorite printables on the Handmade Holidays list!… They’re so sweet. Download your own chickadees and cardinals today!

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!

Craft Activism (US Winners Only)

Author: Joan Tapper & Gale Zucker
Publisher: Potter Craft

Join the Handmade Movement! We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community.

Craft Activism is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon share their experiences, tips, and advice on living, teaching, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle. Learn to craft for your cause, connect with other crafters, think green, organize a fair, host an online exchange, create yarn graffiti, and more.

Sweetwater’s Simple Home: Sew Something Handmade for Every Room • 35 Projects

Authors: Karla Eisenach, Lisa Burnett, Susan Kendrick
Publisher: C & T Publishing

Make every room in your house feel more like home

* 35 beginner-friendly projects, including quilts, pillows, table linens, and accessories– Many can be made in a day or less.
* Fresh, modern ideas for making things pretty and practical.
* Bring Sweetwater’s popular signature style to all your sewing and craft projects.
* Learn simple, creative techniques for decorating with appliqué, stenciling, stamping, and embroidery.

Stitch Magazine Prize Package

Publisher: Interweave

This Stitch Magazine Prize Package includes the Winter 2011 issue and a DVD– Sewing Tips and Tricks with Tricia Waddell. It also includes International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine (October 2011)!

Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes

Author: Kay Mackenzie
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Quilters can’t get enough of Kay Mackenzie’s appliqué designs. In this elegant follow-up to Easy Appliqué Blocks, she presents 50 all-new designs with traditional appeal, such as Whig Rose, Pineapple, and Fleur-de-lis. The bonus CD features each block in five sizes, from 6″ to 12″. No need to enlarge–just print the size you need.

* See a color photo of each block design stitched in fabric, plus a line drawing for tracing.
* Find all designs on the CD both regular and reversed for hand or fusible appliqué.
* Discover Kay’s tips for enjoyable hand and fusible machine appliqué.

Sew to Swap: Quilting Projects to Exchange Online and by Mail (US Winners Only)

Author: Chrissie Grace
Publisher: Krause Publications

Gather a group of quilting friends and start trading fabric, quilt blocks and full projects for the ultimate community sewing activity! From fabric to block to project exchanges, Chrissie Grace and her team of all-star contributors show you the best way to organize and run your very own swap while making 12 beautiful projects. Whether you form your group in person or virtually online, you’ll love the excitement of giving and receiving handmade items.

Share your love of quilting with the sewers in your community. It’s simple-just connect, sew and start swapping!

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

13 ~ Passion for Decorating
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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403 Responses to November 14 ~ Passion for Growing

  1. Jen says:

    Yummm…lemon bars…

  2. Toni-Anne says:

    Love the handscrub…mmm i can smell it, so fresh in lemon. Lots of love for the gardening hands!

  3. Shonta Spoon says:

    Love your work!! Have you considered making a carving of Master Chief from the famous xbox game Halo? You will win the hearts of millions of video game fans!!

  4. buy kitchen says:

    Love this on-line catalog-a BIG thanks to those responsible! GREAT GIFTS!!!

  5. […] November 14 Winners: Craft Activism (US Winners Only) Winner: Sharon Sweetwater’s Simple Home: Sew Something Handmade for Every Room Winner: Sangeetha Sew to Swap: Quilting Projects to Exchange Online and by Mail (US Winners Only) Winner: Karen Stitch Magazine Prize Package Winner: Eleanor (practicalpeaces) Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes Winner: Amy […]

  6. Patricia Crowley says:

    Thanks so much…these books look awesome!

  7. Catherine says:

    Love Irene’s fabric choice…and the lemon bread looks DEE-licious!

  8. Kami says:

    Lemony lemon bread sounds delicious!

  9. That terrarium is great!

  10. Holly V says:

    Love the ideas!

  11. Serena says:

    The Felt Plant Pouches are intriguing. I never would have thought of that. And the gnomes? Yes.

  12. Tiffany says:

    Loving the lemon ideas!!

  13. Ashley Williams says:

    Those gnomes are PRECIOUS! I’ve been wanting to make one of those popular little terraniums. That sucgar scrub looks amazing too!

  14. Charlotte says:

    Wow, great ideas! Maybe my mom will have to receive one of these gifts since she loves gardening! 🙂

  15. Kim says:

    Oooh, love that bag!

  16. jessica marie says:

    oh that lemon hand scrub looks amazing! i may have to make some for a couple friends! 🙂

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  17. Amanda says:

    Never thought of planting in felt. That looks like a great idea

  18. Penny says:

    OMgoodness, the hand scrub and lemon bread would be great gifts for all the hard to buy for gals on my list. Thankyou 🙂

  19. Denise says:

    Hand scrub here I come!!

  20. The lemony lemon bread looks so yummy. I know right where that will go – my hips!

  21. Kylene Grell says:

    I love terrariums in the winter.

