Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Halloween Treat

My Mom has been struggling with a recent back injury so I decided to make her a little Halloween box to help cheer her up.

This is the top of the box. I used some fun trims that I purchased at a recent Tinsel Trading Company outing and glammed up the flower with a little gold glitter.

I put her completed key necklace inside the box for an extra treat! I ultimately decided to keep the necklace simple. In addition to the rose I showed a few posts ago, I added a pendant featuring my late grandfather. I put some rhinestones around his photo and topped with resin. This was only my second time working with resin and I still have a bit to learn - like securing the rhinestones first! A few floated around a bit but all in all I was happy with the outcome. My Mom really likes it and that is all that matters! Have you heard the old story about smelling roses when there aren't any around? The legend says that the rose scent means a lost loved one is nearby at that moment. I know my Mom and I have both had this experience!


25 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

How sweet of you, you're such a good daughter! Love the box, hope your mom is on the mend with her back xo

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

What a sweet gift for your Mom! I love the key necklace. What a sweet sentiment for your Grandfather. Your box looks so cheery...perfect for her to feel better.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The box is wonderful. She's gonna love it.

Monica said...

Awee she will love it!
I love it ...lol!! Very nice cheer me up gift.
Thanks so much for your sweet words and help with Sofie.I am back to wanting to wait until closer to moving to get rid of her again. I am not sure I can actually do it!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Karla, what a sweet thing to do for your Mum! It's just lovely :)

About Fang, your bat, he was sooo cute we had to adopt an animal too!! Ours is a hedgehog!! Hope you don't mind :) Jenn and Jacqui xo

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Ooh it's so lovely-down to every last detail! Your mum is going to be thrilled with it all!x

Scrappy Moments said...

How Sweet Of You, This is "Boo"tiful, so creative and Clever, I just Love it :)

Angie

Cottage by the River said...

Karla- The box is very sweet, what a nice gift for your Mom. I love the necklace. Do you do custom orders for that necklace, just beautiful!

Bristol

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

gorgeous box!!!! I love all the detail!! Tinsel trading sells the cutest things!!! I am sure your Mom will love it! Hope her back feels better soon!!!

melissa@yummygoods said...

Hi, I just stumbled on your blog tonight- I'm on the Cape, too!

melissa@yummygoods said...

ruh-roh, nevermind (sheepish grin)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

That is FABULOUS! And what a darling piece of artwork with your grandfather's photo!

Hope your Mom feels better soon!

Vicki C said...

Oh...this is perfect! Love both projects, and I'm sure she will also!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Ohhhh your box turned out sooo CUTE!!!! You are such a sweet and thoughtful daughter. You Mom will love her gifts. :)
XO

Jammy said...

Very sweet Karla! I really like the box...can't get enough of 'em. I was so glad to swipe that one out of your etsy shop. I know my swap partner will LOVE it!!! Your gift is very touching. I bet your mom will cherish it to say the least!

Jenn

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I haven't tried resin, yours looks good. What a cute idea.

Thanks for the kind comment, and I count you as a freind too!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a cute, cute box! Come see if you want to play :)

When We Were Young said...

Oh gosh, that is beautiful! Your mom must love it :). I think the resin project looks great. Makes me think I'd like to get some and try it!

Thanks for the book you recommended to me. I will be looking for it. I need another good read!

"Meredith Teagarden"

Vicki C said...

Hey girl... I linked you up on my blog today, as " a blog that makes me smile"...cause it does!

Gina said...

What a lovely gift for your mum, it's just gorgeous and you are so thoughtful!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous box and that key necklace is adorable!
Hope you are having a great week.
Bleessings,
Sandy

Susie Q said...

Your mom must be tickled with these! I am so sorry about her back. I know how awful that can be...but I am betting this will cheer her right up!

You are a WONDERFUL daughter!

Hugs aplenty,
Sue

Merci-Notes said...
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Merci-Notes said...

Karla!
I hope that your Mom is feeling better very soon! Back pain is Extreme!
I know what you mean about scents...when my Dad died suddenly I smelled my Grandpa's pipe and my Dad's cigerette. My brother had the same thing happen. Also, after a very bad mornig (prior to the knowing of his death) I suddenly felt better. I think that there was alot going on for me that day.
I will keep your Mom and her back pain in my prayers .
Hugs,
Mary

Bumpkin Bears said...

that's a great gift, I'm sure your mum was delighted :)

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