Here are a few beauties from around the blogosphere. This sweet download was created by Sarah Jane. Be sure to check out her pretty blog and site. (Click on the image to download.)
The Happy Zombie shared a free tutorial and pattern for these "Penny Pockets" last holiday season. They are perfect for giving little presents in for neighbors or friends all year round. Or you can simply create a happy little pennant.
I know I've been laying it heavy on all the handmade holiday gift ideas. I really detest seeing all the Christmas trees go up in the department stores even before I've heard a kid say, "Trick or treat!" However, I also know that if I don't start thinking about Christmas a tiny bit early, all the plans to make handmade goodies evaporate into the frenzy of baking and shopping. SO. The long-winded explanation is that I simply adore the above link.
And speaking of getting ready early, Just Something I Made posted a lovely tutorial about making these great advent calendars.
For all you ephemera and collage fans, this gorgeous blog offers a variety old photos for personal use. Be sure to check them out!