Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birthday Goodies

I love to give handmade gifts whenever possible. For our own children Birthdays and Christmas’ always include mostly Mama and Dadda made gifts and I always feel proud when I hear A tell someone that ‘Mama made it’. 
I do sometimes worry when giving handmade gifts to others, especially children who may be used to mostly shop bought presents. Also most of our family and friends give bought gifts.  I worry if the child will like it and what the parents will think. Silly really because most of the time the gift is well received and I like knowing that I have given something from my heart and hands. 
 Here is what I made last month for a little friends 3rd birthday. This set consisted of two little fairy peg dolls and a fairy tepee resting on a leaf.   
This was paired with some new slippers at the suggestion of the little ones mother. The pattern for the tepee was purchased from Etsy. It was a fun gift to put together – in fact I made an extra fairy for myself. I do plan to make a set like this for H. I figure that if I work on it as I can find the time then I can put it aside, perhaps for her 3rd birthday next year. With a new baby on the way I like to plan little things like this along the way so that I don’t have to stress, rush or resort to purchasing something from the shops at the last minute.
Our lucky friends live on a farm. Checking in on the cows and helping with farm chores is a highlight for my two

Birthday girl and H getting the bread ready for the cows

there were some newborn calves

we love the farm!

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