I got a couple of appreciative bits of mail regarding the idea for a classmate gift I posted a few days back so I thought I'd share some other sweet hand made presents that we gratefully received. There are so many crafty and creative folks out there!
One classmate made these adorable walnut shell candles that were delicately bundled in a cloth with a Christmas wish attached.
(Just out of curiosity, I set these in a bowl of water and, as I suspected, they float!)
From another friend, Naiya received this enchanting gnome topper on a rainbow Lyra pencil.
She carried this one around for hours banging the poor gnome's head on every
surface she passed.
(I found out this idea came from The Gnome Craft Book by Thomas and Petra Berger.)
From Naiya's kindergarten teacher, she was thrilled to receive a holiday offering of a gnome and a stone that were part of a story told in class that day. The connection to the day's tale, of course, made this present extra special.