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« on: June 28, 2012 08:12:40 AM »

It's that time again! Some of us Holiday Die Hards are already making our lists and crafting away. If you haven't noticed there are several holiday crafting swaps under way so I'm thinking it's time to start this thread.

There were several of us who loved this thread because of the inspiration and support that we all received as we made our gifts. I know that this thread will be just as FANTASTIC as 2011. Smiley

Here's how this thread will work for those of you who have never participated:

1. Post your To Craft list adding links to tutes and ideas as you're able. Many of us like checking out links to get more ideas for our own crafting.

2. Bookmark your specific list so that you can mark items off as you finish them. This also helps keep your list hidden from prying little eyes. Wink

3. Share a picture of the completed item(s) as you go along with a link back to your original list so that we can OOoo and AHHH! over how much you have finished. However, if you chose to post the completed item in the appropriate Craftster category (like crocheted dishcloths are posted on the Crochet board), you can just share the link so that we can go see the wonderful gifts that you made. Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012 08:13:25 AM »

The items with a big Green THANK YOU have been acquired in the Ongoing Holiday List Swap. Cheesy

General dcor and paper items

~Holiday greeting cards
~Handmade ornaments - approx. a dozen for small gifts
~crocheted snowflake ornaments for keepsakes

~Heavy duty hot pads
~A 3 ring binder organizer Thank you texascrapper!
~home made dry rubs or herbal marinades for meats
~UTexas Longhorns wall art
~The saying "Everything is bigger in Texas." in some form of wall art.
~Spicy Hot Buttered Pecans
~Stocking stuffers - I picked up a UoTx keychain/bottle opener yesterday!
~Surprise Snowball - small electronic components, mind bender puzzles, and some other stuff...

Son - Age 11
~Bookmarks! Thank you mini_mum!
~sweater mittens in either a medium blue or red
~ a stenciled tee
~fleece or flannel pajama pants
~boy's jewelry - Picked up a bracelet yesterday while shopping!
~Xbox pillow - Thank you for sharing that project Jillybeans! Cheesy

Daughter - Age 6
~Girlie bath items
~a girlie small hoopla
~a girly stenciled tee
~fleece or flannel pajama pants, girls size 7
~a wristlet in girly fabrics - maybe Hello Kitty fabric?
~necklaces and hair bows/barrettes
~Hairclip organizer Thank you rockon!

My Mom
~a set of hanging towels in creams and browns
~crocheted/knitted dishcloths in cream and/or browns Thank you Miss Barbara!

My Dad
~ 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 (or more like several! Wink )

My Husband's parents
- He's on his own this year! I have no idea.  Undecided

My Husband's Brother  - a set of sewn "trash cans" for his car

His brother's 2 boys
- Surprise Snowballs filled with little things like candy and small games

Misc. Gifts

~Small Teacher gifts Some possibilities- holiday coasters, ornaments, or bookmarks.
~Small gifts for our 3 martial arts instructors - Maybe one of those sewn neck coolers that ties in front, reusable, rice filled heat packs for sore muscles

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012 08:17:38 AM »

 Oh yay! I didn't know that Craftster did this! I already have my preliminary list written out in my notebook. It would help keep me motivated to add it here too!

 Steve (hubby):
 Etched Glasses - Car Club
T-shirt - Community bought
 Stencilled Shirt - Ron Swanson (?)

 Stencilled T-shirt - Cat world domination
 Felted Hedgehog from kit

 Stencilled T-shirt -Groom Lake UFO

 Etched Glasses - Flying Monkey
 Stencilled T-shirt - Raven
 Make-up pouch - Wicked Witch
 Ornaments - Squirrel & Mushrooms

 Bree: Peacock Purse
 Katrina: Purse or Magnetic Make-up Board (?)

 Etched Glasses - Car Club

 Girl Gift Sets: Small Fabric basket, Pocket Warmers, Lotion or candle.
 1 each for Mom, April, Jenn, Bree, Katrina, Brenda, Lisa, Valerie, Brittany, Erica

 So far...
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012 08:38:16 AM »

I have a small list right now but it will grow as I have more time to think and research

* Crochet dishcloths

*Crochet Doll

*Amigurumi x2

*Small purse *2

*Patchwork wallet

*patchwork hot pads

*lalaloopsy size doll house for lily

*hair pretties and frame with ribbon and hooks for holding hair stuff

*quilts x4

*doll quilt x2

*hat, scarf, and glove set x5 (?)


