November 2 ~ Passion for Play

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Sewing for “Play” is just plain fun… The joy you see when kids (or recipients of any age, really) play with something you created for them is so rewarding. Enjoy, and don’t forget to comment each day this week for all new chances to WIN.

Make It

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We think this is a genius idea from Rebecca of Beauty All Around. Tangram-esque Fabric Puzzles look irresistible! Rebecca writes that this is a beginner-level project and it’s very flexible as far as fabric choice (you could even use prints). It’s great for all-ages.
spacer The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Food
Sachiko from Tea Rose Home created this tutorial for a No Big Dill series. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Food would be so much fun, especially if you were to give this with a copy of the book!
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Hetty from Light Blue Grey shows you how to make a traditional, and super-fun, Stick Horse.
spacer Game Time Picnic Quilt
Melissa from Happy Quilting created this tutorial for us here at Sew, Mama, Sew! The Game Time Picnic Quilt would be a great family gift.
spacer Frame Tent
Have you seen this fantastic Frame Tent from Ruby of Cakies? Any kid would love to receive this special hide-out.

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Elementary Kids, Gifts for Preschool Kids, Gifts for Imaginative Friends, Gifts: Laugh, Gifts: Play, Mini-Tent Pattern & Tutorial, Child’s Teepee-Style Tent

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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Ruby Zaaberry shows you how to make these darling Kid’s Messenger Bags. They look just about perfect to us, and can’t you picture adding a favorite book inside for the special kiddos on your list?

Buy It

spacer Butterfly Life Cycle Playset
This Butterfly Life Cycle Playset from Muddy Feet is beautiful and educational too! Kelly writes, “Explore the cycle of (butterfly) life with this wonderfully natural playset! The fuzzy little caterpillar munches holes in his leaf, climbs into his cozy chrysalis and later emerges as a beautiful butterfly who sips nectar from a flower and lays teeny-tiny eggs on the leaf of the host plant.”

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

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

Mix It

spacer Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops
If you have a Harry Potter fan on your list chances are they’ll think these amazing Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops from Amy at amybites are magical.

Print It

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Ning Fathia from babalisme shares these cute and free Christmas Pals Tags, inspired by vintage tin Christmas ornaments.

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays 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!
Natural Patchwork: 26 Stylish Projects Inspired by Flowers, Fabric & Home

Author: Suzuko Koseki
Publisher: Roost Books

Whether you are at home or out enjoying a walk on a wooded path, you can add a touch of color and comfort to your daily routines with one or more of the twenty-six projects featured here. By using the patchwork placemats to enliven your dining experience or by taking the hexagon patchwork bag on a picnic in a meadow, you never have to stray too far from the comfort of patchwork. The simple and traditional patchwork styles used in this book are paired with retro fabrics and contemporary designs to create everyday items.

Made to Play!: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations

Author: Joel Henriques
Publisher: Shambahla Publications

Delight young children and encourage play through unique handmade toys. From sewn and stuffed musical instruments to interlocking paper building blocks and wooden animal figurines, the projects in this book are meant to encourage open-ended play. Organized by kid-loving subjects, the toys here follow the themes of Zoo; House; Blocks, Cars & Trucks; Dress-Up; Music; and Art. Overall, the projects here are meant to stimulate imagination, build confidence through success and enjoyment, and enhance the bond between family and friends through the creation of unique, artistic handmade toys and crafts.

Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations (US Winners Only)

Authors: Editors of Martha Stewart Living
Publisher: Potter Craft

Join Martha Stewart for a celebration of handcrafted holidays all year-round!

Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive and memorable.

Deploy That Fabric: 23 Sewing Projects Use Military Uniforms in Everyday Life

Author: Jen Eskridge
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Show your pride in our troops every day! All members of the Armed Forces have to buy multiple uniforms, some of which become decommissioned. Learn how to recycle these uniforms and blend in some cheerful, contemporary fabrics to create useful family treasures with one-of-a-kind style. Even if you don’t have a service member in your life, you can make these cool projects using camouflage fabrics or uniforms purchased from surplus stores.

Scrap-Basket Surprises: 18 Quilts from 2 1/2″ Strips

Author: Kim Brackett
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Get scrap happy with 18 projects designed for 2 1/2″ strips! You can cut strips from your stash or use convenient precut Jelly Rolls. The projects feature easy triangle-free piecing in a variety of fabrics, from batiks and reproduction prints to florals and folk-art designs.

* Contains projects for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners.
* Inspires creativity with a wide variety of designs.
* Covers all the basics, from choosing fabrics to sorting strips to cutting and piecing.

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

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556 Responses to November 2 ~ Passion for Play

  1. Mercy Bella says:

    This looks a-maz-ing. And since I just polished off our homemade granola at breakfast this morning, I’m going to have to fix this soon!

  2. Oh my, yummy!!!!! Cant wait to try this!!

  3. Angela says:

    My daughter makes tanagrams out of her breakfast cereal! What a great idea to make fabric ones.

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  6. Nancy B says:

    How many of these projects will become my last minute holiday gifts?? So much inspirartion.

  7. Gina says:

    My favorite: the kid’s messenger bag:)

  8. Catherine says:

    Dena’s fabric choice is just lovely…and I really like the life cycle idea.

  9. stephanie tipton says:

    I love the tent frame and the felt butterfly life cycle. Great ideas!

  10. anne says:

    i would love to win “made to play”!

  11. Jenn says:

    That food idea is so cute!

  12. The tangram is great!

  13. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    Such great ideas — love the tent, the game quilt and the play food!

  14. Angi says:

    made to play looks like fun!

  15. Lisa C. says:

    I’m sort of obsessive about play food. I love making it for my nieces and nephews…and who am I kidding, for me toO!

  16. Rachel says:

    The tent is a definite for my neices.

  17. Madeline says:

    The horse and the felt food are going to be a must this year.

  18. Lots of great ideas for the nephews & niece and all our friend’s children. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  19. Crystal Turner says:

    Fun toddler ideas

  20. Karen A says:

    These books are great.

  21. Marci Girl says:

    So many awesome tutorials!

  22. Amy says:

    Okay how many new things can I add to my to do list. These are awesome.

  23. Jeannie D says:

    Oh that frame tent! Would love to make an oversized one for my son to take to Bonnaroo next summer…perfect for much needed shade!

  24. Lyanna L. says:

    The felt food is super cute – and who doesn’t love that book?! Also the horse is super cute too. I had one of those as a child

  25. Melissa Q. says:

    I’m blown away by all of this activity! Love that patchwork book!

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  27. craftytammie says:

    i would probably play with these as much as my kids would! πŸ™‚

  28. Cory says:

    I’ve been looking for some felt food to make…and I might just have to splurge on the Butterfly Life Cycle Playset for my son…he would LOVE it!

  29. Gill says:

    Great ideas! The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my children’s favourite books!

  30. JenP says:

    Love the puzzle idea! Looks like a great stash-buster as well.

  31. Chris says:

    I love the stitch horse.

  32. Lee says:

    love the puzzle idea!

  33. Lindsay says:

    Such great ideas today. I’m going to have to make a few of these for my daughter!

  34. rp says:

    *I’d* love the snitch cake pops!

