Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Creating unique gifts :-)

There are two inspiring things I'd like to share with you this evening, and they're both centred around the beautiful name, Cheryl :-)

But first of all I would like to say a warm welcome to anyone new visiting my blog! :-) And I'd like to take this opportunity to share with everyone, a little bit about how my creative mind works :-)

Nothing inspires me more than wanting to create unique gifts for my loved ones. When you know someone personally, you can focus on their interests, desires, and preferred styles. I'd like to give you an example of this thought process with the journal cover I made for my special friend, Cheryl.

Cheryl was frustrated that she wasn't making time for her bible studies; she was always busy, she could never find her reading glasses... and she needed peace and quiet in a tranquil location to enjoy her studies to the full.

So for her birthday I created a bible studies journal cover depicting her as an angel riding on a motorbike (one of her favourite pastimes is to go 'riding'). I thought the heavenly image of the angel meditating on a bike in the sky would bring her some peace... and hopefully too... a little giggle!

I also bought her some reading glasses and made a little pouch for them to go in... with an embroidered quote on the front that I thought might put a cheeky smile on her face!

Making personalised journals is a lovely gift idea... you can see another journal I created for a friend here. Now, I promised one blogging buddy that I would do a tutorial for making a journal cover - and I do intend on keeping my promise - but it will be a few weeks away yet. The Gum Tree designing is keeping me busy for now. :-)

Would you like me to adapt my angel stitchery design as a little freebie to go on the front?

Talking of angels has just reminded me of another friend I have who is named Cheryl! :-) You will certainly think her an angel when you see the generous giveaways she has to offer! Just feast your eyes on these little lovelies...

And this is just ONE photograph of her goodies! So if you haven't done so already - please go visit Cheryl of Willowberry Designs and enter her giveaway here. :-)

On a final note I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has left comments for me over the past couple of days. I have read each and every one and visited many of your blogs... and WOW, you girls are so talented! :-)

Until next time...Hugs! Vikki x


Cal said...

Thank you for sharing your creative process. You are right in that it helps to have someone in mind. The Journal and Glasses case are so lovely.
BTW did you start your blog with 3 columns or change later? I want to change from 2 to 3 as I'm running out of room, but I am not sure how to do it and if I'll lose everything f I do.
Cal x said...

What a lovely presents you made!!!
greetings, Cisca

Allie said...

How lovely is that! What a thoughtful gift. Love the eyeglass pouch too - *G* I'd love to see your tutorial, and the design. You are very talented, and I'm very glad to find your blog!

Pam Marshall said...

So glad I found you. I like Cal would love to change my blog to 3 columns. But not sure how to do that.
Keep feeding my passion.

Ewespecial said...

This is definitely a great gift idea, especially since my name is Cheryl also!

Anonymous said...

That is a super gift and the angel on the motorbike is just fab.
hugs xxx

Anna Fantinel said...

It is very beautiful!

Unknown said...

Been a follower of your, I can't be sure it isn't to play with cat, grin, or follow what you are doing, grin.
Please enter me in your drawing, and yes I have long followed most of the 'nutters' and have signed in to be a follower of 'the gum tree nutters', you gals are terrible.
Barb in WNC

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
You have been a very busy gal.
Do you have time to miss your teacher> lol I'm sure you are!

Oh wow, you are soo talented and creative. Those pieces you made for your friends of the journals and carry alls are just fantastic.

Maggi said...

That is a beautiful journal made even better by the fact that you have shared the thought processes behind it. It is always so satisfying to make things for people you know well.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

another great blog entry Vikki
I love reading what you are up to.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love that you put so much thought and effort into your personal gifts Vik. Having been the very lucky recipient of several gifts from you, I know only too well what an amazing sewer you are.
Hugs busy lady,

Sandra said...

Que bello ese ángel, me gusta mucho, quedó espléndida la cubierta...

Carin said...

I adore you angel on a motorcycle! What a great and special gift.

Cal said...

Thank you for your so kind comments. x

Secret said...

I llooovvveeeit. Hugs

Theo said...

I like your unique gift with personalized to person. Great Job !


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