We celebrated my mom's 50th birthday last weekend with a wonderful backyard party for family and friends. I have really been working hard on giving meaningful (often handmade) gifts. So, I thought I would share a few pictures of the gifts I made for her special day.
Nana's Notebook: This is just a simple spiral bound notebook with my kids' handprints cut out of scrapbooking paper and pasted to the front.
Happy Birthday banner made from fabric (and lots of Heat-n-Bond!)
This shadow box is a little tribute to my mom's grandparents. She has very fond memories of the house they lived in when she was a child. The fabric on the back looks a lot like the wallpaper that was is their bedroom. I added house numbers, a picture of the house, and a picture of her grandparents. A book pocket for a bed or armchair made from the same lilac fabric. I'm hoping to get a tutorial for this posted in the next day or so. Happy Birthday, Mom!! I hope you felt loved and honored.