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« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2006 05:22:53 AM »

Don't know if it helps anyone, but I'm thinking of doing a photo calendar for my mother in law this year. She (coincidentally) has 12 grandchildren now, so one grandkid per month will work perfectly. Since she compiled a genealogy of her immediate family a few years ago (she has 5 siblings, so with their kids and grandkids, it adds up to 50 people so far!), I was also thinking about writing out all the birthday reminders on the right dates so she would have it all set for 2007.  Smiley 

I've been thinking about doing a scrapbook for the genealogy for about 5 years now, but I really don't do papercrafting much, so I keep putting it off.  That, and counting up 50 people made it a kind of intimidating project (I figured one page per person, so she could add pages as the family expands). 


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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2006 01:31:30 PM »

hahaha! i didn't break  it...it was just convenient timing! Cheesy she claps on a lamp in her room, for when she reads at night


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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2006 04:48:10 PM »

My family has a tradition that I absolutely love.  We give eachother matching mugs - we buy one for ourself and one for the other person, usually something handmade from a local crafter.  You could make the mugs (or something similar) yourself if you're into ceramics. Or maybe you could make a ceramic bowl and fill it with home-made food items like truffles.

My mom is always this same way - she doesn't have a lot of stuff, but she doesn't seem to really like a lot of stuff.  I learned to knit so I could make presents for her and others. 

And like the person in a previous post, you could just donate to charity in her honor, giving her a handmade card telling her that.

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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2006 09:07:38 PM »

I have an idea --- get her a lampshade and craft it to make it the most kick lampshade has ever seen.  Implement her tastes and things she likes and make like a ... scrapbook lampshade.  Who knows, maybe if you think hard on it, you can come up with something really cool. 

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« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2006 02:49:53 PM »

calendar, at place like staples and office max you can get them made, but you could make it yourself,

or a scrapbook of family members,

one of those calendars that has a page for every day with a saying and a pic or drawing.

thats all I can think of ...my mind is blank...

how bout a ceramic fountain, depending on were you live, it might be hard but they are really nice for the garden

« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2006 03:01:17 PM »

Maybe a placeholder now for things she'd usually get in the summer. Like a certificate to a local garden center for a flat of plants - plus your own offer to plant them.

Also, think "experience" vs. gift - a trip to the museum to see a special exhibit, play tickets, a massage...and you can package in a crafty way.
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