Remember this post about my childhood friend? At the start of the year she wrote:
I'm glad to say I got a mid-year report, and C. allowed me to share her progress here!I typically don't make New Year's resolutions, but you could say one of my goals for this coming year is to spend time making each gift that I give personal and special in the way it's wrapped. Hopefully I'll have enough of a decent turnout to send you pictures.
She writes, "This is a gift I wrapped for my friend's baby shower...At first, I didn't think it warranted me showing you, because it's from a roll of wrapping paper. However, I decided to when I saw the submission from beautifuliving, which I loved. I recognized the paper from Snow and Graham, and realized it was okay if I used store bought paper. : )
[Note to readers: I sincerely apologize if my kraft paper enthusiasm has left you feeling alienated. I would LOVE to see any gifts you've wrapped, store-bought paper or no.]
My friend's favorite color is purple, so I used leftover card stock from our wedding invitations and cut it out in the shape of a baby bottle for the tag, since I was giving her bottles. I initially penciled the lines of the cap on, but then decided to make it darker by using a silver pen. I found a bow in my wrapping stash from a gift I'd received, and reused that.
Go, C.! This is so thoughtfully done. It makes me happy to read that she was proud of her work. We are living in a time when work and play are becoming increasingly virtual. Let's reclaim the joy of working with our hands!
What have you wrapped recently? Tell us about it! Better yet, snap a photo and submit it here.