  22. stephanie tipton says:

    lemon hand scrub, lemon cake…yumm

  23. Steph W says:

    I’m making that lemon hand scrub tonight!

  24. kim says:

    mmmmmm.loving the lemon!

  25. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    The Lemon Hand scrub looks like a fabulous gift! I’m totally going to make some for the holidays! Thank you so much for doing the holiday round up each year! I really enjoy it!

  26. Shayla says:

    Interesting terrarium! I like the bag of the day!

  27. Garilyn says:

    Such great ideas/projects. I especially like the Lemony Lemon bread recipe! Yum!

  28. Erin says:

    That lemon scrub looks good enough to eat!

  29. Kim McM says:

    Lemon sugar hand scrub sounds good to me. And the lemon bread recipe. Not to mention the bag a day. If only I didn’t need to sleep- I could get so much more done in a day!

  30. Shaila says:

    The lemon scrub would be perfect for all those “difficult” people on my Christmas list!

  31. Kristy says:

    Mmmmmmm Lemon cake!!!! Love that craft book too!

  32. Jenn says:

    I had been planning on buying handscrub for teacher’s gifts – looks like I”m making it instead!

  33. Prachi says:

    I am going to try the lemon-sugar scrub for my Mum who’s an avid gardener and treat myself to some as well :-).

  34. Joyce says:

    Felt pouches is a great idea. Any other felt project ideas would be appreciated! Thank you

  35. Claire says:

    I had no idea sugar scrubs were that easy – I’m making at least 4 this Christmas!

  36. EmGabs says:

    The lemon sugar hand scrub would make a wonderful gift!

  37. Love the felt plant pouches. Great idea!

  38. Sam says:

    Love the felt plant pouches. What a great idea!

  39. Meg says:

    Lemon Sugar hand scrub looks wonderful and the Lemon Bread–scrumptious!!

  40. Marci Girl says:

    Those gnomes are the best!

  41. Laura says:

    I love those felt plant pouches- What a cool idea!

  42. Kylie C says:

    The hand scrub sounds delicious, I’ll have to make the Lemon Bread at the same time since the scent will have me craving lemon desserts.

  43. Stacy says:

    Awesome! I also saw that in addition to the lemon scrub, Stephanie has a pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe on her blog complete with labels to print out and paste on your jars. That is what I am going to make this year for friends and family! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Oooh I can’t wait to try that lemon sugar scrub!

  45. Bethany says:

    so many great ideas….yum yum!

  46. Kristen says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  47. Wendy says:

    I’m going to make that madras tote bag!

  48. Gill says:

    I love Anna’s tote! and I really want to try the lemon hand scrub!!

  49. Nina says:

    Thank you for great tutorials!

  50. KT says:

    I’m going to have to try those plant pouches–what a neat idea!

  51. Deb Cameron says:

    Lemony lemon bread?…I’m in heaven, baking this NOW

  52. bruinbr says:

    That lemon bread looks delicious and that lemon sugar scrub is much needed for my dry hands!

  53. Katina says:

    Okay, the sewn terrarium may be the closest I can ever get to keeping something green alive for any length of time!

  54. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to Make that bread!

  55. Stephanie C. says:

    that tote is super cute!

  56. Andee says:

    Those felt pouches are just adorable!

  57. Kim T. says:

    love it!

  58. Heidi says:

    what an unusual idea, a sewn terrarium! headed over there to check it out now.

  59. SewLindaAnn says:

    Lemony Bread, I can’t get it out of my mind! Must print out the bird tags.

  60. Anita says:

    I love everything about this post!

  61. Erin says:

    I’m always excited for more felt project ideas – love those plant pouches!

  62. Carrie says:

    Cool bird printables!

  63. Mama Lusco says:

    Great ideas!

  64. slacker says:

    yay! & thanks!

  65. Ingrid says:

    Oh, I love Kristin’s choice,the Foliage Green Outfoxed.

  66. Pauline says:

    The printable bird tags are adorable!

  67. Shawna says:

    Oh my goodness, the felt plant pouches are a brillant idea!

  68. Anne says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  69. Rebekah says:

    Thanks for more ideas 🙂

  70. Lindsay says:

    Love these ideas–especially love the Outfoxed foliage print!

  71. Very neat.

  72. Sherri S. says:

    Great ideas…thanks so much!

  73. Amanda says:

    love it all!

  74. felt pockets are adorbs! <3

  75. Sharon says:

    great ideas

  76. Melanie says:

    I am making the lemon bread tonight!

  77. Marianna says:

    The hand scrub will make a great gift. Thanks.

  78. Angela N. says:

    I wish i had a terrarium, now i can make one! Thanks

  79. Anna T says:

    Lemon bread and lemon scrub — and me with a tree full of lemons!

