Jenn and her twin sister Bee lived down the street from us. Their names were said quickly together "Jenn&Bee", as if one entity.
We spent all of our barefoot summers hiding and seeking and running. We played house and school and business. We would all ride our bikes just as fast as we could with a card fastened to the spokes with a clothespin to make it sound like a motorcycle. We would change into our rollerskating outfits, sweep the driveway free of gravel, and practice skating the figure-8. My sister Jessica had a grace on wheels that was unbelievable to us and I was sure she was destined to make it big time in the roller skating world. (She unfortunately stopped skating at age 12, never to roll again.)
When I was about 6 or 7, Jenn gave this book to me.
It became my childhood handbook. It shaped who I am today as much as any book since. Whenever I had the urge to make something, anything, I'd flip through the pages and land on something fun to make. I'm certain I've made just about everything in here at least once.
It's still a fount of inspiration. I thought I'd share some pages with you as a regular feature so you can see what I mean.
Today, let's flip to page 46 for one of my very favorites...
Click on the image to see it larger. And if you end up making some of these Flower Basket Party Favors, won't you share how they turn out?