For the girl who has everything. And more.

Ellen is going to be 40 on Wednesday.


(I hope it wasn’t a secret. If so, oops.)

I wracked my brain for months about what to get her. Nothing inspired me.

And then I had an idea.

I’d make something cuddly and personalized. I’d take sweatshirts and repurpose them – I’d make a quilt. Oh and I’d iron on photos of her hub and kids. And back it with super soft fleece.

I finished it the other day and wrapped it today. I had to run over there and give it to her! I couldn’t stand it one more minute.

And she loved it.


(click on photos to enlarge if you want to see detail!)


7 thoughts on “For the girl who has everything. And more.

  1. E.K. is right…is there anything you can’t do woman? That is a lovely idea…what a meaningful gift…way better than a Starbuck’s card 🙂

  2. This is, by far, the most thoughtful, original gift I have ever received. I cannot believe what hard work and planning went into this. Not only do I have an AMAZING blanket, but it came from my amazing, wonderful friend. I’m so blessed to have you in my life Wendy! Thank you a million times over. It is the perfect gift.

  3. EK & CM – you’re very kind. I’m really NOT crafty. Not sure how this happened! But thanks. And yes, a Starbucks card would have just been too easy! (But she does love her caramel lattes!)

    Ellen – It was my pleasure. You’re a wonderful friend & I’m lucky to have you in MY life!

  4. Wow, that is a cool idea and it looks like it turned out great. I did not know Ellen was turning 40…I’ll have to wish her a happy birthday. The look of your blog changed….I have not read in several days. It’s always fun to read! Have a good day…Risa

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