Monday, March 18, 2013

A birthday craft basket ramshackle cramming session

The thing about coming from a crafty family is they will always surpass your expectations of presents!
I was blown away by the thoughtfulness and care & time that went into my birthday basket from my sister this year. It included a painted canvas, a patchwork quilt, felted zombie birthday card, PAC man Hama beads and loads of chocolate! But in saying that it set off alarm bells because I only had an altered canvas for her!
So this is my crafty offering this year...AMY if you are reading STOP!!! Or at least wait until after the 23rd!
My altered canvas for her which I've grown very fond of because its been sitting against my craft table for the last while & I don't want to give it up!

An Andy skinner inspired clay fairy fossil, she loves fairies but I don't know if this will be too morbid, oh well!

Not made by me, but I bought it from Black Cherry Stitches on etsy who has an amazing shop filled with little gems like this, check her out! I know Amy will scream like the 8 year old who watched this every day when she sees this!

Can you tell the panic had set in at this stage.... A stamped photo frame with fimo embellishments and I photo I took of her last year. Hope she likes the photo because there's nothing worse than someone giving you something made and you have a photo with you pulling the 2013 ugliest face award


A little fimo tile covered box with a handmade ring inside. I cannot explain or photograph how gorgeous this ring is. An underwater mermaid should wear it is all I am saying! Thanks for the tip Anne, it's another thing I want to buy now!


A beautiful prima mini album that I half filled with photos of her and her fancy fiancée and some of Eli because she loves that kid for some reason! Left it half blank so she could put her own photos in too and just in Case I managed to put in some photos by accident that she utterly despises!

If I can find some lactose free chocolate now I'm on to a winner and maybe next year suggest vouchers....


  1. gorgeous gorgeous! Lucky lucky sister, I'm sure she will love it all.

  2. OMG I can't believe all these fabulous creations. Your sister should well and truly be bowled over by all of these!! Nicola x

  3. Lovely selection of gifts Louise :) I'm sure she will be delighted!