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« on: May 17, 2007 01:50:43 PM »

This is my first post!  And its kind of an odd one...

One of my good friends from grade school just found out she's pregnant at 18 - accidental birth control screw up.  She's planning on keeping the baby, but she's got a lot of medical issues so the chance of miscarriage is high, and I don't want to make her anything baby-related.

She hasn't told anyone except me and one other close friend, and I know she's feeling very alone and scared and hormonal, so...  I want to make her something to remind her that we love her and she's not alone, even if she's scared and hormonal.  You know?

She likes normal teenage girl stuff (I don't know why she's friends with me, haha).  She likes to party, and read, and is very ditzy (in a lovable way!).  She's also very fashionable so I can't make her something too dorky!  xD  She dances.  She doesn't have that many hobbies, she's too busy being a social butterfly! 

I'm a good at crochet, but kind of slow.  I don't do many other crafty things, so any ideas for easy-ish, quick-to-make gifts for a situation like this?

I'm totally totally TOTALLY stuck.  Thanks for any help.  xD
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007 05:10:18 PM »

Since she likes to read, get her a favorite book and stick in a bookmark. You could also make those cool hollowed books or a book purse and fill those up.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007 05:37:29 PM »

I think that since it's supposed to be an "i'm here for you" thing, it should be something that she can have with her at all times. Y'know, so if she gets a scared moment, she can have it with her and be reassured. And since you call her a social butterfly, why not go with a butterfly theme? I like the idea of a little crocheted butterfly necklace, or maybe earrings. I hope this helps. My heart goes out to your friend.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007 05:43:13 PM »

I think that since it's supposed to be an "i'm here for you" thing, it should be something that she can have with her at all times. Y'know, so if she gets a scared moment, she can have it with her and be reassured. And since you call her a social butterfly, why not go with a butterfly theme? I like the idea of a little crocheted butterfly necklace, or maybe earrings. I hope this helps. My heart goes out to your friend.

Oh god, I completely forgot.

A card, of course, would be nice. And the butterfly theme is really cute too! You can give her a heart stuffie or a butterfly stuffie for her to hug when you're not there...or is that too cheesy?
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007 05:55:53 PM »

One of the things I've seen churches do for someone going through a hard time is to make a prayer shawl - basically a rectangle that the person can wrap themselves in to know that they're loved.
I went through the teenage pregnancy thing and I know how important it was for me to have one or two people willing to stand by me.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007 06:58:26 PM »

Thanks for the ideas!

I like the thought of doing something butterfly themed.  Maybe a bracelet.  I think something beaded would be nicer than crocheted, and I've done a little beading before, so I think after school tomorrow I'll go searching for some nice butterfly beads/charms!  I could get that done quickly, and then work on a cute plushie (since it'll take me a while!) for when we all go to different colleges.  She's due in Jan/Feb, so we'll all be away at school and having something to hug would probably be very comforting!

Any more ideas?  =)
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007 07:45:05 PM »

My friend made me a video slideshow of picture of the two of us with a very flattering narration.  It meant a lot to me as we both went our separate ways.   I had a hard time transitioning to my new school, but I'd watch the video and feel better.  Sometimes the best thing you can do is make something incredibly personal and direct. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007 07:54:17 PM »

you friend is lucky to have you around at the really difficult time, feel proud!  The plushie and beaded bracelet sound really good.  You could also make her a little book charm with 99 reasons why you love her/ IOUs for random phone chats etc?
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2007 02:53:59 AM »

I like the idea of the prayer shawl type thing. As you crochet you could make an afghan quite quickly using a giant hook and holding multiple threads together. Something like a granny square might not take too long!
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2007 09:27:40 AM »

whatever you make her, a small, simple friendship bracelet in her favourite colours would go a long way. when i was going through hard times each of my friends presented me with a small braided floss bracelet that they tied around my wrist. looking at them made me feel a lot better and i could always feel them there.
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