November 20 ~ Gifts for Playful Friends

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The holidays are the perfect time to play! Add some fun to your holiday gift giving…

Make It

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We think this Tin Can Carrier from Wendi of Shiny Happy World for Sew,Mama,Sew! is so much fun!
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Make and give a set of Travel Checkers with this free PDF tutorial from Tanya Whelan of Grand Revival Design for Sew,Mama,Sew! The PDF is an excerpt from Tanya’s book, Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever.
spacer Gingermelon Dolls
This is a free Doll Pattern from Gingermelon Dolls; you can even sell these dolls if you note that you’re using a Gingermelon pattern in any written description!
spacer Matching Scraps Game
Wen from What’s Mummy Up To… shows you how to make the most of your fabric with a Matching Scraps Game!
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Sachiko’s sweet Tiny Tin Bedroom at Tea Rose Home could foster lots of creative playtime!
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We can’t resist Helen’s darling “Podge” Hedgehog Softie at Bustle & Sew. Make a few for some playful softie adventures! (Wouldn’t this be a sweet gift paired with a favorite Jan Brett book?)

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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Tote everything you need with Melissa’s Game Day Gym Bag at Sew Like My Mom. (You can even tote it to the gym after enjoying some of those holiday recipes!)

Related tutorials you might just love: I Spy Bags, Passion for Parties, Passion for Parties, Passion for Imagination, Passion for Play, Gifts for Imaginative Friends

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 Kristin’s choice Tyler’s choice

Mix It

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Nibble on Amy’s Elf’s Mix from The Nifty Foodie as you play family board games or watch your favorite holiday movie!

Print It

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You can print this Christmas Bingo Game from Simply Fresh Designs to fill vacation time with fun!

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Sewing with Oilcloth (US Winners Only)

Author: Kelly McCants
Publisher: Wiley

Sewing with Oilcloth covers sewing with the family of specialty fabrics collectively known as oilcloth. You’ll get easy-to-follow instructions, special tips and tricks needed to get the most out of these fabrics, the unique applications of each, and how to treat and care for the finished pieces. From home goods to accessories, from baby gear to outdoor decor, you’ll find oilcloth sewing projects that unlock the potential of both traditional choices and new designer prints. You’ll follow helpful, trouble-free instructions for 20 oilcloth projects like a simple tablecloth, garden apron, farmer’s market tote, baby bib, and so much more.

Sewing Home Decor (US Winners Only)

Author: Shannon Davis
Publisher: Landauer

Discover simple techniques for mastering the essential techniques of sewing with this superb guide that will have you stitching, pleating, and piping in no time. Isn’t it time you learned to sew? With just a few simple techniques under their belt – such as seams, hems, buttonholes, pleats, piping, and zips– Even a beginner can create beautiful curtains, duvet covers, chair covers, pillow cases, table runners and more, to give their home that unique personal touch. Sewing Home Decor will give readers the skill, knowledge, and confidence they need to start creating wonderful home decorations that everyone will love. Also included with this volume is a free DVD that features easy-to-follow instructions for essential techniques, as well as 20 original projects to practice the techniques you’ve learned.

Landauer Publishing is a book publisher based in Iowa. They specialize in quilting, sewing and craft and hobby titles with an emphasis on technique and clear, easy to follow instruction so anyone learn the skills to make what they love.

Quilting: The Basics & Beyond (US Winners Only)

Author: Jeri Simon
Publisher: Landauer

This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know to start creating your own quilts, including a free DVD of easy-to-follow techniques. Whether you’re just starting out, or brushing up on your quilting techniques, this superbly illustrated guide is your perfect companion. Quilting: The Basics & Beyond features expert information on everything you need to know to start creating wonderful quilts straight away – from choosing fabrics, colours, and equipment to the essentials of applique, rotary cutting, and finishing. This volume also comes with a free DVD featuring dozens of techniques explained in easy-to-follow steps, and 6 original projects for you to practice your new-found skills.

