Monday, July 14, 2008

Feeling a bit creative.....

So I've been working these past three weeks on my next Master's course. It's not so bad, Instructional Leadership focusing on technology. Took the midterm on Saturday and finished up this week's project on Sunday. Two more weeks to go.......but it REALLY is biting into my summer fun time! After reading everyone's blogs everyday and seeing all the really creative things people are doing, I just couldn't focus on school work any more! And then my WONDERFUL husband brought home for me my first copy of Somerset Life AND the book by Corey Moortgat called The Art of Personal Imagery!! That's it! No more school work for a while!! I had two small gifts to acquire for two special ladies. One just turned 65 and the other is turning 91. "I'm going to MAKE something!!!" I said with Scottish Terrier determination!!! So here's what I came up with. It's not on the high level that so many of you are creating at, but I'm happy with the results. Here's what they started out looking like................

I bought these two totes at the dollar store and just used stuff I had stashed around the house to glam them up a bit. My hot glue gun was SO happy to see the light of day for a change!! It's been stuffed away in my cabinet for WAY too long. I filled each of the totes with rose and other floral note cards, note pads, journals, and pens as well as some English Rose body butter and a candle. Here's maybe a better close up of each one of the totes........

I know my lady friends will be pleased and it will definitely brighten their day and that's my goal. My 91 year old Aunt has just given up driving and is finding it hard to rely on others to take her shopping. She always has to have a purpose for shopping now, no longer having the joy of just going and seeing what will "catch her fancy". This tote of paper goods and good smelling "stuff" will bring a smile to her face. I only wish I could be there when she opens it. If I'm lucky enough to reach either one of those birthday milestones, I know something like this would make me feel special.


Alisa, Sherry, and Teresa.........you were the catalyst and the inspiration! Thank you!!


4 comments:

Alisa said...

They are darling Allie! The birthday girls are going to love them!
Stop by again and read through the comments that were left on the post I wrote today. Someone has a question for you about your hubby! :)

Sherry said...

Well hon, I am always happy to be a catalyst -- especially when it is something as creative and inspired as these tote bags!!

This is a perfect gift idea of any woman who is in her senior years -- it's hard to know what to get, what to buy, what to do...a tote filled with pretty little things...and all prettied up the way you've done them? PERFECT!!!

Glad to see you had some "play" time - all work, all study and no play makes life too grumbly Allie!! ♥

twinkleshabbystar said...

Alli, Your bags are just darling!!! Isnt it fun to "froof" them up! They will love them!
So have you taken a peek at Somerset yet? LOOOOVE Somerset magazines. I have a huge collection! So inspirational!!!
I hope you get more creative time in soon! :) Smiles, Jenn

opa said...

Hubby was indeed a good find