November 18 ~ Passion for Photography

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Today’s ideas are perfect for photographers of any age, from cute toy camera for kids to a DIY camera bag for those with some serious lenses!

Make It

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Vanessa from Little Big Girl Studio shows you how to make your own Camera Strap with Lens Cap Pocket. She also sells straps in her shop.
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This Fabric Photo Album is interactive and perfect for children. Angela from The Artists’ House shows you how to make your own at the Moda Bake Shop. Angela also sells a quilt pattern with a similar concept, and has a quilt for sale that incorporates a Fabric Photo Album as well. (You can find links to those in the post.)
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Abi at Vanilla & Lace shows you how to convert your favorite bag with this Camera Purse/Bag Insert; it protects your camera equipment and looks good too!

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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Katie from FoxFlat designed the Osoberry Bag for a Whip Up series. It would be perfect with the insert above for a really special camera bag!

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Artists

Buy It

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Little Sapling Toys is a favorite around here! Check out their Wooden Toy Camera which can be personalized for your budding photographer. Sew,Mama,Sew! readers can take 10% off through January 2012 with discount code: SEW10. This works in their Etsy shop and on their new website too!

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:

Gabrien’s choice Irene’s choice Beth’s choice

Mix It

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Make Cookies and Cream Oreo Breakaway with this recipe from Baker’s Royale. It’s, “…A 20 minute, 2 ingredient, sweet and simple dessert filled with Oreo goodness.” Yum!

Print It

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This pretty “doilies plus kraft paper packaging suite” from Daily Suze includes
Doily Wrapping Paper and Doily Gift Tags.

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!

Stitch Magic: A Compendium of Sewing Techniques for Sculpting Fabric Into Exciting New Forms

Author: Alison Reid
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book

In Stitch Magic, fashion and textile expert Alison Reid teaches sewers how to manipulate and sculpt fabric by using such techniques as folding, cutting, pleating, tucking, gathering, and stitching, creating entirely new surfaces and textures in the process. The resulting fabrics, which look sophisticated and complex but are actually relatively simple and inexpensive to produce, can be used for entire textiles, such as cushions or blinds, or to create fashion accessories or embellishments.

Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year

Author: Marie LeBaron
Publisher: Wiley

Highlighting the best of each month of the year, Make and Takes for Kids offers 50 projects to make with kids, each centered around an upcoming holiday or season. The ideas are unique and simple to produce, and each project is thoughtfully constructed and designed to create an ideal environment and setting for crafting. Each craft requires little preparation, few supplies, and almost everything can be readily found at home or at a local craft supply store.

Tamera from Peanut Envy writes, “I create handmade plush Matryoshka keepsake dolls for children to play with and cherish.” This week you can win a $25 gift certificate to Peanut Envy, which you can use towards a Matryoshka Plush Doll like Helga here!

Visit Tamera’s Facebook page, for coupon codes and other deals. You can also find more on her I Dare Say blog.

Urban Country: Quilts 15 Projects for the Home

Authors: Shelley Wicks, Jeanne Large
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, authors of the best-selling ‘Tis the Season, won many fans with their chunky, funky appliqué projects. Now you’ll be thrilled to find quilts and other comforts in the same cozy style for decorating all year long!

* Appealing designs with floral themes are a little bit country with a dash of contemporary flair.
* Fifteen simple projects include wall hangings, framed appliqués, lap quilts, assorted pillows, a table topper, and a bed quilt.
* Easy fusible appliqué makes for quick work on both cotton and wool projects.

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

17 ~ Passion for Color
16 ~ Passion for Reading
15 ~ Passion for Imagination
14 ~ Passion for Growing
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

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326 Responses to November 18 ~ Passion for Photography

  1. Jen says:

    Great idea to put a lens holder on the camera strap….!

  2. Toni-Anne says:

    I appreciate all the wonderful sites and patterns and opportunities to learn that you wonderful people at Sew,Mama,Sew provide. The insert for a Photographer is brilliant as is the camera strap..excellent accessories for my sister who is a keen photographer, thank-you.

