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12-24-2012 01:26 PM
rere
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post

I am so glad I finished yesterday.  I was awakened at 5 am with DD vomiting and the day has gotten worse as more of us have come down with stomach flu.  Yuck.  Anyway- our house isn't clean but I did get DH to put away laundry while I cleaned up more vomit.... so that is good right?
Oh no!!I hope you all are well soon.And so happy for you that you finished all the making already.
12-24-2012 01:02 PM
AfricanQueen99

^^^ I'm so sorry to hear that!!  One year my entire extended family went to stay at an OOT aunt's house (there were probably 18 of us in that house) and people started dropping like flies with the stomach flu.  Puke everywhere and only two bathrooms!  I packed up my husband and my young child (one kid at that time) and we drove home that night.  No way was I going to catch it.  It sucks, but often travels fast.

 

I hope it moves swiftly through your house!

12-24-2012 12:43 PM
iowaorganic

I am so glad I finished yesterday.  I was awakened at 5 am with DD vomiting and the day has gotten worse as more of us have come down with stomach flu.  Yuck.  Anyway- our house isn't clean but I did get DH to put away laundry while I cleaned up more vomit.... so that is good right?

12-24-2012 08:00 AM
rere
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Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn View Post

I didn't do much, but I did get some things done. I made 2 knit bearded hats, a throw blanket, a gold chainmail necklace pendant, 2 pair of mittens, soap, and candies. We're celebrating late with some of the family so I can finish the sewn blanket still. The beard hats, soap, and necklace have been sent off to family already. The mittens are for my boys and candies for us here, the blankets for the ones who are coming here next weekend.
Those bearded hats are so funny!

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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

Yeah, true. I think the handmade stuff is important - I want him to have a chest of keepsakes when he's big. :-) I just finished the hat - it's cute and I think it'll be really warm since it's lined. Of course I can see all of the imperfections in it since I just spent the last few hours working on it... but he's tiny and will grow out of in a few months, so... it's a good gift overall. 
And good timing since it seems like we might actually start to get some cold weather.

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My parents did Christmas with my sisters family last night so both Shawls were opened and appreciated. All the bags and the two neiece scarves. One niece thanked me the one we have the scarf and necklace to is the only member of the family member we haven't heard from.
DH have out his pencil rolls and all his employees were impressed that they were handmade. Several were using them by days end.
I have out my game night bags on Wednesday/ Thursday. I think they liked them, hard to tell. I passed them out as they were teaching :-).
On another note, one of my instructor's daughter is a potter. I am now the proud owner of a handmade personal bundt pan. Coolest. Gift. Ever.
Wow,I've never seen a ceramic bunt pan.


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.  Santa doesn't come to a dirty house.  So my gifts are done- but not my todo list.  

Yes,my daughter cleaned up her room the other day because I was sure Santa would not be able to get in there to leave anything under her dolls' Christmas tree.

I haven't really handed out anything yet.I'm starting to get a wee bit anxious.
12-24-2012 05:54 AM
JamieCatheryn

I didn't do much, but I did get some things done. I made 2 knit bearded hats, a throw blanket, a gold chainmail necklace pendant, 2 pair of mittens, soap, and candies. We're celebrating late with some of the family so I can finish the sewn blanket still. The beard hats, soap, and necklace have been sent off to family already. The mittens are for my boys and candies for us here, the blankets for the ones who are coming here next weekend.

12-23-2012 08:17 PM
iowaorganic
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Originally Posted by rere View Post

Has anyone handed stuff out yet?

I handed out some baby doll clothes.  They went on a different doll than what was intended- but the fact that they went on right away is awesome!  

 

As soon as I shut my craft room door my DS ran up to me asking me to please knit on his frog slippers- so that is what I am doing.  Thrums hurt my hands though- so they might take a couple of days.  And my DD is having a hard time agreeing with me on what she can wear to church lately.  I might try to whip up a girly flannel western shirt for her to wear tomorrow night.  Not positive- depends on the kids attitudes in the morning.  Santa doesn't come to a dirty house.  So my gifts are done- but not my todo list.  And I want to add a gaptastic cowl and a pair of thrummed slippers to my list for me :)

 

I am excited for Christmas day to see what MIL thinks of her wall quilt....   I think it would look lovely in her living room.... but we shall see.

