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« on: October 06, 2004 05:47:14 PM »

My little sister is turning 13 in April ( I know, long way off. ) and I wanted to make her something for her birthday. One thing I wanted to make was like a teenage survival kit that has items like " a Baby Bottle Pop because you'll always be my baby sister" and things like that. They make these for Xmas a lot.
I can sew, but not well. But I am quite craft-oriented.
Any suggestions for  "The Survival Kit" or any other ideas for her birthday would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2004 08:23:13 AM »

You said you can sew.
Why not find an article of clothing that she used to love but doesn't wear much anymore, and add something fun to it or alter it some how.

This way you know it's something she already likes, but it's like getting a new gift (and hopefully she will love it enough to wear it often again!).

There are times I will wear the same skirt over and over because I love it, but eventually stop wearing it because I get tired of wearing the same old thing...  But adding something fun and easy like a bow, some d-rings, or a fun pleats at the bottom will make me start wearing it again!

I don't have a sister, so I'm not sure how well over that would go.  Maybe she would freak out if you took something of hers and changed it? 

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2004 11:14:50 AM »

Maybe you could reconstruct something of yours that she likes, but make it fit her personality, make it more her style?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2004 01:55:19 PM »

Right, good idea! Why didn't I think of that??

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2004 08:42:28 PM »

in the survivor kit u can also put:
-one of those books what every girl should know (there are so many of them, or you can write your own)
-a little sewing kit(i would have loved one of those lol)
-feminine products and midol
-address book
just some basic things that all teenagers would appreciate...in a cute little purse too of course

« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2004 08:58:36 PM »

I love all the ideas so far! Here are mine...

A journal, which you could make or buy.
Bath stuff, like bubble bath, bath salts, etc - again you could make them or buy them
Maybe makeup or coffee, as she's getting to the age where she'll want/need these things... but both are things your parents might not want her having yet

Just a couple thoughts, hope they help. I wish my sis had done this for me when I was 13! Smiley

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