It's nice. My girls seem popular at school. But the birthday parties are something else. The invitations come thick and fast. I don't think they really realise, it is me that gets the cards and the presents. Luckily I can make both which saves me a heap of money but can obviously be time consuming. Tonight Big Sis has been invited to her first sleepover.
I cut out a little pair of pyjamas from scraps and appliqued them onto a rectangle of fabric
The two pieces of cotton from fat quarters were stiffened with interfacing then sewn together. I top stitched mine at the end remembering to sew the ribbons into the seam.
Then I folded some paper to make the pages, printing out a little title page on the computer. I added a bit of doodling too. Look away if you love your sewing machine, but I sewed through the whole lot on the machine. I guess it won't do the needle much good but it whizzed through well.
It turned out just fine. I have a paperback book to add to the gift too, my fallback birthday present is always a story book. Big Sis already has one of these little diaries which is where I got the idea from. Now they can both giggle, write and share stories.
I think I will knock up a few more of these and put them in my present basket. In a weird kind of way I am not worried about the sleepover as by a freak coincidence it is a new girl in her class who bought my dad's house in May. She knows the big house, the bathrooms, the huge garden and my nephew who lives next door.
Thanks for looking. Jo x