November 3 ~ Gifts for Cooks

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Today’s gift ideas for people who love to bake or cook will be a hit, especially when you add a little extra-something to the package like local honey, a half-pound of coffee or holiday treats you make in your own kitchen. Many of these would also be great hostess gifts for the yearly round of holiday parties! Have fun with today’s tutorials, recipes, printables and giveaways!


Today’s Guest Curator: Julie from Our Chez Nous

Julie blogs at Our Chez Nous (“Our Home”) and found all of today’s Gifts for Cooks ideas. She writes, “I am an interior design addict, craftaholic, cook in the making, DIY lover, sewist and knitting fanatic and wanna-be photographer. I’m a mom of three and wife to one. I try to juggle all the crazy stuff life throws our way without losing my sanity, come follow along to see what we create!…”

Make It


Oven Mitt + Hot Pad
Everyone who cooks or bakes could always use a new Oven Mitt + Hot Pad set, and these by Rachel for A Beautiful Mess are so pretty. This is a great beginner sewing project.


Scrap Christmas Potholder
Add a little festivity to the kitchen with this Scrap Christmas Potholder tutorial from Quilty Therapy. It’s an easy way to use up your scraps!


Manly Man Apron
Make a Manly Man Apron for your, well… For your favorite Manly Man! The tutorial from Chelsea at Lovely Indeed incorporates a flour sack and includes a free template too.


Pretty Little Potholder
These Pretty Little Potholders from Amy at Nana Company are perfect for people who love a little more “ruffle” in their life!


Patchwork Hot Pads + Oven Mitts
This design combines Patchwork Hot Pads + Oven Mitts together in one, zakka-inspired item. This tutorial is by Karin from Leigh Laurel Studios for Sew Mama Sew.


One Yard “Use-it-all” Apron
This vintage-style One Yard “Use-it-all” Apron uses every little bit of just one yard of fabric. Erika from Miss Sews-it-all adds that it was a popular “first-time school sewing project during the 1950′s.” Erika also writes that she posts tutorials like this apron project to share her love of sewing and inspire others to sew!


Stitched Blooms Mehndi Tea Towel
Our Mehndi-inspired Tea Towel is a project excerpt from Stitched Blooms here at Sew Mama Sew. With some simple stitches you can transform a basic tea towel into a work of art!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Cooks, Home tutorials (placemats, napkins + more!)

Mix It


Christmas Crunch: Funfetti Popcorn
If you liked yesterday’s Popcorn Ball recipe, you (and your guests) might enjoy this Christmas Crunch from Jaclyn at Cooking Classy. Sprinkles make everything fun! This would also work wrapped up as holiday treats for the neighborhood.

Print It


Christmas Chalkboard Printables
Several of our guest curators sent us a link to these fantastic Christmas Chalkboard Printables from Kellie of Nest of Posies. You can print them at home or at a copy shop, and decorate for the season!

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.

Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave

Explore a new approach to knitting. Create and shape garments with joined motifs for outside-the-box knitting! Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of nontraditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs and various geometric knitted shapes to create inventive and dimensional knitted fabrics. Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative knit stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down and side-to-side construction. Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns, how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment, and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs and more. Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book!

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

Take a look at knitting through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from the editors of PieceWork magazine. Enjoy 26 knitting patterns inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey. Projects include knitted lace cardigans, socks, knitting for the troops and more!

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.

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids: 20 Designs That are Fun and Unique- Just Like Your Kid!
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Ruriko Yamada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Today’s DIY generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls. Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you’ll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!

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 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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265 Responses to November 3 ~ Gifts for Cooks

  1. Evelyn in CA says:

    The Manly Man Apron — a perfect gift for the men in my family!

  2. ruby t--nm says:

    Oven mitts….the best. I have a friend with a new home and plan on making her some of the kitchen things seen on this series.
    Thanks

  3. Eleanor in NC says:

    That popcorn looks delicious!

