Crafty by Nature

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Father's Day and all that goes with it...

Good morning everyone!

Father's Day is coming up. Like Mother's Day, it is bitter sweet for me. Both my parents have passed and I have always felt like an orphan on these days. That is up until recently.

My husband has a wonderful set of parents. His father, is the type of father every person should have. Caring, generous and kind. What more could a person ask for.

So, I wanted to make him something different and special as a card. I thought about everything this 80+ year old man does, and decided that what I wished most for him was a day of calm, of peace.

Here is what I made for him. The deck chair is made of paper, in fact the only parts of this little gift, that are not paper are the ribbon on the lid and the acetate sides of the display box. The little red book is actually a miniature card with a greeting on it. On the lid, I wrote "Relax and Enjoy your Day".
Although fiddly to make because of the little teeny folds, it was fun too. I am looking forward to making others in this series.
I sure hope he likes it.




Denise Clark said...

This is just wonderful! I love it! Hard to imagine that the creation is all paper! Wow! I think a peaceful relaxing day is pleasant to almost anyone! :)

Linda said...

Hi, i clicked on to your blog name where you left a comment on someone else's blog. Just like to say the deck chair you have done for a father's day card, it's great.....fab, well done. Hugs linda x