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Friday, September 25, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus!

I'm already thinking about Christmas. I know what I want to do for nearly everyone on my list. That is 90% of the Christmas battle for me. I'm going for handmade this year.

Anyone know how I can make my own DSLR camera lens?

I am going to break my rule for my little family though. I'm thinking ceiling fans for the kids, and toilets for us. Light switches for stocking stuffers. Actually, I might start on room decorations to hang up in their new rooms. I think that means I have to firm up my design ideas. Yikes.

If anyone up here is interested in my ideas for my mostly handmade gifts, ask me. I can't share because I have certain individuals who read this blog who will be receiving said items. And if you have any brilliant, EASY, and fairly thrifty handmade gift ideas please share! We could work on them together.


  1. Wish I could help ya but I am probably the least crafty person I know! BUT if you figure out how to make a lens, let me know. I'd like a 28-300 for my canon please........for free!

  2. I'm in ... I have been going through my box of "ideas" and I would love to see some new ones!

  3. I would definately like to hear your ideas. I haven't fully decided what we are doing for Russell's parents. The in-laws are fairly tricky just because they seem to have everything they need/want already. So yes, if you are willing to share... I'd love to hear your ideas.

    Oh, I am NOT craft, but if you needed help... I would be game.

  4. i am glad you asked. http://www.camerahacker.com/EOS_Pin-Hole_Lens/index.shtml shows how to make a cool pinhole lense for your camera. this is something i have always wanted.