Landauer Publishing is a book publisher based in Iowa. They specialize in quilting, sewing and craft and hobby titles with an emphasis on technique and clear, easy to follow instruction so anyone learn the skills to make what they love.

Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning and Stitching (US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin M. Roach
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Don’t hide that patch, make it a bold, beautiful embellishment! Repair holes with bright thread and a creative darning stitch; revive a stained shirt with fun embroidery! In Mend It Better, popular craft blogger Kristin M. Roach puts a new spin on mending by adapting traditional techniques for today’s crafty sewers. With detailed photography to show each step, she teaches a wide range of patching, darning, and repair stitches using both hand and machine sewing.

The Sewing Machine Classroom (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)

Author: Charlene Phillips
Publisher: Krause Publications

Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend— your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential.

An indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you’ll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!

See more of The Sewing Machine Classroom in the digital preview!

The Bag Making Bible: The Complete Creative Guide to Sewing Your Own Bags (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)

Author: Lisa Lam
Publisher: David & Charles

Introduces, explains and demonstrates the myriad materials, hardware, tools and techniques available to the modern crafter, including using the sewing machine. Each fully illustrated chapter ends with a unique, step-by-step project that builds the ultimate handbag wardrobe, with tips for customization. Full size patterns on a separate pull-out section mean you can get started right away! no photocopying or enlarging required.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2011 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

19 ~ Gifts for College Kids
18 ~ Gifts for Tech Lovers
17 ~ Gifts for Imaginative Friends
16 ~ Deck the Halls
15 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends
14 ~ Gifts for Babies
13 ~ Gifts for Hostesses
12 ~ Gifts for Crafters
11 ~ Gifts for Big Kids
10 ~ Gifts for Whimsical Friends
9 ~ Deck the Halls
8 ~ Gifts for Cooks
7 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers
6 ~ Gifts for Moms + Grandmas
5 ~ Gifts for Tweens + Teens
4 ~ Gifts for Organizers
3 ~ Gifts for Travelers
2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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275 Responses to November 20 ~ Gifts for Playful Friends

  1. Checkers! I was just trying to figure out how to do that today!

  2. Beth says:

    The gym bag wimakes a perfect tote for my little ballerina… With a drawstring bag for shoes. Thank you for finding this wonderful tutorial AND I’ve found another great blog to read.

  3. Laura (washington) says:


  4. Amanda says:

    elfs mix YUM!

  5. Marita H says:

    I love the Christmas Bingo game idea!

  6. Amanda says:

    The gingermelon doll is so cute!!

  7. Tamie says:

    Love all these ideas. I need to get started.

  8. Johanna says:

    The tiny tin bedroom is so cute!!

  9. Lindsay says:

    So many cute ideas today, I love them all.

  10. Lori says:

    Those hedgehogs make me smile. Love Beth’s fabric choice, too.
    PS. Thanks for the tip on the sewing with oilcloth book…always wanted to try this! Now, maybe I will πŸ™‚

  11. Amy says:

    That Gym bag is pretty cool.

  12. Danijela says:

    The bag making bible sounds interesting,lovely title.Love the doll in tin,clever idea,I will make something similar,thanks for sharing.

  13. Kristy says:

    Those hedgehogs are adorable!

  14. Deb Cameron says:

    I looooovvvve those dolls from Gingermelon!!!!!

  15. Mandi says:

    Travel games are great – I like the Checkers!

  16. Jennifer in MA says:

    I don’t have a favorite today. I love them all! Thanks for sharing.

  17. brenda says:

    Love the dolls and the checkers game;

  18. Sewing Dervish says:

    Hedgehogs! I just fainted.

  19. Love those hedgies πŸ™‚

  20. MarciaW. FL says:

    Pdge the Hedgehog and the Gingermelon dolls are so very cute. Now, need to jumo over and download some patterns.

  21. alison (Ontario, Canada) says:

    Such cute ideas!

  22. Karen says:

    Those hedgies are too cute!

