Monday, July 14, 2008

Sandy's birthday, continued

Well, I finally put together Sandy's present for her birthday on the 15th. She's such a great woman that I not only like, I also admire her strength and spirit. So, this is what's inside.
The cross stitch'd S is sitting on top. (I forgot to take a picture of the back and I'm too lazy right now to do it.) Then, underneath the tissue paper is...

...the rest of her presents. There's a Re-ment box, a miniature hutch to display the re-ment, a couple of Envirosaxs, a paperweight with crystals rolling around inside (I put this together myself. I plan on doing some more and now know I need to add more crystals!), a spool of red/white baker's twine, a little Winnie-the-Pooh charm in the blue capsule and a couple of prizes from Kinder eggs in the yellow and orange capsules. Her main presents are the pink case (explained below) and a nest egg necklace with a hot pink egg that's inside the button box (both of which I got on etsy). Also, underneath all of this is some butterfly transfers (also from etsy) and a miniature princess castle that when you put it in water, it grows.

This is a watchmaker's kit. It's what they use to hold all their findings for watch repairs. Sandy makes necklaces and braclets and I thought this would be a cute case to store some of her stuff. I covered the lid and the insides with some really pretty scrapbook paper. I got this idea from either Country Living or Country Home magazines (I can't find the reference).

And here's how I finished off the box that her presents are in. I just put some cute cocktail umbrellas thru the box lid.

It makes a great 3-d effect on the box.

And here's what it looks like from the inside. I clipped the umbrella stands down to about 2". I wouldn't recommend this for a kid's present.


sheldonandjulie said...

Um ok Heidi, why didn't you tell me about your blog!!! You have such cute cross stitches!!! Especially that Crew one:) You are so talented! I also love the umbrelles on the box. Such a cute way to dress up a box.

sheldonandjulie said...

Sorry for that misspelled word, umbrella.

VerHoef 5-J's said...

Ok, so share your address with us all... and why are't you sharing pictures? Dum question I don't have to answer. I'm just glad you finally joined the blogging world.


Erika said...

I love that idea! I have a big box of those umbrellas that someone brought over on new years that I have no idea what to do with. Thats PERFECT!

Erika said...

Have fun at the dynos!