It’s what everyone is talking about these days… Valentine’s Day. I’ve always been conflicted about this day… possibly because of the lack of romance in my younger life and largly because I don’t think red and pink go together. BUT, having a 3 year-old in preschool with parties and teachers and friends will make you tow the line a bit.
I didn’t make Ry a Halloween costume. I didn’t document her life at Olan Mills at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. I’ve never plopped her on Santa’s lap. I figure the least I can do is make her some Valentines… even though it’s *sigh* not quite my thing.
Funny thing is, the more I worked on them the more I realized this is totally a Katie Thing. It’s the designated day that bugs. Random goofy cards? Presents for no reason? Candy? Care packages? This was Katie 5 years ago… before dinner at 6pm and chickens and pregnancy and grown-up life. Where did that Katie go? Oh, wait. She’s locked in her chicken coop.
SO. I declare that the Random Gift of Kindness shall return. It shall show up on your child’s pillow, waiting for a laugh after school. It shall show up on your neighbor’s porch stoop, to brighten the Winter blahs. It shall fly across the country for no other reason than to say, “Hi. I like you.”
I made some things for you. Please be kind. They’re meant to be simple and small and silly. Here are your options:
1. Fish with the note: I’m hooked on you. Fish also comes with its own fishing pole (read: small stick). Due to the very nature of fishing, your fish color will be a surprise.
2. Chicken with the note: I’d cross the road for you. OR I love you a bushel and a peck. Due to the sassy-ness that defines chickens, your chicken’s feather colors will be a surprise.
and, coming soon:
4. Owl with the note: Owl like/love you forever.
Each is hand-drawn, hand-cut, and hand-stuffed. All come specially gift-wrapped and ready to give. Any day, any occasion. It’s time to make people smile again.
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Here is Ry… doing her own photo shoot with Little Baby. I wish you could have all been there. It was quite the ordeal.
Have a great weekend, Folks!