  80. sangeetha says:

    Love the summer tote !!

  81. pammalammadingdong says:

    Sew a terrarium! Consider it done!

  82. Erin says:

    The lemon sugar hand scrub sounds like a great homemade present for Christmas or a great hostess present.

  83. adriane says:

    Those felted pockets are so amazing! They are on my crafting list now!

  84. Sharon Griffith says:

    Ohhh I am going to be making the wonderful lemon sugar hand scrub…..I have a few friends that would love this, thank you.

  85. Brie says:

    Lemon scrub and lemon bread! Can’t wait for my lemons to ripen!

  86. Pat says:

    I love the madras tote and have the perfect fabric for one.

  87. wendy says:

    Once again, some great ideas. Those felt plant pouches are so unusual, I’m off to have a look!

  88. Cat says:

    the lemon scrub is a super idea ! (and the gnomes look just so funny too !!) Thanks !

  89. Barbara says:

    I will definitely have to try the lemon sugar hand scrub!

  90. Consuelo says:

    Love the garden lovers ideas! Thanks!

  91. mims says:

    that lemon bread looks seriously yummy.

  92. Michelle W says:

    Lemon bread? YES PLEASE. I luuuuurve lemon baked goods.

  93. Jodi G. says:

    Those gnomes are too cute. Lemony Lemon Bread and Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub? Now that’s a great pair. Great books for the giveaways as well. Awesome.

    Thanks for the giveaways and a chance to win.


  94. Jane S. says:

    The gnomes are cute! I have a black thumb and I’m not sure I could keep a terrarium alive, but I would love to make a miniature world and have wee gnomes in it.

  95. Shawna says:

    Oh that Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub sounds so yummy. Wonder if it would work as a body scrub? Great ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.


  96. Crystal says:

    I love that lemon bread recipe! Thanks again!

  97. Joanne says:

    Great tote bag!

  98. Sarah B says:

    Great ideas! I must try the lemony lemon bread.

  99. Susan says:

    Cool stuff as always. Thanks for sharing!

  100. beverly says:

    Great ideas! I love them!

  101. Kerry says:

    I heart terrariums.

  102. Maeve says:

    That lemon bread looks so temptingly delicious! I must bake some for the holidays! thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  103. Wow! Felt pouches to plant my plants in! Incredible! Now why didn’t I think of that?

    Lemon bread sounds sooooo good!

  104. Allison C says:

    Yum. Lemon bread! Great prizes today!

  105. Tanis says:

    Love the little felt plant hangers!

  106. ems says:

    SEW a terrarium… that is so rad.

  107. Briana says:

    yummy lemon bread! I also really like the bird tags!

  108. tricia says:

    I love ALL your handmade holiday posts!

  109. kate says:

    Yummy lemons! The scrub would make fantastic gifts.

  110. Amy D. says:

    Oooh what awesome prizes!

  111. thebon says:

    Oh, I love that outfoxed print!

  112. Jen says:

    Lemon sugar hand scrub sounds amazing!

  113. Chrissy says:

    Lemony Lemon Cake? Shut the door!

  114. Lorri says:

    The knomes are so cute!!! My mom would love these as a Christmas gift…sadly the group of three are sold out. Looking through the shop for more. 🙂

  115. Charmaine says:

    I love the gnomes!

  116. Lynn Hey says:

    I want to try the lemon bread recipe. The first two books really look fun.

  117. Ginger says:

    That scrub sounds wonderful. I’m going to make some tomorrow. And maybe the cake too. I have a ton of lemons.

  118. lisa says:

    just made some sugar scrubs…now, i have to make some with lemon!!!!

  119. Emmmylizzzy says:

    omg – sewing terrariums out of vinyl?!? Soooo exciting!

  120. Cricket says:

    Felt planters – awesome! I saw a felt birdhouse recently. They would make a cute duo.

  121. Char says:

    I see felted planter pouches in my future!!! thnaks!

  122. Shelley says:

    Thanks so much for these great ideas!

  123. Amy G. says:

    Those plant pouches are so cute!

  124. MarciaW says:

    Lemon bread – wonderful, bird ornaments – perfect for my mother, the prizes – I want all the books (except craft activism as I’m mainly a quilter not a crafter).

  125. Gina says:

    I do quite a bit of baking making the Lemony Lemon Bread a “must do”!

  126. Charlotte says:

    Love the felt planters and the tiny terrariums!

  127. Celia says:

    Some really new unusual ideas, I am intrigued by the terrarium! Love the lemony lemon bread, yum.

  128. Oh, no! A yummy lemon cake recipe. Now, I have no excuse not to bake some lemon yummies. 🙂 Thank you!

  129. julia carter says:

    Lemon cake, yum! Such pretties. Love it

  130. Lisa M says:

    That tote would make awesome gift wrapping for a gardener’s gift! (hint, hint).

