November 7 ~ Gifts for Travelers

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Destination Christmas! Today’s gifts are for the travelers… Each of these ideas help make holiday journeys a little easier, whether you’re heading across the neighborhood with a casserole or across the country with your luggage.

We have lots of great prizes today so don’t forget to comment to win. Don’t miss 2012 Gifts for Travelers and Bag Patterns + Tutorials for more. Happy Travels!

Today’s Guest Curator: Sherri from Rebecca Mae Designs

Sherri designs and sells quilting and sewing patterns, and every month she shares free quilt block design at Rebecca Mae Designs. Sherri also makes some fabulous mittens! Learn more about Sherri in her introduction.

Sherri writes, “What do I love more than the eggnog and sugar cookies? The Handmade Holidays series at Sew Mama Sew! I love creating and working with my hands but sewing is my passion and if you couple that with the fact that I’m pretty sure I was an elf in my former life, well, you better believe I wanted to be a part of the handmade series again this year! Destination Christmas is all about making the trip to see your loved ones just a wee bit easier… So grab the eggnog, pack your bags and jump on the sleigh ride to check out some of my favorite travel related tutorials! I’ll even be trying out some tutorials on my site as the Countdown to Christmas continues, so join in and be merry!”

Make It


On the Go Reading Pillow
Melissa’s On the Go Reading Pillow at Polka Dot Chair includes a book pocket, handle and can be combined with a small flashlight and book for an extra-special gift.


Hot Mess Casserole Carrier
Sara’s Hot Mess Casserole Carrier via Sew Sweetness is perfect for all of those holiday gatherings! (Did you see Sara’s recent free Kennedy Bag pattern here at Sew Mama Sew? Don’t miss it!)


Camera Strap
Take your camera everywhere this holiday season with a Camera Strap like Lydia’s at telafante.


Fabric Garment Bag
Christina’s Fabric Garment Bag at 2 Little Hooligans would make a lovely gift, and it would also be helpful for holiday travels. If you have anyone in the family in lots of theater or dance performances this season it would also work great to corral costumes, etc.


Quilted Bottle Gift Bag + Mug Rug
Sherri’s Quilted Bottle Gift Bag + Mug Rug would make a great hostess gift.


Easy on the Pocket Crayon Wallet
Make a long car ride (or visit) happier with the Easy on the Pocket Crayon Wallet from Jodell at Modest Maven.

Mix It


Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar
Bring dessert along for the ride with Karianne’s Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar recipe at Thistlewood Farms.


Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee
Averie shows you how to make Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee at Averie Cooks. Perhaps this recipe will come in handy when you sit down to wrap all of those handmade presents!

Print It


French Inspired Gift Tags + Gift Wrap
Lia Griffith shares her pretty and sophisticated French Inspired Gift Tags + Gift Wrap, the perfect finishing touch for your handmade gifts.

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 $50 gift certificate to Martingale where you can choose from the latest quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet titles!

Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go
(International Shipping)

Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Why make an ordinary stuffed toy when you can sew irresistible creations that flip, zip, snap, stack and move? Filled with wit, humor and inventiveness, these delightful interactive playthings sometimes literally turn your expectations inside out. Page after page of clever projects include a caterpillar that changes into a butterfly, a vampire who becomes a bat, and ordinary dolls that transform into superheroes! Or stitch a pretty bird that perches on your shoulder, bunnies that bounce, a car with spinning wheels and other amazing toys.

Stuffed Animals
(International Shipping)

Author: Abigail Patner Glassenberg
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Are you ready for a soft toy book that goes beyond the basics? Here, for the first time in decades, is a comprehensive reference that shows how to sew heirloom-quality stuffed animals, including a classic Teddy bear. Each of the 16 projects contains two-to-five lessons that teach such skills as needle sculpting, designing “cupped” ears, and making muzzles, snouts and beaks.

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 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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

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292 Responses to November 7 ~ Gifts for Travelers

  1. Sarah in MA says:

    Coffee + booze = a good afternoon with a book.

  2. Evelyn in CA says:

    A fabric garment bag is better than a plastic one — and a whole lot prettier, too.

  3. ruby t--nm says:

    The pillow…so clever…why didn’t I think of that??!

