November 5 ~ Gifts for Babies + Toddlers

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Today’s gift ideas for babies and toddlers are all about the toys! Emma found some great tutorials to fill the holidays with fun. (She also outdid herself with the recipes and printables.)

Today’s Guest Curator: Emma from For My Little Monster

Emma is relatively new to sewing but after two and a half years she loves it more each day. Emma has always been creative, trying out mosaics, jewelry making, knitting, card making, scrap booking and wood working. Her blog is a relatively new venture but she enjoys sharing her love of sewing and more at For My Little Monster. She writes, “I’m a stay-at-home mum to one cheeky little monster. I live in Australia in Melbourne, with my husband, dog (or as I like to refer to him as my furry baby) and my gorgeous almost two year old little monster who inspires me everyday. Before I became a mum I was a teacher. I taught psychology and media to high school students…”

Head over to For My Little Monster to learn more about Emma, and find her on Facebook and Instagram.

Make It

Owl Tag Toy
Stephanie’s Owl Tag Toy at Two More Minutes makes a bright and happy addition to any baby’s playtime.

Pond Fishy Plushie
Make a school of Pond Fishy Plushies with this free PDF pattern and tutorial by Christina McKinney for Birch Organic Fabric.

Flat Teddy
A Flat Teddy like Narelle’s at Cook Clean Craft makes a great daytime toy for younger kids and a nice extra pillow for preschoolers on up.

Take + Play Car Carrier
Do you know a kid who loves their cars? They’ll also love this Take + Play Car Carrier from Sisters, Sisters!

Pinky + Blue Soft Toys
Kate from KackaD designed these Pinky + Blue Soft Toys for us at Sew Mama Sew. There’s a pattern and an easy tutorial too.

Dinosaur Quiet Time Playmat
This Dinosaur Quiet Time Playmat from Adrienne of Free Time Frolics is more of an inspiration project rather than a full tutorial (she, in turn, was inspired by a different mat; link in the post). We think it looks pretty easy and fun though, and we know a few kids who would love to cart this around!

Ultimate Lego Table
Do you have a Lego fan in the house? This Ultimate Lego Table from Kirstin of kojodesigns is a cheaper version than many commercial designs and includes tons of great extras too.

Baby Doll Carrier
We like this version of a Baby Doll Carrier from Christine of Sew Bossi as it looks like the real deal (but eliminates the “fiddly things” that might make it difficult for younger caretakers to manage).

Liberty Print Baby Comfort Blanket
Laura’s Liberty Print Baby Comfort Blankets at Behind the Hedgerow are so beautiful, plus making one could give you an excuse to buy Liberty fabric!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Little Kids, Gifts for Whimsical Friends, Gifts for Babies, Gifts for Imaginative Friends, Gifts for Playful Friends

Mix It

Reindeer Cake Pops
Vanessa was inspired by Bakerella to create these super-fun Reindeer Cake Pops at See Vanessa Craft. These are sure to delight!

Santa Strawberries
If you have the reindeer you’ll need Santa too! Check out these Santa Strawberries from Leanne Bakes.

Print It

Paper City Nativity Scene
We love all things Made by Joel! This Paper City Nativity Scene is fantastic, as are all of Joel’s other free printables (plus the easy game and toy ideas too).

Christmas Tree Activities
Kirstylee designed these Christmas Tree Activity PDFs for her boys and shares them with you at Moms Have Questions Too.

Christmas Baking Printable Set
There are several cute, free printables from Holly on the Kids Activities Blog, including this Christmas Baking Printable Set.

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 Tactile Fabrics! Tactile Fabrics specializes in MODERN 100% organic and premium traditional cotton fabrics for sewing, quilting and crafting.

Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day
(US Winners Only)

Author: Nicole Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Design a skirt for every day of the week! With these 28 irresistible projects, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to custom-design and sew fabulous skirts that fit you perfectly. Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and then alter that pattern into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct and delicious looks– one for each day of the week. These projects are suitable for sewists at every level, including beginners.

