first of all, it's really hard to learn how to knit without having someone show you. if you know anyone who knits, I'd reccomend you ask them (nicely) to show you how. I didn't have anyone, and it was pretty hard sometimes.
actually, unfortunitly, the silver part from gum wrappers only stick by themselves because it's still still sticky from the glue that was holding it to the paper. so, hersey's wrappers won't do that.
BUT..... I have successfully used them to cover notebooks. you just have to use double stick tape or the like. (elmers tended to peel off. I would have tried other types of glue, but I had double stick tape handy and was impatient to boot.)
those are great! I really like the one with cards about you. that's a really cute idea.
oh, and I'd love some tins! I've been wantign to ask if anyone had any, but I was too afraid I'd sound greedy. I just plain don't like altoids and don't know anyone who does! I'd be glad to pay for shipping. I wouldn't need too many. I'll e-mail you.
so cute! you did a splendid job. I really liked the circle one. but then, I'm more of a circle girl. if I had the guts to walk around with a pin-up girl purse, I'd have to make one! maybe a nice storage box will be in order...
oh, and one of the reasons I love this site is that you can see what other people are making, say "oh, what a great idea!" and then go and make your own version. that's why I love you guys.
I made a really simple quilt in a week or two for my friend for christmas. it didn't come out as well as I'd hoped, but it was still cool. that reminds me, I must take a picture of it next time I'm over there...
hey, valentine's day is right after my and my boy's eight month mark! what a coink-ki-dink!
I'm making my boy (hopefully!) a little photo album with some pictures of us from my birthday in it. he has all these random photos that he has nothing to do with. so, hopefully that will solve that! he's also getting this cute little book I saw that's the world's history, only taken as quotes out of freshman test essays. it's really funny, and he loves history.
I personally think that gifts are the best if they're what you really want. I always just try and look at the person and see exactly what fits them, instead of what other people think should fit them. even if the gift is very not appropriate for the holiday. lol