Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My gift haul!

Oh my goodness.... I should have done this forever ago.... but anyway-- be inspired! I just wanted to post about the homemade goodies I recieved from 4 lovely ladies who participated in the gift exchange/ craft forward do-dad. I LOVE LOVE LOVE every single gift! I am still a bit of a novice at uploading pictures in any kind of order.... so here are my adorable gifts....

A gorgeous and inspiring journal for me to fill. I had to post a lot of pictures so you could really get a good feel, and hopefully get ideas of your own!

I have started journaling on this one... a love note from my husband written at work. :) So sweet.
An AWESOME bag made from a jersey... from CANADA!!!! For those of you who may not know, I lived there for roughly 11/2 years.... sigh.... it is so lovely there...
Another true beauty, a serving tray- hand painted and mosaiced!!!!! How did she DO this?

Gorgeous, right? My sister made this! She needs to give us a tutorial! These are the pretties who started this whole thing! Thank you so much Camille! I have never even met you, but I am so grateful you started this! Thank you SOOOOOO much for these gorgeous and classic earrings! I love them!
Let's do this again soon! Except.... maybe next time it will be a true exchange... hummm... yes... soon....


  1. Ah Britta!! I have yet to do mine. So sorry! Now I am really intimated of all that you have received! I am brainstorming something real good, I promise!

  2. Well I am so glad you liked your tray! You sure got some great things! I want to see more of that Canada bag. How did she do that?