I was lucky enough to be an aunt for a number of years before having children.
It's a great luxury to be able to spend time with nieces and nephews alone, and I know now as a parent just how valuable that time was to my sisters and sisters-in-law too!
One of my five gorgeous nieces turned 13 last week and has a love of all things French at the moment, so I couldn't resist this fabric when I saw it at GJ's a few weeks ago.
|The ruffles are even - I just should have 'groomed' them better for this pic!|
I went with a basic cushion with a zip at the bottom so it can be taken off for washing, one with three ruffles across it the other with a bow.
The ruffles were done using 'The Beast' and now that it and I are friends it is perfect for jobs such as this - the ruffles are so neat and evenly spaced - almost like little pleats.
This second one was done using this tutorial and I love the effect - very classic I think - well suited to the Parisian fabric.
|A French-themed gift tied with a bow.|
Here's hoping she likes it all!