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« on: August 07, 2005 07:25:19 PM »

I just wanted to show off what i made for my boytoy.

first off i made him a shirt. Their are two windows on it. I went with this because we both like the song 'tunnels' by the Arcade fire' particularly the line "ill dig a tunnel from my window to yours" i sews the green stripes on to make it more boyish

and a close up of the window


Next i made some wrapping paper by making a stamp with the number one on it, and stamping it on some tissue paper


and here it is all wrapped up (along with a copy of bukowski's Love is a Dog from Hell.


let me know what you think!<3
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2005 07:35:02 PM »

I really like the idea of the shirt- I'm a sucker for crafts that are sentimental between people, but not easy for everyone else to figure out.
Also love the stamped wrapping paper! Good touch!
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2005 07:41:58 PM »

I think that is a really thoughtful gift, not over-the-top-mushy the way some anniversary gifts can be, and a great idea on the wrapping paper - I like making my own too.  Also love that song! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005 09:27:28 PM »

THat's a great idea for the wrapping paper! I like the shirt also I agree with jMi, I love shirts with inside jokes Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2005 07:08:30 AM »

The teeshirt is a really nice idea and also the personalised wrapping paper you made and wrapped it in, both really nice!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2005 08:44:14 AM »

that is a brilliant idea for a gift for your boyfriend! my boyfriend, well fiancee actually, and i came up on being together for 1 year and 10 months yesterday (Tues, Aug 9th) and i drew a cute drawing/cartoon version of me and framed it.  but, seriously, i loved the shirt you made, very masculine and the simplicity of it gives it a nice look. the 1 stamp on the wrapping paper was a great idea too. keep up the crafting! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2005 06:33:04 PM »

thanks everyone! i gave it to him yesterday and he really liked it. incase you cared...
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2005 03:12:35 PM »

Kudos! I love the shirt (and the song).  And not a soppy heart in the bunch (my husband hates gifts with hearts).  I'm glad he liked it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2005 03:17:48 PM »

HOW CUTE! that is so adorable...lol im sure hell like love it to death i wish i knew my bf well enough to do somethin like that

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2005 11:41:02 PM »

that is so amazing! I love the Arcade Fire! I wish I was crafty like this because I'd have to make myself a shirt like this so I could wear it while I sing really loudly

"You change all the lead
sleepin in my head to gold,
as the day grows dim
I hear you sing a golden hymn"

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