I got married just over a year ago. I had 6 amazing bridesmaids and I wanted to show them how much they meant to me. So I made them a small collection of fun stuff, because giving people stuff is a great way to say thank you!
Each woman got an envelope (far left) which I bought at an etsy fair. I was going to write each of them a note and put them in the envelope, but I ended up using our thank you note postcards instead. They didn't fit in the envelopes, so the ladies can use the envelopes for their own devices!
They each then got a small notebook (far right) that I had made from an old school calendar/organizer that my brother never used. The pages inside are lined and the outsides are pictures from the beginning of each month. I like little things and I had these and thought they'd be a fun little object to have thrown in a purse.
Of course if you have paper, you need a pen! Those pill looking objects are actually capsule pens that open up like this...
I got them at an awesome shop in NYC called Pylones. A dangerously fun place to browse.
Then to have a place to put all these little things, I made each of them a clutch (back center) using the same design as I did for these clutches, except I added a lining to these. I used fabric left over from some table toppers I made for my reception. I patchworked the greens and blues together and used some off-white with sparkles (oooh, sparkles) for the lining. I'd love to do a tutorial on them...when I have a sewing room again.
Finally, to make the look come together as they're toting all this awesomeness around, I made them each scarves. (Light weight for spring/summer/early fall). The fabric came from shirts and skirts that I had bought or found and thought the patterns would be great for some sewing project, but never got around to using them. They're all slippery and fun. They're a super simple gift. (Another possible tutorial?) I love them all.
I hope they enjoy these gifts. They were so awesome, it was the only way I could think to thank them! So thank you ladies! You know who you are!
See you soon!
(with a few fun tutorials!?!)
p.s. We had ugly green carpets and dark green couches and photographing these beauties was getting frustrating. So I took one of our soft fuzzy blankets that was white and laid it over the couch and used that as the backdrop. The other couch blocks the light a little, but it's sooooo much better!