November 20 ~ Passion for Nature

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Today’s tutorials show you how to incorporate a little more from nature into your days, and in your sewing too! (Don’t miss today’s related tutorials section; there are several really pretty hand sewing projects perfect for those with a Passion for Nature.)

Make It

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Aura from mimimou shows you how to create this fun Kokedama String Garden on Design*Sponge. This would be a totally unexpected, happy gift for the nature-lovers on your list.
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Jessica from How About Orange tested a light-sensitive dye that turns ordinary cotton into Sunprint Fabric. We think this would be really fun to incorporate with favorite prints in special sewing projects.
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Lindsay from Shrimp Salad Circus shows you just how easy it is to make beautiful Wooden Branch Buttons.

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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Mary from Bugglebee shares a free pattern to help you upcycle with this Shirt to Purse Bag.

Related tutorials you might just love: Woodland Ornaments, Nature-Inspired Easy Embroidery Sampler, Embroidered Felt Brooch, Fleece Boot Socks (for nature walks!), Queen Anne’s Lace Pillowcase, Eco-Conscious Gifts, Gifts: Go Green

Buy It

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We think these Organic Wedgewood & Golden Pineapple Onesies from Green Goat are just lovely. Mary writes, “I strive to always work in as many earth and kid-friendly ways as possible. I use organic cotton whenever available. I hand dye the garments using low impact dyes, which have a higher than average absorption rate… This means less water is required in the rinse process and less dye runs off in the water; therefore, the dyes have a lower impact on the environment. Low-impact dyes also typically do not contain heavy metals (like chrome, copper and zinc), nor do they require toxic chemical mordants to fix them to the fiber. Everything is hand printed by me using eco-friendly and non-toxic water based inks, making it a safe and wonderful addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Having fun, playing with color, and using safe and eco-friendly materials is what the Green Goat is all about.”

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:

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

Mix It

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Glory’s Christmas Cookies at Glorious Treats are so pretty! Click over to look at the different styles she’s created over the years… The post includes links to Glory’s sugar cookie and royal icing recipes, in addition to lots of great decorating tips.

Print It

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Mollie at Wild Olive shares some fun designs you can print to make Cookie Chains for Santa Claus. You could also start with a chain on 12/1 to for an easy Christmas countdown!

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!

This week you can win a copy of the Versatile Messenger Bag PDF pattern from Candied Fabrics, along with all the hardware and hand dyed canvas you’ll need to make one! The winner will choose colors from these palettes. Retail value: $60.

Candy writes, “I am addicted to color! I dye fabric so I can have just the hue and texture I want, and then I use it to make art quilts and ‘everyday art.’ I’m an avid blogger and I’ve had several publications in art quilting magazines. These publishing opportunities have led to me filming 4 episodes of the PBS show Quilting Arts TV (703, 709, 901 and 903). I also have a DVD workshop just released by Interweave titled Dyeing to Stitch.”

Strip-Smart Quilts 16 Designs from One Easy Technique

Author: Kathy Brown
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Discover 16 stunning quilts that are easy enough for anyone to make. Just stitch strip sets and cut them using the Creative Grids 90ยฐ Double-Strip Ruler (or another right-angle triangle ruler with appropriate markings) to create each mesmerizing design.

* Presents a super-easy triangle technique from the popular author of Take 5.
* Provides options–quilters can start with precut strips, fat quarters, or yardage.
* Makes it possible to create either scrappy quilts or designs with a more controlled loo.

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.

Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials Into New Family Treasures

Author: Amanda Blake Soule
Publisher: Roost Books

For many of us, our home is the center of our life. It is the place where our families meet and mingle, where we share our meals and share our dreams. So much more than just a space to live, our homes offer us a place of comfort, nourishment, and love for us and for our children.

In Handmade Home, Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and the blog, offers simple sewing and craft projects for the home that reflect the needs, activities, and personalities of today’s families. As Amanda writes in the introduction, “As a crafter, I’m always looking for the next thing I want to make. As a mama, I’m always looking for the next thing we need—to do, to have, to use—as a family. The coming together of these parts is where the heart of Handmade Home lies.”

