Welcome to the Circus
When Eli was born, one of my friends asked me what would I want as a gift for him. I asked for some colorful bunting for his room, since she knows how to sew. You know how it goes… She got busy, I didn’t pick the fabric and in the end she started feeling very uncomfortable about it, thinking that I was disappointed of her. This, of course, couldn’t be further from the truth. Why would I beÂ disappointedÂ in a wonderful friend who wanted to make a custom made gift for me???Â This is one of the problems I find that a lot of people have with gifts. They fear that oneÂ wouldn’tÂ like the gift, or that if they are giving it a long time after theÂ celebrationÂ day, that the gift would somehow won’t worth as much as it would if presented on time. In my opinion this is reallyÂ ridicules! I don’t want people to give me things for the sake of giving. And I don’t wantÂ people to be concerned about what they got me or when they gave it to me. There is no expiration date on gift giving and there shouldn’t be. The funny thing is that I still haven’t gave her, her birthday gift since June… I want to make her something special, but I need to find time to do itÂ properly, but that’s a whole other post, and so is this one…
Getting to my point…. I saw a great circus animals craft project by Flamingo ToesÂ and posted about it on Facebook. IÂ receivedÂ a message from my friend suggesting we get together and make a mobile for Eli, so weÂ scheduledÂ for the next day and had a great morningÂ crafting together. I loved the outcome so much I told my friend that this should beÂ theÂ gift to Eli from her. After all this is more than a gift, it is a wonderful memory.
In the end, the animals came out so cute, I don’t want to “waste” them on a mobile Eli will grow out of… I think I’ll either frame them or use them as box toppers… In any case, I love them!