my fabric version of a surprise ball
This is a big weekend, birthday-wise in our family. My sweetheart's birthday is tomorrow and my sister-in-law's was yesterday. Family tradition dictates that we celebrate them together at the beach house. It's the Memorial Birthday Weekend and is always a great time.
making the surprise ball was fun, so I wrapped another gift in fabric
the amazing jacquard ribbon on the orange gift
is from Renaissance Ribbons
Just finished gift wrapping, after being inspired by a post on Poppytalk. One of today's posts featured a story/photo about Surprise Balls from HulaSeventy (another great blog). As a child, I loved these things - the little trinkets, the color, the paper and especially the ritual of unwrapping! I decided on a slightly different take for one of the gifts – utilizing fabric strips as wrapping. Little collage Wish Tickets are tucked between several of the layers. Making a ball isn't as easy as I thought - especially since the gift is oval, not round. Beautiful ribbon from Hanah Silk helps hold it all together.
My sweetheart's gift wrap is a bit more traditional; left-over paper scraps and ribbon from my last enormous wrapping job. Now I just have to get the cake!
all the wrapped gifts