November 23 ~ Passion for Writing

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Today’s ideas might inspire you to keep a journal, or to get in touch with a loved one the old-fashioned way (real mail!). These are also perfect for the tricky people on your list who don’t seem to need anything; everyone could use a new notebook!

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts: Write, Something Special Card + Envelope, Patchwork Notebook, Love Note Pillow, Sewing Cards & Envelopes

Make It

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Larissa at mmmcrafts created this Mini Memo Book Covers tutorial for The Southern Institute.
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Angela from The Artist’s House shows you how to make Fabric Appliqué Greeting Cards at The Crafting Chicks.
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Use up all of those special, small scraps with this pretty Journal Cover from Ros at Bloom.
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Corinne has a super-simple Moleskine Cover tutorial at So September. Corinne writes, “These would make cute gifts for teachers, fun stocking stuffers and a nice little project for yourself!”

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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Meg from Elsie Marley designed The Awesome Bag, and shares the tutorial at Versus. We love the buttons and the strap… We love the bag!

Buy It

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Silhouette Blue has lots of great designs for their custom, personalized stationary and invitations like this Tandem Bike Stationery. We also love their 2012 calendar!

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:

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

Mix It

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These Cherry Chocolate Kisses from The Curvy Carrot are super-simple to make, not-too-sweet to eat… And gone in a flash!

Print It

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This Vintage-Style Alphabet from The Handmade Home would be sweet as a gift for a child’s room or playroom. We also think it would be fun to print the first letter of someone’s name as an over-sized gift tag for presents, or to print off letters for a word (like JOY!) to decorate for the holidays.

Ashley encourages you to spend a little time looking around The Handmade Home; they have lots of free printables for you to download and enjoy!

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!

Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts

Author: Cathy Gaubert
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Welcome to Pretty in Patchwork, a fresh new series that explores the sweet spot where sewing and quilting come together. Doll quilts are the perfect little package to start the fun: they’re pretty, miniature, and a wonderful canvas for experimentation and skill building. Twenty top online designers, led by Cathy Gaubert, contribute an adorable array of patterns that use applique, piecing, embroidery, and more. A brief basics section, photos of vintage doll quilts, and instructions for adorable extras (like matching doll’s clothes), round out this appealing volume.

Sew Up a Home Makeover: 50 Simple Sewing Projects to Transform Your Space

Author: Lexie Barnes
Publisher: Storey Books

Want to bring a new look to a tired room without spending a fortune? Designer Lexie Barnes shows you how to personalize your living space in just a few hours, with 50 fresh, fun, pattern-free sewing projects. Transform a living room with a custom-designed slipcover and coordinated pillows. Redecorate a bedroom in a weekend by sewing up a headboard cover, a lampshade, and matching window treatments. Learn how easy and inexpensive it can be to change the look of a child’s room as she grows from a baby to a kid to a teenager. With dramatic before-and-after examples, beautifully styled photography, and a fun “you-can-do-it” attitude, Sew Up a Home Makeover is a creative resource that you’ll return to every time you’re ready for a new look.

Simple Graces: Charming Quilts and Companion Projects

Author: Kim Diehl
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Favorite author Kim Diehl is back with an all-new collection of distinctive pieced and appliquéd designs! These eight quilts are each accompanied by at least one additional companion project, such as a lampshade, tea towel, pincushion, or pillowcase, for a total of more than 20 projects.

* Discover endless creative possibilities; numerous tips and ideas for even more projects appear throughout the book.
* Enjoy Kim’s warm style and learn from her outstanding ability to mix prints and colors.
* Embellish with buttons and yo-yos; dabble in wool appliqué.

Today you can win a Quilting Arts Package, including: The Best of Quilting Arts, Quilting Arts 2012 Calendar and Quilting Arts Gifts 2011/2012, a special holiday issue magazine! For more details on each component of this prize package please see our Handmade Holidays Prizes ~ Week #4 post.

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

22 ~ Passion for Food
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

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327 Responses to November 23 ~ Passion for Writing

  1. I will have to check out your other blog posts.

  2. Toni-Anne says:

    Thanks for the wonderful range of crafts, I feel invigorated to go do!

  3. Silvia says:

    Great projects!! Love how these journals look with these covers.

  4. Page says:

    You guys have one great idea after another. It is so impressive. I would love to be doing that full time too (:

  5. Deb Cameron says:

    The awesome bag is just that…awesome – stripes, buttons bags…pretty awesome!

