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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Long distance relationships, anyone? on: November 26, 2009 01:49:25 PM
Is there anything from where you are that he likes and can't get where HE is? (I don't know what provinces yer in, etc.) For me, the boy lives in Scotland, I'm in Montreal, and I give him weird Frenchy things or candy he likes that they don't sell in the UK (like peanut butter M&Ms, and anything blue). It's cheap-o for you but priceless for him.

And whenever we ARE together I try to drop "stealth gifts" everywhere--notes in his jacket/jeans/hoodie pockets, plastic dinosaurs or action figures in the nightstand drawer, puzzle pieces inside a CD case, or if he's here junk in all the different pockets of his rucksack and a letter tucked between the pages of the book he's going to read on the plane, etc etc...it's best if he keeps finding stuff days or weeks after you're gone.
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: THE GENERIC BOYFRIEND GIFT THREAD: A How-To! on: May 25, 2009 08:48:41 PM
In the middle of the Endless Anniversary Present right now, so thought I'd chime in:

we work at a summer camp together, and our (one-year) anniversary is right at the start of the camp season, so I'm going to be giving it to him out in the woods there. It's half "summer supply kit" and half "real present."

The parts I'm buying are
*bug spray and sunscreen--he's the most bite-prone, burn-prone guy ever
*a watch (he doesn't have one, needs it for camp) with the Batman logo (he loves superheroes)
*peanut butter M&Ms (his favorite)
*this hilarious "Punk Rock Coloring Book" that I found in a bookstore in Toronto...and Spiderman crayons

THENNN what I'm making is
*a mixtape with a sweet collaged case
*a hollow book with a "ransom note" in the flyleaf made of lyrics from liner notes, and a letter inside in lieu of a card
*the whole thing will be in a painted/decoupaged box that can double as a letterbox for storing mail and personal effects in tent-land during the summer

He is the sort of demonstrative boy who will consider all the elaborateness endearing rather than discomfiting. I am excited! Now if only I can finish all the collaging...I have been a lazybones lately
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: THE GENERIC BOYFRIEND GIFT THREAD: A How-To! on: December 17, 2008 09:04:56 PM
Toque is Canadian for winter hat.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pull Shapes! on: June 07, 2008 08:10:43 PM
Totally only opened this post because of the title--and so glad I did! It's lovely, and that's a brilliant idea about the boning. I've been toying with making Pipettesque clothing for a while and you may have just given me the kick in the pants necessary...
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pirates, Boats and other nautical goings-on! on: June 07, 2008 07:33:47 PM
I love love love the pirate ship one!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper people (mainly musicians) on: June 07, 2008 07:31:30 PM
So amazing! I want to make like a million and just perch them all over my room, haha...
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: RECORD JACKET TURNED INTO FOLDER - PROPS TO "girlypirate" on: June 06, 2008 06:16:36 PM
Good call on creating an extra pocket with the excess cover!
(PS today at Goodwill I saw three separate copies of that exact record. Twilight Zone?)
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Saves the Day-inspired desk on: June 02, 2008 06:22:09 AM
I was flipping through (scrolling through?) old posts and saw "Saves the Day" and was immediately yanked back into tenth grade...lovely lovely. A thought: forget another desk, as soon as you get bored of the fish just replace them with the video game controller...why wait when you can recraft, right?
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: chalkboard coffee table:) on: June 02, 2008 06:17:29 AM
Verrryvery nice. My roommates and I had been thinking of doing a wall in our apt, but that seems like an even better idea...more manageable, and avoids gloomy black on the wall...
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Garage sale table makeover on: June 02, 2008 05:06:21 AM
That's awesome! Did you just cut a hole in the bottom of the middle chamber for the cord, or what?

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