Please click i needa little bit of crafty advie :)

Hey everyone! im in a little bit of a bother! i've got a friend who im making a birthday present for, ive a made a nice hand emboidered tote bag but I need somethings to put in the bag. Im going to make a jar of basil pesto, but thats where the ideas end. I would make cookies or something but she doesnt eat that sort of stuff. shes from glasgow scotland, is a starwars fan, is primary school teacher, outdoorsy, into horse riding. i dont want to buy anything as such, make it from scratch. she gave me a Taonga (That is a treasured item in the Maori language. Greenstone and mine represents courage and strength.) so i want to do osmething nice and personal but dont want to have to spend too muh money. any sugestions?
thanks Happy

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6 replies since 6th April 2013 • Last reply 6th April 2013

How about a bottle of wine and some food things to go with the sauce?

Or maybe if she doesn't like cookies, do a muffin, cake, or biscuit mix in a jar.

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OKay! sounds good, my mum works at the school with her so might have to be snaeky about getting her to ask about wine types! thanks Happy

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If you are going for a food theme to the bag how about some homemade napkins, placemats etc. If she is outdoorsy how about picnic style items like a lunchbag, lunch mat or a sandwich wrap. See the links below:
http://www.designsponge.com/2009/09/diy-project-kates-notebook-lunchbag.html
http://blog.creativekismet.com/2010/08/20/school-lunch-mats/
http://to-be-charmed.com/2010/04/29/diy_sandwich_wrap/

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You could make her a pencil case to keep her stuff in for work

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And you could personalize pencils to put in the bag!

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Perhaps think what would go nice with the basil pesto - and include 1-2 recipe cards? If she enjoys cooking you could perhaps make her a fun apron? Or what about making her some earrings or maybe a necklace - if she wears jewellery?

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