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post #101 of 122
and there are always friends.
post #102 of 122

gifts I have made

I have crocheted scarves for family and friends, I used to make scrunchies for my mom and friends. Last year I made tote bags with matching travel pillows for the car out of micro-fleece. This year I have made a few baby doll afghans for the little girls we gift with. I have not time to read all of these replies, but I am working on it. Next year I will make aprons for the kids.

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post #103 of 122
i am making my mom a boutique type tote bag for carrying her VERY spoiled yorkshire around in.

my oldest ds is finally getting his denim raggy quilt...my dd is helping me with it and ooohhhh doesnt she just LOVE cutting out all the squares from the jeans...not!

my dd is going to be surprised with a new pair of totally cool and embellishment laden bell bottomed blue jeans.

i am making youngest ds a jean jacket with a motorcycle embroidered on the back, and a matching pair of robeez like 'motorcycle boots' embroidered to match the jacket...he is totally in love with motorcycles to the point of throwing a fit when he sees one parked somewhere and cant just go over and hop on! lol

i am going to embroider some different things for some others on my list, and make dh a pair of embroidered sponge bob boxers with a matching shirt...yes he actually loves sponge bob.

i loved reading what everyone is making...you guys are so talented!
post #104 of 122
My husband is making sets of branch furniture for our dd - age 5 - I am going to sew little pillows and knit rugs, etc... And I will make a family of bendy dolls for it.

I am crocheting each of the children a Game Boy carrying case (their grandfather has been so kind to provide each child with one - they can use them for limited time on Saturdays).

I am knitting/crocheting a doll for our little one (18 Months)

Crocheting a placemat set for my mother and her husband.

We are making branch block matching game sets for neices and nephews.

Knitting hats and scarfs for older nieces and nephews.

Warm wishes,
Tonya
post #105 of 122
I thought this was a cute idea to share for the childrens' stockings - I'm going to crochet tiny pockets and sew a piece of white felt to the front of them in shape of a tooth. Then they can use them to put their lost teeth under their pillows for the tooth fairy. Right now we use envelopes, so I figure it's an improvement!
post #106 of 122
I am going to make the kiddos a doorway puppet theater and puppets also some tree blocks if DH ever gets around to cutting the limbs I got for them. LOL!
post #107 of 122
Knittingmomma - I love, love, love the branch block matching game! How awesome!
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post #109 of 122
Ooh, good ideas!

I made my first batch of lye soap today, in a "manly" scent because I figure the men will be less concerned with the quality of their soap in case I screw up. : (But I am still going to PH test both batches.)

I am also going to make napkin rings out of beads, and maybe cloth napkins to put inside them (I haven't exactly worked out who all I need gifts for this year or how involved they should be--I have a big family!).

I was also thinking of making chocolate in molds, and decorating them with melted chocolate using my cake decorating tubes. I did that once before and they turned out okay. Kids might like a chocolate with their name on it.

I'm tempted to just give my parents and in-laws picture frames with the words "cute grandchild pending" on paper inside.
post #110 of 122
OOHHHH beaded napkin rings...something I could make my friends that they might actually like....do you have directions for that HappiLeigh?
post #111 of 122
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Originally Posted by leomom
earthmama,

I'd love to know more about your cleaning packages...I think that's a great idea for my friends with small children...
Doh. Sorry about the lagtime. Some awesome ideas were already posted. I think this year I'm going to do themes along the line of: body cleaning, home cleaning, baby cleaning, atmosphere/spiritual cleaning.

Body cleaning:
bath salts
skin toner
shampoo
conditioner
soap

Home cleaning:
shower (mold) spray
carpet freshener
window cleaner
all-purpose cleaner

Baby cleaning:
butt spray
relaxing bath sachet
baby shampoo
baby soap
diaper cream

Spiritual cleaning:
sage bundles
essential oil diffuser mixes
skin lotion
bath sachets
pillow sachets

Still a work in progress. . . .

I get most of my ideas from library books on organic/natural living (speaking of affordable).

