Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nifty Crafty Creative Nan!

I wanted to get this up last night, but after the trip out and back from my parents, I was zonked (and it was after midnight anyway). But, I just want everyone to know how absolutely excited I am!

I couple of weeks ago, I won a contest of Nan's over at her blog - you SERIOUSLY need to check it out (I'll do another post tomorrow all about her latest contest, and the fun she has going on over there!) For tonight though, I want to give this sweet lady major props and show off the wonderful prize she made just for me!!!

Lookit!!!!

Isn't it beautiful?!! You may not be able to tell exactly what it is, and for those of you who are familiar with Nan's Blog I bet you're thinking, "Hmmm - never seen anything like this in her archive of creations." That's right, you haven't!

We e-mailed back and forth after I'd won the contest, and she was trying to pin me down on when purse I wanted. I told her out of all honesty that I would love either one! But I wouldn't be using it for a purse - the minute I saw those beautiful weavings, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I want to hang it up with flowers inside its little pouch, in our living room next to the door with a sign that says, "Weave Your Worries Here"

When I told Nan about my idea, she actually made this especially for me! I took more pictures so you can better see how it's made...




















She has tons of pics over there of more of the awesome purses she's made as well - to me, the most amazing part of her beautiful creations is that they are all recycled! You'll see some pictured that are crocheted, and though she doesn't really do them much anymore - just FYI - they were made out of plastic grocery bags. The ones made like the one she sent me are made (I think) out of magazines! I also told her that her weavings reminded me of Gum Wrapper Chains that my Mom taught me how to do when I was just a little girl. She told me that they used to them when she was in school, and the goal was to see how long it would get (Not as long as THIS though!!) It brought back really great memories... Anyway, it's so incredible that Nan's able to to what she does!

So tomorrow, my #1 goal is to get to the craft store. I can't wait to get pics of how it all turns out! Nan, I cannot thank you enough for the weaving - it's even more perfect that I could have imagined.

A lot more happened today as well, but I shall try to revisit it tomorrow. Tonight, I'm content to sit and admire the special piece of art that already has a big place in my heart. Love to all and God Bless!

4 comments:

E and T said...

What a beautiful prize. It's so special because it was custom made just for you.

Amanda, thank you for leaving me that gorgeous poem on my blog about children's books. It was a real treat to read this and I absolutely loved it.

Nan said...

My dear sweet Amanda, you are way too generous with your praise!! I see so many flaws from here! Oh well, I'm glad you like it. Even though I am tempted to cringe when I saw the pictures.

Little Ladybug Designs said...

It's beautiful! Nan is very talented!

Kendra said...

Congrats on the win. It's very nice. :)