November 5 ~ Passion for Organization

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Do you love things neat and tidy? Do you strive for a little more order to your days? Do you know someone who gets a kick out of organizing?… We have great ideas for you today!

Make It

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Creative in Chicago shows you how to use jute and piping cord to make these super-simple DIY Rope Vases to organize pencils and more.
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Christina from 2 Little Hooligans shows you how to make these great Round Nesting Baskets!
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Rachel from Always a Project created these fantastic Hoopla organizers, utilizing embroidery hoops as the hanging hardware!
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Erin from Dog Under My Desk showed us here at Sew,Mama,Sew! how to make this Grocery Bag Stuff Sack in our Summer Sewing series. Keep all of those extra bags tidy in the house or on the road!
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These Fabric Storage Boxes from Make It and Love It are fairly inexpensive and easy to make, and they feature side handles and a front window for labeling.
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Lee from Freshly Pieced designed this Lego Storage Bag + Play Mat to contain all of those little pieces! It would work lots of different toys, and it’s great for travel too.

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Organizers, Gifts: Organize, Back-to-School Desk Bag, Easy Knit Book Covers, Happy Hostess Gift Box

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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Rashida from i heart linen designed this Snappy Coin Purse for SEW Timeless. We think a bunch of these would be a great help to organize cavernous bags, and they would also make nice little holiday gifts too (maybe with a small gift card tucked inside?!).

Buy It

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This 2012 12 Month Calendar from Leah Duncan is professionally printed on 100% cotton paper. She writes, “The calendar features drawings and patterns reflecting geometry and nature in shades of dark indigo, gold, coral, beige, gray, and pink. There’s a space at the bottom to write notes and when the month is over, you can trim off the month and frame the artwork or send it as a note!”

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:

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

Mix It

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Mique’s Bread in a Can from 30 Handmade Days isn’t a recipe, but you can bake your favorite bread (banana bread, anyone?!) in a can in the oven just as you would in a regular pan. We love the inspiration photo, and the idea of using a favorite paper or fabric to wrap it all up.

Print It

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Mel shares tons of envelope templates, and a great compilation of additional templates and tutorials at Mel Stampz. Use Over 100 Envelope Templates + Tutorials this holiday season!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these books!

At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials

Author: Erin Zamrzla
Publisher: Roost Books

The handmade books presented here offer creative ways for you to explore your personal styles and interests: Create a record of this year’s garden with a book made out of seed packets. Collect your favorite recipes under the protective cover of a plastic cutting mat. Make simple memo pads out of recycle bin scraps. In this collection of twenty-eight Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion books to the intricate and interesting Japanese stab-stitch bindings.

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.

The Knitter’s Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make

Author: Gwen Steege
Publisher: Storey Books

Knit a traditional gansey sweater with indigo yarn. Tour a spinning mill. Discover five ways to cast on for socks. Use steeking to make a tube into a cardigan. The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated compilation of more than 1000 experiences and adventures that knitters won’t want to miss. You’ll find unusual yarns to work with, classic techniques to master, time-honored patterns to try, innovative designers to know about, museums around the world to see, books to read, festivals and retreats to visit, and much more. Check off each item as you complete it, and move on to the next; you’ll find more than enough knitting adventures to fill a lifetime!

3-Fabric Quilts: Quick Techniques for Simple Projects (US Winners Only)

Author: Leni Levenson Wiener
Publisher: Krause Publications

Selecting fabrics and making great quilts has never been easier! In 3-Fabric Quilts, Leni Levenson Wiener gives you the tools to make twelve fantastic quilts that each require only three fabrics. With each quilt composed of geometric squares, rectangles and strips, cutting and piecing has never been so fast and simple.

Inside you’ll find:
* Advice on choosing the three fabrics, including tips on understanding color, value and print scale, making fabric shopping easier than ever.
* Illustrated instructions for twelve 3-fabric quilts, each with yardage requirements and instructions for a small and large size.
* A unique quilting template for each project, specifically designed for the quilt.
* Basic rotary cutting, piecing and finishing instructions.
* Fun, fresh, contemporary fabrics, layouts and patterns, perfect for gifts or to decorate your own home!

Deck the Halls: Quilts to Celebrate Christmas

Author: Cheryl Almgren Taylor
Publisher: That Patchwork Place

In this rich collection of Christmas patterns, you’ll find festive quilts to deck the halls— And mantels, tables, floors, and more! These projects include delightful designs for children as well, so you’ll soon have everyone dreaming of Christmas!

* Choose from 10 warm and welcoming projects for decorating or gift giving.
* Prepare for the holidays with wall quilts, table toppers, a tree skirt, a mantel quilt, and stockings.
* Create pieced and appliquéd projects that include floral appliqué motifs such as poinsettias and mistletoe.

