Handmade Holidays Nov. 5: Serving in Style

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Are you ready with some nice hostess gifts for the season ahead? You’ll have tons of options after today’s Serving in Style ideas!

Today’s Guest Curator: Jessica Schunke from A Blue Sky Kind of Life

From Jessica:
Hi, I’m Jessica. You can usually find me sharing my sewing and quilting adventures over at A Blue Sky Kind of Life and on Instagram (@blueskycrafter). I took up sewing as a hobby six years ago when we moved from Texas to St. Louis and didn’t know anyone, but it quickly morphed into a passion for me; now I spend as much time as I can behind my machine. I am an active member of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild and I work part time at a local fabric store. I have also had several of my tutorials featured on Sew Can She. I love to sew everything from bags to quilts, and especially love to gift my creations to others. I hope these ideas for sewing projects will help you or someone you love serve in style this holiday season!

Make It

Modern Quilted Coasters
Everyone could use a new set of coasters, and these Modern Quilted Coasters from Very Shannon have wide appeal. Make several sets in one go at the machine, and share with a batch of cocoa!

Happy Placemats
Ann Kelle has six different versions of her delightful Happy Placemats, all with free tutorials. Mix and match and spread some joy!

Simple Gathered Half Apron
Delia does it again, this time with her cherry orchard visit-inspired Simple Gathered Half Apron at Delia Creates. We love the gingham!

Star Table Runner + Cloth Napkins
Set the table for festive gatherings with a new Star Table Runner + Cloth Napkins from The Girl Who Quilts.

Casserole Carrier
Patty’s Casserole Carrier at Mod Kid Boutique makes a special, useful and stylish gift!

Happy Hostess Gift Box
Jennifer from JCasa *handmade created this classic and clever Happy Hostess Gift Box for us here at Sew Mama Sew.

Bread Basket Cover
Here’s another practical and pretty option! These Bread Basket Covers from Patchwork Posse keep the rolls warm and the table pretty!

Grilling Tool Roll
A Grilling Tool Roll from Modern Handcraft would be extra-special with some tools all rolled up inside.

Perfect Potholder
Jedi Craft Girl shows you how to make easy Perfect Potholders. This is a great beginner sewing project!

Fabric Bowl Covers
Gift something delicious all covered up with Fabric Bowl Covers from Sewing Dork. It’s two gifts in one!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Quilted Fabric Tray, BBQ Time, Gifts for Cooks, Host(ess) Gifts

Mix It

Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies
Are you looking for a new, signature holiday cookie? Try these Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies from Baked Bree!

Spiced Apple Cider Caramel Corn with Candied Pecans
Grab some tins, mix up a few batches of Spiced Apple Cider Caramel Corn with Candied Pecans and gift this yummy recipe from Heather Cristo to your neighbors!

Print It

Holiday Tree Ornaments
Oh Happy Day Holiday Tree Ornaments could double as place holders or gift toppers. This is a fun project for kids too!

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 shipping 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 that contribute prizes.

Window Treatments with Style: Fresh Ideas and Techniques for Upstyling Your Windows

(US shipping only.)

Author: Hannah Stanton
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

For sewers who have mastered the basics, home decor items such as curtains, shades, and drapes are some of the easiest things to make. Combining clear, accessible tutorials with practical advice on choosing, styling, and sewing fabrics, Window Treatments with Style is packed full with the latest contemporary ideas for window treatments. Beautifully illustrated tutorials and easy-to-follow instructions cover a wide range of techniques, arming you with the skills and confidence to tackle your own projects, whether you’re looking to make cute café curtains or stylish Roman shades.

Packed with yardage charts, measuring tips, and straightforward directions, Window Treatments with Style also includes a number of engaging case studies that provide valuable insight into the various challenges faced by other nonprofessionals. The eight case studies provide practical examples?explaining the fabric and color choices, design challenges faced, and offer useful money and time-saving tips. Learn how to work with sheer fabrics to create a delicate look for your bedroom; master the art of covering a cornice board; and get tips on customizing store-bought shades to suit your unique style. This comprehensive guide has all the instructions and inspiration you need to get stunning results.

Four $25 Gift Certificates to Fabric Shoppe
(International winners OK.)

About Fabric Shoppe:
Fabric Shoppe features modern designer fabrics and next day shipping, since 2008.

Gertie’s New Fashion Sketchbook: Indispensable Figure Templates for Body-Positive Design

(US shipping only.)

Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

For Gertie’s New Fashion Sketchbook, Gretchen Hirsch teamed up with illustrator Sun Young Park to reinvent traditional figure templates—known as croquis—for the 21st century. Instead of the unnaturally skinny, tall, and frequently off-balance croquis the fashion industry has been sketching on for decades, this game-changing alternative presents hundreds of realistically sized and proportioned female forms in balanced, lifelike poses. In addition, Park has rendered the croquis with multiple tracing lines, allowing the sketcher to follow the lines that most accurately reflect the body shape desired. Also included are an overview of the design and sketching process and a visual history of garment component styles, all to make it easier to create fashion sketches for women of all shapes and sizes.
– A body-positive sketchpad to help you achieve your fashion design dreams.
– Loaded with more than 300 figure templates that are proportionally true to the female form and adaptable to different body types, plus helpful sketching tips and resources.
– A breakthrough for aspiring and experienced designers tired of the industry standard of sketching clothing on female figures that are unnaturally skinny and tall (and sometimes even off-balance).
– Printed in a special ink that fades away when you photocopy it.

Check out our 2014 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are 2015 gift ideas:

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204 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 5: Serving in Style

  1. lucia says:

    I’m all about that apron! And I love me some popcorn!

  2. Ari says:

    The fabric bowl covers would be very helpful for baking bread.

  3. Andi in California says:

    I’ve never thought about making fabric bowl covers. I hate plastic wrap and it would be a great way to use some of my small pieces of fabric. They’d be great stocking stuffers too!

  4. Aimee in IN says:

    Every year, I say I’m going to make myself and others a casserole carrier, and I never get around to it. I have all the supplies on a shelf…

  5. Love the simple quilted coasters. I feel like I’d have to put grippies on the bottom though so they won’t slide around!

  6. Stephanie says:

    The fabric on the grilling carrier is the cutest!!

  7. Beth in WA says:

    Great list! Those placemats really are happy! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lydia in WA says:

    That apron is so cute, and would come in handy when making the cookies and caramel popcorn. Yumm!

  9. Teri in CA says:

    So many great gift ideas. I like the coasters and potholders.

  10. Just pinned the star table topper and napkins tutorial.

  11. Liesel in KS says:

    Pot holders are one of my go to gifts!

  12. Deidre in Canada! says:

    The perfect potholders are — well- just perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. auschick in va says:

    So many great ideas here! I would love to make so many of those hostess gifts for ME!

  14. Michelle Smith in Michigan says:

    The gift boxes are something I need to make.
    Michelle in Michigan

  15. Afton says:

    If I make these tasty treats, I will have a very happy holiday indeed!

  16. Kristie in WA says:

    Such lovely, colorful ideas. If only my kids were less messy eaters, I’d love to make the placemats.

  17. Marjolein says:

    yay, let’s try my luck again…

  18. Audrey says:

    Love the apron, and everything else too!!

  19. Ginger in NJ says:

    I love the little hostess gift box and the coasters look so easy!

  20. bookboxer in ny says:

    Perfect! Thanks to all for such generous sharing.

  21. Beth in MI says:

    Love all of these! Especially the happy placemats. Flying geese are great!

  22. Samantha in CA says:

    What a great collection of gift ideas! Thanks.

  23. Karrie in MI says:

    Gertie’s SKetchbook is on my Christmas List!!! NEED one!

  24. Judi B in VA says:

    I post is so great for me as I already enjoy giving gifts from my kitchen. Gonna have to try to the Spiced Apple Cider Caramel Corn with Candied Pecans!!! Sounds so yummy.

  25. I don’t think there is a single item on this list I don’t want to make!

  26. Whitner says:

    I made those fabric bowl covers one year for my mom and she is asking for more. Great, great idea!

  27. Leanne says:

    thanks for the happy placemats tutorial – my mum arrived at my house yesterday to spend a few days and as I don’t actually have placemats told me that I needed to make some so this is perfect timing !!! thanks also to Fabric Shoppe for including internationals in the giveaway – yay !!

  28. Julie From Utah says:

    I’m in need of holiday table coverings. Thanks for the ideas!

  29. Sandy in Ohio says:

    I am making the pot holders for myself!

  30. Hilary says:

    All of these would be useful.

  31. Amber in CA says:

    Seriously Thank you for the potholder link! This is awesome and most of mine are not as good as those cheap ikea ones. I am going to make one of these right now!

  32. Robin E. in AZ says:

    Ooo, how to choose. So many lovely hostess gifts here. Thank you.

