Birthday Card for Jake

For Jake’s 34th birthday, I designed and hand crafted this multi-layered card containing 4 mini envelopes hidden beneath a velum overlay. Above each envelope there is a number and a clue to something that is inside.  The layers of the card are sewn together on the left and fastened with three ties on the right. The card and contents then fit into a larger matching envelope, and his gift was wrapped in a similar style.

#1 because I love you:  a handwritten letter.

#2 because you’re sweet:  a mini dark chocolate bar.

#3 because we’re lucky:  a few lotto/scratch tickets.

#4 because life is amazing:  a visualization of 34 amazing moments of the past year.

Erin’s Birthday Suite

Indian Spice Kits

Just before Christmas I returned from my third trip to India. I came home with an array of spices and decided I needed to share the wealth. I assembled mini Indian cooking kits for friends and family Christmas gifts. Each kit included:

  • 6 Tins: Garam Masala, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Chilli, Coriander and Cumin.
  • 4 Bags: Cinnamon stick, Anise stars, Bay leaves and Cloves
  • 1 Jar: Jasmine Green Tea
  • 1 Book: Simply Indian by Tahera Rawji
  • 1 Chocolate Bar:  Fig, Fennel & Almond or Coconut Curry by local Theo’s Chocolate.