November 22 ~ Passion for Food

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If you love food– from cooking and baking right through the eating— today’s for you! We have some fun tutorials for the kitchen and dining room…

Make It

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Jess drafted the pattern for this ingenious Bapron (Baby Apron) based on a friend’s Japanese bib. Learn how to make your own at Craftiness is not Optional.
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Anneliese shares these pretty Rickrack Napkins + Placemats at Aesthetic Nest.
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Corinne shows you how to make this Kitchenaid Mixer Cover, which holds shape even without the mixer inside! Learn how to make your own at Heart of Mary.
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This Protect Your Produce Boxed Grocery Bag from Ali at a.squared.w incorporates a standard box to give the bag shape (and to give produce a little space too!).
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Aubrey’s Ultimate Re-Usable Snack Bags at Mauby’s are machine washable and they stand upright!
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You can always join our Sew,Mama,Sew! Color Block Napkins + Placemats Sew-Along. The series posts are all there for you to work at your own pace, and the design from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh,Fransson! works for the holidays and beyond.

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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This 1,2,3 Sew Insulated Lunch Sack is a Sew,Mama,Sew! exclusive download from 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects.

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Foodies, Gifts: Bake, Laminated Fabric Recipe Cards & Recipe Folder, Quilted Snack Set, Sew Serendipity Lunch Bucket Bag, Doodle Stitching Farmer’s Market Tote Bag

Buy It

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Dimmalimm Home Fest Stay on Coasters are coasters and wine tags together in one design. The different coasters attach to your wine glasses and allow guests to remember which glass is theirs. They offer a variety of colors and designs for these unique coasters, so be sure to browse at Dimmalimm Home.

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

Gabrien’s choice Kristin’s choice Beth’s choice

Mix It

spacer Gluten-Free Macarons (Nut-free version too!)
Rosco and Stella share their “10 Commandments” for baking macarons at Brave Tart, full of troubleshooting advice to help you make perfect macarons. Their macaron recipe is linked in the post, and they also have a popular Nut-Free Macaron recipe.

Print It

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Print these bright and cheery Holiday Gift Tags from Kate at Marmalade Moon.

Kate writes this about her Marmalade Moon site: “November brings the release of the Winter Shift. An unconventional goal kit that helps you experience more ease and flow in your life by living in harmony with the cycles of the seasons. In December I’ll be hosting a free 22 day long soulful spa to bring some rest and playful fun to the hectic time leading up to the holidays. There will be one idea every day, for things you can do to relax, listen to your intuition and find easy ways to be creative. All this will be delivered in small, bite sized manageable chunks that only take you 5-15 minutes.” Learn more at Marmalade Moon.

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!

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.”

Countdown Calendars: 24 Stitched Projects to Celebrate Any Date

Author: C&T Publishing’s Design Collective
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Count down creatively – any season, any reason!

* 24 projects to anticipate and celebrate your favorite special events.
* Make one for Christmas, Chanukah, the first day of school, a new baby, and many more occasions.
* Learn innovative sewing and embellishing techniques using Lutradur, felt, and ribbon.
* Includes a few no-sew projects that you can make in just a couple hours.

Make Your Bed: Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style

Author: Leslee Evans
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Discover nine gorgeous sets of bed runners with coordinating projects such as pillows, shams, and embellished sheets. Specially designed to drape across the foot of the bed, each stunning bed runner offers a quick and beautiful way to decorate.

* Includes many two-sided designs for added versatility– Change the look of a bedroom with the simple flip of a quilt.
* Offers a variety of sets to suit your mood: sassy, serene, playful, elegant, charming, and more.
* Inspires quilters to experiment with new ideas and techniques on smaller projects.

Sew Serendipity Bags: Fresh & Pretty Projects to Sew and Love (US Winners Only)

Author: Kay Whitt
Publisher: Krause Publications

Take your pick of styles:
With full instructions for twelve bags- and with a few clever variations thrown in- there are plenty of designs to choose from (20 total projects)! Pick a handbag that is sweet, sleek, or funky. Or check out some of the other great designs: a flirty little backpack, the perfect lunch bag, convenient shopping bags and handy task-oriented bags (whether that task involves a laptop, gym clothes, or diapers). Each design is easy to adapt to your style.

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

21 ~ Passion for Sleep
20 ~ Passion for Nature
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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412 Responses to November 22 ~ Passion for Food

  1. Jen says:

    I’ve been wanting to make snack bags or reusable sandwich bags for awhile. Thanks for posting this tutorial.

  2. Liz says:

    I’ve made the bapron in the past- super cute and easy to make!

  3. Toni-Anne says:

    I have benefitted greatly from visiting these clever individuals and hope some of the quilting love has rubbed off!

  4. Silvia says:

    Love them! Wonderful gift tags! πŸ™‚

  5. Deb Cameron says:

    Boxed gift bag and Macarons…seems like they fit together…Well, I’ll make a link where possible πŸ˜‰

  6. Jess says:

    The Bapron is perfect! We need lots of those in my house!

  7. Shelley says:

    The produce box bag!!! That’s all I have to say.

