Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Just wanted to share some gifts, both sent and received. First, I made this box (decoupage) below for my childhood bestest friend Kelly, who recently lost her sister way too young. Michelle will live in our hearts forever.
The idea to do a bean mosaic was inspired by Meredith of Great Stems. A little out of the ordinary I know, but when you have been giving the same man gifts for the past 20 years, you start to run out of ideas. It's based on his horoscope sign - cancer. Can you see the symbol, the stars, and the crab?. It is meant for his time travel (don't ask - especially since I don't have answers).
This was a gift I recently received - one of the most amazing gifts ever! My sister was my secret Santa this year. The deal: under $20, must be homemade. She created a journal with bits a pieces taken from my blog! I can't tell you how incredible it is to read a simple quote and remember why I wrote it a year ago, how I felt, how proud I was, how scared I was, how fun something was, how inspired I was, and how funny I thought I was at the time!! Best gift ever - and best sister ever, huh?!
Oh - and to know that she read almost every word of it all!!!