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I would like to preface this with the fact that I don't have kids. My sisters don't have kids. Although I hang around with the kids of friends, it is only for small moments of time. And by kids I mean babies and toddlers.
Therefore, when it comes time to buy gifts for kids, I'm at a loss. Apparently, I am too poor to buy anything fun and not made in China, so I always resort to something handsewn. But by handsewn, I don't mean pink bunny costumes like in "A Christmas Story"...I try to come up with things I think the child will actually like.
For my godson's first birthday, I made him a beautiful rag quilt:
For Christmas, I made all of the little men in my life (including my godson) PJ Monsters. The pattern is by Sew Fearless:
Today was my godson's second birthday party and I decided to make him a stick horse using a pattern by Abby Glassenberg (Abby Glassenberg Design).
But I didn't think the horse through....instead of it becoming a fun toy to ride around the house on...it immediately became a weapon of mass destruction. When a hyped up on cake two year old hugs a stick horse upside down, the stick flails about looking to make a pinata out of any human within a two foot radius. Or tv. Or window.
I hope when I see my best friend tomorrow, she is without a black eye. She has also promised to make all of this up to me when I have kids.
I can't wait.