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

19 ~ Passion for Technology
18 ~ Passion for Photography
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

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

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333 Responses to November 20 ~ Passion for Nature

  1. Jen says:

    LOVE the buttons!!!

  2. Toni-Anne says:

    Sunprint has started some wheels turning in my mind!!

  3. I even got someone else to try it and they agreed it was really, really bad. I love their “Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix” but this is

  4. Hi, you have an interesting way of writing. I will bookmark it and visit again in the future. Thank you!!

  5. Valerie H. says:

    Oh man, those messenger bags are awesome.

  6. Meghan says:

    Those string plants are very cool looking… I wish I had enough light in my apartment to sustain them!

  7. Prachi says:

    The hanging string garden is superb.

  8. Janet K says:

    I would never think of a string garden! What a great thing to try!
    (love the messenger bag pattern…)

  9. Erika says:

    the string garden is pretty amazing

  10. DebbieKL says:

    The messenger bag is great!

  11. Karin says:

    Shirt to purse? genius! Love the hanging gardens and wooden buttons. People are just very clever> ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Andrea says:

    I need to make some of those wooden buttons – what a lovely idea!

  13. Gillian says:

    I adore Candi’s bag and I would *love* to win some of that gorgeous hand-dyed fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Libby says:

    I love that shirt bag – I wonder how it will look in flannel! Cool books!

  15. Jen S says:

    I am liking all the the themes for this year’s Handmade Holidays! Passion for Nature is a grand idea. So many options to choose from. Thanks.

  16. Kristin M says:

    Love Candi’s bag. This has been great fun.

  17. krystina says:

    Sunprinting! Wow what an awesome idea.

  18. Melissa says:

    How cool is the sunprint?!

  19. laura reich says:

    Those beach buttons are so cool!

  20. Lee Ann says:

    You ladies are the best!! Thanks for the great ideas!

  21. Cory says:

    Oh! Sunprint fabric…now that’s cool.

  22. WriterCrystal says:

    I love the string garden!!

  23. Claudia says:

    What amazing prizes to win…I love those messanger bags and the buttons!
    Kind regard from Germany

  24. Angela N. says:

    The string plants look very interesting!! Thanks for the ideas.

  25. mbmeadows says:

    I love the sunprint idea! I’ll have to try that next summer!

  26. Knititall says:

    Are those onesies adorable or what?!

  27. Anne says:

    Great fabric choices today.

  28. Java Jane says:

    The wooden buttons are amazing!

  29. Bianca says:

    i want a totally ‘handmade home’.

  30. Carmen says:

    Branch buttons are great… make wonderful sturdy closures for purses

  31. Cat says:

    I really want to try out inkodye.

  32. Lindsay says:

    Those might be the cutest Christmas cookies I’ve ever seen!

  33. Mindy says:

    Those sunprint fabrics are fascinating!

  34. Rebecca says:

    I like the upcycled bag, thanks for the link!

  35. April says:

    Love love love the Kokedama String garden.

  36. Sherri S. says:

    These are wonderful…thanks!

  37. Kristen says:

    I want to try that light sensitive dye!

  38. Deidre says:

    Thanks for the great ideas and the chance to win!

  39. Celeste says:

    Trying the sunprint fabric with my kids this year–love it!

  40. Mindy says:

    Thank you for the tutorials, as always!

  41. Kami says:

    I love wooden buttons! A friend made some for me that I love incorperating into projects!

  42. Louby Lou says:

    I love the idea of printing my own fabric – genius!

  43. Amanda says:

    I like the sunprint fabric

  44. Anne says:

    That sunprint dye is amazing! I’m already planning projects for it…

  45. beth lehman says:

    sunprint fabric – great idea!

  46. Rebecca says:

    Love the string garden and REALLY love the shirt to purse tutorial!

  47. Tiffany says:

    Love the messenger bags!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Jenn says:

    That shirt bag is the coolest!

  49. Liz says:

    wooden branch buttons are very tempting!

