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post #81 of 122
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just made my first bag...it's a backpack


It was fun! I am thinking of making adult bags now that I see that following the pattern is not too difficult?
We'll see!
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/4...108AbtmjFuzaNK

and

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/4...108AbtmjFuzaNK
post #82 of 122
Great ideas everyone! I am thinking that I'll be making some homemade multi-colored crayons to give to nieces and nephews from dd. DD's 15 mo.'s so she'll be the one breaking all the crayons in little pieces for me! I'll put a little note about "making the world a colorful place" or something like that and include some coloring pages, (hopefully homemade as well-if I have the time!). I'm getting great ideas from everyone...I love the library tote idea!
post #83 of 122
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Putting together craft kits for small children is really pretty easy and fun.
For example, you can print out templates or make your own
DLTK
KizClub
Just to sample some crafts.

So, have some nice thick cardstock paper and print out a few templates. Do the cutting for very young children and supply them with glue sticks, colors, glitter for decorating and instructions!
DLTK has many animals that can be made by tracing a child's hands for wings. Something like a "Handprint Animal Craft" kit with the special child's favorite animals would be fun.

Obviously you could customize it to reflect the child's interests.
My neice loves Owls, so I could do a themed Owl kit of activities, poems, short stories and maybe even make her a little felt set with owls or something like that
post #84 of 122
Thanks for those links LaLa! Yay!
post #85 of 122
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Originally Posted by mama2zoey
Great ideas everyone! I am thinking that I'll be making some homemade multi-colored crayons to give to nieces and nephews from dd.
If you plan to make the crayons make sure you use Crayola brand. The generic brands have too much wax in them and the tops will just be plain wax and not color.

Ask me how I know....

Tricia
post #86 of 122
Hopefully you didn't make too many triciarn?! Did you use old muffin tins? I'm wondering how I should make them without ruining a pan. Maybe I'll just look for one at a thrift shop or something.
post #87 of 122
oops...
post #88 of 122
mama2zoey, I actually used my regular mini muffin tins. I just put the tins back in the oven after I pop them out then I wipe the still melted wax with a paper towel and then scrubbed them with hot soapy water. My muffing tins are the dark Teflon coated material. I let them cool for a few minutes on the counter and then put them in the freezer.


I have decided what I am doing for my men’s gifts!!

I am going to make record bowls found here. I am going to include microwave popcorn, a movie rental, and something sweet. I bought the records at my local thrift store for $1. It was sooo easy. My uncle and his family have a gospel singing group that had records years ago. I think it would be neat to make the bowls out of those if I can find any.

WOW, I sure am talkative. :LOL

Tricia
post #89 of 122
I love the record bowl idea! Now I just need to find a suitable record to use... You could make clocks out of records, too. You would have to widen the hole a little, then use one of those $6 clock kits and decide if you want to add numbers.

Tricia, do you think your uncle and family would be upset if you "ruined" one of their records?
post #90 of 122
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Originally Posted by 4evermom
Tricia, do you think your uncle and family would be upset if you "ruined" one of their records?
I plan to check if my mom has any of their old records since she does not have a record player anymore. I did speak to my cousin/SIL (long story LOL) and they found several boxes of their records. I may get some of those.

Tricia
post #91 of 122
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I just made one of these and I have enough fabric to make 3 more for holiday gifts for the women on my list
Hooded Scarf in Silk Brocade and Velvet

It is a lovely and cozy gift that only cost about $6 to make
post #92 of 122
As of today the plan is:

everyone gets:
playstand made by dad
really big canopy silk and a bunch of other play silks made by me.

I am making some play food out of felt

They will each get an outfit. ihave a really cool patern for kimonos with matching pants. I will get some good silk for those.

our tradition is matching pajamas and I will be making those this year. We may well make pjs for all te friends to. depending on how much money we have and what kind of deal we can find on fabric.

I need something good for family members. . .
post #93 of 122
be very careful making crayons. I managed to set my kitchen on fire doing this. My pan was ruined. I am still finding wax spots here and there
post #94 of 122
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Originally Posted by mama2zoey
Hopefully you didn't make too many triciarn?! Did you use old muffin tins? I'm wondering how I should make them without ruining a pan. Maybe I'll just look for one at a thrift shop or something.
You could even get use candy molds for these I bet and they come in all sorts of fun shapes. they are pretty cheap at craft stores.
post #95 of 122
btw I wanted to add I am making teepees for ds and my nephew for xmas I found a pattern at www.sewzannesfabrics.com I can't wait to make these! they are both toddlers and I think they will really love them!

otherwise I am crocheting/no sew fleece blankets for each family. I may also make some potholders and do a spice mix or baked item/ homemade candy to go along with those.
post #96 of 122
rainbowmoon - that link didn't take me to a tipi pattern. Do i need to click on somehting. isearched but nothing came up.
post #97 of 122
you can find it on this page! along with lots of other great giftable type patterns!
http://www.sewzannesfabrics.com/p-patterns.html
post #98 of 122
After planning handmade gifts for the women in my family, purchasing the fabric for those gifts, and ordering $80 worth of my kids' fundraiser stuff for other gifts...

MY FAMILY DECIDED TO EXCHANGE NAMES

*sigh* Luckily, my sister is buying some of the fundraiser stuff from me and I'll use the fabric for gifts in dh's family. The *one* single time we plan early!!
post #99 of 122
operamommy, do you still do birthdays? It might not be a bad idea to get started on the "Christmas gifts" and be ready for birthdays early next year . . .
post #100 of 122
Oooh..that is a good idea. Thanks!
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