On 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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Birthday little man, many happy returns.
Do you have a favourite gift to make for really little recipients?