We’ve had a lot of birthday parties for my side of the family around here lately. It seems almost all my nieces and nephews came around the same few months. I tend to make over-achiever goals like “I’m going to make all their gifts this year.” Well, it usually comes down to the day of, and I need something quick (yet meaningful) to make. So I’ve leaned on some of my favorites I’ve seen around blogland that are quick and easy.
I’ve drooled over these boy’s T-shirts from the blog, I am momma – hear me ROAR, for a long time.
My husband wasn’t too exited about the idea of wearing it, so it’s a good thing I had a couple of nephews to make them for.
Another older, and too cool for that T-shirt nephew, got a hobo bag. Dana, from MADE, shares the super easy tutorial for that. This one was fun because I made it from my husbands old shirts he doesn’t wear. I was so thrilled that my nephew just loved this bag. It can be a little risky giving a 10 year old a homemade gift.
For a niece turning 1 year old, and who loves to pack stuff around, I had to make this cushion. There are some great instructions for this here. I bought my filling and fabric at hobby lobby.
For a 3 year old niece, I made this simple skirt. Instructions also found on MADE, with a little tweaking.
It’s a good thing all these projects have been quick. Since the baby has become mobile . . .
I’m finding it very difficult to get anything accomplished.
Haven’t even started on Halloween costumes, even with their elaborate plans in my head. That’s another ridiculous handmade goal I’ve set for myself.
|Poor kid. Always getting poked by my Barbra Streisand nose.|
But something inside of me tells me the ones you love the most deserve the best your hands have to offer.