  8. jodie says:

    I have been wanting one of those snack bags … will definitely check out that tutorial.

  9. Shawna says:

    Love Sew Serendipity Bags!

  10. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    These are all such great ideas!!!! The one I can especially use is the Kitchen Aid cover.

  11. amorette says:

    genius! i love all these ideas, but the bib is wonderful!

  12. JennX says:

    Love the reusable snack bags- I keep seeing these for sale and thinking ‘I could make those’ and now I can!!

  13. Libby says:

    I love the boxed grocery bag – what a great idea!

  14. Erika says:

    Great ideas!

  15. Serena says:

    I need to make my Kitchen Aid a cover! And the Protect Your Produce Boxed Grocery Bag is SUCH a great idea!

  16. Erin says:

    OOoh I love the babpron – cute idea for Christmas presents!! Now to decide the fabric….

    (Ps. Can i still win the books if I live overseas?? I’m dying to get a copy of the soulemama book!)

  17. Ann S says:

    love the snack bags!

  18. Ashley Williams says:


  19. Tiffany says:

    Love the kitchen Aid mixer cover AND the placemats! Thanks!

  20. Hilary says:

    Love the produce bag how inventive

  21. I’ve been looking for a snack bag tutorial — thanks!!! Brilliant!

  22. Judy D. says:

    the apron is so cute! and i love the idea for the coasters!

  23. Jennifer says:

    Desperately want to win the homemade simple book!

  24. Natalia says:

    Nice ideas!

  25. Stephanie says:

    I was going to make the snack bags first, until I saw the macarons…

  26. Kate says:

    What lovely books to win love the projects for food lovers.

  27. Rebecca says:

    That babpron is so cute!

  28. crystal says:

    those macarons are gorgeous!

  29. Paulina says:

    Napkins + Placemats look great!. And it’s great idea for a gift. Thanks

  30. Meghan says:

    I’ve been needing a Kitchenaid cover!! Thank you!

  31. Prachi says:

    The kitchenaid mixer cover looks stylish !

  32. kerry says:

    The napkins are so cute

  33. jenny says:

    reusable bag tutorial, here i come!

  34. Nina says:

    Thank you for great tutorials!

  35. Sydney says:

    That bapron is one of the smartest things ever! Every baby I know rips them off or manages to get food everywhere except on the bib! I also love the tutorial for a lunch bag.. I need to make one as I left my old one on the train!

  36. mims says:

    the boxed produce grocery bag is genius.

  37. Lynn Delahunty says:

    Love that grocery bag – what a clever idea! Love all the inspiration of home made

  38. Ivy PM says:

    great projects especially the kitchenaid cover. thanks.

  39. Kristen says:

    some great ideas!

  40. Gina says:

    The “bapron” is functional and adorable!

  41. Liz says:

    So many great ideas!

  42. Jen says:

    So many amazing ideas!

  43. Stephanie o says:

    Loved the produce bag!! Now I know what to make my step mom that she could use. Love your ideas. Thanks for doing this to help the rest of us

  44. Lindsay F says:

    I really love that apron bib!

  45. Lindsay says:

    The bapron is such a good idea and I love the fabric Jess used on hers.

  46. Janet K says:

    I still need to make that market bag with the box insert – genius!

  47. Cayce says:

    what cute ideas!

  48. Erin says:

    I’ve seen that “bapron” boppin’ around the internets and it reminds me of a bib I had when I was a baby. My parents still use it when my babies come over. I should use it as a template to make one for my house!

  49. Shaila says:

    The stand mixer cover is exactly what I have been looking for! Thank you!

  50. Amy says:

    Love the snack bags!

  51. Bianca says:

    i need help to ‘make my bed’.

  52. Artkat says:

    The placemats are on my ‘to do’ list

  53. Melissa Ann says:

    The Bapron Rocks! Can’t wait to make one for my infant son. πŸ™‚

  54. Rocio H. says:

    I know what I am going to make today: a Bapron for my niece!

  55. Sarah says:

    Great ideas! I’ve been meaning to make little snack bags for my kids. I love the boxed-bottom version!

  56. melora says:

    I love that bapron pattern, so cute!

  57. Stacy says:

    Love all the tutorials today! Thank you for also sharing a gluten-free recipe!

  58. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    I’m really loving the tutorials for today’s post! Can’t decide which one to make first. Thanks so much for all the tutorials and the give-away.

  59. Roberta says:

    I love appliance covers and they are hard to find and I’d rather make my own in the fabrics of my choice…that would be toile ;}

  60. Erika says:

    i have been meaning to make some snack bags for the kids. i’ll have to try out this tutorial.

  61. Erin says:

    Love the reusable snack bags. And the insulated bag… wonder if my husband would use that for his lunch???

  62. DebbieKL says:

    I’d love to make the kitchenaid cover. thanks for the tutoru=ial!

  63. Crystal says:

    I need a new lunch bag…

  64. Amy says:

    I love those baprons! I’ve made so many!

  65. Bobby says:

    Love the KitchenAid cover! And that bag book!