Ruby Star Wrapping: Creating Packaging to Reuse, Regive, and Relove
(US Winners Only)

Author: Melody Miller, Allison Tannery
Publisher: Roost Books

This is the ultimate resource for those who are as creative as they are willing to conserve. Ruby Star Wrapping inspires you to think resourceful, think reusable, think unusual when it comes to gift packaging. Raid the pantry for boxes, use old linens for pouches, and make beautiful accessories out of fabric and paper scraps; the projects here illustrate how to create beautiful, reusable packaging from the common materials in your home. With its thirty easy-to-make giftwrap patterns, this book reminds us of the wonderful creative potential inherent in the act of giving a gift. When wrapped with thought, beauty and a little ingenuity, the packaging can be a gift in itself.

The Art of Beadwork: Techniques and Inspirational Projects for Creating Exquisite Pieces
(US Winners Only)

Author: Jane Lock
Publisher: Running Press

The Art of Beadwork
is the definitive reference guide for everything beadwork, offering crafters a compendium of techniques for creating exquisite pieces of jewelry and accessories using beads, as well as instruction on a multitude of inspirational projects. This lavishly illustrated book is a complete manual of techniques for on- and off-loom beadweaving and beadwork, from using cylinder beads to rocailles and czech glass, knitting and crocheting with beads, and much more. The descriptions for each technique includes instruction, step-by-step photos, diagrams and (in many cases) life-sized swatches for crafters to compare with their work in progress. The book includes a β€œStitch Dictionary” as well as definitions of the myriad types of beads; their composition, sizes, shapes, finishes and how to use them. Clear instruction and step-by-step photos guide the reader through the steps of jewelry construction. Throughout the book is a unique collection of projects by author Jane Lock and other artists from around the world, showcasing beading techniques while inspiring both aspiring and advanced crafters to test their skills.

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 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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277 Responses to November 5 ~ Gifts for Babies + Toddlers

  1. Evelyn in CA says:

    Flat Teddy is soooo cute! I will change the ears to be a Flat Kitty and make it in cotton velour for my new baby granddaughter.

  2. Sylvia in IN says:

    There are some great ideas, thank you!

  3. Fran in ID says:

    Great ideas….love the fish & the Santa strawberries !
    Thanks for sharing….

  4. ruby t--nm says:

    The fish are the best…could really be for anybody…not just the kiddies!

  5. Melissa in ID says:

    Love the Owl Tag toy– will need to make two for my twin granddaughters πŸ™‚

  6. Jane says:

    I know two little girls who would love the baby dol carrier

  7. Eleanor in NC says:

    So many great ideas!

  8. Kristina says:

    Great extra tutorials and offers as well!

  9. Jodie in OR says:

    Love the fish! Definitely looking at those christmas tree activities too. πŸ™‚

  10. Laura says:

    Getting ready for first grandbaby- so excited about te fishies!

  11. this is perfect timing! a friend of my daughter just had a baby!

  12. Lisa in KS says:

    I know a baby that needs a flat teddy for Christmas!

  13. Emily in NY says:

    I love the owl tag toy!

  14. Stacia in TN says:

    These are some great toddler ideas!

  15. Rebecca in VA says:

    Love the play mat and the car carrier! I just bought some felt, so we will see how it turns out!

  16. Bobbie says:

    she’s making a list, checking it twice- goin back to Sew Mama Sew for gifty advice….stitchin and quiltin with tutorials galore-and so many prizes who could ask for more

  17. Taryn says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. The skirt book looks wonderful!

  18. jenny says:

    so much fun, in one spot!

  19. Silvia says:

    Love the fish! The santa strawberries are adorable, too bad they don’t grow here around Christmas.

  20. Morgan in NY says:

    Love the Lego table!

  21. Miranda in California says:

    I need one of these prizes on my life!!

  22. Deborah says:

    My nephews would love the Ultimate Lego Table!

    Deborah (Michigan)
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

  23. Love love LOVE the fish plushies!

  24. Sara in MA says:

    Love that lego table, thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Lisa in Ct says:

    I love the owl, the fish and the bear. Thins is a very tactile age group and the more “interesting” textures u you use, the better.
    **** One caveat with that Lego table, with this age group NEVER use the regular sized blocks with infants/toddlers. They are a choking hazard!! Use only the Duplo or Mega Blocks (large size blocks especially for toddlers). I say this only because if you are a friend or relative that may not have experience buying toys for little people, please follow the age recommendations on the packaging. These Duplo and Mega blocks were developed for a reason. I don’t want anyone to have to learn thins the hard way.

