One of my great friends started studying stage and costume design. Although she is very talented, she is often insecure about her abilities, which is funny since she is one of the most creative and talented people I know. Since I know how easy it is to forget your talents and strengths while under pressure of studies, I decided to make a small reminder.

I used my poor sewing skills in order to make her an encouragement kit. This kit is basically a small felt envelope filled with felt hearts that carries the words “I can do it”, “I Know”, “I Believe”. The idea is that each time she feels insecure about her capabilities, she can take out the kit and repeat this mantra. Sometimes all you need is a little reminder that somebody believes in you.

Good luck dear, I know you can do it!

My father immigrated from the states to Israel when he was in his 20’s, leaving his family in the U.S. and forming his own family in Israel. As a result, I grew up away from my beloved Grandparent’s, uncles, aunt and cousins. Growing up, I would see them every few years, which meant that there were many events that I would celebrate without them. Thinking about it, it never made me sad, since I always knew that they are always in my heart, and that they are celebrating with me, even if we are miles and miles away from each other.

Every year on my birthday, my grandmother would send me a birthday card with words of love. Every year I would wait for the mail to arrive a few days before my birthday, but I would always wait until my actual birthday to open the envelope. I have kept all these wonderful cards throughout the years, and I can’t wait to get this years card on April.

When I saw this wonderful Idea by Janae from The Letter 4 I felt all fussy inside, since it really doesn’t matter how far you are from your loved ones, as long as your hearts are entwined.

The idea is very simple:

You have an event to celebrate with a distant loved one.

You want to let them know you are celebrating with them, even though you are miles away….

Send them a party in an envelope. Simply fill an envelope with various party elements such as confetti, balloons, noisemakers etc… attach a card or a note and mail it to their whereabouts.

Simple, thoughtful, lovely!

 

 

I was asked how I made this logo. I was happy to hear that This was mistaken for  a water color painting, since I really made it with adobe illustrator. For those of you who don’t know this software, Adobe Illustrator allows you to make vector graphics. As you can see in the image below, this fairy I drew is completely computerized, therefor, I can manipulate it with the different tools that the software offers.

So, basically I drew the sketch of the fairy and the spool with the paint brush tool, I then gave the vectors rainbow colors. The nice thing making a vector graphics is that you can use different tools on the vectors in order to give them cool effects. You can see in the illustration below the difference between the regular line stroke and the watercolor effect. Pretty cool Huh?

 

 

I just realized that I can use this blog as a gift portal!

I’ve been pondering this gift for a long time. I’t’s not a typical gift and it falls under the category of “use your talent’s in order to give”.

One of my close friends (who’s talent is featured here in many posts such as “Ready Freddie”, Avatar Doll , “Word of the Day Kit”… etc), Has finally opened an Etsy account. She was struggling to decide on the name (Always a tedious job), until she came up with the wonderful name:

“Threads Of A Fairy”.

Even thought she still didn’t open the shop for business, I figured she will need a logo.

I used the same gift algorithm I used for her birthday, and I created this logo for her.

 

 

She will see it first on this blog just like the rest of you…

I already know what the followup gift  will be, however, I will make it only after she opens the shop for business.

 

 

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