Tuesday, August 26, 2008

birthday gift

Now when my kids get invitations to birthday parties I get so excited because I want to come up with something to make. Of course, this is a bit challenging when my 9 and 6 year old boys have parties, but I am trying. Freezer paper stencils and Pokemon characters usually fit the bill in those cases. It's really great when they get invited to little girl parties. I guess I get selfish and don't even give them the opportunity to pick something out at the store, but start making something right away and show them what they are giving their friend. Yeah, I need to at least involve them in the process, don't I? This was for Gage's little friend, Anna, and it was so much fun to make. I just took one of the aprons I bought for my kids a long time ago and traced the pattern and then lined it as well. I wanted to find little kitchen utensils to go inside the pocket, but ended up with just a whisk and measuring spoons. My mom made me one of these when I was about 6 or 7 and I LOVED the mini utensils that she had in the pockets. Now, I am just trying to spread that love.


dana said...

Adorable! I love giving homemade gifts too. And I think people enjoy getting them even more. I'd love a personalized lady bug apron. Glad you "involved" your boys in the process :)

Julie said...

I want to make one for Zelia for her birthday party next week. I'll have to figure out the pattern