Hi guys! Here I am, late as usual I loved this thread last year, so hi, excuse me, thanks, I will be jumping in now All you amazing ladies help counter my near inability to actually finish any project.
Here's my list. Now I know some of them have already been linked on this thread, because I read all the way through it (whew!) and picked up ideas and threw them into my desktop gift planner as I went, but I am going to add links to everything I can anyway so they are all right here. (Does anyone do the desktop gift planner thing, btw? I forget where I saw it originally, I started doing it a few years ago. Basically it's a series of folders and text documents, but I won't go into it unless anyone is actually interested )
DH - (There are stories behind both the wallet and the hoody but I don't want to bore anyone )
Hoody with appliqued comic of him riding a war tortoise
Wallet (Still looking for a good tutorial on this one)
Bookmarks (Want to try one or two of these corner ones, but anyone know any other good ideas / tutorials for them? He's always using squares of TP....
Parents - (We have 3 sets because DH's have separated and re-partnered)
Paper Mache Birds made with DD1's assistance
Glass Pebble Magnets
Marbleized Glass Ornaments made by DD1
Wax Dipped Pine Cones - also made by DD1
Christmas Lanterns with DD1 of course
Tiny Totes (what I will be putting the magnets in) Finished - Pictures
Tea Towels by DD1. These in the tute are made into skirts, but we are going to make an experimental one and see if it will still be absorbent enough to keep as tea towels to gift to her grandparents. I think it would be so sweet. I'll let you know how that goes
Siblings - (I'm also lumping them together since they are going to get many of the same things )
D20 Bag of Holding - Little Brother
Beer Bottle Cap Magnets - BIL
Freezer Paper Printed Beer Theme Shirt - BIL
Lunch Money Cuffs (Thank goodness for whoever listed this, I was at a real loss for my brothers!!)
Rice Packs - Like these but I like to make them longer (for throw-around-your-neck-ability) with smaller channels and also to add a seam down the middle to keep everything in place.
Roller Derby Bag - For my SIL, uh.. any suggestions on this? I don't even really know what she needs it to do...
Leaf Luminary - Other SIL
There will also be paper lanterns, paper mache birds, and marbleized ornaments thrown in there for some siblings.
Nieces / Nephews, 2 to 4 y/os -
Kitty and Fox Hats - similar to this I made for both my DDs
Crayon Circles - Made out of broken crayons in a mini muffin pan Finished
Bath Stickers - Packaged similar to this.
Crown and Wand Sets - Just finished making a crown for DD1, and made her a wand this past Spring, it's been a big hit so I know the other kiddos will enjoy them. Again, will post a link when I get them up.
Nieces / Nephews, 5 to 7 y/os -
Pine Cone Birdfeeder Kit
Activity Bag - I want to make a cute bag and put a pad of paper and coloured pencils in it, and I want more, too, but I haven't thought of what, any ideas?
Niece, 13 y/o -
Some of these overlap age ranges, like they will all be getting bath fizzies, but you get the idea. I think each group of siblings will also receive a Snowman Kit if I can manage, especially the 3 that just moved here from California and are so excited for the snow
DH's Grandma -
Teacup Candle - We made it by putting a coffee tin on some metal spoons in a pot of water because we don't have a double boiler. We used a can punch to make a spout to pour from, and old candles melted down for our wax. We threw in some brown and white broken crayon pieces for a nice, creamy tea colour - careful - it took very little. We bought a couple wicks at the craft store, and wrapped the tops around a pencil that we laid across the cup to keep the wick in place when we poured the wax in.
She'll also get a paper mache bird or two
DD1 - (who will be 3 come February)
Hair clips - Just going to glue on felt or ribbon strips and then tack on flowers / bow / felt mushrooms... whatever other felt creations strike me
Card Table House -Something less ambitious than this (which I love) but as much as I can manage
She'll also get bath fizzies.
Diaper Bag - Scaling down this messenger bag and making a wipes case with wipes and diapers like these, a changing pad, and maybe a simple dolly stuffy.
DD2 - (who will be 5 months by then)
Toy Gathering Bucket
I was going to try a colour book but my mum said she wanted to make it, so, okay!
The girls will collectively receive an amazing doll house that was given to me as a child and never got put together because it came without its instructions.. my parents are going to bring it over and DH says he will build it. All I really remember about it is that it looked crazy awesome and lived in a big, flat cardboard box under my bed through several moves. Oh, and the bag of individual shingles. A photo journal I found online said it took him 13 months O.O so maybe this will end up being next x-mas...
Oooooookay. I think I got everything up there, I hope this helps get a few more ideas in the pool for anyone still trying to figure things out. I am still trying to think of something else for my brothers than just the money cuffs, they are 23 and 29 and both pretty geeky, the older is also artsy, so I would appreciate any ideas there
Edited by Juise - 11/30/10 at 3:19pm