Friday, October 7, 2011

A gift complete...

 I have finished my handmade/homemade gift.
(For the lady who conjures the magical jams)
I had the idea that I would repay her kindness with a 
selection of things that I too had made. 
Now since I'm no good at jams 
(have yet to master the art of that one)
I thought it best to stick to the more crafty arena.

So here's all that I made her.
String tags to label pressies - I bought them in bundles from the news agency and 
hand stamped them on one side leaving the other side for her message.
Then I sewed an envelope from thick brown paper to house them in.
The envelope is decorated with left over bits of fabric and ties up with twine.

Then I made some cards for her to use - also using leftover linen
(from the tote bag) and stamps, ribbon & twine.

I'm still looking for a good fabric ink 
(any suggestions?)
I believe Versa Craft make one so I'll investigate this option.
Still the images that I did stamp came out quite clearly.

Then there are my clay tags.
I'm really happy with the way they turned out.
I've used this clay before for Christmas tags.
It's very easy to work with and you can paint or varnish it if you prefer.

My little muslin food covers should come in very handy for outdoor
entertaining or picnics. I finished them in the same material I used for the trim on the tote.

Some miniature bunting to hang in a little window
or above a work space.

These hand stamped labels took me quite a while to do.
(I stamped each letter individually)
However I think they'll come in very handy labelling her wares.

Along with some self seal bags 
(I bought them from a supplies store)
I have put them all in a homemade envelope - which I sewed and decorated with
stamps and vintage dictionary paper.

They have a young son so thought it might be nice to make a little something
for his room. I have been making paper bunting from vintage children's books.
This one is made from a Little Golden Book called Make Way For The Roadway.

I love the colours but...

.... hopefully he loves all the cars and trucks.

And then to finish it all off, and add a touch of luxury,
(I know - not exactly homemade but in fact these soy based candles are 
hand poured in Western Australia. The company began with two mothers
looking for a job that would give them flexibility with family - too cool)

I'm so excited. 
I cant wait to see her face when I give it all to her! 


PS - It's Friday Peoples!! 
Hope your weekend is filled with ...


Vintage Jane said...

Wow, that is just the most delightful, original, thoughtful collection of gifts anyone could wish for. What a wonderfully kind gesture. I'm sure the recipient will be over the moon. You have a great weekend too. M x

chasing lightning bugs said...

i was about to post exactly what vintage jane said. your little collection is fabulous. and not so little.
have a wonderful weekend. it's thanksgiving here in canada!

In My Wild Eden said...

What an amazing and thoughtful gift. I wish I could see her face when she gets it. I hope you have a great weekend!

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

SO sweet. x hivenn

Florawood said...

Hi from your newest follower....your makes are just gorgeous, so original and pretty, i am so in love with the little stamped cards, they are just what i need to put in some frames i have, i hope you dont mind me doing something similar! i have that little birdy stamp too xxx im very inspired, thank you !!!!