Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's a Boy

Thursday of last week, the Farmboy called me from his office.
He had a favor to ask of me.

A co-worker in his department would soon be a father
and the office was going to throw a baby shower for him.
Could I, the Farmboy asked, decorate a box for the shower.
A place to collect parenting advice for the soon to be parents.
He would need it in exactly one week.
After the 1.5 seconds of panic that I always feel when I've been asked to create something,
I told him yes, I would.

And then I promptly did what I do best.
I procrastinated.

On Saturday I went out and bought a box.
And then continued the fine art of procrastination.

On Tuesday I went out and found some cute, little fawns for the project.
And then spent the rest of the day procrastinating a bit more.

Wednesday came 'round and after my morning routine and exercise it finally dawned on me that the Farmboy would need to take the box with him the next morning.
At the crack of dawn.

So I got down to it.
{and remembered just how much I enjoy making these little boxes}

Once finished, twelve hours later, I presented it to the Farmboy.

He was taken aback a bit.
Turns out, in his mind, he had envisioned a Reebok shoe box
with some curling ribbon stapled to the top.


Lorrie said...

Love the ending - sometimes our beloved husbands just don't get it. But the box is beautiful - just perfect.

Laurel's Quill said...

How cute is that!!!

Julia said...

What a beautiful box! The opinion that really matters the most is the mom of baby boy. ;) And if that doesn't work, then you followed your heart and I think your box is lovely!

Wanda said...

I'm pretty sure you could make a Reebok shoe box and some curling ribbon look good. That is fabulous....the family is going to love it. :)

Suz said...

A truly beautiful daddy box! I just love it!

Judy Shreve said...

Such a great box for new baby advice! Maybe all that 'procrastination' was allowing the design to filter up! :-)
It's really lovely.

Susan said...

Wow! What a beautiful box. I bet the father to be was thrilled!

Tiedupmemories said...

I bet he was shocked! So pretty! Very creative!!

kandeland said...

just think: if the man who lives with you expected a shoebox with curling ribbon, can you only imagine what the parents-to-be will think of this?! Wonderful! Have a great weekend, xo

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Oh - your box is SO beautiful Alisa. Love the idea the fauns. Those soon to be parents will be thrilled.

Caleen said...

Beautiful box. I love it! It will be very special. I do that alot! (Procrastinate) that is :)

Robin Thomas said...

Tell ya' what, I'll send him a shoebox and you send me this one.

Margaret said...

ah now what is it they say about communication??!! brilliant... still laughing...
I love your creation, soooo gorgeous, what a special gift Mx

Jillayne said...

lol - they just don't get us sometimes do they?
I'm always having to defend the lengths I will go to with an "I know I didn't have to, but this is what I do..."
I love your box - it's adorable.

Sandy Michelle said...

I love it and I am sure the Mommy to be will cherish it too! Looks like you work better when you are under!


Susan Elliott said...

Love this whole idea..creating a special box for advice from parents...I can see this working as a beautiful gift for a newly married couple as well...a lovely way to allow everyone to participate. And the box itself, is a dream. Beautiful...from all angles.

Dorthe said...

Dear Alisa, I have been away alot-not been feeling well, but back again :)
And this box is so wonderful, I alwayes love your trees- and the whole little world you created here is just stunning.