16 October 2009

custom made yoga book

as i have mentioned before my darling cousin whit gives the most thoughtful gifts. they each have so much meaning and love behind them. we have created books for one another, back and forth for awhile now. this year on my birthday she presented me with a volume so awesome, so unique, i had to share. whitney is a yoga teacher by day, crafter by night, gourmet cook on the weekends and artiste in the inbetween times. she is full of sugar. so sweet and so talented.

i am always chatting with her on the phone, lately asking advice about becoming one with yoga. she is full of the right words when it comes to explaining poses, describing the art of meditation and teaching me what this whole beautiful yoga world is all about. she is generous with her praise and reminders to allow my body to become better in its own time. if only i lived in the same city, i could have her as my daily personal yogi.

as a birthday gift, she created a one of a kind yoga workbook for me. the pages are full of pictures, quotes and yoga advice in her own gorgeous words. it is thick and rich with wisdom to be more yoga-minded. i la la la love it. to me, it is the definition of a perfect personalized gift.



thank you little whit. (am wishing you a happy 1st anniversary.)
and to the rest of you, have a fabulous weekend.

31 comments:

Jesska said...

That is just beautiful! Such a thoughtful gift!

SummerV said...

What kind of camera do you have?

Katie H said...

I love that! I am a beginning Yoga student & it brings such peace (& strength). What a great gift.

Krista said...

love it

Alex said...

You both have such beautiful penmanship - is it genetic?! ;-)

ali said...

I love looking at your work.
It makes me so inspired :)

Christine said...

ohmygoodness i am so jealous! what a thoughtful, awesome gift.

hannah :: sherbet blossom said...

that is one amazing cousin/best friend you have!

ALFIE said...

a perfect yoga resource!

what a delight! thanks for giving us a peek :)

tawnya said...

What a thoughtful, lovely, lovely gift!

Chism said...

I saw a special on Yoga Magazine and thought of your post. Check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Journal/dp/B001C4Q06G/ref=amb_link_85388731_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_r=1KJX3EA74WGNBR1WDHKJ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=494005431&pf_rd_i=599858


Have an incredible weekend!

l.nelson said...

i love whitney! she inspired me in my yoga teacher training. what a great idea for a gift. xo.

Chelsea and Rusty said...

Whitney is the cutest! i cut her hair yesterday and had a blast with her! that is the cutest gift idea.

courtney said...

oh WOW, oh wow oh wow!

i've been clipping recipes from magazines for the past few weeks now with the intention of putting them together as a cookbook (partially for me, partially for my sister who needs to learn how to cook for her new baby) and THIS, my dear, is the most awesome idea.

thanks marta! (or should i say whitney?!)

Donna said...

such a sweet gift...love handmade gifts!

Desiree Fawn said...

Oh wow! What a nice idea!!
I'm a total yoga junkie. Can't get enough.

whit said...

Mart!!! you are so nice to me!! Wow I feel honored. I'm so happy that you love the yoga workbook. Only for you my dear...love you

k said...

Oh my! I looooove yoga. It's what keeps me sane. What a fun idea, and cute book. You run in talented circles!

(Hey, this is totally off subject, but I have really enjoyed your mom's blog, she's very entertaining and I love her writing style. She is also very beautiful, what is her nationality? I only ask cause she looks Danish? Just curious.) :0)

Heather @ Alis Grave Nil said...

What a great idea! I love making books with quotes that remind me of people. I love this idea! Totally stealing it!

Kais said...

Wow....what a great gift! Can she send me one...I just started yoga 3 weeks ago!

sfauthor said...

Pretty cool! Do you know about these yoga books?

http://www.yogavidya.com/freepdfs.html

ellen said...

cool gift!

elnorac said...

Wow! Your cousin really loves you! What a wonderful, person gift she made for you.

katelynjane said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful gift! It seems like it's a gift in more than one way. Wow. This must have taken her ages to make. Something like this, with such heart put into it, would bring me to tears if I got is as a gift.

Shirley said...

i'm seeing calligraphy here! you and whit were made for one another. :)

the mama monster said...

whit is a thoughtful little sweetie. i love it!

katrina lauren said...

what a beautiful gift. so thoughtful....i practice yoga as well and would love such a book full of advice and tips! it is all the more special coming from someone you love so much!
happy tuesday
K

Linda said...

We like your nice pictures and creative ideas!
Congratulations Marta, you are nominated for the Kreativ-Blog-Award! Look at www.niewunschfrei.blogspot.com

Yours,
Linda

Those Magic Slippers Will Take You Home said...

Wow that is awesome! What a great gift!

~S~ said...

I randomly ran across your post on the yoga workbook and couldn't stop thinking about it during my hot yoga class. I kept thinking....that book would be so helpful right about now...
Such a thoughtful gift!

Karen Beth said...

What an amazing workbook and keepsake! I love this!

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