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unusual gift ideas for women

Posted by: Steph (IP Logged)
Date: October 19, 2009 03:21PM

I'm looking for unusual gift ideas for adult women. I have done scarves, water bottle holders, hats, potholders and shawls. I don't want biggy projects like afghans (I did do a small leg/lap quilt for my mom one year that was cool). Any thoughts or great ideas?? Thanks!


Posted by: LI Roe (IP Logged)
Date: October 19, 2009 04:41PM

One year I did the covered hangers, the wooden hangers are hard to find but there are patterns for the plastic hangers. And they do work, I have made them for myself also.

Just a thought. Also, what about bath mitts and scrubbies. Those, though, I haven't done.

LI Roe

Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: October 19, 2009 04:47PM

Have you worked with thread and steel needles? Most people don't use doilies these days, but lace coasters and bookmarks are always useful.

Posted by: Jane R (IP Logged)
Date: October 19, 2009 08:14PM

Hi Steph, How about a pillow case with edging! I keep saying I am going to try this...maybe one day!!....All the best, Jane

I plan on doing placemats for my mom for christmas. Perhaps you could try that? The individual placemats are fairly small, but depending on how big the table is you may not want to.

I've also read that people make soap dishes, book ends and dish towels. Just some thoughts.

Just thought of something else, actually it was triggered by the suggestion of the placemats. How about sets of coasters??

LI Roe

how about a brooch with flowers and petals? have seen quite a few patterns on line lately...or perhaps a little cosmetic or tissue bag?
good luck...

I think the crocheted coffee sleeves would make a nice gift. As long as they drink coffee:)
Good luck!

Towel toppers, pot holders, crochet hook rolls for crocheters and knitting hook rolls for knitters, baskets withface cloths, dish cloths a/o dish scrubbers, recipe holders, coupon holders. checkbook covers, change purses, key fobs, pin cushions, and the list goes on.