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Topic: A Year of Homemade Gifts! - 2011-2012 - Are YOU in?  (Read 74594 times)
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« Reply #450 on: November 21, 2011 06:37:29 PM »

Huzzah! Office gifts done!

Minty Tingle Peppermint Soap!



I know, it looks like slices of blue cheese!  Roll Eyes But they are minty!
Just need to cure a few weeks....packaging ideas anyone? I was thinking kraft paper with white string and a label?
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« Reply #451 on: November 21, 2011 07:15:43 PM »

I love peppermint, and handmade soap-those will be nifty office gifts! And kraft paper, string and label sounds good.

I made another necklace that will probably be part of my daughter's christmas. This is why I collect old, unwanted, and broken jewelry.
Gold chain from a gift of junk jewelry,a broken pearl and gold chain on one side, tiny green and blue beads and tiny pearl beads scattered about, a few inches of gold chain from a tacky belt in my craft supplies, and the pendant-heh. I bought a stack of brass bookmarks with an enameled top for just change each, retail was 7.00 each, but I knew I would use them to craft with. Pendant is bigger than a quarter, but not by much. 

Draped over a chain, looks better on, but since my girl is usually my model for pictures, and this is for her, the chair got to wear it instead.


A close up.

Kiddo brought home an order form, looks like the school fundraiser is boxes of fancy fruit. So will more than likely be doing that for a couple of family members.
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« Reply #452 on: November 21, 2011 07:42:43 PM »

Beautiful necklace, love the fan!
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« Reply #453 on: November 21, 2011 07:46:57 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #454 on: November 22, 2011 06:31:43 AM »

Those soaps look yummy!  I must try my hand at soap making some time.

Such a beautiful necklace Bookstorebabe.  I love how you use old things to make new jewelry.

I got one more gift crossed off my list, and I hope it meets the criteria of this group.  My mother and I were at an antique fair last weekedn, where she found a teapot from a set she's inherited.  Both I and the sales lady could tell she loved it, and she instantly cut 30% off the price.  My mother for some reason put it back on the table, so I instantly picked it back up and said if she wasn't going to buy it, I would.  We were not leaving that teapot behind!  I wouldn't call it cheap, but it was discounted, and second hand.  And I know it will be used and loved!
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« Reply #455 on: November 22, 2011 10:09:59 AM »

Kara B, that totally counts! What a great find! Your mom will love that teapot forever.
Thanks for the kind words on the necklace, I do have fun. You know, being cheap-and broke-has advantages. It makes me stretch and use my imagination.
I'm lovin' the soap too. I won't add it to my try someday list because...well, lye scares me. Yes, I'm a wimp.  Cheesy That, and tiny kitchen.
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« Reply #456 on: November 22, 2011 08:33:21 PM »

Really working on lots of projects at the moment, need to finish all machine sewing before Friday when my craft room needs to be temporarily packed up so the floor can be redone.
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« Reply #457 on: November 23, 2011 02:44:44 AM »

hawkeyes_girl: love it Grin could be a neat idea for anyone who a big cheese lover though (and as much as you love cheese smelling NOT of cheese can only be a good thing)
personally i would go with the whole fake cheese thing (babybels too maybe? or edam? should be simple to do ) and present them on a cheese board and wrap the whole thing in cellophane . unless the recipient dosnt like cheese of course.

like the Egyptian feel of that necklace too Grin

Dads b'day. he'd seen a husky t shirt online that he liked but theres no way i can afford $18+ postage right now so i painted the deign on a cheap plain t shirt (4 Grin) with silver fabric paint

ufortunatly i managed to paint the design on the back not the front of the T shirt *facepalm*  Embarrassed
not time to redo it either Roll Eyes so i painted a simple paw print on the front.
oh well.... Embarrassed as my dad has had more than a few senior moments im sure he will appreciate this Grin




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« Reply #458 on: November 23, 2011 07:52:11 AM »

That's a gorgeous tshirt, and you painted it? You are very talented! I bet your dad will love it. Besides, a lot of tshirts have a design on the back, putting a pawprint on the front makes it just right. I wouldn't even mention that the design placement was a  mistake. Well done!
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« Reply #459 on: November 23, 2011 09:23:03 AM »

thanks Smiley

my brother begged me to make this for his friend for christmas
a gingerbread Ironman! just waiting for him to be glazed and fired Smiley took me ages to fit his costume onto an aggravatingly anatomically incorrect gingerbread shape in a way i was happy with.

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