March 2, 2010

Flat Sandy came to Town...


My niece, Audrey, asked if I would help her out with a special school project.  The students were asked to send "Flat Sandy" or "Flat Stanley" to someone in another state, where they would need to be created and dressed to depict the weather of that state.  Audrey and her family live in Southern California.

 This is how "Flat Sandy" arrived.  It was up to me to cut her out and turn her into a little girl that would return to school dressed appropriately for her visit to the state of Oregon and perhaps a souvenir in hand too.


Here is the finished project...complete with a closet to keep her in, a photo album of her experience here, a backpack with "of course" an umbrella and note pad and a souvenir book filled with photos of the sights and scenes of the area!


She went to a birthday party while here.


She celebrated Valentine's Day with us.

 
And she returned home with an Oregon sweatshirt, hat and fur topped boots! 

  
The day after I arrived for my trip to California my niece and her family came to my mom's house where I was staying to lend a hand with the chores (see previous post).  As they got out of their car...they were all so excited that Flat Sandy had arrived in the mail that day and they brought her with them.  I was able to see first hand how much Audrey liked her...we were able to sit together as she showed her off to everyone...my goal  that she would have a "Flat Sandy" to be proud of at school was accomplished!




44 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Sweet sweet Sandy!

Diane said...

I sure am glad I got to see Flat Sandy in person it was such a delight, you out did yourself sis. Hugs & Kisses, Diane

Pen Pen said...

Awesome! You did a fantastic job with Flat Sandy. What a fun creation for you to do!

Deb said...

you are a wonderful Aunt...what a fun school project...

Country Dreaming said...

Sandy is quite the traveler! Looks like she had great fun.
You did a great job with Sandy.

Melinda

Blondie's Journal said...

I think Miss Sandy is doing more traveling than I am. Lucky girl! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Vicki said...

How sweet! And how funny cause my Grandson sent me Flat Stanley last spring! The thing I had to do was send him back with something to show where he'd been and why. Well, being spring, my friends were sheering the sheep getting ready to lamb, so I told that story and sent him back with some real wool!
I tackles the kids to do something like this. I'm glad you had fun.
Come see the giveaway I'm having...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I love paper dolls and this one is adorable! What fun to play with! ♥

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is such a great, creative project! Love it!

Christina said...

seriously, this was too cute and cool!
: )

SugarberrySensations said...

Awwww, Carrie, this is sooo cute and sooo sweet! You went above and beyond with Sandy! What an awesome memory for your niece! =)

♥Lori

findingvintage said...

Oh my gosh... how cute and fun. I would have loved to have had a project like that in school.

P.S. I'm a new follower and I love, Love, LOVE your banner design.

Celestial Charms said...

You did a great job. We had a Flat Stanley visit us last year, all the way from London. I think he was in culture shock when he arrived!
Maureen

GardenofDaisies said...

You did a great job!!

We did the "Flat Stanley" project when each of my kids were in first grade. My daughter sent hers to Grandparents in Washington. And my son sent his to friends in Australia. It was so much fun to get the pictures back. This was before the days of digital cameras and facebook and blogs and people still communicated mostly by snail mail.

Just Breathe said...

You did a fantastic job. She looks so cute!

My Passionate Pink Life said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, it was nice to meet you and flat sandy! have a nice evening

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a wonderful project for your niece and how sweet that you turned a little plain Jane into a Cinderella she'll treasure forever.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

RosieP said...

What a nice idea, looked great.

Hugs RosieP x

Kissed by an Angel said...

Audrey is an absolute darling!!! Flat Sandy is amazing - what a great social life she has!!! This is a fabulous idea!!!
xxxx

Leslie said...

that is great!!!!!

hometown girl said...

how adorable! thanks for stopping by. susan

Molly said...

What a sweet auntie!

grammy said...

That is one lucky little girl. You sure did her up great. If I had got that when I was a kid....(o: would have loved it. I know my granddaughters would too.

Just a little something from Judy said...

You...creative you, is the best person to artisitcally take care of a Flat Sandy project. What a great job you did. I smiled the whole way through this project. What an education for those children and one that will stick with them.

Uncovered Ruby said...

What a great story on Flat Sandy! I love finding local bloggers..you'll have to come across the bridge sometime and visit us!
Lisa :-)

cupcake studio said...

Oh how I love your Flat Sandy! She has a great wardrobe :) Thanks a million for stopping by my blog...yours is such fun!

Uncovered Ruby said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're going to come out on the 13th..it's a fun day..bopping in and out of all the shops, getting free food, ideas, etc :-). I'll be at the shop off and on on Saturday, ask for me while you're there, I'd love to meet you!
Lisa

Shelley said...

Hi Carrie,thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a kind comment...what a wonderful job you did creating Flat Sandy...I can only imagine just how trilled your little niece was with her....something she is likely never to forget I'm sure...blessings to you,Shelley

Ticking and Toile said...

Wow, very cute Flat Sandy!! You are so creative & talented....:o)
Thanks so much for coming by my site, I love meeting new blog friends... esp. other Portland area bloggers! I'm off to browse around now!

Shellagh

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Carrie!
Thanks for visiting me today, I'm so glad you found me! I've been reading back on your posts and your blog is just too cute! You are creative like Diane...I totally see the sisterly similarities!!!!
This is such a cute idea...I've never seen a "flat Sandy or flat Stan"!!! tooo cute! But of course, my one and only is about to be 22 years old so I'm so out of what's "in" when it comes to the little ones these days!!! ;)
Nice meeting you and hope to keep in touch~

Secondhandrose said...

That is probably the best-dressed flat Sandy out there! Nice job. I'm sure your niece was thrilled.

karen

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've heard of Flat Stanley but not Flat Sandy. I should have known there would be a girl version too :-)
Yours looks so cute. This is such a fun idea.
Blessings,
Marcia

koralee said...

What an adorable story...my friend's grandson sent her a flat Stanley too and she had to take photos of him doing different things around our area. I love this idea. xoxo

Amy said...

What a great aunt your are. I love what you did with Flat Sandy!!

Shirl said...

Hello, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Also thank you on the prayers for my son. These little dolls are adorable! Love your blog, so many cute things here. I'll be back for sure!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Valarie said...

I love that you helped your niece create such a sweet doll. She will always have such sweet memories of this. I love your blog, it is gorgeous. Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

My Passionate Pink Life said...

Hi Carrie! Thank you for the nice comment about the porch...I like to sit and drink my coffee out there in the morning when all the birds are out...and then in the evening when my husband joins me to talk about the day. Have a nice night! Hugs, Jennifer

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Awww, you went above and beyond the call of duty!!! This is precious!
I CAN...NOT...get over how cute that photo is below, of your mom and dad. They win "The Cute" contest. : )
M.L.

Jenny said...

We had a school visitor like that from Ohio ...here to see the desert climates of AZ. It was so much fun! We did some extra stuff but I will remember your idea...very clever!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

My kids loved Flat Stanley! You went all out! Thanks for stopping by, now I need to check out more of your posts... Theresa

AMIT said...

Wow great pictures.

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Laurie said...

That's such a great idea! And it turned out so cute! :)

Deborah said...

OMGosh that is so cute and you are an over achiever!!!

Denise said...

I would love to do this; it looks like so much fun! I will have to recommend it to the teachers at school!

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