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Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« on: November 08, 2010, 06:44:07 pm »
So last year was the handbag year. This year is actual wearables.

I was going to make my sister a dress, but after realizing it would be all too obvious when my mom asked her for measurements, I decided on an apron for her to use at work (high-end men's stylist/barber).

I scoured the internets this morning, and after about 3 solid hours of "meh" designs, I stumbled upon this gem:

http://kerrimade.blogspot.com/2008/04/crafty-tool-belt-tutorial.html



Hooks for scissors and EVERYTHING! I'm going to add more hooky-doos for other implements, but I figured that was going to be a great start.

For my mom, she get's cold easily despite living in Florida, and after last year, she doesn't want to deal with walking the dog in 20-30F temps early in the winter mornings. She doesn't need to invest in a heavy coat, but she needs more than what she has. So I'm designing a special wrap/shawl out of polar fleece with dog-walking in mind. Screw gloves, she'll have pockets for her hands, one that will have a finished hole to hold the leash through. There will also be a pocket for the leash and for CLEAN bags for the poop. (She's on her own for the dirty ones.) And because it's 100% synthetic, she'll be able to just throw it in the machine when it gets dirty and not have to worry about shrinking or fading.

Depending on time, I'm thinking of this for General Stuart's sister:http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/road-cape

She had a really cute new Vera Bradley bag, and I think I'll make it to match.


For his parents...It's been requested that I make a quilt.  :| *gulp*


So uh...anyone else going handmade again this year?
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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 07:08:48 pm »
I'm doing the baked goods and candle avenue this year.  I've been making cookie dough and freezing it so I can do a boatload at once.

Those ideas sound awesome Suu.  I am such a ditz at sewing, if I don't have a super easy pattern and half the weekend to pick out the stitches I fucked up on.... eh well you know where that goes....

I'm presuming you are going to machine quilt, not by hand? 

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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 07:15:43 pm »
There is no way I could have the patience to quilt by hand. EVER.
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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 03:35:19 am »
So last year was the handbag year. This year is actual wearables.

I was going to make my sister a dress, but after realizing it would be all too obvious when my mom asked her for measurements, I decided on an apron for her to use at work (high-end men's stylist/barber).

I scoured the internets this morning, and after about 3 solid hours of "meh" designs, I stumbled upon this gem:

http://kerrimade.blogspot.com/2008/04/crafty-tool-belt-tutorial.html



Hooks for scissors and EVERYTHING! I'm going to add more hooky-doos for other implements, but I figured that was going to be a great start.

For my mom, she get's cold easily despite living in Florida, and after last year, she doesn't want to deal with walking the dog in 20-30F temps early in the winter mornings. She doesn't need to invest in a heavy coat, but she needs more than what she has. So I'm designing a special wrap/shawl out of polar fleece with dog-walking in mind. Screw gloves, she'll have pockets for her hands, one that will have a finished hole to hold the leash through. There will also be a pocket for the leash and for CLEAN bags for the poop. (She's on her own for the dirty ones.) And because it's 100% synthetic, she'll be able to just throw it in the machine when it gets dirty and not have to worry about shrinking or fading.

Depending on time, I'm thinking of this for General Stuart's sister:http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/road-cape

She had a really cute new Vera Bradley bag, and I think I'll make it to match.


For his parents...It's been requested that I make a quilt.  :| *gulp*


So uh...anyone else going handmade again this year?


hey now, that was your idea!

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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 12:47:01 pm »
So last year was the handbag year. This year is actual wearables.

I was going to make my sister a dress, but after realizing it would be all too obvious when my mom asked her for measurements, I decided on an apron for her to use at work (high-end men's stylist/barber).

I scoured the internets this morning, and after about 3 solid hours of "meh" designs, I stumbled upon this gem:

http://kerrimade.blogspot.com/2008/04/crafty-tool-belt-tutorial.html



Hooks for scissors and EVERYTHING! I'm going to add more hooky-doos for other implements, but I figured that was going to be a great start.

For my mom, she get's cold easily despite living in Florida, and after last year, she doesn't want to deal with walking the dog in 20-30F temps early in the winter mornings. She doesn't need to invest in a heavy coat, but she needs more than what she has. So I'm designing a special wrap/shawl out of polar fleece with dog-walking in mind. Screw gloves, she'll have pockets for her hands, one that will have a finished hole to hold the leash through. There will also be a pocket for the leash and for CLEAN bags for the poop. (She's on her own for the dirty ones.) And because it's 100% synthetic, she'll be able to just throw it in the machine when it gets dirty and not have to worry about shrinking or fading.

Depending on time, I'm thinking of this for General Stuart's sister:http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/road-cape

She had a really cute new Vera Bradley bag, and I think I'll make it to match.


For his parents...It's been requested that I make a quilt.  :| *gulp*


So uh...anyone else going handmade again this year?


hey now, that was your idea!

NO YUO!

You told me your mommy wanted a quilt. :(

I said I was thinking of sucking it up and doing one. :(

Schmeh, I say!
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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 02:51:30 pm »
It'll work out.  You just need to convince a bunch of hipsters it's ironically delicious to attend a quilting bee, do good hand sewing, and not fiddle each other underneath it while they're working. 
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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 03:43:17 pm »
Hell no! I'm not letting any greasy hipsters touch my work!
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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 05:24:39 pm »
They actually have some really gorgeous machine quilt patterns.  In fact, those could end up being a real seller if you find you enjoy putting them together and such.  I know you can go to quilting stores and even some regular fabric stores sell precut quilting blocks.  Or order entire kits online. 

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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 05:27:45 pm »
A few years ago when I was broke, I made a massive amount of curry powder, and got a few dozen one-ounce jars.  "Christmas Curry", we called it.


Liam, I think I sent one to Bella at the time.


Anyway, I'll probably be doing that again because, boo, economy.


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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 07:42:22 pm »
The only possible thing I can do is make food for people, and I don't even have that big a fund, and feeding my monkey takes priority. :(
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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 03:17:30 pm »
The only possible thing I can do is make food for people, and I don't even have that big a fund, and feeding my monkey takes priority. :(

That's when you do the construction paper Christmas card bit. Think of the absolute hilarity and horrormirth you can unleash with handmade cards!
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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2010, 04:30:49 pm »
The only possible thing I can do is make food for people, and I don't even have that big a fund, and feeding my monkey takes priority. :(

That's when you do the construction paper Christmas card bit. Think of the absolute hilarity and horrormirth you can unleash with handmade cards!

I might just do that. :)
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Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: Holiday crafts for Spags, 2010.
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2010, 04:39:57 pm »
The only possible thing I can do is make food for people, and I don't even have that big a fund, and feeding my monkey takes priority. :(

That's when you do the construction paper Christmas card bit. Think of the absolute hilarity and horrormirth you can unleash with handmade cards!

I might just do that. :)

I'm thinking of doing some too...for *special* recipients.
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