Christmas gifts

Old 07-15-2015, 10:14 AM
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Here's a cute idea i found this morning:

http://24blocks.com/2015/07/snap-pur..._term=20150715
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:35 AM
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I only make handmade gifts for very close family or friends. And only those that appreciate a handmade gift. So each gift is tailored to the specific recipient. So, basically, I have no plans for a lot of Christmas crafting this year. Although, I will be making 1 table runner as a surprise for a friend. And, I think I will try out making some clear drawstring bags for my grandkids for their toys. I really like the tutorial found here. Maybe it will help my daughter help them keep there toys organized. http://www.tonicoward.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

I'm in the process of making a large lap quilt for my mom. But, I'm giving it to her early. I want her to have it before it gets cold.

I do so enjoy hearing all the fun things everyone is up to.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:07 AM
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I'm always looking for ideas for items to sell at my church's Holiday Fair, where I have a table. I've made and sold many Bow Tucks bags in the past, but was looking for small items I could make. I had my shoulder replaced 2 months ago, so I didn't know how I would be feeling, but I'm feeling great and can do so much more than before the surgery, thankfully. Although I can't go all gangbusters right now I was fascinated by the zippered pouches made by Jenny on MSQC, so I'm taking some of my scraps and making those in various sizes. I'll also be making placemats, table runners, Christmas wall hangings, tree skirts, etc., etc. Hopefully I'll have another good year.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:27 PM
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I found on URBAN Threads little lacy sailboats, my cousin is getting married and her dh to be loves sailing.
I think it will make a great surprise for her new tree.

i'm still thinking about the spices and some nice handmade potholders.
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:26 AM
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I made hotpads like that one year. I just made a pot holder with 4 squares and quilted with an X. The back was made like an envelope for a pillow and birthed. Then I made a little muslin bag and filled with cinnamon potpourri. Slip the little bag in the back and the hot pot heated it and the smell came out. Remove the little bag for washing. After making them, I thought. What if the cinnamon doesn't really go with the food they are putting on the hotpad? Well they can remove it. Not like it fills the whole room. I bought, but haven't made, coasters made like that too. Figure the cinnamon goes with tea better anyway. Gave them as a gift. The recipients brother saw them and talked about them the whole time he was there so she gave them to him when he left. Still haven't decided how I feel about her giving away the gift I gave her.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:05 AM
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dd, sorry she gave away the gift, but maybe he never commented on something b4 so this was something he really loved. still, she gave away a gift. make her another one and tell her to keep it. it hurts when we put effort into a gift, and someone give it away. about 28 yrs ago, I made my brother a quilt, when I went to his place and saw holes in it, I wanted to cry. he let his dogs chew it. I no longer talk to that brother, the quilt was just the tip of the iceberg, what he did was even worse than that. but people say, when we give it away, it's no longer ours. so I guess that's what we have to deal with when we make beautiful gifts.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:23 PM
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I have already started making little ornaments for the nursing home, They need about 140 so have to get busy early. We plan on making a card to go with them. All summer have been crocheting preemie baby blankets for the Levine children's hospital . There is a group of 3 or 4 that work on these projects. We just love doing this sort of things.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:46 PM
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can you give us an idea of the ornaments you make, or even better a picture?
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:05 PM
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Lynnie, your quilt sounds awesome. Looking forward to seeing a picture when it's completed.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:56 PM
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Betty, just LA quilted the presents quilt. something quick I whipped up. now just need to bind it.

would you like a potholder with a nice spice, and which spice?
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