  4. Kim in IL says:

    I love the crayon wallet–I think you could size it up pretty easily as a good gift for older artists and their pen/colored pencil/paintbrush collections.

  5. Jane says:

    The reading pillow is my favourite.

  6. Nicole in IN says:

    I love that reading pillow!

  7. Deidre in Canada! says:

    Awesome collection of tutorials!

  8. Jacklynn in WI says:

    Love the mug rug – have some of that fabric! Thanks for the give away!

  9. kbo says:

    Since I was elected to be the Workshop Chair for the local quilt guild, the Hot Mess Casserole Carrier will be quite handy for the luncheons i will be preparing.

  10. Eleanor in NC says:

    What a great reading pillow!

  11. Shannon in wa says:

    I have been wanting a casserole caddy

  12. Kristina says:

    Thinking I might make that pillow for my always travelling dad. Oh and looking forward to trying that boozy iced coffee recipe too!

  13. Katie in MD says:

    What great ideas!

  14. Amorette in OR says:

    The book pillow is so clever. I Love the pocket and three idea of giving with a flashlight. That boozy iced coffee sounds lovely for gift wrapping.

  15. Cheryl says:

    All of these ideas are so cute!

    Cheryl in South Carolina

  16. Tricia in MA says:

    Love the casserole carrier.

  17. Love the crayon wallet and the casserole carrier!
    Natalie from MD

  18. Laura says:

    Will be printing those gift tags. Laura Ca

  19. Bekk SK says:

    The crayon wallet looks good. Lots of nice ideas.

  20. Darci says:

    Love a casserole carrier!

  21. Abbi says:

    That cheesecake in a jar looks super yummy! I like a lot of the sewing tutorials too.

    Abbi in MN

  22. megan in MN says:

    the travel pillow is a cute idea.

  23. Carol P. says:

    I love the casserole carrier!

  24. Lisa in KS says:

    Cute ideas! I really like the pillow with the book pocket.

  25. Sarah in CA says:

    Cherry cheesecake in a jar! Now I can have dessert wherever I go.

  26. Lindsay (TN) says:

    I love all of these projects–so inspired!

  27. Sylvia says:

    Love the Hot Mess Carrier and it will make a nice gift for one of the grandchildren. Thanks

  28. Jenna O says:

    Thank you for having this giveaway! Those books are wonderful, it would be nice having one for christmas :)

  29. min says:

    I’ve been meaning to make that camera strap for years now. Maybe it’s a sign that it’s back in the tutorial.

  30. Mary in MN says:

    Oh yes, Chic Kids Sewing…..that is what I need for my chic grandkids!

  31. Tamie says:

    Love this selection.

  32. Monica in TX says:

    Love the casserole carrier! Perfect gift for a new mom.

  33. Emily in NY says:

    the reading pillow is a great idea for a young traveler!

  34. Rachel says:

    Wow, I would love to get my hands on the “Flip Dolls” and Woolbuddies” books!

  35. Danielle in NM says:

    Love these ideas! Thank you!

  36. Christina in FL says:

    Boozey iced coffee and a travel pillow…..sounds like a match made in heaven :)

  37. Crystal says:

    mmmm…cherry cheesecake in a jar!

  38. Charlotte M in CA says:

    I want the cherry cheesecake right now-and I’m not traveling anywhere!

  39. Heather in VA says:

    Gorgeous fun ideas! I see a lot of those crayon wallets (or maybe slightly larger colored pencil wallets?) in my future. And cheesecake, lots of cheesecake in life is always good.

  40. One of my first sewing projects was a reading pillow! How fun to see that project resurrected.

  41. Rebecca in VA says:

    Bags are my weakness…but I also love this travel pillow!!!

  42. Ashley in Canada says:

    Cute gift tags. Making my own this year for sure.

  43. Judy in OR says:

    I love all of these ideas today, any one of them would make a great gift

  44. Bobbie says:

    What fun ideas! the garment bag is especially intriguing.

  45. Taryn says:

    What great gift ideas. And thank you for the give away!

  46. MaryAnn in OH says:

    I love the hot mess casserole carrier.

  47. Sheila in WA says:

    That pillow with a pocket for a book is a MUST! The fabric could match the theme of the book.

