Yes, I am going to be that person that starts this new thread the day after Christmas. This year was just too hectic. I want to make a plan and do a little each month so I have time to practice new skills I want to learn and have plenty of time to make each gift amazing. So it's not holiday/season jumping, it's project management. Rome wasn't built in a day. :-)
Of course, I've already got a couple of ideas brewing. I really do love thinking up the perfect gift for people. My in laws got my son a cute little fleece hat with ear flaps that velcro under the chin. He'll certainly outgrow it by next winter and the design looks simple enough so I figured I could sew him a new one - I really like this dinosaur hat pattern.
In keeping with hats, I may do some simple reversible bucket hats for my nieces - maybe a summer in a box kit? Bucket hat, beach towel (embroidered or appliqued with their initials?), and a few summery toys or one of these snow cone machines (if I can find a good deal - almost $50 is a bit pricey). Anyone have any good ideas for summer/beach toys that I could make for a six and four year old?
The Shutterfly calendar that we made with pictures of our son for my parents in law was a huge hit. They still actually use paper calendars, so it's practical and a keepsake. My mother in law almost teared up paging through it, so I think that will be a gift we give them each year.
Okay, your turn. I know I'm not alone here! The more time ahead we have to craft, the more we can do!