November 12 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends

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Today’s gifts are for the girls! These ideas are for your friends who check in, listen, laugh right along with you, hold you up when you’re down… Give something little (or big!) in appreciation of your friendship.

(Psst: Today’s the last day to comment to enter the Ann Kelle fabric giveaway, and don’t miss Mo’s giveaway link in her intro below.)

Today’s Guest Curator: Mo Bedell

Mo Bedell is an accomplished fabric designer and sewist. Have you sewn with Full Moon Lagoon? She’s exactly who you want as a friend… Funny, sweet, talented and kind. Today Mo is giving away fabric from her new Hothouse Flowers collection  on her blog! Mo has joined us on the blog before with some great tutorials like this Lego Tote and the Summer Reading Library Book Bag; both of these projects would make great gifts this holiday season. Have fun with all of today’s great tutorials, printables and recipes, and be sure to head over to Mo’s blog for lots of great projects and inspiration.

Make It


Fabric Portfolio + Notepad Holder
Lindsay’s Fabric Portfolio + Notepad Holder at The Cottage Mama is beautiful and practical.


Bridesmaid Kits from Menswear
These Bridesmaid Kits from Menswear by Alexis for Oh Happy Day are quick and easy to make! Mo writes, “I can’t wait to make these and put glittery nail polish and candy in them for my girlfriends!”


Wood Handle Handbag
Learn how to sew a Wood Handle Handbag with Destri at The Mother Huddle.


Dachshund Pencil Cases
Mo is making these fun Dachshund Pencil Cases by Jessica of Me Sew Crazy for WeAllSew as gifts for her friends.


Tea Time Trivet
Mo is also already hard at work on these Tea Time Trivets by Rashida of i heart linen for Art Gallery Fabrics!


Beginner Sewing Kits
These Beginner Sewing Kits from Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots are so sweet and practical!


Lipstick Case
Make a Lipstick Case (then add some lip gloss!) with this tutorial from Destri at The Mother Huddle.


Hexagon Table Runner
Cintia’s beautiful Hexagon Table Runner at My Poppet would be a really special gift for a good friend.


Sewing Tool Organizer
Do you have crafty friends? They might love this Sewing Tool Organizer from Audrey at Hot Pink Quilts.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Girlfriends, Gifts for Friends + Neighbors, Accessories

Mix It


Vegetarian Five Bean Soup Mix
Cassie’s Vegetarian Five Bean Soup Mix at Back To Her Roots is great for holiday gifts. Mo writes, “Someone gave us one of these last year and in the midst of all the cookies it was like a breath of fresh not-so-fatty and unhealthy air!”


Salty Caramel Sauce
Jen’s Salty Caramel Sauce at BettyCrockerAss also makes a great gift! Mo adds, “Oh my goodness! It’s ridiculously good and it wouldn’t be Christmas without it!”

Print It


Peace, Love and Reindeer Hugs Gift Tags
Add a little humor to your gifts with the Peace, Love and Reindeer Hugs Gift Tags from Amy at Eat Drink Chic.


Monogram Gift Tags
We love these cheery Monogram Gift Tags at Sarah Hearts.


Paper Wheel Candy Greetings
These Paper Wheel Candy Greetings by Amy for Oh Happy Day are lots of 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.

Win a 10 spool thread collection by Alison Glass from Aurifil, part of their wide variety of quality thread collections!

The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits Magazine 2013
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

From the editors of the popular special issue Jane Austen Knits comes a brand new literary inspired magazine that will take you into a magical world of knitting. Enter a world filled with transformative knits, empowering mythology and classic garments in this collection of 30+ knitting patterns inspired by the beloved characters, stories and worlds of J.K. Rowling’s popular novels.

Woolbuddies: 20 Irresistibly Simple Needle Felting Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Jackie Huang
Publisher: Chronicle Books

You can see how cute these woolbuddies are. You’re not going to believe how easy it is to make them! Tired of searching for special toys that weren’t mass-produced, former Lucasfilm animator Jackie Huang created the beloved Woolbuddy, a collection of all-natural stuffed animals that reflect his unique imaginative vision. He went on to capture fans at craft fairs, Comic-Con and specialty boutiques. Here Huang teaches readers, using just some wool and a needle, how to needle felt a wide-eyed owl, a toothy shark, a fuzzy sheep, a towering giraffe and more. With step-by-step instructions and helpful how-to photographs, crafters can create clutchable keepsakes to be instantly enjoyed and forever cherished.

Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques
(US Winners Only)

Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: STC Craft

Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch’s progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1950s sewing book Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (a Julie & Julia–esque experiment for the modern sewist). It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image and gender. An extension of the blog, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is a hardworking reference title packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization, as well as an inimitable pattern collection featuring 25 wardrobe essentials and variations inspired by vintage fashion and Gertie’s spirited, modern style.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 11: Gifts for Boys
November 10: Eco-Friendly Gifts
November 9: Advent Calendars
November 8: Gifts for Make-Believe
November 7: Gifts for Travelers
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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

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393 Responses to November 12 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends

  1. Sarah in MA says:

    The bags from the Bridesmaid kits are a great shape.

  2. Zuri In NYC says:

    These gifts are ADORABLE. I’m always thinking of what new thing I can make my friends!

  3. laura lovelace says:

    LAura in TN

    Yummy carmel sauce!

  4. Alicia in AZ says:

    When I saw that the notepad portfolio closes with a hairtie over button…can I say SO STINKIN CUTE. I wish I had a stash of miniature blocks leftover to make the cover even more fun. Maybe I could make some. Maybe. Thanks for the great ideas!!! Looking forward to the rest of them!

  5. Katy says:

    Great ideas, i dont know where to start

  6. Cindy says:

    I really like the little bridesmaids’ bags. My daughter is getting married next year and it is a great
    idea!!!

  7. ruby t--nm says:

    Trivets will be a big thing here…So many uses and this one is just too cute…

  8. Celeste in CA says:

    Wow, there is so much here I want to do right now.

  9. Sharon Ryder says:

    Love these great ideas. Thank you!

  10. Karen says:

    So many cute ideas, don’t know where to start!

  11. Alician says:

    Love the wooden handles purse. I have the handles just need to make it!

  12. Kellye A in TX says:

    Love the dachshund!! So cute!

  13. Hilary in MN says:

    love the tool case

  14. Emilee in GA says:

    Love that pencil case! Would love to win the thread!

  15. Birgit says:

    I am so going to make that lipstick case for myself! No more searching for lost lipsticks in my handbag!

  16. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    The soup mix is a great change up from the brownie mixes we often give.

  17. Robin E. in AZ says:

    That lipstick case is so cute and would be so useful too! thank you.

  18. In love the Hexagon table runner. That’s gorgeous!

  19. Melissa Allen says:

    You’ve inspired me to do more make-it gifts– I love the wool buddies!

  20. Abbi says:

    I think the sewing kits are pretty fun.

    Abbi in MN

  21. Melwyk says:

    I love nearly every single project here! Especially the pencil case, too cute.

  22. Amy in IL says:

    Love the tool holder. I need something like that for my makeup.

  23. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    the lipstick case is neat!

  24. Julie says:

    The beginner sewing kit is a great idea! P.s. I would learn to knit just for that Harry Potter knits book!

  25. Whitney M in SC says:

    Bridesmaid kits are so cute!

  26. CJ in Canada says:

    My girlfriend just started sewing, she needs one of those organizers! Yay!

  27. lipstick holder and bridesmaids kits are perfect! I am LOVING these ideas! not cheesy looking stuff, really good gift ideas!

  28. deborah b. says:

    these are all super sweet. i want to make the fabric portfolio immediately!

  29. Terri says:

    So excited me and my two best girlfriends are having a handmade gift giving this year. These are great ideas for us!!!

  30. Nicole in IN says:

    I can’t get over the cuteness of the dachsund pencil case!

  31. Patty says:

    Loving that pencil case!

  32. thanks for all of these great projects – love the tea trivet ! thanks for the chance to win the aurifil threads too – yum !

  33. Jodie in OR says:

    Love the trivet! Ready for tea with friends. :)

  34. Shannon (in MD) says:

    That lipstick case is too cute!

  35. Oo, what lovely treats and tutorials! I hope I win!

  36. Karen Seitz says:

    I have bookmarked several of these projects. Thanks for this series!

  37. Tasha in MO says:

    hexie projects are slowly but surely climbing my list of new things to try.

  38. Sandy K in MN says:

    I plan to make the Notepad Holder.

  39. Vicki H in KS says:

    The beginner sewing kit will be great for my granddaughters troop to make.

  40. ccherry in CO says:

    I’m thinking the bridesmaid kits can be turned into survival kits for co-workers.

  41. Laura in NY says:

    I love bright, colorful, hexy projects – they’re so vibrant! And those beginner sewing kits are great gift ideas – I’ve been in a sewing frenzy the last month or so and a lot of friends ask me to teach them, but for someone who just has sewing in their veins from family, I’m always a bit dumbfounded because I’m not sure anyone really ever taught *me* in the first place! I always learn by doing, and my mother and grandmother and aunts always sewed, so it was just second nature to pick it up.

  42. Beth in VA says:

    Reindeer hugs – wonderful!

  43. Valerie says:

    I’m a proud owner of one of Mo’s Christmas ornaments! Great collection here.

  44. monica in tx says:

    Lipstick cases for my stepsisters! Thanks for the idea!

  45. Charlotte says:

    That tea hot pad trivet thing would be a great gift for me to make for my mom!

  46. Jansie in Texas says:

    I am absolutely making that soup. What a lovely idea. Thanks so much!

  47. Emi in IN says:

    This post has been my fav thus far! My list of things to do before Christmas just got WAY longer.

  48. Persia in IL says:

    Very cute pencil case!

  49. Stephanie says:

    My favorite today is the dachshund pencil case. Great idea!

  50. Rachel in CO says:

    I need more hours in the day to make all these cute things!

  51. What a great roundup of projects! I love the bean soup gift too. Thanks!

  52. Sallie in TX says:

    Dachshund Pencil Cases is adorable!

  53. Cayce says:

    Love the menswear bags! I can’t wait to make some.

