The second person who responded to the Crafting Challenge invitation is a sweet friend named April. April is talented and genuine and a joy to be around. We’re friends from the church-circle. I thought it was fitting that her gift would be sent in February, a month in which we celebrate love. You see, April was recently engaged to be married. (Woo hoo!! :D)
I wanted to make her something that would commemorate this special time in her life; but I also wanted something that would be functional as she moves into the new role of “wife” with a new home and responsibilities.
Enter this bowl. Isn’t it cute? I love the unique design and I decided to personalize it with a special glass-pen. So I gathered my supplies and drew a few sketches of which design I thought would be best.
The design selected in the end was a tree made of swirls and doodles, and I included a heart “carved” in the tree with their initials. Aww.
My mom suggested including the little verse “Happily Ever After,” that story-book favorite, as a wish for April’s happy future.
The plate needed to be baked for several hours in order to lock the ink and make it dishwasher-safe.
Luckily, most of my family was gone…the house smelled like baking ink for those hours! 🙂
So, here you see that there are actually TWO bowls: one is for my mom. She got to make a special-request…because she’s my mom.
And then it was to the store for some Valentine’s candies!
Then the plate was wrapped with great care…and with instructions for the plate’s well-being (i.e. wash with a soft cloth or in the dishwasher).
My mom agreed to be put on delivery-duty. I printed a map and we were in business. My mom delivered it yesterday. 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day, April!