Handmade Holidays Nov. 25: Host(ess) Gifts

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Don’t arrive at your holiday parties empty-handed! These ideas work as hostess gifts or they’re also perfect for coworkers, family presents and more.

Today’s Guest Curator: Michelle of From Bolt to Beauty

Hi, I’m Michelle, the crafty lady behind From Bolt to Beauty, where I share my adventures in sewing and quilting.

I’m happy to host family and friends over the holidays. Even now, my guest room is ready for the first wave of visitors. But I prefer venturing elsewhere for my holiday cheer. Why? It’s a great excuse to make a handmade host or hostess gift. Plus, it means I don’t have to convert my sewing room back to its original purpose: a dining room!

I hope you find some special gifts to make in the list below. Visit me at From Bolt to Beauty throughout the year for more tutorials, inspiration and accounts of my triumphs— and tribulations!— at my sewing machine.

Make It

Little Trees Fabric Baskets
These sweet Little Trees Fabric Baskets from Nero’s Post and Patch can be made in any size!

Guest Towel with Crochet Trim
Pair a Guest Towel with Crochet Trim from A Spoonful of Sugar with special soap or make it a stand-alone gift for a friend!

Snowman Table Runner
Add cheer to your decor (or theirs!) with the Snowman Table Runner from Good Golly Ginger.

Burlap Gift Bags
Make Burlap Gift Bags from Leigh Laurel Studios for all of your holiday gifts!

Tall Tree Pillow
A Tall Tree Pillow from The Inspired Wren for Fleece Fun is a fun addition to the holiday home.

The Tree Is Trimmed
Make The Tree Is Trimmed Wall Hanging with step-by-step instruction at From Bolt to Beauty.

Modern Geometrics Table Runner + Coasters
The Modern Geometrics Table Runner + Coasters from Laura Jane Taylor for Love Patchwork & Quilting (via Sew Mama Sew) can be made in holiday colors, or in fabric your host will love.

Reversible Patchwork Pocket Placemats
Reversible Patchwork Pocket Placemats from My Fabric Relish would be festive on a Christmas table.

Fair Isle Pillow
The Freshly Pieced Fair Isle Pillow at We All Sew can sit out all winter long!

A Gift Bag for Beer Lovers
From Bolt to Beauty shows you how to make A Gift Bag for Beer Lovers. Guess what goes inside?!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Happy Hostess Gift Box Pattern, Jewel Box Coasters, Make & Bake Apron, Big Stitch Coasters, Quilted Fabric Tray, All of our HOME tutorials, Party tutorials

Mix It

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Make this delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding from Smitten Kitchen on Christmas Eve, or just about any day next month!

Print It

Bow-Tie Drink Markers
So fun! Bow-Tie Drink Markers from Oh Happy Day will help guests remember where they put their glass.

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 publishing companies that contribute prizes.

Here’s a link to all of our prizes for WEEK FOUR!

Sew the Perfect Gift: 25 Handmade Projects from Top Designers
(US + Canada shipping, eBooks to international winners.)

Author: Martingale Authors
Publisher: Martingale

Quilters and sewists alike will enjoy this fabulous–and amazingly varied–collection of stitched and quilted projects. Brimming with design talent, the book features work by Kim Brackett, Linda Lum DeBono, Kim Diehl, Cynthia Tomaszewski, and many more.

  • Stitch striking table runners, pillows, and quilts, plus stylish bags, practical totes, funky bracelets, a pincushion, upcycled projects including a cup cozy and scarf, and many other unique accessories.
  • Sew, quilt, appliqué, and embroider gifts for the holidays and other special occasions.
  • Choose from eye-catching designs that range from traditional to modern.

BurdaStyle Modern Sewing Wardrobe Essentials
(US-only shipping, no P.O. boxes.)

Author: BurdaStyle
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

BurdaStyle is a legendary brand that focuses on the fashionable and high-style sewing marketplace. Sewists know the BurdaStyle name and its reputation for high-quality patterns. BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Wardrobe Essentials includes 20 projects from the archives of BurdaStyle magazine.

