Apr 25, 2009

Long Overdue

This is truly embarrassing how long it's taken me to post about this. A while back (it seems like months ago) I entered my sister-in-law's craft give away on her blog, and a short time later I got the world's most adorable frame in the mail. I can't even tell you how much I love it! It's decoupage, can you believe it? When we were in Hawaii a few years ago, I went in some upscale knick knack store that was full of all kinds of over priced things including some frames almost exactly like this. I remember staring at those frames for what seemed like hours trying to justify paying $70 (yes $70) for one single frame that I loved so much it seemed to whisper to me, "I complete you." I was almost intoxicated enough by that wonderfully warm Hawaiian beach air to actually buy it.

But I didn't.

And now I have this beautiful homemade frame. Makes you want to give decoupage another try huh?

For those of you who don't know my sister-in-law Dakin, she is one of those people who does everything perfectly and better than anyone else, yet strangely, you don't hate her because she is also so stinking nice! Thanks Dakin, you are amazing!


Dakin said...

Thanks Donna!

Bob/Kristy said...

That is a darling frame.

I was cleaning out a box of old decorations that just don't seem to work anymore this week. Most of them I've kept for a combination of sentimental/ frugal-maybe-they-will-come-back-into-style reasons. Most of the decorations were made while we were in the really poor years, and back when Homemaking meeting was all about the crafts. I threw everything away (lets face it, DI does not need any more tole-painted hearts with loops for hanging over doornobs), except for a wooden unpainted pumpkin and an unpainted christmas tree. I meant to paint them and hang curly wire from them and give them away as wedding gifts many years ago, and of course no one does that now. But with times as tough as they are, I wonder if this type of crafty thing will come back?

Certainly it will if we can make things as cute as Dakin can!

Gabriela Hull said...

I love the frame and the picture!