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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

 

december rewind no. 1 {handmade holiday}

i decided to dedicate myself to doing as many handmade gifts as i could for christmas this year. my list was long. too long. it became clear about 12 days before the holiday that i had a list about 2x as long as was realistic for me to accomplish.
but what can i say, i got excited! i have all this lovely wool roving. pretty fabrics and a sturdy little sewing machine and a lot of love for the people in my life. hence the project list.
needless to say, i was so busy trying to tackle the list, i decided to not even try to blog about
any of it. and so the december rewind is born.
the first project to share in the rewind is a felted cupcake that i made for my little baby girl. she loves candles. she loves cupcakes and tea parties. so, for her this cupcake with dainty little pink candles that she can take out, put in, take out. . . and i'm happy to report she LOVED it.
she'll sing happy birthday to anyone who'll listen. it's adorable. i could listen to her all day.
there is nothing better than making a gift for a child that she ends up adoring. it feels really good.
to go with it is a late-night inspiration. it wasn't even ON the big to-do list. but i had to make a set of napkins to go with the wooden tea set we got her. and then a little tablecloth, too.
a round (ish) purple one that is loaded with imperfections and shortcuts, but it was a last-minute have-to. and i admit, i get a thrill each time i see her pull everything out and set it up!

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5 Comments:

Blogger sari said...

I love it!

Where, can I ask, did you get the wooden tea set? My friend got our two year old a tea set (she has a daughter that's friends with our oldest son and she had one that Two likes) and of course, it's getting broken left and right. A wooden set would be perfect!

January 5, 2010 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

The felt cuppy cake is so so dang cute !!!!
Loved the tea set too...oh i wanna tell mommy to buy me one rite away but doubt will have somehting so cute.....

January 6, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger kate said...

hey sari,

i got it locally, but you can get it online. it's made by Plan Toys. here's a linky! we love it.

http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Toys-0343300-PlanToys-Tea/dp/B001D1IXR2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1262789104&sr=1-1

we also got this to go along w/ it.

http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Toys-341400-Toy-Tableware/dp/B000I8SNNK/ref=pd_bxgy_t_img_c

January 6, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger sari said...

Kate, Thanks!! I love it! I'm going to get this, because the one we have, while cute, is already half broken. This one looks much more durable and usable.

January 6, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Anonymous heidi margit said...

Hi Kate,

What an adorable presents you made for your little one! It looks very neat and cosy, I'd have a cup of tea with her anytime!

The cupcake turned out wonderful!!! beautifully done!

Bye,
Heidi

January 7, 2010 at 4:50 AM  

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