Lately we have been trying to spend a little less money, in a way a very trick thing when it comes to birthdays and other celebrations that require giving.
Last week ‘The-Girl-Next-Door’ celebrate her 1.5′st birthday – Born on December 25th, her parents have decided to celebrate her birthday on the half years instead of the full years – and when I asked her mother if they had any wishes she actually asked me to make her some clothing. I felt relieved, presenting a home-made gift all of a sudden felt less cheap.
So I went to work and tweaked a Heidi&Finn design, lengthened and narrowed it to fit ‘The-Girl-Next-Door’ a little better, and dove in to my fabrics stash to find a nice piece of fabric, which I found… Two actually!
After an okay from the neighbour – Yes, the one who feeds me when I run out of bread and, more importantly, makes me coffee when I run out of coffee – after a little sneak peek I went to work.
A couple of beauty mistakes and frustrating ‘Crap-the-serger-isn’t-working-properly’ moments I have to say, I am very happy with the result. Shown here by one of my favourite models, Tweedle Dum.
And then The Tweedles BEGGED me to do some handmade wrapping paper too… So I put them to work! And in the end we had a 100% home made gift!
***AND THE NEIGHBOURS THOUGHT IS WAS VERY COOL***
See for youself;