  3. Ann S says:

    love the camera strap

  4. Meghan says:

    The purse camera bag insert is a clever idea. Hmmm, maybe I can justify a new purse?

  5. jenny says:

    cuteness overload

  6. Janet K says:

    Brilliant – I need a new camera bag for my new DLSR (new since August)!

  7. DebbieKL says:

    I love Little Sapling Toys!

  8. Angela N. says:

    lol wooden toy camera! My kids would never be satisfied with that. Love the idea of the inserts for your bag!

  9. […] November 18 Winners: Stitch Magic: A Compendium of Sewing Techniques for Sculpting Fabric Into Exciting New Forms Winner: Pauline (phang) Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year Winner: Karen $25 gift certificate to Peanut Envy Winner: Katina (kjkoukla) Urban Country: Quilts 15 Projects for the Home Winner: Katie […]

  10. Vanessa says:

    I love the Osoberry bag!

  11. Vanessa W says:

    i have seen many camera strap tutorials, but the lense cover pocket is Ingenious!! I must make this one

  12. Shawna says:


  13. Marita H. says:

    The camera purse/bag insert is a great idea!

  14. funda62 says:

    That purse insert is so cool. It could work for a diaper bag too.

  15. Somer says:

    That wooden camera is amazing.

  16. Lisa G. says:

    I love the camera bag insert!

  17. Jessica says:

    Those oreo breakaways look uh-mazing.

  18. Steph G. says:

    Camera strap=perfect scrap buster. Thanks!

  19. Nina says:

    What a photo album!

  20. Charlotte says:

    the camera strap is very cute!!

  21. cheri says:

    Wow, that urban country quilt is pretty….!

  22. RobynK says:

    As a bit of a picture snapper myself these tutorials are great 🙂

  23. Whitner says:

    Love that wooden camera

  24. Silvia says:

    Love this Osoberry Bag, it’s perfect to keep many things in!

  25. mims says:

    oh, i love that bag! and a lens cap pocket on a camera strap is such a great idea.

  26. jodie says:

    I’ve never thought of making a camera bag… neat ideas!

  27. Judy D. says:

    i love the fabric photo album idea!

  28. Deb Cameron says:

    Shared this link with my Mum, Photographer Extrodinaire! So proud of her {>

  29. Nabiha says:

    Love the camera insert for a bag! My sister’s a budding might have to make one for her!

  30. Emmmylizzzy says:

    That camera bag insert is genius!

  31. Lindsay says:

    My daughter would love the fabric photo album.

  32. Jessica N says:

    I can’t wait to make the bag of the day for my sister.

  33. kate C. says:

    Love the camera bag insert!

  34. Tong says:

    oooo love the camera bag insert, so handy!

  35. Crystal says:

    My sister is a photographer – I may look into the bag with camera insert & camera strap. Just may be hard to find the right fabric for her…

  36. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    What a great idea w/ that camera purse insert thing 🙂

  37. Anita says:

    The toy camera is cute.

  38. Rachel says:

    I think I may need to try that camera strap. I’m always looking for my lens cap.

  39. Crystal says:

    Wow what a great collection of ideas- how to choose one? But I do need a new bag….. ;0)

  40. Mare says:

    The Osoberry Bag & the Oreo dessert is making my mouth water. 🙂

  41. Mary says:

    The wooden camera is superb! Just what we need in this house!

  42. Aurélie says:

    the wooden camera just looks so cute 🙂

  43. Claudia says:

    So many wonderful ideas!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Kind regards from Germany

  44. Liz says:

    digging that osoberry bag pattern!

  45. Celia says:

    The Fabric Photo Album looks like a nice project for a kid, and I love the dolls from peanut envy.

  46. Gina S. says:

    I like that insert for the bag!

  47. alcheme says:

    Love Osoberry bag!

  48. Bobby says:

    I would love that Make and Take book!

  49. Julia says:

    If only we could freeze time for a week! Or even a day…Think of all the fabulous gift sewing I could get done!!

  50. kate s. says:

    I could add Make and Take for Kids to my classroom library.

