Sometimes people’s birthdays sneak up on me and at the last minute I have to think of a great present, run out and buy it (or make it, as the case may be), wrap it, and rush it to their house before the birthday is over.
But most of the time, I plan birthday gifts months in advance. (keep in mind the actual gifts are not always purchased or made months in advance…still working on that…). So was the case with Janssen’s birthday.
Several months ago I got an email from RA, telling me that she had a genius idea for Janssen’s birthday, and she figure that with my recent shift to crafty mode, I could pull off this idea. And thus the idea for the bookplates was born.
Although I think I’ve had pretty good birthday ideas in the past, I think RA has raised the bar with this one. Combined with an embellished shirt, in my opinion it was a pretty dynamite birthday gift.
p.s. Summer is coming to a close and t-shirts will be off the shelves soon! Want one of my embellished t-shirts? They look super awesome under a cardigan for fall! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.