Thursday, May 1, 2014

Crafting for His Friend










One of Reece's little friends celebrated a birthday last week. When I told him that her birthday was coming up my heart melted when he suggested he make something for her. Giving handmade is something I have done for years, and when it comes to gift giving it really is the only thing Reece knows. When we have an event coming up we don't head to the store to buy something, we make it. This mama was just a tad bit happy that his first thought for a gift was making one.

We talked a bit about what she might like and in the end decided on a flying bird mobile, inspired by the one our friend sent us, and a yarn wrapped jar. Reece was pretty excited about creating both and spent time over a few days making them. It wasn't the easiest gift to wrap, but I finally made it work, then Reece choose one of his watercolours to make a card and we dropped it off on Friday. We sure hope she likes it.

28 comments:

  1. I love homemade gifts and always try to give them too when needed.
    You really are raising the most wonderful, thoughtful young man Kim.

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    1. Thank you Tracey, those words mean a lot from you. xo

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  2. I love the gifts he made and your wrapping is awesome too Kim!

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  3. I think she will! Both beautiful, but I think the bird mobile is my favourite, love the bright colours.

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  4. He did such a wonderful job!

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  5. Homemade gifts are the best! My daughter has been making cards and crafts for her friends ever since she could make crafts and cards! I think it's so important! Teaches so many important lessons. The presents are beautiful! What a talented little man. :-)

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    1. Thanks Yanic. Reece makes a lot of cards and crafts for his little stuffed animals...it is pretty cute :)

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  6. That is so cool the first thought was to make something! You guys have the most creative and simple crafts. Thanks so much for sharing the beauty of your lives.

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    1. Awe, thank you, that is so nice of you to say. Simple is a word we try to live by in so many ways :)

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  7. What a sweetheart! And his projects turned out so well!

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  8. the bird mobile is fantastic. I have been looking for something like that to make and hang in J's room. Thank you Reece! You both have inspired me!

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    1. Isn't it. So happy to have been inspired by the one our friend sent us, and happy it can inspire you. Hope you will share it if you make one :)

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  9. That is so sweet of him. They both turned out lovely. I'm sure she will treasure them. Be well.

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  10. Oh, Kim! Your pictures and words just warm my heart! The birds are so bright and beautiful - a wonderful gift! (Your birds are flying above me as I write this. As the days have gotten warm enough to open the windows the spring breeze comes in and these birds flutter and fly and always make us smile.)

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    1. Oh how lovely. I am so happy you guys are enjoying them. We too are enjoying yours, they make me smile every time I walk by them.

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  11. I love the mobile and the yarn jar as gifts, so thoughtful and cheerful :)

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  12. What beautiful gifts you two made! I love when kids get stoked to make things to give. They are so sincere in their enthusiasm.

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    1. Thank you. It was so much fun working with him to create these gifts.

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  13. Reece's friend is so lucky. Gorgeous gifts. xxoo

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    1. I hope she thinks to too :) Thank you Julie. xo

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