12-23-2012 07:33 PM
34me My parents did Christmas with my sisters family last night so both Shawls were opened and appreciated. All the bags and the two neiece scarves. One niece thanked me the one we have the scarf and necklace to is the only member of the family member we haven't heard from.

DH have out his pencil rolls and all his employees were impressed that they were handmade. Several were using them by days end.

I have out my game night bags on Wednesday/ Thursday. I think they liked them, hard to tell. I passed them out as they were teaching :-).

On another note, one of my instructor's daughter is a potter. I am now the proud owner of a handmade personal bundt pan. Coolest. Gift. Ever.
12-23-2012 05:47 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by rere View Post

Ah well,there's always next year.
It's sweet that you made something for your son.Even though Santa brings non handmade gifts,I always give my daughter something handmade from me.

 

Yeah, true. I think the handmade stuff is important - I want him to have a chest of keepsakes when he's big. :-) I just finished the hat - it's cute and I think it'll be really warm since it's lined. Of course I can see all of the imperfections in it since I just spent the last few hours working on it... but he's tiny and will grow out of in a few months, so... it's a good gift overall. 

12-23-2012 05:38 PM
rere Has anyone handed stuff out yet?
12-23-2012 05:32 PM
rere
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

As usual, I'm crafting down to the day before... on Little Man's nap I sewed the lining of his new hat and the dinosaur fins that go on top. After he goes the bed, I'm going to sew the outer shell and assemble it. I was going to do a matching car seat blanket, but that might have to be a just because gift the weekend after. The hat is the only handmade thing I've ended up doing this year... it's been one of those years. But I think the hat will turn out well, and I think he'll really like it. I have to make him at least one handmade gift each year, and he needs a new hat so it'll be a hit I think. 
Ah well,there's always next year.

It's sweet that you made something for your son.Even though Santa brings non handmade gifts,I always give my daughter something handmade from me.
12-23-2012 05:30 PM
rere
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post

I finished all the pj pants, and all the baby doll clothes.  I even found time to make a bonnet for DD.  I am good now.  I need to wrap some- but I am good.  Yay!  Feels great!
AWESOME!
12-23-2012 02:07 PM
kitchensqueen

As usual, I'm crafting down to the day before... on Little Man's nap I sewed the lining of his new hat and the dinosaur fins that go on top. After he goes the bed, I'm going to sew the outer shell and assemble it. I was going to do a matching car seat blanket, but that might have to be a just because gift the weekend after. The hat is the only handmade thing I've ended up doing this year... it's been one of those years. But I think the hat will turn out well, and I think he'll really like it. I have to make him at least one handmade gift each year, and he needs a new hat so it'll be a hit I think. 

12-23-2012 01:22 PM
iowaorganic

I finished all the pj pants, and all the baby doll clothes.  I even found time to make a bonnet for DD.  I am good now.  I need to wrap some- but I am good.  Yay!  Feels great!

12-20-2012 05:25 PM
iowaorganic

I wrapped them without pics! I will post pics after they open them :)  

 

I quilted a wall hanging for MIL and made her jacket.  So she is good :)  I forgot I made her a ruffle scarf too.  

 

If I get some more time tonight I would like to make up the doll clothes.  I am hoping to send my kids to town tomorrow afternoon because we have to move our cows- but maybe I will have a little bit of time to make the pj pants....

12-20-2012 01:12 PM
rere
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Ohhh my.  I finished the 5th quilt.  I must get some doll clothes done before Sat- or hit a store.  We are in a blizzard- so all the family is pretty much stuck inside.  Sooo not much secret crafting being done....  Ugh.  I don't know how this is going to happen.  Today I will try for the doll clothes and my MIL gifts.  I think it will be a movie day since we are done with school already.... 


Wow!5 quilts!That's awesome.Let's see!!!!Please!

 

Everyone else too.Let's see what you've been up to!!!!

 

I couldn't resist and I painted(well drew)a mug(I used to steal his mix tapes when we were kids so... )for my brother.I'll add some cocoa and hopefully some homemade marshmallows.

 

My daughter finished a stuffed clown and an ornament and is working on some art for some friends.

 

But the hardest thing we had to do today was wait for this to cool.Mmmmmm!