  35. SmilynStef says:

    Stick horses … tents … and puzzles = hours of fun

  36. Mandi says:

    I love the frame tent! And the tangram puzzles! Too many to choose from!

  37. Ingrid says:

    Aww, I love the butterfly life cycle playset.

  38. Dorothy says:

    I am totally going to make my boys stick horses for Christmas. Too fun.

  39. Sarah says:

    I had seen the frame tent tutorial before, but I appreciate the reminder! My nephew might need one of these (and a stick horse to ride to the campsite!)

  40. adrianna says:

    Cute ideas!! love the tent!

  41. mims says:

    the frame tent and stick horse are so cute.

  42. Eve says:

    I love the frame tent. I would have loved one when I was younger.

  43. Kerry says:

    I love the bag a day. Such a cute little messenger bag.

  44. Pauline says:

    Love ideas…the stick horses are adorable!

  45. Jennifer says:

    The messenger bag is so cute!

  46. Sue D says:

    Great ideas–I really like the hungry caterpillar felt food.

  47. Lynn Hey says:

    Fun ideas! The tent is my fave!

  48. Sherry J says:

    I love thee tutorials, thanks so much.

  49. Margaret says:

    Great ideas!

  50. VickiT says:

    Wow. SO much awesomeness in one place. The Tangram-esque Fabric Puzzle is amazing. That would keep a child busy for hours.

    The KidÒ€ℒs Messenger Bag is a great tutorial and super cute too. In looking at her blog, those adorable toy bags would be a great idea to give with the Messenger bag as a gift.

    And the other things are just as wonderful.

  51. Sandra :) says:

    The frame tent is genius – what a great gift idea!

  52. Amy says:

    These are all amazing ideas/projects! Thanks.

  53. Sylvia says:

    I love the very hungy catapillar felt food. Would love to win one of the books! Thanks

  54. Marin says:

    I love these ideas. The trick is to find the time to do them. Do you give away free time? Ha!

  55. Deidre says:

    The hungry caterpillar is one of our favorite books to give — now I will have to get cracking on the play food to go with it!

  56. Ingrid says:

    My husband and I have been known to drink our weight in butterbeer. The Butterbeer pops look amazing!

  57. amorette says:

    these are great play ideas- love the tent, the felt food and the stick horse esp.- so will my nephew!

  58. Maureen says:

    I like all of the books, and with a new grandchild I’ll be able to make the tutorials.

  59. Shawna says:

    The Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  60. Timmi says:

    My daughter loves the Very Hungry Caterpillar never thought to have the food to go with it

  61. Louby Lou says:

    The very hungry caterpillar was my fave book as a kid, I passed it on to my Nephew, so this would be a great additional to go with that.

  62. Jennifer Lackey says:

    They’re all SO CUTE. Lots of these are going in my project queue.

  63. Rebecca says:

    Oh, I love the butterfly lifecycle toy! SO smart!

  64. Jennifer says:

    Awesome prizes!

  65. LisaC says:

    Those tangram squares made my heart skip a beat! Love them!

  66. Carrie says:

    That kids messenger bag is amazing.

  67. Love the messenger bag…it would be great for a DVD player also!

  68. Margaret says:

    You had me at butterbeer-yummmm! Those cake pops are a great idea for my Potter loving husband.

  69. Jessica says:

    Such cute ideas. And oh oh oh, I would LOVE that Martha Stewart book!

  70. bess says:

    that golden snitch is the best!

  71. Paula says:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Food is so cute! I can’t find the link for the tutorial but the photos are great and I think I may be able to make it even without a tutorial.

  72. Andee says:

    I’m afraid to make a quilt, but I just might try because that game quilt is so adorable!

  73. Steph says:

    These are all great ideas and so much better than store-bought gifts. I really like the tangram puzzle.

  74. Christine says:

    I love the tent. We finally have some young ones in the family again, and I know that they would love the tent.

  75. Sue Ellen T says:

    I have 2 small family members who would love that tent! As an added bonus, their mom could get all of her tablecloths back!

  76. Marianna says:

    I love the frame tent

  77. Sonja says:

    Oh, my gracious!!! That stick horse! I’m in love!

  78. emilia says:

    i just want to stop cleaning and cooking and hole my whole self up with my sewing machine!!! my kids would miss me though…. on the to do list!!

  79. ems says:

    ohh, how i love sewing… let me count the ways

  80. tawnya says:

    I especially love the butterfly life cycle set- how sweet!

  81. Evelene Sterling says:

    Oh my grandkids would love the framed tent. All the ideas are terrific.

  82. Carmen says:

    These would be great for my little girl!

  83. Elizabeth L says:

    The Tangram Fabric Puzzle would be a hit at our house for both kids and adults.

  84. Jacque says:

    These are all wonderful gifting ideas…I especially like the stick horses, and Melissa Corry’s game quilt!

  85. Kris says:

    I wish I’d had that Very Hungry Caterpillar set when I taught Kindergarten! Adorable!

  86. Carole says:

    cute ideas! love the cute tent!

  87. Jamie says:

    My daughter and her family started camping this summer. My grandchildren would love the game quilt. Thanks for the tutorial.

  88. Susan says:

    Love the butterfly lifecycle! I have a niece who goes to a Montesorri school. It’ll be great for her class.

  89. Cary says:

    The Tangram puzzles are great!

  90. Katina says:

    A snitch cake pop. Bakerella would be proud!

  91. Morgan says:

    I dream of making my kids a tent.

  92. Sarah B says:

    Thanks for the cute ideas!

  93. Angi Gilbert says:

    Love these. Think I just found my niece’s gift.

  94. Kristen says:

    I love the felt items– the butterfly, and of course, the food. Play food is just so darn cute (and calorie free!) I made my 14- month-old some felt ice-cream cones for her 1st b-day, and she pretends to lick them. She makes a funny face when she gets fuzz on her tongue!

  95. MJ says:

    The whole list is awesome, but the tangrams are a must-have for my house!!

  96. SarahV says:

    I am so into the stick horses. i have been searching around for one for my son. I am just going to make it instead! YAhoo. Also love the tangran-esque fabric puzzle. What a great idea! So creative….

  97. Nina says:

    Thanks for all these projects! I love them.

  98. MarciaW says:

    These projects will definitely get the passion for play bubbling in a child!

  99. Kim T. says:

    too much fun! I’m drooling.

  100. Amanda says:

    my son would love the hungry caterpiller felt food! I love the butterfly life cycles playset too!

  101. Deanne Johnson says:

    I remember making my daughter a stick horse! I think I will have to use the tutorial to make my grandchildren their own stick horses.

  102. Sherri says:

    So many wonderful ideas, how am I going to get them all done before Christmas?!

  103. Sue says:

    I love these ideas! The stick horses are a must for my nieces and nephew. thanks!

  104. eleanor says:

    My children would love these projects!

  105. Jolene says:

    We are huge Eric Carle fans here, so I’m thinking the felt food is awesome!

  106. HEATHER says:

    Love the stick horse!!

  107. Pam T. says:

    What wonderful books in this giveaway and I love the tent & the Bag A-Day links!