  26. Cathy Bremer says:

    As of January will have 3 grand daughters! Can’t wait to make some of these things!

  27. Cal says:

    Those fishies plushies are wonderful!

  28. Amy C says:

    So much fun here and lovely ideas here. I’m an international peep!

  29. I love all the ideas here.

  30. Martha says:

    So many great ideas! My daughter’s growing up faster than I can make all of this, so I’ll have to find some other kiddos that need gifts. πŸ™‚

  31. Sara A. in DC says:

    Make ALL the things! I have an Out to Sea fq bundle languishing somewhere, do you think they’d like to be fish?

  32. Canadien Laboss says:

    So many babies so little time. I have a ton of friends expecting and that owl is just too cute.

  33. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    Those fishie plushies are so cute, I want a school all to myself!

  34. Jen S in Oregon says:

    What great ideas! I love the little bear snuggly/pillow. The print-out Nativity is perfect for my 3 yr old niece who loves to color.

  35. Lego table Ikea hack! Perfect

  36. Amber says:

    My nephew needs the car mat!!!

  37. Bronwyn in TX says:

    So many cool ideas for my little friends today, and I’m seriously coveting that skirt book! Love this series.

  38. Beth B. says:

    Cute ideas! ~Beth in IN

  39. Amy says:

    Love the ultimate lego table… since EVERY table in my house seems to be a lego table these days.

  40. Judi Duncan says:

    Reindeer cake pops…how clever! Judi in Cali

  41. Karen's Sew Hub - Georgia says:

    That baby doll carrier is off the chain! I’m totally making that.

  42. Alyssa S says:

    The lego table & doll carrier are now on my to make list! Thank you! (In MN)

  43. Sherri in MA says:

    I’m in love with the Santa Strawberries! Thanks Emma!

  44. Rebecca says:

    Oh, and I’m in Hawaii.

  45. Rebecca says:

    What fantastic tutorials, as always. Thanks for the giveaway as well…. I’ve been hoping for a copy of Ruby Star Wrapping for a while now!

  46. Cathie D says:

    Gotta send a link for that Lego table to my DD so that my grsons will have a great place to play with their zillions of Lego blocks

  47. Abbi says:

    My mom made me a doll carrier when I was small and I treasured it. My girls have also now used it for their dolls.
    Abbi in MN

  48. hilary in MN says:

    Just started a duplo table inspired by the lego one up there for my 2 year old.

  49. Sara in NY says:

    They’re all super darling!

  50. Theresa says:

    There are some great links here to tutorials I haven’t seen before! Thanks – my Christmas list just got longer!

  51. Dawn Frisch in AZ says:

    Great projects!! Can’t wait to make a few of them!
    Happy Sewing!

  52. Taysha in CA says:

    The fishies are sooo cute for my nephew and his brother would love the teddy right below it… they’re twins but different

  53. Lauren says:

    Cute stuff

  54. Mom C says:

    What great ideas, love the toys, the strawberry santas, the printables. Thanks.

  55. Julia Dale says:

    Fantastic! Oh, that dinosaur play mat is just crying to be played with! Owl tag toy…yes!

  56. In LOVE with the owl πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  57. darci says:

    love the Made by Joel printables

  58. Serena says:

    What a cute little owl, and wonderful design for a dolly carrier!

  59. Tasha in MO says:

    LOVE all the printable activities in this post. Can’t wait to try them with my almost two year old.

  60. Laurel in IL says:

    oh i love that owl!

  61. SS in NH says:

    I love Joel’s printables

  62. Angela in WA says:

    Such great links today. Thank you for more great ideas!

  63. Jennifer says:

    The Lego table! The dino mat would be a big hit at our house too!

  64. Amy in IL says:

    I love the lego table, I need to go and see how to do that for my kids.

  65. Heidi WA State says:

    The take and play car carrier is wonderful as are all the others. I know plenty of kiddos that would love these.