  66. Whitney says:

    ah i’ve been meaning to make reusable snack bags for the longest time! thanks!

  67. Linda says:

    Oh, that bag book would be a winner for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  68. Melanie says:

    I am making the produce box!

  69. greta says:

    i love those coasters/footies on the martini glasses

  70. Jamie B. says:

    The produce bag is genius!

  71. I adore the Bapron….I think my granddaughter needs about 100 of those!

  72. Heather says:

    This is great – the mixer cover would be a perfect gift for my co-worker!

  73. Amanda says:

    wonderful ideas as always!

  74. EmilyB says:

    I love the reusable cup/ container. Such a clever idea and less plastic in our lives!

  75. Alegria says:

    I love the insulated lunch bag and the snack bags…definitely going to give those a try!

  76. Galatina says:

    loving the bapron and macaroons

  77. Jodi G. says:

    How clever is the box in the bag !! Love the placemats, napkins and the snack pouches. Those are perfect for my grandson.

    So many neat ideas again. I’m going to be busy for a long time. Thanks also for the giveaways and a chance to win.


  78. Gill says:

    I love the KitchenAid cover!

  79. Helena Pope says:

    OOh, so many good tutorials today, something for everyone, I have to admit you are making it hard for me to choose my absolute favourite tutorials to make as gifts
    this year!

  80. Megan says:

    A Kitchenaid mixer cover was a requested Christmas creation this year! Thanks for that!

  81. datcat says:

    I have already made 4 of the lunch sacks, and it is a fantastic pattern. I am loving the bapron …… think I will add that to my baby gift “go to’s”.

  82. Sarah says:

    The boxed grocery bag, and the treat bag are great.

  83. Nabiha says:

    The ‘make your bed’ book looks very interesting…thanks for the chance!

  84. Mivhelle says:

    I love your handmade holiday series! I’d love to win the Countdown Calendar book! Thanks.

  85. Jodi renshaw says:

    Definitely going to make the ric-rac place mats. Thanks!

  86. Audrey says:

    Those snack bags look awesome!

  87. Mindy says:

    I love those rickrack place mats and napkins!

  88. Jane S. says:

    Rickrack! The word makes me laugh and the placemats are so cute that they’re an instant winner to me. Thank you for the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  89. liz says:

    I love the baprons and the reusable bags!

  90. Maureen says:

    Wonderful ideas to try.
    Like the coasters.

  91. Tong says:

    I really really love the bapron!

  92. Emily says:

    Not sure what this says about my family, but there is pretty much something for everyone is this list! I’ve been meaning to make snack bags since forever – this is a cute pattern!

  93. Tas says:

    Love that insulated lunch sack. Looks very cool (no pun intended)

  94. Jen S says:

    What a fun and yummy theme! You really can’t go wrong with any of the choices here.

  95. caroline says:

    Too many things to love today! I must make myself one of those mixer covers, and I would adore any of today’s books.

  96. Summer says:

    Great ideas today!

  97. Anita says:

    I think the produce bag is a great idea!

  98. MarciaW says:

    The bib apron is unique and interesting.

  99. Karen A says:

    Ideas dealing with food Yummm!

  100. Betsy says:

    So many things to pin today! Stop it. I don’t have enough time.

  101. Logan says:

    all very cool ideas. thanks!!!

  102. stacey says:

    love the coasters!

  103. Marita H. says:

    I love the kitchen fabric on that Kitchenaid Mixer Cover!

  104. Joanna H. says:

    I’ve been eyeing those snack bags for a while now. I’ve seen them on pinterest too. Very cute.

  105. Spiderknit says:

    My to-do and must-try list keeps growing with all these tutorials!

  106. Julianne Ross says:

    I really want to try some of the snack bags in the near future!

  107. Ginger says:

    So many great ideas today.

  108. kathyh says:

    Beth’s fabric choices are very similar to mine.

  109. Susan mitchell says:

    Love the reusable snack bags! I knew the perfect person to make then for the second I saw them!!

  110. Christy says:

    Love the gift tags, I will definitely be printing some of these out!!

  111. Lisa-Ruth says:

    That grocery box bag is such a great idea! Now my fruit from the farmers market won’t get crushed by my kids’ sports eqipment in the trunk!

  112. Sarah B says:

    Love the bapron!

  113. Shawna says:

    What super ideas. Loving the Bapron. Too cute.
    Everyday it’s so hard to say what I like the most.
    Great ideas guys! Thanks for putting this together for
    us. Thanks for the giveaways as well.


  114. Allison C says:

    I bought a cover for my stand mixer and it doesn’t fit! Never thought of making one, but now it’s on my list of to dos

  115. SewLindaAnn says:

    I totally need that mixer cover, and the bapron is too cute I’ll have to find someone to make it for!!

  116. Jasmin says:

    The snack bags are too cute would be great for the kids to take with them.

  117. kate s. says:

    I can think of so many uses for the boxed bag.

  118. Jessica says:

    So many great ideas!

  119. Debbie says:

    Love the rickrack trimmed placemats!

  120. Celia says:

    I do like the reusable sandwich bags!

  121. kristymn says:

    I need some snack bags!

