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« on: August 01, 2012 09:30:47 AM »




Swap Info
Swap name: Ongoing Holiday Gift List Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kaz814
Sign-up date range:  August 1, 2012 - August 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 6


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 5: questionnaire, OHLS 5: 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 6
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 and gallery thread here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412222.0
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012 09:33:24 AM »

(# of claims, # of claims sent, # of claims sent that got to their destination)

Participants

Casey1201 (FOC) - 2/2/2
cloud_berry - 4/4/4
craftaddiction - 3/3/3

ecopp - 1/1/1
kaz814 (FOC) - 1/1/1
KirBee - 2/2/2
klg_jlg (FOC) - 1/1/1
lindyv321 (FOC) - 3/3/3
lydiaharper - 1/1/1
rubies-pearls - 2/2/2
smashu (FOC) - 2/2/2
sweetyetevil (FOC) - 2/2/2
tamalama (FOC) - 2/2/2
texscrapper - 1/1/1
TroubleT (FOC) - 3/3/3
TwistedTruth  - 3/3/3




Send-Outs
sweetyetevil to klg_jlg for ladder bracelet by 8/16.
cloud_berry to sweetyetevil for plastic bag holders by 8/16.
craftaddiction to cloud_berry for crayons by 8/16.
cloud_berry to craftaddiction for tiny gifts by 8/16.
craftaddiction to cloud_berry for knitted socks by 8/16.
sweetyetevil to craftaddiction for playfood by 8/17.
lindyv321 to sweetyetevil for soap bags by 8/17.
TwistedTruth to lindyv321 for lightswitch and ATCs by 8/17.
Casey1201 to TwistedTruth for ornaments by 8/18.
rubies-pearls to Casey1201 for a unicorn by 8/20.
TroubleT to rubies-pearls for embroidered tag by 8/20.
Casey1201 to TroubleT for earrings and holiday stuff by 8/21.
lindyv123 to Casey1201 for hoop and t-shirt by 8/21.
smashu to lindyv123 for a t-shirt, ornament and bracelet by 8/22.
kaz814 to smashu for pattern weights and a fabric plant by 8/24.
cloud_berry to kaz814 for coworker gifts by 8/25.
KirBee to cloud_berry for etched shot glass by 8/25.
rubies-pearls to KirBee for amigurumi by 8/25.
Twisted Truth to rubies-pearls for nursing necklace and onesie by 8/27.
tamalama to Twisted Truth for USB, ornament and bookmarks by 8/28.
lindyv321 to tamalama for notecards and soap by 8/29.
texscrapper to lindyv321 for a floor pillow by 8/30.
TroubleT to texscrapper for mermaid stuffy by 9/1.
Twisted Truth to TroubleT for hat, neck cooler and cat toy by 9/1.
cloud_berry to Twisted Truth for gifttags and washcloths by 9/3.
craftaddiction to cloud_berry for a scarf by 9/3.
klg_jlg to craftaddiction for soap by 9/4.
Kirbee to klg_jlg for holiday decor by 9/4.
TroubleT to Kirbee for a cowl by 9/4.
ecopp to TroubleT for hotpads by 9/5.
tamalama to ecopp for stitch markers and jewelry 9/7.
lydiaharper to tamalama for beer mugs by 9/7.
smashu to lydiaharper for fabric abcs by 9/7.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012 11:56:43 AM »

Last list from the last round was from the fabulous klg_jlg!

I'll claim texscrapper for an art notebook in boy colors for her oldest.
Due out by Aug 11

(1,0,0)


Hey there, Im Kassie & Im a sahm/blogger at www.goinggreenwitht hegrizls.com/ where I blog about my progress in becoming a greener mommy. My hubby, little girl, and I live in Idaho. =)
Biggest wants in BOLD!

Natalia- 19 months, will be 2 on New Years Eve so some of her list is birthday items as well. =)

Rapunzel hair http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957563368/  

Octopus stuffie http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957487259/  

Growth chart similar to http://pinterest.com/pin/43980533830523275/   or http://pinterest.com/pin/78742693454286121   or http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351680773328/

 She also needs some clothing in the next size up-All of these include tutorials, PM for sizing
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957610476/
http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286179814701/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957871334/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957786065/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957376686/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957354000/

Awesome felt animal play masks http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180121031/

Jake- My hubby. Hes a really easy going guy and doesnt get into frilly crafty gifts too much. Totally into camping, shooting, and playing video games.

Sturdy sewn bi-fold wallet


Me- Okay I feel selfish for putting myself on here but it would be nice to get some things that I have some input on, ya know? Im 22, and Im a totally crunchy attached mommy yet my style is modern and classy.

I also need some clothing badly. PM for sizing, I can alter if needed. =)
http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286179927077/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957413516/ (With sleeves!)
http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836523102758/
http://pinterest.com/pin/192247477812884568/
http://pinterest.com/pin/236298311668117606/ (Shorter though)


Lovely wrap bracelet (I have a very small wrist!) http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957805359/

Watch http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957470171/

For Others:

This lovely apron for my MIL http://pinterest.com/pin/258042253619697889/- she likes reds and golds as well as blues. Think French country. =)

Anything yummy creation that will last until then (ie, in a jar or something)

Spice rubs in pretty tins for the guys. Variety totally ok.! http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180297723/

Ami Unicorns http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180347691/ (Id love to end up with one for each little girl in the family. That being said, lets aim for 1 pink, 1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 lime green, 1 aqua, and 1 purple. With these, girls, they NEED to have different colors.) You could do the whole unicorn this colors or white with mane and tails of these colors, however youd like as long as they are visibly different from each other in the eyes of little girls ranging from 1-6. Lol.

Soy or beeswax candles for the women in the family --We are fond of warmer smells such as coffee, chocolate, apple pie, cinnamon, vanilla..

My SIL would die for this awesome HP apron!! http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180346505/

Id love to have 3 sets of these (2 or 3 in each set please!)!! One that coordinates with red & white, one that is reds/gold/blues, and one that is brown/green/aqua

Anyone make homemade extracts?? Id love some as stocking stuffers!! http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180232261/

Dcor- I really need some stuff to decorate with for the holidays. We have a tree with some ornaments, and that it! We are doing red, pink, aqua, and some green. Think about the modern christmasy fabric you see in those colors at the store..

All season wreath http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957824654/

Fun throw pillows.  http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957472222/

Cute wall dcor http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180347538/



It's a start anyway!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012 02:16:09 PM »

I am claiming klg_jlg for the ladder bracelet she listed!

1st claim this round!

Hello, I am Beth and I live in Michigan. This is one of my favorite swaps and I look forward to making and getting all sorts of goodies. I have a greyhound named Hallo and have just recently started canning. You know, cause I needed to get involved with another hobby/project Wink. I have been also making soap, bath bombs and scrubs and trying to learn some new sewing techniques.

KIDDIES (not mine)
Apron for 3 year old girl
Reusable plastic cups with the kids names (Eli, Violet, Caleb, Sophie)
crayon roll (girl)
stuffies/amigurumi (however you spell it!)(girl ones)
PALS
Car reusable garbage bags (waterproof if possible) for men or women. No set number as everyone could use one of these.
Scented sachets for drawers or closets
Recipe organizer (book, box, whatever!) for one of my best pals. She loves purple, flowers, decorative prints
Something (makeup bag/wall art/journal, hoopla etc., pick anything) with a pals name and meaning on it. Her name is unusual so I think she would really like that. Her name means one word (hello) so it is not something long and elaborate. She loves nature and is into her heritage which is Native American. Bonus points of you can guess the name before I tell you!
NEW gnome ornaments could be felt as shown or crochet/knit http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413216598/
NEW jewelry or key holder http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413159149/
NEW BBQ/grilling towels http://www.tipjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/132.jpg
NEW pot holders
NEW plastic bag holders in plain colors http://thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/plastic-bag-holder/

FAMILY
Spice rubs or sauces for Dad, brother and boyfriend-the grill masters!
Can and/or bottle cozies
Etched or painted mug/glass for brother (Tom)
Small magnet or pin boards for sisters (both adults)-possible themes- patriotic or nature for one, cats or nature for the other. Or just plain colored, blue or purple http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414368121/
Boy themed frames for my nieces- they both have boys (Caleb & Eli)
Bathroom kit bags for the guys- Something to put their items (razor, toothbrush, etc.) in when traveling.
Mom (step)-patriotic themed organizer/bag for her car. (one of those reusable garbage bags that hang from seat or velcro on) http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414317250/
Dad-he would like a patriotic themed bag or organizer for his car. He is a vet and he and stepmom assist with raising money and help for the vets in their area.
NEW pocket charger guy colors http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413180211/
NEW remote control pocket pillow idea #9 on page link http://www.tipjunkie.com/best-gift-ideas-men/
FOR ME
NEW decorated light pulls http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414526971/ (This is just an example of what it is)
NEW black and white hand towels and wash cloths (decorated/modified ones or crochet/knitted, either type)
NEW charger pocket http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413180211/
NEW reusable bowl covers http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414307908/
A cover for my nook (aka it is an e reader if you are not familiar with the Nook name)
Coffee themed clip, magnetic, push pin or dry erase board for kitchen
Pinterest pick http://pinterest.com/sweetyetevil/
A scrap/waste basket for table when I am sewing or cutting things. I make a mess!
some of those fabric soap holders/scrub bags-I could make them myself but heck I am making the soap for them lol
There are all sorts of things on my pinterest. Nothing has to be identical so check it out. If you have any questions please let me know.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012 03:36:33 PM »

I claim sweetyetevil for plastic bag holders!
1/0/0  This is my first claim for this swap! Smiley

Hello! Im Laura from Pennsylvania. I graduated college in May and am currently thinking ahead to the holiday season where Ill just start paying back student loans and be flat broke! Uh-oh! Im so glad this swap exists! I currently dont have a job, but I hope to soon be employed as an English teacher or at least a substitute teacher!

I live in the countryside with my family and our dog, garden, and farm animals. We have a large plot of property that we hike and hunt on, as well as keep a huge garden. Ive always told myself that the winter after I graduate college I will make sure that I get each and every one of my family members a proper gift from me. So thats what I aim to do this year. Thanks for the claim!

Preferred claims are in bold

Immediate Family
MomLibrarian for 11 years, former PPG factory worker and nurses aide.
~Glass ornament. My mom buys an ornament from a local festival each year, but the man only makes so many designs. These are handmade glass figurines of Christmas-y things, like reindeer, bells, snowflakes, etc.
~Tree of Life pendant
~Rice pack heating pad (optional: with scented herbs inside), in cute fabric. She has one now but its ugly brown and falling apart.

DadPPG technician, likes hunting, fishing, wine, and grilling.
~A little box/pouch to put his highlighters/pens/pencils in. He is taking college classes online and always frets about not having what he needs where he needs them. Man-style.
~Heavy duty gloves or hot pads for grilling purposes
~Dry rubs for meat.


ZachBrother, 21 in September. College senior at Penn State. Works on bridges in the summertime. Likes hanging out with his friends at camp.
~Stenciled/etched shot glasses with his name or a manly surprise
~Disarmed bullet on a keychain.
~Wall art with a quote from here: http://www.someecards.com/popular-cards/most-sent-today


JoshBrother, 18 in October. Runs cross country and track. Former golf team member. Likes comedy central and looking good.
~Stenciled shirt. Size adult medium. Stenciled meme or internet joke. Pm for ideas.
~Stenciled shirt. Size adult medium. Stenciled quote or saying relating to lifting weights or running.


 TannerBrother, 12. Plays percussion in the band. Likes launching rockets and building models. Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
~Sun jar or Moon jar, like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/153826143491855571/

Boyfriend
~Boston Red Sox B on an iPhone cover, crocheted if possible, but any medium will do

Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, & etc. (14 total people)
~Canned foods. Anything but tomatoes. My mom cans tomatoes so she would be jealous if your recipe became a favorite!
~Preserves. Favorites are strawberry and peach, but again, anything will do.
~Soup-in-a-jar mixes. My grandparents are getting tired of cooking, so this would help them out a lot. Could be sent in plastic bags instead of glass, for safety reasons for my grandparents.
~Wine carriers/totes/sleeves, etc. Wine accessories.
~Felt/crocheted food for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1. Any type. Any material, as long as they can chew on it.
~Fun shape melted crayons for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1.
~Beer bottlecap magnets for uncles.
~Ornaments! Get creative, can be Christmas-y or not.
~Scarves, knitted or crocheted, any color/style/length, for the aunts. One aunt is VERY allergic to everything, so please no pets or smoke. If you have those in your home, please let me know and Ill give it to the other aunts.
~Stationery/card sets, any type.
~Junk turned into garden art. My aunt collects junk like rusty sprockets and broken cement figurines and glass chunks and puts them into her garden.


College/grad school friends (8 total people)
~My lady friends are very eco-conscious, so any amount of cloth pads and/or wet bags, similar to this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0
~coffee cozies! Claim for any amount, 1-8. Similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021481069/
~Long legwarmers, of any medium. A is going to grad school in Chicago, so she needs to keep warm! She wears anything, literally.
~A slouchy, crocheted/knitted hat in medium blue, burgundy, or green, similar to: http://pinterest.com/pin/230035493437573156/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/129689664238911747/
~Coffee/tea/hot chocolate in a mug sets. For those friends who need the extra pep in their mug.
~Stenciled shirts for my female friends, size Small, standard fit, crew neck or V-neck. Stenciled with poetic quotes, pm for specifics.
~A tea wreath or sewn tea compartment like these: https://pinterest.com/pin/64809682108011483/ or https://pinterest.com/pin/192388215302367919/
~Apartment items. Most of my friends are moving into new places and will need items. Think trivets, hot pads, aprons, dish towels, wall art, etc. These are all poor, exhausted grad school students.
~A shirt, standard fit size small with the quote Drink the popsicle juice from the mountains of peach schnapps Its an inside joke. Any color.
~Sketch books or notebooks for my writer/artsy friends
~Hair accessories, headbands/bobby pins/bandannas, any kind, but no feathers, please.
~Tampon pouch, with zipper or snaps
~Ruffle pillow like this: http://floralshowers.com/sewing/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/ (you can send it unstuffed for easier postage!) (any blue/green color is fine or citron yellow)
~Knitted socks or slippers


Still dont know what to craft? Take a look at these boards on my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/milanala/craftster-swap-wishes/ or http://pinterest.com/milanala/crafts-to-do/
Pinterest surprises are fun! These items would be for me or my college friends, most likely.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012 03:49:15 PM »

I claim cloud_berry for crayons (are any of you surprised?)
1/0/0


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

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, chocolate dipped spoons, magnetic clothespins, altered clothes pin magnets, 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.