  54. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the giveaways! Sarah in WA

  55. Christy Dixon says:

    So many amazing ideas! I love the dachshund pencil case and it leads me to wondering how to do a boxer case! :)

  56. Jess Z in TX says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! :)

  57. Xenia says:

    My favourite project today is the Fabric Portfolio and Notepad Holder, so neat, beautiful and useful too.

  58. Judith says:

    That Salty Caramel Sauce sounds delicious. It could become a new Christmas tradition. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  59. Wow! What a great collection!

  60. Julie in IN says:

    My daughter willlove the Dachshund Pencil Case, and I will be making the candy greeting as thank you cards.

  61. Pat in Indiana says:

    I love the daschund pencil box…great teacher gift. Thank you.

  62. Pat in Indiana says:

    I love the daschund pencil box… great teacher gift. Thank you.

  63. Amanda says:

    So cute!!

  64. Beth T. In OR says:

    I can’t say which I love more–that dachshund or the thread collection!

  65. Kate in RI says:

    Girlfriends deserve the best…

  66. Erika says:

    If I make that wooden handbag, I just might keep it!

  67. Cathie D says:

    the salted caramel sounds wonderful too bad I am diabetic but maybe my friends would like it!
    Thanks for the great ideas

  68. Kelie says:

    Great line up!!! (I’m in TN)

  69. Lorrie says:

    What a great selection. Love the tea trivet and the hexagon table runner.

    Lorrie from Canada

  70. Heather says:

    Great list Mo! I love them :)

  71. Mary in MN says:

    Someone on my list will be getting a teatime trivit!

  72. Shannon in wa says:

    The lipstick case would be great for one of my friends

  73. Kristina says:

    All great ideas, and the trivet is so pretty!

  74. Andrea in California says:

    Thanks for so many great ideas. There are few I am going to make for myself.

  75. Jaia in MA says:

    Those wooden handled purses are the best! My sisters would love them.

  76. Norma Weeks says:

    I see so many comments about the darling Dachshund pencil case I’m seriously tempted – but since my husband is English and we love our cups of tea, the trivet has to be my first choice. I love all the ideas, thanks so much.

  77. Gill says:

    So many wonderful gift ideas!

  78. Mary in MN says:

    I like the beginning sew kit in the mason jar and also the sewing kit travel case. Very practical gifts.

  79. Mary Ann in SC says:

    Fun ideas! The hexies are gorgeous.

  80. kim t. in wa says:

    lovely!

  81. Kristin H says:

    Lots of great ideas today! I particularly like the tea trivet and the sewing tool organizer. I think I might need to make both of those for myself!

  82. elsa says:

    Such a lot of wonderful ideas ~ thanks for all the projects!

  83. Kristin in WA says:

    I love the handbag with the wood handle!

  84. mailergoat in DC says:

    A great giveaway day — thank you!

  85. Serena in CA says:

    Oh my goodness, the Dachshund Pencil Cases!!!

  86. Suze in CO says:

    The hexagon table runner looks like a fun project! Thanks!

  87. Claudia in CA says:

    Thanks for the gift ideas. I like the sewing kit.

  88. Ooh! Caramel sauce! And I love that sewing tools organizer… a gift for MYSELF after I get my holiday sewing done : )

    (in Maine)

  89. Gia says:

    So many wonderful things to follow upp and make -as always!

    Great giveaways too!

  90. Amy in CA says:

    I love those portfolios! Super cute!

  91. Brooke in SC says:

    I want to make that sewing tool organizer for myself!

  92. Angela in TX says:

    Great ideas!

  93. jenny in IN says:

    checking out that tutorial for the sewing kit right now!!

  94. Deb in MN says:

    Ideas for small gifts are always welcome – thanks!

  95. I would love to make these for my special girlfriends.

    thanks, Jam

  96. kris says:

    Great…from Nebraska!

  97. Kelly says:

    Lots of great ideas! Now, the hard part. . . which to make first?

  98. Cat B in MD says:

    Love the sewing tool organizer… would it be wrong to make one for me too:)

  99. Sarah says:

    Great! Sarah from Maine!

  100. Sonja says:

    The lipstick holder is awesome and my youngest will love the dachshund pencil case!
    ~Sonja from AL

  101. Franny in PA says:

    Such great ideas!

  102. Sonja says:

    Ah, that lipstick holder! and the dachshund pencil case!

  103. Beth in Michigan says:

    I need to make every single one of these! At LEAST once!

  104. Jennifer in NC says:

    The daschund pencil holder is cute and clever. My daughter will love it!

  105. Eleanor in NC says:

    That dachshund pencil case is adorable!

  106. The fabric portfolio and notebook covers look so nice! Of course that dachshund pencil case steals the show!

  107. Peggy Jebavy says:

    Love the cute gift ideas! I have been working furiously on ones for my family and friends. I see a couple here I may have to try! Thanks for sharing!

  108. Nancy in GA says:

    I like the wooden handle hand bag!