  48. M says:

    The tutorials are so interesting!:)

  49. Sara A. in DC says:

    mmmmmmm….. coooooofffffeeeeee

  50. Jenn in Cali says:

    The family and I will be making a 24 hour drive to my parents home for Christmas this year, I think we’ll need a few cherry cheesecake jars to make that happen :)

  51. Molly Butterfield says:

    I absolutely love all these priceless gift ideas.

  52. Andi says:

    The camera strap would make a great gift, maybe tucked in with a photo album or even a handmade camera bag! :)

  53. So many great ideas to make! First up…camera strap!

  54. elsa says:

    Oh goodness abounds! Love so much in this post! the mug rug, the cheesecake in a jar, the casserole carrier ~ really all of it is wonderful!
    thanks so much for the giveaway!

  55. I love the reading pillow! This will be the perfect gift for my kids. I better get to sewing!

  56. Vanessa says:

    Love the pillow!

  57. Silvia says:

    The on the go reading pillow is such a cute (and handy!) idea. And I love the printables!

  58. Jeannie D says:

    Oh that Cherry Cheesecake! I’ll have one to go, please!

  59. kbo says:

    The pillow pocket will be a great addition to the child’s quilt I made for the local Christmas Adopt a Child program. Thank you for sharing.

  60. Shannon in wa says:

    Bon voyage!

  61. heidi in WA says:

    Really great ideas. The book pillow is fantastic!

  62. Shari W. says:

    oh, these are wonderful, thank you for the chance to win one/some

  63. Laurie in MA says:

    Love the reading pillow. Great idea!

  64. Jenny L says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’ll have to try some of these tutorials!

  65. Miranda in California says:

    I would love to win any of those magnificent prizes!

  66. Mary Ann in SC says:

    I love my handmade camera strap. I wish I knew who to make one for for Christmas. It was fun to sew up.

  67. Samantha in VA says:

    Lovely things.

  68. Jim in NC says:

    Some great projects today that would make some great gifts.

  69. heidi in WA says:

    These are all wonderful but I really love the book pillow!

  70. Shawn (MI, USA) says:

    Those are some great ideas, thanks for the giveaways.

  71. Tracy in MO says:

    Love these projects,also. So many creative ideas! Thank you :-)

  72. Teresa in NJ says:

    what a great selection!

  73. Patricia in PA says:

    Cute ideas!!! I want a fancy camera almost as much for the need to make a fancy strap as much for taking pics…

  74. Rachel says:

    in MN.
    That reading pillow is a great one (I haven’t seen it before).

  75. JENNY says:

    IM ALL OVER THAT CRAYON WALLET FOR GIFT GIVING THIS YEAR!

  76. Barbara from Fl says:

    Great ideas, I would love the flip toy book, or gift card for margingales, wow,

  77. Anya says:

    The reading pillow is so cute.

  78. Kristin H says:

    I love the tutorial for the casserole carrier! I looks like it would be very useful, especially considering all the potlucks that seem to happen around the holidays.

  79. Jill says:

    My son and I started making the On The Go Reading Pillow last night as a gift for a friend. What a great and quick project! Thanks!

  80. Robynn in CA says:

    I really like the garment bag.

  81. Lisa in Ct says:

    I love the idea of the pillow with the pocket for travel. I always have my crossword puzzle book with me and lose my pencil along the way. Now it can all be packed into one place, all together. You can even gift it with a puzzle book and mechanical pencil! Ah, how you relish those quite moments… Love the recipes in the jars too. These in particular were new to me. Thank you!

  82. Audrey in PA says:

    I LOVE the camera strap and all the others as well!

  83. dangermom says:

    Ooh, I should make that camera strap for my dad…

  84. Heather in CA says:

    I just saw a fabric garment bag someone made at a recent quilt retreat and was interested in making one. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I’m on my way over to check it out now!

  85. annette says:

    I love the mug rug! Definitely gonna make it for someone! Thanks for the great list.

  86. Crystal says:

    So many projects, so little time! Thanks!

  87. Cathie D says:

    Love that little crayon wallet for grandkid gifts
    thanks for the chance to win

  88. Cathy Bremer says:

    Love the Camera Strap! Can’t wait to make it for myself and my daughters!

