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« on: May 12, 2006 06:32:56 PM »

yeah, so, my mom's blind. she wasn't always blind, its been just over a year now. she used to be really into crafty stuff, she used to quilt all the time and she collected longaberger baskets and she sold stampin' up stuff.

being blind and all, its hard for me to find things to give/make for her for various occasions.

for mother's day, i was thinking of making her a candle, but i'd love to hear other possibilities.

last year i made her a pillow, and for her birthday i crocheted her some slippers.

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006 06:45:01 PM »

maybe you could crochet her something reallllllllllly soft. like a scarf or hat or something bigger if you crochet fast.
who doesn't love soft things?
or maybe you could even try making a fleece teddy bear (keep in mind, it won't have to be the best teddy.)

and what blind mother wouldn't want a singing card from hallmark?   Smiley



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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006 06:46:07 PM »

Record yourself reading a book for her. She can hear your voice all the time.


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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007 04:13:20 PM »

I saw a show where they were redoing a room in a house and both of the parents were blind.  They wanted to put pictures on the wall, but knowing that the parents would never get to see them they came up with this awsome idea to look at the pictures and to recreated them out of different textures so that the parents could "see" the pictures with their hands if that makes sense.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007 04:18:09 PM »

I love the recorded book idea.

I'd also think about appealing scents.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007 04:19:11 PM »

I've also seen textured paper for the blind where each color has a different texture. Maybe your mother would like to make something out of that paper. I wonder if you can find it online?

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2007 08:39:15 AM »

I, too, love the recording idea!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2007 10:15:36 AM »

I second the book idea.  My mother lost her sight and was absolutely miserable about not being able to read.  Unfortunately, it's not very easy to find anything other than bestsellers on tape.  She loved it when one of us would read books onto tape for her.

Since your mom had all those crafty hobbies, I bet she'd love some sort of creative outlet.  I've known several blind people who loved to crochet and turned out really nice work.  The knotted stitches are fairly easy to "see" and count with your fingers.  If she starts with a large hook and thick yarn (like Jiffy Thick n Quick), it will help.  Sculpting and pottery are also good choices.

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007 04:48:00 PM »

i also love the book reading idea.
and if your mom likes crafting (she probably still does but doesn't know how to go about it) - maybe get her some embossing tools or stamping stuff that also embosses, that she could really feel. Or maybe set up a craft time that you two can work on projects together. -- writing that post made me wonder if there are any blind crafting groups -- here's one -- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blindcraft/  -- you might want to look there for some ideas

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2007 05:44:25 PM »

get the two of you lessons to do pottery on a wheel at a local studio.

im really tactile and thats a nice feeling.  i bet your mom would like it and the two of you could spend time together doing it.

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