Tuesday, October 27, 2020

From The Heart Blog Hop Day Three - My Day, Too

Three days of From the Heart fun...aren't you just loving it! The rules were to share a small gift idea that could be given to someone. With such an amazing line-up of bloggers, you'll be so inspired! I'm really lucky to share the day with them!

Like so many others, I bounced around with different ideas and finally landed somewhere. It was a bumpy landing, just so you know (too many ideas swirling in my head!)

Gnomes have been my favorite thing lately to design, so I created a potholder to share with you. The purple and gold fabric is from one of my favorite designers, Laurel Burch, and some Canvas from Northcott for the gnome.


This gnome pattern is for you, from my heart, because all of you inspire me so much. Find "From the Heart Gnome" potholder pattern HERE.


Having my needles and/or pins ready for travel to retreats or just to the chair to watch TV is important to me. I love this needle holder for just that purpose. My daughter jumped in to help me sew a few and I'm so grateful that she did! With six boys at home during this Covid thing, she's got her hands full.


You can find the "Folded Needle Holder" pattern HERE.


With some extra Laurel Burch Christmas fabric in my stash, I made a 10" fabric bag with a strap. It's really easy!

The strap gets held on with buttons and the inside has an enclosed seam. You can find the "Round Gift Bag" pattern HERE.



Now off you go to visit and take in all the sweet gift ideas! Be sure to leave a comment because it will make someone's day. 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

38 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

Some lovely cute gifts ideas....thank you for the patterns.

Cheryll said...

I love the gnome.. he's gorgeous...&
I will certainly be making a round bag too.
Thank You...xox

Annie said...

Your gnome is adorable. He will handle the hot cooking vessels with cheer.
The needle/pin holders are sweet and so useful.
The round bag is a good idea. That fabric makes it look so fun to use.
How generous of you to share your patterns for all the items. Truly gifts from your heart.

Dorian said...

Great gift ideas Carol, and that gnome is so cute. Thanks for a great blog hop!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Carol, thanks so much for hosting another great hop and for these cute gift ideas and patterns!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Carol, thanks so much for this great hop! Your projects are all so sweet, especially the "From the Heart Gnome." Thanks for sharing the pattern with us too.

Carmen M. said...

Thank You so Much for such a cute pattern, I know just who to make this for!!

piecefulwendy said...

Gnomes are addictive little fellas aren't they? You have several fun projects in this post! Thanks, Carol, for hosting this Hop. It's been such fun!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Love your gifts and thank you so much for the patterns! I may just have to make a gnome and applique it on the gift bag! Thanks Carol. I should have joined in on this blog hop, but I think at the time of the sign ups I wasn't up for it.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I LOVE the needle holder!!! Looks like a great item to make and include in Operation Christmas Child boxes!

Sharon said...

Thank you Carol! I've have such fun seeing the projects on the blog hop. I really like your needle holders; looks like something that I could do in time for Christmas gifts.

Carol said...

Carol, your projects are wonderful! Laurel Burch fabrics are some of my favorites too--it is fun to see them featured in your post.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! The little gnome with his little feet, clutching the heart is SO dang cute. Even his widdle ears are cute. Your needle/pin holders are cute too - such cute fabrics. I love Laurel Burch, too - just barely in second place behind good 'ole Riley. Another great hop in the books! Great job. ~smile~ Roseanne

Charlene McCain said...

So many great ideas! I love all your projects, especially the needle cases. What cute stocking stuffers these will make. Your gnome is darling.
Thank you so much for the patterns. And thank you for another wonderful hop. They are always such fun!

LJ said...

Those are some great ideas for quick gifts to make. I'm particularly fond of the bucket. The Laurel Burch fabric you used is gorgeous and it's wonderful that it's also Christmas fabric and doesn't look like it.
Thanks for all your work in organizing another fun hop. I started here but will finish the others for the 28th. You always inspire and impress me, Carol.

Dix in Canada said...

Such cute projects. Thanks for sharing the patterns with us. I have thoroughly enjoyed checking out the blog projects & designers. It has been such fun as well as a spirit boost. Thanks to all involved & many thanks to you for organizing this event.

Karrin Hurd said...


Great projects, thanks so much for sharing the patterns. Thanks so much for this great blog hop, I have had so much fun. My mind is whirling with ideas!

tink's mom said...

I love your little gnome buddy. I can see him popping up in lots of places in addition to a pot holder or mug rug. So many great ideas so little time.

sue s said...

The needle/pin holder is a great idea: I will for sure make that. It seems gnomes are everywhere this year!

Carol Andrews said...

Carol these are some sweet gifts to make for several of my friends. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and patterns. A special thank you for hosting this fun hop.

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Great gift ideas. Thanks Carol

Beth said...

Thank you for this. Your folded needle holder was just the gift I've been looking for, for a special online friend--something I can make and then send through the mail that I know she'll appreciate.

tubakk said...

So many cute gift. I love them all, and will certainly make at least one of them. Thanks for the patterns, and a big thank you for hosting this blog hop.

Quilting Gail said...

Wow! Love each of your gifts!
The gnome is SEW cute!
The needle holder is a perfect idea for fellow quilters!
The round gift bag is perfect for gift-giving! And easy on the environment - it can be re-cycled!
Thanks for sharing all of your gifts!

Sherry said...

Thank you so much, Carol! You are so generous with your beautiful gifts!

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Carol, That folded needle holder is perfection!! Thank you for sharing a wonderful project that I will have to try!! The round bag is also a keeper...may need one of those too. You rocked it out of the park and truly ran a wonderful blog hop for us all!!

Createology said...

Carol you are amazing and Thank You for organizing and hopping From the Heart. Your gift ideas are wonderful and thank you for the pattern links.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the patterns Carol! My sister's grandkids call her Noma. I spell it Gnoma and give her gnome themed gifts, so the potholder is perfect.

Patti said...

Awwww! Inspiration comes to me from all of you wonderful bloggers! Those little gnomes are so cute! Thank you for sharing your lovely patterns and ideas. Into my journal these ideas go!

Susan said...

Many thanks for sharing your ideas/patterns. I LOVE them all- I wish I could spend the day in my sewing room.

Theresa said...

These are all great gifts. I would love to have some of them needle holders. My cat pulls them right out of my pincushions. Thanks for much for hosting and sharing your patterns.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Those are all super cute ideas! I've seen the needle holders before and thought they'd be so fun to make.. thanks for sharing the pattern! And the others too :) I NEED to make the gnome as well! xx

Carla said...

You, my dear, are amazing. Your gnome is sooooo adorable. Thanks for the pattern. And look at all these gift ideas - wow - how do you do it? All perfectly made with love and then the next day you share a full quilt pattern I'm tired just watching your blog... Keep up the amazing work and thank you for another successful blog hop!

Needled Mom said...

Those are wonderful, Carol. I LOVE the gnome! Sooooo cute. The needle case and the bag are both wonderful too. They would all make great gifts.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
All your items are cute...thanks so much for sharing and hosting this blog hop...have a great day!

Sharon Aurora said...

What a great assortment of gifts and what a great blog hop. Thank you.

Calicojoan said...

What fun retreat worthy supplies! We all certainly need to have them on hand, especially for when we can all retreat again. Love your little Gnome with his hands full of love! Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess. This sure was a fun hop!

Cheryll said...

I did it...
I made the round gift bag that you showed here & I LoVe it...xox