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

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3 ~ Passion for Clothes
2 ~ Passion for Play
1 ~ Passion for Accessories

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350 Responses to November 5 ~ Passion for Organization

  1. Catherine says:

    I’m trying to get a passion for organization. ;) Love the hoopla organizers!

  2. Jon Bailie says:

    I enjoy it when folks come together and share opinions, great blog, keep it up.

  3. Lindsay says:

    Can’t wait to make the lego bag for my son!

  4. Amanda says:

    Those hoopla organizers are soo cool and so easy!

  5. Jayme says:

    I can’t wait to make a lego bag!!

  6. Jenn says:

    I love the round baskets and the fabric basket – cute!

  7. Jodie says:

    Thanks for all the links! Plenty of inspiration here, as usual!

  8. Libby says:

    Wonderful ideas! The lego mat is genius! What mom wouldn’t like such an easy way to clean up legos?

  9. I love the idea of baking a bread in a can! And the fabric boxes, the lego bag.. nice!

  10. Kelly Irene says:

    I can see so many uses for the hoopla baskets! Great tutorials.

  11. Genevieve says:

    I’ve always wanted to make fabric boxes!

    Gen

  12. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    That countdown calendar book looks really great!

  13. Erin says:

    organizing is my bag! Love the tips….

  14. jenn says:

    fun fun fun… i can’t believe i’m already so far behind with the november posts. I’m catching up, keep em coming!!

  15. Steph G. says:

    The Lego bag is a great idea.

  16. Sarah B says:

    love the baskets!

  17. wendy says:

    yet more fantastic ideas. I love trying to get myself organised – not that it ever works!

  18. Joanne says:

    Love the lego mat / bag – super cool idea!

  19. Celeste says:

    Off to check out that fabric box tute right now…

  20. alli b says:

    So clever using the embroidery hoop!

  21. Betsy says:

    Lego play mat!

  22. Jessica says:

    I need to make this rope vase now!

  23. Paige says:

    The Hoopla organizers are fantastic!

  24. Alli says:

    I love so many of these tutorials!

  25. Jenn Lee says:

    Those rope vases are so stinking cute!

  26. Kim T. says:

    ooooh. so exciting!

  27. Seanna Lea says:

    The lego bag looks like such a great idea for so many of my friends and their kids!

  28. How ironic that the organization tutes were posted are my birthday. Are you trying to tell me something?? ;)

  29. Crystal says:

    I love the countdown calendar book, wow. And the fantastic nesting baskets, fun!

  30. Brigette says:

    I really want to make a playmat sometime.

  31. Susan says:

    So many projects…only one sewing machine!

  32. marcia says:

    SewMamaSew consistently inspires me with ideas for projects and gifts, as well as helping me learn ways to work with texture and color. Thanks for all the tutorials which I eagerly study for new gift and project ideas!

  33. Pat Kelley says:

    I have the fabric boxes and snappy coin purse on my “to do” list. Can’t wait to make them.

  34. Jackie Njeri says:

    I love the project with the embroidery hoops. And the knitting book is my favorite.

  35. Larissa says:

    These tutorials are right up my alley! Can’t wait to give them a go! :-)

  36. Sarah says:

    Lovely ideas!

  37. […] November 5 Winners: At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials: Roberta Countdown Calendars: 24 Stitched Projects to Celebrate Any Date: Natalie The Knitter’s Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make: Meagan (walker) 3-Fabric Quilts: Quick Techniques for Simple Projects (US Winners Only): Robin Deck the Halls: Quilts to Celebrate Christmas: Tina This entry was posted on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 at 11:45 pm and is filed under Contests & Giveaways. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. […]

  38. Sandy says:

    I love the bread in a can idea!

  39. Crystal Turner says:

    oh to be organized…..

  40. Katina says:

    Came for the Hoopla and stayed for the Bread in a Can!! Love it!!

  41. Laura says:

    Love the nesting baskets!!!

  42. Cinnamon says:

    This is my favorite day so far. I think you can never have enough nesting baskets and other organizational containers! Especially if they’re made in your favorite fabric.

  43. Shawna says:

    definitely need to try my hand at the coin purses and the storage boxes! Thanks!

  44. Tina L. says:

    Love the storage and organizing ideas

  45. Ginger says:

    love the ideas.

  46. Shawna says:

    Who can’t use some clever storage ideas? I’d love to make the Lego Cleanup Bag. My nephew is only one year old so that still gives me some time. So many great books! Thanks for the chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  47. Amy says:

    I always love storage. I have wanted to make the baskets from make and love it but now I want to make the round ones too. Sooo cute!

  48. Wren says:

    I think that Lego bag could work for Matchbox cars, Barbies, even as a lunch bag so that you could sit on the grass in the park during your lunch hour!! Maybe in a baby print to give a baby a place for tummy time when away from home. Maybe put a few toys inside. So many ideas!

  49. Lyanna L. says:

    I love lee’s pattern for the lego playmat. I will need to make one of these for my nieces and nephews.