  66. jessicac says:

    The lego table is such a fantastic idea!

  67. Great ideas today!

  68. superstitches says:

    Love the toy car carrier play set. CA

  69. Hannah says:

    Love the Lego table

  70. Kelie says:

    I believe the Take and Play car carrier just made it on my “to make for Christmas” list for my son and maybe even my nephew! Thanks for the chance to win! (I’m in TN)

  71. Alicia says:

    I wish we had an ikea near by for the Lego table! Great idea!

  72. Heather Braun says:

    I need to make the car carrier for my daughter! Thanks for the great tuts and giveaways! Heather in SC.

  73. Penny G says:

    Love the owl taggie!

  74. I wish the people in my world had babies and toddlers!

  75. Nancy Matheson says:

    Love these ideas and the give aways. Thanks
    Nancy – GA

  76. Rosan in CA says:

    I just love the Owl Tag Toy and the Pinky + Blue Soft Toys ideas! I can’t wait to make them this weekend. But the cutest idea goes to the Santa Strawberries. My kids will adore these.

  77. Karrie Smith says:

    Thanks for the awesome ideas!

    -karrie from MI

  78. Melanie in FL says:


  79. Carol P. says:

    Just adorable!

  80. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    That owl taggie toy is ah-dorable!

  81. Jeannie D in TN says:

    Oh those Santa strawberries are adorable and yummy looking too!

  82. Shannon (in MD) says:

    I love that fish!

  83. Kari in WA says:

    I really love the liberty print comfort blanket and all the printables!

  84. Delia says:

    Some great ideas! I need to get cracking! Love the Nativity printable. Delia from VA.

  85. Diane says:

    Great ideas! Love the fish, Pinky + Blue Soft Toys, and strawberry Santas.

  86. Jennifer in NY says:

    Love The Lego table!! Awesome crafts and recipes. Thanks!

  87. Lisamarie says:

    The car play mat is great! It looks like a storage place and a play mat all in one. Great list of fun things to make!

  88. Mama Lusco says:

    Love the reindeer pops!

  89. Mandi in CO says:

    I like the dinosaur playmat!

  90. Anita says:

    The liberty taggie blanket is cute!

  91. Cassandra Jones says:

    I want to make the baby doll carrier.

  92. Sandy in Ohio says:

    I’m making the baby carrier and the car carrier for Christmas gifts, thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  93. Cindi in GA says:

    So many cute things. Guess I really need to get started.

  94. Janis in NV says:

    I found some great ideas for quick Christmas gifts…the doll carrier is first on the list! Thank you!

  95. Anya says:

    Those fish are too cute! And the strawberry santas!!! Love it!

  96. Linda Fleming in CA says:

    All of these ideas are so nice. My favorites are the owl tag toy and the school of fishes!

  97. jackie in IN says:

    WOW more wonderful Ideas. thanks!!!!

  98. Amy in MN says:

    Cute Stuff! I’ve made a similar doll carrier and car playmat. Love it when you post things I’ve already made. Somehow it makes me feel like I’ve already crossed something off of a to-do list.

  99. anna dorothy says:

    I know someone who will love that little owl!
    And so many good ones in this post for little ones. Must make that car carrier for my boys.

  100. missmoozie in ca says:

    Love the babydoll carrier! Nothing like that when I was little, neat!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!


  101. So many cute ideas! I’ll have to pin these for later. Thanks for the links and the giveaway!

  102. Laura in MD says:

    I love those Santa strawberries!

  103. Carrie in MA says:

    Love these! Great ideas to make up quickly and put aside for future baby gifts, too. Especially loving the owl!

  104. Miet says:

    These are so cute! My daughter would love the doll carrier, and I really like the dinosaur playmat.

  105. Heather says:

    Cool! I love the dino playmat, it reminds of the great valley from the Land before time series. I also love the car parking mat.

  106. Liz says:

    Gah! The owls! I can’t handle it!

  107. Kari says:

    Lovely stuff!

  108. Abigail in TX says:

    Cute ideas!