12-20-2012 10:52 AM
iowaorganic

Ohhh my.  I finished the 5th quilt.  I must get some doll clothes done before Sat- or hit a store.  We are in a blizzard- so all the family is pretty much stuck inside.  Sooo not much secret crafting being done....  Ugh.  I don't know how this is going to happen.  Today I will try for the doll clothes and my MIL gifts.  I think it will be a movie day since we are done with school already.... 

12-19-2012 08:59 AM
rere

So at the last minute I decided I needed to make my nephew a ninja turtle costume.What???

 

Anyway,here is some of it.
 

12-18-2012 08:59 AM
iowaorganic
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Well this weekend was very busy- but I did get up super early on Thursday and quilted both of my dd's quilts. I need to bind them yet and wash them since I used spray baste. I finished a knit purse form my grandma and gave that to her- she loved it :) I was super naughty though and hit JoAnns again on Friday. I bought flannel for my entire family o have Christmas Eve pj pants. What was I thinking? How will I get that done and have it be a secret? No clue- but it is my idea.... So to finish I have 1 set of baby clothes for a kid exchange binding 2 quilts 7 pairs of pj pants MIL's quilt- quilting and binding MIL's sweatshirt jacket Wow. I have a busy week ahead too....

OK- I finished 1 more quilt- so just one more kid quilt left :)  Everything else is still left to do.... I might send my kids out for a couple of hours this afternoon and try to really bust butt on some of these projects.... If I could bind the remaining quilt, cut out the pants, and spray baste MIL's quilt I would be in smoking hot shape!  

12-17-2012 03:59 PM
34me

Not sure if my list is done but I think I am....

 

29 pencil rolls.  11 to go in to work with dh, the rest to go into Game Night Bags

Game Night Bags to include - pencil rolls, 6 dice, instructions for a couple dice games, paper, cinnamon almonds and Muddy Buddies

2 Shawls - different patterns but each about 30 x 70

2 pillow cases using the burrito method (LOVE IT!)

A dead fish hat

3 ruffle scarves

found a cute pendant at a craft show and dd added an amazing ribbon necklace

lined a cigar box in velvet

decopaged the top of a cigar box with scrap book paper with a vintage feel

5 (really nice, if I do say so myself) fabric gift bags

5 stuff sacks that were requested 

 

I may still knit 2 sets of mittens.  1 to go with the dead fish hat and another might happen now or for dd's b-day on the 10th out of some amazing Buffalo Fiber I have

12-17-2012 02:16 AM
UnderTheOldOakTree

I'm so enjoying seeing what everyone is making this year!  I've given myself permission to not do a handmade holiday this year since we have a new baby.  Most of my knitting over the past year was in preperation for the baby. and now with her, I'm struggling to find time to work on much.  I'm missing making gifts though so I've started working on a few little things here and there.  I'm working on knitting a little dress for the baby and I hope to manage a matching vest for DS.  I also made him several embroidered peg gnomes and some hair bows for the baby.I'm thinking I should also needle felt some animals to go with the nativity I started for my mom last year.

12-16-2012 02:46 PM
iowaorganic Well this weekend was very busy- but I did get up super early on Thursday and quilted both of my dd's quilts. I need to bind them yet and wash them since I used spray baste. I finished a knit purse form my grandma and gave that to her- she loved it :) I was super naughty though and hit JoAnns again on Friday. I bought flannel for my entire family o have Christmas Eve pj pants. What was I thinking? How will I get that done and have it be a secret? No clue- but it is my idea.... So to finish I have 1 set of baby clothes for a kid exchange binding 2 quilts 7 pairs of pj pants MIL's quilt- quilting and binding MIL's sweatshirt jacket Wow. I have a busy week ahead too....
12-15-2012 06:20 PM
OkiMom

I haven't been getting to much done.. My youngest has been really fussy lately so Im not getting anything accomplished.. well other than the most important thing, taking care of my babies.

12-15-2012 08:16 AM
tbone_kneegrabber Ds and I made a fairy and two gnomes to give to friends at a tree trimming party this evening.

I bought the duck fabric to make corn hole bags for BIL/SIL. Now I just need to find feed corn. Might have to wait until we get to VA.
12-14-2012 11:40 AM
rere

Well,I made my husband a hat.

 

I also made a pouch to go along with the wallet I made for a teenage girl friend.

 

I tried to salvage the apron I messed up for my BIL but it didn't work.Not sure what to do now.

