Friday, July 22, 2011

A Quick Gift

Tomorrow we are going to my niece and nephew's birthday party.  I bought a gift for my nephew a while ago.  Can you believe I was actually thinking ahead?  (With the way my brain has been working lately, like it's on vacation, that's pretty amazing.)  Then yesterday I realized that the party was in two days and I hadn't gotten a gift for my niece.  She's three.  She'd totally notice.

So then I started thinking.  What could I get her?  Does she really need any more toys?  (She's the third girl in the family, probably not.  You're welcome, Sonia.)  Then I had a brilliant idea.  I'd make her something.  There is this skirt that I've been eyeing for a while.  It looked pretty easy and it was darling so maybe I could do that.  Sure, I can do that.  I ran to the fabric store and got some fabric and elastic.  I washed the fabric last night and ironed the wrinkles out so I'd be ready to go this morning.

I had to e-mail my sister-in-law for a few measurements to make the pattern piece and then I was good to go.  It was so quick and easy.  I ended up making two skirts for my niece and one for Mattey.  Here I am hemming.  This is the easiest hemming around, unless you have a serger.  I need to get one of those.

More Hemming

I also made two fabric flower hair clips from this striped fabric and a few beads.  They were cute but I forgot to take a picture of them.  You'll just have to use your imagination.

1 comment:

Janel said...

That skirt looks so cute! What a GREAT present.