  23. Julianne Ross says:

    So cute! These would make fun gifts to give kids!

  24. Jeannie D says:

    Oh I’m in love!….with those Hedgehogs! And the Elf Mix looks yummy!

  25. Sarah B says:

    Super cute!

  26. Morgan says:

    Oh I can just picture a little girl loving that tiny tin bedroom, how cute!

  27. missmoozie in CA says:

    Ahhh the Tiny Tin Bedroom and the Hedgehogs are too cute! Thank you for all the giveaways!


  28. Stacy says:

    A lot of great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Whitney says:

    That book about sewing with oil cloth looks interesting! But again, I want them all πŸ™‚

  30. Amy in TX says:

    Such a cute gym bag!

  31. Martha says:

    The tin can carrier is awesome. I’m making the snake, too.

  32. pam in IA says:

    Tiny Tin BedrooM! OOh so sweet!

  33. consuelo says:

    I really loved the Tiny Tin Bedroom!

  34. M.F.Peterson says:

    Hedgehog Stuffie!!!

  35. Tera says:

    Love the matching scraps game!!! : )

  36. TriMama says:

    Love the idea of a book about mending. Maybe reading about it would get me more enthused to actually do it.

  37. Allison C says:

    That hedgie is so cute!

  38. Denise says:

    Luv it ALL:)

  39. Kimberly F says:

    The Tiny Tin Bedroom is so sweet!

  40. Amber says:

    Oh! I love so many of the ideas on this page!

  41. Carrie P. says:

    such cute ideas especially the memory game. great way to use up scraps.

  42. Erika says:

    I have the bag making bible. its a great book

  43. carriem says:

    What a lot of fun prizes!

  44. Sandy says:

    I’m making the tiny tin bedroom and the matching scraps game today. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Kristina says:

    I don’t have any girls, but those dolls are adorable.

  46. Teri Stich says:

    Oh my I have decided this site is Dangerous!! How do I choose which to do first? Hmmm maybe the checkers???? Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Teri in NJ

  47. Sara says:

    Suoer cute hedgie!

  48. Mel in WV says:

    I love these projects, the lovely gingermelon dolls are so sweet.

  49. Jill from NE says:

    Great projects!

  50. elsa says:

    Loving that Tiny Tin Bedroom ~ it is too sweet!

  51. Mary Beth says:

    The matching game just went on my to-do list.

  52. sara says:

    Definately make the matching game for my niece, soooo cute!

  53. Gina says:

    oh, the dolls! i must make one!

  54. Julia says:

    All so lovely! There just isn’t enough time to sew all the beautiful things <3

  55. beth says:

    Oh I love those hedgehogs!

  56. Jess says:

    I see some hedgie sewing in my future! (As a hedgehog owner, I looooooove anything related to hedgies!)

  57. Brigette says:

    The matching scrap game and the tin can carrier look great!

  58. Rohaise says:

    I love these, especially the doll pattern. So much to make and so little time to make it in!!

  59. Laurie K-G says:

    I have always loved hedgehogs! Do we even have them here in the US? I would make the stuffed one for myself.

  60. julis says:

    the tiny bedroom is so sweet and easy to carry around also..great!

  61. Anne Rita says:

    Thanks for the series! Love the bag, I hope to win the bag-making bible πŸ™‚

  62. Maike says:

    I love that bag making bible! That is now on my wish list for Santa!

  63. deborah b. in AZ says:

    oh my gosh. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING! so perfect!!!!

  64. Amy says:

    The hedgehog softies are adorable!

  65. Emily says:

    Lovely list, wish I had time to make them all!

  66. Andrea says:

    Oh how I love checkers. Can four year olds play? Maybe it’s time to teach my oldest!

  67. Julie in CO says:

    Love the hedgehogs! “Sew sweet” πŸ˜‰

  68. Judith in Canada says:

    The matching game is adorable, and I know exactly who is going to get it–and who is going to be spending lots of time playing it with her — not that I’m complaining πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

  69. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    I love the hedgehog!!!

