T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ecofriendly Wedding Gift

Remember I hinted I was working on an ecofriendly wedding gift for an ecofriendly wedding. Well, the wedding was this past weekend so I can now put up a photo. Here's the finished product:

Bamboo cutting boards and spoons, reusable shopping sacks, pot holders, wash cloths, bamboo coasters, and Idaho honey (from "free range" honey bees).

Here are the individual homemade items in the basket:

My signature reversible reusable shopping bags.

My mom helped with these - wash cloths on the left, pot holders on the right - organic unbleached cotton yarn used.

Here's a photo of me with my ecofriendly baby ready for the wedding.

My mom and sis entertaining T Rex Princess before the ceremony.

It was kind of surreal experience witnessing my cousin's wedding. When my mom was recently divorced, my aunt and uncle took my mom and me camping. They insisted that my mom needed a break, and I, being 3 years old, was happy to go fishing with my favorite uncle. On that trip was my cousin who was pregnant with the baby girl who would be this bride. I remember it was the first time I had been around anyone pregnant and was extremely curious. I think I asked my cousin multiple times to see her belly. Awesome to me that baby would turn into this incredibly beautiful (inside and out) young women.

Two most gorgeous ladies at the wedding!

It was truly a gift to get to witness such a lovely event on such a lovely day. Best wishes to this lovely couple. And enjoy your gift! It was a lot of fun to make.


Alyssa said...

That's a beautiful post. I love the last photo especially. You certainly put time and effort into a perfect wedding gift.

Emily said...

How cool is that! What a thoughtful and wonderful wedding gift! You do so much good in this world. How lucky this world is to have you in it!!

Ginger said...

Can we backtrack 7 1/2 years and I'll invite you to my wedding...just so I can score some ecofriendly goodies? :) That's a wonderful gift!

Have a happy day.

septembermom said...

That pretty "kissing" picture is wonderful! What a beautiful day for everyone. You give the most thoughtful gifts :) Awesome job as usual my friend!!

Jenners said...

Your gift was beautiful and appropriate. Love those shopping bags!!!!!

And what a little poser Miss Ecofriendly Baby is??? Look at that smile!

angie said...

What a fantastic gift, and great photos too!

Nina said...

That is a wonderful story. I am amazed you remember something from when you were three. It must have really made an impression on you.

What a nice gift. I love how crafty you are. Done a couple of my own projects recently. I new blanket & pillow case for preschool, chopped off several onesies shirts and made them t-shirts. Next big task, replacing the fabric on my porch swing. The swing is great, the fabric is falling apart so it will be like new once I redo it.

lizhasalife said...

That is beautiful! What an amazing wedding gift and how cute you all were for the wedding. Awe!

Megg said...

We loved the gift so much. It was beautiful! Thank you for the sweet words. I really enjoyed reading the story.

Love you guys!