Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All Done!

Wrapping presents happens in stages for me. I do the wrapping first and write the recipient's name on the back in light pencil so I don't forget who gets what. Then a few days later, or as time allows, I work on the tags and the embellishing. This year is very simple, white wrapping paper (recycled print roll ends from my son-in-law's engineering firm), green tags, and jute string. For my three girls I embellished one gift a bit more - with these paper birds found yesterday on Sandy's blog, Quill Cottage.

I had some paper prepared for another project - music paper glued to cardstock on either side, and it was the perfect weight for these birds. Sandy shared the pattern for a large bird, which I made, and for a smaller bird. If you go to the link, scroll down past the other wonderful ornament tutorials to find the birds.

Not being one to stop when inspiration strikes, I created small nests from brown paper bags, set the birds atop, added a spray of cedar and a couple of pinecones and voilĂ , there are now three woodsy-themed gifts that look just lovely under the tree.

Merry Christmas to each one of my readers. You have encouraged me with your comments and given me links back to your own blogs of inspiration. I appreciate you all. May this Christmas be filled with the hope, peace, love and joy of Christ's presence.
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  1. Merry Christmas, Lorrie! May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, and a happy, healthy new year! Becky G.

  2. I'm so glad to see that you tried Miss Sandy's birds. It turned out beautifully... Can't wait to get to my craft room today!

  3. Lorrie,

    The birds turned out adorable and I love the paper bag nests and natural embellishments too! I can't wait to share you take on the little bird pattern.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. beautiful packaging . . . but what could be inside? Just a hint?

  5. I love any and everything made with sheet music and the birds are wonderful!

  6. Very fun top of the parcel. I'm not sure when you found time for sewing aprons,and making birds!

    Blessings to you and your family this Christmas.

  7. Merry Christmas to you Lorrie!

    Love your birds of music paper, you did a wonderful job.

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

  8. The happiest of wishes back to you, Lorrie. Thanks for all your inspirational gifts to us through your postings.

    Love came down at Christmas
    Star and angels gave the sign.
    -Christina Rosetti

    Hugs, Brenda

  9. Hi Lorrie,

    I can't believe today is Christmas eve. This year has flown by.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. May your day be filled with God's Blessings.

    Big hugs,

  10. Merry Christmas, to you Lorrie. I pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas.


  11. Merry Christmas and God Bless you Lorrie!
    Hope your day will be filled with joy!


  12. Bonjour and Joyeux Noel...

    from Campagne Maison 2009

    (i hope that is correct French)


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