Thursday, 20 October 2011

Just because...

Do you sometimes give gifts to people just because. Just because they are special to you. Just because you want to make someone happy. Just because it's nice to get a little surprise, it brightens anyones day. Just because.

This week I decided to do few bookmarks (that I saw on pinterest) to people just because. I'll tell you the stories for two of them.

This first bookmark is for Lillian, the lady who does rhyme time at the library. Emma adores her. Last week Emma ran to her and spent most of the rhyme time on her lap instead of being with me. Lillian has made us feel so welcome and it means the world to us that she has taken the time to get to know us.

Then she told us that she will be moving and this week is going to be her last rhyme time with us. I nearly cried (I'm a bit emotional like that over silly things). So I wanted to make something little for her to say thank you and that we are going to miss her. And what gift would be more suited than a bookmark.

Lillian, if you ever read this, we love you! You are amazing!

This one is for my dear friends daughter, Holly. She is 11 and going through some rough time at the moment. It's not always easy to be the first of four kids, people expect you to help and count on you with many things.

I saw this text somewhere and I thought of Holly immediately. But different to the other bookmark, I'm not planning on her finding out who it is from. I just want her to get this and know that someone is thinking of her. Plus it might be nice to know that you have a secret friend. All I can do is hope that it will cheer her up, just because.

Have you ever given something just because?


  1. I love the needlework of the words.

    Gorgeous ;)

  2. These bookmarks are beautifully made. Your sewing is so neat and the sentiment sounds perfect to make an 11 year old feel good. I've given something just because, it's quite fun isn't it and just to let that person know you are thinking of them. :)

  3. stunning, i love them. One of the greatest joys of making things is giving gifts.

  4. lovely gifts, such a great idea! love your color choices too :-)

  5. Sä oot vaan niin paras. Ikävä! Suvi-Tuuli

  6. jokainen 11-vuotias tarvitsee salaisen ystävän, joka on niin kun sä. :)
    hienot just becauset.

  7. Thanks so much all of you. I really enjoyed making these!

  8. Oh, that is just awesome, a sweet surprise & I bet they were tickled pink!


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