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« on: June 05, 2012 05:36:31 PM »


Swap Info
Swap name: Ongoing Holiday Gift List Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kaz814
Sign-up date range:  June 5 - June 28, 2012
Date to send item by: 2 weeks from claim
Limited to a certain number of people?: No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
You must be over 18 years of age.  

Organizer Notes
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide - yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant - yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now - yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants - yes
- Is at least 18 years old - yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Welcome to the Ongoing Holiday Gift List Swap! Round 4


We know it's early, but it's never too soon to start thinking of holiday gifts!  This the place to help your fellow Craftster narrow down their holiday gift lists.  This swap welcomes every winter holiday including Christmas, Hanukah/Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, etc.  If you want a handmade holiday for your friends and family, this is the place to get help on your list.  From grandma to your own kids, your lists can include almost anyone in your life that you might need a little help crafting for - even yourself!.   Please read through this initial post carefully before joining and PM me with any questions.

How it works:

This swap will work in an ongoing format.  The first person in the swap will post a list of handmade items that they would like.  The participants then look through the list and if they can fulfill that particular wish, they claim that person for that item and post their own list for the next person to claim them.  This works like a chain.  Person A is claimed by Person B, Person B is claimed by Person C, etc.  You must claim to be claimed and only one person can claim another at a time.  

Each FOC can have up to 3 outstanding claims at a time.  A non-FOC craftster gets two claims at a time.  A new swapper can have 1 claim at a time.  Once one of your claim is received and the organizer is notified, you may claim again.  

What is on the list:

Each participant can post as many size medium requests as they would like in their list.  Please try to post a minimum of 10 items you would like so there is a variety and a better chance of not stalling the swap.  You may post larges or smalls as well, but please realize that to fulfill the swap requirements, you are only required to claim and send a medium.  This swap will be for handmade items only.  Organizing your list by crafting medium is a good idea to help other participants find something on your list that they are good at, but is not required.  Please note that because these are holiday wishes we are filling, items should be your absolute best quality.  

How to make your list:

Please format your list to have an introduction that lets us know a little more about you, such as your name, your general location, etc.  Please format your wishes so that each participant has a clear idea as to what you are looking for.  Posting links is highly advisable.  It is also a great idea to provide participants with as much relevant information on the gift recipient as possible.  Here is my suggested way for formatting each wish:

<item> <recipient> <preferences> <link>
<allergies>

Example:  
Doll dress for my daughter.  She prefers pink floral fabric with a velcro or button closure.  Here is one she likes http://URL GOES HERE
Allergies:  Smoke

Including allergies right underneath of each wish keeps the allergies in focus.  This is such an important part to consider when claiming someone.  If you format your wishes like this, they will be clear and you are more likely to be claimed quickly.

Making a claim:

Once you make a claim, you must PM the participant that you are claiming for their address and to discuss the item you have claimed to make for them.  Once you make a claim, you are committed to making that item.  Remember, you only have two weeks to complete the item and ship it.  If you choose to send extras, they do not contribute to the size of the claim.  A medium is technically either between 2-3 hours in time, or $20-$30 in supplies/value.  To claim the person who is currently available, respond to their post with I claim <username> for <item claimed for>.  For example, if I were to claim myself to make socks, I would write, I claim kaz814 for a hoopla.  Within that same response, you then post your own list so someone can claim you.  

    
Send Outs:

Just like other ongoing swaps, you will have two weeks from the date of your claim to send out your item.  There are no exceptions.  DC#s will be absolutely required.  If you do not provide a DC#, it will be noted in your feedback.  If you do not provide a DC# and your package gets lost, you will be required to resend.  You must PM the organizers with the DC#/customs# when you send!

Qualifications to Join:

Anyone is free to join under standard Craftster Swap Guidelines.  Due to the time constraints on claims, I reserve the right to deny any Craftster that has a history of lateness.

Receiving packages:

Please PM me as soon as you receive each package.  This is so I can keep track of claims.  Pictures in the gallery are also appreciated.  Some of your fulfilled wishes might inspire other wishes for other participants.

Other important info:

You do not have to message me when you claim a person.  You only have to message them for their address.  Please PM me however when you send your questionnaire, when you send your claim, and when you receive a claim with the title: OHLS 4: questionnaire, OHLS 4: sent!, etc.  Also, Please PM me with any questions you have.

Please do not claim a person until you have been approved for this swap and it is listed in your profile!  Please do not claim a person once one of your claims has been received until the person receiving from you verifies your package arrived and is exactly what you claimed them for. (Unless you have open claim spots, of course!)

Sometimes, a person's list will stall the swap.  When your list has been up for more than 18-24 hours without someone claiming you, please try to add more items to your list so you have a better chance of being claimed.  Remember that it is possible that not all of your items will be claimed.  

There will be a discussion/gallery thread in the Gallery area.  This is an area to give us updates and discuss this swap.  

At the end of the month, whoever is the last on the list will be first on the list for the following month/or the organizer (me!) will be the ending claimer.  You will have to sign up for each additional round that you choose to participate in.  You must be current in the previous round to be accepted to the new round.

This swap is open to international swappers, as well as new swappers.

I reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who is late in previous rounds of this swap.  This is a holiday swap and should be fun!


If you want to participate, here is the information to send to the organizer.  Please have the title of your PM be the name of the swap.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Holiday Gift List Round 4
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Your mailing address:
Have you read the Swap Guidelines and understand how this swap works?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim?
Are you willing to ship outside of your country?


IMPORTANT: Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZERS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.  

