Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Birthday Follow Up

In an earlier birthday post I talked about how in lieu of presents I asked all of L's friends to bring a donation to the food bank.  I still wanted something for L to have to remind her of her party and her friends so I came up with this idea....

I set up a little fabric painting station and had all of her guests paint a little square of fabric with fabric paint.
 Here they all are drying.
 Then my lovely Mom sewed them onto a piece of fleece to make a birthday memory blanket/quilt.

My Mom recently had a birthday as well.  For her gift I contacted all of our family and her friends and asked them to write down a few fond memories they have of times with my Mom.  I put them all in this decorated jar added some electric candles to make it glow and wrote "Mom's Memory Jar" on the lid.
She had a wonderful and touching time sitting by the fire reading and reminiscing! 


Olives and Pickles said...

Beautiful ideas!Thank you..Have a wonderful day.

Elle Belles Bows said...

The quilt is fabulous!!! Great idea! Kerri

Rose said...

I love the "memory jar" idea. What a great way to share memories as a gift.

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