  70. Jen S in Ca says:

    These look fun! I like the Holiday Bingo game too.

  71. Erin says:

    That tiny tin bedroom is freaking ADORABLE!

  72. Steph says:

    Love the matching scraps game–a great handmade alternative to store-bought Memory.

  73. Laura says:

    Love these ideas!

  74. Anya says:

    The gingermelon dolls are adorable. My little niece needs one (okay, maybe two!)

  75. Robyn says:

    The scraps matching game is such a perfect, free gift to make for a little tot! Thanks for the great posts.

  76. Gina says:

    Those Gingermelon Dolls are adorable. I must find an excuse to make one (or two!).

  77. Ann says:

    Love the matching scraps idea!
    Dolls are sweet but has anyone else had trouble downloading the file? Tried two computers and it doesn’t open from the link on her page….

  78. Diana says:

    The tin can carrier is something that’s been in the back of my mind for awhile.

  79. carole says:

    I love the Game day gym bag and the tiny tin bedroom.

  80. Ramona says:

    Such cute ideas. Love the dolly and the hedgehogs.

  81. jen says:

    ee my niece needs that tiny tin bedroom – and my purse needs one to keep my daughter entertained!

  82. Lori in MD says:

    I love the tiny tin bedroom and the hedgehogs are so cute!

  83. Crystal says:

    What cute treasures today! Love the hedgehog family. Thanks for sharing with international commenters today.

    Crystal in Alberta, Canada

  84. Carmen in WI says:

    Excuse me, I need to get off the computer and start sewing these wonderful ideas! LOL Thanks for the inspiration

  85. Lillibeth says:

    Good ideas! The doll-in-tin especially!

  86. Eleanor says:

    Love the hedgehog and the tiny tin bedroom!

  87. Those hedgehogs are so adorable!!

  88. kathyh says:

    Love the tiny bedroom idea. Alas, it will have to wait until next year as I bought the great-nieces hand=crocheted puppets at the local bazaar.

  89. I’d love the oilcloth book! All the links are just adorable!

  90. Natalie says:

    That chess set is lovely!

  91. Lynn H. says:

    Those dolls and checkers are added to my “make it” list. You are showing so many fun ideas my list is getting longer! Love the quilt and the mending books. Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials.

  92. susan mzf says:

    oooooh hedgies – I’m squealing with delight!

  93. Wendy says:

    Love the Game Day Gym Bag. I love to sew bags!

  94. I canNOT get over the little hedgie, or the travel checkers, or the match-scrap game… or…. They are ALL so cute!

  95. Renee in MD says:

    So many great ideas. I love the gingermelon dolls, the tiny tin bedroom is adorable, and the matching game tiles are a great way to use up fabric.

  96. amber says:

    the gym bag looks great. maybe it would inspire me to go to the gym more often.

  97. Natétoile says:

    Thank you for all those great ideas, i love that scraps matching game !

  98. Elizabeth says:

    The hedgehogs are so cute!

  99. Tawny in CA says:

    The memory game using scraps is genius. Simple and totally awesome.

  100. Hueisei says:

    The checker board is such a great ideas!

  101. Sallie says:

    from TX

  102. Sallie says:

    Love the hedgehogs and checkers game! Thanks!

  103. Alissa B says:

    Thanks for this series – I love all the ideas and the giveaways are a fun added bonus!

  104. Eryn says:

    Wow. What beautiful toys! I love the doll in a tin and the sewn memory game.

  105. Christina says:

    So many cute ideas, which one to make first?

  106. Jo says:

    I have a bag making addiction! The Bag Making Bible would be fantastic.
    Your Holiday posts (along side your regular ones!) are great.
    Thanks for the offers.

  107. Andrea says:

    I love, love, love those hedgehogs! And yes, they would be a perfect companion to a Jan Brett book!

  108. Aww, I love the tiny bedroom! And the hedgehogs! Great batch of ideas again!

  109. Barb Colvin says:

    The Tin Can Carrier would also work well for holding a ball or two of yarn while crocheting or knitting your latest project.