  108. Meghan says:

    The tent idea is awesome… gotta save this one for when I have kids in the future!

  109. Michele says:

    What fun! I love making toys for my daughter!

  110. that stick horse is fabtastic!

  111. Marie says:

    Just found out about these GREAT ideas for Homemade Holiday! I’ll will try to make it back here every day as it’s so fun and creative!

  112. More great ideas! Thanks!

  113. The frame tent is lovely.

  114. Lisa says:

    I see some potential gift ideas here! Fun ideas.

  115. Cerise says:

    That butterfly life cyle playset is genius!! And I LOVE the hungry caterpillar playset. Wish I had seen that when I was planning my son’s Hungry Caterpillar party.

  116. ~Heather says:

    Is that another new Martha book?

  117. Sarah says:

    Really like the horses, and my kids informed me that they need the tent.

  118. Ooh I LOVE that kid sized messenger bag!

  119. Michele L. says:

    Wow the sock horses & the felt food are both great project ideas! I love your november line up so far.

  120. WandaFish says:

    The stick horse is at the top of my to do list – thank you!
    What fabulous giveaway prizes you have. I’ve got Natural Patchwork on my wishlist πŸ™‚

  121. Jana Sterling says:

    I want to make the kids messenger bag. My son would feel so grown up with a bag like that!

  122. Gillian says:

    I’ve been waiting months for Handmade Holidays! It’s living up to my high expectations. I love the stick horse…and the tent…and the tangram puzzle!

  123. Liz says:

    WOW! That Hungry Caterpillar set is so cool! And the butterfly life cycle! Very cool ideas.

  124. Alexandra O says:

    Love the felt food for The Very Hungry Caterpillar book.

  125. Mel says:

    These are all wonderful books and ideas!

  126. jen says:

    love the ideas

  127. erin jewell says:

    i want to make that messenger so cute, i would love that for my sons diaper bag

  128. kathyh says:

    Starting off with a bang! on the handmade holidays.
    Thank you for the ideas.

  129. Paula says:

    The fabric puzzle is such an awesome idea. I have several friends with new babies… This would be a great gift! Thanks for gathering the inspirations.

  130. Amy says:

    Love the frame tent. My little nephews would love it!

  131. Lisa Zap says:

    What wonderful ideas! I will definitely check out the butterfly life cycle set!

  132. Jamie says:

    These all look great. Love this tutorial, so much fun!

  133. Louisa says:

    What a fabulous set of tutorials! I want to make them all! I think I will start with the messenger bag tutorial. I’ve been looking for just the right messenger bag to make for my nephew.

  134. Jessica says:

    we made the frame tent for my son and he adores it! very easy as well..

  135. Love the messenger bag and the cute Christmas Pals tags!!

  136. Penny says:

    Great ideas for boys. They are always harder to sew for. Thanks.

  137. Amanda says:

    this might be my favorite category….

  138. Crystal says:

    So much inspiration to start creating! My daughter is still a little young, but maybe by the time I’m done, she’d love the Very Hungry Catepillar felt food. and the horse. and the messenger bag! πŸ™‚ I’m SEW glad I found this blog when I bought my sewing machine!

  139. kathy h says:

    We love the hungry caterpillar book and that felt food looks like fun to have to go along with the story.

  140. Lesley says:

    I would have loved every single one of those playthings when I was a child. So cute!

  141. Glenys says:

    I really like the picnic quilt!

  142. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful surprise!
    Thank you!
    Kind regards from Germany.

  143. Betsy says:

    So many ideas, so little time!

  144. I love the puzzle and the messenger bags. I have a zillion things on my to-d0 list! I should be set for the next 5 years.

  145. Elizabeth says:

    Love the fabric puzzle! And the Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favorite books–I might have to make some of the food to match! πŸ™‚

  146. Melody says:

    Love the bag

  147. Rachael Spencer says:

    Great ideas! The food and bag are my fav.

  148. Kathy says:

    So many great ideas! Thanks!

  149. Marika says:

    I tweeted!

    All of those books look full of inspiration !

  150. wendy says:

    Love all of these ideas! I can’t wait for my nephew to grow a little so I can make him some of them. Ok, so I have to wait for him to be BORN first!

  151. Vickie says:

    Whoa! I didn’t expect so many great ideas!! There are a lot of creative people out there. Isn’t it fun that they share!!! Thank you!!!

  152. Nancy Mosley says:

    The frame tent is such a great idea.

  153. Jill says:


  154. Anna says:

    How fantastic are those stick horses?? The tangram squares also look pretty fantastic, as do the VHC felt food! So much inspiration in this list πŸ™‚

  155. Ellen M. says:

    The “Very Hungry Caterpillar” felt food is great!

  156. Tia says:

    Love the different ideas – I’ve made some cake pops recently – they are a lot of fun.

  157. Faye says:

    What a great idea the tangram puzzle is!

  158. lee says:

    The game quilt is my favorite – i think!

  159. Charmaine says:

    Amazing as always

  160. Jaclyn says:

    I must get someone to make me those cake pops!

  161. Theresa says:

    That picnic quilt is great! I also like the printable tags. Thanks!

  162. Marie Kissinger says:

    The tangram puzzles are wonderful-need to make some for my grandson!

  163. Nina says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials! Love the felt food idea)

  164. Carrie says:

    So many good ideas!

  165. Julia says:

    You guys gather the BEST ideas! Thank you πŸ™‚

  166. I love the stick horse !! wow !

  167. Csirli says:

    Great ideas! The stickhorse is my favourite!!!:)

  168. Sam says:

    I love the hobby horses – I used to have one of those. Am I too old for one now?? πŸ˜‰

  169. Nancy says:

    All of these just look like to much fun to make!

    Thanks, Nancy

  170. Fran says:

    These are fantastic projects! I love the messenger bag & the game quilt.

  171. emilia says:

    so many fun things to do… not enough time!!!

  172. So many fun ideas! I want to be retired so I can do them all!

  173. Nina says:

    Great stuff today! Thank you!

  174. Chacoy says:

    Can I just make some of these for myself(I was deprived as a child)!
    I want to put a stick horse next to my tent in the corral(front room)!
    A lot of kids are going to be happy this holiday!

  175. Jodi G. says:

    I’m so amazed and inspired by everything here. Thank you for putting all these great ideas etc. here for us.
    Great toys and great books!!

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  176. Amy says:

    My kids would love the tanagrams. Looks like something I could pull off!

  177. Jodi G. says:

    I’m so happy that you have put this together. I’m so amazed and it’s only the beginning. haha. Great toys and great books.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  178. EmGabs says:

    My son loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar! The felt food is now on my to-do list.

  179. Shawna says:

    WoW!! What great ideas. I have a nephew that just turned one year old and I know several of these projects would be a hit with him. All the books look wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.


  180. deborah says:

    frame tent!!!! awesome!

    would love natural patchwork. thank you!

  181. Crystal says:

    Love the felt food, adorable!

  182. Jen says:

    Is there an actual tutorial for the Very Hungry Caterpillar felt food? I would love to make them, but some of the pieces, like the pie, I would need some help with!

  183. Brooke says:

    Love the tent!

  184. alisha says:

    I love the messenger bag — and there were so many other great tutorials on Zaaberry. Just want I needed to see today!

