Saturday, April 4, 2009

You can't ignore the stitching bug

So, my cousin's daughter turned one today and we were invited to her birthday party which took place in the afternoon. After having breakfast with my guys, I got the stitching bug to do a little stitching for the birthday girl and her older sister. What could I do that was quick and easy, but would look really cute? I found it in one of my French cross stitch books.

And the back:
I also painted the outside hoop black, which really added punch to the white and pink.

And here's how I wrapped them up (cute, glittery chipboard letters).

We gave the birthday girl three of my son's favorite books. My Monster Momma Loves Me So, The Escape of Marvin the Ape and Dex: The Heart of a Hero. Even though she's just one, she will hopefully enjoy them as much as my son (still) does. The illustrator for all these books is Mark Buehner. He's got a great style and will hide images within the pictures. Everytime you read them, you find new things.

We also included a picture puzzle by one of my favorite artists, Charley Harper.

And then peeking out of the top, a little orange octopus I found on etsy!

Such a happy little girl.


Melissa said...

Thank you SO much Heidi - they are adorable! I love that you just whipped them up before the party :) I'm not sure who loved the gifts more - Josie or Charlotte - we've read Dex 3 times already today!

heidistitches said...

You are so welcome! I'm not kidding, Hunter still loves these books. There is always a "secret running theme through his illustrations (ex: with Marvin, you will always see the policeman and a cat on every page).

Dex is just a crackup!

It was great seeing everyone. Thanks for a good time.

Anonymous said...

Those are toooo cute! Love them!

VerHoef 5-J's said...

Heidi those are adorable! and the way you wrap makes it all the better.

We loved having you all this last week..