That's why I typically do not give handmade gifts unless the person has specifically requested one, or if they have a very long history of admiring my work. Handmade gifts are not universally the best possible gift; the best gift is something the recipient actually wants, and if what they want is a book or game or crafting tool, that isn't something I can make for them. It's the thought that counts, people say, but the thought only counts if the thought actually involved considering the recipient's wishes. I also don't like giving people the gift of guilt-inducing clutter.
Aw, what happened? I do admit it was a ton of work, and I went to my mom's house the other day and she doesn't even have it up! Makes me mad.
Aw what a shame. It isn't in her bedroom? I make a photo calendar each year for Mum and MIL/FIL. Mum's is designed for her kitchen fridge door, but she hangs it in her bedroom instead.
Apologies, my flop was an Advent calendar not a year calendar. Just about everything was wrong with it - the colours didn't contrast enough, I had too many layers of paper for the magnets to stick through, the stamped images were too big - aagh. Just a failure. I might have another go at it this year. We'll see.
I am looking for a place I can get some kind of wild animal statue to paint for my husband. I live in southern oregon and have nothing her in town. I have to go to the Portland Oregon area to find a place. I am thinking of ceramic or plaster
Help in finding a place would be greatly appreciated.
An idea i think is cute, is: A small, cute, jar with lid. Fill it full with candy corn and peanuts. Tie rafia just under the lid. Cut out a small square of pretty card stock with your edged scissors and tie to the jar with the rafia for a note: "Just because" "Merry Christmas" etc. So cute and soooooo good. Tastes like a Payday.
Edited by Eager to Scrap on 10-09-13 11:03 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.