Every time I host one of these arty weekends, I'm blown away by the talent and generosity of the guests. This was my matchbox swap creation from Suzanne Wingfield. I see things like this and smack myself upside the head and ask why on earth I think I can teach a class to any of these ladies??? They have so much creativity and skill.
And this beauty? It's from the beautiful, Karen Hillman.
I wasn't in the Rosette swap sponsored by Mercedes, but Hope gifted me with one that she made as a nest.
And Laurie made a special book for me.
Tami made cuffs for the teachers, mine is anointed with a mother of pearl dove.
See what I mean? If any of these gifts were offered as a class, wouldn't you love to attend? These ladies are gooooooood!
Sweetness poured in for the grand fairies too. Judy Stafford, sent the girls these foofed flip flops. Which Dewdrop calls fof fops. Mercedes is a kindergarten teacher and filled a box with books she knew the kiddos would love and they were showered with magic wands, puzzles, stickers and play make up by the ladies.
Lee did the cutest thing, and hid a captured fay in the fairy tree house for the girls to find later. Sugarwings was transfixed by the sparkling little sprite. (no, she is not bruised, she keeps a stepladder under the mulberry tree and does a lot of snacking up there. Her bare feet are permanently purple, I think)
I'd say we were all beyond spoiled.
I was completely blown away by the bounty. It's quite a gift for all these women to travel so far and spend their some of their vacation time and budget here at the cottage, and that alone means the world to me.
And a big thanks to all the Birdsong Peeps who shared them with me and my family!
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