My dear friend, Lori, spoils my daughter and I each and every year at Christmas. We now live in different states but both go "home" to Michigan for the holidays. While there, we girls exchange gifts (our poor husbands don't get anything anymore - it's all about the pretties).
I have such fun choosing gifts for her and her girls and wrapping them all up prettily (don't ask about this year's gift bag debacle!). Lori made the most amazing paper bows this year, I couldn't wait to see what was inside. Of course, I was not disappointed. Look at these lovelies...
I adore this collage - isn't it just too much?
I also got this fabulous book filled with images from old Sears catalogs and vintage wrapping paper. She gave my girl these sweet frozen charlottes from Jennifer Murphy (love her).
She founds these gorgeous pillows with barkcloth appliques. They match a barkcloth throw in my family room exactly - how does she do it?
Continuing with the barkcloth theme...she embellished this jean jacket for my girl. Miss Ava now has an original LoriLynn! This is like the one that was featured in Altered Couture. Lori, I think that I know what I want next year for Christmas - one in my size...please?
This sums up how we were all feeling that evening!
I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful friend - not because of the pretties, but because she "gets" me and still loves me anyway. I am blessed...