2.11.2010


For Celia.

When I saw the name on my receiving package yesterday, it was only appropriate that Mannie sauntered over to take part.

[Our own personal bomb squad.]

Everything was deemed safe.*

Thank GOD. Because look at what was inside.

That owl? She made it. SHE MADE IT.**

That jam? It is anarchy in a jar, delivered by girls on bikes in Brooklyn.***

Manray decided to inspect for trace remnants.

He was satisfied.


"It is so relaxing to sit in this small box."****

Fellows. Thank you.

Thank you Amanda for hosting! You are a magical match maker, and know just who needs who.

Thank you Celia for being such a delight to give to!!!

Thank you Lauren for my delightful and perfect little owl.*****

*except the pink tissue apparently, as it was vigorously attacked later. Then used as kind of a hard surface front leg only sled for sliding across the hardwood floor. Running start required.

**"I am so glad you figured out he was an owl! I don't really know how to make patterns so I just stared at the fabric for a long time and then hand sewed a bunch." Isn't Lauren amazing?

***not pictured is that within minutes Ben Left was like vultures circling after this jam. I better watch my back, is all I'm saying.

****He tried to lay down in it. It didn't work, poor thing.

*****The only downside to giving to a different person than you receive from is now I feel badly that I have not made something for Lauren. But all in all, Amanda, I think I like this format.

11 comments:

  1. Too cute. Valentine's Day is much more fun on the blogs than it is in real life.

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  2. kitty-in-a-box, kitty-in-a-box... (that's, er, actually a popular song in these parts. an only-in-our-house-when-no-one's-around-to-hear song.) you totally did make something for me - you know much i love manray-pics!

    (and you're very, very welcome - happy valentine's day, j.)

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  3. Adorable. A barn owl. Beauteous things wrapped in cloth....

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  4. LOVE all of it!
    thank you again.
    i'm posting pics of all the goodies tomorrow.
    xox

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  5. Must. Have. Cat. Now.

    (What a great owl! I lub)

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  6. Yay for Valentine's Day swaps! Isn't Lauren the craftiest?

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  7. cat-in-box is almost better than corgi-in-a-duffel, but less likely to raise eyebrows.

    because said duffel got zipped closed over corgyn-head, which was really funny for like a second, and then we felt like bad humans. (corgi didn't seem to mind either way.)

    and what a marvelous box of goodies, made special for YOU, dearest jamie, who is full of life and talent. xo.

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  8. yay for special packages in the mail!

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  9. That little owl is totally adorable.

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  10. Why can't I have a cat? I love them so. They are such sleek, modern, sarcastic pets. I miss mine from childhood all the time.

    Husband is allergic. Maybe he could live outside? The husband, not the cat.

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  11. ohh this makes me miss my Monster. So typical funny cat moves.

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