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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Grad Gift For Good Friend! on: June 01, 2008 07:29:46 PM
A "College Survival Kit" does sound like a good idea. I think it'd be neat if you had a combo of handmade stuff in there as well as some of the more practical things. For the latter, she'll probably thank you when she's going shopping for stuff and gets to save a few bucks on some of the essentials!

For handmade stuff, since she loves reading, you could probably make her a few bookmarks. Or, if she's into a certain series of books you could make a related project. For Harry Potter, for instance, I've seen those knitted scarves and you could probably crochet one of the animals from the series. Since she loves music, you could probably make her a mix CD or burn some CDs of artists that you think she'd like. The coffee aspect is a bit tough, but you could probably make a cool math-related toy. I've seen people customize Rubik's cubes and even make their own from dice (math related because you can use algorithms to solve them :p), or maybe you can do something similar. I know I've seen some math-ish toys on here before!

For the practical stuff, I'd use this list: http://acatnamedollie.livejournal.com/391.html
It's got TONS of stuff on it, and I find it to be a great guide of everything you'd need to bring to college. You could maybe customize some of the stuff on there to make it more personalized.

I personally am graduating this year, too, and I know photographs will be a blessing for me. Perhaps some of her friends and family would be well appreciated. Smiley
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: "_____ in a box" gift ideas. on: January 07, 2007 10:16:28 PM
Any suggestions for a 'Get Well in a Box' type thing? I'm not really sure exactly what to call it, but just a whole bunch of stuff for recovering from a cold. I'd love to do something like that to cheer a friend up next time they're sick.
3  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Teddy bears? on: September 25, 2006 12:12:52 PM
Hm, yep, that seems similar to the Kuddles for Kids link someone posted earlier. I'll definitely look into that, sounds like a great cause. Thanks!
4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Teddy bears? on: September 20, 2006 07:38:31 PM
Thanks, both of you! I'll definitely check those out.

Wait. What? Holy crap! I have nearly 20 bears waiting to be sent there too. When did this happen?  Cry

Beginning of August, I think. I went on in the beginning of September looking for the mailing address, and couldn't find it. That's when I realized the big notice on the front page. Sad
Hopefully this thread can help you too, then, though. Cheesy
5  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Teddy bears? on: September 17, 2006 09:24:48 PM
My sister and I made some teddy bears for the organization Artists Helping Children, but when we weren't looking some law was passed that forced them to lose their non-proft status, thus not being able to recieve anymore donations. There's three bears - not the best quality, as we're very rudimentary sewers - but we wanted to help and felt someone would appreciate them. On their site, there's links to hospitals and shelters - but I've looked on those websites and many of the hospitals specifically request store-bought and packaged things due to the germs concern, and the shelters I've looked at are moreso looking for food and money.
So, my question is, is there an organization that will accept these teddy bears? One specifically aimed at sending crafted toys to children, or something like that? Any help is appreciated, thanks. Smiley
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Snowman from recycled bags on: August 14, 2006 04:46:59 AM
Wow, that's really cool - and an awesome way to recycle plastic bags! Great job!
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: No Name Bunny on: August 12, 2006 07:04:53 PM
How adorable! I love him, I wish I could clone him so I could have one for myself. Tongue
Are those dice between his hands in the first two pictures?
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Doomed loom beading botch on: August 12, 2006 05:31:08 PM
Haha, that's funny. I would've thought it was intended, actually. Tongue But that's me and my love for exaggerating words by repeating letters within. (ex: you are toooo cool.) It was just that one, right? (Originally I thought you did that on all of them and was like - wow, that would have been bad, lol.)
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Pillowcase dress for a friend's baby- 1st try ever at clothing! on: August 12, 2006 05:25:01 PM
That looks really professional - I would have never guessed it was your first try! And it's even more impressive that you made it out of a pillowcase - cute fabric for a pillowcase, haha. I've got these boring blue ones. Wish I had dresses like that as a kid, though.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vinyl Retro Nintendo DS Case on: August 12, 2006 05:23:23 PM
That's so cool! I love how it looks like a handheld game system from the outside. Perfect case for the perfect gadget!
And...egad! You were handsewing through vinyl? That must've been tough. But was it worth it - looks great!
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