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Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 11-08-2006, 04:52 PM
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Posted By ellenmelon
Well okay then take the plain plastic ones and...

Well okay then take the plain plastic ones and decorate them with Christmas stickers and one of those fabric toppers to match?

I like the encourage-mints idea.
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 11-05-2006, 11:00 AM
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Posted By ellenmelon
I think they would make a really nice gift if you...

I think they would make a really nice gift if you added some m and m's or other tidbits to each jar. Also make sure to put those pretty cloth toppers on each jar.
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 11-04-2006, 03:00 AM
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Posted By ellenmelon
thanks Norma!

thanks Norma!
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 11-01-2006, 06:20 AM
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Posted By ellenmelon
No pattern, just your creativity. I am wondering...

No pattern, just your creativity. I am wondering if I cut off the legs at the crotch, will the bag be deep enough? I could use the belt loops to make a pull string channel, the pockets would serve...
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 11-01-2006, 05:32 AM
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Posted By ellenmelon
Popular at our school for high schoolers are jean...

Popular at our school for high schoolers are jean book bags, not backpacks. Homemade is better and decorated. Could make a nice gift for Christmas if a lining put in them with pockets for pencils and...
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 08-02-2006, 03:52 AM
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Posted By ellenmelon
Raggd3 - I use denim jeans, with 4 of us, we...

Raggd3 - I use denim jeans, with 4 of us, we always have a supply, at least from the knees down after we cut them off, I just kept them to repair knees and the supply grew!

The purse size was...
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 07-26-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By ellenmelon
It's the machine and the needle, not the person...

It's the machine and the needle, not the person that determines success when working with denim. Here are the tips I got when I got my one free lesson with the machine purchase.

Always match the...
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 07-26-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,310
Posted By ellenmelon
I made one denim purse and it turned out nice,...

I made one denim purse and it turned out nice, lined too, so another is a good option.
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 07-18-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By ellenmelon
I can make a pair of socks in 6 hours if small...

I can make a pair of socks in 6 hours if small needles, #2 or if larger needles, #5 it goes faster. I would need to make 8 pairs for 4 families (#2 for the mom and #5 or larger for the dad).

I...
Forum: Inexpensive Gift Ideas 06-11-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By ellenmelon
One year I got tins and put family recipes...

One year I got tins and put family recipes inside. It was five of grandma's favorites cookies. Then because gma had a broken hand, my dh and I made batches of those cookies for gma to have at her...
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