In my opinion, when you make a gift for someone, it means so much more because you took the time and effort out of your day to create something for someone else. Whenever my boyfriend asks me what I want for any given holiday I always say I want him to make me something. He is not the craftiest of fellows so he never does because he doesn't think it will turn out nice. But to me the fact that he would go out of his way to try even if it wasn't perfect would be amazing.
My newest obsession is handmade cards. In the past, I have not been a card giver because I feel like it is a waste of money. Being a full time student and then working part time and having to pay for everything that comes along with living on your own doesn't leave a huge budget for what I think of as "non-necessities"--like cards.
So, Riz and I went to our local craft store and I bought a pack of blank cards for $2.99 and now I make my own. They are so much cheaper and way cooler. One I just made was for a co-worker who is moving out of state.
|The envelope. The comics section of the newspaper is like duct tape for me, 101 uses.|
|Comics baby I'm telling ya, can't get enough of 'em|
|My spring wreath. Yes, that is a feather, and it's awesome.|
|My winter wreath. No, there is not a bird in a nest on there, Riz wouldn't let me. But next winter, a bird will be on my wreath, and everyone will be jealous.|