  89. What a wonderful collection of gift ideas!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. Brie says:

    I would love that Wool buddies Book!

  91. I love the pillow! I wonder if six of them will fit in the van at the same time . . .

  92. Persia in IL says:

    So many cute books!

  93. Christy says:

    I totally love the reading pillow and the jar recipes! Thank you very much!

  94. Alida in VA says:

    Brilliant ideas! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity!!

  95. Gina in MO says:

    The “On the Go Reading Pillow” has been on my list for quite some time. It is a perfect gift for any reader.

  96. LynnH says:

    Wow, this batch of ideas is a hit for my holiday gift sewing. I always find a few things on each days post I want to sew, today its all of them! I have to complement Jodell at Modest Maven on the directions for the crayon wallet. They are excellent and easy to follow. I am thinking reading pillow with the crayon wallet, and a couple of books tucked into the pocket would be a welcome gift for little ones. Love the tags too! My favorite day so far. Many new blogs to visit. Thanks!

  97. Cal says:

    I will be making that casserole carrier today for tomorrow’s potluck, Have been meaning to make on for such a long time… procastination! Today is the day!

    Cal, not in the US at all.

  98. Gina S. Ia says:

    Love the crayon wallet, it’s too cute.

  99. SammieEB says:

    I think I’ll be making some of that boozy iced coffee for myself-sounds delicious!

  100. Beth in Michigan says:

    These are all so great, Love the reading pillow!

  101. Mhairi (Aust) says:

    I love the reading pillow. This would be perfect for long drives and camping trips. Thanks for creating this list.

  102. Genevieve says:

    Cheeeeese Cake!!

  103. Amanda says:

    Awesome things today! Very helpful in a family of travelers!

  104. Kat in CA says:

    Love the casserole cozy. I have been meaning to look up a tutorial for potluck season, and here it is!

  105. I need to make the crayon wallet for my little one. I want to win the flip doll and other toys book.

  106. Emilyplays in WA says:

    I am all over that Hot Mess casserole carrier! Thanks for hosting the fun!

  107. Kat says:

    Yet another great list of gift ideas – thank you! Think I’ll be making one of those crayon roll-ups for my niece. :-)

  108. louise says:

    great giveaways! I’ve been eyeing that flip doll book! Looks cool!

  109. Rebecca says:

    Cute ideas!

  110. consuelo says:

    All these ideas are great. I especially liked the pillow.

  111. Karrie Smith says:

    I am so ready for Cherry Cheesecake in a jar!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  112. Judith says:

    That little crayon wallet is so cute. I think they’ll make the perfect stocking stuffer this year. Thanks.

  113. Martha says:

    Oh wow, I need the kids’ clothing book. Thanks for the great holiday posts!

  114. Lydia Reading says:

    lol, oh dear, oh dear! What should I make? The READING pillow, or the camera strap by Lydia? It’s a snap, I’ll make both. Have to. Family members thank you for the tutorials since they will be the recipients of said pillows and camera straps. The books (any of them) are fabulous and would be a bonus treat.

  115. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    cheesecake in a jar? yes, please! :-)
    btw, i’m “headed over” to check out Rebecca Mae Designs, because that’s my daughter’s name!

  116. Nikki from Ohio says:

    That cherry cheesecake looks amazing!! And the stuffed animal books are intriguing.

  117. Amber in CA says:

    Love the reading pillow! I would have loved one as a child on long car trips.

  118. Julie in IN says:

    Cheesecake–YUM

  119. Linda Fleming in CA says:

    Wonderful ideas. I’d like to make the quilted bag and mug rug.

  120. Kelie says:

    another great round up of great tutorials! i really like the pillow with the book pocket! Such a cool idea! (I’m from TN)

  121. kate says:

    That reading pillow is genius!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the cheesecake in a jar – heck leave out the jar and I love it :)) Friendly’s used to have THE best strawberry cheesecake ice cream when I was a teenager. It’s sub-par now :(
    Kate

  122. Anita says:

    Great set of goodies today.

  123. Sara in NY says:

    Soooo darling! Looks like a ton of cute ideas for my 3 daughters!

  124. Tanis S says:

    I love the reading pillow! I plan to make one for each of my gremlins in pretty pretty fabrics :)

  125. Connie J says:

    The reading pillow is so cool!