Some ideas are cookie mix in a jar, coffee mixes and anything else


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?
-    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.
-    Surprise Snowball(s) Like this
-    Game Controler Pillow playstaion or xbox
-    Pillow fight weapons like the ones here
-    Felt Christmas Tree like this. I would love to get 2 (1 for each family), but it doesn't need to be by the same person.
-    NEW! I Spy Bag(s)
-    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.


-    NEW! Detroit Lions Stocking
-    NEW! Detroit Lions Bag
-   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. 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? Thanks TroubleT!
-   Stenciled/etched beer glasses
-   Stenciled/etched drinking glasses
-   Stenciled/etched beer mug with Detroit Lions Logo
-   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. Any type would work in any craft.
-   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
-   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
-   cookie mix in a jar
-   flavored coffee mix(es) lots of easy recipes online
-    gloves for mom, any craft
-   homemade dog treats
-   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. Just some ideas are potholder(s), hotpad, finger potholders, cooking/baking supplies/mixes/accessories, spices, dog toys, any detroit lions/49ers(football)/spongebob, anything you can think of. 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.
-    Super Hero Coasters as seen here. Old style comics like that would be great. He would flip if it was from old comic strips. His favorite strip is Prince Valiant (by the original artist, not the modern version).
-   ***Shorts/Boxers***. Super Duper Big Wish! When it is hot he wears boxers all day. One day he is going to forget and flash someone. I would love it if someone could make him a pair of boxers without the hole. So basically, super light weight shorts.


For me
-   Reusuable Snack bags with wipe-able inside
-   Scrapbooking paper Patterned, any size


For gift giving
-   Gift Bags any kind
-   Molds Any molds in cute shapes (ice,candy,resin,any!), for making crayons
-   Crayons any crayons, even old, ugly broken ones.
-   Paper Cupcake Box(es) Idea1 Idea2 Idea3

Best Friend
alergic to wool and bleach. Has 3 kids
-   Key Chain(s) She collects key chains

BFF's Kids
3 girls, ages 2,8 and 12
-    Craft Kit(s)
-    Pokemon Themed Item for the 12 year old. Perhaps a bag?
-    Color-your-own stationary
-    Play Food Felt, sewn, crochet, knit, clay, etc...
-    Anything
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012 04:30:05 PM »

I claim craftaddiction for some tiny gifts. Magnets and bookmarks and perhaps a surprise Smiley
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Hello! Im Laura from Pennsylvania. I graduated college in May and am currently thinking ahead to the holiday season where Ill just start paying back student loans and be flat broke! Uh-oh! Im so glad this swap exists! I currently dont have a job, but I hope to soon be employed as an English teacher or at least a substitute teacher!

I live in the countryside with my family and our dog, garden, and farm animals. We have a large plot of property that we hike and hunt on, as well as keep a huge garden. Ive always told myself that the winter after I graduate college I will make sure that I get each and every one of my family members a proper gift from me. So thats what I aim to do this year. Thanks for the claim!

Immediate Family
MomLibrarian for 11 years, former PPG factory worker and nurses aide.
~Glass ornament. My mom buys an ornament from a local festival each year, but the man only makes so many designs. These are handmade glass figurines of Christmas-y things, like reindeer, bells, snowflakes, etc.
~Tree of Life pendant
~Rice pack heating pad (optional: with scented herbs inside), in cute fabric. She has one now but its ugly brown and falling apart.

DadPPG technician, likes hunting, fishing, wine, and grilling.
~A little box/pouch to put his highlighters/pens/pencils in. He is taking college classes online and always frets about not having what he needs where he needs them. Man-style.
~Heavy duty gloves or hot pads for grilling purposes
~Dry rubs for meat.


ZachBrother, 21 in September. College senior at Penn State. Works on bridges in the summertime. Likes hanging out with his friends at camp.
~Stenciled/etched shot glasses with his name or a manly surprise
~Disarmed bullet on a keychain.
~Wall art with a quote from here: http://www.someecards.com/popular-cards/most-sent-today


JoshBrother, 18 in October. Runs cross country and track. Former golf team member. Likes comedy central and looking good.
~Stenciled shirt. Size adult medium. Stenciled meme or internet joke. Pm for ideas.
~Stenciled shirt. Size adult medium. Stenciled quote or saying relating to lifting weights or running.


 TannerBrother, 12. Plays percussion in the band. Likes launching rockets and building models. Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
~Sun jar or Moon jar, like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/153826143491855571/

Boyfriend
~Boston Red Sox B on an iPhone cover, crocheted if possible, but any medium will do

Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, & etc. (14 total people)
~Canned foods. Anything but tomatoes. My mom cans tomatoes so she would be jealous if your recipe became a favorite!
~Preserves. Favorites are strawberry and peach, but again, anything will do.
~Soup-in-a-jar mixes. My grandparents are getting tired of cooking, so this would help them out a lot. Could be sent in plastic bags instead of glass, for safety reasons for my grandparents.
~Wine carriers/totes/sleeves, etc. Wine accessories.
~Felt/crocheted food for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1. Any type. Any material, as long as they can chew on it.
~Fun shape melted crayons for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1. Thanks craftaddiction!
~Beer bottlecap magnets for uncles.
~Ornaments! Get creative, can be Christmas-y or not.
~Scarves, knitted or crocheted, any color/style/length, for the aunts. One aunt is VERY allergic to everything, so please no pets or smoke. If you have those in your home, please let me know and Ill give it to the other aunts.
~Stationery/card sets, any type.
~Junk turned into garden art. My aunt collects junk like rusty sprockets and broken cement figurines and glass chunks and puts them into her garden.


College/grad school friends (8 total people)
~My lady friends are very eco-conscious, so any amount of cloth pads and/or wet bags, similar to this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0
~coffee cozies! Claim for any amount, 1-8. Similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021481069/
~Long legwarmers, of any medium. A is going to grad school in Chicago, so she needs to keep warm! She wears anything, literally.
~A slouchy, crocheted/knitted hat in medium blue, burgundy, or green, similar to: http://pinterest.com/pin/230035493437573156/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/129689664238911747/
~Coffee/tea/hot chocolate in a mug sets. For those friends who need the extra pep in their mug.
~Stenciled shirts for my female friends, size Small, standard fit, crew neck or V-neck. Stenciled with poetic quotes, pm for specifics.
~A tea wreath or sewn tea compartment like these: https://pinterest.com/pin/64809682108011483/ or https://pinterest.com/pin/192388215302367919/
~Apartment items. Most of my friends are moving into new places and will need items. Think trivets, hot pads, aprons, dish towels, wall art, etc. These are all poor, exhausted grad school students.
~A shirt, standard fit size small with the quote Drink the popsicle juice from the mountains of peach schnapps Its an inside joke. Any color.
~Sketch books or notebooks for my writer/artsy friends
~Hair accessories, headbands/bobby pins/bandannas, any kind, but no feathers, please.
~Tampon pouch, with zipper or snaps
~Ruffle pillow like this: http://floralshowers.com/sewing/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/ (you can send it unstuffed for easier postage!) (any blue/green color is fine or citron yellow)
~Knitted socks or slippers


Still dont know what to craft? Take a look at these boards on my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/milanala/craftster-swap-wishes/ or http://pinterest.com/milanala/crafts-to-do/
Pinterest surprises are fun! These items would be for me or my college friends, most likely.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012 04:38:30 PM »

I claim cloud_berry for "Knitted socks or slippers"

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

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, chocolate dipped spoons, magnetic clothespins, altered clothes pin magnets, 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.

Some ideas are cookie mix in a jar, coffee mixes and anything else


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?
-    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.
-    Surprise Snowball(s) Like this
-    Game Controler Pillow playstaion or xbox
-    Pillow fight weapons like the ones here
-    Felt Christmas Tree like this. I would love to get 2 (1 for each family), but it doesn't need to be by the same person.
-    NEW! I Spy Bag(s)
-    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.


-    NEW! Detroit Lions Stocking
-    NEW! Detroit Lions Bag
-   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. 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? Thanks TroubleT!
-   Stenciled/etched beer glasses
-   Stenciled/etched drinking glasses
-   Stenciled/etched beer mug with Detroit Lions Logo
-   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. Any type would work in any craft.
-   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
-   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
-   cookie mix in a jar
-   flavored coffee mix(es) lots of easy recipes online
-    gloves for mom, any craft
-   homemade dog treats
-   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. Just some ideas are potholder(s), hotpad, finger potholders, cooking/baking supplies/mixes/accessories, spices, dog toys, any detroit lions/49ers(football)/spongebob, anything you can think of. 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.
-    Super Hero Coasters as seen here. Old style comics like that would be great. He would flip if it was from old comic strips. His favorite strip is Prince Valiant (by the original artist, not the modern version).
-   ***Shorts/Boxers***. Super Duper Big Wish! When it is hot he wears boxers all day. One day he is going to forget and flash someone. I would love it if someone could make him a pair of boxers without the hole. So basically, super light weight shorts.


For me
-   Reusuable Snack bags with wipe-able inside
-   Scrapbooking paper Patterned, any size


For gift giving
-   Gift Bags any kind
-   Molds Any molds in cute shapes (ice,candy,resin,any!), for making crayons
-   Crayons any crayons, even old, ugly broken ones.
-   Paper Cupcake Box(es) Idea1 Idea2 Idea3

Best Friend
alergic to wool and bleach. Has 3 kids
-   Key Chain(s) She collects key chains

BFF's Kids
3 girls, ages 2,8 and 12
-    Craft Kit(s)
-    Pokemon Themed Item for the 12 year old. Perhaps a bag?
-    Color-your-own stationary
-    Play Food Felt, sewn, crochet, knit, clay, etc...
-    Anything
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I would love to swap for things kids could do in the car on a long car trip (3 girls ages 5-12). I can knit, crochet or trade yarn.

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012 04:40:44 AM »

I am claiming craftaddiction for some play food for her BFF's kiddies!

2nd claim, none sent or received

Hello, I am Beth and I live in Michigan. This is one of my favorite swaps and I look forward to making and getting all sorts of goodies. I have a greyhound named Hallo and have just recently started canning. You know, cause I needed to get involved with another hobby/project . I have been also making soap, bath bombs and scrubs and trying to learn some new sewing techniques.

KIDDIES (not mine)
Apron for 3 year old girl
Reusable plastic cups with the kids names (Eli, Violet, Caleb, Sophie)
crayon roll (girl)
stuffies/amigurumi (however you spell it!)(girl ones)
PALS
Car reusable garbage bags (waterproof if possible) for men or women. No set number as everyone could use one of these.
Scented sachets for drawers or closets
Recipe organizer (book, box, whatever!) for one of my best pals. She loves purple, flowers, decorative prints
Something (makeup bag/wall art/journal, hoopla etc., pick anything) with a pals name and meaning on it. Her name is unusual so I think she would really like that. Her name means one word (hello) so it is not something long and elaborate. She loves nature and is into her heritage which is Native American. Bonus points of you can guess the name before I tell you!
NEW gnome ornaments could be felt as shown or crochet/knit http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413216598/
NEW jewelry or key holder http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413159149/
NEW BBQ/grilling towels http://www.tipjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/132.jpg
NEW pot holders
NEW plastic bag holders in plain colors http://thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/plastic-bag-holder/ thanks cloud_berry!

FAMILY
Spice rubs or sauces for Dad, brother and boyfriend-the grill masters!
Can and/or bottle cozies
Etched or painted mug/glass for brother (Tom)
Small magnet or pin boards for sisters (both adults)-possible themes- patriotic or nature for one, cats or nature for the other. Or just plain colored, blue or purple http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414368121/
Boy themed frames for my nieces- they both have boys (Caleb & Eli)
Bathroom kit bags for the guys- Something to put their items (razor, toothbrush, etc.) in when traveling.
Mom (step)-patriotic themed organizer/bag for her car. (one of those reusable garbage bags that hang from seat or velcro on) http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414317250/
Dad-he would like a patriotic themed bag or organizer for his car. He is a vet and he and stepmom assist with raising money and help for the vets in their area.
NEW pocket charger guy colors http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413180211/
NEW remote control pocket pillow idea #9 on page link http://www.tipjunkie.com/best-gift-ideas-men/
FOR ME
NEW decorated light pulls http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414526971/ (This is just an example of what it is)
NEW black and white hand towels and wash cloths (decorated/modified ones or crochet/knitted, either type)
NEW charger pocket http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803413180211/
NEW reusable bowl covers http://pinterest.com/pin/33917803414307908/
A cover for my nook (aka it is an e reader if you are not familiar with the Nook name)
Coffee themed clip, magnetic, push pin or dry erase board for kitchen
Pinterest pick http://pinterest.com/sweetyetevil/
A scrap/waste basket for table when I am sewing or cutting things. I make a mess!
some of those fabric soap holders/scrub bags-I could make them myself but heck I am making the soap for them lol
There are all sorts of things on my pinterest. Nothing has to be identical so check it out. If you have any questions please let me know.
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012 09:26:49 AM »

I claim Sweetyetevil for soap bags

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Hi I'm Lindy and I live in Arizona with my 2 kids and my boyfriend.  No one on my list has any type of allergies which is why none are listed!  If there are any questions please PM me Smiley

General Holiday:
Handmade Cards
Handmade Tags to put on gifts

For my kids:
For my daughter Adia age 12 (her bday happens to be on 12/20 too):
A Monster phone or iPod case like the blue one pictured here
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303027074/
Animal (muppets) PJ pants.  She wears a womens size S/M and is 50 tall http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303024896/
Bracelets!
Surprise Snowball Thanks IsikkahJai
Bath & body stuff
Stenciled T with Animal from the muppets size womens medium
Hello Kitty themed jewelry
An ornament for 2012 with Animal from the Muppets, kittens, Hello Kitty, Monster High, or just general Christmassy
I Spy Ornament with 2012 on one side http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302149415/

For my Son Landon age 7:
Lego Stenciled T or Hoodie size 7 Thanks IsikkahJai
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302331370/
Star Wars amis.  We already have Yoda and Darth Vader
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302275990/
Darth Vader Shirt
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301941068/
PJ Pants size 7
2012 Christmas Ornamet with Hulk, Legos, Avengers, or general Chrismassy
This brimmed Beanie
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301931718/
A surprise snowball
I Spy Ornament with 2012 on one side http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302149415/

Friends Kids:
1 & 3 year old girls who love Yo Gabba Gabba a crochet Muno or other characters from the show.  Need two of these please http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303337182/
5 year old girl A Mermaid plushy http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301951245/ or a mermaid hoodie of some sort size 5/6

I will have a brand new neice who is due on 12/25 and would love these things for her:
Crochet Santa or elf hats http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353899/ & http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353897/
Crochet owl hat & diaper cover in pinks & purples with pink at the primary color http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353830/
Crochet Pom Pom hats in girly colors http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353816/
Hooded Towels http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303352920/
Baby Leggings http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353812/
Baby Floor Pillow..I can stuff it http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303354004/

For my mom
Lighthouse themed altered double hole light switch
Lighthouse ATCs that can be framed for her bathroom
Silverware Windchime
An Arizona Cardinals stocking

For my stepmom:
 a family cluster necklace with stones for March, April, November, December, & January http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303121806/

For my sister:
Braided T-Shirt bracelets http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302750902/
Wine Cork Necklaces http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302699361/
Neck tie Bracelet http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302388026/

For my neices:
12 years old-A pretty necklace with a bird theme or bookmarks
16 years old-a new driver so an awesome beaded key chain with lots of pretty bright colors or a duct tape wallet
7 & 9 Name hooplas like these http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302359280/ one with the name Myah and  the other  with Kylee or kid appropriate jewelry, hair bows/decorated hair clips, bobby pins

Grandma S:
Handprint pillowcase (can email the handprints)
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303343727/

For co-workers:
Ornaments 5 for the girls and 3 for boys (different color for boys & girls)
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302146428/
Snowmen ornaments 8 total
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301939076/
Boxes for Grinch Pills
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301965278/
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012 05:23:17 PM »

I claim lindyv321 for lighthouse light switch/ATCs to frame, along with the Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba.