  185. Mama Lusco says:

    Love those kids messenger bags!

  186. Jennifer says:

    What great ideas!!!! Love the hungry caterpillar food!

  187. Allie says:

    I love the tangrams!

  188. Carol Y says:

    I love that messenger bag – the instructions were great too. Thanks.

  189. Megan says:

    Wow – so many great ideas! I love the Hungry Caterpillar food, the frame tent, and the messenger bag!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  190. Lauranie says:

    Yes!! The messenger bag is exactly what I need!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! πŸ™‚

  191. Amy G. says:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar food is ADORABLE!!! This would be super cute in a kindergarten classroom!

  192. Katy Yo says:

    I like that frame tent!

  193. Stephanie says:

    I love the tent, I’m going to see if it is something I can accomplish. Also, Natural Patchwork looks so pretty and who doesn’t enjoy some Martha Stewart.

  194. laura lentz says:

    Wonderful books!

  195. Joanne says:

    Love the messenger bag!

  196. Carrie says:

    I love the frame tent!!

  197. Renae says:

    Fun ideas.
    I need a picnic quilt.

  198. Sharon says:

    Too much cute stuff — my grandkids will be spoiled. Thanks!

  199. Michelle W says:

    Oh wow – I loved Tangrams as a kid! And yes, even though I am a grown-up now, I may have to make a set of those for myself. And maybe, if they’re lucky, a set each for my nieces.

    But mostly for myself. πŸ˜€

  200. Kristy says:

    Wow, I NEED that tent in my life! Love it!

  201. Jasmin says:


  202. beverly says:

    I love the Handmade Holiday posts! There are so many great ideas! I’ve already bookmarked 4 of them!

  203. Courtney says:

    Such great ideas for storytime at the library!

  204. Sarah says:

    Tangrams are awesome!

  205. Jessica says:

    I want to make the Tangram-esque Fabric Puzzle right now!!

  206. Becky says:

    My great nephew would love some of these cute toys for Christmas. I’m all over it!

  207. Bethany says:

    I love the tent and the tanagrams.

  208. Ginger says:

    My son would love any of these as a gift. I think one may make it under the tree for him this year.

  209. Carol says:

    Love the kids messenger bag. Thank you so much for being part of my inspirational muse.

  210. Alana says:

    The patchwork book is lovely! I love the picnic quilt idea. Thanks!

  211. Beth says:

    Love the puzzle project, and excited about the chance to win!

  212. Angela N. says:

    My daughter loves tanagrams, what a great idea to make fabric ones!!! Thanks for these great ideas, and great giveaways.

  213. Kathleen says:

    The caterpillar set is amazing! I also like the Very Hungry Caterpillar set — I know a few toddlers who would love it!

  214. Ginger says:

    Great ideas…thanks!

  215. Jane S. says:

    The puzzle is fab! So bright and colorful.

  216. Lea says:

    I love the fabric puzzle idea. And I’ve been thinking about a tent for some time, maybe this season is the right moment?

  217. Diane says:

    I LOVE the Messenger bag tutorial. It looks simple to make, and it’s really cute! I love the fabric she used to make hers. I can’t wait to make one! Thanks for sharing it!!

  218. Kristin says:

    I have been meaning to make a checkers quilt for ages! Someday I will get around to it.

  219. Mare says:

    I have fond memories of reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar with my brothers!

  220. Erin says:

    What a great collection of toys! I love the Tangram-esque blocks! They’re inspired!

  221. Erin says:

    I feel those puzzle blocks are in my future!

  222. Lucie says:

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. So much inspiration!

  223. Libby says:

    The puzzle squares look like so much fun, and the hungry caterpillar felt food would be perfect for my granddaughter!

  224. Shawna says:

    The felt food for The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a brilliant idea, and then you could make a caterpillar and butterfly too!

  225. lm says:

    I’ve definitely got some personalized bags on my list, thanks so much for your hard work in finding these great ideas!

  226. Wren says:

    I have a home day care. The tangrams are going to be my Christmas gift to myself!! So many possibilities!! Thank you!

  227. Heidi says:

    Love love love the tangrams, I think I’m making felt food and stick horses for my neices this Christmas!

  228. Emmmylizzzy says:

    I’ve never seen that Tangram fabric puzzle before – what a great gift!

  229. Ramona says:

    Love all these ideas. I am going to make some for my daughter who is studying to be a preschool teacher. She would love them all.

  230. Tong says:

    So many fun ideas! Really love the messager bag!

  231. Angela B. says:

    Wonderful ideas again today! Thanks for the chance to win! All the books look fantastic!

  232. Sarah Vee says:

    Great gift ideas for those of us who like to play while we’re making! Love the tent and the great colours of the puzzle. The books this week are fabulous. And a bag a day – fantastic!

  233. Tina C. says:

    will comment, indeed!

  234. Kayli S says:

    I love the picnic blanket and the puzzle. I would never have thought of those ideas on my own.

  235. I’m pretty sure I need to make those Golden Snitch butterbeer cake pops!

  236. Lori says:

    Once again you have put together some amazing ideas! Love your holiday tutorials and projects the tent is so neat I want to be a kid again!

  237. Bridget says:

    Great holiday ideas! I have no idea how I’m going to be able to choose what to make for the lovely people on my list!

  238. Lynne says:

    I love the Tangram-esque Fabric Puzzle. So neat!
    Thanks for the tutorials!

  239. Casey C says:

    Cool projects!

  240. Shelley says:

    Yay! The grandkids are going to be receiving one of those tents!

  241. kristin says:

    love that owl fabric- super cute

  242. Kimberly says:

    All of the projects look super cute. I especially like the Very Hungery Catapiller food. Such an awesome idea!

  243. Jill B says:

    Ok, the messenger bag is super cute, but the caterpillar and food?! Unbelievable – my kids would love it! They are perfectly cute exact replicas. Swoon.

  244. Chris says:

    So many great ideas. I’ve been working hard on a few handmade things for my children’s Christmas. I think my list just got longer. πŸ™‚

  245. Mindy says:

    If it wasn’t so hard for me to get up and down off the floor I’d have to make myself one of those frame tents! As it is I may have to make a few for the grand kids.

  246. Anna Dorothy says:

    the frame tent is so cute..and the kid’s messenger bag!

  247. Serendipity says:

    That messenger bag is aDoRaBlE!!

  248. Shannon says:

    The play horses cover the little girls in my world. yipee

  249. Ashley says:

    The felt food would be a great gift idea for my little nieces!

  250. Lyndsey says:

    What wonderful ideas! I wonder how many I can make before Christmas!!

  251. I love the picnic quilt and the frame tent—those would be so cute for outside play—and for indoor play even in the winter! I would love the Natural Patchwork book, that looks perfect for me! Thanks for the opportunity!

  252. Debbie says:

    Cute ideas for kids!

  253. Sarah B says:

    so many fun crafts!

  254. Heather says:

    I love the messenger bag. It just made my “to-do” list! Hmmm…My list is getting long!

  255. Crystal says:

    Makes me want to quit my dayjob so I sew up all of these beautiful things for Christmas! Fantastic ideas!

