Thursday, July 31, 2008

Birthday Makings

My little girl turned 2 this week. In honor of her birthday and my new addiction to sewing, I made her some things for her special day. The first was a scrappy quilt to go on a baby doll bed that belonged to my mom when she was a little girl. The bed had been made by my great uncle for her. I remember playing with the same bed when I was a little girl. It was an ugly brown color and in desperate need of a new paint job. I painted it a pretty pale blue and made a quilt to go on the top of it. I also dug out my own baby doll, Suzie to give to my daughter. Here are some pics of the bed, doll, and Peanut with them.
Baby Bed Happy 2nd Birthday!
I also made her very own apron. I found a great tutorial online. It was so easy. The only thing I did was add a pocket and a bow. I really wish I had put ric-rac around the pocket but Peanut was sick when I made it so I couldn't get to the craft store and I needed to get it done. Next time!
And for her cake I made a cute cow cake. I got the directions from the Family Fun website. I love, love, love that magazine. I need a subscription to it! Thankfully I can get free ideas off the site. Peanut is really into farm things so that is why she got a cow cake! She really liked it. The only candy that I used was Whoppers. The directions called for alot more, but I just used colored frosting instead.
Happy 2nd Birthday!

I really enjoy making cakes, but am glad that I only do it like once a year. Heehee. Here is a picture of the cakes I made for Peanut's 1st birthday.
B-day Party
I am so glad that I am able to make things for my little girl. Homemade things have that extra special feeling to them. I am so grateful to my mama-in-law for getting me going on the sewing. I really didn't think I had it in me. She's pretty cool, that mama-in-law! I love her lots.


the back door said...

can that mama in law get me going again too?!?!?!?

Mommie Daze said...

I love it! All of it. You are so talented. That cow cake is a hoot! Happy be-lated birthday Peanut!

shannonfay said... bff is way more talented than I'd think it would have rubbed off by now ;)

I get to see you tomorrow!!!!!!

Joy ☺ said...

YOU ROCK THE BLOG WORLD MY FRIEND. i had to write in all caps just now so that you would recognize me. Now that you're famous and all.

the back door said... you blog anymore!?!?!? i sure do miss you!!!

Mommie Daze said...

I tagged you on a meme over at Mommie Daze.