Take a ticket stub, plane ticket or whatever, have it blown up, print it on fabric transfer material and turn it into a pillow. A fun way to remember a special trip or things done as a couple (honeymoon, first concert together, etc.)
dress, apparently its easy to sew: Its just 4 rectangles. Measure shoulder to hem length, then girth at widest part (hips?) and divide by 4. Add seam allowance. Sew allowing for neckline, arm holes. No pattern needed. 1/2 hour, max!