Monday, June 10, 2013

A Girlie Gift

Being a mom of two boys, most of my kid related crafts have a definite boy spin. BUT I am very blessed to have three beautiful nieces, so when their birthdays roll around, I love to try my hand at making something a little more girlie. Gemma turned two in May, and I knew that she loves taking care of her dolls and stuffed animals, so I rolled with that idea.

 I found this sweet little picnic basket on Etsy (tt is very small, which was perfect for teeny little Gemma!).  I loved that it had a handle, so she could carry it around the house if she felt like doing so.
 I sewed a tiny little pillow and "mattress", and then tucked in an itty bitty baby doll (this was the first time I have bought a doll!), along with two little changes of clothing.
 For a blanket I used a vintage handkerchief.  I did sew a larger doll quilt (the pink and purple one in the pics) for her to use in her doll cradle, but I doubted my sewing skills could handle a quilt this small!  I was so excited to give her her gift, and she did like it...
...but in the end...she mostly LOVED these little beaded sandals we got her!
How cute is that picture?

I loved trying my hand at a girlie gift, and I am looking forward to whipping up some more little treasures!  Also? 
SUCH a cute party!


  1. That picture is priceless! So cute.

    1. She is such a funny little girl! So much personality!

  2. Have you emailed the shabby apple winner? I'm trying to figure out if there is another Meg M.? ;)

    1. Hi Meg! Can you email me?

      I have emailed the winner - but never heard a reply, so I am thinking maybe my email never got there, one way or another! I am fairly certain it is you though :)

    2. Yay! I thought the odds of there being more than one meg was pretty low. ;)

  3. Love her little face in the sandal picture! Precious!


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