My four year old son had to participate in a shloka recitation contest in school last week. Being a Christian, I had no idea where to even begin teaching him a shloka. The grand-mother of one of his school friends very sweetly agreed to help and thanks to her daily attention for 2 weeks, he recited his shloka flawlessly and effortlessly! I was bursting with pride and filled with gratitude too, towards this wonderful kind lady and her patient teaching, encouragement and support. Of course I wanted to make something to thank her and this is what I presented.
My set has 3 components – a photo frame, a card and a box. I wanted to use my Tattered Floral Die from ItsyBitsy to make some lush red open roses and I built my project around that. I will shortly be uploading a video tutorial on how I made this photo frame including the flowers so watch this space for all the details.
Next I made a card in which I could write my words of thanks to this lovely lady. I followed the same theme as the frame. Plain and simple with a little pop of red. The pattern paper is from the DCWV Forever and Always Stack. Love the muted greys against the bold red.
My final project was a box in which I could place the frame and the card. I added a big bow using some mesh ribbon and one more rose in the centre. Here’s a closeup of the bow.
When my son and I presented her with this gift, she was very reluctant to take it. ‘No gift necessary!’ she insisted!! But then I told her that it was hand-made – that I had made it for her and she relented. She was delighted and grateful.
How do you like my floral frame set? Would love to hear your thoughts.
Till then Happy Crafting