  50. Lisa says:

    I think my son needs the lego organizer.

  51. Jodi G. says:

    This is what I need. hehe. Ways to get myself and my family organized! I love the hanging baskets, too cute. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  52. Mom C says:

    I’m a sucker for storage baskets. I like the hoopla ones esp. The giveaway books look grest too.

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  54. Megan says:

    ooo! love the nesting baskets and the hoopla!

  55. Jeannie D says:

    I am “de-cluttering” so this is the perfect giveaway for me! Love all the handmade storage…must try!

  56. Jill B says:

    I love the hoopla storage baskets!

  57. Margaux says:

    I am in love with the play at/lego organizer, I will be wiping up a few for Christmas, this would have saved my dad’s feet, there was a always a Lego left behind waiting for him to step on.

  58. Amber says:

    I need some help in the organization department so I home that some of my crafty friends sew me up some project bags and nesting baskets. I’ll have to email them the link to this page as a subtle hint.

  59. Morgan says:

    The hooplas are cute! And I am a sucker for any sort of fabric box.

  60. Stacy says:

    Love the round nesting baskets!

  61. Jennifer says:

    I love the fabric storage boxes!

  62. Andrea says:

    I love the little snap purses. Super cute.

  63. MarciaW says:

    Wonderful organizers – like the fabric baskets and Lego container.

  64. CathyC says:

    Love the coin purses, great for boys in the right fabric of course!

  65. Theresa says:

    I love these ideas.

  66. Definitely pinning that hoopla tutorial — very cool idea!

  67. craftytammie says:

    i’ve been thinking of making some baskets for my scraps – those round ones are great!

  68. Cory says:

    I need to make those Fabric Storage Boxes badly!!

  69. Susan says:

    Too many good ideas!!

  70. Gill says:

    Some great ideas! I love Rashida’s snappy coin purses!

  71. Nina says:

    Love those round nesting boxes!

  72. Marci Girl says:

    More great tutorials!

  73. Vickie says:

    I am in love with the hanging “hooplas.” I am starting NOW on them, and hoping to put them all over the kids room!

  74. Galatina says:

    how amazing is the bread in a can!?

  75. susan mzf says:

    those round nesting boxes are terrific!

  76. Liz Devens says:

    Countdown calenders are the sweetest things. I’m currently working on an advent for my girls.

  77. Eva says:

    I love those Hoopla organizers!

  78. Natalija says:

    Those little purses are really darling.

  79. Ann S says:

    I love the lego mat organizer, what a great idea!

  80. Heidi says:

    Now I know what to do with all those embroidery hoops!

  81. Lee says:

    I love the fabric basket! cool organization ideas. thanks.

  82. Michelle W says:

    Definitely loving the round nesting baskets! I’ve got those bookmarked…

  83. Chris says:

    Thanks for the organization ideas!

  84. Cat says:

    i love the enveloppes ! thanks !

  85. Lindsay says:

    I like the idea of the three fabric quilts book. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with patterns when I only use a few different fabrics.

  86. Elizabeth says:

    So many great organizer ideas, not just for presents!

  87. Cayce says:

    Oooh, good ones! I think my larger scrap pile is calling out to be made into some coin purses. Thanks for the great tutorials!

  88. Rachel says:

    I definitely need to make some of those storage boxes!

  89. Whitner says:

    Those fabric storage boxes are perfect for my in-progress sewing room clean-up. I think it will be time well spent, and much better looking than the cardboard boxes I am currently using!

  90. Silvia says:

    Perfect ideas to get organized!! Love them! :)

  91. adriane says:

    Love those organizers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  92. rp says:

    I like the Lego bag!

  93. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    great ideas!

  94. Oh my gosh I never thought of making my own fabric boxes! So cool!

  95. Mandi says:

    We need that Lego storage bag in our house!

  96. Amanda says:

    hehe…I think I already had all of those planned. Great projects!!

  97. SmilynStef says:

    Love the storage bag for grocery bags … pretty & functional.

  98. Char says:

    I love the coin purses & the bag!

  99. Ingrid says:

    The Knitter’s Life List – what a great idea! How about the Sewist’s Life List? The Gardener’s Life List? The Baker’s Life List? I see a lot of list-making in my future!

  100. Dorothy says:

    Can I love it all? Because I do. I surely do!

  101. Syd says:

    I love all of these projects! It’s great to see a book on knitting!

  102. ellen says:

    I love the embroidery hoop organizers. Too cute for any room!

  103. Cary says:

    The Lego bag is a great idea. When my boys were young, I kept a sheet in the lego tub to spread on the floor. This would make clean-up even easier.

  104. Kayli S says:

    So many great ideas. The Lego bag, the grocery bag holder, even the bread in a can! I’m gonna be a busy crafter this month.

  105. elsa says:

    all the projects look great ~ especially like the Hoopla and the Snappy Coin Purse.