  109. If I not knew some kids! I would be so covered! Great gift ideas!,

  110. Ali M says:

    I wish I had more babies to shop or make for this year, sigh, these older beings have their own minds! πŸ˜‰

  111. Java Jane (NC) says:

    I have cut out the pattern for the fish plushy and have forwarded the paper nativity link. What an amazing blog post!

  112. LynnH says:

    The owl tag toy is very cute. Thanks again for this fun event. I love seeing all the new books.

  113. Christina in IN says:

    That lego table looks amazing!

  114. Ellen from OH says:

    I love the owl tag toy – what a sweet gift that would make. Many thanks!

  115. Karen from Indiana says:

    Those strawberry Santas are adorable!

  116. Jenn J in OR says:

    Those Santa strawberries are so cute!

  117. JANET IN NJ says:

    What great ideas.

  118. Amorette says:

    We could definitely use the Lego table at our house. The dinosaur playmat is very cute.

  119. Jane S. in OR says:

    Another day of great tutorials! Thank you for the inspiration. πŸ™‚

  120. Julie says:

    Fun ideas. I have lots of little ones to be sewing for!

  121. Melanie says:

    I try to sew some kind of plushie for my kids every year – thanks for the inspiration!

  122. Maggie in KY says:

    As a mom of toddler and one on the way, so many great ideas.

  123. Joy says:

    That baby doll carrier is such a great idea. Thanks for collecting these tutorials for us!

  124. leanne says:

    those fish are adorable – as I’m in Australia I’d love to win the fabric voucher from Tactile Modern Fabrics !

  125. Jansie says:

    Love that baby doll holder. Too cute!!

  126. Thank you so much for such great ideas! I can’t wait to get started!!!!

  127. Xeo says:

    I was just thinking of making something for my 1-year-old niece! The owl would be perfect for her!

  128. Paula in IA says:

    I’ve never thought of having a flat stuffed animal for a small kiddo pillow. I love it!

  129. Megan in MN says:

    Such good options

  130. Kerry in WA says:

    Perfect, I;ve been wanting to make a baby doll carrier.

  131. Teresa in NY says:

    Perfect! All my friends are having babies, and now I’m set!

  132. Natalie in TX says:

    I love the play mat ideas! I can’t believe how many great gift ideas I’ve already gotten from this series!

  133. Celeste says:

    My girls would love that baby carrier! (Actually, my boys would too!)

  134. Carmen in WI says:

    Great! Just what I needed … more items to add to my to-do list πŸ™‚

  135. Mandi says:

    I’m going to make my two-year old daughter a baby doll carrier for Christmas. She will love it!

  136. Christina in FL says:

    I’m thinking my toddler would love a flat teddy pillow for nap time!

  137. usairdoll in USA says:

    What project to make first? hehe. My three year old grandson loves anything with tires! The Take and Play Carrier is a wonderful idea and love all the soft toys, they make great gifts. It’s also nice to find new blogs so going to say Hi to Emma.

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


  138. Sarah in OH says:

    The fish are so adorable!

  139. Gina S. Ia says:

    Love the extra storage on sides of the lego table.

  140. Melanie in WA says:

    Love the owl doll with tags!

  141. Bruinbr says:

    Santa strawberries and that owl! Adorable!!

  142. Tammy in MI says:

    Lots of fun ideas. Now to just narrow it down to one thing for my niece…

  143. Wendy says:

    Must Make All The Things!

  144. Heather in VA says:

    Wow, I wish I had the kind of money to use Liberty prints to make baby blankies! Gorgeous.

  145. Megan says:

    I think I want my own flat teddy. Great ideas!

  146. Lea R. says:

    Cute fishie stuffie. In MA

  147. Patricia in PA says:

    Love them all! My two wees will love the baby carrier.

  148. Kristen in PA says:

    Great ideas, they make me want to go home and sew something right now!

  149. Amy in SC says:

    I’ll be making lots of toys this Christmas!! Thanks for the tutorials! πŸ™‚

  150. Penny in MD says:

    Some great ideas here. Definitely making the car mat / carrier for my nephew and Grandson and the doll carrier for my niece.
    Thanks so much for all the great tutorials and ideas

  151. Becky in FL says:

    That take and play car carrier is perfect for my nephew.