  6. LoriA says:

    Oh I like that journal cover. Very cute!

  7. kate C. says:

    The journal covers are adorable and I love the home makeover book!

  8. Jess says:

    I can hardly decide where to start! What great projects for Christmas gifts.

  9. alcheme says:

    Love all this covers!!

  10. Whitner says:

    Both of my sisters keep journals – those covers would be excellent gifts for them this year!

  11. Amanda says:

    The Awesome bag is such a great idea!

  12. jodie says:

    I am not a journaler, but that cover makes me want to start!

  13. melanie says:

    The chocolate kisses cookies are a nice update to a classic!

  14. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    I’m an old fashioned gal, so these book and journal cover patterns are perfect ideas! Thanks!

  15. very well read and a nice topic.

  16. amorette says:

    those alphabet cards are adorable- but not as much as the doll quilt book!

  17. bess says:

    i need to whip up a few journal covers for my daughter – she’d love them!

  18. Elizabethdx says:

    Wow — this is one of your best editions ever! I love all of these ideas. Gift quandaries solved! thank you.

  19. Nicole says:

    The vintage alphabet card is so cute!

  20. Erika says:

    Lovely ideas!

  21. julia carter says:

    Omg i love the journal cover!

  22. Betsy says:

    The moleskines would be great stocking stuffers.

  23. Serena says:

    Such great ways to use up scraps!

  24. Amy D. says:

    Would love one of these books!

  25. Jessica says:

    Cherry Chocolate Kisses, Yum!

  26. Ann S says:

    Love the bag!

  27. beverly says:

    Such great ideas! I love the cards & the journal covers.

  28. Shawna says:

    Cherry Chocolate Kisses and an Awesome Bag. My idea of a great day. Thanks for the great giveaways also.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. Hilary says:

    Love the printable and journal

  30. Tiffany says:

    The recipe looks so yummy!

  31. kim t. says:

    love the journal cover!

  32. I really like the mini memo book covers

  33. funda62 says:

    Those moleskine covers are perfect for covering the less than pretty free calenders I tend to keep in my purse.

  34. Lindsay says:

    The Awesome bag is so cute–have to check this out!

  35. Love the name of the “awesome bag” hee hee — thanks for the giggle.

  36. Beth T says:

    I was just thinking of making applique greeting cards as gifts–I’m trying to think of lighter-weight gifts for mailing this year. Thanks for always showing me how to do the things I want to do but don’t quite know how to.

  37. Jennifer says:

    Love the bag!!!

  38. I love that bag, and oh my, those cookies look heavenly! Thanks for all of the ideas.

  39. such pretty greeting cards!

  40. Natalia says:

    Perfect for a nice present! Thanks

  41. Stephanie says:

    Fantastic ideas!

  42. Alison says:

    Just LOVE the journal cover. thanks again for all these great ideas

  43. Lynn Hey says:

    Really like the cards and the cookies.

  44. MissMary says:

    Need to make a notebook cover for a friend… on the list before Christmas!

  45. Judy D. says:

    love that bag!

  46. Christine says:

    I might have to try the cookies. Maybe next week. I’m stuffed.

  47. Rebecca says:

    I’ve made myself a journal cover, great way to use up and enjoy some favourite scraps!

  48. sarah says:

    I love the journal covers. I will have to make some of these.

  49. Syd says:

    I love the journal covers. Can’t wait to make them for friends! Thanks a bunch!!!

  50. Betsy M says:

    That moleskin cover is great! There are a bunch of teachers who are going to be getting them this year. What a cute blog she has also. Thanks for the link.

  51. Angela B. says:

    Thanks for everything! Cherry chocolate kisses sound yummy too!

  52. Linda says:

    Love the books! Oh! I need the home makeover one! Thanks for the chance to win. You guys are the best!

  53. shannon gt says:

    cherry and chocolate: who can resist!?

  54. chibidani says:

    I was without internet for two days! I missed this post yesterday :(
    However, I like the ideas you present, especially the printable and the fabric applique cards.

  55. Claudia says:

    I love the journal cover.
    Kind regards from Germany.
    Claudia

  56. crystal says:

    cute idea today!

  57. Rachel B. says:

    Great tutorials. Like the journal cover.

  58. Audrey says:

    I love these ideas!

