Maybe if I make my list public, I will be more motivated to use nap times as crafting hour, not do-the-dishes-hour....(who needs clean plates, anyway??)
For my little guy (2 years old):
-big hotwheels mat, no sew applique, so not a lot of sewing but a lot of drawing & cutting. This is the inspiration: http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2010/10/oscars-car-playmat.html
-arts & craft kit...he loves art!!
-boy type dress up stuff
-a red dinosaur wearing jammies to go with a book I bought months ago and have been hoarding for Christmas. I have this pattern: http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/products/patterns/timmy-t-rex-soft-toy-sewing-pattern-instant-download/
I think it will work. This is the book http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-vs-Bedtime-Bob-Shea/dp/1423113357/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342129111&sr=8-1&keywords=dinosaur+vs+bedtime
so maybe that t-rex pattern isn't goofy enough??
For new baby:
-I feel like I will have a better idea in a month or so, when we find out what flavor baby we're having!
little paintings/ embroideries. a robin's nest for mom, antique fishing lures for dad
bird embroidery (this is almost done already!)
-stenciled laptop/ipad case (not making the case, just stenciling it with Ron Swanson)
My brother & my husband's entire side of the family which consists of his parents, aunt and uncle, grandmother, and our niece & nephew (in the 1st and 3rd grades).
Im thinking pj pants for the niece and nephew because they are quick to make and can be done fairly inexpensively. And also, a diary for her (she's starting 2nd grade this fall) or a jewelry box similar to this http://diybydesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/chalk-paint-jewelry-box.html
For the nephew (entering 3rd grade this fall), I was thinking a marshmallow shooter http://momscraftyspace.blogspot.com/2011/05/marshmallow-shooters.html#http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Marshmallow-Gun
For his aunt & uncle, I am thinking some homemade dog treats for their awesome, giant dogs http://www.comeonilene.com/2011/05/31/homemade-dog-treats/
And cookies or fancy popcorns or something....
His mom and step-dad I am just at a complete loss of ideas for, though.