  131. Kaz says:

    Oh gosh, I love those plant pouches!

  132. Meagan says:

    These posts are very inspiring!

  133. Jayne says:

    I love lemon! How can you go wrong with lemony bread and lemon sugar hand scrub?! So yummy!

  134. Margaret says:

    I love those felt plant pouches. Just the right thing to spruce up a chain-link fence.

  135. Amy says:

    Love the lemon hand scrub!

  136. Rachael Spencer says:

    The lemony lemon bread looks dreamy!

  137. Katie B says:

    I love those gnomes!

  138. Ramona says:

    I think those felt pouch planters are just adorable and perfect for my mom. Also plan on making the lemon scrub for my mom, myself and my daughters. Lovely gift ideas.

  139. Sandy says:

    I’m off to make that lemon sugar hand scrub right now! Thanks for sharing.

  140. eleanor says:

    Would LOVE to win “Craft Activism”!

  141. Molly Martin says:

    Felt plant pouches are awesome! And the sew to swap book! Wow! I am always trying to get my friends to tap into their inner crafted.

  142. Some fantastic ideas for gifts for my mom!!

  143. Laura L. says:

    The bird tags are so cute…I love the lemon hand scrub and love giving it as a gift. Can’t wait to make the lemon cake. Thanks for the giveaway!

  144. Christine says:

    The lemon cake looks really really good. I love the idea of the lemon sugar scrub. I found a recipe once for sugar and olive oil to scrub your lips. They came out so soft.

  145. Cat says:

    I want to make that lemon bread

  146. Jessica E says:

    I love this bag, great pockets on the outside!

  147. Becky says:

    That lemon bread looks amazing. Just the thing for small gift-treats for so many in our every day lives. Thanks!

  148. Jess says:

    Mmm, I must be hungry, b/c the lemon bread seems to be calling my name!!! 🙂

  149. Christy says:

    I can’t wait to make the felt pouches. So cute!

  150. Nina says:

    As always, so many wonderful ideas!

  151. Sharon Meek says:

    Oh, I love the the felt plant holders. Clever. Thanks for the giveaway!

  152. BI Mai says:

    What lovely gnomes! so cute!

  153. Rachel B. says:

    Love the bird ornaments! Already printed them.

  154. Kate says:

    The cover of Simple Home looks so inviting! It makes me want to throw out a bunch of stuff and move into a nice country home.

  155. Elizabeth says:

    My mom would love the felt plant pouches! What a great use for felt! Thanks for the idea!

  156. Janelle says:

    Such cute ideas!

  157. Carla says:

    I want to be a lucky winner!

  158. BekahM says:

    Keep the ideas coming! I look forward to seeing what’s posted each day.

  159. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    I absolutely love the madras tote! Got to make that!

  160. Georgia says:

    My mother-in-law is a grower! Hmmmmm…lemon sugar scrub for her?

  161. Natalie says:

    What luscious looking lovely lemony lemon cake – the terrarium idea made me smile, like miniature gardens I made as a little girl

  162. Nicole says:

    Those bird ornament tags are lovely! Especially the cardinal!

  163. Amber says:

    Some of that lemon balm in a handmade cosmetic bag from last week is going to be a gift for more than a few friends on my list. Thanks for the ideas SMS!

  164. Morgan says:

    cool – love all the lemon goodness 🙂

  165. Jen S says:

    What a nice variety of projects. The lemon loaf looks divine! Thanks for the link for the gnomes. Perfect as a gift for a friend.

  166. Jill B says:

    I love that tote!

  167. Heidi Anderson says:

    That lemon bread was meant for me! Can’t wait to try that and the felt pouches too!

  168. Marie says:

    Fun stuff! Thanks for more ideas.

  169. Whitner says:

    mmm…lemon bread…

  170. Beth T says:

    I’m getting ready to bake up some lemony goodness, and then mix up the lemon hand scrub. Thank you! (and my sister-in-law with the generous lemon tree).

  171. Debbie says:

    I am going to make the Lemon hand scrub, it would smell delicious.

  172. Kate says:

    Mum just gave me a big bag of lemons. Lemon stub and lemon bread here we come.

  173. RobynK says:

    I love all the tags and ‘scrapbooking’ items. The little birds are so cute.

  174. Michele says:

    I’d love to win one of these!

  175. Doris says:

    That gnome is adorable, and I’d love to get my hands on the Sweetwater book!

  176. laura reich says:

    I love the plant pouches!

  177. Nat says:

    I love the idea of those little felt planters – adorable!

  178. kathyh says:

    I want STITCH.

  179. Andrea says:

    These are fun. I never would have thought about these. Thanks for more great ideas.

  180. Christine M says:

    I love those little gnomes!

  181. Katharine says:

    I love the felt planter idea!

  182. Stephanie says:

    Lemon Hand Scrub and Lemon Bread
    What a nice little gift combo.

