i love it when i have a legitimate reason to waste my time preparing a handmade gift.
my man’s friend got married the other day and when he invited us he sort of hinted (with me being known by him as an occasional crafter )
he wouldn’t mind getting a real gift too (like, in addition to the conventional one (money))
so naturally i clinged to this opportunity…. and like i always do got a little carried away. like several dozens of hours carried away. to my excuse, i had no idea what i was doing and figured things out as i went along
this project was a little out of my comfort zone, having too many components and details to sort out. the fact that we just moved to another apartment and had barely unpacked didn’t help much.
the worst part was the writing. my handwriting is pretty awfull. always had been. my man tried to help, surprisingly freaked out quickly too. i was trying to write a little explanation note (i was sure the happy couple was unfamiliar with the concept of time capsules, later on it turned out i was right) on an aged sheet of paper with sephia ink to emphasize the idea of a mesage from the past
i dont know them well but one thing i knew for sure: they are really really in love. so i thought the time capsule thing might work.
it did. they loved it even more than i expected them to.
i loved making it. and then loved watching their faces all lit up with excitement and curiosity
double win for me! 🙂
happy gift making, people of the world!
couple of drawing posts coming up…