  4. Kristina says:

    That popcorn looks so good! Love that there is a gift for male cook too, though we need more ideas for them now :)

  5. Sylvia says:

    Love the 1 yard apron…am always looking for new ideas for Christmas. Thanks

  6. Courtney says:

    I love those oven mitts!!!

  7. Rebecca in VA says:

    I love the tea towel and the use it all one yard apron–because I have one yard of some great fabrics and didn’t know what to do with them!

  8. Ashley in Canada says:

    Love those chalkboard printables!

  9. Bobbie says:

    These posts are way too much fun!

  10. Persia in IL says:

    Love all these posts.

  11. Martha says:

    This is great! My brother just started culinary classes – I’m sure he could use a manly apron.

  12. Lisa in CT says:

    I love the idea of the chalkboard messages. I also am a pretty good sewer, so I could manage mug mats, aprons, potholders and a table runner. The popcorn looks yummy!
    I would love to win the wool felting book!

  13. Cathy Bremer says:

    Love her patterns!

  14. Melissa B. says:

    There are some great ideas here for all of the cooks in the family.
    I am in GA, USA.

  15. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    I know a guy who will LOVE that manly man apron…

  16. hilary in MN says:

    I love all the embroidered pieces

  17. Gweneth BranchRIce says:

    Love this series of posts am looking forward to making many handmade holiday gifts

  18. Christi in MI says:

    Love the patchwork hot pad and the apron!
    Thanks for these great tutorials!

  19. Abbi says:

    I have been wanting to make some patchwork potholders. For me.
    Abbi in MN

  20. Rachel Bates says:

    am really loving the felt ideas and like the pot holders

  21. Mom C says:

    Only day 3 and I’m bursting with ideas for family and neighbor gifts. Thanks. Utah

  22. Sarah in MA says:

    Love the chalkboard printables.

  23. Serena says:

    I’ve vowed to never again make an oven mitt, but potholders are totally do-able. And the tea towels! Love ‘em!

  24. SS in NH says:

    I really want to make those tea towels – I still have them bookmarked from when you posted them earlier in the year

  25. jm says:

    Love the Nana Co pot holders!

    jm west virginia

  26. Amy Anderson says:

    I love the Christmas pot holder. Might have to do that with the left over fabric from the aprons I am making this year. Amy, IL

  27. Hannah says:

    Love the kitchen towels!!

  28. Sam says:

    Love the potholders. Adorable!

  29. Julie in IN says:

    More great ideas, thank you.

  30. heidi says:

    Love the chalkboard printable.

  31. Melanie in FL says:

    WOOLBUDDIES they will keep me warm ;) wait it doesnt get that cold in FL hmmmm well they make me feel cold so yay WOOLBUDDIES

  32. Jeannie D in TN says:

    Potholders, hot pads and tea towels…love to make any of these!

  33. Mama Lusco says:

    The popcorn looks amazing!

  34. Amorette says:

    The tea towel is lovely, and I can think of at least 3 manly men who could use that great apron.

  35. Julie says:

    Would love to win Sew Chic Kids!

  36. Karen's Sew Hub says:

    I’ll be making the Christmas Crunch for sure!

  37. Mandi says:

    I love the one yard apron. So fun!

  38. Patricia in PA says:

    Would love to give or receive any of these!! Thanks so much.

  39. Heather in VA says:

    Fun! I was just looking for chief gifts on Saturday.

  40. Crystal says:

    My husband needs that manly apron for grilling!

  41. Nicole Martinez says:

    My Boyfriend is a chef and im always wondering what cooking things i can buy for him

  42. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    Manly apron is awesome!

  43. Nicole says:

    I love these ideas! I’ve always wanted to sew my own potholders!

    Nicole in IN

  44. Rebecca in MI says:

    oooh I want to make pot holders!

  45. Elizabeth from AL says:

    Never mind gifting, I’m making those cute scrappy Christmas potholders for myself!

  46. krystina says:

    So far I have found a bunch of stuff that I want for myself hahaha

  47. the zakka inspired potholder is sweet! Love it.

  48. Sarah says:

    Sarah in Colorado is taking a chance for the WIN!

