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dahlea
« on: June 15, 2004 04:15:23 PM »

I'm trying to be somewhat smart this year and start Christmas presents early so maybe I can actually finish them.
What are your favorite things to make for gifts (they don't necessarily have to be Christmas related) Any websites, book names, etc. would be helpful!

Here's a great page I found-sewing, knitting and crocheting:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/christmas/gifts.html

(ps in case someone gets upset, i AM double posting this in crochet, because i crochet too and want to hear ideas from there! so i have my reasons.)
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2004 08:44:20 AM »

I didn't notice this in the crochet section but I went completely mad making snowflakes from crochet thread. There's even a whole website dedicated to thread crochet snowflakes
http://home.teleport.com/~noelvn/snowflakes/index.html
So far all of mine are stiffened with a cooked cornstarch and water mix and they hold up to light wear, I feel. You can add a few glass beads to them too. I'm going to send them as ornaments/gift tags (dualuseage!) with my cheap decorative tins (from Ikea) of homemade fudge.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2004 08:51:52 AM »

Flece is god sent in the winter. I got this fabric from the dollar bin at wallmart and it is this FAB deep blue heather cotton (not fleece).... but it is in a round. like, the edges arent cut. I could slip it over my hips and wear it as a skirt with NO SEWING. Odd... I still cant figure out why they would make fabric like that for. Ah well. I bought 5 yards of it so Im gonna go get some light blue fleece and sew up a scarf with those little pockets for your hands and sew on some snowflakes or something.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2004 10:23:35 AM »

Last year I made gifts for 17 people for Christmas!!!  I started in August and finished 2 days before I was going home.  It was a little stressed but also fun.  Surprisingly all of my ideas but one actually worked out and came out great!  I'm not doing it this year, because I'm not going home for Christmas (I live 1,000 miles from my family)
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2004 07:03:30 PM »

 Cheesy wow somebody who actually plans as far ahead as I do! awesomenessicty!

anyway, I'm looking for x-mas present ideas as well. If it helps any, last year I made sets of marble magnets for most of my friends, and they seemed to go down very well. I also found this rather excellent idea of a milk carton gift box at Thrift Deluxe, which would be purrfect for a stenciled t-shirt or the like.

This year I'm thinking about toothbrush bracelets for all my friends (tried to do some last year but I ran out of time and they didn't come out properly). Hope that helps!
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