It’s Friday; I’m in love!

I have been working diligently on a new project, but I hit a bit of snag, and I’m having to rethink the finished product. Therefore, I am not posting yet.

I am also baking brownies. Or was. The timer just went off. Mmmm! Brownies!

So in lieu of showcasing my own crafts today, I wanted to share some ideas. I have been starting to plan Eric’s birthday gift for this year; I want to do something really cool and meaningful, so I need to start sooner rather than later.

He loves board games, and I love crafts, so I am thinking of a few board game-inspired gifts. NOT Scrabble tiles; we already have scrabble tile names, and he’s more into war games. Here are some things I’ve found:

A journal with a board game cover, courtesy of Etsy seller 366thday.

Coasters made from old board games

A box made from a game board

*A table made with a game board, though I can’t find it again. 😦

But I’m also thinking something more along the lines of an original creation that would compliment games he has now. We’ve talked about playing one of our favorite tactical war games with miniatures, instead of the wooden blocks that it comes with, but to do so, we would have to have a larger playing field. The game board is a hexagonal board; I would essentially be making a mat that we could play on instead. I am not good enough to do that yet, which is why I’m thinking about it now, when his birthday isn’t until October.

*sighs* The difficulties of a crafting gift-giver.

I am looking forward to whatever I come up with and the actual project itself.

In the meantime, sorry for the lack of substance. 🙂