Finally, I can show you the gifts I bought and/or made for my little grand-niece's 1st birthday :)
Here's the pretty bag full of goodies, want to take a peek?
But here's one of my favorites...this is not my niece's name, this is the ad photo from Kerry's BellaClaireBaby's etsy shop, is this adorable or what? They're Monogrammed BLOOMERS!!!
I am so proud of this frame, I'm so geeky, I know, lol. But it's so pretty! I nailed one of those brackets on the back so they can hang it on the wall....because it really can't be displayed in one of these plate holders because.....I didn't paint the back of the frame...and now there is ribbon and trim glued to the back....sigh...live and learn...I am brand spanking new to crafting, so this is all a new learning process for me. But all in all, I still love how it turned out :)
And since was my first visit to their lovely home, I also brought some housewarming gifts...I put everything, well almost everything, into this box that I picked up at a garage sale...I painted it ivy green, and then painted the front of it with chalkboard paint. I packed everything in the box, wrote their street name and when they moved in on the front, in chalk, and then draped a fall garland around the box...
Here's what's inside...a family meal book, wine bottle coasters, a pad of paper, some chalk for their new box...and DARE Maple Leaf cookies, have you tried these? YUM!!!
I also ordered this from etsy. It is a decorative ceiling tin, with their family name and year married, inside a wreath. You hang it from the ribbon. This picture is from the etsy shop, ScribbleIt. You can order one here. I got one for my family, too:
Here is the monogram art I made for their family:
Now...do you all remember Joy from JOYS OF HOME's Mint Tray Project? Well here are a couple of versions that I made, one for them and one for us...but I have a feeling, I will be making LOTS of these, just like the Monogram Art. Thanks, Joy!!!
And here's ours:
I will show you how I made these in another post, but it was essentially Joy's project, but I also used scrap paper and glue, because my boxes were shallow and the candy dishes (candle holders) would not stay in place without glue. These would look cute with candy corn, too, I tried to buy some yesterday at Walmart, but they didn't have any...get on the schedule, Walmart! lol
And last but not least, some pretty flowers from my garden as a gift to our gracious hosts: