I'm having a grand time planning out what I'm making for someone, and maybe I'll give someone the same type of pleasure by posting my list! I'm in the US (Ohio).
1. I would love love love a '60s kitchy or '70s mod style tablecloth to match my orange, yellow, and avocado green placemats I bought at a garage sale a while back. The table needs a tablecloth about 60" x 80". Maybe a white tablecloth with some stencilling or embroidery... or maybe you have a better idea! I'd like to give a retro look to my little dining room.
2. A wallet, with card slots and a zipper section for change (that part's hard, I know. Why do you think I haven't made one myself? ) EDIT: By the way, duct tape is a-ok with me. And change doesn't have to be zipped in, necessarily--snap or velcro or whatever would be fine, too. Just so my pennies don't fall all over the floor.
3. A grocery-shoppin' tote. Gotta be strong enough for yams & Vruit juice!
I love vintage/retro stuff (particularly '70s & earlier), and things that are odd or offbeat. My favorite purse looks like a 1970s transistor radio, I have a hallway decorated with pulp fiction covers, and I used to wear a pendant made of a gold-plated piece of kale. I love kitschy photos of food, like those from old cookbooks--for some reason, photos of things like pineapple-spam casseroles are so amusing to my vegetarian self. I'm not into wearing or carrying things with overtly sexual images. And, just in case you think you've got my style pegged down: some days I'm head-to-toe Adidas (go figure, huh? it's a work thing. and it's all from the last-chance clearance racks at the closeout stores).
Thank you, generous Craftsters who picked me! I'm so excited!
I wish I had an interesting suggestion for the instrument case, but I just can't come up with one. But on to the ads at the bottom of the page: I'm getting the nail polish remover ad--and one for a "Urine Remover Recipe." I think I win.
When I used to work at a camp & make candles with kids, sometimes we'd add bits of crayon to the wax. It caused a mess if we added too much crayon, because crayons melt at much lower temperatures than candle wax. They heat up and get super-runny. Completely liquid. I wouldn't recommend it in a glue gun, because you'd probably end up with Niagara Falls flowing out of the tip. You could always just heat the end of your crayon & write with it. That would probably give you something closer to the consistency you want.
Of course, the original post was a looong time ago...but just my two cents for anybody out there reading this thread!
I can't friggin' believe it--I log on the LAST DAY of the MONTH and suddenly I've been chosen TWICE! I feel like I got onstage on The Price Is Right, and Rod Roddy just shouted, "A NEW CAR!"
JazzyBee: I picked somebody to craft for, and I'm working on it--but it's sending out in October. Are you still keeping the responsibility for the September swap? That is, do I still send the DC# to you and get feedback from you? Or will the October person do that? I figured I'd ask on the board, because other people might need to know, too.
Hey, I was working on something like that recently! I used spoiled CDRs, and drilled through the edges much like it appears you did. I crocheted, instead of using vinyl. I think your vinyl idea would keep the shape better, and match the style of the CDs better. I did something different with the handles--I ran the two ends of the handle through the holes and knotted on the inside, so I closed the hole and had a solid anchor for the handle at the same time. My attempt was pretty rough, though, and I took it apart. I started a second attempt with four CDs (two on each side, next to each other), but I had trouble making it deep enough, since using two meant I only had half the height in the middle (does that make sense? it did when I was looking at it). That attempt was even ROUGHER, and I took it apart, too. Then I lost interest and forgot all about it. Now you've inspired me--I might have to do it right this time!
Yeah, I have fun shopping the trail mixes! I liked Chocolate Cranberry Love. The taste AND the name! I try to buy the ones without hydrogenated oils, but sometimes I just can't resist some that do--they're all so tempting!
Speaking of TJ's... I feel like an old lady when I shop there, because I almost always buy prunes! They have non-sorbate prunes that aren't sticky and goopy like the ones that have preservatives (e.g., the major brands, as I found out when I bought them somewhere else once--yuck!). I actually really like them.
Maybe she won't try it on because you're (of course) just so darn excited about it! Maybe you could leave it sitting out in her bedroom, letting her know it's up to her to choose to wear it. Sometimes our enthusiasm is too overwhelming for little ones, and they want a little more control themselves. If you back off a bit on the pressure to try it on, you may find her wandering into the living room with it on some afternoon.
Also...are you in a place where it's not cold yet? It's not cold yet here in Ohio. Maybe it just seems too warm. (?)