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jennjitsu
« on: November 26, 2010 02:22:44 PM »

I have little motivation this year, so I'm hoping that by hearing what everyone else is creating it will prod me to get the lead out and finish my own projects!  We cheated a little this year, making a couple of photo books for grandparents (hey, it was a KILLER Groupon and tooooo stinkin easy!) I still have to make stuff for my sister and her fixture boyfriend, both are half working actors with collective oddjobs  of Fake Casino Card Dealer (for parties), the inside puppeteer for a giant polar bear suit for a certain soda company, a promotional model and a nanny.  They are super quirky and have amazing senses of humor so I'm trying to appeal to that!

Whatchall got goin' on?
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greenfaerie
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010 05:18:22 PM »

I'm struggling with this, too.  We're beyond super broke this year, so everything has to come from my stash.  Fortunately, I've got a pretty big stash lol!

For my 18-yr-old sister in law who's applying to art schools, I thought of making some sort of accessories for her art stuff.  She's really hard to buy for, and likes only simple stuff, so it's hard to think.  I do know she loves her pencil pouch, so maybe she'll like a pencil roll type thing but for X-acto knives and such. 

For my brother-in-law and his wife, I'm thinking of making them a couple of stenciled tea towels for their home, perhaps with double happiness symbols.

For my MIL... I have no idea.  Same thing for FIL.

My parents have asked for a print of some of my photo work.  I'm also making my mom a pendant if these new ones I'm developing for etsy work out well.  Perhaps an origami mobile too.

For the hubby... I'm making him a clipboard for our business, and perhaps a few things on the line I'm making his sister.  I'll probably make him some fun candles, book of coupons, and a whole lot of homemade treats.  I'm looking for other ideas for him, too.

I think all our friends are getting edible stuff this year. I'm also considering etching some glasses for certain friends, perhaps making mason jar lanterns for others. 

Like I said, we're BROKE.  Several of the people on my list have been less than gracious about gifts, especially ones that aren't over $100; those people are either cut off or getting what's basically a craftster swapping "medium". 
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010 01:12:38 PM »

My mom and my sister are easy this year, yay! I'm making them some vinyl record things because they saw them and wanted them. They also asked for me crochet scarves, easy! yay! hehe
My dad though.....no idea....
We don't do anything for our in-laws because they think once you hit 9 yrs old you are to old for Christmas, fine with me!
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greenfaerie
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010 01:27:26 PM »

Sometimes it's convenient to have Grinches in the family, right?  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010 09:01:17 PM »

Sometimes it's convenient to have Grinches in the family, right?  Wink
Yes! So much cheaper lol Hubby has 4 siblings so that would be pricey on top of my family of 3 plus us 4!
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jennjitsu
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010 05:16:08 AM »

Wow, I wish people would TELL me what they wanted, haha!
My brother and his family are difficult, my sister in law is one of those people who has no regard for handmade.  If it isn't new and expensive she places very little value on it.  She'll smile and make nice but you can see later that it's wadded up in a corner under other things she isn't pleased with :/

AND I wish I'd learn to crotchet, already! Hahaha that would open up so many other options!
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Ariannrhod
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010 12:38:27 PM »

My theme this year is buy cheap and improve. I have a friend who works for a certain video game store and they get all sorts of things that are meant to be given to people who pre-order a specific game, when they have extra pre-order items they can give them away to the employees, so for my sister I got a little sack-boy plushie that I'm dressing up in a shy-guy costume, and for her fiance I'm making Sonic the Hedgehog gloves to go with the Sonic hat.
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