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Hello, I'm Betsy! I live in Indiana with my husband, 3 cats, and 5 reptilians (2 bearded dragons, 3 leopard geckos). Husband is a software programmer/consultant; I'm unemployed, but in school for mortuary sciences. I do ATCs, crochet (anything), journaling, painting, scrapbooking, hand sewing, cross stitch, embroidery...
My dad and sister are sensitive to some detergents/soaps if you wash your crafts (like fabric or yarn).

General holiday:
 - Handmade cards
 - Handmade gift tags (this and this are amazing)
This would also work as a card as well. Smiley

Husband:
 - TARDIS stocking (this, this, and this are very awesome.)
 - Flashdrive keychain
 - Car air fresheners (he's a fan of the "clean" or linen smells, lilacs, honeysuckles...)
 - Computer cleaning supplies
 - Etched shot glasses (Portal, Fall Out 3, Need for Speed, Magic the Gathering)
 - To-go cup
 - Magic the Gathering themed mug/thermos
Stocking stuffer things: travel sizes of Axe or Dove or Ibuprofin(weird, I know, but he has chronic tendonitis), pens, cat toys, Peach Rings, cat treats/toys/art, Nerf Gun darts...
The weird part is I'm looking for a Ken doll to complete a craft I'm working on for him... So that's an option.
If you don't like anything from the list above, here's some more information on him... He loves his PS3, fantasy novels, Doctor Who, Sherlock, certain anime, British comedy, Chuck Palahnuik, Plants VS Zombies, Tiny Farm (an Android app)... We actually started talking because of zombies. He's a huge cat lover, so even if you want to send him some cat toys.
I made a Pinterest board to inspire me, things I think he'd like. Here.

My Parents:
 - an ornament like this
 - Homemade dog or cat treats (They have five dogs and 3 cats.)
 - Stocking of any sort
 - Stocking stuffer things
My parents have always done stockings for my sister and I, our boyfriends or close friends, but we have never done stockings for them. I think it'd be cute, but I have no idea where to start...): travel size soaps/toothpastes, pens, "receipt" paper pad, mini notebooks, bookmarks, highlighters, whatever...
My parents like shows like Eureka, Doctor Who (at least my dad does...), Supernatural, Big Bang Theory... My sister just moved out, so I think something family oriented (like an ornament) would be nice. My dad is thinking about going back to school, my mom does substitute teaching and loves to read.
My Sister:
 - Handtowels, wash clothes, scrubbies, reusable Swiffer mop thing or this, reusable Swiffer duster thing, a reusable grocery bag
 - I want to get her a stocking since she just moved out (something like these) and maybe one for her fiance. (I don't know much about him, he's the outdoor-sy/auto-mechanic type, so maybe camouflage or something?)
She just moved into her first apartment, so these are things I think she'd enjoy... Or have more of a use for.

Cousin A:
 - owl ornament
She received a Kindle Fire and she is going to be in the hospital for a month for a heart transplant. I'd love to get her a case for it or something. (Owls or Harry Potter (like this?) would be awesome.)
Her bathroom is decorated in owls, but she's running out of room for figures. Maybe some small wall-art, hooplas, or something. (I've done a "Nice Hooters" cross-stitch with two owls on it and a Harry Potter inspired hoopla...)
Cousin B:
He loves cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft, pen and paper RPGs. He and his wife just moved to Wisconsin, so something small with that theme. It doesn't matter if it's a bookmark, cup, ornament, or anything... (ornament idea)
My Cousins' Kids:
 - I'm thinking something simple, like handmade snowglobes. They all like dinosaurs. The girls (5 and 7) love Transformers and Batman/Robin movies (like the old ones), and Ghostbusters. The boys (4 and 6) like videogames, Mario Brothers, and reptiles. I need four of them, but they don't need to match so the same person is not required. Smiley

Everyone Else:
 - a small ornament, doesn't have to be the same theme or person. Smiley This, this, this, this, this, this, this, and my uncle would like something like this.
I have 4 sets (my mom's mom, my mom's (real) dad, my dad's side, and hubby's mom's mom) of grandparents. My dad's side and my mom's dad have had a rough time; if one of them isn't in the hospital or ER, the other is. I also two aunt/uncle sets, his parents, his sister, and his brother/brother's wife. I'd need nine ornaments. Smiley

Friend S:
 - Pocket Loki
She's a fan of Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Magic the Gathering, RPGs, zombies, and alcohol.
Shot glasses, etched mugs, wall-art, or anything. Smiley
Friend D:
A little harder to plan for... He's been Afghanistan for a year now (second or third time over?), likes Magic the Gathering, PS3 videogames, and alcohol... I'm leaning towards etched shot glasses/mugs, Magic the Gathering packs, drunken gummies...
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I claim TwistedTruth for all kinds of ornaments.

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My name is Casey. I live in Colorado with my fiance and our three fur kiddos. I work for the Humane Society as an Animal Welfare Officer and love it. I do mostly sewing/quilting. I also love old vintage jewelry and re-purposing it. Please no smoking around any crafts for anyone. I do not have smokers in my family anymore (they all quit) and are now all sensitive to it.

Alright here is a list for everyone, yes I have a large family 

Brett: 25 yr old, works for Youth Corrections, loves football (SD Chargers), gamer (PS3)
   -San Diego Chargers Lanyard
   -Screen printed mens XL shirt Beware of my Weiner with a Dachshund
   -car trunk organizer

My Momma: works at an elementary school, loves Moroccan things, hippie at heart
   -painted owl nesting doll set
   -Tshirt produce bags or some type of reusable produce bag
   -crochet/knit Owl beanie
   -Peacock painted glasses

Step-Dad: rides a Harley, computer nerd
   -Harley Ornament
   -Coffee Cup No, I will not fix your computer
   -Flavored coffees

Dad: Police Officer, poor guy has four daughters and one son, loves his garden, really likes American Eagles and the flag
   -the singer Meatloafs melted record bowl
   -Homemade or local for you BBQ sauce
   -Cross stitch of American eagle in front or American flag
   -repurposed horseshoe decor

23 yr old Brother: Heavily tattooed, electrician, rides a motorcycle
   -etched moustache beer glasses
   -Bloody Im Fine tshirt: http://pinterest.com/pin/78461218477842587/
   -Something having to do with pin up girls, he lives on his own so maybe some house stuff

Brother-in-Law 1: Honestly, he will be the hardestlives in San Diego, likes to cook
   -etched wine glasses His and Hers

26 yr old sister: She is an RN, lives in San Diego, loves her black Labrador Wylie, likes spas
   -slumped wine bottle cutting board
   -Farmers market bag
   -Doggie bowtie for male black Labrador
   -Wine cork coasters, especially like these ones: http://pinterest.com/pin/265501340503192574/

Step-Mom: Likes purple and sage colors, retired Navy and RN, likes coffee, religious
   -painted coffee mug
   -wind chime, one with small crosses or the old silverware ones are cool
   -Bead sun catcher like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/17592254765175583/
   -Funny no soliciting sign

My Poppop: retired Navy man, loves woodworking, lives in Maryland
   -something to do with fishing
   -He goes crabbing in the summer and needs a hand towel
   -Garden gloves


Mommom: Owns her own antique/floral arrangement store, super crafty
   -Brooch made from maybe some repurposed vintage jewelry
   -Fish wind chime like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/249105423109418165/
   -Button bracelet like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/17592254765175507/
   -Primitive Raggedy Ann doll

Kaylee: 6 year old little sister: feisty red head, is a princess if you ask her
   -Red headed doll like this maybe : http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452143015/
   -Crochet unicorn

Shelby: 5 year old little sister, more tomboy, loves Tinkerbell
   -Felt food set
   -crochet doll

Work Peoples: All Animal welfare Officers
-   A size small screen printed shirt with this or something like it: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452143560/
-   Doberman anything


Supplies:
   -vintage jewelry, doesnt matter if it is mismatched, I get crafty with it
   -colorful thread spools
   -Whimsy jar
And of course, anything on my pinterest would be perfectly ok with me: http://pinterest.com/caseyyoder/
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I claim Casey1201 for a crochet unicorn.
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Hi Im Hannah and I live in beautiful sunny Arizona with my Husband, our daughter Samantha and our two cats! I like to try working with many different craft mediums but my favorite is crochet. I especially enjoy working on Amigurumi projects! There are no allergies for anyone on the list, unless otherwise noted. I would however prefer items to come from a smoke free craft area as there is a baby in our home.  

Daughter: She is a month old, and will be 5 months at Christmas time.

-Embroidered Quilt Tag- I am making a quilt for her for Christmas and would love an embroidered tag for the   back! This is kind of what I was thinking: http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/eb7ea25eff5bc0cb12fe00b64f45ff9e?offset=0 I can send a message with the specific message I would like!
-Wood Block Baby Ornament http://pinterest.com/pin/150870656237665196/  or http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/483c0a5f492f5db5c981cfb1ca8ae983?offset=0
- Star Wars Baby Onesie-  http://wists.com/rubies-pearls/d38239336e08d37fe33b799b53718b8f?offset=0  or http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/1df73d803a017d6f97e6063d376a70f8?offset=0
-Wood block with the quote I loved you before I knew you in pink or grey for the shelf in her nursery.
-Nursing Necklace-  http://wists.com/rubies-pearls/4e4c5a845b46dc9e3f00826fbe557f7a?offset=0

Husband: Hes a software engineer who loves computers, technology, star wars, golf and soccer.  

-Reusable Sandwich Bags and Snack Bags- With a lining that can be wiped down
-Knit Batman Golf Club Cover  http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/b8b08995c1923b355e4f3f6e220036ec?offset=0
-A latitude/longitude stamped keychain. I can message the coordinates. http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/2ae8322790c1b9ab5b5494fe264a9f00?offset=0
-Lego Business Card Holder (Preferably in neutral black/grey colors) http://www.etsy.com/listing/106059230/lego-brick-desktop-memo-photo-holder
-Hand Stamped Golf Ball Markers http://www.etsy.com/listing/97432338/handstamped-pocket-token-make-it-your?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=daddy+golf+ball+markers&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all
-Stenciled T-Shirt- Star Wars themed (He loves Storm Troopers, The Millennium Falcon and Jedi)

Mom: She is a very excited first time Grandma. She loves Buzz Lightyear and has quite the collection!

-Stamped Grammy Necklace. http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/ab3a34fba283eb8c7eeb5557613d3299?offset=0
- Grandma Christmas Ornament 2012 http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/35e22e367618f91955de3488ab1682b5?offset=0
-Unique Buzz Lightyear items for her collection
-This pattern - http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/53a4799e75263d6369471cd271c0b130?offset=0
-Flannel PJ Shorts- She wears a Woman's S or is a 2/4.

Brother: College Freshman, Jr. High Youth Leader, loves sports.

-New York Jets Key Fob- http://www.etsy.com/listing/100709494/keyfob-keychain-lanyard-made-with-new?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=new+york+jets&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all
-Knit Slippers/Socks- Mens Size 10.

Father In-law: Loves Golf and Fishing

-Hand Stamped Golf Markers- http://www.etsy.com/listing/93610306/personalized-hand-stamped-golf-ball?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=golf+ball+markers&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all

Mother In-law: Loves coffee, chocolate and wine.

-Handmade Coffee Scented Soap
-Ornament with the initial "L"- feel free to be creative with this

Sister In-laws

-Ornaments one with the initial "M" and the other the initial "L" - feel free to be creative with this

Cats (Phoenix and Amber):

-Knit cat toys- I received these exact ones in another swap and they are their absolute favorites. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTdimsum.html  

Friends(I'll keep adding to this as I get ideas)

-Shoe Clock- She absolutely loves shoes and wants a clock that has a red stiletto on it. Please feel free to be creative with this, she just wants something fun and unique! Could be any size, from a mini clock for a desk to a larger clock for the wall.
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012 07:00:02 PM »

I claim rubies-pearls for an embroidered quilt tag for little one .

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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.

BIG WISHES are in RED! Cheesy

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 I have a set from kaz, but more would be helpful. Same design or different, doesn't matter
~Handmade ornaments - We love silly, quirky ornaments.
~crocheted snowflakes for our tree
~Holiday coasters - preferably sewn, knitted, or crocheted (ceramic + kids AND pets = not good scenario), traditional holiday colors, or snowflake patterned fabric would be fabulous! Our hot cocoa mugs are on the large size so at least 4" square/round please. Smiley
~Cocoa on a stick for when we watch Rudolph yet again!

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.
~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!
~UTexas Longhorns wall art - framed embroidery (not a hoop!) or painted
~A manly apron with the saying "Everything is bigger in Texas." This could be painted, stenciled, machine embroidered, appliqued in manly colors...

Son - 11 yrs old, very creative, loves to draw, heavy reader Cheesy, loves Lego video games. No Allergies
~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 fabrics like fleece or flannel!
~a cool cover for his Kindle e-reader
~sewn house slippers in a mens size 7.5
~boy's jewelry - He has a shark's tooth on a leather cord that he loves. Something basic but manly

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)
~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
~a girly zipper pouch for carrying her hair bows, etc. in her book bag
~a girl's messenger bag
~necklaces! She loves to dress up so a long length necklace would be fabulous. Sorry, she doesn't have pierced ears yet.
~NEW! - a crocheted hat for the winter months - pink or purple

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
~a set of hanging towels in creams and browns
~simple, elegant earrings (Fish Hook please, no posts!) - she loves greens, blues, silver and black, PLEASE only modestly dangly!

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, strawberry or peach preserves.


