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Old 12-15-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Last minute Christmas gift dilema [Snowflake pattern??]
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.
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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. =]
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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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.,

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Old 12-15-2006, 09:25 PM   #4
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Here's how to make a simple Xmas wreath

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/creative...ornaments.html

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Old 12-15-2006, 09:34 PM   #5
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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
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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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
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:50 PM   #7
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How about baking cookies?
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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.
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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.
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I don't have any ideas but I just had to comment on your name!
NAKED PANCAKES! Holy moly, what a great name!
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