  183. Wendy D. P. says:

    YUM! Lemon bread!

  184. That terrarium is so cute!

  185. Genevieve says:

    So lovely! I love the bird ornaments!!


  186. Sunny says:

    That lemon bread looks delicious!

  187. Lindsay says:

    Those little gnomes are adorable!

  188. Liz Devens says:

    I have been wanting to try a terrarium in my house I have such a black thumb when it comes to plants and I hear they’re pretty maintenance free…

  189. Jessica says:

    I love Beth’s fabric choice this week!

  190. Betsy M says:

    Oh my, the list is growing longer and my baby will not nap. How am I going to get half of these projects done! Those books look like they are calling me. Something I can do with a fussy baby in my lap.

  191. Elizabeth says:

    I just got a Lemonade from Chik-fil-A and that lemony bread sounds phenomenal!

  192. Lisa Zap says:

    Those bird tags are adorable! They’ll go with the bird quilt I’m paper-piecing together.

  193. Jenn Lee says:

    Can’t wait to try that lemon bread.

  194. Melissa Ann says:

    Ooooh the bird printables! Beautiful and perfect for my bird watching husband and daughter!

  195. Kristin H says:

    So many fun ideas!

  196. Michelle B says:

    Did I read that right? Sew a terrarium? Will wonders never cease?

  197. Theresa says:

    cute ideas

  198. Deb says:

    Oh I have to make that bread. My lemon tree is overflowing at the moment.

  199. Joanne says:

    Thanks for more great ideas!

  200. Betsy says:

    Those little gnomes…

  201. katie says:

    Love the bird printable! Lovely.

  202. Emily says:

    Sewn terrariums, so fun! The little gnomes are sweet but sadly out of stock. I’ll keep checking though.

  203. Lisa says:

    The felt plant pouches are so interesting!

  204. Leah says:

    Those little gnomes would be perfect for some homemade snow globes I am working on!

  205. Veronica says:

    That Lemony Lemon Bread looks absolutely delicious.

  206. virginia says:

    Love the little gnomes!

  207. Angie says:

    I love that little terrarium, and that lemon bread looks delicious!

  208. Meghan says:

    My internet wasn’t working all weekend… I was in withdrawl… yaay! Thanks for all the ides.

  209. Liz says:

    That lemon bread looks yummmmmmmy!

  210. Linda says:

    “Simple Home” and “Sew to Swap” look like interesting books. I really appreciate the chance to win. Thank you!

  211. Alli says:

    Those terrarium gnomes are so cute!

  212. leah says:

    such great ideas. Love the lemon hand scrub. That might be something I could actually do for gifts…

  213. Emilia says:

    I love lemons

  214. Sydney says:

    Ooh.. Lemon cake? Mmmm… and that gnome is so cute!

  215. lee says:

    I love the bird ornament tags! thanks for the great inspiration!

  216. Kimlien says:

    How cute are those gnomes and the little terrarium!! Just love it!!

  217. Claudia says:

    Such wonderful ideas again!
    Kind regards from Germany

  218. Karen A says:

    Thanks for thinking of the gardeners out there!

  219. Kathy H says:

    Those gnomes are adorable!!

  220. chibidani says:

    I like the felt plant pouches, its a neat idea 🙂

  221. Courtney says:

    Must make that lemon bread!

  222. Robyn Meza says:

    I need that lemon scrub for my hands! Loving all the ideas and giveaways!

  223. Sherry J says:

    love the gnomes and the books. great tutes too.

  224. Pat Upton says:

    Oooh! Lemony lemon bread! Will try that!

  225. Kelly says:

    Great giveaway!! Thank you

  226. Michele says:

    Oh how i adore reading noodlehead’s blog…there is nothing more useful than a simple tote! great round-up today 🙂

  227. Karen says:

    Love that Sweetwater and Swap book! Good stuff!

  228. Tabitha says:

    Lemon bread and lemon scrub—Yeah!!!!

  229. Holly says:

    What fun, thanks for all the great ideas!

  230. Jess says:

    Terrarium time!

  231. Libby says:

    Those pint-sized gnomes are the sweetest! And the printables look great.

  232. Vanessa says:

    The gnomes are so cute!

  233. Carmen says:

    The lemon scrub sounds fabulous!

  234. kdaisy says:

    Thanks for all of the great inspiration!

  235. Casey C says:

    The lemon sugar hand scrub sounds awesome!

  236. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    Those felt plant pouches are perfect. I’ll definitely make some up for my son’s school. They have an awesome gardening program and these would look amazing on their wall.

  237. Not as many “Make it”s today but the ones we did get are pretty awesome.

  238. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    Wow! I had no clue you could sew a terrarium. Cool.

  239. Jennifer N says:

    I can’t believe you’ve even got a “sew a terrarium” project. That is so clever. Thanks for sharing.

