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Jenny’s Amazing Gifts – Part 2

December 19, 2009

Hello everyone,

Today we’re going to look at another one of the awesome gifts that Jenny has made me over the years we’ve been together.

Now Jenny knows me very well indeed and some of you may know by now (if you’ve been paying attention) that I absolutely *love* tiny things. Jenny used this knowledge when making my birthday card last year and the results will astound and amaze.

How tiny is that?!

As you can see above, she made the most amazingly brilliant birthday card ever! It’s one of my cards, only it’s big enough to put on the end of my nose, or to be carried around on my thumb. The card was actually printed out using our printer, she made the envelope herself and she even made a tiny first class stamp! Look!

Miniature stamp

Even the address is genius. =)

On the inside it reads (in tinsy-winsy writing):

‘Dear Joe,

I hope you can read this!

Happy Birthday!

Love Jenny’

I know – how did she fit all that in such a tiny card? I don’t know either, but lets just accept it and not feel bad that we aren’t able to understand it.

Anyway, that’s all for today. But there are many more wonderful gifts for me to share, a couple of secrets to tell you and a couple of courses to show you pictures of – so keep your eye on this blog (though I wouldn’t expect many blog entries over christmas to be honest) for it’s all very interesting.

Happy Christmas to you all! I hope you all have a beautiful time free from work and have plenty of good cheer. =)

See you again soon,

Joe.

Jenny’s Amazing Gifts – Part 1

October 29, 2009

Hello there people,

Today I start a series of blog posts entitled ‘Jenny’s Amazing Gifts’ in which I will share with you a different amazing gift that Jenny, my wife and the illustrious creator of beautiful things over at Junky Chicken, has made me over the last 5 and a half years.

There’s 8 or 9 to show you so lets get started!

Now, as Jenny has just pointed out, I actually sort of started this series a few weeks ago with this post. So the second thing I’m going to show you is the amazing wallet she made me a few years back.

My wallet had started falling to pieces after years of being sat on, and I understandably needed a new one, but all I could find in shops were stupid designer wallets, wallets that wouldn’t have things in the right places (or would be lacking essential compartments), or would just be plain crazy.

A shoe wallet?!

So without my knowledge Jenny took my current wallet (while I was asleep or passed out I guess) and carefully studied it’s layout. Then while I was at work (I assume), she would be working away at it in anticipation to whatever celebration it happened to be for (which at this point I really can’t remember).  Anyway, it all turned out very well, as it was a beautiful, perfectly designed wallet.

walletclosed

It was obviously a lot less sat-on when she first gave it to me. =P

Beautiful handmade wallet opened up

Look at all the well placed compartments! So practical.

It’s mind-boggling that this is all handmade, and also that I’m still using this wallet now and it must be at least 3 years (perhaps even 4!) since I started sitting on it daily. The outside is made from various colours and textures of fabric overlapping each other to make a lovely stripy design. The inside has a velcro sealing change section, 3 card sections (that can fit a good 4-5 cards each) and a section for what I can only assume rich people use for wadges of that fancy paper money they use.

He's so rich, he doesn't even want anyone to know!

Anyway, it was an amazing gift and must have taken so much thought, time and effort! So I’m thinking you should all now go and buy something from Jenny’s shop, now you’ve been enlightened to her brilliance…

Or perhaps you need more convincing? In which case, stay tuned for part 2! (or 3)

Speak to you all soon,

Lovely seeing you,

Joe