  106. Molly Martin says:

    Yes! I needed that envelope template! Thanks!

  107. bess says:

    i really need to make some of those fabric boxes – pronto!

  108. eleanor says:

    Hand made organizers would really make a difference in my sewing area – and they look so cute!

  109. Jane says:

    I love these storage ideas, especially the Hoopla Bags.

  110. Deb W says:

    Wow – my daughter just moved into her first apartment; and while looking thru the IKEA catalog saw their version of Hoopla and wanted some for her desk area (she’s a Kindergarten teacher) to hold all of her school supplies. Perfect look, will hold all those colored pencils, markers, etc. Thank you so much for a wonderful web/blog site.

  111. Tammy says:

    Very fun! I like the snappy coin purse!

  112. Sarah K. says:

    ‘This year is my “get organized” year. I know where I’ll be starting…

  113. Jennifer says:

    So many great ideas! I need more organization in my life.

  114. Sonja says:

    Love the Lego bag! And the round nesting baskets are so adorable!

  115. Cindy says:

    I love the organizing ideas. I constantly change how I have things organized, to find the “perfect” organization choice.
    I really like the Hoopla bags and the nesting baskets. I’m thinking about making the baskets in Christmas prints, to give as gifts.

  116. Deb Cameron says:

    Christmas is too too soon! Your inspiring list every day is causing me to have indecisiveness! I’m procrastinating and there are soooooo many beautiful things to make! I LOVE it! Thanks

  117. Aurélie says:

    Oh, how I love all those tutorials!

  118. Suzanne says:

    I really need to browse the Knitter’s List book. It sounds like a bucket list bound and ready to go.

  119. OzKnitter says:

    LOVE the hooplas!

  120. Beth T says:

    Ohmygosh. Bread in a can!!! My grandmother did that, always. Our Christmas care packages always included orange bread and date-nut bread in soup cans and coffee cans. I am going to do that this year and send some to my cousins. Thank you!!! (There aren’t enough exclamation points to show how excited I am about this!)

  121. Martina says:

    Great ieas!Thanks so much!

  122. YC says:

    An inspiring collection — the round nesting baskets are cute. Great book prize selection, too!

  123. bruinbr says:

    Love organization, but not so great with the follow through! :P Maybe those nesting boxes will help!

  124. Cynthia says:

    Love the hoopla organizers!

  125. mims says:

    great suggestions. i think i need to make those round nesting baskets pronto!

  126. Deanne Johnson says:

    Liked the fabric boxes most, but all the ideas and tutorials were great.

  127. Helena says:

    My 11 year old son just saw the lego bag and has begged me to make it for him by next week! I think he will have to wait till christmas! What a fantastic idea and I love the hoop organizers too!

  128. Mama Lusco says:

    Loving all the great ideas!

  129. brunette says:

    I’m loving the book book and the knitting book!

  130. nrnoodle says:

    I look forward to Handmade Holidays for inspiration on what to make for Christmas gifts. I love the snappy coin purses. So cute and sure to make any little girl smile.

  131. Bridget says:

    Love the “hoopla” and “grocery bag” – nice designs to play around with!

  132. Kirsten says:

    I love the hoopla organizer. Just what my daughter needs in her room!!

  133. Rebecca says:

    love the round baskets and the hoopla organizers! Very fun and creative tutorials.

  134. Cassandra J says:

    I love the 3 fabric quilt idea. That seems easy.

  135. Mikaela says:

    Love all the cute ideas!

  136. Maureen says:

    Great gift ideas. Thanks

  137. Sarah says:

    More organisation is always helpful!

  138. Lalani says:

    “Homemade Books” looks fabulous

  139. Jeni says:

    Love this series…added lots of gift ideas to my stash! :) Thanks!

  140. Pauline says:

    The hoopla organizer idea is pure genius!

  141. Kerry says:

    I love all these organizing ideas, especially the hanging bags with embroidery hoops. These will be a perfect addition to my crafting space.

  142. Jennifer says:

    Love the bags with the embroidery hoops!

  143. Allie says:

    I love baking bread in a can!

  144. Jess says:

    So many wonderful tutorials! I was going to list my favorites until I realized I was listing all of them! Thanks.

  145. Robin E. says:

    Those hoopla organizers is the most creative idea I’ve seen in a long time!

  146. Rachael Spencer says:

    I need to make a lego bag…..pure genius!

  147. beverly says:

    I love the fabric baskets. Great ideas as we try to re-organize before Christmas!
    Thanks!

  148. Lea says:

    Hoopla = what a genius idea!

  149. jess says:

    this entire post has my bff written all over it!

  150. Celia says:

    I am drooling at the prospect of the three fabric quilts book!

  151. Elaine says:

    I love the round nesting baskets. I think those would be great for so many things including one for the side of my bed for earrings and such.