  51. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the inspiration – – I think I’ll make some camera straps for the photo happy folks in my family. 🙂

  52. Deidre says:

    The camera strap idea is great and thanks for the chance to win some great books!

  53. ccherry says:

    My want to do list just keeps getting longer and longer

  54. Allison C says:

    That wooden camera is so cute!

  55. laura reich says:

    The camera bag is awesome!

  56. Kami says:

    More great ideas!

  57. Whitney says:

    love the bag conversion, really need to do that for me! 🙂

  58. Beth says:

    You always have the greatest books! The Urban Country quilts look interesting.

  59. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 18 Thanks

  60. Amy D. says:

    Oooh I really love that fabric photo album, so cute!

  61. Digital Dave says:

    That’s a nice camera bag…. I wish I could sew!

  62. Beth T says:

    Oh my gosh. The camera strap, the purse inset, and the quilt on the cover of Urban Country. I’m in “I’m in love” overload!

  63. Charissa G says:

    Thanks for all the great photo inspiration! I’ve been wanting to make my own camera bag!

  64. bruinbr says:

    Those oreo breakaways look delicious! YUM!

  65. Serena says:

    I’ve made the Osoberry bag twice. I love it.

  66. OzKnitter says:

    Love the Osoberry Bag! Now to find the time to make one…

  67. Jane S. says:

    The camera strap with pocket is such a good idea! And I will definitely have to try that cookies and cream oreo stuff. Looks yummy.

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  68. Anita says:

    Love the bag.

  69. Lorri says:

    Great projects! Love the book prizes too!

  70. Katina says:

    I really like the Camera Purse/Bag Insert and have a friend that would really get a lot of use out of it!

  71. Janice Svercek says:

    The bag insert is a great idea!

  72. Carmen says:

    Cute camera strap!!

  73. Emily says:

    I love the osoberry bag. It would be a good project bag for summer!

  74. natasha says:

    I really like the idea of having a pocket for my lens cap.

  75. Crystal says:

    Great topic for today’s creations 🙂 I love my handmade camera strap – it gets so many comments. Maybe I’ll have to make a festive one or two. Thanks so much!

  76. Elizabeth says:

    So many ideas for photography goodies for Christmas presents! And wow, that’s a gorgeous cover for the Urban Quilt book!

  77. Ramona says:

    The camera insert is really cool.

  78. Tiffany says:

    I love the camera strap- the lens pocket is PERFECT! Only a fellow photography lover would think of and appreciate that!! I’m always shoving my covers in my back pocket, forgetting they’re there, and sitting on them! This is great!

  79. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    The camera bag idea is so practical. and I love that wooden camera!

  80. Serendipity says:

    This has been such an inspiring exploration of things to make. It’s no wonder why my ‘TO MAKE’ list has quadrupled!! Thank you!!

  81. Rachel B says:

    the fabric album is very cute

  82. Michelle says:

    LOVE today’s bag!

  83. Ginger says:

    My SIL would love these photography things. I may have to make her something

  84. Denise says:

    I am making the camera strap TODAY! thanks

  85. Deanne Johnson says:

    Thanks for the great ideas.

  86. kathyh says:

    Your fabric picks are trying to hop into my sewing room. Love the one on the right especially.

  87. Em says:

    Great camera projects! I could use and and all of them for myself and photo-y friends!!

  88. Amanda says:

    what an adorable toy camera

  89. nrnoodle says:

    The fabric photo book looks like a lot of fun. I can’t wait to try this technique.

  90. Carrie says:

    Love photography! Thx!

  91. Gina Shelley says:

    Cookies and Cream Oreo Breakaway…Yum!

  92. SewLindaAnn says:

    Love the camera strap and bag insert, as well as the tote bag with the foldover flap. Love to have the Urban Country or stitch magic book!

  93. Becky says:

    I am planning on a new camera strap for ME for Christmas. And I do love Gabrien’s fabric choice today. Very pretty.

  94. Jenelle says:

    The camera bag insert is a genius idea. 🙂 I do hate lugging around my ugly utilitarian case, so maybe I should make one for myself! Thanks for the tutorial.

