November 26 ~ Passion for Picnics

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We couldn’t resist a little picnic-centered fun today. Any combination of these ideas would make a great gift for families…

Related tutorials you might just love: Insulated Picnic Tote, Picnic Blanket with Rock Pockets, Fit For a Princess Picnic Quilt, Game Time Picnic Quilt, 1-2-3 Sew Insulated Lunch Sack, Passion for Exploration + Adventure

Make It

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Kate from Centsational Girl shows you how to make an easy Patchwork Picnic Blanket. This version has a vinyl tablecloth sewn to one side to make it water resistant.
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Kristin designed these Alfresco Bowl Covers, and shows you how to make your own here at Sew,Mama,Sew! (She’s the one showing us all of the “Wow!” Perfect Zip Bags this week for our big Perfect Zip Bags giveaway.)
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Lorajean’s photos in this Basket Liner post have us dreaming of picnics! She shows you how to make a picnic basket liner at Lorajean’s Magazine.
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Anj from Snowy Bliss made these cute Picnic Caddies, and now you can too!
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The pretty Sprocket Pillows from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew would be great for patio picnics.

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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Laural’s Pleated Tote Beach Bag at Thimble is roomy enough “…To hold books, magazines, sunscreen, hats, and all that other good stuff”!

Buy It

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This set of six Letterpress Printed Cards from Paisley Tree Press is printed by hand on recycled cotton paper. To celebrate Small Business Saturday, today only, you can get 10% off any purchase with the code at Paisley Tree Press. (We also really like their Personalized Recipe Cards!)

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 Gabrien’s choice Irene’s choice

Mix It

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These Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies from Always With Butter would be a super addition to a picnic!

Print It

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Kalleen shows you how to print out and display this Believe Banner on her At Second Street blog.

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 prizes!

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

Author: Julia Rothman
Publisher: Storey Publishing

What’s the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman’s charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living.

Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered.

A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike.

Mister & Mouse bags are made with designer-quality fabrics and lots of love. Fabrics are carefully selected to give every individual bag its own character, so fabric pairings are almost always one-of-a-kind. In salute to history and pop culture trivia, each bag is named after an event that took place on the day the bag was completed.

This week you can win a Mister & Mouse bag of your choice! (Prize Value: $48)

Civil War Sewing Circle, The Quilts and Sewing Accessories Inspired by the Era

Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Kathleen Tracy, popular author of Prairie Children and Their Quilts and Remembering Adelia, has outdone herself with this combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits. Patterned after quilts made during the Civil War era, this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics.

* Choose from 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing box, and needle case.
* Learn how women’s efforts during the Civil War era led to increased civil and political involvement among women.
* See historical photos and read eloquent excerpts from letters written to and from soldiers during the Civil War.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects (US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Potter Craft

If you think quilting is too difficult or too complicated, you’re not alone. Cutting hundreds of pieces and joining angled seams can be tough work! But log cabin quilting, an artful and simple way to piece strips of fabric around a central square, is different. From the intuitive construction through the straight-line stitching, this style of quilting is simple as can be.

In Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Susan Beal outlines the entire process from start to finish, including basic quilting how-to as well as extensive design, fabric, and embellishment information. Since all log cabin designs follow the same formula, once you master straight lines and right angles, any of the 25 projects in this book are possible. From stash-friendly designs like the Charming Camera Case to more ambitious undertakings like the Vintage Linens Quilt, there’s sure to be a project that will get you into (or bring you back to) quilting!

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

25 ~ Passion for Parties
24 ~ Passion for Coffee + Tea
23 ~ Passion for Writing
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

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

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312 Responses to November 26 ~ Passion for Picnics

  1. Samantha says:

    I like that beach bag. And those cookies!!!

  2. Liz says:

    The pleated tote looks perfect to hold everything!

  3. Holly V says:

    The picnic blanket is a great idea!

  4. DebbieKL says:

    Love the picnic caddy!

  5. kim t. says:

    love it!

  6. Toni-Anne says:

    Yes, adorable is the word to describe the picnic setting, thanks for showing these wonderful ideas.

  7. Stacy says:

    Love the pleated beach tote and those graham crackers look heavenly!

  8. Erin says:

    This makes me want to do some indoor picnicing!

  9. Larissa says:

    Who doesn’t love a picnic?! Now, we just need the weather to cooperate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Knititall says:

    I love that picnic caddy, so cute!