  109. Kristy says:

    Some wonderful ideas

  110. Rosemary says:

    Some lovely ideas there — love the lipstick case

  111. missmoozie in ca says:

    Wonderful ideas! Love the lipstick case and the wood handle purse, lovely! Great giveaway of Allison Glass Aurfil Thread Collection, Amazing! Great giveaway, Thank You!

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  112. Pamela Dungar says:

    I can see several things to make, maybe to keep. Inspiration just when it is needed. My friends will be happy bunnies this year.

  113. Carol in CA says:

    These are some good ideas – I like the tea pot trivet!

  114. Kari in WA says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  115. usairdoll in ca says:

    Love the daschund pencil case! It’s now on my must sew list! Great gift ideas!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  116. Teje says:

    Great ideas and beautiful gifts!

  117. LynAnne Smucker says:

    love the ideas for great sewn gifts and liked how they linked to all these fantastic blogs.

  118. Judy in OR says:

    I love all of the ideas and definitely will be making some of these. My favorite is the lipstick case.

  119. Heather in VA says:

    Love this post. Many of my friends sew and these make great gifts.

  120. Elyse in IL says:

    I love the Vegetarian Five Bean Soup Mix. What a great idea!

  121. Jayne - Tennessee says:

    Oh my! I need some more girlfriends! I want to make all these gifts!

  122. Ah, the sewing kit is quite cute!

  123. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Lots of lovely ideas. My daughter wants to know more about the Wool Buddies book. I think she’s added half a dozen books to her wishlist, looking at all the prizes being offered. Thank you for sharing lots of projects, printables, recipes, books and more. This is my favorite series every year.

  124. Rebecca says:

    Weiner dog pencil case!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. Mama Lusco says:

    Great ideas! Love the hex tablerunner :)

  126. Lisamarie in CT says:

    I really like the tea time trivet and the sewing kit.

  127. Lucy in TX says:

    So many great gift ideas, it’s hard to choose. I think I’ll star with the notepad holder/portfolio though. Keep the great posts coming!

  128. Sammie E-B says:

    I think I’m definitely going to be needing to make some of those sewing organisers!! Awesome idea! :-)

  129. kathyh in OR says:

    Another great collection of gift ideas.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  130. Tamie says:

    Another outstanding collection of gifts and prizes.

  131. Megan in GA says:

    All of these are great ideas!

  132. Lynn H says:

    Really like the lipstick and pencil cases and the tool wrap. Thanks for the fun tutorials. I enjoyed discovering several new blogs.

  133. Kathy in Pa. says:

    Great ideas for gifts for friends.

  134. Pamela (OR) says:

    Love the sewing tool organizer!

  135. Cynthia T. says:

    What great timing. I need to give 11 ladies in our Quilting Bee gifts. You posted several that would be great. Thanks!

  136. Candi in MI says:

    I just adore that little dachshund pencil case! I have a few ladies that will also love that lip gloss/lipstick case. Thank you so much for all the great ideas! Can’t wait for the rest of the series.

  137. Jennifer in MA says:

    So many great ideas! I don’t know where to start!!

  138. Diane in NM says:

    Lots of fun projects! Thanks.

  139. Maddy in TX says:

    Must have ALL THE THINGS! But really…

  140. Jody says:

    OMG — my daughter would flip over the Unofficial Harry Potter Knitting!! Cute ideas all around. Thanks.

  141. Yan in Texas says:

    Last day??!! I haven’t won anything yet! LOL

  142. SamanthaRI says:

    That table runner is gorgeous!

  143. Melissa in NM says:

    I know that I will be making the salty carmel sauce this weekend.

  144. Barb B in BC says:

    wow that doggy pencil case is so sweet!

  145. Claire in CA says:

    The fabric portfolio is just so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  146. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Love that little dachshund bag and the salted caramel sauce sounds divine! May have to make a batch or two of it!

  147. Jennifer in NY says:

    Keep the great ideas coming!!

  148. Stacy in WI says:

    The lipstick case is such a great idea for a gift!

  149. Janet in Canada says:

    Love the lipstick case…

  150. Debbie says:

    Cute gifts, but really liked the downloadable gift tags.

  151. Bethany in WA says:

    I want to try the salted caramel sauce!

  152. These are so fun! The dachshund case is my favorite!

  153. VickiT says:

    Wow! I have to say this is my most favorite day so far. I love every single one of these tutorials. Awesome gifts to make. Thank you so much.

  154. Emily says:

    I love these ideas! And that Aurifil set is to die for!

  155. Joy in TX says:

    Great gift ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  156. Joy in TX says:

    Wonderful gift ideas! Thank you!

  157. Mandi in CO says:

    Five Bean Soup mix just might be my go-to gift for friends this year!

  158. Tricia in MA says:

    Love the bridesmaid kits.

  159. What great ideas! Thanks :)

  160. Amy in FL says:

    I think that pencil case would work great for a friend — or a child.

  161. Kathryn in VA says:

    Love the hexagon table runner, but I need it for myself.

  162. Laura in OR says:

    I keep looking at my fabric scraps and thinking “hexagons!” I love that table runner!

  163. Natasha says:

    From CA…I love that doxie pencil pouch. It’s very cute!

