Whew.. haven't been on Craftster in so long but glad to be back.
This year, I am starting late, as usual. I'm trying to be pretty thrifty and mostly crafty as I'm sure most of us are. I need a little help though!
Mom- going to stencil a tote for her (LOVE the 3-packs of canvas totes at Michael's for $8) and a shirt with a nurse-themed pun. Not sure what else to do for her. She just recently lost 37 lbs and is finally at her amazingly awesome goal weight, but I'm not a sewer so can't make any clothes. She likes books, her evil ragdoll cat, arranging flowers, those willow-tree figurines, etc.
Stepdad- He almost always gets a stenciled shirt. I've made him a lot of them and I'm running out of puns! I might also make him a sign for his garage or a new sign for the yard with their last name... not sure what to make it out of.
Dad- So hard to buy/make for, as most Dads are. Stenciled shirt is always good. He likes tennis, yoga, organic food, and has a new dog- a golden retriever. No clue what else to make for him!!
Dad's GF- Really into yoga, has a lot of back pain (maybe I could make one of those rice bags?), really misses the mountains of CO where she went to school, so I was thinking about making a photo collage.
Boyfriend- I am buying and framing his fave horror movie poster (the Wasp Woman), since it's his dream to decorate our future media room with his favorite posters someday, but I'm also going to make him another calendar.. this year's theme is Muscle Cars & Monster Movies (2 of his fave things) He's a sculptor and a 3D modeler.... Last year, he made me an AMAZING sculpture of Albert (Florida Gator mascot, my alma mater) in a football uniform. I need to post it on here. There is no way I can outdo him artistically, but I'd love to make him something awesome.
Brother- He is definitely getting a Phillies NLCS champs shirt (boo, yankees..) but I'm trying to figure out what to make him. He is a photographer/photojournalist and just got engaged. He has approximately 29387297382 photo frames already, thanks to his fiancée.
Brother's fiancée- She LOVES baking and is AWESOME at it. Thinking about making her an apron- by that I mean buying one and stenciling something on it (as I noted my lack of sewing skills) Might also make her a recipe card box... and a binder to show off photos of some of her best cakes.
Stepsister- She loves the stenciled shirts too so I'll keep 'em coming for her. Same for her hubby.
Boyfriend's mom- Making her a decoupaged seed box, since she loves gardening and "old things", so I'm trying to find the perfect old box. She also loves birds, cats, tea, books (she's a high-school English teacher) and religion. Trying to think of something else to make her.
I think that's about it. I LOVE reading this thread, you are all so unbelievably imaginative and crafty!