How I know her: Kayla is one of Evie's good friends. Both lovely ladies moved to Long Beach some time ago, and we have been meeting up for parties and Ladies Who Lunch events ever since.
Have you heard about Kayla before on The Felt Mouse?: Noo -- which makes me sad...
The project: This was my favorite of the Facebook projects, even though it had a slow start. You see -- Kayla is one of those wonderful people who is so thoughtful and kind that she will have a conversation with you and, and hour later, you realize you've done nothing but talk about yourself. She doesn't use what you say as an invitation to talk about herself, but rather keeps asking you questions while showing genuine interest in what you have to say. So, despite seeing her relatively frequently, I couldn't really pinpoint a gift that would fit with her interests.
Then, Kayla posted a picture of herself on Facebook wearing large earrings. I recalled noticing her earrings before, and had an a-ha moment. I have been collecting bits and bobs for some time to make earrings. Some parts were purchased from Pick Your Plum, and others were purchased from an online store years ago. I only had a to purchase a few findings to complete five -- yes five -- pairs of earrings! The studs were from my junk box.
*Of course* I needed a way to display my homemade earrings, so a quick search on Pinterest revealed this. I have a selection of colored burlap on hand (remember?), and an aqua piece fit in an extra embroidery hoop perfectly. It was adorned felt flowers and wood cut-outs I bought on a whim from Michaels a couple of years ago and have been looking for a project to use them on ever since.
Thank you for being a great friend, Kayla, and I'm going to be a better listener from now on!
Favorite of the day: My new favorite blog -- 4 belts purchased after just a few weeks of reading!
Working on: Christmas stuff -- no joke!