well, i ran into a snag in my plan to show you some quick and easy gifts to make: most of the people for whom i am making gifts read this blog. :D
so for now let me tell you about one of the tools i'm using to make some gifts. it's called wild things! gifts and like all the other wild ginger software programs it lets you input the measurements of your choice and it creates a custom sewing pattern that you can print out right from your home computer!
the patterns in this program include items for organizing your home and sewing area, items for the bath, covers and carriers to protect all your tech gadgets, and accessories for the men in your life.
of the available designs, i might or might not be making: a tissue pack, an eye mask, a garment bag, a casserole carrier, and laptop sleeve. i can't tell you for sure i am making these things, but i can tell you that all i would have to do is, for example, tell the program that i want a garment bag big enough for, say, doll clothes that fit an 18" vintage crissy doll, and it would create a pattern that would exactly fit the hand-sewn wardrobe of such a doll that i might or might not have made clothes for.
DISCLOSURE: i do indeed work for wild ginger software, inc., the makers of wild things! gifts. however, i am not in sales, and i do not receive any compensation for any sale of any program. all i get is the knowledge that yet one more person is enjoying the pleasure of a dependable program that i have loved since i bought my first WG product almost nine years ago.
wild things! gifts comes complete with a help file to aid you in using all of the tools as well as sewing instructions for each and every item. i wrote most of the sewing instructions for the program--you won't be able to tell it, because i used capital letters. and if it makes you feel any better, they are much pithier than the stuff i write on the blog. almost elegant in their directness. :)