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a place to lay your head

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We’re packing up the car this morning and heading to my mom’s house for a little birthday visit. Emma hemmed and hawed yesterday afternoon trying to "think of a special project to make for NeeNee". I decided not to give her any direction, to see what she came up with. She finally settled on the idea of a special pillow, which I simplified to a decorated pillowcase. (mostly because it was after 4pm, all children were up from naps, and dinner was far from ready)

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You had to know there would be some horsey theme to her gift–a "rider girl" walking her pony over to the mounting block. I love the way it turned out. A quick and easy project that only required a little ironing of a pillowcase and a sharpie marker.

I have a feeling Emma’s gift will out shine the less-than-thrilling, practical one I got for her. Oh well. That’s how it should be.

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We’re packing up the car this morning and heading to my mom’s house for a little birthday visit. Emma hemmed and hawed yesterday afternoon trying to "think of a special project to make for NeeNee". I decided not to give her any direction, to see what she came up with. She finally settled on the idea of a special pillow, which I simplified to a decorated pillowcase. (mostly because it was after 4pm, all children were up from naps, and dinner was far from ready)

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You had to know there would be some horsey theme to her gift–a "rider girl" walking her pony over to the mounting block. I love the way it turned out. A quick and easy project that only required a little ironing of a pillowcase and a sharpie marker.

I have a feeling Emma’s gift will out shine the less-than-thrilling, practical one I got for her. Oh well. That’s how it should be.

11 comments on “a place to lay your head”

  1. i always love that – it’s-4pm-and-i-need-an-elaborate-whatever-for-tomorrow. i’m so impressed – with how you managed to find a way to give her the project she wanted, and with her lovely pillow cover! lucky neenee.

  2. What a lovely little gift! I know Nee-nee (how cute is that?} will love it. Puts me in mind of my own once upon a time little horsey girl.

    Love the “air conditioned” jeans too! 😉

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