  59. wendy says:

    I’ve had that journal cover bookmarked for ages, I really need to get round to making it! And I love the first item, the mini notebooks.

  60. SS Sews says:

    that awesome bag looks awesome :)

  61. Paulina says:

    Greeting cards look cute :).

  62. Beth says:

    Beautiful fabric journal cover!

  63. Meghan says:

    Anybody else love the feeling of missing a few days and then getting to see a few days worth of HH all at once?

  64. Gill says:

    I love the Awesome bag and the journal cover!

  65. Vania T. de A. Cascardi says:

    Beijos de chocolate, que delícia!

  66. Alexandra O says:

    I do have a passion for writing and I love all the tutorials.

  67. Prachi says:

    Am I allowed to say awesome twice? The awesome bag is indeed awesome :-)

  68. kerry says:

    I can never find a cool looking journal, now I’ll have to make my own.

  69. Debbie says:

    Love the journal cover!

  70. I think my DIL would love a covered journal. Thanks for the idea

  71. Katy says:

    Those book covers are lovely.

  72. Asta says:

    Just looked at the printables- amazing. Thanks so much!

  73. jenny says:

    book cover is on my to do list!

  74. Nina says:

    Cute printables!

  75. Sydney says:

    Those alphabet cards are too cute!

  76. Nat says:

    Fab ideas as always :)

  77. Amy says:

    Love the alphabet!

  78. Nabiha says:

    Those vintage alphabet cards are cute… love them!

  79. Nabiha says:

    arent those vintage alphabet cards cute? love them!

  80. mims says:

    ok, you’ve shared so many great bag tutorials i’m having a very difficult time deciding what to sew next!

  81. Lynn Delahunty says:

    Love the book covers – a good idea for male teachers!

  82. Ivy PM says:

    great projects especially the bag. thanks.

  83. Katie says:

    Those cookies! That bag! The journals! I love it all!!

  84. Bridget says:

    Great stuff once again!

  85. Helena Pope says:

    I love the journal cover, just what my sister needs for christmas:)

  86. Heidi says:

    Love the thought process behind the moleskin covers, very adaptable!

  87. Faith Pray says:

    What fun! I love the moleskine covers and simply must try them. What cleverness. I love your handmade holidays series. Thank you for hosting it! The doll quilts book looks so fabulous!

  88. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  89. stacey says:

    love the bag, love the alphabet cards!

  90. Jens says:

    I love that printable alphabet

  91. Jacque says:

    I’m off to find out how to make those greeting cards!

  92. natasha says:

    Awesome stuff!

  93. Melissa says:

    I love that awesome bag!!!

  94. Ginger says:

    great ideas

  95. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Mmmmm… – those cherry chocolate kisses look delicious!

  96. Pauline says:

    The patchwork journal cover is beautiful…and thanks for the link to the wonderful printable alphabet!

  97. marthaeliza says:

    I will be making the journal cover for my “Control Journal” to organize my life!

  98. Kristen says:

    I think I might make a journal cover for ME!

  99. Gina says:

    I like to make cards, so the hot air balloon card-making tutorial hit home for me. Thanks for the idea and “how to!”

  100. Becky says:

    I’ve been making those applique cards for years as gifts and they are always well received. The designs are endless. I especially love using actual shapes and figures from fabric, like an animal or a flower. They always turn out so cute.

  101. Jill B says:

    Yay! I needed a tutorial on making fabric cards.

  102. Deb says:

    I love the embroidered moleskin cover! I may have to make something like it for myself!

  103. Lucie says:

    The quilting magazine combination is so wonderful. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  104. Jasmin says:

    love it all.

  105. kathyh says:

    More great gifts to make.

  106. Allison C says:

    Love the journal cover!

  107. Charlotte says:

    What wonderful ideas yet again! Thanks!

  108. greta says:

    the journal and moleskin covers are great!

  109. Theresa says:

    I love the journal cover.

  110. Morgan says:

    Honestly, drooling the most over Kristin’s fabric choice. Purty!

  111. Sandy says:

    I have to make those cherry chocolate kisses!

  112. Deanne Johnson says:

    Great book covers.

  113. Summer says:

    My favorite item today are the cherry chocolate kisses!!

  114. Cal says:

    Love the vintage alphabet! And the fabric applique greeting cards too.

  115. beth says:

    I love making journal covers! And great prizes!

