Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Birthday Gift


Today is June 1st, and it is 13 days until my boyfriend's birthday. I made him a birthday countdown box from an old typedrawer. Kind of like an advent calendar, each slot contains a vial with a tag attached...13 vials in all, one for each day until his birthday. I filled the vials with various things, for texture and color then attached a tag with a sentiment related to the vial's contents. I tied the tags to the vials with baker's twin and sealed them with beeswax. To the right of the vials is an accordion book that reads "for you," when closed, and is the end of a message when the book is open.



A detail of the contents of one of the vials... tiny carrots for my "rabbit."

6 comments:

ACS & CC said...

I loved your present more than anything else I have ever been given. Once again it lets me know how magic you are and how truly lucky I am to be with you.

ACS & CC said...

Hey-
I know you, bunny...

Maria Janosko said...

courtney, you are by far the BEST gift giver I have ever known. I agree that you're pretty magical.

Spiced Coffee said...

This had to be the most wonderful, thoughtful gift I've ever seen! What a lucky guy!

ACS & CC said...

Yeah...he's pretty spoiled. But its nice to make something for someone who will appreciate it!

Sara said...

I totally agree with Maria. Totally the best gift giver ever.