I'm working on being more productive, promise. I've actually been upcycling some thrifted spring skirts, but those are to come. (In the publishing world 'to come' is abreviated as 'TK.' I never understood that.)
Last weekend, Pete told me he needed to get started on a present for his mother's birthday this week - flash forward to yesterday and he was still empty handed. Keep in mind, all week long I had been sending him email after email with ideas. I got home from work yesterday and he's in the middle of watching a movie instead of being productive. Errrrrg - although part of me can't blame him because I can be incredibly lazy as well.
So of course I saved his lazy bum and together we whipped up a pretty darn good birthday gift. I've been on a jewelry making kick so we decided to make her a nice necklace inspired by all the Mother's Day posts of late. On a sidenote - is it awesome or awful to be born near Mother's Day? Surely its not like being born near Christmas?
Moving on, the necklace turned out wonderfully (pictures TK) but what I was really excited about was the wrapping!!! Instead of running around the city before dinner trying to find a jewelry box, I decided to DIY.
Now she'll have a cute travel-size bag to keep it in.
I'm in love! It is positively TINY - I had trouble sewing the top seam it's so small. Look at it in my hands.
(I'm sorry the pictures are so dark - Pete's helping me with the photos and we haven't quite found lighting that works.) I didn't want to just sew two pieces of fabric into a bag so I made this funky little bottom.
And its's fully reversible!
This side has the same bottom, no pictures of that though. I love the little flowers and I love the twine tie! Ha, can you tell what a beginner I am, so excited about a little jewelry bag?