Sunday, June 3, 2012

my birthday gift

I was super duper excited when a package from Lucky Jackson arrived between my doors a few days before my birthday. I had dropped a few hints to Ivan that I really wanted a certain embroidery from Jen's 365 project for my birthday (actually I told him specifically which embroidery I wanted numerous times). Something you should know about Ivan, he is terrible at keeping surprises a secret...especially gifts! I really thought that I was out of luck until said package showed up. Here's what was in it.
"I just blue myself". You sure did Tobias...you sure did. To say I love this is an understatement. Jen's work is amazing and I have been wanting this specific piece ever since the first time I saw it. I actually wanted to share it in a 5 Fave Friday post a long time ago but I didn't want anyone else to buy it. Oh, I'm such a selfish only child!

Thank you Ivan for such an amazing gift and thank you Jen for creating this masterpiece. Honourable mention to Chantilly for attempting to buy this for me just hours after Ivan did. I love you all! (Ivan a little more though...he's my husband). 

I know there are a lot of people with birthdays around mine. Did anyone else get an awesome handmade gift? Leave me a link if you want!

♥elycia

49 comments:

  1. Oh man, best gift ever!! For my birthday last year my boyfriend made me Potter Puppet Pals style puppets, it was the first time he'd ever sewed anything but they turned out so cute! Hope you have a great birthday. :)
    Faye x

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  2. This is amazing! My bf and I have been going through all the episodes of arrested lately and Tobias is our favorite. This is an awesome gift idea.
    "Tobias you blowhard!" haha

    Lauren

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  3. Best birthday present in the history of birthday presents!!

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  4. Hahaha! Jen was telling me about this 'bidders war' over this piece, too funny! Such a great piece for you home too - colours, pattern, wit..!
    Here's one colourful pick you'd like from my b-day stash: rainbow hand-made wool.. and a cute sheepy!
    http://needleandnestdesign.blogspot.ca/2012/05/colour-me-rainbow-wool-balloons.html
    Now I just need to learn to knit again... ay yi yi.

    Hope you and Kaylah had a blast of a weekend!
    xo
    Mel
    needle and nest

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  5. My birthday was on the 14th. I haven't taken photos of my presents yet, but my friend did a post about the jar full of presents she gave me and most of them are handmade: http://chane-oddoneout.blogspot.com/2012/05/happy-birthday-friend.html

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    1. That's so sweet! It sounds like you had a fun party :)

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    2. It was good enough for me to not care that I took hardly any photos, because I have the memories and that's enough :D

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  6. This is an amazing gift. AD is the best show ever and this line never gets old. Way to drop hints!

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  7. that is amazing!!!! i love her work, i feel like she like every single thing i like.

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  8. That's priceless. I like the little moles next to the banner.

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  9. That is so awesome. I love Arrested Development!

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  10. Sooo cute. I love this one too. The detail is amazing. Gosh, JEN is amazing...isn't she?

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  11. Brilliant present, really brilliant *slighty very jealous*. Are you going to hang it in the room your standing in? Because that would look really lovely against those blue walls.

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    1. I'm not sure where I'm going to hang it yet. The embroidery is a lot more blue than the walls but it still looks pretty. Oh decisions!

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  12. hilarious- I love it- and happy birthday!

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  13. That is so cool. So very very cool. LOVE arrested development.

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  14. Happy Birthday to you :*
    Awesome gift :)

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  15. That's such an awesome present. Happy belated!

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  16. That's hilarious, and a brilliant birthday present! That show rocks, and what a sweet husband you've found!
    C Marcia (Sequins)

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  17. Hi love.

    I just wanted to let you know that I found you and I adore your blog, attitude, and interests. I think too often people blurk (blog + lurk) and don't comment when they want to... I wanna change that!

    Keep up the good work. You are a positive and gorgeous force on the internet.

    Jes

    www.themilitantbaker.com

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    1. Hi Jes, thank you! I am a major blurker (ha, i like that word!) myself so I understand! Thanks for taking the time to comment. :)

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  18. Oh man, LUCKY! What a great gift. Glad you scored it :) A girl's gotta drop hints sometimes!

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  19. just perfect :) love embroidery, specially when they're so original!

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  20. OMG! I love arrested development! This is the COOLEST plate I have ever seen EVER!! Love Tobias!!! Yay!!

    Cathy Trails

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    1. It's actually an embroidery hoop but a plate would be cool too!

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  21. Best gift ever! haha I have been lusting over all of the arrested development pieces, this one especially is all kinds of awesome, oh man that show is the best!! Glad you had a great birthday too lady.
    xx

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  22. Wanting to wish you the happiest of belated birthday messages! I am sorry I missed it :( I hope you had a wonderful day.....at least I know you were spoilt rotten :)
    tone xo

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  23. I LOVE Jen's work so much! That one is so awesome! Of course my favorite ones are sold :(
    Bill Murray, http://www.luckyjackson.bigcartel.com/product/day-215-bill-murray
    Pee Wee! http://www.luckyjackson.bigcartel.com/product/day-202-pee-wee

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  24. I LOVE it!!! Jen is so talented!! PS I love your nail colors!! :)

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    1. Thank you! I am obsessed with that nude colour at the moment.

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  25. This is amazing!! I love it, I would totally not tell anyone about it too ha! x
    http://www.tigerlillyquinn.blogspot.com

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  26. Haha, that is so great! I also love that your nails match the piece.

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  27. That is a great picture! Anyone who likes Arrested Development gets cool points, but having this pictures blew your cool points score off the chart! :) Jen x

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  28. Happy Birthday once again and I am so glad Tobias has a new happy home!

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  29. haha love this!!! tobias is my fave. :) except every single other character on that show is also my fave so...there's that.

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  30. Happy birthday....seems you have enjoyed a lot on this occasion

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  31. I am soo jealous! My birthday is this weekend, and I hope I ge a gift that is even half as awesome as this.

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  32. Bahaha amazing. How awesome that Chantilly tried to buy it after Ivan got it. Love it.

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  33. Excellent present! My husband can be sneaky like that, too, he gives pretty awesome gifts!

    I got a beautiful granny square cushion for my birthday in early May from my friend: http://web.stagram.com/p/189853302929146413_16685431

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  34. you lucky duck!!!! I was so freakin excited when I saw that Lucky was doing an Arrested Development week. the piece is so much bigger than I thought! what an awesome gift!!!

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  35. Best gift ever...Are you going to hang it somewhere?

    Send gifts to pakistan

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