  33. Rebecca says:

    Those cookies look so good. I’ll have to make some!

  34. Cary in VA says:

    The Holiday Tree Ornaments would be a great school project.

  35. Cute potholders! I make potholders in a vain attempt to teach myself how to attach binding..

  36. Mandi in Mo says:

    Love the bread basket cover! I need one of those!

  37. Barbara in SC says:

    So many great gift ideas—so little time. I am now inspired! Happy sewing!

  38. Cathie says:

    Great selection of easy to make gifts

  39. Shannon in TX says:

    These are great. The bread cover reminded me of a gift I wanted to make for a friend. Thanks for the reminder!

  40. Carrie in NY says:

    Love the apron and Ann Kelle’s placemats!

  41. Kristin says:

    That caramel corn looks amazing!

  42. Janelle Thietje-Dunn says:

    My only dilemma is how to make nearly all of these before Christmas??

  43. Maddy H says:

    All of those are awesome gift ideas! I love the table runner for my own house, though. I have a FQ bundle of Tinsel that I’ve been hoarding for a good project.

  44. Thanks again for letting me join in as the guest curator! This was such a fun list to put together, and I’m glad to see it’s giving people some good ideas.

  45. Melissa P. In PA says:

    That runner!!

  46. Jess says:

    The apron reminds me of a vintage one I found a bit ago that I’m thinking of trying to replicate. It’s a red and white gingham with white chicken scratch embroidery and also a little needle weaving embroidery.

    Jess from WA

  47. Shannon in Wa says:

    Imminently practical ideas!

  48. Monique says:

    These are wonderful! Great ideas!

  49. Lisa Marie says:

    Great ideas! I love taking little gifts to the people I visit at the holidays — and anytime through the year really.

  50. Donna in Tx says:

    I just love these projects. Talk about gifting someone a happy
    kitchen. You can do it with these. Thanks for the ideas.

  51. stefanie in MN says:

    apple cider caramel corn!!!

  52. Dawn from Indiana says:

    I love the fabric bowl covers.

  53. Ybat says:

    I really like the Gretchen Hirsh sketch book.

  54. Renea at Iowa says:

    Great ideas for gifts. Thanks for the great giveaways.

  55. Anna (64ColorBox) in FL says:

    I think I may have to take off the month of December to make all these wonderful projects to give as gifts.

  56. Jennifer in MA says:

    Who doesn’t need potholders? These are great! And my cloth napkins were looking a little sad…

  57. FRe2bfree says:

    The Hostess Gift Set would be great as a gift with the Modern Quilted Coasters in it! I could make them both with Fabric Shoppe fabric… 🙂 I’m loving your website – thanks for all the inspiration!

  58. Cristine in tx says:

    Those orange cookies sound so good!

  59. Toni says:

    Can’t wait to make a bread basket cover!

  60. Emily from MT says:

    So fun! I think that popcorn recipe is a must do!

  61. Alexis in UT says:

    So many good ideas here. Those placemats are awesome, I love the casserole carrier and for sure I am making the BBQ tool roll.

  62. Brenda in NE says:

    Sewing and making things for Christmas is more fun than for almost any other occasion. I love hand made gifts and decorations on the tree.

  63. bobbi dougherty says:

    Love all these ideas! Thanks for sharing

  64. Margaret in WA says:

    Gertie’s new book for a new holiday dress.

  65. Niechelle Wade says:

    Simple but great ideas! 🙂

  66. Tina Jeo says:

    Tina in Montana!

  67. Tina Jeo says:

    Cute ideas. I need to get started!

  68. Deb H. in PA says:

    Such a nice collection of easy gifts to make!

  69. Judith says:

    The pattern for the casserole cover comes at just the right time for the holiday potluck season. Thank you!

  70. Deborah says:

    The cookies seems SO DELICIOUS and the half apron is SUPER CUTE! I loved the fabric.

  71. Charlotte in Ga says:

    Lots of great ideas today! Thank you!!

  72. Bree says:

    The Happy Placemats are so fun…..and happy! LOVE!

  73. Gillian says:

    Inspiration and a nudge to get me started on actually making my holiday gifts. I love making pot holders and coasters.

  74. Jenna in MA says:

    With two little boys, I’ve transitioned into non-breakable holiday decorations. I think we’ll make paper trees to put on our tree. Love this!

  75. Stephanie says:

    Love all these ideas. Stephanie AR

  76. jessicac says:

    Stop tempting me with all these wonderful recipes!! Yum!

