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« Reply #160 on: December 17, 2005 10:19:46 AM »

How about a no-sew fleece scarf made with his favorite color. You can embroider his initials on it, or maybe a quote or something that means something between the two of you.
Marble magnets are a good quick gift, print out pictures of his favorite band.
Stenciled t-shirt with a picture of something he likes.
If you knit, you can knit him a skull cap in his favorite color.

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« Reply #161 on: December 18, 2005 09:29:54 AM »

I'm making several things for my BF this Christmas but my fav is a "manly" pillow. He has a bunch of old work shirts with the patches with his name on them (he's not a mechanic, but it's the same kind of thing) so I stitch a piece of white t-shirt over the neck hole, cut and hem the sides and bottom and fill with a pillow form. This would also work with concert t-shirts, and you could do it by cutting fringe all around the sides and just knotting two t-shirts together using the same principal as the "no-sew" fleece blankets. I was also thinking about doing a football themed shower curtain, since all that would require is a few hems and button holes to accomodate the shower hooks--there are lots of team inspired fabrics. This is our first Christmas together and I think he's going to be very surprised about how cool it is to have a crafty chick as a girlfriend...

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« Reply #162 on: December 19, 2005 02:25:54 PM »

gosh. i love that record clock + the table.
what did you use for the numbers on the clock? [sequins/beads/rhinestones??]
the whole present is quite amazing, i'm sure he'll love it!
« Reply #163 on: December 19, 2005 02:39:35 PM »

another troubled girfriend here...i know i wouldnt risk making anything he'd have to wear because i dont want to be pushy with my taste, and besides he is not really into all the hip stuff - stenciled tees and like.
im pretty challenged financially, too.
i was thinking of some coupon idea and maybe, as the picture seems a bit conventional(and i have no decent ones to print) i'd stencil one on a cup. well  a practical gift is always good and he's in dire need of kitcenware.
i guess there are special paints sold for that?

i could always add some sweets and stuff but i feel that there should  be something more.
well he also needs a scarf, but there is this problem again that he has a strong opinion about what he will and will not wear and i dont want to make him wear something he doesnt like. it's too late to knit one anyway.
as many, hes not much of a christmas person, and neither am i, but i really feel like i need to make something for him..
« Reply #164 on: December 19, 2005 09:34:40 PM »

the pants idea is amazing!  another idea--make a stuffed animal/doll of your as your nickname, and spray it with his favorite perfume of yours.  it's especially good if you have stupid nicknames (i.e. scuddlebucket)

i did this, and i also bought a talking christmas ornament and put it inside, so you can push the dolls stomach and hear my voice!  a little strange... but it was funnn to make

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« Reply #165 on: December 20, 2005 10:48:16 AM »

One year for Christmas I sewed my boyfriend two matching pillows. The fabric was a hunter green, and I sewed on the sides with an alternate fabric of.... my old green plaid boxers, which I previously wore every single night to bed. We were long distance back then and he LOVED them because they had that extra personal touch. Smiley

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« Reply #166 on: December 21, 2005 01:31:27 PM »

i vote no on the fleece scarf. what man would really wear a fleece scarf? I guess its okay, but i would know him really well if you want to try it.

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« Reply #167 on: December 22, 2005 10:45:51 AM »

For my boyfriend and I's six months I made him a record bowl, filled it with skittles and gum(staples in his life), gave him a star wars coloring book and crayons, I took a pack of listerine pocket packs and wrote notes it it and stuck it in a balloon, and remade his first book (green eggs and ham) into a book of our firsts (first kiss, first date, blah blah)...  I also wrote him a letter telling him how much I loved him and how he changed my life and all..  That day we also went to a nearby lake and had a picnic of stuff we handmade from the night before, and we just sat there enjoying each others company... thats all I see my boyfriend really wants- just to be with me.

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« Reply #168 on: December 22, 2005 03:00:36 PM »

i vote no on the fleece scarf. what man would really wear a fleece scarf? I guess its okay, but i would know him really well if you want to try it.
I made my boyfriend a no-sew fleece scarf for his birthday and he wears it all the time.. He wants another now to match his brown coat since the one I made was black.
« Reply #169 on: December 22, 2005 06:43:06 PM »

When I was knitting at the end of the semster at my boyfriend's apartment, he looks at me and says "Never knit me anything, okay?" It just struck me as funny, and delightfully honest. He's one of those people that would wear shorts to work in the winter if they let him, so knitted wear is the last thing he needs, and I'm glad he told me, because I was days away from starting a scarf for Christmas! He told me when I got the urge to knit to make it for our friend Adam (his roomie) insted. So, Adam is getting a SNB hot head hat for Christmas  Tongue   And the boy is getting a desk valet from Linens N' Things and a hand made stocking. My advice... listen to them, in some way or another (maybe not as bluntly as mine) they will give you clues!!!!

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