November 13 ~ Gifts for Book Lovers

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Each of today’s gift ideas would be extra-special when paired with a favorite book. The journals and notebooks could be even be given with a new set of nice pens!

Today’s Guest Curator: Tonya from The Crafty Mummy

If you’re looking for crafty inspiration then head over to The Crafty Mummy! With tips and tutorials on everything from crochet blankets and patchwork quilts, to beaded bracelets and Lego cars, Tonya shares all of her crafty creations. She also sells the bounty of her craft room, and can be found hanging out on Facebook and Google+. You can also find Tonya on Twitter and Pinterest!

Make It


Fabric Bookmark
Mel’s Fabric Bookmarks at One Crafty Mumma will help you use up special fabric scraps. You could easily make a new bookmark for everyone on your holiday list!


Bijoux Sofa Organizer
Keep books (and sewing) handy with Lauv’s Bijoux Sofa Organizer for Art Gallery Fabrics.


Little Book Bookmark
This Little Book Bookmark from Mollie at Wild Olive features a free embroidery design.


Embroidered Notebook
Christine at On My Honor shows you how easy it is to make these pretty Embroidered Notebooks.


Hard Bound Book
Find full instructions for making a custom, Hard Bound Book at My Darling Rainbow!


Stitched Journals
Melody’s Stitched Journals at The Chic Site show you an easy way to incorporate designs in your embroidered notebooks.


Suede Bookcovers + Handmade Journals
Ashley at Lil Blue Boo always has the best ideas for new projects! Her Suede Bookcovers + Handmade Journals repurpose old items into something new and special. (Don’t miss Ashley’s amazing set of free tutorials.)


Button Bookmarks
One last bookmark! Betsy made these Button Bookmarks at Through the Looking Glass for her book club.


Felt Journal Cover
Here’s another fun tutorial from Mollie at Wild Olive! This Felt Journal Cover includes a front pocket.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Reading tutorials

Mix It


Cherry + Walnut Cookies
Try a cheery new combo with these Cherry + Walnut Cookies from Anne at Domesblissity. Anne writes, “Cherries and walnuts are perfect together.”


Spice Cookies
Make and give a batch of these Spice Cookies from Lisa and Sarah of A Spoonful of Sugar. Lisa writes that they are, “sweet and spicy, and a perfect treat with a cup of tea.”

Print It


Floral Bookplates
Cintia writes that her Floral Bookplates at My Poppet are “…A beautiful way to personalize a gift, ensure a loaned book is eventually returned or, in our case, update the ownership of a collection of thrifted books.”

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 $25 gift certificate to Fashionable Fabrics! Fashionable Fabrics is a unique fashion fabric boutique for all of your designer fashion fabric needs.

Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year
(US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Chronicle Books

From autumn’s bursts of orange and red to spring’s lush greens, summer’s long-lasting golden light and winter’s cool whites and grays, the changing seasons provide endless artistic inspiration. In Sewing for All Seasons, author Susan Beal offers 24 beautiful projects imbued with the spirit of each season. Home sewists will enjoy stitching a cozy patchwork throw for autumn, a bright gardening apron to welcome spring, a colorful picnic quilt for summer and soft woolen slippers for those chilly winter nights. With how-to illustrations, helpful templates and patterns, tons of color and eye-catching photography, this book will leap off shelves and inspire crafters all year long.

Sewing School 2
(US Winners Only)

Authors: Amie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
Publisher: Storey Publishing

For kids who have mastered hand sewing, machine sewing opens up exciting new possibilities! With Sewing School 2, children ages 7 and up can make 20 creative projects as they develop their machine sewing skills. With plenty of photos and step-by-step instructions written in kid-friendly language, young sewists can work independently and at their own pace. While creating projects that range from a secret message pillow and a water bottle holder to wall pockets, a zippy pouch, and even a fabric guitar and microphone, beginners will learn how to thread a sewing machine, how to use different fabrics and patterns, and why and when to use a particular stitch. “Make It Yours” suggestions offer ways for kids to personalize their projects, resulting in unique items that will be loved and treasured for years to come.

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the Stylish Dress Book. Complete with stunning full-color photos, this book gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for 26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops— pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today’s carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style.

Elizabeth’s Patchwork-Quilt Gift Pen
(US Winners Only)

Show off your love of quilting with this beautiful gift-style pen from C&T Publishing. The high-quality ballpoint pen features a gorgeous modern quilt image by Elizabeth Hartman. The refillable black pen comes in a lovely matching gift box that’s perfect for storage.

