i hope to knit up a bunch of small items this year for solstice gifts:
crowns for the kids (aren't these great? you can do them with or w/o the hat...i plan to do w/o and do a different color band for each of the 3 kids i'll knit them for)
scarves for the american girl dolls simple 1" x 18" knit scarf with fringe for nina and jaden's girls
american girl doll clothing for jaden's fake kirsten doll: jammies, dress, leather shoes
i found this great etsy seller (from bek) who makes very inexpensive wooden blanks. i ordered dinosaurs, king, queen, princess, prince (she made one just for me and then added it to her shop!), dragons, castle set, tree asst. i get to paint them and decide who gets what.
creating a doctor's kit for jaden (who wants one and likes to play with my medical supplies: stethoscope, otoscope, blood pressure cuff, etc.)
my 3 youngest are the easiest to shop/make for. the 3 oldest are the hardest and i'm stumped...it's hard making things or buying inexpensively when their tastes/desires are not! but, i'm working on it...
more to come!