  152. Eve says:

    I’d love to win the countdown calendar book! Plus, those Hoopla organizers are so great

  153. Gina says:

    I’m always interested in ways to organize my fabrics and notions. I especially like the fabric storage boxes.

  154. Stacey says:

    Love this series you all! Thanks for the inspiration.

  155. Love Rashida’s snappy little coin purses!

  156. Addy says:

    I’d love to make the fabric boxes or lego storage bag!

  157. Bianca says:

    Bread baked in a Pan! Totally going to try it out.

  158. I need all the help on can get with it come to organization. Love the hanging baskets!

  159. M Evans says:

    I wonder how much of a mess I could make with organizational projects ;)

  160. Java Jane says:

    Love the nesting baskets!

  161. Balinda says:

    Using an embroidery hoop for the hanging hardware. I love it.

  162. Jon says:

    Really dig the fabric storage box tutorial. Might be time to get my organization on!

  163. Erika says:

    ohhhh, i would love the 3 fabric quilts book.

  164. Peggie Berninger says:

    WOW is it already the 5th. Time is flying by.

  165. Christine says:

    the fabric baskets are great – and are a perfect pair with the knitting list book – a basket for each project!

  166. wendy says:

    Ooooo, I love all the fabric baskets!!!

  167. Elizabeth says:

    So excited to make some of these!

  168. Vida says:

    I love this category, beautiful organization!

  169. Christina says:

    I love that stuff sack – I need that for my knitting!

  170. Ellen M. says:

    Love the round nesting baskets. We are being spoiled with all of these great tutorials!

  171. Rebekah says:

    so many cute ideas!! i need more time to sew & craft! :)

  172. Robyn says:

    I loe those hoopla baskets fir my sewing room, and those nested ones would be a great gift!

  173. Mina says:

    i dont know what to make first

  174. Carol says:

    Great inspiration today. I am so glad that you are re-featuring these ideas.

  175. Dawn says:

    My sons need a few of those Lego storage bags for cars, Mr. Potato Head, etc.!!

  176. Jessica H says:

    I would love to get my hands on that count down calendar book!

  177. Sarah says:

    Love the fabric storage box with handles. I need to make one of these for sure.

  178. greta says:

    love the hanging baskets!

  179. Marie says:

    Bread in a can was a great link which linked to more fun. Maybe a reward while quilting. thanks!

  180. Roberta says:

    The embroidery hoops are my favorite organization idea ;}

  181. Angela B. says:

    Love the projects! And love the books you choose! So many end up on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  182. SS Sews says:

    the coin purse is my favorite.

  183. Sam says:

    Love the Hoopla and the nesting baskets, but the lego bag has moved to the top of my list.

  184. Beth says:

    Love these projects!

  185. MissMary says:

    Adorable nesting basket. Love the fresh take on a classic!

  186. Michelle says:

    What fantastic projects, as always. The embroidery hoop thing is genius!

  187. loulou says:

    Oh how I would love to win the 3-Fabric Quilts book! I just found your blog this past week and have been LOVING it!

  188. Crystal says:

    Love the hoopla project!! So many good things featured again -thank you!!

  189. Jess says:

    Ooh, a LEGO BAG?!?!? Love it!

  190. Jasmin says:

    great theme.

  191. Emilia says:

    Bread in a can! Lego s in a sack! I love this blog

  192. Norine says:

    So needed this post right now. I need pretty and organization. Thank you!

  193. Ramona says:

    I just love today’s list. I am always in need of storage ideas and these were all just wonderful!

  194. Anissa says:

    ooo yeah…’organisation’ is kinda topical living in a 80m square house with a kid! Love how you all keep coming up with new themes or fresh slants on old ones – i am constantly impressed.

  195. Kate says:

    Thanks for the great tute roundup! Those nesting round containers look great :)

  196. Cricket says:

    This is my favorite day yet! I love organizers – if only they loved me back :( The first one I’m going to try out? Hoopla. To organize all those hair pretties my girls seem to leave everywhere.

  197. Love all the bags and boxes. The Hoopla is especially cool!

  198. Meg says:

    I love the fabric storage baskets!

  199. kathyh says:

    The Snappy Coin Purses are very easy to make.

  200. Kate says:

    The fabric storage boxes are great- now I can have some that match my deco, not just what the shop is selling. Thanks

  201. Beth says:

    That handmade books book looks sooooo cool!

  202. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    I want to make the storage cube!

  203. Emily says:

    These are such cute ideas! I’m entertaining the fantasy that I would be totally organized, if I only sat down and crafted myself some fabulous bins and baskets. Ha ha ha ha ha!

  204. Carrie says:

    Oh, I’m a sucker for nesting baskets. Love them!

  205. Michelle says:

    Saw those Hooplas on Pinterest. I’m noticing I see everything first there…THEN everyone posts it on Facebook, etc. Thanks for all of the project ideas!

