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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Friend with Hyperactive Thyroid...Want to send love... on: February 03, 2009 10:43:24 PM
So my best friend from high school goes to college like 9 hours from where I go to college...She was just diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and it's pretty intense.  I've had 2 other friends diagnosed with the same thing in the past (I think I'm the kiss of death here...) But with this one, it went unnoticed for quite a while.  It's affecting her heart rate now too, which is why it's especially scary this time.  She might actually have to return to our hometown (which isn't far from where I am now) for treatment.  And might possibly have to drop out of school for the semester...  Undecided

I've never been this far away from someone I care about so much when they're sick.  I want to send her some love.  She's not acting too entirely scared, but I know she's putting up a front... What can I craft and send that will show that I'm here for her, yet not freak her out/make her feel "sick"Huh Any ideas are MUCH MUCH appreciated.

umm...information about her/our friendship is probably helpful, eh?
-we've been friends for 6 years now.
-we've traveled to france together.
-obsession with skittles/peanut M&Ms
-like a million inside jokes that i couldnt begin to explain...
-she's a psychology/theatre major
-she's in band - plays clarinet/sax/flute/piccolo

Idk, that's all I can think of atm.  She just told me about everything like an hour ago, I'm still a little worked up.

Thanks for any suggestions.


2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Need a Birthday Present for her in...6 days!!! :-\ on: March 17, 2008 10:39:33 AM
I need a present for my mom's birthday, which is Sunday, yes, Easter. I'll make it or buy it, i just need help!!!  Sad

Info that might help:
-She'll be turning 51. She's pissed that her birthday is on Easter, cuz she really doesnt get to celebrate it. My birthday is two days before (Good Friday) so we'll probly "celebrate" together.
-just re-did her kitchen, and I would get/make her something for the kitchen, but she's being SO particular about what is in the kitchen/how it is decorated
-she knits
-She lives in the country and loves her animals (chickens, sheep, dogs), she even decorates in farm-animal themes
-hates her job (there is some pretty crappy stuff going on at her work right now)
-she loves to bake, loves chickens, the color blue, reading, and doing the daily crossword puzzle in the newspaper
-she's NOT really girly, she's really kinda tom-boy-ish, doesnt wear alot of jewelry or any make-up or do much w/ her hair...

ok, so any ideas???
there's a crafting store close to where i work that just opened and i've been telling her to check it out sometime for knitting stuff or cross-stitch stuff, so i might get her a gift certificate there? but gift cards are so impersonal... Sad

thanks for any suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / cheap dorm crafts? on: November 15, 2006 08:33:35 AM
so...poor college student, right here. but i cant give up my love of crafting! well and i really dont have to, cuz i scrapbook and make cards...but not what this is about! lol

my roomie and i have done some obscure, easy crafts i've found on random sites, and i'm looking for more. or a little more difficult (yet cheap) things i can do by myself...

for me and the roomie, i need very easy level crafts, she's slightly tom-boy-ish, but still enjoys doing things w/ me. so far we've made Q-tip skeletons and paper snowflakes, we've stenciled tee-shirts, and made a giant footprint poster for our wall w/ our own feet and acrylic paints.

i'm planning on us making chocolate covered pretzels during finals week.  we've talked about tie-dying, but that could get kinda expensive for us...i've made a little stocking for us to paint sometime.  we need some ornaments for our little bitty christmas tree...currently we just have random stuff from the room, like a miniature toy dinosaur and spiderman and legos and the like...actual christmas ornaments might be good though...

i'm looking for any kind of crafts, but ones to do w/ holidays would be especially appreciated, any holiday, not just christmas.  we're hardcore decorating for all holidays this year. our room was kinda amazing for halloween Smiley messy is also a plus, we seem to have the most fun making huge messes out of stuff. Cheesy

THANKS FOR ANY IDEAS!!!! Cheesy
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / dorm gifts? on: November 14, 2006 09:49:51 PM
i wanna make presents for friends here @ school and some @ home...but alas, poor college student...i need ideas for cheap-ish presents i can make. ones that could be made in bulk would be especially appreciated. i'd like to be able to give girls on my floor a little something, but i may just go w/ cards...

i def. need actual presents for the boyfriend and roomie and a couple other girls on my floor...

if details about the people would help, i'll definitely add, i'm just super sleepy and attempting to study chemistry right now. not good.