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 12: Gifts for Girlfriends
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

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346 Responses to November 13 ~ Gifts for Book Lovers

  1. Krystina in FL says:

    Love all the hand stitching on these!

  2. Loretta says:

    Great ideas!

  3. ruby t--nm says:

    I have to admit….the cookie recipes captured all of my attention….I must be hungry. Book marks after cookies..!

  4. sorahart in UT says:

    Making the sofa organizer for myself!

  5. Martha says:

    I think I have enough scraps for at least a couple dozen bookmarks! Great idea to use those up.

  6. SoniaF in NJ says:

    Fun ideas!

  7. Hilary in MN says:

    love the paperclip bookmarks

  8. Stephanie says:

    So many cute journals!

  9. Stacia in TN says:

    I love the stitched journals!

  10. Betty in CA says:

    I’ve been in a baking mood and the Cherry & Walnut cookies sound delicious. Thanks for the post!

  11. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    So many book lovers in my life…great round up today!

  12. Robin E. in AZ says:

    Amazing gifts for the writers and sketchers in my family! Embroidered sketch books would be fabulous gifts.

  13. Melissa Allen says:

    Book gifts are such a terrific idea! I think I’ll do some bookmarks for my family of readers.

  14. Abbi says:

    I like all the journal ideas. Very fun!
    Abbi in MN

  15. Love the sofa organizer. Need to make one for us, too!

  16. Melwyk says:

    I’m a reader & a librarian and I know I’ll be using lots of these ideas this year ;)

  17. Amy in IL says:

    Yum, I would love to make tuose cookies.

  18. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    mmmm, spice cookies!

  19. Lots of book lovers on my list, so thanks for this one!

  20. Katie in NM says:

    The button bookmarks are so cute!

  21. Julie says:

    Love the sofa organizer!

  22. CJ in Canada says:

    Great bookmarks and love the sofa organizer.

  23. kristonlion says:

    the scrap bookmark is the best! Quick and easy and FREE! what an awesome idea!

  24. Erin M says:

    Those cookies look amazing and I can’t wait to try the journal making!

  25. Kathleen says:

    Love the bookmark ideas!

  26. deborah b. says:

    that over-the-couch organizer is SUCH a good idea! i’m going through a divorce, & moving into a much smaller space — this will be awesome to make for my kids’ stuff!

  27. Stitched journals and button bookmarks look like the perfect stocking stuffers!

  28. Kristen in PA says:

    The sofa organizer is a great idea!

  29. Robin says:

    What a lovely collection!

  30. Bethany in WA says:

    Beautiful selection of bookmarks!

  31. Terri says:

    The button bookmarks and sofa organizer are both a MUST DO!!!! : )

  32. Nicole in IN says:

    I might have to make the sofa organizer for myself!

  33. Patty says:

    I’ll show all of these ideas to my book loving daughter to make for her friends.

  34. Bonnie says:

    So many fab ideas, so little time!

  35. the little book bookmark and button bookmark are adorable !

  36. Jodie in OR says:

    I’m just discovering Wild Olive and loving it! Thanks.

  37. Shannon (in MD) says:

    That suede book cover is so pretty!

  38. Tasha in MO says:

    Love all the handstitched details in this roundup.

  39. Karen Seitz says:

    Love the topic for this gifty post!

  40. Miet says:

    Those button bookmarks are so cute!

  41. Liz K in OR says:

    Such good ideas for the librarians and voracious readers in my life.

  42. Vicki H in KS says:

    I need the sofa organizer for the remote.

  43. Sandy K in MN says:

    All great ideas. I especially like the paper clip/button book mark.

  44. ccherry in CO says:

    I needed something nice but easy enough I could make 50 of for my museum volunteers. Looks like it’s button bookmarks for the win this holiday season.

  45. Kirsten says:

    My 7 year old has just clicked with reading. She’s got books on the go everywhere, using hair clips, necklaces, and plates as bookmarks. I think she’s due for something a bit more appropriate.

  46. Beth in VA says:

    Those cookies look awesome :)

  47. jessicac says:

    I sew need that sofa organizer! And the stitched journals are great.

  48. Valerie says:

    Love those button bookmarks!

  49. Kimberly in WA says:

    Love the sofa organizer!

  50. Cindy in ND says:

    Love books and bookcrafts!