  122. heidi says:

    I’m so inspired! All year I look forward to the November posts. Thanks!

  123. Joanne says:

    Those are all FAB ideas! Can’t decide which one to make first!

  124. MissMary says:

    My passion for food is in the oven… mm…

  125. Julia says:

    The rickrack really makes those placemats and napkins adorable!

  126. Lizado says:

    Love the washable snackbags!

  127. Charlotte says:

    Like the reusable snack bag. Cool how it stands up.

  128. delia says:

    Those snack bags are too cute! I think they need to be in my girls’s Christmas stockings.

  129. alcheme says:

    More good ideas! Thanks!

  130. Becky says:

    Some of these items will make great Christmas gifts. Reusable snack bags are brilliant.

  131. Jill B says:

    I want to make placemats for my kids for Christmas – the rick rack is perfect!

  132. Ramona says:

    I love the boxed grocery bag. Could be used for potlucks or any number of things. Also love the kitchen aide mixer cover. I want one for myself.

  133. carriem says:

    I’m so excited about these projects!

  134. Suze says:

    “Countdown Calendars”-if I don’t win it, I’ll have to buy it! I love ’em!

  135. Christine says:

    Love the re-usable snack bag.

  136. Julia says:

    Cute projects – I love the stand up snacks bag!

  137. Liz Devens says:

    I’ve made the Baprons and they are fabulous!

  138. Lorrie says:

    So much to bookmark (or Pin) here – the reusable snack sacks, the baby apron, and the macaron recipe!

  139. Rachel says:

    I’ve been looking for a good placemat pattern!

  140. Holly V says:

    Love the books today!

  141. Love the kitchen aid cover, now I just need the mixer to go under it!

  142. RobynK says:

    More great items!Something for everyone from my baby granddaughter to my husband :).

  143. Heidi says:

    Ooh those snack bags have possibilities!

  144. JodieR says:

    I have the perfect fabric for the bapron, and seem to have a whole bunch of babies to make it for, can’t wait to get home and get sewing!!! <3<3<3

  145. Ana says:

    Love the bapron and the reusable Snack Bag.

  146. Christina Aiton says:

    Just love the coasters, and macaroons are my favorite!

  147. KT says:

    Love the insulated lunch sack–great idea!

  148. bruinbr says:

    Those snack bags are so cute! I also love the mixer cover!

  149. Kim N says:

    Love the baby apron and the grocery bag!

  150. Sarah says:

    Great ideas all! I am especially eyeing the books – I love to read quilting patterns even when I don’t have enough time to sew.

  151. Jennifer says:

    That Bappron is so cute!

  152. Mikaela says:

    Like both placemat and napkin sets, and the bag with the box.

  153. Katie says:

    I have been looking for a GF macron recipe!!

  154. Sherri S. says:

    Thanks so much!

  155. Amy P. says:

    Machine washable snack bags?? Love it!

  156. adrianna says:

    Lots of great stuff today!! love the snack packs, grocery box and mixer cover!

  157. Wendy D. P. says:

    Love the snack bags and macarons (YUMS!)

  158. Mirjam says:

    lovely insulated lunch bags, pretty Ñnd practical!

  159. Beth says:

    Fun projects!

  160. Lisa Zap says:

    I love it all!!! That grocery box bag is ingenious!

  161. krystina says:

    I loved the sew along you guys did in October. I did the placemats. HOnestly can’t thank you guys enough for getting my butt in gear so early on in the season!

  162. beth lehman says:

    love the snack bags that stand up and the lunch bag. both would be great gifts for my kids.

  163. Amanda Penner says:

    So many wonderful ideas!

  164. tamara says:

    lovely ideas.

  165. Tanis says:

    what great ideas today. Love the snack bags and the stay on coasters!

  166. Stacy says:

    Love the snack bags πŸ™‚

  167. Courtney says:

    Cute printable gift tags!

  168. Ellu says:

    Thanks for all those useful ideas!

  169. julia carter says:

    The grocery tote is to die!!! Luv it!

  170. With a kitchenaid mixer on it’s way to me – that cover for it should definitely be put on my todo list

  171. Jenelle says:

    I really like the insulated lunch bag and the produce bag. It’s a great idea to put the box in directly for support and to protect your veggies. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  172. Love the snack bags, those are so cute!

  173. annie says:

    I love all of these! The snack bags are a great idea! And the rick rack placemats and napkins are adorable. Thanks!

  174. Sunny says:

    I actually need a cover for my kitchenaid. This pattern is cute.

  175. Jolene says:

    Feeling so inspired!

  176. Amanda says:

    the boxed gracery bag is awesome. And I need to make a mixer cover!

  177. Pauline says:

    Another round of awesome tutorials…I love the insulated lunch sack and the grocery box tote!

  178. Deanne Johnson says:

    Looking forward to making the produce bag.

  179. Emmmylizzzy says:

    That apron is fantastic!

  180. marthaeliza says:

    Lordy! I want to make every one of these tutorials. Who knew my crafting was so food-oriented? Oh, wait — apparently my thighs did.

