Good morning ladies! I haven't read through the whole thread, but did read the last few pages. I didn't take part in this last year, although I did make several gifts. A few years ago was completely homemade, but I don't have time for that anymore. I've gone to mostly food basket gifts in general for the masses. Oh, I did do several home decorating things last year and I really enjoyed being able to enjoy my own craftiness. Do many of you do that?
Anyways, I'm rambling. It sounded like this thread needed a jump start so I thought I would go ahead and list my plans. I'm still not making what I would consider a ton, but enough to satisfy my desire to create. Here's the list:
For several women in my family (EASY! and cheap!!): http://www.putapuredukes.com/2011/09/braided-scarf-tutorial.html
My father in law just passed so I'm going to get several of his button down shirts and make these for women in my family as well:http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/3173294/post145479436/
As well as one of these for my MIL (from Fil's ties): IT'S THE TIE one on the 2nd page: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/christmas-wreath-projects#slide-2 (She's the kind of person that loves and appreciates homemade and sentimental. I think this would make her so happy).
For newlywed Bil and his wife: http://christyrobbins.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding-invitation-ornament.html (saved the invite and just bought clear ornaments)
One for me: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284853.0;all (only with a crochet hook).
For my children ages 6 and 4: http://www.lilblueboo.com/2011/07/spin-spiration-folk-art-a-tutorial.html and something similar to these: http://pinterest.com/pin/270419036/
Food gifts (not decided on, but liking these ideas): http://pinterest.com/pin/288933287/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/200361736/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/313787242/. I really tend to like to have a cohesive theme and I don't feel like these together make that theme. So I'm still knocking around ideas.
And randoms for mail carrier, trashmen/woman, whomever I might run across: http://pinterest.com/pin/313783328/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/297913354/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/295575615/ or
Oh and I always make an ornament for each of my children every year. I'm thinking something like these this year (but thinking their hands might be too big now):http://pinterest.com/pin/277697606/
I hope this helps get juices flowing. I will try to check in as I commence crafting. It sure seems like a lot when listed, but they are all so easy and will be very quick. So I have no doubt I can make it happen.
I'm going to go through the thread and look for y'alls food ideas. Happy crafting!