Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Package Arrives!

For grown ups when the mail arrives it's about getting another bill but for kids getting mail is so much fun. The possibilities are endless. . . . a party invitation, a new magazine or even better something bigger. Case in point Nature Girl received a package today. I signed up for the the Elsie Marley mobile swap. I created a mobile for a woman in NY and Nature Girl received this beautiful mobile from Lady of Perpetual Chaos. She was thrilled with the package, even more excited by the Strawberry Shortcake wrapping paper and literally jumping for joy when she saw the mobile. Really it is beautiful! Our new found friend also sent along some quilting patterns for me to try. I can't wait to try the Christmas wish quilt. Thanks!

The mobile is a sea theme complete with sun, waves, a starfish, a shell and a mermaid holing a pearl. It's perfect for my little nature lover! Now we need to get it hung up in her room.

Coincidentally I finally finished a mobile for the baby next door. It's part of her Easter gift and goes with the bug theme in her nursery. Yes I know it's two days after Easter but we've delayed exchanging our Easter goodies due to the busy weekend and now illness. Hopefully everyone will be feeling better soon. By the way the inspiration for these whimsical felt butterflies came from Maos Arteiras Feltro set on flickr

A Happy Easter

Nature Girl loves holidays! Really what little kid doesn't? She's been excited about a visit from the Easter Bunny for the last month and a half. As her parents we get excited to see her reaction to the gifts and surprises the holidays bring. This year the Easter Bunny left a basket on the table filled with goodies and a new bike and helmet parked next to the table. Now Nature Girl is known for being very observant. In her four short years with us we have learned that if she tells you she sees something but when you look you can't see it...well look a little harder because it's really there! So imagine our surprise when she walked right by the bike Easter morning to look in her Easter basket. We couldn't believe it. She emptied out the goodies from the basket which included Twizzlers (her favorite candy,) a new book with CD(Runny Babbit,) hair clips, a frog statue for her garden, a chocolate bunny and a manual for her bike. It took her 10 to 15 or realize that the bike was parked 3 feet away from her. Of course she got excited and had to try it out as you can see from the picture.

Easter meant I had to make somethings for Nature Girl too. Why? Need you even ask.... because I like to craft! So I got out the sewing machine and created the red polka dot bag for her to carry books home from the library. I also made the rabbit and the chick in an egg finger puppets. Finally I got the idea the beanbag bunnies from Two Straight Lines. I added the carrot mats so we could play a beanbag toss game with them. I wanted to create a bag to hold the mats and bean bags in but ran out of time. I'll add it to my long list of projects I want to do!