  110. Fenna says:

    hedgehogs are super cute!!! the bag making bible looks like a fun book!

  111. April says:

    Thanks! I need a new tote bag, and I like that pattern.

  112. Hashi says:

    Lots of great ideas today.

  113. Robynn says:

    That hedgehog is adorable

  114. I LOVE the gym bag!

  115. Irenoski88 says:

    Thank youmfor the great tutorials and the lovely gifts!

  116. Nichole says:

    The hedgehogs ! Too cute !! Love the game day bag too!

  117. Stephanie says:

    LOVE the tiny tin bedroom. Thanks for sharing.

  118. Teresa says:

    My kids think I can fix anything, but I’m sure I could “Mend it Better”!

  119. Cecilia says:

    I love te matching scraps game. My 2 and 3 year old granddaughters would love it.

  120. Jenn B in Florida says:

    I love the hedgehogs!! Can’t wait to make them!

  121. Gingermelon dolls! I want one for me. Thanks for putting this together for us.

  122. Fawn says:

    I really like the hedgehog softie; think I need to make one for my son. What a great idea for using scraps/scraps matching game!

  123. Sarah B. says:

    I love all of these gifts. I think I’ll need to take a couple weeks off work to make them in time for Christmas. πŸ™‚ My son would love the matching game, though, so I might have to get cracking on that one. Thanks for the great roundup.

  124. Rachel B says:

    O I love the dolly and bedroom. That is soooo wonderful.

  125. AKing says:

    LOVE the hedgehogs, so cute!

  126. Kirbee in IA says:

    Love these projects. My 2 1/2 year old would love the scraps matching game… and it’s a free project, which my poor husband would appreciate πŸ˜€

  127. Jen V in OR says:

    The dollies are lovely.

  128. Donna Baker says:

    what fun projects! love the scrap matching game a lot! Donna in Texas, please reject my first comment

  129. Donna Baker says:

    what fun projects! love the scrap matching game a lot!

  130. julie hahs says:

    Love the dolls. Have to put this on my wish list.

  131. Patty says:

    Love the doll room in the tin, the fabric matching game, hedgies and the snack mix!!

  132. Joanna says:

    Love the hedgehog and the gym bag. Cute tiny tin.

  133. SS Sews says:

    I love that peacock fabric that Tyler picked out

  134. Laura in VA says:

    These are wonderful! I love the Tiny Tin project!

  135. Angela says:

    I’m definitely going to be making those dolls for my little gal! Thank you for the link!

  136. Jayme says:

    My daughter would love the tin can or the little bedroom! I would love to learn to sew with oil cloth!

  137. delia jones says:

    I love the hedgehog softie! The traveling checkers are a perfect project for the Operation Christmas Child boxes that we will fill.

  138. Forgot to add my location (California).

  139. Dani says:

    I’m in love with the tin bedroom doll idea!

  140. Deon in CO says:

    The tiny tin project couldn’t be cuter!

  141. Jennifer N says:

    Lots of fun and wonderful ideas here. I’ve got 3 links open, waiting for further inspection. Thanks for sharing.

  142. Christina says:

    I think the Game Day bag is my favorite today!

  143. Jamie says:

    Cute memory game!

  144. Tabitha says:

    What fun!

  145. Kristin H says:

    Oh my! Those hedgehog softies are adorable!

  146. Tina says:

    I think the travel checkers is really cool.

  147. Bobby says:

    Would love that Bag Making Bible. ;0)

  148. Mel says:

    I think everyone needs a Tiny Tin Bedroom. It would make me smile everytime I saw it.

  149. Jessica F in MA says:

    love the matching game! would love to win the books!

  150. I love the Tiny Tin Bedroom…my daughter will love it!!!

  151. jennifer says:

    I would love to read the bag making bible! Sign me up for a chance at that book!

