Monday, February 23, 2009

Making Crafts!

I had fun making some handmade gifts for my oldest grandchild (out of 11)
Ashley who just turned 17! Wasn't she just a baby the other day?
I bought a big "purple" (her favorite color) journal filled with lots of pages. I copied her driver's licence picture and Googled all the other pictures and printed them all out on a heavy card stock. Then went to work decoupaging!
I also had fun mosicing an A for her to put on an easel or hang on her wall. Slipped some $$ in the journal and there I had a perfect gift she loved!
I use to make crafts all the time and it was kinda nice to get in the swing of it again!
I am on a roll now! Have a wonderday day!
Maryjane xox

34 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Maryjane,
I'm so glad to have caught you just posting....I love it. I noticed that you handwrote a note on the book, it's a treasure that she'll never forget. I've got a new grandbaby girl, and I look forward to leaving her treasures that she will love later.

Have a wonderful day....
Linda @ Kindlelight Blessings

P.S. I shared your soap recipe with a lot of my homemakers....I'll keep you updated..and a note: I took 2 cups of the solution, put it into a separate container, added Rit color out dye for my whites, works great **do not was colored clothes with that formula***

Lavender Dreamer said...

What a thoughtful idea! And I know what you mean...once you start, you want to keep crafting! And I love getting ideas from blogger friends! Thanks!

Sister Robbins said...

Dear MaryJane,
Love your blog and your lovely things.
I am currently taking a time out from toooooo much creating, while I am the mission president's wife in Cincinnati.
Your wonderful blog nourishes the soul. Thank you.
Alicia
robbinsnest6.blogspot.com
robbinsnest6@gmail.com

GRAMS said...

Oh I love it all but especially the mosaic A. So cute. Janis

Laura said...

So adorable - nice job!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a wonderful, creative grandma you are!! I really enjoy seeing the finished projects. I like the "A" done in moszic. Very nice job!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Maryjane, Your A came out so nice! I love the color china pieces you used! I also love the journal, I am sure Ashley will love it all too especially because Grandma made it! I have been doing crafts too, I made some really cute pillow cases for the grandkids. I got a new serger and I am loving it!
Miss you! (Come over and play with me in the craft room!)
Love, Ann

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

WOW! that turned out great!

Hope things are going well!

Hugs,
Donna

Cathy Cobblestone said...

What a sweet thing you did for your granddaughter - I'm sure she will love it and treasure it always! I have two incredible grandmothers - and I cherish every moment I get to spend with them. I'm sure is a lucky girl to have you as a grandma. Blessings, Cathy

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Maryjane; What a wonderful gift for her to treasure. I love that A you did a wonderful job on it.

Hugs;
Alaura

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What wonderful creations...I am sooo envious...just can't get the hang of it.
Alas, the pics of your pretties are inspiring - I shall continue plodding on :-)

Cori G. said...

Hi Maryjane,
Aahhhh! This is just too cute! I'm sure your grand daughter will love it. Home made gifts are simply the best!

xoxo Cori G.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a treasure you created. laurie

Katmom said...

hey MaryJane, as always, your mosaic creativity is breathtaking!
I can just see you now, on the back porch, large glass of lemonade and grout on your hands! enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...
hugz,
>^..^<

cityfarmer said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the giant A...


sweet girl, sweet mama

Angie said...

What a fun blog you have :) So many fun things to see!

Gingerbread said...

Wonderful work you have been busy, I could knit and sew forever but I know I have to stop now and then because no one else would do the dusting. best wishes Julie.C

*Shelli* said...
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*Shelli* said...

Mom~ Ashley loves her gifts! You saw and heard her reaction when she opened them. Thanks also for having fun with us that night. And giving her advise ☺ Love you♥

bj said...

What a great gift to her..I know she just loved it.
I want to try some mosaics sometime..looks so fun.

paperbird said...

Hi MaryJane,
Thank you for posting on my blog and I am so happy that you liked your tag book. have fun with it!

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

how fun are you?

ONLY THE MOST FUN!!!

your granddaughter will treasure that always just as she does (and we all do) you, the coolest little bee ever.

xo

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a perfect gift ! I wish I could get back in the swing of it.All I want to do is sit at this crazy computer.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a thoughtful gift! Something she can treasure forever. They do grow fast don't they! I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have been wanting to mosaic a letter for my daughter but I am not having any luck in finding the heart piece. I live in the Inland Empire in California. Do you have a source you could direct me to for this?

What a thoughtful gift you have created. She will be so pleased.

Happy day,
Lynnette

TattingChic said...

OH, look at those purple-licious and pink projects! Love them all. You are multi-talented.

Suzanne@Notes from the Patch said...

So fun! You'll have to do a tutorial on the mosaic - I'd love to try that.

Christy Lee said...

Hello Maryjane,

I absolutely adore this craft~ I just happened by your blog from Warm Pie Happy Home and had to visit. I will be back!

Take care!
Christy Lee
*~Petals and Pine~*

C. C. said...

Hi Maryjane!

Very nice gift! I bet she will treasure that always!

C. C.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

How very cute and pretty! Maryjane I have always loved your mosaic work! So lovely! blessings,Kathleen

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

It all looks wonderful - I love the letter A, great job!! I know what you mean about getting into the swing of things getting creative with craft projects. Once you start going again- look out, its hard to stop.

Danette said...

What a lovely and fun gift. Happy Birthday to that granddaughter who is growing up too fast like they all do!
Danette

Sassy said...

I'll bet your granddaughter ♥'d it! It is wonderful and so thoughtful too! I just made banners for two of my grandaughters birthdays...you have to scroll down a little ways to see them on my blog...I so love making things...your grandchildren are very lucky to have you!

Tiffani said...

i bet ashley loved those gifts! love the purple notebook!