Month: October 2017

Elf party!

We had a themed party for the little monster’s first birthday: we all transformed into elves! 🙂

After finishing their Halloween costumes (which I’ll show you very soon…) I went through my growing pile of fleece leftovers and found six different colors that looked really nice together – four hats for the four of us, plus two for Oma and Opa who are currently visiting. The guys got little leaves to decorate their hats, the ladies got flowers – just like in “Ben and Holly’s little kingdom”, the kids show which served as inspiration for the party. My mom was a really great help making them!

But no party without a cake! The big monster and I baked a nice pink (and very manly!) ladybug.

The birthday boy was still a bit sleepy from his nap when he first saw the result, but he liked the chocolate crumbs and the raspberry-whipped cream.

And aren’t these hats quite becoming?! Everybody seemed to enjoy wearing them…

To my surprise, even the kids kept them on after tea time and continued their play wearing their special birthday headgear… 😉

Bears and gnomes

I made a little bear and look at him, isn’t he adorable?! Please forgive me if I sound a bit too proud of myself, but it’s been so long since I last made something for a little baby and I truly enjoyed every second of it so much! Or almost… Just after finishing the last seam I was sweating for a moment. As it turned out I had slightly underestimated the required length for the arms and legs and almost ripped them off while trying to tie the knots. But after some twiddling I finally managed and all was good! 😜 So, sweet little Pepe, I hope you’ll like your new cuddle buddy!

Since Pepe lives by the sea, I chose maritime stripes and little anchors for the bear’s outfit, with just a pinch of contrasting green for the arms. All three are soft jersey fabrics and for the bear’s fur I used light brown terry cloth. As I didn’t add any padding, he is a bit of a flabby fellow but therefore easier to grab with tiny hands.

I also made a pair of reversible gnome hats for Pepe and his older brother Tamo, using yellow and green fleece and lining them with the same striped jersey fabric that I used for the little bear. I really hope that Pepe’s hat fits, at least I was lucky enough to have a test head for Tamo’s size! 😉 Now I just have to hope that Tamo isn’t too old for that style of hat!

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Congratulations to the whole family again to the arrival of the youngest one!! 💛