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« on: March 11, 2005 10:00:58 PM »

My mom and I fight, but holidays are usually the calmest days we have.  This is why I want to make her something REALLY great for mothers day AND easter (which apparently doesn't have a page here O_o) 

She sews, But since she runs a dress making buisness, I'm not sure if I want to give her something  work oreiented because I look at it as almost as dumb as buying a secretary a file cabenet.

But, she LOVES to read, so I was thinking something like a bookmark and maybe some short storys of mine might be a good gift?  You see, shes my main source of income so if I buy her something, it would be her buying her present O_O;;;

She is also trying to write scripts, so maybe something that involves both Movies and books?

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005 01:13:30 PM »

Why don't you make her a journal and a matching book of short stories?  There are lots of ideas on journal & bookmaking here.  Throw in a bookmark.  You could use pictures of fairies as your theme.
I'm sure there are a ton on the net you could print out and decoupage on the books.  Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005 09:00:58 PM »

There was this really neat book purse I saw on the forum just a couple days ago. Maybe you could make her one of those. She'd love it. I forgot the link, but you can put book purse in the search box.

Bookmark wise, you might be able to cross stich a neat pattern or perhaps a poem she likes. Or there's plastic canvass. Maybe you could create a simple rosebud and stem pattern and make it a bookmark.

Or, you could make a victorian dress bookmark. That wouldn't be too "filing cabinet to secretary-ish". Make a dress with fabric, lightly stuff it with sheet cotton or stretched cotton balls, and add some pretty lace to it. That would be one of a kind and I bet she would love it!

Perhaps, you could go get a simple cloth tote bag and decorate it and make it the perfect book bag.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005 04:51:55 AM »

My mom loves to read too  Smiley I was thinking about buying her an old classic book, and maybe a record she'll like. Does your mom have any particular genre she likes to read more? You can do a quick search and try to find some books for that genre/favourite author.

As for the bookmark, I really think you should put lots of time in it, because what is a reader without a good bookmark? As someone else said, I think the Victorian dress bookmark would be so cute~! Or, you could cross-stich.. I don't know, her favourite foods? flowers?  Tongue Theres so much you can pick from~!
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 11:36:02 AM »

I know this is more than a tad late  Grin  but I've seen these books around lately, usually with the journals, that are used to keep track of books read, and books you still want to read. It's a great way for book lovers to keep up with their reading materials. There's even space for the reader to write a small summary of the book and their own personal review in the blank pages. So, if you'd rather it be a handmade gift, you could perhaps decorate a spiral notebook and organize the insides in your own handwriting. I'd do maybe 1/2 a page to a full page per book, heading each one with a space provided for Title, Author, Genre and maybe even # of pages and/or ISBN number. Then just leave the rest of the space blank for their summaries and reviews. Hope this helps someone, even though its 4 years late!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 06:27:02 PM »

this year how about making her a fairy door Smiley

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