Sunday, March 06, 2011

Thank you cards for coworkers

Still learning how to do the card making thing. These are early ones. At this point, I've only done cards for mom and Janna. These are cards 3 & 4 EVER. I think I did alright.

Janna's Mother's Day gift

Janna's Mother's Day Card
Janna's Bookmark

Mother's Day

Up comes Mother's Day next. I have started shopping around in these little antique malls, places like Stars Antiques and Monticello Antique Marketplace and seeing old vintage postcards. Surely there is something to be done with these delightful old postcards. So I think "I'll make a card out of one". I found this great old "Mother" tea cup (and a "dad" one for Father's Day) and a postcard and voila! Mom's gift. Oh, I also made her a bookmark, which I'm pretty sure she's yet to use. I put them in a bag I created (which mom then recycled and gave to Janna, shhhh). 

Stephanie's bookmark

I made a second bookmark for her but it looks like I didn't take a picture of it. Oops!

Charlotte's gift box

I'm pretty sure Charlotte's gift box came next (i'm doing my best to try and keep them in order):

Paula's gift box

I didn't make a gift for Paula on my first go-around. I could only get the towels for her mom made, but I did manage to make her gift box. Here's a little looksy at that:

Not that great but we'll keep trying.

My Attempt At Embroidery

When I go visit my friend Paula and family, her parents have been bringing their camper over so I have my own space. I attempted to make a little "thank you" for her mom. I did a couple of tea towels for the camper. I put them in the gift box that I also made for her.

What Have I Been Up To?

I have no idea. Do people even still read blogs? The answer is Yes. I still read blogs but I have not been doing a very good job of keeping up on my blog.

The one thing I can really share with the folks in blogland is that I have been trying my hand at making things and I've been promising friends that I would post my creations here. I've been taking pictures of the things I've made but have not bothered to post the pictures. So, I thought I would take a few minutes and get some things posted. Put on your seatbelt. :)

The pictures here are of a little bunting, I guess that's what you'd call it, that I made. It's hanging over my bed at this point. This is the first thing I made when I decided to begin my crafting experiment. Not too shabby for my first attempt, if I do say so myself.