  126. jm says:

    I love that on the go reading pillow!

    West Virginia

  127. Mandi in CO says:

    That pillow – great idea!

  128. Jennifer in MA says:

    Love the reading pillow and the crayon roll, adding those to the list for my 4 year old!

  129. The reading pillow is a great gift.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  130. Linda Fleming says:

    Wonderful ideas – I love them all – my favorite is the quilted gift bag and mug rug. The instructions are great. That stuffed animal book sounds like a new classic.
    Is there a recipe for that hot,boozy drink?

  131. Cindi in GA says:

    I can’t wait to try the cheesecake in a jar! Yummy!

  132. Love the cute fishes.

  133. Beth - VA says:

    Cheesecake in a jar! French and redneck?

  134. Cindy G. in MA says:

    I love your Gifts for… series! So far, you’ve given me several fabulous ideas!

    And, I would love to win a copy of Flip Dolls- one of my most favorite dolls from childhood was a Red Riding Hood/Big Bad Wolf flip doll that also had a Granny if you flipped the wolf’s cap over his face, revealing Granny. I don’t know what happened to it, but I recently came across one in a gift shop and just had to buy it. I would love to learn how to make them!

  135. Jenn J in OR says:

    Love the pillow!

  136. Miet in Canada says:

    I’m going to have to make my daughter a crayon wallet like that!

  137. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    Mmmmmmm…Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar, washed down with Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee. That should kick off the holiday over-indulging just about right.

  138. Theresa says:

    Oooh – some new ideas I haven’t seen before. Thanks!!

  139. DebbieKL says:

    The crayon wallet would be a great gift!

  140. Beth in MI says:

    Love the mug rug and the read pillow!

  141. Allison in MA says:

    Love the Wool buddies book!

  142. kate in RI says:

    cute crayon wallet:)

  143. modernmanson says:

    Those Wool Buddies are sooooo cute!

  144. Julielorene in Ontario says:

    Such great ideas!

  145. Claire in CA says:

    I can’t believe this is only the first week. That November month looks like a huge Christmas party… before Christmas, which is even better! Thanks ladies for sharing all these!

  146. Lisamarie in CT says:

    The crayon caddy is a great idea.

  147. Rose in the UK says:

    Love the camera strap and crayon wallet tutes. Will use both of these at some time.

  148. Barb B in BC says:

    That pattern for the casserole carrier has come just in time. I have an “order” in for one for a friend. Thanks so much.

  149. Laura B says:

    i like the crayon travel bag

  150. nancy m says:

    I can use that casserole carrier.
    nancy GA

  151. Allison in WA says:

    Great gift ideas! I’ll definitely be trying a few of them out.

  152. hilary in MN says:

    I could really use a hot mess casserole cover

  153. Emi in IN says:

    Great gift ideas!

  154. Kari in WA says:

    I love the reading pillow and the gift tags and wrap!

  155. janet in nj says:

    The wool buddies look fabulous and the boozy ice cream does too

  156. Christina in MS says:

    How on earth will I find time to make all the great things posted today? I love the reading pillow, the casserole carrier, the crayon wallet . . .

  157. Therese says:

    That reading ;pillow looks perfect! Thanks! Therese in NY

  158. Sarah in NC says:

    Thanks for the giveaways! I love these recommendations!

  159. Karen in Indiana says:

    That cheesecake in a jar looks so good!

  160. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    casserole carrier looks great!

  161. Mary H in CO says:

    We ALL need that pillow and book! Like right now….ahhhh…

  162. Odette says:

    Cherry cheesecake in a jar ! Oh! Ho! Ho! Ho!

  163. TamiF says:

    Love the reading pillow and I have some Nancy Drew fabric that would be perfect for it!

  164. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    I want the reading pillow for myself!!

  165. Kim in WI says:

    Wow, everyday something wonderful. This line up of tutes are over the top!!! I really like the Crayon wallet. The cheesecake in a jar, mmmmmmm eat it anywhere, and the tags <3 Thank you for the chance to win one of the books.

  166. I love this series! My family has decided to do a handmade Christmas this year, so you’ve provided me with some much-needed inspiration. Thanks!

