Sunday, 3 January 2010

A little angel

I so wanted to share these pictures of a little gift I made ages ago, but I had to be patient ( not something I am terribly good at, lol ) because the recipients of this little gift do read my blog. I need to explain, I think.

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that after many years our dear friends Will and Theresa were finally able to adopt and bring home their daughter Mae last year.

This beautiful little girl has finally made their lives complete and I wanted to make a little something for them as a reminder of their first Christmas together as a family. I have to thank Dawn from The Feathered Nest for the fabulous idea. Her fairies in a jar inspired me to make a Christmas Angel in a Jar for them. I had a gorgeous old picture of an angel and a lovely old French jar, which I thought would be perfect for what I had in mind. I think I had a smile on my face the whole time I was putting it all together.

Then came the bad news - Mae had chicken pox and they couldn't come and visit as arranged. But this turned out to be quite fortunate, because W & T just happened to post some photos of Mae on their blog and I thought that Mae as the Christmas Angel would be so much more personal. YAY! I nicked a pic off their blog and printed it out. The wings were made from parts of the Christmas Carol, which the very generous Graphics Fairy Karen had posted only a little while earlier ( I also used it on the bag, see last photo ). I removed the original angel and replaced it with Mae, and she looked just gorgeous. So everything turned out for the best in the end, lol.

And this is it -

I am pleased with the way it turned out, and I am so glad that T & W loved it as well. It was a real pleasure to make, especially the second time round with the photograph of Mae, lol.



bekimarie said...

That's gorgeous hun, love it.
What a beautiful gift for a little girl to receive and treasure forever.
Beki xxx

Kate said...

What a lovely idea and so beautifully put together, I might have to make one of those.
Take care

Laura said...

This post touched my heart...and I am sure your friends hearts too...Little Mae is an angel for sure and you are a special friend for creating something so beautiful and personal! Love it all...
:) Laura

Anonymous said...

Oh Lululiz , what a sweet idea!! :)

You're such a good friend ! It's really a very beautiful and personal gift to your friends.


Jackie said...

What a truly beautiful little christmas angel and a wonderful gift to be given :O)

Michela said...

That's absolutely fantastic Liz! And you've really a big big heart!

..word verifications is "wings"!!!

Kelly said...

Mae is so cute!
Great present no wonder they loved it!
You are clever!

Florence and Mary said...

I love these fairies in jars and yours is just perfect!

Victoria xx

LissyLou said...

what a lovely fairy she makes!!

Kate said...

Such a sweet idea and kind thought, no wonder they were all chuffed to bits. I bet Mae thought it was wonderful!

Will & Theresa said...

I've only just managed to read your blog Lizzie - and so glad you posted pictures of this special gift. We plan to keep it and include it with the very special things we came back from China with as well as a few hand picked items which will complement her life book. I'm sure when she's old enough to understand, she'll treasure this wonderful present and fully appreciate the sentiment behind it. THANK YOU DARLING, you are such a fantastic friend. xxxx