It was a bit emotional!!! She painted a 4 x 12 canvas and then added photos of her and her sister... some of these photos are OLD... there's even one when Mikayla was only a few days old! She's added an photos of them individually as well as photos together and it's just stunning! I'm going to hang it above my desk so that I can look at it regularly :)
Yesterday morning Krystal made everyone breakfast... pancakes with maple syrup and cream YUM!!! And while I was eating breakfast she passed me over another present (from both of them)... yep it was a total surprise! They'd bought me the DVD of Music and Lyrics as well as a box of Guylian chocolates :)
Then Krystal was off to work at Spotlight. This DD is growing up way to fast!!She's been wanting a 'specific' watch for quite a while now and she's finally bought herself all the bits and pieces she wanted (including a great little tool kit - might have to borrow that!) and made her own... it's that D.I.Y. attitude coming through again LOL Here's her finished watch:It's really gorgeous... this started off as a couple of bags of beads, some charms, 1metre of chain and the watch face. Unbelieveable how talented she is! I managed to get a couple more photos before she went to work... here's the side:And the back:And a closeup of the watch face:Her co-workers at Spotlight were really impressed and she said that she LOVES wearing it! During the day Dave and I went down to the local craft market for a bit of a look and then we came home to work on a jig saw puzzle... check out the concentration!!Mum has also been busy with her tags again! You might remember her pink and lace one she did... well she decided that it wasn't quite what she wanted and now she's done it in lavendar and lace and I have to admit that I REALLY like this one heaps more:She also made the tag for Nana (my great grandmother) and sent it to me... minus the story! She wanted to see if I could figure it out for myself... and I got most of it but there were parts of her story that I didn't know so now I can share the tag and the full story :)The parts I knew: Nana's favourite colours were soft pinks and greens, the dog represents her black lab she had when I was a little girl (Niggy was her best friend in the world and actually died trying to save her life). Everything Nana did she did with love - she was an incredible woman! She used to sew on an old singer sewing machine which one of my sisters inherited and it still works! The parts I didn't know: The tent (under the sewing machine) represents the tents Nana used to repair for the Ministry of Works... apparently Nana and Pa lived beside the M of W and Pa used to bring the tents home and Nana would fix them. Pa also used to catch fish and sell them and it was Nana's job to sling the nets out (with weights attached) and pull them in... then Pa would sell the fish and keep the money! Nana also mended fishing nets and Mum can remember coming home to seeing a fishing net slung up on the long clothesline and Nana doing repairs to it.
On a final note... I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your comments and support about Scrapbook Dreams! I've been totally blown away by all your support and encouragement! So far it's going really well... we're up to the 4th sneak peek and the final sneak will be shown tomorrow before the kit officially goes on sale on Wednesday. I'll let you know how it all goes :)