Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Make it from Scratch Carnival

Mama Bird from SurelyYouNest put out a call for the Make it from Scratch Carnival and I caved and submitted the 40th Birthday Gift my boys and I made for my husband. I am NOT a crafter by any stretch of the imagination and never, ever sew. My sewing machine consists of a ziploc baggie of safety pins and a mini glue gun...

However, I put this little envelope together using leftover Halloween costume felt and some scrapbook paper. My boys and I all created 40 different handwritten wishes for the Eco Burban Dad, which consisted of silly statements like "I wish you a home run in wiffle ball" and some insightful statements such as "I wish you no stress". It was wonderful to watch my pre-teenage boys take the time to think about their Dad and giggle a little bit... So, yes, I think it was the best.40th.birthday.present.ever. However, my little project is just a drop in the bucket - head on over to Mama Bird's Carnival for a look at all the cool submissions!

Sorry Green Bean - this soooo means that I am procrastinating on writing my review of AVM - I forgot my book at home today. Oh, and the dog at my homework too!

3 comments:

MamaBird said...

I love this! And believe you me, I am no crafter, just aspiring. Love the way you put this together. I bet your kids had a blast and that your DH treasures it. Thanks for the shout out and for participating!

wrekehavoc said...

i'm a pal of mamabird's (IRL, too!), and i just wanted to say thanks for the great idea. i, too, am sewing-challenged. but if i get a glue gun (and my little hellboy preschooler doesn't glue his older sister to the toilet with it), i think i can do this! yay!

cool blog :-)

Green Bean said...

Aren't you the crafty one! I too couldn't sew to save my life so I often overlook these make it from scratch things because I feel it is hopeless. Thanks for the inspiration . . . and you get a pass on not finishing your book, yet. ;-)