  95. Julie W says:

    Stitch Magic looks fantastic!

  96. Linda says:

    Heh, heh. I just need a new camera before I made one of those neat camera case tutorials! Love that “Urban County” book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  97. Beth says:

    I’d love to have that Make and Takes book!

  98. Susan mitchell says:

    Yummy! I don’t even like white chocolate but I might if it was chock full of Oreo goodness!!

    Better yet use regular chocolate and the peanut butter Oreos…

  99. Debbie says:

    Nice camera bag!

  100. MissMary says:

    If I marry a man who’s a weekend photographer, I will be happy as I will have someone to record all my moments of FABULOUS!

  101. Chris says:

    I am going to make the cookies and cream oreos and the urban quilt books looks wonderful! thanks for the giveaways!

  102. lee says:

    i love the camera strap idea and the insert for a camera! thanks!

  103. Jodi G. says:

    Another day of great items!! I’m loving the camera strap, toy camera, the photo album oh I’m loving it all!

    Thanks for the great giveaway items and a chance to win.


  104. kristymn says:

    Oreos…yum. wooden camera…cuuute!

  105. Heidi says:

    that camera bag insert and the camera strap together would make teh ideal gift for any photographer. I’ll definately keep this in mind

  106. MarciaW says:

    Food is on my mind – like the Oreo and Cream breakaways! The Urban Country Quilt book looks like one that I would enjoy and use.

  107. Ashley Williams says:

    I want to get into photography so bad. I just need money to buy my first camera and I’d be a photo machine!

  108. Stacy says:

    ohhh, this time I am picking the food! LOL! I am seeing many friends and neighbors getting the Cookies and Cream Oreo Breakaway! Thanks for sharing!

  109. Anne says:

    So inspiring! Love the bag today.

  110. SS Sews says:

    I like today’s fabric choices

  111. Jess says:

    Loving the Osoberry Bag!

  112. Shannon says:

    I think my hubby would adore the oreo break away…looks just like cookies-and-cream icecream.

  113. Amy G. says:

    That camera insert looks neat! It would make a great present!

  114. Kristin says:

    Great ideas!

  115. Bridget says:

    Oh my goodness – the fabric strap is darling!

  116. Sara says:

    Great camera accessories…

  117. Sarah B says:

    Love the osoberry bag!

  118. Sherry J says:

    lots of photographers in this family. thanks for the ideas.

  119. Jim Momol says:

    Photography can be a great career if you enjoy taking pictures and creativity. But to be a great photographer you have to know how the camera works and what each part does. If you don’t know, this article gives a great explanation.

  120. Holly V says:

    The books look fun!

  121. Valerie says:

    Love the camera strap. I always enjoy looking at new tutorials! Thanks!

  122. Jennifer N says:

    Always such creative and talented offerings. Thanks for sharing.

  123. Jen says:

    Now these are my kind of hand mades. I love photography!

  124. Meg says:

    I know bunches of folks who would love a camera strap custom made just for them! Thanks!

  125. Deanna says:

    JUST what I need (not) another excuse to eat Oreos.

  126. Ellen M. says:

    The camera purse/bag insert is a great idea.

  127. the bag insert can be very helpful to keep things in place.

  128. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    I’ll have to pin some of these ideas to Pinterest so I remember to make them for my amazing photographer MIL!

  129. Christine says:

    The camera strap would be perfect for my niece. She’s the photographer in the family.

  130. amanda says:

    what a great set of tutorials — nice to have ideas of handmade things to give to other creative types

  131. Melissa says:

    Thanks for all the giveaways!

  132. Marianna says:

    I love the camera strap. Thanks!

  133. Urban Country Quilt looks fantastic.

  134. Morgan says:

    I adore that wooden camera! And the giveaways today are all items I’d love to win!

  135. Angela B. says:

    Checking out that bag with insert! Thanks for the chance to win!

  136. greta says:

    The stitch magic book looks great

  137. Kim T. says:

    love the camera strap and bags!!

