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Thought I would start a thread for those of us enjoying the delicious home made gifts thread but will be making non edible gifts too because we can't cook.
So far I have made: Crochet toddler jacket crochet hotpads for serving dishes etc... crochet hat and gloves crochet tea set (it's not all crochet I promise) heart shaped wool dangly decoration thingy When my dsis and her bf's dressing gowns arrive I will bling personalise them.
The ingredient that's really hard to get hold of now is powdered citric acid as apparently it gets used to make real bombs. I found some in an old fashioned hardware store, so that may be the kind of place to look. Used to be easier to buy online but it's a security risk now, apparently!
oooh some lovely ideas. I've done a few microwave heat packs, kindle covers etc, and a mahoosive fluffy hello kitty beanbag for DN. Also some soaps, from a kit I had but it still counts. No point in bathbombs as only I ever have baths, MIL doesnt even have one.
FYI - Citric acid is used in wine/beermaking, so winemaking suppliers might a the place to look
I'm nearly finished a crocheted Gingerbread House, and then I'm hoping to do a crocheted christmas tree, and then the crocheted stars and angels either for the tree or as teacher gifts. Have experimented with oreo truffles/chocolates which are really good too. Last year I did afghans for my friends but I think they may be getting tired of always getting crocheted/knitted stuff.....
I have tried an ripped out a crochet hat 3 times. I can't seem to find a simple girls pattern, wanted to do one for my niece. If anyone could point me in the direction of one I'd be very grateful. I'm making a monster/snuggle/ movie blanket for each of the dc for their Christmas eve present. Just from a fleece blanket but with felt face and pockets sewn on
TheOneWithTheHair I use pure wool, doubled over. I have no idea how heatproof it will really be, but wool is supposed to be pretty resistant to most stuff! I used this pattern and added another colour through the diagonal bit where the sides meet and you stitch up
Bathbombs - they used to sell citric acid over the counter in boots and you had to say why you were buying (homemade lemonade). I think too many people might have said bombs (and not the bath variety) and they stopped selling them GRR. I'll curb my rant there over .
Tonight I have made my nephew an iggle piggle blanket - did a blue blanket stitch around some red fleece - and customised some cheapy dressing gowns for my dsis and her boyf.
Trying to crochet a doily to go under the GP's teapot (have made the coasters) but I have just unravelled several hours work as I don't think I understood the instructions properly. GRR. I go to crochetpatterncentral.com for LOADS of free patterns.
I have made some plum and apple vodkas which I will be bottling up and giving with homemade coasters (haven't quite decided whether to do the tile version or the cd version). Ds and I are making those glass magnets (that are everywhere on the internet) with various pictures - will be doing a set with pictures ds has drawn (scanned, then made smaller and printed) for the grandparents.
I would like to do some make-a-something kits for the kids that we need to get presents for, but probably need to get a bit of a move on and decide exactly what we're doing as it's not that long now!