I thought that when I can, I could document my process on here a little bit (which is why I would kindly ask and friends or family members reading this who expect a present, to stop reading until after Christmas). It would be incredible if anyone else wanted to let me know any ideas/tips that they might have too :).
I spoke about how I write down ideas for presents in Wunderlist yesterday and I'm pleased to say that I've already found quite a few things that I think would be cool to make for some of my nearest and dearest, so I thought today I'd just share some of my ideas.
For someone who easily gets cold - a cosy blanket to keep them warm
♥ Quick Crochet Blanket or
♥ Eleventh Hour Blanket or
♥ A Triangle Quilt
For someone who likes to brighten up an outfit with a fun accessory - a clutch to hold their essentials
♥ (Most likely fake) Leather and Cotton Clutch Purse
♥ Contemporary Clutch (I'm planning on getting the book with the patterns soon)
... or a different pattern cowl.
♥ Patricia Infinity Cowl
For someone who likes to keep warm on the go - cosy wrist warmers
♥ Crochet Fingerless Mittens (also from that book
For someone who likes Netflix evenings/days as much as I do - some comfortable pyjama bottoms
♥ Easy Women's Boxers (I've nearly finished making one pair of these for myself; I'm missing the elastic band, so right now, they are HUGE, but I think I will like them)
♥ Margot Pyjama Bottoms (I've got the book and I've actually made these before as well, and they are SO.COSY, see here for photographic evidence)
The main thing that's keeping me from getting started right now is deciding where to get my materials from and if you have suggestions, I would love to hear them. For the wooly items, I'm looking for chunky to super chunky yarn from a responsible manufacturer (if at all possible, from the UK and vaguely affordable). For the sewing ones, I'm looking for (ideally) organic fabric (again, preferably for under 10 pounds a meter).
Are you planning to make any presents yet this year? I'd love to hear about it. I hope you have a great start to the week tomorrow.
P.S. I'm not sure what of these things to make yet, these are just ideas. If I find the wool though, I'm definitely planning to make (at least) one blanket.