When you break it down, there really aren’t that many holidays you can’t celebrate with a little something you sewed. But that gets trickier when you’re making a gift to give for that holiday. And it is further complicated when the recipient is a dude and the holiday involves much pink and fluffiness.
Take Valentine’s Day. I don’t get super serious about Valentine’s Day, not really, but a card is nice, maybe some flowers. Then we can all move on. Some folks get a little more into it, and they enjoy a meal out, maybe some tickets, something commemorative. Right on. I’d love to make something for my husband this year, but let’s just get it out on the table: I won’t be making him the pillow above. It’s precious and would be super fun to make, but there is no way in creation that my husband would put this on our bed. Or in his office. Although I’d love to have a photo of that, just for kicks.
I’ve dug around the World Wide Internet Web a bit today, seeing if there were some great projects out there, and pickings are pretty slim, ladies. Not much to be had in the sew-for-my-man-but-not-pink-and-fluffy-or-likely-to-make-him-hide-it-in-a-drawer-so-he-won’t-have-to-hurt-my-feelings department. I doubt he’s going to do much with a heart-shaped…well, much of anything, actually. He’s a very sensitive and affectionate guy, but he’s not at all pink and fluffy.
So my question is this: what do you sew for a MAN when you’re sewing for Valentine’s Day? I would be thrilled to have some suggestions, but I think we can do better: how’s about we make a game of it? Leave your suggestion in the comments for a man-friendly sewing project to give as a gift this Valentine’s Day, and I’ll pick the funnest one* to work up a tutorial, to be posted on the blog for FREE before the big day rolls around. Sound fun? I don’t have any idea what to expect, but I know y’all have some amazing ideas–I say, share one that you’ve got floating around and haven’t figured out how to make yet, and I’ll do the math for you! Or maybe there’s one that you feel ought to be out there in the world, but you’re not in the place to make it–let me do the work. We’re all winners!
Comments will be open through Friday, when I’ll announce the chosen idea and begin working on the tutorial. Tutorial will be posted by February 6.
Oh, and let’s keep it PG-13, if we can, y’all. You’re all very nice girls, but some of the articles I read while researching this little project were a tad…ahem…specific. I think we can do classy, witty AND crafty, don’t you?
*This is totally subjective and based on what materials I have on hand/what I think will make for a fun project–but I’m open to informal voting in the comments, too, so let me know your idea and feel free to give a shout-out if you see someone else’s that rocks!