Here’s an update on what I’ve been busy with these last few weeks…
A set of Mo Willem’s pigeon themed items…
ornaments for your tree (or your teacher’s tree!)
hoops for your wall
clutches (and introducing a new smaller size)
custom onesies for a gift order
new packaging for my advent calendar/christmas countdown sets
color your tree with an initial for everyone in your family
part one of a set of embroidered moleskin journals
peace-hope-joy-love ornament set
Most of these items are only available locally. I will be at the Maryville Farmer’s Market Holly Days tomorrow morning from 9-2 and all of these items will be available there. It is part of the Christmas open house for the town of Maryville. All the local shops are running specials all day.
And then I will be at the Christmas Fair at Fellowship Church in Knoxville in early December. If you aren’t local and see something you can’t get in the shop, just email me or join my facebook page and we can figure out how to get the perfect gift to you!
It’s about this time of year that my list making goes into hyperdrive. Between the holiday markets I am doing for daisyeyes handmade, there is Christmas and before that my daughter’s birthday. My one and only goal this year with all the gift giving is to be insanely intentional and simple.
That said, my first gift purchase was for my daughter’s birthday. She is a tough one to buy for because her attention span is like nil. But, she does love animals and knowing and pondering the toys that she always tends to gravitate to helped me solidify this years major birthday investment. We are doing a woodland themed party and in the spirit of that theme I found the most amazing seller on etsy so I just had to share!
My girl loves to play with little animals, especially those by schleich. We have a fair amount of them floating around our house, but she didn’t really have anything to play with them on. I started researching some play mats and came across the shop SooSun on etsy. She created the most amazing play mat and felted animals that I’ve ever seen!
Here is the mat and set in it’s entirety. It measures about 16×23 and honestly is the perfect size.
We specifically asked for a family of badgers, some hedgehogs, a duo of foxes and owls for the tree. She gifted us with some little ducks for the pond. 🙂
Then came something even better! My daughter and I recently finished up reading The Wind in the Willows. I realized that it would be so fun to have Mr. Toad, River Rat and Mr. Mole to play with her set. I couldn’t find a set anywhere, so I decided to go back to this shop and ask if she could make up a set for us. And she did! Aren’t they the cutest!
Here’s hoping for many years of fun to come and an amazing gift to pass on from generation to the next. And check her out!
And as a teaser…check back in the weeks to come as I plan for this little woodland event!
In our house, we flip-flop birthday party years. If it’s your off year for a party, then you have the choice of a special dinner in or out and/or a special family event. This year my son’s tenth birthday fell on an off year. I struggled with not giving him some sort of party for this big double digit birthday. In the end, we opted to celebrate his day by giving him a day of “tens.”
Here’s the way it went!
First we decided to decorate his door with a barrage of 10 balloons.
One through 9 scavenger hunt:
Next up, he had to go through a few different rooms in the house to find the numbers one through nine posted on various photos around the house. The photos were my best to guess of his age in different family photos in the family room and our bedroom. He ended at number ten in front of his breakfast for me to take his ten picture.
Ten donuts on top:
His special breakfast request was donuts, so we made him a do-nut tower 10 donuts tall. (and no, he didn’t eat all of them in one sitting!)
10 pencils hiding in a pocket:
When he got to school, he had a fun pack of these 10 crazy mechanical pencils I had found at Wal-Mart hiding in his planner. (alas, I forgot a photo of these!)
A lunch of ten:
For lunch, he requested a hot thermos of soup and then I made a collection of ten things. Each little cup had ten of something in them. Ten mini reese’s cups, ten goldfish, ten pieces of cheese, ten animal crackers, ten pretzels and ten cracker halves.
We ended the day with a great dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and the biggest piece of cheesecake I’ve ever seen!
Introducing daisyeyes handmade’s
Christmas stocking collection for 2013.
Each stocking is handcut using eco-fi recycled felt and adorned with a choice of mistletoe or holly leaves. Stockings have either beads or vintage buttons hand stitched on. Order before October 31, and receive a discounted price and free shipping!
Contact me for more information or questions!
We have a tradition of making our own valentine’s and this was the year that I realized how perfect this holiday is for my gift oriented daughter. Actually my husband is the one who looked at her this weekend all excited about making her class valentine’s and realized that this is the perfect day for her. A week of creating things for her friends and a day of giving them all out. There are a million reasons why I need to pray daily for her husband, but it’s days like this that I realize how much I need to pray that God would be raising up a man that would see this in her and answer it.
I gave her a couple of options for Valentine’s that I had pinned.
She loves swedish fish and hoping that she would get to eat some of them I think led her to choose that idea.
I bought a giant bag of swedish fish (walmart for ~$5)
a box of snack size baggies (food city $2)
and made my own printable based on this idea (you can download it here)
She has had so much fun writing her name on the back, stuffing the baggies and sneaking a few fish every now and then (“this one doesn’t have a good tail, I can’t give that one to my friends!…”)