Sarah hooks me up with this subscription every other month. This is Cotton Time issue 79. I think it is the July 2008 issue, but I can't read the Japanese...
This issue has lots of various bags. I like the one below that has a zipper along the side to give it an adjustable capacity.
These slippers made from the cuff of a man's shirt are great:
Here is a parrot pattern made from textured fabric.
Here are some ideas to use those cords you can knit with that little whats-it-called tool (seriously, what is that tool called?):
Here you can use little adorable fabric scraps to decorate simple cards:
It's only on this one page, but there are some simple ideas for embroidery on gingham commonly called "chicken scratch". I know my grandma gave me some clippings or an old booklet on chicken scratch, but I can't find it anywhere! Publishers take note! I will buy a new book on chicken scratch embroidery in a heartbeat!
This issue also has some simple clothing patterns and tips for how to make a child's hat from a pair of old jeans. Additionally, you can cut up a t-shirt and stitch it into a funky hat , bag, and shorts for the little one in your life. I should have photographed that page too, but I was distracted by the gingham on the page above,