  240. liz says:

    The plant pouches are interesting!

  241. Kristin says:

    I’m loving the daily inspiration, thanks!

  242. Mandi says:

    I’ve got to try that lemon sugar hand scrub!

  243. Kirsten says:

    I love the felt pouches. How great is that to liven up an otherwise blank space?

  244. Anita says:

    Didn’t know terrariums were popular again; love the idea to sew one!

  245. Mmmm, lemony lemon bread sounds like a must try recipe!

  246. Em says:

    I want to try the DIY hand scrub!!

  247. Jennifer says:

    That lemon bread looks delicious!

  248. Sarah says:

    The lemon hand scrub would be a great gifts!

  249. Rhonda S. says:

    The lemony lemon bread looks delicious!

  250. mbmeadows says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! Love the tote!

  251. Jocelyn says:

    Great post!! Oh the Lemony Lemon bread made my mouth water!! Thanks for another awesome giveaway.

  252. Jeanelle says:

    I am off to buy lemons!

  253. Adrienne says:

    that lemon bread looks so yummy!

  254. Lorrie says:

    Love those felt garden pouches. What a fun idea!

  255. Cindi C says:

    I can’t wait to try the Lemon Scrub.

  256. ElizabethL says:

    Lemon sugar scrub looks like a great gift for a lot of different people.

  257. jessicac says:

    Love the little terrarium idea.. and off to print out some birdies! 😉

  258. Mom C says:

    Fun post. I’ll have to try the hand wash and the felt plant pouches.

  259. Gretchen says:

    I must admit I do not have a green thumb…

  260. Thanks for these ideas!

  261. krystina says:

    What a clever idea to use felt bags to hang plants. Thanks!

  262. Jen says:

    more great ideas! I need to get started for the holidays

  263. Diana says:

    Lemon bread is delicious! The books are great!

  264. Susan mitchell says:

    Oh my goodness that little terrarium is just adorable and the little gnome under the buy it section–soooooo cute!!!

  265. Susan mitchell says:

    Oh my goodness that little terrarium is just adorable and the little gnome under the buy it section are soooooo cute!!!

  266. Sonya M says:

    That lemon sugar hand scrub is perfect for my step mom! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  267. Heather says:

    My kids would love the terrarium!

  268. Crystal says:

    Oh, the books look great today, I esp. think the Craftivism and Sew to Swap books look fantastic.

  269. Vikki says:

    Another great day of prizes. Love the plant pouches. Thank you.

  270. Rebecca says:

    I’ve seen the felt planters for sale, but it is great to have a tutorial for them!

  271. Fawn says:

    I love lemon! the lemony hand scrub is something I’ll definitely make; along with the lemony lemon bread 😀

  272. Shannon says:

    Bird Tags! So sweet.

  273. Mmmm, that lemon cake is on my do do list.

  274. Jess says:

    Love today’s bag-a-day! So many uses!

  275. Steph G. says:

    Love the scrub…I think it would make a great teacher’s gift!

  276. Margaret says:

    Felt and gardening in one project-Felt Plant Pouches- my type of fun!

  277. Anya says:

    The Lemons Sugar Hand Scrub is a great holiday gift for friends!

  278. Becky says:

    would love the sew to swap book!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  279. Julie says:

    umm yum lemony lemon loaf!, and the felt planters are so cute.

  280. Allison says:

    Fabulous looking projects again!

  281. Jessica H says:

    I could go for some of that Lemony lemon bread right now!

  282. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    LOVE the lemon sugar scrub idea!

  283. Amy says:

    I just downloaded the adorable bird tags. Love the lemony ideas, too!

  284. Kari E says:

    Great ideas again today!

  285. Angela B. says:

    Any of those books would be great to win! And the lemony lemon bread is calling my name! Thanks for the chance to win!

  286. Elizabeth says:

    That tote might just be my aunt’s Christmas gift! Love the Swwetwater book, too!

  287. marthaeliza says:

    Mouthwatering lemony lemon bread is going to be on my table soon! I’ve looked at the sweetwater book — it’s equally delish (with fewer calories).

  288. Jill says:

    The felt plant pouches really look neat!

  289. Hannah says:

    Love the hand scrub!

  290. jeanne says:

    I really like the print out today of the birds! Thank you SO much!

  291. Kristin says:

    Bread and muffins are the one sweet that I actually like lemon in (lemon bars…ick!)…that lemon bread looks delicious!

  292. What great ideas today! So unusual!! I love them all!

  293. Linda says:

    What a great selection of books today! And thanks for sharing the gardening gift ideas. Cheers!

  294. Fabienne says:

    Todays fabric choice is amazing!

  295. Miquela says:

    lovely selections!

  296. Kristy K says:

    so many great ideas! I love the gnomes, and I think the lemon scrub is going to be in stockings this year!

