Happy Birthday to her

I make things with things that dangle instead of birthday 'cards'

as well as things that dangle, it must be able to store bits and bobs, and have a pen/pencil and notepad of some sort, it must be filled with things that make you want to touch,

it must make you want to look inside and hide things and swap things and give you ideas about retaining little bits of life that remind you of those special moments that pass without comment but are held dear for years,

it will be constructed of altered or repurposed things that I have bought, been given, or have picked up (as I do),


it must feel wonderful to make


beautiful to behold,

it must be colourful, yet balanced, interesting but not overwhelming,

it should look good from all angles


I hope this makes her  smile,


(it was a twiddleybits plain shadow box until I got my hands on it)

Donna Garner