Wednesday, August 19, 2015

More Books - More Readers

Continuing with our initiative to provide welcoming gifts to babies and toddlers in order to help build readers throughout our community.
For a couple of toddlers Green Frog Gifts created a themed bag to hold a new book and a stuffed animal.
 and then it's spring by Julie Fogilano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2012). 

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, and illustrated by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2012)

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel Books, 2013)

A sequel created by Daywalt and Jeffers could also be paired with this crayon themed package.  The Day the Crayons Came Home (Philomel Books, 2015).

Check out our other book packages for young readers at -- Green Frog Gifts helps to build readers -- one baby/toddler at a time.


Do you have a book package that you'd like to order -- suggest something special just for you...  Visit Greenfroggifts on Etsy for the latest choices. 
Order cookie cutters, aprons, and baker's cloths from Green Frog Gifts -- unique gifts -- many $10.00 or under.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Creating a Hat for a Proper Tea

I needed a hat for a proper tea.  I wanted one with some deep red - perhaps a touch of pink.  My tea party attire would be black palazzo pants, a white lace top, pink lace scarf, pearls -- and my hat.  Finding a hat proved problematic -- sooo...
I found a hat the color that I needed.
And removed the beige -- that would not do.
Got some flowers in the shades / colors that I wanted.

A hot glue gun ... but when I took the flowers off the stem I had to glue the layers of petals to one another to keep some of  them from coming apart.  
Added layers of flowers onto the right side of the hat, and trailed them around to the front.
When this hat was worn the left brim was tilted up.
I ended up liking it a lot.
And then I went in search of an appropriate hostess gift ... a tea cup filled with carnations and other color appropriate flowers was what I wanted.  
Now to plan another tea party and begin searching for other vintage tea cups to create more flower arrangements.

Want to plan a tea party -- check out some of the book recommendations at McBookwords' A Proper Tea Party post.

Order fun gifts from Green Frog Gifts -- unique gifts -- many $10.00 or under.