  50. Pauline says:

    Oooh, I need to try sun printing!

  51. Alli says:

    The string garden is gorgeous!

  52. Taryn says:

    All the tutorials are beautiful! I especially love the hanging plants.

  53. Cindi C says:

    Got a couple different ideas today. Cute.

  54. Cherri says:

    Those books are awesome. Love the sun fabric idea!

  55. Carrie says:

    That ink dye stuff is amazing.

  56. Kait says:

    Wow, i just love those buttons! So cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ And the sunprint pouch! Definitely giving me ideas …

  57. Jenn Lee says:

    I love the string garden idea!

  58. Vikki says:

    Love the buttons. Thank you.

  59. L says:

    Great books!

  60. Kerry says:

    The sunprint fabric is so cool. I remember using the paper as a kid.

  61. Jessica says:

    love the sunprint fabric – what a great idea.

  62. Megan says:

    The wood buttons are so cool!

  63. Christina G. says:

    string planters and sunprint fabric, how fun!

  64. Stacy says:

    Love the buttons. So cute!

  65. Gina S. says:

    Love the sunprint fabric! How cool is that!

  66. wendy says:

    That string garden is fabulous!

  67. Betsy says:

    The chain printable is cute.

  68. Jess says:

    As a knitter, I really LOVE the idea of making my own buttons! Also, I have the perfect shirt for that bag tutorial!!

    Thanks so much for posting these, I loooove coming here to read them every day!

  69. Sylvie says:

    I just LOVE the idea of sun-printed fabric!

  70. Chris says:

    Molly always has the best embroidery ideas! I love the cookie chains! thanks everyone!

  71. lee says:

    The strip smart quilt book looks great! thanks!

  72. Maya says:

    Sunprinting is always cool! I also really like the shirt to purse idea.

  73. Ana says:

    Love the string garden! Meanwhile, I’m gonna make me some cookies…

  74. mac says:

    Thanks for the fabric sun printing tutorial. I have always wanted to try printing my own fabric and feel inspired.

  75. Lynne in NC says:

    Wow! the ideas just get better and better.
    Thanks so much

  76. Cat says:

    i like the idea of a string garden, thanks !!

  77. Barbara says:

    Love the string garden idea. Thanks!

  78. Katina says:

    I love all the projects today, but especially the Shirt to Purse Bag. I’ve made pillows with shirts but didn’t think of purses!

  79. Crystal says:

    I love the buttons! So unique and perfect for giving away!

  80. Vanessa says:

    I love the buttons!

  81. Kim T. says:

    great ideas today!

  82. April says:

    All right, ya got me with the buttons! Those are wonderful — and recycley.?

  83. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    The sunprint is my favorite. Such a fun way to personalize!

  84. Kristin says:

    Love the buttons!

  85. bruinbr says:

    Those Christmas cookies are so adorable! A perfect holiday gift!

  86. sangeetha says:

    Cool shirt bag !!

  87. Deanna says:

    That shirt bag is just what I have been looking for. Thanks!

  88. Vanessa W says:

    ooh love the button idea how clever!!!

  89. Mina says:

    I think I need to make some cookies

  90. I love the idea for the branch buttons!

  91. Mama Lusco says:

    Love the shirt to a purse bag! THanks for the great ideas!

  92. Beth T says:

    So much to love. The onesies are darling. The buttons are amazing–and do-able, as we live in the country and have lots of “raw material”. And I must be feeling brave, because I’m hoping to to win the messenger bag and do some sewing! (Although each of the prizes would be a treat.)

  93. Diana says:

    The string gardens never would have crossed my mind. Amazing!

  94. Marjorie Levy says:

    I love the sunprint fabrics! I might have to wait until Spring to do them, but they are definitely on my list.

  95. Jen Richards says:

    Love the fabrics today!!!

  96. Jessica says:

    How cool is that sunprint fabric?! Now my mind is thinking of all the possibilities…

  97. AND I looooooove the sunprint fabric.

  98. The twig button tutorial is just in time. I need a bunch if small wood buttons for a gift, and these willbe perfect.

  99. jen says:

    that handmade home book sounds amazing! I put those buttons on my christmas wish list months ago already!

