Sunday, May 9, 2010

My sweet little Mother's Gifts

Just a quick post to show off how talented and sweet my mother is to me. I received a darling package in the mail a couple of weeks ago; it was covered with little fairy stickers which had darling little quotes around them, written, of course, in my dear mother's handwriting. Upon opening the box, I discovered several darling little creatures peeking out of the tissue paper. Initially, I thought "Oh how very sweet of my mother to send me these things. She must have bought them from a very talented artisan, perhaps a friend of hers." Imagine my surprise when she told me she made them herself! She is incredible. I still feel a sense of complete amazement every time I examine the tiny detail work on the little fairy or the sweet little owl pouch. It is the same feeling that I had as a child when my mother would come along and help me with a project that I had been struggling to make work; she always was able to draw, write, craft so perfectly and here, I find, now that I'm older and more capable than I was as a child, she still seems to do everything perfectly. It's lovely having such a talented mother.

Here are a few pictures of her tiny creations:

Fairy friends

Little fairy leaning over the wishing well, I mean wishing tea cup

A tiny pirate sailing around in the mate gourd that he picked up in Argentina. He is quite the world traveler, but my mother says he isn't particularly fond of seagulls, due to a rather frightening incident and he doesn't like to talk about. He prefers everyone to think he is very brave.

Tiny owl pouch. I love it.


Katie said...

these are so cute! no wonder you are so crafty, you get it from your mom. I sent you an email invite to read my blog as I have made it private!

Lynnea said...

hello katie!

you are so sweet. Yes, I did get my love of crafting and my love of cute things from my mother. Not sure that mine are of the same qualiity as her's. She is much more of a perfectionist than I am :)

Ray n Clare said...

Wow, amazing I agree.
She could sell these on Etsy..but of course maybe much of the cuteness is that they can't be bought or sold:) I think you and your mother are so much you both so.
Thanks for the sweet mother's day card you sent me!

Lynnea said...


you are so sweet! perhaps she could sell them on Etsy and that would be a fun way to connect with people, through crafting.

Thank you! you know we love you too.

Lunette Gleason Fleming said...

No one could pay me enough to make these crafts for market. It took me way too much time and I haven't made any since. It was fun to make them knowing I was making them for Lynnea but as Lynnea noted, I am too much of a perfectionist to do this for market.

Lunette Gleason Fleming said...

For all those people who would like to try your hand at making these adorable wee folk, the instructions are given in Salley Mavor's book, "Felt Wee Folk." When you see her fairies and other wee folk you will then understand how mine pale in comparison.

Lynnea said...


you're so sweet. it does look like a lot of work, especially that little owl pouch. three tries until you got the perfect one is very dedicated.