Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A homemade gift {the non "hokie" type, I hope.}

Hey Friends! I told you I would pop back to post my little homemade gift for the husband, so here I am. It's our anniversary, and so far has been a peaceful day, I think we are planning on an indoor picnic and movie tonight after the children go to bed, so I'm looking forward to that.
So I don't spend too long on this blog i'll give you a quick run down of what I did for his gift. I painted a simple picture with a little message. It's simple but thoughtful at the same time, don't feel intimidated by the idea of "painting", this is YOUR art, there are no  rules, and definitely feel like you have to make a grand gesture to prove anything. Didn't everyone's mum/grandma always say: "It's the thought that counts!" ;) 

Before I began, I looked up the traditional gifts that are associated with wedding anniversaries, and ours is 9 years, Willow/Pottery (modern day: Leather), I decided to go with willow as I thought I could incorporate that into my picture. 

I grabbed my watercolours, a paintbrush and a piece of watercolour paper and found a frame that I could repurpose, and went to work. I kept it simple just enjoyed a little painting time. {side note: I must have removed Archer from the table 100,000,000 times, and I was also overlooking Summer's homeschool work, the younger boys had about 100 arguments I had to break up, and I was being shown lego model after lego model by the eldest that I had to "ooh" and "ahhh" at. So YES, this is something you can do WHILE you "Mummy". Haha!}

I used a sharpie to do the writing, It wasn't my best calligraphy (or painting) by far, but re-read the obstacles I had then maybe cut me some slack?? Haha! I figured it would add to the "charm" of the piece...he knew I would have had to squeeze a project like this in, and so that makes it all the more special. Right??! 

 If you don't have watercolours, I highly reccomend them. They are SO easy to work with
and I've had these a fair bit of time, I just wipe them clean so they last me.

Well, I better get back to homeschool and life this morning, maybe plan a recipe for tonight,
but i wanted to to get on here real quick to share this gift idea with you. 
Hope you like it!! 
I'll leave you with a few of the candid pics from our wedding, that so often get overlooked. 
The happiness is pretty clear. 5 children later and a whole lot of "life", and I'm even happier. 
He was the one then, and still is now. 

Stay well, ~xoxo

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