Have yourself a Crafty Christmas

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Hi all,


In my efforts to stash bust (and because money is a lot tighter this year after hubby having to take a pay cut after redundancy struck!) I have decided to try and make lots of my Christmas Presents this year.


So welcome to the "Crafty Christmas" thread.


I shall attempt to post pictures of my makes on here and anyone else who has ideas, links or have made their own gifts are more than welcome to post as I need all the inspiration I can get :)


My first job is making a list of all the people I need to make presents for :)
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  • Last year as per usual I could not afford presents I made lots of christmas tree ornaments from scraps of felt and ribbon.....
  • my sons are 26 23 an 21
    I have granddaughter just turned 1

    used to get them lots of things
    but things have happened

    we can no longer do it the lads will have £20 each an I hope to make them hat n scarf each well im learning to loom I made DG a hat

    we will buy for our granddaughter


    Not how I like it or want it
    circumstances changed things happened
    its how it will be


    xxx
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  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    We often make thing for people to eat - and give hampers...

    I am however skint this year so will be trying to make some bits - from stash - i'm just very time poor at the minute too...

    I'm off to dig out a recipe for gingerbread from the other year as it was awesome I didn't have the right type of sugar so totally winged it using up random abgd of what whe ahd and it was super sexy...

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  • nimbo, would you put your recipe here please
    xx
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  • JuzaMumJuzaMum Forumite
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    I look forward to seeing everyones ideas. I plan to make some reusable shopping bags, very handy now we are going to have to pay for carrier bags, something like a Morsbag (morsbag.com). I am looking for ideas for my childrens' school Xmas Bazaar. So far I have made some octopus' out of some wool I was given and some gnomes.

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  • Adore the gnomes, & would love to make some. They don't look too difficult if you got the pattern online please post a link to it.


    Thanks
  • Kit1Kit1 Forumite
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    JuzaMum wrote: »
    I look forward to seeing everyones ideas. I plan to make some reusable shopping bags, very handy now we are going to have to pay for carrier bags, something like a Morsbag (morsbag.com). I am looking for ideas for my childrens' school Xmas Bazaar. So far I have made some octopus' out of some wool I was given and some gnomes.

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    Love these :-) Please could l ask where you found the pattern for the octopus please.
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  • JuzaMumJuzaMum Forumite
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    Hi
    I don't have patterns/instuctions for either. I had a woollen octopus as a child and thought I would have a go at making one (ten made now!). They are very quick and easy. If you google how to make a woollen or yarn octopus there are lots of instructions and tutorials. I used a ball of toy stuffing in the head to fill it out a little more.
    I will try to draw the pattern and add instructions for the gnomes and upload it later.
    JuzaMum
  • meg72meg72 Forumite
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    This is last years photo but am making the same again this year.


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  • WeAreGhostsWeAreGhosts Forumite
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    Last year I bought a plain hessian stocking and decorated it with buttons and felt hearts for my mum, as she'd said the previous year that she'd never had a stocking :)

    this year I am thinking of getting one of these and decorating it with words or pictures cut from old fabric. she likes her tote bags when she's shopping and they'll come in handy now with the carrier bag charge
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