All of the must-have basics of a woman’s wardrobe are covered in this collection: jackets, pants, blouses, skirts and dresses. The designs include versatile separates as well as combinations that further expand the possibilities for the modern woman’s wardrobe. In addition to the twenty patterns, there are nine variations. Many of the projects include illustrated step-by-step tutorials. With a few exceptions, all of the projects are easy to intermediate, and sizes range from 2 to 14.

Wardrobe Essentials includes a Burda 101 section that covers everything sewists need to know to follow the patterns, including frequently used techniques and a pattern insert with full-size pattern pieces. “BurdaStyled” tips sprinkled throughout the book give advice on styling the designs for maximum appeal.

Hello Kitty Crochet
(US-only shipping.)

Author: Mei Li Lee
Publisher: Quirk Books

Hello Kitty Crochet is all about kawaii: the supercute world of Hello Kitty and her friends meets the Japanese art of amigurumi, or crocheted dolls. With 25 cute and easy-to-make projects, Hello Kitty Crochet is as charming and fun as it is simple to follow.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or have never used a needle, you’ll find tons of helpful tips and tricks for creating kawaii handmade dolls. It’s the perfect way for crafters and cuteness-lovers to celebrate the global icon’s 40th anniversary!

Colorful Stitchery: 65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home
(US-only shipping.)

Author: Kristin Nicholas
Publisher: Roost Books

Add personalized pops of color to every room with embroidery projects that infuse the everyday with exuberance. From pillow covers that play with unexpected patterns and fabrics to jewel-bright napkins and tablecloths to give your kitchen a more joyful feel, the projects that designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas has put together here pair fabric and thread in surprising and beautiful ways. With illustrations of every stitch, this is the perfect guide for would-be and experienced stitchers alike.

Stylish Skirts
(Continental US shipping.)

Author: Sato Watanabe
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Stylish Skirts is the English edition of a popular Japanese sew-it-yourself fashion book which allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great—at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this book, there’s no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles—from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures—so the options are truly endless. The enclosed patterns and instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2013 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Other ideas from our 8th Annual Handmade Holidays series:

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252 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 25: Host(ess) Gifts

  1. Julie L says:

    I’ve never met a fabric basket I didn’t like!

  2. Tina in MT says:

    Love the baskets and guest towels.

  3. Kathryn in VA says:

    so many great ideas today

  4. Alice in TN says:

    I love the tree wall hanging and am thinking I could turn it into a advent calendar

  5. Barbara P in OR says:

    Lots of great ideas.

  6. Carol W says:

    The Little Trees basket is my favorite today.

  7. Beth in VA says:

    I have always wanted to try toffee pudding~

  8. Bethany in WA says:

    Those tree baskets are so cute!

  9. Michelle Smith in Michigan says:

    I am loving the fabric baskets. I need to make lots of these!

    Michelle Smith in Michigan

  10. Carmen in WI says:

    Love the A Tall Tree Pillow, and who can’t use more guest towels!

  11. Beth T. in OR says:

    Love those placemats! And the snowman. And the “cross-stitch” tree wall hanging. And so many more–today’s gifts are all home runs. Thanks for the great ideas.

  12. Karen from Indiana says:

    What cute projects!

  13. Emilia says:

    toffee pudding sounds divine!!

  14. Persia in il says:

    What a cute table runner!

  15. Mary Ann in SC says:

    Love the tree pillow!

  16. Rita S. says:

    Love the placemats!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  17. Lorinda in WA says:

    Cute fabric baskets. Also, I love the idea of a tall throw pillow! Thanks for gathering up these ideas, Michelle!

  18. Joanne in Maryland says:

    I love all the gift ideas posted in the last few weeks. Thanks

  19. Joanne in Maryland says:

    I like the all the gift ideas posted in the last few weeks. I’ve made a few.

  20. Stacy in PA says:

    Great ideas to have in mind for all of those Christmas parties coming up!

