I hope you had a heartwarming Mother's Day! I truly mean it, especially for each and every one of the 300+ who have remained subscribers since the last Kirei Nest post...in November.
Needless to say, moving 3,000 miles and starting a new business in my old career took a little more time and energy than I could have imagined. But now, I can confidently say I am settled, and can corroborate that bold little statement with the photo below!
There's nothing like being on top of your schedule enough to make time to make things. Like gifts. Especially Mother's Day gifts. And to then find time to wrap them nicely, in apricot Matelasse paper from Bell'occhio that you had the presence of mind to gently roll and designate precious space for in your carry-on luggage for your cross-country move while other, much more reasonable things (like spare keys and winter coats) were left to their own fate with moving truck men.
The little picture pinned to the front of the larger package depicts an adorable baby kid goat. I printed it out as my card, including a little note to my mom that she has always helped us find our footing in life- signed with love from her kids.
The other little ornament is a cross-stitch sampler of our nickname for my mom (her name is Steph, and we adore her as "Teff"). Leigh from Style Me Etsy found the sweet original below from Etsy seller JulieEllen, and I specially stitched my own version with this free lowercase-serif alphabet pattern.
I've missed the creativity and sharing of blogs for the past few months, and am so happy to be back amongst it all! Please look forward to new content here on Kirei Nest, and thank you again for your loyal subscription. I'll make it worth your while to click here a few mornings a week- promise!