Monday, August 4, 2014

trading summer





i was a partner in a special trade last month (well, two trades... but this is the first... the second isn't over yet and i will share about that soon). an amazing woman, summer, with an adorable etsy shop, the knothole tree, asked me if i would make her some stamps for her sweet little shop. 

oh yes, i suppose i should tell you that summer and her daughter made ollie's gift in the children's blog swap... that is how we met. we have been following each other's blogs ever since. 

anyway, summer had been watching my stamps and asked if i would make some for her shop and offered to pay me for them... but i had also been watching her hand painted peg dolls, and really wanted a set of my own. i had actually been very intrigued by a doll that she made for her daughter... well... it was her daughter... and after seeing that i became in love with the idea of having a set that was my family. so, i told summer that i really wanted a peg doll set of my family and how about we trade. she loved the idea and asked me to send her a picture of my family.




i was so impressed with her attention to detail! we are all wearing the same outfits that we were wearing in the photos i sent her (i posted the photos below so that you could see just what i mean). my favorite detail though... hands down... is that she included my little ollie's monkey. that monkey is like an extension of my daughter... he goes absolutely every wear with her.... and i love the way that summer documented that here.






the family photos were taken by my AMAZING sister in law, rebecca. we literally stepped out in my in laws backyard for a few minutes and smiled. we were sweaty and dirty from playing outside. i did not think the photos would turn out this good... but that is part of why i say that she is AMAZING. 


i enjoyed this trade so much!! thank you summer for the fabulous peg family... we love them so much! 

if you are interested in your own peg family... i encourage you to check out summer's shop.... https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheKnotholeTree?ref=l2-shopheader-name

... but i also encourage you to check out summer's blog http://summerplayshouse.com/... she doesn't always keep her shop very stocked but i have noticed that she does a lot of special orders... so you can get a better idea of what she is capable of by looking at her work there. (she has made many of my favorite story characters... max and the wildthingsms. rumphius, and some sweet little women... and of course elsa and anna from frozen, and all of the super heros you can imagine).

7 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

What a fun swap and the peg people are just so cute.
What a beautiful family you have Jenny, truly beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love her shop too. I won an Elsa and Anna peg dolls from a giveaway! Adorable :)

jenny said...

it was so fun! and her creations are always so adorable. tracey- thank you so much!

Summer said...

Oh Jenny!! You are so sweet!! And your photos of everything turned out so nice!! I love them!! Thank you again for swapping with me! It was great fun. And now I'll be using your beautiful stamps on all my packaging and notes!!

jenny said...

summer- thank you! this has been so much fun. i'm very excited to see them in use :)

nichole said...

what an adorable peg family and what a GORGEOUS real life family! You are one beautiful mama!

jenny said...

thank you nicole! you make my heart swell :)

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