  181. Elizabeth W says:

    I love the book with bedrunners- I’m going to make one using my Mom’s wedding dress. I’m too scared to start!

  182. Julie says:

    what great ideas!, i love the reusable snack bags and the boxed produce bag. these can go on my to do list.

  183. Stephanie says:

    Passion for Food…this is my day!

  184. Melissa says:

    The “bapron” is on my “must do list” forever now. Putting it at the top!

  185. Theresa says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some re-useable snack bags.

  186. Beezus says:

    Love the re-usable baggies, but the Kitchen Aid stand mixer cover stole my heart. πŸ™‚

  187. Adrienne says:

    Love the snack bags!

  188. Natasha says:

    oh my, i love it all!

  189. Whitner Kane says:

    That baby apron is a must. Perfect for eating out with toddlers too!

  190. ElizabethL says:

    Very Cute ideas.

  191. Sandy says:

    Love the bapron! And the mixer cover and the grocery box tote too, thanks for sharing!

  192. Suzanne says:

    So many great projects today, so little time!

  193. Kate says:

    The bapron is so cute. Can’t wait to give it a test run!

  194. Jenny says:

    You do not get prettier or more elegant than Anneliese’s projects. I am constantly blown away by her!

  195. Sharon says:

    I am all over those snack bags!!

  196. Kylie C says:

    My sister is going to get some of the coaster for Christmas, they’re just her style. Thank you for feature some great etsy artists.

  197. Jessica N says:

    I really like the reusable snack bags.

  198. Elaine says:

    Love the protect your produce grocery bag!

  199. Christine M says:

    The kitchenaid mixer cover looks great. All I need now is a kitchenaid mixer!

  200. Ellen M. says:

    I could really use the mixer cover!

  201. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    Love the wine glass coasters and the reusable bags!

  202. Alina Rodgers says:

    The bapron will be perfect for my little one. Thanks again for sharing and the chance to win.

  203. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    Ooh my mixer needs a cover! And that’d be a great gift for my mom next Christmas! (already done with her for this year)

  204. Annette says:

    Great links. Thanks.

  205. Rachael Spencer says:

    I love the bapron…it’s been on my to-make list for awhile now.

  206. Janelle says:

    Love the kitchenaid mixer cover! I am definitely going to make that.

  207. Doris says:

    More great stuff–I want to make it all…

  208. Vanessa says:

    So many great ideas!

  209. Valerie says:

    I love Ali’s produce bag – what a great idea!

  210. eleanor says:

    Can’t wait to try the macaron recipe for my GF husband!

  211. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait to try the ultimate snack bag pattern. With three kids we go through lots of snacks and I would love to have a collection of these on hand.

  212. Crystal says:

    I know someone who can use a mixer cover – thanks for pointing me in the right direction for instructions. I love the books today!

  213. All great ideas for protecting the environment!

  214. teaginny says:

    great new spin on snack bags!

  215. Mandi says:

    My friend just made me some baprons for my new little one, and they are so cute!

  216. anya says:

    The snack bag and the produce bags are both great!

  217. Regina says:

    Love all these ideas today!

  218. Peggy Grow says:

    Agreed that the grocery box tote is indeed brilliant. Will be making myself one of those!

  219. Lisa C. says:

    I want to make everything here! I really need a cover for my mixer!

  220. julie says:

    Love those placemats!!!

  221. Sure, these sound like fun!

  222. slacker says:

    Love the boxed grocery bag – fab00!

  223. Anne says:

    Snack bags are awesome!

  224. Meg says:

    The produce box/bag would be awesome to take to our CSA!

  225. Rachel L says:

    I love Japanese bibs, so that Bapron will be perfect for my little girl. Thanks for sharing.

  226. Brie says:

    I am gonna make reusable bags for everyone!

  227. I love the fabric on the insulated lunch sack.

  228. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 22 thanks

  229. Marianna says:

    Lots for me to make from today’s post. Thanks!

  230. Beth T says:

    What is it about rick rack? Those placemats are darling?

  231. beverly says:

    I love the snack bags, as well as the kitchen aid cover & insulated bag. Thanks!

  232. Annette says:

    reusable snack bags are for me!

  233. Cinnamon says:

    The macaroon recipe is calling my name!

  234. Liz says:

    perhaps my mom needs that kitchen aid cover…

  235. Kerry says:

    I want to make the lunch sack, perfect for my daughter’s outings.

  236. Andrea says:

    Ok…I must love food! These are all great ideas.

  237. tsigeyusv says:

    More loveliness! I’m excited.

  238. Michelle B says:

    I heart the snack bag. I also heart snacks. Coincidence?

  239. Celeste says:


  240. Elizabeth P. says:

    I love the reusable food bags! I try to reuse the plastic ziploc ones, but eventually I toss them.

  241. Alli says:

    I love the bapron! I’ve made one before, and the tutorial is fantastic. πŸ™‚

  242. Candace Henderson says:

    great stuff today…. I was thinking about placemats… and now I have a guide! Perfect!

  243. Hayes says:

    Love the cute ideas. I look forward to them every year!