  21. Jolien says:

    Toffee pudding, I’m already craving some…

  22. Mandy says:

    The guest towels are such a thoughtful idea. Practical but with a sweet handmade touch to make them personal.

  23. Prachi in WA says:

    The drink markers idea is genius !

  24. count me in

  25. Jansie in TX says:

    Gift bag for beer lovers. Perfect!!

  26. Cindy in ND says:

    Loving the towel. CDahlgren at live dot com

  27. Angie in LA says:

    Love the fair isle pillow, but these are all great projects!

  28. Patty says:

    love the snowman table runner!

  29. BJ Marley in SC says:

    I love the baskets.

  30. Georgia says:

    I need to make the Christmas tree pillow!

  31. Ann in CO says:

    great ideas thank you so much

  32. Faith says:

    I love these! The pillows are gorgeous!

  33. jenniferW in SC says:

    I like the dish towels and the place mats with the pockets. My kids will love putting their knives and forks in them!

  34. sangeetha in ohio says:

    I like the burlap gift bags

  35. Shannon in WA says:

    I’m gonna pin the coasters, pillow and toffe pudding for sure.

  36. Morgan D. says:

    Love the tree wall hanging- might be cute blown up as a christmas quilt.

  37. All these ideas are great. The sticky toffee pudding we might have to try. I make fabric bags for wrapping presents, but these burlap bags are so cute! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas. It is so inspiring to come to these pages every day. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Anna (64colorbox) in FL says:

    The sticky toffee pudding looks amazing. I also like the tall tree pillow. I may have to make that.

  39. Love those tea towels!

  40. Love those fabric baskets. So cute!

  41. Carrie in WA says:

    What a lovely towel!

  42. Laurie in CO says:

    Cute tree baskets- that’s my fave.

  43. Love the fairisle pillow!

  44. KristyMN says:

    cute ideas~

  45. Audrey says:

    So many great ideas in this post. Thank you. Also thank you for the Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe. I have been looking for one that replicates a friend’s yummy dessert. I think this it.

  46. andrea C in Ohio says:

    I love the idea of the beer bag, so cute!

  47. Judi B in VA says:

    Love the fabric tree baskets and the pocket placemats!

  48. Denise W says:

    I could see myself making everyone of the ideas from today’s post. Probably starting with the beer tote…great idea for a good friend. Thank you!

  49. andrea C in Ohio says:

    I love all these ideas. Especially the beer carrier!

  50. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Love the baskets with the little trees – great idea 🙂

  51. Donna in NC says:

    love the pillow ideas and placemats. So many great ideas for the the holidays. Thanks for sharing all the ideas.

  52. Julia D in WA says:

    Love! Those coasters!

  53. Kristin in DC says:

    Cute fair isle pillow!

  54. Jan c. In La. says:

    Thanks Michelle. I especially like the baskets.

  55. Mandi in MO says:

    I love the Fair Isle pillow.

  56. Alyssa M in IN says:

    The tree pillow is adorable!!! 🙂

  57. Brie in FL says:

    Sticky Toffee Pudding sounds delicious!

  58. Bev Leischner says:

    Even more great gift ideas. The little tubs are great.

  59. sarah in nd says:

    i love the gold polka dots on the burlap sack! i think i should add some gold polka dots to everything this season!

  60. Elise in GA says:

    A little more holiday themed than I usually go for but I know plenty of people who will love some of these!

  61. Debbi in CO says:

    I absolutely love the snowman table runner! My sister is a snowman collector so this will make the perfect gift for her. Thanks so much for offering these prizes!

  62. Sue in VA says:

    These are all cute–makes me want to quit work and just sew.

  63. Bunny Ryan says:

    Wonderful new creative ideas! So enthused to receive all of these!

  64. Greta in WI says:

    Love the placemats. Thanks.

  65. jessicac says:

    Loving the gift bag for beer lovers.

  66. Cinnamom in MN says:

    I love that tea towel, so inspiring! Colorful stitchery looks like a great book.