  164. Cricket says:

    A littl bag made of old menswear tweed? Love that! Of course, if I may say, girlfriends are always the easiest ones to make for ;)
    Cricket in ME

  165. Kylie C in OR says:

    Another great round-up! Thank you.

  166. Whitner says:

    Fun, fun, fun!y

  167. Mina says:

    I so need to make that sewing tool organizer!

  168. Lydia in WA says:

    These are great gifts…and then you can top them off with reindeer hugs! What’s not to like about that!

  169. Vanessa says:

    Love the trivet, it’ll be perfect for thanksgiving!

  170. Bess in UT says:

    That pencil case is so freaking adorable. I think I am going to have to give it a go!

  171. Kristin in VA says:

    Ooh this one has the best prizes! I love the lipstick case…perfect size to throw in your purse!

  172. Jim in NC says:

    Another great set of projects, some that look like I could whip up in an afternoon. There are so many choices for holiday gifts here!

  173. Diane in AZ says:

    I have a niece that the beginner sewing kit would be perfect for…..

  174. Debbie says:

    Cute gift ideas. Love them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

  175. Love the pieced hexagon table runner. Not sure I have time to finish one before the holidays ;)

  176. Becky in FL says:

    Every one of these gift suggestions has me thinking of a certain friend. Even the bean soup (haha). Some great ideas, thanks!

  177. Meg in OR says:

    Love the hexigon table runner!

  178. Kara in OR says:

    Everyone in the worlds needs a wiener dog pencil case.

  179. julie says:

    Your timing couldn’t have been better, o’t to a girls weekend in a couple of days. Thanks for the suggestions!

  180. janet in nj says:

    wonderful tutorials. I cant wait to make the note books

  181. Stacia in TN says:

    I love the menswear bags for bridesmaids! Such a great idea!

  182. cinti says:

    Thanks for sharing my rainbow table runner with your readers ;)
    x cinti

  183. Ellen from OH says:

    All fabulous gift ideas. I love the Bridesmaid pouches! Thanks for the inspiration!

  184. Virginia in Florida says:

    Great ideas, can’t wait to get started at some of them, fun to see the ones with menswear fabric, something different and will wear well.

  185. Elli in Wisconsin says:

    Oooh! Salty Caramel Sauce, do I ‘have’ to give it away when I make it???

  186. Mary H in CO says:

    Can’t wait to make the caramel sauce.

  187. Beth B. says:

    I must make that dachshund case for my mom! ~Beth from IN

  188. Barbara from Fl says:

    Love the lipstick case.

  189. D says:

    Have to make the dachshund case and print out the reindeer tags. Thanks!

  190. Shawn J (MI) says:

    More fun stuff yay!!!!!

  191. Allison in MA says:

    I like the sewing tool organizer!

  192. Katrina in AZ says:

    Wow, love the lipstick case and the reindeer tags!

  193. Jan says:

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  194. Sarah says:

    The notebook covers are so pretty.

  195. Colette says:

    Great projects once again.

  196. Jenn J in OR says:

    The trivet is a perfect project for my scraps.

  197. Beth in MI says:

    Love the table runner and the sewing organizer!

  198. Ramona M. from MI says:

    So many fun things today. Love the lipstick holder to put in cosmetic cases I am making. Plan on making the soup mix for co-workers.

  199. Heidi says:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  200. Anya says:

    I really like the look of the fabric covered portfolios. Thanks!

  201. Jane S. in OR says:

    I love the hexagon table runner! All those colors make me happy. :)

  202. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    The hexagon table runner is gorgeous! I’m working on a hex quilt right now so I know how much work went into that, it would have to be a really good friend, lol!

  203. Margo in WA says:

    That beginner sewing kit is very cute and a great gift idea!

  204. Sherry in MA says:

    Perfect timing! I need to get going on holiday gifts and these are great ideas- thanks!

  205. Sherry in MA says:

    Perfect timing! I need to get moving on holiday gifts, and this has given me some great ideas. thanks so much!

  206. Dana in MA says:

    Several great ideas – thanks!

  207. Sherry Greene-Starr says:

    Perfect timing! I need to start my holiday gifts really soon! Wonderful ideas thank you!

  208. Lindsay says:

    Love these ideas!

  209. Cynthia says:

    Love the wiener dog pencil case!

  210. Heather in KS says:

    I love the sewing tool organizer! Thanks for the fun ideas.

  211. Heidi WA State says:

    I love the sewing tool organizer. Looks like fun to make and to give! Thanks.

  212. Katy says:

    Great gifts!!
    Katy in MN

  213. Sarah in AZ says:

    These posts keep getting better. I love the dachshund pencil case!

  214. Miranda in California says:

    These are great giveaways! I hope I get lucky this week!

  215. Angela in KS says:

    I LOVE the idea of the bean soup mix! What a great change up. I would love to sew up some hex table runners!

  216. consuelo says:

    So many cute ideas. I like the dachshund pencil case!

  217. Sue F says:

    Love the tea time trivet

  218. Allison in WA says:

    Great gift ideas, Mo!

  219. KARI e - WI says:

    Every day better than the last!

  220. L in NJ says:

    Aurafil thread! Wow!

  221. Sandy in Ohio says:

    Love the tea trivet and the salted caramel sauce!