Misc. Gifts

~Small gifts for our 3 martial arts instructors (This an extra special holiday because I'm...hopefully...get ting my black belt just before the Holidays! Grin). 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 ME! Cheesy
~A repurposed apron like this one! only not in a plaid, I'd prefer either a darker blue or green, or a denim shirt. This is one of those things that I really want but can't get the time to make for myself!
~NEW! - a set of sewn trash bags to hang over my front seats so that my kids won't trash my back seat. *sigh*
~a crafty surprise snow ball! Nothing huge, just fun yet useful crafty items. I promise I will not unroll it until December 25th! Honest!

For my kitteh furchild
~A Kitty Pi! Sewn, knitted, crochetedwhatever, shell love it!
~catnip filled toys
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012 05:29:12 AM »

I claim TroubleT for a few things off her holiday list on Pinterest and earrings for her mom.

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My name is Casey. I live in Colorado with my fiance and our three fur kiddos. I work for the Humane Society as an Animal Welfare Officer and love it.

Alright here is a list for everyone, yes I have a large family 

Brett: 25 yr old, works for Youth Corrections, loves football (SD Chargers), gamer (PS3)
   -San Diego Chargers Lanyard
   -Screen printed mens XL shirt Beware of my Weiner with a Dachshund
   -car trunk organizer
   -Embroidery like this with Brett&Casey: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452144862/

My Momma: works at an elementary school, loves Moroccan things, hippie at heart
   -painted owl nesting doll set
   -Tshirt produce bags or some type of reusable produce bag
   -crochet/knit Owl beanie
   -Peacock painted glasses
   -Mug Rug in peacock theme
   -Owl Ornament like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452201654/

Step-Dad: rides a Harley, computer nerd
   -Harley Ornament
   -Coffee Cup No, I will not fix your computer
   -Flavored coffees

Dad: Police Officer, poor guy has four daughters and one son, loves his garden, really likes American Eagles and the flag
   -the singer Meatloafs melted record bowl
   -Homemade or local for you BBQ sauce
   -Cross stitch of American eagle in front or American flag
   -repurposed horseshoe decor

23 yr old Brother: Heavily tattooed, electrician, rides a motorcycle
   -etched moustache beer glasses
   -Bloody Im Fine tshirt: http://pinterest.com/pin/78461218477842587/
   -Something having to do with pin up girls, he lives on his own so maybe some house stuff

Brother-in-Law 1: Honestly, he will be the hardestlives in San Diego, likes to cook
   -etched wine glasses His and Hers

26 yr old sister: She is an RN, lives in San Diego, loves her black Labrador Wylie, likes spas
   -slumped wine bottle cutting board
   -Farmers market bag
   -Doggie bowtie for male black Labrador
   -Wine cork coasters, especially like these ones: http://pinterest.com/pin/265501340503192574/

Step-Mom: Likes purple and sage colors, retired Navy and RN, likes coffee, religious
   -painted coffee mug
   -wind chime, one with small crosses or the old silverware ones are cool
   -Bead sun catcher like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/17592254765175583/
   -Funny no soliciting sign

My Poppop: retired Navy man, loves woodworking, lives in Maryland
   -something to do with fishing
   -He goes crabbing in the summer and needs a hand towel
   -Garden gloves


Mommom: Owns her own antique/floral arrangement store, super crafty
   -Brooch made from maybe some repurposed vintage jewelry
   -Fish wind chime like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/249105423109418165/
   -Button bracelet like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/17592254765175507/
   -Primitive Raggedy Ann doll

Kaylee: 6 year old little sister: feisty red head, is a princess if you ask her
   -Red headed doll like this maybe : http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452143015/
   -Crochet unicorn
   -Doll like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452135621/

Shelby: 5 year old little sister, more tomboy, loves Tinkerbell
   -Felt food set
   -crochet doll
   -Brunette doll like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452135621/

Work Peoples: All Animal welfare Officers
-   A size small screen printed shirt with this or something like it: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452143560/
-   Doberman anything

Me:   -Sewing Machine Cover
   -Dachshund Hot Pad like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452794299/
   -Fabric Bunting in pale yellows, teal, aqua and white/off white
   -Boot Socks, womens size 7
   -Crochet headband like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829452134683/
-Hunger Games tshirt, sz small: http://pinterest.com/pin/96897829453308006/

Supplies:
   -vintage jewelry, doesnt matter if it is mismatched, I get crafty with it
   -colorful thread spools
   -Whimsy jar
And of course, anything on my pinterest would be perfectly ok with me: http://pinterest.com/caseyyoder/
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012 12:36:38 PM »

I claim Casey1201 for the Brett & Casey hoop and the Beware of my wiener shirt

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Hi I'm Lindy and I live in Arizona with my 2 kids and my boyfriend.  No one on my list has any type of allergies which is why none are listed!  If there are any questions please PM me Smiley

General Holiday:
Handmade Cards
Handmade Tags to put on gifts

For my kids:
For my daughter Adia age 12 (her bday happens to be on 12/20 too):
A Monster phone or iPod case like the blue one pictured here
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303027074/
Animal (muppets) PJ pants.  She wears a womens size S/M and is 50 tall http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303024896/
Bracelets!
Surprise Snowball Thanks IsikkahJai
Bath & body stuff
Stenciled T with Animal from the muppets size womens medium
Hello Kitty themed jewelry
An ornament for 2012 with Animal from the Muppets, kittens, Hello Kitty, Monster High, or just general Christmassy
I Spy Ornament with 2012 on one side http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302149415/

For my Son Landon age 7:
Lego Stenciled T or Hoodie size 7 Thanks IsikkahJai
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302331370/
Star Wars amis.  We already have Yoda and Darth Vader
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302275990/
Darth Vader Shirt
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301941068/
PJ Pants size 7
2012 Christmas Ornamet with Hulk, Legos, Avengers, or general Chrismassy
This brimmed Beanie
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301931718/
A surprise snowball
I Spy Ornament with 2012 on one side http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302149415/

Friends Kids:
1 & 3 year old girls who love Yo Gabba Gabba a crochet Muno or other characters from the show.  Need two of these please http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303337182/ Thanks TwistedTruth
5 year old girl A Mermaid plushy http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301951245/ or a mermaid hoodie of some sort size 5/6

I will have a brand new neice who is due on 12/25 and would love these things for her:
Crochet Santa or elf hats http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353899/ & http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353897/
Crochet owl hat & diaper cover in pinks & purples with pink at the primary color http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353830/
Crochet Pom Pom hats in girly colors http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353816/
Hooded Towels http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303352920/
Baby Leggings http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353812/
Baby Floor Pillow..I can stuff it http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303354004/

For my mom
Lighthouse themed altered double hole light switch
Lighthouse ATCs that can be framed for her bathroom
Thanks TwistedTruth
Silverware Windchime
An Arizona Cardinals stocking

For my stepmom:
 a family cluster necklace with stones for March, April, November, December, & January http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303121806/

For my sister:
Braided T-Shirt bracelets http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302750902/
Wine Cork Necklaces http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302699361/
Neck tie Bracelet http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302388026/

For my neices:
12 years old-A pretty necklace with a bird theme or bookmarks
16 years old-a new driver so an awesome beaded key chain with lots of pretty bright colors or a duct tape wallet
7 & 9 Name hooplas like these http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302359280/ one with the name Myah and  the other  with Kylee or kid appropriate jewelry, hair bows/decorated hair clips, bobby pins

Grandma S:
Handprint pillowcase (can email the handprints)
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303343727/

For co-workers:
Ornaments 5 for the girls and 3 for boys (different color for boys & girls)
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302146428/
Snowmen ornaments 8 total
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301939076/
Boxes for Grinch Pills
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301965278/
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012 07:22:32 PM »

I claim lindyv321 for a stenciled Animal from the muppets tee, a Monster High ornament, and a bracelet for her daughter.

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Hi, Im Ash! I live in Ontario, Canada with my lovely OH. I just graduated with my MA and after working as a designer for many years recently got laid off. I figured getting a head start on presents while searching for a new job would keep me positive, plus I love crafting and planning for the holidays! This is a great swap concept and I cant wait to start Smiley

Sidenote: Ive got allergies to perfumes and smoke so anyone sending should be aware as these gifts will be in my house for a while before the holiday season.

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My Other Half (birthday also in Nov) My lovely gentleman has been away from his family for a long time and his grandmother who helped raised him died a few months ago without being able to say goodbye. Any talk of Christmas makes him sad and feel lonely even though my family loves him and we will be celebrating with them. Id love to be able to give him special presents inspired by him : ) Athletic, enjoys being outside, Adventure Time, cute little bunnies and outdoor creatures, cooking, computer games. Allergies: We cohabitate and Ive got allergies to perfumes, cats, and smoke (plus foods but shouldnt be an issue).
Some ornaments or small artwork inspired by Turkey, the country he grew up in
stuff using the the Evil (Turkish) Eye symbol, which he loves http://www.natashascafe.com/images/products/evileye3.jpg
Ami of Lemongrab, his favorite character from Adventure Time:  http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482963559/
knitted tie: http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/36099234483003275_nRrDxEVy_f.jpg
Tiny crocheted squirrels or any cute wild animal http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483071284/
A crocheted viking hat (adult size) http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484036077/

Mom A generous, overworked crafty lady dealing with a lot of stress right now. Likes tea, sewing, reading, travelling to hot beachy places. I always have a hard time figuring out what to give her! Allergies: yeast.
has bad circulation in her hands and feet, so gloves that hold both hands inside would be great! http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484026018/
square pattern weights http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484014213/
A stuffed plant! http://www.designsponge.com/2012/08/sian-keegan-stuffed-plants.html

Dad Modern day renaissance man and all around hilarious guy. We like many of the same things, especially when it comes to geekery. No relevant allergies.
Tintin cross-stitch or embroidery- he loves the old cartoon and the comics. It would be amazing to have a cross-stitch we could frame and hang on the wall in his office. Any character would be great or even a cover if you are feeling inspired Wink Some examples:
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998472/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998474/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998482/

Sister D the sweetest miss ever! Pastry chef and fine artist, loves pigs, painting, and her French Bulldog puppy. No allergies
A pig pincushion / pins similar to this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483008873/
Knitted bow necklace, likes bright (not neon or yellow) colors http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483071530/
Crocheted or knitted pig slippers! Size8 http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483065656/
A cute retro style apron she can wear when she is working on-site getting cakes set up. Loves 50s palettes of pink, brown, white, vintage teal. Prints like damask or really cute pastry or baked goods prints would also be great (nothing neon). [shes a bit bigger than me but much bustier, let me know if you need measurements!] Inspiration:
http://pinterest.com/pin/230035493436264644/
http://pinterest.com/pin/177047829070508966/
http://pinterest.com/pin/167618417351362088/
cat pockets! http://pinterest.com/pin/161355599118866385/
kind of modern but looks awesome http://pinterest.com/pin/7740630579073561/

Brother artist, genius, troublemaker. No allergies.
knitted tie: http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/36099234483003275_nRrDxEVy_f.jpg

Best Friend J (birthday also in Nov) A super classy miss with an infusion of punk (leopard, studs) that is willing to do anything for her friends and family but frequently overlooks being nice to herself. I would love to make this Christmas extra special for her because she has had a truly traumatic year and is still able to get out of bed in the morning with a smile. Allergies: Coconut.
R2D2 Apron similar to:  http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482960470/
pyramid studded collar necklace similar to: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88300719/made-to-order-pyramid-studded-collar
Cool skull earring inspired by these, open to interpretation: http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048856978/
Inifinity scarf with bow: http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025698/
Earmuffs similar to these, leopard print with cool faux fur! http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048975549/
Beaded peter pan collar (base could be thick fabric, not metal)
http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048913266/
http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048786247/

Best Friend AP Accident-prone, loves Star Trek, especially Picard, geekery, books, HP, My Little Pony, sequins, and pink hair. No allergies.
My Little Pony felt ornaments. Her tree is white with pink and silver decorations so keep that in mind if you use a base/backing color. Some examples:
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025886/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025901/
Spike http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998387/
Medium hoodie or sweatshirt Hogwarts Team Captain Quidditch screened/painted on it like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025947/
Captain Picard stenciled bag http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484037997/

Family Big Dreams:
Allergies: Ive got allergies to perfumes, cats, and smoke (plus foods but shouldnt be an issue).

a scrabble blanket, could be made out of fleece instead of crocheted. My family LOVES Scrabble and this would be an amazing present. I could totally make the letter tiles myself.
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483030640/
ornaments for a medium sized Adventure Time themed christmas tree! Some ideas:
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482960130/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482933287/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484010501/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484010443/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484010444/
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2012 04:31:05 PM »

I claim smashu for some pattern weights and a fabric plant.

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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 (she loves garnets and turquoise, not necessarily together, though!)
-a learn to make jewelry craft kit  
-a dog bed for Prairie (she's a medium sized/30 pound dog - I can provide a pic if necessary)
-a leash or 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. (Thanks, Miss B!)
-swiffer sweeper and swiffer duster reusable crocheted/sewn covers (Thanks, craftaddiction!)
-notecards w/ envelopes
-pot holders in blue/yellow (the square kind or the hand-shaped kind)
-dog toy for Prairie - a soft, squishy kind
-trash bag for the car
-car organizer


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  (Thanks, craftaddiction!)
-preserves of any kind
-cute gift card holders



For The Kids
I've also got several small children to make gifts for this year - a 4 year old niece (done!), a 5 year old boy, (done!) a 2.5 year old boy, a 2 year old boy (done!), an almost 2 year old girl, a 6 month old (done!), and a 4 month old girl.  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) (Thanks, TroubleT!)
-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) (Thanks, TroubleT!)
-decorated t-shirts for two year old boy, or almost 2 year old girl
-decorated onesies in girl colors/prints for 4 month old
-something appropriate for a baby girl who will be about 6 months old at Christmas thank you, craftaddiction!
-I-spy bags for the 2 and a half year old boy or 2 year old girl (http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-spy-bag.html#)
-crayons in fun shapes for the older kids  thank you, craftaddiction!
-anything you think a 2 and a half year old boy or a 2 year old girl might like! (http://pinterest.com/kaz814/gifts-for-kids/)


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/stuffy/ornaments/anything (child-friendly and safe, please!)
-gnome ornaments - http://blog.revoluzzza.com/2010/12/23/last-minute-weihnachtswichtelchen/ for my friend, L  Thank you, sweetyetevil!
-Little gifts for my coworkers (Christmas ornaments, maybe?  Religious is fine!)



For Me to Use for Others

-Christmas cards w/ envelopes
-Christmas tags
-reusable cloth gift bags
-Christmas ornaments of any kind!



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  (Thank you, sweetyetevil!)
-Christmas ornaments of some kind
-nativity
-hoopla (http://pinterest.com/kaz814/hoopla-wall/)
-hand-carved stamps
-apron - any kind. I'm plus-sized so something I can tie around me would be fun!
-Surprise snowball
-advent calendar for me to fill  (a bunch are on my pinterest - http://pinterest.com/kaz814/christmas/)
-dishcloths - 6x6 any color!  Thanks, Miss Barbara!
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2012 08:27:17 PM »

I claim kaz814 for little coworker gifts!