  11. Christy says:

    those sprocket pillows are gorgeous!!

  12. heidi says:

    Picnic caddies are wonderful! Can’t wait to try them out! Thanks

  13. Jessica says:

    This is such a good idea for a category!!

  14. Ivy PM says:

    i like the picnic patchwork blanket sooo.. much. thanks.

  15. Page says:

    I love these ideas. We picnic all the time and especially love to go to the beach for a bonfire in a fire pit!

  16. Deb Cameron says:

    Love the practical yet pretty sprocket pillows and picnic caddy

  17. LoriA says:

    Love those sprocket pillows!!

  18. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    Aawwww….the sprocket pillows remind me of my great-grandmother. She had several of them that she sewed using polyester back in the 1970’s (sounds bad, I know) but seeing the pillows reminded me of her and I think I’m going to make some too. (Not using polyester! lol)

  19. Annie says:

    Smore cookies, ftw!!

  20. Alli says:

    I want to make that sprocket pillow!

  21. Crystal says:

    That picnic blanket is awesome! It is hard to think of picnics this time of year in Montana…

  22. Amanda says:

    those sprocket pillows are amazing.

  23. Jenn Lee says:

    Love the sprocket pillows.

  24. Betsy says:

    I love the caddy.

  25. Jennifer says:

    That civil war quilt book looks pretty awesome!

  26. Erika says:

    those sprocket pillows look like so much fun.

  27. Sharon Meek says:

    The picnic caddy is the best.

  28. Sydney says:

    The picnic basket liner is making me wish (even more than before) that it was summer again!

  29. Rebekah says:

    Once again, more ideas than I have time to make!!

  30. Cat says:

    the sprocket pillows look wonderful !!!

  31. Jess says:

    THe sprocket pillows are adorable! And what a great beach bag!

  32. Shaila says:

    I love picnics, and everything here makes me want to leave on one RIGHT NOW!

  33. Christine says:

    I like the picnic blanket!

  34. Kristin says:

    Oh my goodness, I would love to make one of those picnic baskets!

  35. alcheme says:


  36. Jill B says:

    I must make a pleated tote bag!

  37. Barb says:

    Thanks for reminding me of summer.

  38. Whitner says:

    Love it all – thanks so much!

  39. angelina says:

    super. this is very inspiring!

  40. Kristin says:

    Beautiful letterpress cards!

  41. Great Ideas.

  42. Emily says:

    Sprocket pillows!?! Now is the time when we dance! These will be perfect in my daughters room, to go with the massive pillow chair and round rugs. Maybe 3 in graduated sizes to stack. Nice collection!

  43. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    Those bowl covers are awesome.

  44. Kerry says:

    Oh, I love picnics, I want to make all of these!

  45. Lindsay says:

    Ah, so many great tutorials, so little time!

  46. Amanda says:

    I love the pleated tote beach bags. I love all the bags I’ve been seeing!

  47. Kristin M says:

    All kinds of fun, these are great posts.

  48. Kati says:

    The bowl covers are a fun idea….I could see larger ones for casseroles at picnics too!

  49. Angela B. says:

    Gets me in a picnic-y mood for sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. bruinbr says:

    Those sprocket pillows are still on my to do list! So cute!

  51. Anita says:

    bowl covers?!?! What a great idea!

  52. Helena Pope says:

    Perfect, it is almost Summer here in NZ so these ideas are great.

  53. Julia says:

    Those sprocket pillows are great, and I love the basket liner!

  54. melanie says:

    a picnic basket would make a great christmas present!

  55. Jen S says:

    What wonderful ideas! The basket liner and picnic caddy are now at the top of my list. Those smores cookies are making my mouth water.

  56. Rhonda S. says:

    Love the picnic blanket! Thanks for the ideas!

  57. Eva says:

    I have to do that picnic blanket!

  58. CatMan says:

    I was the cat in the hat

  59. Suze says:

    Great ideas!

  60. Kylene Grell says:

    Oh my, I think picnics are one of the best things in life.

  61. Heather S. says:

    I am dreaming of warmer weather already!

  62. Silvia says:

    Love all these picnic projects!!! They are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. M Evans says:

    Those cookies look yummy! Thanks for the chance to win.

  64. Ana says:

    Too cold here for picnics right now, but love them anyways.

  65. Alexandra O says:

    I love the pillows.

  66. Samantha says:

    Love them all!

