I love giving like-minded, crafty friends handmade gifts...it's one of my favorite things to do because basically I just either shop for or create something I would love, and then give it away. I have mentioned my friend Teva before here, she's the creator of the adorable owls shown below.
Well, I love having her as a friend as she also shares a piece of my heart and I feel so connected to her. When Teva made me my sweet, pink owl family, she made an extra baby owlet, just because. I remember feeling so grateful that she would be so thoughtful. I truly hope that one day we will be a family of 4, and that there will be another little one added to our family. When she gave them to me, she never said a word, but I knew what was in her heart. She, more than anyone I know, has suffered incredible heartbreak as she and her husband have tried to bring little ones into their home. She is a wonderful mother and has beautiful, sweet, angels watching her from above, waiting for her. She is stronger than I could ever be and I am in awe of her and her incredible faith. Anyway, she is fun to make things for so I created the jingle pincushion with her in mind and shared a few of my favorite fabric prints with her.
I used more of my favorite Melissa Frances Pink Zipper Ribbon and Organza Pouf Pink Ribbon to create my flower and sprayed a glittered silver jingle bell with Ballet Pink Krylon acrylic paint for the center. The Heart Trinket pins are from Maya Road and the fabric from Moda.
This card was created for Emma's Paperie and is based on a sketch there. I used one of my most favorite Christmas collections of the season from Glitz Designs called Joyeux Noel. I know I'll be using it year round as it's shabby and so beautiful.
I also used embellishments from Glitz Designs Hello Friend collection, Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup and others. You can find a complete supply list HERE.
And now, because it's my absolute favorite thing in the world...I don't actually own one, but my sis-in-law and I bought one for my mom for Christmas and it just arrived and truly is just irresistible. I want to share the Christmas joy with one of you. These little darlings are from a company called In a Pikle, you must check out their website to read all about them, but in a nutshell, these glammed up wallets contain emergency essentials for mom, grandma, auntie, even dad as they've just come out with a very handsome, manly version. I bought my mom the cute pearl grey one. I will be giving away a $25 In a Pikle Gift Card to one of you so you can go shopping for your own Pikle and handle the little emergencies of life with a smile :)
Just leave a note for me on this post by, let's say, December 31st at midnight. I'll randomly select one reader and announce the winner on January 1st-ish :)
Merry Christmas friends.