  67. Diane Beavers says:

    Thank you Michelle for all the host/hostess inspiration. I love the little baskets and I’m making one right now for my hostess this weekend. That sticky toffee pudding cries divine! I can’t wait to indulge.
    Diane in VA

  68. Becky in VA says:

    Love the reversible placemats.

  69. Nancy McKenzie says:

    Lovely gifts! Many would be perfect all year round!

  70. Gina S. says:

    I need to sew faster!

  71. Donna in TX says:

    Love the placemats! So many tree ideas so little time. Well no sewing today. It’s time to cook!
    Have a great Thanksgiving Day everyone.

  72. bobbi dougherty (FL) says:

    The fabric baskets are adorable. All of the prizes are! Thanks for the chance

  73. JoezGal says:

    Oooo… that sticky toffee pudding looks delish. I will definitely be making the fair isle pillow.

  74. Sophie says:

    so many great ideas … I can see myself making a few of them.

  75. Heather in VT says:

    These gifts are really festive and something any hostess would love, the placemats, the fabric bins, the tea towel… just lovely!

  76. Molly in TN says:

    Sticky toffee pudding sounds amazing!

  77. Rene' says:

    Many nice gifts shared today, but I especially like the tree buckets.

  78. Mhairi (Aust) says:

    I love the Modern Geometrics Table Runner + Coasters. They would look really lovely at a summer picnic. I also really like the Reversible Patchwork Pocket Placemats for picnics and as gifts. Especially with some beautiful cutlery.

  79. Alison in MD says:

    Drink markers are smart during cold and flu season!

  80. Joan says:

    Love the placemats!

  81. Natalija says:

    Love that pillow with the tree!

  82. usairdoll in CA says:

    Great items! I need those fabric baskets and would love to crochet trim on some guest towels.

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


  83. Amanda at APO says:

    Great ideas! Makes me want to go fabric shopping!!

  84. Ali in CA says:

    Love the fabric baskets with the trees.

  85. Cons says:

    I love the tree quilt and pieced pillow. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  86. Brooke in NY says:

    that Christmas tree wall hanging is such a cute pattern!

  87. Michelle M in WA says:

    Those Little Tree fabric baskets are fantastic!

  88. vicki says:

    I learned something new just now! Love that crochet edged kitchen towel.

  89. I enjoy Teje from Nero’s Post. Her baskets will always be welcome.

  90. Kim in WI says:

    Oh wow Love all of these great ideas! Thank you:)

  91. Cassandra in Ohio says:

    The little trees fabric baskets are adorable!

  92. That toffee looks delicious! Thanks for the fun ideas. Again!

  93. Regina in CA says:

    I need to make those baskets for myself!

  94. Joanna in Canada says:

    I am obsessed with the fair isle pillow!!

  95. Bethany M in WA says:

    Never would have thought to make a beer gift bag.

  96. Connie J in CO says:

    These are all such cute ideas!

  97. Ramona from MI says:

    I love all the ideas today, especially that cute snowman runner, cute tree baskets and the beer holder. Great gift for my sons.

  98. cristine in tx says:

    Love those little tree baskets! Too cute.

  99. Beth in Michigan says:

    Love so many of these. I have never seen a beer gift package like that. Should make it for my hubby!

  100. Sherry in AR says:

    Love the pillows and placemats!!

  101. Karen in IN says:

    So many fun things I pinned tonight. Thank you!

  102. Susan says:

    I really like the baskets and the different trees.

  103. Carol N. says:

    Great collection of ideas!

  104. The crochet trim towel is perfect!

  105. Delia from VA says:

    I love those pocket placemats.

  106. Debbie says:

    I so appreciate this series. I’ve pinned lots of Christmas gift ideas. Today, I especially love the Little Trees Fabric Baskets.

  107. Anne says:

    Wow these are some great ideas – thanks for sharing.

  108. Rachel in CA says:

    Love the table runner!

  109. Charlotte in Ga says:

    Great ideas today. Just the things I like to sew.

  110. Cheri in NC says:

    Way, Way too many cute ideas. Love these. Thanks.

  111. Morgan in NY says:

    Beer gift bag? Genius!