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Come chat with us during the swap and let us know how you're progressing on all of your projects.  You can find our discussion thread here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409643.0
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012 05:38:17 PM »

Participants:
(total number of claims made, number of claims sent, number of claims received by person you sent to)

craftaddiction - (FOC) - 6/6/6
kaz814 - (FOC) - 3/3/3
mini_mum - (FOC) - 2/2/2

Miss Barbara - (FOC) - 4/4/4
rockon - (FOC) - 3/3/3
texscrapper - 3/3/3
thehappycrochetchic - 1/1/1
TroubleT - (FOC) - 7/7/7


Sent
Received
Late with Communication
Contact kaz814 ASAP
Feedback given


Send by dates:
craftaddiction to kaz814 for swiffer cover and tile coasters by June 19.
Miss Barbara to craftaddiction for dishcloths by June 19.
kaz814 to Miss Barbara for stationery sets by June 19.
Miss Barbara to kaz814 for dishcloths by June 19.
craftaddiction to Miss B for crayons by June 21.
TroubleT to craftaddiction for I am Hip-Hop tshirt by June 21.
texscrapper to TroubleT for a grilling notebook by June 22.
thehappycrochetchic to texscrapper for mugrug and cozy or memo board by June 22.
TroubleT to thehappycrochetchic for Chewbacca by June 22.
kaz814 to TroubleT for Santa tags and bookmarks by June 25.
craftaddiction to kaz814 for crayons by June 25.
TroubleT to craftaddiction for computer wristrests by June 25.
rockon to TroubleT for a hair doodad holder by June 25.
kaz814 to rockon for mixes in jars by June 28.
TroubleT to kaz814 for 2 hooded towels by June 29.
mini_mum to TroubleT for bookmarks by July 2.
craftaddiction to mini_mum for warm socks by July 2.
rockon to craftaddiction for tissue holders by July 2.
TroubleT to rockon for aprons by July 2.
Miss Barbara to TroubleT for dishcloths by July 2.
mini_mum to Miss Barbara for mini stockings by July 2.
Miss Barbara to mini_mum for dishcloths by July 2.
TroubleT to Miss Barbara for a journal by July 3.
texscrapper to TroubleT for crepe snowballs by July 3.
rockon to texscrapper for memory game by July 5.
craftaddiction to rockon for baby stuff by July 6.
TroubleT to craftaddiction for pinterest by July 10.
craftaddiction to TroubleT for housesocks by July 10.
texscrapper to craftaddiction for ornaments by July 12.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012 05:46:11 PM »

I'll start us off, since I'll wrap us up, too at the end of this month. Smiley



Hi!  I'm Kaz and I live with my two bunnies in a teensy tiny condo in Maryland, USA. I'm a teacher in a middle school, and I love it.  I love most any color (see my profile for the colors of my house), though I'm not really a fan of paisley, neons, baby pastels, or animal print.  I love polka dots, stripes, fun patterns, bright colors, and "comfy" things.  I love puns, good grammar, doors and windows, autumn and reading. I have no allergies.  I'm single, an only child, and my dad passed away five years ago this coming November, so it's me and my mom - which is why my list for potential things for my mom is so long.  She's my best friend, really, and since I'm an adult now, I can spoil her as she deserves!

I'm trying to keep store-bought gifts to a minimum again this year, so thanks for helping me out!  I tell myself that it makes Christmas cost less ... and so long as I don't go near a Joann's, it probably does. Wink 


For Mom
My mom is a fabulous woman, who is a preschool teacher and adores her dog.  (Seriously, the dog gets her own suitcase when we go on trips.)  She likes lighthouses and collects Santas.  Things to help her organize would be LOVE (mostly by me!) and she has a dream of opening her own baking business.  She is the best baker I know.  She loves the blue/yellow combination (think Vera Bradley-esque prints).  Her dog is named Prairie and is something like a Schipperke mix.  (She has no allergies, but she does dislike birds, so please nothing with birds.)

-lighthouse artwork/inchies/ATCs - I'm going to make a collage type thing and frame it for Christmas!
-earring/necklace set for my mom (she loves garnets and turquoise, not necessarily together, though! She can do more delicate jewelry and doesn't like chunky stuff really.)
-a learn to make jewelry craft kit for my mom
-a dog bed for Prairie (she's a medium sized/30 pound dog - I can provide a pic if necessary)
-a leash/collar for Prairie
-mugrug
-notebook like THIS for mom (she actually pointed out that she liked it!)
-rice heat/cool pack
-knit/crocheted dishcloths for mom - she prefers ones that are square and are probably 6x6. 
-swiffer sweeper and swiffer duster reusable crocheted/sewn covers for mom
-notecards w/ envelopes
-pot holders (the square kind or the hand-shaped kind)
-my mom collects Santas so something Santa-y


For The Relatives

I'm looking for some things for my mom's relatives, too - mostly my grandparents, uncle and his wife.  My grandmother loves maroon and Manhattans (the drink), hates birds, the color green and water.  My grandfather has a gigantic sweet tooth and likes martinis.  My uncle and his wife are very awesome people, and I couldn't tell you what their favorite colors are.  Best go for a generic 'manly' print for my uncle and something fun and classic for my uncle's wife. They all love the Boston Red Sox, patriotic items, and no allergies for any of them.

-mug rugs for uncle (he likes firetrucks, dark green/manly colors, and America), uncle's wife (something bright, but classic?) or grandparents (red/white/blue, patriotic, New England, Red Sox)
-tile coasters - beach theme or patriotic



For The Kids
I've also got several small children to make gifts for this year - a 4 year old niece, a 5 year old boy, a 2.5 year old boy, a 2 year old boy, an almost 2 year old girl, and a 6 month old (or she will be 6 months when Christmas rolls around!).  They have no allergies of which I'm aware.

These are all just ideas!  If you have something you think they'd love, just let me know.  I'm very open to other ideas. Cheesy

-hooded towels (for a 4 year old girl who loves purple, ducks, and sheep and/or a 5 year old boy who is very much a little boy and loves firemen/policemen/cars) (Examples: example 1, example 2)
-car "garage" for the 5 year old boy for his Matchbox cars (like this or this - no need to get so detailed with the paint or anything on the first one, though)
-decorated t-shirts for two year old boy, two and a half year old boy, five year old boy, four year old girl, or one and half year old girl
-library bag for any of these children
-crayon roll/crayon tote for 4 year old niece (who loves purple, ducks, and sheep and whose birthday is on Christmas itself!)
-felt food for any of them!
-something appropriate for a baby girl who will be about 6 months old at Christmas
-I-spy bags for the 4 year old girl or 5 year old boy





For Co-Workers, Friends, Etc.
-mug rugs
-mug cozies
-_____ in a Mug (like this or this
-ornament coasters like these for my friend, L, who adores Christmas and all Christmas decorations
-gnome artwork/stuffies (child-friendly and safe, please!)