 

I scraped the idea of making my brother a messenger bag because he is just so unappreciative of everything that I just couldn't bring myself to make it for him.That sounds kinda bad,huh?Oh well this is the man who,when asked by my mother if he would be coming to her( first ever) art show replied"No,I'll be too bored."

 

Anyway how is everyone else?

12-12-2012 07:55 AM
tbone_kneegrabber Ok ds and I have made
Felted Dryer balls - my mom/her wife and mil/FIL and BIL/SIL. We may need to make a few more and we might give some to his coop teachers too.
Ds decorated mugs for mil/FIL and BIL/SIL.
I ordered shutterfly calendars/bags/magnets(does that count as 'making')
I want to do vanilla extract but I need bottles
I also want to do bath scrubs maybe with knitted wash clothes but I need containers for the scrubs and time to knit!
12-11-2012 07:03 AM
iowaorganic

I did nothing yesterday but shop with my homeschool moms group.  It was super fun :)  I did go to JoAnns and bought too much that I didn't need.  i also bought one kids exchange gift instead of making it.  That shortens my list a tiny bit!  I did buy some clearance fabric to make some pretty doll clothes and my printer shipped yesterday so I might just get it in time :)  I could do the library- but they are expensive.  My friend offered to print them for me- but I feel really guilty asking that of her too.  Today my plan is just to put my house in order (how is it I am gone 1 day and it explodes?) do some school and play some games and if I get time knit on DS1's slippers (that I bought yarn for at JoAnns- that part was actually needed though)

 

btw- if you are a homeschooler be sure to get a teacher rewards card at JoAnns- I saved $8.50 there yesterday!  

12-10-2012 06:42 PM
rere

I finished my sister's advent calendar!

 

And some mustache mugs for my friend who has a handlebar mustache(you know,in case he wants to try out some different styles.HA!)

 

Tomorrow I will be helping my mother hang her art show so,not too sure how much I will be able to get done but hopefully I will be able to start on my brother's bag.

 

Getting closer!

12-10-2012 09:38 AM
rere

Some finished objects!

 

The birdies for our homeschool co-op families.

 

A fuzzy pic of the mittens and booties for the advent calendar for my sister.

 

And a scarf made by my daughter.
 

Moving along!

 

Hope to have some more finished objects by the end of the day.

12-10-2012 07:13 AM
OkiMom

Ok so I have to prune my list even more. DH is going to be working all days this week and will be out in the field starting Saturday until we leave for vacation next Friday. So, Ill have to limit myself to the most important ones :)

 

Things Im still hoping to finish

blessing gown

shrug for the gown (why are churches always so cold cold.gif)

blanket for blessing outfit

bonnet/booties for outfit

two topsy turvy dolls

two knot blankets

6 prs slippers

spaceship

3 aliens

 

Still a bunch but more doable I think orngbiggrin.gif Now to figure out how Im going to clean the house, pack, wrap gifts, take care of the kids and finish planning this trip without help.

12-10-2012 07:07 AM
rere
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I am about to finish the 11 pencil rolls I am making for my dh's employees; made in the company colors. Never again. All I asked of the man was to cut the fabric and I have revoked his scissors license. Not one piece of fabric was square, ugh...
My husband and I have this joke going because the only thing he can cut straight is bread and it's the only thing I can't cut straight.He can't understand how I can cut fabric,wood,etc. straight but do such a horrible job with the bread.He revoked my bread knife license.Ha!
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Cool calendar!  

Yesterday I finished the 3rd quilt and basted the last two. Hopefully I can get the last two quilted this week. I wasted an insane amount of time on a printer tech support call though....  Which ruins my plans of printing out American Girl doll clothes patterns....  So I am not sure if I will get my replacement printer in time to do the clothes or not- so I am debating....  They might get 18"baby doll clothes instead which I guess are..... roomier?  Not a huge deal I think.  I also need to work on my MIL's gift and make my sock monkeys.... The slippers turned out so amazing- my DD loves them but wonders why I gave them to her already...  They are an I Love You gift...  But I love my feet too- so I want to make myself a pair and my DS1 some.  

2 weeks left elves!  Must get cracking!
Thanks!

Would you be able to do some printing at your local library?That's what I do because we don't have a printer.

Ahhhh!Two weeks!

Yesterday we went to a 7 hour long birthday party that was an hour and a half away.So yeah,I didn't get anything made.Had a good time though!
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