  100. marthaeliza says:

    those bags are faboo!

  101. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Beautiful cookie decorating ideas!

  102. Jessica says:

    I would love to make my daughter the messenger bag she has been wanting one. I would love to make a nice one for her. Cute ideas and fabrics!

  103. Liz Taylor says:

    All those books look awesome!

  104. Wendy says:

    I have really enjoyed this series! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

  105. Anita says:

    Kristen’s fabric choice is great!

  106. Linda says:

    “Handmade Home” looks really interesting. Thanks for the links to so many great projects. That shirt bag is really intriguing. I appreciate your generosity in giving away all these books. Thanks!

  107. Ginger says:

    Love the ideas.

  108. Mom C says:

    Would love the strip-smart quilts book. Interesting ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  109. Sonya M says:

    Those Christmas cookies are gorgeous! If only I were as talented with icing…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Lisa C. says:

    Those branch buttons are AMAZING! I have tons of fake ones (like from craft stores) but I would love real ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Brownie says:

    What a great giveaway!

  112. Sarah says:

    Sunprint fabric has been on my to do list for a while now

  113. Marita H. says:

    I love the sewing theme on the sunprint fabric!

  114. Renae says:

    Branch buttons and a recycle shirt. May have to give those a try.

  115. funda62 says:

    That sunprint fabric is SO neat. Thanks for the inspiration as always.

  116. Jennifer N says:

    What clever ideas. Thank you for finding and sharing them.

  117. Marci Girl says:

    I love every tutorial today! So awesome!

  118. Jasmin says:

    The cookies look fabulous.

  119. Fabienne says:

    Those buttons are too cute!

  120. Ramona says:

    I love that shirt to bag tutorial as well as the wooden buttons. I like to re-purpose items so these are right up my alley.

  121. Kim N says:

    The wooden buttons actually remind me of buttons I use for period/rendezvous clothing! Some of my favorite are out of antler horn. Great projects!

  122. Somer says:

    love the buttons.

  123. Morgan says:

    Like the buttons! And I’m still a sucker for Martha Stewart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. Georgia says:

    The shirt bag looks cool. And the sun print fabric would be SO fun!

  125. Erin says:

    How cool – love the Kokedama String Garden! Wonder how those would do in the mail…..?

  126. Emmmylizzzy says:

    I loved those posts on the sunprint dye…. I’d like some of that for Christmas!

  127. ambjer says:

    ooo! i’ve been wanting that martha’s holiday craft book!

  128. Heather L says:

    Sunprint fabric…cool!

  129. Thank you for another great theme!

  130. Susan mitchell says:

    I love the Martha Stewart books. The projects and ideas are always amazing:)

  131. Leigh Anne says:

    I think the Sunprint fabric is super cool!!

  132. Kerry says:

    Oh how I would love the Martha Stewart Holiday craft book or Handmade home. Love them both.

  133. Charlotte says:

    Great ideas again! Thanks!

  134. Jessica says:

    What sweet onesies!

  135. Susanne says:

    I’d love to try every.single.project listed! Thanks for the inspiration!

  136. Stacy says:

    The wooden branch buttons are awesome!

  137. Meg says:

    I LOVE the string gardens! ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. Rachael says:

    Such fun things. I love all the “passion” posts!

  139. Carrie says:

    Lovely ideas!

  140. Jessica H says:

    Those Christmas cookies look amazing!

  141. Jane S. says:

    Those cookies are too pretty to eat!

    Thank you for the great giveaways, you outdo yourself every time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. Carolyn says:

    The versatile messenger bag pattern from Candied Fabrics really intrigues me!

  143. Joanne says:

    Love the buttons!

  144. Rachel B says:

    wooden buttons are the ultimate re-use.

  145. chibidani says:

    I like the cookies and the printable.

  146. Suze says:

    I’m really enjoying this series. Thanks for doing it.