For Me to Use for Others

-Christmas cards w/ envelopes
-Christmas and birthday tags
-reusable cloth gift bags
-handmade gift bows (out of newspaper, magazines, film ... ideas are endless)



For Me
-cover for my ironing board; it's a small tabletop one and the cream it came with shows the use of the 'cotton' setting ... anything pretty and cheerful would be loved!
-Pinterest surprise
-Christmas ornaments of some kind
-nativity
-hoopla
-hand-carved stamps
-apron - any kind. I'm plus-sized, so something I can tie around me would be fun!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012 06:07:04 PM »

I claim kaz814 for a swiffer cover (crocheted).

This is my first claim (of 3 allowed)

I live in Iowa with my boyfriend (of 8 years) and our small Multipoo dog named sissy.
Blue = Big Wish

We have 3 main groups we give Christmas gifts to. One is a people around town that we give gift bags too. The second is distant relatives or people we know too well for the gift bags. The third is immediate family. I could use help with this year. I have no clue what to get the first 2 groups so you could make anything you wanted. The only thing you should keep in mind that most are couples and most are senior aged. I made a board on pintrest with some ideas. They are just to give you ideas; you dont need to make something on the board if you have a different idea. I also have a board for the 3rd group. Again, that is just for inspiration; you can make anything you think they would like.

-   Tiny gift(s) The tiny ones are people around town (the first group). Usually I pick up all 8-10 of them for around $20 (just to give you an idea on value). This is like the mail man and the trash guy. It is okay if they are really tiny. I am going to leave them on my list and make little goodies bags. Maybe ornaments, snack bags, cooking mixes, magnets, hot coco mixes, finger hot pads, alerted notebooks, bookmarks. Really, anything you can think of. I am horrible at coming up with ideas. You dont need to claim all 10. Just claim how ever many you want to meet the swap requirements, or mix-and-match with other things on my list.
-   Small gift(s) (the second group) Usually we spend around $10-$20 each on these. We will send 4 of these this year. I dont actually know any of these people, as they are distance relatives of my boyfriends or his ex (he got along well with her family well, and likes to send them something small). 2 are couples, 2 are single (1 women, 1 man). All are seniors or near it, with no kids in the house. If you like things more spelled out, here it is:
Small gift A Our Neighbors. Married couple. In their 60s. He is in a wheel chair.
 Small gift B Male, Single. In his 50s In a band. Loves anything related to music and comics. Likes old 30s and 40s cars.
Small gift C Female, single. 55 years old.
Small gift D Bfs ex-parent-in-laws. Married. In their 70s (or so). He is a retired fireman.


My boyfriends GrandkidsPerhaps someone likes making gifts for kids? You could make anything you would like.
My boyfriend has 4 kids (all grown). 2 are married with kids. One has 1 boy (age 7) and 1 girl (age 3). The other has 2 boys (ages 8 and 2). We could use some gifts for the grandkids (dont worry about the kids, they like cash Smiley  We just need gifts for the grandkids.)
Some ideas:
-    Maybe something like this for the youngest boy?
-    Stuff animal sleeping bag for the girl
-    Checker Board Any medium (sewn, knit, crochet, etc). I would like to get 2, they don't need to be done by the same person.
-    Anything!



My Parents
My dad is disabled. Some days he is in so much pain he cant leave his bed. Other days are better. His favorite things are going to breakfast and his dog Rosita. Rosita is great for him. When he has bad days she will lay next to him all day. Other days, she is great at getting him out of the house. She loves playing ball and car rides. So a great day for dad is taking Rosita to sonic for breakfast. She is like his child. He used to have pictures of me all over his computer and phone. They have since been replaced with pictures of her Smiley He spends a lot of time reading (especially when he cant get out of bed). He reads suspense and crime novels and can read a book or 2 a night. He is trying to get more active (when he can), so he swims at the community pool and has started playing pickleball. He pretty much likes any colors (well, he wont wear pink) and anything. He isnt picky. He has no allergies but he is diabetic.

Mom is allergic to wool (it is fine if dad gets something with wool in it, she has to be close to notice it, like a blanket or a scarf). Her favorite color is blue. There isnt any color she dislikes. She also loves Rosita, but her baby is her dog Maxie (a boy). She spends most of the time working. She just started sewing and tries to spend every minute she can find sewing. She is a natural at it. She never had a hobby before, so I think this is good from her.


-   I am Hip Hop shirt  Yeah, I cover this twice (look 3 items down), but he would love it so much. Here is an example, but a black shirt is probably not the best choice for where they live (very hot). Any color would be great.
-    Detroit Lions Vest I would love a Lions vest for my dad. He wears a xxl. If you have an idea or something else Detroit Lions themed, that would be great too. It shouldnt take too much fabric, as it doesnt need arms.
-   Anything Detroit Lions themed for my dad.
-    3x Shirts for Dad Doesnt matter if they are sewn, stenciled, painted or anything else. He likes shirts. Any type or style. I havent seen a shirt he doesnt like. Shirts in his size are expensive and they dont have much money so he usually gets his shirts from the bargain rack from walmart (when he can find them, which isnt often). It is always the shirts no one else would wear and he loves them. He has an unusual sense of humor. His favorite was just a basic shirt that said I am Hip Hop he found for $3. He loved that shirt. Actually, he wore it out, so that might be an idea Smiley If you want themes, some would be: Detroit lions, the zia symbol, Bob Marley, his dog, humorous sayings. Dont feel you need to go by those themes. He would love anything! Those are just what I could think of. Dont let them limit you.
-   Slippers For my dad. He wears a 9 in US mens. Any style. He could really use them. He cant feel his feet so sometimes he steps on things around the house (like goat heads) without realizing it. Even a thin barrier would make a big difference.
-   Stickers With Bob V. on them For my dad. He puts them on his diabetic tracking sheets. I think it is his way to make a negative thing a bit more fun. And it makes the nurses smile. They should have some sort of picture (sponge bob?) and Bob V. They could be done by hand. Or this would be good for someone with some computer skills and Avery type labels.
-   Stenciled/etched wine glasses They get their wine glasses from the dollar store. They work fine but are a bit plain. So maybe some can make glasses with a design on them?
-   Stenciled/etched beer glasses
-   Homemade Soap  Dad loves homemade soap. He first got hooked when they got a bar of lavender goat milk soap. Since then he has tried many different types of soap (like olive oil ones) and has likes them all. I have got him a bunch of goat milk soap, so I am looking for other types. Olive oil was his favorite, but that could just be because his hasn't tried anything other than olive oil and goat milk  Smiley
-   Flip Flops for mom. Womens 7 1/2. Here is one idea.
-   Animal Stuff  They foster dogs and cats for their local shelter, so they can always use any animal toys/clothing/items. They have 2 dogs and 1 cat of their own.
-   49ers bag or purse for mom
-   Computer wrist rests For either of my parents, they each have their own computers. Here is an example
-   Spongebob A stuffie would be great. I have seen crochet patterns. But any method would be great too. Perhaps a knitted or sewn one? Or perhaps a sponge bob magnet?
-   Southwest or Indian Art Any type or size. Sewn, painted, sand, yarnie, clay, really any type
-   Stocking stuffers Last year I didn't have much money, so I make a stocking for my mom and filled it with little things (like the little sewing accessories you can get for $1, washcloths, etc). She was almost in tears. She loved it. So I want to get some suffers to put in stockings. I am going to make my parents both one this year (or make dad one and have a bunch of little gifts for her to open).