  77. I need some of those fabric bowl covers.

  78. Going to be making some of that popcorn!

  79. Katie in AZ says:

    Thanks for the reminder about the table runner. There is one of Jenny Doan’s that I’ve been wanting to make, but hadn’t thought of it this year (yet!).

  80. carrie says:

    The hostess gift box is on my gift list this year. Thanks for the great ideas!

  81. Pat Upton says:

    I love the placemats, the pot holders and the tree ornaments! Gotta try ’em!

  82. Jayne TN says:

    I love sewing for the holidays and these are all such great gift ideas!

  83. Rachel B says:

    Serve me up some Christmas. Yeh. Love the table runner.

  84. Donel says:

    Lots of great ideas today. Thanks!

  85. Andrea S. says:

    Wow! I need to make some of the coasters and the oven mitts for Christmas gifts! Thanks for the great list of ideas 🙂

  86. Beth in VA says:

    Love the star table runner. would really brighten up a room!

  87. Anne White says:

    That Bread Basket Cover looks like something even I could do. Going to check out the fat quarters at the Large W store tomorrow. (Reader in Canada)

  88. Delia in VA says:

    Those fabric bowl covers are a great idea! I need to get sewing!

  89. Becky says:

    I’m honestly tempted to make a casserole carrier for myself!

  90. Sue says:

    Cute ideas. I love the hostess box.

  91. Shawna from NJ says:

    I like the idea of the fabric bowl covers.

  92. Jane says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the little paper trees!

  93. Ali M says:

    Oh, I guess I have to add some sweets to my stockings this year! Thank you for the giveaway!

  94. Joan says:

    I see a casserole carrier in my future!

  95. Christie says:

    Great ideas for gifts

  96. Amanda at APO says:

    Great Ideas! I love the pot holders.

  97. MelodyJ in VA says:

    I love the cute apron.

  98. Melanie C says:

    Love those pot holders and casserole cover! The Fabric Shoppe gift certificate would be perfect to make these projects!

  99. Gigi from WA says:

    I’m so excited to see the cute pattern for the bread basket. I have my grandmother’s and it’s falling apart. And I like the patterns that don’t use much fabric, because then I can use some really fun designs and lots of them in different fabrics 🙂

  100. Michelle says:

    Fantastic! I would love to check out Gertie’s Sketchbook. It is about time someone came up with one for us regular gals:)
    Michelle (WA)

  101. Elise in GA says:

    Love it!

  102. Ramona from MI says:

    I need to make some of the food bowl covers. They would be well used. I also love the casserole carrier.

  103. Therese in NY says:

    Love the tutorials!

  104. Sandy Ross says:

    I think a set of the coasters with one of the fabric boxes to store them in would be a great gift. i also like the idea of making the boxes in different sizes.

  105. Mandi says:

    I’ve made plenty of potholders, aprons, and coasters. Maybe this year, I’ll try a casserole cover, bowl covers, or the bread-bowl cover. Thanks for good ideas!

  106. Katie in GA says:

    I’d love to win something!

  107. Danielle Judd says:

    The apron and potholder would make great gifts–got them bookmarked. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!–Dani in UT.

  108. Judith Martinez says:

    I’ve always wanted a casserole carrier!! I’m in CO.

  109. Chris says:

    I follow this blog for all kinds of great ideas. The placemats are wonderful.

  110. Wanda Black says:

    The hostess gifts are wonderful! If you use snaps in the corners they can lay flat which makes them great for traveling.

  111. Garilyn in OH says:

    Love the Happy Placemats! Our table could use some of those.

  112. Erin says:

    Love it!

  113. Eleanor in NC says:

    That casserole carrier would be so handy!

  114. Susanne in MI says:

    I wild about the placemats! So cheery….also love orange cranberry cookies!

  115. Megan in VA says:

    I honestly would never have thought about making any of these things for gifts…which is sad cause my mom and myself live in the kitchen.

  116. Marian from Georgia says:

    So many exciting books and fun things to do! Wish I had more time

  117. Veronica R K says:

    I definitely need to make some napkins this year and a fabulous casserole dish holder! Thank you!

  118. Anne Beier says:

    We are moving to a beautiful new home, and we are so excited. The window treatments are so important to set the mood and style of each room. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  119. Debbie says:


  120. Brie says:

    Love that table runner

  121. Cary in VA says:

    The casserole cover looks fabulous!