  152. D says:

    I have to make the owl tag toy, it is just too cute!!

  153. Amber in NY says:

    I love the owl. I can’t wait to make it for my niece.

  154. Tricia in MA says:

    Love the owl!

  155. Margo in WA says:

    There are some wonderful projects here! Fantastic list. Thank you!

  156. Mary in MN says:

    The Liberty comfort blankets are perfect!

  157. Bobby says:

    I printed off all the “print it” ones for my daughter to do! ;0)

  158. Kathy in VA says:

    Such creative ideas! I could make them all!

  159. Kristin H says:

    So many fun ideas! I particularly like the reindeer cake pops πŸ™‚

  160. Judy in OR says:

    Such cute ideas for kids toys.

  161. Crystal says:

    Such cute ideas, I am going to make that owl!

  162. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Both of my (older) children have picked projects from this list they like (the fish for my 11-year old and the car carrier for my 7-year old). Great project picks as always. Thank you.

  163. Melissa in CA says:


  164. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    car mat is really awesome!

  165. KarenH in OK says:

    Those are all such great ideas!

  166. Jen says:

    Love the fishies!

  167. Sharon in CA says:

    I’m inspired by the Dino quiet time mat. Lots of possibilities there! And that Skirt-a-Day book looks great.

  168. VickiT says:

    I LOVE all the tutorials today. I’ve got 3 Grandchildren and so many of these are just perfect for Christmas presents. Thank you.

  169. April in CA says:

    All the young’uns in my family are a little older. Can’t wait to see ideas for the older kids!

  170. Deb says:

    What a great post today! So many ideas. Thank you!

  171. Sam says:

    I love all the ideas! Thanks!

  172. Beth T. In OR says:

    I want to thank you for not waiting until December to do this great series. There are so many wonderful ideas here, and you have given me time to get started on some of them.

  173. Kat in CA says:

    So many good ideas for my baby’s first Christmas. Now, to get him to nap so I have time to create!

  174. Tracy in MO says:

    I love ALL of these ideas!

  175. Andy from NH says:

    I would love to win Skirt a Day Sewing

  176. Wendy in VA says:

    Those strawberry santas are the cutest thing!!!!!

  177. Rebecca in MI says:

    Super cute Ideas!!

  178. Tamie says:

    I know a sweet little granddaughter who would love some of these items.

  179. What adorable projects! I confess, my mother will probably be seeing the nativity printable at her Christmas morning breakfast place setting. What a lovely way to start her day!

  180. Ellen says:

    I am in the delightful midst of having 5 new nephews and nieces born into the family this year and next. These are great ideas for Christmas or shower gifts. Thanks! Also love the Skirt A Day book.


  181. Tabitha Klucking says:

    No babies in my life right now, but these are adorable.

  182. Stacy S says:

    The fishy plushie is so cute!

  183. CBColem says:

    So much cleverness!

  184. kim t. says:

    so many great ideas!

  185. Lesley says:

    Love those ideas! I live in Oregon–go Ducks!

  186. Jess Z says:

    I love the owl tag toy for my newborn and the cake pop and strawberry santas for her older cousins. I’ll need to check out the plushies as well.

  187. KeriCan in CA says:

    The Lego table is amazing!

  188. krystina says:

    Wow I would LOVE to win a gift certificate to tactile fabrics!

  189. Elizabeth from AL says:

    My nephew is going to love that car carrier! Thanks!

  190. Teresa in WA says:

    I love the owl and fishies. I’m not sure which to make first!

  191. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Strawberry Santas! The cutest ever! Seasonally wacky for sure though πŸ™‚ HoHOHo

  192. mickey louth says:

    What I’d like to do is prepare several of these items to always have something on hand for last minute gift giving. I just have to make myself sit down and DO it!

  193. Kristi in AZ says:

    I see a couple of ideas here for a new baby and one for the big sister to carry her baby! Thanks

  194. Terry says:

    Oh my! That Take and Play Car Carrier is a must for this Christmas! I know two sweet little boys …

  195. Amanda says:

    I love everything, and those printable activities are awesome ideas!

