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« on: December 02, 2008 06:58:36 PM »

Hello,

I need help from my fellow craftsters  Smiley

I'm looking for Christmas gift ideas for my crafty cousin.  Unfortunately I won't have time this year to make her a gift so I'm looking to buy something for $30 or less. She's in her 20s, likes knitting and home decorating (among other crafts), and is expecting her first baby next year.

Any suggestions??
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008 12:42:18 AM »

What about putting together a bag of assorted items with which she can craft? Along with some project ideas, printed out from the internet.

It doesn't have to be expensive. You can use things from the Dollar Tree ... get creative with the supplies, so you can get a lot for less. Think "out of the box" in terms of supplies.

For instance, t-shirts from the thrift store, cut into strips can be yarn. Or sweaters from the thrift store can be felted to make bags or coasters or balls.

Fabric scraps from various sheets can make cool patchwork bags. Acrylic paints are only 99 cents each. If you mix those with that other stuff - that makes it last on clothes. It comes in a bottle next to the acrylic paints (the name eludes me right now). They would make great stencils. You could throw in some bodysuits for her to stencil for her baby.

You could probably put together a huge bag filled with things from which she can craft for a lot less than $30.00.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008 08:36:39 AM »

Does she visit the Craftster site?  You could get her some Craftster stuff from their Cafe Press store, http://www.craftster.org/shop/  I bought myself a hoodie and just love it, but they have cool tote bags and stuff, too.  Lots of stuff under $30.  You could get her a cool knitting pirate tee and a matching onesie for the baby, those are neat even if she doesn't hang out on Craftster.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008 02:59:12 AM »

Make her a 'Mommy Craft Bag'

Use a plain tote (she can paint on this later if she wants to) add some fabric paint or some permanent markers/paint pens (basic colors are fine) add a few onesies in white, yellow & green for her to decorate for baby. Add a plain adult T shirt in a size larger than she normally (pre-pregnancy) wears to paint for herself.  Find some paint patterns online (free ones) & print them for her to use (maybe some baby ones & mommy to be ones). Dont forget a fabric pencil. Grab one of the 'make your own teddy bear' kits & add that for her to make babies first teddy bear.

You can grab cheap onesies & a plain T shirt at the dollar store or Gabe's, and WalMart carries the make a teddies for about $15.00 A set of paint pens is only $10.00 there.

And Wallah....You have an awesome gift for very little money.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008 05:45:19 AM »

How about a WIP?  Get her absolutely all the supplies she'd need (pattern, needles, yarn/thread/fabric, buttons, accessories) for a project--maybe for the new baby?--and put them in a tote.  No matter how you slice it, though (or wrap it up!) supplies are definitely a great way to go.  How sweet are you!
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