  49. Allison in MA says:

    That wool buddies book looks like so much fun!

  50. Monique in Canada says:

    I was just checking out your site. You have some very cool ideas. I have already saved a bunch. Thank you.

  51. Katie in NM says:

    An apron for my daughter and myself are on my to sew list.

  52. Charlotte in GA says:

    Love the christmas tree potholder!

  53. Rose in UK says:

    The any occassions skirt is cute. Would like to make one for my niece. :-)

  54. amy f says:

    thank you

  55. JO IN OREGON says:

    I see some kitchen items I will be making for holidays- oven mitts and little placemats. Great gift ideas. Thanks!!

  56. Sarah Chase says:

    Love these ideas for gifts!

  57. Mary Ann in SC says:

    I love Iooking at cute apron ideas but never wear one. I guess I could still make them as gifts.

  58. Mandy in Alberta Canada says:

    I’ve got a buddy cook in my house who will love some of these!

  59. Teresa in NY says:

    who couldn’t use one of those mendhi tea towels?

  60. angelina says:

    you guys have the best blog .xx

  61. penny m roberts hyde says:

    I made the one yard, use it all apron in high school economics!!!! It was a teal, med, gingham!!! How cool… I will be making another one soon! thanks so much for sharing. and love the oven mitts. need to get those made.

  62. Leanne in AK says:

    Some great ideas for Christmas presents.

  63. Debbie H says:

    Cute stuff. I love the pretty little potholder. Thanks

  64. Melinda says:

    Love these ! Can’t wait to get started and make some !!!!

  65. I love crafts!
    Jenny in Illinois

  66. Lara says:

    I need some new oven mitts – great! I’ll just make a few extra for the holidays… thanks for the great ideas!

  67. Sara A. in DC says:

    Can all the books be mine?

  68. Vero in FL says:

    dig the apron

  69. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Love the apron – so fun to see some retro ideas come back (I was just reading an old cookbook, and there are certain recipes that should stay forgotten in the past). Thanks for sharing.

  70. Fun! I like the Christmas potholder.

  71. Connie in Ohio says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 1 yard apron! What a great gift.

  72. Jenny in NE says:

    aprons and knitting books!! Favs!

  73. Lawana says:

    So excited to start some of these.

  74. lois says:

    love the pot holders

  75. Jennifer says:

    Great projects! I love the tea towels! Ontario, Canada

  76. Love all of these ideas!

  77. Sandy in Ohio says:

    I love the scrappy Christmas pot holders!

  78. Lindsay Rodems says:

    The tea towel transformation is amazing! Thanks for these great tutorials!

  79. Mandi in CO says:

    so many cooks on my list…

  80. I already have potholders on my list of gifts to make this year. I mentioned the pretty little potholder posts on my blog. Very sweet.

  81. kim t. says:

    oh, i need a new potholder, believe it or not! yes!

  82. Dawn Frisch in AZ says:

    Those potholders are adorable!! Will be making those this year! Thanks for the great patterns and designs!! Good luck everyone!
    Dawn : )

  83. Lisa in CO says:

    I’ve been seeing that Wool Buddies book around the internet a lot lately. They look so adorable! Would love to learn to needle felt. Thanks for the great gift ideas and the giveaways!

  84. Tasha in MO says:

    The stitching on the tea towels is so simple, yet so impactful!

  85. anna dorothy says:

    Love the hot pad by nana company!

  86. Anya says:

    I love those pretty tea towels!

  87. Carmen says:

    What great gift ideas for those at-home chefs!

  88. --anu says:

    I love the potholder with mini ruffle :)

  89. Jenny in CA says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! These are great!

  90. Rachel in CO says:

    Great ideas! Now I need to replace my old potholders…

  91. Kerry in WA says:

    Love the ideas

  92. Anya says:

    I love the tea towels. Thanks for the great ideas!

  93. Heather in Alaska says:

    I need to add oven mits to my list of gifts to make!

  94. Leah in AK says:

    Love the kitchen items for gifts!

