Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Let's bring this back and get straight to the point

Dear Kelly,

There's a pun in that title...

We are bad bloggers. Bad, bad bloggers. But I as I was browsing through our posts yesterday (2012 was the last one - yikes!), I was much worse than you. You were a damn good blogger and I, well, I sucked.

So here I am to revive our little blog with a necklace I made this past weekend for the oldest daughter of one of my bestest friends, Chrissi. She and I have been friends for ten years now, when #2 and I moved into the same neighborhood she lived in with her ex and aforementioned oldest daughter, Leah. Sam was five and Leah was three. Chrissi's son Ethan was actually in her belly the first day we met and born the next day! Now she also has another daugther, Rei, who is the cutest, cuddly thing and just walks up to you and puts her arms up for a hug and she's so little that you can't help but pick her up in the middle of that hug. 

But I digress. Leah turned 13 last September and I wanted to give her something special and of course life got in the way (see: last blog post in 2012!), so I just got around to making this necklace for her, which she should get in the mail to open this weekend. It will be an approximate "Happy 13 1/2th Birthday" present. Who doesn't want one of those?

Leah loves shades of aqua and turquoise, she's taken archery classes, and arrows are totes cool these days. The arrow charms came in a pack with all three colors, so I decided to use them all. I made the little dangles and bead connectors, and used jump rings to make the chain. Actually, I didn't have any 4mm silver jump rings and ended up taking apart a pair of dangly earrings to get those. (I've since stocked up on jump rings.)

Chrissi tells me that the birthday girl will love this and I'm pretty confident myself. Hopefully, I'll get a good picture of her modeling her present.

Now I'm off to make something for you :)



kelly said...

Look at you! Breaking our nearly THREE YEAR hiatus! And with a super cute project -- love it.

A lot has happened in the past three years. I think a lot about this little blog and I have been making many things during this time. Thanks for cracking it open. This inspires me to get back to posting.

(After feeling SUPER guilty about sending NONE of the post cards from that last post. UGH. I am going to have to go back and see if I can find info for any of those people and actually send them a damned postcard already.)

Shayne said...

The necklace was a hit. Apparently the three arrows and three different metals were all very symbolic for some fandom the young lady is obsessed with. Score for this Auntie!