Monday, May 10, 2010

Amok!



Every year, I try and follow the anniversary "theme." Our first year was paper, and I made Jeremy bookmarks (why I thought he needed 10 bookmarks I will never know.). Last year was easy, and I just got Jeremy an M&M container full of personalized candies. Oh yeah, that was awesome!


Some years have been more difficult than others. The Wood Anniversary saw me chiseling a wood landscape for Jeremy which turned out pretty well. It was half way through the project that I realized the pattern was designed for a machine, not chisels. Oh well...




Well, this year is yet again an interesting element, or uh, metal...Copper, my friends...I suppose I could give Jeremy a jar of pennies and call it good, but no, I have to do things the hard way...




Let's just say that the project so far isn't turning out quite like I had hoped, and so far has been marred, scratched, and then splattered on by yours truly. I am starting to rethink my handmade gift approach. Bleh...




*SIGH*


Jeremy is always gracious, though. And as the years pass by, I would like to think that the small tokens of love I produce for him will have deeper meaning and, if nothing else, sentimental value.

4 comments:

Jam In Stew said...

I think they have more meaning when you know the person has gone to a good bit of effort to produce a gift. For V-day this year, Em typed out 100 things she loves about me and rolled the strips up and put them in a jar. I get to read one or more a day if I want. I love it!

Les said...
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Les said...

I applaud you for doing homemade gifts. Brett and I have tried to do homemade gifts for Christmas for the past four years. So far I have completed one before Christmas and 2 others remain unfinished. Homemade gifts are hard, I am intrigued with what you are making; good luck let me know how it turns out.

Rebecca said...

I want to see the finished product too ! :)

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