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Originally Posted by curiouscanadian View Post
I've been thinking about my 4yo nephew and what to do for him for Christmas.

The thing is, he's really into Batman right now and I've been wanting to try needle felting so was wondering if I could needle felt the batman logo onto a black hooded towel (could double as a cape?). Can anyone tell me if needle felting only works wool-on-wool or works on other materials as well and/or if needle felting would hold up to washing on a regular basis?
I don't know about the needle felting but here's one I made with regular craft felt that held up well.
post #342 of 603
I made a wine cork board for my stepfather!
post #343 of 603
Haven't read it yet. But I LOVE this yearly thread- so I am subbing.

Oh, and not an Xmas gift, but I just made an embroidery hoop cork board for my friend's sewing room with some great fabric. Perfect inspiration board for a crafter- here's the tutorial:

Cork Board in a hoop

I'm making one for me too.
Oh, and for some reason she wedges in all in the inner hoop and doesn't run the fabric between the hoops. I did run the fabric between the hoops and pulled it taut, and I added crossed ribbon so you can stick something in there too.

I will try to get a pic of mine if anyone is interested.
post #344 of 603
Finally got the outfits I started for the girls a couple of months ago done. You can't see the skirts in the pictures but they have on black skirts. The leggings were purchased though since they had a sale going on for them (and it was a lot cheaper buying it then buying the fabric/lace for it suprisingly enough)
Girls outfits
A better picture of DD1's outfit.
Now next on my need to do ASAP before i start holiday sewing is DD2's birthday dress. Im going to hopefully start on it tomorrow if my girls cooperate and I have the energy.
post #345 of 603
Okay joining in, let the Christmas crafting madness begin! I will post my list, eventually but it is so long and DD is napping but I have to get a shower in today so it will have to wait. Thanks for all the inspiration so far.

And thanks for embroidery hoop cork board idea, have several quilting hoops that I am not using hanging around and just was wondering what to do with them yesterday.
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I just redid my list so Im redoing it here.. Im trying to get things organized enough to get everything done. Easier said than done!
Im going to only include Christmas sewing here, seperating it by person its for.

MIL- framed photo, journal
FIL- Snake tie, journal
My Dad- Journal, framed picture
My Brother: Journal
SIL1- wine cozy with a bottle of sake inside
SIL 2- Journal,
SIL 3- journal
BIL- Snake tie,
GMIL B- Journal,
GMIL M- framed photo
GFIL B- journal, snake tie
Uncle1- Journal
Grandma- lap blanket, framed photo, photo album
Uncles wife- Journal
uncle- Journal
Nephew to be- blanket, ribbon animals
2 journals for family members on missions

DH's-
DD shared gift: Play clothes trunk:
2 tutus, 2 fairy wings
, play silks, dancing ribbons
DD1 gift: art travel kit
DD2 gift: 10 felt animals, 4 felt vehicles (1 done), felt sushi set, felt sweets, 10 beanbags.

Stockings (same for both girls)
Christ book, Articles of Faith book, hairpins, tie dye undies (don't ask, you don't want to know), stuffed animals, journals, aprons

Baby-to-be's stocking (because DD1 would not be happy if I "forgot" the baby )
Kimono shirt, kimono shoes, ribbon animals, car seat blanket, , longies, hat, booties, Story of Christmas book


Edited by OkiMom - 12/4/10 at 8:42pm
post #347 of 603
Can I join you guys? This is such a great thread! Haven't finished reading it but I've already gotten some great ideas!

I only have a small list:

DS - Quilt, mini tool belt and advent calender
Mum - Tea bag wallet and tea cozy
MIL 1 - Marmalade
MIL 2 - Flavored salts
SIL - Insulated lunch bag and snack bag (there are so many great tutorials I'm having a hard time picking one)

DS' present to everyone is going to be this ornament. I have about 30 to make.
post #348 of 603
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DS' present to everyone is going to be this ornament. I have about 30 to make.
Those are awesome! If I hadn't already bought material for the ornament swap I am doing I would so be making those.


