There’s one downside to making an awesome homemade birthday gift.
You kind of have to make it again next year. And the next year. AND EVERY YEAR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
Ok, a wee bit dramatic, but you really can’t create an awesome homemade birthday girl dress one year & then go out & buy a princess bath toy set the next. You know what though, that’s totally ok. It’s actually quite the compliment, because it means your gift didn’t suck. Your gift was GOOD. So good in fact that they actually want it again next year! There are worse problems to have.
Here’s the thing, I desperately wanted to make ‘birthday girl dresses’ for my two favorite little munchkins that I didn’t give birth to, Kiki & Rinney, but their birthdays completely snuck up on me (they have joint birthday celebrations) & the day before the party I thought,
Then I thought, what the girls really loved about their dresses last year was not that they were home sewn but it was that they were personalized. Sooo why not skip the sewing & just use my silhouette machine & some iron on vinyl. (you could absolutely use freezer paper & fabric paint like I did in the post for the original personalized birthday dress for Kiki)
Sometimes it’s better to craft smarter instead of fancier.