Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wild Thing

Can you believe it..it's me posting!! It feels like forever since I've done anything (creatively that is).  Unfortunately work has been getting in the way,  and just haven't had any time to do anything fun in my studio. BUT this is about to change! Work is getting a bit more bearable and I'm really starting to feel like my mojo is coming back. 
During this "all work and no play" period of my life recently I did have to make some party gifts for my niece's 20th birthday party...oh wait, no Anna only turned 13 (just looks like she's about 20!)  She had a sleepover with 3 of her besties, Sophia, Mary, and Caroline.  Anna wanted a "spa party" theme so her mom and I had a manicure station and a pedicure station set up for the girls to play.  After all the nails were painted and bellies were full of pizza, we had a facial station! The girls got to make their own facial scrubs and then apply them to each other. The favorite one of the night was the chocolate...it was so fun to watch the girls trying to lick off the scrub on their faces, hee-hee.
Oh yeah, back to my contribution to the party..I made the girls tote bags embroidered with their names.  I also included a matching cosmetic bag with filled with some manicure goodies for them to take home.
Here is a closeup of the goodies for Sophie:
oh, almost forgot I made them matching pillowcases. All the girls are on the same swim team and travel a lot for swim meets so they could use the personalized pillowcase.  Now, have you guessed the colors that Anna likes??? I'll give you one guess......yep ZEBRA!!!
And since I just can't leave well enough alone, I just had to make a zipper pull with Wild Tilda!!!
Of course I had to add a tag...I mean, really, what's a gift if it doesn't have a tag.....LOL
That's it for me now...but come back soon. I'll have some goodies to show.  Happy week everyone!

16 comments:

Peggie said...

How cute. And I am sure this is a gift your niece will never forget. How kind of you to share your talents.

Rene said...

How sweet!!!! What a fabulous gift that I'm sure she'll treasure!
Rene :D

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely delightful! Glad you found the time to get these awesome treasures made! Beautiful job...blessings, Barb <><

cathylynn said...

My goodness when you start a project you give it 110%
What a fabulous idea and your results are totally awesome. Wow those are some really lucky girls to get these treasures. Great tags and sipper pulls too. I swear you did not leave anything out! It's so good to see you back crafting.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...

This is fantastic! I love it all!!!

Paper Tails said...

Wow! How creative. Lucky girls. You did a spectacular job. What fun they must of had....

Karen

Danielle said...

How spectacular! I love it. Zebra and spa.. and your tags, are just beautiful! love all the accessories. those bags are awesome, as well as the pillow case, embroidered with the name. Wow.. Hugs.

Janie Printz said...

Oh my goodness lady you are the craftiest person I know !! How sweet to make so many personalized gifts for your niece & her friends. The spa idea is terrific & your bags & Tilda tags & pulls are just adorable. You make me smile to think of the joy you put into your projects. You certainly do give it more than 110% ... you give it your all.
Hugs, Janie

Suzan L said...

Hi Paula, The Wild Thing Tilda is just perfect for the wonderful sets that you made for your niece and her friends. The tags and zipper pulls are just adorable on them.
Hugs,
Suzan

Gloria said...

Wow....Wow...ND wOW again..you are just amazing...Wish I had all that ambition....You go girl...

cabio's craft corner said...

These altered projects looks awesome and fun. Cool idea and lovely creations :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Paula it's good to see you back and looking forward your next post. These gifts are awesome I'm sure the girls were thrilled with everything. Love everything!!! Still trying to talk myself into an embroidery machine and this just might be the thing that will clinch my decision. Love your creativity and can't wait to see your next post is.
hugs, Ruth Ann

Norma said...

Paula, aren't you just the sweetest mom. Your girl and her friends must have had the best sleepover EVER! Those tote and cosmetic bags are so cool. They must have been over the moon to get them. Wonderful that there is a perfect Tilda for you to use. Kudos!!!
Hugs,
Norma

Linda Palmer said...

Wow!! This is an awesome gift set. I can;t imagine how excited she was over this. Your are a wonderful Aunt and this set is fabulous.

Francy said...

wow these bags are fantastic. I love the stamp and the colours.
Great work.
Francy

Sandy said...

You are one super Auntie -- the bags are wonderful as are the pillow cases. What a wonderful treat you supplied for these girls. You are so clever.
Sandy