  147. Becky says:

    I love the hanging garden idea. Perfect for a dreary office. And wooden buttons! I actually have drill bit that small.

  148. Jenn says:

    Love the shirt to purse, such a cute idea!

  149. Linda says:

    Ooh, the strip quilt book looks interesting! I’ve always wondered how to do that. Thanks for sharing the projects, too. Cheers!

  150. Danielle says:

    Oh my gosh, I love the messenger bag!!!

  151. Vale says:

    Fun, fun fun books!

  152. Tera says:

    Yay for passion for nature gifts!!!

  153. Christina says:

    That string garden idea looks interesting.

  154. Jennifer says:

    Those cookies are making me hungry…

  155. Nina says:

    Thank you again! I love the bag and cookies so nice!

  156. Liz Devens says:

    That string garden is amazing! I wish I didn’t have such a black thumb…I mean seriously I can’t even keep a cactus alive.

  157. Andrea says:

    I love the Christmas cookie chains. Our kids use paper chains to count down everything. Right now we havea Thanksgiving one up on their room anyone counting down to the due date of their baby brother hanging in the living room.

  158. Steph G. says:

    Love the photo-sensittive fabric dye!

  159. Amber says:

    I love the bag of the day.

  160. BekahM says:

    I love the buttons! Too cute.

  161. Karen A says:

    Great ideas and books today!

  162. Jodi G. says:

    What a neat idea to make a bag out of a favorite shirt.
    Love the wooden buttons and the hanging plants as well.

    Thanks for all the great ideas, tutorials and giveaways.


  163. Christy says:

    Love the sun print fabric idea!

  164. MarciaW says:

    The branch buttons are really cool as is the shirt to purse project. The Candied Fabrics bag kit would be great to win – prior to this post I’ve been reading Candy’s blog about her new DVD Dyeing to Stitch. It sounds really good for learning about color. Thanks for the interesting post today!

  165. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 20 thanks

  166. Jane prater says:

    So many fun projects this month, but the string plants is the mostamazing.

  167. EmilyB says:

    Those hanging gardens are so quirky and sweet. And could be the perfect gift for my hard-to-buy for mother-inlaw. Thanks so sharing them!

  168. Nina says:

    Wow, I love that Christmas cookies!

  169. Jen says:

    Those wooden buttons are fantastic!

  170. Marianna says:

    I love the string gardens–so different!

  171. Jane says:

    I love the wooden buttons. Especially when paired with a handknit sweater.

  172. Ann says:

    Really enjoyed all these nature crafts.

  173. Ann says:

    Really enjoyed all of these links to great nature posts.

  174. Sarah says:

    Love the wooden branch buttons. I will have to try these!

  175. Delia says:

    Oh I love that sunprint fabric! What a neat idea!

  176. Lisa Zap says:

    Those branch buttons are so clever!

  177. Maeve says:

    Those Christmas cookies are beautiful! Wish someone would make some for me!

  178. melanie says:

    I would love the strip smart book!

  179. kathyh says:

    I went and ordered the orange dye – too cool.

  180. Sarah says:

    Love the branch buttons!

  181. RobynK says:

    A great bag today and we can even make wooden buttons for it! Hubby will think I’m crazy bringing home branches off the 400 acre farm we have! He’s not very crafty.
    Wonderful prizes today and as a big recycler/repurposer the Handmade Home book is very appealing to me.

  182. Kristin H says:

    I love the string gardens, so very cool!

  183. Anne Marie says:

    Love those wooden buttons.

  184. Vickie says:

    Thanks for the great info. Love the messenger bag with the cute appliquรƒยฉ!

  185. Marilyn says:

    The cookies are really cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  186. Kristen says:

    Love the wooden branch buttons, I never would have thought to do that! I’ve had handmade at home on my wishlist at amazon for the longest time, would love to win it.

  187. MissMary says:

    Mmm… for all the happy hippies! Hooray!

  188. Anita says:

    I love how pretty those Christmas cookies look.

  189. Kari E says:

    still hoping to win one of the amazing prizes!

