Number of years known: 6
How I know her: Emy is a blog friend I have not had the pleasure meeting in real life -- yet. We have very similar tastes and political views, and I think we even look similar -- long lost sisters!
Have you heard about Emy before on The Felt Mouse?: My favorite post about Emy was the swap we did when she was living in Italy. Here is what she sent, and what I sent.
The project: With almost all of these Facebook projects, I had a bit of a brain freeze at first, but then something kinda came to me out of the blue. I could have made everybody an apron and called it a day, but I wanted to make something that reflected the person or our relationship.
You know how all the cool girls use $12 Weck jars to can their homemade preserves made using fruit they picked at a local farm, right? And *of course* the cool girls also always find exactly what they are looking for when they go to the thrift store, versus encountering a sea of stained Rubbermaid containers and bags of Happy Meal toys. Soo perfect to complete my snarky gift!
I have also been pawning off stuff from my junk box as part of these Facebook gifts, so I pulled together all the little birdie/woodland items I had on hand -- things curated from swap packages and craft fairs -- and put them in a stamped muslin bag (which so happened to come from Anthropologie).
I had doubles of the snail pattern because I lied when I made this little guy, and I actually did already have the wee wonderfuls snail pattern on hand, but had lost it in a sea of crap in my craft room -- I'm still going here, by the way, with the cliches.
The jar was wrapped in some cute as can be faux bois wrapping paper I found recently at the Target dollar section, and some red and white baker's twine. There was also a little gift tag of a gnome, but didn't get a pic with that.
So how many craft blog cliches was that? Don't know what she will do with this...but hopefully years from now when blogs have been replaced with the next best thing, Emy will remember her blog buddy and all the fun inspiration they got from reading craft blogs obsessively.
Favorite of the day: Slow day b/c of the holiday
Working on: Finally, finally the finishing touches on the dining room project