|Sarah and Joe, friends forever!|
|Joe's balcony covered in snow.|
Joe has been the recipient of many gifts from me. I like to give stuff to people who appreciate it and Joe always appreciates it. He once told me that he is a little disappointed whenever I give him a store bought gift. Since I was at Joe's place, I thought I might give you a rundown of the stuff I've given him over the years.
This is not the most exciting thing I've given him, but he loves it.
|Flannel rag quilt. Perfect for a guy whose patio is covered in snow.|
Joe loves airplanes so when he saw the fabric in the next project, he knew he had to have something made from it. He asked me to make him a bolster pillow for his bed:
|Airplane bolster pillow.|
|That Girl pillow based on the original That Girl kite logo.|
|The latest haul of thrift store vintage Santas.|
A few years ago, Joe spent several months in France doing a French immersion program. I lived and worked in France in the mid-1990s so I felt I was in a position to really understand what this experience would mean to him. I decided to make him a going away gift of a boxed journal/scrapbook so he could remember the experience.
|The journal was made to fit in a cigar box. The picture on the front is from a vintage Air France ad (remember, he likes airplanes).|
|The journal is nested in the cigar box along with a glue pen for securing mementos.|
|The book comes out of the box to reveal a surprise on the bottom.|
|The surprise at the bottom of the box.|
Speaking of resin, here is the single oddest gift I have made for Joe: the Liberace trivets! These are old luncheon plates, painted, glittered up, bejeweled, and decoupaged with pictures of "Li" and photos from old cookbooks. These are guaranteed to make even the dullest of dinner parties loads of fun (not that Joe ever has dull parties).
|Fabulous Liberace Trivets (anything with Liberace is fabulous).|
|1960's Santa tree skirt.|
|Detail of the tree skirt. Santa's bag has been left open for hiding small presents.|
So, there it is. A stroll back in time reliving Joe's gifts, handmade with love by me. But, the best gift of all is having a great friend like Joe! (I think I just vomited a little in my mouth).