  112. Barb B in canada says:

    I think I want to make every one of those projects for myself as well as to give away.

  113. Allyson in OH says:

    Oh, I love the fair isle pillow!

  114. Karen in VA says:

    Great ideas….want some of them for me…

  115. Susanne in MI says:

    Loving the crochet trimmed towels!

  116. Linda Fleming says:

    Beautiful ideas! I love the sticky toffee pudding…

  117. Ren says:

    Thanks so much for including my Tall Tree Pillow on such a great list!

  118. Lee in MI says:

    i love fair isle anything – that pillow is great! thanks!

  119. Ren says:

    Thanks so much, Heidi!

  120. Lesley says:

    Great ideas! I live in Oregon

  121. Mary H in CO says:

    Sticky toffee pudding – yum!

  122. Oh yum–that sticky toffee pudding!

  123. Dawn Jones from IN says:

    I like the guest towel.

  124. emSewCrazy in MT says:

    I like all the trees! What a nice selection. And there’s that burda book tempting me in the giveaways! Thanks for everything!

  125. Judi in MO says:

    Once again some great ideas

  126. Patti McGarry in PA says:

    Oh my, I think you’ve given me inspiration for at least 3 gifts! Thank you bunches!

  127. MarjoryW in Ohio says:

    I love the Little Trees Baskets and the Tall Tree Pillow. And Sticky toffee pudding—-yum!

  128. Barb says:

    All of these posts have been so much fun to read! Thanks for the giveaways.

  129. Liesel in KS says:

    Hoping I get brave enough to tackle a table runner. Great ideas!

  130. Julie in Canada says:

    Ummmmm…. sticky toffee pudding???? I’m totally in!

  131. amber in ny says:

    I love the look of the coasters and table runner. Also is it okay if I make the toffee pudding and eat it all myself?

  132. Beer Bag, brilliant!

  133. Bronwen says:

    Ohhhh…..sticky date pudding!!!

  134. kriston lion in wa says:

    all great gifts! let the parties begin!

  135. Diana in OR says:

    I know a hostess who would love a sticky toffee pudding.

  136. Lorrie says:

    The guest towels are so pretty with the printed fabric band and crocheted edging.

  137. Kristie in WA says:

    I really need to make some of the towels. I love the idea every time I see it. Now I just need to find some towels to start with.

  138. Mrs. C in TN says:

    Love that fair isle pillow!

  139. Thunder in FL says:

    SNOWMAN ???

  140. Amanda B. in CA says:

    Love the beer gift bag.

  141. Melissa in NM says:

    That toffee pudding looks amazing!

  142. Kay in MO says:

    The guest towels are great!

  143. dangermom says:

    Another reason to learn to crochet properly…

  144. amy NY says:

    The Fair Isle pillow is great. Combines my favorite hobbies – knitting & sewing.

  145. SamRI says:

    i want to make everything in this list!

  146. Beth B. says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  147. Libby in SoCal says:

    I love the tall tree pillow – not your standard square pillow!

  148. Shannon says:

    Simply adorable placements. They just moved on to my Must Make list.

  149. Sarah says:

    Cute gift ideas!

  150. Jenn H says:

    Those pocket placemats are too cute! I also love the burlap gift bags.

  151. Heidi in WA says:

    I love the fabric baskets. Always a great gift and the beer gift bags are fantastic. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  152. Kathy h in Pa. says:

    What cute, creative gifts for friends.

  153. Sandy in WA says:

    The gift bag would also work for special soda if your giftee is a non drinker.

  154. Kathy L. in VA says:

    The fabric gift baskets are adorable and the beer gift bags will come in very handy in my family!

  155. Cinnamon in OR says:

    Gorgeous place mats. And adorable buckets too. Now to learn how to quilt…haha.

  156. kat Hosking (australia) says:

    Nice little baskets!

  157. Katie in CA says:

    Those coasters are so simple and attractive! They might be just the hostess gift I’m looking for.

  158. Jess says:

    My bff will be getting that beer gift bag!

  159. Afton in NM says:

    Oh my, how can I resist sticky toffee pudding?

