Sunday, June 14, 2009

Up, up and Away

My friend Totem has gone to San Fransisco for work and I made a little goodie bag for her to take on her trip.

There is a passport cover made out of heavy denim, with an aeroplane embroidered on the front, a pocket on the back with a button catch on the front, and lined with left over fabric from the curtains in her girls' bedroom. Thanks to Jessica for the tutorial that got me started.



An 'Aeroplane Survival Puzzle Book' to help fill the hours from Melbourne to San Fransisco. Inside is a 'Spot the Difference' - I used a photo of our kids and changed it in Photoshop... lots of fun to make! - a crossword with clues that I made up that relate to my friend, a word search with names of her special people, Sudoku, lateral thinking puzzles, dot-to-dot and a few other time fillers.


And of course, some lollies in case/when a quick sugar fix is needed.

9 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

how cute are they!
what a great friend to give her some mind stimulation & of course SUGAR!!!!
she'll love her gorgeous & very thoughtful gifts!

Anonymous said...

Totem here, I am currently in the qantas club at LA airport waiting for my flight home passing the time with my puzzle book and eating minties. I really am the luckiest friend in the world! The passport cover reminds me of my girls every time I open it.

Sandrine said...

What a sweet friend you are Nikki!That a fantastic handmade thoughful travel pack...and you talk to a semi expert in long travel with little ones here;)
Thanks for crossing your fingers for me today, that was excellent;)

Stephanie and Carlos said...

What an awesome friend you are!! So jealous right now!! hehe

xo Steph

LadyFi said...

You are very clever and so very thoughtful - LOVE the embroidery on the cover

truj said...

I can't wait to go somewhere - don't worry, I will make sure you have plenty of notice!

edward and lilly said...

That is so cool, what a great and clever friend you are!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That's the lovliest gift - what a nice friend you are. I love the passport cover and your beautiful embroidery.

Mark Fitzgerald said...

You should post a clear image of the spot-the-difference. That was hilarious!