  196. Rachel says:

    in MN.
    love the strawberry idea πŸ™‚

  197. Mary in MI says:

    These are such cute ideas! Love the Liberty blankets…

  198. Amber in UT says:

    These look great. I think my soon to be born nephew needs the fish.

  199. Amber in UT says:

    Theses look great. I think my soon to be born nephew needs the fish.

  200. Such fun! That Lego table is amazing.

  201. Lynn Grate says:

    I love the baby doll carrier! I may not make it for a while because my Goddaughter is not yet 3 months old, but it’s a great idea!

    Lynn in IN

  202. Love the fish plushie especially!! My sister’s baby is due beginning of December – may have to whip some up for her! πŸ™‚

  203. Mary Ann in SC says:

    I am thinking about bean bags for my little boy.

  204. Brandi in CO says:

    Love the Lego Table! Just what I need to corral a houseful of Legos!

  205. Thanks for such great ideas every day! I’ve been meaning to make one of those ‘taggy blankets’ for my baby granddaughter (4 mo old) and you gave me the perfect reminder!!

  206. Cary says:

    The Print It selections are great!

  207. Audrey in PA says:

    That flat teddy is precious!!

  208. Tami in CA says:

    The Paper City nativity scene is adorable. I think I will print a few for after thanksgiving dinner activity. How fun for family and friends to color their own nativity scene to take home!

  209. Amy G says:

    I am loving that dinosaur play mat. Super cute!

  210. Anne Haun says:

    What great projects – love them all.

  211. Lucy in TX says:

    Those little fish plushies are so cute and would be a sweet gift.

  212. Sarah says:

    Sarah in Colorado <3
    I'm just starting to explore your site. The possibilities are so exciting! I would love to WIN!

  213. Kate in MO says:

    Thanks for the collection and giveaway!

  214. Kati says:

    I like all the stuffies! I’ve got a few on my list to sew stuffies for this year and these are cute!

  215. Cherri says:

    Oh my, love these ideas. They’re all so cute!!

  216. Shirley says:

    I am having so much fun with your project in November, thanks so much for doing this. Shirley, California.

  217. Deb H. in PA says:

    I love the Nativity printables. We will be coloring them when my grands come for Thanksgiving! Thank you for all the great ideas.

  218. annette says:

    Those Santa Strawberries are too cute!

  219. Holly says:

    OMG, must have the skirt a day book! And the fish plushies? Too cute!

  220. Robynn in CA says:

    Cute projects.

  221. Oooo I love the fishes, liberty comforter, reindeer cake pops, Santa strawberries, and ruby star wrapping πŸ™‚

  222. Kayla says:

    These are so sweet! Especially like the roll up mat and Lego table which could be used for my older kids too!

  223. Jennifer in MA says:

    LOVE the Lego table!!! We were just talking about finding one this past weekend at a birthday party, I’ll have to share the link with my friend. So easy and affordable!

  224. Elizabeth says:

    The santa strawberries are so cute!!

  225. Nicole says:

    I love the take & play car carrier idea!

    Nicole in Indiana

  226. Megan in GA says:

    The lego table is awesome!

  227. The printable nativity set is darling! I love this whole list!

  228. I love the liberty taggie blanket. It looks a lot more like something I’d make rather than the minky type. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  229. Heather Mentzer says:

    Love the Lego table, great ideas!

  230. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    Ooh flat teddy would be perfect for my baby this Christmas!

  231. Marge says:

    Great ideas, just in time for my new niece born a week ago.

  232. Gill says:

    I love the owl taggy!
    Thanks for all the great links!

  233. Allison in MA says:

    That lego table is AWESOME! Definitely putting that on the future to-do list.

  234. Marisa in MN says:

    Skirt a day looks awesome!! I love the Christmas Tree Printables – my 2 and 5 year olds will like those. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  235. Theresa says:

    I need to make a flat teddy for my nephew.

  236. Dana in MA says:

    The reindeer cake pops are so cute! What a great idea.

  237. Kathleen in NV says:

    Great ideas! The Flat Teddy looks simple enough — might be the right choice for my 9yo to make for her cousins (she wants to use my machine so!)