  244. Natétoile says:

    Oh, I love that Bapron!!!

  245. Becky says:

    Cute gift tags!

  246. Heather says:

    I love the grocery box tote! Brilliant!

  247. Tasha says:

    Love the bapron!

  248. Jen says:

    The reusable food bags are a great idea!! I go through SO many ziplocs in a day.

  249. Genevieve says:

    Great ideas again! Love those stay on coasters!


  250. Carrie says:

    I love the idea of a reusable snack bag!!

  251. Trina says:

    I would love to make some placemats and napkins.

  252. Okay, now I’m really tempted to try and make macarons.

  253. Barbara says:

    Thank you for all the great ideas. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s “passion”!

  254. Michelle says:

    Wow! Love all of these projects! Thanks for adding to my to-do list! πŸ™‚

  255. Marjorie Levy says:

    I love the idea of a quilted bedrunner–so much faster and easier than making a whole quilt!

  256. Gretchen says:

    Those baprons have been my go-to gift for baby showers and I have some for my own little one! I have to say they are my absolute favorite bibs for babies!

  257. Angela says:

    I’m going to have to give that boxed grocery bag a try. I even love the fabric she used.

  258. Chris says:

    The color block napkins and placemats would make great gifts. thanks!

  259. Lee says:

    I love the lunch sack! thanks!

  260. Kristen says:

    I have to try that kitchenaid mixer cover, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that! Especially good for those times when company is coming and I don’t have time to do a scrub to get those hard batter bits off the base!

  261. laura reich says:

    the produce bag is awesome!

  262. Morgan says:

    Like that boxy produce bag!

  263. Jenn says:

    The boxed grocery bag is genius. Just genius. All my CSA-loving friends would die and go to heaven…I might need to expand my Christmas sewing list!

  264. Jenni says:

    the bag for carrying produce is a great idea.

  265. Lee Ann says:

    Next project after I finish those pillowcases from yesterday’s blog is the placemat and napkin sets. Need to buy fabric!

  266. Mare says:

    Thanks for the gluten free recipe! There are some many people I know that have intolerence. These macaroons would make a fantastic treat!

  267. LoriA says:

    Oh what fun books!! πŸ™‚

  268. Cindi C says:

    Love the snack bags! So many great things. Makes you say “Why didn’t I think of that?”

  269. Cat says:

    the box bag is cool !! going to make it for mum ! thanks !

  270. Lynne in NC says:

    Awesome! The baby apron is adorable and the insulated lunch sack is useful. Thanks for another day of great ideas.

  271. kristin says:

    pretty much love everything today

  272. Heather says:

    The snack cup would be perfect for my toddler!

  273. funda62 says:

    Just a note on the re-usable sandwich bags. PUL is not considered food-safe by the FDA. Please research and take this into consideration before making these.

  274. Annie says:

    Love the bapron! So cute!!

  275. Laurie says:

    I wish I could stop what I am doing right this second so I could run and make one of those baprons for my granddaughter!

  276. Louby Lou says:

    Wow, the cover for the Kitchenaid would be awesome! I so have to try this.

  277. Sherry J says:

    wow, what great ideas.

  278. funda62 says:

    Once a gain a post filled with inspiration and possibility. Can’t wait to make those produce bags!

  279. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    The ultimate Re-Usable Snack Bags look so cool

  280. anna says:

    ….i think the idea is to make stuff for other people, but I need a mixer cover and a lunch bag and a handbag, too….

  281. Christina G. says:

    love the lunch bag today.

  282. Michele says:

    Great prizes today!

  283. Shannon says:

    I am a geek for ornaments! Love the print out πŸ™‚

  284. Fabienne says:

    I love the placemats and snack bags!

  285. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    lovely, lovely

  286. beth says:

    Wonderful projects! My Christmas sewing list is growing!

  287. Alyssa says:

    Ohhh, that bapron is ADORABLE! That’s on my list for stuff to make in 2012…if I get my 2011 projects finished. πŸ™‚

  288. Bethany S says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bib! I think I may have to make one for every baby I know!

  289. jeanne says:

    I still think Handmade Home is the book for me! Thanks for all the fun this month.

  290. Carmen says:

    I hate it when my produce gets battered about in regular grocery bags. A box in a bag… GREAT idea!!

  291. Brigette says:

    The grocery bag with a box and the snack bags look like something I would make.

  292. Tera says:


  293. amber says:

    Those rick rack napkins are beyond adorable. I must make them!

  294. Keri Mae says:

    Those macarons look amazing!! I love keeping up with your blog posts; there is always so much eye candy and great links. Thanks so much for all the work you do here.

  295. Annie says:

    Love the baby apron idea…I wish I’d had that when my girls were tiny…I actually did tie my aprons around their little shoulders, because honestly, those tiny cute baby bibs just weren’t cutting it. LOL!

  296. Wren says:

    That fruit and veggie bag is the greatest thing ever!

  297. Lindsay says:

    Those Macaron’s look amazing πŸ™‚

  298. Carol says:

    Love the rickrack napkins!

