View Full Version : Dad's Birthday Pillow now with the birthday boy's pic

05-19-2006, 03:24 PM
My Dad has to be the hardest person to shop for. Every year I rack my brain trying to figure out what to get him for his birthday only to feel crushed when he opens it and he just raises his eyebrows. This year I decided I was going to try my best to make him something he will enjoy. Actually, this is the first thing I have ever made for him lol. I thought and thought about what he needed. To tell you the truth... he doesn't need anything because he always beats me and buys whatever he wants before I have a chance to get to the store. So... let's see.... he likes to sit in the den and watch movies.... Maybe a new dvd?... No, because he always falls asleep 30 minutes into the movie. So, hmmmm he enjoys sleeping in the den. Maybe a blanket? No, too time consuming and I might get mad if it just gets thrown in a closet. Ok think think think...... hmmmm what about a pillow? Owwwww that's a good idea..... but what are his interests? Oh, now I couldn't even come up with any if I tried. Now wait a minute !! Make it simple.... A Happy Birthday Pillow !!! So, I've been working on it since Monday morning and just got it done about an hour ago. I hope he likes it :D !

♣The Mod Squad was here :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
05-19-2006, 03:26 PM
That is just so cool! He may still raise his eyebrows, but he WILL treasure it. Dad's are like that. ;)

05-19-2006, 03:29 PM
Wow! Great job :thumbsup:

05-19-2006, 03:32 PM
That just makes me smile when I look at it.

05-19-2006, 03:40 PM
:D Now, that's just perfect :thumbsup:

05-19-2006, 03:51 PM
How cute! If he doesn't like it I'll gladly cherish it!! ;)

05-19-2006, 04:22 PM
Great job - he will cherish it - like having a birthday every day! Who wouldn't love that!

05-19-2006, 04:34 PM
Now that is just entirely too clever!!

Good for you! (and for Dad!)

05-19-2006, 04:37 PM
Great idea and beautiful work! He'll love it!

05-19-2006, 06:32 PM
Your dad's pillow is adorable!! Can't think of anyone that wouldn't get a big smile out of that. Great job! :XX:

05-19-2006, 07:43 PM
I :heart: it!!! It's a perfect gift! Did you make the pattern yourself?

05-19-2006, 07:59 PM
Not really . I looked for pictures of Birthday cakes and came across this one and tried to copy it as best as I could. :D Plus I added some icing onto it so it wouldn't look like a hamburger HEHE .

05-19-2006, 10:41 PM
Very nice! I'm sure he'll love it! :thumbsup:

05-20-2006, 01:40 PM
That's the coolest gift idea I've seen in a long time! Gives me ideas for my DH, who doesn't really want any scarves, hats or sweaters!
Well done!

05-20-2006, 02:29 PM
That's really cool. Nice effect to the cake! :D

05-21-2006, 11:50 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!! :heart:

Toast King
05-21-2006, 12:45 PM
That looks cooool! And you Dad sounds just like mine when it comes to gifts :rofling:

05-24-2006, 09:28 AM
Very cool! What a PERFECT gift.

Ellen Edwards
05-24-2006, 12:27 PM
That's a great gift, and one that I know your dad will treasure. My dad died when I was 21, and that was 35 years go!! I would loved to have been able to make him a knitted scarf back then and some fingerless gloves--he was a painter and needed those things!!! :heart:

I thhink I'll knit something for our older neighbor--he's been like a grandfather to our kids when they were growing up! :heart:

05-29-2006, 12:35 PM
Happy Birthday Dad ! ! ! !

05-29-2006, 12:39 PM
That's a great photo, spooky!!! Looks like Dad likes his pillow :D

05-29-2006, 06:31 PM
All right! Looks like he digs it... way to go!

06-03-2006, 02:49 PM
Aaawww!! Very cute!! (and so it Felix ;))

06-03-2006, 10:05 PM
great work--I love it!