Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Santa's Gifts

Thanks again for all the great suggestions for our gift giving this year. One of my readers offered to be Santa's helper and make my wish for bean bags for our girls come true. I had never met Leanne before, which makes her all the more incredible for offering her talent to help make this a reality. You really are awesome Leanne!


We collaborated through email and phone calls and trips to the fabric store. I am so pleased with the fabulous bean bags she made for the girls. They fit our loft perfectly and give the girls a great place to read or watch while others play the Wii. 


Best of all the girls LOVE them! They have made all sorts of new games up on them. They jump from one to another or just love to dive onto them. Finally a bit of furniture they can throw around and jump onto!


Each bag has a girl's name on it and they are all super soft and cozy. They are all the same basic green color but have different fabric patters and feels. The covers are removable and washable. 


Leanne thank you again for all your hard work to make these happen. We need to do sushi together as soon as I have this baby.

20 comments:

Judy said...

Stephanie, I am a blog stalker of sorts I guess & have never commented but have followed your grace for months. As we begin a new year I am resolving to have more grace also. Thanks for all that you do to help mankind-really. Your girls beanbags are great-does your friend sell them. I'd love to order one for my granddaughter. Thanks, Judy

Angie said...

Wow! Those are soooo neat!

barlows said...

Let me just add a testimonial to Leanne's A) TALENT and B) WONDERFUL-NESS. She's a BFF of mine and has given me 4 of these wonderful bean-bags (we call them smushies) for my kids and they LOVE them. We were able to take all the extra seating our of our toy room (SOO much more room) because all my kids wanted was their smushies. And you'll be hard-pressed to find a nicer, funnier, and more genuine friend than Leanne. . . EVER!

Julie said...

They are way cuter than my Pottery Barn bags! Fabric makes such a big difference... great job Leanne!

annie said...

They are beautiful!!!
She did such a great job.

Barb said...

Stephanie, those are adorable!
My question is Does Leanne do this fo business or hobby? I would love to purchase some of my own. They're better than anything I have ever seen in any store. Thanks for sharing and let us know if we too can get some. Happy New Year! Barb

Laura said...

Those are AWESOME! I'm so glad that this wonderful lady made your bean bag wish come true for your cute girls! How fun! :) As others, I'm wondering if these bean bags are available for order? Have a Happy 2009! I'm excited to see pictures of your new addition this spring!

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

those are too cute! what are they stuffed with?

Anonymous said...

I love this story ... good for you, Leanne! Thank you for blessing us all with your kindness.

Mimi's Toes said...

These are so nice and I love the color. How special to have their names on them and to make them washable.

Kathryn Olsen said...

Wow! I love them...what a wonderful story of kindness too.

Liz's Blog said...

Hey Steph! Can you please post a link or ask Leanne if you can give out her info so we can contact her if she would like more buisness? I think that its a great idea for all kids! Thanks!

Jill said...

These are adorable. So glad your girls have them and that you had a nice Christmas. What are the bags lined with inside and stuffed with? Amazing work your friend does. Happy New Year to you!

Noorda Notebook said...

those bean bags turned out so cute. they're humongous - way bigger than i pictured. i'll have to get her contact info from you and hire her to help me with coop and brennan's.

kathryn_m said...

What wonderful gifts - and an awesome gesture of kindness.

I love the different fabrics and the names makes them extra special.

The pic of your youngsters makes for great advertising - especially "Laid-Back-Annie"!



love 'n hugs.
kathryn_m

mutze handknit by ashley said...

These bean bags are so cute. Love that they have covers. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Congratulations on the baby boy. We are so excited for you all. I need a boy now. Love you.
Ashley and Brent Gunson

Heidi said...

Wow, does Leanne take orders?? I love the idea of washable covers and such personalized touches.

Marleen said...

I love these bags. Does Leann have a website? I would love to contact her and find out pricing. Such a fun gift for your girls.

Lindsey V said...

Those are VERY cute! I would love to know how she made them or I'm with all the others: does she sell them?

Rosie said...

Stephanie, I found your blog off of Adorn Jewelry and the bracelet that Emily makes in memory of your sweet little girl. I have cried as I read through your blog and want to thank you for teaching me a lesson today.........that to love your children and be grateful for everything they do. I especially liked the post on your Sabrina. You are a lucky Mom to have her!

Thanks for your example!