  138. Becky says:

    that bag insert is a must have!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  139. Marie says:

    I like the fabric photo album and I can eat the cookies and cream oreo breakaway while I’m looking at it! And maybe a camera strap for me!

  140. susan hwang says:

    definitely thinking about making my own camera bag

  141. krystina says:

    Damn I wish I had seen this camera strap pattern before I lost my lens cap :)!!!

  142. Lisa C. says:

    The fabric photo album is such a great idea! …Adults can use it too, right?! (My best friend will love it!)

  143. Debbie says:

    my presents are getting wrapped with doilies this year!

  144. Oreo cookie recipe, yum!

  145. Valerie says:

    What a great idea to store the lens in the pocket of the camera strap!

  146. Julia says:

    Mmmm, I think I’ll make some of that Oreo bark!

  147. linda says:

    whoa, totally love the Osoberry Bag!!!

  148. Sherri S. says:

    Lovely! (Wish I had some of that yumminess to nosh on right now!). Thanks!

  149. Holly says:

    Love the camera strap-I’m always fumbling to find somewhere to put the cap so I won’t lose it. This will work so awesome!

  150. Jill B says:

    Oooh that Osoberry bag is gorgeous!

  151. That camera purse/bag insert is a great idea!

  152. M Evans says:

    I think I need that Train Fabric for my little train-lover!

  153. Galatina says:

    you’ve given me loads of present ideas.

  154. kristel says:

    LOVE the Bag of the Day (and the fabrics the creator used)!

  155. Sophie says:

    The toy camera from Etsy might just help my own camera to live another day! And the Urban Country Quilt book looks lovely too. This whole series has been a fantastic eye-opener. Thank you!

  156. Erin says:

    Now if only a fancy camera came with all those amazing gifts… 😉

  157. Jenn says:

    I am so in love with that bag.

  158. Louby Lou says:

    The bag insert is a great idea. Thanks again!

  159. Hillary S. says:

    The recipe looks delish! I just ate lunch and now I’m hungry all over again.

  160. Jasmin says:

    That camera insert is great no more looking for the right size bag i can customise now thanks.

  161. Lynne in NC says:

    Camera strap is a great gift idea.
    Cookie and Cream Breakaway is my next recipe to try! Thank you.

  162. Christina says:

    The toy camera is perfect!

  163. Melissa says:

    Love all the ideas!

  164. Nina says:

    Great ideas! Thank you!

  165. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    Love the camera bag/purse insert! I need to make one for myself!

  166. Rita says:

    the colors of the quilt on the Urban County book are stunning. I love the idea of the camera case in the purse.

  167. Andrea says:

    I love the cloth photo album. So cute.

  168. Gill says:

    Thank you! I love the Osoberry bag!

  169. Kim N says:

    Fabulous projects! And I love that little toy camera. 🙂

  170. Anne says:

    The camera strap will make a perfect gift for my sis, thanks so much for sharing such great ideas, I can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

  171. Erin says:

    Love the cloth photo album. I was always looking for things like this for my daughter when she was little and Daddy was deployed.

  172. Becky says:

    I pinned that Oreo goodness the other day & really need to try it.

  173. Jana Sterling says:

    Love Irene’s choice of fabric. Beautiful!

  174. Joanne says:

    More great ideas! Those oreo treats looks yummy!

  175. Lynn Hey says:

    What a great idea to convert the purse for a camera bag!

  176. Cayce says:

    Love it!

  177. Melissa Ann says:

    I’m really excited about the inserts for the purse…. now to find the perfect bag…

  178. Brie says:

    Love that wooden camera! Wishing my girls were little again1

  179. Kimberly says:

    WOW. If I had to rate my top 2 favorite hobbies, they would definitely be sewing and photography. I love the camera purse insert and the Osoberry bag. Thanks!!

  180. slacker says:

    fabric photo albums? brilliant!

  181. tmv says:

    The camera bag insert and strap with a lens holder are going to make a great gift! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

  182. Sandy says:

    I take my camera everywhere so I am loving todays posts! Thanks for sharing.

  183. addie says:

    Urbancountry quilts looks very interesting and the play camera is fabulous. Thank you for the giveaway.