  51. Lizzie says:

    Lovely selection! I particularly like the different journal covers and Sewing for All Seasons!

  52. Sonja says:

    Oh, these are all awesome! Love me some books! ~ Sonja in AL

  53. Mama Squirrel (Canada> says:

    I have suede scraps! Somebody’s going to be getting one of those notebooks!

  54. Nancy in GA says:

    Those button book marks are so fun to look at

  55. monica in tx says:

    Love all the tutorials!

  56. Margie says:

    That sofa organizer is fantastic … I’ll have to make one for me!

  57. Molly in OR says:

    A great list! Books are always great gifts and this is a way to add a little extra!

  58. Lea in MA says:

    Thanks for the tutorials.

  59. Heather in KS says:

    Too many great ideas to choose from!

  60. Angela in KS says:

    I have so many book lovers in my life. They would any of these gifts. Thanks for all the ideas!

  61. Laura Reich says:

    Wow! Sewing School 2 is exactly what I need for my son!

  62. Maggie in KY says:

    Looking forward to making the spice cookies!

  63. Emi in IN says:

    button bookmarks = best idea EVER!!

  64. Gina S. Ia says:

    Book markers on my list to make.

  65. Persia in IL says:

    Always my favorite post the gifts for book lovers!

  66. Carmen says:

    I love the Suede Bookcovers + Handmade Journals

  67. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Those button bookmarks will make lovely little gifts! Thanks for the list

  68. Deb H. in PA says:

    I love all the journal ideas! There is definitely not enough time before Christmas!

  69. Stephanie in Canada says:

    I’m going to try the cherry & walnut cookies.

  70. Jansie in TX says:

    Aaaahhh, I want to make ALL these bookmarks! So, so, cool. Thanks very much!

  71. Amorette in OR says:

    Those suede book covers are very classy and chic

  72. Margaret says:

    Those are great gift ideas; however, the cookies are what really caught my attention!

  73. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  74. Jolien says:

    The paperclip/button bookmark, how easy & fun! :)

  75. Jacklynn in WI says:

    Love Mollie from Wild Olive! I’ve downloaded a few of her patterns – they’re all so cute! Thanks for the give away!

  76. I know the perfect person for that sofa organizer! I winter project for sure : )

  77. Ella in GA says:

    Never a shortage of book lovers in my world! Thanks for ideas!

  78. Marge says:

    I am addicted to books and to projects! Thanks for feeding the need!

  79. Sallie in TX says:

    Thanks for the cherry and walnut cookies recipe. They look yummy!

  80. Lisamarie in CT says:

    Cute notebook and journal ideas,

  81. Bobby says:

    Being the book worm I am, all of these are now on my to do list

  82. Danielle in NY says:

    Great gifts!

  83. Deb in MN says:

    So many great ideas!

  84. Cat B in MD says:

    The handmade journal is just gorgeous.

  85. Cayce says:

    Great ideas!

  86. Darlene B in IL says:

    Love the quilt pen and the button bookmarks!

  87. Amy in MN says:

    Cute ideas! I think I’ll try the button bookmarks

  88. Jess says:

    My daughter has been wanting a journal, these custom-made options would be perfect! Thanks so much!!

    Jess in TN

  89. Terry says:

    Thanks for the wonderful series of tutorials! I’m enjoying them all. And thanks for the giveaways!

  90. Amber in FL says:

    I love books! Thanks for more ideas!

  91. Journals and bookmarks are the perfect gifts for most anyone! Thanks for all the links!
    Deb

  92. Amy Robertson says:

    such cute ideas! Love this site and plan to check back often!

  93. Marjorie says:

    What wonderful ideas for gifts! I needed this! Thank you!

  94. Laura in MD says:

    I love the sofa organizer! I may have to make one for my parents for Christmas!

  95. Marsha in PA says:

    Those button bookmarks! Just the perfect stocking stuffer and I cannot wait to make some. There are so many cute buttons and brightly colored paperclips on the market now that putting together some fun samples won’t be hard. Super!

  96. Christy Dixon says:

    My grandson has begun journaling! I can’t decide which of these to make first! Awesome!

  97. So many lovely book covers! And those spice cookies. Yum!

  98. Xenia says:

    Mollie’s bookmarks are just adorable, as all Mollie’s projects are :)

  99. missmoozie in ca says:

    Love all the neat bookmarks and journals.

