Thanksgiving always brings a flurry of activity, doesn’t it? Around MHC, we stay low key. We try to be thankful every day – of course, it’s easier to be thankful when everything is going well. We’ve had our share of adversity here this year. The challenge is in staying thankful despite the stress, loss and worry. Since we don’t eat turkey or meat, our dinner will be side dishes. They’re always my favorites. Mashed potatoes and biscuits and yams and green beans and cranberries – yum!
Elyse sent me a box full of goodies for my birthday. I thought I’d share a few photos with you.
This is what I saw when I opened the box. Definitely my colors!
These pretties were inside the pretty pink flowered box.
And I opened this sweetly wrapped package to find these:
I can’t wait to play with everything. Thank you, Elyse!
A few weeks back, I sent a little gift to Elyse as a thank you for her friendship and constant support of my writing and this blog. I made another Boite de Vignette, inspired by a comment Elyse made on one of my posts. She liked one of my figurines and I realized it looked rather like her gnome-like tinkerer.
Now, I know I’m a rank amateur at all this. I’m learning….very slowly.
So be kind.
This is the outside of the box. I wanted it to look like a door into Elyse’s tinkered world.
This is what you see when the box is opened. I used the background on E’s blog, some ribbon, the tinkerer and lots of glitter. My first foray into the world of glitter, by the way. Martha Stewart glitter.
I would love to make more of these in the future: creating little worlds inside a box that are specific to each giftee. I don’t know…maybe that’s silly. This form of creating is new to me and I am sometimes so intimidated by what I see my fellow bloggers create. The talent in blogland is amazing and humbling.
But you never know what you can do until you try, right?