A friend posted a list of tutorials for gifts for toddlers on her blog this morning
http://codenamemama.com/2010/10/06/make-your-own-gifts/
post #349 of 603
I'm so glad I found this post. I've gotten a ton of great ideas...now I just need to narrow them down to be realistic...
My list just depends on how much time I have to do things between now and then. My DS is the main one I want to make things for...his birthday is also Feb 1 so I make and do both at the same time.
post #350 of 603
Saw these at a craft show and decided Cy and I would make them for an aunt, MIL, and one for us

http://www.ssww.com/item/whirligig-w...kit-GP1255/#p1

Directions are near the bottom as download pdf.
post #351 of 603
Wow, that's great. Thanks!
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A friend posted a list of tutorials for gifts for toddlers on her blog this morning
http://codenamemama.com/2010/10/06/make-your-own-gifts/
post #352 of 603
Got the first set of tutu/fairy wings. My oldest LOVED it and was quite upset when I said she couldn't keep it. If it wasn't for the fact I wasn't sure on sizing I wouldn't have even had her try it on. Shes going to love Christmas morning when she gets them in the dress up trunk.

The tutu was made out of a recycled bedskirt. the wings is an old shirt of DD1 and the same bedskirt.
Excuse the bad picture, she wouldn't stop dancing around
post #353 of 603
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I don't know about the needle felting but here's one I made with regular craft felt that held up well.
Dang rere, I'm embarassed now. I'd seen your photostream but didn't remember you'd done one exactly like that! What can I say but that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery?!

Anyway, your cape/towel looks great, did you have a pattern? I can find lots of patterns online for a cape, but nothing for the hood...care to help me out?
post #354 of 603
I have to redo my list now. I went out today and found some animal ears on sale for 1.00 each, since headbands are 2.00 each and I would then have to get things to make the ears I figured it made more sense just to buy them and save the money. I also found two handpuppets on sale for 2.00 each, again it seemed to make sense to buy them and save the differance. I also made a few mental changes on what Im going to do for people. Now I have to redo my list.
post #355 of 603
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Dang rere, I'm embarassed now. I'd seen your photostream but didn't remember you'd done one exactly like that! What can I say but that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery?!

Anyway, your cape/towel looks great, did you have a pattern? I can find lots of patterns online for a cape, but nothing for the hood...care to help me out?
Thanks!

Nothing to be embarrassed about!That's what I love about the inter-web and why I post pics...so we can get ideas and keep making.

I didn't use a pattern(although I'm sure I traced the Batman logo).For the hood you can use two washcloths.Lay them on top of each other and cut them into a dome shape.Before sewing them together sandwich in the ears.And then just attach the hood to a regular towel.If you have any specific questions I'd be happy to answer(I know I'm not that good at explaining stuff in written form but I'll try).
post #356 of 603
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I have to redo my list now. I went out today and found some animal ears on sale for 1.00 each, since headbands are 2.00 each and I would then have to get things to make the ears I figured it made more sense just to buy them and save the money. I also found two handpuppets on sale for 2.00 each, again it seemed to make sense to buy them and save the differance. I also made a few mental changes on what Im going to do for people. Now I have to redo my list.
That's what happened with the birthday favors for my daughter's party last year.I was going to make everyone kitty ears and when I went to the craft store to get supplies they had cute masks on sale for a quarter.I bought the masks and made tails from boas.
post #357 of 603
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Originally Posted by rere View Post
For the hood you can use two washcloths.Lay them on top of each other and cut them into a dome shape.Before sewing them together sandwich in the ears.And then just attach the hood to a regular towel.If you have any specific questions I'd be happy to answer(I know I'm not that good at explaining stuff in written form but I'll try).
I'm trying to figure out how the front of your hood looked, you don't happen to have a picture from the front, do you? All the tutorials I can find have the seam running down the middle of the hood, towards the back of the neck but of course that wouldn't work for sandwiching the ears. TIA!
post #358 of 603
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I'm trying to figure out how the front of your hood looked, you don't happen to have a picture from the front, do you? All the tutorials I can find have the seam running down the middle of the hood, towards the back of the neck but of course that wouldn't work for sandwiching the ears. TIA!

What about using a hand towel (for the hood) - would that be big enough?
post #359 of 603
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I'm trying to figure out how the front of your hood looked, you don't happen to have a picture from the front, do you? All the tutorials I can find have the seam running down the middle of the hood, towards the back of the neck but of course that wouldn't work for sandwiching the ears. TIA!
I don't but here's one that is made the same way.Although I didn't scoop it up in the front.I just used the straight hemmed edge of the wash cloth.If you're going to use washcloths make sure they're big enough for a hood.I remember using hand towels(and cutting them down to size) for some of the hoods I made.
post #360 of 603
Ok,today I'm going to try to make some bean bags for my nephew,finish one more icecream cone party favor and fix and finish that original fabric bucket that is trying to end my crafting career.That might be too much considering my house is a total wreck.It's early and I just finished a giant cup of coffee though so I'm feeling optimistic.
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