Back in the Saddle Again... sort of...

It's been a long time since I have felt very crafty given all that has been going on in my life of late, but that old magic feeling is creeping back into my life and I spent a few hours over the last few days doing a little project that serves not only to quell the crafty beast within but also serves to align our family a little closer with some of our more fleeting goals.

In this case along with jumping off the Christmas/holiday machine we have also decided to do our best to jump of the "birthday machine". Our personal hope is to bring our family birthdays back to simple affairs and in line with that we have decided that we will give simple-memory gifts to those we love and are lucky enough to spend time with on their birthday.

In keeping with that theme I crafted a whole smack-load of personal Birthday-Wish candle holders since each person no matter how old or young deserves a special wish on their birthday and this is just the candle for that!

(Above) I have prepackaged up a few of them using pages from vintage* birthday themed books as the backer cards and "ransom note" style cut outs and *wish* tickets on the header cards.
The rest of these little guys and girls are waiting their turn on the shelf in my office.. they look a little shell-shocked from the flash photography but assure you they are quite happy there.

* Please rest assured that all the books used are books that have been found in the damaged bin at our local used book store, no true vintage books were given up to this craft.


CFC Flames '04 said...

Hey there! Glad to see you blogging again.

julie (jane's apron) said...

Very cute idea...and the right sentiment to go with it. Glad to see you're back and I'm sorry to hear about your dad.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Dear Friend!