Ha, easier said than done! The big girl had BIG ideas, including tapestry, embroidery, art and probably power tools, given her way. The little one knew pink was the way ahead. Pink and glitter. We had fun, though. The main lesson I learned was to let go a bit. Uh huh. I have a tendency to maybe take over a little, to get corners square or edges curved, make suggestions and well, just ‘help’ a bit too much. So this was a good chance for me to learn to back the hell off. Mostly.
Anyway, this isn’t supposed to be about me! It’s about the fantastic goodies Kirsty sent us!
Here’s what Kirsty sent my big girl:
I would have taken photos so you could see her delighted face but she told me she didn’t want to be on the internet. Fair enough. But she was soooo pleased! We put the friendship bracelet on her right away – “It’s my favourite colours!” – and she was extremely impressed with the mosaic.
This book that Devin made was a big hit. She delighted in kidding us on it was a book, then – ta-dah – revealed the hidden compartment. It’s now in her room, full of secrets.
Kirsty clearly got the measure of me very quickly: chocolate and stationery!!! I love them both in equal measure. Thanks, Kirsty!
Miss Small was super-pleased with everything. The parcel was nearly as big as she is:
And the wrapping paper! Tinkerbell! She LOOOOVES Tinkerbell! In fact, she kept the paper and several days later spent ages carefully cutting out each fairy group.
Inside was this gorgeous friendship bracelet, a cute picture by Brodie …
…and this wonderful pink cat mask. I love the glittery eyes.
All in all, it was terrific. The girls loved what you made, and so did I – thanks, Kirsty, Devin and Brodie!! And thanks to Vonnie for organising such a nice swap.