Most of my house cleaning mixes involve some combination of water, vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.
post #112 of 122
Any ideas for gifts I could make a cat? My brother is single with a cat and I feel like I should give him something for Mr. Meanteeth since he buys gifts for all three of us. I gave the cat a felted ball last year.
post #113 of 122
Mr. Meanteeth! : That is one great cat name! This idea is pretty obvious but my grandmother made little catnip sachet things for our cats.

I'm making my DH and brother lots of boxer shorts since they both have a pair each already and are now begging for more. My brother also wants a matching hat and bowtie. We'll see about that one!

We're making my dad and brother homebrew beer. I am hoping to make some cute personalized labels to go on the bottles.

I think I'll be making my mom a shirt and possibly a matching skirt if I can afford to.

I made my oldest niece a suedecloth purse and my younger niece a fleece pom pom boa.

We draw names for the extended family and I think I'll be making my cousin a retroish apron.

My little cousins are getting flannel skirts with matching headbands or nightgowns. I'm undecided.

DD is getting a play kitchen from her daddy. I am still trying to figure out what really special type of thing I could make her. Anyone have any ideas?

Oh, this is one great thread BTW!
post #114 of 122
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Any ideas for gifts I could make a cat? My brother is single with a cat and I feel like I should give him something for Mr. Meanteeth since he buys gifts for all three of us. I gave the cat a felted ball last year.
We would always put some catnip in one of my dad's old socks, and our cat would roll around with it for hours. You can buy dry catnip at just about any store that sells pet food - right by the cat toys.

Also, you could make a play stick (that is not the technical term) - a dowel with some fun little bells and feathers attached on one end.

And, my cats love sleeping on anything soft - a small blanket or bed just for Mr. Meanteeth (such a great cat name!) might be an option.
post #115 of 122
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Originally Posted by leomom
OOHHHH beaded napkin rings...something I could make my friends that they might actually like....do you have directions for that HappiLeigh?
No directions, sorry. I was just going to wing it. I was thinking I'd buy stretchy-cord and just make little single-strand circles, nothing fancy!
post #116 of 122
Scrapadoozer - just wanted to suggest that if you crochet - you could make up some fruits and vegetables - (www.dandeliondreamers.com) has some great patterns - to go with her kitchen.

Warm wishes,
Tonya
post #117 of 122
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Originally Posted by earthcore
Any ideas for gifts I could make a cat? My brother is single with a cat and I feel like I should give him something for Mr. Meanteeth since he buys gifts for all three of us. I gave the cat a felted ball last year.
Crocheted cat toys:
http://web.archive.org/web/200410150.../CPpat140.html
http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/14misc/spidercattoy.shtml
Knitted cat toys:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTdimsum.html
Knitted felted cat bed:
http://theknittinggarden.com/gallery...mar-free-3.htm
Crocheted cat tunnel (this is so cool - I think I'll make it for my cats!)
http://www.geocities.com/febmommy/cattunnel.html
post #118 of 122
Here is what I am working on-

(knitting)
-Legwarmers and fingerless glittens for my 14 y.o. sister
-Scarves for my mom and dad
-LTK mocs for my 3 nieces and my grandma

(cooking)
-Chocolate dipped pretzels
-Breads (pumpkin, banana and cranberry)
-Soup in a jar

Those three presents will be combined for extended family.

(I love all the great ideas here!)
post #119 of 122
I'm making some of the women on my list scarves using thick chenille. I'm crocheting them lengthwise, then using a ribbon yarn (called "Incredible") to embellish it by slipstitching a stripe on each side (lengthwise) and crocheting a fringe using a loop stitch.

Today, ds helped me dip pinecones in wax to make fire starters. I tied green rafia around each one which gave a nice pine needle effect. We plan on gathering more pinecones so we can make more. Someone gave me a bunch of wax a while back so this was a no cost project (except I think I'll need more rafia).

I also plan on making my siblings some homemade granola in festive flavors; cranberry/almond and apple/walnut.
post #120 of 122
4ever- The granola sounds soooo yummy!!!!

This is a great thread!!! I'm going to crochet some fruit and veggies for my Chloe and make matching dresses for my girls. Still looking for ideas for the kids in my family.

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