Birthday Gifts

Arden's Birthday GiftsOn Wednesday my nephew turned 1.  Happy Birthday Arden!  Here are the gifts that I put together for him, (I had to wait until they had been received, before I shared them).  The bag is a simple drawstring backpack that I have made, for taking his change of clothes etc. to childcare twice a week.
This simple backpack is lined
Unlike the previous backpacks that I have made, I have lined this one with ‘ripstop’, which should make it better able to cope with wet or dirty gear.
Applique of Arden's name
I loved working with this adorable robot fabric that I have been hoarding for years, and enjoyed adding his distinctive name in a matching spotty red.  Along with the backpack, we gave Arden the “chubby” cars, which are just like an old one that we have at our house that he loves to play with.  The kids were so excited when were able to track down the same kind of car.
"A" shirt
We included a pair of ever practical overalls, perfect for crawling babies whose pants fall down, and a lovely, green long-sleeved tee.  As you can see above, I added an applique “A” to the front, which I needle-turned in place.  It felt so good to return to needle-turn applique, my favourite kind.
Arden, 11 months
Happy Birthday little man, many happy returns.

Do you have a favourite gift to make for really little recipients?

4 thoughts on “Birthday Gifts

  1. Happy Birthday to the little bloke. I love your amazing collection of gifts. I’m sure his mum will be well pleased with them all.
    I also love to make something for anyone in the family. I’ve made shoulder bags for the big girls and all sorts of things, like stitcheries, toys and quilts for my granddaughters. There is nothing like handmade!
    Happy Easter to you and yours Claire.

  2. What a cutie… As soon as I clicked through and saw the fabric I thought…ooh she’s been hoarding that one ( I remember having some of it ). Great gifts.

  3. What a gorgeous present Claire. I understand how your guys must have felt finding a new version of an old toy – it would bring them such great memories. I read your last post too. I’m sorry to see that you are still feeling so sad. Thinking of you… Barb x

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