  116. RobynK says:

    Love the cards and the reversible bag is awesome!
    Cheers,
    Robyn

  117. ChristinaB says:

    Love the home makeover and doll quilts books! I am going to have to try the cute journal cover!

  118. Sarah B says:

    Love the awesome bag, will definitely try that one.

  119. Shawna says:

    What a great way to use fabric but to put some on cards. I’m loving the Awesome bag also. Thanks again for a great day of ideas and for the giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  120. Shawna says:

    I’m loving the Awesome bag. What a great way to use fabric but to put some on cards. Thanks again for a great day of ideas and for the giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  121. Maeve says:

    Great ideas for journal & notebook covers. They are all very nicely done!

  122. Jen says:

    Those cherry chocolate kisses look amazing!

  123. Tas says:

    Lots of gorgeousness but off to check out the awesome bag first…so cute!

  124. Liz Taylor says:

    Great ideas. I love using fabric on greeting cards.

  125. Jane S. says:

    Cherry Chocolate Kisses?! I am SO there.

    Thank you for the giveaways. Great books!

  126. Tera says:

    Love the journal cover and the bag!!! : )

  127. Carmen says:

    Those cookies look yummy!

  128. Stephanie o says:

    Love your countdown, it makes me want to make one thing for everyone- anyone!

  129. Marjorie Levy says:

    I like the journal covers–great use of scraps.

  130. Meg says:

    I really like the journal covers!

  131. Linda says:

    Thanks, as always, for the great ideas!

  132. liz says:

    I want to try those journal covers!

  133. Tong says:

    Love the journal cover!

  134. Celeste says:

    I just love that bag!

  135. Karen A says:

    The journal covers are great.

  136. Peggy Grow says:

    Beth’s choice of the 1934 typewriter fabric is awesome!! Love it!

  137. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  138. Cherry Chocolate Kisses!! I’m in.

  139. Sherry J says:

    I love the vintage alphabet! and all these prizes. I think its my turn to win! :)

  140. Fiona says:

    lots of lovely ideas…. notebooks just look so much nicer covered…
    Hugz

  141. Kirsten N says:

    Those cherry chocolate kisses look divine!!!

  142. Ellen M. says:

    The moleskine covers are a great idea!

  143. Tiara says:

    Love it all!

  144. Lainey says:

    Great ideas today!

  145. laura reich says:

    Oh my word, that alphabet is the cutest thing ever.

  146. Lindsay F says:

    Great Ideas!

  147. Lindsay says:

    I love today’s bag. The buttons on the side really make it!

  148. Heather says:

    I want to make those balloon cards straight away!

  149. Beth says:

    Sweet journal cover!

  150. Louby Lou says:

    That awesome bag is just…… awesome!

  151. Anne says:

    Love the journal cover!

  152. Em says:

    The awesome bag is … awesome!

  153. I think I’m going to have to try the journal cover! So adorable.

  154. Courtney says:

    Love the fabric appliqué greeting cards!

  155. Melissa says:

    I love the mini memo/composition book covers!

  156. Mirjam says:

    those memo book covers are brilliant!

  157. Genevieve says:

    I love the alphabet print! And the Awesome Bag is AWESOME! I want one!!

    Genevieve

  158. Rachel says:

    I love the journal cover!

  159. Steph G. says:

    I love those cards!

  160. Jessica says:

    What a great contest, so many awesome books!

  161. Christy Vander Jagt says:

    love the fabric covered journal!!

  162. Janelle says:

    Love that journal cover!

  163. ElizabethL says:

    Very cute greeting cards.

  164. Ellu says:

    Lovely book covers – gives me good inspiration.

  165. Mama Lusco says:

    Love the Awesome bag!

  166. Joanna H. says:

    I love everything today!

  167. lee says:

    I love all the jounals and covers! lots of writers in my family! thanks!

  168. Chris says:

    Choc Cherry kiss cookies? what could be better?

  169. Jodes says:

    so much awesomeness!

  170. Carol says:

    The retro looking cookies would go great with tea served upon the crochet coasters!

  171. Cayce says:

    that bicycle stationary is adorable!

  172. anya says:

    The journal cover and the mini memo book cover are definite winners!

  173. Catherine says:

    Love, love, love the journal cover! And I’ve never seen Sew Up a Home Makeover – – – looks so interesting!