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Hello! Im Laura from Pennsylvania. I graduated college in May and am currently thinking ahead to the holiday season where Ill just start paying back student loans and be flat broke! Uh-oh! Im so glad this swap exists! I currently dont have a job, but I hope to soon be employed as an English teacher or at least a substitute teacher!

I live in the countryside with my family and our dog, garden, and farm animals. We have a large plot of property that we hike and hunt on, as well as keep a huge garden. Ive always told myself that the winter after I graduate college I will make sure that I get each and every one of my family members a proper gift from me. So thats what I aim to do this year. Thanks for the claim!

Immediate Family
MomLibrarian for 11 years, former PPG factory worker and nurses aide.
~Glass ornament. My mom buys an ornament from a local festival each year, but the man only makes so many designs. These are handmade glass figurines of Christmas-y things, like reindeer, bells, snowflakes, etc.
~Tree of Life pendant
~Rice pack heating pad (optional: with scented herbs inside), in cute fabric. She has one now but its ugly brown and falling apart.

DadPPG technician, likes hunting, fishing, wine, and grilling.
~A little box/pouch to put his highlighters/pens/pencils in. He is taking college classes online and always frets about not having what he needs where he needs them. Man-style. (I would give this to him early so he can use it now).
~Heavy duty gloves or hot pads for grilling purposes
~Dry rubs for meat.


ZachBrother, 21 in September. College senior at Penn State. Works on bridges in the summertime. Likes hanging out with his friends at camp.
~Stenciled/etched shot glasses with his name or a manly surprise
~Disarmed bullet on a keychain.
~Wall art with a quote from here: http://www.someecards.com/popular-cards/most-sent-today


JoshBrother, 18 in October. Runs cross country and track. Former golf team member. Likes comedy central and looking good.
~Stenciled shirt. Size adult medium. Stenciled meme or internet joke. Pm for ideas.
~Stenciled shirt. Size adult medium. Stenciled quote or saying relating to lifting weights or running.


 TannerBrother, 12. Plays percussion in the band. Likes launching rockets and building models. Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
~Sun jar or Moon jar, like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/153826143491855571/


Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, & etc. (14 total people)
~Canned foods. Anything but tomatoes. My mom cans tomatoes so she would be jealous if your recipe became a favorite!
~Preserves. Favorites are strawberry and peach, but again, anything will do.
~Soup-in-a-jar mixes. My grandparents are getting tired of cooking, so this would help them out a lot. Could be sent in plastic bags instead of glass, for safety reasons for my grandparents.
~Wine carriers/totes/sleeves, etc. Wine accessories.
~Felt/crocheted food for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1. Any type. Any material, as long as they can chew on it.
~Fun shape melted crayons for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1. Thanks craftaddiction!
~Beer bottlecap magnets for uncles.
~Scarves, knitted or crocheted, any color/style/length, for the aunts. One aunt is VERY allergic to everything, so please no pets or smoke. If you have those in your home, please let me know and Ill give it to the other aunts.
~Stationery/card sets, any type.
~Junk turned into garden art. My aunt collects junk like rusty sprockets and broken cement figurines and glass chunks and puts them into her garden.
~A feminine lanyard for a teacher, similar to/inspired by: http://homemade.tipjunkie.com/custom-lanyard-tutorial/ or http://craescreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/lanyard-tutorial.html



College/grad school friends (8 total people)
~My lady friends are very eco-conscious, so any amount of cloth pads and/or wet bags, similar to this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0
~coffee cozies! Claim for any amount, 1-8. Similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021481069/
~Long legwarmers, of any medium. A is going to grad school in Chicago, so she needs to keep warm! She wears anything, literally.
~A slouchy, crocheted/knitted hat in medium blue, burgundy, or green, similar to: http://pinterest.com/pin/230035493437573156/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/129689664238911747/
~Coffee/tea/hot chocolate in a mug sets. For those friends who need the extra pep in their mug.
~Stenciled shirts for my female friends, size Small, standard fit, crew neck or V-neck. Stenciled with poetic quotes, pm for specifics.
~A tea wreath or sewn tea compartment like these: https://pinterest.com/pin/64809682108011483/ or https://pinterest.com/pin/192388215302367919/
~Apartment items. Most of my friends are moving into new places and will need items. Think trivets, hot pads, aprons, dish towels, wall art, etc. These are all poor, exhausted grad school students.
~A shirt, standard fit size small with the quote Drink the popsicle juice from the mountains of peach schnapps Its an inside joke. Any color.
~Sketch books or notebooks for my writer/artsy friends
~Hair accessories, headbands/bobby pins/bandannas, any kind, but no feathers, please.
~Tampon pouch, with zipper or snaps
~Ruffle pillow like this: http://floralshowers.com/sewing/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/ (you can send it unstuffed for easier postage!) (any blue/green color is fine or citron yellow)
~Knitted socks or slippers Thanks craftaddiction!


Still dont know what to craft? Take a look at these boards on my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/milanala/craftster-swap-wishes/ or http://pinterest.com/milanala/crafts-to-do/
Pinterest surprises are fun! These items would be for me or my college friends, most likely.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2012 08:42:00 PM »

I claim cloud berry for zach's etched shot glass

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Hi everybody I am KirBee. Been a member of craftster along time but not participated much. This is the first time I've done a swap like this. It's already fun!
I am 28, live in CO, am married, have 4 kids. I love biology, physics, and space crows, outdoors, trees and simpsons, futurama, and Doctor Who. Love netflix because now I can finally watch Doctor Who episodes in order! Now that my youngest is 3 I've been trying to devote a little more time to crafty stuff. This means I have a lot of things I want to try but am a master at none.

Knitting/crocheting-
Amigurmi animals/dragons/dinosaurs whatever for any of my kids (boy 10, boy 6, girl 5, boy 3)
Round collar-like scarf (don't know what they are called) solid mustard, olive green, or cream color

Fabrics-
felt food for daughter (5)
throw pillow in dusty aqua, cream color
PJ pants for: hubby (he likes dark colors, Denver broncos, and hunting) waist 44, inseam 34
T-shirt anything to do with the interests above Size M/L ( I wear and 8/10 in clothes) I really like one with this deep space look <http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373706.0>
t-shirt or leather bracelet
stuffies for any of the my kids or nephews: mario brothers, monsters, dinos, dragons, pokemon, hello kitty, Dora,  scooby-doo, bigfoot, animals


Para-chord braided lanyard or bracelet for hunter hubby (one that can actually be used in an emergency)

painting or photography anything with trees

Jewelry: bracelets, pendants, necklaces (any themes and colors are fine, necklaces not too chunky though), like the wooden bead saints bracelets

advent calendar, advent wreath with candles that the kids can put a fake flame on (felt or something), angel for tree

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2012 08:48:33 PM »

I claim KirBee for an Amigurmi for one of her kids.
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Hi Im Hannah and I live in beautiful sunny Arizona with my Husband, our daughter and our two cats! I like to try working with many different craft mediums but my favorite is crochet. I especially enjoy working on Amigurumi projects! There are no allergies for anyone on the list, unless otherwise noted. I would however prefer items to come from a smoke free craft area as there is a baby in our home.  

Daughter: She is a month old, and will be 5 months at Christmas time.
-Wood Block Baby Ornament http://pinterest.com/pin/150870656237665196/  or http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/483c0a5f492f5db5c981cfb1ca8ae983?offset=0
- Star Wars Baby Onesie-  http://wists.com/rubies-pearls/d38239336e08d37fe33b799b53718b8f?offset=0  or http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/1df73d803a017d6f97e6063d376a70f8?offset=0
-Wood block with the quote I loved you before I knew you in pink or grey for the shelf in her nursery.
-Nursing Necklace-  http://wists.com/rubies-pearls/4e4c5a845b46dc9e3f00826fbe557f7a?offset=0
-Embroidered Quilt Tag- I am making a quilt for her for Christmas and would love an embroidered tag for the   back! This is kind of what I was thinking: http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/eb7ea25eff5bc0cb12fe00b64f45ff9e?offset=0 I can send a message with the specific message I would like! Thanks TroubleT

Husband: Hes a software engineer who loves computers, technology, star wars, golf and soccer.  Also has a birthday in December.
-Reusable Sandwich Bags and Snack Bags- With a lining that can be wiped down
-Knit Batman Golf Club Cover  http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/b8b08995c1923b355e4f3f6e220036ec?offset=0
-A latitude/longitude stamped keychain. I can message the coordinates. http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/2ae8322790c1b9ab5b5494fe264a9f00?offset=0
-Lego Business Card Holder (Preferably in neutral black/grey colors) http://www.etsy.com/listing/106059230/lego-brick-desktop-memo-photo-holder
-Hand Stamped Golf Ball Markers http://www.etsy.com/listing/97432338/handstamped-pocket-token-make-it-your?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=daddy+golf+ball+markers&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all
-Stenciled T-Shirt- Star Wars themed (He loves Storm Troopers, The Millennium Falcon and Jedi)

Mom: She is a very excited first time Grandma. She loves Buzz Lightyear and has quite the collection!
-Stamped Grammy Necklace. http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/ab3a34fba283eb8c7eeb5557613d3299?offset=0
- Grandma Christmas Ornament 2012 http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/35e22e367618f91955de3488ab1682b5?offset=0
-Unique Buzz Lightyear items for her collection
-This pattern - http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/53a4799e75263d6369471cd271c0b130?offset=0
-Flannel PJ Shorts- She wears a Woman's S or is a 2/4.

Brother: College Freshman, Jr. High Youth Leader, loves sports.
-New York Jets Key Fob- http://www.etsy.com/listing/100709494/keyfob-keychain-lanyard-made-with-new?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=new+york+jets&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all
-Knit Slippers/Socks- Mens Size 10.

Father In-law: Loves Golf and Fishing
-Hand Stamped Golf Markers- http://www.etsy.com/listing/93610306/personalized-hand-stamped-golf-ball?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=golf+ball+markers&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all

Mother In-law: Loves coffee, chocolate and wine.
-Handmade Coffee Scented Soap

Cats (Phoenix and Amber):
-Knit cat toys- I received these exact ones in another swap and they are their absolute favorites. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTdimsum.html  

Friends (I'll keep adding to this as I get ideas)

-Shoe Clock- She absolutely loves shoes and wants a clock that has a red stiletto on it. Please feel free to be creative with this, she just wants something fun and unique! Could be any size, from a mini clock for a desk to a larger clock for the wall.
-Metal Stamped Necklace You are my Sunshine http://www.wists.com/rubies-pearls/074482d9fc9ee8ee7c09f31f3243f29e?offset=0
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012 12:48:45 PM »

I claim rubies-pearls for nursing necklace and Star Wars onesie.

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Hello, I'm Betsy! I live in Indiana with my husband, 3 cats, 5 reptilians (2 bearded dragons, 3 leopard geckos), and a dog. Husband is a software programmer/consultant; I'm unemployed, but in school for mortuary sciences. I do ATCs, crochet (anything), journaling, painting, scrapbooking, hand sewing, cross stitch, embroidery...

General holiday:
 - Handmade cards
 - Handmade gift tags (this and this are amazing) Thanks Casey1201!
This would also work as a card as well. Smiley

Husband:
 - TARDIS stocking (this, this, and this are very awesome.)
 - Flashdrive keychain Thanks tamalama!
 - Car air fresheners (he's a fan of the "clean" or linen smells, lilacs, honeysuckles...)
 - Computer cleaning supplies
 - Etched shot glasses (Portal, Fall Out 3, Need for Speed, Magic the Gathering)
 - To-go cup
 - Magic the Gathering themed mug/thermos
 - This D20 ornament
 - Anything from the pinterest list I made him
Stocking stuffer things: travel sizes of Axe or Dove or Ibuprofin(weird, I know, but he has chronic tendonitis), pens, cat toys, Peach Rings, cat treats/toys/art, Nerf Gun darts...
The weird part is I'm looking for a Ken doll to complete a craft I'm working on for him... So that's an option.
If you don't like anything from the list above, here's some more information on him... He loves his PS3, fantasy novels, Doctor Who, Sherlock, certain anime, British comedy, Chuck Palahnuik, Plants VS Zombies, Tiny Farm (an Android app)... He's a huge cat lover, so even if you want to send him some cat toys.

My Parents:
My dad is thinking about going back to school, my mom does substitute teaching and loves to read; they're antique dealers/flea marketers.
 - an ornament like this Thanks Casey1201!
 - Homemade dog or cat treats (They have five dogs and three cats.)
 - Stocking of any sort
 - Stocking stuffer things
My parents have always done stockings for my sister and I, our boyfriends or close friends, but we have never done stockings for them. I think it'd be cute, but I have no idea where to start...): travel size soaps/toothpastes, pens, "receipt" paper pad, mini notebooks, bookmarks (Thanks tamalama!), highlighters, whatever...
My parents like shows like Eureka, Doctor Who (at least my dad does...), Supernatural, Big Bang Theory... My sister just moved out, so I think something family oriented (like an ornament) would be nice.
My Sister:
 - Handtowels, wash clothes, scrubbies, reusable Swiffer mop thing or this, reusable Swiffer duster thing, a reusable grocery bag
 - I want to get her a stocking since she just moved out (something like these) and maybe one for her fiance. (I don't know much about him, he's the outdoor-sy/auto-mechanic type, so maybe camouflage or something?)
She just moved into her first apartment, so these are things I think she'd enjoy... Or have more of a use for.

Cousin A:
 - owl or D20 ornament Thanks tamalama!
She received a Kindle Fire and she is going to be in the hospital for a month for a heart transplant. I'd love to get her a case for it or something. (Owls or Harry Potter (like this?) would be awesome.)
Her bathroom is decorated in owls, but she's running out of room for figures. Maybe some small wall-art, hooplas, or something. (I've done a "Nice Hooters" cross-stitch with two owls on it and a Harry Potter inspired hoopla...)
Cousin B:
He loves cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft, pen and paper RPGs. He and his wife just moved to Wisconsin, so something small with that theme. It doesn't matter if it's a bookmark, cup, ornament, or anything... (This or this ornament idea)
My Cousins' Kids:
 - I'm thinking something simple, like handmade snowglobes. They all like dinosaurs. The girls (5 and 7) love Transformers and Batman/Robin movies (like the old ones), and Ghostbusters. The boys (4 and 6) like videogames, Mario Brothers, and reptiles. I need four of them, but they don't need to match so the same person is not required. Smiley

Everyone Else:
 - a small ornament, doesn't have to be the same theme or person. Smiley This, this, this (Thanks Casey1201!), this, this, this, one set of my grandparents would love this (they travel a lot), this, and my uncle would like something like this.
I have 4 sets (my mom's mom, my mom's (real) dad, my dad's side, and hubby's mom's mom) of grandparents. My dad's side and my mom's dad have had a rough time; if one of them isn't in the hospital or ER, the other is. I also two aunt/uncle sets, his parents, his sister, and his brother/brother's wife. I'd need nine ornaments. Smiley
4 out of 9 ornaments received thanks to Casey1201!

