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laneybug
« on: November 04, 2007 05:51:30 PM »

So. Christmas is fast approaching. And I'm crafting all my gifts. But, I'm having trouble coming up with some ideas for my fiance's two boys. So, I'll tell you a little bit about them to see if you can help me out!  Smiley

1. 12 year old boy (13 in January) who likes soccer, football, playstation/xbox, very athletic and very much into the whole myspace thing and the newest, latest gadgets. Also likes hip hop and the newest alternative & pop music. Loves comedians such as Frank Caliendo and Gabriel Iglesias. And the kid freakin' loves MTV. Crazy.

2. A 15 year old boy who is pretty much just like his brother in interests, although more self-aware and into girls. More interested in looking cool and making a statement with his clothes than his younger brother, but very similar interests. Maybe something to do with stenciling a t-shirt? What kind of things would be good to stencil for a 15 yo boy that'd he'd actually wear? He really likes hip hop fashion.

Well, that's all I need help with for now. Thank you for any and all ideas. Anything to get my brain going would be much appreciated since I want to make something that they would actually use!  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007 06:26:02 PM »

I have an 11 and almost 18 YO boys and they are hard to craft for.  My youngest loves sports and is a jock in training. His favorite thing that I made for him was a camo stocking hat. He wanted to wear it everyday even in the summer time.  Both of my boys are also famous for coming up with "rude/obnoxious" sayings that they want to screenprint on t-shirts. some of them might get them kicked out of school, or at least a call to Mom.  So Maybe you could stencil something that is their saying. Or make up a mock myspace looking stencil for each of them with their myspace info for a shirt.

Good luck with your crafting. I am sure we would like to see what you come up with.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 11:06:53 AM »

you can't go wrong with an ipod cozy.

myspace tshirt: "tom's my best friend" or his myspace url
gabriel iglesias tshirt: "i'm fluffy!", "i like cake", or "but it was funny, wasn't it?"
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 12:15:28 PM »

metalpunkmonster --  LOL, I should definitely do some Gabriel Iglesias tees for them. The youngest absolutely loves him and he would get such a kick out of it. He loves the "but it was funny, wasn't it?" quote. Too funny. Thanks for reminding me of some of his famous lines!  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007 10:13:51 AM »

with the weirdo pedos out in the webspace,i'd hold off on putting any personal info on a t-shirt. but there's plenty of funny general myspace things you can put on a shirt like stuff involving Tom or
"leave me a comment" thanks 4 the add" etc.

 maybe you could also do soemthing MTV related, for the younger boy.I don't have any ideas though , i haven't  really watched MTV since back when it actually had 90%music videos.
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