  167. Shannon (in MD) says:

    I’ve been meaning to make a casserole carrier for some time. Excited about that one. And the boozy coffee!

  168. Beth says:

    Great projects!

  169. kim t. says:

    Great ideas today!! love it.

  170. Kerry in WA says:

    Everything looks great, but I think I’ll start with the creamy boozy iced coffee. Yum!

  171. Ramona M. from MI says:

    I love the hot mess casserole holder. It will be a great addition to some beautiful potholders I am making for my mom.

  172. Cari says:

    Love the casserole cozy.

  173. Lorrie says:

    love the garment bag and I know someone who would like one or two of them.

  174. Penny G says:

    Love the reading pillow. Perfect!

  175. Lauren says:

    Great stuff thanks

  176. Julia in NJ says:

    Ok, how about this? Reading/projecting Wool Buddies, leaning on the Reading Pillow, sipping Boozy Iced Coffee. Saturday, please get here ASAP!!!

  177. Linda50 says:

    Love the On The Go Reading Pillow!

  178. Molly from OR says:

    I just moved the reading pillow to the top of my daughter’s Christmas list!

  179. Kendra says:

    Yay for international shipping on giveaways ;) I’m off to make lots of crayon wallets for my little girls friends for Christmas

  180. Amy says:

    Great links today! Thanks for sharing all the fantastic inspiration!!!

  181. Becky in FL says:

    We had a bunch of friends over for potluck last night and someone was toting one of those casserole carriers. Very clever idea. Smart too. Practical. I want one.

  182. Kay Eyles says:

    I really like the cherry cheesecake in a jar, it looks yummy.

  183. Catherine says:

    I really like that the crayon wallet includes a place for paper. Thanks for sharing!

  184. Bruinbr in CA says:

    I have been meaning to make a crayon roll for my kiddos and this one looks perfect!

  185. SavvyGirlDeborah in NYC says:

    I always love the Handmade Holidays posts. Thanks for doing this.

  186. Julia Dale says:

    All so fun! Who doesn’t need an on the go reading pillow! Love it.

  187. Anke says:

    I wish it was summer to drink the iced coffee!

  188. Veronica from Switzerland says:

    I absolutely love this Gift Tags idea. Already couple of Christmas I have tried to do something different with my gifts and now this idea suits perfectly to my gift wrapping ideas!

  189. julie says:

    love it all

  190. wendy says:

    Love the reading pillow!

  191. Glenda says:

    Wow — a bunch of great ideas and products today! I have the reading pillow on my list and I’m adding fast as I go down the line. Thank you for sharing!

  192. L says:

    The toys book looks so darling!

  193. Carmen in WI says:

    I think my favorite today was the garment bag. We seem to have a lot of dressier clothes that don’t often see the light of day. I hate those plastic garment bags. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  194. amber in ny says:

    creamy boozy iced coffee? yes please! i plan to serve this at my annual cookie exchange this year. hopefully the caffeine will prevent sugar crashing from too many cookies and the booze will keep everyone jolly.

  195. Sara in California says:

    Love the casserole carrier. Perfect for the holiday season!

  196. Dot says:

    The casserole carrier will make a great gift. Being insulated, it ought to work for chilled foods as well.

  197. Sarah in OH says:

    The reading pillow is such a great idea!

  198. Grace says:

    That camera strap is great! Can’t wait to make one.

  199. Tasha in MO says:

    Great ideas for the travelers amongst us (I wish I were traveling!)!

  200. Jane in PA says:

    love these books! such fun projects!

  201. Jo in MA says:

    Mmmmm…the boozy drinks look delicious!

  202. Stacy S says:

    Love the crayon wallet. I will be making that for my little ones!

  203. Ali in WA says:

    I’ve gotten that stuffed animal book from the library, it’s a pretty fun read!

  204. Maggie in KY says:

    Oooh would love to have the toy book!

  205. Laurie in MA says:

    Lovely crafty inspiration. I love the reading pillow the best.

  206. Heather L says:

    I love those kind of casserole carriers! I have one that I use every time I take something somewhere for dinner….great for the holidays…and an excellent gift idea!

  207. D says:

    love the read pillow and food carrier – these will make great friend gifts!