Friend S:
 - Pocket Loki
 - You R2 Cute
 - D20 ornament
She's a fan of Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Magic the Gathering, RPGs, zombies, and alcohol.
Shot glasses, etched mugs, wall-art, or anything. Smiley
Friend D:
 - D20 ornament
A little harder to plan for... He's been Afghanistan for a year now (second or third time over?), likes Magic the Gathering, PS3 videogames, and alcohol... I'm leaning towards etched shot glasses/mugs, Magic the Gathering packs, drunken gummies...
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012 10:09:50 PM »

I claim TwistedTruth for USB keychain, Owl ornament, Dr Who Bookmark, and Big Bang Bookmark

Hi, I'm Tammy and live in Atlanta, GA with my cat Mayhem and my amazing hubby Brandy.  Here's my list so far, I'm not including tons of links, I'd rather not hinder you creative vision!!!

HUBBY
Salt Free spices and dip mix
Kitchen Towels
Bottle spoon rest
Any kitchen utensils
Atlanta related artwork
Anything to do with hockey!!!  WE LOVE HOCKEY
Anything to do with the Walking Dead tv show
kitty toys
Fun Low Sodium or Salt Free recipes maybe in cards, he has a cute box, just no cards to fill it up
TEES XXXL (walking dead, dinosaurs, star wars, or anything geeky, oh or anything about cooking, he loves cooking)
A funky stocking with maybe a zombie on it

MOM
Pretty stationary or note cards with envelopes
candles
homemade soap and bath accessories
a nice robe
Any and all things NASCAR, she loves 88 Dale Jr

Sister in Law
Tshirts XXL with the Vet Tech symbol or any cute or funny animal art
Animal shaped soaps
Animal ornaments
Beer mug with AMY or a cat or dog head etched on it
Candles
Pillow with animal fabric

Aunt and Uncle
Ornaments that say Grandmother and Grandfather 2012
Candles
Wine glasses or decanter
Homemade dog treats

Granny
Anything with an angel on it
Homemade doggie treats
Gloves in a very small size (she's tiny and frail)
A warm robe following the above rules for the gloves

Grandmommy
An ornamnent about being a grandparent or anything Christian
Nice cloth napkins or placemats (she entertains alot, usually for 12 or more)
Santa plate or platter for her collection, she puts then on the hutch for the holidays

Mother in Law
Pretty red jewelry (no huge earrings)
An ornament that documents her surviving a total knee replacement this summer
An ornament for a daycare worker or yard sale lover
Pretty stationary
a set of pretty coffee cups

Aunt
Lighthouse (either decorative to set out or ornament)
Christian ornament
Teacher ornament

Nephew (4yo)
Molded Crayons (animals maybe)
Pillow with animal fabric or any little boy fabric

Nephew (7yo)
Molded Crayons (trucks, cars, etc...)
Pillow with wrestling or monster truck fabric
Temp Tatoos
Spiderman plushie
John Cene (wrestler) Plushie
Monster Truck Plushie

Nephew (1yo)
Monkey plushie
baby towels with embroidered monkeys
Hand painted or hand sewn bib (monkey fabric would ROCK)

Neice (1yo)
Hand Stamped necklace that says OLIVIA with a matching one for mom
Cute photo props, mom loves dressing her in butterfly wings, tutus, etc for pics)
Pink "DIVA" pillow
Headbands with cute bows (not enough hair for clippies yet)

Cousin
Cute modern fabric diaper bag
cute bag for baby wipies
Snack sacks with wipable liner
Homemade lip balms and soaps
Cute frame that says OLIVIA

Cousin
Uncle ornament
ornament to do with the military, he's in the reserves

General Friends
Generic ornaments, hand towels, potholders, coasters, etc...
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2012 12:30:43 PM »

I claim tamalama for notecards, & some homemade soap

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Hi I'm Lindy and I live in Arizona with my 2 kids and my boyfriend.  No one on my list has any type of allergies which is why none are listed!  If there are any questions please PM me Smiley

General Holiday:
Handmade Cards
Handmade Tags to put on gifts

For my kids:
For my daughter Adia age 12 (her bday happens to be on 12/20 too):
A Monster phone or iPod case like the blue one pictured here
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303027074/
Animal (muppets) PJ pants.  She wears a womens size S/M and is 50 tall http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303024896/
Bracelets! Thanks smashu
Surprise Snowball Thanks IsikkahJai
Bath & body stuff
Stenciled T with Animal from the muppets size womens medium Thanks smashu
Hello Kitty themed jewelry
An ornament for 2012 with Animal from the Muppets, kittens, Hello Kitty, Monster High, or just general Christmassy Thanks smashu
I Spy Ornament with 2012 on one side http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302149415/

For my Son Landon age 7:
Lego Stenciled T or Hoodie size 7 Thanks IsikkahJai
Star Wars amis.  We already have Yoda and Darth Vader
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302275990/
Darth Vader Shirt
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301941068/
PJ Pants size 7
2012 Christmas Ornamet with Hulk, Legos, Avengers, or general Chrismassy
This brimmed Beanie
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301931718/
A surprise snowball
I Spy Ornament with 2012 on one side http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302149415/

Friends Kids:
1 & 3 year old girls who love Yo Gabba Gabba a crochet Muno or other characters from the show.  Need two of these please
5 year old girl A Mermaid plushy http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301951245/ or a mermaid hoodie of some sort size 5/6

I will have a brand new neice who is due on 12/25 and would love these things for her:
Crochet Santa or elf hats http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353899/ & http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353897/
Crochet owl hat & diaper cover in pinks & purples with pink at the primary color http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353830/
Crochet Pom Pom hats in girly colors http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353816/
Hooded Towels http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303352920/
Baby Leggings http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303353812/
Baby Floor Pillow..I can stuff it http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303354004/

For my mom
Lighthouse themed altered double hole light switch& ATC's Thanks TwistedTruth
Silverware Windchime
An Arizona Cardinals stocking

For my stepmom:
 a family cluster necklace with stones for March, April, November, December, & January http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303121806/

For my sister:
Braided T-Shirt bracelets http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302750902/
Wine Cork Necklaces http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302699361/
Neck tie Bracelet http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302388026/

For my neices:
12 years old-A pretty necklace with a bird theme or bookmarks
16 years old-a new driver so an awesome beaded key chain with lots of pretty bright colors or a duct tape wallet
7 & 9 Name hooplas like these http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302359280/ one with the name Myah and  the other with Kylee or kid appropriate jewelry, hair bows/decorated hair clips, bobby pins
4 & 5 year olds- Pretty ribbon barrette holder things

Grandma S:
Handprint pillowcase (can email the handprints)
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303343727/

For co-workers:
Ornaments 5 for the girls and 3 for boys (different color for boys & girls)
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302146428/
Snowmen ornaments 8 total
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301939076/
Boxes for Grinch Pills
http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503301965278/

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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2012 06:38:53 PM »

I claim lindyv for a baby floor pillow
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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
A Honey Badger t-shirt - it can be stenciled, bleached, embroidered - any medium. He would LOVE a "Honey Badger Don't Care" shirt! 3XLT


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/

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/

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/

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! Thanks TroubleT & craftadditction - we can always use more stuff!
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!

For My niece
A mermaid stuffie, knitted doll - anything! She LOVES Ariel http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462022621600/
A Mr./Mrs. Potato Head Felt Quiet book http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462022490725/



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 Coworkers
Mug Rugs with matching coffee cozys http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021481069/ I could use about 9 sets of these
Handmade crosses - large ones for walls or small for ornaments for the tree

For the guys
Upcycled 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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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2012 03:53:17 PM »

I claim texscrapper for a mermaid stuffie for her neice.

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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.

BIG WISHES are in RED! Cheesy

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 I have a set from kaz, but more would be helpful. Same design or different, doesn't matter
~Handmade ornaments - We love silly, quirky ornaments.
~crocheted snowflakes for our tree
~Holiday coasters - preferably sewn, knitted, or crocheted (ceramic + kids AND pets = not good scenario), traditional holiday colors, or snowflake patterned fabric would be fabulous! Our hot cocoa mugs are on the large size so at least 4" square/round please. Smiley
~Cocoa on a stick for when we watch Rudolph yet again!

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.
~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!
~UTexas Longhorns wall art - framed embroidery (not a hoop!) or painted
~A manly apron with the saying "Everything is bigger in Texas." This could be painted, stenciled, machine embroidered, appliqued in manly colors...

Son - 11 yrs old, very creative, loves to draw, heavy reader Cheesy, loves Lego video games. No Allergies
~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 fabrics like fleece or flannel!
~a cool cover for his Kindle e-reader
~sewn house slippers in a mens size 7.5
~boy's jewelry - He has a shark's tooth on a leather cord that he loves. Something basic but manly

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)
~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
~a girly zipper pouch for carrying her hair bows, etc. in her book bag
~a girl's messenger bag
~necklaces! She loves to dress up so a long length necklace would be fabulous. Sorry, she doesn't have pierced ears yet.
~NEW! - a crocheted hat for the winter months - pink or purple

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
~a set of hanging towels in creams and browns
~simple, elegant earrings (Fish Hook please, no posts!) - she loves greens, blues, silver and black, PLEASE only modestly dangly!

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, strawberry or peach preserves.


Misc. Gifts

~Small gifts for our 3 martial arts instructors (This an extra special holiday because I'm...hopefully...get ting my black belt just before the Holidays! Grin). 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 ME! Cheesy
~A repurposed apron like this one! only not in a plaid, I'd prefer either a darker blue or green, or a denim shirt. This is one of those things that I really want but can't get the time to make for myself!
~NEW! - a set of sewn trash bags to hang over my front seats so that my kids won't trash my back seat. *sigh*
~a crafty surprise snow ball! Nothing huge, just fun yet useful crafty items. I promise I will not unroll it until December 25th! Honest!

For my kitteh furchild
~A Kitty Pi! Sewn, knitted, crochetedwhatever, shell love it!
~catnip filled toys
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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2012 06:46:26 PM »

I claim TroubleT for crochet winter hat, neck coolers, and catnip toys. Cheesy

3/2/1
Hello, I'm Betsy! I live in Indiana with my husband, 3 cats, and 5 reptilians (2 bearded dragons, 3 leopard geckos). Husband is a software programmer/consultant; I'm unemployed, but in school for mortuary sciences. I do ATCs, crochet (anything), journaling, painting, scrapbooking, hand sewing, cross stitch, embroidery...

General holiday:
 - Handmade cards
 - Handmade gift tags (this and this are amazing) Thanks Casey1201!
This would also work as a card as well. Smiley

Husband:
 - TARDIS stocking (this, this, and this are very awesome.)
 - Flashdrive keychain Thanks tamalama!
 - Car air fresheners (he's a fan of the "clean" or linen smells, lilacs, honeysuckles...)
 - Computer cleaning supplies
 - Etched shot glasses (Portal, Fall Out 3, Need for Speed, Magic the Gathering)
 - To-go cup
 - Magic the Gathering themed mug/thermos
 - This D20 ornament
 - Anything from the pinterest list I made him
Stocking stuffer things: travel sizes of Axe or Dove or Ibuprofin(weird, I know, but he has chronic tendonitis), pens, cat toys, Peach Rings, cat treats/toys/art, Nerf Gun darts...
The weird part is I'm looking for a Ken doll to complete a craft I'm working on for him... So that's an option.
If you don't like anything from the list above, here's some more information on him... He loves his PS3, fantasy novels, Doctor Who, Sherlock, certain anime, British comedy, Chuck Palahnuik, Plants VS Zombies, Tiny Farm (an Android app)... He's a huge cat lover, so even if you want to send him some cat toys.

My Parents:
My dad is thinking about going back to school, my mom does substitute teaching and loves to read; they do antique dealing and flea marketing, so lots of traveling. My sister just moved out, so I think something family oriented (like an ornament) would be nice.
 - an ornament like this Thanks Casey1201!
 - Homemade dog or cat treats (They have five dogs and three cats.)
 - Stocking of any sort
 - Stocking stuffer things
My parents have always done stockings for my sister and I, our boyfriends or close friends, but we have never done stockings for them. I think it'd be cute, but I have no idea where to start...): travel size soaps/toothpastes, pens, "receipt" paper pad, mini notebooks, bookmarks (Thanks tamalama!), highlighters, whatever...
My parents like shows like Eureka, Doctor Who (at least my dad does...), Supernatural, Big Bang Theory...
My Sister:
 - Handtowels, wash clothes, scrubbies, reusable Swiffer mop thing or this, reusable Swiffer duster thing, a reusable grocery bag
 - I want to get her a stocking since she just moved out (something like these) and maybe one for her fiance. (I don't know much about him, he's the outdoor-sy/auto-mechanic type, so maybe camouflage or something?)
She just moved into her first apartment, so these are things I think she'd enjoy... Or have more of a use for.

Cousin A:
 - owl or D20 ornament Thanks tamalama!
She received a Kindle Fire and she is going to be in the hospital for a month for a heart transplant. I'd love to get her a case for it or something. (Owls or Harry Potter (like this?) would be awesome.)
Her bathroom is decorated in owls, but she's running out of room for figures. Maybe some small wall-art, hooplas, or something. (I've done a "Nice Hooters" cross-stitch with two owls on it and a Harry Potter inspired hoopla...)
Cousin B:
He loves cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft, pen and paper RPGs. He and his wife just moved to Wisconsin, so something small with that theme. It doesn't matter if it's a bookmark, cup, ornament, or anything... (This or this ornament idea)
My Cousins' Kids:
 - I'm thinking something simple, like handmade snowglobes. They all like dinosaurs. The girls (5 and 7) love Transformers and Batman/Robin movies (like the old ones), and Ghostbusters. The boys (4 and 6) like videogames, Mario Brothers, and reptiles. I need four of them, but they don't need to match so the same person is not required. Smiley

Everyone Else:
 - a small ornament, doesn't have to be the same theme or person. Smiley This, this, this (Thanks Casey1201!), this, this, this, one set of my grandparents would love this (they travel a lot), this, and my uncle would like something like this.
I have 4 sets (my mom's mom, my mom's (real) dad, my dad's side, and hubby's mom's mom) of grandparents. My dad's side and my mom's dad have had a rough time; if one of them isn't in the hospital or ER, the other is. I also two aunt/uncle sets, his parents, his sister, and his brother/brother's wife. I'd need nine ornaments. Smiley
4 out of 9 ornaments received thanks to Casey1201!