  95. shannon in WA says:

    Looks like you could put lots of love into these projects and not be set back much time!

  96. Rachel says:

    I love the tea towels!

  97. Barb B says:

    I think I have the perfect fabric for the one yard apron. Thanks for the tutorial.

  98. carrie says:

    love those tea towels!

  99. Robynn in CA says:

    I love the pothoders.

  100. Emily in IN says:

    Cooking is my other love, should be fun with these patterns

  101. Alyssa S says:

    Soo many ideas! (In MN)

  102. Terry says:

    I actually have someone who has put potholders on her Christmas list! There are a couple here that I know I’m going to make, maybe with a matching tea towel. And there’s just 50 days until Christmas … thanks for getting this out with time to make stuff!

  103. Bess says:

    Pot holders were already on my list to make this year so the timing is perfect:)
    That Happy Homemade book looks amazing. I’ve got four kids so I bet I could get a lot of use out of it.
    I’m in Utah.

  104. Lisa Marie says:

    Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  105. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  106. Alida in VA says:

    Lovely projects!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  107. Mel in NC says:

    The mehindi tea towels are so pretty!

  108. Amanda says:

    I’ve been looking for a good man apron idea!

  109. Sarah in NC says:

    These look like fun. Thanks for the ideas!

  110. Becky - MI says:

    Love the apron

  111. Kathleen in NV says:

    Just about any of these would be a fab way to jazz up a gift of baked goods. Thanks for the inspiration!

  112. julie says:

    I love those mitts. Great Christmas gifts.

  113. Cat B says:

    Love the one yard apron, such a great project!

  114. SavvyGirlDeborah in NYC says:

    Ooohh. Love all the pot holders!

  115. Sarah in SD says:

    I think I need to make myself that apron before I start baking cookies. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  116. Krista Olson says:

    Krista in Texas!

  117. I love the one yard Use It All apron.

  118. Amber says:

    The give-away books look great.

  119. connie J says:

    The Scrapppy Christmas Potholders are a great idea!

  120. Rachel says:

    in MN.
    Hoping to win the Happy Homemade book :)

  121. Kristen in GA says:

    Love the one yard apron!

  122. Lee says:

    I am loving the tea towel! Thanks!

  123. Nancy Matheson says:

    Perfect! My daughters would love these books. … I quilt lol

  124. Amanda says:

    That apron is perfect! And the Christmas crunch is adorable.

  125. Sonja says:

    I just adore handmade potholders! These will make great bridal shower gifts!

  126. Suzanne says:

    Those gifts really dress up the kitchen.

  127. J from IN says:

    What great ideas!!!! love the guys apron!

  128. Jennifer says:

    This whole series rocks! I can’t wait to try the Christmas Munch, and I have plans for
    oven mitts as well. Thanks so much!

  129. Joan says:

    I love giving potholders for gifts. They use up small scrap pieces of fabric and are always appreciated.

  130. Heather in NM says:

    Hot pads, yes! For me and for gifts!

  131. KeriCan in CA says:

    I can start my daughter with the oven mitt and potholder set. Thanks!

  132. usairdoll in USA says:

    Loving the yummy popcorn recipe, Christmas Crunch! Another day of wonderful gifts. The Patchwork Hot Pad and Mehndi Towels have caught my eye, lovely!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  133. missmoozie in CA says:

    Pretty potholders, great ideas for my friends new house. Thanks for a chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  134. Stacy S says:

    The tea towel is so pretty!

  135. Lisamarie in CT says:

    Great ideas! Love the Mendhi towels.

  136. Margo in WA says:

    Great ideas! New kitchen stuff is always nice to give and get. Very useful.

  137. Anita says:

    The BBQ apron graphic is the best!

  138. NancyW in CA says:

    Great projects and I’m going to try the chalkboard prints!
    Thanks for sharing.

  139. Megan in GA says:

    I’m totally making the funfetti popcorn!

  140. Cathie says:

    Wonderful ideas; have to crave out some time to make most of these ideas.

