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Thread: My little Christmas gifts 2015

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    My little Christmas gifts 2015

    Every year since I have been with Wal-Mart (16), I have made a little something for our members of management. There are close to 20 of them (give or take a few). This year I decided to make "sock snowmen" in their favorite College team colors or if they weren't into football I did them in CHRISTmas fabric. They measure between 7 and 9" high and once I gave them to members of management I received orders for 14 more. Along with what I did for my family, I have made over 50 of them. Unfortunately I did not take pictures of many of them.

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    This is one I made for my sister to give as a gift. She lives in Florida and the recipient loves palm trees, candy canes and holly. I only had one palm tree small enough to put on the snowman so I put it on the back. I used little tree twigs strengthened with glue that dried clear as the arms.

    The scrappy fabric ornaments were 2014's gift
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    2013 was the fabric box rage
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    What to do for 2016??? All suggestions will be appreciated

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    Cute little snowmen! Someone posted photos of log cabin Santa ornaments which were sweet but easy to do... maybe that could be your 2016 idea
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    Love love love the snowman! All adorable! How about mug rugs? very affordable and put a mug with it from the dollar store, with a couple of cookies, too cute!

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    they are all very cute!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhCanada View Post
    Cute little snowmen! Someone posted photos of log cabin Santa ornaments which were sweet but easy to do... maybe that could be your 2016 idea
    I was just going to post the same suggestion, Log Cabin Santas. I made them and love them. I added a pom-pom to their hats. I made two sizes for door hangers and used one as a tree topper. I used beads for the eyes.

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    Love the little Snowman. Did you have a pattern?

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    How about little trillium bags? They are pretty quick to make using 2 equilateral triangles. Here's a tutorial. I know there's a better one out there but I can't find it right now. I use a machine for all the steps.
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index...een#msg5257854
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    Very cute snowman. I agree, make some mug rugs. I did that in 2014. I made table runners this year. I don't know WHAT to do for 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie View Post
    Every year since I have been with Wal-Mart (16), I have made a little something for our members of management. There are close to 20 of them (give or take a few). This year I decided to make "sock snowmen" in their favorite College team colors or if they weren't into football I did them in CHRISTmas fabric. They measure between 7 and 9" high and once I gave them to members of management I received orders for 14 more. Along with what I did for my family, I have made over 50 of them. Unfortunately I did not take pictures of many of them.

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    This is one I made for my sister to give as a gift. She lives in Florida and the recipient loves palm trees, candy canes and holly. I only had one palm tree small enough to put on the snowman so I put it on the back. I used little tree twigs strengthened with glue that dried clear as the arms.

    The scrappy fabric ornaments were 2014's gift
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    2013 was the fabric box rage
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    And this was the year before that (2012)
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    2011 was another ornament
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    What to do for 2016??? All suggestions will be appreciated
    They are ALL beautiful but I especially love the sock snowman. I'm not too good with ideas. I' like to make some travel bags for my shoes to go in my suitcase. Not cute but practical.

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    What a very generous caring person you are. Whatever you decide on will be gratefully received.

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    Can't imagine for 2016, but you have been on a roll for this year. Great job on all!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    All very pretty. I really like making the fabric boxes and yours are lovely. They're so much fun!

    Have a merry Christmas!
    Jane

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    I want to come work with you !! how awesome are those ornaments. That snowman is to die for too!! I never thought of strengthening the arms with glue. great hint.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    What about zippered pouches??? I've made several and they're actually pretty easy. Here's a link:


    http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/06/open-wide-zippered-pouch-diy-tutorial.html



    Jane

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    A couple more suggestions for 2016... Gold Christmas Spiders (with the story attached), or Some type of Angels- perhaps Coffee Filter Angels. There are also beautiful light bulb Angels.

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    Love, love the snowman. Is there a pattern for it? Would love to make one for myself. You do great work and are very gengerous.

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    Your snowman is adorable!!!

    Someone posted these earlier this month: http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...e-t273430.html

    I have seen them done in lame fabric with beads, glitter, pearls and other embelishments.

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    The sock snowmen are so cute.

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    You are so talented! The snowmen are so adorable as were the other year's gifts!
    Helen T.

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    Beautiful way to use your scraps! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jan View Post
    Love the little Snowman. Did you have a pattern?
    This is a link for making the Sock Snowmen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB4jFqkn8MY I added the arms and believe it or not, finding enough twigs that were shaped right was the most difficult thing to find. My DH took my "yellow ball pins" and we placed them all around a cardboard box. Then we put baby white buttons on the base. He was so sweet to paint them all black for the eyes and "belly buttons". I used several different size socks to make them so they varied in size. I gave them sized according to the level of management. Baby socks makes one about 4" high plus the little hat.

    Thanks for all the suggestions

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    looks like you do more than 'a little something'...wow!

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    Such a sweet idea. Great for any age.

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    That snowman is beautiful. You did a great job. The recipients should be very pleased with their gifts.

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    you did a terrific job enjoy your Christmas

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