  122. Wow…very cool! I don’t see any other comments for you giveaway…am I commenting in the right place? Thanks and God bless!

    • Beth says:

      We hold all of the comments in moderation until we have a chance to approve each one! Thanks, Rose!

  123. Katie in NC says:

    I’ve been looking for a potholder pattern to make some for my mom for Christmas…thanks!

  124. Angela in Kentucky says:

    These all look wonderful! I think I like the bowl covers the best, though!

  125. Bobby Powell says:

    I love every project today. Now I just need to win the gift certificates so I can get fabric for them.

  126. Natalie in Ohio says:

    Lovely ideas! I’m sure the casserole carrier would make a great gift 😀

  127. Jodie in NJ says:

    Love today’s projects!

  128. Karen Caved says:

    So many great ideas!!

  129. Becky says:

    Becky from Florida … that caramel corn is a winner –one size fits all. Haha.

  130. Bridget in Florida says:

    I pinned several of these ideas and hope to make coasters, hot pads, and popcorn for Christmas gifts. The place mats I’ll make for myself! Thanks!

  131. JMJ in IN says:

    love love love the bowl covers

  132. Duygu says:

    I want to see the caserole carrier as a gift to myself 😉

  133. Cheri says:

    Everyone LOVES my homemade bean dip. I need some of those casserole covers to carry the dip in when I take it to a pot luck!!!

  134. Julie says:

    I really love the fabric bowl covers. What a nice gift with a bowl full of some goodies!

  135. Maria Metcalfe in TX says:

    So many good ideas on this post! Now that my moving date to our new house gets closer and closer, ideas like this make me feel extra excited!!!

  136. Hannah says:

    The fabric gift boxes are really cute!

  137. Judy Allen says:

    I love browsing the handmade gift ideas. Planning to make several already.
    Thanks so much for all the work you put into this every year.
    Judy in MA

  138. Woooohoooo, fabric coasters!
    Happy crafting!

  139. Kathy E. says:

    Wow! Lots of great links in this post! It’s the middle of the afternoon and those Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies really look like they belong right in front of me! I’m adding them to my to-do list for my next day off. Also love those bowl covers…so handy!

  140. Amy in IL says:

    Love the bread basket cover and the grill holder.

  141. Staci Torgerson says:

    I’ve been looking for a casserole carrier but since your post I can make my own. Thank you for sharing it. I’d love to enter for a chance to win one of the prizes. Staci in Alabama

  142. Lee in MI says:

    I love the apron I have been looking for a half apron pattern! Thank you!

  143. fenna says:

    my kids would love the tree ornaments!!

  144. Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen says:

    I need to make a casserole carrier and then some coasters. Thanks

  145. Jeni in IN says:

    Potholders! Yay! I even have the insulate!

  146. Marilyn in WA says:

    I really enjoyed your post.

  147. kelly says:

    Love the quilted coasters. Easy and pretty.

  148. Kathy h in Pa. says:

    I love having a hostess gift ready to go for a get together. Great ideas.

  149. I have been following everyday. And I have found at least 2-3 projects from every post that I have marked to make. You are keeping me one busy gal.

    Madge from WA

  150. Gweneth branch-Rice says:

    I love this series and look forward to seeing what is new every day!!!

  151. Kellie Warren says:

    I love this time of year, making fun projects, they are piling up and awaiting their Christmas recipients. Fun fun! These are always my very favorite little projects. I need those bowl covers though! 🙂 Kellie in Okla.

  152. Heidi in SD says:

    Love that star table runner!

  153. Alexa in CT says:

    Everything about those Spiced Apple Cider Caramel Corn with Candied Pecans looked delicious!

  154. Sarah J. in OH says:

    There are so many things I need to make for myself- I suppose that’s not quite the point of a “handmade holiday” though 😉 Hacking that grill tool holder for my Dad’s woodcarving tools is probably more like it! Thanks for sharing!!

  155. Rebecca Kuck says:

    Love the casserole carrier pattern!!!

  156. Julianna says:

    I haven’t think about making fabric bowl covers. So clever!
    (I’m international)

  157. kathyh in OR says:

    Potholders are a great gift for anyone.

  158. Christine in CA says:

    The Perfect Potholders may just really be perfect! I am gonna make up a big batch for myself and my mom!

  159. christina in vt says:

    Ah, I need to make some bowl covers for me.

  160. Nikkee in wa says:

    Might have to make that grill roll! The husband is ALWAYS losing his grill tools…

  161. Whitney in Maine says:

    The star table runner looks great in Christmas fabric!

