This year I'm only making things for people who I know will appreciate the time it takes to make something. I'm going for knits this time around.
Mom: bath mat and felted slippers
Sister: mittens and felted slippers
Brother: hats and maybe some sweat bands
Nephew: hat and mittens
Nephew's dad: Manly Mitts (Done!! picture here)
Mother in Law: lace shawl
My Dad loves handmade gifts, but he's way too hard to knit for, so he's getting the Omnivores' Dilemma and a donation in his honor to Heifer International.
Hubby... Is definitely getting something handmade, but I'm not sure what.
My big handmade gift list for 2007
It's that time of year again! Here's my christmas gift plan for this holiday season.
My Mom: knit purse (brea bag) and some sort of jewelry
My Dad: knit sweater (Skye Tweed Unisex Cable Rib Pullover)
Sister and Nephew (3 1/2 years old): bean bag chair made from recycled jeans, painting of a helicopter carrying a jeep, and a bunch of organizational stuff from Ikea
Little Bro-sky (12 yo): Mixed CD of awesome guitar solos and a binder with tabs for each one
Nephew's daddy: knit scarf (exchequered from knitty)
Mother-in-law: not sure... maybe a photo calendar?
Hubby: knit socks (for snowboarding and/or just regular ones), an rfid shielding pouch (instructions here), and I'm not sure what else. Maybe some art work or something.
Everyone else is getting store bought gifts.
This year I'm trying to go all handmade for Christmas. I'm not totally sure about what I'm making everyone, but here's my list so far and I'll post pics of finished stuff as I get it done.
Please let me know if you have any ideas for the people I'm unsure about!
2. brother (11) -
3. nephew (2.5) - numbers and alphabet for his walls
4. dad -
5. mom -
9. sister in law (16) -
10. nephew's daddy (26) - etched beer mug and a knit hat
11. ace and kayla (a couple of friends) - probably a pair of etched beer mugs
12. earthy/nature loving aunt - crocheted welcome mat made from shopping bags
I also made my Christmas cards. You can see them on this thread.