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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: simple men's shirt into simple girly shirt ;) on: March 31, 2007 10:29:48 PM
I wonder what would happen if you wore it in an airport. Wink

Great shirt. As an anarcho-capitalist, I absolutely love it.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need Help: Stuffed Animal with compartment on: March 29, 2007 01:25:25 PM
zombiecazz - that's a good idea. I actually think I'm going to use it, not for the bunny, but for a chicken idea I had. I thought I'd make a cute yellow chick, and have a space for an easter egg in there so that when you take it out, it's like she "lays" the egg. (I know, it's kind of weird.) But, buying one and modifying it might be even more simple. Thanks!

toque - That's brilliant. Thank you so much! I'm going to try making it tonight. 

I knew if I asked on here I'd get good advice. Thanks again!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Need Help: Stuffed Animal with compartment on: March 28, 2007 09:26:45 PM
Hi, I'm kind of newish (and more of a lurker than poster). I tried to do a serach on here, but couldn't find anything. So, I apologize if this was asked already.

I want to make my long distance boyfriend a stuffed bunny for easter. But, I want to put gifts INSIDE of the bunny. The gifts would be one of two things: those plastic easter eggs (they'd have notes in them) or those party poppers people get for the 4th of July.

My problem is that as far as stuffing goes ... those things are hard. So, the bunny comes out scary looking - like some hurricane went through his insides.

I have a sewing machine, and am at medium sewer level. I have TONS of bunny pattern ideas. Just NO clue how to actually make a compartment inside of the bunny so that it would look normal on the outside, but still have gifts in it.

Does this make sense? Anyone know what I can do? Huh
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Quick Question on: February 08, 2007 10:50:40 AM
I've wondered this too. Because, it seems like anything I would ever write would be on a MUCH bigger strip of paper than the original one.

The only solution I've thought of was using aluminim foil to secure the strip, as opposed to reusing the original packaging. But, I don't know how it would look as I haven't tried it yet.  Huh
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Long distance relationship? on: January 30, 2007 05:49:50 PM
I love the pic too!

I'm in a LDR. 3 years this February. The difference is that (finally!) it will all be over in March. I'm moving to CA to be with him then.

But, I know how hard it can be. I am never, ever doing the LDR thing again. Once I'm with him in person - he's mine. All mine. ::insert evil laugh here::  Wink

Anyway, what I used to do a lot is make him small things he could open each day. That way I was (kind of) always there. For instance, for xmas, I made him 96 felt fortune cookies with little notes in them. (I also have no life.)

For Valentine's (since he always says I'm too much of an introvert and need to be more open) I got lots of walnuts. Cracked the shells, neatly in half. Took out the nuts. Put a little note in each nut. Sealed it with hot glue. The notes were all about me - what I"m thinking, feeling, etc. In the card, I wrote "I know I'm a hard nut to crack, so I thought these would help you out."

Yea, I know, cheesy. But, he digs cheesy. Cheesy

Other than that, someone posted a thread on here about the mini origami stars. I thought that was a neat idea.

I've sent a lot of cards sprayed with my perfume and a lipstick kiss as well.

Last Valentine's I sent him, for 2 weeks, pieces of a photo puzzle. The photo was of me just wearing one of his shirts. I kept giving him notes that said "I know you only ever get pieces of me ..." and then I included a few puzzle pieces. I continued that until there was only one piece left, and I surprised him by delivering it in person.

I don't know if any of these ideas are good for you (since you said you didn't want to be too clingy). But, maybe, they'll at least trigger some other ideas.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Valentines Day Care Package (for a complete stranger!) on: January 30, 2007 10:55:55 AM
You could include a cat magazine. Since she likes cats. Otherwise, chocolate and soap comes to mind. You could do a little mini "spa" kit. Include some lotion, scented bath stuff, chocolates to eat, and the cat magazine to read.
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: little something for male friend(even though i have a boyfriend) on: January 28, 2007 04:31:41 PM
What about a really unique IOU? You can get a wooden frame from the dollar store, decorate it with pictures of the band you will be seeing, and then within the frame put a little note that says "IOU one photo of us together from this concert." And then replace that note with your photo together after you go.
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Tiny origami stars! on: January 28, 2007 04:27:59 PM
I love this idea! I've been trying to figure out what to send my boyfriend (long distance relationship). He lives in CA (I'll be there in March), and sent me a mix CD with a song "California Stars" on it. So, I can tie that into the theme.

I wrote him a bunch of things that I liked about him for xmas, and stuck it in felt fortune cookies. So, I don't want to repeat that with this. Though, he is running out of cookies to open and he said he wanted more. So, maybe I'll also include a little something on the stars.

Thanks for sharing!

9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: V-DAY Fortune cookies and you don't need an OVEN! ! on: January 16, 2007 07:49:44 PM
I did this for xmas for my boyfriend. Only, mine were made out of felt. I made 96 (yes I have no life!). 48 green fortunes with good stuff about me. 48 red fortunes with good stuff about him. Mixed together, they made up all the reasons why we complemented one another. I told him he could open one per day if he had the patience. (He didn't, lol.)

He loved it - said it was the best gift he ever got. As a plus, it cost me less than $3.00 to make.
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Another "What do I get my boyfriend??" post... With a twist! on: December 28, 2006 07:27:56 PM
I'm new here ... but thought I'd chime in. I have NO money - well, OK, I have some. But, basically I'm broke, lol. So this is what I got my boyfriend. If you have a lot of free time on your hands ... this is good.

I bought felt sheets at Walmart (.20 cents each). I got 12 of them. 6 of them were green, 6 red. I made 96 circles (yes I have no life). And out of those circles I made felt fortune cookies (you can find directions for these almost anywhere). Then I wrote 48 good, wonderful things about me on slips of paper. 48 good, wonderful things about him on slips of paper. I took those (each paper was small - think fortune size) and stuck it in the fortune cookies. Red was me, green was him.

Then I wrote a letter saying how together they made up why we were so compatible and good together. I wrote that he could open one per day, and before he finished I'd be there (long distance relationship).

Total time - 12 hours. Sadly, I forgot to take photos before I sent it to him. Otherwise, I would have posted a thread about it. Embarrassed
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