Thursday, March 24, 2011

From Noodles and Paste to Fancy Boxes and Baubles.



Konbanwa, bloggers! I know it's been quite some time since my last post; it seems to be the theme of this particular blog, but I've been rather busy as of late. I just thought I'd jump on here to give you all a peek at the gift I made for my mother's celebration of her exodus from the womb (or "birthday", as many of you refer to it) . I still prefer making gifts to buying them because for one, most of what we purchase can easily be fashioned with our own mitts for much less, and two, because giving (as well as receiving) a handmade gift is always a much more satisfying experience for everyone involved.
 I've also been on a DIY gift box kick lately, and this origami gift box was just perfect for the beaded bracelet I made for the occasion. The photograph doesn't do it justice, but it's an adorable little piece, and it matches nearly everything in her wardrobe. If you have a lady in your life with an affinity for beautiful baubles, then this is a perfect gift idea at the perfect price. Altogether (origami paper, beads, and "hardware" for the bracelet) this little number cost under fifteen dollars, and who doesn't love getting their craft on?