  100. Miranda in California says:

    I love the WildOlive stuff!

  101. Chris says:

    I will be making journal covers for sure. Thanks for the instructions.

  102. usairdoll in ca says:

    Love the sofa caddy and how clever are the button bookmarks!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  103. Claudia in CA says:

    I love the good gift giving ideas. Thanks and thanks for the giveaway.

  104. keren says:

    Thank you for great ideas.

  105. Jess Z in TX says:

    My husband loves hard bound books and spice cookies! I think I’ll take a stab at turning one of our books into a hard bound book! Thanks for the idea!

  106. Genevieve says:

    So cute!

  107. Kari in WA says:

    Great ideas! I like the make your own hardbound book tutorial!

  108. Sarah says:

    My daughter and my mom would love every one of these gifts… As would a number of friends. Thanks! Sarah in WA

  109. Pamela (OR) says:

    Cute bookmarks! I should make some for gifts :)

  110. Cari in CO says:

    Love all the cute bookmarks!

  111. KeriCan in CA says:

    Love the Sofa Organizer and the fact that she used the word “sofa”! If I make it for Grandma, it’ll have to be a “davenport” organizer, though.

  112. Connie J says:

    Wonderful ideas!

  113. Claire in CA says:

    Wow, I like it, some many good ideas to make a sweet little gift for friends. Thanks for sharing :)

  114. kathyh in OR says:

    Another great round-up of potential gifts. Off to go check two of them out.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  115. Lydia Reading in WA says:

    I’m a book lover! This day is right down my alley. Especially cute button bookmarks.

  116. I love the fabric bookmark. That would be a great project to do with the kids and get them some time on the sewing machine. I think I know what Grandma’s getting for Christmas…

  117. LeAnne L says:

    Love those button bookmarks, and that quilt pen is fantastic.

  118. SewCalGal says:

    I’m in love with that pen and hoping Santa will drop it off in my stocking. But I also fell in love with the dress on the cover of “Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom”. I bet there are some great designs in this book. The cover also looks like a perfect outfit to wear to quilt market, retreats, sew-cials, guild meetings and more. And, I think I have the perfect fabric in my stash for it too!

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  119. Donna in TX says:

    Wow! Some great ideas. Thanks!

  120. Jayne says:

    I love bookmarks. Even in this electronic world there is nothing better than the feel of a real book with real pages!

  121. kbo says:

    So many options to create one of a kind gift bundle for my friends who journal.

  122. Linda Fleming in CA says:

    Wonderful ideas. Love the bookmarks and spice cookies.
    Elizabeth’s pen would make a wonderful gift!

  123. Laura in OR says:

    In a family of book lovers, I could put all of these to use!

  124. Carol in CA says:

    There are some really good ideas!

  125. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    The felt journal cover is so cute!

  126. Caroline says:

    Some great ideas here:) Caroline in WA

  127. Joanna NY says:

    They are all great ideas! I really like the Suede Book cover. That’s on my to do list. Thanks!

  128. Thanks for picking out all these lovely items. I’m going to have to send this page to lots of people.

  129. Julie in IN says:

    With all the great ideas, I’m already a winner.

  130. Kerrin from Oregon says:

    I love the idea of making bookmarks for book club! I better get busy – we meet on December 12!

  131. Lucy in TX says:

    Love love love the button bookmarks!

  132. Allison in TN says:

    Always need these kinds of gift ideas–I work in a library! Thanks so much!

  133. I SO want to make that sofa organizer. Neeeeeed.

  134. Rachel says:

    Thanks so much for including our journals!! xo, Rachel

  135. DeborahGun says:

    Love the felted journal cover. (International reader!)

  136. Heather says:

    Cherry walnut cookies! Oh my, I’m in love

  137. Virginia from Florida says:

    Great ideas,I like the quick bookmarks will try some of those and the journal covers maybe too.

  138. Sarah in OH says:

    Thank you for all the lovely ideas!

  139. Allison in MA says:

    i like the button bookmarks

  140. Lynn H says:

    Fun projects!

  141. Susan in UT says:

    The sofa organizer caught my eye in today’s post.

  142. Beth T. In OR says:

    The button bookmarks are simply sweet. I will surely be making some of these.

  143. Kate in RI says:

    Button bookmarks would be great stocking stuffers:)

  144. Erika says:

    I have a mom and sister who love books and have birthdays during the holidays. So these ideas will come in handy.