-   Anything you think they would like I didnt ramble on about their life for no reason. Smiley If you got any ideas while reading their bio, (ie, something for animals or a bookmark for dads reading), go with it. My imagination limits me greatly. Dont let my poor imagination limit you too :p  If you have ideas, please, use them. There is also more ideas in the board I linked above.




For Mags (a family friend I have known my whole life)
-   Nightmare Before Christmas wallet/holder Based on this, but it would be better if it was to hold memory cards or money (or anything else you can think of) instead of tea. Actually, anything Nightmare Before Christmas related would be wonderful. It just cant be too large. Her son, his wife and their daughter are moving in with them, so they have gotten rid of a lot of knick knacks.
-   Plants vs Zombies Plush toy(s) like this
-   Plants vs Zombies Amigurumi(s) like this or like this
-   Plants vs Zombies bracelet
-   Nightmare Before Chistmas in Polymer Clay I know it is a long shot but thisis amazing.


For My Boyfriend Blue is his favorite color, he likes most colors (he is very artistic), no allergies. Old enough to have 4 kids in their 30s Smiley .
-   Robe He needs a long, warm robe for the winter. Something that will go to atleast his mid-calf 
-   Prince Valiant 2013 Calendar
-   Homemade Baked Goods Pies (he would love an apple one with a lattice top, any size, even a super tiny one), bread, cookies. He loves baked goods and they are hard to find here. Feel free to claim him for this, I can give it to him early.
- Hogwarts Double Knitted wall hanging This pattern but in worsted weight instead of fingering weight to make it a small wall hanging. The gryphon one. He actually isn't a harry potter fan, he just likes it for his castle themed area.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012 06:31:45 PM »

I claim Craftaddiction for stocking stuffers for her mom.  (1/0/0)

Hi!  My name is Barbara and I am a married mom of three.  DH is an exterminator, DS is 18 and off to college in Sept., DD is 10 years old, and my other DD is 8 years old.  I am a preschool teacher for 'at-risk' students.  

I don't have any allergies, but everyone else in the house has SLIGHT allergies.  I can swap with someone who has pet(s) as long as the pet(s) is kept away from the craft and supplies.  No partners who smoke or have smokers in their home, please.

GIFTS FOR CHILDREN'S TEACHERS/MY CO-WORKERS, ETC...:

PAPER CRAFTS:
-Stationery sets:  envelopes/paper/cards
-Set of book plates (generic)
-Holiday cards for me to send out (generic 'winter' or 'happy holidays' cards would be best)
-Journals

SEWN CRAFTS:
-Small stockings (like ornament size or slightly larger, do not have to be made with holiday fabrics)
-Cloth/"quilted" bookmarks (there is an example of what I have in mind in my wist)
-Aprons
-Simple tote bags (These would be great for the adults in my life, or if someone wants to be a hero  Wink, I have 34 students...smallish tote bags would make great, useful holiday gifts for them!)
-Felt animal masks (Again, I have 34 students...if someone wants to be a hero  Wink, or if I can get claimed enough times for this particular item, that would be terrific!)
-Simple clutches
-Simple wristlets (small)
-Gift bags made out of fabric

OTHER STYLE CRAFTS:
-Decorated brush/mirror sets
-Beaded pen/pencil wraps (there is an example of these in my wist)
-Fun shape melted crayons (again, I have 34 students, however many crayons you can make will be appreciated)
-Bottlecap magnets (no particular theme)
-Decorated photo frames
-Soaps
-Lip balms
-Bows (to attach to the gifts...don't care what they are made out of)

FOR DH:
-Pillowcases with bugs on them (PLEASE NO SPIDERS, HE DOES NOT LIKE THEM!  Roll Eyes)
-T-shirts in size 3x with funny sayings on them
-Items that have the quote:  "All who wander are not lost" on them (i.e.-a keyring, a cup, a box, etc...)

FOR DS:
-A 'tea wreath' (see example in my wist)
-Bow ties
-Cuff links
-Ear bud holder that closes with a zipper on a keyring
-Items that have the quote:  "I'm an international SUPERSTAR!" on them
-Penguin items


FOR 10 YO DD:
-Journal with her name on it
-Small set of sewn animals


FOR 8 YO DD:
-Decorated headbands (the hard, 'U' shaped ones, please)
-Journal with her name on it
-Scrapbooking materials/Scrapbook made for her to work on
-'Journey Girl' clothing (it's a doll similiar to the 'American Girl' dolls, just a lot cheaper...PM me for measurements)


FOR MY BFFS:
-Any 'Beeker' (from the Muppets) items (I have one item on my wist that would be awesome!)
-Some sort of organizational tool (Journal/date book/wipe off board?  This BFF had a stroke last year and is still recovering, and I want to help her with remembering important appts., etc...)
-Travel size craft tote/hook roll (example on wist)


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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012 06:39:59 PM »

I claim Miss Barbara for some stationery sets!


Hi!  I'm Kaz and I live with my two bunnies in a teensy tiny condo in Maryland, USA. I'm a teacher in a middle school, and I love it.  I love most any color (see my profile for the colors of my house), though I'm not really a fan of paisley, neons, baby pastels, or animal print.  I love polka dots, stripes, fun patterns, bright colors, and "comfy" things.  I love puns, good grammar, penguins, rabbits, doors and windows, autumn and reading. I have no allergies.  I'm single, an only child, and my dad passed away five years ago this coming November, so it's me and my mom - which is why my list for potential things for my mom is so long.  She's my best friend, really, and since I'm an adult now, I can spoil her as she deserves!

