Gift for boyfriend's parents
I just missed Andy's dad's birthday and his mum's is coming up. For his dad I'm not too worried, I think we're gonna go in together and get something, but I'd like to make something for his mum.
She's into card-making but wondering whether to branch into any other crafts. Any ideas?
Maybe some card making materials?a bunch of pretty fabric,pictures and stuff like that.
Or do you know what kind of other crafts she wants to get involved?so you could get some supplies for those crafts?
When it comes to my mother in law,I found that you can never fail with ornaments/wall hangings or jewelry.
I made her a hand painted plate.
You could make her a jewelry set.Earrings,bracelet and ring or brooch.
Hope I could help!
Maybe you could make her a creative prompts journal?
Hello Kitten and the girrrls [violetta! <3]=) i am not sure if it's polite to barge in on a topic posted by someone i don't know, i am sorry for that, but here goes my thought: all mothers are crazy about their sons. so if i were you, i'd give her something "about andy". maybe you take an awesome B/W picture of him, where he looks relaxed but full of purpose, well, you know, that his mom would look and get all proud of what an incredible boy she brought to life? It is very important that the picture/present doesn't look tacky. [maybe stencil 'Mum" on a shirt, let him wear and take a picture?]. and the frame you can make yourself, but then again, keep in mind, she's not your girlfriend and she most likely won't appreciate glitter, skulls and fake diamonds, but i am sure you have an impeccable taste! what about a scrapbook, do you have time for that? or make a "tribute" to the Best Mum? [ i'd blow the picture to a reasonably big size and get a sophisticated solid frame] i am not sure about jewelery, unless you know her and her taste well, but from my personal experience [i get jewelry that is not my style or i hate the colors and then have to smile and even wear it sometimes brrrr] it's better to leave to the father, let him buy it for her lol oh, and don't forget to ask for her recipes, for some bizarre reasons mothers appreciate that =) have fun, and good luck! i am sorry if my opinions were unwelcomed. xoxox p.s. Violetta, i think i'm in need of a Co+k etiquette lesson from you, please? o_O
Don`t worry about that,I think we all love to listen to other peoples ideas!There is no law on whos thread you write if you have ideas and want to help And you gave some great advice!Oh,and your right about getting jewelry not in your style,I got a few from my mother in law that needed some serious revamping.Now I have to be careful not to wear them in front of her.
So dont worry and Im looking forward to bumping in to you on threads!
Sorry,I meant pretty papers not fabric.
Yu could make her some picture frames without pictures,so she can pick them out her self.Make them with little signs like "my son", "my family"...etc
Manabunga, write in any thread you want =) it's all just people looking for advice or someone to talk to, it's a very open community here.
Thanks for the ideas guys, I like the thought of some photo frames. Or maybe just a collection of nice papers and bits, but that could be really expensive and there isn't really anywhere in York for that. Although, I could go back to Bristol, get stuff, then mail it up to her?
Well,you dont need much money for frames.Just some cardboard and some pretty paper.
These frames I made are from shoebox cardboard and leftover wallpaper:
So if you can find some cardboard,you only need to buy paper and maybe some foam letters and flowers for decorating.I use paper wrapping paper for frames all the time.
Kitten, girls, thank you so much for accepting me <3
[Violetta, i wrote on your page why i was confused, but i might say it here too: i posted a reply to a girl's boardpost and she ignored me, so i thought maybe she was not happy that a stranger answered her]
Um, Kitten, i agree 100% with Violetta, you don't need money to make frames. i can imagine you're in mental stress now, mothers are tricky, and "just the right present for her" is a pain. but there are so many ways to revamp an old plastic frame! you can just cover it in fabric, or spray paint it, or make an incredible wallpaper frame a-la-violetta. let's just decide WHAT you want to give her, and then i am sure we will find the cheapest possible way to make it and make it gloriously fabulous! how much time do you have? and also, try to gather some info about her. you know how silly things from the past make people happy? for example, what band was her favourite when she was young? or an actor? or sweets? you can make her a pillow with that band's logo, or a t-shirt with free-hand writing? =)
oh, and please don't think that i'm prying, but what is your relationship with her? are you close? that's v. important to consider =)
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