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rjsfeminist October 15th, 2012 05:34 PM

So...since winter holidays are just a few months away, is anyone planning to get crafty for holiday gifts? Knit or crochet scarves, paintings, etc?

etherea October 16th, 2012 05:46 AM

The multi coloured sweaters I made last winter for my granddaughter are now too small so my daughter has returned them, they've been unravelled and a new jacket is being made using one colour as a main and another for edges and collar and cuffs. With some buttons matching the secondary colour to tie it all together it is going to look fab. I will try and upload a photo when it's done (try being the operative word ;) ) I always make jewellery as gifts because I know exactly the kind of ethnic style my girls like. Easy life and all that.

rjsfeminist October 21st, 2012 11:19 PM

I love the sweaters and jewellry ideas, etherea. I still have a sweater that my mom knit for me probably 20+ years ago for Christmas. About 10 years ago, I'd knit a full-sized afghan for my mom. My sister loved it so much, as well as the colors, which apparently matched the colors in my niece's bedroom, so the following year, my niece got one, too. My sister was happier with it than my niece was at the time. Ah, well... If you can upload a picture of the new jacket, I'd love to see it.

mjishan002 October 22nd, 2012 05:49 AM

I'm really excited & I can't wait for winter holidays.

Wolf_angel October 24th, 2012 08:32 AM

Yes as soon as I can find my crotchet hook again! Argh I swear it has legs LOL

Sounds great about redoing the sweater and I love your ideas so please do hope you get a picture uploaded.

Now Rj where is mine? LOL I want to get crafty yet have somethings to finish first.

Anyone doing homemade special gifts aside jewelry knitting and crotcheting?

Hugs to all :)

Jennifer23 June 24th, 2013 07:17 PM

I wish that I could do that stuff, but I'm not a craft-girl!

WillowWOW September 29th, 2014 10:31 AM

Each of us have our unique gifts at what we excel at. No worries (((( Jennifer23 )))))
Have a great day!:)

rjsfeminist November 13th, 2014 12:53 PM

What Willow said, Jennifer. I know people who are good cooks/bakers, etc., who aren't into crafts and who therefore make cookies or other food items for gift-giving. Whatever works! :)

crazymomma November 14th, 2014 07:14 PM

My sons girlfriend is painting jars for the for thanksgiving. She is selling them on Facebook when she done. Will try to post pics here when they are done but not sure how

Wolf_angel November 15th, 2014 12:35 PM

Hey ((( CrazyMomma ))) sounds like a good project. Let us know more later ok? I am going to try to learn Knitting and Quilting.

rjsfeminist March 9th, 2015 08:20 PM

Back into knitting...

rjsfeminist September 11th, 2016 08:36 PM

Hey, I know that Christmas is months away, but I was wondering if anyone has started making stuff to give out as gifts...

etherea September 12th, 2016 06:43 AM

Not this year thankfully! Last year I started about now and made personalised stockings for the smaller grandchildren and also loads of tiny wee dark red glitter wool drawstring sacks tied with raw jute string and filled with little Christmas chocolate eggs. I no longer do sweaters etc as gifts because most people don't appreciate the time and effort required not to mention the cost of decent yarn.
Two years ago I knitted my baby grandson a beautiful santa sweater and hat to match. His parents were delighted with it and he wore it at Christmas parties, lunch etc. then the bastards sold it on e-bay! I know that someone else will get to enjoy it but..................

etherea September 12th, 2016 06:45 AM

We do design and send by e-mail personalised cards for close family members and small children. The children love looking at their own card on the "big screen"

rjsfeminist September 24th, 2016 11:05 PM

Wow, that had to have hurt to know that the grandson's santa sweater and hat were sold on eBay! Something like that - homemade, and all - would have been great to then put aside after he outgrew them, then hand them to him when he had kids of his own in 20 - 30 years!

And I like the idea of personalized e-mailed cards.


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