Monday, November 29

Creative diversion...frum me to you...

I've been missing my Senecca.
So after wallowing in the testosterone-infused man-cave for the last two months, 
I decided it was time for a little creative diversion to take my mind off her absence.
And since my favorite thing in the whole world is to give gifts, 
and her favorite thing is to get gifts...
my little "care package" project worked out for both of us.

I thought it should include something distinctly "mom" about it. 
And in our home, that means art, food, or both.

So I started by making a word garland for her, using items that I had laying around my studio, er, dresser, like scraps of fabric, ribbon, buttons, paper and string.

I found this great quote a while ago and decided it would be perfect.

 "Art washes from the soul, the dust of everyday life."

Sweet sentiment, no?

Her care package included the quote garland, a felt brush holder for her paintbrushes, and a set of notecards so that she would have no excuse to not write to me...

...and my favorite part:

shells "frum" Stocky to his big sister...

 (We love our phonetic spellers around here.)

 ... then I remembered that I wanted to send her a cd of family photos
 that we had taken this summer, so I added that too.

Once it was all together, in it went. 
 Box, tissue, then off to the post office.

Oh yes, and some jam-filled cookies that I burned especially for her.

Sorry, no photo. They were tasty, not pretty.


That was fun.

Who's next?


sariah said...

I love it!!! Every day items become such beautiful works of art with your touch. Hailey and I always look in awe at your creations! :-)

It was so much fun to have a "real" conversation with you the other day. Have you heard if anyone is interested in that other cabin?

mama of many said...

I hope Seneca thanks the big guy for a mom like you. She is so lucky. What a care package!

Family said...

That is the most beautiful care package I have ever seen. (how is that grammar!) You are truly amazing!

Family said...

Hey Michelle, That last comment is from me. I am not very blog savy.
Lisa N
I am still looking for my savy!

Cassondra said...

What a beautiful care package! I love the quote! You are amazing to me, Michelle! I always enjoy seeing your creations!