  190. Robin E. says:

    I have wanted to do sunprint fabric for so long, and those buttons are DEFINITELY on my list. Great things today.

  191. liz says:

    The sunprint fabric looks like so much fun!

  192. cheri says:

    Love handmade home!

  193. Ellen M. says:

    The sunprint fabric would be fun to experiment with!

  194. Natalija says:

    All those books look great!

  195. jessicac says:

    The wood buttons are really cool, and I really want to try the sunprint fabric tut!

  196. april says:

    handmade home and of course martha’s holiday crafts would be a joy to own!

  197. Hilary says:

    Love the onsies will have to put them on baby’s x-mas list.

  198. Jill B says:

    The sunprint fabric looks amazing! I love the little safety pins.

  199. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    It’s official: I love Sew Mama Sew giveaways! Awesome!

  200. Michele says:

    I’d love to win “Handmade Home!”

  201. Heidi Anderson says:

    The hanging garden is wonderful and just what I was looking for as a gift for my sister! Thanks so much.

  202. I love all the ideas here, specially the wooden branch buttons. The sunprint fabric is something that i always wanted to try, but i need to check for a dye that i can easily buy here in Brasil.

  203. Cary says:

    The wooden buttons are great!

  204. Andi says:

    I love all the inspiration! If only I had more time to myself, I’d get some serious crafting done.

  205. Addy says:

    That shirt to purse is pretty cool!

  206. Veronica says:

    LOVE the messenger bag pattern! I love the dyed canvas best! You have such amazing collections of great crafty ideas! Thank you!

  207. Genevieve says:

    What great ideas! Love the orange sunprinted bag!!


  208. Cayce says:

    SHirt to purse is fantastic!

  209. Ellu says:

    Homemade Home sounds just like the book I could need ๐Ÿ˜‰

  210. Angela B. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Great selection of tutorials and books!

  211. Bailey says:

    I love the little hanging plants! I’ve been wanting to decorate my bedroom in a nature theme and those are a prefect addition.

  212. Joanna H. says:

    I love the shirt bag! What a great way to repurpose an old but much loved shirt.

  213. Stacy says:

    What a great way to recycle in the shirt to purse bag! Thanks for sharing!

  214. Marie says:

    I really like those wood buttons!

  215. Wren says:

    That bag is so cute. I have the first western shirt I ever made, now I know what to do with it!

  216. Whitner says:

    Love the cute bag!

  217. Christina says:

    Love the string garden!

  218. Hannah says:

    That sunprint fabric is such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing!

  219. Serena says:

    Oh, i love the shirt to purse tutorial! How great!

  220. Allison says:

    Love the buttons!

  221. kathyh says:

    wow – liking the safety pin nature dyed material in the first picture.

  222. Cal says:

    Love the Shirt to Purse Bag idea, very green! And I think I would really like to incorporate those wooden buttons into a project.

  223. Sherry J says:

    What a pretty bag! i love nature crafts. thanks.

  224. alcheme says:

    love the Shirt to purse bag!

  225. Silvia says:

    Love everything! This vertical garden is great!! and the wooden buttons are wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love all the tutorials for nature inspiration today! Have got to make wooden buttons and try sun printing. Would love to win 2 of the books or the bag. Thank you!

  227. linda says:

    those wooden branch buttons are really cool!

  228. Marilize says:

    Loving the wooden buttons tutorial – perfect for some eco-friendly crafting ๐Ÿ™‚


  229. Mary says:

    Thanks for the reminder about the sunprint fabric, I must get round to having a go!

  230. Holly says:

    Eek! The bag of the day is SO cute!

  231. Pat says:

    Would love to win any of the great prizes.

  232. Sheryl says:

    I am enjoying the “passion for” series and have found a treasure trove of tutorials and lovely handmade things. What a great way to kick off the holidays!

  233. Laurie says:

    Love the fleece boot sock tutorial link. they will be great for trips to the barn to see the horse!

  234. Nat says:

    Eek those wooden buttons are so sweet!! I have a real thing for buttons ๐Ÿ™‚

  235. Courtney says:

    The sunprint fabric is so neat!

  236. Lorri says:

    I never thought to make wooden buttons! What a neat idea!

  237. Brenda De says:

    LOVE the wood buttons! Thanks for the great ideas!

  238. Emily says:

    That sun print fabric is interesting. I like it.

  239. Tammy says:

    The sunprint fabric looks like a fun project!

  240. Natรƒยฉtoile says:

    I love that sunprint fabric !

  241. Jess says:

    Love the buttons! And the string garden! And the sun print fabric!

  242. How to make buttons from branches is perfect thing to learn for people like me who see buttons, stop, and say, “Ooooh, buttons!” Thank you.

  243. Rhonda S. says:

    Everything is lovely!

  244. Beth says:

    This reminded me I’ve been wanting to try that sunprint dye…

  245. Amy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  246. Kristi F says:

    Lovely tutorials (and giveaway!) again.

  247. slacker says:

    well the string garden is certainly… interesting, but I think the sunprint fabric takes the cake! though the string garden is now flooding my thoughts with interesting ideas… LOL

  248. jeanne says:

    The Handmade Home book looks intriguing!

  249. I’m enjoying all to these tutorial posts! It will be said to see them end at the end of the month.

  250. stacey says:

    love the string garden!

  251. Sandy says:

    The string garden is beautiful!

  252. Annette says:

    Cute stuff.

  253. Carla says:

    Love the wooden branch buttons!

  254. Anya says:

    Love the string garden – how creative!

  255. Katy says:

    Sun print fabric sounds amazing.

  256. Mandi says:

    The shirt to purse bag is super cute!

  257. Jocelyn says:

    Shirt to Bag purse is awesome!! Love the creativity.

  258. mims says:

    that sunprint fabric is so cool!

  259. Julia says:

    Lovely wood buttons!!

  260. Pat Upton says:

    I had to buy some of the inkodyes after seeing some of the online tutorials. I love them! You can make the prints from negative transparencies. Very cool!

  261. Rocio H. says:

    The Shirt to Purse bag is brillant!! Great way to reuse!

  262. Annie says:

    Ooh the Holiday Crafts and the Handmade Home books look great! I’ll add them to my Amazon wishlist in case I don’t win one.

  263. Emily says:

    Hmmm, sewing for nature – the plant hangers would fit right in with my current terrarium obsession. I better get sewing!

  264. Heather says:

    I don’t have much luck at keeping plants alive… But another fun bag idea looks great!

  265. Gill says:

    Thanks for the great links! I’m off to read about the sunprint dye!

  266. Janelle says:

    Love those buttons!

  267. M Evans says:

    All these holiday cookie links I’m seeing lately make me feel really behind! I feel like I should be baking up a storm already!

  268. That shirt to purse bag tutorial looks really awesome!

  269. caroline says:

    Sunprint fabric?! So cool!

  270. Sarah B says:

    Those cookies remind me of the ones my gran used to make. So yummy looking ๐Ÿ™‚

  271. Heidi says:

    I love that sunprint fabric comes in orange! I thought it only came in blue.

  272. deborah says:

    lovely offerings as usual!

  273. beverly says:

    Once again, great ideas! I love the sun print fabric.

  274. More great stuff! I especially love the hand-dyed canvas messenger bag, but the sun-dyed fabric info is also really interesting. We used to do sun dyes when my year old was a tyke; the process has really evolved, there’s much to learn!

  275. Susan says:

    Wowzers! I love that messenger bag!

  276. Brenda says:

    Love the bags from shirts!

  277. eleanor says:

    Love the wooden buttons!

  278. Martha Stewarts Crafts is something I really need. Please?

  279. Kylie C says:

    My family made sunprint fabric this summer and the kids loved it. We talked about the science of it but it’s still magical for them and I love pulling out the placemats I made out of their creations.

  280. Mare says:

    The shirt to bag tut is awesome!

  281. Sharon says:

    The wooden buttons are cool, but I love the messenger bag!!

  282. Mel says:

    The purse to shirt bag is very clever!

  283. kate s. says:

    I love anything with birds and I love bags so… the messenger bag is for me! I will go enter right now!

  284. Tasha says:

    The wooden branch buttons are so neat I will have to make some ๐Ÿ™‚

  285. Larissa says:

    Nature lovers here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  286. Bridget says:

    Fun ideas – the shirt to purse bag is brilliant!

  287. Whitney says:

    those hanging gardens are beautiful, how would you wrap something like that lol

  288. Amy says:

    Ah, the string garden is fabulous!!!

  289. Kristin says:

    Those buttons are so cool and I love those onesies!

  290. Christie S. says:

    Wow! Love the Sunprint fabric.

  291. Libby says:

    Those wooden buttons are incredible; it’s so clever that they’re made of real wood.

  292. Carol says:

    Great ideas! I would love to get my hands on Handmade Home! Off to craft…

  293. jodie says:

    Cute ideas – and those books all look amazing, too.

  294. carriem says:

    Those cookies are such works of art!

  295. Miet says:

    I love all the projects today, but that hanging garden is particularly cool.

  296. Laura says:

    Cute ideas today! I would love to win the messenger bag pattern!

  297. Stephanie says:

    The string garden looks great. I will look and see how difficult it would be for a lady who can’t seem to keep any plants alive.

  298. MC says:

    Sun printing looks so cool!

  299. Tong says:

    Ooo I’d love to try the sunprint fabric!

  300. brenda says:

    I love the messenger bag.

  301. Timmi says:

    I really want to make my own prints that would be really neat

  302. Love today’s bag idea. Beautiful!

  303. Katie B says:

    Great ideas! Love the bag.

  304. Trina says:

    Such wonderful ideas! Thank you.

  305. Wendy D. P. says:

    Sun print fabric – such a great idea!

  306. Maile says:

    Sunprint fabric–what a cool idea. Or hot idea. Looks like something the kids would like helping with.

  307. Kaz says:

    Those buttons are too awesome.

  308. Alyssa says:

    love the messenger bag – hand dyed canvas!

  309. Brigette says:

    The string garden would be great for the nursery.

  310. Kati says:

    I want to check out that light sensitive dye…looks cool!

  311. Tiara says:

    Love the sun fabrics!

  312. Bobby says:

    That bag to win looks amazing! I love the sunprints! I think I’m going to try that one!

  313. Michelle B says:

    Awesome again! I really like the sun print fabric – it has a look that reminds me of the inverse of a screen print. Very cool!

  314. LauraH says:

    What great ideas! Thanks!

  315. My mom would LOVE that string garden and I am in love with those buttons!!!!

  316. SS Sews says:

    The decorating on those Christmas cookies looks so perfect. I’m impressed!

  317. Christina Aiton says:

    love the wooden buttons and will definitely try them

  318. Amy G. says:

    I love those wooden buttons, and I LOVE those fabrics!

  319. Anya says:

    Love the sunprint fabric!

  320. Sarah McGrath says:

    love the sun dye!

  321. Sunprint fabric looks so cool! I love that idea!

  322. laurel groh says:

    Love the string garden and the buttons – am going to make some buttons right now!

  323. Tez says:

    mmmmm cookies make my mouth happy!

  324. Jill says:

    Those sun dyed pouches are awesome! I love the little pins, what a great gift that would be for a sewing friend. Thanks for sharing.

  325. Hannah says:

    Love the String garden

  326. adriane says:

    That string garden is fantastic! Thanks!

  327. Amy D. says:

    Lovely Books!

  328. greta says:

    Love the string plants!

  329. Catherine says:

    That sunprint fabric is wild! I would love to play with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  330. Molly Martin says:

    I am so in the market for a new messenger bag!

  331. Cari says:

    Love the buttons!

  332. Melissa says:

    Wow, the sunprint fabric looks really cool – so many possibilities!

  333. Brianna says:

    Who knew you could make sunprint fabric – that is so cool.

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