Creative Pressie Giving

In my last post I mentioned that I feel I am being given little projects to do to help with my confidence, today I thought I’d share one of those projects with you.

In September my little sister turned 30 and we wanted to do something special for her, if you remember I was made a lovely journal for mine and we wanted to do something that would suit her personality and something she could treasure. So this is what we did:

My sister enjoys drawing tattoo designs, she also loves shoes, so I copied some of her designs on to a pair. I also popped some Swarovski Crytals on there as she loves a bit of bling 🙂

She also loves handbags, so we made her a bag that folds out with lining in printed with photos and a we made her a book with photos in, both have  crystals on of one her tattoo designs.

I made some charms to go on the bag, she loves owls so I used one I got out of a Crafty Creatives box when I subscribed to them. The flower was done from a tutorial in Crafty Magazine.

We had some printed fabric left so I made her a sketchbook for her designs and used the rest of the fabric for the inside. (Photos are of her and her hubby)

Now I have to say that before, this kind of project would have stressed me out but this didn’t, I really enjoyed every part of it, which is what I mean about giving me projects to do to boost my confidence. Seeing something through when you have spent so long having to stop doing things so often is just well, its hard to describe, it feels amazing. This was nearly a year in the making and obviously I didn’t do it alone, It was a family project but when a problem came up I was able to see it objectively and just, as we brits like to say, get on with it. I trusted it would get done, even during the times when it really looked like it wouldn’t and things happened that we had no control over and, well, it did 🙂

It was wonderful to see her face when she opened all this. And I do thank God for this wonderful experience and chance to show my little sis how much I love her and appreciate her.

What have you made for someone you love?

God Bless

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