  208. Katie Strong says:

    Great stuff! Keep it coming!

    Katie S. (in Illinois)

  209. VickiT says:

    Another day of awesome ideas and tutorials. Thank you so much. I have to say that cheesecake in a jar looks amazing as well as a number of other recipes from her website. Wow. Good stuff.

    Also, I am from the US – in IL

  210. Amy in IL says:

    Love these ideas. I think I should make some of those crayon carriers. We are traveling for the holidays and this would be great.

  211. Heather says:

    I totally had to go check out the Boozy ice coffee!

  212. Mandy in Alberta Canada says:

    How very lovely! Thanks for all the many wonderful ideas.

  213. Robin E. in AZ says:

    Beautiful gifts to make today.

  214. Julie says:

    Lovely!

  215. Gweneth BranchRIce says:

    Awesome ideas i love the on the go reading pillow. I live in Canada.

  216. Veronica says:

    How awesome! Can I just say I dearly LOVE the collections of tutorials and ideas that you put together! Thank you!

  217. Mandi says:

    I love the on the go reading pillow. My list of things to make is getting too long already!

  218. Cherri says:

    I love the reading pillow & crayon wallet tutorials.

  219. Serena says:

    The casserole holder: a classic.

  220. Julie says:

    Great gift ideas! Guys are especially hard to find good gifts for, these are perfect!

  221. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    I recognize a couple of these ideas from ones I’ve wanted to do before (especially the reading pillow). Thanks for the reminder, and the other great ideas.

  222. Lee says:

    What a great line up of gifts to make! Including the yummy gluten free and vegan coffee!! Just looking at the wool buddies book cover makes me smile! Thanks! Lee from MI USA

  223. Sarah says:

    Why had I not thought of a camera strap for husband’s Christmas???? Time to find some fabric. . .

  224. Beth B. says:

    Makes me want to travel more! ~Beth from IN

  225. Natalie in tx says:

    Love the pillow with the handle! I may have to make that for myself:)

  226. Kati M says:

    I like that casserole carrier. I made some before but I like that design better.

  227. Sam says:

    Love all of these! Adorable.

  228. Mickey Louth says:

    Really fun to follow these ideas. I find something in every catagory that would work for my gift giving list!

  229. Paula B says:

    Lots of great ideas…..oh where do I start?

  230. KarenH in OK says:

    I need a casserole cover!!

  231. That reading pillow is super cute!

  232. Mama Lusco says:

    Great ideas! I know some ladies who would love a camera strap cover!

  233. Wanda says:

    What GREAT ideas!

  234. Wanda says:

    I love these crafty ideas…hmm…
    I d really love to win the Sew Chic Kids!

  235. Amber in UT says:

    Either the book pillow or the crayon pocket would be great for my son for all the time we spend at Grandpa’s in the winter.

  236. Margo in WA says:

    That crayon wallet is super cute! Great ideas.

  237. Bobby says:

    I really need to make me a casserole dish holder. Before Thanksgiving hopefully. :0)

  238. Charissa G says:

    Love all these gift ideas!

  239. Annie in CA says:

    Oh, I’m in desperate need of a garment bag. What a good idea to make one!

  240. Elizabeth from AL says:

    I live the crayon wallet as an alternative to the crayon roll! Great tutorial!

  241. Melanie in AZ says:

    I love the crayon wallet! My little artist will love it!

  242. jodi says:

    I’m going to make one of those hot mess casserole carriers!

  243. Missy says:

    I LOVE, LOVE the On The Go Reading Pillow! I’m going to make 2 for a special little christmas gift for my kids – and I might just go crazy and make them for my nieces & nephews too!
    Such a great idea with the little flashlight ;) I love imagining all the little kids sneaking a book in the dark with their flashlights.

  244. Jennifer in NC says:

    I have been needing a casserole carrier for a long time. This one looks doable to me… thanks!

  245. Jessie from NM says:

    I have at least 3 of the items on this post pinned already, including 1 of the prizes!

  246. Diane in AZ says:

    I’m loving this gift series – I especially love the little crayon wallet. It would be perfect for my niece!

  247. mailergoat says:

    Fun gifts here — and thanks for the giveaway!

