Friday, May 30, 2008
A Male Get Well Gift
Everyone knows how hard it is to come up with ideas for guys and especially a get well card or gift for that special guy. Well, I finally get to share with you a little get well gift I put together for a good embossing buddies hubby who is having some back surgery done this week. When I first saw this tool belt posted on Mel's blog I knew it would be perfect for this guy since he is quite talented and loves making wood creations. His work is pure artistry and I sure hope he likes this. Since, it was for an embossing buddy I used a Lasting Impressions template for the tools and created the little "Get Well" manual with their software. I only wish I had some 1/4" wire instead of 1/2" to bind it since binding is a little large for the manual. I didn't use any fancy tools to create the tool belt other then my sewing machine. I used my paper cutter to bend and score where needed. I did do a faux leather finish (see tip below) I filled the belt with some feel good treats from a local nut company and a crossword book to keep him busy while healing.
I have made faux leather before without incident but when I picked up this paper it tore. I recommend you use a soft paper like linen. I used a specialty paper that had a wood content to it and it turned out to be too brittle which made working with it rough.
The uses for this tool belt are endless and it is a pretty decent size as you can see I put a lb. of nuts in it without trouble.