Monday, October 8, 2012

116/365: The Joy of Handmade Gifts

Today I made:
you & me as shoes

plans for a handmade anniversary gift...

This Wednesday, my special fella and I are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. You know what that means?! It's time to shower my love with handmade gifts!!

I was huge on drawing pictures and making macaroni necklaces for family birthdays as a kid. The urge to give something handmade and from the heart to celebrate someone's special day has never left me. I would rather put my energy into creating something meaningful and personal than shopping aimlessly for the boy who has everything. Luckily he's a maker too, so he accepts all my little handmade treasures no matter how bizarre, imperfect, cheesy or girly they end up being.

So hubby has been instructed to steer clear of the blog for a couple days while I get my creative on. I've been contemplating this little photo album project for a while and collecting quirky and whimsical photos of what makes him him, what makes me me and how delightfully we complement one another. I'm going for a scrappy photo journal feel that should whip together in...oh, two days. (Only problem with these handmade gift projects is that I tend to get my best ideas and inspiration to work on them rather last minute, but it adds to the energy of the finished piece!) Tonight I spent some time sorting through photos. Just a sneak peek for now...

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