Nothing in the world is much sweeter than making new friends, especially when those friends have the most wonderful hobby in common… crafting!
These projects were sent to me by my #1 fan… Lynn Gautheir. She says I inspire her… but truly SHE INSPIRES ME. Lynn and I became friends after she won some blog candy. We write each other often and I love her to pieces.
She is living proof that a hobby, especially paper crafting (LoL… I’m biased) is a form of therapy that helps us to become happier and even healthier.
In an article by By Julie Schimmelpfennig, GateHouse News Service she wrote…
“The socialization and bonding from activities, such as clubs, travel groups, attending classes, etc., have opened participants’ worlds to connections, and studies show it leads to longer life and better health,”-Dr. Joy Miller. Read more here.
The first project is a container that holds beverage packets and she filled it up with various flavors… I LOVE IT! The one above is a box that holds more beverage powder. She affixed velcro to it to keep it from opening and made the most adorable belly band.
The last project is another cute as a button tea bag holder. OHH EMM GEE! It’s so adorable I don’t want to open it, but I did just to show you the inside of it (below). The pictures really do not give these project any justice. They are absolutely stunning.
Within the package Lynn wrote me a very touching letter that I read through blurry eyes (remember my allergies) LoL. You are my forever friend Lynn and I am so grateful for your friendship.
Lynn does not have a blog, but it would be so sweet of you to leave her comments about her wonderful projects. She has arthritis and suffers from dizzy spells, yet she keeps up with her hobby, which brings her much joy. She is living proof that a hobby can make you happier and feel so much better.
Lynn writes, “I’m so glad that I found your site as it has inspired me to get back into working with paper, inks, punch’s, etc. It sure helps me cope with losing my mom. So… I can’t thank you enough…”
Lynn, you INSPIRE me! =)