I want to make my best friend/boyfriend a big surprise for Christmas - I plan to get a big box and put lots of fun little gifts inside. I'm already going to buy some for him, but I want to MAKE some too, because I'm artistic and want to give him something that means more than "I spent 30$ on an iphone case for you."
So. I'm thinking I want to make a blanket. But I don't want it to be ugly or crafty looking. What do you think is the best way to do this? I know how to crochet, knit, sew, and more, so anything like that would be good.
Here are some things about him: -He's British -He likes Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter the most..... X-men & Captain America aren't his top favorites but he likes them too. -He loves video games, especially first person shooters like COD and Battlefield, & FIFA -He likes good food -He likes movies -He likes iPhones & cases for them (edited to add some more) -Favorite colors are orange & purple -Listens to dubstep, but generally has a wide range of likes -He's 17 -Watches soccer ("football" to him haha) and played rugby in middle school -Likes "clean" looking things. Probably a modern kinda guy. Doesn't like anything too girly or whatever or too complicated and complex. Simple designs are good. -Likes british red squirrels & snow leapards -Likes the Union Jack -Likes mint oreos
So far I think I want to buy him a couple of cases, his favorite candies from the UK and USA, make him a sandwich, buy him a t-shirt he wants, write a book filled with things I love about him (I'm halfway done @ #534 right now), and possibly make him a blanket.
MY QUESTIONS TO YOU: Does this sound good to you? What are other things I could add? What design should I make on the blanket and how can I make it so it doesn't look too crafty and girly?
Thank you so much! I look forward to your suggestions! This could be the last christmas we have together (he's moving back to the UK) so I want to make it a good one.
So... I made this using sweet fancy moses' awesome tutorial. And it ended up being my first wearable item! I'm so proud even though there are lots of little mistakes.
(By the way, sorry for the phone-in-mirror pics. I took them in the bathroom because so did sweet fancy moses and thought it'd be nice for some reason, but didn't want to take my real camera into the wet shower so... it didn't really turn out. Oh, well...)
The fabric is just a two-way stretch jersey. I loved the teal color and knew I had to use it. The dress is really nothing too special -- I'm just glad I got the sleeves the same length and don't have holes in my underarms and whatnot
I've never formally learned how to sew, and it shows. My tailoring is quite awful, and one of the biggest problems I have is what to do with all of the loose threads. For example, if you sew something or whatever and then snip off the thread at the end, you're left with a few inches of string and if you cut it on both sides it will just slip off or something. It's probably a stupid question, but it'll help me tremendously.
Done with my Harley Quinn shoes! <333 Harley is a comic book character from the Batman Universe, and while I could go on and on about her for days, for my purposes here she can be simply described as "The Joker's Girlfriend".
Action shot! (It's really difficult to take pictures of your own feet without looking huge...)
Both shoes together:
Left shoe (I love how it says "Harley"):
Right shoe (I really liked the HAHA's behind her on the toe!):
I love rainbows, bracelets and Mother Earth. So, I made a few pieces of jewelry over the past few days to keep my mind off of things and this was the result. They're all made of either glass or natural materials. The ring is just a little too big for my fingers, though, but other than that I'm really pleased!