Friend S:
 - Pocket Loki
 - You R2 Cute
 - D20 ornament
She's a fan of Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Magic the Gathering, RPGs, zombies, and alcohol.
Shot glasses, etched mugs, wall-art, or anything. Smiley
Friend D:
 - D20 ornament
A little harder to plan for... He's been Afghanistan for a year now (second or third time over?), likes Magic the Gathering, PS3 videogames, and alcohol... I'm leaning towards etched shot glasses/mugs, Magic the Gathering packs, drunken gummies...
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2012 12:12:37 PM »

I claim TwistedTruth for handmade gift tags and washcloths for sister

4/2/2

Hello! Im Laura from Pennsylvania. I graduated college in May and am currently thinking ahead to the holiday season where Ill just start paying back student loans and be flat broke! Uh-oh! Im so glad this swap exists! I currently dont have a job, but I hope to soon be employed as an English teacher or at least a substitute teacher!

I live in the countryside with my family and our dog, garden, and farm animals. We have a large plot of property that we hike and hunt on, as well as keep a huge garden. Ive always told myself that the winter after I graduate college I will make sure that I get each and every one of my family members a proper gift from me. So thats what I aim to do this year. Thanks for the claim!

NEW ITEMS IN BLUE

Immediate Family
MomLibrarian for 11 years, former PPG factory worker and nurses aide.
~Glass ornament. My mom buys an ornament from a local festival each year, but the man only makes so many designs. These are handmade glass figurines of Christmas-y things, like reindeer, bells, snowflakes, etc.
~Tree of Life pendant
~Rice pack heating pad (optional: with scented herbs inside), in cute fabric. She has one now but its ugly brown and falling apart.

DadPPG technician, likes hunting, fishing, wine, and grilling.
~Heavy duty gloves or hot pads for grilling purposes
~Dry rubs for meat.


ZachBrother, 21 in September. College senior at Penn State. Works on bridges in the summertime. Likes hanging out with his friends at camp.
~Stenciled/etched shot glasses with his name or a manly surprise Thanks KirBee!
~Disarmed bullet on a keychain.
~Wall art with a quote from here: http://www.someecards.com/popular-cards/most-sent-today


JoshBrother, 18 in October. Runs cross country and track. Former golf team member. Likes comedy central and looking good.
~Reusable water bottle with his name on it
~Knitted/crocheted hat, navy blue, with pom-pom on top



 TannerBrother, 12. Plays percussion in the band. Likes launching rockets and building models. Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
~Sun jar or Moon jar, like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/153826143491855571/
~Band-related Christmas ornament
~Band related magnets for inside his locker
~Knitted/crocheted hat



Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, & etc. (14 total people)
~Canned foods. Anything but tomatoes. My mom cans tomatoes so she would be jealous if your recipe became a favorite!
~Preserves. Favorites are strawberry and peach, but again, anything will do.
~Soup-in-a-jar mixes. My grandparents are getting tired of cooking, so this would help them out a lot. Could be sent in plastic bags instead of glass, for safety reasons for my grandparents.
~Wine carriers/totes/sleeves, etc. Wine accessories.
~Felt/crocheted food for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1. Any type. Any material, as long as they can chew on it.
~Fun shape melted crayons for my cousins sons, ages 3 & 1. Thanks craftaddiction!
~Beer bottlecap magnets for uncles.
~Ornaments! Get creative, can be Christmas-y or not.
~Scarves, knitted or crocheted, any color/style/length, for the aunts. One aunt is VERY allergic to everything, so please no pets or smoke. If you have those in your home, please let me know and Ill give it to the other aunts.
~Stationery/card sets, any type.
~Junk turned into garden art. My aunt collects junk like rusty sprockets and broken cement figurines and glass chunks and puts them into her garden.
~A feminine lanyard for a teacher, similar to/inspired by: http://homemade.tipjunkie.com/custom-lanyard-tutorial/ or http://craescreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/lanyard-tutorial.html



College/grad school friends (8 total people)
~My lady friends are very eco-conscious, so any amount of cloth pads and/or wet bags, similar to this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0
~coffee cozies! Claim for any amount, 1-8. Similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021481069/
~Long legwarmers, of any medium. A is going to grad school in Chicago, so she needs to keep warm! She wears anything, literally.
~A slouchy, crocheted/knitted hat in medium blue, burgundy, or green, similar to: http://pinterest.com/pin/230035493437573156/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/129689664238911747/
~Coffee/tea/hot chocolate in a mug sets. For those friends who need the extra pep in their mug.
~Stenciled shirts for my female friends, size Small, standard fit, crew neck or V-neck. Stenciled with poetic quotes, pm for specifics.
~A tea wreath or sewn tea compartment like these: https://pinterest.com/pin/64809682108011483/ or https://pinterest.com/pin/192388215302367919/
~Apartment items. Most of my friends are moving into new places and will need items. Think trivets, hot pads, aprons, dish towels, wall art, etc. These are all poor, exhausted grad school students.
~A shirt, standard fit size small with the quote Drink the popsicle juice from the mountains of peach schnapps Its an inside joke. Any color.
~Sketch books or notebooks for my writer/artsy friends
~Hair accessories, headbands/bobby pins/bandannas, any kind, but no feathers, please.
~Tampon pouch, with zipper or snaps
~Ruffle pillow like this: http://floralshowers.com/sewing/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/ (you can send it unstuffed for easier postage!) (any blue/green color is fine or citron yellow)
~Knitted socks or slippers Thanks craftaddiction!


Still dont know what to craft? Take a look at these boards on my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/milanala/craftster-swap-wishes/ or http://pinterest.com/milanala/crafts-to-do/
Pinterest surprises are fun! These items would be for me or my college friends, most likely.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2012 12:58:43 PM »

I claim cloud_berry for a scarf.

3/2/2

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


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, chocolate dipped spoons, magnetic clothespins, altered clothes pin magnets, 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.

Some ideas are cookie mix in a jar, coffee mixes and anything else


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?
-    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.
-    Surprise Snowball(s) Like this
-    Game Controler Pillow playstaion or xbox
-    Pillow fight weapons like the ones here
-    Felt Christmas Tree like this. I would love to get 2 (1 for each family), but it doesn't need to be by the same person.
-    NEW! I Spy Bag(s)
-    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.


-    NEW! Detroit Lions Stocking
-    NEW! Detroit Lions Bag
-   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. 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? Thanks TroubleT!
-   Stenciled/etched beer glasses
-   Stenciled/etched drinking glasses
-   Stenciled/etched beer mug with Detroit Lions Logo
-   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. Any type would work in any craft.
-   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
-   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
-   cookie mix in a jar
-   flavored coffee mix(es) lots of easy recipes online
-   gloves for mom, any craft
-   homemade dog treats
-    NEW!Dog sweater with skull  Small dog. I have measurements.
-   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. Just some ideas are potholder(s), hotpad, finger potholders, cooking/baking supplies/mixes/accessories, spices, dog toys, any detroit lions/49ers(football)/spongebob, anything you can think of. 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)
-   NEW!Nightmare Before Christmas Stocking like any of these by smashu
-   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
-   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.
-    Super Hero Coasters as seen here. Old style comics like that would be great. He would flip if it was from old comic strips. His favorite strip is Prince Valiant (by the original artist, not the modern version).
-   ***Shorts/Boxers***. Super Duper Big Wish! When it is hot he wears boxers all day. One day he is going to forget and flash someone. I would love it if someone could make him a pair of boxers without the hole. So basically, super light weight shorts.


For me
-   Reusuable Snack bags with wipe-able inside



For gift giving
-   Gift Bags any kind
-   Molds Any molds in cute shapes (ice,candy,resin,any!), for making crayons
-   Crayons any crayons, even old, ugly broken ones.
-    Paper Cupcake Box(es) Idea1 Idea2 Idea3

Best Friend
alergic to wool and bleach. Has 3 kids, Likes World of Warcraft, True Blood and reading (mostly fan fiction)
-   Key Chain(s) She collects key chains

BFF's Kids
3 girls, ages 2,8 and 12
-    Craft Kit(s)
-    Pokemon Themed Item for the 12 year old. Perhaps a bag?
-    Color-your-own stationary
-    Anything
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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2012 03:06:26 PM »

I'd love to claim CraftAddiction for some handmade soap. Wink
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Hey there, Im Kassie & Im a sahm/blogger at www.goinggreenwitht hegrizls.com/ where I blog about my progress in becoming a greener mommy. My hubby, little girl, and I live in Idaho. =)
Biggest wants in BOLD!

Natalia- 19 months, will be 2 on New Years Eve so some of her list is birthday items as well. =)

Rapunzel hair http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957563368/   

Octopus stuffie http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957487259/   

Growth chart similar to http://pinterest.com/pin/43980533830523275/   or http://pinterest.com/pin/78742693454286121   or http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351680773328/

She also needs some clothing in the next size up-All of these include tutorials, PM for sizing
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957610476/
http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286179814701/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957871334/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957786065/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957376686/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957354000/


Awesome felt animal play masks http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180121031/

Jake- My hubby. Hes a really easy going guy and doesnt get into frilly crafty gifts too much. Totally into camping, shooting, and playing video games.

Sturdy sewn bi-fold wallet


Me- Okay I feel selfish for putting myself on here but it would be nice to get some things that I have some input on, ya know? Im 22, and Im a totally crunchy attached mommy yet my style is modern and classy.

I also need some clothing badly. PM for sizing, I can alter if needed. =)
http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286179927077/
http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957413516/ (With sleeves!)
http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836523102758/
http://pinterest.com/pin/192247477812884568/
http://pinterest.com/pin/236298311668117606/ (Shorter though)

recently found out I'm pregnant, I'd love some knit/jersey maxi dresses!! Can provide measurements =)

Amazing bracelt http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957487075/

Watch http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957470171/

For Others:

For our awesome friend.. Could be made to fit cans or bottles. http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180297729/

This lovely apron for my MIL http://pinterest.com/pin/258042253619697889/- she likes reds and golds as well as blues. Think French country. =)

Anything yummy creation that will last until then (ie, in a jar or something)

Spice rubs in pretty tins for the guys. Variety totally ok.! http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180297723/

Ami Unicorns http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180347691/ (Id love to end up with one for each little girl in the family. That being said, lets aim for 1 pink, 1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 lime green, 1 aqua, and 1 purple. With these, girls, they NEED to have different colors.) You could do the whole unicorn this colors or white with mane and tails of these colors, however youd like as long as they are visibly different from each other in the eyes of little girls ranging from 1-6. Lol.

For my niece Awesome disguise kit! http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286179814715/

Soy or beeswax candles for the women in the family --We are fond of warmer smells such as coffee, chocolate, apple pie, cinnamon, vanilla..

My SIL would die for this awesome HP apron!! http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180346505/

Id love to have 3 sets of these (2 or 3 in each set please!)!! One that coordinates with red & white, one that is reds/gold/blues, and one that is brown/green/aqua

Anyone make homemade extracts?? Id love some as stocking stuffers!! http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180232261/

Crochet slippers http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957472929/


Dcor- I really need some stuff to decorate with for the holidays. We have a tree with some ornaments, and that it! We are doing red, pink, aqua, and some green. Think about the modern christmasy fabric you see in those colors at the store..

Bottlecap Serving Trays http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957630426/

All season wreath http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957824654/

Fun throw pillows.  http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957472222/

Cute wall dcor http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180347538/



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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2012 03:30:06 PM »

I claim klg_jlg for some holiday decor!
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Hi everybody I am KirBee. Been a member of craftster along time but not participated much. This is the first time I've done a swap like this. It's already fun!
I am 28, live in CO, am married, have 4 kids. I love biology, physics, space, crows, outdoors, trees, the simpsons, futurama, and Doctor Who. Love netflix because now I can finally watch Doctor Who episodes in order! Now that my youngest is 3 I've been trying to devote a little more time to crafty stuff. This means I have a lot of things I want to try but am a master at none.

The list...
Knitting/crocheting-
Amigurmi animals/dragons/dinosaurs whatever for any of my kids (boy 10, boy 6, girl 5, boy 3) Cloud_berry is making one! Cheesy
Cowl in solid mustard, olive green, or cream color. Thanks for the word Trouble T! Smiley

Fabrics-
felt food for daughter
throw pillow in dusty aqua, cream color
PJ pants for: hubby (he likes dark colors, Denver broncos, and hunting) waist 44, inseam 34
T-shirt anything to do with the interests above Size M/L ( I wear and 8/10 in clothes) I really like one with this deep space look <http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373706.0>
t-shirt or leather bracelet
stuffies for any of the my kids or nephews: mario brothers, monsters, dinos, dragons, pokemon, hello kitty, Dora,  scooby-doo, bigfoot, animals


Para-chord braided lanyard or bracelet for hunter hubby (one that can actually be used in an emergency)

painting or photography anything with trees

Jewelry: bracelets, pendants, necklaces (any themes and colors are fine, necklaces not too chunky though), I like the wooden bead saints bracelets

advent calendar, advent wreath with candles that the kids can put a fake flame on (felt or something), angel for tree

pinterest inspired <http://www.pintrest.com/atticlight>
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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2012 06:08:51 PM »

I claim KirBee for a cowl.

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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.

BIG WISHES are in RED! Cheesy

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 I have a set from kaz, but more would be helpful. Same design or different, doesn't matter
~Handmade ornaments - We love silly, quirky ornaments.
~crocheted snowflakes for our tree
~Holiday coasters - preferably sewn, knitted, or crocheted (ceramic + kids AND pets = not good scenario), traditional holiday colors, or snowflake patterned fabric would be fabulous! Our hot cocoa mugs are on the large size so at least 4" square/round please. Smiley
~Cocoa on a stick for when we watch Rudolph yet again!

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.
~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!
~UTexas Longhorns wall art - framed embroidery (not a hoop!) or painted
~A manly apron with the saying "Everything is bigger in Texas." This could be painted, stenciled, machine embroidered, appliqued in manly colors...

Son - 11 yrs old, very creative, loves to draw, heavy reader Cheesy, loves Lego video games. No Allergies
~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 fabrics like fleece or flannel!
~a cool cover for his Kindle e-reader
~sewn house slippers in a mens size 7.5
~boy's jewelry - He has a shark's tooth on a leather cord that he loves. Something basic but manly

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)
~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
~a girly zipper pouch for carrying her hair bows, etc. in her book bag
~a girl's messenger bag
~necklaces! She loves to dress up so a long length necklace would be fabulous. Sorry, she doesn't have pierced ears yet.
~NEW! - a crocheted hat for the winter months - pink or purple

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
~a set of hanging towels in creams and browns
~simple, elegant earrings (Fish Hook please, no posts!) - she loves greens, blues, silver and black, PLEASE only modestly dangly!

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, strawberry or peach preserves.


