Monday, December 22, 2008

December 22 - One Present Wrapped! it's December 22, as in three days before Christmas. And I have one present wrapped! At this rate, I should have ALL my presents wrapped by....oh.....Valentine's Day? Well, this gift is a (sssshhhhh - secret!) that my son, Adam, bought for his girlfriend. I don't have a lot of "girls" in the family to wrap for, and guys don't give a rip if it's in the plastic bag it came in. So I like to take my time with the girlie gifts.
I used some pretty blue and ecru snowman fabric I had in my stash. I lined it with tiny blue gingham, and added a froth of wide vintage lace, ribbon and beads, and some vintage buttons. Adam looked at it and said "Is that lace dirty?" Men!.....I told him it was "vintage." He said "Does that mean you, like, ripped it off of something old you had?" I told him it was old lace, but never used, and on a bolt. He asked me again if it was dirty. Good thing he's good at pup-rescuing, because he stinks at gift-wrapping appreciation skills!
I made a ribbon-and-bead tag and whipped up a scrapbook-paper folded wreath to complete the package. many more gifts do I have to go?????


Carla said...

Very pretty!!! Love the wreath. I had to glue mine because it kept coming apart.

NadineC said...

Carla - I thought about that, too. The first ones I made were 2.5" x 5". They came apart pretty quickly. This one is 2.25" x 4.5" and it seems to hold together much better. Now I can't find where I found this tutorial (sorry, whoever you are!). I know they had their measurements in centimeters, which I just totally ignored, being metric-challenged, and took off in my own direction :-) Thanks for your comments, Carla - have a wonderful Christmas!

Yarni Gras! said...

DONE! I'm just getting ready to take Stocking inventory.....whew!

I love what you did.......everything is gorgeous!

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

oH mY HoW Pretty!!! What a lovely way to wrap a gift. Happy New Year sweet friend.

Cynthia Matzat said...

What a gorgeous package!