  67. Agnetha says:

    I love the picnic caddy!

  68. Serena says:

    The Alfresco Bowl Covers are such a great idea! And I love the Letterpress cards. So pretty.

  69. what a fun bunch of tutes, makes me start longing for springtime weather already!

  70. OK, wow. SO so very happy to have discovered the “Always with Butter” blog! Her recipes are amazing — some really great recent ones too. Very psyched!!!

  71. Jaclyn says:

    I love a good picnic! These Projects are great.

  72. Marilize says:

    Oh picnics – a summer treat ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for these great tuts.


  73. Kristin says:

    Cute stuff!

  74. stephanie tipton says:

    I love the patchwork picnic blanket and the Modern Log Cabin Quilting book! Thanks for these fun giveaways.

  75. Kimberly says:

    Oh man, I’ve been on such a farm/country kick lately…to the point where I’m trying to figure out if i can keep chickens in my yard ๐Ÿ˜€ The tutes look wonderful, and I’d love the “Farm Anatomy” book!

  76. Melissa says:

    LOVE the picnic blanket!

  77. Stephanie says:

    I love picnics. Everything is so lovely. I like the pillows for our indoor picnics.

  78. Pauline says:

    The sprocket pillows are awesome! I’m adding them to my list of things to do in 2012 ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. elsa says:

    What a great mix of projects, things to eat and books! All the best on one page!

  80. Mirjam says:

    lovely picnic ideas

  81. Bobby says:

    I would just love to win that Mister and Mouse bag! And I love that quilt pattern.

  82. natasha says:

    Fun stuff

  83. Annette says:

    Love the picnic blanket

  84. wendy says:

    Some great ideas, making me wish it was summer!

  85. Betsy M says:

    I love Beth’s choice of fabric. My kids know that it will be a fun day when we pull out the red gingham tablecloth. I need to get more of that fabric. It is a classic.

  86. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    Love all these ideas, particularly the picnic blanket. That would be so wonderful for our nature study outings.

  87. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’m trying very hard not to subscribe to Always with Butter – the Blog! I’d have to forget the diet for sure. Love the picnic ideas and I’m putting that Farm Anatomy book on my wish list right now!

  88. Kate F. says:

    Sprocket pillows have been on my to-do list for a while… thanks for the reminder!

  89. Vikki says:

    Always love a good tote! Thank you.

  90. Mary Kaplan says:

    I love the pleated beach tote! Thank you for sharing your cleaver ideas.

  91. beverly says:

    Such cute ideas! These would make great gifts, particularly for my friends w/ families!

  92. Marianna says:

    The basket liners will be great for the baskets I make!

  93. anya says:

    Love the utensil caddy and the sprocket pillows!

  94. Natรƒยฉtoile says:

    What a nice beach bag !

  95. So much fun…love a good picnic. I need to do this more often.

  96. Tina Leigh says:

    You have such great giveaways. I would love to win the Modern Log Cabin Quilting

  97. Natalia says:

    I like picnics so much! And your ideas are wonderful!

  98. Suzanne says:

    Those cookies are going right in my cookie queue.

  99. Katy says:

    Oh, so many lovely things. Those cushions and the picnic caddies are brilliant. And I love the bag too. Shame it’s too cold for a picnic at the beach today.

  100. Jamie B. says:

    The tote bag and pillow are cute!

  101. Sonja says:

    Oh, my goodness! I love each of the tutorials today but especially those sprocket pillows!

  102. Lisa Uotinen says:

    i want, i want, i want!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  103. Brie says:

    I love the pillows and beach bag today and EVERYTHING has such great colors!

  104. Julianne Ross says:

    so many great ideas!

  105. Claudia says:

    I love the pillows!
    …and the books…and….
    Kind regards from Germany.

  106. pocketsize says:

    I really like the picnic caddy, may have to try that!

  107. Katina says:

    The Alfresco Bowl Covers are a GREAT idea!!

  108. Carmen says:

    I’m making the bowl covers for my mother’s Christmas gift, lodge theme with cabins, moose, bears, etc. machine embroidered and lodge themed charms for the end weights. So cute!

  109. Bianca says:

    looks like a great beach tote to sew up. very cute.

  110. Toni Searle says:

    It’s coming into summer here in Oz, so this is perfect for me. Lots of great ideas for my friends for our handmade Christmas.