Misc. Gifts

~Small gifts for our 3 martial arts instructors (This an extra special holiday because I'm...hopefully...get ting my black belt just before the Holidays! Grin). 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 ME! Cheesy
~A repurposed apron like this one! only not in a plaid, I'd prefer either a darker blue or green, or a denim shirt. This is one of those things that I really want but can't get the time to make for myself!
~NEW! - a set of sewn trash bags to hang over my front seats so that my kids won't trash my back seat. *sigh*
~a crafty surprise snow ball! Nothing huge, just fun yet useful crafty items. I promise I will not unroll it until December 25th! Honest!

For my kitteh furchild
~A Kitty Pi! Sewn, knitted, crochetedwhatever, shell love it!
~catnip filled toys Thank you TwistedTruth!
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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2012 05:21:49 PM »

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I'm claiming TroubleT for the Heavy duty Hot Pads. I also have an idea for a boy jewelery.

My name is Erika and I am a single mother of a beautiful 5 year old little girl.  We live in KC.
We love Christmas and love to open packages. I totally wouldn't care if I got Undies for Christmas as long as they were wrapped up. I also like to do Christmas big at work and among friends.

Daughter-Themes Hello Kitty, Fancy Nancy, LaLaloopsy, Barbie, My Little Pony, Disney Princess anything girly.
 (no allergies)
Kindergarten Roll up nap mat.
16 inch American girl doll clothing
Barbie Clothes
Door way Puppet theater (I'll see if I can find a link)
Reuseable snack bags
new art stuff (lap desk, supplies caddy etc)

Mom- No real themes here just bright colors fun.
Lap Quilt
Glasses holder
Cell phone holder
Seat back protectors for her car
Handmade soaps or bath salts
Coasters smart aleck

Dad- Sci-fi older Dr who, Huge Sliders fan, Classic cars
T-shirt Mens medium- with a pocket
Glasses case
new slippers men's 10
Sister -Allergy Latex

Anything Crochet or knitting related (ie, bags, stitch markers etc)
Teacher Themed Hoopla
Spun yarn
Reuseable kitchen items (paper towels, lunch bags, sandwich bags etc.)

Brother-in-law-Ashmatic (sp)
Polymer clay sushi set for his desk
Peanuts snoopy stuff (he's techie so maybe a IPad Cover, zip drive etc.)

Niece
Hello kitty anything
16" baby doll clothing

Nephew

Soft pillow (fuzzy)
I'll think of more

Brother

Men's XL Zombie T-shirt
Men's XL Zombie pants
Muscle car themed BBQ apron

Nephew
Skylander Spyro character storage
Any dress up items appropriate for a Boy (super hero cape, zoro masks, fireman hose)

Work friends

Desk items Starbucks themed
Small Dr. Who items
Christmas themed bric a brac


Self

Christmas themed Shrine, altered Tin, etc.

I will try and add more to make it easier but I think this is a start.  OH yeah and we all Are huge Jayhawk nuts.
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« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2012 09:23:35 PM »

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I claim ecopp for stitch markers (sister) and a hello kitty jewelry set (niece).


Hi, I'm Tammy and live in Atlanta, GA with my cat Mayhem and my amazing hubby Brandy.  Here's my list so far, I'm not including tons of links, I'd rather not hinder you creative vision!!!

HUBBY
Salt Free spices and dip mix
Kitchen Towels
Bottle spoon rest
Any kitchen utensils
Atlanta related artwork
Anything to do with hockey!!!  WE LOVE HOCKEY
Anything to do with the Walking Dead tv show
kitty toys
Fun Low Sodium or Salt Free recipes maybe in cards, he has a cute box, just no cards to fill it up
TEES XXXL (walking dead, dinosaurs, star wars, or anything geeky, oh or anything about cooking, he loves cooking)
A funky stocking with maybe a zombie on it
ATLANTA neighborhoods wall art
Anything Hunter S Thompson related

MOM
Pretty stationary or note cards with envelopes
candles
homemade soap and bath accessories
a nice robe
Any and all things NASCAR, she loves 88 Dale Jr

Sister in Law
Tshirts XXL with the Vet Tech symbol or any cute or funny animal art
Animal shaped soaps
Animal ornaments
Beer mug with AMY or a cat or dog head etched on it
Candles
Pillow with animal fabric

Aunt and Uncle
Ornaments that say Grandmother and Grandfather 2012
Candles
Wine glasses or decanter
Homemade dog treats

Granny
Anything with an angel on it
Homemade doggie treats
Gloves in a very small size (she's tiny and frail)
A warm robe following the above rules for the gloves

Grandmommy
An ornamnent about being a grandparent or anything Christian
Nice cloth napkins or placemats (she entertains alot, usually for 12 or more)
Santa plate or platter for her collection, she puts then on the hutch for the holidays

Mother in Law
Pretty red jewelry (no huge earrings)
An ornament that documents her surviving a total knee replacement this summer
An ornament for a daycare worker or yard sale lover
Pretty stationary
a set of pretty coffee cups

Aunt
Lighthouse (either decorative to set out or ornament)
Christian ornament
Teacher ornament

Nephew (4yo)
Molded Crayons (animals maybe)
Pillow with animal fabric or any little boy fabric

Nephew (7yo)
Molded Crayons (trucks, cars, etc...)
Pillow with wrestling or monster truck fabric
Temp Tatoos
Spiderman plushie
John Cena (wrestler) Plushie
Monster Truck Plushie

Nephew (1yo)
Monkey plushie
baby towels with embroidered monkeys
Hand painted or hand sewn bib (monkey fabric would ROCK)

Neice (1yo)
Hand Stamped necklace that says OLIVIA with a matching one for mom
Cute photo props, mom loves dressing her in butterfly wings, tutus, etc for pics)
Pink "DIVA" pillow
Headbands with cute bows (not enough hair for clippies yet)

Cousin
Cute modern fabric diaper bag
cute bag for baby wipies
Snack sacks with wipable liner
Homemade lip balms and soaps
Cute frame that says OLIVIA

Cousin
Uncle ornament
ornament to do with the military, he's in the reserves

General Friends
Generic ornaments, hand towels, potholders, coasters, etc...
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2012 07:00:16 AM »

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**I claim tamalama for etched Beer mugs for AMY**

I'm Lydia, a SAHM in Tennessee.  I have three kids, Jayson(DS1) is 9yo, Jaymie(DS2) is 6yo, and daddy's little princess Jayden(DD) is 3yo.  I have been married to my hubby, who is a Sheriff's Deputy, for almost 11 years.  I mainly sew, but also like working with other crafting media. No one on my list has any allergies.
 
SEWING-
Pillow fight weapons http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928972215/

Hooded towels for kids- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971913/ http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971903/ (maybe a Spiderman, Batman, or Princess)

Game controller pillow- http://fanboygaming.com/2009/08/23/360-pillow/

Tutu for DD- http://www.etsy.com/listing/86082483/pretty-in-pink-tutu-set-baby-tutu-girls?ref=sr_gallery_3&sref=sr_573da251e729ec131f40303812d3273f71a8d188419fcb23e103b6333f9a49c0_1345773014_14146236_toddler_tutu&ga_search_query=toddler+tutu+skirt&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_ref=auto10&ga_search_type=all

Car playmat for nephew (5yo)- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928962788/

Fabric ABC's for nephew in "boy prints" or DD in "girl prints" (both 3yo)- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382927605156/

Plants vs Zombies plushes- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928972231/

Kindle case for mom- maybe in cherry print

Knitted/Crocheted Items
snowman hat for 3yo- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928972030/

owl hat in boy or girl colors for 3yo- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928972045/

Plants vs Zombies Ami- http://pinterest.com/pin/128423026843726518/

Mermaid doll- http://www.etsy.com/listing/99673978/crochet-mermaid-doll-any-colors-you-want?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=crochet+mermaid+doll&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_ref=auto4&ga_search_type=all  or http://www.etsy.com/listing/107488975/mermaid-jenny-under-the-sea-amigurumi?ref=sr_gallery_18&ga_search_query=amigurumi+mermaid+doll&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all

Batman, Spiderman, or Tinkerbell Amigurumi


ART
Mustache glasses- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971918/

Mustache wall art- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971959/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971994/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971986/

Mustache tshirt ideas- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971922/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382928971941/

Grinch themed sign- http://pinterest.com/pin/205969382927605298/

UT Football or LINER (my maiden name for my parents) or HARPER (last name for Hubby) -http://www.etsy.com/listing/67991394/ut-vols-alphabetography-photo-collage?ref=sr_gallery_23&ga_search_query=TN+football+&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all 

Wood burned or painted wooden box for DS1 to keep his prized possessions in. Big enough for a couple books and some odds and ends. His favorite themes are below or just his name Jayson and some tribal-ish designs


JEWELRY

Football necklaces TN Vols for husband and DS2 and FL Gators for DS1 http://www.etsy.com/listing/107604574/custom-university-of-tennessee-vols?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=Tennessee+Vols+football&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all   

Tree of Life necklaces for mom and SIL

Girly necklace/bracelet for nieces (ages 8 and 10)


OTHER

Bath and body items for preteen girls

Dora, Disney fairies, Barbie themed items for 3yo DD

Spiderman, Nintendo 3DS, Ghostbusters themed items for 6yo DS

Adventure Time, Regular show,Gravity Falls themed items for 9yo DS

TN Vols football, Hunting, Fishing (catfishing), themed items for DH

Goldwing motorcycle, Jack Daniels, Nascar, or TN Vols football themed items for my dad


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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2012 08:12:59 AM »

I claim lydiaharper for Fabric ABC's for DD in "girl prints"

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Hi, Im Ash! I live in Ontario, Canada with my lovely OH. I just graduated with my MA and after working as a designer for many years recently got laid off. I figured getting a head start on presents while searching for a new job would keep me positive, plus I love crafting and planning for the holidays! This is a great swap concept and I cant wait to start Smiley

Sidenote: Ive got allergies to perfumes and smoke so anyone sending should be aware as these gifts will be in my house for a while before the holiday season.

Blue: Newly Added Wishes

My Other Half (birthday also in Nov) My lovely gentleman has been away from his family for a long time and his grandmother who helped raised him died a few months ago without being able to say goodbye. Any talk of Christmas makes him sad and feel lonely even though my family loves him and we will be celebrating with them. Id love to be able to give him special presents inspired by him : ) Athletic, enjoys being outside, Adventure Time, cute little bunnies and outdoor creatures, cooking, computer games. Allergies: We cohabitate and Ive got allergies to perfumes, cats, and smoke (plus foods but shouldnt be an issue).
Some ornaments or small artwork inspired by Turkey, the country he grew up in
stuff using the the Evil (Turkish) Eye symbol, which he loves http://www.natashascafe.com/images/products/evileye3.jpg
Ami of Lemongrab, his favorite character from Adventure Time: http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482963559/
knitted tie: http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/36099234483003275_nRrDxEVy_f.jpg
Tiny crocheted squirrels or any cute wild animal http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483071284/
A crocheted viking hat (adult size) http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484036077/
Small plushie/ami of Gunter the Penguin (from Adventure Time) http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484159908/
Lemongrab stenciled/screened t-shirt similar to this one men's size medium http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484166617/

Mom A generous, overworked crafty lady dealing with a lot of stress right now. Likes tea, sewing, reading, travelling to hot beachy places. I always have a hard time figuring out what to give her! Allergies: yeast.
has bad circulation in her hands and feet, so gloves that hold both hands inside would be great! http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484026018/
square pattern weights http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484014213/ (Thanks kaz814!)
A stuffed plant! http://www.designsponge.com/2012/08/sian-keegan-stuffed-plants.html
(Thanks kaz814!)

Dad Modern day renaissance man and all around hilarious guy. We like many of the same things, especially when it comes to geekery. No relevant allergies.
Tintin cross-stitch or embroidery- he loves the old cartoon and the comics. It would be amazing to have a cross-stitch we could frame and hang on the wall in his office. Any character would be great or even a cover if you are feeling inspired Wink Some examples:
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998472/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998474/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998482/

Sister D the sweetest miss ever! Pastry chef and fine artist, loves pigs, painting, and her French Bulldog puppy. No allergies
A pig pincushion / pins similar to this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483008873/
Knitted bow necklace, likes bright (not neon or yellow) colors http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483071530/
Crocheted or knitted pig slippers! Size8 http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483065656/
A cute retro style apron she can wear when she is working on-site getting cakes set up. Loves 50s palettes of pink, brown, white, vintage teal. Prints like damask or really cute pastry or baked goods prints would also be great (nothing neon). [shes a bit bigger than me but much bustier, let me know if you need measurements!] Inspiration:
http://pinterest.com/pin/230035493436264644/
http://pinterest.com/pin/177047829070508966/
http://pinterest.com/pin/167618417351362088/
cat pockets! http://pinterest.com/pin/161355599118866385/
kind of modern but looks awesome http://pinterest.com/pin/7740630579073561/
a crocheted pig mug cozy http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484166658/

Brother artist, genius, troublemaker. No allergies.
knitted tie: http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/36099234483003275_nRrDxEVy_f.jpg

Best Friend J (birthday also in Nov) A super classy miss with an infusion of punk (leopard, studs) that is willing to do anything for her friends and family but frequently overlooks being nice to herself. I would love to make this Christmas extra special for her because she has had a truly traumatic year and is still able to get out of bed in the morning with a smile. Allergies: Coconut.
R2D2 Apron similar to:  http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482960470/
pyramid studded collar necklace similar to: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88300719/made-to-order-pyramid-studded-collar
Cool skull earring inspired by these, open to interpretation: http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048856978/
Inifinity scarf with bow: http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025698/
Earmuffs similar to these, leopard print with cool faux fur! http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048975549/
Beaded peter pan collar (base could be thick fabric, not metal)
http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048913266/
http://pinterest.com/pin/171277592048786247/
Collar made from men's dress shirt collar http://pinterest.com/pin/137500594843764223/

Best Friend AP Accident-prone, loves Star Trek, especially Picard, geekery, books, HP, My Little Pony, sequins, and pink hair. No allergies.
My Little Pony felt ornaments. Her tree is white with pink and silver decorations so keep that in mind if you use a base/backing color. Some examples:
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025886/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025901/
Spike http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483998387/
Medium hoodie or sweatshirt Hogwarts Team Captain Quidditch screened/painted on it like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484025947/
Captain Picard stenciled bag http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484037997/

Family Big Dreams:
Allergies: Ive got allergies to perfumes, cats, and smoke (plus foods but shouldnt be an issue).
a scrabble blanket, could be made out of fleece instead of crocheted. My family LOVES Scrabble and this would be an amazing present. I could totally make the letter tiles myself.
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234483030640/
ornaments for a medium sized Adventure Time themed christmas tree! Some ideas:
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482960130/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234482933287/
http://pinterest.com/pin/36099234484010501/
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Marceline Felted shadow box! (she's a character in Adventure Time), I could put it in the frame myself if needed http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AzOo8sP4BiU/UDH29fVSWJI/AAAAAAAAaao/4KfHTD5ZWaY/s1600/P1070180.JPG
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