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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Birthday Surprises - Picture Heavy

Recently one of my sister-in- laws (my husband’s sister) had her 60th birthday. I sent her 60 items plus one to grow on. A made a few items and I thought I would share them with you.
First here is an overall picture of all 61 items.

I made her a money rose and a spa cloth.

I covered a mini composition book (4.5” by 3.25”) with stiches on white aida and a regular composition book with fabric and stitched her initials on evenweave and sewed it on the fabric.

I made a Swedish weaving bookmark, felt coasters and a pocket tissue holder. By now you may see a trend and purple is her favorite color.

Here is a microwave potato baker.

I thought something that said “It’s a Girl” would be cute (and chocolate never hurts).

I make her a project bag and put the materials and instructions for a crochet project inside (she recently took up crochet).

Here is a sewing kit I made open and closed.

She is a tea drinker so I made her a tea wallet (here it is closed and open).

Here is a close up of the mini notebook again showing the front and the back.

She was very surprised and happy and appreciative of the 61 things and called me right away! She got the one to grow on since I miscounted and ended up collecting 61 things instead of just 60 and I heard no complaints.


Peggy Lee said...

What a lovely idea! You always need to leave room for "one to grow on" but usually I add that to the total number of birthday spankings. Oh gosh...I think I've said too much......

Vicky said...

What a wonderful idea :)

Bec said...

Beautiful hand made gifts. Such a fab idea! :)

Denise said...

What a super cute idea! I might have to steal that idea for an upcoming birthday.
Happy Stitching

Blu said...

What a wonderful idea! So many lovely gifts.

Sally said...

How thoughtful - and useful!!!! I'll bet you're her favorite sister-in-law!!!!

Daffycat said...

A sweet and thoughtful gift! You are too clever...I'd have run out of ideas at 5!

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

I'm with daffycat - there is no way that I would have been able to come up with 60 things, but it's a nice thing to consider - I've been wondering how to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday next January - this gives me time to think about what to do!