3.14.2010

tears in my eyes...

yesterday, a very special package arrived at our home. it was from my dear niece, kate, a kindred creative spirit:) she and i decided to do a "things we love" swap; her very first ever. i just have to share the beautiful things she made for me - so perfectly done, i can't believe she hasn't been crafting for years already.

you can probably appreciate why tears sprang to my eyes when i opened the package and saw this collage on burlap. she took one of my favorite quotes and put it with this vintage photo, representing my two sons...






the clock face is just beautiful, too. i love the simplicity of this piece - the sentiment, the vintage feel, and the white space.



a wonderful chalkboard paint-covered jar, along with...




an ingenious little handmade eraser (felt on a stamped wood block) and two pieces of chalk tied in soft ivory ribbon.



look at the simple beauty of these hand decorated clothespins - covered in toile paper, burlap, and darling ivory fabric



i love it all, kate:) thank you so much for these wonderful gifts from the heart!

6 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beautiful. I can see why it brought tears to your eyes. Our gifts are even more cherished to me when they're from "the next generation". It's nice to know we've left our impression...
xoxo
Donna

Judi said...

I would have been in tears too! She obviously knows what her Aunt loves ~ a very special relationship I'm sure :) Such a blessing ... Judi

NicNacManiac said...

The apple does not fall far from the tree....she really knows her Aunt...WOW...these are spectacular!
Love the idea of the bottle with the chalkboard paint and the eraser...awesome!! Those toile clothes...oh my gosh!! xOxO

Jessica said...

those are all so "you," mary. kate sure knows your likes! :D
everything is so lovely!

Stevie said...

OH MY!!! I love the jar chalkboard! VERY CREATIVE!

Barbara Jean said...

What a sweet bundle of love Mary!

Thanks for coming by and seeing my morbid Easter cards.
What is the deal anyway? horrible.

blessings

barbara jean

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