  145. Erika says:

    Both mom and sister are constantly reading. They also both have holiday birthdays so this helps a bunch thanks.

  146. Becky in FL says:

    Looking forward to baking the spice cookies. Something new to add to the traditional fare for Christmas Eve munching.

  147. Diane says:

    Cute ideas!

  148. Judi in VA says:

    Love the button bookmark.

  149. Kristin in VA says:

    That sofa organizer would sure be handy…my coffee table is a mess!

  150. I love a good bookmark!!

  151. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    I love the bookmark from Wild Olive. It’s like she’s incapable of making anything NOT adorable!!

  152. Janet in Canada says:

    Love the pen..

  153. Maggie says:

    love the journal covers and bookmarks. Lots of readers on my gift giving list so thanks for the great ideas. Maggie in OH

  154. Kara in OR says:

    More books can never be a wrong thing

  155. Kylie C in OR says:

    Those spice cookies are on my baking list for this weekend!

  156. Ellen from OH says:

    I love the button bookmarks – they would make great teacher gifts or stocking stuffers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  157. Jennifer in NY says:

    This is my favorite post in the Handmade Holidays series!! I love books myself, and can’t wait to look at each of these links for projects.

  158. Carol P. says:

    I really need to get started making these gifts. You are giving me way too many ideas!

  159. KarenH in OK says:

    I want to make every one of them!

  160. Jane S. in OR says:

    Those spice cookies look wonderful! I think I’ll be trying those quite soon. :)

  161. Kathryn in VA says:

    I think I’ll need to make those button bookmarks and a stitched journal or two.

  162. Donna says:

    Another great gift list! Would love to win one of the prizes.

  163. Colette says:

    Cute projects. There is always a book lover on the Christmas list.

  164. jackie in IN says:

    sorry I live in Indiana

  165. jackie says:

    another great group of gift ideas!!!!!

  166. Mandi in CO says:

    Those stitched journals are great!

  167. Jessie K. says:

    I love making handbound books. This is such an awesome list of stuff! UT

  168. Mary H in CO says:

    Love those paperclip bookmarks!

  169. Cathie D says:

    the sofa organizer would be perfect for my Dad. Thanks for the great ideas

  170. MaryEllen in ND says:

    Love all the bookmark ideas!

  171. Kelie says:

    Love the sofa organizer!!! (I’m In TN)

  172. Melanie in WA says:

    What fun gift ideas!

  173. Jane in PA says:

    Love these sewing ideas for gifts! Thanks for all the great tutorials!

  174. Tanis S says:

    I could make ALL of these for my book loving family! Thank you :)

  175. Carmen in WA says:

    a great collection for readers! Thank you!

  176. Jenn J in OR says:

    They’re all such fun ideas!

  177. Amanda in MD says:

    Lots of cute and quick (at least I hope) ideas!

  178. Haley says:

    Love these! Haley in Canada

  179. Eleanor in NC says:

    The button bookmarks would make great teacher gifts, too!

  180. I like all of today’s ideas. My favorite is the button bookmark.

  181. SamanthaRI says:

    Those book plates are adorable!

  182. I love the little stitched journals! Perfect for stockings!

  183. Tamie says:

    I love, love books.

  184. Barb B in BC says:

    I think those button bookmarks are so cute. What a great stocking stuffer with a book.

  185. heidi in WA says:

    Love the sofa organizer and the spice cookies look amazing!

  186. Jessie from NM says:

    So much win today. Those stitched journals are super sweet. And while I would love to win the giftcard, that pen would be a perfect gift for my G-MIL. Perfect! I’m gonna have to go check that out and maybe buy one.

  187. Lorrie says:

    I love journals – great ideas here. And bookmarks make great stocking stuffers.

    (Lorrie from Canada)

  188. Heather says:

    I love all of these, especially the book cover, so great.

  189. Sandy in Ohio says:

    The sofa organizer is just what I need!

  190. SS in NH says:

    I love journals

  191. Hard bound book sounds awesome!

  192. Margaret in MA says:

    There are so many good holiday ideas in today’s posting.

  193. Shannon in wa says:

    The fabric bookmarks look like a gift I could make with my daughter for her teachers….

  194. Abigail in TX says:

    Such fun ideas!

  195. Mary in MN says:

    I have a few booklovers that need gifts!

  196. Mary in MN says:

    I would love any one of today’s prizes!

  197. Kristina says:

    Great ideas!