I'm trying to keep store-bought gifts to a minimum again this year, so thanks for helping me out!  I tell myself that it makes Christmas cost less ... and so long as I don't go near a Joann's, it probably does. Wink 


For Mom
My mom is a fabulous woman, who is a preschool teacher and adores her dog.  (Seriously, the dog gets her own suitcase when we go on trips.)  She likes lighthouses and collects Santas.  Things to help her organize would be LOVE (mostly by me!) and she has a dream of opening her own baking business.  She is the best baker I know.  She loves the blue/yellow combination (think Vera Bradley-esque prints).  Her dog is named Prairie and is something like a Schipperke mix.  (She has no allergies, but she does dislike birds, so please nothing with birds.)

-lighthouse artwork/inchies/ATCs - I'm going to make a collage type thing and frame it for Christmas!
-earring/necklace set for my mom (she loves garnets and turquoise, not necessarily together, though! She can do more delicate jewelry and doesn't like chunky stuff really.)
-a learn to make jewelry craft kit for my mom
-a dog bed for Prairie (she's a medium sized/30 pound dog - I can provide a pic if necessary)
-a leash/collar for Prairie
-mugrug
-notebook like THIS for mom (she actually pointed out that she liked it!)
-rice heat/cool pack
-knit/crocheted dishcloths for mom - she prefers ones that are square and are probably 6x6. 
-swiffer sweeper and swiffer duster reusable crocheted/sewn covers for mom
-notecards w/ envelopes
-pot holders (the square kind or the hand-shaped kind)
-my mom collects Santas so something Santa-y


For The Relatives

I'm looking for some things for my mom's relatives, too - mostly my grandparents, uncle and his wife.  My grandmother loves maroon and Manhattans (the drink), hates birds, the color green and water.  My grandfather has a gigantic sweet tooth and likes martinis.  My uncle and his wife are very awesome people, and I couldn't tell you what their favorite colors are.  Best go for a generic 'manly' print for my uncle and something fun and classic for my uncle's wife. They all love the Boston Red Sox, patriotic items, and no allergies for any of them.

-mug rugs for uncle (he likes firetrucks, dark green/manly colors, and America), uncle's wife (something bright, but classic?) or grandparents (red/white/blue, patriotic, New England, Red Sox)
-tile coasters - beach theme or patriotic



For The Kids
I've also got several small children to make gifts for this year - a 4 year old niece, a 5 year old boy, a 2.5 year old boy, a 2 year old boy, an almost 2 year old girl, and a 6 month old.  They have no allergies of which I'm aware.

These are all just ideas!  If you have something you think they'd love, just let me know.  I'm very open to other ideas. Cheesy

-hooded towels (for a 4 year old girl who loves purple, ducks, and sheep and/or a 5 year old boy who is very much a little boy and loves firemen/policemen/cars) (Examples: example 1, example 2)
-car "garage" for the 5 year old boy for his Matchbox cars (like this or this - no need to get so detailed with the paint or anything on the first one, though)
-decorated t-shirts for two year old boy, two and a half year old boy, five year old boy, four year old girl, or one and half year old girl
-library bag for any of these children
-crayon roll/crayon tote for 4 year old niece (who loves purple, ducks, and sheep and whose birthday is on Christmas itself!)
-felt food for any of them!
-something appropriate for a baby girl who will be about 6 months old at Christmas
-I-spy bags for the 4 year old girl or 5 year old boy





For Co-Workers, Friends, Etc.
-mug rugs
-mug cozies
-_____ in a Mug (like this or this
-ornament coasters like these for my friend, L, who adores Christmas and all Christmas decorations
-gnome artwork/stuffies (child-friendly and safe, please!)



For Me to Use for Others

-Christmas cards w/ envelopes
-Christmas and birthday tags
-reusable cloth gift bags
-handmade gift bows (out of newspaper, magazines, film ... ideas are endless)



For Me
-cover for my ironing board; it's a small tabletop one and the cream it came with shows the use of the 'cotton' setting ... anything pretty and cheerful would be loved!
-Pinterest surprise
-Christmas ornaments of some kind
-nativity
-hoopla
-hand-carved stamps
-apron - any kind. I'm plus-sized so something I can tie around me would be fun!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012 06:51:17 PM »

I claim Craftaddiction for stocking stuffers for her mom.  I claim kaz for crocheted dishcloths for her mom.

Hi!  My name is Barbara and I am a married mom of three.  DH is an exterminator, DS is 18 and off to college in Sept., DD is 10 years old, and my other DD is 8 years old.  I am a preschool teacher for 'at-risk' students.  

I don't have any allergies, but everyone else in the house has SLIGHT allergies.  I can swap with someone who has pet(s) as long as the pet(s) is kept away from the craft and supplies.  No partners who smoke or have smokers in their home, please.

GIFTS FOR CHILDREN'S TEACHERS/MY CO-WORKERS, ETC...:

PAPER CRAFTS:
-Stationery sets:  envelopes/paper/cards
-Set of book plates (generic)
-Holiday cards for me to send out (generic 'winter' or 'happy holidays' cards would be best)
-Journals
-'To' & 'From' tags to attach to the gifts

SEWN CRAFTS:
-Small stockings (like ornament size or slightly larger, do not have to be made with holiday fabrics)
-Cloth/"quilted" bookmarks (there is an example of what I have in mind in my wist)
-Aprons
-Simple tote bags (These would be great for the adults in my life, or if someone wants to be a hero  Wink, I have 34 students...smallish tote bags would make great, useful holiday gifts for them!)
-Felt animal masks (Again, I have 34 students...if someone wants to be a hero  Wink, or if I can get claimed enough times for this particular item, that would be terrific!)
-Simple clutches
-Simple wristlets (small)
-Gift bags made out of fabric
-sewn set of four coasters (any fabric)

OTHER STYLE CRAFTS:
-Decorated brush/mirror sets
-Beaded pen/pencil wraps (there is an example of these in my wist)
-Fun shape melted crayons (again, I have 34 students, however many crayons you can make will be appreciated)
-Bottlecap magnets (no particular theme)
-Decorated photo frames
-Soaps
-Lip balms
-Bows (to attach to the gifts...don't care what they are made out of)

FOR DH:
-Pillowcases with bugs on them (PLEASE NO SPIDERS, HE DOES NOT LIKE THEM!  Roll Eyes)
-T-shirts in size 3x with funny sayings on them
-Items that have the quote:  "All who wander are not lost" on them (i.e.-a keyring, a cup, a box, etc...)