  299. Steph says:

    I love the boxed bag for produce. I always end up with smashed bananas–this could be the answer to my problem!

  300. Lalani says:

    That kitchenaid cover just might be my last elusive gift…thanks!

  301. Kristin says:

    Love that bib!

  302. Marie says:

    I like the Kitchenaid cover – great idea for a homemade gift for hubby – my cook!

  303. Cherri says:

    cute snack bags-may have to give them a try

  304. Mama Lusco says:

    Love the fruit tote idea!

  305. Maile says:

    I so need to make a ton of those reusable snack bags. Been on my to do list for a while.

  306. Holly says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas, y’all!

  307. Catherine says:

    Cute gift tags … and I have to check out that Sew Serendipity book!

  308. wendy says:

    Yes another great selection of gifts. I might have to try the bapron

  309. Jen Richards says:

    I love the gift tags!!! Thx!

  310. Sharon says:

    Love the boxed grocery bag and the Kitchenaid Mixer Cover….off to pin them both!

  311. Rhonda S. says:

    I’ve been using cloth grocery bags for some time now and was really excited by the boxed version above!!! Thank you!

  312. Beth says:

    Great baby apron pattern! I love it!

  313. Christie S. says:

    Love the Color Block Napkins + Placemats. They will make beautiful gifts.

  314. Stacey says:

    Still loving that Handmade Home!

  315. good ideas, all of them πŸ™‚

  316. Fawn says:

    Holy cow! So many projects I need to do. I so need a kitchenaid mixer cover and those snack bags and lunch bag are now on my list too, thanks you guys for these awesome projects!!!

  317. Jennifer N says:

    Just popped open 4 tabs to look at the tutorials closer. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.

  318. THANKS!

  319. Rebekah says:

    I would love to have a copy of Sew Serendipity Bags!!!

  320. Christina says:

    Thank you for the mix it link, I will go to my kitchen and try baking macaroons again, after I had sworn never to try them again.

  321. Brenda De says:

    LOVE the produce boxed bag – great idea!

  322. Kristie says:

    The snack bags would make a great stocking stuffer. Thanks!

  323. Jolene says:

    I especially love the boxed produce bag!

  324. Debbie says:

    going to make the kitchen aid mixer cover!

  325. Gretchen says:

    I love food! And I love all of these ideas!

  326. Larissa says:

    Love the tote idea and GF recipie is great!

  327. chibidani says:

    I need that stand mixer cover!

  328. Heather L says:

    Love the snack bag…must find/get some PUL!

  329. Lorri says:

    Great links! Love the bapron.

  330. Cory says:

    Bapron = MINE.

  331. Lillian says:

    I love these passion for… posts. So many fun projects..! The only problem is to find time to make all the things I want πŸ˜‰

  332. Jenn Lee says:

    Definitely making that mixer cover.

  333. Beth says:

    The stay-on coasters seem like the perfect little gift for those people who have everything or who love to entertain (or both).

  334. What a delicious day of tutorials and ideas. The colorblock napkins really caught my eye!

  335. Marilize says:

    Absolutely loving today’s tutorials – the insulated lunch-sack and reusable snack packs are perfect for frugal work lunches (a 2012 resolution).

    Thank you


  336. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never thought of a mixer cover! What a great way to incorporate your favorite fabric into your kitchen! And I love the idea of countdown calendars for kids! I remember how much I loved our advent calendar as a child, everything is more exciting with a countdown!

  337. Kristin H says:

    I will definitely be making the kitchenaid cover!

  338. thanks! love those reusable snack bags!!!

    would love to win the ‘make your bed’ book.

    happy turkey day!

  339. Erin says:

    I would love to win the Sew Serendipity Bags book. I really need a new purse and would love to ask for some special fabric for Christmas so I can make something extra special.

  340. linda says:

    love the Protect Your Produce Boxed Grocery Bag… great idea!

  341. kate C. says:

    NEed to make some of those snack bags and insulated lunch bag!

  342. Corin says:

    Those baprons are so cleaver!

  343. bridget says:

    Countertops have never looked so good!

  344. Melanie T says:

    Perfect! Thanks for the chance.

  345. Megan says:

    I LOVE these coasters!! I will definitely be buying some of these for xmas gifts!

  346. Barbara says:

    I love the bib–ingenious!

  347. WriterCrystal says:

    What terrific ideas! Thanks!

  348. Natalija says:

    I love that bib pattern, I have bookmarked it to make for my 6month old.

  349. I’m going to have to try those reusable snack bags!

  350. Addy says:

    I’d love to make the kitchen aid cover!

  351. Liz Taylor says:

    I will definitely be making those re-useable snack bags!

  352. Tracy says:

    Love that serendipity bag book!!

  353. Heather says:

    I love the snack cup! Perfect for my toddler!!!

  354. Joanne says:

    I love food too!

  355. Kim says:

    That boxed produce box is perfect!

  356. Susan says:

    Love the bib and the snack bags-so lovely

  357. Miranda says:

    I love that fruit bag!

  358. Rebecca says:

    Wow! This may be the best spread of tutorials yet. So inspired to sew!