  198. Megan in GA says:

    I love all the different handmade journal options!

  199. Norma Weeks says:

    I’m Norma in Tennessee and since I collect (and used to sell) buttons, I have to put the button bookmarks at the top of my “To Do List”.

  200. Karen A says:

    More great ideas to add to my project list.

  201. Jenny says:

    I love the idea of making your own book! My daughter has just decided to start writing books (she’s four) and I think this would make a great project for us to do together. Thanks!

  202. Meriel A in MN says:

    Those fabric bookmarks are perfect for all those scraps I have floating around!

  203. Mary in MN says:

    All these gifts look great. I want too make all of them. My girls really like reading and could always use a new bookmark. The book covers look good too. Some of these might be on my list for teacher gifts this year.

  204. Lauren in mi says:

    Great stuff thanks.

  205. Judy in OR says:

    These are great gifts to make for readers like me.

  206. Allison in WA says:

    So many ideas for journals, thanks!

  207. Gill says:

    Fantastic ideas – I’m off to check out the bookplates!
    Thanks!

  208. Laurie in MA says:

    I have a lot of book lovers in my family- great category!

  209. Anke from Germany says:

    I love the sofa organizer. As my boyfriend’s bed is right at the wall and there isn’t any space for a night table for me, i need to make on of those for my glasses! perfect!

  210. Rachel in IL says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  211. What a fun list!

  212. katrina in az says:

    Pretty bookplates! thank you!

  213. Ashley in Canada says:

    I actually have journal making on my list this year! Thanks for the great ideas.

  214. Elizabeth says:

    The button bookmarks are so cute!

  215. Debbie says:

    I love the bookmark ideas!

  216. Mary Ann in SC says:

    Fun ideas! I would love one of the embroidered journals. I have a blank book addiction.

  217. Marissa in CA says:

    Fantastic round up of tutorials! Thanks for another great set of giveaways!

  218. MandiC says:

    I love so many of these: the button bookmarks and felt journal cover are definitely on my to-make list this year. Thank you for so many great ideas!

  219. kristin says:

    Such fun gift ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  220. Jenny in CA says:

    Cute cute cute!

  221. erica in OR says:

    I dunno. I find the embroidered notebooks a little sketch.

  222. Kati in FL says:

    I like the stitched journals. Those would be great for birthday gifts too!

  223. amber in ny says:

    Spice cookies? Yes please! They would be perfect to enjoy while writing in a stitched journal.

  224. Terry in IL says:

    Love the suede journal cover. I’ve never worked with suede. When I make quilted journal covers for my girlfriends, they always love them – I bet they’d really love suede!

  225. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    I love the stitched notebooks!

  226. Anya says:

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

  227. Wendy TC says:

    Great ideas, and a fun way to use up those accumulating scraps.

  228. Jim in NC says:

    More great ideas. Going to be hard to decide what to make for friends and family for their Christmas gifts, but there are plenty of choices.

  229. Maddy in TX says:

    I just adore those button bookmarks. Looks like I need to get busy!

  230. Taryn in WI says:

    Thanks again for another great set of ideas. I love this time of year on your blog!

  231. Emme says:

    Thanks for all the fun chances to win this week!

  232. Sarah says:

    Sarah from Maine! Love the couch organizer!

  233. Rachel in OH says:

    Such great ideas! Love the embroidered journals!

  234. Lesley says:

    can never have too many bookmarks!

  235. Ali in WA says:

    Hmm, repurposing suede? Never sewn with it and now I’m super curious!

  236. Meg in OR says:

    Love the felted Journal Cover!

  237. linda s says:

    LOVE the little book bookmark–I’m going to make them for my bookgroup for xmas.

  238. upstatelisa says:

    The sofa organizer is a great idea!!!

  239. Melissa says:

    I had never been to Wild Olive and now I have to go check them out. I love the bookmark from their site.

  240. Jenn in SD says:

    How fun! I’m excited about Sewing School 2! :)

  241. Tabitha Klucking says:

    I’m going to need to buy more fabric!

  242. Jennifer in NC says:

    You are killing me with the cherry walnut cookies… those are going on my holiday baking list!

  243. Theresa says:

    I love the button bookmarks.

  244. Barbara says:

    The spice cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  245. Sara in NY says:

    So darling! I think I see some stocking stuffers here for my bookworm daughter! Thank you!

  246. kristymn says:

    Especially love the couch book holder!