  248. tamara in QC says:

    love the idea of that reading pillow for my daughter. Thanks for this!

  249. Christina in VT says:

    Oh, you had me at the name ‘wool buddies’!

  250. Karen's Sew Hub - Georgia says:

    I’m thinking that after all the sewing I’m going to be doing, I’ll need that creamy boozy iced coffee.

  251. Charlotte L says:

    Love the Pillow with the pocket. So cute for learning readers. thanks

  252. Lesley says:

    Yummy cheese cake in a jar and boozy ice coffee! I’m ready to go sew and wrap

  253. Terri says:

    great tutes as always

  254. Crystal Rose says:

    It might be 10:30 in the morning but that coffee sounds sooo good right now!

  255. Christi in MI says:

    I love the camera strap. I’m going to have to whip up a batch of those this season!

  256. Kate in MO says:

    Thanks for this collection!

  257. Great ideas! And that iced coffee sounds fabulous!

  258. Jenn in GA says:

    Will have to try the drink! Thanks.

  259. Grace says:

    A camera strap for me….cherry cheesecake in a jar for me…garment bag for me…oh dear.

  260. Adrienne says:

    I have been wanting to make the reading pillow for my kids for a while now. Thanks for reminding me! I think the crayon wallets would make fabulous stocking stuffers!

  261. Kristin in WA says:

    Love the gift wrapping and the camera strap! I need to make one of those for my son!

  262. KeriCan in CA says:

    Been wanting to try something insulated – hot mess here we come!

  263. Sarah in AZ says:

    I want that cherry cheesecake now!

  264. Jennifer in Missouri says:

    Cute casserole carrier!

  265. Rachel in CO says:

    More great ideas! Now if only I could find more hours in the day to finish them all…

  266. Sue from Minnesota says:

    Thanks for so many good ideas! I will be making a reading pillow for my 2 year old grandson along with who knows what other projects!! Thanks for a chance to win a giveaway!!

  267. Alyssa S says:

    My sister & her fiance are quite the travelers-thank you for the ideas.
    (In MN)

  268. Karen says:

    Mmmmm… the cheesecake in a jar looks delicious!

  269. Steph in NE says:

    The camera strap is perfect for my niece. . .and I need one for myself, too!

  270. Diane in NM says:

    Yummm, Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee!

  271. Samina says:

    You had me @ Cherry Cheesecake in Jar!

  272. Great gift ideas. Love the reading pillow!

  273. Doreen B says:

    I have a new granddaughter ..any one of these books would be great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  274. Gillian in OR says:

    It makes me happy to peek in on Handmade Holidays every morning. Thanks for the great ideas.

  275. jb in IN says:

    another great group of fun ideas!!!!

  276. Dana in MA says:

    Looking forward to making the camera strap!

  277. Sonja says:

    A travel pillow that holds my book while I rest! Yes, yes, yes! ( Sonja in AL)

  278. Marge says:

    Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee: You had me at ‘boozy’!

  279. SS in NH says:

    Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar – yum!

  280. Gill says:

    I love the reading pillow and the casserole carrier!

  281. Nupur in GA says:

    Sweet ideas! The reading pillow is just darling. And I want to make the casserole carrier for myself.

  282. Love that hot dish carrier!!

  283. Marjorie Levy says:

    Some great gifts–I need to get sewing! :-)

  284. Amy says:

    The On the Go Reading Pillow would be great in child’s room. Maybe my child’s room!

  285. jessicac says:

    I must find someone to make me the cherry cheesecake, and stock my fridge with more of them!

  286. Donna O'Neil says:

    Love all of these ideas! Thanks for the giveaway, too.

  287. A handmade camera straps sounds like a cute idea!

  288. Elisabetta says:

    I love travelling si much!! Very useful these suggestions!!!

  289. Elizabeth says:

    I like the on-the-go reading pillow!

  290. Miranda says:

    The reading pillow is such a cute idea! I love the handle!

  291. amentzer-vt says:

    I would love the hot mess casserole carrier!

  292. Terry says:

    I love today’s tutorials! I make pillows all the time, but haven’t ever put such a big pocket in it! Great idea! I’m wanting to make a casserole carrier for someone for Christmas, I’ll have to take a close look at this one. It looks ‘legit’!

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