  297. Ellen M. says:

    Love everything lemon! Can’t wait to make the hand scrub and bread!

  298. Annie says:

    looks super cool!

  299. Wendy says:

    I love all things lemon–the hand scrub and lemon bread are calling my name!

  300. the terrarium is so different and cute! I’ll try the lemon sugar hand scrub, the way it’s packaged makes a nice gift 🙂

  301. Bobby says:

    One of these times I hope to win. :0)

  302. natasha says:

    Im making the lemon sugar hand scrub for my mom. I wonder how long it lasts on the counter?

  303. Susan says:

    hmmmm. I wonder if perusing through one of those books would inspire my first quilt.

  304. Stacy says:

    Such cute bird ornaments. Thank you!

  305. Megan says:

    I don’t have a backyard, but I do have a back fence. Love the flower pouches!

  306. Peggy Grow says:

    Yummmmm. Lemon bread! The Madras tote bag is super cute!

  307. Bridget says:

    Love your fabric choices!

  308. Rebekah says:

    Love the book selections!

  309. Tasha says:

    Lemon sugar scrub! I know someone who would like that…me:)

  310. Stacey says:

    I’d love to own that Sweetwater’s Simple Home. Actually, my home would love it. And that sugar scrub has been on my ‘to make’ holiday list for some time now. Thanks again for another week of great stuff.

  311. Annette says:

    I love the felt pouches! And all the terrarium things.

  312. caroline says:

    Got my eyes on the Sweetwater book! 🙂

  313. Mary Jo says:

    love the hand cleaner. and the lemon bread–those “loaf pans” are too good

  314. Megan Stevenson says:

    I love the hand scrub!

  315. Linda says:

    I will be making the lemon bread. Thanks for sharing it.

  316. Beth says:

    Great projects. Great fabrics.

  317. Steph says:

    I so want to make the lemony lemon bread–looks delicious!

  318. Cala says:

    I love today’s ideas, especially the terrarium! Thanks for all the holiday inspiration.

  319. tmv says:

    The Lemon scrubs will make a perfect tie into the kitchen basket I’m making for my sister!

  320. Mandy says:

    Love the Bird tags!

  321. Danielle says:

    Oh my gosh, the Sew to Swap book is exactly what I am looking for. I just completed a row robin and we are looking for our next project.

  322. Christina G. says:

    love lemony things! and the tiny terrarium…

  323. Jennifer says:

    The Summer Madras tote is one of the best bags I’ve ever made. It’s perfect for the beach and it holds everything!

  324. loulou says:

    I’m loving today’s lemon theme! Thanks for the recipes!

  325. Chris says:

    The lemon bread looks delicious and so do those craft books! thanks!

  326. Lorelei says:

    Love the felt plant pouches

  327. stacey says:

    such great ideas! love the bag!

  328. Melanie T says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the chance.

  329. Tong says:

    Love those felt plant pouches, so cute!

  330. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, I want that sugar scrub for myself!

  331. Anne Marie says:

    Wow these are some great projects.

  332. Kristy says:

    The gnomes! Ack! Cuteness.

  333. beth says:

    Love that madras tote! So summery.

  334. Cari says:

    That lemon bread looks so yummy!

  335. Sarah K. says:

    Now I’m pining for Spring, and Winter is barely begun…. *sigh*

  336. Colette says:

    Oh that tote bag is super sweet! And those gnomes are so cute! Seriousy drooling over the Sweetwater Simple Home Book!

  337. Tammy says:

    That lemony lemon bread sounds fantastic!

    I have to say that this year’s lineup of sewing is a little bit disappointing for me. I’ve seen almost all of them via Pinterest! I’m not seeing much in the way of “new”.

  338. Kati says:

    Those little gnomes are so cute!

  339. Debbie says:

    What great ideas…I like them all!

  340. I can’t wait to try the lemon sugar hand scrub. I’m already thinking ahead to other scents to experiment with – a high quality bergamot essential oil, maybe?

  341. Christina says:

    Wow, I would not have thought of sewing a terrarium…

  342. Emily says:

    I really like those bird ornament/tags.

  343. Silvia says:

    Wow! The Felt Plant Pouches are absolutely great!!! 🙂

  344. Tera says:

    sweet!!! : )

  345. Camille says:


  346. Melonie says:

    those felt planters look so folksy – which is to say GREAT!

  347. Anya says:

    Wonderful books! Thanks for the chance!

  348. Deanne Johnson says:

    Lemony Lemon Bread is in my future.

  349. Jamie B. says:

    I’ve added the pouches to my list. Another day of great ideas, thanks!

  350. Christina says:

    Cute ideas!

  351. jen says:

    that lemon lemony bread sounds soooooo yum!

