I got my first package yesterday!! Haylie did such an awesome job!!
Here is the whole pile of goodies, waiting to be ripped into:
First off we have the 'Who You Are' category. Haylie made this really neat album for me. I really like her idea, very imaginative!!
Next is the 'Where Are You From' category:
She sent me several things that represent where she's from. She sent something for everyone in my family!! My daughter Madeline got this:
Madeline says 'Thank You!!!'. She put it on right away and wore it all day. She also loves the pen and notebook.
And she sent me a little package of touristy stuff for/about Michigan and the Detroit area:
Now we have the 'What You Like' category:
She sent this delicious scented body wash. It's her favorite and it smells soooo good!!
Haylie loves roses and she made a beautiful painted flower cut-out and framed it for me. (I love black frames so it's doubly awesome!
And Haylie loves turtles! So she made this adorable stuffie for my youngest, Elaina. She says she just 'totally winged it'. I say 'Holy Cow!!'. She did a super job- it came out so
good!!! It LOOKS like a turtle!! LOL I can't 'wing it' when I sew. If that was me, my end result would not resemble a turtle. LOL I am impressed with her handiwork!!
I must apologize for the huge water stain. Elaina thought her little friend either needed a bath or needed a swim.
And the last category is 'What You Do Best'. Haylie does a lot of things really well!! And again, she made awesome stuff for my family.
For my daughter she sewed this little backpack-type sack. It is made from t-shirt fabric and it's so well done. Samantha looooves pink and loves cats so Haylie got it spot on for her.
Close-up of the stencil:
(I couldn't get a better picture. I'm sorry....)
For my son and my husband she made etched drinking glasses. Now, my son is a huge NY Yankees fan. And my husband is a huge Boston Red Sox fan. Slight turf war going on here. LOL
She put his name on it too. He loves it very much. He thought it was the coolest thing ever. And he loves the fact that he has something to rub in his dad's face that shows he's a Yankees fan. LOL
The cup she made for my husband:
These glasses are so well done. My husband (and me!) are so impressed. And it's hard to impress my husband! He has a disorder called 'chronic indifference'. But he doesn't care....
Haylie, you did good!!
Haylie also made me some note cards. She stencils well and these are so pretty!!
I love abstract flowers and stationary. Did I tell you my partner rocks??
One last thing is this adorable little salt dough 'thing', as she calls it. LOL I used a piece of the ribbon she had wrapped around one of the goodies and I hung it in the window. I love it. The colors are my favorite, it's floral and whimsical. Perfect, perfect and perfect!! She's got some talent, that girl!!
I also got the required letter. She wrote it while watching the Bachelorette and she had to interject her thoughts on the show into the letter as she wrote it. I giggled through the whole letter. She's very funny.
I am so happy with this package and with my partner. Thank you so much Haylie!! I am touched by all the thought and effort you've put into the things you made. And the fact that you included my entire family, all 6 of us, is most touching of all. Thank you, thank you, thank you!