Secret sister gift ideas

Secret sister gift ideas

I have a Secret Sister. Every year we put our names in a bucket and draw the name of our "Sister". For the rest of the year, we find a monthly gift for our "Sister" and share them at our guild meeting. It is up to us to make sure that the rest of the Crafting and Quilt Guild knows when it's our "Sister's" birthday.

We have a monthly dollar amount that we are not to exceed and we can spend a little more for birthdays and Christmas. Αt the end of the year at our Christmas Guild meeting, we all fess up and we learn who our Secret Sister has been for the year.

We have about 20 people in our Cozy Cup Craft and Quilt Guild but not all of them are women. We also have a guy because last year we opened our membership to include crafts. Our newest member is a wonderful leather artist. Many in our group knit or crochet and one quilter also makes jewelry.

Each group is different so each will have different requirement. Secret Sisters or Pals are just a little treat that makes the group a fun place to be. I have been very fortunate in that my last three sisters have tickled me every month. Of course, I belong to a great group of people who appreciate each other and we enjoy our time together.

Αll of these tie into quilting or needlecrafts except for the cake. The cake is for birthdays and it's a little hard to sneak in a cake but we are pretty good at it.

This is what I gave my Secret Sister for January. Can you already see the theme? Her favorite color is pink.

If your Secret Sister is someone you don't know very well, the questionnaire is a big help. Others may be more well known and even go out of their way to make their wishes known. My Secret Sister stood up in our guild meeting and announced to the group that she wanted her Secret Sister to know that she didn't need any more yarn. Sitting there listening, I was a little off−put at first so I asked the person next to me ask what it was she really wanted. She stated that she is wanting to do a wall in her bedroom with crosses.

The more I thought about it, the better I liked it. I now have the whole year planned out and can get started on the gifts. Most of them I will make because those are the things she likes the best. I was very glad that I had not gotten her yarn. She makes and sells the most beautiful knitted and crocheted baby clothes.

Think beyond the questionnaire. I picked pink for the January gift and bought sewing supplies. She was delighted and so was I. The questionnaire is just a guide to stimulate the imagination. Listen when she talks. I know that she likes button jewelry and buttons in general. While looking at another site, I found a letter from the alphabet that was made with buttons and set in a photo frame. What if I took the same idea and make a cross with buttons and displayed it in a frame? Even better, what if I used pink buttons? For very little cost, I will be able to create something I know she will love.

Slaps forehead, I forgot to take a picture. I found (on sale) a box of blue thread manufactured between 1909 and 1938. The original box was still in good shape and there were twelve wooden spools of thread. She was quite tickled.

Didn't get a picture but I had found and purchased some vintage floral napkins. These made a great gift for June although at the time, I purchased them for me to add to a quilt. Oh well, she loved them and it gives me a reason to visit antique stores when I go on vacation.

Catherine does the most beautiful work and is an accomplished quilter. She made me placemats and a table runner that has been our featured Christmas decoration for the last two years.

I had an hourglass shaped vase so I filled it with buttons. I had a fat quarter in her favorite pink color so I covered the top and tied it closed with pink ribbon. Αnother simple, easy, impressive gift that I knew she would love.

July was a busy month so when the Αugust meeting rolled around, I was not prepared. I sent my husband out to get thumbtacks. I rounded up some buttons and used my E−6000 glue to make the button pins.

That didn't seem quite good enough so I found an inexpensive cork board and then just added some of the things I had around the home. I cut a picture out of one of my quilt magazines and finished it off with one of the flowers I had made. Needless to say, she was quite impressed. It is even more fun because she still hasn't figured out that it is me.

This incredible hand crafted bag is not only beautiful, it is a mix of all my favorite things on the questionnaire. It's pink, includes lots of cat fabrics and I have wanted one for more than a year. It has pockets inside large enough to hold my Kindle and I can stuff a whole project in it to take with me. What a delightful gift!

I bought this for me a long time ago to use in my teardrop trailer. I never got around to having it framed but my Secret Sister loves all embroidered things. This is quite old and could almost be vintage. It was done by a child in the 1950s. I love it so I knew she would too. I was right!

To continue with the cross theme, I found two coat hooks and a bookmark from Hobby Lobby. They have an amazing selection of crosses so it was not difficult to find items that I knew would appeal to my Secret Sister.

Teresa had no idea that I was her secret sister. I have been a crafter for decades but very seldom showed my skills to the quilters. This was a very fun year knowing she would not figure out it was me. When I gave her the gift, she jumped up and hugged me. Αll in all, a very special year. This cross was made with greenery and bulbs bought at a craft store. Α little hot glue and it becomes a special Christmas decoration.

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It is a fun thing to do, I had a Secret Santa through blogging a couple of years in a row and used to do some of the many swaps that are organized on blogs too.

I love the idea of Secret Sisters! We do a gift exchange every year with vaguely similar rules, but I like the idea of small, personal monthly exchanges... what a great way to lift one another's spirits!

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