  352. Carol says:

    Oh, Oh, Oh, felt planters! What a great new idea. I have tons of felted sweater scraps that for one reason or another ( sweater got wonky when it felted) landed in the scrap basket waiting for inspiration. This is a great project and i can’t wait to make a bunch for gifts and for the garden.

  353. MissMary says:

    Oh my… I soooo love lemon! Must try!

  354. Alegria says:

    I love the books this week! Excited to learn some new projects….

  355. Mel says:

    The felt plant pouches look really interesting, what a great way to recycle old sweaters!

  356. Liz Taylor says:

    The felt pouches are simply adorable!

  357. Sewing Karen says:

    The bird tags are so cute! I think the outside of a present is as important as it’s inside. This is especially true when the inside is handmade. The packaging helps to set the tone. A few minutes can really make a difference to preparing a package. Love the tags!

  358. Erika says:

    i just love terrariums!

  359. Louisa says:

    I love those bird ornaments!

  360. Jess says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials. The fabric choices are beautiful!

  361. amy says:

    Those felt pouches are adorable, and so unique! And I may make some of that lemon hand scrub for myself…

  362. Hannah says:

    I love those bird ornaments. I might just use them for all of my gift tags this year.

  363. Carolyn says:

    I bet the plant pouches would be really cute with herbs for a kitchen!

  364. ste says:

    The lemon bread you have featured may have my mouth watering all day!

  365. oooo that Lemony Lemon Bread looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it!!!

  366. jennifer says:

    Such ccute ideas

  367. Carmen says:

    I have no green thumbs at all, but I’m so in love with the items in today’s post. Thanks so much — maybe something to aspire to next spring!

  368. Abby says:

    Yum, lemon bread. I like chocolate well enough, but my true love is fruity breads and desserts. I’m so happy to see you giving away copy of Sew Activism, too. It seems like such an inspiring book, and I’d love to own a copy.

  369. Melissa says:

    Those gnomes are too cute! I could use a big handful of them and plant them randomly around the house. Sure to cause smiles!

  370. Sophie says:

    Those felt pouches are going to be just great to hide the ugly sloping wall at the back of the garden – i’ve been wondering and wondering what to do with it. Thank you!!!!!

  371. Amy says:

    Oh my, I need to make me some plant pouches! How cute are they? 🙂

  372. beth lehman says:

    I love the bird printables! Great ideas once again.

  373. Hilary says:

    love the bird tags.

  374. thanks! great prizes and ideas!

  375. greta says:

    I love baked goods with lemon. Its such a great flavor.

  376. Amy C says:

    Love these posts! Such good ideas for Christmas – thank you!

  377. Ann S says:

    Love the idea of a terrarium through the winter.

  378. Summer says:

    The terrarium is awesome!! Love it.

  379. Tezzie says:

    Every morning I look forward to seeing what fabulous makes you have for that day.

  380. Kelly Irene says:

    Mmmmm…the lemon scru and lemon bread look really good!

  381. Marilize says:

    Loving today’s links! Look at all the lemony goodness and the gnomes are too cute.


  382. Becky says:

    Mmmmmm..lemon bread!

  383. Glenys says:

    Would like to try the lemon bread.

  384. Alice S says:

    I’m drooling over that Lemon Bread recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  385. Louby Lou says:

    Yum, yum, yum!! Lemon bread!! sweeeeet!

  386. KaHolly says:

    So many clever ideas for gardeners!!

  387. Mare says:

    The lemon cake and scrub look divine!

  388. Renee says:

    Love those little gnomes. Too cute. Today’s projects all look pretty cool, the plant pouches would be great bit of urban graffiti.

  389. Mary Kaplan says:

    I can’t wait to make the lemon sugar scrub!

  390. Amy says:

    I would love to make the hand scrub!

  391. Jasmin says:

    Im loving the bag a day. So inspiring.

  392. Andrea says:

    I’m thinking some of that hand scrub would pair nicely with a gardener’s tool apron, all tucked into a tote! Thanks again for the inspiration!

  393. Sarah says:

    Cute ideas!

  394. Aurélie says:

    Those felt plant pouches are such a great idea! Another tutorial to bookmark, thanks!

  395. linda says:

    I can’t get enough of tote tutorials! The Summer Madras Tote looks fab!

  396. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 19 thanks

  397. Bianca says:

    I Need The Stitch Magazine!

  398. Tas says:

    Did someone say lemon? And did someone else say gnomes?

  399. liz says:

    that felt pockets are lovely! and i would make a terrarium if I could, looks so fresh in winter!

  400. Ellu says:

    I’d really love to get sweetwater’s simple home book….

  401. Jenelle says:

    I’m totally going to make the lemon sugar hand scrub! What a great idea for a handmade gift. 🙂

  402. amanda says:

    Oh my…… I think I just found some amazing uses for all the lemons we were blessed with this year! Oh the lemon bread…. yuuummmm… 😀

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