THANKS in advance for any help! it's VERY much appreciated!
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / peppermint bowl??? on: October 25, 2006 05:40:30 PM
bf's birthday is coming up...i'm gonna make him lots of random presents...one of my ideas is buying him a big bag o' mints, cuz he's addicted to 'em. and i wanna etch a glass bowl to put them in, like his official mint bowl. he's got some random facewipe container or something for them now...  Undecided SO! any ideas for what to etch?Huh obviously it'll need to be stencil-ish. that's why i posted it here...
Thanks in advance for any ideas! Smiley
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / up and down relationship - need to remind him i care... on: October 20, 2006 08:08:22 AM
so...i've been off and on dating this guy for about a year now. i love him to death, but i've made stupid mistakes. Tongue we're currently off, and he's really hurt cuz i almost dated his best friend, which was really stupid and all...SO...i need a cute little "i love you" reminder for him...ideas???

he's 18, gonna be 19 in november. he's a nerd. but so am i Tongue we're both freshman in college, majoring in engineering and we're both in the marching band here (he plays trombone) ...he's a computer geek as well, but i'm fairly dumb when it comes to computers...he loves pixar's Cars and donnie darko. he plays piano wonderfully but doesnt have a lot of time to play anymore Sad

i've already made him pillows and an i love you because book. i've made him a christmas stocking and a dozen random roses and lots of other stuff.

i'm working on a stenciled Donnie Darko shirt currently, but i'm not sure if i wanna give him that NOW, cuz that was planned for his B-day...any ideas of something small-ish that i can give him now? OR bigger that could be for his B-day (birthday will probly be a multiple part present...) Huh
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / needed: trash can half of an oscar the grouch costume... on: October 14, 2006 08:36:59 AM
so i've been searching for a great halloween costume idea...i'm in college (translates to - no money) i've been wanting something creative and just this morning i realized that maybe i could go as OSCAR THE GROUCH!  Grin

i have a plain green tee and a plain green 3/4 lenth sleeve sweater and a green oscar the grouch stocking cap. amazingly the colors ended up matching each other REALLY well... the stocking cap is one of the ones where the cap is all green and the face of oscar is on the front...hopefully someone knows what i'm talking about...so now i'm wondering if i can come up w/ something to be my "trash can" of sorts...i was wondering if i should just like see if i can find a grey skirt, or actually make something more trash-can-esque...

and...FYI, i can kinda sew, but i'd have to get my sewing machine from home (not THAT big of a deal though)...i'm an engineering student = can be creative and figure most suggestions out, yet lacking time to make things due to crapload of homework...

any suggestions would be VERY much appreciated!!! thanks guys! Cheesy
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / host family gifts? on: May 14, 2006 04:04:30 PM
i'm going on a school trip to france this summer.  as part of the trip, i will be staying w/ a french host family for five days.  it's recommended that we take some sort of gift for the members of the family, but i'm unsure of what...

i will be making a scrapbook about myself for them, but i'd like to also have individual gifts for them...

the daughter is 14, but will be 15 very soon, she's musical and listed off her favorite groups in a letter to me, plays piano, loves languages (her favorite classes are french, english, spanish, and latin) and that's mostly all i know

the mom is a teacher

and the dad is a pharmacist...

they live in two separate places, the have a flat above the pharmacy where her dad works for living in during the week, and a home in a village where they live during the summer and weekends (the weekend home is where i will be staying w/ them) 

please let me know if you have any ideas, crafted or not...i just need ideas
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / senior gifts!? (graduation stuff ??? ) on: May 14, 2006 03:57:25 PM
so i'm a senior, and i will be graduating soon, and all the parties of friends are coming up.  so i'm needing to come up w/ some gifts! :S  i want some special gifts to give to my close friends and then something small and simple for others that i'm not so close to. i'll just list 'em all and some stuff about 'em... 


Miranda--best friends for 7 years, kinda crazy, really sweet, moving 7 hours away from me next year, quiet, loves pink and scrapbooking and stuff like that, very involved in her church, loves tinkerbell stuff

Jeff---my boyfried of 5 months now (really good friends before dating), computer nerd, going to the same school as me next year for engineering (like me Tongue ), very involved in music

Stephanie--we used to be really close, but quite as close anymore, very simple girl, sweet and fun, involved in FFA (future farmers of america), she's a little bit country yet not...

Jamie--HYPERACTIVE, kinda immature, kinda gets on my  nerves yet i love her to death, loves rent, very musical

Britt--didnt know her til this year, have calculus w/ her, smart, going into architecture, has a serious boyfriend of 3 years, does her own thing, kinda crazy...etc.

and lastly...Brent--gay, very fun, random, involved in music and drama


and for the other friends, there's guys and girls, involved in various things and i wont even try to list 'em all...


oh, and also i have a super close friend who's a Junior in high school, and i kinda wanna give her a 'thanks for being such a good friend and i'll miss you' gift, but idk if i should...


thanks for any help! i know that's a lot of info to read for this... Tongue
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / wisdom teeth CARD? on: January 25, 2006 07:54:52 PM
so my bummed out friend is getting her wisdom teeth out this friday, she's been having a bit of a rough time lately...i wanna give her a cute little present to let her know that i care about her...

i'm gonna get her those little jell-O pack things, and i wanna make a cute little card w/ some cut-out paper teeth on it, but IDK WHAT TO WRITE?!?!

any idea???  thanks if ya help me out!
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