Spring isn't quite in the air here in New England. We've got some snow lingering on the ground, and the temperatures don't seem to be able to stay out of the twenties for very long. But I'm already thinking ahead to sewing gifts for a special spring birthday.
|My niece and I, summer 2011.|
My niece turns three in May, and I'd like to make her a handmade sewn gift. I have just under two months to go, so right now I'm in brainstorming mode. One requirement is that it be a quick project, and something a three-year-old would like.
For Christmas, I made her a fun doll—a project that took an afternoon to sew (mostly because I sewed the hair on wrong twice and had to redo it). I did have a lot of fun making my niece's doll, so I'm leaning toward making her toys, softies, or a small game. I want to be the Fun Aunt, after all.
I got ambitious before the holidays and planned to also make my niece some cute leggings. But time was not on my side, so that project never happened. I could charge ahead on that for her birthday. But I also want to think outside the box and deliver something potentially unexpected.
If you're also looking for inspiration for things to sew for a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion, check out Mandy Shaw's Celebrate With a Stitch in the Sew Daily Shop.
And, I'll take any more suggestions on projects to sew for a three-year-old. Have ideas? I can't wait to hear.