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post #21 of 650
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Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie View Post
Great ideas! Thanks!!


Now,I've thought about it(play mat quilt) so much that I want to give it a try.But my daughter already has a scene rug and my nephew is only 2 months old.
Oh well,maybe next year.
post #22 of 650
Im starting to get ideas but slow to actually start them

Ds-growth chart quilt for wall, I-spy quilt, wooden truck that father in laws helping santa make
Dd-see above, see above. topsy turvy doll,
Dh-WHO KNOWS! Something knitted though he's a WAY better knitter then me
Dad/Dad's gf-Finish quilt made out of old jeans
Mil-crochet scarf out of black and pink crocheted flowers
Fil-knitted socks like his mom use to make him
Aunt-fingerless arm warmer/glove things
Uncle-?
Cousin-knitted hat with ear flaps/tassles
Dad's gfs ds-something store bought prob
Grandma-Not sure, ideas PLEASE?!?!
Best Friend-knitted or crocheted cloche hat, or a sewn frilly girly apron with cupcakes(she's a cake decorator)
Best Friend's bf-lemon vodka prob
Best guy friend/dc godfather-lemon vodka
Dh's aunts/uncles-donations to charities that represent something going onin they're lives..last year the aunt that was becoming a grandma we donated a toy to kids charity, aunt that got a dog, donation to humane society, ect.

Then fam pictures for everyone in a frame that ds will paint..that's his gift to everyone
post #23 of 650
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I made a pillow!:

Now I just need to make somebody or something for the pocket.Maybe a little mouse?
post #24 of 650
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post
Im starting to get ideas but slow to actually start them

Ds-growth chart quilt for wall, I-spy quilt, wooden truck that father in laws helping santa make
Dd-see above, see above. topsy turvy doll,
Dh-WHO KNOWS! Something knitted though he's a WAY better knitter then me
Dad/Dad's gf-Finish quilt made out of old jeans
Mil-crochet scarf out of black and pink crocheted flowers
Fil-knitted socks like his mom use to make him
Aunt-fingerless arm warmer/glove things
Uncle-?
Cousin-knitted hat with ear flaps/tassles
Dad's gfs ds-something store bought prob
Grandma-Not sure, ideas PLEASE?!?!
Best Friend-knitted or crocheted cloche hat, or a sewn frilly girly apron with cupcakes(she's a cake decorator)
Best Friend's bf-lemon vodka prob
Best guy friend/dc godfather-lemon vodka
Dh's aunts/uncles-donations to charities that represent something going onin they're lives..last year the aunt that was becoming a grandma we donated a toy to kids charity, aunt that got a dog, donation to humane society, ect.

Then fam pictures for everyone in a frame that ds will paint..that's his gift to everyone
Nice list!

I hear ya on the "WHO KNOWS"for the husband.My husband is my biggest chalenge.

What about a blanket for Grandma?What is she like?What does she do?

Last year I gave my mom a gift certificate to Kiva.That might work for your charities gifts.It wasn't much but she just keeps loaning it over and over.
post #25 of 650
I thought of some more-

cousin's little ones-crayon roll/coloring book/tote bag for each
other cousin's little one-mabe little red ridinghood knitted doll/christmas book
dh's boss-lemon vodka


I was thinking of knitting my grandma a blanket but I quilted her a small patchwork for her last b-day which has become her fave blanket for lounging. I was thinking of sewing her up a needle holder roll...since she's constantly searching through a bag of needles to find a pair. And then something to go with it.

It wouldn't be so bad if dh wasn't such a good knitter! I know anything I knit him, he could make 10x better...I wish I was exagerating but sadly I'm not! He is an AMAZING knitter! He just has issues actually finishing anything he starts..like most knitters I know

I'm sure I'll find more people I give gifts too...so we'll see.
post #26 of 650
Thanks for all the great ideas! I need to get started!
post #27 of 650
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Ok I'm going to post some of my challenges and see if anyone has some ideas for me.

#1 my husband-he's a musician,very particular,food lover and cooker,loves to hang out with our girl...ooo an idea is coming to me...something having to do with this spot in the woods that we like to take a walk.Not sure what I can do though.A framed photo?Hmmm?

#2-husband's uncle.He had a brain injury as a child that left him child like.So now he is grown with 70 yrs worth of kid's toys.Always a challenge to find a gift that will not contribute too much to the clutter but also something fun for him.

#3-my mom.She is seriously trying to declutter so I want to be mindful of that.She has so many interests.She loves to garden,music,art,is a wonderful involved grandmother,reads a lot,loves animals...

#4-13 yr old boy friend.Is there anything to make a 13 yr old boy that won't just be absolutely dorky?He's a great guy.He likes video games, movies,80's music,girls...

Any and all ideas would be welcome!
post #28 of 650
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Originally Posted by rere View Post
If you don't find a canvas and you have a fabric stash you could make the playmat quilt style.
Ohh what a good idea! I can get a couple thrift sheets and sew together to make it more durable...hmm ideas ideas, thanks!

