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princessliak
« on: May 05, 2005 12:40:23 PM »

My cousin in turning 13 and I want to make her something...  I could make her a purse ala jordy, but don't know if this is age appropriate?  A tote?  I would like to sew her something! 
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005 01:54:41 PM »

I think a purse is totally age appropriate. A tote would also be great. A fun hat, shirt, skirt, dress, swim suit cover-up, blanket, etc.... Pretty much anything you can think of. In my experience 13 year olds (in general, there are definite exceptions,) are into being cool and trendy with out going too far over the top.
Find out what she's into, (favorite heart throb, favorite bands, books, movies, etc...) then stencil, embroider, or something onto whatever you make would be cool.

A little tote/purse filled with teenager must stuff would be neat. Fill it with fun deodorant, a little colored lip gloss, some finger nail polish, maybe a gift card for some music she likes or a favorite hangout, even a bit of jewelry, a cute discreet tampon holder (this depends on your relationship with her I think,) anything you can think of that is sort of "comming of age"

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indigo flower girl
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005 02:17:02 PM »

Along those lines...
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005 02:39:17 PM »

how about a beading kit in a cute handsewn pouch? 
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005 01:53:52 PM »

well i am 13 going 14 soon and i think something cute like a how to be rad kit or something would be adorable and funny.... and you could hit all the major points of life in their and in general just let her know that shes growing up
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005 03:44:16 PM »

you could make her one of those "my life" books, where the person fills in things about themselves (like: my favorite band is___, my favorite subject is___, my dream job is___, or: my top 10 favorite movies___, my top 10 favorite songs__, etc etc).  you can leave room for pictures and drawings and add in quotes...

these are always fun, it will be like a chronicle of her life at age 14, and you can be very creative making it.

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005 04:13:34 PM »

you could make her one of those "my life" books, where the person fills in things about themselves (like: my favorite band is___, my favorite subject is___, my dream job is___, or: my top 10 favorite movies___, my top 10 favorite songs__, etc etc).  you can leave room for pictures and drawings and add in quotes...

these are always fun, it will be like a chronicle of her life at age 14, and you can be very creative making it.



Speaking from experience, this is a very good idea. I had one of these types of books when I was 11 or 12, only it was store bought.  I still look back on it every now and then. It's interesting (as well as a bit embarressing) to see how I saw the world, then, and I'm only almost 16, now Wink!

Some of the higlights of my book were a vellum envelope for movie/consert/etc. stubs, a page for pictures of collections, and folders for larger artifacts.
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indigo flower girl
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005 05:17:38 PM »

you could make her one of those "my life" books

Not that this isn't a good idea - it is, and obviously many people like them - but if you do it, you might want to put some other stuff with it, because some people *coughmecough* got them when we were younger and filled out 2 pages, got bored, and lost the whole thing.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2005 09:40:44 AM »

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Not that this isn't a good idea - it is, and obviously many people like them - but if you do it, you might want to put some other stuff with it, because some people *coughmecough* got them when we were younger and filled out 2 pages, got bored, and lost the whole thing.

That is hillarious. All of my yearbooks (elementary, middle, I think even one of my highschool ones,) had these type of q&a things. I didn't fill out a single one of them, except maybe my name.
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