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Thread: Are you busy making your Christmas Gifts? **77 Days till Christmas** What are you making?

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    Are you busy making your Christmas Gifts? What are you making? Please show us pictures and if you found the pattern online please share the link with us so we can all enjoy making cool things!

    How long 'til Christmas?

    77 Days

    14 Hours

    44 Minutes


    ...But who's counting?

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    Heh. Right now I'm in the throes of soapmaking. I need to bind a quilt, then do a lap quilt with things from my stash plus this:

    http://www.fabric.com/quilting-fabri...d-29889bf8fb7b

    Then a baseball twin size.

    Also, bind my DD's quilt. Or, make a ruffle. I'm leaning toward ruffle.

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    I bet soapmaking is fun, do you sell your soap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Heh. Right now I'm in the throes of soapmaking. I need to bind a quilt, then do a lap quilt with things from my stash plus this:

    http://www.fabric.com/quilting-fabri...d-29889bf8fb7b

    Then a baseball twin size.

    Also, bind my DD's quilt. Or, make a ruffle. I'm leaning toward ruffle.

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    I do, I do! Since it's cold process I've gotta get it done NOW so it has time to cure.

    Right now I'm about 300 bars short of what I want. :lol:

    Noooooo worries, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Are you busy making your Christmas Gifts? What are you making? Please show us pictures and if you found the pattern online please share the link with us so we can all enjoy making cool things!

    How long 'til Christmas?
    77 Days
    14 Hours
    44 Minutes
    ...But who's counting?
    Ugh!!! Someone take that counter away from craftybear!

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    I am making a noose and hanging myself I will never get everything done in 77 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    I do, I do! Since it's cold process I've gotta get it done NOW so it has time to cure.
    Right now I'm about 300 bars short of what I want. :lol:
    Noooooo worries, right?
    One year I helped a friend make soap for his children. It was a tradition that the kids always got handcrafted gifts, and he had just divorced his wife, so he was on his own. We made soap in bars and different molds. I got hooked. Now I have all this soapmaking stuff to do something with.

    We needed to wrap the soap in something, so I made little drawstring pouches from some cute Christmas fabric. He included a hand carved Santa in the gift, since he loved to work with wood. He passed away a few months after Christmas due to lung cancer. His 3 kids treasure that Santa and soap, knowing that he took the time and interest to do it all on his own. :)

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    ^^^Awwww, that's such a lovely story! :D

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    what a nice story, thanks for sharing with us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    I do, I do! Since it's cold process I've gotta get it done NOW so it has time to cure.
    Right now I'm about 300 bars short of what I want. :lol:
    Noooooo worries, right?
    One year I helped a friend make soap for his children. It was a tradition that the kids always got handcrafted gifts, and he had just divorced his wife, so he was on his own. We made soap in bars and different molds. I got hooked. Now I have all this soapmaking stuff to do something with.

    We needed to wrap the soap in something, so I made little drawstring pouches from some cute Christmas fabric. He included a hand carved Santa in the gift, since he loved to work with wood. He passed away a few months after Christmas due to lung cancer. His 3 kids treasure that Santa and soap, knowing that he took the time and interest to do it all on his own. :)

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    Hi,

    you know I have to take care of all of you, you might not realize how close Christmas is away

    Take care and Happy Quilting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Crafter
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Are you busy making your Christmas Gifts? What are you making? Please show us pictures and if you found the pattern online please share the link with us so we can all enjoy making cool things!

    How long 'til Christmas?
    77 Days
    14 Hours
    44 Minutes
    ...But who's counting?
    Ugh!!! Someone take that counter away from craftybear!

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    Yes, my Christmas crafting efforts started about a month ago. Don't have photos taken yet but will do so eventually. I've been making pillows, appliqued hot pads and simple things like that. So much to do, so little time!!! :)

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    I am making a quilt for my parents bed. It is from a pattern in F&P mag, but am having to change size to fit bed, so not sure exactly what it will turn out to be. It is all done in blue batik. Of course, this week I am finishing quilts for DGD's BD, and one for SIL. Leaving next week for Oregon for MIL's memorial service and need to have those 3 done to take plus mini for GD's dolly. Then when we return our house should be finished and we will be moving out of our 5th wheel into a real house with a real sewing room. I have spent last 13 months in this tiny house trying to make big quilts!

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    I am working on some pillowcases. Thats it so far, but I am making some lists!

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    OH YES! My pile of diddley and squat is growing by leaps and bounds. lol

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    LOL I am jumping around from project to project trying to get something finished.. Boy that pile is really growing and time is getting short!

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    I'm trying to get stuff done, but I keep being drawn to this site. :oops:

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    I've got some stuff done, and some stuff half done and some stuff that needs to be done! LOL

    So far I've got

    A wall hanging for my little sister
    A wall hanging for my other little sister
    A wall hanging for my little brother
    And a wall hanging for my mom

    I need to bind the table runner for my MIL.

    And start a million more projects!!!

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    I am trying to finish the sewing room so I can actually sew in there. I have my grand daughter here and can't get a thing done. I started cutting for 2 quilts but that was 3 weeks ago. She goes home Sunday then it is a sewing blitz.

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    I am still working on my DS Frosted memmories quilt, just have to add the binding. I am also playing around with some table toppers. It has been so warm here hard to think of christmas.

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    I have 3 quilts to do for my niece's children. I have 2 started and still trying to figure out what to do for the other one. I have another twin size quilt to make and then I have to make a queen size quilt for a wedding on January 15th. I am also making halloween wallhangings for my grandson to take to school and Xmas stockings for 6 kids. Am I in a different time zone than Crafty Bear so that I get more time? I guess it is a good thing I am presently unemployed so that I have more time to sew. HaHaHa!

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    I love to make cold process soap and I was getting pretty good! I bought the lye in Winn Dixie, now with the drug probs it is not available. Where do you buy your lye from??
    I think it makes great gifts, my fam loves it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Heh. Right now I'm in the throes of soapmaking. I need to bind a quilt, then do a lap quilt with things from my stash plus this:

    http://www.fabric.com/quilting-fabri...d-29889bf8fb7b

    Then a baseball twin size.

    Also, bind my DD's quilt. Or, make a ruffle. I'm leaning toward ruffle.

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    Oh man you are mean. I have yet to get over that we are already inot OCTOBER!!! Not ready for Christmas!!

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    Please, please, please take the counter away from craftybear :( No money or such for christmas with just getting fired for getting hurt on the job. Don't even wanna think about christmas now. :(

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    Just finished quilt for DSGF night B4 last, look at pic " Girly Girl D9P quilt". now working on rag quilt for step-dtr. Love making rag quilt, this is my 2nd one, so quick and easy, no batting, putting together or binding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laceybritt
    I bought the lye in Winn Dixie, now with the drug probs it is not available.
    Our ACE hardware carries it (or used to...I don't know now...) but since I buy in bulk I get it online. You have to sign a HAZMAT thing for it...perhaps to deter criminals?

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