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NakedPancakes
12-15-2006, 06:49 PM
This woman at my mom's work gave me a Christmas gift, and I felt like I should give something back.
I don't have any money to buy anything, so I thought I'd knit. But...My mom is already giving her a knit scarf and I don't have any yarn that matches to make a hat or anything.
D:
What ever shall I do?

Others with Christmas gift dilemas are invited to post their problems, and we'll all see if we can help eachother out. =]

Debbie
12-15-2006, 07:11 PM
I think you should send her a lovely thank you note ... and then .... make something fun for her for Valentine's Day. Sometimes people just want to give YOU a gift!

Limey
12-15-2006, 09:07 PM
Hi

If your house is anything like mine, there's at least half a dozen presents knocking about - weird ornaments and pictures.

However, if you're not a pack rat - go to a website called www.makingfriends.com - it's an art and craft website for kids but they have some great ideas.

You could always make a Christmas wreath table decoration with salt dough.

Recipe - one cup all-purpose flour; half cup of salt and magic ingredient, a sprinkling of wallpaper paste flakes.

Use miniumum amount of cold water to mix to a dough and then bung in a plastic bag and pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

There's all sorts of stuff you could make but the Christmas wreaths are easy to do. Follow instructions on the site for baking etc.,

All the Best
Limey

Limey
12-15-2006, 09:25 PM
Me again

Here's how to make a simple Xmas wreath

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/creativeclutter/saltornaments.html

Limey

gardenmommy
12-15-2006, 09:34 PM
A tiny little sweater ornament? (google for patterns)

Do you have feltable yarn? Something like drink coasters? I'm doing these tiny felted bags as gifts for my kids' teachers, and will give them with some candy in them...they are a really quick knit!

http://www.knitkit.com/SpecialCompanion.htm

Jan in CA
12-15-2006, 10:09 PM
Can you crochet? Here's some adorable little ornaments.

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/lffunt/wreathorn.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6340/wreath.html
http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/03ornaments/wreath.shtml

janelanespaintbrush
12-15-2006, 10:50 PM
How about baking cookies?

NakedPancakes
12-15-2006, 11:47 PM
Thanks for all the ideas! =]

I can't crochet, and didn't even think of baking.
I'm usually pretty bad at cooking. I never follow the directions exactly right, and end up just throwing everything together.
I might make some cookies as a last resort.

I found out her birthdays in March, so I could skip the Christmas gift, and knit her something for her birthday.

Rennagayle
12-16-2006, 12:54 AM
I found out her birthdays in March, so I could skip the Christmas gift, and knit her something for her birthday.

Better get started now; it will be here before you know it. :thumbsup:

VictoiseC
12-17-2006, 04:01 PM
I don't have any ideas but I just had to comment on your name!
NAKED PANCAKES! Holy moly, what a great name! :cheering: :rofl:

cheesiesmom
12-18-2006, 12:33 PM
I'm usually pretty bad at cooking. I never follow the directions exactly right, and end up just throwing everything together.
I might make some cookies as a last resort.

What about using those refrigerated doughs? You can hardly mess those up unless you stick 'em in the oven and then forget about 'em. Some store bought icing and decors (sprinkles and such) and you've got the cookies licked, so to speak.

psammeadred
12-18-2006, 03:31 PM
A good fall-back Christmas gift is a mug with some nice hot cocoa mixes or a box of tea. Cookies are another yummy option, or scented lotions are good too (Walmart has some inexpensive but nice-smelling ones). And candles are especially fun this time of year.

cheesiesmom
12-18-2006, 04:39 PM
Oo-oo-oo, you could also melt some chocolate disks and dip oreos, shortbreads, pretzels or just about anything else. Yum-m-m! and Easy!

NakedPancakes
12-18-2006, 05:31 PM
=]
Thank you for all your ideas! They're great. I'll probably try a few.


I was wondering if anyone had any good ornament patterns I could do tonight.
I'm really looking for a snowflake...but, any will do.
I've looked on KPC and on the patterns on here, but..couldn't find a snowflake that I liked.

NakedPancakes
12-18-2006, 05:32 PM
I don't have any ideas but I just had to comment on your name!
NAKED PANCAKES! Holy moly, what a great name! :cheering: :rofl:

xD hehe, thanks!

NakedPancakes
12-18-2006, 09:00 PM
Bump

miccisue
12-19-2006, 08:48 AM
Might try Bev's Country Cottage to look for patterns. I don't know if there are actually any snowflakes on there, but she has a ton of free patterns. :wink:

Kiri
12-19-2006, 01:20 PM
I picked up this booklet (http://www.amazon.com/Knitted-Snowflakes-Margaret-Heathman/dp/B000J0QTBK/sr=8-1/qid=1166548766/ref=sr_1_1/102-9926228-2100149?ie=UTF8&s=books) a while back (if I recall correctly, I got it on ebay for a couple of dollars).

So far, it's really come in handy for little Christmas gifts.