Since DH lost his job and I'm going back to work, I started crocheting Christmas stockings...I figure I'd make one for DD, for my parents, my sister, and DH's parents and sister which comes out to 7-8 stockings. They aren't huge, about 7 inches high, but I'm going to fill them will a couple small gifts and a packet of homemade cookies.
I got the yarn on sale at Joann's last sale..a big 1 lb skein of green and a big 1lb skein of red for $5 each. Joann's also has a current sale...free shipping for orders $25+ and then coupons for money off.
@dolphinlover26 Tacky craft glue. Multi purpose/quick dry is my fave. You can get it at Michael's or any craft store (or even Walmart).
I just made DS's Halloween costume with felt and I thought I'd be clever and use fabric glue. HUGE mistake. The second attempt with the craft glue went muuuccchhh better
I make quilts for the nursing homes and the elderly people ove them. I have quilts that I made my shildren when they were little but they dont want to take them hme with them because they are afraid of getting them meed up. They seem protective of the things they treasure. I was sitting here thinking that I make quilts for family and friends and I have never had anyone make any for me ever. I never thought of this before today. You are very luck to have your baby quilt.
I am making ornaments to give as gifts...here is what I have so far. These are so easy and turn out really cute! And they are cheap to make!
I like the Salt dough idea. Have you seen the ones that you use your hands to make a Santa Clause? They are really cute. I am going to make them out of our grandbabies hand print for each of our DIL's and DD's/ I think they will really ike them as well.
Thank you for the offer of a quilt it means a lot that you would say that. Hoever, if you can make a patchwork quilt why cant you make a patchwork quilt. It is on the same concept you just have to use more blocks.
I can understand that. When I start sewing a quilt I have to complete it before I stop working. I have sewn one in less then 2 days. I am addicted to making quilts when I get started. I will see some material that catches my eye and I get the fever to start working. I am tickled to death to have granddaughters becuase I have started each of them a hope chest and i have already made several quilts for them and placed them inside for when they get their first homes. I know this is old ashioned thing to do but with the wy things are going every little bit helps out.