I just checked my mail, and was surprised to see that I had received a package from Sister #4 (if you remember, there are 5 of us, and I’m #2…I hear your giggling). Anyway, I was surprised to get a package from her because I wasn’t expecting anything, but I was thrilled when I saw what she had sent:
Wow! How could I have ever missed these in a bookstore? These are right up my alley, and they are awesome! She and I are both grandmothers (very young grandmothers, I might add) and we’re always searching for fun new ways to spoil the g-babies. I have to say, I can’t wait to jump in and try these. These two books will provide endless hours of fun for Jonah Bear and Lilly Bug. You have to see these. First up, Candy Construction by Sharon Bowers (Storey Publishing):I think I love this next little book even more. I don’t know if I’ve shared this with you, but I am a closet felt hoarder. I love making little things out of felt for the grandkids like the puppy dog and owl I made to stitch onto Jonah’s sweatshirts and the flowers I made for Lilly’s onsies. This book couldn’t be more perfect if it were written just for me. Here’s a sample of the adorable things you’ll find inside The Cuter Book by Aranzi Aronzo (Vertical, Inc., NY): Thanks, #4! What a wonderful holiday surprise. I can assure you that I plan to put them to good use immediately. Thanks for thinking of me. And you, dear readers, should put these on your shopping list if you have children or grandchildren to buy for…or teachers of young children…or babysitters…or daycare providers…or grandmothers like me…or neighbors. You get the idea. Happy holidays, and happy shopping!
5 responses to “A Christmas surprise for me, and a creative holiday gift idea for you”
YOU’RE NUMBER 2? (*Snicker*)…I always wondered which sister was number 2….heh, heh, heh.
Anyways, what adorable books! I’ve never worked with felt but I can see how it would be fun! :)
Go ahead…laugh it up, Chuckles! It gets even better. I was called Jeannie Weenie growing up. Man, I hated that! Sisters can be merciless.
What a great gift! Those look pretty complicated though, I can’t wait to see what you make.
I’ll try to post up some photos of the projects that come from these two books. I can’t wait to try them out!
Number 2!!! LOL all these years and THAT never accord to me!! That’s two funny!! Love the books!