Birthday parties are wonderful, not only for one’s own birthday but also those of friends and family. Such a party means good food, meeting with old and new friends, good talks, perhaps even some dancing. Presents are of course also an issue! And for me giving gifts is as precious as receiving them myself.
This weekend I had the pleasure of giving presents to three friends celebrating their birthdays. The first present was decorated with the piano zipper bag by Urban Threads with a zipper charm by RockQueen. Though this desgin is without a lining I managed to enhance it with a lining thanks to my experience with the zipper bags by Individual Pieces and RockQueen as well as the „Go To“ button of my machine. Originally I had intended that design for myself but have done it now thrice for other people. Last year for a friend’s voucher for concert and for my son’s classmate as a christmas present. Now I a wondering if I ever will have time to do it for myself.
The second jubilant whished for some funds to a journey. But a simple voucher card seemed not adequat. Therefore I sewed a sheath for 2 passports, credit cards, funds and tickets to put the money into. This is not only pretty but also helpful for a journey. I used cork fabric and snapppap which I decorated with two little embroidery designs by RockQueen.
The third present was adorned with a personal sign for a carnival lover (design by RockQueen).
All celebrants were very happy with the presents and I with them.
Our easter dessert this year was very yummy and still there is some of it left for today and tomorrow! So being strengthend with food and the enthusiasm of what I have already accomplished this year, it is time to think about I want to craft during the remainder of this year.
Politicians newly inaugurated often reflect upon their first 100 days of work which I think is a very good thing to do. So I will use the Easter holidays to reflect upon the first 111 days of 2019: Did I meet my self-set goals with my crafting?
One resulution for this year was not to collect so many embroidery designs, to take only those that I really like and only if I have a concrete project idea. But to dismiss the collector’s passion is not so easy with the big range of offers and designers, especially as not only during the season and on Valentine’s day free designs are offered.
When I was a teenager the grown-ups loved on the first of april to prank the children – parents, teachers and friends. As I grew older this habit wore off and I was happy, as I did not like these pranks. I had almost forgotten this tradition when I saw a prank today that made me laugh out loud.