You might have seen other posts about how a group of us girls who
went to school and graduated together have been meeting up in Sedona for several years now.
Each time we have a
little celebration on Saturday night, a nice dinner and
part of that includes a gift exchange. We all play the white elephant game and that brings on a lot of craziness as you can image when they dont want to part with their gift!
The first year I made an album with a page devoted to each girl. I used their favorite colors and did a theme depicting their job and or hobbies. I added lots of other goodies and pics of Sedona etc. It was such a hit that since then most of the gals have started making gifts which makes them all the more special.This year I made a recipe book, wooden spoons, oven mitt and this LO.
I didnt take
a pic of the recipe book but thought I would share the LO
with you. I did in it
browns with the idea that it would be pretty
neutral for whomever got it. The sepia looks red here in the pic but
in person it matches perfectly!I stitched on the brown after
distressing it then added some stenciling using paste and inks.
I made hands for the metal clock using embossing powder and
attached with a brad. The chipboard is a piece I received from
Erin Blegan so not sure who makes it. The fleur de lis are cut from
Spellbinder die. I also used the Spellbinder rolled flower die and made two from paper and the larger one is made from some screening that I aged.
This year we all wore long skirts and hats and were going to take pics in the creek but due to all the rains it was raging and way to dangerous to try to get in so we did lots of pics around the property including this one in the tree.