Monday, December 21, 2009

A Year of Happy

Perhaps the Christmas project I'm most proud of is the one that was the easiest (sort of). For Caitlin, I made A Year of Happy: a jar filled with 365 hand-written quotes (or it will be when I mail her the rest). The quotes are mostly from Caitlin's favorite movies, TV shoes, books and people, along with some happy memories. (Although I might have included a happy memory that was with someone else. Oops!)

happy jar

Despite the simplicity of writing things on coordinated paper and cutting them out, it took a very long time! I only sent Caitlin the first 195 and hopefully in January (February, March...) I can get the rest done. Surprisingly though, I haven't run out of quote inspirations yet. We'll see how I'm doing once I get to 320.



happy jar

Mod Podge, more paper and stamps helped to decorate the top of the jar.

7 comments:

Stasia said...

What a clever idea!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

What a great idea! I just love how the top of the jar says, "a year of happy" :).

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Thanks guys!

Ashley Colagross said...

You are so crafty! I love this!

thegamerswife said...

What a wonderful, unique gift idea! I'm sure that she'll love it!

Jamie said...

My friends wish they were friends with you.

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Haha, Jamie, I'm sure your friends are lovely people to be friends with! I welcome them! ;)