  152. KeriAnn in PA says:

    I’m the youngest in my family, so I have always loved playing games! I love the travel checkers, matching scraps, and the Christmas Bingo! I’m sure my family will love it if I go to Christmas with all of these activities to play with!

  153. Tasha says:

    Those hedgehogs are too cute!

  154. Mary says:

    The scrap matching game is really cute. I think my almost 10 year old daughter is going to make that for one of her 4H fair projects.

    Mary in MN

  155. PattyD says:

    Love those hedgehogs!

  156. Maya says:

    The matching game is a great idea.

  157. Georgia says:

    those hedgehogs are so cute!!

  158. Mom of Evil Geniuses of CO says:

    More great ideas!! Now I can’t narrow down what to make for everyone since I want to make it all LOL!

  159. I love the tiny tin bedroom!! Adorable!

  160. I’d love to win the bag making bible..!

  161. Wendy in NE says:

    Wanting to win that oilcloth book!!

  162. Wendy in VA says:

    Lots of great projects here.

  163. KeriCan says:

    The matching scraps game would be perfect for my 3 year old!

  164. Kristin in CA says:

    That hedgehog is amazing! Hope to try my hand at one, knit scarf and all.

  165. Lynne says:

    Podge the hedgehog is adorable! So is the Tiny Tin Bedroom…just the kind of thing that I would have loved as a kid (heck, I love it now!).

  166. Natalie says:

    Love the look of the teeny bedroom & the matching game πŸ™‚

  167. San in Fl says:

    *overwhelmed by the hedgehog plushoes*

  168. Melanie in AZ says:

    The hedgehogs are just too darn cute! I see an nice family of them for my daughter. πŸ™‚

  169. craftgirl83 says:

    Oh goodness, that tiny tin bedroom is adorable!

  170. Rebecca N in MO says:

    I love the books! All of them! What great ideas for projects and gifts.

  171. Gina F says:

    I love the Gingermelon dolls. I was also thinking of making a memory game–and there is a great tutorial. Thank you!

  172. Megan Panda says:

    Those dolls are super duper cute!

  173. Heather says:

    I want to make all of these! I have four children and I see at least 1 (or 2) thinks for each of them! Those hedgies are so cute and that can bag is a must make!

  174. Kristie says:

    Those hedgehogs are adorable. I love them.

  175. Courtney says:

    Love the travel checkers!

  176. Lorrie says:

    Love the scrap matching game, and the Gingermelon dolls.

  177. Kay says:

    This has to be the best group yet for me as there are so many lovely things to make that will go on my list especially the gingermelon doll and the cute hedgehog. Thanks so much for doing this.

  178. Miet says:

    Love the hedgehog softie! My daughter is totally into hedgehogs – it’s perfect!

  179. jessicac says:

    I know the perfect little girl to make the tiny tin bedroom.. cutest tiny ever!

  180. Jill in IA says:

    The hedgehogs and tin bedroom are adorable!

  181. Heather says:

    When I go to the Gingermelon Dolls site, the link for downloading the pattern does not work πŸ™

  182. Kristin says:

    The travel checkers are a great idea. I really love the hedgehogs too!

  183. Heidi Anderson says:

    The scraps memory game is so cute and I really want to snuggle up to my own podge! Thanks for the great ideas.

  184. Theresa says:

    My nephews would love the matching scraps game.

  185. Gigi in NJ says:

    All the DIY games are adorable! Can’t choose a favorite, but I think the matching scraps game will be a blast on a sewing salon! Haha

  186. Heather says:

    Those dolls are so sweet! Love the hedgehogs too!

  187. Barbara says:

    LOVE the little bedroom in a tin!

  188. Erin Palmer says:

    This is my favorite gift idea post you have done, there are so many I love this time (probably because my little girls would love them).

  189. Kerry in FL says:

    I love the hedgehogs!

  190. Amy says:

    Travel checkers is a great idea!

  191. All fabulous prizes, I would be thankful for any of them! Thank you!

  192. I love the checkerboard! (I’m in the US!)

  193. Molly Martin says:

    The dolls are darling and I have a sift spot for the hedgehogs!