  174. Erin says:

    I love that journal cover! Tiny squares for the win!

  175. Deb says:

    The cookies are so cute

  176. Mikaela says:

    Love the journal cover.

  177. Carrie says:

    I love the buttons on that bag of the day too. Cute!

  178. Christine M says:

    I love the journal cover by Ros at Bloom. So simple yet elegant!

  179. Amy says:

    My mom would love a covered journal!

  180. Pat says:

    Love the bag, perfect gift.

  181. Bianca says:

    the alphabet is way too adorable!!!!

  182. Julianne Ross says:

    As a librarian, I love this one!

  183. Jodi G. says:

    WOW !! Love all the great ideas. The Awesome bag is awesome. You’re right, everyone can use a notebook, these and the journal covers are great. Love the vintage style alphabet also. Am I repeating myself? hehe. Another great and amazing day ideas.

    Thank you for some wonderful giveaways and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  184. Angela says:

    I can’t wait to try the elsie marley bag for my sister’s Christmas gift!

  185. Elizabeth P. says:

    I love the greeting cards!

  186. Christina says:

    Doll quilts. Well, I guess I should start somewhere…

  187. Sherri S. says:

    I agree: the bag, it is awesome! Thanks so much!

  188. Liz says:

    I love the journal covers and those cookies look yummmmmy!

  189. Jennyroo says:

    Those cookies look delish! And I have been loving that Elsie Marley bag for a long time. Maybe sewn in some Ruby Star?

  190. Renae says:

    Cherry chocolate cookies….to die for!
    And that little doll quilt book looks so fun.

  191. Timmi says:

    That journal cover is very pretty

  192. Marilize says:

    Loving the tuts today :) The Moleskin cover comes just in time for a friend’s birthday – she flies through them with vigour.

    Marilize
    {[email protected]}

  193. M Evans says:

    The chocolate cherry cookies are a nice change!

  194. What another great day! Love the greeting cards and the journal cover. Thank you!!!

  195. Emilia says:

    Books & fabric, what a blissful combiation

  196. Georgia says:

    Love the journal cover. I have sone scraps for the job?

  197. awesome bag!

  198. Tammy says:

    Wow, lots of fun ideas.

  199. Artkat says:

    Love the colours in the journal cover

  200. Alli says:

    The cherry chocolate kisses look delicious!

  201. Erin says:

    The journal cover is so cute!

  202. Tabitha says:

    I like them all today!

  203. Rocio H. says:

    I just love the colors on the cover of Sew Up a Homemake over. I need to paint my bedroom from light brown to that pretty aqua!

  204. great stuff! Love the free printables!

  205. Sarah says:

    The cards are cute!

  206. carriem says:

    That is a cool printable!

    Thanks!

  207. Annette says:

    The awesome bag is….awesome.

  208. Sunny says:

    I really like the journal cover.

  209. Jess says:

    Great tutorials! Thanks for posting. :)

  210. Crystal says:

    LOVE those tandem cards – so perfect for someone I know! Thanks for sharing!

  211. Angi says:

    So many great ideas. I just might complete my Christmas list all on one site!

  212. Emily says:

    Loving the printables from Handmade Home. I love the scrappy journal cover – for me! I have baggies full of scraps, just waiting for me!

  213. Ramona says:

    I love the vintage alphabet cards.

  214. Liz Devens says:

    That vintage style alphabet is so sweet!

  215. julia carter says:

    Love the journal cover !!

  216. Melissa says:

    Love the vintage alphabet! Thanks!

  217. Sonja says:

    Great tutorials as usual! Thanks so much for all the great ideas.

  218. Lorrie says:

    Love the moleskin cover.

  219. Kerry says:

    The greeting cards are supercute and I love the bag of the day too!

  220. Rebekah says:

    Love the moleskin cover project!

  221. Barbara says:

    The alphabet fabric is adorable!

  222. Cat says:

    the moleskine cover is really nice ! Thanks !

  223. Jennifer N says:

    Love the covers, especially the printable one. Now, to see if I can find that size notebook. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.

  224. Mandi says:

    I love the awesome bag and the vintage alphabet! So great!

  225. the applique cards are sweet! and i’ll give a try with the cherry chocolate kisses :)

  226. Stacy says:

    I am going to try making the journal cover because I like everything to look pretty! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

  227. Ana says:

    Awesome “awesome bag”!

