cousin #11

11 Apr

With 13 nieces and nephews I have a challenging time remembering all their birthdays, never mind getting each one of them a birthday gift in the mail on time…or in the mail at all I am sad to say.

Oh they are sweet things!

Well it is Gabriel’s 4th birthday coming up, and I am determined to start being a better “tante” and get some little gift in their hands on their special day.  So today on the way home from work I picked up some flannel material that I thought a four-year old might like and made him a pillow case using this tutorial from the blog “MADE”.   That is a site that is exploding with creativity and sewing inspiration!

Pillowcases are such a great beginner sewing project. It doesn’t require very much fabric, it can be completed within a half hour, and it’s an easy way to get to know your sewing machine. Alright Shannon, no excuses now…break out your new machine and start stitching woman!

In half an hour you will have the satisfaction of creating something!

I put G’s pillow in this case to double check the sizing. Looking at the pillow on G’s bed makes me think it’s time to get him a ‘big boy bed’. That pillow takes up half the space! No wonder he wants to climb into our bed each night!

I paired this pillowcase with a classic bedtime book and this gift is ready to be sent north to the birthday boy!


3 Responses to “cousin #11”

  1. krissy April 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    sis-soo cute. cant wait to see you-just so you know winter is starting up here again. the kids (and I ) were determined to go tothe park-fleece jackets(no winter ones) and hat-snow falling, birds singing-going down a cold slide-spring here in Canada!!!!cant wait- 30 garbage bags later(for sallyann) i am still cleaning out downstairs.dont worry saving the nice cute stuff for you!!!

  2. shannon April 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Sis….we will do a pillowcase together during your visit. No ifs, ands or buttocks!!!!!!
    Your pics are so incredible!
    Bring some of those rays o’ sunshine with you!

  3. Isabel April 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Wow Sue, thanks so much! We will open tomorrow on the official birthday! I so appreciate you taking the time for my Gabriel!

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