  111. Toni Searle says:

    It’s coming into summer here in Oz, so this is perfect for me. Lots of great ideas for my friends for our handmade Christmas.

  112. Toni Searle says:

    It’s coming into summer here in Oz, so this is perfect for me. Lots of great ideas for my friends for our handmade Christmas.

  113. Natalija says:

    Love that silveware/napkin caddy idea!

  114. kathyh says:

    The rain stopped yesterday and the wind. At 51′, is it hot enough for a picnic? (Oregon reader).

  115. denise says:

    wonderful creations! Loved the pillows ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Michele J. says:

    i’m going to jump on the sprocket pillow band wagon, they look great!

  117. “Farm Anatomy” is on my Christmas wish list! I’m not sure my husband knows that though, so it would help if it just arrived in the mail.

  118. liz says:

    The sprocket pillows are so cute!

  119. Jen says:

    Love this post because I absolutely love picnics!

  120. mac says:

    Making the pillow and bowl covers. Thanks for the ideas.

  121. April says:

    The picnic caddies also look like they would be great for taking everything needed for a packed lunch to work or school too. Especially since it will be a long while until picnic weather…

  122. Amy says:

    I love those pillows!

  123. Meghan says:

    Mmmm, the smore cookies are making me hungry!

  124. Nabiha says:

    those bowl covers are so pretty!

  125. Rachel B says:

    I love picnics! Thanks for the ideas. I think the farm anatomy book looks like fun.

  126. emmmylizzzy says:

    I’ve been meaning to make one of those sprocket pillows – too cute!

  127. Jodi G. says:

    Too cute.. the Pinic Caddy. I love the basket liner with pockets . I can think of lots of uses for that.

    Thanks for another great day of ideas. Thanks for the giveaways and a chance to win.


  128. Shawna says:

    I’m loving the patchwork picnic quilt and I have to try the Graham Cracker Smores Cookies. Sounds like Heaven on earth! Thanks for a chance to win.


  129. Janelle says:

    I love the beach bag!

  130. Ginger says:

    great ideas!

  131. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    Love the alfresco bowl covers!

  132. Cindy says:

    Love the pillows!!!!

  133. Glenys says:

    Beautiful projects!

  134. Mama Lusco says:

    I like that Picnic Caddy!

  135. chibidani says:

    I can’t believe November is almost over! These posts have all been great and inspiring.

  136. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Love the beach bag!

  137. Kristie says:

    I love the spring colors in all the picnic themed pictures. It tempts me to add even more to my to-do/make list.

  138. Kristin H says:

    The sprocket pillows are great!

  139. Jessica H says:

    I love picnics. This is all super fun.

  140. Deidre says:

    Love those pillows! Thanks for the chance to win!

  141. April says:

    I love the cushions! Thanks!

  142. Cindi says:

    Wow! Love everything you put together for picnics. What fun!

  143. kate C. says:

    cool ideas !

  144. Cal says:

    Dreaming of picnics too! Love the believe banner too!

  145. Christie S. says:

    Really cute ideas. Love the pretty picnic caddy.

  146. Andrea says:

    I LOVE the sprocket pillows! I definitely need to make some of these! And the beach tote looks great, too.

  147. JenL says:

    The Sprocket Pillows make me happy to look at! I think my girls would love them!

  148. marthaeliza says:

    I’m going to make the s’mores cookies with my daughter when my mom comes to visit for the holidays!

  149. Michelle B says:

    The picnic caddy is so clever. How much longer until summer?

  150. Jenelle says:

    The Graham Cracker Sรขโ‚ฌโ„ขmores Cookies look so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. Cherri says:

    The picnic caddy is adorable!

  152. Christina says:

    I’m drawn to the sprocket pillows but the bowl covers are practical and cute too.

  153. Brigette says:

    I like the patchwork picnic blanket.

  154. kristymn says:

    Bowl covers – genius!

  155. Summer says:

    I plan to make a picnic blanket for all my favorite families next year!

  156. Sherri S. says:

    The pillows and the bag…ah, so pretty! Thanks!

  157. Morgan says:

    So intrigued by the farm anatomy book!

  158. Emily says:

    I like the bag today. I think I have some of that fabric.

  159. Carrie says:

    I just had a picnic today with my family. Cute ideas! Love the silverware napkin!

  160. Mare says:

    The beach bag makes me long for summer.

  161. greta says:

    The picnic roll up thing is fantastic~

  162. Shannon O. says:

    I love a picnic. I would love to make myself some fun picnic things.

