I really need a game plan now! My husband and I have been lowering our spending for the holidays the last few years and its a trend we're planning on continuing. Still I love presents and want to give nice things to my family and a few others in our lives. So while I've always sewn for the holidays- clothing and random decor. I've been focusing on sewing (or knitting) gifts the last few years.
When I first started hubby wouldn't let me give my sewn gifts to others- he didn't think it was enough of a gift. I ignored him and he's come around. Home made gifts are always well received by the folks I've chosen to gift to. I am selective though. I know some folks just will not see the value. They get a nice card.
Anyway I really need to plan it out. Last year I waited until the last minute so gifts were shorted. I sewed up a fire with logs for our Camping themed Christmas (most of the gifts were camping related), my daughter got a fluffy robe, my husband got some pj pants (not pictured) and the oldest got a knitted minecraft hat (which he didn't like so I undid it and remade it before school started up).
I will be making Christmas jammas as I do every year (the kid in the minecraft hat is wearing last years). My dd's dress from last year will still fit so I may just make something for the boys that coordinates. Or I may make a new one. See what I mean- I haven't even started and am already adding!
Okay. I do know that I will be making a sleepsack type thing for my husband. He requested this for the winter. I just have to figure out the logistics of it. He wants something like this one from Skymall. I'm thinking I can hack Jalie 3244 to make it happen.
I'm thinking about making my mom some shirts. She is having her breast reconstruction surgery next month so I suspect she'll be needing to change up some of her shirts. I won't know until she gets here though so that might not work. She has been traveling a lot so maybe a travel wallet? Knitting bag? Uhm....
Then there are the children. What to make for them that they would find fun? My oldest son would probably love a sleep sack of his own. That might be an option for him. I have this old car stuffy panel I could use for the baby. I picked it up at Goodwill when my oldest was little enough to enjoy it. Girl child? I have a ton of doll clothes patterns and she doesn't play with dolls.
I need ideas!!!