Friday OT #2 - Homemade Like a Shank

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  1. Angie

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    What is the most meaningful gift you have ever made someone?
     
  2. madguy30

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    I tie my own flies (not great but they generally look like something fish eat) and have given them to numerous friends or colleagues that got into fly fishing. Usually after taking them out for a day so it's a little bit of 'passing of the torch' kind of thing.
     
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  3. Angie

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    Background - my dad and I share a birthday. DAD, if you are on CF, STOP READING.

    Anyway - a few years back, he sold his childhood farm that he had wanted to eventually retire to in order to buy a bigger house so that my maternal grandparents could live with him and my mom. It is so sweet, and I know it has to be hard on him.

    I went online and found a government website that has all kinds of aerial photos from different points in time. You can zoom in and find your own house/farm/whatever. I found his childhood farm from back when it last had all of the buildings on it, and printed it off. I then traced it onto cloth, learned how to embroider, and stitched his farm in perfect scale. I framed it, and a photo of the farm from the same site. I'm going to give it to him tonight - he's not a super effusive man with his emotions, but I hope he'll like it.
     
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    I made a thread for Angie once.
     
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  5. dosry5

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    Stop, I’ll cry
     
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    Actually my parents really enjoy when I smoke meat and vac seal it up and freeze it. Whenever I see them, I send them home with some and they love it.
     
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  7. Angie

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    You are such a romantic. <3
     
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    I am more of a buyer of gifts than a maker.
    I think the only thing I actually made for someone is a old style mousetrap that I saw in a youtube video that caught my attention since he had a mouse issue in an old farmhouse he bought. He claimed to have liked it. Not sure if he ever used it. This is the video I saw it in.


    He claims to not have caught a mouse in almost a year now so that's good.
     
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  9. Angie

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    That thing is crazy!
     
  10. SpokaneCY

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    I am a PROUD soap maker which we gift out and my wife makes a killer body butter. She also does these very cool acrylic pour paintings on tiles.

    Knowing that a part of me is being rubbed over someone else's body is..... Well honestly it sounds creepy when I put it in words...
     
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    You had me at "meat smoker".
     
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  12. Angie

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    One of my dear friends from middle school on makes soap - it's crazy how intricate it is! I'll have to ask if she likes being slathered all over people.

    I'd love to see a sample of the acrylic pour paintings! I love art like that - I like to dabble in little stuff (I made us a whole new tree worth of Christmas ornaments this year using three or four different techniques and mediums)! Some of it sounds so attainable but looks SO cool!
     
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    I made one of those pot holders on the little square loom that kids (used to?) get as crafty toys.

    That's all I got....
     
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    Mine's a little different, but I "made" a lifechanging memory for my dad. He was a lifelong Notre Dame football fan. So when I graduated high school I was hellbent on playing football for the Irish. For a while it didn't look good and I thought I might not make it happen, but after being a tackling dummy at practice for a few years I finally was able to dress for a game against Georgia Tech and actually recorded a sack on the last play of the game. He always said it was "the most beautiful sight these eyes had ever seen." That comment didn't make my mom very happy, but I was touched.
     
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    So Rudy posts on here? The more you know
     
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    Have you thought about turning that into a movie?
     
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  17. dosry5

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    I always figured your life story would more closely follow Dumb and Dumber....
     
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    Angie, What is that website? I have some historical digging I would like to do as well.
     
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    I guess you could say my daughter. Seeings how she was born 9 months after the wife’s birthday.
     
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