FOR DS:
-A 'tea wreath' (or some other way to organize the variety of teas he has)
-Bow ties
-Cuff links
-Ear bud holder that closes with a zipper on a keyring
-Items that have the quote:  "I'm an international SUPERSTAR!" on them
-Penguin items
-A hoopla that says "Girl, please!" on it

FOR 10 YO DD:
-Journal with her name on it
-Small set of sewn animals
-A small wristlet (big enough to hold money in)

FOR 8 YO DD:
-Decorated headbands (the hard, 'U' shaped ones, please)
-Journal with her name on it
-Scrapbooking materials/Scrapbook made for her to work on
-'Journey Girl' clothing (it's a doll similiar to the 'American Girl' dolls, just a lot cheaper...PM me for measurements)


FOR MY BFFS:
-Any 'Beeker' (from the Muppets) items (I have one item on my wist that would be awesome!)
-Some sort of organizational tool (Journal/date book/wipe off board?  This BFF had a stroke last year and is still recovering, and I want to help her with remembering important appts., etc...)
-Travel size craft tote/hook roll (example on wist)


I am unable to take and post photos.  If who sends/receives to/from me could post the photos, it would be GREATLY appreciated!  Thank you so much!
THANK YOU TO WHOEVER CLAIMS ME!  IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED!
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012 04:39:12 AM »

I claim Miss Barbara for crayons.

2 claims, 0 sent, 3 allowed

I live in Iowa with my boyfriend (of 8 years) and our small Multipoo dog named sissy.
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We have 3 main groups we give Christmas gifts to. One is a people around town that we give gift bags too. The second is distant relatives or people we know too well for the gift bags. The third is immediate family. I could use help with this year. I have no clue what to get the first 2 groups so you could make anything you wanted. The only thing you should keep in mind that most are couples and most are senior aged. I made a board on pintrest with some ideas. They are just to give you ideas; you dont need to make something on the board if you have a different idea. I also have a board for the 3rd group. Again, that is just for inspiration; you can make anything you think they would like.

-   Tiny gift(s) The tiny ones are people around town (the first group). Usually I pick up all 8-10 of them for around $20 (just to give you an idea on value). This is like the mail man and the trash guy. It is okay if they are really tiny. I am going to leave them on my list and make little goodies bags. Maybe ornaments, snack bags, cooking mixes, magnets, hot coco mixes, finger hot pads, alerted notebooks, bookmarks. Really, anything you can think of. I am horrible at coming up with ideas. You dont need to claim all 10. Just claim how ever many you want to meet the swap requirements, or mix-and-match with other things on my list.
-   Small gift(s) (the second group) Usually we spend around $10-$20 each on these. We will send 4 of these this year. I dont actually know any of these people, as they are distance relatives of my boyfriends or his ex (he got along well with her family well, and likes to send them something small). 2 are couples, 2 are single (1 women, 1 man). All are seniors or near it, with no kids in the house. If you like things more spelled out, here it is:
Small gift A Our Neighbors. Married couple. In their 60s. He is in a wheel chair.
 Small gift B Male, Single. In his 50s In a band. Loves anything related to music and comics. Likes old 30s and 40s cars.
Small gift C Female, single. 55 years old.
Small gift D Bfs ex-parent-in-laws. Married. In their 70s (or so). He is a retired fireman.


My boyfriends Grandkids Perhaps someone likes making gifts for kids? You could make anything you would like.
My boyfriend has 4 kids (all grown). 2 are married with kids. One has 1 boy (age 7) and 1 girl (age 3). The other has 2 boys (ages 8 and 2). We could use some gifts for the grandkids (dont worry about the kids, they like cash Smiley  We just need gifts for the grandkids.)
Some ideas:
-    Maybe something like this for the youngest boy?
-    Stuff animal sleeping bag for the girl
-    Checker Board Any medium (sewn, knit, crochet, etc). I would like to get 2, they don't need to be done by the same person.
-    Anything!



My Parents
My dad is disabled. Some days he is in so much pain he cant leave his bed. Other days are better. His favorite things are going to breakfast and his dog Rosita. Rosita is great for him. When he has bad days she will lay next to him all day. Other days, she is great at getting him out of the house. She loves playing ball and car rides. So a great day for dad is taking Rosita to sonic for breakfast. She is like his child. He used to have pictures of me all over his computer and phone. They have since been replaced with pictures of her Smiley He spends a lot of time reading (especially when he cant get out of bed). He reads suspense and crime novels and can read a book or 2 a night. He is trying to get more active (when he can), so he swims at the community pool and has started playing pickleball. He pretty much likes any colors (well, he wont wear pink) and anything. He isnt picky. He has no allergies but he is diabetic.

Mom is allergic to wool (it is fine if dad gets something with wool in it, she has to be close to notice it, like a blanket or a scarf). Her favorite color is blue. There isnt any color she dislikes. She also loves Rosita, but her baby is her dog Maxie (a boy). She spends most of the time working. She just started sewing and tries to spend every minute she can find sewing. She is a natural at it. She never had a hobby before, so I think this is good from her.