  141. Definitely looking forward to making myself a new pair oven mitts :)

  142. Cindi C says:

    I have the perfect place (person) to send these gifts. Thanks

  143. lydia in WA says:

    Would be super happy with any one of these gifts, most likely to pass onto family members who are wonderfully into all of these titled books. (but the Downton Abbey one might be for me! I would even have to relearn to knit if this one came my way) Like the tutorials too. AND the chalkboard printables.

  144. Virginia Keast says:

    Great gifts for cooks can’t wait to get started.

  145. KristyMN says:

    Potholders are a great gift idea!

  146. Heather L says:

    I could see getting all zen during the busy Christmas season embroidering that tea towel for an Christmas gift…a nice relaxing project with a super classy result!

  147. karen says:

    Definitely making the oven MIT to go with the apron with I already made for my sister.

  148. Emily H. says:

    Love all potholders, best presents ever!

  149. Deanna says:

    That funfetti popcorn looks tasty!

  150. Linda Fleming in CA says:

    That’s a nice selection of easy made, useful gifts.
    Love the books too!

  151. Jodie in OR says:

    Another great list. Always looking for different hot pad inspiration. Thanks!

  152. Kathy from pa. says:

    I love kitchen gifts. Everyone can use some new potholders or pretty towels.

  153. Crys in IA says:

    I’ve been hoping the Happy Homemade would come out in English! How exciting.

  154. A says:

    Some great ways to use up those small pieces of fabric you just can’t toss!

  155. Audrey says:

    Love these! Anything handmade makes a great gift :)

  156. Steph says:

    I love the apron tutorial–what a great use of one yard of fabric! Steph in NE

  157. Jim in NC says:

    Another set of great gift ideas. Looks like any of the potholders would be easy to put together and the quilting is a nice touch.

  158. Christine in Ohio says:

    What cute projects!

  159. Another great roundup! The Mehndi tea towel would make such a lovely hostess gift!

  160. Love this series and these ideas! Who doesn’t need kitchen goodies?? And that mehndi tea towel is awesome!

  161. Nikki in MI says:

    Great ideas!

  162. Jayne says:

    Great ideas for presents! Who doesn’t need pot holders?!

  163. Kari in WA says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  164. Deidre says:

    More awesome ideas!

  165. Cary says:

    It’s time for new hot pads. The zakka-inspired ones are perfect.

  166. Anne Marie says:

    Great ideas – love the potholders.

  167. Colette says:

    So many fun projects for the kitchen.

  168. Amber in NY says:

    I love the design I the tea towel. I will defiantly be making these as a gift for someone.

  169. mac says:

    Adore Downton Abbey and would love to knit up a top inspired the show.

  170. Stephanie in WA says:

    Love, love, love the one yard apron. I see some Christmas gifts in my future :)

  171. jessicac says:

    My potholders are pitiful! I think the patchwork ones are lovely..

  172. Tamie says:

    Another great group of gifts and prizes.

  173. Heather in CA says:

    I always love November for all your fun gift ideas! Thanks for more great ones!

  174. Laura says:

    I would love new kitchen pretties- guess I shall have to stuff my tree!

  175. Amy says:

    Love the scrappy potholders! Thanks for the great list today!!!

  176. Julielorene in Ontario says:

    What great ideas. Love the confetti popcorn.

  177. MaryEllen in ND says:

    I’m just starting to sew again and LOVE knitting! Perfect giveaways for me!!

  178. janet in nj says:

    love wool buddies

  179. janet in nj says:

    Oh the wool buddies look sooooo cute.I would love to win

  180. Linda50 says:

    Love the apron!

  181. Genevieve says:

    Great ideas! That popcorn looks sooo good!

  182. diane says:

    really neat stuff!

  183. consuelo says:

    All the potholders looks so pretty!

  184. Julia D. says:

    Manly Man apron coming up!!

  185. Abigail in TX says:

    Looks fun!

  186. christina in VT says:

    I’m excited by the popcorn recipe — I’ve been wanting a slightly healthier treat option for the holidays than party mix.