  256. Meg says:

    Tangrams are fun for everyone and I know a couple of little guys who would just love felt food! Thanks!!

  257. Julianne Ross says:

    I love the very hungry caterpillar food!

  258. Elise says:

    Need to make the felt food for The Hungry Caterpillar book – love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  259. Fenna says:

    Would love to win Deploy that fabric πŸ™‚

  260. Danielle H says:

    Can I just say that I LOVE November because of Handmade holiday roundups!! I think those stick horses will be under the tree this year!

  261. Tanis says:

    Love today’s tutorials – the Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favorite around here to be sure – looks very intriguing!

  262. Beth says:

    I’d love to get my hands on that Made To Play book… will have to see if they have it at the library!

  263. Courtney C. says:

    Such cute ideas!

  264. Andrea says:

    How can you not love handmade toys? I will definitely be making some of the tangram puzzles and have had a checkerboard quilt on my list for ages. And the golden snitch cake! I definitely need to whip up a few of those! πŸ™‚

  265. Kristin H says:

    what adorable cake pops!

  266. Fran says:

    Beautiful books & such awe inspiring projects !
    Wow….thank you ! That fabric tanagram puzzle
    is just super….

  267. Jayme says:

    I love the fabric puzzle idea!

  268. Kate says:

    I remember the very hungry caterpillar- such good memories! I think I need to introduce my nephew to it.

  269. Tabitha says:

    The tags are incredibly cute πŸ™‚

  270. Deb Cameron says:

    Great tutorials for boys! Loving the messenger bag and the horses…lovely!

  271. Jen V says:

    Soooo many good ones today. The stick horse might be the handmade gift for my boys!! The tent is lovely too. Thanks again.

  272. Tiffany says:

    Oh! Any of those books would be so awesome. Thanks!

  273. that tanagram puzzle looks like fun!

  274. Jen says:

    I love the Hungry Caterpillar felt food…what a fun gift!

  275. Robyn says:

    I love those tanagram squares! what a great scrap buster as well! Now I just have to figure out which lucky kid will get them!

  276. Elizabeth says:

    I love the game quilt and play tent for my family who loves to play games and read books in cozy places.

  277. Elaine says:

    Love these ideas! Particularly the tent, stick horse and the kid’s messenger bag πŸ™‚

  278. Michaeleen Malobovich says:

    Butterbeer Cake pops sound devine!

  279. Christy says:

    I love the bag a day feature this month!!

  280. Linda says:

    Thanks for all the good ideas!

  281. Cindi C says:

    Another day with great ideas. I love the bag!

  282. Erin says:

    so many great ideas! I love the messenger bag and the picnic game mat

  283. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    I think the very hungry caterpillar felt food would be awesome. My 2yr old is totally into play food and it would make some great Christmas presents πŸ™‚

  284. Heidi Anderson says:

    These are all so wonderful! My daughter has had a passion for anything horse these days, fabulous tutorials!

  285. Ooh I love the picnic game quilt! Such a fun idea!

  286. Megan says:

    Is it silly that I want to make the fabric tanagram puzzle for myself?

  287. Christine M says:

    Those stick horses are very cute!

  288. Alicia says:

    I love the felt food! What a perfect gift for some little child with a play kitchen!

  289. Sharon Meek says:

    I just love the stick pony.

  290. Natasha says:

    I am adding the game time picnic quilt to my list, the trouble will be do I make it for the daughter that likes checkers or the son that loves chess

  291. Beth T. says:

    The tanagram idea is brilliant–I’ve added that to my list of Christmas projects and can think of many people who would like it, not just kids.

  292. Mikaela says:

    The tent and messenger bag are great.

  293. Kristy says:

    These are great ideas! I see horse making in my immediate future!

  294. Amanda says:

    I love the Snitch cake pops!

  295. chibidani says:

    If I didn’t already have almost all of my Christmas gift sewing planned, I would SO make those Tangram squares.
    The Hungry Caterpillar food is also VERY cool.

  296. Taryn says:

    LOVE the hungry caterpillar book and food gift idea–PERFECT for my niece. I hope I have time…

  297. Jenn Lee says:

    That play horse is glorious.

  298. Hilary says:

    Love the felt food!

  299. Kacey P. says:

    I love the idea of a stick horse πŸ™‚

  300. Kasey says:

    With a simple fabric theme swap, the kid’s messenger bag would be perfect for my sis-in-law, too!

  301. Lalani says:

    Today was the perfect day for me! Love EVERYTHING.

  302. Alli says:

    When I saw the butterfly life cycle play set, I thought it was Metapod! πŸ˜€

  303. Julie says:

    i love these ideas!, the very hungry caterpillar was my favorite book as a child. And now it’s my daughters favorite. she would love the felt food. The tanagram puzzle really appeals to me!, such a great easy idea. thanks for the spark!

  304. Cat says:

    the tangram is so fun ! and I am definitely making the tent for a little one I know well…

  305. Leah says:

    The very hungry caterpillar felt food is darling…what a great baby gift!

  306. Tasha says:

    All super cute ideas!!!
    ….now to find the time to try them πŸ™‚

  307. Jen S says:

    Such wonderful ideas as always! I look forward to this time of year and your Handmade Holiday series. So many projects for a whole year of giving.

  308. Michelle says:

    I can’t wait to get started on these awesome projects!

  309. Christy says:

    Love the Very Hungry Caterpillar food. It would be a hit at my house for sure!

  310. Donna G. says:

    What cool projects! Kids of all ages would love them!

  311. Brigette says:

    The Tangram-esque Fabric Puzzle looks like a great thing to make. I’ve had the fabric tent bookmarked for a while, it looks like a great project.

  312. Stacey C. says:

    The stick horses are so cute. I haven’t heard of the Deploy That Fabric book–would be great for my husband’s old uniforms!

  313. Charissa G says:

    The food to go with the Hungry Caterpillar book is a great idea!

  314. wendy says:

    gorgeous tutorials… all of them!

  315. Kristi says:

    I love the messenger bag!

  316. Erin Waters says:

    Love the tent! May be giving that as a gift for my cousin’s litle boy

  317. Katie says:

    oh my gosh i love all these tutorials today. πŸ™‚

  318. Jeanelle says:

    Completely loving all this Holiday inspiration on this snow day in Colorado!

  319. Amy says:

    I love the messenger bag!

  320. Celeste says:

    Love that messenger bag!

  321. monica says:

    Love the Very Hungry Caterpiller felt food idea. Add that to my oh-so-long list of to-do’s!

  322. Cyndy says:

    Love all these books. You can never have too many books or too much fabric!!!

  323. jeanne reynen says:

    Thanks for the giveaways! This time of year is always fun–deciding what to make for gifts.

  324. Robin E. says:

    Some fun things here. I know a little girl that would love a hobby horse for Christmas…

  325. That butterfly life cycle playset is gorgeous! It would be perfect in a Montessori classroom.

  326. Liz Devens says:

    I think I would love to have one of those tents πŸ™‚

  327. Elizabeth says:

    I love those tangram-esque pieces! My mind is running away with possibilities!

  328. Theresa says:

    I’ve got to make the game time picnic quilt.

  329. faith says:

    What a great roundup of ideas!

