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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / The five senses... on: January 30, 2008 11:54:02 PM
This year, I want to do a "five senses" themed valentine's day for the boyfriend. Not too overboard, considering his birthday is only a week after (the 22nd) and mines a week after that (the 28th) and the anniversary is about a month after THAT (april 2nd)! Whew! Needless to say, v day hasn't been a huge thing in the past, and I don't intend on making it into one.
I want to give him 5 SMALL gifts, each dealing with one of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. BUT I NEED SOME HELP! Here's what I've got so far:

Smell - a small bottle (only about 7 bucks) of cologne that he liked from the mall.
Taste - making him some chocolates that I already know he loves.

Here's what I DONT have:

Touch - I want to make something he can hold, something that is primarily cool to feel/touch. I'm thinking of sewing him a little stuffed turtle (he loves turtles!) with a heart on its back or something.
Sight - This should be easy enough, I just haven't quite brainstormed enough. I will probably use photographs somehow.
Sound - The most difficult! I have NO ideas coming to mind for this. I really don't want to make him a CD/tape with music on it. BUT I am open to somehow using the song "Happy Together" by (coincidentally) The Turtles.

So, any ideas for touch, sight, and sound? I'd appreciate it!

Some quick info:
- We have been together for nearly 3 years
- I cannot knit or crochet
- Sadly, the only musical instrument I play is clarinet, which doesn't help.
- He (John) is the very romantic and sappy type, but on the outside, he's a "manly man" (sports, fixing things, hairy, gassy, etc.)

THANKS!!!
Kayla
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / silver charm bracelets on: November 10, 2005 04:16:56 PM
I can't imagine that this HASN'T been posted somewhere before, but I just can't find the answer to my question.
Where should I buy silver charm bracelets that I can add to? I've seen them at jewelry stores and stuff, but they're pretty expensive for one bracelet. Can I buy them wholesale? Where do you gals shop?
Also, I have the same question about earrling chains (the thin link chains to put on the earring hook that can be added to with jump rings). Where do you get those?
I'm looking for cheap options, as always!
Thanks!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / crochet flip flops? on: May 02, 2005 01:50:55 PM
I saw these at JCPenny but they are like 30 bucks, which I dont have because prom makes people poor Sad



heres a close-up of the crochet:



I've never done crochet before and was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a pattern that turns out with this netted look, because I have some plain brown sandals I want to turn into these. Also, what kind of yarn (i guess) should I use? It actually looks more like embroidery floss to me Undecided

THANKS
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / little orange flowery purse on: March 19, 2005 05:23:08 PM
my two girlfriends and i had a girls night/day and i (being the only crafty one) taught them how to use a machine AND make a purse! we went to walmart and bought matching fabric in three different colors and matching buttons. we used the rounder roomy bag tutorial.

heres laura when the machine was just not cooperating.


here are the finished products:


crafting is like a drug. everyone is happy!


detail of orange one (mine):




hope you like!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / first (and only) wallet on: February 12, 2005 11:39:04 AM
i used a wallet tutorial on here to make this out of an old jean skirt and a pair of striped capris:







hope you like!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / lots of stuff on: February 12, 2005 11:35:32 AM
here are some necklaces and bracelets i made a while ago...


(bracelets)


(necklaces)





7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / white purse on: February 12, 2005 11:31:37 AM
this was actually my first purse ever... made from this shirt:











i wish i had known about interfacing back then... oh well. so...?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / leather purse on: February 12, 2005 11:17:15 AM
so once upon a time a girl got a cusion replaced on the leather couch at her house. her mom was ever-so-smart and thought, "my daughter will make fine use of this extra leather!" and her prophecy was fullfilled: the girl set out on a quest to make a classic jordy purse from the leather. she fought with her needle through many obstacles and finally, after much trial and tribulation, she succeded in creating:









i used thin strips of leather to make leather "string" ties for closure. whaddaya think?
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