Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kaila's Birthday [yesterday]

Yesterday was my friend Kaila's birthday. I bought her some lovely earrings that I found at the market, but then remembered that she doesn't really wear earrings [I should be a better friend] So now I have new earrings and Kaila has a bunch of stuff I made her. I always feel weird making people things for their birthday, I am not sure why. I guess I feel like I am ripping them off by not buying them something, but then I have to remember that it's the thought that counts. A lot more thought went into Kaila's new gift then her old one [the earrings]. 
Here is the card I made her ! I thought it was quite creative myself :

I made the little buttons and the flower on the front with paint and then printed them out and cut them out ! Then I used the poladroid maker [aka my favorite thing ever] to make a cute little poladroid of us. I was very much inspired by this post on a Beautiful Mess.

I also made her a bracelet and some hair pins and put them in this cute little envelope :

I just took a piece of paper and drew little squiggles on the front with some sharpies [aka my other favorite thing ever] and then i folded it up with the goods inside and sewed up the sides [I had no tape so I had to sew up the sides, but I thought it turned out pretty awesome] Then I super glued [everyone should use super glue at least once a week.. I love to glue stuff] some buttons to the front ! I though this was an awesome way to improvise when you can't afford wrapping paper.

Ps. This is Kaila and I.
I wish I could be 19 with her !



  1. Aw, that's so sweet to put so much thought into her present. It looks pretty awesome, I love that you sewed it together!
    Thanks for following my blog. I want to follow, yours, but I can't find the follow button! If you comment on my blog how to follow you I'll be sure to do it!

  2. handmade gifts are definetely way cooler than bought ones. The card looks so cute.

  3. Thanks for following me, your blog is lovely! I would follow you, but I don't have bloglovin.
    I would defiately love to get the stuff you made your friend instead of the earrings. (Although I love earrings too.)
    The card is just awesome!
    I'll put your blog on my blog list and I'll come back soon! :)

  4. lovely how you put so much thought into her present :) you two are gorgeous!


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