  184. So much cute stuff. Love the camera case to go inside the purse. What an awesome idea!

  185. Deb says:

    Love the bag

  186. Amy C says:

    LOVE these suggestions! I have a BFA in Photography so I think this might be more xmas shopping for me but I’m totally okay with that! 😉

  187. eleanor says:

    The fabric photo album combines 2 of my favorite things! Now if it also had bacon in it…

  188. Pauline says:

    Bookmarked the camera purse/bag tute to make for the budding photographer in my life 🙂 Thanks!

  189. Anya Byam says:

    Thanks for all the fun ideas!!!!

  190. Julia says:

    I love the wooden camera!

  191. Betsy says:

    The Urban Country Quilt book is lovely.

  192. Mina says:

    I’d like to make an Urban Country Quilt

  193. Pat says:

    Love the Osoberry Bag.

  194. Kelly Irene says:

    The fabric photo album is a really great idea! I see a gift for my older girl coming!

  195. Emilia says:

    I absolutely love all 3 fabric designs today

  196. becca says:

    You guys are making my holidays sooooooooo easy this year 🙂

  197. Courtney says:

    Will be making that Cookies and Cream Bark soon! Yum!

  198. Meg says:

    I love this series! Everyday I find new ideas.

  199. sarahjane says:

    I have been wanting “Make & Takes for Kids!” Count me in!

  200. LoriA says:

    I want to buy a camera, and I want to make that fabric photo album! Too cute!

  201. Anya says:

    Great ideas again! Thanks!

  202. Kylie C says:

    Cookies and Cream Breakaways- so yummy. I think I’ll need to make a test batch, and eat it all myself!

  203. Morgan says:

    That purse insert could be adapted for so many things, oooh.

  204. Michelle B says:

    Eeep! That matryoshka is sooooooooo cute!

  205. Natalie says:


  206. chibidani says:

    Looks yummy! I love oreos.

  207. Amy says:

    I so need a new, cuter camera bag!

  208. Sunny says:

    The camera strap is something I was just considering making. Thanks!

  209. Things that I adore: your bag-a-day feature, new Handmade Holidays posts…and this website!

  210. Genevieve says:

    Ooh! The doily tags are so pretty!


  211. liz says:

    I love the camera strap! I’ll have to make one.

  212. Kaz says:

    Great ideas here!

  213. Joanne says:

    Great ideas.

  214. Brigette says:

    The camera strap would be a great gift for me to make for my friends with nice cameras.

  215. beth says:

    Oreo breakway? Yummy!!!

  216. Alli says:

    Mmm, those Oreo breakaways look yummy!

  217. Heidi Anderson says:

    Wow! As a photographer these are very appealing ideas. I especially love the camera bag insert. What a genius idea!

  218. Jess says:

    My dad is really into his photography… I feel a plan coming along…

  219. Molly Martin says:

    My husband, a photographer, said re: your them today, “good, now you can make ME something!”

  220. Libby says:

    Great ideas! The camera inset looks like a must for my DSLR-toting friend.

  221. Hilary says:

    like the camara strap

  222. Marie says:

    OMG, the Urban Country Quilts book looks amazing!

  223. Timmi says:

    Anything with oreos is always yummy

  224. Carla says:

    I want a new crafty book!!!!!

  225. Christina says:

    That little toy camera cracks me up!

  226. Liz T. says:

    I love the doily idea! I think I”m going to model my christmas wrapping on it.

  227. Kristy K says:

    I love the cookies & cream oreo bark – it’s going on the xmas baking list!

  228. Barbara says:

    Those projects were wonderful; they are pinned!

  229. Mandi says:

    The fabric photo album is adorable! Must make one!

  230. Tabitha says:

    My daughter’s a photographer and would love the strap!

  231. Sharon says:

    The urban country: quilts book looks really interesting!

  232. jm says:

    That wooden toy camera is awesome!

  233. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    A camera strap with a lens holder would be perfect for me! My husband is always asking me where i put the lens cap.

  234. Marci Girl says:

    Love the photography theme!