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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012 08:41:38 AM »

I like this idea!! I'm gonna have to go make up a list now!!

OK, I've got a minute....heres my VERY rough list, to be added to as time goes on

Nat - SIL - dream pillows
              - an afghan in brown & aqua for their new house! Maybe the sweetheart ripple, so there's a striped side for max and a pretty side for nat!

Mom & Siblings - memory candles with grandma & Grandpa??

Nana - memory candles with kids

Mom - glow in the dark paint mason jars
        - tattoo heart pillow

Jamie - DH - handprint embroidery with kids hands
                 - movie night in a bag

Kids - xmas baskets

Decorations - "mistletoes" with Daysies feet for me, Jamie, mom, Nana & whoever is hosting xmas dinner

OH!!  And I need to make everything in my Christmas pin board!!! hahaha, I wish!!

Will also attempt to make everything that doesn't get claimed in my Holiday wishlist
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012 10:38:02 AM »

My turn though is it so so so not even close to being thought out yet!



Sister (26)
Something for new apartment!

Brother (21)
Something alcohol related?
Something school related?

At home spa stuff?

Aunts (x2)
Same as godmother?

Wine bag?


Great Aunt

Neighbor & Neighbor's Mother
Homemade vanilla

House Decorations!
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012 10:41:50 AM »

Ooo, I so need to get started on Christmas!  I will be posting my list here when I have a moment!  Yay yay!

-Owl ornaments
-Dried fruit & cinnamon garland
-Canned good for everyone (ie: syrups, jams, green beans, pickles)

-Xbox Pillow
-Challenge Accepted shirt
-The element of surprise shirt
-Trigun shirt

-Salt Dough Finger Print Pendant (My sister & Me) - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477541635/
-Bracelet - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477541595/

-Stenciled Shirt

-Bracelet - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477541595/
-Perfume Locket - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477432331/

Sister's Boyfriend:
-Zombie themed stenciled shirt
-Xbox pillow

FIL, Dave:

MIL, Annee:
-Bracelet - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477541595/
-Seashell candles

BIL, Tye:
-a cape w/ a giant T on the back (he was quite offended that his daughter got a cape from me before him, LOL!)
-pakman stenciled t-shirt
-trogdor stenciled t-shirt
-fleece vulcan hat
-Xbox pillow

SIL, Kaycee:
-Bracelet - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477541595/
-Seashell candles

-more dress up items
-mermaid tail - thanks texscrapper!

BIL, Eric:
-Mario stenciled t-shirt
-xbox pillow

SIL, Julie:
-Bracelet - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477541595/
-Seashell candles

-dress up box
-Cowboy Costume - thanks texscrapper!
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012 12:35:22 PM »

I KNEW I wasn't crazy to start crafting in June for Christmas. ETA:

Dotter: recon coat http://pinterest.com/pin/47569339784604707/
          other punk recons
           - suitcase to a storage / living space for her Pullip

Son: ??

Husband: painting? or beer stuff? i don't know

Mom and Dad: knit blanket; cookies in a jar (dry mix)

FIL and MIL: crochet blanket; chocolate dipped spoons

work (gift baskets): jam, chocolate dipped spoons

for my friend: (swapping stuff i make for rides to &from work) a "real" lala loopsy x3; a messenger bag; an advent calendar
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012 02:54:00 PM »

Ahh!  One of my favorite threads!  Stickied!

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012 03:13:16 PM »

How fun! Working on my list

Mom: Lap Quilt. I am currently maybe 1/3 of the way done with it? So excited to make her something I think she'll like, she's super picky and hard to find things for!


Boyfriend: Geeky Shrine? Or geeky something to go on the wall

Dad: Quilt from blocks from Craftster swap?

Nephew 1:

Nephew 2:

Nephew 3:

Best Friend:

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