Thursday, August 19, 2010

Show and Tell: Little Owls and Purses

 Every day when I pick up the kids I also get a sheet of paper with all of  E's information for the day.  It tells when when and what she ate, when she slept, things she needs and a few sentences about something she enjoyed doing that day.  For the past few weeks, her teacher has written about her love of the dress up corner.  "E enjoyed wearing hats and carrying a purse."  So, since every little girl should have a purse, I decided to buy some for play at home.  I didn't want to just go out and buy something that everyone else had, so I turned to a very talented seamstress, Sarah.  (Seriously, she does amazing work.)

The package arrived yesterday with two adorable purses made with beautiful fabric.  Along with the purses cam two gorgeous little owls!  Owls have a special meaning to us because our last name means owl in Polish.  I have been trying to find things with owls and squirrels (E's nickname is little squirrel) for her room and have also tried to add them to L's, as well. These are perfect.  I knew they were a bonus, though, because I didn't order them.  It turns out that my dear friend and talented yogini, Teal, and her husband Mike commissioned them for the kids.  I was so touched. 

Working full time with two kids can make you feel a little isolated from your friends, but when you get reminders that someone special is thinking about you and your family it makes the distance seem nonexistent.  I love the purses and the owls just as I love and appreciate the people that sent them. 

For more Show & Tell go here!

10 comments:

  1. Those are just precious! I love the purses and the owls too!

    Don't you just love it when friends surprise you in such thoughtful ways!

    Thanks for showing and telling!

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  2. Oh those are adorable!! Love them and love the meaning behind them.

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  3. Wonderful;) If you are looking for other owls, Target and borders both have some nice ones out right now. Such a wonderful show of friendship.

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  4. That is such a sweet thing! I love the owls and the purses!

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  5. Those are awesome! I have a soft spot for owls because they are the symbol of my sorority (yes, I was a sorority girl). I've been seeing a lot of really cool ones lately and these sort of top the list. Sarah is very talented!

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  6. Thanks guys - I really enjoyed making the owls - they are a combination of free patterns and PotteryBarn inspiration. The purses are just SO easy to make - I made purses when I first learned to sew....

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  7. I'm glad you love them!!! I thought your little owlettes need little owl friends to cuddle. Sarah is so amazing, I love everything she does.

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