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    Default Homemade gifts for Christmas 2008 Challenge

    Would anybody else like to participate in this challenge? if you so also tell what you are making. I am going to knit 6 scarves and winter headbands, i would also like to make tote bags with a stash of fabric i have. I am hoping this challenge will keep me motivated.....we can update our progress.

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    I'm not sure exactly how many homemade gifts I'll be making. I do know there will be some. (Hopefully several!!!!)
    This thread should help keep me on track.

    ~ I will probably do small fleece blankets or afghans of some sort to knock off a couple on my list.

    ~ I also forsee a couple of fleece scarfs as part of some gifts

    ~ Cookies ALWAYS happen as a gift but I won't be doing them anytime soon

    I'm still thinking of other possibilities but I need to think more person specific.

    Some possible options:
    ~ tote bags
    ~ handkerchifs
    ~ potholders
    ~ bourbon balls
    ~ fudge
    ~ bandannas
    ~ reciepe book
    ~ salvaged redone furniture or picture frames (Currently looking for some frames to redo and use in DS#2s room putting HIS frogs from the fabric scraps and walllies in them
    ~ personalized baskets of stuff

    I'm sure there are more possiblities but my brain seems to be down.

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    I will be crocheting some hats, mittens and scarfs
    I will be making some cloth napkins
    (set of 8 )each A set for every day and a set for Christmas and Thanksgiving
    a couple afghans also

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    OH YES!!!!
    Count me in!!!



    This will ensure I GET IT DONE!

    This year I have already started a lap quilt for each of my three children.
    On the quilt, I have embroidered quotes that are meaningful for each one.
    All I have to do now is to quilt them.
    I machine quilt- usually with straight lines... but I wanted to try the meandering. I'm scared!
    If I can't get up the guts to meander.... I'll just sew the straight lines.

    I'll send pics when done.


    Other things I will be making... [BLANK MIND]
    I'll think of something.

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    I make goodies closer to Christmas, but I found a cute idea to re-use the Foldgers coffee containers. I have 3 already put aside for that and will decorate once I get the label paper.

    Other than that, I have NO idea.

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    I would LOVE to.
    i'm actually already working on a bunch of projects now and trying to find places to hide 'em til xmas!

    lol

    thanks for this option!

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    This is great!!! I will update soon Happy crafting!!!

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    I'm in as well! Mine will be all cookies and baked goods, but I am looking for ways to "craft" some special containers for gifts.

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    I made so far 2 scarfs for extended family. and I making a crocheted afghan for inlaws to fit their double bed or lay across the couch.
    I have more knitting to make and sewing projects from material(pot holders, snow man bags, many ideas i keep finding online.)
    knitted dishcloths, peppermint set(dish cloth, pot holders, )
    trying to find craft articiles this Saturday at thrift shop to make new xmas items like baskets and books for this xmas for kids.

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    Definately will be making some homemade items this year for Christmas. So far I have thought of:

    My girls: message boards and desk items, afghan, felted slippers
    Hub: crocheted Homer Simpson, hat
    Mil: felted slippers, scrapbook, chai tea mix
    Mom: scrapbook, chai tea mix
    Grammie and Aunt; felted slippers
    Friends: felted slippers

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    I will be hand knitting and/or crocheting socks for my mother and slippers for my father. For my cousins, aunts and uncles I will probably may make them some more photo cubes or other paper/photo crafts using my scrapbooking software. I did that this Christmas (focussing on photos of loved ones that have passed away) and they were a hit. I'll probably machine knit my husband a sweater.

    Christena in North Las Vegas

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    Default It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it

    After work and making dinner and cleaning up, and.. and...

    I asked my husband "Should I go sew? or should I clean and whiten the tile grout in the upstairs bathroom?"

    He answered. "Sew"
    {{{giggle}}} that was a trick question! and he's been trained right!

    I headed straight to the sewing room.

    On my list of things to do was to finish the quilting/embroidery of DD1's lap quilt and finish pinning DD2' s lap quilt.
    (I cheat; I'm a maching quilter)


    Well, I finished the quilting of DD1 lap quilt.
    But! but I must have been one serious roll!
    I was quite surprised when I reached the end of the quilting of DD2's quilt!

    I said to myself "That can not be! Did I miss an entire section? Let check and see!"

    Nope! all done! and it didn't take long at all! Couple of hours maybe? (I lost track of time)

    Wow! all I have left to do is the binding of both quilts.
    Then on to the pinning and quilting of DS's lap quilt. This is such a good thing and this forum is such a great motivator!!!

    Pics to be posted when done. (sooner than later- it seems!)

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    i dont even have my ideas ready for Christmas. last year i n=made quick breads. i want to make car organizers with my scrap fabric i think

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    geckoace i'm planning on doing the same thing. car organizers!

    but i've got several things completed already... but for inlaws and others non immediate family/friends, i'm thinking of cookies/breads/muffins. something simple, but still homemade.

    but we'll see how expensive flour/sugar is by then.

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    Way to go frugal nurse!!! I have two co-workers who are having babies so i wanted to get blankets done for them first then i can focus on my Christmas projects...I am so excited to see how many people are going to participate!!!!

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