Monday, January 30, 2006

happy package

My mom sent me a 'happy package' loaded with goodies, and for no particular reason. First off, a bunch of cool MikWright stuff. Post-it notes, memo pad, magnet , notebook, and a calendar.
Then, the screen play for one of my all time favorite movies "It's a Wonderful Life" . I watch this movie year round. My brother-in-law is a big fan too and every Christmas (just about) we play the trivia game. So now, I have a study guide, heh heh heh. Ever wonder what the name of the other heavenly body is, other than Joseph? Well...It's Franklin.

Then, she got all crafty on me and made each of the Dixie Dolls (the crafty girl gang I belong to) their own cigar box purse! These are her first attempts at cigar box purses and they look fabulous!

The handle is red, black and white dice beads strung on wire. The inside is lined with black felt and she even made a little strap from black and white polka dot ribbon that will hold on to the lid when it's open. This can be seen, kinda, on the purse to the left. On one side is an image of martinis with the words 'martini lounge' (shown) and the other side (not shown) has an illo of a girl in a pink martini glass. The front and back of the purses have the Dixie Doll logo.

The Dixie Dolls are going to be styling these at the next show we go to! Thanks mom!

11 comments:

juliebean said...

how cool is your mom??!?!!? i love the purses and the care package...you're right, they're fabulous!!!

julia said...

Um, hello!?! Your mom is the coolest! I can't believe she totally gets your look and MAKES you stuff like this!

I *love* It's A Wonderful Life! Of course, I love all things vintage Xmas all year long, but this movie is one of my favorites. Since you're a trivia maven, do you know if the Sesame Street Bert and Ernie are named after the cop & taxi driver (who decorate for the honeymoon) Bert and Ernie? I've always wondered that.

joy madison said...

your mom's the bomb!!!!

megan said...

What a great mom! The purses she made are nothing short of AWESOME!

elizabeth said...

your mom is AWESOME!!! love that cigar purse :)

IzzyMom said...

Those purses are super cute. I can't believe she sent you MikWright. I love that stuff! Your mom is way cool :-)

Jennifer said...

Truly amazing - Like mother, like daughter, I guess!! The purses are great - I wonder where she found the dice? They are way cool!

patricia said...

i always get a hoot outta the mik wright cards...

Stephanie said...

Your mom is cool. and I lovelovelove "It's a Wonderful Life"!

my house is cuter than yours said...

~julia~ i don't know if there is a connection or not with the bert and ernie thing. I asked another fellow IAWL nut and he said he believes it's just a co-winky dink.
~jen~Hobby Lobby sells the dice beads in 2 sizes. The Dixie Dolls make earrings from them.

Mom said...

Mellie, I am so glad you like the "goody box" I sent!!! I see things all the time that I think you will like, so future goodie boxes are in your future!!!

Thanks to all you great girls out there for the support of my first attempts at cigar box making!!!! (I usually sew and cook!) I also bought some paper and wood cigar boxes, so my little angel from heaven might be seeing my attempt at making purses out of those in a future goodie box!!! Love, Mom