Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pay it forward part III and some other updates...



Hello everybody!

As I told you in my virtual prom post I would post anything I could find, what should have been in that post: well here is my date! Elvis is alive and better...he is in my bedroom!! Hahaha! Isn't he gorgeous? Actually (no one should have guessed of course) this is my husband, dressed to be ambassador of 'Bloom'. Bloom is a UN-project his company wants to support. It's goal is to accomplish that every child receives a proper education (one of the human rights). My husband is going to raise funds tomorrow night dressed up and acting as a quiz master (the word bloom sounds the same as our word for flower). I am so proud of him!

Now for the final part of 'Pay it forward" (see 11-1 and yesterday). I want to show you what I have made.



These are little note-books. I have bought some cheap ordinary note books in a dime store. I have put wallpaper paste on the cover and glued some vintage wallpaper on, cut them straight. Then I put on a piece of cut musical paper (or in one case a paper doily) and on top of that an old picture of a girl with hat (which started its life as a Christmas card). On the hat of the girls I have glued a (fake, what did you expect?) gem. As this is NOT a note book that should be used at home to write down your grocery needs, but this should accompany you on your exciting journey through the world, ready to take every inspirational thought in your handbag. When being in a purse in the company of a used hankie, some candy a plastic bag and so on, this note book could easily get wrinkled, which isn't good for inspiration. That's why I have taken some elastic ribbon to keep this note-book closed. I have closed the ribbon by putting on a little rose on both ends.
These were the first 4 I have made. And I have sent them to Elizabeth and Elly, both ladies have very inspiring blogs, check them!! One was sent to my cousin (whom you have met in a previous post) and the last one was given to Z. my neighbour, whom you are about to meet any moment, as I visited her and she showed me her collection of antique knickers. Is this a cliffhanger or what? See you soon, have a nice weekend! LiLi

10 comments:

Lori said...

Hi Lili!!! DH looks fab in his "elvis" attire!!!
love the sweet notebooks you made for pay it forward they are CUTE!

rosabeer said...

Nou ja zeg Lidwien, hier is mijn Hans niets bij in zijn overhemd met bijpassende beker, of jagerskostuum. Hij is er helemaal stil van en weet even niets te zeggen. We wensen hem heel veel succes toe met zijn fondsenwerving.
Geweldig !!!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Lili, Your husband looks so adorable!! I LOVE the little notebooks you made. xo

Elly said...

Wauw, wat een lekker ding zo! En dat is lekker jouw mannetje!!! Wens hem veel succes met z'n werving! En wat een leuk gezicht zo, al die schattige noteboekjes bijelkaar. Ik ben er nog steeds erg blij mee!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Those little notebooks are very sweet! Good idea!

Kitty

P.S. - Hubby looks good!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Your mister Bloom looks really great! Jet

Anja said...

Hahaha, wat heb jij een toffe echtgenoot zeg! En dat bedoel ik dubbel: leuk dat hij zich zo laat kleden EN dat hij zich zo inzet voor die kinderen. *APPLAUS* hoor!!!

De notebooks zijn leuk zeg! De lat voor ons kleine swapje ligt nu wel hoger ;-)

KreativeMix said...

Love the adorable elvis outfit picture :-)............ those little notebooks are fabulous!!!

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Helemaal GROOVY hoor! Fijn ook om te zien dat hij zich zo comfortabel voelt in deze outfit. Hij kan het ook heeeeeel goed hebben!
Fijn Sinterklaasweekend!!

Sol said...

Hi there. Just wanted to tell you that I have sent the magazines to you. I did so last week, but maybe it will take some time before they are there. Wishing you a great week!