  194. Love the hedgehogs!

  195. Kathi says:

    I love bags, so the making bag books looks great!

  196. Emilia in ca says:

    Second super cute hedgehogs I’ve seen on here! Thanks

  197. Liz says:

    There are some seriously cute ideas today!

  198. marthaeliza says:

    We’ve a long drive over the holidays — it’s bingo for us!

  199. stacey says:

    love the hedgehogs!

  200. mrsm says:

    Those gingermelon dolls are going on my list

  201. Mary says:

    The scrap matching game is really cute. I think my almost 10 year old daughter is going to make that for one of her 4H fair projects.

  202. Kathleen says:

    Those hedgies are too stinkin’ cute!

  203. OMG! I love ALL of these gifts!!! I wish I had time to make them all!!!

  204. Margy says:

    The hedgehogs are so cute!

  205. Tammy says:

    Love the doll pattern, the doll in a tin, and the hedgies!

  206. Stephanie says:

    LOVE it all! Thanks for the great tutorials.

  207. Trish says:

    Definitely some items I know my kids would love. Those hedgehogs are adorable!

  208. Heather79 says:

    That hedgehog is adorable! (Colorado)

  209. Jenny says:

    oh wow! i want to make, bake and do all of these ideas!

  210. Heather L says:

    Love these tutes…the tiny tin bedroom is SOO cute! (I’m in canada and any prize is great, but sewing with oilcloth and mend it better would be especially nice)

  211. Stephanie o in ct says:

    Ok seriously, 4 of these projects were things I had decided to make for Christmas and was going to start looking for patterns this morning after getting kids in the bus. Thanks for doing the work for me ;). Great books on your giveaway. The bag one and mending ones I’m thinking are needed in my home library:)

  212. Candi says:

    I am such a fan of Gingermelon’s dolls! I can see one of those dollies peeking her head out of a stocking… πŸ˜€

  213. Laurie in MA says:

    Hedgehogs! With scarves! So much potential for thrifted or reused fabric on these little guys, too.

  214. Kati says:

    I’ve been meaning to make one of those fabric matching games. They would be great birthday gifts!

  215. Debbie says:

    I love those cute hedgehogs!

  216. Holly says:

    The checkers board is so cute!

  217. Sarah says:

    I love the Hedgehogs!

  218. Rachael says:

    fun stuff! I think I might go for making the scrap matching game.

  219. Von in AR says:

    The checkers and the gym back look like fun projects.

  220. Debora Kerr says:

    I love all of today’s ideas and prizes! Thanks for these posts.

  221. Jim M in NC says:

    Of all the tutorials today, I’m really liking the gym bag one. I can think of a couple of folks who would like that or the matching accessory bag.

  222. christina says:

    My husband would love those hedgehogs — shh, don’t tell anyone he’s such a softie himself…

  223. briana says:

    Cute ideas

  224. Karen In NC says:

    Nice. I’m off to check out the checkers set right now. What a great idea for travel.

  225. The matching scraps game is so cute! Makes me wish we were still playing memory in our house. And how cool that The Bag Making Bible is on your giveaway list!? I just added that to my Christmas list.

  226. Michelle says:

    Very cute!

  227. Joanna says:

    Oh I’ve SO got to make that checkerboard!!! The Tiny Tin Bedroom is also freaking adorable!!!

  228. Becky in PA says:

    The hedgehog softie is simply adorable!!

  229. Charlotte in Ga says:

    Cute Ideas! Love the Can carrier for my lttle guy!!

  230. Kate F. says:

    Love the matching game! I wish I knew more about kids’ games… I think it might be a little hard for my cousin, who just turned 2.

  231. pauline says:

    planning to make a gingermelon doll for my niece πŸ˜€

  232. I love those softies. Perfect for really anyone.

  233. Jess says:

    So fun, I love the Checkers!!!

  234. Rachael says:

    ooh one of these would make a great birthday present for me !