  238. Beth says:

    What a great bunch of projects! love those fish – just right for little hands!
    Beth in Virginia

  239. Catherine says:

    So many great things today! My boys would love the lego table & nativity.

  240. Suze in CO says:

    Those pond fishies are going to get made up and stuffed with catnip for our resident felines! So cute!

  241. Sarah in ME says:

    Lego is a huge part of our day to day life – loving the great ideas for the lego table!

  242. Heidi in AR says:

    Cute ideas! I love the owl taggie.

  243. Melissa says:

    The paper nativity is so cute!

  244. Kristin S. says:

    Hello from Minnesota. I love the paper nativity scene! It’s fresh and stylish; thanks for the great finds!

  245. SavvyGirlDeborah in NYC says:

    Another good collection of ideas. Love the fish!

  246. connie J says:

    Very clever Lego Table!

  247. Jenn in Ga says:

    Love the lego table! And we’ll be having some strawberry santas. Num!

  248. Sarah in NC says:

    Such great inspiration! I love all of these ideas.

  249. angelina says:

    oh liberty!

  250. monica in tx says:

    One babydoll carrier coming up!

  251. Sonja says:

    I adore all the sweet baby items. Can’t wait to make gifts for my friends who are expecting new little ones this spring.

  252. Alida in VA says:

    These projects are sooooo cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  253. Amanda says:

    Love,love, LOvE the Lego table.

  254. Lydia in WA says:

    Aawwwhh, these are sweet. Thanks Emma for curating this collection. The Santa strawberries make me giggle, gone a have to do these. I’m enjoying Handmade Holidays very much and the giveaways today are stellar.

  255. Louisa S. says:

    Perfect ideas for kids I am sewing for- thank you! – Louisa in New York

  256. DebbieKL says:

    The dino play mat is very cute. My little nephew might enjoy it!

  257. becca says:

    I am think few of these are my sewing list!

  258. carol says:

    As a grandma to 3, soon to be 4, and an long time knitter/sewer, i would love to make most of these for my grands thanks for the opportunity

  259. Kristin in WA says:

    My boys would LOVE that lego table.

  260. Jennifer in NC says:

    Oh, my goodness! This series of posts- especially the ones today- has me jumping out of my chair!
    So many great ideas- I don’t know whether to start on the fish, the owl tag toy, or the dinosaur play mat.

    I have so many nieces and nephews of all ages- this series is a blessing to me.
    Thank you!

  261. Nupur in GA says:

    These ideas are great not just for holidays but for birthday presents all year long! Love the dino playmat and car mat ideas.

  262. Karen says:

    Oh! I’ve been looking for a baby carrier to make for my daughter.

  263. Beth in Michigan says:

    Makes me wish I had a little one in my life to sew for!

  264. Katie in NM says:

    I think I need to add a baby doll carrier to my to sew list!

  265. Charlotte in GA says:

    Wonderful ideas. Love the lego table and baby doll carrier. And those strawberry Santas are yummy looking.

  266. mac says:

    Great ideas for my new nephew’s first Christmas present. I am also trying to justify buying an overlocker. The Skirt a Day book would help. Thanks for the give away.

  267. Cindy says:

    I love sewing for my daughter and nieces and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for the great post!!

  268. Katy gough says:

    Love this series, thank you. As if we haven’t got enough to do!! xx

  269. Kendra says:

    Thank you Emma for the great links, a new blog to follow, and for your post on your sewing space. I now just need to find another little house in a Melbourne op shop because I now ‘need’ one too πŸ™‚

  270. Sarah says:

    Love the baby toys so cute!

  271. That owl is darling!!

  272. Mia says:

    Favorite post so far this year! Great stuff…

  273. Sarah Chase says:

    I’m loving the fish plushies and christmas tree activity.

  274. sorahart says:

    I was just thinking about making a baby doll carrier for my 2 year-old “mommy”. Perfect timing!

  275. Diane Moore says:

    The little fishy plush are wonderful – I think that I might need to make a school of them.

  276. Anna in TX says:

    Can’t wait to start on the Dino quiet time mat! Thank you for a great collection on toddler and baby gifts πŸ™‚

  277. Anya in OR says:

    I am totally obsessed with the fish. I may have to make one this weekend!

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