Category: Gifts

Gifts: A starry gift for my friend Irene

Next weekend I will FINALLY be visiting my friend Irene! We have been Internet friends for more than 4 years, but we have never met in person, so now we have decided to finally get together!

Irene loves to craft as well, but Project Life is more her thing. I can’t wait to view her beautiful crafting creations & I will show her how embossing works, because I am sure she will love it.

This is a little goodiebag I will be bringing with me to give her, as you can see it is moon & star inspired and I hope she will like it!

A gift for Irene

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Crafts: Autumn Acorn Necklace

I made this necklace for my mother a couple of years ago and I decided to film the process, since it is so very easy. It’s a really cute and fun necklace to make for yourself, a loved one or maybe for your bridesmaids on your autumn wedding! You can use any color pearl bead you like, cream, champagne, white, dark brown..

Autumn Acorn Necklace

You can see what products I used and the how-to video after the jump!

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Crafts: Arabic gifts for a Dutch girl

I am leaving my job next week & I am very sorry to say goodbye to one of my co-workers. She is a very creative, fun-loving & caring girl and I wanted to surprise her. So I decided I’d give her the new M.I.A. album (Matangi), a Happinezz book (“I give you power”) & a siwak (natural toothbrush).

Arabic wrapped gifts

She was very happy about the presents! Since she is interested in Arabic culture and habits, I decided to wrap the presents up in Pepin Papers Arabesque gift wrapping paper (which you can read more about here) and embossed a simple craft sachet with an Arabic stamp. The labels read “For people who think” & “There is no creativity without freedom”.

Enjoy the pictures!

 

Crafts: A Skilled Sailor

Today was a sad day: one of my favorite co-workers left our office. Involuntary, I might add. She really wanted to stay, but her contract was terminated due to budget costs. We made her a pinata filled with candy & presents. It was a lot of fun to watch her whack the thing to pieces!

I am writing this post because I discovered that she really loves boats, sailing & all kinds of ocean-related things! So I made her an anchor necklace & wrapped it up nicely. I read the quote “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” once and it was really fitting for the situation.

Here’s a picture of the necklace and the packaging. I really hope she gets a great job somewhere else & that she will keep us updated about it!

A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor

PS: If you want to see (or buy!) more of my jewelry, have a look at my webshop.