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post #41 of 122
I'll be trading for and making a lot of my own holiday gifts again this year.

I have 5 sons. I'm hoping to make all of them some flannel pj/lounge pants.

My 2 teenagers will each be getting a cloth covered memo board for their bedroom walls. I will customize them in ways that reflect their rooms and personalities.

Caden and Gage will be getting some mini wool felt animals and more of my wee bendy dolls as well as more lentil bags.

I'm making Caden a felt board with lots of fun felt pieces and probably a knotty doll.

I'm hoping to do a trade with another wahm for a large tent for the 3 younger boys and I have some other toys that I want for them that will have to be purchased.

My sisters are getting scented, cloth "grubby acorns" that I make. I am making my oldest sister some of my wire napkin rings (she's been asking me for a year to make her some and I keep forgetting) I'll make my other sister a beaded, wire book mark and maybe a star book. They will both get a framed picture of my boys. I'll probably also include some yummy, scented, homemade sachets in their gift baskets. A few more handmade items.

still need to add a bunch more to my list.. but I'm working on it
post #42 of 122
subbing. Thanks for this thread. Great ideas.
post #43 of 122
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post #44 of 122
http://www.orientaltrading.com

They have some really really cheap crafty things.... only problem is a lot of them aren't only $ cheap but made of cheap material as well...

There are a few that would be personal as they involve tracing a child's hand, can be personalized, cool picture frame ideas or are simple enough that the kids could do them.

I might take a few ideas or even buy a few kits and elaborate on them or add to them. I really like the butterflies and dragonflies.

The website seems like it doesn't have the same amount of items available as the catalogue though, I haven't really officially compared them but there were more I saw and liked in the catalogue than on the website. The website is organized completely differently than the catalogue so it could have been my browsing technique that was lacking lmao.
post #45 of 122
I love the library bag idea! :snag....
post #46 of 122
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Originally Posted by minicooper
http://www.orientaltrading.com

They have some really really cheap crafty things.... only problem is a lot of them aren't only $ cheap but made of cheap material as well...

There are a few that would be personal as they involve tracing a child's hand, can be personalized, cool picture frame ideas or are simple enough that the kids could do them.

I might take a few ideas or even buy a few kits and elaborate on them or add to them. I really like the butterflies and dragonflies.

The website seems like it doesn't have the same amount of items available as the catalogue though, I haven't really officially compared them but there were more I saw and liked in the catalogue than on the website. The website is organized completely differently than the catalogue so it could have been my browsing technique that was lacking lmao.

Couldn't find the hand tracing thing....
post #47 of 122
http://www.orientaltrading.com/otcwe...egoryId=342841

That is one example of one of the crafts that involves hand tracing.... it's just one aspect of a larger craft... sorry I should have been clearer.

post #48 of 122
Quote:
Originally Posted by minicooper
http://www.orientaltrading.com/otcwe...egoryId=342841

That is one example of one of the crafts that involves hand tracing.... it's just one aspect of a larger craft... sorry I should have been clearer.

Got it, Thanks!
post #49 of 122
Candles for the people at work. Unless I get motivated and make iron on transfers for canvas tote bags.

Flannel jammie pants for dh, housemate and my almost 10 year old.

I'm knitting food for my toddlers play kitchen. And a whole farm yard of animals. I want to make him a Waldorf doll but I want to get a kit I think.

Any ideas for the 10 year old? He seems to have gotten difficult to shop/craft for this year.
post #50 of 122
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Originally Posted by jessicafairy

I'm knitting food for my toddlers play kitchen. And a whole farm yard of animals. I want to make him a Waldorf doll but I want to get a kit I think.
Which patterns are you using for the food?

Tricia
post #51 of 122
LaughingHyena-my friend make some magnetic "paper" dolls using that paper. They were super cute and she posted them on the fridge for her daughter. I think it would work out fine for the tangrams.
post #52 of 122
triciarn,

I found several friuts and veggies on line here:
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...ctory/food.php

I also found a pumpkin pattern in a library book, it might have been Knitting for the First time, I'll have to check.

The animals are in The Knitted Farmyard by Hannelore Wernhard
ISBN 0-85532-576-3
Hard to find book that my library system happens to have!
post #53 of 122
GREAT thread! :
post #54 of 122
I'm making Aprons with matching hot mitts for the women in my family.. craft aprons for the kids and I think I'll make either BBQ or woodworking aprons for the men ( they all do it) Last year everyone got felted clogs men and women.
I don't know what I'll do for friends... good thread
post #55 of 122
Started new one today- I got 4 2" cubes at the craft store and I'm painting them to be 4 piece puzzels for the preschoolers on my list- it will make 6 different puzzles in one. I'll probably make a simple cloth bag to keep it in too.
post #56 of 122
I love the library bag idea. I have a pattern stashed away somewhere for library bags that I've been meaning to make for DS's friends to give for birthdays with a book.

DS is getting a dress-up box. It's mostly things from garage sales (although, pretty general stuff), but I'm going to make a knight outfit out of a pillowcase. (Last year I made him a tent and the year before I made cushions to fit on wooden toddler furniture -- those wore me out.)

My husband gets the same thing every year -- a framed photo of last year's Christmas to hang on the tree. Besides that, we just donate money somewhere.

My son is going to make pancake mix to put in mason jars for relatives, except my sister. I found a piece of charcoal grey fleece with a pattern embroidered in it. I'll help him cut in into a scarf for her.

For next Christmas, I want to learn how to make soap!

Oh, and last year, I made homemade cleaners for people and overall they went over really well. I think one person out of 7 wasn't into them because she wants her chemicals.
post #57 of 122
Great thread! I needed to get off my keester and start thinking about holiday gifts.

I think this year I'm going to make:

-sample safe&friendly cleaning kits for my sister and assorted cousins (essential oils, vinegar, baking soda, etc.)
-mason jars with cooking mixes in them (pancakes, muffins, breads, chili, bean soup)
-food, 'cause that always goes over well (chocolate dipped pretzels, nut brittle, popcorn balls . . . although, to be honest, my husband usually does most of this)
-stationary sets for the grandmas, because they love to correspond on actual paper
-candles? soaps? I don't know. I need a new hobby, since I'm not etching glass while I'm still breastfeeding. Hydrosulfuric acid + baby in the house = BAD.

Love the ideas I've seen here. Might steal a few! Wish I could sew/knit!!

Whee~
post #58 of 122
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Originally Posted by OTMomma
Started new one today- I got 4 2" cubes at the craft store and I'm painting them to be 4 piece puzzels for the preschoolers on my list- it will make 6 different puzzles in one. I'll probably make a simple cloth bag to keep it in too.
That's a great idea! You could probably glue 4x6 photos squared off and cut in quarters if painting isn't your thing. It would be fun to do one with close ups of familiar faces.
post #59 of 122
For my Husband:
pine cone fire starts( made from all the candle ends I save and pine cones)
wool jersey long johns
a new shirt

For the kids:
dress up / fantasy PJ's
dress up cloths
wooden toy of some kind ( made by DH)
dool cloths

For family:
Garden aprons for our mothers
Cloth advent calenders for my neice/nephews
Tool aprons for my dad and brother.
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