The birthday theme is Under the Ocean Waves so one cardboard cut out is a mermaid and the other is a shark with it's mouth open. The cut out for the shark is inside it's mouth! Very fun! I will take pics today to show you next week. It took most of the day today to make these because I also decided to add a doll quilt to my birthday gift bag that I had yet to make and I had a two yr old under foot. And, I had a big spill in the oven last night so I turned on the self cleaning option and the smoke alarms all went off! Had to open all the doors and window! It was an eventful day!
I didn't take time to photograph the gifts I made or the cuts outs in the daylight and night pics are terrible so the pics I have here are from a gift from a few years back. My little sweetie was in dance so I made her a dance themed scrapbook bag to carry to her dance classes. The pic above has a hand painted patch I added on and there are 3 little pockets at the bottom.
Attached inside the pocket I have 3 keepsake items relating to her dance class. The first is a letter and poem from me to her. The next is a pic of her and her daddy at a recital. On the back I stapled a ticket to it. The last one has scraps of fabric from one of her dance dresses. They tuck inside and she could take them out to have something to finger when she needed to be still while waiting.
Here is the other side also with 3 pockets. The last one I sewed vinyl onto it and then cut out the star shape, then inserted her pic. That is her initial, G in rhinestones. I will get around to showing you my gifts I made. But it's hard to have time for everything and post about it. Most of the time, I never get around to the posting part.
Aren't kids birthdays so much fun? I think the adults in our family have as much fun planing and preparing for parties as the kids do attending. When was the last time you helped plan or make decorations for a child's birthday party? What was the theme?
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