we received our first swap gift! it was for little ollie. it traveled from california where is was created by a little girl named ellie and her mama, summer. ellie collected stones and shells close to her home, and painted ollie a picture. summer sewed a sweet little "spring sprite" for her.... i love the little bee detail on the side. ollie has been carrying it around everywhere with her, and we hung the picture in her room, and put the little nature treasures in her special box. she loved everything... we all did! thank you summer and ellie! if you would like to check out summer's blog... she is here: http://summerplayshouse.com/
layla worked hard on her gift over the weekend... it is actually finished now... soon i will post pictures of the finished project. we made progress on maiko's gift this weekend also (once again... pics soon). eislee and ollie's gifts are mailed out, and layla's will be mailed out tomorrow!
when i was nagging layla to finish her project over the weekend she told me "mom, i just don't know if i'm going to be as in to sewing as you are." i just had to smile.
i also carved a few new stamps. the mushroom and the snail are from geninne's book (which you can find a link to in my sidebar), and the "handmade" one... i was just kind of messing around... but i like it. the snail is a gift. one of the kids swap partners is the daughter of a blogger i have been following for awhile, so i thought i'd throw in something for her mama from me.