We have a huge number of birthdays between mine on Feb 4 and my oldest two girls, Misses L & A on March 9, so there are lots of handmade gifts to be created for this period.
These were for the 3rd birthday of twin friends who had their party on that super-hot Saturday we just experienced.
First off, a round-necked retro-styled top.
I love, love, love this fabric (as you can tell by my header) - it is of course by Sandi Henderson from her Farmers Market range.
I often struggle with what to make for little boys so I whipped up a pattern for a tool belt and filled it with plastic play tools and a real carpenter's pencil (not sure his mum will thank me for that!).
And just to finish things off an appliqued T for them both.
The 'Mary had a little lamb' one has a little lost sheep on the back as well, is was a great idea I saw on some shirts made by Leah of the blog Mummy Made It - it's a lovely little touch. I hope you don't mind Leah!!
As well as these, I appliqued a few T's using fabric that features the characters from the Eric Carle book 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?'
Eric Carle is probably best known for the classic book of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.
'Brown Bear, Brown Bear' is an absolute favourite of my two older girls, and if you have kids aged between 0 and 3 and don't have this book I would highly recommend you go and get yourself a copy.
It's a simple rhyming book with fabulous big colour illustrations off all the animals mentioned, blue horse, green frog, yellow duck and purple cat among them.
I also made three tote bags using this fabric - two for my girls and another for a friend who started kindergarten last week. Pics of them another time.
That's enough for one day I think!