My sweet ten year old had the time of her life and I was telling her afterward that she has the sweetest friends. Each one is so beautiful and full of sweetness especially, on the inside. What is even more special is they all love the Lord. She smiled and agreed. It was such a pleasure to give this last great party to her.
I have vowed that this year I would make all my gifts. I have enjoyed this so much and I think that everyone that I have made something for has been delighted. It is so nice to get a gift that is made from the heart! This is what I made her for her birthday. I made her a plaque for her room with a bible verse on it that I think is appropriate for her right now in her life. It is:
Do not let your adornment be merely outward arranging of the hair, wearing gold or putting on fine apparel-rather let it be the hidden person of the heart. With the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is
very precious in the sight of God.
I use a canvas board that is 6x12 and decoupaged a beautiful peony flower napkin to the front along with the bible verse. The bottom of the napkin had a wonderful stripey border in fuchsia, green and pink. I aged the edges with oil pastels and then embellished with silk and velvet flowers, beaded bobbles, and leaves. I trimmed it with scalloped craft pearls at the bottom and strung a beautiful striped ribbon to hang it from. Then I put on a bit of sparkly glitter.