Everyone loved their gifts this year. I like everyone else love items that evoke a memory. I am drawn to collecting bits and pieces. When my mom and sister in law left behind so small items, I spent hours going through boxes. I found rosaries, medals, keys, watch parts and gadgets. My work area was covered with all the stuff and I must have fiddled for hours. It gave me time to relect on my mom and dad, how much I miss them and how I value them. With all that in mind I made these trays for my family. What was really awesome is they cost about $1 to $5 per gift!! Here is the post that I ran earlier last month...
|My work Area|
I grew up playing in my Pops watch repair shop. He had his shop ,downtown Orlando, in the front of the house. He had the most fabulous workshop. I would spend hours in his shop playing with the tools and jewelry. I had my own drawer and would put "my" jewels in there. I can still remember the ring I hid in there, I don't have that but do have a vintage wedding ring set he let me play with and too many watches!! Or can you have to much...
I made myself a little work tray for inspiration
These are secret surprises for my family...all made with my Pops and Mom's parts...I couldn't part with any of these, isn't that the way with all our collections!
The Key is pointing "2 Always"! The clock face from my mom's collection, the key from his sisters estate.
The pins from his fathers work and a knob to hang jewlry.
This one is for my brother, he restores cars...I had to buy the speedometer but the rest came from our old house
I hope your projects were just as fun, thank you for letting me revisit my memories!!
Happy New Year,
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