  160. Katherine in Canada says:

    Those placemats <3

  161. Jodie in NJ says:

    I want to make them allll

  162. cassie in mo says:

    cute ideas!

  163. Begum Sen says:

    Awesome ideas!

  164. Rachel O says:

    Looks great!

  165. Andrea McColeman says:

    What great gift ideas. I love the tree bins how cute. The toewl would make a great hostess gift too! I love them all.
    Andrea from Nevada

  166. Shannon P says:

    Mmm…sticky toffee pudding looks delicious!

  167. Christine M says:

    I love those little trees fabric baskets.

  168. Eleanor in NC says:

    That pudding looks delicious!

  169. Amanda in TX says:

    Cute ideas! I love the placemats! 🙂

  170. kim t. in wa says:


  171. Annette TX says:

    great ideas!

  172. Cindi in GA says:

    I want some of that pudding!

  173. Sarah N in SD says:

    Great ideas!

  174. Sarah J. in OH says:

    Is it wrong to plan a party in hopes someone will bring me one of these? Thanks for the great ideas!

  175. alexa says:

    I love the beer bag and the tree pillow!

  176. Kylie C in OR says:

    I especially like the Fair Isle Pillow.

  177. Jenn (FPO) says:

    Love the Fair Isle pillow!

  178. Mandi in CO says:

    Hmmm… hadn’t thought of a gift bag for beer!

  179. Kati in FL says:

    I think it’s time for me to learn to quilt!

  180. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Sweet little bins with trees 🙂

  181. Deb says:

    Love them!

  182. Love the idea of a handmade 6-pack bag!

  183. Robin in CA says:

    Every one of these ideas is a winner. Where to start? Pillow? Wine glass bows? Towels?

  184. eric in us says:

    Yes– beer cozy for the win!

  185. Chiska in wy says:

    What fun ideas!

  186. Lindsay in IA says:

    Ooh I love the placemats with the silverware pocket! Sooo cute!!

  187. Joanna NY says:

    They are all wonderful! Love the fabric baskets!, and the Snowman Table Runner. On my to do list. Thanks!

  188. Patricia Cash says:

    This is my only post. Great projects, the baskets my favorite.

  189. Yvonne in CA says:

    That sticky pudding looks delicious.

  190. Patricia Cash says:

    Great projects, the baskets my favorite.

  191. Emily says:

    What a fun selection of projects today! I love the “LITTLE TREES” – fabric baskets!

  192. Michelle says:

    Love the projects today especially the pocket placemats. Going to check my stash now!

  193. The beer gift bag is a great idea!

  194. Silvia says:

    Beautiful projects!! Love the Little Trees Fabric Baskets. Thank you!

  195. Cheryl says:

    Great curated list!

  196. Bev Wittler says:

    I love your holiday ideas!. The towels and baskets will make great gifts for new neighbors.

  197. What a wonderful array of ideas, I especially love those fabric baskets! You can make them in any color combination to suite your hostesses taste. Perfect!

  198. Rachel says:

    Always great inspiration here. Especially love today’s gifts. Kristin Nicholas is a fav of mine. 🙂

  199. jmj in the USA says:

    love love love the fabric baskets and can’t wait to make the stick toffee pudding!

  200. Wendy in OR says:

    The fair isle pillow is beautiful!

  201. I should make those wonderful fabric baskets for me!

  202. Rachel in IL says:

    The crochet edge on the towel is absolutely delightful!

  203. Rachel in IL says:

    Too cute!!

  204. Anna in OH says:

    The dessert is making me hungry!

  205. Nicole in FL says:

    Love the coasters! such a simple, but beautiful idea.

  206. Christi G. says:

    I like the fabric baskets. They would be perfect on my side table to hold Christmas Cards!

  207. Jess Z says:

    I love the geometric table runner! Thanks for the ideas!

  208. Becky K in Ohio says:

    Love the projects today! Especially the fabric baskets with the little trees!! Thanks!

  209. Heidi in SD says:

    Love the tree pillow!