  222. Marg says:

    i love the trivet and pencil case too. they seem to be favorites of many

  223. Kati in FL says:

    I love the dachshund pencil case. So fun!!

  224. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    lipstick holders – what a throwback. I remember making these with my grandma. Thanks for the reminder of good memories!

  225. Kendra says:

    Great selection Mo. It is your library book bag that has just been added to my ever expanding last minute gift list though :)

  226. That beginner sewing kit in a jar always gets me. It’s so cute! I’ve yet to make one though.

  227. Bernie says:

    Love these ideas!

  228. Vero Et says:

    I love hexagons :)

  229. Julia Dale says:

    Oh! Love the Dachshund pencil case! cute, cute!

  230. Love the bridesmaid pouches!

  231. Fun stuff! I had to pin the sewing kit as soon as I saw it!

  232. Cari in CO says:

    Love the sewing kit and the lipstick case!

  233. dangermom in CA says:

    Hm, I came in here looking for presents for girlfriends, and found two things to make for MYSELF…

  234. Sarah in WI says:

    Love the lipstick holder and caramel sauce.

  235. Anne Haun says:

    These are all great ideas – thanks.

  236. Amorette says:

    Love that dachshund pencil case! Genius and adorable.

  237. Mary P says:

    Oh man I want some of that caramel sauce!

  238. Sarah in OH says:

    I must try that salty caramel sauce ASAP! Thank you!

  239. Brittany in DE says:

    Love the dachshund pencil case and the sewing too organizer. Great ideas!

  240. Sunny in MI says:

    The pencil cases are adorable! And I really like the sewing kit idea.

  241. sandra in CA says:

    Love the ideas!

  242. sandra in CA says:

    Great ideas! I’m motivated now

  243. Alida in VA says:

    All great ideas!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity

  244. Carol P. says:

    love the handbag!

  245. Erica in OR says:

    Can’t wait to try the salty caramel sauce!

  246. TanjaH in WI says:

    I love the wood handle purse, it looks really cute.

  247. karen in ga says:

    Lovely! If I keep reading these posts my Christmas project list is going to be much too long.

  248. Carmen says:

    My favorite is the Tea Time Trivet – it looks like it would be challenging but fun project for me.

  249. Ginger in NC says:

    I can’t wait to make the Salty Caramel Sauce!

  250. Bonnie says:

    I love the Beginner Sewing Kits in mason jars. So cute!

  251. Sarah says:

    Love the soup in a jar idea! A nice healthy option for a generally unhealthy time of year :-)

  252. Alice says:

    This yearly special is what really reconnected me back to sewing four years ago. Love all the fun ideas, keep up the good work! :-)

  253. Mehnaz says:

    The notebook covers look awesome. I am definitely going to make a few :)

  254. Julie in WI says:

    love making gifts for girlfriends

  255. April in CA says:

    Love those bags at the top! They’d be cool with a little screenprint or something.

  256. Lee says:

    Three of the weiner dog pencil cases will be needed at my house! And the 5 bean soup for my girlfriends! and the beginner sew kit for my nieces… just to mention a few items on todays list!
    A great day for inspiration and ideas for me! thanks Lee MI

  257. Esther says:

    Another wonderful giveaway! Thank you for hosting!
    Esther, the Netherlands, Europe.

  258. Samina says:

    The tea trivets & pencil cases are just adorable. More things to add to my never ending project queue!

  259. Serena in TX says:

    Love the portfolio tutorial! I’m thinking I may make one for my mom this year.

  260. Ella in GA says:

    Great gifties!

  261. Theresa says:

    The beginner sewing kit is adorable.

  262. Taryn says:

    I am seriously considering the Notepad Holder tutorial. What an EXCELLENT tutorial it is and a beautifully-designed gift. Shanks so much for sharing that one!

  263. Emilyplays in WA says:

    There is something so adorable about mason jar sewing kits. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  264. Anita says:

    Have to make the salty caramel!

  265. Jessica says:

    I love the bridesmaid kits! so cute. Thanks for the giveaways! UT

  266. Jenny in CA says:

    Definitely making up some of these ideas :)!

  267. MandiC says:

    That lipstick case is super cute!

  268. Tammy in MI says:

    Oh! Love the lipstick case! How cute. :)

  269. Brandi in CO says:

    I love today’s printables! So cute!

  270. Madeleine says:

    Love it!

  271. kristymn says:

    I want all of those as gifts!

  272. Debbie says:

    great gift ideas!

  273. Sarah says:

    I thought I pressed to post the comment, but don’t see it after a refresh, so here’s a re-try…

    Love the little purse… adorable and chic all at once! Enjoying this series of hand made gift ideas, and fun to see the books – just added a few to my amazon.com wish list! :)

    Thanks for your blog!

  274. Sarah says:

    Love the mini purse for girls … and this series. Enjoying perusing ideas for a hand made holiday. Just finished adding some sewing books to my amazon.com wish list as well…

  275. That beginner’s sewing kit is so cute!

  276. Lori says:

    Such cute ideas! I need more days in my week!!