  187. Patty says:

    Live the pot holders…. great gift ideas!

  188. Lorrie says:

    Love the scrappy potholder – seems like those wear out faster than anything in the kitchen. Great little projects.

    (from Canada)

  189. Jane S. says:

    Great ideas for gifts! I like oven mitts because they can be fancied up to suit any kitchen decor. :)

  190. Shelley C in ME says:

    I need to make potholders; I think all my DILs would like new ones..thanks for the idea. I like that knitting outside the swatch book too

  191. amentzer-vt says:

    Would love the kids sewing book!

  192. Emily says:

    Love these, great gift ideas! I am looking forward to making oven mitts for myself and my mom. Thanks for the tutes!! -Emily of Georgia and http://backtothecraft.blogspot.ca/ (my new blog!!)

  193. Laurie says:

    I love the manly man apron especially!

  194. Kate in RI says:

    Who doesn’t need a handmade potholder??? Great ideas:)

  195. Patty says:

    Potholders are always a great idea.

  196. Brooke in SC says:

    That popcorn looks amazing!

  197. Maggie in KY says:

    May I have that popcorn in my mouth now please.

  198. Em in WA says:

    I can hardly wait to get started on some of these projects!

  199. Ginger in OH says:

    Great ideas for gifts! Thanks!

  200. Nupur says:

    Nice ideas! I’m trying a few new quilt blocks to practice piecing and turning them into potholders for the holidays.

  201. Cassandra in VA says:

    I am looking forward to making some of the Christmas crunch sounds delicious !

  202. Joelle says:

    The chalkboard printables can’t be accessed thru the bloggers store which is not open.

  203. Beth in Michigan says:

    Love all of these! Thanks!

  204. Beth in Michigan says:

    Love all these ideas. Just happen to have some Insulbrite so maybe some new oven mitts are in the works!

  205. Maddy in TX says:

    I love all of these! I was looking for some homemade hostess gifts for this season.

  206. Lauren in MI says:

    Looks great thanks.

  207. Tammy in MI says:

    Oooh, I love that ruffled hotpad. So pretty.

  208. Karen in Indiana says:

    Gonna be trying that recipe for sure! Thanks for the great ideas.

  209. Christina in FL says:

    Another day of great ideas -thanks!!

  210. Becky says:

    You’re so right, it is not just new brides that need new kitchen pretties. Anyone who has a stained potholder would love some new ones. Thanks for the idea.

  211. Stacia says:

    This is perfect timing! I’m doing traveling this year for the holidays and am in need of some hostess gifts (preferably homemade). I’m loving the scraps Christmas potholder and the yard apron, especially!

  212. Beth in MI says:

    Those scrap Christmas potholders are so cute!

  213. Kati M says:

    I really like the scrappy pot holders. The funfetti popcorn looks great for a party!

  214. Dot says:

    Brings back memories! My first school sewing project was an apron, too.

  215. Sam says:

    Thanks so much! I can’t wait to get working on the hot pads!

  216. Lesley says:

    Love the apron! Great ideas.

  217. Trina says:

    Love these Christmas gift ideas!

  218. Trina says:

    Adorable ideas!!

  219. Kim in WI says:

    Mug rugs, pot holders and sweet treats are perfect gifts!! Thanx for the ideas :) Any one of those books are to die for…..Thank you for the chance to win one.

  220. Lauri in OK says:

    Love the scrappy potholder!

  221. Carol P. says:

    Cute apron!

  222. Mary in MN says:

    Great books, especially the Sew Chic Kids!

  223. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Love the tea towel – would be perfect wrapped around some homebaked treats as a hostess gift. Thanks!

  224. Jessie from NM says:

    I am going to make that popcorn, yum! Just need some candy, candy melts, and sprinkles….

    Also, not a knitter but that needle felting book looks awesome! I love my fiber!

  225. Cindy says:

    Great ideas. I love the ruffled potholder!!