  206. linda says:

    I still need to make a dozen more of the fabric storage baskets – they are fabulous!

  207. Emily V says:

    The envelopes are such a great resource! I like making handmade cards, just don’t do it enough!

  208. kristel says:

    Oh, that handmade book… book looks great! I need to add that to my wishlist.

  209. Elizabeth L says:

    We definately need a lego bag and playmat at our house. All of these projects are really great. The Hoopla organizers would be really nice to have.

  210. Sandra :) says:

    The grocery bag sack would work well in different sizes for different items – I love the look of this bag – I just need to get some cord locks and figure out some measurements to make this bag bigger to hold a quilt set I just finished :D

  211. Amy says:

    What a great collection of tutorials and inspiration.

  212. Emily says:

    I like the stacking baskets. :)

  213. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  214. This theme is definitely for me! I LOOOOVE all these projects!

  215. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful surprise…so many beautiful gifts to make…but not enough time….
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia

  216. Louby Lou says:

    Another great selection of tutes!

  217. Mistyn says:

    I WILL do those nesting baskets! Too cute!

  218. Kristy says:

    Definitely making the Hoopla for my laundry room, and potentially a few other places! Thinking the corner where my girls’ play kitchen is too!

  219. Sherri S. says:

    Such cute ideas–how will I ever make them all?! Thank you!

  220. Anne says:

    These organization ideas are great! Thanks for such a great list.

  221. Amy says:

    Fantastic projects, as usual. I love the hoopla organizers, in particular. I’ll be reading all month!

  222. Wendy D. P. says:

    I may need to make one of each – those hoop bags are perfect!

  223. Mar says:

    Gift ideas galore

  224. Ballardquilter says:

    Great ideas

  225. elizabeth says:

    Love the fabric baskets!

  226. Carmen says:

    Just the posting I was waiting for!

  227. Kelsey D says:

    Everything looks so great! I always love the organizing ideas :)

  228. Gretchen says:

    I’ll be honest – I really do not possess a passion for organization. But I’m sure someone on my gift list does! Thanks for the great ideas!

  229. Jenn says:

    Baking in a can, what a fun idea!

  230. Hilary says:

    3-fabric quilts may actually inspire me to start one!

  231. Annie K says:

    I’ve had supplies stuffed into boxes and had to rummage through them every time I needed something for years. Our last child just moved out and I suddenly have a huge room all to myself; it’s a lot harder than I imagined to figure out how to arrange everything. This post was just what I needed t start getting it organized AND pretty!

  232. Laura says:

    I definitely need some of those fabric baskets for organizing my sewing room. Thanks!

  233. Kerri says:

    Love the grocery bag stuff sack!

  234. Lyndsey says:

    I am loving all of these ideas! It just makes me want to do nothing but craft all day long :-)

  235. Virginia says:

    I want the countdown calendars book. it has such cute ideas for calendars, that I want to make them all.

  236. Kendra says:

    So many great projects today! I really want to try the round nesting boxes :) Thanks so much!

  237. Kathleen says:

    That coin purse is priceless! I think I will be making these for the girls in my scout troops.

  238. coin purses! That’s definitely something I want to learn how to make. Thanks.

  239. Stacy says:

    The fabric storage boxes are awesome!

  240. Brooke says:

    Love the playmat!

  241. Marilize says:

    What a great selection of tuts :) Bookmarking the envelope templates – a handmade gift deserves a handmade card after all.

  242. Summer says:

    Oh, I love this day’s projects!!

  243. Sus says:

    Found two gifts in this post! Thanks so much!

  244. carriem says:

    I definitely have to try for those sweet books!

  245. Greenstylemom says:

    I love to organize & might have to make each of these!

  246. Alexandra O says:

    I would love to learn how to make books it’s someting I have wanted to try for a long time

  247. Sonja says:

    Love the organization projects!

  248. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    I’ve been using old spaghetti sauce jars to store my craft supplies-looks like I need to cuteness things up with some of these tutorials!

  249. Heidi Anderson says:

    Oh how I love the hoopla baskets! Brillant and beautiful! Thanks.

  250. Maureen says:

    This is the postni have been waiting for. I love all the storage ideas

  251. Nicole N. says:

    What lovely ideas! I love the fabric storage boxes and I think a lot of those are in my future.

    The bread in a can is super cute, especially for neighbors. I do want to caution people though that most all cans with a very few exceptions are lined with BPA (an endocrine interrupter) and heating it is going to make it leach even more so than usual. Eden organic and some of Trader Joe’s cans are BPA free so you may want to go that route.

  252. Rachael says:

    AHHHH!!! I want one of these books! I think I want the homemade books the most.

  253. Courtney says:

    Love those nesting baskets!

  254. monica says:

    That lego/playmat idea is awesome! Add it to the to-do list…

  255. Shannon says:

    The hoopla organizers look like a great idea!

