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Finally finished a picnic blanket.Just as I was about to finish I noticed it had a hole.Uhg!I sewed a little heart over the hole though and it looks pretty cute...at least that's what I'm telling myself.

Please tell me I'm not the only one still "elfing" away.

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I'm still going too, rere!

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Haven't been back to this thread in weeks but im here too.

Left to make this next week

*finish making stockings 3 left
I need to felt the rest of the sweaters and will be set

*bean bags for DS
I have teenage mutant ninja turtle pants to cut up for fabric. The pants were given to me by a friend who had them stashed away for the last 15 years
Whats the best filler? beans or rice?

*a couple doll outfits for DD
have the fabric and patterns

*a couple boxer shorts for DH
I have the pattern and the elastic
Need to find fabric. Something thick but soft. I might use an old sheet or something for these.

*If time allows, a couple pairs of felted slippers for the ILs
need to felt those old sweaters! Oh how I wish I had a washer and dryer right now.
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DONE:
Gift Certificate for Mom & Dad for 2 batches of cookies
Gift Certificate for New Babe for a pair of longies
Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar
nephew's toque
nephew's toque
Etsy tutu
niece tutu
niece Tutu
James' scarf
Board for Lem's bows
Fabric Gift Bags
nephew's toque
niece's tutu

IN PROGRESS:
DH's Irish Hiking Scarf
Apron for MIL
Etsy tutu
Lem's Quilt
Lem's Christmas Pajamas
My Christmas Pajamas

NOT STARTED:
DH's Christmas Pajamas
Godson's Pajamas
Dopps Kit for SFIL

So tonight - I'm going to likely finish the Etsy tutu, cut out and hopefully sew Mary Ellen's apron, and try to cut out the pajamas from patterns I have.

I've also done a lot of photogifts including a photo book, a photo ornament, and lots of framed photographs (including altering pictures and printing)

I've done a lot, but still a lot to do!

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Haven't been back to this thread in weeks but im here too.

Left to make this next week

*finish making stockings 3 left
I need to felt the rest of the sweaters and will be set

*bean bags for DS
I have teenage mutant ninja turtle pants to cut up for fabric. The pants were given to me by a friend who had them stashed away for the last 15 years
Whats the best filler? beans or rice?

*a couple doll outfits for DD
have the fabric and patterns

*a couple boxer shorts for DH
I have the pattern and the elastic
Need to find fabric. Something thick but soft. I might use an old sheet or something for these.

*If time allows, a couple pairs of felted slippers for the ILs
need to felt those old sweaters! Oh how I wish I had a washer and dryer right now.
Wow!Vintage turtles!

I like rice in bean bags.

If I thought you lived a little closer I'd offer you my washer and dryer.



Ellemnop,

That's a big done list(and really nice sounding presents)!Doesn't it feel good?

Here's my list.(I've been updating on this thread because I keep loosing my paper list):

Mom:scarf(finished) , collage calendar and wool dryer balls(finished) (also a gift certificate to kiva)

Mom's husband: photo on canvas(finished)

Brother(40 yrs old) : pajama pants(finished) with an appliqued t-shirt(finished) and t-shirt pillow(finished)

Sister(27 yrs old):scarf(finished) ,desk stuff(finished) rice bag(finished)Homemade pickles(just have to jar them)belly band(finished)

Sister's partner:lemon vodka(finished)

Male cousin(26 yrs old):lemon vodka(finished)

My husband: t-shirt and...???

My daughter(4 yrs old): fairy family(finished),chef hat(finished),ribbon ring(finished),maybe a fishing game...

MIL: calendar(finished) and lemon vodka(finished)

Husband's uncle: food kits(finished)

Husband's uncle(he had a brain injury as a child which stopped his development.always a challenge to find a good present idea for him): calendar of pics from our family(finished)

12 yr old boy friend: t-shirt pillow(finished)

9 yr old girlfriend:felted jewelry(working on it)desk stuff(finished)

Funky friend:felt bracelet(finished) and matching bag(finished)

Funny friend:skirt(finished)

2 yr old boy friend:hooded towel(finished) and soap scrubbie(finished)

2 yr old cousin:hooded towel(finished)

Friends(a couple):a picnic blanket(finished)

4 yr old girl friend:hooded towel(finished) and soap srcubbie(finished)

twin babies : ??dolls? and felt balls?slippers?

Crafty friend : Christmas decoration(finished) and rice bag(finished)

The cats:Uhhh...don't know what to call it but it's finished!

And 8 more scarves for ladies in my family(finished )

And maybe something for the lil' girls who live behind us



I really need to get to work on something for my husband.He's just been around too much.I didn't take my opportunity the last leg of his tour(he's a musician)and now I'm paying the price(or he is depending on how you look at it.)

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I've made 3 crochetted rag rugs, a shrug, a sweater (almost, it's too big though), a scarf & purse (to give instead of the sweater since I don't have time to frog it and start over), lots of reusable shopping bags. Bike inner tube pen holders for my dad and brother.