  163. Lorri says:

    I do love picnics! What neat ideas for new years projects! ๐Ÿ™‚

  164. MC says:

    I love all of these, thanks!

  165. Becky says:

    Thinking picnics in November is a perfect way to brighten up the Christmas gift list. These are some great ideas.

  166. Amy says:

    Love the beach bag!

  167. Marjorie Levy says:

    What cute ideas–I can’t wait till summer and picnic time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Laurie says:

    All these great ideas make me wish for warmer days. Summer is always too short!

  169. Gina says:

    I’ve admired the Sprocket Pillows since a friend of mine made them a few months ago. Just another item to add to my project list!

  170. Wren says:

    So much cute stuff today that I can’t decide what to comment on today!!

  171. Diana says:

    beautiful pillows and bag!

  172. Molly Martin says:

    Sprocket pillows would be so adorable in a kids room!

  173. laura reich says:

    great ideas, thank you!

  174. Amber says:

    Now I miss summer.

  175. Tong says:

    love the Alfresco Bowl Covers!

  176. Meg says:

    I love the beach bag!

  177. Julia says:

    Wow, so many beautiful things to make. I especially love the Sprocket Pillows!

  178. MarciaW says:

    I like the bowl covers. In fact, it would be fun to enjoy a picnic on a picnic quilt while eating graham cracker smores cookies and reading a book like Modern Log Cabin Quilting or the Civil War Sewing Circle.

  179. linda says:

    mmm, those Graham Cracker Sรขโ‚ฌโ„ขmores Cookies are making me drool!

  180. Sherry J says:

    my favorite is the sprocket pillows. thanks.

  181. Susan mitchell says:

    Love the sprocket pillow! I already have it bookmarked:) I also like the farm book, I always wondered how they rotate crops and how hey know what should be planted next.

  182. Elizabethdx says:

    Much as I love all the sewing projects, I have to confess that this time out I absolutely must, must, must try the recipe you’re featuring! Those S’mores cookies look amazing.

  183. Julia says:

    Picnics!! Sweet!

  184. Hannah says:

    Love the smore cookies and the picnic blanket? Picnic in front of the fire anyone?

  185. Lisa Zap says:

    Those pillows are fantastic! Love them!

  186. Chris says:

    I adore the sproket pillows – really a cute pattern.

  187. I love the cheerful picnic ideas – even tho the weather here is still decent, it’s never to early to think about next summer!

  188. lee says:

    The picnic caddy is very cute!

  189. Em says:

    So many darling ideas. Reminds me of summer as it fades fast in the distance.

  190. Nicole says:

    I love the picnic blanket tutorial!

  191. Kerry says:

    Good ideas for this summer

  192. Beth T says:

    The al fresco bowl covers are a great idea. I think I might make a batch for my SoCal sister-in-law. Thank you!

  193. beth lehman says:

    funny, the last few days it has been warm enough for picnics in va! love these books….

  194. Crystal says:

    I love the picnic caddies! Such great projects – again! Thanks so much.

  195. Rachel says:

    Brrr…the thought of a picnic makes me cold. I’ll put the idea on hold until the snow disappears ๐Ÿ˜‰

  196. Megan says:

    I’m dreaming of making a mini picnic set! Thank you!

  197. carriem says:

    Okay, those sprocket pillows were crazy cute!

  198. Debra L says:

    Now I have to make a sprocket pillow!

  199. caroline says:

    Such wonderful picnic ideas! Can’t wait till it’s picnic weather again ๐Ÿ™‚

  200. stacey says:

    love the beach bag!

  201. Sarah says:

    Amazing ideas! Can’t wait until spring for picnic time.

  202. Heidi says:

    A picnic caddy and a lunch bag would make a nice gift for someone wanting to eat healthier lunches or someone on a budget.

  203. Anna Dorothy says:

    i love picnics…can’t wait to make my own picnic quilt.

  204. I love picnics! My favorite idea today is the sprocket pillows, but all the others are great too!

  205. Christine M says:

    I love the sprocket pillows. They look great.

  206. funda62 says:

    I’m going to use the picnic caddy to take with us on field trips! That is just perfect and too cute. I have metal straws and extra silverware (including chopsticks) to include to make it even more “green”. Thank you so much for including that today!

