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Topic: Revised Yule list. PANIC MODE AAAAAAAAH!  (Read 1909 times)
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« on: November 23, 2009 04:22:51 PM »

So massive poverty prevented me from getting any supplies to make progress on gifts until now, which means many plans need to be scrapped or revised.  Not enough time to get everything done in.

Okay! Revised Yule present plan.

*EDIT*  Right.  Things are now easier.  Not gonna be seeing the 'rents until the new year Sad but that gives me more crafting time.  Mum and Da's quilts now don't need to be done until thenew year so mypriorities now are...

Nan and Grandad present
Cousins 1-5 present
Nieces 1-2 present

FIL, MIL and SILs presents can wait a bit, as can Mum and Da.

OH: Dwarf fortress-themed poppet IN PROGRESS  PHEW!  He's asked for a specific thing for his PC so I can scrap this one until his birthday.
Mum and Dad: art quilts (small) IN PROGRESS
MIL: table runner and placemat set (patchwork) IN PROGRESS
FIL: wallhanging themed around his favourite WWII plane
Little SIL: Wool cape IN PROGRESS
Big SIL: patchwork needle roll COMPLETED
Nan and Grandad: Crimbo-themed table runner and placemat set IN PROGRESS
Cousin 1: Twilight themed hip bag and accessories IN PROGRESS
Cousin 2: Sewing kit IN PROGRESS
Cousin 3: Sewing kit IN PROGRESS
Cousin 4:
Cousin 5:
Niece 1: fairy-themed snuggle quilt and pillow
Niece 2: pirate-themed snuggle quilt and pillow

« Last Edit: December 13, 2009 12:44:12 PM by brokenporcelaindoll » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009 04:52:36 PM »

you are so ambitious!

6 yr old boy: what about crayon caddies/rolls? or an arts and craft apron?

FIL is tougher. Guess it depends on what he is into. Gardening cushion to protect the knees? Patchwork felted hat from old sweaters? themed walled to match his interests? something to match MIL's gift?? did you see this forum:

cousins 4 & 5 are teens? readers? music enthusiasts? gamers? how about "TIME with cuz" coupons for 2010:
'this entitles you to an afternoon of music and catching up at my house' or ' you may choose any title in the neighbourhood bookstore on me in the month of February'

Keep us posted on whatever you decide...
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009 03:31:49 AM »

Good ideas, thank you!  I'm going to make FIL a wall hanging like you suggested - he's really into WWII stuff so I'm gonna do him a hanging of a halifax plane (if I can manage it!).  He's separated from MIL, hence I have to make them a present each!

Cousins 4 and 5 are the 6 year old boys.  Crayon rolls are a cool idea, but I think these boys may be a bit too tech-central for that.  They're both sons of geeks (mostly geek family my lot, really) so are both avid PC gamers.  One of them, when he was 3, sat down with his sister's DS and, without any instructions, figured out how to take pictures with it.  Makes them a nightmare to buy for - last year I just bought geeky stuff their DADs would like so they could play together!  I might cave in and just buy them some cool, age-appropriate PC games instead  Undecided

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009 11:36:16 AM »

Damnit, okay new problem.  What do I make my 92 year old great aunt?  I was going to buy her something, but she's very generously helped me with money for flights to see my parents and now I'm thinking I should make her something lovely.


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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009 11:32:49 AM »

For the 6 year olds, what about a marker roll with fabric markers in it and a t-shirt for them to colour (use a black fabric marker on white t-shirts to design a "tech shirt" or their favourite video game characters), gives them something"tech" to do while others are at the computer.

for the 92 year old
what about a wall hanging of a family representation (snowmen, birds, anything she's into to represent the number of family members, and put the family name at the bottom)  of course if there are to many family members just a generic picture would work nicely to.

Looking for the free row by row patterns.  If you are able to get me one from your town I will paypal you $2 for postage.
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2009 12:52:35 PM »

So!  Photos yay!

Big SIL:
Patchwork needleroll.  Finished
Completely forgot to take a photo before posting it off because I am blonde.  But it was very pretty - purple patchwork front with embroidered witchy goodness, and layered purple pockets inside.  I'll ask the SIL to send me photos on the day, I think.

Nan and Grandad:
Patchwork Crimbo-themed table runner.  Almost done.
Front looks a mess but just needs an iron - a few bits of embroidery to finish, then I just need to sew on the back and add binding.

(need to add some red flowers to the corner scrolly bits)

(need to finish that one deer and add flowers; can you guess I ran out of the red?)

(needs a bit more doing)

Cousin 1:
Twilight-themed hip bag.  In progress.
Nothing says sensible like deciding, when months behind schedule on gift making, to do a cross-stitch twilight book cover and add this to a handmade bag.  When you've never cross-stitched before.  I'm only doing a close-up of part of the cover, but can't make the rest of the bag until it is done so I can fit the bag to it, and am behind because I had to start all over having discovered I was DOING IT ALL WRONG.

(borked attempt 1).  Suddenly found out you're not supposed to use the entire skein width.  And that you should mark your progress on the pattern or you'll get lost REALLY QUICKLY.

Attempt 2 is going a fair bit betterer


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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2009 04:43:24 PM »

WOW! that cross stitch is incredible! where did you get the pattern?

« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2009 10:06:46 AM »

This amazing person made it.  AND did themfor theother covers to...


I think they posted on here a while ago but can'tfind the original thread :s

OH!  But here is their finished piece.  It is INCREDIBle

« Last Edit: December 14, 2009 10:09:39 AM by brokenporcelaindoll » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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