Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY: Birthday gifts

This Saturday, we are heading down south to celebrate my nephew's 1st birthday.

Didn't we just find out they were pregnant with him?

And now, to think, they have another one on the way...

Time sure flies!

I guess I'm most thankful that his birthday will be celebrated at a time when I'm emotionally good.

It may sound selfish, but if this party was a few weeks ago, I wouldn't be able to go.

Like I said, I'm thankful everything is happening the way it is because I can't wait to celebrate this little one's first year.

I remember when I found out what they were having and especially, the beautiful God-cidence with his name!

This little one has definitely brought much joy to our family.

Anyways, onto the birthday gifts. Since he's only one I knew I could basically give him anything as long as it was in a bag with colorful tissue paper! ;)

So for this year, I wanted to make him something 1)because it's extra special that way 2)it's a good de-stressor for me!

For the first gift, I had seen the idea on lots of Catholic blogs-the little wooden, saint dolls. So, I texted my SIL and asked her what were their families top favorite saints and she responded with:

And to be honest, I was nervous once I actually got started because I wasn't so sure if they would look even remotely like the saints (hence the whole writing the names on the bottom!!) but I decided to just go with it and here's the final product:

Also, I bought this little stool a few weeks back, for a couple dollars, and decided to paint it for him:

I got the whole alphabet/name thing from a print I found on pinterest forever ago.

All in all, I'm happy with how everything turned out and am looking forward to celebrating the first year of little man's life!

AAAnd my husband, who is always missing out on celebrations because of his work schedule, will get to go!! Wahoo!

"Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."


Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

So creative!! Great job!! :)

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Wow!! You have more craftiness in your pinky than I do in my whole body. I wish I could do stuff like that! Those saint dolls are could totally make those and sell them!! I would seriously pay you for those.

Sew said...

Way to cute!!!! My goodness, you should be Sew Crafty!!! LOL

JellyBelly said...

So cool! You are so talented!!

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Love the crafts! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!

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