thanks! these are some good ideas....
If I have learned anything about the men in my life, it's that they want something functional as opposed to trinkety (like my sewn Mario star...he likes running about singing the song and pretending he is invincible, but he wouldn't want to make it). And they like to eat. My fiance is interested in stencilling shirts, glass etching (with the cream), and candy making. As a note, I wonder if he would be into making toiletries/cosmetics for himself. Something like Tiger Balm or soaps or shaving cream?
you're definitely right about the functionality thing. whenever i make a purse or something, his first reaction is "that's cute. but do you need
another purse?" umm, no, but that's not the point! i bought a pattern for mens clothes (he's tall so really hard to find clothes) maybe if I make that he'll be inspired too. the glass etching thing and toiletries are great ideas! he's not afraid of being a metrosexual