Need to finish, dd's crochetted wrap, a pillow that was attempt #1 for a wrap but ended up being too big and heavy so I'm turning it into a pillow for her bed so she can lean up against the wall and read/play/etc. I also need to make about 6 loaves of bread and 4 kinds of snack mixes to give away. I ordered photobooks/calendars at the beginning of the month but there was some problem and they aren't coming. So last Saturday I ordered more from another site and I'm hoping they get here by Monday when we celebrate Christmas with my parents, brother and sil.
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*bean bags for DS
I have teenage mutant ninja turtle pants to cut up for fabric. The pants were given to me by a friend who had them stashed away for the last 15 years
Whats the best filler? beans or rice?
i'm going to try to do slippers too. well see if i actually get them done or not. ds birthday is just after christmas so i could make them for his birthday.

beansnrice- i used beans for the bean bags cos thats what i had. i am sure either one would be fine.

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Just finished a belly band for my sister and a toy for the cats.

Getting closer to being done!:

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Just took a pic of my mom's dryer balls and another hooded towel.

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well so far the gifts ive made went over really well. ds. got wrist/arm warmers, slippers, pencil roll, a hooded cape, bean bags, all of which he loved loved loved! i feel so successsful. and i gotta say i spent almost no money (which is good because tbh i didnt have more than almost none to spend it the first place) he loves his stuff and is sitting in the front room playing with it all.

it feels so good to have a handmade holiday!

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well so far the gifts ive made went over really well. ds. got wrist/arm warmers, slippers, pencil roll, a hooded cape, bean bags, all of which he loved loved loved! i feel so successsful. and i gotta say i spent almost no money (which is good because tbh i didnt have more than almost none to spend it the first place) he loves his stuff and is sitting in the front room playing with it all.

it feels so good to have a handmade holiday!
YAY!

The scarves I made form my grandmas clothes went over really well!

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Isn't wonderful when your handiwork is appreciated by the recipient!

I know I never posted many in-progress pics, but here are my finished Christmas crafts:

Pocket Gnome Baby Doll made of a tshirt and receiving blanket; pocket made of a felted sweater. Also you can see a little felted snowman in the tree, too. Apparently it tasted good, too.

Pocket baby's twin for my niece. This is actually the first one I made, but I used the t-shirt for the second one because it makes a rounder body. This one, when pulled out of the pocket, is kind of cylindrical!

Small Waldorf doll Made of receiving blanket and scraps. I have yet to sew clothes!

Playsilks These have already shown tons of uses- from weather to cookie dough!! These have already sparked Noli's imagination: she spread a playsilk over the dollhouse and told me it was a storm!

Needle felted ornaments I originally made these just to have around the house, but they looked nice sitting on the tree branches. I'll probably keep them out for play all year.

I received a jigsaw so now I'm looking forward to making wooden toys!!
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Wow, some of you must have families that really share your interests. If I made a water-bottle cozy for a relative, they'd look at me like I'd sprouted tentacles from my head. I am the only "hippy," "crafty," or "natural" member of the family. This makes it very difficult to make gifts for anyone but my own daughter!

Speaking of whom, I am planning on making her gifts mostly, and I just hope to at least buy hand made gifts for everyone else.

Here's my list of ideas:

-Wet-felted wool balls with needle-felted designs Pic of one I've just started(Noli LOVES helping me with this)

-At least one garment- probably a tshirt with an applique or something.

-Finish repairing various clothes that have been in my sewing pile forever, before she outgrows them!

-Gnome home made of recycled sweaters, felted- I have the materials but I need to sit down and make myself a pattern or outline or something before I start cutting.

Oh, and for DP I'm supposed to fashion some sort of cover for his leather guitar strap, but he needs to pick out the fabric. This isn't for Christmas, though.
It looks like I didn't follow my original list too closely. I am horrible at sticking to the plan! I still plan to make most of those things... some day!!
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YAY!

The scarves I made form my grandmas clothes went over really well!
my grammas clothing was all double knit polyester pants suits with cigarette burn holes ALL down the front. i don't think scarves made out of those would go over very well. but i bet the ones you made are loverly.

do you have a flikr or other photo site? we would LOVE to se them.

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It looks like I didn't follow my original list too closely. I am horrible at sticking to the plan! I still plan to make most of those things... some day!!
:snort. plans sman.

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my grammas clothing was all double knit polyester pants suits with cigarette burn holes ALL down the front. i don't think scarves made out of those would go over very well. but i bet the ones you made are loverly.

do you have a flikr or other photo site? we would LOVE to se them.

Here they are.

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those are cute!~
what a creative way for everyone to think of gramma.

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alrighty! here are a couple of the things i made for the holiday.
the book of spells i made for ds birthday, which happens between the holidays and nye.
http://flickr.com/photos/mayamade/

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alrighty! here are a couple of the things i made for the holiday.
the book of spells i made for ds birthday, which happens between the holidays and nye.
http://flickr.com/photos/mayamade/
I totally love that book! it is awesome great job
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thanks so much! the hard part was covering the book with heavy paper. it was a johnathon adler desings blank book but it didnt have a blank cover or even a colored was that would have been right.

the glue-gunning turned out really nice irl.

thanks for looking!

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