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Old 09-20-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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What to make?
There is an elderly lady down the road who my friend is going to introduce me to, and because her birthday is tomorrow, I wanted to make her a little something. But I am completely lost as to what? I don't know what her hobbies are so I am stuck there. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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If you want something by tomorrow, I think little is important. Maybe a square that she could use as a face cloth? Something with a nice pattern that wouldn't take too long...
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I apparently missed this post! What did you end up making?
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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Nothing.
I ended up making her a loaf of bread instead.
I had tried a pair of slippers because I didn't have the right type of yarn for a cloth, face or dish, but decided against it because I didn't want her to slip and fall since they turned out really slick.
I did learn two things though, how to make slippers (might find something non-skid to sew to the bottom) and to make a cute flower, as an accent.
Wow, I've been gone for a while! It's amazing how much there is to catch up on here.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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I used a spray on my slippers and it worked great. I also have another link to a different type, but these are on my computer. I'm on my iPad. Next time I go in there I'll find and post them.

Oh and mmmm love fresh bread! That's a nice gift!
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #6
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Okay here we go..

I used this one on my felted clogs. It worked well. Info says it's washable which would be great on knitted slippers. My DH put this on, but if I do it again I'll make a pattern to hold on them. Just to make it prettier. It dries clear though.
http://www.amazon.com/Performix-0758...rip+for+fabric

I haven't tried these, but they look cool. It says they are washable, too.
http://www.grippiesonline.com/home.html
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I like the idea of the loaf of bread, too. Perfect and very traditional first gift when visiting a new home.
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