Thanks so much for all the fantastic comments on the book gift-away. Your "handmade present" stories/thoughts were so much fun to read through - and so sweet! The winning four commenters are Terry, Maria Isabel, Moonfairy, and Penny. Congratulations, you guys...I hope the book is fun and helpful for you!
I mentioned I received a wonderful handmade present on my birthday last week:
I was speaking of this little fella that Sadie + Amy made for me. I saw the larger original over at their house, and completely flipped. A week later, I had my own dear little sea monster specimen!I think he's right at home up there sitting with some of my other preserved creatures.
The specimen label just kills me.
This is such a clever way to display any creature (imaginary or otherwise) that a person captures in their drawings or on their expeditions. My little sister had a creature-friend when we were little who she called "Urs-Purs" (sp?). She was a fairy, I think, but she manifested herself as a speck of silver star-shaped glitter. I wish so badly that we had a specimen box for Urs Purs somewhere (complete with scientific label, of course).
Happy Monday! I hope the week is off to a nice start.