  247. Shelley C in ME says:

    Quick and easy; my mantra as we get closer to Christmas :P Love those button bookmarks!

  248. Stacy in WI says:

    The fabric bookmark paired with a favorite book would be a great gift!

  249. Julie from FL says:

    Awesome ideas love the book marks.

  250. Sarah in AZ says:

    Those spice cookies look good!

  251. Caitlyn in FL says:

    I’m looking for a book cover for my new 2014 planner and so many of these take the cake – thanks for sharing!

  252. Amber in CA says:

    Love these ideas! The journal ideas are great! Thanks.

  253. Audrey in PA says:

    I love that suede journal!

  254. L says:

    The cherry walnut cookies sound delicious!

  255. Kristin in WA says:

    I have plans to make some journals. I have glue coming in the mail, in fact. I’ll have to check these tutorials out. :)

  256. Melanie in AZ says:

    So many great ideas! I think I may channel my love of buttons and make some bookmarks.

  257. Beth B. says:

    I definitely need to get some embroidery supplies, these ideas are so cute! ~Beth from IN

  258. Kristie says:

    We are big fans of the fabric bookmark as a holiday gift. I love the personal touch and it’s a gift even the kids can make.

  259. Samina says:

    My husband loves spice cookies. I’ll have to give that recipe a go. Thanks for sharing it.

  260. Baylea says:

    Love the bookmarks!

  261. Serena in TX says:

    Thanks for doing this series every year! There are so many great ideas here.

  262. Serena in CA says:

    I love everything today!

  263. Margo in WA says:

    Those fabric bookmarks are very cute!

  264. Amber K. I'm UT says:

    These look like fun. I like the bookmarks for quick projects and also the journals.

  265. Diane in AZ says:

    Love the journal covers!

  266. Carrie P. says:

    more great ideas. the bookmark is so cute

  267. Kristin H says:

    I love the embroidered notebook and journals and the spice cookies look delicious!

  268. Katie in MD says:

    I love those button bookmarks!

  269. Tanja in WI says:

    Perfect timing. My daughter asked for a journal for Christmas. I wanted to get one that was personal, now I have a plan. yay!

  270. Esther F. says:

    Great tips! Thank you so much for collecting them all!!!

  271. VickiT in IL says:

    Love these tutorials, especially the journal ideas. Thank you

  272. Jenn in GA says:

    Love the bookmarks and the cookies!

  273. Laura Baker says:

    Thanks so much for the great ideas. I know so many readers.

  274. Robynn in CA says:

    All such great ideas.

  275. Catherine says:

    This series is convincing me that I love printables. :)

  276. Suze in CO says:

    I need to make “his” and “hers” sofa organizers for our house. Great pattern!

  277. D says:

    Love the sofa organizer, button bookmarks and the book name plates – hope to make/print them soon!

  278. Flicsha says:

    I love to make covered books and have embroidered on notebook covers nice to see other’s ideas.

  279. mary says:

    Love these ideas! I might have to make some journals for Christmas!

  280. Martha says:

    Great ideas!

  281. Beth in MI says:

    Love all of today’s ideas!

  282. As a booklover, I’m always interested in booky projects to sew! Thanks!

  283. Charlotte in GA says:

    I love the little button book marks. Cute for teachers! Thanks for the great ideas!

  284. Elli in Wisconsin says:

    Being a book lover, I like all of the gift ideas. We have a lot of book lovers in our family too! Thank you for the giveaway.

  285. Terry in IL says:

    LOVE the suede journal cover! Whenever I make journal covers for friends, whether journaling friends, artists, note-takers, they love it!

  286. Ramona M. from MI says:

    What a bunch of fun journal ideas.

  287. Kelly in TX says:

    I love all of those ideas!

  288. Andy from NH says:

    The sofa organizer would be perfect for storing needlework as well as books and reading glasses!

  289. amentzer-vt says:

    Love the DIY floss journal.

  290. Gina says:

    I am going to try some or all of these bookmark’s to make for friends as well as my boys’ teachers.

  291. Annette says:

    I love fabric bookmarks <3

  292. Gia says:

    Everything looks great! Especially those cookies!

  293. Jamie B says:

    The button bookmarks are adorable.

  294. I really like the embroidered notebook ideas.

  295. Amy in FL says:

    I’m thinking teachers might like bookmarks — sewn by their student.

