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a mini swap

Remember Bird Week?  That sweet tweet was handmade by our mini-apron swap friend Shanna at Pink Trees.


Let me back up for a second.  I could tell from the minute the swap package arrived that I should be prepared to feel inadequate in my own swapping abilities (notice the hand-illustrated label):


It’s almost like Shanna knew E.  E. immediately started using the crayons and doodle pad she had packed:


And I couldn’t believe how many little surprises were in store for her – a silverware roll, recipe book, purse – all matching her apron! 


E. is a wiggler so it was difficult to get good pictures of everything – especially the apron itself.  But it was obvious by how frequently she shouted "princess!" and "open this, Mommy!" that she truly loved everything.


She paid such attention to detail…notice that the bird softie is patterned after the fabric…Miniapron_3

I sincerely admired everything – the apron was especially beautiful.  But one of my fave pieces of the day turned out to be the headband (pattern here):


And because she looked so cute in it, I took a ba-million pics of her in it:


Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us, Shanna!

KBG - That is exciting! And I love that cute little apron fabric!

lara - so adorable! thanks for sharing those pics. :)

charlotte lyons - OOOOOO, thank you….love this! I’m in E. heaven. Such a sweet box of goodies and all that glee! xoC

Candace - What a charming post! I love the headband – I’m going to have to make some for my girls. What a wonderful package to get in the mail…

Nancy - Shanna did a great job. You must be so excited. We loved opening up our swap package this morning as well.
I love the fabrics she used and the apron & bird are especially exciting. What a wonderful job Shanna did. The extras are so unique and inventive You can see what Matty and I did too.

Shanna - i’m so glad evyn (and you!) are enjoying everything! we had a lot of fun working on this…not everyday when i get a chnace to create for a girl!

wendy - I just stumbled upon your blog and I love all the little sewing projects! What a cute matching apron and headband – I’m going to go whip up some headbands and an apron right now!