Saturday, June 05, 2010

make your own...

Another little girls 7 year old birthday party today... I have to say, it is such a fun age to make gifts for, as they are at such a super crafty age!


Bella and I had a lot of fun sitting up late last night putting together a couple of little make your own kits for her friends birthday present. We cheated and stole the sewing ideas from this book.



We made two kits. One for making your own felt tiara, and the other for making a felt butterfly brooch. I made it a little simpler by actually pre-cutting the felt to the right shapes, and then included all the other necessary bits (including large tapestry needles to make the job a little easier for young hands).


Bella sat and sorted all the beads, sequins and ribbons whilst I cut the felt and lengths of embroidery floss, then this morning I quickly typed up the instructions with large print and printed them onto tough kraft card so as to withstand sticky fingers. I also included a little sheet of how to for the necessary stitches.


12 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! I'msure they'll go down a treat! Justine xx

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  2. perfect for little girls! Great idea :D

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  3. That is such a great idea and I love how pretty your instructions and packaging are.

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  4. I love that idea for a birthday. You should write a book about crafty birthday ideas!

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  5. How gorgeous- I second the book idea!

    BTW I sang in a concert last night and didn't want my whole handbag, so I took my pop art purse with all the essentials- keys, money, phone, lipstick, needlecase and thread for the waiting around bits ;) it was just the perfect size and shape.

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  6. Thanks Annabel - I'm so glad you are enjoying it. Thanks also for the gorgeous pendant, it arrived yesterday!

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  7. what a fabulous idea!! we also have had a few 7 and 8 year old birthdays lately and they definately are at the perfect age for crafty gifts.

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  8. They look fantastic and such a great idea Cat. I bet the birthday girls loved them. :)

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  9. Cat you are so clever! The more I sit next to you at the craft market, the more I hope some of it will rub off on me !!!!

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  10. This is such a gorgeous idea....love it. xx

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