Monday, March 23, 2009

BLUE MONDAY


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally. If you go visit her you can get a list of all the other participants.
Today I'd like to share a blue gift that I made for my niece. She's expecting a baby boy in April. She has two girls so is so excited about having a boy this time.


I made her an altered art box to hold all babies firsts. Added some vintage images, millinery, buttons, lace, glitter and ribbons.







I put a piece of blue fabric inside to wrap all the firsts in!
So that's it for my blue today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl

27 comments:

Smilingsal said...

What a creative idea, and a thoughtful gift at that! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

jlshall said...

That is such a cute blue box! I love "altered" art and I collect old greeting cards, and your gift is a great combination of the two. Your niece is lucky to have such a thoughtful, crafty aunt!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

These little "Firsts" boxes of yours are adorable! Bree so cherishes the one you gifted her with!!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Such a sweet box! Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Blessings,
Sandi

linda said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift! There's only one word for it, BEAUTIFUL!

Happy Blue Monday!

Lynda said...

You're very creative, Shirl! Your keepsake box is lovely. Congratulations on the new baby in the family!

Claudie said...

Shirl, so precious. Your niece will have a very special place for your gift from the heart.
Happy blue Monday
Love Claudie
xoxo

Connie said...

Very cute, Shirl! I especially love that little box......
xoxo,
Connie

Blondie's Journal said...

Your niece is going to treasure this beautifl box forever. I have my little baby things in a sort of jumble, could have used something a fabulous as this!

xoxo
Janie

Cottage Rose said...

What a cute idea, love the box. You did a great job on it, love all the vintage photos. She will love it and so will baby..... congratulations on the on the new little boy...

Hugs;
Alaura

Mary said...

Cute cards and box! Happy Blue Monday! Mary :O)

Loretta said...

That gift is just soooo cute! What a fantastic job you did. I've never tried altered art.

She'sSewPretty said...

That's so pretty!! I came by to find out where you lived! LOL Why are you 3000 miles away! We could go shop till we dropped!

Happy To Be said...

Just Darling...Happy Blue Monday ...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bertie said...

What a great idea, Shirl. Pretty color, too. Love the vintage cards!

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Bertie said...

What a great idea, Shirl. Pretty color, too. Love the vintage cards!

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, what an adorable, special piece! Your neice will love it!!

Love you,
Amy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dear Friend, Shirl this baby keepsake box is adorable. I just love how you added all the first around the pretty blue sidrs. You are so talented. This is really lovely. I bet they would sell too in blues and pinks. Just an idea!

I loved catching up on your lovely posts. The green rose basket is gorgeous along with the bunny bowl. In fact, I have a tea set and platter with that bunny design on one side and flowers on the other. I will be showing it soon for Spring in a post.

Also just loved the cross book mark from Jen. She is so thoughtful and kind. My mother made one in ivory and I love it, since I collect bookmarkers.

Each and every post is such a delight to visit. I always enjoy my vist here Shirl and leave with such inspiration and peace.
Love ya, Celestina Marie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

That box is just sooooo precious. Your niece will love it! THanks for the compliments on the flowers. They were fun to put together and smelled good! I enjoy your blue Mondays.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Shirl!

What a darling baby box you made for your niece! I am sure she will love it to pieces! You are so clever and always coming up with cute ideas!

Where do you get your pretty blue ribbon/binding? I can't find it anywhere!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Lori said...

Shirl, Oh I love it!! I can only imagine if you made a girl one!!!! By the way,I lOVE my tea towel!! I'll post a pic son of where it's residing! Take care doll! Lori

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a gorgeous blue box! Love the vintage baby pics.

Hugs :)

Irma

~CC Catherine said...

Shirl, What an adorable and unique gift! Love it! ;) ~CC Catherine

Shirley said...

What a lovely package...I just love the gift tag.

Pearl said...

Great job! She will adore it.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a cute ideal Shirl. I know she will be thrilled.