Here's my list:

DH: ?
DS: playmat, quiet book, clothes, DH is going to make a wagon I think
PiLs: tea cozy, appliqued apron
SiL: teacup filled with homemade bath salts
BiL and fiance: ?
Parents: ?
2 sisters: towel handle linked up thread, perfect since they're both on swim teams!
Sis and BiL:

Both families have agreed to keep things very small, so if I don't make a gift, no one will be hurt. My first priorities are DH and DS.
post #29 of 650
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I made a funky little bunny to go in the pocket of the pillow.I think it needs something else on the face...maybe?The face is always the hardest part for me.What do you all think?

Better?
post #30 of 650
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Found two cups with saucers today for the teacup candles!
post #31 of 650
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I made another pillow and I've got the fabric for a third!
post #32 of 650
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Well,I'm sure I'm talking to myself but...oh well...I made another pillow!

And I got all the teacups for my candles!
post #33 of 650
I'll jump in so you don't feel alone. I have started to think about Christmas because I have a baby due in Oct and the fall will most likely be unproductive

Here is my list

DD#1: robe, Christmas nightgown, 2 pillow cases
DD#2: Christmas nightgown, 2 pillow cases, ?
new baby: maybe some little toys
DH: maybe something if there is time, we aren't crazy about exchanging gifts
mom and stepdad: placemats and napkins
dad: placemats and napkins
DD#1's godparents: 4 canvas grocery bags decorated by DD#1
DD#2's godparents: a bunch of placemats
new babe's godparents: a load of napkins

Before I can get started on these I have to finish napkins for us, make 2 dresses for each girl, and make some nightgowns for each girl. Who knows if I will get all this done

Beth
post #34 of 650
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I'll jump in so you don't feel alone.
Thanks!

Nice list!

I have some other things to get done too.But I'm so excited about getting Christmas presents done in July that I keep putting them off.I need to make a cape for a birthday present,a costume for my daughter to wear to a super hero party and a baby blanket for a baby shower(I should be doing that right now).Oh and I really should make another baby present but I can't imagine what(2nd baby).
post #35 of 650
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post #36 of 650
I have definitely started thinking about Christmas!

On my DH's side of the family, we only give to the nieces and nephews. So if you have kids, they get the gifts and not the parents. It's quite nice, actually - except that there are now 9 nieces and nephews on that side of the family.

Last year I made them all Quillows, and they came out great!
All folded up
Star Wars and Bright flowers
They are cotton on one side with a matching minkee on the other (and a poly batting in the middle). They were a HUGE hit, and now my DH wants one of his own.

I want to stick with my themed presents and do the same thing for all of them again - any suggestions? If I start now I can do some knitted gifts (hats, scarves, mittens, etc).
post #37 of 650
I was thinking about making chunky crayons, you know melting old ones in a muffin tin... any ideas to go with it?
post #38 of 650
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Originally Posted by Therese's Mommy View Post
I'll jump in so you don't feel alone. I have started to think about Christmas because I have a baby due in Oct and the fall will most likely be unproductive

Here is my list

DD#1: robe, Christmas nightgown, 2 pillow cases
DD#2: Christmas nightgown, 2 pillow cases, ?
new baby: maybe some little toys
DH: maybe something if there is time, we aren't crazy about exchanging gifts
mom and stepdad: placemats and napkins
dad: placemats and napkins
DD#1's godparents: 4 canvas grocery bags decorated by DD#1
DD#2's godparents: a bunch of placemats
new babe's godparents: a load of napkins

Before I can get started on these I have to finish napkins for us, make 2 dresses for each girl, and make some nightgowns for each girl. Who knows if I will get all this done

Beth
Oh, I forgot about my niece and nephew, they will both be getting robes
post #39 of 650
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Originally Posted by jennifercp8 View Post
I have definitely started thinking about Christmas!

On my DH's side of the family, we only give to the nieces and nephews. So if you have kids, they get the gifts and not the parents. It's quite nice, actually - except that there are now 9 nieces and nephews on that side of the family.

Last year I made them all Quillows, and they came out great!
All folded up
Star Wars and Bright flowers
They are cotton on one side with a matching minkee on the other (and a poly batting in the middle). They were a HUGE hit, and now my DH wants one of his own.

I want to stick with my themed presents and do the same thing for all of them again - any suggestions? If I start now I can do some knitted gifts (hats, scarves, mittens, etc).
Make them all a mittenscarf, a neckerfuffle, or a curly whirly scarf.

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I was thinking about making chunky crayons, you know melting old ones in a muffin tin... any ideas to go with it?
What about putting together an art kit, with water colors and crayons, and a lapdesk or a simple easel maybe?
post #40 of 650
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Originally Posted by jennifercp8 View Post
I have definitely started thinking about Christmas!

On my DH's side of the family, we only give to the nieces and nephews. So if you have kids, they get the gifts and not the parents. It's quite nice, actually - except that there are now 9 nieces and nephews on that side of the family.

Last year I made them all Quillows, and they came out great!
All folded up
Star Wars and Bright flowers
They are cotton on one side with a matching minkee on the other (and a poly batting in the middle). They were a HUGE hit, and now my DH wants one of his own.

I want to stick with my themed presents and do the same thing for all of them again - any suggestions? If I start now I can do some knitted gifts (hats, scarves, mittens, etc).
The quillows are soooo cute!

What about mini messenger bags?

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Originally Posted by Katrinaquerida View Post
I was thinking about making chunky crayons, you know melting old ones in a muffin tin... any ideas to go with it?
How about making sketch journals and a little bag to put them both in?
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