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« on: May 07, 2005 12:03:01 PM »

Here are some pics of a gift basket I put together for a friend who has just moved into her own place. I wanted it to have a retro girly feel without being too nice (hence the Bettie Page bondage theme) - I bought 4 martini glasses, a set of three black silicone spatulas, photo coasters (into which I put bondage pics) and I made some cloth napkins (black and white with an iron on Bettie in the corner) and a reversible half-apron (using a modified version of april_cocair's circle skirt tutorial :http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=b51c7a0ff1038eefe6ff4fe3d4fd2850&topic=12439). I put everything together in a teal waste basket.

What do you think? Comments very much appreciated!!



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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005 12:09:09 PM »

Oh, that's awesome. Everything goes together so well, but isn't cookie-cutter at all. Love the napkins!! What a great housewarming gift!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005 12:42:46 PM »

 Shocked madmatigan79, you put the BEST housewarming gifts together ever!! i'm so envious of your friends! did you buy the iron ons already with bettie on it, or did you make it yourself?
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005 03:28:49 PM »

Thanks for the compliments!

I found the photos online and printed them onto the Avery t-shirt transfer paper.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2005 05:48:47 PM »

That is sooo amazing, especially the apron and napkins,

Where did you buy the transfer paper?
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2005 05:50:46 PM »

I LOVE it! The napkins are awesome and the apron is sooo cute Smiley wonderful gift, I'm jealous!
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2005 05:33:41 AM »

That is SO cool! Your friend is going to love that! I want that apron!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2005 09:27:28 AM »

Thanks for the great feedback, everyone! I took the gift over to my friend's apartment last night and she was suitably impressed. I'm really happy it turned out to be such a hit! Who knew that homemaking (?) and bondage went together so well?!!  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005 04:41:54 PM »

hahaha
 Cheesy

this one made me laugh my butt off

my bestfriend and i always make gifts for each other.  it's like the rule with us.

she is going to be moving into her first apartment (out of her parents house and she's 23!!) in a couple of months.  this is a GREAT housewarming gift. 

she loves the ocean and anything beachy--if i could find bondage fishies that'd be perfect!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2005 11:50:19 AM »

Love the apron.  It all looks so professional.  Excellent job and lucky friend
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2005 01:05:52 PM »

You are such an inspiration! What a wonderful gift!You fit everything together so well. It looks like a high dollar basket you would find in a specialty gift shop.Great job!! Did you get to drink martinis after you gave it to her? Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2005 09:13:06 AM »

That's is such an awesome idea! I'm moving soon, and the boyfriend's thinking about it (after he gets the elusive job.)

I want to make a lot of packages for people, and I completely adore your idea and the finished products. You could sell these packages, Hot Topic wishes it could have minds like yours.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2005 05:08:22 PM »

I want to make a lot of packages for people, and I completely adore your idea and the finished products. You could sell these packages, Hot Topic wishes it could have minds like yours.

Thanks PixieSkull! My friend said the same thing...I am hopefully going to be participating in my first "arts market" (read: craft sale) in July...maybe I should put together a couple of packages and see what happens... Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2005 07:11:51 PM »

Love bettie page I bet your friend was so happy
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2005 08:40:52 PM »

Aw man, that rocks!  I wish I had a friend giving me a house warming gift like that!
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2005 04:25:34 AM »

What a great idea! Big Bettie Page fan here...Hmmm...maybe I should send the mom in-law this link as a HINT...? It might avoid me getting a huge stack of canary-yellow tea towels from her again...?
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2005 02:29:57 AM »

This is the best gift basket idea I've ever seen.  I love it!
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2005 03:50:05 AM »

very cute! your friend is lucky!!!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2005 06:26:14 AM »

I am soooo jealous! This is way too cute!!!!!!!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2005 07:33:24 AM »

excel;lent job...love the napkins and the coasters alot!!!

always wanted to make coasters but have no clue how...care to enlighten!?
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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2005 09:33:14 AM »

I only made the apron & napkins "from scratch".

I bought the coasters for $1.99/set of 4 at Superstore (kind of like the Canadian version of Super Wal-Mart). They were the kind that come apart so that you can put a photo in. I found some Bettie bondage pictures online, resized them to fit and printed them off. Super cheap & super easy! I am sure that you could find something similar at your local dollar store (or, if you are in Canada, at Superstore or Loblaw's)!

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2005 08:36:02 PM »

Oh man, remind me to invite you to my housewarming party in July!
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2005 11:32:18 PM »

that's so awesome! i'm moving into a new house soon, you should make me that! hahah
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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2005 02:57:21 PM »

That rocks!!! I love, love, love this! I'm not even a fan of Bettie Page, but this is great. It's really hard to find kitchen stuff for the 20-something people out here. Especially cute stuff that isn't pastel or too Betty Homemaker, ya know? I can't wait to see more of your stuff!  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2005 09:16:49 AM »

i can't tell you how much i love this! my two best friends from college just got an apartment in nyc together and i wanted to make them a great housewarming gift. i'm going to use yours as a guideline, and they're going to think i'm the coolest friend this side of texas.
thanks for helping me to be cool.
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2005 12:40:39 PM »

WOW WOW WOW!  I just found this thread and I absolutely loved everything about your gift.  Of course I also love Bettie Page, but everything you put together looked very professional and it all coordinated perfectly.   The black silicone spatulas even go with the theme!  Of course, they're also a super-cool cooking gift.  Again, wow.
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2005 11:29:37 AM »

This is awesome, it seems all you can find in the way of kitchenware is roosters, fruit, and other lame-o themes. Great way to change that for those of us who are in search of something cooler! Keep it up!
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2005 01:59:56 PM »

Where did you get the Betty Page stuff.  My hubby is a HUGE Betty Page fan
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2005 06:40:53 PM »

I think I'm gonna crap my pants!  That is the coolest stuff of ALL TIME.  That's it, immediately I am making myself a Bettie Page apron STAT. 
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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2005 07:31:58 PM »

I LOVE IT! When I finally move out, I am definitely making some Bettie Page coasters for my living room.
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« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2005 09:22:48 PM »

wow, cute, professional, sassy, fun!

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you could SELL these.  i want an andy warhol theme!
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« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2005 12:29:30 AM »

This is such a great gift! I am moving into my first aprtment nov 1st. I highly doubt any of my friends will give me anything , let alone an awesome giftr set like this. *green with envy*
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« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2005 10:24:27 AM »

oh my goodness that is so awesome!
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« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2005 12:22:01 PM »

I absolutely love this!
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« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2005 07:39:33 PM »

love that apron! i love the black-and-white theme, and the tiny little picture on the apron! oh my!
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« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2005 08:35:07 PM »

Thanks again everyone for your great comments! As an update, I went to a cocktail party at my friend's apartment and she was actually wearing her apron (complete with stilettos) as she mixed up martinis. It was great to see it in action!
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« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2005 02:23:59 PM »

That is THE most *AWESOME* gift basket I have EVER seen! And yes, the caps are warranted...I just can't believe how freaking cool that is!!!!
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