April 03, 2008

Handmade Gifts

As you all know by now, I'll be getting married in a few weeks. I'm pretty much making everything I can for this party, but for a few things I decided to just let go and shop! You'll be happy to know that the majority of our wedding party gifts are Etsy purchases (I'm making the rest). I've ordered a whole plethora of fun stuff, here's some now:

I've always wanted to buy some monkey soap. This one's from dreamy1 and will make my flower girl very happy.

My 11 year old niece is going to be a junior bridesmaid. She'll love this necklace and matching earrings from jensjewelry. Jen went out of her way to alter these pieces to fit my niece. She also made a bracelet kit to match.

This one's a gift for me! I bought a bunch of rose colored pearls & crystals to sew onto my dress. When I saw this, I had to get it from RingsbyMarie. She made one in my size and had it in the mail the next day!

Who wouldn't like an adorable little lavender sachet from lindylou2? They smell divine and are as cute as can be. I liked them so much, I ordered 2 more.

Our ring bearer, Nick's nephew, will dig this beetle soap. His mom and my future husband were brought home from the hospital in a car like this. I doubt it smelled as sweet! Thanks to SpecialtySoapShop for making it especially for me.

At my rehearsal dinner/BBQ I will be giving this bracelet kit to my flower girl, Nick's niece. I though it would be a great way for her to bond with my niece. It will be nice for them to make friends before the big day. Put together special by handmadeliving.

There's more to come too! I've been having some fun amidst all the work. :)


Christina J. said...

You found some great gifts! I love the sachets! Your ring is really pretty, too. I know a little boy who would like monkey soap!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Its so wonderful you are buying many of your wedding things from Etsy. That monkey soap is awesome. At first I thought it was chocolate!

Bee said...

You are so thoughtful! Cant wait to see pictures of your big day!

Jenn Maruska said...

Glad to hear you've had some fun and taken a break from all your sewing - you've found some great gifts!

How did you find monkey soap - that's fantastic! : )

Junie Moon said...

What delightful gifts and I love that you either made them or purchased them via other crafters. That monkey soap makes me laugh out loud, truly adorable!

Melissa said...

Wonderful gifts! I love shopping on Etsy. Christmas time was a blast, picking up little things for everyone.
The rose pearl ring is especially gorgeous. And the monkey soap, so cute!

Anonymous said...

love the set of earings and necklace...I thought the monkey was made out of chocolate!

Kelly @ Growing.Learning.Playing. said...

Those are all such lovely gifts! I love Etsy, I just have yet to buy from anyone on there.