Saturday, April 30, 2011

Handmade Thoughtfulness

 The other day my friend Alyssa gave an old crafting book that belonged to her grandmother. I riffled through it, and some papers fell out. Most of them were old magazine articles from the 70s' with various craft tutorials. But there was a letter  I came across. It was a hand-written letter addressed to my Alyssa's grandmother. It appeared to be an old friend catching up talking about the weather.

I thought is was clever to cut up pieces of curved ribbon to look like little birdies. Just think, when was the last time you received a hand-written letter? And it's  heart-warming knowing  that someone put the time and effort to decorate the letter just to show you that they care.

 Alyssa also brought over an extremely thoughtful gift for my daughter Rocky. She fabricated a copper mobile.

She twisted the wire...

...added beads...

... She soldered and hand stamped the metal.

Check out the detail.

 I think the dragonfly is my favorite part.

Such sweet sentiments don't you think? Handmade items say so much more than store-bought ever could.  

 Linked up with...
Sundae Scoop, Tatertots and Jello, It's a Hodgepodge Life, Just a Girl, Singing Three Little Birds, Under the Table Sleeping, Not Just a House Wife, All Things Related, Night Owl Crafting, Someday Crafts, Blue Cricket Design


  1. I think that the little birds are made from rickrack! Thanks for sharing, they're super cute and so is that mobile.

  2. O thanks Arenee. I wasn't sure if that kind of ribbon had a name. I learn something new everyday!

  3. Heidi - the handwritten note is so sweet. The paper is super cute! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. Much more thoughtful, indeed! I love getting real mail and I know I should share the love by sending more handwritten notes to friends. Stopping by from Hoo's got talent.

  5. Oh, you are so right! Handmade gifts are such treasures! Thanks for linking up this week!