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    Hello everyone,
    I have an uncle who is turning 60. Have no idea what to get him so thought I'd go for something sophisticated and handmade.
    Ideally though I only want to spend about £20!
    I do know handmade stuff is worth more than that, but what's the hard in asking?
    Also, need to get hold of something by Saturday.
    Anyone got any ideas??
    PM me if you think pushing your own stuff will break forum rules!!
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  • #2
    I have a few uncle-ish pre-made pyrographed items that'd come in under that, I'm sure. If I posted one out to you First Class tomorrow evening, it'd hopefully get there on or before Saturday.

    I'm not at home right now, but I believe that I have these in my "fayre-case" of items for sale...
    -a hexagonal coiled-dragon box (shown here before painting - it now has bronze wings ) or a celtic animal box ( at £20,
    - various designs of keyfobs at £5 and £4 and under,
    - a hand-turned (by my partner) beechwood bowl (it's quite shallow, and would make a nice changebowl) with celtic knotwork pyrographed all around the rim at £20
    - some dragony bookmarks at £5 and £4 (I'd have to fish them out to see which ones), and probably some celtic knots too,
    - a real-man-sized armband (the sort for the upper arm that lace up) with wolves at £15, and one with dragons at £18
    - and a variety of plaques at £10-£16, but I don't remember which ones!
    (Can you tell that I really need to get my site set up for sales?)

    P&P would be based on whatever the PO charge for First Class registered - somewhere between £1.50 and £2.50, depending on the weight.

    If you're interested, email me (PM me for my direct email address if that's not available) and I'll do my best to get pics to you ASAP...

    Scorch's Pyrography :
    Crafts on Flickr :


    • #3
      Oh, just saw the end of your message - if my reply with a list of stuff is forbidden, someone please tell me, and my apologies if so!

      Scorch's Pyrography :
      Crafts on Flickr :


      • #4
        I would love to help but I don't think any of my stuff is really suitable for a 60 year old man. Scorch's stuff sounds really great. Hope he has a nice birthday.
        by Nicki

        Home Decorations & Gifts with Country Style


        • #5
          I put together a book of photos for my Mum's 70th birthday - I actually went through a company called Photo Book but you wouldn't have time for that if you've got to do it by Saturday - but you could easily do a similar thing yourself with scrap booking. Scan in old photos so that you can resize them, do a little bit of research for dates and quotes etc, see if you can get images of landmarks that he might have visited when he was younger etc and put some quotes in from family members (as long as they've got something nice to say!). Youcould make something really personal for him and give him a book of memories to treasure - my mum loves showing hers to her friends!

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