Friday, November 20, 2009

Gifts Galore

Our little niece is turning 3 so I decorated a "big girl" bag for her and made a special birthday card. I really enjoy handmade touches when giving gifts. That flower was fun to make...just circles, folds and a few stitches.

We used to live next door to a wonderful family for about 10 years and our kids grew up together. Now their oldest child is getting married tonight! (Can't believe it...I feel so old...I've known this little gal since she was about 5 years old!) I decided to put together a gift basket of Christmas decorations since most young couples starting out don't always have a lot of that type of thing.

Michael's had these cute little chipboard albums in their dollar section so I made an "Our First Christmas" book for the happy couple.
I decorated the blocks after seeing a few different versions online and this is what I came up with.
Here's the front of the gift basket. I also included several other things, as you can obviously see. A bag of scented pinecones, cards, an ornament, gift bags, a Home Interiors decorative music thing/candle holder and some other stuff.
I wrapped the whole basket with tulle and lots of ribbons. I'm very pleased with how everything turned out and I think they'll like it, too!

Oh yeah, and my jury duty service? All done now, thankfully. It's so frustrating how you have to sit at the courthouse and waste your time waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting. I never was seated on a jury (man, was I ever glad!) and the judge excused me today because of the whole wedding deal. What a nice guy, eh? :)

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Everything looks wonderful!!! Rowan and the happy couple will surely enjoy their gifts!

    I will email soon...have a fever/chills...ugh!

    Hugs (the uncontagious!)

  2. LOVE all of your gifts! You are one very creative, talented gal :) Those blocks are so stinkin' cute--I LOVE THEM!!
    Thanks for sharing all the great ideas.
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Hi Michelle!

    What a darling idea. I love it! And when you're a newlywed you don't have money to spend on decorations. SO clever!


    PS -- Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Wow...cute and crafty stuff. I love it!!

  5. What a great gift basket of home made goodies. And the pictures of your family on the side bar are so precious. I work with teenagers, so I was smiling at the personality you could see in each one. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the compliment.

  6. You are so creative Michelle. I love all the pretty decorative items, each thoughtfully made. I'm so glad you are finished with jury duty and got to enjoy the wedding. Blessings to you. Kathi

  7. What a great basket, I am sure they are loving it!


  8. This is an awesome gift! I would have loved to get one of these when I was first married! I will have to remember this idea. Thanks! Hope you are getting settled in.

  9. What a great basket and perfect for newlyweds!! It looks gorgeous, love the blocks and all the other goodies you put in it!!!


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