Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March Madness - Day 9 - Friends

Living in the US is great and I've enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends over the 10 years that I've been here, but I do miss my friends from the UK. I get over to see them and family as much as possible, and we always fall into an easy conversation, no matter how long it's been since we saw each other.

When one of my friends suggested I make her a motivational card to inspire her when she looked at it, I wanted to make something extra special for my special friend. Instead of a card I decided to make a wall hanging that she could hang by her desk and see everyday.

For some inspiration myself I read through a lovely book of poems, called Friends Forever and found the perfect one by Collin McCarty called 'Promise Me'. I paired this beautiful poem with some colorful paper and mounted it onto my board which I had covered in a fun knitted look card that reminded me of a warm hug, and a bright yellow gerbera daisy that would brighten any day.

I made a special little hidden message too, just for my friend and so its hidden beneath the 'Thinking of you makes me smile' stamp. I made the hanging ribbon from some daisy ribbon and tied a big beautiful bow on top.

I hope that my friend loves her new wall hanging and that everytime she looks at it, she thinks of me and it makes her smile.


  1. Absolutely adorable! I am sure she will be thrilled.
    I left the UK 16 years ago and always slip back in with my friends when I visit. Wonderful isn't it?

  2. Thank you Lisa, yes its always great to meet up with old friends, and also to make new ones!