I told myself last year that I would learn a number of different crafts (e.g. paper crafting, sewing, knitting, jewelry making), so that I would be able to craft most of my gifts this year. Unfortunately, despite all of my best intentions, I still have not learned any specific crafting techniques (though I have bought a number of supplies and borrowed lots of books from the library). I still want to have a handmade Christmas though, so I am hoping to make some easy crafts, buy items crafted by others, and/or buy used gifts.
I haven't decided what I want to make yet, but I thought that I would start keeping a list of some of my ideas here.
-gluten free granola
-reusable produce bags: http://web.archive.org/web/20080109100720/http://www.circleoflifefoundation.org/action/arts/bag/index.htm
-handmade greeting card set
-Framed papercut deer/wildlife scene (anyone know where I could get a template?)
-Jewel Case Calendar
-Floppy Disk Pen Holder
-Cinnamon Bird Ornaments
-Fabric Ball Ornaments
-Stenciled Shirt (using freezer paper)
-No-Sew Fabric Pet Portrait (made out of scrapbook paper?)
-Cat and Fish Ornament
-Marble Magnets (of pet photos or wedding photos)