  162. Charlotte from MI says:

    Those placemats look so happy! Maybe I’ll make some to add some holiday happiness to my home. 🙂

  163. Marin says:

    thanks for the gift ideas

  164. Jennifer W in SC says:

    I am very intrigued by the fabric bowl covers. I am always looking for ways to reduce plastic in my kitchen… I can see some of these in my future!

  165. Terri says:

    loving the bread basket cover : )

  166. karen in CA USA says:

    I have a set of coasters someone else made, and I think it’s finally time to make some myself!

  167. Kathy L says:

    The apron is adorable!

  168. Patty in MN says:

    LUV all of the hostess ideas. They are simply beautiful and practical. I am not sure which one to choose first. Also, the window coverings book could be put to good use here at my house. Keep the ideas comin’.

  169. Cindi in GA says:

    What a great selection! Something for everyone.

  170. This is a great list. Love kitchen sewing projects.

  171. Samina says:

    The hostess gift boxes are lovely! I’ll have to add them to my ever-lengthening to make list.

  172. Heather in VA says:

    Love those placements. Thank you for including things for several sewing levels.

  173. Michele says:

    This post is loaded with great ideas! I particularly like the flying geese placemats and the white chocolate pistachio cookies sound fabulous. The Window Treatments with Style book looks intriguing. I’m always looking for a new way to update and freshen my decor. Thanks as always for an excellent blog. BTW I live in Ohio.

  174. Barb B in Canada says:

    That table runner is what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing

  175. Laura says:

    I keep meaning to make a castle carrier, but haven’t yet. Maybe this year!

  176. Jennifer in CA says:

    I ought to make some fabric bowl covers for everybody. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  177. Brandi says:

    The bread basket cover looks fun and easy to make. It reminds me of my grandma’s bread baskets–she always covered it with a clean towel, or if she wasn’t feeling fancy it was a paper towel. I think I’m going to make one of these for her for Christmas!

  178. susan says:

    Mmmm, those recipes look so yummy!

  179. Tina in NJ says:

    I like the fabric bowl covers. They’d be a good hostess gift for the couple who hosts the Fourth of July BBQ each year.

  180. Kristin in MT says:

    I think I might have to make one of those casserole carriers for myself!

  181. Harley Rast Williams says:

    My husband needs that grilling set roll!!

    Harley in AL

  182. Jessie Hansen says:

    3 things that caught my eye: GRILLTOOL ROLL! Candied corn with Spiced pecans! Hot pads. And the Gift card, of course. Make that 4 then.

  183. TS in MA says:

    I keep meaning to make placemats.

  184. Anne Marie says:

    Great ideas – love the apron. Thanks for the inspiration.

  185. Mary Ann in SC says:

    Lots of fun ideas

  186. I must be hungry, today the recipes are appealing to me… caramel corn with candied pecans, how decadent. But I’m always in the mood for fabric– I would love an excuse to browse the Fabric Shoppe.

  187. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun lineup of projects!

  188. Such a great collection of projects! I need to make some of these myself!

  189. Mandi in MO says:

    I love the bowl cover. You could make them look so pretty!

  190. I love the casserole carrier and the bowl covers, very practical!

  191. Miranda says:

    Love it. Thanks for all the giveaways!

  192. Laurie in CO says:

    Love the casserole dish carrier. Thanks for the great tutorial links.

  193. Sarah says:

    These are some fun tutorials. Thanks to the talented people who shared them.

  194. I have been looking for a quick and easy stocking stuffer and those quilted coasters fit the bill. Thanks!!

  195. Ginger in MD says:

    I’ve made the Happy Hostess Gift Boxes (or something very similar) before–they make great gifts. And I use purchased bowl covers all the time–maybe I’ll whip up a few of those too.

  196. SS in NH says:

    Love those paper trees

  197. Kate says:

    How nice to meet another St. Louisan from Texas!

  198. Donna Lee says:

    I was just thinking I needed to make some bowl covers, but the reversible idea is one I’d not have considered. What a great idea! Thank you!

    Donna in FL

  199. Michelle in OH says:

    The casserole carrier is now on my to-do list!

  200. Great ideas!! Thanks! They almost make me want to start cooking. Almost. 🙂

  201. Elizabeth says:

    Love the apron!

  202. Stacy S. says:

    Wow, so many great ideas for gifts today! The Happy Placemats are now on my to-do list!

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