Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Thanksgiving Gift and A Christmas Gift

It's been a while since I posted a project.  I'm sorry for that but I have been busy with family issues.  

Thanksgiving is only a few days away.  What do you all do for Thanksgiving?  My family goes to my Aunt's every year.  My Mom, Dad, Brother, Grandmother, my girls, hubby and myself.  Plus my Aunt and Uncle makes for a nice day.  My Aunt and Uncle do all the cooking.  My Mom usually brings cookies or something and my Aunt gets a cake.  We eat dinner early and then spend the day just talking and hanging out.  

My Dad loves blueberry pie, so one year my Aunt decided to make one instead of buying it.  Well let me tell you, she hasn't made one since! The year she made it, my kids were playing and decided to take the pie from the table when no one was looking and hid it in a closet!  When we realized it was missing, we found it with a footprint in it!  It has been covered, but somehow the littlest one (which was only 2 or 3 at the time) had stepped in it!  My Aunt didn't think it was very funny, but the rest of us did!  Still to this day, we can't go a Thanksgiving Day without mentioning it!  My mom even took pictures and made my Aunt a scrapbook page of that day!

Ok so on to my project.  Last year we couldn't be with my family for the holiday due to hubby having surgery two months prior.  My Aunt lives on a very bumpy road.  I felt bad about not going and decided that this year I wanted to do something special for her.  

I made her a gift set to "thank" her for the tradition.  My daughter and I worked on them together.  We've been watching Christmas movies and crafting at night. 

Kayla made her a jar we will fill with potpourri and a writing tablet.  I made her a pail and a notebook for her purse.  She loves purple(which is my favorite color) and polar bears.  I bought two small candles to put in the pail.  The problem is that I love the way the pail turned out and now I want to keep it!  

We used Kayla's Yin & Yang stamp.  I just love this stamp and seem to use it a lot. 




I also made my Aunt a recipe holder.  Her kitchen is black & white, so no purple on this one.  I did use the polar bears though. 


I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am off to work on Christmas presents now.  Lots to do, lots to do!



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28 comments:

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful projects and a lovely story!

Jennifer

sue said...

What lovely thoughful gifts! She cant help but be thrilled! Thanks for showing us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Wow, you did a great job on all of these projects. That stamp is so stinkin' cute! I see why you like to use it. Thank you for playing along with our Alter It Challenge at A Crafty Little Place.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful purple projects- love the cards and fun to work on a project with your daughter. What a fun memory- too funny!

Gemma said...

Great projects you made, surely your unt will be thrilled with all these gifts, they are beautiful. Haoppy Thanksgiving and thank you for joining the fun at SSC this week.! Gemma

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

mommabear said...

What a delightful project I love all the pieces so colourful and so cute x Thanks for shareing with us at lotstodo challenge hugs Alison

Diane said...

Wonderful projects - just lovely! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

Ashley said...

gorgeous hun! very nice the purple, Thanks for joining us at stamptacular this week!

Jaqi said...

Beautiful colours and those polar bears are so canny, i love them, you have been busy and everything looks great

Zoechaos said...

Guessing anything with purple is your favourite LOL Great gifts am sure your Aunt will be thrilled. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Carolyn said...

Tammy,
This is gorgeous. I love all the items you put together for your Aunt. I'm sure she'll love them. The paint tin is my favorite, I love the beads. Your bears are adorable. Thanks for sharing them with us at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Annette said...

Tammy, such lovely give items! That bear is too cute! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

~*Joni said...

Oh Tammy what a hilarious story! Bless her blueberry heart, but that is something to remember throughout the years. ;) The gift set is just adorable, I love the strong hue of purple you used for the altered items, and the black and white recipe box is just stunning! Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge at ACLP this week! ♥
~*Joni ACLP DT

Linda said...

Very beautiful creations Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
hugs Linda

Jóna said...

This is soooooo cute !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
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All the best to you, Jóna

Alicia said...

Oh wow! These gifts are just gorgeous! I love your colour choice! I also loved reading about your Thanksgiving traditions. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Southern Girls this fortnight.
Alicia xx

crafty creations said...

What beautiful gifts - I'm sure your aunt will be thrilled - love all the lilac ones but my fav is the recipe holder - stunning

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Looks like you have been busy - lots of beautiful Christmas projects. The polar bear images are totally adorable and I'm sure the recipients will love these gifts! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Leonie said...

O I am sure your Aunt will love her gifts!! that pail is super cute! love the polar bears too. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular!
Hugs Leonie

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a lovely story and a wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing your Thanksgiving tradition with us and I hope that you had a wonderful time with your family this year!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Hugs
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Paper Addict said...

amazing projects! Ronnie

Joanne Gilch said...

Nice projects for your Aunt. Love the story telling and the footprint in the pie!!!! Kayla's images are lovely.

Michelle Singer said...

Beautiful projects. I love the image you have chosen. Thank you so much for entering it in the Southern girls favorite color challenge. I hope to see your creations at our next challenge.
Hugz, xxx
Michelle

Jessica L said...

Wow! Beautiful gifts you've made. It's so much more fun to craft with someone you love isn't it? Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop! Hope you join us again soon. BTW, I have candy on my blog if you're interested!

Kathy said...

Adorable projects for you aunt, I'm sure she loved them! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sandy Ang said...

Such cuties the polar bears on your altered projects. Bet everyone loved their gifts and these holders.