I did find a small gift on Etsy but wanted to add to it. Having rummaged around my friend's pinterest boards, and blog hopped from some of her links, I decided to make a gift inspired by Rebecca Sower's autumn inspiration board.....
....and created a framed collection of tags that declare truth about my friend.
I started off thinking I'd make 4 or 5 tags but once I laid them out within the frame I realised I'd need lots!
I chose colours, fabrics and buttons that I was pretty sure she'd like and added words and truths from the Bible. The music fabric was created by another talented mutual friend.
I stamped some words but added others after cutting them out of an old prayer book. I can't bring myself to cut up a Bible (there are too many people in the world who can't afford them so it just seems wrong) but second hand bookshops often have cheap copies of the book of common prayer which contains great words, sometimes hymns, and usually some Psalms.
My friend loves to crochet and sew, and shares my love of buttons, so these all feature!
She's also a fan of hens teeth art (as am I!), which inspired the stitching on this button card. I adore making tags and have a little box full of them; think I might make myself a little board to hang them on! Tomorrow, though, I'm off to Harrogate ... to a workshop with Dina Wakley ..... so excited!! (and so glad I'm well enough!!!!)