Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Sneak Peak

So I don't have any good pictures of our Christmas decor yet, but I do have a picture of the cutest Christmas present that my friend Becca Sue custom made for us to give Ellie for Christmas.  Kit and I working on minimalizing our lives (a post in and of itself) and, as a result, are being very purposeful this Christmas to only buy things that we need or will really use.  And for Ellie I wanted to simply get her a couple of items that can actually become memorable pieces she can (if she's sentimental at all) save as tokens of her first Christmas.

Enter Becca Sue's quest for fitness.  She's quite amazing actually.  In the past few months she's taken to preparing to run a half marathon and continuing on from there.  Given that exercise has never been a part of her life before (and the fact that I don't think I'll ever have this type of dedication to fitness), this amazes me.  Anyway, since she's also a stay-at-home mom, she's been finding ways to raise money for her trip (to Disney World!) for the half marathon.  She's been baking tons of muffins, and this month decided to do something more crafty since not everyone eats lots of muffins.

I jumped on the idea of her little crocheted toys and contacted her about making something for Ellie.  And this is what she came up with!  I love it!!  If you're interested in muffins or a cute crocheted toy, check out her blog and contact her!  Her rates are actually incredibly reasonable!

The birdies come out of their shells and even have their own little nest!

1 comment:

Claire said...

oh, those birdies are adorable!