Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

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Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby Funky Fairy » Dec 3rd, '12, 6:01 am

Hello and please come and join us as we countdown to Christmas together.

Each Monday leading up to Christmas we will be sharing ideas as we prepare for the celebrations.
This week we are talking gifts.

I've just blogged a couple of ideas here.

A couple of Canvases and a teachers gift idea too.

I love this ideathat I spotted on Pinterest for a teacher's gift.

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This is a really funny idea. I think if I were a teacher I would be constantly washing my hands :)

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I love these ideas for friends too.

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Are you making any gifts this year?
Have you got ideas that you plan to make?
Please come and share.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby Sherry C » Dec 3rd, '12, 8:02 am

Lovely inspiration! I'll have to check this out in more detail when I get home later today.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby DeniseM » Dec 3rd, '12, 9:31 am

Great thread Lisa.
I am in the planning stages although it seems I better get crackin!
I just adore handmade gifts.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby AnnaB » Dec 4th, '12, 1:26 am

Great inspiration Lisa! There's so much I want to do, but I always seem to run out of time... I posted a couple of altered cookie cutters on my blog yesterday and I am thinking I might try to do something with the remaining ones from the set I got, for Linus' and Alva's teachers.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby StephanieEloise » Dec 4th, '12, 7:29 am

I rarely make Christmas gifts. I tried to the first few years I was a crafter, and it's too much stress for me. I, fortunately, have a fairly small gift list since I don't have kids, so I'm taking it easy. I'm using tons of coupons for gifts, and buying small things like ornaments to supplement. I do love the vanilla extract idea....I have given away two make-your-own bottles before that I bought as gifts and the girls loved them!
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby tone » Dec 4th, '12, 7:44 am

We have made cherry-liqueur that we will put on bottles and make etiquettes and give to our friends.
Also, I use to bake what we call white cookie-men that we give.

I have made other things before, knitted cloths, coffee-soaps, wrist-warmers and things, but I don't know if I have the time to make more this year. Only 3 weeks left...

There is no tradition here to make gifts for the teachers, so we don't do that.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby mison » Dec 5th, '12, 1:42 am

Great ideas! I´ve done a couple of things like knitted a couple of socks and I´ve soon finished a mini for Max. I´m in the process of making a skirt for Alice, but my d'***m sweing mashine doesn´t cooperate. I found the idea at Pinterest for it;

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I also plan to make small suitcases filled with little girl nessesaritys like hair clips, shampoo, some glitter soap and some other fun girly things. Found a similar idea at Pinterest for this as well;

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This is for a seamstress but I love the idea!
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby mjmarmo » Dec 5th, '12, 4:13 pm

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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby Funky Fairy » Dec 7th, '12, 5:20 am

Lovely ideas.
Marie that skirt is [url]sew[/url] cute. I'd happily wear something like that myself :)

Jean, I love those ornaments. You've inspired me to make some for my friends today.
I have some wooden hearts that hang that I was going to make and you've put me in the mood for that now, thanks.

I bought some colouring pencils and have a pretty jam jar to make the teachers idea above that I posted. I might see if Louis fancies doing it with me after school today.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby LauraC » Dec 8th, '12, 9:40 am

I'm sorry Lisa! I missed this topic while I was gone! Can someone delete my post in regular chat? I'm copying and pasting here my main part of my message

I have a scarf in the works that I am knitting. I made a beautiful Homespun Waterfall color cowl (see the color here http://cache.lionbrand.com/patternDemo/ ... ?s=790-329). I am planning on making some homemade cinnamon rolls and freezing them in gallon bags. I will deliver these to my walking club friends homes on Christmas Eve morning. So they can enjoy them on Christmas day or during the holiday season.

I'm not sure what else I am making yet. I need to come up with some ideas for SIL and nieces because we promised that our gifts to each other would be crafty.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby sug » Dec 8th, '12, 8:45 pm

I replied in Laura's thread, but i will repeat it here. I am making "found object" necklaces for my nieces and my nephews girlfriends.
Nothing else in the works this year, time ran out.
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Re: Countdown to Christmas - Week 1 - Gift Ideas

Postby mlepitts » Nov 14th, '17, 8:31 pm

Hi Erica,

We have moved most of our activity over to our Facebook group, why don't you come join us? Be sure to answer the questions when you request entry into the group, it will make it a lot faster! :)
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