  226. Crystal Rose says:

    I wasn’t even thinking about hostess gifts but you’re right, these would be great for that. They’d also make good gifts for the dice game that my family plays.

    -Crystal in MN

  227. Jenn Rodriguez in GA says:

    Drooling over the popcorn!

  228. Tricia in MA says:

    I love the one yard apron, so cute!

  229. Debbie says:

    I love all of these projects!

  230. Emily in NY says:

    I love the potholder & oven mitt! lots of great ideas!

  231. Melanie says:

    I made some oven mitts this year and they turned out great! Now I need some aprons…. – Melanie in AZ

  232. D says:

    I don’t know where to start! I want to make all of the offerings!! Thank you for all the wonderful tutorials!

  233. Margaret says:

    Somehow I can see my husband more in the one yard frilly apron more than the manly man apron!

  234. LynnH says:

    Fun stuff! Beautiful vest on the Downton Abbey Knits book! That popcorn will be a must try at our house too. Thanks again for Handmade Holidays! Handmade gifts are my favorite to give and to receive.

  235. Diane in NM says:

    Great ideas. I plan to make some oven mitts for gifts. Thanks!

  236. ashley in az says:

    I love yr blog! It’s full of fun tutorials and great prizes to win!

  237. DebbieKL says:

    The tea towels are beautiful!

  238. Cari says:

    Oooh! Fun projects!

  239. Peep in PA says:

    Could those patchwork potholders get any cuter?!?!

  240. Connie C. says:

    I am in dire need of new hot pads, and I think I’ll give the patchwork ones a try! I also want to make some scrappy tree hot pads for gifts. So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing the tutes and for the giveaways!

  241. Tanja WI says:

    This is just what I needed for a hostess gifts this year.

  242. Laura in MD says:

    These are great! I can see myself making a bunch of hot pads in the near future!

  243. Java Jane (NC) says:

    The scrap Christmas potholder looks like a perfect gift for a neighbor who has done much for us this year. That with a homemade baked good will be a lovely gift!

    Thank you!

  244. Miet in Canada says:

    I really like the Use-it-all apron; very cute!

  245. Elizabeth says:

    I like the scrappy potholders and the 1-yard apron!

  246. Crystal in Canada says:

    Need more man-geared cook gifts – that’s who cooks in my house!

  247. Bobby says:

    Found what I’m making with my scraps from my girls Christmas dresses. Hot pad, holder for my mom and hopefully some left over for myself. :0)

  248. monica in tx says:

    Love the tree potholders! Monica in tx

  249. Sarah says:

    Love the wool buddies! Sarah from Maine.

  250. Tez says:

    fun stuff to make and to give!

  251. Alison says:

    I would like to win Woolbuddies. Alison – Oregon.

  252. I like the Manly Apron. :) Thanks for the chance!

  253. KarenH in OK says:

    I love every single thing from today! :)

  254. Kristin in WA says:

    I love the tea towels. So pretty!

  255. Harmony in CA says:

    I look forward to the handmade for the holidays series every year. Thank you for doing it.

  256. Janet White in BC says:

    I’d love to win Happy Homemade… love to sew for my granddaughters!

  257. Megan in MN says:

    Pot holders and something I need to make.

  258. wendy says:

    Love the tea towels! I think my kitchen needs some of those.

  259. Jo in MA says:

    Definitely need to take a peek through the Woolbuddies book — too cute! :)

  260. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    I’ll take one of each please! Lol.
    Actually I think my mom would love fresh cute potholders (maybe with some matching coasters) for Christmas, bundled up with candy and sprinkle coated popcorn :)

  261. Oooo, knitting books. I’m more into knitting right now than sewing (I waffle back and forth between the two).

  262. The manly apron! My husband NEEDS this as he does the cooking in our home!

  263. B Lawson says:

    So many great ideas here! And that book, Happy Homemade:Sew Chic Kids looks great!

  264. Another great line-up.
    Off to go see the chalkboard printables now.
    Thanks for a 3rd day of ideas.

  265. Amber in UT says:

    These look like so much fun. Great hostess gifts!

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