I just caught up with all of the amazing projects that have been going on here! Too many to mention - I love all of them!
I have been really absent for awhile - after a few horrendously busy months, I just filed my dissertation last week! I will actually get to participate in graduation in June (yay!) (and have my whole family show up at my house... yay?). So although I want to celebrate by crafting, I actually have to catch up on all the housework, yardwork, and other work that I have been neglecting for the last six months... (just when I thought I would be able to relax!).
But, I am making some thank-you gifts for my committee members. The only one that I have done is for my chair.
His thank you card:
We had talked about infusing drinks (he likes a good cocktail occasionally) so about three weeks ago I started a ginger vodka infusion. I also found an awesome bottle at Goodwill. I think I went a bit over the top with the decorations for it (they are not practical when pouring) but I like the drawer-pull cork stopper.
You can see a little of the ginger that I added in the bottle. After pouring off the vodka, I now have a ton of vodka infused ginger that I need to figure out what to do with!
Hanging from the back is a metal oval that I stamped "Thank you" on. After trying three times I realized that I really need to work on my stamping skills (it seems like it should be so easy!)
I am hoping to give it to him today or tomorrow.