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« on: October 04, 2003 09:54:43 AM »

My mom's birthday is coming up (Oct. 12) and I'm short on resources and time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can make her?
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2003 02:03:32 PM »

How about a pretty lamp for a desk or nightstand?  You could start with a very basic lamp and shade (like from Target or Ikea for $10).  You can decorate the lampshade so that it fits her style/decor with ribbon, beads (try the pre-beaded trim so you don't have to string the beads yourself), lace, decoupaged images, etc.  You could even decorate the lamp base by wrapping strung beads around it or ribbon.

You could cover a blank journal or notepad in pretty fabric using Peel N Stick (two sided super strong adhesive sheets) and add trim or cute doo-dads to the cover.

Maybe a wreath for autumn?
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2003 02:14:28 PM »

I don't know what they call these things, but it would be a nice gift...

I'll call it a mattress caddy!
You take a piece of sturdy fabric and you hem or 'mitre' the edges.  Fold it almost in half. You then affix to the longer half (by sewing, or just using Steam-A-Seam) little pockets in different sizes to the face of it.  You're almost done.  Installation: Lift the mattress from the box spring and put one folded half in there, leaving the pocketed side (face up) hanging down towards the boxspring.  Your then have a discreet caddy that holds the remote, books, a journal, pens, whatever!  Sorry I don't have a pic of the one that I made but it is such a handy item and you could really make it special with fabric (and even ribbon accent) choices.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2003 09:58:17 PM »

Thanks for the input guys. Those are great ideas. Smiley I hope I'll have enough time to try one out.
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