It was a busy weekend, with no sewing or crafting involved. On Saturday, we attended my nephew's college graduation. On Sunday, I was supposed to attend a baby shower for my niece, but she decided to make it her baby's birthday instead. Although several weeks premature, the baby weighed 6.04 oz. and is healthy. I was able to hold baby for a few minutes and boy is she cute. Of course, I am a very biased auntie.
I received an email from Emy notifying me that she received the handbag that she won in my giveaway. Emy is from Italy and only speaks a smidge of English. She doesn't have a blog, but has been a visitor of mine for quite some time. She was able to communicate the following:
"Hallo Arlette!!!! I have received todey your wonderful giveaway. I am
really happy, I never received a gift so beautiful!!!! You are very
generous and your jobs are perfect!!! I think that will use your
jewelry tote for sewing. I haven't blog, and I have enclosed the your
gift photo in this mail, if you want post it in your blog. Sorry for my
I am glad that you are enjoying your goodies, Emy. Here is the picture that she sent to me...
My nephew's graduation party is this weekend and I finally finished his card box. Sorry for the poor lighting as there was no natural light available when I took these photos.
This is a front view of the box. I used brown Kraft Paper, which is used for wrapping boxes for shipping. I cut the paper into strips and wove it to create a faux lauhala design.
Top view showing the card slot.
A side view.
Although creating this box takes oodles of patience and time, it was fun to make. For a girl's first birthday party, I can envision this made from a light baby pink pearl wrapping paper and tied with a printed pink bow topped with a rattle or other cute baby item.
On the diet front, I have lost 1-1/2 pounds this past week. I really thought that I had gained it all back because we went to Tsukiji's Japanese Buffet and I ate tempura until I about exploded. It was good, but I think that I had my fill of tempura for the time being.
I hope you are having a fabulous day.