-   I am Hip Hop shirt  Yeah, I cover this twice (look 3 items down), but he would love it so much. Here is an example, but a black shirt is probably not the best choice for where they live (very hot). Any color would be great.
-    Detroit Lions Vest I would love a Lions vest for my dad. He wears a xxl. If you have an idea or something else Detroit Lions themed, that would be great too. It shouldnt take too much fabric, as it doesnt need arms.
-   Anything Detroit Lions themed for my dad.
-    3x Shirts for Dad Doesnt matter if they are sewn, stenciled, painted or anything else. He likes shirts. Any type or style. I havent seen a shirt he doesnt like. Shirts in his size are expensive and they dont have much money so he usually gets his shirts from the bargain rack from walmart (when he can find them, which isnt often). It is always the shirts no one else would wear and he loves them. He has an unusual sense of humor. His favorite was just a basic shirt that said I am Hip Hop he found for $3. He loved that shirt. Actually, he wore it out, so that might be an idea Smiley If you want themes, some would be: Detroit lions, the zia symbol, Bob Marley, his dog, humorous sayings. Dont feel you need to go by those themes. He would love anything! Those are just what I could think of. Dont let them limit you.
-   Slippers For my dad. He wears a 9 in US mens. Any style. He could really use them. He cant feel his feet so sometimes he steps on things around the house (like goat heads) without realizing it. Even a thin barrier would make a big difference.
-   Stickers With Bob V. on them For my dad. He puts them on his diabetic tracking sheets. I think it is his way to make a negative thing a bit more fun. And it makes the nurses smile. They should have some sort of picture (sponge bob?) and Bob V. They could be done by hand. Or this would be good for someone with some computer skills and Avery type labels.
-   Stenciled/etched wine glasses They get their wine glasses from the dollar store. They work fine but are a bit plain. So maybe some can make glasses with a design on them?
-   Stenciled/etched beer glasses
-   Homemade Soap  Dad loves homemade soap. He first got hooked when they got a bar of lavender goat milk soap. Since then he has tried many different types of soap (like olive oil ones) and has likes them all. I have got him a bunch of goat milk soap, so I am looking for other types. Olive oil was his favorite, but that could just be because his hasn't tried anything other than olive oil and goat milk  Smiley
-   Flip Flops for mom. Womens 7 1/2. Here is one idea.
-   Animal Stuff  They foster dogs and cats for their local shelter, so they can always use any animal toys/clothing/items. They have 2 dogs and 1 cat of their own.
-   49ers bag or purse for mom
-   Computer wrist rests For either of my parents, they each have their own computers. Here is an example
-   Spongebob A stuffie would be great. I have seen crochet patterns. But any method would be great too. Perhaps a knitted or sewn one? Or perhaps a sponge bob magnet?
-   Southwest or Indian Art Any type or size. Sewn, painted, sand, yarnie, clay, really any type
-   Stocking stuffers Last year I didn't have much money, so I make a stocking for my mom and filled it with little things (like the little sewing accessories you can get for $1, washcloths, etc). She was almost in tears. She loved it. So I want to get some suffers to put in stockings. I am going to make my parents both one this year (or make dad one and have a bunch of little gifts for her to open).

-   Anything you think they would like I didnt ramble on about their life for no reason. Smiley If you got any ideas while reading their bio, (ie, something for animals or a bookmark for dads reading), go with it. My imagination limits me greatly. Dont let my poor imagination limit you too :p  If you have ideas, please, use them. There is also more ideas in the board I linked above.




For Mags (a family friend I have known my whole life)
-   Nightmare Before Christmas wallet/holder Based on this, but it would be better if it was to hold memory cards or money (or anything else you can think of) instead of tea. Actually, anything Nightmare Before Christmas related would be wonderful. It just cant be too large. Her son, his wife and their daughter are moving in with them, so they have gotten rid of a lot of knick knacks.
-   Plants vs Zombies Plush toy(s) like this
-   Plants vs Zombies Amigurumi(s) like this or like this
-   Plants vs Zombies bracelet
-   Nightmare Before Chistmas in Polymer Clay I know it is a long shot but this is amazing.


For My Boyfriend Blue is his favorite color, he likes most colors (he is very artistic), no allergies. Old enough to have 4 kids in their 30s Smiley .
-   Robe He needs a long, warm robe for the winter. Something that will go to atleast his mid-calf 
-   Prince Valiant 2013 Calendar
-   Homemade Baked Goods Pies (he would love an apple one with a lattice top, any size, even a super tiny one), bread, cookies. He loves baked goods and they are hard to find here. Feel free to claim him for this, I can give it to him early.
- Hogwarts Double Knitted wall hanging This pattern but in worsted weight instead of fingering weight to make it a small wall hanging. The gryphon one. He actually isn't a harry potter fan, he just likes it for his castle themed area.


For me
-   Reusuable Snack bags with wipe-able inside


For gift giving
-   Gift Bags any kind
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012 11:34:09 AM »

I claim craftaddiction for the "I am Hip Hop." shirt for her dad!

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Hello everyone! I am T, a mother of 2 great kids and the wife of an awesome husband. I live near Atlanta, GA. I'm a high school teacher of 21 years who still loves her job. My entire family LOVES Christmas and we all enjoy handmade gifts so I just know that what you create will be wonderful! Smiley

I have a holiday gifts board on my Pinterest. Go check it out if you don't see something here.


General dcor and paper items

~Holiday greeting cards Non religious please! Preferably humorous  - I really like this one but I'm open to other cute designs. Smiley
~Santa tags! I used these last year and they were a HIT! My kids are now old enough to distinguish my hand writing so having a gift tag from Santa was a lot of fun. ROFL!
~Handmade ornaments - We love silly, quirky ornaments.
~Snowmen stuffies! I decorate our house with these and I add a new one or two to my collection every year! A handmade one would be super special. Cheesy
~crocheted snowflakes for our tree

Husband - Computer programmer by day, Awesome Husband by night! He's into Fieros, grilling and electronics.
~Heavy duty hot pads - He cooks with cast iron a LOT so it needs to be durable.
~A 3 ring binder organizer (like this one only more manly (in forest colors) for his grilling recipes - I can give suggestions on the dividers if needed.
~home made dry rubs or herbal marinades for meats (please include a basic ingredients list, no need to give away the actual recipe if its a family secret!)
~dried chile peppers if you raise them! We love spicy foods!

