I'd love to introduce you to Obee Designs ...
as well as an
Gail is the author of the blog and run the Etsy shop as well --
but it is her beautiful young daughter who is the creative force behind the
Near and Dear "winged heart" t-shirts and necklaces the shop has become known for.
This talented art student designed the winged heart motif for her creations -- inspired by
the loss of both her grandfathers to heart disease.
She donates a portion of all her sales of the Near and Dear "winged heart" range of items
to the American Heart Association.
This is the fabulously funky t-shirt:
I LOVE IT! I always get compliments on it when I wear it and it's become a
favorite, go-to shirt for me.
And these are the gorgeous handmade necklaces she creates:
The REALLY neat thing is, when you place your order for one of the necklaces,
if you have someone special in mind who perhaps battled heart disease, you can provide an
image of them and their picture can be placed on the reverse of the necklace!!
Or, you can choose to commemorate a birth, or a special occasion of someone and
have that special picture or image placed on the back. Or, simply leave it blank.
And you know what Gail did out of the blue a few months ago??????
When I lost my mom, we shared some very wonderful emails back and forth about the loss of
her own dad and my loss of my mom.
She was so comforting and real friend.
Then, one day in the mail I got a package from her...
Yes... my very own Obee Designs Near and Dear necklace with...
this picture on the back:
Oh boy... what a gift. Priceless.
I wear it often and again, like the t-shirt, I ALWAYS get so many
compliments on it. Then, when I flip it over and show them the picture on the back,
and how it was made just for me to remember my mom, it takes the admiration
to a whole new level! :)
Obee Designs was recently featured on the news and that is SO great for this sweet
young gal who has taken this entire idea for honoring her two departed grandfathers
and run with it!
YAY for her!!
Here is the video of her news spot!
Now.... Gail's shop is ALSO chock full of some GORGEOUS home decor
things that Gail designs.
As an interior designer, Gail has a real eye for beauty and unique designs...
I've had a running "wish list" for a while now and she recently came out with a couple of
new pillow designs that just may have put me over the edge -- OUT of the "wish list"
realm and INTO THE SHOPPING CART! :)
Just LOOK at some of what Gail has created!
I think any time a fine young person like Gail's daughter has put so much of herself
into something so worthwhile, it's a delight to support her efforts.