  256. cheri says:

    I love those hoop organizers! So cute, and such a great idea!

  257. Brianna says:

    Those embroidery hoop hanging baskets are amazing. What a great idea!

  258. Jen says:

    I love all of these!

  259. EmGabs says:

    Bread in a Can. Who knew? I’ll have to try that!

  260. Becky says:

    Love the countdown calendars!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  261. Sarah B says:

    I love every one of these ideas! I have a serious passion for organization :)

  262. amy says:

    Ooh, lots of good ideas in this post! I *strive* to be neat and tidy, but I am outnumbered by the children… :-)

  263. Christy says:

    Love the Hoopla organizers. I’ve had them Pinned for a few weeks now, with the intent of making them for hats and mittens in the entryway.

  264. Jana Sterling says:

    I love the lego storage/play mat, and I know lots of kiddos that could use this…and maybe even my son’s school. Thanks!

  265. Lynnea says:

    Those hoopla baskets are ingenious! I’m thinking scrap catcher for sewists, garbage bag for cars, smaller versions as jewelry organizers. I love it. Also, the snappy coin purse would be a super gift for teachers with a nice gift card tucked in or even just a sweet note from mom and kid. Great stuff today, thanks.

  266. Beth says:

    I have never gotten into quilting, but the book “3-Fabric Quilts” sounds like just the thing to convert me!

  267. Mel says:

    Love the grocery bag stuff sack, I really need one of those! The handmade books book looks very pretty too.

  268. AnnaPK says:

    Those coin purses are super cute!

  269. Kim says:

    I need to organize- have to try the hanging hoop bags as I have no more floor space.

  270. Karen A says:

    Such great ideas. Way too many projects are making it on to my list for Christmas gifts!

  271. Maeve says:

    I’d love to win the book Three Fabric Quilts! The tutes today are so practical – and really nice for gifting! Thanks!

  272. chibidani says:

    Definitely love the Lego bag/mat. That’s a neat idea! IF I have time, I may make one before Christmas for my girls and the train set they’re getting.

  273. laura reich says:

    Oh my word, SO many great projects today! I don’t know where to start….

  274. Lisa L. says:

    Handmade Holidays always makes me with I had the ability to dedicate as much time to sewing as I dedicate to my full-time job(s). So many great ideas!

  275. Amy says:

    Love the fabric baskets!

  276. I feel like I need to get organized… so I can sew things to help get me organized! Love the inspiration.

  277. Tong says:

    I’d love to try out the rope vases, they look awesome and so rustic! And love the round nesting baskets.

  278. Carmen says:

    The *Hooplas* idea is fantastic!!

  279. Becky says:

    I need that knitters life list! :) I’m an avid knitter and always looking for new inspiration!

  280. Anne says:

    I love all the different ideas for organization! The nesting baskets are my favorite. I make some similar but they don’t nest.

  281. Colleen Gray says:

    I love it! I’m an organizer at heart and already have a place in every room for each one of these sweet little projects!
    And the bread in the can is adorable;-)

  282. Dragonfly says:

    ooo, I love those hoopla organizers. I’ve seen that idea for a laundry bag, but now that I’m seeing it in a smaller scale, I feel the need to work them into my sewing room :)

  283. kdaisy says:

    So glad I discovered your blog! I love it!

  284. Jennifer N says:

    I need an organizer for all of my printed out organizer tutorials. I love the idea of sewing and making organizers … now if I could just get to them. Thanks for sharing.

  285. Kaz says:

    Oh those round nesting baskets are awesome! Thank you so much!

  286. Adrienne says:

    I love the nesting baskets – hoping to make some soon!

  287. Michelle B says:

    Crazy. That snap purse seems like something I should already have in my life. Eeep!

  288. Kristin H says:

    I’ve recently moved and I’m still unpacking and finding homes for things, so I think I’ll be needing to make all of the projects from this batch!

  289. Beth says:

    Love those hoopla organizers. What a great idea!

  290. Renae says:

    I’d love to have that knitter’s book. And I’m going to make that lego bag for my boys for Christmas. Great ideas!

  291. Jennifer Lynch Postma says:

    Those hoopla organizers will be perfect in my sewing room. I can make myself a Christmas gift right?

  292. Anita says:

    I like the organization ides.

  293. Zoe says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my DIY vases

  294. caroline says:

    So many goodies! I love today’s Handmade Holidays category.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaways!

  295. Robyn Meza says:

    I love the Hoopla organizers! I am definitely going to have to make some of those!

  296. Meagan says:

    I want that knitter’s life list book, it looks so pretty!

  297. Anya says:

    Love all the storage ideas!! Maybe I’ll finally get organized :)

  298. Natalie says:

    I love the Lego bag/ mat idea – would be useful for so many toys!!

  299. Hannah says:

    I love the idea of bread in a can!

  300. Margaret says:

    That Lego bag is a brilliant idea! I have a little boy that would love it!

