Handmade With Love


I think we can all agree there is nothing more wonderful than receiving a handmade gift. Big or small, it's the mere fact that someone thought you were special enough to set aside time to create something just for you.

Many a times, I've opened an unexpected package and inside was a gift made just for me. That flitter of excitement fills me up and Im super giddy to see what's inside. Than, I gently open the well packaged gift with anticipation and inside the box is the most fabulous handmade gift from a dear friend.  I will admit a few times I've been so moved by the thoughtful and beautiful gift that my eyes will "well up" and I'll feel extremely emotional. Im sure several of you reading this have experienced what I am talking about.

It's not the same reaction as hubby going out and buying me a gift from the mall. As much as I love my gift, they just don't provoke that same type of emotion. Unless, it's sparkly and it's name is diamond. 😉  hee! hee!

Big or small these are some handmade gifts that were given to me and were made with much love.


This beautiful dress collage was given to me by my sweet friend Mary Smilove. The box was full of fun treasures, but this collage took by breath away! 



  Sweet little details.

What's incredibly special about receiving handmade gifts is they are unique and often times made for your taste, style, and personality.

I will cherish this gorgeous collage made lovingly by Mary.


I received the BIGGEST surprise a few days ago when I opened a package and received this beauty.



A charm bracelet especially made for me by my wonderful friend Miss Andrea Singarella.

Attached with the gift was this card and inside sweet sentiments wishing me all the best with Petticoats and Parasols. 



 Andrea handpicked the perfect charms for me.

EEEK! It has a parasol, bunny, dress, and even the state of Georgia with Macon and Savannah written on it. I about died when I saw it! 

I literally *gasped* when I saw this stunning bracelet. So incredibly thoughtful of Andrea to think of me. I love it and cant wait to wear it at P&P!

Around my birthday my Dollybelle girlfriend Miss Christine gave me this FABULOUS colorful and fanciful crown! I LOVE Christine's work and this piece brought me to tears! Perhaps It was that time of month (wink!), but I was super emotional and the flood gates open! LOL!!!


Isn't her face just darling???


Natasha, my fun and spunky artistic girlfriend made these delicate and pretty earrings. Aren't they gorgeous! So perfect for spring and summer!


 It's not only fun to receive these amazing gifts, but I enjoy even more making one of a kind gifts for my friends and family members. 

I just recently finished making this adorable baby boy picture frame collage for one of the sweetest gals I know….Holly Abston.

"Little Sailor"


Holly just welcomed her 3rd little boy. CONGRATS!!!

Holly mentioned that she was going to decorate her son's room in a nautical theme with soft blue colors. So that gave me the perfect idea to make her a picture frame collage. 

My son's room happens to have a vintage nautical theme, and so the collage looked darling displayed in Grant's room.

I made the frame with white and cream buttons.


Little Sailor Boy

Little makeshift compass  

I hope Holly will love and enjoy her new collage that was handmade with love just for her!


Thank you wonderful friends new and old for stopping by. Sorry Im a bit M.I.A. right now. I am ONE week away from Petticoa
ts & Parasols and playing Southern Belle hostess!

Enjoy the rest of your week and happy creating!!!!



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