  296. consuelo says:

    I love books so I was eager to see your ideas. I love the embroidered journals. So easy! Thanks again!

  297. anna dorothy says:

    Those button bookmarks are so sweet.

  298. Julie in WI says:

    love the journal ideas

  299. Alida in VA says:

    Great ideas! I love the sofa organizer!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  300. fenna says:

    the stylish dress book looks great! love the ideas….we are a house of booklovers–all six of us so far!

  301. Brooke in SC says:

    Those button bookmarks would be a perfect gift for my book club!

  302. Lynnette in VA says:

    Suede journal and button bookmark are a must.

  303. Want to make some fabric bookmarks for my daughter who loves to read!

  304. Heidi says:

    I love wild olive embroidery!

  305. Amy in CA says:

    Neat ideas, thanks!

  306. Becky - MI says:

    Love the bookmarks. So simple!

  307. christina in VT says:

    My daughter is a new, and avid, reader. She’d love to find a bookmark in her stocking.

  308. Wendy in VA says:

    Love the suede book cover!

  309. Tammy in MI says:

    Very lovely gifts. I was hoping to see something more for men – my BIL is a book lover!

  310. Rachel says:

    in MN.
    The spice cookies in the Bonne Maman jar really caught my eye ~ too cute!

  311. Jen Senor says:

    You’re thinking of everyone! Thanks for the ideas! Jen in CA

  312. Anita says:

    Now I know what to do with some leftover leather from a uphohstery project – book covers!

  313. Kim in WI says:

    Giving gifts to encourage the love of books is always a good idea…these are great ideas!! I love Mollie’s tutorials and patterns..

  314. Lori says:

    Love! When I am not sewing, I am reading…

  315. Nicole Martinez from NY says:

    Such great ideas this searies is really going to get my through my xmas gifts this year

  316. Crystal in Canada says:

    This makes me wish I knew people that kept journals!

  317. Liz Rehrauer says:

    I am hand making gifts for all my family this year. I love all the great ideas in your posts.

  318. Cindi in GA says:

    Who doesn’t love books? Or the Kindle!

  319. Liz Rehrauer says:

    I am hand making gifts for all my family members this year. I love your posts…so many great ideas.

  320. Shirley says:

    Loved everything! Shirley, CA

  321. Great ideas! I teach, and reading is my favorite subject. These are wonderful ideas!

  322. Sammie E-B says:

    Lots of great ideas again-thanks! :-D

  323. Lee says:

    I like the bookplate printables. Good to give w/ a book and a handmade book bag! Thank you – Lee MI

  324. Love the sofa organizer. We definitely need one of those in our house.

  325. Karen in GA says:

    I love journals…. now if only I would actually use all the ones I like to collect.

  326. Oo, love the sofa organizer. I think we definately could use one of those in our house!

  327. jenny in in says:

    yummy stuff.

  328. I love all the journal ideas!

  329. annette says:

    Neat little button bookmarks!

  330. Alyssa S says:

    My kids were just asking for journals at the school book fair (I’m not paying $20+ for a blank book!) Will definitely check out some of these tutorials, thank you!
    (In MN)

  331. Nupur in GA says:

    So many good ideas- the fabric bookmarks would be a great scrap buster.

  332. Barbara in UT says:

    Fun ideas, can’t wait to make some of these things!

  333. Debbie says:

    Love all the ideas!

  334. Heather in VA says:

    Wonderful ideas. I often give books as gifts and never thought to include a homemade bookmark! That will change henceforth.

  335. Jennifer in Missouri says:

    Love the fabric bookmark. Don’t know why I never thought of it.

  336. Lisa Hansen says:

    The Little Book mark by Wild Olive is precious! Thanks for the idea, but I’ll have to make two because I NEED one.

  337. Book lovers are the best, as I am one of them!

  338. Renee in MD says:

    Love the button bookmarks!

  339. Franny in PA says:

    These projects would make such lovely gifts!

  340. Carolyn says:

    I’d love to win any of these prizes. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Carolyn in NC

  341. Katie in IL says:

    My oldest daughter loves journals. Great ideas!

  342. Julianne Ross says:

    I’m a librarian so I love this post!

  343. Lauren says:

    What great tips for gifts! And I’d LOVE to win one of the giveaways…

  344. Love all of the book projects!

  345. Wendy in OH says:

    I want to make these for me!

  346. Loree in ME says:

    Great ideas! I find journal making addicting!

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