  228. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    I love the idea of appliquéd cards. What a great way to have cute custom thank-you cards!

  229. Andrea says:

    I love the appliquéd cards so cute. I will finitely be making some for Christmas thank you cards. Maybe with a simple dove or ornament on them.

  230. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    I never even thought of sewing a moleskin notepad and I have been wanting one for a very long time! Thanks for the tutorial!

  231. Kylie C says:

    I’m going to try my hand at those applique cards- very cute.

  232. Sharon Meek says:

    Oh, how clever. Thanks for the giveaway.

  233. Kami says:

    Love the alphabet cards!

  234. caroline says:

    Oh, the last few days have hit up all my passions! Thank you Handmade Holidays!

  235. Holly says:

    Those mini memo book covers are adorable!

  236. Kristin H says:

    I’ll definitely be making those cookies this Christmas. They look delicious!

  237. Heidi Anderson says:

    Wonderful! I love the mini memo book covers, perfect!

  238. Molly Martin says:

    LOVE the moleskine cover idea for teachers!

  239. Rhonda S. says:

    Loving the Awesome Bag!

  240. Jenn Lee says:

    Love the moleskin covers.

  241. Christie S. says:

    Love the idea of the Fabric Appliqué Greeting Cards. Great way to use of scraps.

  242. I so want that doll quilt book…!
    My Christmas list this year is already too ambitious, these posts full of great ideas aren’t helping! ;)

  243. krystina says:

    The awesome bag is pretty awesome! Thanks for today’s tutorials.

  244. Joanne says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  245. Carmen says:

    Oh, the Simple Graces books looks fantastic!! Off to deposit in my Amazon *wishing cart*!!

  246. Esther says:

    Oooh, the books look splendid and I really have to see about that bag!!
    Esther.

  247. Alexandra says:

    Loving that awesome bag!

  248. Charlotte Lund Rasmussen says:

    Love the journal cover! :D

  249. Sharon says:

    Love my moleskine…now to make a cover for it!

  250. Robyn says:

    Again great ideas! I really love those alphabet printables… and the ideas for them are super cute!

  251. Beezus says:

    I love the moleskin cover and the appliquéd greeting cards, but I especially love the journal cover. I see one of these in my future — my niece would love such a gift, and she’s planning on traveling to England next summer, so she’d definitely be able to fill up the pages! :)

  252. Kristen says:

    Have made the hershey kiss cookies before but never with cherry, have to try it! Love the journal cover, been wanting to get back into journalling, that might just be the boost I would need.

  253. Anita says:

    Those cookies look yummy.

  254. Brie says:

    Cherry chocolate kisses! I have “pined it” for vday :)

  255. Trina says:

    Oh! I’m heading to the store right now for some notebooks!

  256. Jolene says:

    Great idea for the appliqué cards! Awesome! Love the bag too :)

  257. Ms.Cleaver says:

    Love the bag!!!

  258. Christina says:

    I love your ideas for the vintage alphabet… I’m going to have to try them!

  259. Julia says:

    I love the tandem stationary and the vintage alphabet – adorable!

  260. patricia says:

    The Awesome Bag is the perfect gift for an Awesome friend of mine. Thank you!

  261. Lisa Zap says:

    I loved that striped bag with the button strap – it looks so stylish yet functional.

  262. Emily says:

    More great stuff! Those cookies look yummy!

  263. elsa says:

    I’ve been wanting the doll quilt book since I first saw it ~ I’d love to win!

  264. Briana says:

    cute printable!

  265. Erika says:

    Cherry chocolate kisses. yummy!

  266. I love the journal cover – I can think of several people that it would make an excellent gift for. Thank you!

  267. Janaina says:

    I’m definitly a book lover! Great ideas!!!

  268. Vikki says:

    Great projects. Thank you.

  269. jen says:

    that sew up a home makeover looks like a fun book!

  270. Virginia says:

    The tandem bicycle stationary would be a great engagement or wedding gift!

  271. Natétoile says:

    This vintage-style alphabet is great !

    And I think I’m going to make those fabric appliqué greating cards for my friends.

    Thanks for sharing all those ideas !!

  272. Rachael Spencer says:

    I love the bag of the day today!

  273. Amy says:

    The awesome bag indeed looks, well… awesome! And I love the moleskine covers.

