Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sweet Thank You Gift....

Today is "Hooked on Friday" take a few minutes and check out what others are hooked on. Well I am "HOOKED" on creating a new item. This new creation is becoming one of my favorite item to make. My head was spinning with ideas as I walked through thrift stores this week looking at all the plates and glassware. On Tuesday I stayed up till 4:00 a.m. (you read that right) 4 in the morning working on some new creations. For me late night when the house is quite, is the best time to get out ALL my "stuff" and just start working. It's always wonderful to wake up the next morning, (not to early) and look at the things I was able to create late the night before? Can any of you crafters relate? Well here is what I finished in the wee hours....
I just love the colors and the design of the plates. I wanted to hand make a "Thank You" for a sweet friend who was letting my family use a condo up north is weekend. When I spotted the plates and tea cup I knew it was perfect. The colors match her kitchen perfectly! I found the spoon at a kitchen shop and embellished it with a wonderful button. This makes a perfect Veggie and dip server.
And what girl doesn't like chocolate? My thought is if you pair up chocolate with a healthy fruit, there are not as many calories. Am I right? Well at least it sounds like a good idea! I headed off to the fruit market and bought some large strawberries. I dipped them in some chocolate I had purchased and drizzled some white chocolate over them. It's an easy treat to make and looks wonderful.
I found the perfect ribbon in my "ribbon stash". I know quite a few of you have a "ribbon stash"! Just by adding some clear cellophane and a ribbon bow it make the gift ALMOST complete. The finishing touch was a handmade card for the thank you.
My thank you was complete and I couldn't be happier with the out come. I am doing a craft show in November and I am going to be adding these to the items I sell. I think I'm going to offer free gift wrapping when the item is purchased. Doesn't cost a lot, but I think it adds a wonderful look.
Creating a "Gift From the Heart" is something I love to do. It lets the person you are presenting the gift to know that you think that they are special. God has truly blessed me with a circle of friends in my life. The past two years have had it's struggles for our family, but I am constantly reminded through my friendships how sweet life can be!

I thank my GOD For you every time I think of you… Phil. 1:3

9 comments:

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Sherry, your veggie dip creation came out fabulous. what a clever idea. I love the color of the plates. The combination of the plantes and the crystal is very pretty. The strawberries look so yummy. What a charming thank you gift. She will be thrilled!

Tina

The Kramer Angle said...

Very clever idea and really cute too!

Kado! said...

I LOVE that idea....and it turned out beautiful! Anyone would be so blessed to receive that as a gift! I love the presentation! it completes the look!
I would totally use that as a veggie try/dip plate! Very Cute!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Very creative. It is beautiful!! They will luv it. Thanks for sharing. Hope you stop by soon. Connie

Kristi said...

I am so glad that you are back to blogging! I missed you. As always, your ideas are marvelous! I love to spend wee hours in the morning crafting too. It's a good tired, I always say.

pk said...

What a beautiful gift! Creative and I love the color of the plates. Whoever receives this gift is going to love it!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh I love tha cake plate and cup! FAB!!!

Cristin said...

Wow - this is so creative. Love it.

Great blog. Found you on Julia's.

xo,
cristin

Gina said...

Beautiful blog! First time visiting and I will be back!

Blessings,

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