Monday, November 12, 2012

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas!

The season is among us!! Time to prepare!!
Thanksgiving is next week & Christmas is only 43 days away, That's less than a month & a half!
So I'm going to make this short and sweet, I am not going to be able to post as much this holiday season as I had hoped because I have so much to do, and I have been spending weekends at my grandmothers helping her prepare for the holiday season (which there is no internet there)...and I am going to be making a lot of my gifts (crocheting and such) which will really be taking up alot of my time. I am going to try and post but no promises. 



Anyways now that your informed, I decided to show you guys some ideas I had in my head for some gift ideas to make [and some just things to make for me :) ] for the holiday season!! Let's get started

(Let's me start of by saying I have been crocheting like crazy lately so sorry for all the crochet projects for those of you who don't crochet!)


First gift idea is a crochet project, these Kitty Scarves from A Crochet Ninja!! I am going to making 2 of these, (both pink instead of black) for my 2 step sisters (ages 7 & 11) who I know will love them! I am actually in the process of making these now.


This Apron cracks me up and it will be the perfect gift for my sisters husband. Everyone teases him for a party a few months ago where he was bbq-ing on the grill and caught it on fire and burnt all the food. No one will let him live it down so I thought this would be hilarious because we tend to pick on each other.


If you can crochet good this next one would make a great present. These Crochet Owl Hats would be perfect for any little girl. I however am not brave enough to attempt it just yet, but for those of you experienced crocheters here ya go!! I think its adorable and would just make a cute gift!




Now if your in need of a cute gift for your grandmother This Sign would be so adorable, I might just make one for my grandma!



This next one would be a cute gift for a grandmother, mother, or just anyone who loves to cook. Its a Homemade Personalized Cookbook that you can fill with whatever recipes and pictures you want. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to make this for my grandmother. I would love to get a hold of all her favorite recipes, and take a bunch of cute pictures of my nephew (who is the love of her life) dressed up as a chef and cooking and stuff to fill the book with. Hopefully I get around to it.



Another great gift for neighbors or family members who have big families are containers of cookie dough. Here is a recipe for some delicious Homemade Cookie Dough and the website even has the free printable! How cute, I love cookies for the holidays!


Got a baby to make for? Check out these adorable Crochet Baby Booties. Cute for winter!



Got somebody who you just don't know what to by for them? When in doubt Mug it out! I am definitely going to be making a load of Personalized Mugs for the hard to buy for people. Everyone can use a mug, it's not just for coffee drinkers!! I've already made 3 or 4.


If your anything like me then you will most definitely be wanting to make something for your furry friend. Might I suggest an adorable Dog Bed. Or you could make this for your cat too whichever you prefer.



Speaking of furry friends, wouldnt these Small Crochet Stockings be adorable for your animals? I will most likely be making some of these!!


And lastly speaking of crochet LOL, Check out This Elf Hat this isnt exactly a gift idea but I would love to make one for myself and probably will!


I just loved all of these & I will probably be making almost all of them plus more (which is why I might not have much time to post) & Now I break into song, "It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrr"

<3






Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hello November!! + DIY Batman Mask!


I know, I know, I've been M.I.A., no worries I'm aware. I just wanted to welcome November with open arms. I of course am late as always, seeing as how November started a week ago. But I been gone and busy and I know excuses excuses but for real, hear me out! I have been at my grandparents house helping them clean out a lot of their old stuff and do a deep cleaning in their house before the holiday season chaos begins!!

There are lots of great things about November and fall, and one of my favorites is thanksgiving!!
My granny makes me my own bowl of banana pudding every year because it's my favorite, but I love everything about thanksgiving dinner! I love the turkey, ham, stuffing, and everything else. Pies and desserts, family being together, getting to really sit down and realize what your thankful for, which I am thankful for many many things!!

I also love the layering with shirts and sweatshirts and leggings and boots!! LOVEEEE!!!

& I tend to try and get all my Christmas shopping done as soon as possible so I can enjoy the holidays and not stress about gifts (even though I actually really enjoy Christmas shopping)
Speaking of...
Christmas is next month, can you believe it???


And also speaking of holidays, on to the last one. Last minute we decided to take my nephew trick or treating in our county but his costume was at my sisters house because she was taking him trick or treating in her county the next night. I know it is a little late to be showing a Halloween costume DIY but I didnt even make this until the day of Halloween because like I said, it was last minute. But maybe it can inspire you for next year if your in need of a cheap and easy batman mask. I had everything I needed already at the house. So we took out a pair of his batman pajamas that have the cape made on, some cardboard, a rubber band, and black paint...and we had BATMAN!


To Make The Mask:
I used a flimsy cardboard to make his mask. I drew out the shape I wanted, cut it out & cut out the eye holes, & painted it black. Then I cut a rubber band so it was one long stretchy band, poked 2 small holes in the mask, one on each side of the eyes to hold it on his head, then i pulled an end in each hole and tied a knot. (I just happened to use a yellow rubber band too which matches the batman symbol and totally didn't realize it til after!)
So that was our quick but cute last minute batman!


Sorry for all the rambling but as a future reference, I will be going back to my grandmothers tomorrow (where there is no internet) to be helping her clean more, we still have tons to do. So that is why I have not been posting and probably wont get to much for a while. But I will post some DIY Christmas presents as soon as I can get the chance!






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