  207. Jane S. says:

    I love the picnic caddy! They’d be such an easy thing to make, and I would use them any time we ate outside on the patio — everyone can carry their own utensils and placemat to the table. Thank you for always showing such neat things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  208. Anne says:

    Love the log cabin book. Thanks.

  209. Lizado says:

    These smore bars look too good to be true!

  210. Georgia says:

    Those sprocket pillows have my name on them!

  211. Tammy says:

    The Civil War sewing book would be fascinating.

  212. Melissa Ann says:

    Can I please have the picnic blanket! Perfect for our family.. in XXL ๐Ÿ™‚

  213. delia says:

    The picnic caddy is really cute! I would love to have these available for our outings.

  214. Gill says:

    I love the picnic caddy and the tote!

  215. mims says:

    those smore cookies look delicious

  216. Tera says:

    Pleated Tote Beach Bag is sweet!!!

  217. Jasmin says:

    What great ideas.

  218. SS Sews says:

    I’m drooling over those s’mores cookies. Yum!

  219. RobynK says:

    It’s summer in my part of the world so a great time to be making and using these items :).

  220. Brenda says:

    Love the basket liner! Would be a great gift!

  221. Rachael Spencer says:

    Love the bowl covers!

  222. Genevieve says:

    The sprocket pillow is beautiful!


  223. adriane says:

    I need a new picnic blanket! Love that pattern!

  224. Beth says:

    Sweet picnic caddy and pillows!

  225. Crystal says:

    This has made me want summer to come back. I guess I can make some of these so that its ready to go!

  226. Karen A says:

    More great ideas for my Christmas list!!

  227. Joanne says:

    Yummy S’more cookies!

  228. Laurie says:

    I wonder how many places in my house I can find to make a sprocket pillow for!

  229. Cinnamon says:

    That Farm Anatomy Book looks so interesting!

  230. Elizabeth P. says:

    I love the picnic caddy and the sprocket pillows! I might have to make some!

  231. Jennifer N says:

    So many great ideas. I wonder how I’m ever going to have time to get even a few projects done. Thanks for sharing.

  232. Lorrie says:

    The smores squares would be perfect to eat while perched on one of those sprocket pillows! Yes, indeed.

  233. Maureen says:

    Great ideas. They take my mind off winter.

  234. Sarah B says:

    Some fun ideas today. I especially love the beach bag and picnic caddy.

  235. Tabitha says:

    Perfect for dreaming of sunny days to come!

  236. Rachel says:

    Fun ideas today!

  237. eleanor says:

    Everything looks great today!

  238. Rachel B says:

    Picnics are an inexpensive luxury. Lets have more.

  239. Ooh those cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

  240. Pat Upton says:

    The pillows are great! Thanks for the tutorials!

  241. Ramona says:

    I have had the sprocket pillow bookmarked for awhile now. I should get to work on that. Lots of fun things to make.

  242. These would be perfect to have for road trips!

  243. MissMary says:

    Mmm… with highs in the 70s in Nashville, I could put these to work immediately!

  244. Brianna says:

    The picnic caddies are a great idea!

  245. Rachael says:

    wow, those s’more cookies look amazing! I’m loving these “passion for…” posts. Thanks!

  246. ElizabethL says:

    I like the Beach Bag.

  247. Liz says:

    I love everything here!

  248. Ann S says:

    love the sprocket pillows.

  249. Fabienne says:

    I have a passin for picnics, lovely!

  250. Barbara says:

    I know someone who would LOVE the Farm Anatomy book!

  251. Kami says:

    The bowl covers are a great idea!

  252. Cory says:

    Love the “Believe” Banner!

  253. As cold as it is today, these picnic ideas look so inviting! A girl can dream!!

  254. julie says:

    I love those bowl covers. What a neat idea. Better than those plastic bags I’ve been using.

  255. Tez says:

    You guys rock my socks! Thanks for such awesome ideas and potential prizes.

  256. Louby Lou says:


  257. Ella says:

    Love the books!

  258. Carla says:

    would love to have the modern log cabin quilt book!

  259. Bridget says:

    Wonderful ideas! I like the picnic caddy and pillows!

  260. SonjaVic says:

    This makes me want to get ready for spring all over again. Thanks for brightening up my day!

  261. Sandy says:

    The picnic caddies and bowl covers are great ideas!

  262. Lynn Hey says:

    Wow! Lots of things to try! Thanks:)

  263. Jocelyn says:

    What fabulous ideas! Thanks.