  277. sorahart in UT says:

    The beginner sewing kits idea is genius! Then I could create more sewing nerds like myself!

  278. Julie says:

    You solved quite a few of my “Hmm, what do I give *her*?” questions! Lovely!

  279. Emme in OR says:

    Thank you! Love the sewing tool organizer!

  280. Robynn in CA says:

    These are all such great gifts.

  281. amber in ny says:

    I LOVE the Dachshund Pencil Case! I can’t wait to make one.

  282. Monique says:

    I love this theme!

  283. Kate in CT says:

    Awesome! Fun, and some deliciousness, too.

  284. Amanda S. says:

    Great ideas, thank you so much for this series of articles/suggestions!

  285. Megan in MN says:

    I think the hexi table runner looks fab.

  286. Sarah in ME says:

    Another great selection – I think the salty caramel is going to make it to my project list this season!

  287. Heather says:

    I love the lipstick case!

  288. Rachel says:

    in MN.
    Really like the beginner sewing kit idea!

  289. Lynnette in VA says:

    Like them all!

  290. christina in VT says:

    Alas, no female friends with whom to exchange gifts but I just might make that salty caramel sauce for me.

  291. Elizabeth in Ga says:

    THanks for the suggestions for gifts I always check here around this time of year for inspiration!

  292. Amber K . In UT says:

    These look like such good ideas. I really like the menswear bags and the fabric portfolio.

  293. Nicole Martinez from NY says:

    Love these Giveaways!!!! Such an awesome oppertunity

  294. Maria says:

    Fabulous ideas. I’m always at a loss for what to make my ‘has it all’ sister. Some of these ideas would be perfect.

  295. Shannon says:

    I keep dreaming of the Woolbuddies book. Fingers crossed

  296. I LOVE sewing or knitting for girlfriends. They really appreciate the work involved.

  297. Lesley says:

    Great ideas!

  298. barb price in canada says:

    what a great assortment of tutorials, i really like the sewing jar using clothespins to hold the rick rack, cute

  299. jessicac says:

    I think the bean soup mix is such a healthy alternative to sweets! And the hex table runner is so cute!

  300. Cute. Love the projects. I’ll definitely need to whip some of these up for my bffls.

  301. Leslie says:

    Love making gifts, always so well received and appreciated. Thanks for some terrific ideas!

  302. DD says:

    Thanks for consolidating these great ideas! I love the lipstick case!

  303. Allison in TN says:

    That dachshund pouch is REALLY cute.

  304. Ali in WA says:

    Oh I LOVE the Sewing Tool Organizer, that’d be great for sew ins. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  305. Flicsha says:

    Very good . It gives me lots of ideas.

  306. annette says:

    Nice idea! I think the sewing tool organizer is great.

  307. Rachel in IL says:

    I love the purse with wood handles!

  308. Danielle H says:

    These are all such great ideas.

  309. Charlotte in GA says:

    I just love the wooen handle bag. It would be so cute with a vintage sheet! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

  310. Jill says:

    Some great ideas here!

  311. Melanie in AZ says:

    I have to make the wood handled purse! Thank you!

  312. marqae in UT says:

    I love the sewing tool organizer! I think I will make one for my mother in law for christmas! thanks !

  313. Audrey in PA says:

    great gift ideas and can’t wait to try the salty caramel!

  314. carmen in wa says:

    great ideas! thanks for the giveaway!!

  315. Cindi in GA says:

    I love the sewing kit in the Jar..too cute. And the Bean Soup in the Jar.. I just found my homemade food gifts for this year. Thanks!

  316. upstatelisa says:

    very cute ideas! I think I am gonna try the lipstick case!

  317. carrie says:

    Love the sewing tool organizer! I’ll make two – one to give and one to keep!

  318. KeriCan in CA says:

    my 4 year old says, ” Hey! A dog made out of fabric!” I love the wood handle bag.

  319. Lynnette in VA says:

    Like them a lot! I have to decide which one to make first.

  320. Vicky says:

    Great ideas for my Girlfriends and Girl s=Scout leaders. Lots of fun gift giving thanks a lot

  321. Another great roundup! I love the hexagon table runner and the menswear pouches, so lovely,

  322. Nupur in GA says:

    These ideas are terrific! I made salted caramel sauce for the first time this weekend and was blown away, it was so easy and very tasty.

  323. Wanda says:

    I love the ideas. I have been wanting to make a notepad for quite a while.
    Thank you

  324. Leanne says:

    Lovely gift ideas in this post!

  325. Debbie says:

    All of these projects are wonderful!

  326. All are super cute but I especially love Rashida’s tea trivet!

  327. Connie J says:

    Loving the dog pencil case!

  328. jackie in IN says:

    another bunch of great ideas!!!!!

  329. Sew Ashley says:

    Lovely… I like the bridesmaid kits sets n can’t wait to make them for my friends…

  330. Barbara says:

    Thanks so much for all the fun ideas. Love the tea trivet (great scrap buster!).

  331. Amy says:

    Love these ideas! Thanks!

  332. Caitlyn in FL says:

    Oh, I’m making a lot of those for me…maybe one or two for my friends! That tea trivet is amazing but I NEED that lipstick case.

