anyone want to join me in brainstorming xmas presents for a whole bunch of family, friends, etc...? thinking of ones achievable by financially-challenged student..
some ideas i have... my sister will remain secret.. as i know she comes on here sometimes
mum - she has this like box of cards for all occasions her friend gave her last year, and I was thinking I could make some different handmade cards as a kind of "refill" for the box..i have got a book from the library with ideas on how to make some that are slightly more professional-looking than my normal attempts!
grandparents - really into antiques etc... i can't afford a real one!... so I am making them a replica victorian sampler - the top one here: http://www.scottishneedlework.co.uk/newshop/traditional_samplers.htm
the people I am mainly stumped for:
boyfriend's parents : have done a couple of cross stitch pictures etc in the past (last xmas i did a sort of family portrait with Jo Verso people adapted to look like the family.. which went down well
) so want something a bit different this year.. they are both on Atkins which makes edible gifts tricky (although last year for his dad's birthday we cooked them both an atkins-friendly meal!! hehe)... actually thinking about it... maybe a box of cards like for my mum would be nice...? it would probably be faster to make 2 of each card at a time (if you see what i mean?)
brother, age 13.. possibly a shoe box or clock or something covered in puictures of his favourite football team...? but stuck for what else
small presents for friends.. thinking maybe purses... notebooks/diaries..other ideas?
please join me if you want in suggesting your own mental blocks, solving any of mine, or just adding any cool ideas you have anyway!