I love it when I get to make gifts for people. I really try not to be annoying about it. I mean I don’t make things to get out of buying things. It is nice to save money when you are on a budget but I genuinely enjoy being creative. So, when the stars line up affording me the time, opportunity and inspiration to make something I believe someone else will appreciate, truly, I am at my happiest.
Up until recently, I never had the chance to make anything for my dad. Dad is a manly sort of guy! I make jewelry, bath and body products, etc. While he enjoys my baked goods, I have never have been able to make him anything that lasts. So, imagine my delight when I happened across this dragon egg tutorial from Accio Lacqueur! So happy!
Just to give you a little background. Dad is a very well-read cat, everything from classics to military history, sci-fi, thrillers, you name it BUT fantasy is one of his faves. So, Dad is a big Game of Thrones fan. In fact, Dad, my brother, sister and I, all started out reading the George RR Martin Series but I bowed out after two or three books. (I need more dragons and magic, less gore; more romance, less creepy sex. I digress…) Dad has been an avid fan of the show since the beginning. When he took me to the Renaissance Festival last September, it seemed like every time we turned a corner, he was greeted with “Game of thrones!” or “Winter is Coming!” because he was sporting the coolest Family Stark tee shirt in all the realm.
We both like dragons. Here are two of Dad’s snaps from that day:
Pretty cool huh?
So, after after putting 5000+ tiny coats of varnish on 1000+ tacks over countless netflix sessions, this
So much fun! I just had to share.
Do you ever make gifts for people? Leave me a reply in the comments section. I would love to hear all about them.