  274. Lisa C. says:

    Those are all so cute! I keep a sewing notebook around, just writing down notes about patterns, ideas, inspiration, shopping lists and tips. It would be awesome to make a cover for one!

  275. Susan says:

    fingers crossed!

  276. Erin says:

    What a great idea! My daughter loves memo books and making our own is much more fun that spending money on not so cute ones!

  277. jeanne says:

    The Quilting Arts magazines are the best! Lots of ideas and projects.

  278. Louisa says:

    I love the alphabet printables!

  279. Alyssa says:

    This might be my favorite post of ideas yet; I’d love to make all of these for myself! :-)

  280. eleanor says:

    What a great children’s alphabet!

  281. slacker says:

    diggin’ the tandem bike stationery! thanks!

  282. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 23 thanks

  283. Danielle says:

    Ohhh, a makeover book. Sounds very fun

  284. Brigette says:

    This makes me want to combine my old hobby of book making with my new hobby of sewing.

  285. Heather says:

    love the applique cards!

  286. Rebecca says:

    I think anything that combines sewing, writing, and paper is a winner in my book. Great tutorials!

  287. amber says:

    I love the vintage style alphabet letters. I am wondering if I can somehow adopt this into an embroidery pattern…

  288. jessica says:

    I really need to be better about journal writing. This just might get me motivated.

  289. I need to relearn how to quilt! I learned when I was younger now I wish I remembered

  290. Annie says:

    lots of great ideas!

  291. Steph says:

    Cute greeting cards. I have so many fabric scraps and this would be a great way to use them.

  292. Casey C says:

    Those cherry chocolate kiss cookies are so pretty.

  293. Carla says:

    i bookmarked the bag tutorial!

  294. kate s. says:

    Let’s see…. a journal cover for my daughter or a friend and an awesome bag for me!

  295. Katie B says:

    Love the journal covers!

  296. Sophie says:

    I love those applique cards! And anything with a tandem is cool – we had a tandem as a motif for our wedding stationary too :)

  297. linda says:

    Silhouette Blue definitely has cute designs!

  298. Bobby says:

    I am so making those cookies! So glad you are doing a bag a day! I am such a sucker for bags. ;0)

  299. Jennifer says:

    The journal cover is my favorite today. I have several composition books I’ve been meaning to cover!

  300. Mina says:

    I love to win the QUilting Arts package!

  301. Jocelyn says:

    Love the crafty greeting cards!! Wonderful crafts today. Thanks!

  302. Cindi C says:

    Another great set of tutorials. Now all we have to do is get busy! thanks

  303. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the vintage alphabet.

  304. Melinda says:

    I really like the journal cover with the strip of patchwork. And thos ABC downloadables are great! I’ve already downloaded them for my daughter’s playroom.

  305. Sarah McGrath says:

    Very nice ideas!

  306. Brianna says:

    I quite like the journal cover with the patched strip down the front. Simple but lovely.

  307. Lorri says:

    Another great day of links! :)

  308. Whitney says:

    that stationary is so cute! thanks for the amazing giveaways!

  309. Vanessa says:

    I really love the bag!

  310. ste says:

    My house could use a bit of a makeover!

  311. Amy says:

    Cute ideas

  312. Pat Upton says:

    Love that printable vintage alphabet! I will return to that site many times I am sure! The awesome bag looks slouchy and wonderful! Plus, I love the use of scraps in the book covers and greeting cards!

  313. MC says:

    Mmm I can’t wait to try today’s recipe

  314. Rebekah says:

    My writing friends would love those covered journals. And I really like the applique notecards. :)

  315. Kristin says:

    Cute printable! And those cookies look good!

  316. Trotting right over to look at the alphabet printables – I can think of so many uses for those!

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

  317. sook h says:

    love the awesome bag and the side buttons!

  318. Melanie T says:

    Amazing! Thanks for the chance.

  319. Diana says:

    Love these ideas! Great ideas for gifts!

  320. Wendy says:

    Would love to win of these books!

  321. Megan says:

    The cookies look amazing!

  322. Heather says:

    The journal cover is so cute! It helps that the scraps are some of my favorite fabrics…

  323. Sherly says:

    gobble gobble!!! those greeting cards are definitely my next project!

  324. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  325. Gina S. says:

    Loving the greeting cards!

  326. Michelle B says:

    Completely reversible? That bag IS awesome!

  327. Christina G. says:

    love the greeting cards and the awesome bag!

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