  235. Sharon Meek says:

    How clever!!! Hope I won one of these books. THanks for the giveaway.

  236. Great gift ideas

  237. Katie says:

    I’ve been wanting to make my own camera bag insert. Thanks for finding this tutorial!

  238. Gwen Windham says:

    Such wonderful books!! That first one REALLY caught me eye!!! I’d love to try that cookies-n-cream Oreo breakaway– making my mouth water!! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  239. cool theme! love today’s bag!

  240. beverly says:

    I love these ideas–for myself!!!!

  241. Larissa says:

    My fav is the Matroyshka dolls!

  242. julia carter says:

    I love the strap, so pretty!!!

  243. Steph W says:

    Oooooh, these are GREAT!

  244. Jess says:

    I love the fabric photo album! Thanks for the tutorials and the giveaway.

  245. Christina G. says:

    Love today’s bag!

  246. Karen says:

    I want some of that oreo breakaway right about now!

  247. Argh! I was just fussing about my camera strap – and thinking I needed to do something about it. This tutorial may be just the ticket, thanks for drawing my attention to it!

  248. Marilize says:

    Wonderful tutorials – as per usual 🙂 So inspired to fill some snap-happy friends’ stockings this year. Thank you.


  249. Jen Richards says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! And great ideas too.

  250. carriem says:

    what lovely ideas!

  251. Delia says:

    That toy camera is great!
    I like your bag of the day as well. It would make a good sized diaper bag & with a new baby on the way may be my treat for myself.

  252. Rebekah says:

    Such fun projects. And, that cookies & cream candy looks amazing!!

  253. jessicac says:

    I might have to make the oreo breakaways tomorrow! Thanks for all the fun info and chances to win this week!

  254. Sally says:

    Oooh! I can think of a million things to do with those printable doilies!

  255. Wow, that wooden camera is so cute! I wish I’d had that as a kid!

  256. Rebekah says:

    The urban country quilt book looks wonderful!

  257. Janelle says:

    Very cool camera bags!! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  258. Charlotte says:

    I love the camera strap! I think my SIL needs that:)

  259. Deirdre Schragl says:

    Love those books and the peanut doll. Cute wooden camera too!

  260. Kristie says:

    I love the fabric choices for today. I’ve made my son various items incorporating the train fabric. He loves it.

  261. Kelsey D says:

    I would love to make some of these for my sister!

  262. Amanda says:

    I need to make one of the purse/bag inserts!

  263. Rhonda S. says:

    Great ideas! Thank you!

  264. Bethany says:

    wow the fabric photo album is pretty cool!!

  265. Karen A says:

    More “picture perfect” gift ideas!!

  266. Liz says:


  267. Cindi C says:

    Another great bunch of projects today!

  268. Nat says:

    The photo album idea would be great for a grandma gift..

  269. jen says:

    love that wooden camera toy!

  270. Ana says:

    The doilie printables are such a nice treat! Thanks

  271. Carol says:

    Thank you so much for such great ideas. January starts is the make for me month and it will begin with the camera strap!

  272. Lisa Readman says:

    A matching purse insert and camera strap could make a cute gift.

  273. Southern Gal says:

    I keep saying I’m going to make my own camera bag. Now I have no more excuses!

  274. Abby says:

    I think Gabrien’s choice and Irene’s choice of fabric would go really well together. Maybe in that adorable Osoberry Bag?

  275. Natalija says:

    Oh, that stitch Magic book looks wonderful. Would love to have it.

  276. Christie S. says:

    I really want to find the time to make a camera purse from a thrift store find.

  277. Jenn Lee says:

    The doily printables are so lovely.

  278. Joanna says:

    I love the osoberry bag, and a friend of mine just bought a new fancy camera, so the inserts would be perfect!

  279. caroline says:

    Happy Friday!
    Can’t wait to make that camera insert 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaways!

  280. Casey C says:

    The oreo dessert looks delish.

  281. Love all of these ideas and that awesome book! Thanks 🙂


  282. Diana says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial on the camera strap! I’ve been meaning to do this!