Son - 11 yrs old, very creative, loves to draw, heavy reader Cheesy, loves Lego video games. No Allergies
~Bookmarks! He loves his books and wont dog ear pages (YAY!) so hed like some handmade book marks, especially if it had his name on it.
~sweater mittens in either a medium blue or red (I can send you a tracing of his hand for this!)
~ a stenciled tee in a theme of Star Wars (Lego or Classic), Angry Birds or mythological creatures like a hydra (even cartoony would be great!)
~fleece or flannel pajama pants boys size 16 - He loves soft fabric like fleece or flannel!
~a cool cover for his Kindle e-reader
~sewn house slippers in a mens size 4

Daughter - 6 yrs old and soon to be DIVA!, loves all things pink/purple, sparkly and girly. No Allergies
~sweater mittens in either pink or purple (Hand tracing can be provided)
~Girlie bath items! Light floral or fruit scent, maybe a spa kit appropriate for a little girl
~any appropriately girlie small hoopla (6" or smaller) for her hoopla wall - She already has a bunny, Pooh bear, her name and a butterfly.
~a girly stenciled tee - You can go wrong if it is pink/purple, sparkly or girly! Smiley
~fleece or flannel pajama pants, girls size 7
~crocheted/sewn house slippers in a childs size 13
~hair bows, barrettes and head bands, not too overly decorated due to school dress codes
~a girly zipper pouch for carrying her hair bows, etc. in her book bag

My Mom - Sorry no likes, hobbies, or interesting facts for this one. No Allergies
~pieced pillow covers in brick red and cream - I will gladly stuff the pillows myself! I just am not that good at piece work yet. Smiley
~simple, elegant earrings (Fish Hook please, no posts!) - she loves greens, blues, silver and black, PLEASE only modestly dangly!
~crocheted/knitted dishcloths in cream and/or browns

My Dad A proud veteran of the Korean war and very actively volunteers with the VA in helping vets get the medical care/funds that they deserve. No Allergies
~ a framed art piece (any medium as long as the design is clean, not cluttered) of a Purple Heart (He received 2 during his years of service.) OR  an appropriate Veterans Day saying like REMEMBER with an American flag. Sayings can be found at http://www.quotegarden.com/veterans-day.html
~a jar of preserves He eats buttered toast with jelly or preserves every morning at breakfast. His favorites are apple butter and peach preserves.


Misc. Gifts

~Small Teacher gifts My kids have a total of 5 teachers when you include their after school program.  Were fortunate this year in that they are all totally awesome! Im totally OK with them all being the same. Some possiblities- holiday coasters (sewn or crocheted), ornaments (non religious), or bookmarks
~Small gifts for our 3 martial arts instructors. My kids and I all take karate and our instructors have the patience of Jobe. Wink  - Maybe one of those sewn neck coolers that ties in front, reusable, rice filled heat packs for sore muscles

For my kitteh furchild
~A Kitty Pi! Sewn, knitted, crochetedwhatever, shell love it!
~catnip filled toys
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012 12:32:35 PM »

I claim TroubleT for a grilling notebook for her husband Smiley

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HI! I'm Summer from Texas. I am mom to 3 amazing boys 12, 7, & 7. We live on a ranch outside of Houston that has been in my DH's family for over 150 years. We raise and breed cattle and my sons show cattle all over the state of Texas.

Like most moms today I try to do everything! I work at a local church as the Director of Children's ministry, sit on the twins elementary school PTO, volunteer in scouts, and run around like a chicken with my head cut off. I enjoy scrapbooking, sewing, jewelry making, and various other hobbies. Hobby Lobby is my favorite store - I have memorized the layout, and frequent it often Smiley I am a diehard LSU fan - we bleed purple & gold in our home, and when we are home on a Saturday in the fall, you can be guaranteed that college football will be on the TV!


My very patient DH Matt:
Crown Royal oven mitt or hot pad for grilling - or anything that is made from upcycled CR bags Smiley
Gloves for the winter
365 day flip calendar (like those desk size ones) with funny sayings or jokes on the pages


My oldest son, Tate - He is 12 and loves to draw. He also shows cattle and is VERY active in Scouts
Boy Jewelry - cord necklaces with cool pendants, hemp jewelry, leather bracelets, corded bracelets
A cool sketchbook for him to cart around
A really cool LSU Pillow or pillowcase
Large pillow in boy fabric I could stuff it if you make it  http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021405133/
Portable Lego Tote http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021247554/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021804232/
Board Game Journal http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462022161957/
Lego Clock http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021544276/
Art Notebook in boy colors  http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021560516/

Twin A - Tucker, 7 - Tuck loves everything outside! He likes to ply with trucks and hot wheels, draw, build, and create
wooden painted or decorated blocks
A cool car mat
A really cool LSU pillow or pillowcase
All in one Crayon & coloring book bag
A treasure chest
Camp Chair http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462022174034/
Batman Super Hero Doll http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021587343/
Muffin Man Lovie http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021565600/
Pajama Eater http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021413470/
Letter Legos http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021220086/
Super Hero Peg Men http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462022095499/

Twin B -Turner, 7 - Turner loves quiet activities -reading, drawing, watching TV
A really cool LSU pillow or pillowcase
All in one crayon and coloring book bag
A decorated wooden box to keep his favorite books and treasures
A felt game/quiet  book
Camp Chair http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462022174034/
Superman Super Hero Doll http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021587343/
Fabric puzzle of the US kind of like this, but not on a bag , and in boy patterns http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021595898/
Pajama Eater http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021413470/
Felt Playhouse http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021215962/
Memory Game http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462022174108/

LSU Gifts
Ok so we REALLY love LSU - so much that one of the trees in my house at Christmas time is purple with LSU decorations. It also only has LSU themed gifts underneath. So ... I am looking for ANYTHING useful that has an LSU theme for under that tree for any of the guys in my family!
Crazy socks, hand painted serving trays or glassware, pillow cases, lap blankets, kids aprons - just about anything goes - send me a PM if you have an idea!

Mother in law
Casserole Carrier http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021212155/
Photo necklace of the grandkids Can send pics
Tree of Life pendant in Citrine
 Photo tote bag Can Send pics
This amazing apron! http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021231723/


Father in Law
Decorated bucket or fabric basket to toss his peanut shells in
Chalkboard mugs http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021467433/

For the cousins
we have LOTS of these - all girls ages 2, 3, 4, 13, 16, & 18 ! We are looking for:
Frame memo board http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021240897/
Teen jewelry pieces
Finger puppets can be made from felt, knitted, or crocheted
Felt Food any and all kinds!

For the Coworkers
Mug Rugs with matching coffee cozys http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021481069/ I could use about 10 sets of these 
Handmade crosses - large ones for walls or small for ornaments for the tree

For the guys
T-Shirt Wine Carriers could use several of these http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021467453/

For Neighbors
Wine Bottle Totes http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021249273/

Ok - that's all I can think of for now! I hope this gives you an idea!
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