  359. Melissa says:

    Love the mixer cover! What a fun way to use some of the awesome kitchen-themed fabrics out there!

  360. Taryn says:

    LOVE the grocery bag

  361. Danielle says:

    Oh my gosh, the bedcover on the cover of Make your Bed is incredible.

  362. Jill says:

    Love those printable gift tags! Thanks for another great round of tutorials!

  363. Anya says:

    Love all the ideas! Thanks!

  364. Casey C says:

    I want to make a bapron.

  365. Gina S. says:

    Looks like i’ve got a lot of downloading and printing to do today! All the projects are great!

  366. Katie B says:

    Live the rickrack napkins!!

  367. Rachael says:

    There are several items in today post for me! snack bags and the boxed produce bag. And the books looks like tons of fun, too!

  368. jen says:

    oh my goodness! I *NEED* that kitchen aid cover!

  369. Jayme says:

    I love reusable snack bags!

  370. Miquela says:

    Looking forward to making the KitchenAid Mixer Cover. Perfect for my aunt, who is so hard to shop for!

  371. Robin E. says:

    Forget gifts, there are a bunch of things I want to make for ME today. Great projects.

  372. Nat says:

    The “bapron” is really sweet – really could be used as a bib and for cooking couldn’t it.

  373. Jessica H says:

    The bapron is super cute.

  374. Sonja says:

    Great projects, once again! I especially like the produce bag and reusable snack bags.

  375. Brianna says:

    That bapron. So cute. I’ve seen the tutorial before and never made it. It would be a great gift for friends with new little ones.

  376. Jess says:

    I just love all of these tutorials! As always, thanks for sharing them and thanks for the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  377. elke says:

    That bapron is such a smart idea – will need to try it out !

  378. Trina says:

    Wondeful ideas!

  379. Carolyn says:

    Sew Serendipity Bags looks to be very interesting.I will have to check it out.

  380. Claudia says:

    What amazing prizes to win…
    Kind regards from Germany

  381. Emily says:

    I think I’m going to have to make some of those snack bags.

  382. You knocked today’s tutorials out of the ball park! I want to make every single project shown above. How adorable are the rick rack place mats? I already know who’s getting the boxed grocery bag for use at our local farmer’s market, and almost every one on my list can use the insulated lunch sack. Thank you for the work and dedication in offering us this incredible month of inspiration & projects each year.

  383. Linda says:

    What a fun day full of projects! I will check out those snack bags. I love the Handmade Home book that keeps popping up…it looks like it would be great for gifts!

  384. Diana says:

    Great ideas!

  385. Kelsey D says:

    I love the snack bags!

  386. Jocelyn says:

    Great looking projects!

  387. Hannah says:

    so many great ideas today!

  388. MC says:

    Aha, the boxed grocery bag is exactly what I need!

  389. susan hwang says:

    the Gluten-Free Macarons looks amazingly tasty!

  390. Rebekah says:

    The Bapron is adorable!

  391. Christina says:

    Love these ideas!

  392. Clari says:

    The boxed grocery bag is genius and so practical. DH thinks it’s a great idea, too!

  393. Tammy says:

    love the boxed bag!

  394. Angela N. says:

    oh my gosh! bedrunners (love that book!) I need to make some cute napkins for holidays, i love the idea of having them for each holiday.

  395. Annie says:

    Food Glorious Food!!!
    How cute is the ‘Bapron’ ?!?!
    Great selection of projects to try.

  396. Mina says:

    love everything today

  397. Georgia says:

    I’ve been wanting to try reusable snack bags – this is my perfect opportunity!

  398. pammalammadingdong says:

    ooohh…Ithink I’ll make that kitchen aid cover. And then get a Kitchen Aid mixer to go under it.

  399. Megan says:

    Love the KitchenAid cover.

  400. Lyndsey says:

    I am just loving these!!!

  401. I’ve been looking for a snack bag pattern for my daughter to take to school … perfect! Thanks!

  402. Sarah says:

    Love the snackbag idea. Pretty and eco-friendly!

  403. Melanie says:

    I love the rick rack! And my mixer is crying out for a cover. Thank you for the great project ideas!

  404. Jennyroo says:

    OH. MY. GOSH. That bapron idea is genius!!!!!! I am getting on it right away!

  405. Cari says:

    The rickrack napkins and placemats are so cute! Love the reusable snack bags too!

  406. Steph G. says:

    Gorgeous colorblock napkins and placemats.

  407. Pat Upton says:

    I love the idea of the produce box bag! And the reusable snack bag is a fantastic idea too! Thank you!

  408. Sarah McGrath says:

    Oh i’m going to make the mixer cover!

  409. tmv says:

    I love the Kitchen Aid cover!! And my neighbors are having a baby next week so the bib will be perfect for them!

  410. Now you’ve got me wanting to make “cozies” for all my kitchen appliances … and I have a sudden itch to add rickrack to everything! Terrific posting today, thanks!!

  411. Sherly says:

    Love the boxed grocery bag – can’t wait to try and make it!

  412. All I have left to do on my placemats is quilt and bins them. I love that pattern!

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