  210. Serena says:

    Mmm, sticky toffee pudding!!!

  211. Deanne in NC says:

    Way too many great ideas shared today.

  212. Amber in CA says:

    Cute beer cozy. I know a few people that would use that. P

  213. Nickkole in nc says:

    Ooh I love the placemats!

  214. Margo in WA says:

    I love the gift bag for beer lovers!

  215. Sarah in Ca says:

    cute projects!!

  216. Jamie B says:

    Great list!

  217. I love the tree is trimmed wall hanging and the fair isle cushion.

  218. SS in NH says:

    Those little trees on the fabric baskets are so sweet.

  219. Trina in MA says:

    Sticky toffee pudding!

  220. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Loving all of the great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  221. Connie Rodriguez says:

    There are a lot of good patterns to copy, tea towel, table runner and placemats to mention a few. Going to find time to make the placemats

  222. Cathie. says:

    Wow so many great projects, very hard to decide which one to make first.

  223. Debbie says:

    I love all of these ideas!

  224. Lauren in MN says:

    The snowman table runner is definitely going on my to-do list!

  225. Jennifer in AL says:

    The placemats would be so cute for the kids’ table!

  226. Veronika in GA says:

    All of it- I love all of it! The modern coasters, the Xmas tree wall hanging, the burlap gift bag things- all so perfect!

  227. Cassandra in VA says:

    The Burda Style wardrobe essentials looks great as well as Stylish Skirts!

  228. I’ve always wondered what Sticky Toffee Pudding looked like–now I know.

  229. I just adore the fabric baskets with the trees, how fun! (Canada)

  230. beth in nc says:

    Love the pocket placemats. Very good idea!

  231. Doris in AL says:

    Thanks for all these great ideas.

  232. Tina in NJ says:

    Clever placemats.

  233. Tammy in MI says:

    The guest towel is so pretty!

  234. Heather in VA says:

    Everything is lovely as always but I love the guest towel with crochet trim the most.

  235. Marilyn in WA says:

    Love the burlap gift bag idea

  236. Liz from WA says:

    Ooo…sticky toffee pudding is one of my favorites. I’ll have to make it sometime when I’m hosting =)

  237. Lisamarie in CT says:

    The fabric baskets are so nice! Such great ideas. Thank you.

  238. Susie from WI says:

    Wow, this has to be one of my favorite lists yet… the placemats! The baskets! The sticky toffee pudding!! And that skirt book…! Great stuff, thank you again for sharing!

  239. Jamie says:

    I love all these ideas! Now I just need to find more time to sew.

  240. Barbara says:

    The guest towels are very pretty: a great project for someone like me who loves to sew AND to crochet!

  241. Julie says:

    I love all the ideas especially the the towel with a bit of crocheted trim. I would probably use just a bit of lace since I don’t crochet ;-)! So cute! Going through my stash of fabrics I found some old herringbone plaid… just enough for a cute skirt! Hope that book finds its way my direction!

  242. Cyndi says:

    I want that sticky toffee pudding! And the fair isle pillow. And the beer lovers gift bag. And…

  243. Heather C says:

    Great 6-pack holder! Perfect for seasonal craft beers, which I love to give. 🙂

  244. Manette Gutterman says:

    Great placemats!

  245. Elizabeth says:

    The snowman table runner is so cute! I really like the tall tree pillow too.

  246. Natalie in OH says:

    The pocket place mats are so cute!

  247. Jessie from NM says:

    I’ve made those coasters as child’s faux tangrams a few years ago for a Christmas present. Love them! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=397476.msg4694623#msg4694623

  248. Rachel B says:

    Cant wait to try some of the ideas here.

  249. Kristen W in CT says:

    I had pinned the guest towel with the crochet trim awhile ago, and I still love it! The little tree baskets are super adorable too! I had not seen those before.

  250. Whitner in AL says:

    I love that fair aisle pillow!

  251. kay holm says:

    love the fabric baskets

  252. Bridget says:

    What fun holiday ideas!! I love the little trees baskets – those are darling! Thanks again!

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