  301. sandy in california says:

    Wow–so many great ideas. I’m especially intrigued by the hoopla bags — as I’ve been collecting embroidery hoops for a while now without a thought about how to use them!

  302. Glenys says:

    Hope I can win one of those books.

  303. alison says:

    CAn’t decide which I love more the embroidery hoop organiser or the snappy coin purse!

  304. alcheme says:

    I’m sure I’ll make my own Hoopla… it’s perfect

  305. Erin says:

    That countdown calendar book looks awesome!

  306. Susan R. says:

    I love the snappy coin purse tutorial! Just perfect!

  307. Linda says:

    Liking the “bag a day”!

  308. Lisa Zap says:

    Learning to make my own envelopes will be very useful!

  309. natasha says:

    Fun stuff!

  310. Jolene says:

    I love all these organizing ideas, so fun! And, what a great book list.

  311. Wendy says:

    I need one of those fabric boxes for my car.

  312. Aneta says:

    The books look so exciting :)

  313. Amy says:

    I love organization- this is awesome!

  314. Heather says:

    My favorite today is the Lego bag! Thank you for all the fun ideas! I make sure to check every morning!!!

  315. Sharon Meek says:

    What great storage ideas. Thanks.

  316. Michelle says:

    Love the fabric storage boxes and nesting baskets…who couldn’t use a little more organization!

  317. Kay says:

    I love the idea to use embroidery hoops for the hoopla organizers! I seriously need to make some of those. And the snappy coin purse…awesome! I’ve made 2 of them already! :)

  318. sigh, you are really spoiling us with all these terrific tutes@!

  319. shelle says:

    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. I love the Handmade Holiday series, soo many new to me blogs to explore and tutorials. Today we are brainstorming for teacher gifts that an 8 yr old can make and I love the rope vases.

  320. Natalie V2 says:

    I want to play, and get organized!
    But mostly play.

  321. S White says:

    I think my to-do list just got longer!! Love the round nesting baskets, hoopla and the fabric storage boxes…..great ideas for my sewing room re-organization project.

  322. beth lehman says:

    Everyday with the great ideas??? I just keep pinning away…. saving all these great ideas for …. next weekend?? THank you sewmamasew!

  323. Amy G. says:

    What great storage ideas! Thanks!

  324. Jen says:

    Wow! I love those Hoopla storage bags. So going to do that in my daughter’s room!

  325. Holly says:

    ooh, those pencil cans are fun!

  326. oh how I wish I was neat and tidy – maybe if I go make some of these cute projects, I’ll be on my way!

  327. Michele J says:

    The bread in a can idea seems like a really cute idea to try out!

  328. Liz says:

    I really love those hoopla organizers!

  329. Tera says:

    Love the lego storage bag and the bag a day is sweet!!!!

  330. Louise says:

    Great ideas for day 5 Thanks
    I made my kids a Lego playmat (although not as pretty) and they work wonderfully, so much easier than putting bricks back into a box!

  331. Taryn says:

    The storage bag and play mat is a great idea!

  332. Sherry J says:

    wow, what awesome projects! my family is getting some of these for christmas. thanks.

  333. Mirza says:

    Love those round nesting boxes!

  334. I love to discover new blogs each day, thanks for sharing all these, it’s my favorite month here.

  335. Cameron H says:

    Another great set of ideas. I am so loving Handmade Holidays this year!

  336. Christine says:

    The rope covered cans would be a great idea for a dad, or brother, or any other guy. Thanks for the directions.

  337. Steph says:

    My son so needs the Lego playmat–there’s always Legos all over the floor at our house. (I really need to start sewing. I’m never going to complete all the great handmade gifts I want to make!)

  338. Casey C says:

    I love the Lego bag idea. Maybe I should make one and see if it helps my boys keep things clean.

  339. Angie says:

    That lego play mat is brilliant!

  340. Andrea says:

    How amazing are those envelope templates and tutorials! That is one list I know I will go back to again and again. I love handmade holidays!

  341. Rhonda S. says:

    LOVE the lego bag/playmat idea!

  342. Kim says:

    Love the Hoopla organizers! So clever!

  343. Brenda says:

    I think I pinned three of these today! I will have enough ideas to use for the next two years.

  344. Crystal says:

    Thanks again for the inspiration – I can totally see myself trying the fabric baskets and the lego tote!

  345. Lorri says:

    Inspiring post! I definitely need to get organized!

  346. Mary says:

    What wonderful ideas today! The hoop organizers are my favorite.

  347. Alethea says:

    Love the round nesting baskets! I’m tempted to make a set for my daughter’s room.

  348. Jamilee X. says:

    Lots of great ideas! :)

  349. Ms.Cleaver says:

    The hoopla organizers are so clever!

  350. Lisa 2 says:

    I need to make storage some fabric storage baskets for all my fabric scraps…

    Love the Christmas Quilt book!

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