My brother-in-law Scott’s birthday was last month. He’s a proud Creighton University alumnus, so Nick and I sandblasted the Creighton logo along with his initials onto a 30 oz Rtic tumbler for his gift. I cut a vinyl stencil of the logo and monogram, and we masked off the rest of the cup with painter’s tape. Nick did the etching in his blasting cabinet. I hope he likes it!
You guys, I got the cutest package today! I participated again in the Craftaholics Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange. I got paired with Penny, and we have so much in common! She told me she loves handmade jewelry and family themed decor, so I put together a few little items for her, but first I want to show you what she sent me!
First of all, she sent this ADORABLE red, white, and blue clothespin wreath! Look at how darling this is! I love wreaths, and I so needed a patriotic one to grace my door!
Next she sent this gorgeous glitter filled glass ornament with our last name initial and the cutest little star hanger! I want 50 of these on our tree! Love it!
And last but certainly not least, this ingenious magnetic brooch! First of all the colors were perfect – they really bring out my eyes!
I love it so much! In fact, I wore it to a family gathering tonight. I love the fact that there is no pin, because I’ve ruined more than one shirt wearing a pinback brooch in reach of grabby baby hands.
Now for what I sent her:
She told me she loves monograms and other family themed crafts and decor, so I started off with this hand painted family name framed art. I painted her last initial over her family name and the year of her wedding on the same fabric I use for my pillow covers.
And speaking of pillow covers, I also included an Anniversary Date pillow cover. You can also find these in my shop. I’ve made a number of them for friends and family as gifts, and they’ve always been a big hit!
She also mentioned that she likes handmade jewelry, so I included this fun yellow cabochon ring with a frilly black metal setting on an adjustable filigree ring base.
I hope she loved her things as much as I love mine!