  330. Stephanie C. says:

    Great stuff today!

  331. Aurélie says:

    Gotta love the printables! Cute!

  332. Rachel L says:

    These are so great! I love the horse – what a fun Christmas gift for my little girl. Thank you so much for the handmade holidays. I look forward to it every year.

  333. Sarah says:

    I’m wondering if I have the energy to make the tangrams–they’re fabulous

  334. Maile says:

    I think I may have to put the tangram puzzle on my to do list. My five year old would love it.

  335. Melinda says:

    I had a stick horse when I was a kid. I need to make one for my daughter now!

  336. Jen says:

    What fun play things!

  337. Laura says:

    love the game time picnic quilt – great gift idea!!!

  338. Sarah says:

    These books look great! I hope I win one. Have a great day.

  339. Steph G. says:

    The Hungry Caterpillar set is just adorable!

  340. Ella says:

    I’m mentally filing the stick horse for props for our class play. Thanks for the links and the chance to win a book!

  341. MollyP says:

    Love the checkers. I’m about to print out the tut so I can get a Christmas gift started. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  342. Adrienne says:

    I love the frame tent! My daughter would love it.

  343. Janet K says:

    Game time picnic quilt – seems like I saw that one before and thought I should make one! No time like a new holiday season to go for it!

  344. alcheme says:

    Love Kid’s messenger bag!!

  345. Julia says:

    also love the tangram fabric puzzle – great gift idea for christmas!

  346. mtreacy says:

    That fabric puzzle is so cute and what a great way to use scraps! I’m putting it on my to-do list now. πŸ™‚

  347. Amy B. says:

    Awesome book giveaway!! Might have to make some felt food. Too cute!

  348. Margaret says:

    These are all great projects. I was just wondering what I should do with all of my batting scraps–I think I’ll make the fabric puzzle.

  349. Polly Primrose says:

    I love the tent. Changing the fabric would create so many different ways to use it inside and out. It would be just great in a christmas fabric to create a little grotto.

  350. Morgan says:

    The frame tent is fabulous — and I also love the hungry caterpillar felt food. I made so much felt food last year, but there’s always room for more, right?

  351. Jennifer N says:

    I love the tangram blocks. It would be fun to make blocks just like the tangram puzzle we have in our game closet. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas. I recognize several I’ve bookmarked in days past. Nice reminder to revisit them for the holidays.

  352. Kris says:

    Love that felt food!

  353. Kayla says:

    These a re great. I really love the stick horse and am adding it to my list!

  354. Jennifer says:

    The tent looks amazing. My kiddos would love it!

  355. Jess says:

    For Christmas, I want 4 extra hours a day and unlimited craft store budget for months Nov to Dec! Thank you for the awesome ideas!

  356. Catherine M says:

    These were some awesome tutorials! Thanks for sharing.

  357. Elizabeth says:

    The frame tent is so adorable!

  358. Jennyroo says:

    Loving the playtent especially!

  359. alison c says:

    Love the horse – I found that tut last night and am def making one for my daughter – she wants a pink horse for christmas!

  360. Kiva says:

    Love the puzzle pieces! My brain was stumped for an idea for a 1 yr old birthday present and voila- today’s post.

  361. Barbara says:

    I love the butterfly cocoon!

  362. Kadybug says:

    I keep meaning to make the fabric tanagrams and those snitch cake pops are so cute!

  363. Cindy Thierry says:

    I love the November Handmade Holidays for the wonderful gift ideas, but it is also a great way to discover and learn from so many wonderfully creative bloggers.

  364. Megan says:

    I have a bake sale coming up & Golden Snitch Cake Pops would be just the thing! Thanks for such great tutorials & giveaways!

  365. Hashi says:

    So much fun here. I am glad I have several kids on my gift list!

  366. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    I love the tangram-esque project but I think it’ll have to get pushed to next year. But I might make up a tent for my boys for Christmas. It’s fabulous!

  367. Becky says:

    The hungry caterpiller food is so cute!!!

  368. Miet says:

    Really like the puzzle, and the stick horse.

  369. Virginia says:

    I love the felt food. Can’t wait to make that for my little one for Christmas as he loves the story so much.

  370. Sarah Smith says:

    Wonderful! The fabric puzzle would be so loved in this house. May have to put it on my ‘to-make’ list.

  371. Katiegirl says:

    Love the tent idea!

  372. Kelly says:

    My nephews are getting puzzles inside messenger bags!

  373. BeccaMcK says:

    The Kids messenger bag just went to the top of the list of to makes for my nieces and nephews. So cute. Must find that car fabric!!

  374. Jessica H says:

    I love the horses and fabric puzzle.

  375. Ahhh butterbeer cake pops! Those look so exciting/yummy!

  376. Wendy says:

    the butterfly thing is so cool!

  377. Kristi F says:

    The puzzle is really neat, I can see my little guy really liking that in a couple of years!

  378. Cayce says:

    the tangram idea is genius!

  379. Becky says:

    love the play tent!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  380. Diana says:

    The tent and the stick horse! I know a little boy who would love those!

  381. Christina G. says:

    so many awesome projects. I know someone who would adore the fabric tangram puzzle.

  382. Gina says:

    I really like the kid’s messenger bags. So cute AND functional!

  383. Sweetpea says:

    Love the golden snitch pops. Thanks for sharing

  384. Nichole says:

    Ah…I’ve been wanting a good messenger bag that is child-sized. Most are just too big. Great ideas !

  385. Kerri says:

    The frame tent is on our list to make for the girls!

  386. YES YES YES! I am in love with that fabric puzzle. And the “Buy It” item is totally on my wish list now. Thank you SMS ladies for great holidays! I had forgotten how much I looked forward to these last year.

  387. Lorrie says:

    I love the tent idea, and the tangram-esque puzzle.

  388. Alethea says:

    The butterfly life cycle playset is awesome! I wish it had a tutorial because it looks like it would be so fun to make, especially with a child helping!

  389. Brita says:

    The tangram fabric puzzle is a fabulous idea.

  390. Karen says:

    Very creative gifts to make – love these!

  391. laura reich says:

    The tangrams are so cleaver. My little guy would LOVE that.

  392. Annie says:

    Felt food…so cute! My grandbaby’s room is decorated in a Hungry Caterpillar theme. Those goodies would be a great gift to make him this x-mas.

  393. M Evans says:

    Ohhh, why did i buy that play tent from Ikea? This one looks much cuter!

  394. Rhonda S. says:

    All very cute! Can’t believe my kids are getting too old for this stuff! πŸ™

  395. Kati says:

    I love the tangrams idea. The very hungry caterpillar felt food is cool too. What a great gift idea with the book.

  396. Joy says:

    So many great ideas for all the children on my Christmas list!

  397. Sally says:

    Awesome! Love the felt food! I’ve been thinking I’ll make felt food for Christmas this year for my niece and my youngest son!

  398. Crystal says:

    Love the playtent, totally making it for my girls xmas morn!

  399. Rebecca says:

    The frame tent is a great idea. Really want to make one for some kiddos in my life, but not sure how I would carry the framing on an airplane πŸ™ Perhaps I need to go ahead and make it and just buy the wooden pieces when I get there….

  400. AShley says:

    I am a follower of Cakies so we have this tent and my boys LOve It! Thanks for the awesome tutorial I need to try some of those! I really like the sock horse….maybe my boys will get ponys for christmas! Thanks for a chance to win!

  401. Andrea says:

    Wow the fabric puzzle looks amazing. My daughter would love it. Thanks for more great ideas.

  402. Deana says:

    The fanatic tangram set looks like fun as a kit for y oldest to pretend ‘quilt designing’

  403. Jen Richards says:

    I love the felt hungry caterpillar toys!

  404. JJ says:

    I love everything today!

  405. Rebekah says:

    These are SO FUN! I’ve been trying to think of a gift for my niece… the tangram fabric puzzle looks great!! Thanks for sharing!

  406. krystina says:

    I love the tangram fabric puzzle. That’s really a great idea– one of those toys that you’d pay a zillion dollars for at some fancy montessori inspired store!

  407. Charlotte says:

    Love the tanagram puzzle! Thanks again for more great ideas today!!

  408. Sonya M says:

    I had a sock horse as a kid and loved it. I think I may have to make one for my nieces!

  409. Rebekah says:

    Fun ideas!

  410. Anita says:

    The natural patchwork book looks great.

  411. Anita says:

    Great ideas!

  412. Jo says:

    I’ve so been wanting to check out Natural Patchwork! And the tutorial for the felt food to go with the very hungry caterpillar is AWESOME! Pinned that one for sure…

  413. Suzanne says:

    Love that butterfly life cycle play set. What a sweet idea!

  414. Nikki says:

    So great! Love the butterfly lifecycle toy, what a great idea! And the cake pops, yum πŸ™‚

  415. Cricket says:

    It is not often I am so impressed by something I gasp, but gasp I did when I saw that chrysalis/butterfly play set. It is the most amazingly inventive toy I have seen in ages. it absolutely screams “made with love”.

  416. thea says:

    There are more babies and children in my life every christmas – this post needs to be archived by me for years to come. I love the sock horse, and I need to make the checkers quilt!

  417. Trina says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! Thanks so much for putting it together every year.

  418. Allison says:

    I love the printable tags! They will definitely be gracing this year’s gift.s

  419. Angie says:

    Such awesome projects today! I’m adding a few of them to this year’s list! Thanks so much!!

  420. Mina says:

    I think I will have to try making that horse.

  421. Meg says:

    I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar food! Awesome!!

  422. Teresa Wilson says:

    I would just love to win the Martha Stewart book or the Scrapbook Surprises book! Love this blog!

  423. Sherly says:

    I love the framed tent. so cute!

  424. MC says:

    I had a tent as a kid, and it was my favourite place in the world! Every playroom should have one.

  425. sarah says:

    I have some creative kids who would go nuts for some of these!

  426. Amy says:

    I love that puzzle!

  427. Cara says:

    The tanagram puzzle and tent just both went on my list… Better get busy.

  428. Carmen says:

    I’m really sorry to say that I had forgotten about most of the kids books I’ve read as a child (except the Giving Tree), but those Very Hungry Caterpillar felt foods are amazing! Thanks for jogging my memory:)

  429. lisa says:

    i love it all!!!! i love november!

  430. Kate says:

    That butterfly life cycle toy is awesome! What a fun use of felt.

  431. Emily says:

    I love today’s post! I’m making gifts for a number of children and now I want to make more!

  432. Cameron H says:

    These are fantastic. This is such a wonderful roundup of holiday ideas, and it’s only day 2!

  433. Jennifer says:

    I love the game time picnic quilt! Definitely putting that on my list of things to make.

  434. Melanie says:

    Awesome ideas!

  435. Stacey says:

    Love that puzzle idea. Christmas for my 3 year old? Perhaps.

  436. Jennifer says:

    I love the tent and the play food. I also love that little messenger bag. I’ve had it printed out for a few weeks to sew up!

  437. julia carter says:

    I am lovimg all these great ideas!!!

  438. Marie Grace says:

    Thanks for sharing so many great ideas for play!

  439. Stacy says:

    Love that frame tent. My son would have so much fun in there.

  440. Peggy Grow says:

    The Butterfly life set is so awesome! And the idea of making felt food from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is so much fun!! I love making felt food.

  441. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    My daughter is really loving horses right now and I would never have thought of a stick horse! What a great idea!

  442. Julia says:

    Very hungry caterpillar felt food!! Oh, how perfect!! I LOVE a gift that can be paired with a book!!

  443. Silvia says:

    I love the Stick Horse. It’s perfect for boys and girls! πŸ™‚

  444. Brianna says:

    Love the hungry caterpillar play food – so cute, and so detailed.

  445. Jannell says:

    The butterfly life cycle is amazing. Love it.

  446. Michelle B says:

    Aaaaw! Super fun and really cute. I love the idea of beautiful toys that aren’t made of plastic!

  447. Kay says:

    I love the stick horse! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  448. beth says:

    That tent looks like a lot of fun!

  449. Tammy says:

    Love the tangram puzzle and messenger bag!

  450. Sara says:

    I love the puzzle! Such a cute idea!

  451. The butterfly it’s so pretty.

  452. Anne Marie says:

    Great projects – love all of them.

  453. sarah says:

    Love the child’s messenger bag!

  454. We always love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” at our house, so the The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Food really, really makes me smile!

  455. upstatelisa says:

    Oh my kids are too big for most of these toys but they are so fun!

  456. Donna says:

    Love the Tanagram puzzle. I always look forward to all the wonderful ideas in this series.

  457. Jaimie O says:

    Such great ideas for the kiddos!

  458. susan mzf says:

    that felt food is simply adorable! my kids would love to make (and play) with that!

  459. Molly Martin says:

    My mom recently found my stick horse she made when I was a kid. It needs a makeover!

  460. Sydney says:

    That puzzle looks like such a good idea! I just need all my nieces and nephews to grow up a bit more!

  461. Bobby says:

    I am going to make the quilt game for my picnics next year. :0) And that scrap quilt book… I could use that. :0)

  462. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love the tangrams! Such a great idea!

  463. Christina says:

    My gosh, that tangram tutorial is PERFECT! I’ve been looking for something along those lines and couldn’t figure it out–this is so simple and genius!

  464. Sheila says:

    I love making toys, and have a magnetic fishing game that kids love.

  465. Jamie B. says:

    Thank you for more great tutorials !

  466. MissMary says:

    Love the tangram idea. I’ll be raiding my scrap bins for it!

  467. Kristin says:

    I will definitely be making some of that felt food!

  468. Christina says:

    Wow, that butterfly life playset looks cool!

  469. Hope says:

    The horse is great! Love the tent too.

  470. Holly says:

    The puzzle looks like big fun!

  471. Kerry says:

    Love so many of these ideas. The horsey and the tangram puzzle are so cute.

  472. Deanna says:

    That Butterfly life playset is ingenious. Truly original!

  473. Alice S says:

    I’ve always wanted to make my family a picnic quilt. I love the one you feature today with it being a checkers game too.

  474. Brie says:

    Great tutorials! I think Santa might bring a tent to my house this year!

