"Daba" is what Akemi started referring to her favorite bunny whenever she wanted him. We sort of figured it out by trial and error. I think she initially referred to him as "Jaba", but later it evolved to Daba somehow. Everyone in our family knew that Daba was Akemi's bunny, but as our family grew, "Daba" became a term not only for Akemi's bunny, but also for a child's special item that they can't do without. For Akemi's cousin (Nobu), it's a washcloth- yes, believe it or not it's a washcloth. I don't know how my sister-in-law trained him to want a washcloth, but it seems to do the trick... and it's any washcloth- so even if they lose one, he'll make do with another. Lucky yah? We are not so lucky with Daba- it has to be him or Akemi knows!!!
My niece (Mei Lin) also has a "Daba", which is a stuffed dog. I think his name was first "Wolf Wolf" but is now "Lacey". My brother and sister-in-law bought a 2nd Lacey, but Mei Lin knows which one is the real one and which one is the imposter!
So now the term "Daba" is also a generic term for a child's special item. Amazing how we make up our own language yah? Ok, enough about Daba... you probably want to see my project right? Well, today I have some gift tags that I made for each store that ordered Release #6 images from us. I sort of cheated by buying pre-made tags! I couldn't resist... Target had a set of tags in 4 patterns that were so cute. Daba was small enough to fit on the tag, so I thought, Why Not? Here's a "group shot". ha ha ha.
Here's the four different colored tags so you can see what I mean. Cute yah?
Ok more details... Added in some punched grass from my MS grass border punch and topped it off with a tiny flower by All Natural Accents and added some Stickles to it to make it sparkle. Punched a heart using a Paper Shapers Heart punch and stamped the sentiment which was actually one long strip that I cut in half so that it would fit on the heart. Sentiment was by Studio G. Popped up Daba using pop dots and finished it off with some ribbon. Here's a close up of one of the tags.
Sorry, that turned out to be a pretty long post! You are probably waiting for the freebie right? OK here's the deal:
1. Read yesterday's post on the general rules, deadlines, yadda yadda.
2. In addition to the rules, tell me a brief story about you and your favorite toy. I have a good one about Akemi and Daba that I'll share later. Let's just say she has a really great Daddy!