  283. Briana says:

    I like the insert! I will be making one!

  284. Kristin H says:

    I have just the right person to make a number of these gifts for!

  285. Brianna says:

    Great ideas here, and I find them especially useful because I have a few friends who are getting serious about photography – these would make great gifts.

  286. Katharine says:

    I love the wooden toy camera – I may have to get that for my wee one!

  287. Jocelyn says:

    Very sweet camera accessories. Thanks!

  288. MC says:

    The camera bag insert is a very good idea, thanks!

  289. Margaret says:

    Say cheese! That little wooden camera is adorable!

  290. Sherly says:

    such cute ideas!

  291. Holly says:

    Wow! Another batch of cool projects! Thanks, y’all.

  292. Kari E says:

    hope to win

  293. Melissa says:

    The osoberry bag is great! Thanks for yet more ideas!

  294. Kristen says:

    The lense pocket on the camera strap is great!

  295. Stacey says:

    I do love photography, and have been wanting to make a camera bag. Thanks for the tutorials today!

  296. Jessica H says:

    My kids would love that wooden camera!

  297. WriterCrystal says:

    Thanks for all of the lovely giveaways!

  298. Rachael Spencer says:

    I love the camera insert for a purse. Brilliant.

  299. Rebecca says:

    really like the idea of the purse/bad insert. Nice set of tutorials.

  300. Becky says:

    That wooden camera is cute!

  301. Tammy says:

    That recipe looks YUMMY!

  302. amber says:

    i love the Osoberry Bag. I’m thinking of making it for a friend to use as a diaper bag.

  303. Katie B says:

    I love the wooden camera!

  304. Tera says:

    Osoberry Bag is awesome!!! Love the wooden camera as well.

  305. Pat Upton says:

    I love the camera strap with the lens cap pocket! I usually put the lens cap in my pocket but I don’t always have a pocket! The camera purse/bag insert is something I have pinned on Pinterest. I really must make it!

  306. Maile says:

    I have been looking forward to your Passion posts every morning. Such great ideas.

  307. wendy says:

    Unfortunately there aren’t any photographers on my gift list, but I do like the look of that photo album!

  308. Perfect for my photographer sister! I love the wooden camera, too!

  309. Carmen says:

    Awesome ideas today!

  310. Heather says:

    I’m checking out the fabric photo album first!

  311. ElizabethL says:

    I love the strap with lens cap pocket. It would keep those pesky caps from disappearing in random pockets. Also I would love “Make and Take for kids”. Looks like some great ideas.

  312. Kristin says:

    I really love that fabric photo album, it looks like a great idea for the kids!

  313. Taryn says:

    I love the camera strap! I am always losing my lens cap…

  314. Emily says:

    I love the look of wooden toys. So clean and classic and durable.

  315. Alina Rodgers says:

    The camera purse insert is a good idea. Thanks for the sharing and have a nice weekend!

  316. Tasha says:

    The fabric picture album is a super cool idea!

  317. Kati says:

    The fabric photo album is a great idea! I know a few little people that would love that!

  318. adriane says:

    That camera insert for a regular bag is genius!

  319. Sarah McGrath says:

    Still love that camera strap!

  320. Tez says:

    My best friend is a photographer and this post is ripe with ideas of gifts for her!

  321. Hannah says:

    That toy camera is just precious!

  322. Yup, another recipe my husband would kill me if he knew about it and I didn’t tell him. maybe we’ll hold off on this one. I think that red velvet fudge is going to be super horrifically awesome and hold us off for a while.

  323. Steph says:

    Love the fabric photo album–something the whole family could enjoy using.

  324. Stephanie says:

    Little Sapling Toys is a favorite around our house too. THANKS for the 10% off. We already have the camera and the skittles/bowling but this will help with gifts for friends this year.

  325. Mandy says:

    I need to make that Camera strap! What a great gift idea!

  326. Regina says:

    I am loving today’s! My oldest daughter is having friends over tonight – definitely going to try the recipe. And I have been wanting to make myself a camera strap for ages now. Each day has been super!!

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