  475. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  476. Nancy D. says:

    Fabric tangram-esque – how clever!

  477. Valerie says:

    I’ve wanted to make my daughter, an avid horse fan, a stick horse. I’ll have to add it to my list!! Thanks!

  478. Colette says:

    Oh that play tent looks perfect for little readers looking to cozy up with a book! Also love the clever butterfly play set!

  479. Katy says:

    Mmm, those cake pops look fab!

  480. Marsel says:

    The tent idea is a great one! The ‘Scrap-basket Surprises’ book looks intriguing…

  481. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait to start projects for my daughter!

  482. greta says:

    hand made toys are great!

  483. Kristin says:

    The Very Hungry Catapilar food is just too cute!

  484. mikomiao says:

    that felt food is adorable

  485. Amy says:

    Those are really adorable ideas!

  486. alison says:

    Great ideas! More things to add to my to-do-list!

  487. Jackie K says:

    All so good and Yep – that frame tent is fantastic.

  488. Julia Rose says:

    I love the Tangram-esque Fabric Puzzle! I had a game like that with plastic tiles when I was younger and I love the idea of using fabric!

  489. sangeetha says:

    cute !!

  490. Georgia says:

    Love the frame tent idea! And that Made to Play book looks great!

  491. Beth says:

    I love that all of the ideas here encourage imagination and creativity. Any child would be lucky to receive one of these gifts.

  492. Southern Gal says:

    My granddaughter would love the hungry caterpillar food! Fun stuff.

  493. Heather K says:

    Hungry Caterpillar Felt Food ~ Awesome!!!

  494. linda says:

    That stick horse is just adorable!

  495. Jayne says:

    It always amazes me how creative people are! Love all the ideas!

  496. Aniza says:

    favourite to make : Tangram-esque Fabric Puzzle

  497. Erika says:

    love the cacoon. the kids messanger bag is a great idea too for making stash birthday presents for friends.

  498. Lori says:

    Love the fabric puzzle–so clever!

  499. Amy says:

    Such cute ideas! I love November on Sew, Mama, Sew!

  500. These are all such wonderful ideas! I’m looking forward to trying them.

  501. amy says:

    Oh my goodness, that butterfly play set is so beautiful!

  502. Danielle says:

    Love the tangram puzzle and the kid’s messenger bag!

  503. Hilary says:

    love th tanagram puzzle

  504. Lynnea says:

    Another great set. Stick horse looks fabulous. And the golden snitch pops? Yum!

  505. Linda says:

    Those Butter Beer Snitch Pops are just too darned clever. And every one of the books you’ve shown looks full of wonderful ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  506. Hannah says:

    Very Hungry Caterpillar food?! That is SUCH a good idea. Some people are so creative!

  507. how much fun is that tangram puzzle!

  508. jennifer says:

    What a great game.

  509. Natalie says:

    Oh wow I love the tent & the felt food SO much! The cake pops Look fabulous so I’m going to bookmark them for after the pre-Christmas diet πŸ™‚

  510. I am really digging the kids Messenger bag. I know two very special granddaughters who need one of those. thanks!

  511. S White says:

    Great ideas for gifts for the new little ones in our family. I think that the tangram puzzle is my favorite.

  512. Debbie says:

    Love the horses, my daughter would have so much fun with one of those.

  513. Amy says:

    I’m loving this!

  514. Samantha says:

    Wish my kids were young enough for most of these! So creative. The checkers quilt is do-able for us though!

  515. beth lehman says:

    I have seen tangrams with painted wooden blocks – but fabric is a gREAT idea!

  516. Caroline says:

    As always, super projects! The butterfly is sheer genius… how I wish I had thought of it first! Thank you so much for handmade holidays! I so look forward to November for new inspiration gathered in one place every year!

  517. Megan says:

    Love the stick horse!!

  518. Lisa L. says:

    Love these ideas. I can’t wait to make a few for my little guy!

  519. Mirza says:

    Oh, what wonderful projects today!

  520. Tera says:

    These are awesome!!! I want to make them all!!!
    : )

  521. Mhairi says:

    I love ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and so do my children. I think the felt food would be great to add to a story sack for children. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.
    I love the others too, what a great day.

  522. Larissa says:

    These ideas are great! With 5 kids and one on the way, who can go wrong? Great Job!

  523. Jess says:

    The puzzle looks like a fun idea! I also love the Hungry Caterpillar food!

  524. Beth says:

    Love the sock horse and the frame tent. And I’d sure love to win that Natural Patchwork book!

  525. Heather says:

    I would have loved that tent when I was a kid!

  526. Stephanie says:

    Oh my! I love that hobby horse!

  527. Helena says:

    I will just have to make the hobby horse for my daughter, what great ideas.

  528. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Loving the stick horse!

  529. Marilize says:

    Oh my goodness – so much great eye-candy today. Love it all πŸ™‚

  530. Natalija says:

    Those are soooo cute!

  531. Louise says:

    Loads of great ideas for day 2 Thanks

  532. OzKnitter says:

    Thanks for reminding me I’ve always wanted to make a Very Hungry Caterpillar set!

  533. Annie says:

    So fun! Love the Butterfly Life Cycle Playset. Science + crafting = awesome!!

  534. Devon says:

    butterbeer snitch cake pops? I am there!

  535. Bianca says:

    Everything looks absolutely adorable. But I’m all over the Golden Snitch cake pop. Genius!

  536. Genevieve says:

    That tent is magical! πŸ™‚


  537. Rara says:

    Loving all the inspiration!!

  538. Melissa says:

    If only there were more time in each day, right? So many of these projects look incredibly fun! Thank you for all the inspiration and ideas you share every day!

  539. Mel says:

    Great tutorials, so many fun ideas for children. Thanks.

  540. Miriam says:

    That game time picnic quilt is awesome. I love it. It would be a great project for spring, because at the moment it is could and rainy outside πŸ™

  541. Gretchen says:

    Very Hungry Catepillar felt food – GENIUS! I’ll have to make that for my favorite children’s librarian (my mom!)

  542. I had a stick horse almost like those shown growing up! Now that brings back some memories, for sure! Like these ideas today.

  543. Helen says:

    Lots of fun projects…the sock horse is great. I would have loved one when I was a kid!

  544. Emily V says:

    We love the Hungry Caterpillar! Those look amazing.

  545. Crystal says:

    The felt food would be perfect for our grandson! Thanks for sharing more awesome-ness!

  546. Dawn says:

    The felt food is an awesome idea! My son loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar, it’s a great book!

  547. kelly_jeanie says:

    I love the bag!!

  548. Carmen says:

    I have a feeling three of those sweet stick horses will be riding through our house Christmas morning. Thanks!!

  549. Kirsten says:

    I really like the tangram puzzle. Might have to try that one!!!

  550. bruinbr says:

    The tangram fabric puzzle looks great! So versatile and fun!

  551. Carol says:

    Fun projects!

  552. The sock horse is JUST LIKE one I loved as a child. Joy.

  553. Prachi says:

    The tutorials are awesome – my nephews will be delighted with these ! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the books.

  554. Kaz says:

    Ooh, I love that puzzle idea!

  555. Liz says:

    I love that frame tent!

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