Tuesday, February 25, 2014

blogger swap gifts : : finished







goodness... this blogger swap has been so much fun!
 thank you amanda for hosting it for us all!

my swapper is an organic farmer in new york. she has children, and she loves to make art with them. this is her blog http://paththatsustains.blogspot.com/. i decided to make her (and her girls) some hand carved veggie stamps, and i ordered them a ink pad just like mine to go with it. i wanted them to be able to use them immediately. waiting for the ink pad to arrive made my package go out late, but i think it was worth it :)  i also made her a burlap banner with the name of her farm printed on it. i made it huge, so that it can be hung on her barn... or green house.... or whatever she wants. then, i felt the package needed just a little something more so i made some sparkly bean candles to go with it (i hope they hold up threw the shipping process). i have had so much fun with this project and hope to get to do this again. 

and of course...
i sure hope she likes it.

10 comments:

clloveblog said...

jenny, those are SO BEAUTIFUL!! I love them. I actually got so excited when I was reading and saw that you said your swap partner lives in New York.!! Oh maybe thats me, I thought. Well I am sure that your partner is going to love them. So sweetly made and thoughtful!

christina

Molly said...

I am super impressed with your stamps. Your gifts are really wonderful!

Tracey said...

Amazing gifts! This was so fun and I am thankful to have 'met' you.

jenny said...

thank you so much everyone! tracey i am so glad to have "met" you too :) it's like making a whole new world of friends... i just love it.

Shana Broderick said...

Your stamps are so cool! Love the details in the onion and carrot :) They will be lots of fun to play with. Wonderful gifts!

amanda said...

wow!!!! jenny you are a blogger swap overachiever! (I mean that in a very nice way)

I wish you were my neighbor and could walk me through my own stamp-making, now that I've got the book, too.

that banner- how very, very, very thoughtful you are. no doubt she will use it and love it.

xo

amanda said...

also- how did you make the candleholders? they are adorable!!

jenny said...

thank you shana! amanda- thank you! i have really enjoyed every bit of this :) i would love to be your neighbor as well... what fun we would have :) at least we have found each other in this space. the candle holders are quite simple... you mix glue, glitter, and beans and press that with your candle into a little mold... let it dry... and pop it out :) maybe i will post a tutorial at some point... i learned how to make them from my daughters montessori teacher and we gave them as gifts this year... they were a huge hit!

Melissa said...

Thank you so very much! Your package made my week! I love love all your work! I don't know what is my favorite! <3 Thank you for your generosity and kindness! I am so very glad to know you!

jenny said...

oh melissa! i am so glad you like everything :) i really enjoyed "getting to know you" and trying to guess what you would like :) i'm glad now that it's not a secret anymore and i can comment on your blog!!

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