  264. Tiffany says:

    OOOHHHHH today’s post is ANOTHER awesome treat! I’m loving the beach bag, the blanket, the pillows, all of it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much! I can’t WAIT to get started. I’m going to have to make that beach bag for all the ladies in our family by the time we head off for our annual beach trip this year!

  265. Beth says:

    Mmmm, those cookies look yummy!

  266. Mandi says:

    I am in love with those sprocket pillows. So cute!

  267. those sprocket pillows are adorable!

  268. Timmi says:

    oh those cookies look awesome!

  269. slacker says:

    Yay! Farm Anatomy!!! Picnics were a great choice… for me to look at today! It’s snowed over 6 inches since Turkey Day & I’m sitting in my living room, legs under the kotatsu, looking at pretty picnic perfect pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

  270. Ellu says:

    The sprocket pillows would be great for use in the living-room as well – thanks for the tutorial!

  271. Jen says:

    Farm anatomy would be awesome!

  272. Sunny says:

    Oooh. Lots of good stuff today.

  273. Gretchen says:

    Love those sprocket pillows!

  274. shannon gt says:

    who doesnt love a picinic!? looking at farm anatomy and thinking I need to see more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  275. jenny says:

    oh good gravy i HAVE to get a picnic blanket made for 2012

  276. crystal says:

    cute ideas today!

  277. Deanne Johnson says:

    Great ideas and books.

  278. ellen says:

    Missing picnic days already! Love the great ideas – thanks for this wonderful blog.

  279. Ellen M. says:

    Love the picnic blanket!

  280. Heather says:

    So many of the “bag a day”s have made it to my to do list! I think this is another one!

  281. Holly says:

    Those cookies look amazing!

  282. Catherine says:

    Those sprocket pillows are AWESOME! I just got some new Christmas fabric and need to find the time to make some. ๐Ÿ™‚

  283. wendy says:

    Those are some fabulous tutorials!!

  284. Katie B says:

    Great ideas!

  285. Kim says:

    Been eying that log cabin book for a long time! Thanks for another giveaway!

  286. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 26 Thanks

  287. Carol says:

    Great ideas for picnics! Like the idea of using a vinyl tablecloth for the quilt backing!

  288. Gina F says:

    Can’t wait to make the bowl covers. Those sprocket pillows look pretty cush too!

  289. Wonderful ideas today. Thanks for all your hard work!

  290. Amanda Jordan says:

    Some day I will have to make a cheery picnic blanket:). I really like the Mister&Mouse bags!

  291. Melissa says:

    Oh boy, those smores cookies look goooooood! Love the sprocket pillows, too!

  292. Kylie C says:

    Those letterpress cards are adorable, my mother would love them

  293. Mikaela says:

    Cute sprocket pillows.

  294. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the Sprocket Pillows!

  295. A just love everything!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  296. Ashley Williams says:

    I’ve been following Cluck Cluck Sew for a while and I remember when she put up the Sprocket Pillow tutorial! I actually made one that did nooooot turn out as cute! I want to make some more though!

  297. Lindsay says:

    Ooh, I love the Mister & Mouse bags. ๐Ÿ™‚

  298. Christina G. says:

    Love the bowl covers, and sprocket pillows.

  299. Galatina says:

    With the weather outside so dismal, nice to see something summery.

  300. Erin says:

    The sprocket pillows are great, perfect for our playroom that I am making over.

  301. beth says:

    Love those sprocket pillows!

  302. Steph G. says:

    Love the beach tote!

  303. Gina S. says:

    Can’t wait to get the pillow made

  304. Courtney says:

    Those cookies look delicious!

  305. Love the sprocket pillows!

  306. Hannah says:

    Bowl covers are such a good idea. We almost never eat outside because of all the bugs, and it sounds like these would totally solve the problem!

  307. Jennyroo says:

    Awwww, picnics are a distant memory at this time of the year. We’ve already had a taste of minus 30 here in central Canada. Dreaming of warmer summer days.

  308. nrnoodle says:

    The beach bag looks like a great bag to make for my mum. I make her a bag each year and this one looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  309. Heather says:

    The picnic caddy is such a great idea!

  310. Erika says:

    I love the theme for today! Not of this season but thinking that way really opens up the gift ideas!

  311. Sarah McGrath says:

    Love the bowl covers!

  312. Anya says:

    Love the ideas! Thanks!

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