Post # 1
I’ve gone back to school this year, and with planning the wedding at the same time, we’re trying to be thrifty this christmas.
I’ve decided to knit/crochet some beautiful cowls as part of my presents to females in my family/FIs family.
I just did this cowl last night, but left it unconnected and am going to add cool buttons for fastening. I also made it in a deep indigo type coloured wool that is chunky and very cozy!
Any other Bee’s doing home made gifts? Or local gifts? I’d love some other ideas. I don’t want to seem cheap, so looking for homemade gifts that don’t have the “i was too poor so I just made you this” feel. I’m hoping with the cowls, in beautiful wool, and given the time they take to make, it’ll be a welcome gift! :S
Post # 3
I am making some of those too! Both of our families have talked a lot about gifts and it is unanimous that any purchased gifts are only for the kids. If we want to give to adults, then it must be homemade. (With the exception of my dad, he says he will take his check writing skills and use those, lol, that’s just how he is). I have purchased so many infinity scarves and finally decided to make one for myself. Everyone loved it because it was so soft and easy to put on. So I am making one for all the ladies, which is most of our family members. The guys are getting small baskets of my baked goods, which always goes over well.
Post # 4
@tksjewelry: cool! What pattern are you using? Knit or crochet?
Post # 5
I found this really awesome reciepe on pinterest for cake you can make in the microwave. you mix a box of angelfood cake mix with a box of any other cake mix you’d like. (just the mixes, nothing else) store the mix in an air tight container. to make it you take 3 tablespoons of the mix and 2 tablespoons of water in a coffee mug and microwave for 1 minute and then you magically have a single serving of cake and it’s low cal 🙂 so i am making that up to put inside coffee mugs with cute little directions attached!! super cheap. To make the mugs more personalized and re-usable….i am writing a cute saying with a sharpie and then you put the mug in the over for 30 mins at 350degrees. makes the writing permenant. 🙂
Post # 6
I think that cowl will be a very wonderful gift! I’ve made a few like that to sell at craft fairs and they are both warm and quick to whip up. 🙂
I will be sewing open cardigans for my sister, mom and cousin for Christmas, like this one that I already made for myself. I usually end up making homemade candy as well, to give out to random folks for gifts. I usually end up making: spiced/candied pecans, peanut brittle, peppermint bark, and Kahula fudge.
I’m also planning on making new stockings for me and SO, (and the pup!) since it’s our first Christmas liviging together (but that’s not really a Christmas present, per se…just a surprise. :))