  235. Holly says:

    Love the tiny bedroom!

  236. Kristen Powell says:

    I would love to make that matching game!!

  237. Heather K says:

    The matching game is awesome! I have a few little ones in mind who would love it!

  238. Ellen M. from OH says:

    I’m in love with the tiny tin bedroom and hedgehogs – I’m just a kid at heart. Can’t wait to try these!

  239. Lee says:

    I love the gym bag and the elf mix! thank you!

  240. Chris says:

    The softies from Bustle and Sew are great!

  241. Catherine says:

    My son would get a kick out of the travel checkers. Thanks for sharing another great roundup!

  242. beth says:

    That tiny tin bedroom is adorable! Have to make it!

  243. ste says:

    Once again, brilliant ideas!

  244. BreannaS in MO says:

    I love the ginger melon dolls! They are adorable.

  245. Suzanne says:

    I love the matching game and the bingo printable! Thank you.

  246. Larissa says:

    Very cute ideas….I must make some!

  247. Mandi says:

    The matching scraps game looks like a great one for my toddler.

  248. Laura in MD says:

    Those hedgehogs are so cute!

  249. Sarah says:

    Elf’s mix looks yummy!

  250. Deb Cameron says:

    Oh those Ginger Melon dolls! Sqeee

  251. I love the hedgehog!! My son has been asking for one (because a boy in a book he loves called “Cuddle” has one) and I never even thought of sewing it myself!

  252. Deb H. in PA says:

    I love the Gingermelon Dolls. Forgot to add that I live in Pennsylvania. Just printed the bingo game to play with my grands!

  253. Judy in Oregon says:

    Great ideas! I love the hedgehog softie.

  254. Deb H. says:

    I LOVE the Gingermelon dolls!

  255. Lise says:

    So many good ideas today. I love the matching scraps game, the travel checkers and the christmas bingo.

  256. Sarah McGrath says:

    I just love the tin bedroom!

  257. Prachi says:

    Dig the Gingermelon Dolls and the hedgehog softie.
    Prachi in WA.

  258. Mhairi says:

    This is a brilliant list. I need to see if Santa will bring me an extra week so I can sew them all. Along with the week I need to ensure my children are entertained and fed.
    Not much to ask really??
    Thanks for another great list, just wish I had the time to make them all.

  259. jackie in IN says:

    great ideas, love the snake in the can too funny

  260. Joan says:

    I need to make some elf mix for my grandkids but I WILL call it elf barf.

  261. Whitner says:

    Love the little dolls! And I never thought about making a matching game from fussy cut scraps, what a great idea!

  262. Wendy Crim says:

    So many great ideas. I love the tiny doll in the tin.

  263. Jasmin says:

    so inspiring.

  264. Melissa in AK says:

    Love love love these ideas!!!!! Can’t wait to try them!

  265. Erika says:

    Those dolls are pretty much the cutest thing ever!

  266. Chrissy says:

    I love the checkers game. I think that’s just the ticket for the handmade item under the tree for my son this year!

  267. Barbara says:

    I can’t wait to make one of those cute hedgehogs. Thanks for sharing.

  268. Sarah J says:

    Another batch of fabulous festive ideas… I love the fabric matching game…. With a two year old I will definitely be making this one!

  269. Tammi in OR says:

    I can’t wait to get started on the Gingerlemon doll! So adorable! So is the Tiny Tin bedroom!

  270. wendy says:

    Oh my!! So many awesome tutorials on this one! Thanks πŸ™‚

  271. Louise says:

    Lovely items especially the dolls and hedgehogs!

  272. Silvia says:

    Wow, so cute!! Love all of them! The hedgehog is lovely πŸ™‚

  273. usairdoll in CA says:

    Great ideas! I’m making some Elf Mix for sure, sounds amazing.

    Thank you and all the sponsors for the awesome giveaways and the chances to win.


  274. Alissa says:

    The bag making bible would be fabulous to own!

  275. Hashi says:

    Oh my. I want to make them all!

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