My boyfriend and I are looking for activities we can do together. (No, not those kinds of activities!). We're both very hands-on people (heh) so we're especially looking for things we can make. For instance, we really like baking together and learning interesting techniques (current project - learning the process of crystallizing flowers for decorating cakes and cupcakes). However, baking produces rather perishable results when you do it right, and I'd like to have something to put somewhere and point to and say "I made this!", so we're trying to come up with other ideas.
What are some relatively low cost, not too time-intensive, super-fun skills to learn or projects to do? Some ideas we've discussed and discarded are glass-blowing (too expensive) and clock-making (no access to power tools and such). We tend to lean towards things that have a practical purpose and are not merely decorative. And we're both extremely nerdy, so the geekier the better. (We actually discussed building an orrery
instead of a clock before realizing both were probably beyond us.)
Final caveat - he'll be moving across the country in three months so we're not looking for something that will take longer than that to build or master. Right now we're in Cambridge/Boston, if that helps.
Can't wait to see your suggestions, AskMe.