  333. Jennifer in Missouri says:

    Love the wood handle bag!

  334. I love that pencil case!

  335. Trina in MA says:

    The pencil case is too cute!

  336. Joanna NY says:

    Love all these ideas! The dachshund pencil case is so adorable. Thanks!

  337. angelina says:

    love the hexies!

  338. Deb H. in PA says:

    I LOVE all the projects today…..don’t have time to make all of them. :(

  339. Gina S. Ia says:

    Wow you have a lot of good choice to make for girlfriends!

  340. Annette says:

    I am loving that dachshund!

  341. Aish S says:

    love all the ideas.

  342. Natalie in TX says:

    I love the tea trivet!

  343. Terry in IL says:

    Girlfriends! I love it . . . something for every girl. Thanks for all of these tutorials, SO helpful.

  344. Charissa in WA says:

    Yay another day another giveaway! :)

  345. Jessie from NM says:

    Thread pack AND wool buddies on the same giveaway list, ooohh…. how can pass up entering for those?

  346. Natalie in TX says:

    I love the trivet. These are all great tutorials!

  347. Kate in MO says:

    I love all the little cases for things!

  348. Holly says:

    Love these!

  349. Laurie in MA says:

    Love the handbag – so sweet!!!

  350. anna dorothy says:

    Love this post!!
    The mini sewing kit in the jar is adorable. And i need one of those trivets for myself! These are great gf gifts.

  351. Laurie in MA says:

    Awesome ideas- love the wooden handle purse -so pretty.

  352. Wendy in VA says:

    So many great gift ideas today!

  353. Louisa from NY says:

    I love the pencil case, it’s adorable!

  354. Beth says:

    Lots of fun ideas!

  355. Kimberly says:

    My daughter would love that beginner’s sewing kit!!

  356. Renee says:

    Salted caramel goes well with everything! I think I may finally give some away this year instead of eating it all.

  357. Jolien says:

    Cannot pass up a chance to try to win some thread to try out, really looking for good thread that does not break…

  358. Christy says:

    Love these ideas! I have made those notepad covers (first item listed) and they are really great!

    Christy in California

  359. Julie says:

    I really love the beginner sewing kit idea!
    -Julie from VA

  360. Sam in al says:

    Lovely gifts!

  361. Jenn in GA says:

    I’m having a hard time picking my favorite!

  362. Yvonne in CO says:

    Cute girlfriend gifts, love the notepad holder and teatime trivets!

  363. Kristin says:

    These are all great ideas :) So cute

  364. Shirley says:

    Very Inspirational!
    Thank You,
    Shirley, Ca

  365. Sarah D says:

    I will definitely be making the tea time trivets! So cute.

  366. Andy from NH says:

    I am going to make salty caramel sauce to give at Christmas.

  367. Molly in OR says:

    Yes, great girlfriend gifts and stocking stuffers too! Love the vegetarian soup mix too.

  368. Yvonne in CO says:

    Great girlfriend gifts. Love the notepad holder and teatime trivet!

  369. Lauren in mi says:

    Love the ideas

  370. Jenny says:

    that salty caramel sauce sounds amazing. Thanks!

  371. Anna says:

    These are all super cute!

  372. Lisa Mather in NY says:

    What great ideas! I really like the sewing kit and the organizer.

  373. Love the ideas! Want to try that salty caramel sauce!

  374. Crystal Rose says:

    Man I really wish I knew how to knit right now- lotta love for the potter.

  375. Kristin S. says:

    I really like the pencil case. Adorable!

  376. Sara in NY says:

    Oooooh. That hexagon table runner is so pretty!

  377. Jen says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!
    Jen in CA

  378. Amanda in MD says:

    Is it wrong to put projects on your list for yourself? That organizer is something I really need. The kids are always moving my stuff, this would be so much easier to pick up after projects. I would be willing to make some salted caramel for others…

  379. Heather in CA says:

    I love all of it! Now if someone would only make it all for me! The sewing tool organizer is on my list to do for my mom now!

  380. Gigi says:

    I really want someone to make me a beginner sewing kit! I love it!

  381. Brie says:

    Cute ideas!

  382. Crystal in Canada says:

    Great ideas! Wish more of my GFs sewed so I could receive them! :P

  383. Marge says:

    That sewing kit is great- simple and quick! Love it!

  384. DeborahGun says:

    Love all of these ideas!

  385. Jenifer MacFarland says:

    Love that little lipstick case! A great gift for my nieces!

  386. Kirsten says:

    Beginner sewing kit, hexagon runner, tool organizer…hmmm? Christmas here I come!

  387. Laura in MD says:

    I love all of these! Especially the bridesmaid kits and the dachshund pencil cases!

  388. Anne Rita says:

    Great gifts!

    Thanks!

  389. KAY EYLES says:

    I love this series. From this selection I particularly want to make some salty caramel, this is quite new to England. Also the notebook cover looks as if it might become one of my staple gifts.

  390. Elizabeth says:

    I like the beginner sewing kit!

  391. Barbara says:

    Fun!!! I love the ideas! Thx!

  392. Danielle says:

    Love the dachshund pencil case and the tea trivet!

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